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



Last update: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Major changes.
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  1. Detroit Lions: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
    The Lions really need to focus on bolstering their pass rush, and they could use an interior presence to go along with A'Shawn Robinson. Christian Wilkins is one of the top players available, as he could go closer to No. 10, so this is a great bargain.

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    Pick change; previously Austin Bryant, DE



  2. Buffalo Bills: Vita Vea, NT, Washington
    The Bills inexplicably traded Marcell Dareus when they were 5-2, so they're now weak up the middle. That will need to change, especially with Kyle Williams' career winding down.

    Pick change; previously Christian Wilkins, DT

  3. Green Bay Packers: Dorance Armstrong, DE/OLB, Kansas
    The Packers had a big need at outside linebacker entering the draft. They didn't address the position aside from selecting Vince Biegel in the fourth round, however, so that's something they could target early in the 2018 NFL Draft. Clay Matthews is a famous star because of the commercials, but he really hasn't played consistently in several years, as it appears as though all of the injuries have taken a toll on him.





  4. Seattle Seahawks: Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
    The Seahawks signed Dwight Freeney recently, so that tells you everything you need to know about their edge rush. Cliff Avril is hurt, but he hasn't been the same player anyway. Seattle needs a new exterior presence.

  5. Baltimore Ravens: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
    The Ravens are desperate for receiving help. Breshad Perriman has been a bust; Jeremy Maclin and Joe Flacco have never clicked; and Mike Wallace is very inconsistent. Baltimore has to find a No. 1 wideout.



  6. Buffalo Bills: Ken Webster, CB, Ole Miss
    The Bills traded Ronald Darby to the Eagles this offseason after losing Stephon Gilmore to the Patriots. They'll need to obtain another cornerback if E.J. Gaines, an impending free agent, heads for the open market.

    Pick change; previously Joshua Jackson, CB

  7. Atlanta Falcons: Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
    The Falcons seemingly cut Jalen Collins for no reason, but then he was suspended. Regardless, they need a second cornerback across from Desmond Trufant. Luckily for them, they'll have several prospects at the position to choose from in the 20s.



  8. Carolina Panthers: Austin Bryant, DE, Clemson
    Julius Peppers and Charles Johnson aren't going to be around for much longer. Mario Addison is the only significant edge rusher on the roster right now that Carolina will have in the a couple of years, so the Panthers could go after a defensive end in the 2018 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Ronnie Harrison, S

  9. Tennessee Titans: Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
    Logan Ryan has been solid for the Titans this year, and rookie Adoree Jackson looks like he's going to be terrific for Tennessee in the slot. However, the Titans still need a No. 2 corner to play across from Ryan. They're terrible against the pass - Tom Savage nearly threw for 400 yards against them! - so an upgrade at that position would go a long way in shoring up Tennessee's struggles.



  10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
    Josh Allen has struggled this year. Once seen as a top-five prospect, Allen could easily fall into the second round. However, the Jaguars could pull the trigger in the mid-20s. They have very few holes, so much like the Broncos with Paxton Lynch a couple of years ago, they could be a playoff team that decides that they need an upgrade at quarterback. Denver's situation was different because Peyton Manning retired, but Blake Bortles is going to cost the Jaguars big time down the stretch.

  11. Los Angeles Rams: Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa
    Trumaine Johnson is an impending free agent, and he hasn't been performing well this year. Unless he turns things around down the stretch, I could see the Rams using an early draft selection on a cornerback.

    Pick change; previously Donte Jackson, CB

  12. New Orleans Saints: Billy Price, C/G, Ohio State
    The Saints have great tackle play, but they could stand to bolster the inside of their offensive line. Given how much Drew Brees cares about interior pressure, New Orleans could use a first-round selection on a blocker who can play both guard and center extremely well.

  13. Minnesota Vikings: Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
    The Vikings have a huge liability at cornerback in Trae Waynes, who has failed to live up to his first-round billing. The Vikings could decide to go back to the drawing board next offseason.

  14. New England Patriots: Taven Bryan, DT, Florida
    The Patriots had the worst defense in the NFL through six weeks. They've improved, but things still need to change. It all starts up front, where they can't generate any sort of pass rush. An interior presence would go a long way in helping them.

  15. Philadelphia Eagles: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
    The Eagles may never have Jason Peters on the field again after he tore both his ACL and MCL against the Redskins. It's unfortunate for them, but they'll have to find a new offensive tackle to pair with Lane Johnson.

  16. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
    A linebacker like Josh Allen would make sense, given the Ryan Shazier situation, but the Steelers could also use an upgrade at safety, as that happens to be the weak point of their defense (if everyone's healthy). Plus, Ronnie Harrison is a steal at No. 32.

    Pick change; previously Josh Allen, LB



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