Raiders add ILB Roquan Smith in Mel Kiper's latest mock draft

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It's been well documented in our 10 Commandments the Cowboys don't like using their first rounder on a player who they don't rank as the best overall player at his position.

One of the SEC's most explosive playmakers, Kirk has been a constant headache for opponents as both a pass-catcher and a return specialist.

"(Allen) has the best arm of anybody in this draft", Kiper said on February 21 during a conference call to coincide with the release of his second mock draft.

All that needs to be said about No. 26 has been said by now, but it was notable to see Kiper switch Barkley from No. 4 to the Browns, which he had in his first mock, to No. 2 and the Giants on Wednesday.

Kiper has Georgia running back Sony Michel listed as the draft No.3 running back, behind Penn State's Saquon Barkley and Guice, and ahead of Jones (4th) and San Diego State's Rashaad Penny (5th).

"Not only is Smith stout in pass coverage and playing the run, but he also led the Bulldogs with 6.5 sacks in 2017". He threw 51 touchdown passes and 33 interceptions in his college career.

Even Kiper's ESPN colleague, Todd McShay, thinks the Browns will take Darnold first overall. They are absolutely loaded on the defensive side of the ball, with elite level talent at all three levels.

The popular opinion is that the Browns should go with one of the two California based signal callers should they pull the trigger on a QB with the first pick. Most expect Michel to be long gone by the time the Titans are on the clock for their second pick.

However, as Kiper says, the opportunity to trade down seems nearly too tempting for the Patriots this season. Ohio State linebacker Jerome Baker just a few picks later probably fills a more immediate need. They need a No. 2 receiver.

According to Lance Zierlein of, an anonymous NFC scout went as far as saying that he's never seen a linebacker with Edmunds' combination of size and speed.

"None of them are flawless", Kiper said. "Now [the thinking is] we're not going to wait for these guys".

In case you haven't been following the endless mocks being released, the majority of them have the Rams picking a cornerback or edge rusher in Round 1.

He could play a lot of different roles in the NFL.

The longtime draft analyst still has the Cleveland Browns selecting Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, who has the size and strong arm National Football League teams crave.

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