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2018 NFL Mock Draft by saghorse1978 - 3.13
Published at 3/13/2018 9:30:23 PM
WITH TRADES---BUFFALO moves up INDY moves down TEAMS sign QB's B4 Free Agency!
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If the Browns don't take Saquon, then they deserve to suck balls. It's a no brainer. He's faster than Zeke Elliott, he's bigger than Zeke Elliott, he has better college stats than Zeke Elliott. Same conference. Similar competition. IN FACT, the trade for Taylor kind of telegraphs this pick. Did you see the IDIOTS over at CBS Sports are now saying Bradley Chubb is going to be taken No. 1? LOL the Sports media is worse than the political media when it comes to making predictions. And, I'm including the two soy boys on Good Morning Football.
Dave Gettleman DOES NOT buy the "Media Hype" about the two L.A. area QBs from the two L.A. area schools. Ultimately, 3 things will ensure Allen being taken by the Giants, 1) His arm strength, he can toss it 70 yards effortlessly, 2) His performance in the Senior Bowl, where he looked the part against the best talent he had ever played against, and 3) He doesn't have to play right away. Eli Manning has years left on his contract and they can coddle Allen and bring him along slowly in practice and then jettison Eli Manning when they KNOW he is ready. New York may not get another chance like this, BUT they could end up at the top of the draft next year, too. So, who knows. When one of these media geniuses says Allen's got the biggest arm since Jamarcus Russell, maybe that's not the best vote of confidence.
BILLS send No. 12, No. 21 and a 2nd Round pick to INDY for No. 3 overall.
The Bills will try as they might to get to the No. 2 Pick, but ultimately they will settle here with Indy, who needs about 5 players who can start, instead of just one. Darnold has Hype Hype Hype, with not alot of numbers to back that up. In the College QB efficiency ratings, Darnold is ranked #26 and Rosen #28---in an analysis where Baker Mayfield is ranked #1. Neither is very accurate, and let's face it, they don't play in the SEC, ACC, BIG10, or BIG 12---the Pac 10 used to be a strong conference, but it's weak. So, it's not exactly a barometer for judging talent for the NFL. And, the L.A. media people who think they know everything are of course, going to try to pump up the in-town QBs, especially Rosen, since he's so Liberal and rich and outspoken about it. I think the Bills make a huge mistake here. They give up the farm to get this guy, he's not ready to go on opening day and they have to bring in someone else.
The Browns are high on Allen and Mayfield. Mayfield was #1 in the college QB efficiency ratings with 70% completed passes, 30+ TDs, and only 5 INTs. PLUS, he played against top tier talent and won. His team was in the playoff at years end. If Darnold and Rosen are so good, so "can't miss", where was USC and UCLA in the 4-Team playoff? Can anyone answer that? Mayfield is ACCURATE and he's a leader. And, I don't think it will take more than 6 to 7 games for Baker to ready to play and un-seat Tyrod Taylor as the starter in Cleveland. Dorsey has NOT bought the media hype about some of these players and he's made real shrewd moves in the last week, and the only thing we know for sure is that Cleveland will actually win more than 1 game next year because of these additions and the addition of Saquon Barkley.
So, Elway signs CASE KEENUM and I don't think he adds insult to injury by taking ANOTHER QB this high. The Donkeys need more help on the O-line, they signed Ron Leary last year and he's been effective, but they could use a Right Guard or a Right Tackle. Getting a Right Guard like Nelson could really improve them in the Running Game, ala Zack Martin. And, Elway is just not going to take a flyer on someone else, because I don't think he's completely given up on Paxton Lynch yet.
They signed TEDDY BRIDGEWATER to a deal and then inked JOSH McCOWN to a 1-year $10 Million dollar deal as an insurance policy. It's quite obvious that Todd "Bowels" doesn't know what the hell he's doing, and he will further prove that out in this draft and this season. They do need a Pass Rusher, though, and so at least that much is a no brainer. The only thing we know for sure is that Jet fans won't like their pick. They got Trumaine Johnson in FA and Clairborne looks to be sticking around, so no Fitz and no Ward at CB here.
They resigned Grimes to a one year deal and they just drafted both Hargreaves and Justin Evans last year, so while all the media nuts have a hard-on for Minkah, too, I don't see the Bucs going this direction. They have tried with no success in recent years in spending high picks on DEs and NO LUCK. Failure after failure. I don't believe Davenport will be a failure in the NFL, wherever he goes, and the Bucs will finally have what they have been fishing for.
They signed Allen Robinson in FA. And, both BIG pass rushers go off the board right before it gets to them. Fitz can play ANY POSITION in the Secondary and will save them considerable millions in FA, cause they won't have to sign a FA Corner.
They added Richard Sherman for $13 Million a year. They whiffed on Allen Robinson. Will Reuben Foster get cut? will Reuben Foster even play? Sure, Frisco could USE another corner. Sure, Frisco could take a WR here. But, they draft the Athletic Freak EDMUNDS, and why? Well, they have to play Seattle twice, the Rams twice, and AZ twice, every year. Having a guy like Edmunds that can guard Backs, TEs, and WRs in the passing is a great advantage for them, plus it keeps him away from Jon Gruden.
The most SOLID player left on the board at this point is Smith. He's a sideline to sideline, take them on in the phone booth, hustle hustle hustle type player, and he's in the mold of excellence that Jon Gruden likes. They need the help at MLB. He could OT here or take a DL, but I think it will be too tempting to him that if he can grab a real difference maker like smith, he will do it.
With both TOP LB's off the board, and a pick in the 2nd to take a TE with, Miami will play it very safe here and make the safe, smart choice. They have not been able to protect Tannehill in years past, so he's spent much of his current contract injured and on the bench. I don't think they will take a risk on a WR this high, because anyone they draft will have very little impact. McGlinchey is already a pro that will have immediate impact.
Vontae Davis gets cut and goes to Buffalo. Melvin could be another casualty in Free Agency. The Colts need alot of help. They could go 6 different positions here. DE being the biggest area of need. But, with both big DE gone at this point and the top OT off the board, they are going to have to go with a sure thing in Denzel Ward.
They traded CB Kendall Fuller to Kansas City and just today CB Bashaud Breeland singed with Carolina, so they will be in need of a Corner. They have needs along the D-Line and at RB, but those can wait, I think. They've got to grab someone here that can make an impact, and you have several CB hungry teams between you and your 2nd Round pick.
They signed Jimmy Graham to give Rodgers a big weapon, so TE won't be a need here. And, they shipped off Damarious Randall to the Browns, think he had some attitude problems, so they will be needing a corner as well. Jaire Alexander has 4.38 speed, so he can run with anyone in the NFL other han Tyreek Hill. He also has EXCELLENT BALL skils, lots of INTs, lots of knockdowns, lots of defended passes.
The Cardinals have to have an answer to Sam Bradford and his 1-year deal. Just like Tyrod Taylor, he is probably only going to be a bridge guy. Rudolph is big (230 lbs.) and tall (6'5") and is more prototypical of a Carson Palmer-type QB. I think it will surprise alot people that Rudolph gets drafted higher than what the morons of ESPN think, but he's certainly better than Rosen.
It will be a surprise that the "media darling" and the "most pro ready passer" (excuse me while I vomit) slips to irrelevance. And, and oh, I guess he'll sit for a year or maybe even two, or whatever. Who cares. It's the Ravens. Even when they win, they suck doing it, so I could say it's the perfect fit for Mr. Trust Fund Baby.