Mock Draft 2.0

by | Apr 25, 2018 | NFL | 0 comments

By: Cody Queen

1 – Cleveland Browns – RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State

 

The Browns are in a spot to become a good team by building in this year’s draft. Cleveland needs an explosive offensive weapon and RB Saquon Barkley is that weapon. Choosing a QB in this draft would not be advised for Cleveland.

2 – New York Giants – DE Bradley Chubb, NC State

 

DE Bradley Chubb is ready for NFL and will wreak havoc on the rest of NFC east. The Giants do not have that dynamic defensive line player and Chubb is that and more.

3 – New York Jets (Trade with Colts) – QB Sam Darnold, USC

 

The Jets need help in many places. They traded up from the 6th pick to the 3rd to try and get the best QB available. QB Sam Darnold seems like the best choice at his position in this draft and the Jets should pull the trigger.

4 – Cleveland Browns – CB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

 

Cleveland has a 2nd top 4 pick and should continue to build up that already good defense by grabbing CB Minkah Fitzpatrick who will hopefully help this unit take the next step.

5 – Buffalo Bills (Trade from Denver) – QB Josh Rosen

 

I know we’ve heard it a million times but Josh Rosen is the most NFL ready QB in this draft. The Bills trading up to get him just makes too much since. Elway said this pick is up for sale and it the Bills would be fools to not get it.

6 – Indianapolis Colts – WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama

 

Assuming that Andrew Luck is healthy in 2018, they need help protecting him. Luck is what I call a “paper man” and big man Quenton Nelson can do that job.

7 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Josh Jackson, Iowa

 

Brent Grimes was just re-signed. That means they could move Vernon Hargreaves III to the nickel since it suits him best. The Bucs need a little more help on the outside and CB Josh Jackson should fit in well.

8 – Chicago Bears – WR Calvin Ridley, Bama

 

The Bears have all their receiving eggs in one basket with Allen Robinson who is coming off an injury. Even if Robinson does well, he still needs help. The best receiver in this draft can help.

9 – San Francisco 49ers – LB Roquan Smith, UGA

 

The 49ers are building a super team and the biggest weakness they need to repair is their linebacker problem. LB Roquan Smith would be a scary combo with one of the best CB in the league, Richard Sherman. Not only will they have a good offense under Jimmy G, but the defense has the potential to be lethal.

10 – Oakland Raiders – DT Vita Vea, Washington

 

The Raiders added RB Doug Martin to help Marshawn Lynch. This offense should be fine with QB Derek Carr passing to Jordy Nelson also. Now it’s time to start bulking up the defense. DT Vita Vea could be that bulk. Vita Vea is the best DT in this year’s draft and could help Khalil Mack tremendously.

11 – Miami Dolphins – QB Josh Allen, Wyoming

12 – Denver Broncos – QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville

13 – Washington Redskins – S Derwin James, FSU

14 – Green Bay Packers – LB Tremaine Edmunds, VT

15 – Arizona Cardinals – QB Baker Mayfield, OU

16 – Baltimore Ravens – WR Courtland Sutton, SMU

17 – L..A. Chargers – OT Orlando Brown, Oklahom

18 – Seattle Seahawks – TE Mike Gesicki, Penn State

19 – Dallas Cowboys – DT Da’Ron Payne, Alabama

20 – Detroit Lions – LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State

21 – Cincinnati Bengals– RB Derrius Guice, LSU

22 – Buffalo Bills – CB Jaire Alexander, Louisville

23 – L.A. Rams – LB Arden Key, LSU

24 – Carolina Panthers – DL Harold Landry, Boston College

25 – Tennessee Titans – WR Courtland Sutton, SMU

26 – Atlanta Falcons – CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State

27 – New Orleans Saints – DT Taevn Bryan, Florida

28 – Pittsburgh Steelers – CB Carlton Davis, Auburn

29 – Jacksonville Jaguars – WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

30 – Minnesota Vikings – OT Connor Williams, Texas

31 – New England Patriots – DE Sam Hubbard, Ohio State

32 – Philadelphia Eagles – CB Mike Hughes, UCF