1 Round Mock Draft – 2018 1.0

1. Cleveland Browns – Sam Darnold

While Josh Allen could also be drafted here, the Browns instead go for the safest quarterback prospect in the draft.

2. New York Giants – Saquon Barkley

Barkley is the best player at the biggest position of need, especially after the Giants’ brass reaffirmed their support for Eli.

3. New York Jets – Josh Rosen

One of the best pure throwers in recent years, the Jets nab their future after trading up a few picks.

4. Cleveland Browns – Minkah Fitzpatrick

The Browns are in need of a leader on the defensive side of the ball, as well as major help in the secondary.

5. Denver Broncos – Quenton Nelson

After signing Case Keenum, the Broncos address their biggest need with one of the best interior offensive line prospects in the past few years.

6. Indianapolis Colts – Bradley Chubb

Even after trading down, the Colts are still able to shore up their defense with the top pass rusher on most teams’ draft boards.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Marcus Davenport

The Buccaneers have been rumored to love Davenport’s skill set and upside, even though this seems a bit early for him.

8. Chicago Bears – Tremaine Edmunds

The Bears focused on offense in free agency and could use an athletic linebacker in the middle of the field.

9. San Francisco 49ers – Derwin James

One of the most hyped safeties in the draft, John Lynch gets a tone-setter to anchor the defense for years.

10. Oakland Raiders – Roquan Smith

The Raiders are in desperate need of an inside linebacker that can run from sideline to sideline, and Smith fits the bill perfectly.

11. Miami Dolphins – Vita Vea

After cutting Ndamukong Suh, the Dolphins decide to stick with Tannehill at quarterback and instead gain a monster in the middle.

12. Buffalo Bills – Josh Allen

In this situation, the Bills stand pat and get a high upside quarterback to groom behind recent signing AJ McCarron.

13. Washington Redskins – Derrius Guice

Although the Redskins could go in many directions here, they pick the consensus #2 running back in the draft to solidify the offense.

14. Green Bay Packers – Denzel Ward

With a seemingly constant need at cornerback, the Packers draft the most explosive and best player available.

15. Arizona Cardinals – Baker Mayfield

Even after signing Bradford to a large one year contract, the Cardinals elect to draft a young player to pair with David Johnson.

16. Baltimore Ravens – Calvin Ridley

The Ravens have been lacking at the receiver position since their 2013 Super Bowl run, and Newsome is know to like Alabama players.

17. Los Angeles Chargers – Da’Ron Payne

With a young and explosive roster on both sides of the ball, the Chargers fill one of their few holes with a top tier player.

18. Seattle Seahawks – Carlton Davis

The Seahawks do have major needs on the offensive line, but Richard Sherman’s departure leaves a hole in the secondary.

19. Dallas Cowboys – Taven Bryan

The Dez question still lingers over the Cowboys, but they need an athletic player on the interior defensive line.

20. Detroit Lions – Kerryon Johnson

The Lions haven’t had a 100 yard rusher since 2013, and are perhaps a running back away from contention.

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Will Hernandez

After trading down a few picks to solidify the left tackle position, the Bengals continue to revamp the offensive line.

22. Buffalo Bills – Courtland Sutton

As much as the Bills hated Tyrod Taylor, they can’t deny that they were lacking a true number one wideout.

23. Los Angeles Rams – Rashaan Evans

With a newly loaded secondary and the loss of Alec Ogletree, the Rams need a versatile inside linebacker like Evans.

24. Carolina Panthers – Christian Kirk

The Panther could go in many directions here, but the front office seems determined to give Cam weapons in the passing game.

25. Tennessee Titans – Harold Landry

One of the best pure pass rushers in the draft, Landry is a perfect fit to pair with Jurrell Casey off the edge.

26. Atlanta Falcons – Jesse Bates

Although sometimes forgotten, the Falcons have a top tier roster lacking only a playmaking free safety.

27. New Orleans Saints – Dallas Goedert

After striking out on bringing back Jimmy Graham, the Saints finally decide to invest in a target for their quarterback.

28. Pittsburgh Steelers – Ronnie Harrison

This pick largely depends on the situations of Bell and Shazier, but in this instance the Steelers take a talented box safety out of an elite defensive school.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars – Josey Jewell

The loss of longtime linebacker Paul Posluszny is a big hit to the defense, so the Jaguars draft a similar player to replace him.

30. Minnesota Vikings – Isaiah Wynn

The Vikings have an outstanding roster that only got better after signing Kirk Cousins, but they need to make sure he is protected.

31. New England Patriots – Mike McGlinchey

The loss of both their starting tackles hurts, but McGlinchey would do a lot in the way of helping the Patriots recover.

32. Philadelphia Eagles – Kolton Miller

The defending champions have a complete roster with very little needs, so they take their future left tackle instead of reaching on a linebacker.

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