2018 NFL Mock Draft

With under two weeks from the 2018 NFL Draft you would think that everything would start to come into focus, but instead we are left with even more questions. The most recent news focuses around Josh Allen going to the Browns with the number one overall pick. Having Allen be the first pick could really create a domino effect as the Giants only quarterback option seems to be Sam Darnold and could mean a huge domino effect possibly leaving Buffalo out of the the top quarterback race. Another new addition to my mock draft is a sixth quarterback mocked within the top 15. With all the excitement here is my latest 2018 NFL Mock Draft!

2018 NFL Mock Draft

1. cleveland-browns-logo Cleveland Browns: Josh Allen QB Wyoming

2. new-york-giants-logo New York Giants: Sam Darnold QB USC

3. new-york-jets-logo New York Jets: Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma (From – Indianapolis)

4.cleveland-browns-logo Cleveland Browns: Saquon Barkley RB Penn State (From – Houston)

5. buffalo-bills-logo Buffalo Bills: Josh Rosen QB UCLA (Projected From – New York Giants)

6.Indianapolis Colts: Bradley Chubb DE North Carolina State

7. tampa-bay-buccaneers-logoTampa Bay Buccaneers: Derwin James S Florida State

8. chicago-bears-logo Chicago Bears: Quenton Nelson G Notre Dame

9. san-francisco-49ers-logo San Francisco 49ers: Minkah Fitzpatrick CB Alabama

10.oakland-raiders-logoOakland Raiders: Roquan Smith LB Georgia

11. miami-dolphins-logo Miami Dolphins: Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech

12. denver-broncos-logo Denver Broncos: Denzel Ward CB Ohio State

13. washington-redskins-logoWashington Redskins: Harold Landry OLB Boston College

14. green-bay-packers-logo Green Bay Packers: Jaire Alexander CB Louisville

15. arizona-cardinals-logoArizona Cardinals: Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State

16. baltimore-ravens-logo Baltimore Ravens: Lamar Jackson QB Louisville

17. san-diego-chargers-logo Los Angeles Chargers: Da’Ron Payne DT Alabama

18. seattle-seahawks-logo Seattle Seahawks: Marcus Davenport DE Texas San Antonio

19.dallas-cowboys-logo Dallas Cowboys: Courtland Sutton WR Southern Methodist

20.detroit-lions-logo Detroit Lions: Vita Vea DT Washington

21. cincinnati-bengals-logo Cincinnati Bengals: Connor Williams OT Texas (From – Buffalo)

22. denver-broncos-logo Denver Broncos: Will Hernandez G Texas El Paso

23.new-england-patriots-logo New England Patriots: Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame (From Los Angeles Rams)

24. carolina-panthers-logoCarolina Panthers: Calvin Ridley WR Alabama

25.tennessee-titans-logo Tennessee Titans: Rashaan Evans LB Alabama

26.atlanta-falcons-logo Atlanta Falcons: Taven Bryan DT Florida

27.new-orleans-saints-logo New Orleans Saints: Josh Sweat DE Florida State

28.pittsburgh-steelers-logo Pittsburgh Steelers: Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State

29. jacksonville-jaguars-logo Jacksonville Jaguars: Mike Gesicki TE Penn State

30. vikings_logo Minnesota Vikings: Isaiah Wynn G Georgia

23.new-england-patriots-logo New England Patriots: Sam Hubbard DE Ohio State

32. philadelphia-eagles-logo Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Hughes CB Central Florida

 

Notable Picks

3. Cleveland Browns: Josh Allen QB Wyoming

Recent rumors by several prominent NFL Draft Analysts that have connections in the league have indicated that the Browns are heavily leaning towards taking Allen with the first overall pick. A big part of this is the fact that new Browns General Manager John Dorsey tends to prefer bigger quarterbacks with elite arm talent that can also move well, however you have to think that Sam Darnold possess that same skill set and is a much safer pick.

 

5. Buffalo Bills: Josh Rosen QB UCLA (Trade with Denver)

In this scenario I have the Jets taking Baker Mayfield because of some rumors of the Jets liking Mayfield and the fact that he is the opposite of what hasn’t worked out in Christian Hackenburg. While Josh Allen has been the rumored name for the Bills they do luck out with Allen going early and Rosen falling down. It’s safe to say the Bills are a team that wants to move up and if Allen goes number one and the Giants go with Darnold, the Broncos are in a prime spot to reap the benefits and add picks to get back into playoff contention.

 

15. Arizona Cardinals: Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State

Let me be clear, I don’t think or believe Mason Rudolph is worth a first or second round pick but there has been big talk lately that Rudolph could go in the first round and even some people having him go higher than this. While I still think that this hype is similar to the Tom Savage and Ryan Nassib first round hype, but Rudolph is a better prospect than those two and the Cardinals might be desperate enough to take this chance if they miss out on the top four.  But personally I’d rather go with Lamar Jackson.

