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

Last update: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Major changes. Round 3 added.
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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. Dallas Cowboys: Austin Bryant, DE, Clemson
    The Cowboys don’t need a defensive end if they re-sign DeMarcus Lawrence, as they spent last year’s first-round pick on Taco Charlton. There’s always a chance Lawrence could be too expensive, but even if Dallas manages to retain him, an edge rusher would still be in play, as teams can never have too many talented players who can rush the quarterback. It’s not an ideal pick, but Dallas is taking the best player available.

    Austin Bryant has been a terror thus far, and he’s now firmly in top-15 discussion. He’s a decent value pick here.

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    Pick change; previously Clellin Ferrell, DE

  2. Miami Dolphins: Ken Webster, CB, Ole Miss
    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 Tarvarus McFadden, CB

  3. Atlanta Falcons: Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
    Atlanta’s offensive line hasn’t been nearly as forceful this year. The right side is to blame, as Ryan Schraeder has taken a step backward because of an injury. Meanwhile, there’s a huge void at right guard, which can be addressed here.

    Quenton Nelson has been dominant this year, and at this rate, he stands a very good chance of being chosen in the top 20.

    Pick change; previously Andrew Brown, DT



  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.

  5. 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.



  6. 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.

  7. Carolina Panthers: Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
    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.

    Pick change; previously Maurice Hurst, DE

  8. Seattle Seahawks: Maurice Hurst, DE, Michigan
    The Seahawks signed Dwight Freeney recently, so that tells you everything you need to know about their edge rush. Cliff Avril is hurt, but he hasn’t been the same player anyway. Seattle needs a new exterior presence.

    Pick change; previously Quenton Nelson, G



  9. 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.

  10. 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 if E.J. Gaines, an impending free agent, heads for the open market.



  11. New Orleans Saints: Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky
    New Orleans’ defense has improved by leaps and bounds this year, but one big problem area the team has is at linebacker. The situation will improve when Alex Anzalone returns from injury next season, but help is still needed at the position.

    Pick change; previously Sam Hubbard, DE

  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: Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State
    The Vikings have a huge liability at cornerback in Trae Waynes, who has failed to live up to his first-round billing. The Vikings could decide to go back to the drawing board next offseason.

    Pick change; previously Josh Allen, LB

  14. New England Patriots: Taven 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.

    Taven 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: Dontavius Russell, DT, Auburn
    The Bills traded Marcell Dareus to the Jaguars – check out my NFL Trade Grades here – so that has opening up a big need at defensive tackle, especially with Kyle Williams entering the final years of his career.

    Pick change; previously James Washington, WR



  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.





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