2018 NFL Mock Draft

2018 NFL Mock Draft – TWO Rounds

2018 NFL Mock Draft Notes: Position groups are just starting to develop some order, but the QB rankings have a long way to go before they start to develop. We will continue to evaluate QB’s for the 2018 NFL Mock Draft, and how they most often seem to be judged by teams- watching out for flashes of elite play. As much as consistency and motor and technique are paramount to slotting most positions, QB’s are evaluated on how much top level play they can put on tape. To this point in the 2018 NFL mock draft coverage, Sam Darnold‘s Rose Bowl performance and other flashes of rare NFL talent stand above the other QB’s, even though he has been inconsistent and having trouble losing fumbles. Josh Allen might be the most talented QB in the class, and will need the long draft process to validate a pick at the top of the draft. A top 5 running back in the 2018 NFL Mock Draft? Absolutely. Saquon Barkley is a better prospect than Ezekiel Elliot at this point in the process.

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft: DraftGeek’s– Updated October 9

 

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Last Updated: October 23

 

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

 

Round 1 (Picks 1-20):

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Cleveland Browns1. Cleveland Browns

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

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (30) Pass (28) Rush (19)

Last Year’s 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

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - San Francisco 49ers

2. San Francisco 49ers

Last Year’s First Round Picks: (3) Solomon Thomas DT STANFORD, (31) Reuben Foster ILB ALABAMA

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (31) Pass (32) Rush (4)

Last Year’s 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

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - New York Giants

3. New York Giants

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (23) Evan Engram TE OLE MISS

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (25) Pass (17) Rush (29)

Last Year’s Defense Rankings: Total (10) Pass (23) Rush (3)

GM: Jerry Reese

Head Coach: Ben McAdoo

Offensive Coordinator: Mike Sullivan

Defensive Coordinator: Steve Spagnuolo

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

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

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Indianapolis Colts

4. Indianapolis Colts

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (15) Malik Hooker S OHIO STATE

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (10) Pass (5) Rush (23)

Last Year’s 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: Connor Williams, OT, Texas

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Cincinnati Bengals

5. Cincinnati Bengals

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (9) John Ross WR WASHINGTON

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (13) Pass (15) Rush (13)

Last Year’s 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: Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (19) O.J. Howard TE ALABAMA

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (18) Pass (16) Rush (24)

Last Year’s 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: Arden Key, DE, LSU

 

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Arizona Cardinals

7. Arizona Cardinals

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (13) Haason Reddick ILB TEMPLE

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (9) Pass (9) Rush (18)

Last Year’s 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: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Baltimore Ravens

8. Baltimore Ravens

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (16) Marlon Humphrey CB ALABAMA

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (17) Pass (12) Rush (28)

Last Year’s 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: Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - New York Jets

9. New York Jets

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (6) Jamal Adams S LSU

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (26) Pass (27) Rush (12)

Last Year’s 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: Derwin James, S, Florida State

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Oakland Raiders

10. Oakland Raiders

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (24) Gareon Conley CB OHIO STATE

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (6) Pass (13) Rush (6)

Last Year’s Defense Rankings: Total (26) Pass (24) Rush (23)

GM: Reggie McKenzie

Head Coach: Jack Del Rio

Offensive Coordinator: Todd Downing

Defensive Coordinator: Ken Norton Jr

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

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

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - San Diego Chargers

11. Los Angeles Chargers

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (7) Mike Williams WR CLEMSON

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (14) Pass (8) Rush (26)

Last Year’s 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: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Chicago Bears

12. Chicago Bears

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (2) Mitchell Trubisky QB NORTH CAROLINA

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (15) Pass (14) Rush (17)

Last Year’s 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: Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

 

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft -Dallas Cowboys

13. Dallas Cowboys

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (28) Taco Charlton DE MICHIGAN

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (6) Pass (13) Rush (2)

Last Year’s Defense Rankings: Total (14) Pass (26) Rush (1)

GM: Jerry Jones

Head Coach: Jason Garrett

Offensive Coordinator: Scott Linehan

Defensive Coordinator: Rod Marinelli

Offensive Scheme: Vertical

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Cowboys: Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Denver Broncos

14. Denver Broncos

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (20) Garett Bolles OT UTAH

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (27) Pass (21) Rush (27)

Last Year’s 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: Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Cleveland Browns15. Cleveland Browns (from Houston)

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

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (30) Pass (28) Rush (19)

Last Year’s 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: Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Detroit Lions

16. Detroit Lions

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (21) Jarrad Davis ILB FLORIDA

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (21) Pass (11) Rush (30)

Last Year’s Defense Rankings: Total (18) Pass (19) Rush (18)

GM: Bob Quinn

Head Coach: Jim Caldwell

Offensive Coordinator: Jim Bob Cooter

Defensive Coordinator: Teryl Austin

Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

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

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Atlanta Falcons

17. Atlanta Falcons

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (26) Takkarist McKinley OLB UCLA

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (2) Pass (3) Rush (5)

Last Year’s Defense Rankings: Total (25) Pass (28) Rush (17)

GM: Thomas Dimitroff

Head Coach: Dan Quinn

Offensive Coordinator: Steve Sarkisian

Defensive Coordinator: Marquand Manuel

Offensive Scheme: West Coast, Vertical

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Falcons: Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Tennessee Titans18. Tennessee Titans

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

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (11) Pass (25) Rush (3)

Last Year’s 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: Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Carolina Panthers

19. Carolina Panthers

Last Year’s First Round Pick: (8) Christian McCaffrey RB STANFORD

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (19) Pass (21) Rush (10)

Last Year’s 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: Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft - Green Bay Packers

20. Green Bay Packers

Last Year’s First Round Pick: None

Last Year’s Offense Rankings: Total (8) Pass (7) Rush (20)

Last Year’s Defense Rankings: Total (22) Pass (31) Rush (8)

GM: Ted Thompson

Head Coach: Mike McCarthy

Offensive Coordinator: Edgar Bennett

Defensive Coordinator: Dom Capers

Offensive Scheme: West Coast, Vertical

Defensive Scheme: 3-4

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Packers: Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame

 

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

 

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