2018 NFL Mock Draft

Austin Vershel

Round 1

  1. Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold, QB, USC

    Prototypical NFL QB. Josh Allen has the tools but Darnold is going to be the first pick.

  2. New York Giants: Bradley Chubb, EDGE, NC State

    Rumors have it that Giants are not planning to take a QB with the second overall pick. Considering the Giants will be in prime position to take a top RB in the second round, here is a replacement for JPP.

  3. New York Jets: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

    Jets obviously traded up for a QB, Baker could be the best in this class.

  4. Cleveland Browns: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

    Browns are in a position where either Chubb or Barkley will fall to them.

  5. Denver Broncos: Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame

    Best player available, helps shore up OL.

  6. Indianapolis Colts: Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

    Best player available, puts a face on their defense. Smith can set the tone in a football game.

  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama

    Buccaneers staff are looking for the most immediate impact player with the 7th pick. Fitzpatrick will help shore up the secondary.

  8. Chicago Bears: Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

    Bears gave Trubisky much needed help this offseason, but still have a hole at LT. McGlinchey is plug and play starter for a decade.

  9. San Francisco 49ers: Trade with Buffalo Bills - Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

    Bills jump Miami for their guy.

  10. Oakland Raiders: Vita Vea, DT, Washington

    Gruden wants to bring football back to the 80s. Here is a big body for their DL, which is mostly skinny athletic bodies.

  11. Miami Dolphins: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

    Dolphins are in a similar position as the Bucs. Tannehill cannot be counted on.

  12. Buffalo Bills: Trade with San Francisco 49ers - Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

    49ers land the top player available.

  13. Washington Redskins: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

    Redskins have a terrific OL but need a back that can drain the clock and keep the defense off the field.

  14. Green Bay Packers: Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville

    Packers have nothing at CB. Some believe Alexander can step right in on a starting NFL defense.

  15. Arizona Cardinals: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

    Jackson wont fall past Arizona, where new coach Steve Wilks coached Cam Newton in Carolina.

  16. Baltimore Ravens: Marcus Davenport, EDGE, UTSA

    A replacement for Terrell Suggs.

  17. Los Angeles Chargers: Derwin James, S, Florida State

    Chargers will have a defensive oriented draft. Here is a top available player that fits a need.

  18. Seattle Seahawks: Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

    Seahawks will be searching for an interior disruptor after losing Sheldon Richardson and cutting last years 2nd round pick Malik McDowell.

  19. Dallas Cowboys: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

    A Dez Bryant replacement.

  20. Detroit Lions: Harold Landry, EDGE, Boston College

    Lions are lacking talent at the edge position, and Landry fits perfectly as the Joker linebacker in Matt Patricias system.

  21. Cincinnati Bengals: James Daniels, C, Iowa

    A replacement for Russel Bodine.

  22. Buffalo Bills: Trade with San Francisco 49ers - Isaiah Wynn, OL, Georgia

    An interior protector and possible eventual replacement for Joe Staley.

  23. New England Patriots: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

    An eventual replacement for Tom Brady. Pats reach here for Rudolph in fear that Falcons, Saints, or Steelers had a similar want.

  24. Carolina Panthers: Justin Reid, S, Stanford

    Panthers are reportedly smitten with Justin Reid.

  25. Tennessee Titans: Lorenzo Carter, EDGE, Georgia

    A replacement for the ineffective Brian Orakpo.

  26. Atlanta Falcons: Taven Bryan, DT, Florida

    A replacement for the departed Dontari Poe.

  27. New Orleans Saints: Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virgnia Tech

    Future leader of an up and coming defense. Edmunds would immediately usurp Manti Teo.

  28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State

    A replacement for Ryan Shazier.

  29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

    A replacement for Allen Robinson.

  30. Minnesota Vikings: Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP

    An upgrade at guard to facilitate the Vikings hopeful championship run.

  31. New England Patriots: Daron Payne, DL, Alabama

    The top player available also fulfills a massive need for the Pats.

  32. Philadelphia Eagles: Jonathan Jones, CB, Iowa

    A replacement for the recently cut Daryl Worley.

Round 2

  1. Cleveland Browns: Mike Hughes, CB, UCF

    A new toy for Greg Williams, Hughes has first round talent.

