2018 NFL Mock Draft

DraftBlaster 2018 NFL Mock Draft

Last Updated: July 19th

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Round One (1-20) | Round One (21-32)

Round 1 (Picks 1-20):

NFL Mock Draft - Cleveland Browns

1. Cleveland Browns

2017 First Round Picks: (1) Myles Garrett DE TEXAS A&M, (25) Jabrill Peppers S MICHIGAN, (29) David Njoku TE MIAMI

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (30) Pass (28) Rush (19)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (31) Pass (21) Rush (31)

GM: Sashi Brown

Head Coach: Hue Jackson

Offensive Coordinator: Hue Jackson / Al Saunders

Defensive Coordinator: Gregg Williams

Offensive Scheme: West Coast – Run Heavy

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Browns: Sam Darnold, QB, USC

Browns 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: Do the Browns have their QB of the future?  They have major additions all over with their the draft picks from the last two years and the major additions to the offensive line. This upcoming year will be a complete review to see what new players make progress, and where there were misses.

 

NFL Mock Draft - San Francisco 49ers

2. San Francisco 49ers

2017 First Round Picks: (3) Solomon Thomas DT STANFORD, (31) Reuben Foster ILB ALABAMA

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (31) Pass (32) Rush (4)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (32) Pass (14) Rush (32)

GM: John Lynch

Head Coach: Kyle Shanahan

Offensive Coordinator: Kyle Shanahan

Defensive Coordinator: Robert Saleh

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Draft, 49ers: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

49ers 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The 49ers did a great job in mixing mid range veterans with a solid draft of high upside players. However, who is the QB of the future? Is it Cousins, or does he get a long term deal with the Redskins? San Francisco could be one of several teams looking for a franchise QB in next year’s talented QB class.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Chicago Bears

3. Chicago Bears

2017 First Round Pick: (2) Mitchell Trubisky QB NORTH CAROLINA

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (15) Pass (14) Rush (17)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (16) Pass (7) Rush (27)

GM: Ryan Pace

Head Coach: John Fox

Offensive Coordinator: Dowell Loggains

Defensive Coordinator: Vic Fangio

Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins

Defensive Scheme: 3-4

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Bears: Arden Key, DE, LSU

Bears 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Bears moved up for a QB, and spent three picks on small school players. There are a lot of question marks going into the 2017-18 season. The Bears need to quietly improve to keep the natives from getting restless. Secondary help could be a major concern going into the draft next year.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Jackson Jaguars

4. Jacksonville Jaguars

2017 First Round Pick: (4) Leonard Fournette RB LSU

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (23) Pass (20) Rush (22)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (6) Pass (5) Rush (19)

GM: David Caldwell

Head Coach: Doug Marrone

Offensive Coordinator: Nathaniel Hackett

Defensive Coordinator: Todd Wash

Offensive Scheme: Hybrid Air Coryell

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Jaguars: Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

Jaguars 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: This is a tryout year for Bortles, and if he doesn’t get back to showing progress, the Jags will be looking for their next QB early in the draft next year.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Los Angeles Rams5. Los Angeles Rams

2017 First Round Pick: None

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (32) Pass (31) Rush (31)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (9) Pass (10) Rush (16)

GM: Les Snead

Head Coach: Sean McVay

Offensive Coordinator: Matt LaFleur

Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips

Offensive Scheme: West Coast / Spread

Defensive Scheme: 3-4

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Rams: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

Rams 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Rams will be starting fresh on offense and defense, and all eyes will be on Goff to see how he progresses.  Some updates to the offensive line should help Gurley be far more productive, but the other offensive weapons are question marks. The defensive is changing schemes, however, Phillips is an experienced coach that has been through this before.

 

NFL Mock Draft - New York Jets

6. New York Jets

2017 First Round Pick: (6) Jamal Adams S LSU

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (26) Pass (27) Rush (12)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (11) Pass (17) Rush (11)

GM: Mike Maccagnan

Head Coach: Todd Bowles

Offensive Coordinator: John Morton

Defensive Coordinator: Kacy Rodgers

Offensive Scheme: West Coast / Spread

Defensive Scheme: 3-4, Multiple

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Jets: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

Jets 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Jets are in the midst of a massive roster overhaul and are not sure whatsoever what they have at QB.  Hackenberg will get every opportunity to prove he can be a starting QB, but if he can’t, they will be looking for a QB in the first round next year.

