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2018 NFL Mock Draft by Bpod16 - Week 8
Published at 10/24/2017 3:19:10 PM

There are 3 assumptions I'm working off of. 1:The Browns defense is not as bad as the box scores show, the offence just can't stay on the field. 2:The 49ers head coach Kyle Shannan is a football genius- keeping the 49ers within a field goal 5/7 games so far. Look for best prospect available 3:Kirk Cousins goes to Jacksonville in free agency. Why? his passer rating surpasses almost everyone other QB when they run play action. Leonard Fournette's ability to never lose yardage makes defences stack the box, and the combination of Hurns and Lee make for goos screen combos which Cousins has struggled with (when opposing defences blitz).

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Round 1

Picks 1-16
1. Browns: Saquon Barkley, Running Back, Penn State

Let's put it all out there, Hue Jackson needs some weapons for one of his 3 QBs so his offence can score.

Crowell just doesn't fit with this offence, no matter what way they give him the ball. Running the ball more will help the QBs, as shown in the past weeks, every Browns QB has struggled during blitz.

Barkley has transformed the Penn State offence and could transform the Browns offence. He very well may be the #1 pick in the draft.

2. 49ers: Luke Falk, Quarterback, Washington State

Okay hear me out- Falk had an embarrassing game against Cal, but he may be the best system QB in this draft. There is more to that I think needs to be put in detail.
1. He's great at calling audibles and I think will master Shanahan's playbook.
2. He semi-athletic kinda like a slow Carson Wentz, except he's agile in the pocket and can extend the play enough
3. This kid is tough. He will stand in the pocket and take hits.
4. His accuracy is okay, but I think will improve over time.
5. He's confident, yet humble which is the John Lynch style player. Comes to work everyday and wouldn't boast.

3. Giants: Mike McGlinchey, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame

We say Eli has 2 or 3 good years left, but if he keeps getting hit like he has than he wouldn't.

The Giants themselves are an interesting team as they are desperate for Oline, but they need to hit or else get another bust. So they choose McGlinchey, the safest pick, no injuries, dedicated, hard working, etc.

Need i say again he's the safest O-line pick and the Giants cannot afford to mess this up.

4. Colts: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Safety, Alabama

Offence isn't good, defense is worse... I don't expect Pigano to be here next year nor do i expect another best player mentality pick. The colts need Andrew Luck to be healthy, but they need to take the ball away from opposing offences. Jacksonville has begun to model a new defensive way where secondary is so good they force coverage sacks. So you pick the best Corner/Safety.

Fitzpatrick along with Hooker is dangerous and will transform this defense to allow its average D-line to get sacks.

5. Raiders: Arden Key, Defensive End, LSU

Do I expect the Raiders to be top 5 in the draft? absolutely not.

But i set it to default so we might as well have fun.

Mack on one side, Arden Key on the other.
Now i realize this may not be a safe pick anymore, as Keys box score has fluctuated, but watch the way he plays. He reminds me of a young Aldon Smith, and if they can take a chance at that, you may find 2 of the best pass rushers in the game on one team...

6. Chargers: Derwin James, Safety, Florida State

If someone told philup Rivers he was gonna be replaced by a rookie I think he would have an Alex Smith-like year. (So they draft a QB in the second round- probably Baker Mayfield who kinda reminds me of Rivers...)

However the safety position in LA has been struggling since Weddle left and James will fill that void easily.

7. Bears: Equanimeous St. Brown, Wide Receiver, Notre Dame

Ive made this argument to my friends... Chicago needs a bigger Wr because of the hieght of CBs in the Division. Rhodes- Massive. Kevin King- also big. Darius Slay- not huge but a physical freak. Brown may not be the best Wr out of Krik and Ridley, but i think he'll be that Alshon Jeffrey that the Bears have missed.

8. Bengals: Quenton Nelson, Offensive Guard, Notre Dame

O-line pick for the Bengals. Watch a game and then report back, there is no other position that Bengals need more.

Nelson is another safe pick, and i think round 2 Bengals will select a tackle

9. Buccaneers: Da'Ron Payne, Defensive Tackle, Alabama

The Buccs end up in top 10. Everyone believed they were the Dark Horse for playoffs( I guess only time will tell).

Anyways, their d-line needs more depth and greater push. Some one other than McCoy has to push this pocket so the Scat backs (Freeman, McCaffrey, and Kamaria) have no where to run.

Payne is your typical Alabama prospect that everyone raves about and then kinda forget that team has (see Jon Allen who had a great year before his injury). Payne will be a better run stuffer than Allen, but will add to the pass rusher and possibly force double teams freeing McCoy to get Sacks.

10. Cowboys: Martinas Rankin, Offensive Tackle, Mississippi State

Right tackle gets an upgrade and Zeke will run further. The Right Tackle position for Dallas has been spotty this year.

11. Ravens: Derrius Guice, Running Back, LSU

Guice is the perfect one cut back and provides great hands. More importantly the Ravens Offence cannot succeed without a good RB.

Flacco excels at Play Action and they can finally keep there defense off the field.

12. Cardinals: Josh Rosen, Quarterback, UCLA

Bruce Arians will Smarten Rosen up real quick, thats why I think this is a match made in heaven. Arizona has been known to take players with off the field problems. While Rosen has been good this year, scouts always look at your history..

Rosen replaced Palmer and gives Arizonas offence a revamping. He's smart and aggressive downfield. Once he gets chemistry with his Receivers I think he'll trust them and take the shots down field, which Arrians loves.

13. Jets: Sam Darnold, Quarterback, USC

Darnold is good, but the interceptions he has thrown will drive NFL coaches UP THE WALL. Darnold and McCown work for a year and Jets official revamping begins.

14. Browns: Calvin Ridley, Wide Receiver, Alabama

Again I think Kirk is the best receiver in the draft, but Corey Coleman is similar to Kirk and the Browns need a reliable #1. Enter Ridley who is polished route runner and has sticked-hands.

This Browns offence looks much different with 2 new weapons..

15. Titans: Christian Wilkins, Defensive Tackle, Clemson

"This is the year Titans make the playoffs" said every NFL analysis.., well 4-3 in what is a "young" division, so what is going on? I don't believe the D-line (3-4(NOT ORAKPO OR MORGAN, But Casey) are pushing the pocket enough.

Wilkins gives them more push and can be a dominate inside pass rusher.

16. Lions: Bo Scarborough, Running Back, Alabama

The lions are the most underperforming team in the league right now. Matt Stafford cannot do it alone.

Scarborough is a second day prospect, but the lions love to reach... He's powerful and gives the Lions a redzone and short yardage threat. If they give it to him 30 times a game than we may see a 16 game HEALTHY Matt Stafford... Think how dominate he would be then.

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