4 QBs Likely To Go High, 6 Could Be Picked In 1st Round

FILE – In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold throws during the half of an NCAA football game against Notre Dame, in South Bend, Ind. Darnold is expected top be a first round pick in the NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Four quarterbacks are certain to go in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, all of them early.

Five might be off the board midway through the top 32 picks. And, who knows given the desperation pro teams are displaying about finding that franchise QB, we could see six of them go on opening night.

Barring trades — and there will be a few of them — here’s one attempt at a mock draft.

1. Cleveland:
Once more, the Browns try to find their long-term guy at the key offensive position. There are plenty of positives and enough negatives about the top four quarterbacks to make this a crapshoot. We’ll roll with the QB with the most upside …