DraftBlaster NFL Mock Draft – Playoff Teams

2018 NFL Mock Draft – Playoff Teams

Round One (1-20) | Round One (21-32)

 

Round One (Picks 21-32):

NFL Mock Draft - Detroit Lions

21. Detroit Lions

2017 First Round Pick: (21) Jarrad Davis ILB FLORIDA

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (21) Pass (11) Rush (30)

2016-17 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: Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State

Lions 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Lions worked on their offensive line and linebacker core in free agency and the draft, and there has been a lot of talk about them not drafting a running back or a defensive lineman early. The season will illuminate if those are needs next year.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Miami Dolphins

22. Miami Dolphins

2017 First Round Pick: (22) Charles Harris OLB MISSOURI

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (24) Pass (26) Rush (9)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (29) Pass (15) Rush (30)

GM: Chris Grier

Head Coach: Adam Gase

Offensive Coordinator: Clyde Christensen

Defensive Coordinator: Matt Burke

Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins

Defensive Scheme: 4-3, Attacking

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Dolphins: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

Dolphins 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: Will the Dolphins passing game finally come together? Also, will their talented defensive pieces start clicking together?

 

NFL Mock Draft - New York Giants

23. New York Giants

2017 First Round Pick: (23) Evan Engram TE OLE MISS

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (25) Pass (17) Rush (29)

2016-17 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: Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama

Giants 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Giants should have had a very potent, dynamic offense last year.  They added a number of complementary parts, but still need to probably find their left tackle of the future.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Oakland Raiders

24. Oakland Raiders

2017 First Round Pick: (24) Gareon Conley CB OHIO STATE

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (6) Pass (13) Rush (6)

2016-17 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: Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State

Raiders 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: Will the changes with defensive play-calling and talent added in the draft provide the pass rush they so desperately need?

 

NFL Mock Draft - Cleveland Browns25. 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: Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville

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 - Seattle Seahawks

26. Seattle Seahawks

2017 First Round Pick: None

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (12) Pass (10) Rush (25)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (5) Pass (8) Rush (7)

GM: John Schneider

Head Coach: Pete Carroll

Offensive Coordinator: Darrell Bevell

Defensive Coordinator: Kris Richard

Offensive Scheme: Play Action, Two TE

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Seahawks: Trey Adams, OT, Washington

Seahawks 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Seahawks have been quietly rebuilding their roster the last few years, and have a lot of young players that they are in wait and see mode with.  The focus for this year will be with their run game and their offensive line. One or both might need an upgrade early next year.

 

NFL Mock Draft Buffalo Bills

27. Buffalo Bills (from Chiefs)

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: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma

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 -Dallas Cowboys

28. Dallas Cowboys

2017 First Round Pick: (28) Taco Charlton DE MICHIGAN

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (6) Pass (13) Rush (2)

2016-17 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: Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

Cowboys 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Cowboys revamped their secondary and should be starting a lot of young players from the first game of the season.  They added a defensive end, but Charlton is probably best at left end. By next year, they might be looking to add a true right defensive end.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Green Bay Packers

29. Green Bay Packers

2017 First Round Pick: None

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (8) Pass (7) Rush (20)

2016-17 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: Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama

Packers 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Packers lost a key part of their offensive line last year in free agency and didn’t use the draft to start developing a replacement.  Rodgers has played brilliantly at times, but at first glance, it seems they will need to start adding some talent to their offensive line.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Pittsburgh Steelers

30. Pittsburgh Steelers

2017 First Round Pick: (30) T.J. Watt OLB WISCONSIN

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (7) Pass (5) Rush (14)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (12) Pass (16) Rush (13)

GM: Kevin Colbert

Head Coach: Mike Tomlin

Offensive Coordinator: Todd Haley

Defensive Coordinator: Keith Butler

Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins

Defensive Scheme: 3-4

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Steelers: Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State

Steelers 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: How much more does Big Ben have in the tank, and will Dobbs show that he can be the future at QB? The offensive line came together, but they very well might be looking to groom some new talent after this year.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Atlanta Falcons

31. Atlanta Falcons

2017 First Round Pick: (26) Takkarist McKinley OLB UCLA

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (2) Pass (3) Rush (5)

2016-17 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: Vita Vea, DT, Washington

Falcons 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: Will the Falcons be able to sustain their offensive output under new coordinator Steve Sarkisian?  The Falcons will need to be able to better control the clock when having a lead. Also, can they generate more pressure on opposing quarterbacks after making some additions in that area?

 

NFL Mock Draft - New England Patriots

32. New England Patriots

2017 First Round Pick: None

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (4) Pass (4) Rush (7)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (8) Pass (12) Rush (3)

GM: Bill Belichick (De facto)

Head Coach: Bill Belichick

Offensive Coordinator: Josh McDaniels

Defensive Coordinator: Matt Patricia

Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins

Defensive Scheme: 3-4, Multiple

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Patriots: Jerome Baker, OLB, Ohio State

Patriots 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Patriots went all in this year, more than any other year in recent memory, in an effort to win now.  Jimmy Garoppolo will be the primary focus over the next year, with an eye on if Brady starts to show any decline or pressure from his family to retire.

 

Teams Without Selections In First Round:

 

NFL Mock Draft - Houston TexansHouston Texans

2016 First Round Picks: (12) Deshaun Watson QB CLEMSON

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (29) Pass (29) Rush (8)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (1) Pass (2) Rush (12)

GM: Rick Smith

Head Coach: Bill O’Brien

Offensive Coordinator: Bill O’Brien (by default)

Defensive Coordinator: Mike Vrabel

Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins

Defensive Scheme: 3-4

Texans 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: The Texans made a bold move to get their QB of the future, and Watson should see the field very early in 2017.  They have not been able to put in much of the matchup nightmare inducing aspects of the offense that Bill O’Brien would sure like to- in the mold of the Patriots offense. After getting Watson familiar with the complicated offense, the Texans will definitely be on the lookout for hybrid running back / wide receivers, much like the Panthers acquired early in this year’s draft.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Kansas City ChiefsKansas City Chiefs

2017 First Round Pick: (10) Patrick Mahomes II QB TEXAS TECH

2016-17 Offense Rankings: Total (20) Pass (19) Rush (15)

2016-17 Defense Rankings: Total (24) Pass (18) Rush (26)

GM: Brett Veach

Head Coach: Andy Reid

Offensive Coordinator: Matt Nagy

Defensive Coordinator: Bob Sutton

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 3-4

Chiefs 2018 Mock Draft Early Thoughts: Kansas City made a major move to get their QB of the future, but it is uncertain if he will see the field in 2017. They have a playoff caliber roster in place, and do many of the little things right that win games, such as winning the turnover margin. They put an emphasis on their defense and run game, and if another draft were held today, their secondary would be the primary need.

 

Round One (1-20) | Round One (21-32)

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