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2018 NFL Mock Draft

2018 NFL Mock Draft Round One (1-20) | Round One (21-32) | Round Two | Round Three | Round Four | Round Five | Round Six | Round Seven

 

NFL Mock Draft Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills (from Cleveland)

Ronald Jones II, RB, USC

The Bills need skill position players, and having picks at the top of rounds is a great place to get them.

 

NFL Mock Draft - New York Giants

New York Giants

Luke Falk, QB, Washington State

The Giants will need to start working on finding their QB of the future. Falk would be a great fit to learn for a few years.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts

Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech

The Colts need talent everywhere, and if they can do a better job at stopping the run, they can take a load off of their offense. Tim Settle is a 2 gap run stuffer, but has shown some surprising explosion and range chasing down running backs.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Houston Texans

Houston Texans

Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh

After trading away their habitually disgruntled left tackle, the Texans will need some competition at that position with some other young players. Protecting Watson is the key to the future of the Texans.

 

NFL Mock Draft - New York Giants

New York Giants (from Tampa Bay)

Kemoko Turay, OLB, Rutgers

The Giants have historically been built on defense, and they lost a nice player in free agency.

 

NFL Mock Draft - San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco (from Chicago)

DeShon Elliott, S, Texas

San Francisco has some talent on their secondary, but the ex safety GM will surely address the safety position in this draft.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos

Dante Pettis, WR, Washington

Pettis is an old school wide receiver that displays disciplined technique, and front offices will feel much more comfortable with him over wide receivers that seemingly have a higher ceiling but less refined technique. He is also perhaps the best route runner to come out in the draft in years and is an excellent returner.

 

NFL Mock Draft - New York Jets

New York Jets

Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

The Jets are starting to turn the corner with their roster and if they get other important pieces in place, could be looking for a young, playmaking running back.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins

Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

Miami has a lot of talent on their defense, but still need help getting pressure from the edge. They have some talent their from the linebackers, but need to get younger at defensive end.

 

NFL Mock Draft - San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco

Daurice Fountain, WR, Northern Iowa

The 49ers have had done a great job of adding talent, and still need it many places. Skill position players haven’t been a priority as of yet, but starting to add young pieces to develop is another step in the right direction.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Oakland RaidersOakland Raiders

Jeff Holland, OLB, Auburn

The Raiders should be greatly improved in 2018 on defense because of coaching and scheme improvements, but they still need help with matchup issues and problems getting pressure off the edge.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers

Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State

The Packers drafted three running backs last year, but still haven’t formed their official running back committee. They signed a big name tight end in free agency, and could use a dynamic playmaker like Penny.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals

Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M

The Bengals need to have a draft away from skill position players, building impact players and depth at positions that have been ignored for years.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs (from Washington)

Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia Tech

The Chiefs have an elite safety, but still have big issues giving up huge plays. They could use a true three player rotation at safety that can play all over the defense.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals

B.J. Hill, DT, NC State

The Cardinals are in for some changes on their defense, and will need players that can better fit their new scheme.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Houston Texans

Houston Texans (from Seattle)

Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma

The Texans got wiped out by injuries this year, but even so have a few positions where they have a glaring need. Offensive tackle is near the top of the list.

 

NFL Mock Draft -Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys

Geron Christian, OT, Louisville

The Cowboys can’t be caught again with multiple deficiencies along the offensive line. They have three excellent starters, but need to have younger players coming up that can step in when they have injuries, and developing in the wings.


 

NFL Mock Draft - Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions

Christopher Herndon, TE, Miami

The Lions drafted a TE last year in the draft, but want to have a dynamic core of versatile players at that position. They brought on two players in free agency, but need a strong competition to solidify that position group.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens

Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin

Baltimore’s passing game is erratic at best, but there just aren’t a lot of reliable weapons for Flacco. Adding a tight end, along with other skill position improvements could allow the potentially explosive offense to be more consistent.

 

NFL Mock Draft - San Diego Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers

Dorian O’Daniel, OLB/ILB, Clemson

Bosa and company have really turned around the Chargers’ defense, where a few years ago they simply couldn’t keep a lead. They have added a lot of talent to that side of the ball, but still could use an ILB.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers (from Buffalo)

Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

Carolina is started to turn back into primarily a defensive team that would like to run the ball and control the clock. Unfortunately, that might be because Cam Newton is incredibly erratic- brilliant at times, and lousy at others. They have an aging tight end, and could use a young talent there to groom for the future.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Kansas City ChiefsKansas City Chiefs

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, OLB, Oklahoma

The Chiefs have a lot of work to do with their defense. They gave up a lot of big plays and were soft in the middle. They have made a lot of moves on their roster, and could use more youth at linebacker.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Los Angeles Rams

Los Angeles Rams

Malik Jefferson, OLB, Texas

The Rams’ offensive makeover is almost complete, but the defensive move from a 4-3 to a 3-4 is not an easy one. The most important piece to that conversion is generally finding OLB’s and the more competition at that position the better.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers

Brandon Parker, OT, North Caroliona A & T

Carolina would like to run the ball more, along with a shorter, more controlled passing game. Their offensive line could use some more push on the right side, and adding a young tackle to compete for that job would be advisable.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Tennessee TitansTennessee Titans

Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State

Tennessee’s slow and steady march from respectability to playoff contender is going along well, but they need to get a bit more pressure off of the edge.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Atlanta FalconsAtlanta Falcons

Darius Leonard, OLB, South Carolina State

Atlanta has a good defense, but could use more talent with the linebacker core, particularly young guys they can keep developing.


 

NFL Mock Draft - New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints

Tony Brown, CB, Alabama

The Saints have a young and improving defense, but need to continue to add depth to their secondary.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers

Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame

The Steelers have the best QB / WR / RB triumvirate in the league, but why not concentrate on adding one more dynamic to that mix with an upgrade at TE?

 

NFL Mock Draft - Jackson Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars

Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana

Jacksonville will be all about defense and a power run game, and nothing goes better with that than a tight end that you can depend on as an outlet and with seam routes.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Minnesota VikingsMinnesota Vikings

Dorance Armstrong Jr., DE/OLB, Kansas

The Vikings defense could use some young talent at the defensive end position, and if they could have a full rotation of edge rushers, the defense could get even better.

 

NFL Mock Draft - New England Patriots

New England Patriots

M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina

The Patriots have some experience in the secondary, but could use that next wave of young talent to develop. They like tough as nails players and Stewart fits that mold.

 

NFL Mock Draft Buffalo BillsBuffalo Bills (from Philadelphia)

Oren Burks, ILB, Vanderbilt

This Bill will be looking to keep adding talented, smart players to their front seven. They would prefer to play great defense, run the ball, and control the time of possession.

 

2018 NFL Draft Projected Compensatory Picks:

 

NFL Mock Draft - Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals

Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State

The Cardinals made some moves in free agency on their offensive line, but they did not impress. They need more talent, at least to start developing for the future.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Houston TexansHouston Texans

Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan

If Houston can keep Watson healthy, it could have the dynamic offense that they have been searching for during the last few years. For that to happen, they need more talent on the offensive line.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos

Godwin Igwebuike, S, Northwestern

Denver still has one of the best secondaries in the NFL, and they keep that up by constantly developing young players through the draft.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals

Mason Cole, C, Michigan

The Bengals finally just traded for a starting left tackle, and could be on the way to having a solid offensive line. They need more talent in the middle.

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft Round One (1-20) | Round One (21-32) | Round Two | Round Three | Round Four | Round Five | Round Six | Round Seven

 

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