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2018 NFL Mock Draft by brownsguy69 - 3.25
Published at 4/9/2018 8:47:45 PM

Back at it again guys! My 3rd mock, I tried to make my trades a little more realistic this time, and am trying out some new scenario stuff. I think I'm also gonna try to do a second round this time! As always let me know what you think!

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Round 1

Picks 1-16
1. Browns: Sam Darnold, Quarterback, USC

This pick isn't going to change. Dorsey makes the pick he has to make drafting the USC product #1.

2. Bills: Josh Allen, Quarterback, Wyoming

Giants trade- #2
Bills trade- #12, #22, #53, #96, 2019 second rounder
I personally think Josh Rosen makes much more sense for a Bills team that will likely start a rookie QB day #1. But from everything I have read about the Bills they prefer the cannon of an arm Allen has. So Beane breaks the bank, and the Giants move back for more draft capitol.

3. Jets: Josh Rosen, Quarterback, UCLA

The Jets are thrilled to have probably the most polished QB prospect in the draft fall to them at #3. Although with a shoulder that has already been operated on twice, expect for the Jets to make a move to try to upgrade their o-line later in the draft.

4. Browns: Saquon Barkley, Running Back, Penn State

The Cardinals offer the Browns a sizable trade package for the #4 pick. But the Browns feel as if they are comfortable with their remaining draft capital, and take the home-run hitting RB they haven't had in a very long time.

5. Broncos: Denzel Ward, Cornerback, Ohio State

Even with Elway's history of taking risks on unique QBs such as Paxton Lynch and Tim Tebow, he does not feel comfortable enough with Mayfield to take him at #5. They explore trading back, but the loss of Aqib Talib the hole at CB is too big to ignore.

6. Colts: Bradley Chubb, Defensive End, N.C. State

This pick just makes too much sense to change. Not only is Chubb a perfect scheme fit for the Colts, they were able to move back and still make this pick. They get a guy who many believe to be just as talented, if not more talented then Myles Garrett was a year ago.

7. Buccaneers: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Safety, Alabama

There are many ways the Bucs could go in the draft. But their secondary was a mess this past season. It would be hard for them to pass on a guy as talented as Alabama's Fitzpatrick. If Ward and Fitzpatrick are gone by #7 I wouldn't be surprised if the Bucs try to move back.

8. Cardinals: Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, Oklahoma

Bears Trade- #8
Cardinals Trade- #15, #47, 2019 second and third rounders,
The Cardinals needed to make a little magic happen this year in the draft. Sam Bradford is hardly a long term answer so they take what little draft capitol they have and move up. The Bears feel like they can hit their main needs later in the round so they take the extra picks and move back.

9. 49ers: Quenton Nelson, Offensive Guard, Notre Dame

Another pick that just makes too much sense to change. I really believe that big Quenton Nelson is the best player in the draft. And with the Niners o-line being the mess it was last season, they need protection for their very expensive newly acquired QB.

10. Raiders: Roquan Smith, Outside Linebacker, Georgia

This is my third mock draft, and the third time I've made this pick. I personally am not big on taking non pass-rushing linebackers in the first round, but everything I have read about the Raiders points me to this pick. It makes sense for the Raiders situation, I just don't love it on paper.

11. Dolphins: Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle, Washington

The departure of Suh can only mean one thing for the Dolphins. This is another pick I am not crazy about as I am not a big fan of Ryan Tannehill. But there is no denying the hole that Suh leaves. It makes sense for the front office to pursue a QB later in the draft.

12. Giants: Mike McGlinchey, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame

Now that the Giants have plenty of picks, and are centered on moving forward with Eli Manning they can start building the roster around him again. They reach a bit, but still come away with an extremely talented OT prospect who's nastiness in the trenches helps their run game immediately.

13. Redskins: Joshua Jackson, Cornerback, Iowa

The Redskins traded away their #1 CB in Fuller to secure Alex Smith. So this pick needs very little explanation. They get a tough, long, rangy CB that can stick with Dez and OBJ in the NFC East.

14. Packers: Derwin James, Safety, Florida State

The Packers are another team that could go a plethora of ways in the 2018 draft. They desperately need help off the edge, and the departure of Jordy Nelson doesn't help their WR situation. It comes down to UTSA's Davenport, and James. Ultimately, they cannot pass the athleticism and swagger that Derwin James brings.

15. Bears: Calvin Ridley, Wide Receiver, Alabama

The Bears could not have imagined draft night going any better. They move back, get more picks, then stay at #15 and get the guy they wanted at #8.

16. Ravens: Prospect not selected

It feels weird to have the Ravens picking an LB in the first round. My gut instinct is to have them grab a WR, but the addition of Michael Crabtree makes them look in another direction. Right in the direction of the interesting VT product who they plan to play inside.

Picks 1-16


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