2018 NFL Draft Re-Mock: Round 1 Continued

This is a 2018 NFL Draft Re-Mock. I’m going back to 2018 and re-distributing all of the 2018 NFL Draft prospects to all of the teams in the 2018 NFL Draft order. This 2018 NFL Draft Re-Mock is based on how these players have performed in their careers, as well as the needs each team had back in 2018.

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  1. Los Angeles Chargers: Jessie Bates, S, Wake Forest
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Derwin James, S
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Derwin James, S

    Derwin James is off the board, but Jessie Bates is available! Bates has been a terrific player in Cincinnati’s secondary, so he would be a great consolation prize at this juncture.

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  2. Seattle Seahawks: Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Rashaad Penny, RB
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Rashaad Penny, RB

    The Rashaad Penny pick was shocking at the time. Picking Nick Chubb would have been as well because no one would have projected him to be a first-round pick. However, Chubb obviously turned out to be a first-round talent. Some say he’s the best pure runner in the NFL.

  3. Dallas Cowboys: Braden Smith, OT/G, Auburn
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Leighton Vander Esch, LB
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Leighton Vander Esch, LB

    No Leighton Vander Esch, as the team that removed him off their draft board was right to be concerned about his neck injuries. Instead, the Cowboys would likely replace Doug Free, who retired a year prior to this draft. Braden Smith, who has been a stellar blocker for the Colts, would have been a great substitute.



  4. Detroit Lions: Frank Ragnow, C/G, Arkansas
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Frank Ragnow, C
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Taven Bryan, DT

    Frank Ragnow has been one of the top centers in the NFL, so I don’t think the Lions would pursue another option. I considered Saquon Barkley, but Barkley has spent too much time being injured.

  5. Cincinnati Bengals: Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Billy Price, C
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Frank Ragnow, C

    I mentioned Kolton Miller earlier. It took him a while to play up to an elite level. This would line up with Cincinnati eventually drafting Joe Burrow. I have to believe that Burrow would have won at least one Super Bowl by now had Miller been shielding his blind side.



  6. Buffalo Bills: Wyatt Teller, G, Virginia Tech
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Tremaine Edmunds, LB
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Rashaan Evans, LB

    This is a funny pick because the Bills drafted Wyatt Teller in the fifth round, then got rid of him after one year. I have to believe they regret that because Teller has gone on to be a terrific guard for the Browns. In this scenario, the Bills would keep Teller and allow him to devleop.

  7. New England Patriots: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Isaiah Wynn, OT
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Kolton Miller, OT

    This may seem late for Saquon Barkley, but he has effectively missed two years of his career due to the torn ACL he suffered in Week 2 of 2020. However, the Patriots really wanted a linebacker, as evidenced by their selection of Sony Michel later in the first round.



  8. Carolina Panthers: D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: D.J. Moore, WR
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: D.J. Moore, WR

    I think this pick stays the same. D.J. Moore has been a tremendous receiver for the Panthers despite their awful quarterbacking over the years. Perhaps they’d be able to get a superior quarterback in this alternate timeline to help Moore.

  9. Tennessee Titans: Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C.State
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Rashaan Evans, LB
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Sam Hubbard, DE

    The Titans were clearly in the market for an edge rusher to play behind Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo because they spent a second-round pick on Harold Landry. Bradley Chubb has spent plenty of time being injured, but he’s still a first round-caliber player.



  10. Atlanta Falcons: Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Calvin Ridley, WR
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Billy Price, OT

    No Calvin Ridley because he eventually quit on the team, and it’s not like he helped Atlanta advance deep into the playoffs. Da’Ron Payne would have been a better option, as the Falcons have needed a better starter next to Grady Jarrett for quite some time.

  11. Baltimore Ravens: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Lamar Jackson, QB
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Dallas Goedert, TE

    Calvin Ridley did not quit on the Ravens, so I’m sure Ozzie Newsome would have interest in yet another Alabama prospect. Baltimore’s No. 1 wideout at the time was Michael Crabtree, so this was a position that had to be upgraded.

  12. Pittsburgh Steelers: Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Tremaine Edmunds, S
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Harold Landry, DE/OLB

    This was before Pat Freiermuth and after Heath Miller, so the Steelers may have targeted another tight end at this juncture had they known how great Dallas Goedert would become. Ben Roethlisberger would have thrown so many checkdowns to him in the final years of his career.

  13. Jacksonville Jaguars: Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Taven Bryan, DT
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Hayden Hurst, TE

    Blake Bortles held back the Jaguars from winning the Super Bowl, but heading into 2018, he lost Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, so he was stuck with nothing at receiver. Christian Kirk would have been a nice replacement. Kirk hasn’t always performed like a first-round pick in his career, but that’s only because Kliff Kingsbury didn’t know how to use him properly.

  14. Minnesota Vikings: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Mike Hughes, CB
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Mike Hughes, CB

    The Vikings were very eager to find some offensive line help, which is why they spent a second-round pick on Brian O’Neill. That’s no longer an option here, but Orlando Brown would be a great consolation prize.

  15. New England Patriots: J.C. Jackson, CB, Maryland
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Sony Michel, RB
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Justin Reid, S

    J.C. Jackson was an undrafted free agent, but I had him in the fourth round of my mock draft. Jackson helped win the Super Bowl for the Patriots in 2018, starting five games in Bill Belichick’s secondary. I’d say he would have been a better pick than Sony Michel!



  16. Philadelphia Eagles: D.J. Reed, CB, Kansas State
    Actual 2018 NFL Draft Pick: Dallas Goedert, TE
    My 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Sony Michel, RB

    We close out the re-mock with a cornerback for each of the prior year’s Super Bowl participants. Cornerback was a weak point for Philadelphia until recently, so the Eagles could have hastened the process to improve the position by drafting D.J. Reed.


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