2018 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

Last update: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Major changes.
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The order of this 2018 NFL Mock Draft is based on my NFL Power Rankings.

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  1. New York Jets: Simmie Cobbs Jr., WR, Indiana
    Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are gone. Jermaine Kearse and Quincy Enunwa are not viable starters. The Jets need help at receiver.

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  2. Indianapolis Colts: Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State
    The Colts did little to help their very weak inside linebacker group, which struggled to defend tight ends and pass-catching running backs last year.

    Jerome Baker was second on Ohio State in tackles last year, taking advantage of the injury to Dante Booker. Baker has a great combination of speed and athleticism.

  3. San Francisco 49ers: Trenton Thompson, DT, Georgia
    If the 49ers are going to keep Arik Armstead on the edge with Solomon Thomas, they’ll need another defensive tackle in their new 4-3 defense.

    Trenton Thompson had some medical issues in the past, but he has seemingly gotten over them. He’s a dominant player, however, so he could still sneak into the first round.

    Pick change; previously Martez Ivey, G



  4. Chicago Bears: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
    The Bears lost Cameron Meredith to a devastating injury. Meredith may never be the same, unfortunately, so a receiver should be added early in the 2018 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Kevin Toliver, CB

  5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
    Charlie Campbell is going to have something on Hayden Hurst in the NFL Hot Press tonight. The scouting community is raving about Hurst. The Jaguars could use him, as they don’t have anything at tight end in the wake of the Julius Thomas trade.

    Pick change; previously Maea Teuhema, G

  6. Buffalo Bills: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
    It was shocking to me that the Bills didn’t address their woeful right tackle situation this offseason; Dion Dawkins was drafted, but he’s more of a guard. That’s something they’ll have to do next spring.



  7. Cleveland Browns: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
    Isaiah Crowell is an impending free agent, so the Browns may have to invest an early draft choice in a running back to replace him, depending on what transpires.

    Pick change; previously Dre’Mont Jones, DT

  8. Minnesota Vikings: Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn
    There’s a chance Teddy Bridgewater won’t be able to play again, so the Vikings could be in the market for a young quarterback to eventually supplant the mediocre Sam Bradford.

    Jarrett Stidham is a fourth potential first-round pick. Scouts are excited to watch Stidham, as he possesses great arm strength and accuracy.

    Pick change; previously Nick Fitzgerald, QB

  9. Washington Redskins: Vita Vea, NT, Washington
    The Redskins have one of the weaker defensive lines in the NFL. They replaced Chris Baker with Jonathan Allen, but they didn’t address their hole at nose tackle.

    Pick change; previously Parris Campbell, WR



  10. Cincinnati Bengals: Mitch Hyatt, OT, Clemson
    The Bengals lost Andrew Whitworth this offseason. They’ll be trying out a couple of unproven tackles this season, so they’ll probably need to address the position early in the 2018 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Jaire Alexander, CB

  11. Buffalo Bills: Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
    Kyle Williams is inching closer to retirement. Marcell Dareus, meanwhile, is a trouble-maker and could be moved at some point in the near future. The Bills have uncertainty at defensive tackle, so they could aim to address that early in the 2018 NFL Draft.

  12. Denver Broncos: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
    The Broncos had two huge needs entering the offseason. One was their offensive line, which was addressed, but not nearly enough. The second was the inside linebacker group, which wasn’t touched. Denver liked Haason Reddick, but he was chosen seven spots earlier than its selection. The Broncos can finally obtain the answer with this choice.

    Pick change; previously Micah Kiser, LB



  13. Miami Dolphins: Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin
    The Dolphins could add another offensive weapon. Addressing tight end makes sense, as I don’t have much hope for Julius Thomas.

    Pick change; previously Jordan Thomas, CB

  14. Carolina Panthers: Timon Parris, OT, Stony Brook
    The Panthers have been weak at tackle for several years now, so they need to make sure they can shore up the position sometime soon.

