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The NFL draft is finally upon us, and draft experts have continuously updated and altered their mock drafts. Some have changed drastically and others haven’t budged on their viewpoints on where each prospect is going to go in this year’s draft.

There has only been one unanimous pick throughout the path to the draft: Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett. Every analyst has him going number one overall to the Cleveland Browns. Despite the fact that they need a quarterback, desperately, it seems to be the consensus ideology that the Browns should go with the best player available and remedy their QB issue later in the draft.

Along with Cleveland’s pick of Myles Garrett, the thought of at least one QB going in the first round is something that is agreed upon as well. With such talents as, Mitch Trubisky, Deshaun Watson, and even underrated talent Patrick Mahomes being projected to go somewhere in the first round, it looks like someone is going to get a new franchise QB out of this year’s class.

This year’s class has so much depth in the defensive back spot. LSU and Ohio St. providing most of the talent there, with LSU’s Jamal Adams and Tre’Davious White and OSU’s Malik Hooker, Marshon Lattimore, and Gareon Conley. This year’s class is filled with talent on the defensive side of the ball.

There are some that think that there are some trades that will be made to shake up the first round of the draft. That’s enough about the first round talent, there are some real sleepers in this year’s draft.

Guys like Pitt’s James Conner and Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook are just a couple of the big names that are projected to go in the late rounds. A few other guys to keep an eye out for are: Chad Kelly from Ole Miss, who didn’t throw at his pro day due to a wrist injury, Deshaun Watson’s number two receiver Artavis Scott, his trusty tight end Jordan Leggett and backfield mate Wayne Gallman, and Dede Westbrook’s teammate Samaje Perrine. The number of sleepers in this year’s draft is innumerable, that just means you have to be on watch during every day of the draft to see who goes where.

The draft starts on Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m. (EST). Tune in to either NFL Network or ESPN to watch full coverage and see who your team picks and where your favorite players go.

Quentin Walker, Staff Writer

Quentin Walker is a Freshman studying Communications with a concentration in TV/Video Production. He is a staff writer for the sports section and is the...

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