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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:17 PM

2018 NFL Mock Draft


  1. Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold, USC QB. Rumor is Josh Rosen doesn’t want to play for the Cleveland Browns, Browns take next best QB in Sam Darnold.
  2. New York Giants: Josh Rosen, UCLA QB. Rosen should be able to mentally handle the New York atmosphere, better chance to succeed in New York over Sam Darnold. The Giants have bigger holes to fill over QB, I think they trade back with a team who wants/needs Josh Rosen.
  3. Indianapolis Colts: Connor Williams, Texas OT. The Colts haven’t done a good job in protecting Andrew Luck, Williams is one of the top tackles in this year’s class provided he can stay healthy.
  4. Cleveland Browns (via Houston): Saquon Barkley, Penn State RB. Barkley is the best Running Back in this loaded RB class, Browns get their QB and RB of the future with two top 5 picks. Could see Minkah Fitzpatrick here as the Browns secondary was terrible.
  5. Denver Broncos: Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame OT. The Broncos could go QB depending on who they sign in free agency. A Top OT like McGlinchey would immensely improve their offensive line and push Garret Boles to RT.
  6. New York Jets: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma QB. The Jets need a Franchise Quarterback in the worst way. Mayfield has what it takes as the Heisman Trophy winner and should be able to handle the New York spotlight.
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bradley Chubb, N.C. State DE. The Buccaneers had little to no pass rush this season with the league worst 22 sacks. Bradley Chubb is the best pass rusher in this year’s draft and had 20 sacks the last two seasons.
  8. Chicago Bears: Calvin Ridley, Alabama WR. The Bears are desperate for a wide receiver with the worst passing attack in the NFL this season, Ridley would be a great addition for the Bears and Mitchell Trubisky.
  9. San Francisco 49ers: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama DB. With Fitzpatrick surprisingly still on the board the 49ers go BPA (Best Player Available), the Alabama DB can play both CB or FS better than anyone in this draft and just might be a once in generation type player.
  10. Oakland Raiders: Roquan Smith. Georgia LB. The Raiders defense wasn’t as good as most thought it might be with Khalil Mack previous Defensive player of the year, Roquan Smith is a stud at LB and probably one of the best off the ball LBs in recent years.
  11. Miami Dolphins: Quenton Nelson. Notre Dame G. The Dolphins have had offensive lines issues the past few seasons. Quenton Nelson has the talent to be a top 5 pick at guard, any team with poor offensive line play would be lucky to grab him.
  12. Cincinnati Bengals: Orlando Brown. Oklahoma OT. The Bengals have lost key offensive linemen in previous years and displayed no control of the line of scrimmage, Brown is a mountain of a man and the best available Offensive Tackle left with Williams and McGlinchey gone.
  13. Washington Redskins: Josh Allen.  Wyoming QB. One way or another I don’t believe Kirk Cousins will be back for the Redskins, that being said, the Redskins take Josh Allen 13 overall just ahead of the Arizona Cardinals.
  14. Green Bay Packers: Arden Key, LSU DE. The Packers defense have a couple needs on defense I could see them taking a DB (Derwin James) here, Arden Key has top 10 potential as a freak of an athlete, but Key also has some issues off the field. Key could be huge for the Packers if he stays healthy and out of trouble.
  15. Arizona Cardinals: Lamar Jackson, Louisville QB. With Carson Palmer deciding to retire the Cardinals need a quarterback, I see them signing a veteran in FA which gives Lamar Jackson time to adjust to the NFL. Lamar Jackson has crazy athleticism with Michael Vick like comparisons. Watch out if he develops into a NFL passer.
  16. Baltimore Ravens, Courtland Sutton, SMU WR. Baltimore needs a No. 1 WR, Courtland Sutton has the size at 6-4 216 lbs which should create mismatches in the red zone for Joe flacco. Sutton had at least nine touchdowns each of the last three seasons.
  17. Los Angeles Chargers: Vita Vea, Washington DT. The Chargers add depth and get stronger on defense with the selection of Vita Vea.  Vea is 6-5 and 340 lbs he has real NFL strength and is virtually impossible to move.
