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Mock Draft 9.0: After trade, Browns go with best Buckeye available with top two picks

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.