NFL Mock Draft 2018

Round 1
1 Browns Sam Darnold QB USC 6’4″ 225
 Browns get their future quarterback to build around and the best QB in the draft.
2 Giants Josh Rosen QB UCLA 6’4″ 220
 Eli Manning is 37 years old and there is no long term replacement. Rosen fills that role.
3 Saints Bradley Chubb DE North Carolina St. 6’3″ 275
 Colts need a major talent upgrade to their roster. They get one of the top players in the draft and fill a defensive line need.
4 Browns Minkah Fitzpatrick S Alabama 6’1″ 201
 Minkah would be a major upgrade for the Browns and would add versatility to the secondary.
5 Broncos Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma 6’0″ 216
 Denver coached him at the Senior Bowl. John Elway takes a chance that Baker can translate that college success into nfl success
6 Jets Saquon Barkley RB Penn St. 5’11” 223
 Barkley slides a little due to the running back depth in the draft. Jets add an instant impact player for the offense.
7 Bucs Denzel Ward CB Ohio St. 5’10” 191
 Brent Grimes is 34 and a pending free agent and hargreaves is a better nickel cornerback. Ward gives Tampa Bay some depth and talent at corner.
8 Bears Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame 6’5″ 325
 The Bears moved on from Josh Sitton at guard, Nelson would be an immediate starter on the line. this is a great match between talent and need.
9 Tremaine Edmunds OLB Virginia Tech 6’5″ 250
49ers are in a shaky position at linebacker with the arrest of Reuben Foster and both the outside linebacker positions needing upgrades. Tremaine Edmunds is an athletic freak and one of the best tacklers in the draft.
10 Raiders Roquan Smith ILB Georgia 6’0″ 225
 The Raiders need an upgrade at weakside linebacker. Roquan Smith is a three down linebacker that will fit this need. if Navorro Bowman leaves that will increase the need.
11 Dolphins Rashaan Evans ILB Alabama 6’2″ 234
 Evans is a do it all linebacker who can rush the passer on the edge or play the inside. This will add to the Dolphins linebacking unit that they’ve been trying to upgrade for years.
12 Bengals Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma 6’8″ 355
 Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher have been disappointing at tackle. Orlando Brown gives the bengals a potential franchise tackle for their offensive line.
13 Redskins Derwin James S Florida St. 6’3″ 211
 The Redskins need an upgrade at safety. Derwin james has star potential and would be a nice fit in Washington.
14 Packers Vita Vea DT Washington 6’5″ 344
New defensive coordinator likes a 3-4 nose tackle. Vita Vea is an absolute terror on the defensive line and would be a great fit for a Packers line that lacks depth.
15 Cardinals Josh Allen QB Wyoming 6’5″ 233
 With the retirement of Carson Palmer, the cardinals are without a longterm option at QB. Allen could be that QB that the Cardinals take a chance on.
16 Ravens Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 6’1″ 190
Ozzie Newsome loves himself some Alabama players.  Jeremy Maclin is getting older and Mike Wallace could be gone in free agency. Ridley would be the ideal Mike Wallace replacement.
17 Chargers Connor Williams OT Texas 6’6″ 320
 The Chargers offensive line is aging. Connor Williams is a nice option as a future left tackle or kick him inside to guard.
18 Seahawks Joshua Jackson CB Iowa 6’1″ 192
Corner has gone from a position of strength to a need. Joshua Jackson has the height seattle looks for and the ball hawking ability.
19 Cowboys Da’ron Payne DT Alabama  6’2″ 308
Dallas lacks depth on the interior defensive line. Payne has star potential, but will need to improve his consistency.
20 Lions Marcus Davenport DE UTSA 6’6″ 259
Even with giving Ansah the franchise tag they still need someone on the opposite side adding a pass rush. Davenport has the potential to be a very good defensive end in the league.
21 Bills Maurice Hurst DT Michigan 6’2″ 282
 The Bills need interior defensive line help. Hurst has rare pass rush ability for a DT and can help the bills on defense.
22 Bills  Lamar Jackson QB Louisville 6’3″ 200
 Yes he is a QB. Given the chance, lamar could be a very successful NFL starter. He has a lot of zip in his passes, but will need to improve his intermediate accuracy.
23 Rams Mike Hughes CB Central Florida 5’11” 191
 Even with acquiring Marcus Peters, the Rams still need corner help. Mike Hughes adds another playmaker to the Rams defense.
24 Panthers James Washington WR Oklahoma St. 5’11” 210
 Cam Newton needs help at receiver. Washington adds a playmaker to the panthers receiving core.
25 Titans Arden Key DE LSU 6’6″ 238
 Key has the talent to go much higher, but has some off the field issues. The Titans could take a chance on him adding a premier pass rusher to their defense.
26 Falcons Harrison Phillips DT Stanford 6’3″ 303
 The Falcons will likely lose Dontari Poe. Harrison Phillips is a possible replacement.
27 Saints Harold Landry OLb Boston College 6’2″ 250
 This would be ideal for the Saints to add a pass rusher like Landry. Landry had an injury filled 2017, but is a talented edge rusher when healthy.
28 Steelers Ronnie Harrison S Alabama 6’3″ 214
 The secondary for the steelers is the weakness of the team. Adding a hard hitting, playmaking like Ronnie Harrison could change that.
29 Bucs Isaiah Wynn OG Georgia 6’3″ 308
 The Jags defense is very good. The offense is the thing holding the team back. Wynn gives the Jaguars a plug and play guard that will help bolster the offensive line.
30 Vikings Billy Price C Ohio St. 6’3″ 312
 The Vikings got a steal last year in Ohio State Center Pat Elflein. Billy Price could push the Vikings interior line to the next level as Price can be moved to guard.
31 Isaiah Oliver CB Colorado 6’1″ 190
 As seen in the super bowl the secondary needs some help. Isaiah Oliver is a highly athletic corner with good ball skills. With malcolm Butler Likely moving on he could start opposite of Stephon Gilmore.
32 Eagles Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame 6’7″ 310

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