2018 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 - Picks 17-32



Last update: Friday, April 28, 2017. Some changes.
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  1. Miami Dolphins: Cameron Smith, LB, USC
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: Charles Harris, DE

    The Dolphins wanted an edge rusher in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. If they couldn't get one, they would've gone after Jarrad Davis had he been available. Here's another linebacker option.

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  2. New York Giants: Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: Evan Engram, TE

    The Giants have a couple of offensive linemen - Justin Pugh, Weston Richburg - set to hit free agency just prior to the 2018 NFL Draft. Retaining both could be difficult, and New York is apparently aware of this because the front office has tried to court some guards in free agency - even after signing D.J. Fluker.




  3. New Orleans Saints: Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio State
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: Marshon Lattimore, CB and Ryan Ramczyk, OT

    The Saints have numerous issues on defense at every level. This includes their pass rush, which they could easily have addressed in the opening round of the 2017 NFL Draft. They did not, so here we are.

  4. Dallas Cowboys: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: Taco Charlton, DE

    The Cowboys have a great offense because of their offensive line and young backfield. Dez Bryant is also great when healthy. What's missing is a second receiver (or a first when Bryant is injured).

    Courtland Sutton shocked many by going back to school because had a chance to be a first-round this April.



  5. Los Angeles Chargers: Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: Mike Williams, WR

    The Chargers signed Russell Okung this offseason, but he obviously can't be counted on to stay healthy. I'm sure the front office will realize this quickly, prompting them to select a left tackle who can shield Philip Rivers as he enters the twilight of his career.

  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C.State
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: O.J. Howard, TE

    Robert Ayers is just a temporary solution for the Buccaneers at defensive end. They'll need a long-term starter across from Noah Spence to help put pressure on Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees.



  7. Buffalo Bills: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: Tre'Davious White, CB

    If Deshaun Watson can go in the first round, Lamar Jackson can as well. The Bills might be looking for a quarterback if they decide to part ways with Tyrod Taylor after this season.

  8. Detroit Lions: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: Jarrad Davis, LB

    Ameer Abdullah hasn't proven that he can stay healthy yet. If he endures another injury-prone campaign, the Lions will have no choice but to move on. They could even spend their 2018 first-round pick on a running back.

    Derrius Guice would be a great replacement. Guice hasn't seen as much action as he deserves because he played behind Leonard Fournette. However, he's very talented and would've started for almost every other team in the country.



  9. Seattle Seahawks: Harold Landry, DE/OLB, Boston College
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: None

    The Seahawks will need a new edge rusher soon, as Cliff Avril doesn't have many more years of high-level play. It's not out of the question that Seattle will pick a pass-rusher early in the 2017 NFL Draft. Here's the other option.

  10. Tennessee Titans: Byron Cowart, DE, Auburn
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: Corey Davis, WR and Adoree Jackson, CB

    The Titans could be looking for a young edge rusher here, as Brian Orakpo will be 32 right after the 2018 NFL Draft.



  11. Atlanta Falcons: Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: Takkarist McKinley, DE/OLB

    The Falcons signed Dontari Poe this offseason, but that was just to a 1-year "prove it" deal. Poe, like Ra'Shede Hageman, will be a free agent next spring, so Atlanta could be in the market for a big-time interior defensive lineman.

  12. Pittsburgh Steelers: Adonis Alexander, CB, Virginia Tech
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: T.J. Watt, DE/OLB

    The Steelers are looking to obtain a cornerback early in the 2017 NFL Draft. If they fail to do so - I have them missing out in my 2017 NFL Mock Draft - so this becomes an option in 2018.



  13. Philadelphia Eagles: Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: Derek Barnett, DE

    Both Alshon Jeffery and Jordan Matthews will be free agents after this season, so the Eagles will need another receiver.

    Parris Campbell has yet to do much at Ohio State, but league contacts have told Charlie Campbell that they expect the Ohio State wideout to have a breakout 2017 campaign.

  14. Oakland Raiders: Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: Gareon Conley, CB

    Latavius Murray defected for Minnesota, but the coaching staff didn't want to give him the full workload anyway. As a result, I could see the Raiders spending an early-round selection on a running back, given that Marshawn Lynch won't be on the roster for very long.

  15. Green Bay Packers: Martez Ivey, G/OT, Florida
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: None

    The Packers have lost a couple of very talented guards recently in Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang. Following this offseason, Lane Taylor and Don Barclay are set to hit free agency. It could be time for Green Bay to address the guard position.

  16. New England Patriots: Jordan Whitehead, S, Pittsburgh
    2017 NFL Draft Pick: None

    The Patriots may want to address the safety position early in the 2018 or 2019 NFL Drafts. Patrick Chung will be an impending free agent in the 2018 offseason, while Devin McCourty will be a few months away from 31 at this juncture.



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