Pick 1: Cleveland Browns
The second team ever to go 0-16, the Browns haven’t won a game against non-Californian opposition since October 2015. By the time the Browns get a chance to break that run, there will have been more Star Wars movies released in that spell than there were in the Browns’ pre-reboot history.
Needless to say, there’s a lot to fix. It begins at quarterback, where 2017 second-rounder DeShone Kizer threw two picks for every touchdown and was generally a disaster. The Panthers were led to the #1 pick seven years ago by second-round rookie Jimmy Clausen, and promptly replaced him with Cam Newton. Expect the Browns to follow suit unless they find a way to get a veteran QB beforehand.
Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, and Lamar Jackson are the headliners of a deep 2018 quarterback class, one that will also feature former presumptive #1 pick Sam Darnold (who was expected by many to stay at USC for a year, but chose to declare for the draft instead).