Final NFL Mock Draft 2018

Round 1
PICK TEAM NAME POSITION SCHOOL HEIGHT WEIGHT
1 Browns Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma 6’0″ 216
 With the recent news, it looks like Baker is on his way to the Browns. Browns get their future quarterback to build around, but leave the best QB in the draft on the board. At least they didn’t make the mistake of taking Josh Allen. With 4 picks in the top 35, Cleveland could be on the brink of turning the corner.
2 Giants Saquon Barkley RB Penn St. 6’0″ 233
 The Giants get another weapon to use on offense. Barkley is a blue chip player who the offense will be built around for years to come. Eli Manning is 37 years old and there is no long term replacement so Sam Darnold could be an option. But I think the Giants want another playmaker and end up going with Barkley.
3 Jets Sam Darnold QB USC 6’3″ 221
Jets traded up in order to secure a top notch quarterback. I’m sure they were not anticipating Darnold being here, but they somehow end up with the best quarterback in the draft. Someone could hop the Jets with a trade for the second pick with the Giants in order to secure Darnold. In that scenario, I believe they would select Rosen and still be happy.
4 Browns Bradley Chubb DE NC State 6’4″ 269
 They locked up their franchise with the first pick and acquire a blue chip player Bradley Chubb. The combination of Chubb and Garrett at defensive end should be a nightmare to opposing offensive lines.
5 Broncos Josh Allen QB Wyoming 6’5″ 238
 I believe that in this scenario Denver would probably trade back, most likely with Buffalo. However, I believe that quarterback could still be in play. Josh Allen has a lot of the qualities John Elway looks for in a quarterback and could be the call here.
6 Saints Roquan Smith ILB Georgia 6’1″ 236
 Colts have one of the worst rosters in the NFL. Roquan Smith is a talented player that could be a cornerstone to the Colts defense. He’s a three down player who could be an instant impact player on this defense.
7 Bucs Denzel Ward CB Ohio St. 5’11” 183
 Brent Grimes is 34 and Hargreaves is a better nickel cornerback. Denzel Ward is by far the most talented corner in this years draft and could go as high as 4. 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, and Nelson would be an immediate starter on the line. Having Nelson fall this far would be a tremendous win for the Bears as a great match between talent and need.
9 Minkah Fitzpatrick S Alabama 6’0″ 204
The 49ers have one of the best players in the draft fall to them thanks to the amount of quarterbacks taken. John Lynch loves big school talent and I believe will pick Fitzpatrick with this pick. 49ers are in a shaky position at linebacker with Reuben Foster so Tremaine Edmunds could be an option here.
10 Raiders Tremaine Edmunds OLB Virginia Tech 6’5″ 253
 The Raiders need an upgrade at weakside linebacker. Edmunds is only 19 years old and extremely athletic. The addition of Edmunds improves this defense right away.
11 Dolphins Josh Rosen QB UCLA 6’4″ 226
 A great scenario where a good quarterback falls right in the Dolphins lap. The Dolphins are in a prime position to add a quarterback of the future either by moving up or hoping one falls. In this instance, Rosen is the Dolphins answer at quarterback.
12 Bills Leighton Vander Esch OLB Boise St. 6’4″ 256
Vänder Esch is a late riser in this draft and is a perfect fit with the Bills. The Bills need an upgrade at the outside linebacker position. Vander Esch is an athletic, tackling machine that could be an impact player at the next level
13 Redskins Vita Vea DT Washington 6’4″ 347
 The Redskins went defensive line last year with Jonathan Allen, but it still remains a need. Vea is one of my favorite players in the draft as a strong, athletic freak that man handles offensive lineman. The addition of Vea turns the Redskins defensive line from a weakness to a strength.
14 Packers Joshua Jackson CB Iowa 6’0″ 196
Green Bay’s secondary is by far the biggest need. While Calvin Ridley does look like an attractive option to pair with Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, and Jimmy Graham, improving the defense is the biggest concern. Joshua Jackson was a ballhawk at Iowa and could step into this secondary right away. Moving up for Minkah Fitzpatrick could also be a viable option.
15 Cardinals Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 6’1″ 189
 The Cardinals will be looking for a quarterback at some point in the draft to replace retired Carson Palmer, but receiver also remains a need. With the number 1 receiver still on the board the Cardinals take a chance at trying to find Larry Fitzgerald’s future replacement.
16 Ravens Marcus Davenport DE UTSA 6’6″ 259
Terrell Suggs is not getting any younger. Davenport is a little bit of a project on the edge, but is exactly what you look for as a 3-4 edge rusher with his length. I believe Ozzie Newsome takes a chance at a potential great pass rusher with this pick.
17 Chargers Derwin James S Florida St. 6’2″ 215
