Mock NFL Draft 2018: More Predictions

by Jake Austin

The NFL Draft happens every year in April, and it is where the teams pick in order of worst to best for the best college players in America. This event is crucial in building a championship roster and so every year analysts give their views of how the draft will go. With this, I tried to give my own prediction of how the draft will go.

  1. Cleveland Browns
Sam Darnold, QB, USC
The Browns find their superstar future QB who can sit behind Tyrod Taylor to develop

2.            Buffalo Bills (Trade)
Josh Allen, QB
The Bills trade up to assure they get a franchise QB and can address their O-line problems in the following rounds of this strong lineman draft, allowing the Giants an opportunity to fix their depleted O-line

3.            New York Jets
Baker Mayfield, QB
The Jets get their franchise QB in Mayfield to push the Jets to the next level

4.            Cleveland Browns
Maurice Hurst, DT
The Browns replace Danny Shelton and match Hurst with Myles Garrett to create a dominant D-line

5.            Denver Broncos
Bradley Chubb, DE
Chubb gives the Broncos a dominant pass rush with Von Miller on the opposite side, keeping this defense elite

6.            Indianapolis Colts
Josh Jackson, CB
The Colts need defensive help and their secondary is strengthened with Jackson

7.            Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Saquon Barkley, RB
Tampa resurrect their running game and replace Doug Martin with Saquon

8.            Chicago Bears
Quenton Nelson, OG
The Bears provide invaluable protection for Trubisky to help him take the next step with his new receiving core

9.            San Francisco 49ers
Tremaine Edwards, LB
The 49ers add a player with huge upside to a young defense, who can accommodate for the possible loss of Reuben Foster

10.          Oakland Raiders
Harold Landry, EDGE
The Raiders get a player with elite talent to create an awesome pass rush pair with Khalil Mack

11.          Miami Dolphins
Lamar Jackson, QB
The dolphins find a franchise QB to reignite their passing and running game

12.          NY Giants (Trade)
Josh Rosen, QB
The Giants trade down 10 spots and still get their future QB to eventually replace Manning

13.          Washington Redskins
Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB
The ‘skins get a stellar slot corner and elite safety to pair with Josh Norman

14.          Green Bay Packers
Michael Gallup, WR
Green Bay replaces Jordy Nelson with arguably the best receiver in the draft

15.          Arizona Cardinals
Calvin Ridley, WR
Ridley is brought in to replace Larry Legend but doesn’t have to be the #1 receiver right away

16.          Baltimore Ravens
James Washington , WR
The Ravens receiving core is still shallow and weak but Washington solves it

17.          Los Angeles Chargers
Vita Vea, DT
The Chargers create an elite D Line with Vea’s inside pressure complementing Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa’s pass rush

18.          Seattle Seahawks
Denzel Ward, CB
Ward replaces Richard Sherman and can match with Shaquill Griffin to try and maintain the Legion of Boom

19.          Dallas Cowboys
Derwin James, S
The Cowboys don’t draft a receiver as they can rely on their elite running game so they invest in a defensive piece in James who will improve this poor secondary

20.          Detroit Lions
Josh Jackson, CB
Detroit gets a playmaker opposite Darius slay for Matt Patricia to upgrade their pass defense

21.          Cincinnati Bengals
Frank Ragnow
The Bengals add to the addition of Cordy Glenn with Ragnow, who can play either Guard or Centre, to solidify their O-line

22.          NY Giants (Trade)
Isaiah Wynn, G
The Giants start to help the worst component of their team with Wynn, a talented Guard

23.          New England Pats
Roquan Smith, LB
Smith, the best coverage linebacker in the draft, goes to New England to help revamp the Linebacking core

24.          Carolina Panthers
Marcus Davenport, EDGE
Davenport becomes the long term replacement for Julius Peppers, and can develop and strengthens the Panther’s pass rush

25.          Tennessee Titans
Arden Key, EDGE
The Titans rejuvenate their aging pass rush of Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo with Key

26.          Atlanta Falcons
Da’Ron Payne, DT
The Falcons get interior pass rush and run defence with this pick and replace Dontari Poe

27.          New Orleans Saints
Leighton Vander Esch, LB
The Saints solidify their defense with Vander Esch, a playmaker who provides blue chip talent

28.          Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Hughes, CB
Hughes compliments Joe Haden and adds strength to the secondary

29.          Jacksonville Jaguars
Dallas Goedert, TE
Jacksonville add a more athletic tight end to help Blake Bortles in the passing attack

30.          Minnesota Vikings
Jamarco Jones, T
Jones protects Cousin’s blindside and can move inside if needed

31.          New England Patriots
Sam Hubbard, DE
The Pats get a technically sound pass rusher to help heal the loss of James Harrison and help the New England pass rush

32.          Philadelphia Eagles
Mark Andrews, TE
Andrews replaces Brent Celek and Trey Burton as the Eagles tight end alongside Zach Ertz