The Browns’ faux GM chose NC State Bradley Chubb with the first overall pick, much to my surprise. The hosts of the show, Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller were shocked as well. I thought for sure they would take USC QB Sam Darnold, so I was prepared to mock Chubb to the Giants as their GM for the day.
I know everyone is driving hard to the hoop for the Giants to take Penn State RB Saquon Barkley but this morning, I changed my board. Listening to Giants GM Dave Gettleman on Thursday, he appears ready to pass on a QB, but if he does and takes Barkley instead of Darnold or the pass rusher Chubb, he could be making a fatal error – even though Barkley checks all the boxes and makes a ton of sense for the Giants’ sagging running game.
Bur FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt, who lives and breathes college football, said this yesterday on Colin Cowherd’s show….
That is why I downgraded him behind Darnold and Chubb. Had the Browns guy taken Josh Allen or Barkley No. 1, I think I would have taken Chubb because he will be an every down player right out of the gate and there will be no regrets.
Here’s the entire mock draft and how it went down….