Editor's note: Tony Grossi covers the Cleveland Browns for ESPN 850 WKNR.
The last line of our introduction to mock draft 8.0 last week was:
“Things will get more interesting over the next two weeks.”
And so they have.
Last week, the Rams traded up to No. 1. This week, the Eagles traded up to No. 2, knocking the Browns down to No. 8, and setting up another trade with the Titans at No. 15, who started this shake-up by dropping out of the top spot.
The trades at the top of the draft have thrown all mock drafts asunder.
Which is why we do 10 mock drafts. Our final edition and official prediction of the top 32 picks will be posted on Thursday, the morning of the first round of the draft.
Until then …
1. L. A. Rams: QB Jared Goff, California
You get the feeling the league office has taken over this team?
2. Philadelphia: QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
Don’t dismiss the possibility of him opening the season v. Browns.
3. San Diego: DB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
Suddenly, this position is a candidate for another trade.
4. Dallas: DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State
This is the only constant pick for nine straight mocks.
5. Jacksonville: LB Myles Jack, UCLA
If they sign off on medical concerns, he completes their front seven.
6. Baltimore: OT Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi
Ozzie Newsome has his choice of a plethora of SEC athletes.
7. San Francisco: DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon
49ers still picking up the pieces of 2015 defensive defections and retirements.
8. Browns: RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
I don’t think the Browns want to make this pick, so they will try to trade.
9. Tampa Bay: CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
Bucs appear locked in to take in-state star.
10. N.Y. Giants: OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
Typically unglamorous pick for Big Blue.
11. Chicago: DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson
12. New Orleans: DT Jarran Reed, Alabama
13. Miami: LB Darron Lee, Ohio State
14. Oakland: DT Sheldon Rankins, Louisville
15. Tennessee: OT Jack Conklin, Michigan State
16. Detroit: A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama
17. Atlanta: LB Leonard Floyd, Georgia
18. Indianapolis: OT Taylor Decker, Ohio State
19. Buffalo: LB Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky
20. N.Y. Jets: QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis
21. Washington: LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama
22. Houston: WR Will Fuller, Notre Dame
23. Minnesota: WR Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi
24. Cincinnati: WR Corey Coleman, Baylor
25. Pittsburgh: CB William Jackson, Houston
26. Seattle: OT Jason Spriggs, Indiana
27. Green Bay: NT Andrew Billings, Baylor
28. Kansas City: CB Eli Apple, Ohio Sate
29. Arizona: C Ryan Kelly, Alabama
30. Carolina: CB Mackensie Alexander, Clemson
31. Denver: DT Chris Jones, Mississippi State\
32. Browns: WR Michael Thomas, Ohio State
I’m stuck on this pick for six mocks in a row.