If he does fall outside the top five, look for a few teams to reach out to the Colts for a trade to get him. One team to watch is the Dolphins. The Buccaneers also would gladly take Barkley with the seventh overall pick.
Beyond the Colts, the 49ers are the most likely to trade back in the draft. Teams looking to trade up for Denzel Ward, Roquan Smith or Minkah Fitzpatrick could call San Francisco. Players the 49ers might target if they move down include Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch and UCLA offensive tackle Kolton Miller.
Robinson Chirinos (R), 8 percent, Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays (RHP Jacob Faria): Faria is better at home but has allowed a .444 slugging percentage to right-handed bats, making that his weaker split in his short career. Chirinos might be shaking off his slow start to 2018 with two homers in his past three starts. Despite his weak plate discipline against righties last season, he left the yard six times in just 71 at-bats against them.
Yuli Gurriel (R), 47.4 percent, Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners (RHP Mike Leake): All other Astros are too popular to recommend against the hittable, strike-zone-peppering Leake. Still, here’s a reminder to pick up the returning Gurriel, who boasted a reverse split in 2017, smashing righties with a .317/.344/.521 slash and a .363 wOBA.
Thomas isn’t as big of a bust as most on this list, as he did provide the Jets four years of service. But given his hype coming out of college and the fact that the Jets gave him their sacred No. 32 jersey as an assumed star, he was a major disappointment. Thomas split carries with other New York backs for the majority of his tenure. He ended up scoring just five touchdowns in four seasons with the Jets.
A Heisman Trophy winner and with big college numbers, Ware joined fellow Heisman winner Barry Sanders in Detroit for what the Lions thought would be a winning duo in the offensive backfield. But Ware simply couldn’t cut it as an NFL quarterback. He ended up starting just six games in four seasons with the Lions.
Mandarich wasn’t the first highly-drafted tackle to fail with his first team, and he won’t be the last. But the next three picks after Green Bay took him at No. 2 — Barry Sanders (Detroit), Derrick Thomas (Kansas City) and Deion Sanders (Atlanta) — all became Hall of Famers. Barry Sanders falling to the division-rival Lions, particularly, has to haunt the Packers when they think about the ’89 draft.