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2018 Mock W/ Trades
Published at 3/24/2018 5:28:56 PM
2 Round Mock Draft. Follow me on Twitter @Anthony_Russo97 for NFL Draft news and opinions.
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It seems like Josh Allen and Sam Darnold are the favorites for this spot, but Rosen is my QB1 because he can make every throw and reads defenses better than every other QB in this draft. Off field and political concerns shouldn't deter any team.
I have maintained all offseason the Giants should take a QB with a pick this high. Allen has more arm talent and Baker is more accurate but Darnold has more polish and consistency to his game. Learning from Eli Manning could have him ready to step in as the eventual leader of the team.
The Jets moved to this spot to get a QB. The question here is Baker or Josh Allen. Mayfield has his question marks but his accuracy and throwing outside the pocket are undeniable and he has the personality to shine in New York.
Browns receive 12th overall, 22nd overall, and a 2019 2nd round pick
Four QBs in four picks? Why not. The Bills clearly want a QB and John Dorsey would like to move down and add more talent in the 1st round. For the Bills, Allen has a huge arm, size, and athleticism but Allen will need time to develop his decision making.
With the top four QBs gone, the Broncos should go BPA and Barkley would be a great addition to immediately win games. His speed and explosiveness in the run and pass game would give the Broncos a building block almost as good as a franchise QB.
Regardless of who is QB for the Colts, they must be protected. Nelson is the best offensive lineman prospect in years and would be an instant starter and can very well be an all-pro year 1.
The Bucs have added Jason Pierre-Paul and Vinny Curry to shore up their pass rush and now can go after a safety to pair with Brent Grimes and Vernon Hargreaves. Fitzpatrick is smart and physical and will be an instant upgrade over Chris Conte.
The Bears retained Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara and signed Taylor Gabriel and Allen Robinson which allows them to address other spots. Offensive line could still use retooling but Roquan is a plug and play linebacker next to Danny Trevathan.
49ers receive 12th overall, 64th overall, and 205th overall
If Chubb is somehow here Cleveland is primed to move back up to 9 and get the premier edge rusher in this class to pair with Myles Garrett.
The Raiders should be looking to improve their linebacking corps and Edmunds is raw but has elite physical traits that Paul Guenther can mold in to one of the great defensive players.
Miami seems to be in the QB market heading into the draft but with the top four gone, going offensive line or secondary seems like the logical move. Ward is athletic, fluid, and technical and will be a great corner opposite the emerging Xavien Howard.
Joe Staley is nearing retirement and can use an eventual heir to his spot. Williams doesn't have elite traits but has the film of the best pass blocker in the draft.
The Redskins need a true 3-4 NT and Johnathan Hankins has yet to sign anywhere. Assuming he doesn't sign with the Redskins, Vea is a great fit and would be an exciting partner with Jonathan Allen.
Mike Pettine is excited to know Muhammed Wilkerson is joining his defense but he can still use a pass rusher off the edge. Davenport is raw but shined in the Senior Bowl and has loads of potential.
The Cardinals are looking for weapons with the departures of John and Jaron Brown and Larry Fitzgerald likely on his last legs. Sutton is a big body receiver who can be a physical red zone target that can hopefully learn a lot from Larry Legend.
Ronnie Stanley seems to have been a successful pick but RT remains a question mark. McGlinchey is as sure a RT prospect as there is in this draft and would immediately improve the Ravens shoddy run game.