    Pick change; previously Mitch Hyatt, OT

  15. Detroit Lions: Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
    Ameer Abdullah is extremely talented, but he hasn’t been able to stay healthy. If he gets banged up again this year, Detroit could opt to move on with another running back.

    Pick change; previously Josh Sweat, DE




  16. Baltimore Ravens: Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
    The Ravens can’t trust Kenneth Dixon anymore, so they’ll need to find an upgrade over Terrance West.

    Pick change; previously Akrum Wadley, RB

  17. Cleveland Browns: Dante Pettis, WR, Washington
    Corey Coleman looks like he’s going to be a legitimate receiving threat in the NFL. Kenny Britt, on the other hand, seems like a waste of money. The Browns could use a better No. 2 receiver.

    Pick change; previously Ronnie Harrison, S

  18. New York Giants: Ronald Jones, RB, USC
    The Giants could acquire a new running back if Paul Perkins doesn’t prove to be a capable every-down runner.

    Pick change; previously Royce Freeman, RB

  19. San Francisco 49ers: Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida
    The 49ers could use another threat in the receiving corps, and they’ve shown that they’re willing to take chances on troubled players. Antonio Callway has some major off-the-field issues, but some team could give him a shot in the second round.

    Pick change; previously Marcell Frazier, DE

  20. Arizona Cardinals: Nick Fitzgerald, QB, Mississippi State
    There was great speculation that the Cardinals would take a quarterback this past draft. I never bought into that because Arizona doesn’t let information leak out like that. However, the fact remains that the Cardinals need to find a successor for Carson Palmer.

    Pick change; previously Dante Pettis, WR

  21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa
    The Buccaneers are taking a chance on Doug Martin reverting back to 2015 form. We’ll see if that happens. If not, they’ll be looking for a running back early in the 2018 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Ronald Jones, RB



  22. Los Angeles Chargers: Jordan Whitehead, S, Pittsburgh
    It was surprising to see the Chargers pass on Malik Hooker after he fell into their laps. An early safety could be in play in the 2018 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Armani Watts, S

  23. Dallas Cowboys: Dontavius Russell, DT, Auburn
    The Cowboys had a need at defensive tackle, but didn’t address it until late in the 2017 NFL Draft. Here’s a chance for them to make amends for that.



  24. Kansas City Chiefs: Marcell Frazier, DE/OLB, Missouri
    It doesn’t seem like Tamba Hali will be around much longer, so the Chiefs should look into adding another edge rusher.

    Pick change; previously Kendall Joseph, LB

  25. New York Jets: Maea Teuhema, G, LSU
    The Jets can address any position early in the 2018 NFL Draft with it making sense, excluding safety. Something they must do is bolster their poor offensive line to protect Sam Darnold.

  26. Green Bay Packers: Brian Allen, C, Michigan State
    The Packers lost one center this offseason, and they could end up seeing the other depart, as Corey Linsley is a free agent next spring.

  27. Tennessee Titans: Porter Gustin, DE/OLB, USC
    Brian Orakpo won’t be around much longer, so the Titans will have to find a successor for him in one of the next couple of offseasons.

  28. Oakland Raiders: Kendall Joseph, LB, Clemson
    The Raiders have an abysmal linebacking corps that they absolutely need to address with multiple upgrades.

    Pick change; previously Derrick Nnadi, DT

  29. Cleveland Browns: Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State
    We’ll see if Shon Coleman can remedy the Browns’ hole at right tackle. If not, Cleveland could search for an upgrade at the position early in the 2018 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Ronnie Harrison, S

  30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Chase Litton, QB, Marshall
    Ben Roethlisberger has discussed retirement, so the Steelers need to think about using an early selection on a quarterback.

  31. New England Patriots: Tony Brown, CB, Alabama
    The Patriots haven’t traded Malcolm Butler, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be on the team much longer, so here’s a replacement.

  32. Atlanta Falcons: Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State
    The Falcons have three defensive linemen set to hit free agency next spring, so this is an area they could attack in the 2018 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Jerry Tillery, DT





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