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2018 NFL Mock Draft

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NFL Mock Draft Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills (from Cleveland)

Micah Kiser, ILB, Virginia

The Browns defense has to get off the field quicker, and a big part of that is controlling the line of scrimmage. A big, smart, physical middle linebacker would go a long way in helping clog the lanes.


NFL Mock Draft - New York Giants

New York Giants

Braden Smith, OG, Auburn

The Giants have gotten back to more sound decision making regarding personnel and need to finally stabilize their offensive line. Adding a road grader on the interior will improve their run game as well.


NFL Mock Draft - Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts

Billy Price, OG/C, Ohio State

The Colts don’t need to wait on the Luck situation to keep building the offensive line. Getting that settled will allow the passing game to flourish again.


NFL Mock Draft - Houston Texans

Houston Texans

Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma

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. Massive tackle, but draft process could reveal that he is a bit of a leaner that has always overpowered defenders with his size.


NFL Mock Draft - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Ronald Jones II, RB, USC

The Bucs have a sporadic running game, that might flourish if put more into a running back by committee format.


NFL Mock Draft - San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco (from Chicago)

Nathan Shepherd, DT/DE, Fort Hays State

San Francisco has some very talented defensive ends, but could use more help up the middle.


NFL Mock Draft - Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos

Dante Pettis, WR, Washington

If the Broncos can get their QB situation settled, and add a little talent to their offensive line, it will be time to start getting some toys for the offense. 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

Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

It remains to be seen if the Jets can hold on to their offensive coordinator in the offseason, but if so, they will be pretty happy. They 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

Kentavius Street, DE/OLB, North Carolina State

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

Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State

The Cardinals are in for some changes on their defense, and will need players that can better fit their new scheme. Nnadi is an elite run stuffer that can help anchor the middle of the defensive line.


NFL Mock Draft - Houston Texans

Houston Texans (from Seattle)

Jeremy Reaves, S, South Alabama

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


NFL Mock Draft -Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys

Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan

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.


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NFL Mock Draft - Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions

Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma

The Lions added to their power run game with Blount, and will probably add a running back later in the draft, as is the New England Patriot’s method as per Bob Quinn has instituted. What they do value earlier in the draft are tight ends.


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

Christian Sam, ILB, Arizona State

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)

Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio 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. However they deal with that they are certainly happy that the front seven is getting back to where it was a few years ago and would like to continue to keep that the team’s strength.


NFL Mock Draft - Kansas City ChiefsKansas City Chiefs

Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech

The Chiefs are really soft in the middle of their defense, and need some defensive line help to control the gaps.


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

Timon Parris, OT, Stony Brook

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

Rasheem Green, DE, USC

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

Sam Jones, OG, Arizona State

The two headed monster that is the Falcons’ running game can sputter at times due to some inferior blocking along the interior.


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

Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

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.


NFL Mock Draft Buffalo BillsBuffalo Bills (from Philadelphia)

Kurt Benkert, QB, Virginia

This is an interesting spot in the draft for the Bills. They have already had a lot of picks, and there could be a QB prospect or two that they have their eye on about this point.


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NFL Mock Draft - Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals

Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State


NFL Mock Draft - Houston TexansHouston Texans

Christopher Herndon, TE, Miami


NFL Mock Draft - Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos

Godwin Igwebuike, S, Northwestern


NFL Mock Draft - Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals

Mason Cole, C, Michigan


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