2018 NFL Mock Draft by jman42s - 3.29
Published at 3/29/2018 6:28:21 PM
Tried to keep the draft as predictable as possible filling holes rather than crazy trades and strange picks.
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Cleveland goes for Darnold highest ceiling QB in the draft. He can sit behind Tyrod Taylor and work on his decision making.
With no real starting QB on roster the Bills take the most NFL ready QB in the draft.
Understudy to McCown and Bridgewater. Baker will learn how to behave like an NFL QB then battle Bridgewater for the starting job for the 2019 season.
Best player in the draft falls to Cleveland at 4 after passing on him at 1. Browns take Barkley because he's the best RB prospect since Gurley and without the injury concerns. Paring Barkley with with Hyde and Johnson instantly gives Cleveland the best backfield in the league and keeps injury concerns of Hyde being the premier back out of mind.
Case Keenum looks to be the guy in Denver so they take Nelson to protect their new QB and help establish the run game more.
After taking Malik Hooker last year the Colts continue to improve on defense bringing in an amazing pass rushing talent to pressure the QB opposite Jabaal Sheard.
The TJ Ward experiment failed its time to take the best overall DB in the draft who can form a great secondary with Grimes and Hargreaves.
With no clear O linemen to take this high the Bears get the LB they've been lacking since Urlacher's retirement. Paired with their solid secondary the Bears defense looks to be very solid and a good compliment for the new offense.
Ward is the best pure CB in the draft. With QB figured out and a stellar front 7 pairing Ward with Sherman and company creates a legitimate shut down defense.
Due to free agency Oakland is set at linebacker, the offense looks fine with the line, Carr, Lynch/Richard, Cooper/Jordy, and Cook. The secondary is fine with Conley, Joseph, and Obi Melifonwu.
Note: Could also see Josh Jackson being taken to help with the size of WRs in the division (Williams SD, Thomas DEN)
With the departure of Timmons and the return of Tannehill holes have changed in Miami. Linebacker is a huge need, Edmunds has the twitch and pure physicality just needs to work on not taking himself out of plays by being overly aggressive.
Giants get their future franchise QB after trading down. Got an extra pick and an understudy for Eli.
Finish bulking up the defense with more help on the line. Barring any injuries Washington is playoff ready.
Giants trade back up to get protection for Eli and eventually Allen as well as to help the running backs a position they'll addressing the 2nd round.
With Bradford QB isn't a huge need, Larry isn't getting any younger and setting up a young QB; who will be taken later in the draft or next season, with a top target to go to will do them well. Also, after Larry's retirement the offense would have become completely one dimensional.
After not really getting any WRs in free agency the Ravens get a new number 1 target for Flacco as his window beings to close.