The most surprising outcome on Sunday in Week 1 in the NFL was the Jacksonville Jaguars‘ thrashing of the Houston Texans on the road. Doug Marrone’s team dominated in every phase of the game en route to a 29-7 victory.However, in their big divisional win, the Jaguars lost star No. 1 wideout Allen Robinson for the year with a torn ACL. The 2014 draftee is in the final year of his rookie contract, meaning, there’s a reasonable chance Jacksonville will let him hit the open market next March.

Because of that, the Jaguars will need an alpha receiver to replace him. Enter 6-foot-4 Courtland Sutton from SMU. The high-point specialist reeled in 19 touchdowns in 2015 and 2016 and already has five scores through two games this season.

Important: The 2017 NFL season is one week old, so we’re still using SportsLine’s projected win totals for the draft order for a few more weeks.

1. Cleveland Browns

Orlando Brown Jr., OT, OklahomaBrown Jr. has been spectacular to start the season for the Sooners. In Saturday’s statement win against Ohio State, the 6-foot-7 monster shut down reigning Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year Tyquan Lewis and kept Sam Hubbard and Nick Bosa at bay … not easy tasks. His father played in the NFL for over a decade and begin his pro career in Cleveland. Brown Jr. will be the ideal candidate to ultimately man the left side of the line after Joe Thomas.

2. San Francisco 49ers

Sam Darnold, QB, USCBrian Hoyer has become the consummate bridge quarterback, and he’s currently the 49ers starter. Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch will likely dive incredibly deep on the 2018 quarterback class. Darnold is in need of some fine-tuning (mainly his elongated release) but plays with a gunslinger mentality and has the arm strength and accuracy to be effective at all levels of the field. His mobility and throw-on-the-run skills make him a tremendous fit in Shanahan’s offense, which features plenty of boot-action.

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Darnold stays in California. USATSI

3. New York Jets

James Washington, WR, Oklahoma StateThe Jets selected a pair of receivers in the 2016 draft, but neither are as naturally talented and explosive as Washington. Some of the Oklahoma State wideout’s numbers may be inflated due to the Cowboys’ spread-em-out attack, but the 6-foot, 200-pound pass-catcher hits home runs in seemingly every game.

4. Los Angeles Rams

Arden Key, DE, LSUKey has yet to play in 2017, so this is admittedly more projection than anyone else in this mock. Then again, as a 20-year-old in 2016, he had 12.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. At 6-foot-6 and around 250 pounds, Key is a menacing figure on the edge with a springy get off. Key had been dealing with a shoulder injury and was cleared by doctors earlier this week. If the Rams move on from Robert Quinn, Key will slide right into his spot on the outside.

5. Chicago Bears

Deon Cain, WR, ClemsonWhat will likely be three years of top-end production at a powerhouse program from a top-end athlete is reason enough for Cain to land in the top five. No, he’s not the contested-catch phenom Mike Williams was a year ago. In fact, he’s quite the opposite. Cain flourishes down the field and after the catch. The Bears need to bolster their wideout group after the unfortunate injuries to Kevin White.

Cain is too talented to keep out of our top five. USATSI

6. Los Angeles Chargers

Connor Williams, OT, TexasWilliams rebounded from — by his standards — a poor outing against Maryland and looked like his normal self in the huge win over San Jose State. The offensive line in front of Philip Rivers is better now than it was a few seasons ago, but it still needs work, especially on the edges.

7. Miami Dolphins

Derwin James, S, Florida StateJames is a free safety, strong safety, weakside linebacker, quarterback spy … whatever you want him to be behind the defensive line. The Dolphins like Kiko Alonso and will get 2017 second-round pick Raekwon McMillan back from a torn ACL next year, but that doesn’t stop them from adding a true playmaker on defense.

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn StateJameis Winston could use an old-school feature back to balance out the Buccaneers‘ new-look attack. Barkley runs with power and elusiveness and can handle a large workload if needed. He’ll face much fewer eight-man boxes in Tampa Bay than he does while at Penn State.

9. Detroit Lions

Maurice Hurst Jr., DT, MichiganHurst doesn’t mess around. He just routinely disrupts the opponent’s backfield and sniffs out slow-developing screens. Haloti Ngata is in the twilight of his career. Hurst is an energetic interior defensive lineman who’ll make a seamless transition to Ngata’s position in Detroit.

10. Jacksonville Jaguars

Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU. Allen Robinson has made a ridiculous amount of catches with a high degree of difficulty in his NFL career. If Jacksonville decides to let him walk in free agency, they’ll need those game-altering receptions back. That’s where Sutton comes in. He wins at the catch point with size, length, and strong hands.

Sutton becomes the third receiver in our top 10. USATSI

11. Buffalo Bills

Harold Landry, DE, Boston CollegeThe Bills want to get pressure without blitzing. They like their interior pass-rushers and should be content with Shaq Lawson and Jerry Hughes on the edge. There’s nothing wrong with adding more outside pass-rush though. Landry certainly can get to the quarterback and won’t have to leave the field either. He’s a edge-setting force against the run too.

12. Indianapolis Colts

Cameron Smith, LB, USC . The Colts are in dire need of a impact, sideline-to-sideline linebacker. Smith is quick to react to plays in front of him, fluid in coverage, and dynamic enough to make tackles near the line of scrimmage. He’ll be welcomed in Indianapolis.

13. Philadelphia Eagles

Derrius Guice, RB, LSU. Guice is a thunderous runner with the rare ability to run over linebackers and defensive backs or just effortlessly make them miss in the open field. He’s done plenty of work between the tackles and has good enough long speed to hit some 30- or 40-yard runs in the NFL. Another offensive piece for Carson Wentz.

14. New Orleans Saints

Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson. Ferrell is somewhat of a late bloomer who’ll win over scouts with his hustle, angular frame, and athletic talents. He had 12 tackles for loss and six sacks in Clemson’s national title season and has a sack to go along with 11 tackles through two games this year. The Saints really need another quality edge-rusher beyond Cam Jordan.

15. Denver Broncos

Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre DameThe Broncos need more stoutness on their offensive line, especially on the interior. Nelson is wide but agile and packs a powerful punch at the point of attack. He’ll instantly improve Denver’s run game and give its quarterback more time in the pocket.

16. Washington Redskins

Josh Rosen, QB, UCLALet’s say the Kirk Cousins ship sails after a disappointing 2017 campaign. That would leave quarterback as the most glaring need for the Redskins offense. Rosen has squeaky clean mechanics and will bring a great deal of experience into the NFL. He has the personality for the bright lights of the NFC East.

17. New York Giants

Lamar Jackson, QB, Lousiville. Eli Manning is, well, let’s say, now a liability for the Giants offense. In his last 10 games (nine from 2016 and the 2017 season opener), the former No. 1 overall pick has completed 63.1 percent of his passes at just 6.18 yards per attempt with 18 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and a passer rating of 84.3. Jackson is the antithesis of Eli; he’s an excellent scrambler and has taken a step forward from the pocket. He’ll instantly gel with Odell Beckham Jr. in the Big Apple.

Source: CBS Sports
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