  18. Seattle Seahawks: Josh Jackson, Iowa CB. The Seahawks find their eventual replacement for Richard Sherman. Josh Jackson 6-1 192 lbs. has excellent ball skills and would fit perfectly with the Seahawks, Jackson had his best season in 2017 with 8 interceptions.
  19. Dallas Cowboys: Christian Wilkins, Clemson DT. The Cowboys could use some help on the defensive line, Wilkins can do both collapse the pocket from the inside and stop the run.
  20. Detroit Lions: Derrius Guice, LSU RB. When is the last time the Detroit Lions had a running game? The Lions elect to help Matt Stafford by selecting Derrius Guice who is 5-11 220 lbs, he has the talent to turn the Lions running game around.
  21. Buffalo Bills: Da’Ron Payne, Alabama DT. The Bills haven’t exactly committed to Tyrod Taylor, so they may go Quarterback here, however I think they improve the strength of their team and grab Da’Ron Payne. Payne is 6-2 308 lbs and will easily replace Marcell Dareus.
  22. Buffalo Bills (Via Kansas City): Billy Price, OG/C. With back to back picks the Bills could look to move up for a quarterback. With the 22nd pick in the draft the Bills look to upgrade their o-line. Billy Price is a versatile player he can play both guard positions and even center.
  23. Los Angeles Rams: Denzel Ward, Ohio State CB. The Rams will need to add at least one CB this offseason with multiple CBs hitting free agency. Ohio State seems to produce top rated DBs year after year. Denzel Ward is a bit smaller but very productive as a CB and wont shy away from the big stage.
  24. Carolina Panthers: James Washington, Oklahoma State WR. Washington has the speed and ability to go deep at any moment, Washington should fit perfectly with the Panthers with his whopping 20.9 yards per catch.
  25. Tennessee Titans: Harold Landry, Boston College OLB. The Titans have been unable to generate a consistent pass rush all season long, I see the Titans drafting Harold Landry. He has the quickness to beat blockers off the edge or even get under offensive lineman and bend the corner.
  26. Jacksonville Jaguars: Mark Andrews, Oklahoma TE. The Jaguars are a good quarterback away from making a deep run in the playoffs look for them to add a Veteran QB in the offseason. Mark Andrews is 6-5 254 lbs, a big pass catching tight end which should create a security blanket for Blake Bortles or whoever the Jags sign in FA.
  27. Atlanta Falcons: Maurice Hurst, Michigan DT. Vic Beasley would benefit greatly off the edge with the addition of Maurice Hurst. Hurst was essentially unlockable in college at 6-2 280 lbs, he even elected to stay in school an extra year to define his skills.
  28. New Orleans Saints: Rashaan Evans, Alabama LB. The Saints have had a need at ILB for a few seasons now. Rashaan Evans fits the bill as a former Alabama LB, he can drop back in coverage or be a dependable force against the run.
  29. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State QB. For the past few seasons the Steelers have had to beg Ben Roethlisberger to not retire, it is believed that this will be his last season. Mason Rudolph is 6-5 230 lbs he often draws similar comparisons to Big Ben, Rudolph seems like the perfect fit for the Steelers, he comes from a spread offense with tons of weapons and a pretty deep ball.
  30. Philadelphia Eagles: Derwin James, Florida State S. Derwin James probably won’t fall this far, in this case the Eagles pounce all over James. James is somewhat of a hybrid Saftey/Linebacker. The Eagles could use help at both LB and in the secondary. James could be a great fit with the Eagles.
  31. New England Patriots: Chukwuma Okorafor, Western Michigan OT. At the end of the season the Patriots LT Nate Solder is set to become a free agent, unfortunately for Solder he is going through family issues which may force him to retire.  The Patriots might have bigger needs in the offseason but keeping an aging Tom Brady healthy should take priority.
  32. Minnesota Vikings: Harrison Phillips, Stanford DT. The Vikings have a strong defense but that doesn’t stop them from taking the Stanford D-linemen. Harrison Phillips is 6-4 295 lbs and finished with a strong senior season, he had 92 total tackles 14.5 for a loss and 7.5 sacks.


Hope you enjoyed this mock draft.


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