*** 2018 NFL MOCK DRAFT updated April 28. This mock draft will be updated occasionally. Follow @walterfootball for NFL Draft updates. ***
Los Angeles Rams: Sam Darnold, QB, USC 2017 NFL Draft Pick: None
Taking a quarterback is a realistic scenario, despite all that the Rams have surrendered for Jared Goof. If they're bad enough to be selecting No. 1 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, they'll surely be ready to move on to another quarterback.
Sam Darnold has taken the Pac-12 by storm, as he's been incredible ever since taking over as the starter, which was capped off by his amazing Rose Bowl performance. A big quarterback with a nice arm, terrific accuracy and decent mobility, Darnold could end up being the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
New York Jets: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA 2017 NFL Draft Pick: Jamal Adams, S
The Jets appear to be tanking for the 2018 NFL Draft, as I think we can surmise based on the Josh McCown signing. This is a smart move, as there are projected to be three top-10 signal-callers in this class.
Josh Rosen was once the projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but he's been passed by Sam Darnold. It also must be noted that NFL coaches and owners are wary of the sort of things Rosen has discussed to the media. However, he's young and could improve his thinking.
San Francisco 49ers: Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M 2017 NFL Draft Pick: Solomon Thomas, DE and Reuben Foster, ILB
A quarterback would make sense for the 49ers if they didn't stand a good chance of obtaining Kirk Cousins. It's unclear if that'll be possible this offseason, but it surely will happen by next spring. If so, Cousins will need someone to throw to besides Pierre Garcon.
Christian Kirk would definitely qualify. Kirk is an absolute stud who would be a massive upgrade at receiver.
An edge rusher isn't extremely high on Chicago's list of needs, but I'd have to believe that the Bears would be hard pressed to pass on a super talent like Arden Key. A dynamic edge rusher like Key could really take their defense to the next level and cover up some holes in the secondary.
The Vikings are disappointed with Sharrif Floyd, so if he doesn't get his act together, he won't be on the team much longer. Christian Wilkins could be targeted as a replacement for Floyd in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Washington Redskins: Derwin James, S, Florida State 2017 NFL Draft Pick: Jonathan Allen, DE/DT
The Redskins don't have a great safety situation, so they could address the position early during one of the next two NFL Drafts.
Derwin James has missed some time in 2016 with a knee injury, but he's a monstrous safety (6-3, 211) who happens to be a terrific athlete. He's still projected to be a top-10 pick.
Indianapolis Colts: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas 2017 NFL Draft Pick: Malik Hooker, S
The ultra-talented Malik Jefferson makes a lot of sense for the Colts at No. 12 overall in this 2018 NFL Mock Draft. Indianapolis really struggled to cover running backs and tight ends last season because of poor linebacker play. Jefferson would be able to fix that problem.
This is a possibility even though the Broncos landed Garett Bolles. Back-to-back offensive tackles may seem strange if you're not familiar with the Broncos. Upon further inspection, however, you'll see that Denver's tackle situation is extremely dire, as the team doesn't have a single starting-caliber tackle on the roster.
Cleveland Browns: Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State 2017 NFL Draft Pick: Myles Garrett, DE, Jabrill Peppers, S and David Njoku, TE
The Browns could use some cornerback help if they miss out on the top three quarterbacks. Joe Haden hasn't been able to stay healthy, so here's a potential replacement if he continues to be injured.
Arizona Cardinals: James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State 2017 NFL Draft Pick: Haason Reddick, LB
Larry Fitzgerald has agreed to return for 2017, but it's unclear how much longer he'll want to keep playing. Michael Floyd is gone, while John Brown is an impending free agent. Arizona will have to target a receiver early in one of the next two NFL Drafts.
James Washington made somewhat of a surprise choice by going back to school; he had a chance to be a first-round this April.
I had the Panthers taking a right tackle with the last pick of the second round for weeks. I thought it would be David Sharpe, but Moton is a good pick and is a physical blocker to open holes for Christian McCaffrey.