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

Last update: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Major changes.
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The order of this 2018 NFL Mock Draft is based on the real 2018 NFL Draft Order.

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  1. Washington Redskins: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
    The Redskins will certainly be interested in a first-round quarterback if they lose Kirk Cousins to the 49ers, as detailed earlier in this mock.

    Josh Allen struggled in some big games this year, but I’m wondering if NFL teams will understand that Allen has zero talent around him and thus had no chance to thrive versus elite competition. Allen is very talented, and all it takes is for one desperate team to fall in love with him.

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    Pick change; previously Clayton Thorson, QB

  2. Atlanta Falcons: Andrew Brown, DE/DT, Virginia
    The Falcons could stand to improve their interior pass rush, which has been inconsistent thus far.

  3. Tennessee Titans: Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
    Logan Ryan has been solid for the Titans this year, and rookie Adoree Jackson looks like he’s going to be terrific for Tennessee in the slot. However, the Titans still need a No. 2 corner to play across from Ryan. They’re terrible against the pass, so an upgrade at that position would go a long way in shoring up Tennessee’s struggles.

    Pick change; previously Ken Webster, CB



  4. Green Bay Packers: Dorance Armstrong, DE/OLB, Kansas
    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 consistently in several years, as it appears as though all of the injuries have taken a toll on him.

    Pick change; previously Sam Hubbard, DE/OLB

  5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
    The Jaguars missed out on all the quarterbacks. Perhaps they’ll continue to add to Blake Bortles’ supporting cast. Tom Coughlin loves bolstering the offensive line. Obtaining a solid left tackle would allow Cam Robinson to move to the right side or to the interior.



  6. Carolina Panthers: Maurice Hurst, DE, Michigan
    Julius Peppers and Charles Johnson aren’t going to be around for much longer. Mario Addison is the only significant edge rusher on the roster right now that Carolina will have in the a couple of years, so the Panthers could go after a defensive end in the 2018 NFL Draft.

  7. 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 this year.

    Pick change; previously Connor Williams, OT

  8. Buffalo Bills: Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
    The Bills traded Ronald Darby to the Eagles this offseason after losing Stephon Gilmore to the Patriots. They’ll need to obtain another cornerback.

    Pick change; previously Equamineous St. Brown, WR



  9. Miami Dolphins: Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State
    A quarterback will be debated here if there is a worthy one available, but I think the Dolphins will continue to start Ryan Tannehill next year. They’ll focus on another position, and perhaps that’ll be cornerback. Byron Maxwell was released, so Miami will need to find a replacement.

    Pick change; previously Denzel Ward, CB

  10. New Orleans Saints: Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
    Cameron Jordan is having an All-Pro year, but they could use an elite edge rusher across from him. Alex Okafor has been solid this season, but he’s not great, and he’s an impending free agent anyway.

    Pick change; previously Austin Bryant, DE



  11. Los Angeles Rams: Harold Landry, DE/OLB, Boston College
    The Rams have a ferocious defensive line, but Connor Barwin is the one weak link. He was supposed to provide some veteran stability, but that hasn’t happened. Here’s an upgrade.

    Pick change; previously Dorance Armstrong, DE/OLB

  12. Pittsburgh Steelers: Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
    The Steelers wanted O.J. Howard, Evan Engram or David Njoku, but never got a chance to draft any of them. Here’s their chance to obtain a franchise tight end for Ben Roethlisberger.

    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.



  13. Minnesota Vikings: Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky
    The Vikings’ two primary linebackers, Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, will both be entering contract years in 2018. It’s going to be difficult to retain both, and Minnesota could use a third linebacker for this upcoming season anyway.

    Pick change; previously Tarvarus McFadden, CB

  14. New England Patriots: Tavon Bryan, DE/DT, Florida
    The Patriots have the worst defense in the NFL. It all starts up front, where they can’t generate any sort of pass rush. An interior presence would go a long way in helping them.

    Tavon Bryan is having an outstanding year, and he’s probably moved into second-round consideration at the moment. If he keeps up his high level of play, however, he could sneak into the opening round.

  15. Buffalo Bills: James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
    The Bills spent a second-round pick on Zay Jones and traded for Jordan Matthews, but neither player is a No. 1 receiver in the NFL. Buffalo needs someone like that in the wake of trading Sammy Watkins.

    Pick change; previously Quenton Nelson, G



  16. Philadelphia Eagles: Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State
    The Eagles may never have Jason Peters on the field again after he tore both his ACL and MCL against the Redskins. It’s unfortunate for them, but they’ll have to find a new offensive tackle to pair with Lane Johnson.

    Pick change; previously James Washington, WR





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