  2. New York Giants: Connor Williams, OL, Texas

    Giants continue to rework their OL with the versatile Williams who was once considered a top prospect.

  3. Cleveland Browns: Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

    A running mate for Kirksey.

  4. Indianapolis Colts: DJ Moore, WR, Maryland

    A replacement for Donte Moncrief, Moore will fulfill the Alshon Jeffrey role in Reichs offense.

  5. Indianapolis Colts: Dashawn Hand, DL, Alabama

    Colts shore up their sorry defensive line. Last years 5th round pick Hassan Ridgeway is the top player at the position for the Colts.

  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sony Michel, RB, Georgia

    A replacement for Doug Martin.

  7. Chicago Bears: Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

    A better fit in Nagys offense than Jordan Howard who is expected to be traded during the NFL Draft.

  8. Denver Broncos: Donte Jackson, CB, LSU

    A replacement for the Traded Aqib Talib.

  9. Oakland Raiders: Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

    An improvement over Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin. Raiders will look to pound the ball behind their terrific OL.

  10. Miami Dolphins: Braden Smith, OL, Auburn

    A much needed upgrade to Miamis interior OL.

  11. New England Patriots: Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado

    A replacement for Malcolm Butler. Oliver has similar size and speed.

  12. Washington Redskins: Jessie Bates, S, Wake Forest

    Redskins look to shore up their secondary.

  13. Green Bay Packers: Duke Elijafor, EDGE, Wake Forest

    Packers improve their pass rush allowing Clay Matthews to continue playing in the middle.

  14. Cincinnati Bengals: Orlando Brown, OL, Oklahoma

    An Andre Smith clone that could take over the RT spot from day 1 and push Jake Fisher to the inside.

  15. Arizona Cardinals: Christian Kirk, WR, TAMU

    A running mate for Larry Fitzgerald, and much needed help for Bradfords receiving corps.

  16. Los Angeles Chargers: Harrison Phillips, DL, Stanford

    A stand-in for Corey Luiget, who is suspended the first 4 games of the season.

  17. Indianapolis Colts: Austin Corbett, OL, Nevada

    Colts continue to build the trenches.

  18. Dallas Cowboys: Chad Thomas, EDGE, Miami

    Some pass rush help for Dallas, who needs an influx of talent along the DL. Thomas could eventually replace David Irving inside.

  19. Detroit Lions: Billy Price, OL, Ohio State

    Lions add Taylor Deckers best friend and a player who would complete a suddenly talented OL.

  20. Baltimore Ravens: Terrell Edmunds, DB, Virginia Tech

    Edmunds can start at CB next to Marlon Humphrey and eventually replace one of the Ravens aging safteys.

  21. Buffalo Bills: Ronald Jones, RB, USC

    An eventual replacement for Lesean McCoy.

  22. Kansas City Chiefs: Sam Hubbard, EDGE, Ohio State

    A replacement for Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.

  23. Carolina Panthers: Dorance Armstrong, EDGE, Kansas

    An eventual replacement for Julius Peppers and much needed pass rush help in the meantime.

  24. Buffalo Bills: Equamious St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame

    A big target for their new big armed QB.

  25. Tennessee Titans: Tim Settle, DL, Virginia Tech

    A replacement for Jurrell Casey who could price himself out of Tennessee.

  26. Atlanta Falcons: Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

    An upgrade on Austin Hooper.

  27. San Francisco 49ers: Deon Cain, WR, Clemson

    A big, fast target for Jimmy G.

  28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Holton Hill, CB, Texas

    Will the Steelers finally find a competent CB in the second round of the draft?

  29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan

    More beef up front for Jacksonville who wants to run the ball every play.

  30. Minnesota Vikings: Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina

    An eventual replacement for Kyle Rudolph, who offers nothing in terms of speed at this point in his career.

  31. New England Patriots: Dallas Goedert, TE, North Dakota State

    Some insurance if Gronk retires. Patriots have been searching for a number 2 TE since Aaron Hernandez.

  32. Cleveland Browns: Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA

    A possible replacement for Joe Thomas. Miller has first round athleticism but 3rd round production.