2018 2 Round Mock Draft- 10/31 (Post Trade Deadline)
Published at 11/1/2017 1:47:02 AM
Post Trade Deadline Mock. I am still working on the assumption that Sam Darnold and Trey Adams stay in school. For this draft I will go with Kirk Cousins staying in Washington but I think the Jags might be the favorite. I could not get the Bears and the Panthers second round picks to delete so check the description, the picks are there. These are the picks I had to manually enter because they are not in the system: Holton Hill, Chukwuma Okorafor, Josh Adams, Bryce Love, Isaiah Oliver.
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It looks like Deshone Kizer should play every game in London as it was his first career game that he did not throw an interception. This is still not the long term option at QB and I think this is evidenced by Kizer's multiple trips to the bench this year. Rosen is the best QB in this class.
The 49ers hit a home run in landing Jimmy G from the Patriots, now its time to find him some weapons. Barkley is the best player in this class and will make an immediate impact on this offense.
Yes, the Giants need to find a heir to Eli Manning but I just do not see the value at QB here with Sam Darnold looking to stay at USC. Maybe they look for one in the second round but here they take the best tackle in the class and fill a glaring hole in their offense.
The Colts will have their choice of Bradley Chubb or Arden Key and to me I think they are 1A and 1B. Right now I would take Chubb becasue he comes with less baggage than Key. I will be watching Key go up against Alabama LT Jonah Williams this weekend in what should be a fun matchup.
The Bucs are dead last in the NFL in sacks with 7.0. Their are currently 9 players with 7 or more sacks this season, which sums up the Bucs pass rush as downright sad. Arden Key has the highest upside of any pass rusher in the class and will help bring that sack total up next season.
I put the Cardinals ahead of the other 3 win team because I beleive that they will have the worst record out of the bunch due to the Carson Palmer injury. Allen is ozzing with raw talent, he has great size, a huge arm, and good athleticism but needs some work to be an effective NFL starter. Scouts have compared him to a more athletic Joe Flacco or Big Ben.
The Raiders are the first team since 1950 to go 8 games without an interception. Yeah, it's that bad in Oakland. Minkah is the most versatile defensive back in this draft and poses a constant big play threat.
The Chargers need offensive line help but Forrest Lamp oming back next season should help and I think they can find solid value in the second round anyway. They have struggled at the safety position this year and Derwin James has the potential to be an All-Pro safety at the next level. I would not think too much of his lackluster play this season as he is still getting over a knee injury and is playing on a team that is stuggling without its starting Quarterback.
Chicago needs to draft Trubisky some weapons at wide receiver and Ridley is the best route runner in college football. He also has great hands that Trubisky can rely on as a go-to target.
I struggled with this pick, I think the Jets either go QB here or they trade back and try to make a run at Sam Darnold or Kelly Bryant next year. Those two QBs are better prospects than Jackson but he has improved as a pocket passer and his athleticism is second to none. His decision making and ball security issues make me nervous but he has massive upside. The popular comparison is Michael Vick but I do not think he is there as a passer yet, I find him closer to the RG3 type.
The Bengals offensive line is awful and Nelson is the best guard in the draft and possibly the best offensive lineman in general. If they do not clean up the offense then they are going to be one of many teams in the QB hunt.
The Broncos are probably going to need a QB. Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian are not the answers but I do not see the value here to provide an upgrade over Siemian at this point. Any QB is going to struggle given the play of their tackles so I think that this pick makes the most since. Brown is a mammoth tackle and could play the right side if the Broncos want to keep Bolles at LT.
While Ridley is probably the most polished receiver in the class and the safest pick, Sutton has massive upside. He lacks in top end speed but he is 6'4 and creates great seperation at the line of scrimmage. He reminds me of a mixture of Mike Williams and Corey Davis, both top 10 picks last year.
The Lions could use some outside pass rush opposite of Ziggy Ansah. Landry is a dynamic speed rusher and could easily go Top 10 in this years class. He is a top 10 player for me but becasue of the need at Quarterback, he falls to he Lions.
Now that the 49ers have found their franchise QB, Kirk Cousins now looks likely to return to Washington. The only other team I could see making a play would be the Jaguars. The Redskins need to develop a more consistent ground game and Chris Thompson is only meant to be a change-of-pace back.
Ravens need a consistent running game to take the pressure off of Joe Flacco. Reciever is a need as well but I think Ozzie Newsome takes the RB from Alabama.