 

NFL Mock Draft - San Diego Chargers

7. Los Angeles Chargers

2017 First Round Pick: (7) Mike Williams WR CLEMSON

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (14) Pass (8) Rush (26)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (16) Pass (20) Rush (10)

GM: Tom Telesco

Head Coach: Anthony Lynn

Offensive Coordinator: Ken Whisenhunt

Defensive Coordinator: Gus Bradley

Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Chargers: Derwin James, S, Florida State

Chargers 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Chargers are going all in to get Rivers a championship, adding talent at receiver and guard early in the draft. They are switching to a new defense and will most probably be addressing players that best fit the new 4-3 scheme early in the draft next year.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Carolina Panthers

8. Carolina Panthers

2017 First Round Pick: (8) Christian McCaffrey RB STANFORD

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (19) Pass (21) Rush (10)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (21) Pass (29) Rush (6)

GM: Marty Hurney

Head Coach: Ron Rivera

Offensive Coordinator: Mike Shula

Defensive Coordinator: Steve Wilks

Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins (with prominent use of Buck Sweep)

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Panthers: Harold Landry, DE, Boston College

Panthers 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Panthers found two versatile running back / wide receiver weapons early in the draft, allowing them to finally put in the dynamic / match-up nightmare type offense that they have wanted. However, they might very well find that they need more talent on the offensive line to really make it click.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Cincinnati Bengals

9. Cincinnati Bengals

2017 First Round Pick: (9) John Ross WR WASHINGTON

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (13) Pass (15) Rush (13)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (17) Pass (11) Rush (21)

GM: Mike Brown

Head Coach: Marvin Lewis

Offensive Coordinator: Ken Zampese

Defensive Coordinator: Paul Guenther

Offensive Scheme: Air Coryell

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Bengals: Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

Bengals 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Bengals have watched a lot of talent walk out the door in free agency the last few years.  They had a lot of picks in this last draft, and will have to wait and see who clicks and who doesn’t. Losing Hue Jackson as their offensive coordinator might be a lot bigger loss than originally expected, and changes could be coming to their offensive scheme.

 

NFL Mock Draft Buffalo Bills

10. Buffalo Bills

2017 First Round Pick: (27) Tre’Davious White CB LSU

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (16) Pass (30) Rush (1)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (19) Pass (6) Rush (29)

GM: Brandon Beane

Head Coach: Sean McDermott

Offensive Coordinator: Rick Dennison

Defensive Coordinator: Leslie Frazier

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Bills: Malik Jefferson, OLB, Texas

Bills 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Bills had a lot going on at the draft, but handled it well, even adding an extra pick in the first round. With a defense in transition this will be a year of installing the new scheme, and they will surely need to add some new pieces next year, particularly in the front seven.

 

NFL Mock Draft - New Orleans Saints

11. New Orleans Saints

2017 First Round Picks: (11) Marshon Lattimore CB OHIO STATE, (32) Ryan Ramczyk OT WISCONSIN

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (1) Pass (1) Rush (16)

2016-7 Defense Rankings: Total (27) Pass (32) Rush (14)

GM: Mickey Loomis

Head Coach: Sean Payton

Offensive Coordinator: Pete Carmichael

Defensive Coordinator: Dennis Allen

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Saints: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

Saints 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Saints major rebuild of their defense is in full swing. It doesn’t feel like it is close to being sufficient, with some offensive players falling to them in the draft that they couldn’t pass up. It is never good to try to fully address one side of the ball in the draft, so this will be a multi-year rebuild.  Also, might next year be the year they look for Brees’ replacement early in the draft?

 

NFL Mock Draft - Philadelphia Eagles12. Philadelphia Eagles

2017 First Round Pick: (14) Derek Barnett DE TENNESSEE

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (22) Pass (24) Rush (11)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (13) Pass (13) Rush (15)

GM: Howie Roseman

Head Coach: Doug Pederson

Offensive Coordinator: Frank Reich

Defensive Coordinator: Jim Schwartz

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 4-3, Attacking

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Eagles: Connor Williams, OT, Texas

Eagles 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Eagles had a nice draft, adding players to their defense early, and they also signed a number of veteran offensive players to one-year deals.  After this year they can decide what players to offer long term deals and will have needs at positions where they don’t.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Arizona Cardinals

13. Arizona Cardinals

2017 First Round Pick: (13) Haason Reddick ILB TEMPLE

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (9) Pass (9) Rush (18)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (2) Pass (4) Rush (9)

GM: Steve Keim

Head Coach: Bruce Arians

Offensive Coordinator: Harold Goodwin

Defensive Coordinator: James Bettcher

Offensive Scheme: Vertical

Defensive Scheme: 3-4

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Cardinals: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

Cardinals 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Cardinals lost some key pieces to their defense last year but were able to add some young talent to develop. They have an aging QB and WR that they will need to find replacements for in next year’s draft.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Minnesota Vikings14. Minnesota Vikings

