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2018 NFL Mock Draft by truegrit63
Published at 2/21/2018 1:43:23 AM

New mock. A few trades to make things interesting. Used Tankathon for round 1 only...later rounds are random for trading moves. 5 QB`s go in the 1st round in 2018. Early movement on the ranking sites has players rising and falling weekly. Combine will bring the boards closer together. A few updates for Presidents Day.

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Round 1

1. Browns: Sam Darnold, Quarterback, USC

Browns once again play tough for a few games. Kizer has been benched and looks lost at times. Too bad he had no support but his red-zone struggles & turnovers have the Browns looking for their franchise QB. Sam Darnold just declared and has a positive attitude about playing anywhere in the NFL. Baker Mayfield may rise as far as # 1. Recent rumors saying new front office talent consultant Scot McCloughan likes Baker as the best QB in 2018.

2. Giants: Josh Rosen, Quarterback, UCLA

Pouty and pro-ready. Eli the 2nd. The gap between round 2 QB's -vs- round 2 RB's is substantial so the Giants decide to grab a franchise QB. They may trade Davis Webb if they feel Josh Rosen is the better option.

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

Colts need defense much more than RB. Look for them to draft a RB later this draft as it is quite deep even into round 3.

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

Had the Browns trading up to get their RB but now they can get him at # 4.
Browns get lucky as the Giants & Colts feel the 2018 RB class is starting to close the gap and has insane depth this year. Browns RUN to the podium.

5. Broncos: Quenton Nelson, Offensive Guard, Notre Dame

Broncos have a down year and grab the best OG/OT in years. If Quenton Nelson was listed as a OT... No one would devalue him so much. He was OT in his early days before ND moved him inside to OG. He can play both positions. I think they sign a quality QB in F/A. Kirk Cousins rumors on the latest updates.

6. Jets: Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, Oklahoma

Jets get their QB. Baker Mayfield`s attitude fits the big city spotlight. Jets love his will to win and ignore the slight red flags during his college career. Possible he goes higher to the Browns.

7. Bills: Josh Allen, Quarterback, Wyoming

Bills love his big arm for typical windy games on the east coast. They move up to grab a rising prospect. Many teams will be talking to the Bears so the Bills move up to #7 with the Bucs. News of him going to Browns early may be just a smokescreen or rumor. A big combine jumps him up most boards.


8. Bengals: Mike McGlinchey, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame

Bengals look to improve their o-line. Big combine vaults him to the top 10.
They decide to trade up. OT & QB are the typical positions teams trade up for. Cincy gets #8 and gives up 2018 #12 & 2018 third rounder.


9. 49ers: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Safety, Alabama

Niners grab a impact FS. Minkah just stated he wants to play in the slot. He rarely played outside as a CB so he will play FS for most teams that draft him. He can play outside in the event of injuries, but he is better at FS. As a Field General for the pass defense, Ronnie Lott approves this pick.

10. Raiders: Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle, Washington

Raiders feel lucky he is still on the board and grab a impact player up the middle. Rumor is he`ll run a 4.8 40 ! Incredible to say the least.

11. Dolphins: Tremaine Edmunds, Outside Linebacker, Virginia Tech

Dolphins need a impact player on the outside. They take BPA. He is rising up boards each week.

12. Bears: Arden Key, Defensive End, LSU

Injury and red flags has him dropping slightly. Top 5 talent drops out of the top 10. Tons of upside so the Bears grabs a dynamic player. Possible they trade down twice for even more picks. Bears give up # 8 & receive Cincy's 2018 #12 & 2018 third rounder.

13. Redskins: Roquan Smith, Inside Linebacker, Georgia

Redskins grab a versatile LB with explosive skills. Big trade with the Chiefs getting Alex Smith. Hard to believe they gave Alex 4 years but couldn`t sign Kirk... Denver..Buffalo..Minnesota are all serious contenders for Kirk Cousins.

14. Packers: Denzel Ward, Cornerback, Ohio State

Packers grab the top CB is the 2018 class. Teaming with last years King gives the Pack a strong tandem @ the CB position.

15. Cardinals: Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, Louisville

Cards FINALLY draft a QB. New coach gets a new QB. Lamar Jackson keeps getting better and better. Scouting news has him rising and reports are positive on his pocket passing improvements. They saw how Deshaun Watson impacted the league and grab their franchise QB.

16. Ravens: Calvin Ridley, Wide Receiver, Alabama

Ravens look for a dynamic player on offense. Their RB depth looks good so they opt for a fluid fast WR. At this point he has great value & fills a need.


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