2018 NFL Mock Draft 8.0
Published at 1/22/2018 10:24:23 AM
It's been awhile but I'm back with new predictions following championship weekend.
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History will repeat itself, the Browns will pass up on a rookie QB in the first round and continue to rock with Kizer. His numbers were better when the weapons surrounding him like Josh Gordon and a healthy WR group. Adding a back who can run and catch better then Crowell. Also the recent sucsess of rookie RB's in the league might cause them to pull the trigger here.
The Giants and Rosen have been linked together a lot. I could see the Giants pulling in a new QB early on with the new coach. Rosen fits better with the Giants then Darnold would.
Nelson will rise up on peoples boards following the combine and is a much needed player in Indy. The Colts have learned over the years that they need to protect Luck in the pocket before anything else.
Fitzpatrick is one of the best players in the draft this year. The Browns could use someone versatile seeing that many players go down to injury on this team. He had a monster year and will be a great player at the next level. The Browns have a chance to snag Darnold again here but if this teams wants a QB they would take one in the 2nd round.
The Bronco's need a new QB because Lynch is not the answer. Darnold and Rosen will battle for who is the top QB in the draft but at the end of the day they will have similar sucsess in the NFL.
The Jets have needs at the DE. Taking Chubb solves all of those problems. I think this team will go the veteren route in the offseason with Smith and take a project player in the second round.
Williams injury will cause him to slip down below Nelson in the draft but that won't bother the Bucs. They need some protection for whoever they have running the ball next season as well as pass protection.
The Bears have needs at linebacker following the disaster that they had due to injury's this season. Smith is an amazing player who has amazing physical skills and will be a force. This team will get Landry in FA which is why they will pass up on Ridley.
I know that the 49ers have bigger needs but they do need a WR. Ridley can be a plug and play type guy who can make a diffrence right away. They need a player like this if they want to maximize the offensive potential that they could have next year with Jimmy G.
Jackson is another player who will rise up the boards around the time of the combine. He is a great player and a needed player in Oakland. One thing that made the Raiders defense feared in the past was the lockdown CB play. They can try to do that agian with this pick.
Baker said he would like to play for the Dolphins. To me, this is a wake-up call to the Fins. He may have problems outside of football but Miami needs a star QB to lead the team and they don't their guy. Injury concerns will lead to this pick.
Brown is a better run blocker then pass blocking but that won't matter to the Bengals. They will take either. One thing that kiled this team was the poor play from the line. They let great player walk last year and will spend a long time trying to get what they had back.
Allen has a good frame to be an NFL QB. The Redskins will lose Kirk to the Cards in FA so they have to get their guy here. If Allen has a good supporting cast around him he could do big things.
The Packers need Guards but they can move him around if they have to. This team needs better protection anywhere to be honest and they can get that with this pick.
With Kirk Cousins coming to Arizona they need some better WR's. Fitzgerald is getting older so this team needs to look to the future. Washinton is a great downfield threat and will be a move they need to make.
The Ravens have holes at WR but I feel like they will use FA to plug some of those up. They also need a RB and Guice is a good place to start. He is a consistent runner which is something the Ravens need.