2018 NFL Mock Draft 5.0


Josh Rosen

1. Cleveland Browns-Josh Rosen-Quarterback-UCLA

We all know that the Cleveland Browns will be selecting a quarterback; it’s just a matter of which one will it be.

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

Depending on what the Giants will do with this selection, it will set the pace for the remainder of the first round of the draft.

3. New York Jets (via Indianapolis Colts)-Baker Mayfield-Quarterback-Oklahoma

If the Jets select Baker Mayfield here as most people expect, they will be right back in the top five looking for another quarterback in three years.

4. Cleveland Browns (via Houston Texans)-Minkah Fitzpatrick-Free Safety-Alabama

In watching the Browns play, it is quite evident that they don’t have enough play makers on either side of the football.

5. Denver Nuggets-Sam Darnold-QB-USC

If Sam Darnold is available here, Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway will have hit the lottery.

6. Indianapolis Colts-Bradley Chubb-Defensive End-North Carolina State

The Colts really need an offensive tackle to protect quarterback Andrew Luck, but drafting one here could be a reach which makes Chubb the safer choice.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Derrius Guice-Running Back-LSU

Selecting strong safety Derwin James could be enticing, but the Bucs have a huge void in their running game.

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

Derwin James is good enough to be a Pro Bowler in his first National Football League season.

Roquan Smith

9. San Francisco 49ers-Roquan Smith-Middle Linebacker-Georgia

The Niners have other needs on both sides of the football, but with domestic violence issues looming for middle linebacker Reuben Foster, the team could be ready to move on from him.

10. Oakland Raiders-Maurice Hurst-Defensive Tackle-Michigan

The Raiders could make a splash here and select inside linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, but they have a need on there defensive line as well.

11. Miami Dolphins-Josh Jackson-Cornerback-Iowa

If Maurice Hurst is not available here, I expect the Dolphins to fill a need in their secondary with Josh Jackson.

12. Buffalo Bills (via Cincinnati Bengals)-Josh Allen-Quarterback-Wyoming

The Bills could be enticed to move up once more, but Allen could be the guy that they are ready to build around at quarterback.

13. Washington Redskins-Courtland Sutton-SMU

The Redskins have themselves a new quarterback in Alex Smith, and it only makes sense for them to give him someone to throw the football to.

14. Green Bay Packers-Vita Vea-Defensive Tackle-Washington

Following the retirement of nose tackle B.J. Raji, the Packers have a had a void on their defensive line in regards to having a player that could consistently take on a double team.

15. Arizona Cardinals-Lamar Jackson-Quarterback-Louisville

If the Cardinals are not enticed to move up, they could remain calm and select Jackson here.

16. Baltimore Ravens-Taven Bryan-Defensive Tackle-Florida

In Ozzie Newsome’s last draft as the general manager of the Ravens, he gets things started by getting more beef on the defensive line.

17. Los Angeles Chargers-Kolton Miller-Offensive Tackle-UCLA

Luckily for Miller, he won’t have to spend that much on moving expenses.

18. Seattle Seahawks-Quenton Nelson-Guard-Notre Dame

If Nelson is available here, the Seahawks might have gotten the steal of the draft.

19. Dallas Cowboys-Da’Ron Payne-Defensive Tackle-Alabama

If there is one thing that the Cowboys have lacked in recent years, it is play makers on the defensive line.

20. Detroit Lions-Orlando Brown-Offensive Tackle-Oklahoma

The Lions have backed up the Brinks truck to pay quarterback Matthew Stafford, so they might as well protect him.

21. Cincinnati Bengals (via Buffalo Bills)-Will Hernandez-Guard-UTEP

The Bengals want to get back to basics this season which means having a more potent running attack. And to have an improved running game starts with the offensive line.

22. Buffalo Bills (via Kansas City Chiefs)-Connor Williams-Offensive Tackle-Texas

If the Bills are going to draft a quarterback, they will definitely need to protect his blindside.

23. New England Patriots (via Los Angeles Rams)-Mike McGlinchey-Offensive Tackle-Notre Dame

The Patriots lost offensive tackle Nate Solder in free agency and head coach Bill Belichick is the best in the business in regards to retooling his roster and replacing players.

24. Carolina Panthers-Marcus Davenport-Defensive End-UTSA

The Panthers can go in several directions here, but they cannot pass up on a pass rusher like Davenport.

25. Tennessee Titans-Ogbonnia Okoronkwo-Defensive End/Outside Linebacker

For new Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, he gets things started in Nashville by drafting a versatile defender.

26. Atlanta Falcons-James Washington-Wide Receiver-Oklahoma State

The Falcons love to air the football out, and quarterback Matt Ryan gets another quality receiver to get the football to.

27. New Orleans Saints-Leighton Vander Esch-Outside Linebacker-Boise State

You heard it here first; Vander Esch will be one of the top rookies of this year’s class.

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

There is too much uncertainty in regards to the health of inside linebacker Ryan Shazier and the Steelers need some insurance.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars-Chukwuma Okorafor-Offensive Tackle-Western Michigan

The Jaguars made a deep playoff run last season, but as the jury is still out on quarterback Blake Bortles, they need to improve the offensive line in front of him.

30. Minnesota Vikings-Isaiah Wynn-Guard-Georgia

If the Vikings feel that quarterback Kirk Cousins is the guy to get them to the Super Bowl, then having as much talent around him and protecting him are necessities.

31. New England Patriots-Josh Sweat-Defensive End-Florida State

If the Pats don’t trade this pick, Belichick will find himself another versatile defender.

32. Philadelphia Eagles-Jaire Alexander-Cornerback-Louisville

The rich get richer here as the Eagles add another play maker to their secondary.


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