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2018 NFL Mock Draft by Lammyj22 - 12.31
Published at 12/31/2017 1:34:42 AM

The descriptions get shorter but he end of the first round because I was tired and wanted to finish this draft before the end of the year. Don't be surprised if im an idiot with some of my selections this time.

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Round 1

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

I think is the best overall player in the draft by far, and would be stupid to let him fall out of the number one overall pick, where he deserves to be. Josh Rosen has shown that he has zero interest in being a Brown, and with a stacked QB class already and what will most likely be the 3rd or 4th pick, why lose take a QB now that you could take at 4, and still get the best player in the draft overall. Has drawn comparison to Adrian Peterson and Marshall Faulk. Will be a beast in the NFL.

Other Picks: Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen

2. Giants: Josh Rosen, Quarterback, UCLA

Rosen has spoken out like Eli did years ago, about how he would rather play for the Giants than the Browns. Would be interesting to see if the Giants go QB here, even though David Gettleman has stated that Eli will most likely be the starter next year, unless some drastic thing happens like he retires or gets injured. Is the best QB in the draft and would fit well in a struggling offense.

Other Picks: Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Connor Williams

3. Colts: Connor Williams, Offensive Tackle, Texas

Andrew Luck needs to stay on the field in order for the Colts to have a winning season, I know I can't come up with anything more unique to say about this pick, but thats as simple as it gets. The Colts will not be successful with the offensive line they have now, and Chuck Pagano is out next years, so I expect the Colts to stay behind Luck, but I think they will clean house on the offensive line, and someone of Connor Williams stature will do just fine as a LT in the league.

Other Picks: Quenton Nelson, Mike McGlinchey, Minkah Fitzpatrick

4. Browns: Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, Oklahoma

The QB gets take here. Mayfield has had a great year, winning the Heisman and bringing Oklahoma to the 3 seed, and whatever will happen within the next couple days could improve his draft stock. Plus the way that Sam Darnold played against OSU, he could be on the decline, just for a little bit though, after the combine I expect his value to rise again. But, here is the QB they could have taken 1, but waited on.

Other Picks: Calvin Ridley, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson

5. Buccaneers: Bradley Chubb, Defensive End, N.C. State

DE will be a big position to clean up for the Bucs, one of the worst pass rush in the league, which pretty much led to their poor season. Everyone was high on Tampa because of their offense, and how it looked on paper. What everyone forgot was, Cameron Brate starting and the fact the the Bucs defense can't keep the Bucs interested in the game. They need to figure out what to do with their defense since their offense looks set for the next 5 years.

Other Picks: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Arden Key, Clelin Ferrell

6. Broncos: Sam Darnold, Quarterback, USC

The Broncos look like they could really use a QB, since they went through all 3 QB's within the course of the season and none of them looked to be the answer at that position. Plus they will be lucky to sit at 6 and possibly add one of the better QB's in the draft, although I rate Josh Rosen better than Darnold, Darnold does have the better upside than any other QB in the draft. Plus with offensive weapons already around him, he could come out and win right away, which is tough to do as a rookie QB.

Other Picks: Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Minkah Fitzpatrick

7. Jets: Josh Allen, Quarterback, Wyoming

Josh Allen is a QB that plays with the same play style that Josh McCown plays with. I think Allen will end up being a much better player than McCown however, but I think it will take a couple years before Allen gets used to the NFL style of play. Although he does have some good receiving options already with Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse. Won't want to miss what Josh Allen will do within the next couple years.

Other Picks: Lamar Jackson, Arden Key, Joshua Jackson

8. 49ers: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Safety, Alabama

It's a shame that a DB that plays this well will fall to pick 8, however we did see that last year with Malik Hooker and he turned out just fine. Is a clear cut safety, though does have potential to play CB, although I would much rather him shift down to play nickel instead of outside one on one. Would be a great addition to a young 49ers defense, and could be a new rising of star power in the NFC West.

