The hype around almost every position in 2018 is unbelievable, the prospects for 2018 has gone unnoticed and teams will be happy with the player they’ll choose and bring home to their city. Brandon and Berto have made a 2018 mock draft, with the players that will fit each teams needs and even best available.
*Editor’s Note: this mock features a trade between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. Enjoy!
1. With the first overall pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Sam Darnold, Quarterback, Southern California University. Sam Darnold has shown that “IT” factor every quarterback must have, but the question is would teams be able to sit him? The Browns should go for a veteran QB ahead of the draft if they want to help develop Darnold.
2. With the second overall pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the New York Giants select Josh Rosen, Quarterback, UCLA. Rosen is arguably the best quarterback in 2018, but he doesn’t want to come to Cleveland and the next best fit for him is the Giants. Rosen is very accurate and shows poise in the pocket; he’s the most pro ready out of this bunch.
3. The Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts have made a trade, with the third overall pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos select Josh Allen, Quarterback, Wyoming. John Elway will love this kid’s attributes and may select him, but his accuracy and college stats has been a big issue. They will need a veteran other than Brock Osweiler to help him.
4. With the fourth overall draft pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Saquon Barkley, Running Back, Penn State. Saquon is arguably the best player in this draft, and he doesn’t lack any skill in the running back position. Cleveland needs a power runner and a playmaker, so this would be a great fit for both sides. Cleveland also arguably has one of the league’s top offensive lines.
5. The Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos have made a trade, with the fifth overall pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Minkah Fitzpatrick, Defensive Back, Alabama. Minkah is the undisputedly the best defensive back in this year’s draft and can really play any position in the secondary. Easy choice here.
6. With the sixth overall pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the New York Jets select Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, Oklahoma. Baker Mayfield is the 2017 Heisman winner and his accuracy is arguably the best out the group with a 70.5% completion rate. Put this kid with talent and he could be great! Size doesn’t matter, he’s a proven winner.
7. With the seventh overall pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Roquan Smith, Linebacker, Georgia. Roquan Smith is a unbelievable athlete, and the Rose Bowl game he played Oklahoma should wake up every draft scout out there. The kid is a monster and made Baker Mayfield seem shaken at times, a rare occurrence. Smith would instantly help the Bucs defense and could be an early favorite for the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
8. With the eighth overall pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Chicago Bears select Quenton Nelson, Guard, Notre Dame. This would be a huge boost for Chicago, especially to help Mitchell Trubisky’s development of being able to stay in the pocket and make accurate throws just like at North Carolina. Quenton Nelson could make the Bears offensive line a top 10 or even top 5 unit by just selecting him. Rising young running backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen would destroy defenses on Sundays with the extra support.
9. With the ninth overall pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Oakland Raiders select Derrius Guice, Running Back, LSU. Guice is another great running back that a team like Oakland needs. Although they have Marshawn Lynch, Beast Mode 2.0 hasn’t provided enough in old age like they expected. Guice is very explosive off the block and can be a top 10 running back his rookie year.
10. With the tenth overall pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select Bradley Chubb, Defensive End, North Carolina State. The 49ers can make that defense even better with adding Chubb and pairing him with Soloman Thomas and DeForest Buckner. One of these three players would have to move to defensive tackle, but that front 7 could be the deadliest in the NFL.
11. With the eleventh pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Calvin Ridley, Wide Receiver, Alabama. With Jarvis Landry going into free agency, one has to wonder if he’ll be back in Miami. Calvin Ridley could be even better. He’s a day one or two WR1 in the NFL, as Ridley’s routes kill opposing defensive backs and could easily be a top 10 young wideout in his rookie year.
12. With the twelfth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Derwin James, Safety, Florida State. The Bengals need some massive help at the safety position, and Derwin could fall right into the Bengals hands. He’s very elusive with his play style and would be a great fit for both.
13. With the thirteenth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Washington Redskins select Denzel Ward, Cornerback, Ohio State. Denzel Ward is another OSU alumni with stud names that came into the 2017 NFL draft like Gareon Conley, Marshon Lattimore, and Malik Hooker. Denzel would easily make Washington’s defensive backs a top 10 unit with Josh Norman on the other side of the field.
14. With the fourteenth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Clelin Ferrell, Defensive End, Clemson. Packers defensive line could use some help, as the front seven is getting older, but Clelin could help them drastically day one with stopping the run game.
15. With the fifteenth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select Connor Williams, Offensive Tackle, Texas. Connor is one of the best O-line prospects since Joe Thomas, and with David Johnson coming off a year long injury he can easily be even better with Connor. Arizona does need a quarterback solution after Carson Palmer retired this offseason, but Connor will prevent less sacks and help with the run game.
16. With the sixteenth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select Courtland Sutton, Wide Receiver, Southern Methodist. Another great wide receiver to add in the first round is Sutton. He’s very similar to A.J. Green, with a big body that will risk anything to come down with the ball. Courtland had an amazing year and will try to prove it in the NFL. Joe Flacco is trying to get one last rodeo at the playoffs, and Sutton will massively improve his chances at getting there.
