2018 NFL Mock Draft 1.0


1. Cleveland Browns-Josh Rosen-Quarterback-UCLA

Josh Rosen has publicly said that he does not want to play for the Cleveland Browns, but he might not have a choice.

2. New York Giants-Saquon Barkley-Running Back-Penn State

The New York Giants are in an interesting position as they could draft a young quarterback to be groomed under Eli Manning, or attempt to build around him for another playoff push.

3. Indianapolis Colts-Orlando Brown-Offensive Tackle-Oklahoma

Quarterback Andrew Luck missed the entire 2017 National Football League season with an injury and the Indianapolis Colts must build up the offensive line in front of him.

Minkah Fitzpatrick

4.Cleveland Browns-Minkah Fitzpatrick-Free Safety-Alabama

The Cleveland Browns are in an interesting position here because they could trade this pick to a team that is desperate for a quarterback, or find themselves a play maker on defense.

5. Denver Broncos-Sam Darnold-Quarterback-USC

The Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch, Brock Osweiler experiment at quarterback for the Denver Broncos is wasting the services of the team’s defense.

6. New York Jets-Mason Rudolph-Quarterback-Oklahoma State

Mason Rudolph may not be the big name that’ll sell tickets, but the New York Jets will have a new quarterback to work with.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Bradley Chubb-Defensive End North Carolina State

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can go in several directions with this pick, but they need to upgrade their pass rush in order to close the gap on the other teams in the NFC South.

Derwin James

8. Chicago Bears-Derwin James-Strong Safety-Florida State

Conventional wisdom says that the Chicago Bears should continue building around quarterback on Mitchell Trubisky on offense, but Derwin James is simply too good to pass up on.

9. San Francisco 49ers-Kolton Miller-Offensive Tackle-Offensive Tackle-UCLA

The San Francisco 49ers have their franchise quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo and now it is time to protect him.

10. Oakland Raiders-Derrius Guice-Running Back-LSU

New Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden loves to run the football and he won’t waste anytime in regards to boosting the rushing attack of the silver and black.

11. Miami Dolphins-Cortland Sutton-WR-Southern Methodist

Things are not looking good for the Miami Dolphins in regards to re-signing wide receiver Jarvis Landry. And after the Dolphins had one of the worst offenses in the National Football League for 2017, they need all of the help that they can get.

12. Cincinnati Bengals-Chukwuma Okorafor-Offensive Tackle-Western Michigan

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has talked about rebuilding this team. And if Andy Dalton will still be the Bengals starting quarterback in 2018, he needs the services of a better offensive line in front of him in 2018.

13. Washington Redskins-Quenton Nelson-Guard-Notre Dame

The Washington Redskins were done in by a slew of injuries on their offensive line for 2017. And if the Redskins expect Kirk Cousins to be their starting quarterback in 2018, they must do a better job of protecting him.

14. Green Bay Packers-Maurice Hurst-Defensive Tackle-Michigan

The defense of the Green Bay Packers was unwatchable at times in 2017; especially as they had issues consistently getting a pass rush.

15. Arizona Cardinals-Connor Williams-Offensive Tackle-Texas

If the Arizona Cardinals do not trade up to select a quarterback here, I expect them to make the safe pick here.

16. Baltimore Ravens-James Washington-Wide Receiver-Oklahoma State

The passing game of the Baltimore Ravens in 2017 was not a thing of beauty as they’ll need to improve the vertical game in order to become a playoff team in 2018.

17. Los Angeles Chargers-Ogbonnio Okoronkwo-Defensive End-Oklahoma

The rich get richer as the Los Angeles Chargers will add another pass rusher to one of the better front sevens in the National Football League.

18. Seattle Seahawks-Marcus Davenport-Defensive End-UTSA

The Seattle Seahawks could see the departure of veteran defensive end Michael Bennett and they need to get younger on their defensive line.

Vita Vea

19. Dallas Cowboys-Vita Vea-Defensive Tackle-Washington

The Dallas Cowboys are in need of a wide receiver, but they also need an enforcer on their defensive line.

20. Detroit Lions-Arden Key-Defensive End-LSU

The Detroit Lions might be ready to allow defensive end Ziggy Ansah to leave in free agency as they could find his replacement in the first round.

21.Buffalo Bills-Roquan Smith-Middle Linebacker-Georgia

If Roquan Smith falls this far in the first round, he could be the steal of the draft.

22. Buffalo Bills-Joshua Jackson-Cornerback-Iowa

The Buffalo Bills could lose several defensive backs in free agency and the safe pick here could be a cornerback.

23. Los Angeles Rams-Denzel Ward-Cornerback-Iowa

The Los Angeles Rams could lose several players in their secondary due to free agency and it’ll make perfect sense for them to plug some of those potential holes through the draft.

24. Carolina Panthers-Anthony Miller-Wide Receiver-Memphis

The Carolina Panthers need more speed and explosion in their passing game.

Calvin Ridley

25. Tennessee Titans-Calvin Ridley-Wide Receiver-Alabama

If the Tennessee Titans want to become legit Super Bowl contenders, they need to upgrade their passing offense some more.

26. Atlanta Falcons-Will Hernandez-Guard-UTEP

The Atlanta Falcons are a perennial playoff team, but they need to get tougher in the trenches.

Baker Mayfield

27. New Orleans Saints-Baker Mayfield-Quarterback-Oklahoma

Don’t look now but the New Orleans Saints will find the perfect replacement for Drew Brees at quarterback.

28. Pittsburgh Steelers-Tremaine Edmunds-Middle Linebacker-Virginia Tech

The injury to inside linebacker Ryan Shazier is more serious than most people realize which means that the Pittsburgh Steelers need to find their next inside linebacker to lead the defense.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars-Mark Andrews-Tight End-Oklahoma

Tight end Marcedes Lewis will be 34 in May and the Jacksonville Jaguars need more explosion out of the tight end position.

30. Minnesota Vikings-Mike McGlinchey-Offensive Tackle-Notre Dame

It’s still unsure who’ll be the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback in 2018, but whomever it is he’ll have a solid offensive line in front of him.

31. Philadelphia Eagles-Dorian O’Daniel-Outside Linebacker-Clemson

The defense of the Philadelphia Eagles is predicated on speed and they’ll get another athlete here.

32. New England Patriots-Braden Smith-Guard-Auburn

I could see the New England Patriots trading this pick if they opt to not add some depth on their offensive line.


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