Todd McShay's released his second mock draft today, and with all of the buzz lately being around QB Carson Wentz, one might figure that he would be slotted to go to the Cleveland Browns when they are on the clock. Not so fast, though, says McShay.
With the No. 2 overall pick, McShay has them taking QB Jared Goff out of California, much like Mel Kiper had them doing a few weeks ago. It was a close call, though:
If Bosa is still on the board here for whatever reason, he would be a good option. But quarterback is undoubtedly Cleveland's top need, and the more tape I study, the more I believe it's a two-horse race between Goff and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz for the No. 1 passer. As it stands now -- after studying five of Goff's games this season and four of Wentz's -- the two have identical grades. From Cleveland's perspective, Goff has a bit more velocity on his fastball to cut through the wind, while Wentz has more experience playing in the cold. Tough call, but I'll go with Goff for now.
If the Browns are debating whether they can get "their guy" at quarterback later in the draft, they might have to worry about the Dallas Cowboys at No. 4. McShay has Dallas going with QB Carson Wentz, and here is his assessment of Wentz:
Now that I'm deep into Wentz's tape, I feel very comfortable saying he's a legit first-round talent. He has the height, sturdy frame, natural accuracy, pocket mobility and on-field leadership you look for in a QB. He was 20-3 as a starter at NDSU and won two FCS national titles. You could certainly make a case for the Cowboys taking the best available D-line prospect, such as Oregon's DeForest Buckner. But if Dallas is sold on Wentz (or Goff, if he's available), this could prove to be a very wise long-term investment at the game's most important position.
If you have insider access, you can view the entire first round mock here.