1 Round Mock Draft – 2018 2.0

1. Cleveland Browns – Sam Darnold

The Browns opt against any surprises, taking the safe, blue-collar player to be their quarterback of the future.

2. Trade: Buffalo Bills – Josh Allen

In this prediction, the Bills jump the Jets to get the player they want, choosing the potential laden Allen over the top remaining quarterback prospects.

3. New York Jets – Baker Mayfield

With Allen gone and Rosen and Mayfield to choose from, the Jets decide on the latter and hope his fire will help the defensive oriented locker room culture.

4. Cleveland Browns – Saquon Barkley

The consensus player in the draft, Barkley is just too good for the Browns to pass up on at this position, regardless of the Carlos Hyde signing.

5. Denver Broncos – Quenton Nelson

Believed by most to be the next best player after Barkley, the Broncos take the best player available approach that also happens to be at a position of need.

6. Indianapolis Colts – Bradley Chubb

Even after trading down, the Colts get their man, snagging a pass rushing stud that can fill a hole in their porous defense.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Derwin James

With a need at safety, the Bucs surprise the football world by taking James over Fitzpatrick in a move that signals a dynamic change in culture.

8. Chicago Bears – Tremaine Edmunds

An extremely raw player with high upside, Edmunds joins a talented young defense that can develop together into a top tier unit.

9. San Francisco 49ers – Denzel Ward

After signing Richard Sherman, the 49ers look to shore up the other side of the field with an elite athlete and cornerback prospect.

10. Oakland Raiders – Roquan Smith

A match that has now been predicted for months, the Raiders pick a speedy sideline to sideline linebacker to help out Khalil Mack on defense.

11. Miami Dolphins – Minkah Fitzpatrick

The Dolphins pounce on the versatile Fitzpatrick after a surprising slide, getting a versatile player for a team that sorely lacks playmakers on the back end.

12. Trade: New York Giants – Marcus Davenport

There were rumors that the Giants would want Chubb after trading away Pierre-Paul, but they instead go for the next pass rusher on their board after trading down.

13. Washington Redskins – Vita Vea

Vea is one of the best nose tackle prospects in recent years, the perfect pick for a team that runs a 3-4 defense.

14. Green Bay Packers – Mike Hughes

With Denzel Ward gone, the Packers pick Hughes over Josh Jackson or Jaire Alexander, in large part because he fits what they want to do.

15. Arizona Cardinals – Josh Rosen

Whether due to the personality rumors or just personal preference, Josh Rosen remains the odd man out, allowing the Cardinals to get a steal.

16. Baltimore Ravens – DJ Moore

Many people assumed that the Ravens would be a lock to take Calvin Ridley, but Moore’s combine causes him to overtake Ridley as the draft’s top wideout.

17. Los Angeles Chargers – Da’Ron Payne

The Chargers already boast a formidable secondary and one of the leagues best pass rushing tandems, paving the way for them to get an interior threat.

18. Seattle Seahawks –  Will Hernandez

With quality cornerbacks and running backs available in the later rounds, the Seahawks get an immediate mauler in the run game.

19. Dallas Cowboys – Calvin Ridley

The news that Dez will try to get better this year is not particularly gratifying, and Dak needs a safe and consistent pass catcher on the perimeter or in the slot.

20. Detroit Lions – Taven Bryan

Although running back is obviously a huge need, the Lions get a dynamic playmaker on the interior and hope they can get a running back next round.

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Isaiah Wynn

The Bengals have holes up and down the offensive line, and Wynn has the versatility to be a starter at most of those positions.

22. Trade: New York Giants – Billy Price

Price’s injury at the combine didn’t effect his stock too much, as the Giants are in need of a versatile and technically sound interior lineman.

23. New England Patriots – Rashaan Evans

It is clear that the Patriots sorely lack playmakers on the front seven, something that can be remedied by the versatile Evans who can both cover and rush the passer.

24. Carolina Panthers – Jaire Alexander

Ever since the loss of Josh Norman, the Panthers have yet to acquire a quality starting cornerback. Alexander is a playmaker both outside and in the slot.

25. Tennessee Titans – Harold Landry

A perfect matchup, the Titans take a skilled pass rusher to help Jurell Casey to chase down opposing quarterbacks.

26. Atlanta Falcons – Christian Kirk

After a disappointing season from Julio Jones, the Falcons need a reliable weapon to provide Matt Ryan with a safety net.

27. New Orleans Saints – Dallas Goedert

While a young and emerging team, the Saints have been lacking a receiving threat at tight end since Jimmy Graham left.

28. Pittsburgh Steelers – Lamar Jackson

Although the Steelers have numerous needs on the defensive side of the ball, Lamar Jackson would be able to reach his dynamic potential with Big Ben as his mentor and Tomlin as his coach.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars – Hayden Hurst

The Jaguars are in need of an athletic playmaker, and Hurst fits the mold as a fast and refined tight end.

30. Minnesota Vikings – Mike McGlinchey

Kirk Cousins’ contract is fully guaranteed regardless of injury, so protecting him is an absolute must for the Vikings.

31. New England Patriots – Connor Williams

Jimmy Garoppolo’s departure makes Tom Brady’s health vital, and Connor Williams can fill the gap left by Nate Solder.

32. Philadelphia Eagles – Leighton Vander Esch

One of the few teams without any major holes, the Eagles could still use an athletic linebacker to cover the middle of the field.

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