New England Patriots fans are hoping the team will trade up in the first round to select LSU wide receiver Marqise Lee.
They may not get that opportunity, however, as the team is expected to wait until Day 3 of the draft to make a move.
The Patriots are expected to select Leonard Floyd or USC wide receiver Josh Doctson with the No. 1 pick, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The team is also expected to add a cornerback to the mix.
Schefter reported the Patriots were looking at Florida State cornerback Josh Norman, but they could potentially be more aggressive in trading up for the No, 2 overall pick.
The Browns are also reportedly interested in the wide receiver, according the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
This is the latest update on the NFL’s first round draft.
What you need to know about the first overall pick: Who’s in the mix?
The Patriots may be one of the top teams in the draft, but there are plenty of teams looking to move up to the top of the first-round.
The Texans, Jaguars, Eagles, Titans, Falcons and 49ers are among the teams who are in the hunt for the top overall pick, while the Cowboys, Steelers and Panthers are also expected in the running for the first pick.
Cleveland has been rumored to be interested in Lee since the start of the NFL draft, and the Browns have made it clear they don’t want to lose out on the wideout.
Lee, who turned 22 in January, has caught 55 passes for 988 yards and three touchdowns in three seasons at LSU.
The 6-foot-3, 206-pound receiver also has four catches for 52 yards in the past two seasons, but the Browns don’t expect him to reach the big-play potential he showed in his senior season.
The two-time All-American is expected in attendance at this year’s draft.
Where do the picks go?
The Browns were also reportedly one of several teams that were expected to trade up for Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, according ESPN’s Jeff Darlington.
Watson, who is considered the No: 1 overall pick by many, is also considered a lock to go in the second round.
The Clemson product has a chance to be a top-five pick, with NFL Media’s Gil Brandt ranking Watson as the “top” player in this year, but Darlington thinks he could go in either the first or second rounds.
Watson has played in all 16 games this season and is 2-0 as a starter for Clemson.
If he doesn’t go in that top-three range, the Browns are expected be looking for a player in the middle of the second-round range.
The 49ers have also been linked to Lee, but that has not been confirmed by the team, according CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.
There are also some teams that have been linked with Georgia linebacker Adolphus Washington, according The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Steve Palazzolo.
The former Georgia standout could go as high as the No.: 2 pick, but Palazzola has Washington in the top-10 of his mock draft, according Yahoo!
Sports’ Dane Brugler.
Washington was a four-star recruit and was ranked as the nation’s No. 3 overall player.
Who’s likely to go?
If the Browns trade up to pick No. 2, they will likely take a defensive end or linebacker with the top pick, per ESPN’s Buster Olney.
The Redskins have been a big fan of Lee, with ESPN’s Chris Mortensen ranking him as the top linebacker in the class.
Lee’s defensive prowess and size could make him a perfect fit at the next level, but he has struggled in his first season at LSU, leading to speculation he could be a bust.
Lee has been limited in practice this season, and his lack of experience could cause him to struggle in the pros.
If the 49ers and Browns make a deal, the Patriots would get a quarterback, according Pro Football Focus’ Mike Renner.
The Falcons and Eagles have been mentioned as potential suitors for Lee, according NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
The Giants and Rams could also be interested, according Rapoports.
The Jaguars have also shown interest in Lee, and it’s expected they’ll be interested once the draft begins.
What are the prospects of the Patriots selecting No. 5 overall?
The prospects of landing Lee are looking good right now, but it’s possible the Patriots could wait to take a quarterback before making a move up the draft.
The New England native is considered a top prospect in this draft, with a Pro Football Weekly scouting report ranking him No. 11 overall.
His potential NFL success is also a big reason why the Patriots are rumored to covet him.
However, Lee has struggled to develop into a full-time starter at LSU in recent years.
The wideout has caught just 25 passes for 603 yards and two touchdowns in his three seasons, which is