The NFL draft begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday in Nashville. The Cardinals hold the first pick, followed by the 49ers, Jets, Raiders and Buccaneers.

How will the first round shake out? Eagles writer Zach Berman offers up his best guess.

1. Arizona Cardinals

Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Count me among those who think Josh Rosen is going to be a good NFL quarterback, but if you think Kyler Murray can be special, then you accept the sunk cost and swing for the fence.

2. San Francisco 49ers

Nick Bosa, Edge rusher, Ohio State

The 49ers spent three Top 10 picks in the past four years on defensive linemen and traded a second-round pick for Dee Ford, but there’s too much value here – unless they trade.

3. New York Jets

Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

This might be a trade — or Ed Oliver — but Williams makes too much sense for a team that could use the talent.

4. Oakland Raiders

Ed Oliver, DL, Houston

This will be Williams if he slips, but the Raiders would be wise to try to unlock the potential of Oliver, who can become a bona fide NFL star.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7)

Devin White, LB, LSU

If a team is afraid that the Giants will draft a quarterback at No. 6, they can trade up with the Bucs. But if Tampa Bay stays here, look for them to draft Kwon Alexander’s replacement.

6. New York Giants (12)

Josh Allen.
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Josh Allen.

Josh Allen, Edge rusher, Kentucky

The Giants have long valued pass rushers and they don’t have them right now. Allen’s production in the SEC will be valued by the Giants’ brass.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars

Jawaan Taylor, T, Florida

The Jaguars gave Nick Foles $88 million. Now, they must protect him. Foles will like this pick.

8. Detroit Lions (9)

T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

The Lions have emphasized the lines in recent years, but Hockenson gives them a skill player who also helps with blocking in the running game.

9. Buffalo Bills

Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama

The Bills have spent in free agency to upgrade the offensive line and Williams can be another building block for Sean McDermott and help protect quarterback Josh Allen.

10. Denver Broncos

Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

The Broncos traded for Joe Flacco, but how often do you draft in the top 10? They saw what having a succession plan did for Kansas City. If it’s not a quarterback, look for Devin Bush here.

11. Cincinnati Bengals

Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

The Bengals go with upside and gamble that his NFL production will be better than his college production. I think they’ll be right.

12. Green Bay Packers

Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

The Packers find a speedy, three-down linebacker in a weak linebacker draft. If you don’t get one of the Devins, it might hard to find a linebacker later.

13. Miami Dolphins

Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

Perhaps Wilkins slips to the Eagles if he doesn’t go at Nos. 13 or 14, but he makes sense for the Dolphins as a building block for new coach Brian Flores – and playing for his position coach from college.

14. Atlanta Falcons

Brian Burns, Edge rusher, Florida State

He’s 6-foot-5, ran a 4.53-second 40-yard dash, is only 20 years old, and had 10 sacks last season. That’s an intriguing profile for an edge rusher.

15. Washington Redskins

Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Perhaps Haskins goes earlier or Washington trades up for the prospect who went to high school in the D.C. area. He would be a good quarterback of the future – and looking at their depth chart, he should be the quarterback of the present.

16. Carolina Panthers

Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

The Panthers are another team that will be looking at both lines. They choose to protect Cam Newton with one of the top offensive tackles in this draft.

17. New York Giants (from Cleveland Browns)

Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

If the Giants don’t take a quarterback at No. 6, they should take one here. Temple fans saw what Jones can do in the Independence Bowl, but how will he handle the Eagles and the NFC East? He’d need to wait a year behind Eli Manning to find out.

18. Minnesota Vikings

Garrett Bradbury, OL, North Carolina State

The Vikings can go in any direction on the offensive line. How about a top center to work Kirk Cousins?

19. Tennessee Titans

Montez Sweat, Edge rusher, Mississippi State

If the Titans are satisfied with the medical report, there’s a lot to like with the 6-foot-6, 260-pound Sweat, who ran a 4.41-second 40-yard dash and had 11.5 sacks in the SEC.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers

Rock Ya-Sin.
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Rock Ya-Sin.

Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

Temple sends another first-round pick to the NFL. This time, it’s a high school wrestler. Think that will go over well in Pittsburgh?

21. Seattle Seahawks

Jeffrey Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

The Seahawks traded Frank Clark and will remain patient with the hope that Simmons blossoms into one of the draft’s best players after recovering from a torn ACL.

22. Baltimore Ravens

Clelin Ferrell, Edge rusher, Clemson

My guess is the Ravens trade out of this spot to recoup the second-round pick they lost last year. But this is the type of pick the Ravens would make – a productive, high-ceiling edge rusher whose tape is what makes him a first-rounder.

23. Houston Texans

Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma

Is he a tackle or guard? He’s the best offensive lineman on the board, and that’s what the Texans must address.

24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears)

Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

With three first-round picks, the Raiders use one on the best running back in the draft. I don’t think the Eagles are going to take the Jacobs, but the Raiders take him here to be sure.

25. Philadelphia Eagles

Dexter Lawrence.
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Dexter Lawrence.

Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

Christian Wilkins dropping to this spot would be the ideal scenario, but his Clemson teammate would be a good pick, too. You can’t teach size, and Lawrence is as big and strong of a prospect as the Eagles can find. Don’t label him only a run-stuffer, though – he had 2.5 sacks in the 2016 ACC championship, and he has athleticism that can be developed to make him a force in Philly for the next decade. I’d also pay attention to Jeffrey Simmons, Jerry Tillery and Marquise Brown. And don’t rule out the Eagles trading down and adding a third-round pick if they feel the board is crowded.

26. Indianapolis Colts

Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

If Brown doesn’t go to the Eagles, how about landing with former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich? Brown’s speed will play well in that offense.

27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys)

Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

The Raiders have upgraded at wide receiver this offseason. They still need a tight end. They’d be lucky if Fant remains on the board here.

28. Los Angeles Chargers

Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame

Tillery must show he can be consistent and adjust schemes, but there’s a lot to like about the talented Notre Dame lineman.

29. Seattle Seahawks (trade from Kansas City)

Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

The Seahawks have been rumored to be looking to trade. If they stay here, they should get greedy with a 6-foot-2 cornerback who fits their defense.

30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans Saints)

D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

Aaron Rodgers will make a quick connection with one of the draft’s physical marvels – a 6-foot-3, 228-pound wide receiver with a 4.33-second 40-yard dash.

31. Los Angeles Rams

Chris Lindstrom.
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Chris Lindstrom.

Chris Lindstrom, OL, Boston College

The Rams need to get younger on the offense, and Lindstrom’s versatility will be a welcome addition to the reigning NFC champions.

32. New England Patriots

Irv Smith, Jr., TE, Alabama

An Iowa tight end would give more value, but the Patriots will mold the 20-year-old Alabama tight end as Rob Gronkowski’s replacement.