 

19. Dallas Cowboys: Courtland Sutton WR Southern Methodist

With Dez Bryant being released just days ago the Dallas Cowboys are now desperate for a number one receiver as Terrence Williams isn’t that guy. Calvin Ridley is my top receiver in this class but the speculation has Sutton going ahead of him because at 6’3 218 he has that protypical size that teams crave. While I’m not a fan of Sutton going this early he plays a similar style to Michael Thomas with the Saints and his ability to be a power route runner. When you add in that head coach Jason Garrett worked Sutton out at his pro day, this could be connecting the dots.

 

24. Carolina Panthers: Calvin Ridley WR Alabama

A guard or tackle may be the bigger need or even a defensive tackle, but when you look at the prospects for both of those positions the talent level is very deep and could allow the Panthers to wait and still get good talent in the middle rounds. So instead they see Calvin Ridley still available and give this offense another explosive weapon and a receiver that can stretch the field and give Cam Newton an immensely better version of Ted Ginn Jr.

21 Comments

  1. I don’t think you follow the Browns much (good move, actually). Jackson has benched Kizer 2 times already and tried to make an outrageous trade for a career backup QB, so they are already going to move on. I don’t expect Jackson to survive this year though. Also, Cleveland REALLY needs DBs and WRs. They have spent a great deal of $ in FA on the online and invested a great deal of picks on the dline – I don’t expect either to be a position they draft in the first round next year. Especially an injured OT!!

    • Who knows what the Browns are going to do with the QB position. This current management has shown to pass on QB early in the draft the past two years and could do it again this year. Not to mention that AJ McCarron could be a free agent acquisition this year. That’s why I gave them Barkley instead.

        • Agree, Duke Johnson is quietly having a fantastic year. Not the power back that can be used a lot but I think the Browns go. Rosen or Darnold 1st overall, trade back with their second first round pick get either James Washington at WR or a OT to replace the aging Joe Thomas. A steal I could see them getting is Damien Harris or Bo Scarbrough

  2. The Lions don’t need another injury prone RB. What they need is an OL coach that can teach their line how to run block. All of their draft picks should be for defense!

  3. interesting early mock…When draft does happen, there will be almost zero chance that Barkley slips out of the top 5 and for the Bears the importance of this draft should go to the offensive side of the ball to give their young QB as much help as possible the defense was actually pretty good, Trubisky needs weapons badly.

    • Agree that Trubisky needs weapons. But you don’t want to reach for a need. I don’t see a top 10 WR in this class. Bears also need pass rush help as Floyd is good but gets hurt a lot.

      I agree that Barkley falling out of top 10 may not happen, but in this scenario QBs went early and I had the Browns passing on this one.

    • They are in a tie with the Packers where a coin toss will determine who as 13 and who has the 14th pick. So yes and no…lol

  4. Like the potential of Edmunds, but I just don’t see him going above Roquan at all. Also, I don’t see the Chargers going with Brown especially since they were burned with DJ Fluker and they are both similar. Also don’t really see the Cowboys seeing choosing Payne over Vea.

    • I like Roquan a lot too and I understand that. I just think Edmunds size will intrigue teams. I also had him to San Francisco because I thought he’d complement Foster better than what Roquan would. Edmunds can play all three linebacker positions while Roquan is only a WLB or MLB.

      Yeah I get that, but in the past they have liked the bigger OT’s and even had success with King Dunlap. I’m not a huge Orlando Brown fan, but he probably goes in the first round and fits what the Chargers want to do.

      I like Vea over Payne too. But I just thought Payne fits what Marinelli likes on defense more than Vea does.

    • Ha, nope not a Bucs fan. I do like Barkley and have him as my 2nd rated player, but don’t see a team in the top 5 that desperately needs a RB. Sure you could slot him to Cleveland, but think they could pass for a guy like Fitzpatrick. Thought about Barkley to Jets but eventually changed my mind.

  5. I AM a Bucs fan, & you are correct, I don’t like the selection of Davenport. High ceiling maybe, but also–low floor?? Tampa Bay needs more of a sure thing at 5-11. Nelson is as sure thing as I have seen, watching drafts since 1984, & fits a real need. Vea, I liked a lot LAST year; I also love Payne,who I think will be a much better pro than college player, & Fitz if you see him as a big outside corner. (Let’s not forget what Julio Jones did to Los Bucos in 2017.)

  6. What team in this mock draft wins the Kirk Cousins Sweepstakes? As a Bronco fan I hope we do and take Quenton at 5. He’s a bluechip player and we need all the help on the OL. Dallas has proven drafting talented guards high work out. I think all mock sites need to include trade scenarios for this years draft. There’s no way we make it out of the 1st round without at least 3 trades.

    • I hope Cousins goes to Jacksonville, but I do think Denver wins the sweepstakes. If so I think Nelson is an option, but I have a feeling they’d go with Saquan Barkley.

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