2018 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2



Last update: Thursday, April 19, 2018. Major changes.
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The order of this 2018 NFL Mock Draft is based on the real 2018 NFL Draft Order.


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  1. Cleveland Browns: Sony Michel, RB, Georgia
    If the Browns do the insanely foolish thing and pass on Saquon Barkley with the first-overall pick, they'll be looking at someone like Sony Michel or Ronald Jones atop Round 2. Both of those prospects have great potential, but neither is the dynamic, game-changing athlete Barkley is.

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  2. New York Giants: Lorenzo Carter, DE/OLB, Georgia
    Bradley Chubb has been discussed as an option for the Giants at No. 2 overall. Perhaps they'd take Chubb if the Browns did the sensible thing. However, that's not likely to happen, and the Giants can just obtain a talented edge rusher atop the second frame anyway. New York needs one in the wake of Jason Pierre-Paul's departure.

  3. Cleveland Browns: Donte Jackson, CB, LSU
    Despite the additions they made this offseason, the Browns are still in search of cornerback help. There are plenty of options for them here in Round 2.

    Pick change; previously Brian O'Neill, OT





  4. Indianapolis Colts: Ronald Jones, RB, USC
    Frank Gore is gone, and Jim Irsay hinted that his team would use an early-round selection on a running back. There's a report in our NFL Draft Rumors page that the Colts like Ronald Jones.

  5. Indianapolis Colts: Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
    Vontae Davis is officially gone, as he signed with the Bills. The Colts had just one viable cornerback in Rashaan Melvin, but he signed elsewhere as well. Here's some needed help for the secondary.



  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
    As mentioned in the first round, the Buccaneers really need to make sure Jameis Winston plays better in 2018. Part of that will require finding a better running back to replace Doug Martin, who was recently cut.

  7. Chicago Bears: Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
    The Bears signed a couple of cornerbacks to contracts this offseason, but that doesn't mean that they're not looking for another one. They've shown plenty of interest in many of the cornerbacks in this class, including Isaiah Oliver.



  8. Denver Broncos: Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond
    There's some debate on my Facebook wall right now about whether or not the Broncos will pass on Josh Rosen at No. 5 overall. If they do, Kyle Lauletta is someone they could target at this spot. I think Denver would take Lauletta over Mason Rudolph.

  9. Oakland Raiders: Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford
    The Raiders attempted to sign Ndamukong Suh this offseason, but failed. I expect them to obtain an interior disruptor in the first couple of rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft.



  10. Miami Dolphins: Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
    The Dolphins could add another offensive weapon. Addressing tight end makes sense, given that the team doesn't even have one.

  11. New England Patriots: Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
    There are questions about Rob Gronkowski's future in the NFL in the wake of his retirement talks. Even still, I'm sure New England would love to run a two-tight end offense that it once had with Gronkowski and the late Aaron Hernandez.

    Pick change; previously Mason Rudolph, QB

  12. Washington Redskins: Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn
    The Redskins are looking for a new running back, as all the options they have at the position are pretty lackluster.

  13. Green Bay Packers: James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
    The Packers will have to find a new receiver to replace Aaron Rodgers' long-time weapon, Jordy Nelson, who signed with the Raiders this offseason. James Washington would be a logical option in Round 2.

    Pick change; previously Justin Reid, S



  14. Cincinnati Bengals: Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
    Cincinnati's defense has never been the same since losing Reggie Nelson. The Bengals failed to find a replacement in free agency, so here's their opportunity to bolster their safety situation.

  15. Arizona Cardinals: Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
    As mentioned in the opening round, the Cardinals have a big need at receiver. They have to find a starter across from Larry Fitzgerald for the present and a new No. 1 for the near future.

    Pick change; previously Tyrell Crosby, OT




  16. Los Angeles Chargers: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
    The Chargers will reportedly strongly consider a quarterback in the second round. Mason Rudolph would be a logical option for them at this juncture.

