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2018 NFL Mock Draft

Ryan Rutherford

Round 1

  1. Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold

    The Browns want a QB more than I want my second ex-wife to bring back my favorite recliner she only took out of spite. Anyway, Sam Darnold is the most developed QB in the draft and will be ready to start Week 1 even if the Browns fail to prepare him properly (they will).

  2. New York Giants: Saquon Barkley

    The Giants get the best player in the draft and I get to watch him run all over the Redskins for the next 8 years.

  3. New York Jets: Baker Mayfield

    Broadway Baker (awaiting trademark) is the Jets savior and pulls them from the bottom of the NFL. The Jets need someone to say "I don't care if they have sucked forever. I'm a baller and we're gonna win." Baker can do that.

  4. Cleveland Browns: Bradley Chubb

    The best defensive player in the draft and he is only getting better. He will make an instant impact and the Browns edge rushers could creep into a lot of QBs nightmares this season.

  5. Denver Broncos: Josh Rosen

    I think Josh Allen would fit better in the Broncos offense but I think John Elway can relate more to Josh Rosen. Also would not be surprised to see the Broncos trade this pick.

  6. Indianapolis Colts: Denzel Ward

    The Colts corners are a bunch of nobodies. I had to look them up to see who he would join, and I think Ward would be CB1 on day 1.

  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Quenton Nelson

    Maybe the biggest no brainer in the draft when it comes to translating to the NFL. Reminds the Gritty Sports boys of Brandon Scherff of the Redskins. I think it would also be a good insurance policy on Jameis. I could see the Bucs trading back.

  8. Chicago Bears: Tremaine Edmunds

    They have the face of their offense, now they will get the face of the defense. Edmunds has really picked up steam in the draft rumor mills lately.

  9. San Francisco 49ers: Harold Landry

    Landry could have been a coin flip choice with Chubb as the best defensive player in the draft after a huge Junior year with 16.5 and 7 FF(SEVEN FORCED FUMBLES!!!!) but an injury plagued senior year forced him to fall a bit. He will be forced to contribute immediately as the 49ers really need edge rushers.

  10. Oakland Raiders: Minkah Fitzpatrick

    The Raiders have been looking for pieces to fix up their secondary which really struggled last year. They drafted Karl Joseph and Gareon Conley the last two years so with this addition, the Raiders could start their own No Fly Zone soon if these players develop.

  11. Miami Dolphins: Josh Allen

    Everyone keeps talking about his big hands and his ability to play in tough weather so of course he will go to Miami and none of that will matter. I could also see a team trade up for Allen earlier than this.

  12. Buffalo Bills: Mason Rudolph

    Why would you trade up this high if you aren't looking for a QB in this draft. I think they hope someone better than Rudolph falls to them but they will take what they can get.

  13. Washington Redskins: Vita Vea

    Everyone in the front office is tired of seeing teams walk right down their throats. Vita Vea is polished and has a continuous motor. Twitter heads say that Vea to Washington is "the worst kept secret in the Draft."

  14. Green Bay Packers: Calvin Ridley

    The Packers try to actually help Aaron Rodgers out for once. He gets the best wide receiver in the draft and could have a huge rookie year. Especially if Rodgers is his QB.

  15. Arizona Cardinals: Lamar Jackson

    I could see the Cardinals trading up for a QB or taking one that falls to them here. Also everyone knows that a new coach looks for a QB right away so if he sucks, he can blame the QB.

  16. Baltimore Ravens: Derwin James

    If he falls this far, the Ravens shouldn't hesitate. He would be a great fit in their defense and can play multiple positions.

  17. Los Angeles Chargers: Leighton Vander Esch

    Best name in the first round. Chargers need help at inside linebacker badly. There are some health concerns but none about his hard-nosed playing style.

  18. Seattle Seahawks: Josh Jackson

    Sherman is leaving, Earl Thomas is at the end of his deal, and Chancellor is coming back from an injury. The Seahawks secondary needs help and Jackson is a playmaker.

  19. Dallas Cowboys: Roquan Smith

    Smith is a top ten talent and the Cowboys would love to see him fall this far. Look for the Cowboys to trade up, especially if the draft isn't shaking out to their liking.

  20. Detroit Lions: Marcus Davenport

    You have to think a defense first coach like Patricia will be is going to go with a defensive player and the Lions Edge rushers leave a lot to be desired.

  21. Cincinnati Bengals: Mike McGlinchey

    The Bengals line is bad. McGlinchey is the best lineman I still have available. They will probably draft the best offensive lineman available.

  22. Buffalo Bills: Rashaan Evans

    The Bills need help at linebacker and Rashaan would fill in well in their scheme. Also look for the Bills to bundle this pick with #12 to move up for one of the top tier QBs of the draft (Allen, Mayfield, Rosen).

  23. New England Patriots: Kolton Miller

    Patriots really need to protect Old Man Brady now that they got rid of their insurance policy in Garoppolo.

  24. Carolina Panthers: Mike Hughes

    The Panthers secondary got torched last year and Hughes is a playmaker. His slower 40 time hurt his draft stock but if you want to see how fast he really is, check out one of his punt or kick off, or interceptions he took back to the house.

  25. Tennessee Titans: Josh Sweat

    Titans will have their fingers crossed that Evans, Landry, or Davenport fall to them, but Sweat is a good consolation prize. If his knee is 100%, he could be just as good or better than the edge guys who go before him.

  26. Atlanta Falcons: Da\'ron Payne

    A mountain of a man who already stops the run and could develop into a good interior pass rusher. A high floor and an even higher ceiling.

  27. New Orleans Saints: Dallas Goedert

    Drew Brees is going to love this guy in the red zone. A huge target and decent blocker.

  28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Derrius Guice

    With Leveon's future up in the air and James Connor coming off an injury. Guice is a beast and could be drafted just outside the top 10.

  29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Will Hernandez

    A mauler in the interior who can open holes for Fournette or keep Bortles up right.

  30. Minnesota Vikings: James Daniels

    A flexible interior lineman, would likely play guard.

  31. New England Patriots: Maurice Hurst

    Another Michigan Man to join Tom Brady in New England at a position of need.

  32. Philadelphia Eagles: Jaire Alexander

    The Eagles were expecting to have Worley, now they might just draft someone who can be better.