2018 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Browns are set up perfectly to win another NFL Draft season – CBSSports.com

It’s somehow already mock draft season. That happened fast. For all we like to hear about the NFL not being that exciting, from people who mostly like to complain about things that are fun, the end of the NFL season was superb. The 2018 NFL playoffs were thrilling and Super Bowl LII was a top-five Super Bowl ever, and that’s with me tamping down the hyperbole. 

Now draft season is about to be off the charts, thanks to a combination of quarterbacks we’ve never seen before. That’s not to say this it’s the best quarterback class of all time — 1983 and 2004 would like a word — but the depth at the position and the controversy surrounding that depth is just stunning. 

In any given year, Sam Darnold could, by virtue of his turnover problems, his age, the school he attended, his prospect status and more, be the most controversial quarterback in the draft, with people fawning over him and others trying to tear him down. 

At best, Darnold is the fifth most controversial quarterback in this class. We know these guys are going to go early, but good luck figuring out exactly what order they’re going to go in. 

One guarantee from these mocks and for every single “winners/losers” from draft weekend: The Browns will come out on top, with people praising their performance on draft day. That’s the benefit of having two top-four picks. In this case, they get Darnold and Saquon Barkley, two guys who play high-profile positions and can make an impact right away. It will draw praise.

You know what’s most surprising about this early mock draft? It doesn’t look that different from the one I did immediately after LAST YEAR’S DRAFT. Either that means the prospects all had a

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