2. New York Giants — USC QB Sam Darnold
… coax the Giants to flip-flop picks? I’ve never projected a trade in a mock (except maybe the lockout year, when we were all basically drunk for four months straight), so I am not going to officially start now. But you can understand why the Browns would want to project that they like Darnold best. (And yes, you may now make the joke about Darnold actually being better than Allen.)
So, yeah, trade? I think it’s Darnold or bust for the Giants; if the Browns take him, this pick would be a non-QB. The problem with a trade: The Giants don’t have enough draft picks, and the Browns have too many. This is where your brain explodes.
Ha, wouldn’t that be a gas? Let’s say Beckham and the No. 2 to the Browns for No. 1, next year’s one and, oh, let’s say Corey Coleman and something else small. Look, if mocks are implicitly ridiculous, we might as well go full frontal lobotomy here.