NFL Mock Draft 2018

Draft Day is here! 32 young prospects will have their lifelong dreams fulfilled. Here is my one and only 2018 first-round mock draft. By the time you read this, I will already want to change a pick or two, and especially by the start of the draft, but, alas, it’s time to rock and roll.

It took trial and error, but I did manage to predict 4 quarterbacks being selected in the first 5 picks. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if “only” three or possibly less end up going in the top 10. I have things getting very interesting within the lottery, but that’s hardly a lock to be the case. There are a handful of trades, and frankly, I believe one or two more are possible. There is no shortage of teams looking to move down, I’m just not sure how many give real value to move up, especially outside of the top 10. Teams such as the Bears, Broncos, and Colts are willing to move down so several trades could occur inside the top 10. Since this is a quarterback-heavy draft, teams selecting at 6-10, are picking from players who would normally go Top 10. The 49ers have a great chance to get some defensive depth, the Colts most likely will pick the best player available the Bears will either go after the best linebacker in the draft Roquan Smith, or the best linemen in the draft Quenton Nelson. All in all, this draft will be a great one!

However, have a look!

  1. Browns select Baker Mayfield QB/Oklahoma
  2. Giants select Saquon Barkley RB/Penn State
  3. Jets select Josh Rosen QB/UCLA
  4. Browns trade to Buffalo for No.12 and No. 24, Bills select Sam Darnold QB/USC
  5. Broncos trade to Arizona for No. 15 and 2 other late round picks, Cardinals select Josh Allen QB/Wyoming
  6. Colts select Bradley Chubb DE/NC State
  7. Buccaneers select Derwin James S/Florida St.
  8. Bears select Quenton Nelson OG/Notre Dame
  9. 49ers select Minkah Fitzpatrick FS/Alabama
  10. Raiders select Roquan Smith OLB/Georgia
  11. Dolphins select Tremaine Edmunds
  12. (Bills traded to Browns) Browns select Denzel Ward, CB/Ohio State
  13. Redskins select Vita Vea DT/Washington
  14. Packers select Jaire Alexander CB/Louisville
  15. Broncos trade again, this time with the Saints for the No. 27 and a 3rd Saints select Lamar Jackson QB/Louisville
  16. Ravens select Calvin Ridley WR/Alabama
  17. Chargers select Da’Ron Payne DL/Alabama
  18. Seahawks select Marcus Davenport DE/UTSA
  19. Cowboys select Leighton Vander Esch LB/Boise State
  20. Lions select Will Hernandez OG/Texas-El Paso
  21. Bengals select Frank Ragnow C/Arkansas
  22. (Bills trade to Browns) Browns select Mike McGlinchey OT/Notre Dame
  23. Patriots select Kolton Miller OT/UCLA
  24. Panthers select Justin Reid S/Stanford
  25. Titans select Harold Landry DE/Boston College
  26. Falcons select Taven Bryan DL/Florida
  27. (Saints trade to Broncos) Broncos select Hayden Hurst TE/South Carolina
  28. Steelers select Rashaan Evans LB/Alabama
  29. Jaguars select D.J. Moore WR/Maryland
  30. Vikings select Isaiah Wynn OG/Georgia
  31. Patriots select James Daniels C/Iowa
  32. Eagles select Derrius Guice RB/LSU

 

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