2017 First Round Pick: None

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (28) Pass (18) Rush (32)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (3) Pass (3) Rush (20)

GM: Rick Spielman

Head Coach: Pat Shurmur

Offensive Coordinator: Frank Reich

Defensive Coordinator: George Edwards

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 4-3, Attacking

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Vikings: Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida

Vikings 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Vikings got a steal with Cook in the 2nd round and their defense looked generally solid last year.  They added two offensive linemen in free agency, but both were questionable additions. They very well might be looking for an offensive tackle to start next year’s draft.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Indianapolis Colts

15. Indianapolis Colts

2017 First Round Pick: (15) Malik Hooker S OHIO STATE

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (10) Pass (5) Rush (23)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (30) Pass (27) Rush (25)

GM: Chris Ballard

Head Coach: Chuck Pagano

Offensive Coordinator: Rob Chudzinski

Defensive Coordinator: Ted Monachino

Offensive Scheme: Attacking / Play Action

Defensive Scheme: 3-4

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Colts: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

Colts 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: New GM Chris Ballard has done a masterful job in overhauling the roster, especially on defense. He was classy enough to mention that the previous GM did a nice job of adding some younger players on the offensive line that just need experience. That will remain to be seen, and that might very well be the focus of the first round next year.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Baltimore Ravens

16. Baltimore Ravens

2017 First Round Pick: (16) Marlon Humphrey CB ALABAMA

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (17) Pass (12) Rush (28)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (7) Pass (9) Rush (5)

GM: Ozzie Newsome

Head Coach: John Harbaugh

Offensive Coordinator: Marty Mornhinweg

Defensive Coordinator: Dean Pees

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 3-4, Multiple

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Ravens: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

Ravens 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Ravens invested heavily on defense in the draft, which was already the strength of their team.  They needed some talent infusion on their offensive line which they addressed in the middle of the draft, and it will be worth watching how those players develop.  They have had a revolving door at offensive coordinator for years and this should be a year to see if that is what has been behind Flacco’s inconsistency.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Washington Redskins

17. Washington Redskins

2017 First Round Pick: (17) Jonathan Allen DT ALABAMA

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (3) Pass (2) Rush (21)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (28) Pass (25) Rush (24)

GM: Bruce Allen (by default)

Head Coach: Jay Gruden

Offensive Coordinator: Matt Cavanaugh

Defensive Coordinator: Greg Manusky

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Redskins: Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama

Redskins 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Redskins had one of those drafts where players just fell to them like manna from heaven. The elephant in the room is what will happen with Cousins after this year.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Tennessee Titans18. Tennessee Titans

2017 First Round Pick: (5) Corey Davis WR WESTERN MICHIGAN, (18) Adoree’ Jackson CB USC

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (11) Pass (25) Rush (3)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (20) Pass (30) Rush (2)

GM: Jon Robinson

Head Coach: Mike Mularkey

Offensive Coordinator: Terry Robiskie

Defensive Coordinator: Dick LeBeau

Offensive Scheme: “Exotic Smashmouth” (Run Heavy)

Defensive Scheme: 3-4

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Titans: Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio State

Titans 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Titans finally added the sizzle to their offense after several years of building up their offensive line and running game. It will be interesting to watch how the offense comes together.  Their biggest issue last year was keeping teams from passing against them, and they will probably need to add more pieces to the defense early next year to help with that.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2017 First Round Pick: (19) O.J. Howard TE ALABAMA

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (18) Pass (16) Rush (24)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (23) Pass (22) Rush (22)

GM: Jason Licht

Head Coach: Dirk Koetter

Offensive Coordinator: Todd Monken

Defensive Coordinator: Mike Smith

Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Buccaneers: Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State

Buccaneers 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Bucs are the “it team” this year.  They added several exciting offensive weapons, but their offensive line could be a weak point that is not being discussed much.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Denver Broncos

20. Denver Broncos

2017 First Round Pick: (20) Garett Bolles OT UTAH

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (27) Pass (21) Rush (27)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (4) Pass (1) Rush (28)

GM: John Elway

Head Coach: Vance Joseph

Offensive Coordinator: Mike McCoy

Defensive Coordinator: Joe Woods

Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins / Run Heavy

Defensive Scheme: 3-4

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Broncos: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

Broncos 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Broncos appear to be going to a power run game, but don’t quite have all of the pieces in place to run it effectively yet.  After going all in a few years ago to make a championship run, they are dealing with a bit of a transition. QB play will be in the spotlight, as it was difficult to evaluate last year with such poor play from the offensive line.

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