Other Picks: Calvin Ridley, Courtland Sutton, Joshua Jackson

9. Bears: Courtland Sutton, Wide Receiver, SMU

The Bears would play a lot better if they had Cameron Meredith healthy for the year. The WR core of the Bears looked poor, even thought Kendall Wright looked really good. Wouldn't mind seeing another wide out to pair with Cameron Meredith next year and make the Bears offense a young star studded team. Think of Trubisky, Howard, Meredith, Sutton and Shaheen in the future. Could be the next super team.

Other Picks: Calvin Ridley, Joshua Jackson, Derwin James

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

The O-Line needs help and Nelson is one of the better interior lineman that could help a struggling Bengals offense. Losing Whitworth and Zietler has been proven to be 2 big loses to the o-line and will need to find rookies to play on that level once they feel comfortable in the NFL like Whitworth and Zietler did. Nelson would be a big improvement and could make to be a pro bowl OG.

Other Picks: Arden Key, Joshua Jackson, Mike McGlinchey

11. Raiders: Derwin James, Safety, Florida State

As much as I would love to select a Bryce Love for the Raiders, their secondary is pretty bad, and they will need someone else to fill in Reggie Nelsons role, and I think Derwin James would do a really good job. Gareon Conley did a fine job his first year in the league, and Derwin James could help at the safety position. Going secondary two years in a row isn't that bad, especially when both picks have played at high levels in college. Wouldn't mind seeing this happen, paired up with Kaleb Joseph.

Other Picks: Arden Key, Bryce Love, Orlando Brown

12. Dolphins: Mike McGlinchey, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame

Tunsil is a great OG in the league, but OT this year kicked his ass and he will need to move back to OG if they want to succeed. Mike McGlinchey is a really good OT and could fill in fine to where Tunsil was previously playing. Would make their O-line a lot better, and maybe they could keep their pro bowl RB next year, instead of trading him to the Eagles. Im sorry but trading Jay Ajayi is crazy, especially when it is mostly your O-Line's fault. Could have been really good offensively next years. Will have to find a new play maker at that position.

Other Picks: Orlando Brown, Willy Hernandez, Denzel Ward

13. Cardinals: Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle, Washington

Because Washington was one of the best running defenses in college football this past year, Vita Vea could see to be a big addition to a struggling defensive line. The Cardinals have a struggling defensive line and Vea is one of the best run stoppers in the draft this year. Could also see many more DT's be taken, but I like Vea best.

Other Picks: Maurice Hurst, Lamar Jackson, Arden Key

14. Redskins: Denzel Ward, Cornerback, Ohio State

Josh Norman is currently in a funk as he hasn't't been the same presence since he was still in Carolina. Denzel Ward is a really good cover CB and could turn around the Redskins poor secondary. Could argue to take a Safety there since no one knows whether or not Su'a Cravens is coming back to take over his spot at Safety again or not. Will be an interesting night for the Redskins

Other Picks: Ronnie Harrison, Joshua Jackson, Calvin Ridley

15. Packers: Billy Price, Offensive Guard, Ohio State

With the constant injuries on the Packers line, it wouldn't be a bad idea to add another O-Lineman to their roster to help out the big name Aaron Rodgers. Plus no coach wants to see Aaron Rodgers out for the season with a broken collar bone, unless you're the opposing teams coach. Mike McCarthy needs to fix his O-line and also protect Rodgers from any more injuries.

Other Picks: Willy Hernandez, Braden Smith, Joshua Jackson

16. Chargers: Orlando Brown, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma

I love the Chargers offense and their defense has been better of late, but I think they are one step away from having a really good offensive line and that is by adding Orlando Brown. Can play both tackle positions and would be a great pass blocker for a major pass blocking team. Plus he has had some spots where he has been a really good run blocker, would be a big upgrade for the Chargers.

Other Picks: Martinas Rankins, Roquan Smith, Malik Jefferson

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