    Pick change; previously Jessie Bates, S

  17. Indianapolis Colts: Brian O'Neill, OT, Pittsburgh
    The Colts' offensive line was a mess last season. A nice addition was made to the interior this offseason, but a new right tackle is still needed.

    Pick change; previously Donte Jackson, CB

  18. Dallas Cowboys: Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
    There are rumblings that the Cowboys will cut Dez Bryant following the draft. They need a new No. 1 receiver, as Bryant has regressed in recent seasons.

  19. Detroit Lions: Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
    The Lions need to spend an early resource to improve their dreadful ground game. They could take a running back as early as No. 20 overall, but this makes sense as well.

  20. Baltimore Ravens: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
    The offensive line must be upgraded, and Orlando Brown would start immediately at right tackle, which was a big problem area for Baltimore. Brown, despite struggling at the combine, would continue the legacy of his late, great father, who was a dominant presence for Baltimore in the late 90s.

  21. Buffalo Bills: D.J. Chark, WR, LSU
    There was a disturbing video of Zay Jones released this offseason, so it's unclear if Buffalo can count on him going forward. If not, that just leaves Kelvin Benjamin, so a new No. 2 receiver will be needed.



  22. Kansas City Chiefs: Dorance Armstrong, DE/OLB, Kansas
    Tamba Hali is as good as gone, so the Chiefs need to find another potent edge rusher to start across from Justin Houston.

  23. Carolina Panthers: Jessie Bates, S, Wake Forest
    The Panthers continue to bolster their secondary, which has major holes at both cornerback and safety.

    Pick change; previously Hayden Hurst, TE



  24. Buffalo Bills: Justin Jones, DT, N.C. State
    The Bills overpaid for Star Lotulelei this offseason, so that means they now have two run-stuffing defensive tackles. What they lack is someone who can create a pass rush in the interior.

    Pick change; previously Billy Price, C

  25. Tennessee Titans: Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
    Edge rusher is a big need for the Titans, so it wouldn't surprise me if they sink multiple resources into the position in the first few rounds of the draft.

  26. Atlanta Falcons: B.J. Hill, NT, N.C. State
    The Falcons' defense was incredibly soft against the Eagles in the divisional round of the playoffs. They have to strengthen the interior of their defensive line, and they can do that with this selection.

    Pick change; previously Braden Smith, G

  27. San Francisco 49ers: Connor Williams, G/OT, Texas
    The 49ers are going to use another pick on a position that they pursued in free agency, but failed to address. They tried to sign Andrew Norwell, but he went to Jacksonville. Here's their new guard.

    Connor Williams is seen by many as a tackle, but some NFL personnel believe that because of a lack of length, he'll have to play guard even though he's not really strong enough to play guard.

  28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Justin Reid, S, Stanford
    Outside of linebacker, it could've been argued that safety was Pittsburgh's need heading into the offseason. Morgan Burnett was signed, but he's just a short-term fix.

    Pick change; previously B.J. Hill, NT

  29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
    The Jaguars could use a new tight end, as they signed Austin Seferian-Jenkins as a short-term solution, but then ended up cutting Marcedes Lewis.

  30. Minnesota Vikings: Nathan Shepherd, DT, Fort Hays State
    There have been reports indicating that Sharrif Floyd may never play again, which is a shame. Sheldon Richardson was signed, but for just one year. Here's a long-term plan at the position.

  31. New England Patriots: Terrell Edmunds, LB/S, Virginia Tech
    The Patriots desperately need help at linebacker, as the injury-prone Dont'a Hightower is their only viable starter at the position.

  32. Cleveland Browns: Trenton Thompson, DT, Georgia
    The Browns acquired several players recently, but they did manage to trade one away. That was Danny Shelton, a run-plugger. Larry Ogunjobi will take his place, but Cleveland needs an interior rusher to start next to Ogunjobi.



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