17. With the seventeenth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers select Ronnie Harrison, Safety, Alabama. Coming off another National Championship title with Nick Saban, Ronnie has proved how well he can play the safety position under Saban. Just another Bama project that will be a great day one starter and pick off plenty of quarterbacks for the Chargers.
18. With the eighteenth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select Mike McGlinchey, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame. The Seattle Seahawks don’t have a great run game, as the offense relies heavily on Russell Wilson slinging/running the ball. If Seattle can land a elite tackle in McGlinchey, their run game will drastically improve and take pressure off of Wilson.
19. With the nineteenth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select Joshua Jackson, Cornerback, Iowa. Jackson wasn’t supposed to be first-round player until now, Joshua’s ball skills to get interceptions is ridiculous, he played the Big 10 conference with NFL-ready talent. Jackson killed J.T. Barrett and the Buckeyes with his elusiveness at cornerback, totaling multiple interceptions. One of the biggest risers in the 2018 draft and will be a great edition to the secondary-starved Cowboys.
20. With the twentieth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Detroit Lions select Nick Chubb, Running Back, Georgia. One of the best power runners in this year’s class, Chubb can do it all. Chubb is also one of the fastest and smartest backs in the group. Detroit needs help with the run game and Chubb will do just that.
21. With the twenty-first pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills select Christian Wilkins, Defensive Tackle, Clemson. This would be a huge steal for the Bills and would improve that front four, with trading former #3 overall pick Marcell Dareus to Miami, Bills can get what they wanted from Dareus in Christian Wilkins. The Bills may also be eyeing a quarterback, but if they resign Tyrod Taylor that need could wait another round.
22. With the twenty-second pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select Maurice Hurst, Defensive Tackle, Michigan. The Falcons defense is one of the scariest in the NFL, but it doesn’t get its much deserved credit. Adding Maurice Hurst will not only bring more pressure, but also help with the run defense.
23. With the twenty-third pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Tennessee Titans select Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle, Washington. Vita Vea is another Danny Shelton-esque lane clogger that will destroy any opposing offensive line every single Sunday. He will most likely play only on run downs, but it’s worth a first round pick.
24. With the twenty-fourth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select Austin Bryant, Defensive End, Clemson. Austin Bryant would have immediate impact off the edge with his flashy moves to get to the quarterback. Cam Newton needs a lot more help on both sides of the ball to win big in the NFL, and drafting a dominant force to add to the pass rush should take some pressure off.
25. With the twenty-fifth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills select Anthony Miller, Wide Receiver, Memphis. Anthony Miller came off a unbelievable senior year at Memphis, totalling 1,462 yards receiving and 18 Touchdowns for the Tigers. Bills recently acquired Kelvin Benjamin from the Panthers, but they need another stellar playmaker that can be consistent. Cue Anthony Miller. He will do just that for Tyrod Taylor (or whoever is at QB) and the offense.
26. With the twenty-sixth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the New Orleans Saints select Justin Reid, Safety, Stanford. Justin is the little brother of Eric Reid who currently plays on the 49ers. Justin could be the better of the two brothers, Eric went first round back in 2013. Justin’s play making skills to get the ball is great and could land him a spot in the first round. He’s a well rounded Safety.
27. With the twenty-seventh pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select Equanimeous St. Brown, Wide Receiver, Notre Dame. Bortles didn’t have much help in 2017 with a season-ending injury to Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee slow to emerge as a target. They will also both be free agents next year, and most likely won’t be back. Brown is a deep threat that contributed to DeShone Kizer’s success at Notre Dame. Brown is one of the fastest receivers in this year’s draft, and Bortles needs the speed to drive down field.
28. With the twenty-eighth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Los Angeles Rams select Mike Hughes, Cornerback, Central Florida. One of Hughes’ special skill is returning kicks, and he’s one of the best in college football and could be a great special teams player for the team that drafts him. But special team players usually don’t get picked first round… he backs up his skills on offense by dealing on the other side of the ball as a cornerback with great instincts and ball skills.
29. With the twenty-ninth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, Louisville. Jackson is arguably one of the most exciting players in College Football, and his unlimited potential can be developed under Big Ben for at least another year or two. Jackson would have plenty of talent to get help from and speed along his development. The Steelers have to start thinking about the future, and they can see one in Jackson.
30. With the thirtieth pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Isaiah Oliver, Cornerback, Colorado. Oliver kept increasing his draft stock steadily the whole year, and he deserves to be a first-round pick. Oliver should impress at the combine and could possibly rise further up draft boards from that.
31. With the thirty-first pick in the 2018 Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select Rashaan Evans, Linebacker, Alabama. Rashaan can be the finishing touches to a great defense, and he’s nother Alabama prodigy that will succeed in the NFL anywhere he goes.
32. With the thirty-second pick and final pick in this years 2018 first round Mock Draft, the New England Patriots select Sam Hubbard, Defensive End, Ohio State. Sam Hubbard is a prospect I consider to be very underrated, he destroyed almost all his opponents and should continue that in the NFL. The Patriots will get an absolute stud to add for Bill Belichick and the Pats to utilize. But don’t be surprised if he goes higher than pick thirty two.
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