2018 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 – Picks 17-32

Last update: Thursday, Sept. 14, 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. Carolina Panthers: Iman Marshall, CB, USC
    James Bradberry has played well thus far, but Carolina’s defense hasn’t been the same since losing Josh Norman. Having a true, No. 1 shutdown cornerback would help the Panthers get back to their dominant ways.

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  2. Detroit Lions: Andrew Brown, DE/DT, Virginia
    Haloti Ngata turns 34 right after the season, and he happens to be a free agent anyway. The Lions will need some young blood at defensive tackle, so finding a starter to play next to A’Shawn Robinson will be imperative.

    Andrew Brown recorded six sacks in 2016, and he has tons of potential. Currently 6-4, 285, Brown could easily pack on 10-15 pounds and maintain his explosion.

    Pick change; previously Dorance Armstrong, DE

  3. Minnesota Vikings: Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State
    The Vikings don’t seem overly pleased with Trae Waynes, as the Tramaine Brock signing might indicate. If Brock doesn’t impress, the Vikings could target a cornerback in the early rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Da’Ron Payne, DT



  4. Baltimore Ravens: Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
    Let’s give the Ravens the best Alabama player available. In all seriousness, Eric Weddle didn’t perform well in the 2017 opener, and if that continues, the Ravens could cut ties with the soon-to-be 33-year-old. They owe him $13 million in 2018 and 2019, so they’d be saving quite a bit.

    Pick change; previously Calvin Ridley, WR

  5. Denver Broncos: Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
    The Broncos didn’t show much regard for age when they selected Garett Bolles 20th overall, so perhaps they’ll include that negative with Hayden Hurst, who definitely has first-round talent. Denver has nothing at tight end, and Hurst would offer a huge upgrade.

    Check out the news on Hurst in the NFL Hot Press tonight, as Charlie Campbell reported that the scouting community is raving about the South Carolina tight end.

    Pick change; previously Andrew Brown, DE/DT



  6. Tennessee Titans: Dorance Armstrong, DE, Kansas
    Brian Orakpo appears to be slowing down, while Kevin Dodd hasn’t shown that he can be an NFL-caliber player yet. There’s a good chance the Titans spend an early draft choice on an edge rusher to start across from Derrick Morgan.

    Pick change; previously Jaire Alexander, CB

  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C.State
    Robert Ayers is just a temporary solution for the Buccaneers at defensive end. They’ll need a long-term starter across from Noah Spence to help put pressure on Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees.

    Pick change; previously Harold Landry, DE/OLB

  8. Dallas Cowboys: Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
    The Cowboys were able to pressure Eli Manning frequently in the season opener, but they won’t be going against two poor tackles every week. They need to add another talented edge rusher sometime in the near future.

    Pick change; previously James Washington, WR



  9. Seattle Seahawks: Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
    How can the Seahawks not address their poor offensive line if they get the chance to? It would be crazy of them to pass on a talented guard like Quenton Nelson after watching Russell Wilson have absolutely no time to throw versus the Packers.

    Pick change; previously Sam Hubbard, DE

  10. New England Patriots: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
    The Patriots need players – both on the edge and the interior – who can generate pressure on the quarterback, as that happens to be the one of two elements their defense is lacking right now (the other being help at linebacker around Dont’a Hightower).



  11. Philadelphia Eagles: James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
    Alshon Jeffery will be a free agent after this season, so the Eagles will need another receiver.

    James Washington made somewhat of a surprise choice by going back to school; he had a chance to be a first-round last April.

    Pick change; previously Courtland Sutton, WR

  12. Buffalo Bills: Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
    Teams that draft quarterbacks in the first round often like to pair those signal-callers with offensive weapons. Parris Campbell could become Buffalo’s new No. 1 receiver, as the Bills desperately need help at the position after trading Sammy Watkins.



  13. Green Bay Packers: Harold Landry, DE/OLB, Boston College
    The Packers had a big need at outside linebacker entering the draft. They didn’t address the position aside from selecting Vince Biegel in the fourth round, however, so that’s something they could target early in the 2018 NFL Draft. Clay Matthews is a famous star because of the commercials, but he really hasn’t played well in several years, as it appears as though all of the injuries have taken a toll on him.

    Pick change; previously Tyquan Lewis, DE

  14. Oakland Raiders: Matthew Thomas, LB, Florida State
    The Raiders have some of the worst linebacker play in the entire NFL, so this is an area they’ll need to focus on at some point next offseason.

    Pick change; previously Bo Scarbrough, RB

  15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cameron Smith, LB, USC
    The Steelers lost Lawrence Timmons this offseason, so it was a bit of a surprise that they didn’t address inside linebacker at all. Here’s their chance to do so.



  16. Atlanta Falcons: Trenton Thompson, DT, Georgia
    The Falcons could stand to improve their interior pass rush, which accomplished nothing against the Bears.

    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 Quenton Nelson, G





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