 A dream scenario for the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers corner position is highly talented, but the safety position needs a major overhaul. Derwin James is a highly talented safety. If James isn’t there, an offensive lineman is probably the most likely option.
18 Seahawks Connor Williams OT Texas 6’5″ 296
The Seahawks offensive line needs an overhaul. Williams played left tackle at Texas, but could possibly be kicked inside to guard. A versatile offensive lineman is exactly what Seattle needs.
19 Cowboys Da’ron Payne DT Alabama  6’3″ 311
Dallas lacks depth on the interior defensive line. Payne has star potential, but will need to improve his consistency. A wide receiver is a possibility, but there doesn’t seem to be a receiver worth the 19th pick in this draft.
20 Lions Taven Bryan DT Florida 6’5″ 291
The Lions hit on the draft two years ago with A’Shawn Robinson at defensive tackle. They could try that again with Bryan. Bryan has a high upside and is more of a pass rusher. He is a boom or bust prospect that could booster this Lions defensive line.
21 Bengals Rashaan Evans ILB Alabama 6’2″ 232
Vontaze Burfict is suspended for four games and the Bengals need to revamp their linebacking core. Evans is a versatile linebacker who shouldn’t drop below here. Evans and Bengals would be a great match.
22 Bills  Lamar Jackson QB Louisville 6’2″ 216
 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. Lamar is going to be a matchup nightmare for defensive coordinators when he gets a shot to start.
23 Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame 6’8″ 309
 The Patriots have a major need at left tackle after Nate Solder left. Mike McGlinchey is one of the top tackles in a weak class and could be a potential starting left tackle on this team.
24 Panthers Jaire Alexander CB Louisville 5’10” 196
 The Panthers need some star power at the cornerback position opposite of James Bradberry. Jaire is one of the best corners in the draft and also adds return ability for the Panthers.
25 Titans Harold Landry OLB Boston College 6’2″ 252
The Titans need pass rushers on the defense. Having Landry fall all the way to 25 would be a perfect scenario for a defense that needs to improve.
26 Falcons Maurice Hurst DT Michigan 6’1″ 292
 The Falcons lost Dontari Poe to the Carolina Panthers. Therefore defensive tackle is one of the Falcons biggest needs. Maurice Hurst is an incredibly quick 3 technique that could compete for time early. The Falcons will hope he can have the same kind of success as Grady Jarrett.
27 Saints Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina 6’5″ 250
 The Saints lost out on getting Jimmy Graham back and Coby Fleener has not lived up to his free agent contract. Hayden Hurst is an athletic and versatile tight end that could fit the Saints need.
28 Steelers Mike Hughes CB UCF 5’10” 189
 The secondary for the Steelers is the weakness of the team. Mike Hughes would help out this unit along with possibly the return game as well.
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 James Daniels C Iowa 6’3″ 306
 The Vikings got a steal last year in Ohio State Center Pat Elflein. Adding James Daniels could push the Vikings interior line to the next level. Elflein or Daniels could be moved to guard.
31 Isaiah Oliver CB Colorado 6’0″ 201
 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 moving on to the Titans, Isaiah Oliver could start opposite of Stephon Gilmore.
32 Eagles Ronnie Harrison S Alabama 6’2″ 207
Round 2
Pick Team Name Position School Height Weight
33 Browns Ronald Jones RB USC 5’11” 205
34 Giants Will Hernandez OG UTEP 6’3″ 327
35 Browns Kolton Miller OT UCLA 6’9″ 309
36 Saints Derris Guice RB LSU 5’11” 224
37 Saints D.J. Moore WR Maryland 6’0″ 210
38 Bucs Sony Michel RB Georgia 5’11” 214
39 Bears Lorenzo Carter OLB Georgia 6’5″ 250
40 Broncos Frank Ragnow C Arkansas 6’5″ 307
41 Raiders Donte Jackson CB LSU 5’11” 178
42 Dolphins Nathan Shepherd DT Fort Hays St. 6’4″ 315
43 Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma St. 6’5″ 235
44 Redskins Billy Price C Ohio St. 6’4″ 305
45 Packers Courtland Sutton WR SMU 6’3″ 218
46 Bengals Harrison Phillips DT Stanford 6’3″ 303
47 Cardinals Carlton Davis CB Auburn 6’1″ 206
48 Chargers Chukwuma Okorafor OT  Western Michigan 6’6″ 320
49 Saints Arden Key DE LSU 6’5″ 238
50 Cowboys James Washington WR Oklahoma St. 5’11” 210
51 Lions Austin Corbett DG Nevada 6’4″ 306
52 Ravens Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma 6’5″ 256
53 Bills D.J. Chark WR LSU 6’3″ 199
54 Chiefs Anthony Averett CB Alabama 5’11” 183
55 Panthers Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota St. 6’5″ 260
56 Bills Tyrell Crosby OT Oregon 6’5″ 309
57 Titans Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M 5’10” 201
58 Falcons Jessie Bates S Wake Forest 6’1″ 200
59 Anthony Miller WR Memphis 5’11” 201
60 Bears Mike Gesicki TE Penn St. 6’6″ 247
61 Bucs Dante Pettis WR Washington 6’1″ 186
62 Vikings Fred Warner OLB BYU 6’4″ 235
63 Sam Hubbard DE Ohio St. 6’5″ 270
64 Browns Justin Reid S Stanford 6’1″ 207

 

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