2018 NFL mock draft: Intrigue high at the top

Not since 2006 -- when the Houston Texans signed Mario Williams on draft day eve despite widespread belief they would take Reggie Bush -- has the team picking first truly shocked us during draft week.

Seven of the last 11 top overall picks have been quarterbacks, and each was a clear favorite or virtual lock well in advance. In three of the last six years (2016, 2015 and 2012), the No. 2 pick was also all but official.

But days away from action getting underway in Dallas, we still aren't sure what the Cleveland Browns will do. Many favor USC's Sam Darnold, but others insist general manager John Dorsey will take Wyoming's Josh Allen. There are even whispers it could be Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield.

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Things aren't much more settled at No. 2. The New York Giants don't seem likely to take a QB, but it's possible. If not, Saquon Barkley, Bradley Chubb and Quenton Nelson are all in play, and the specter of a trade remains a constant.

The only thing seemingly written in stone is that the New York Jets will take a QB at No. 3. But which one?

It's time to embrace the unknown in what could be one of the most fascinating drafts in years.

--David DeChant, Field Level Media