Tonight is the night! The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft will be live on ESPN. I think this draft will see a flurry of trades with five QB’s being first round talents so these picks should be jumbled as the draft happens.
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I’m not going to put trades in this first round NFL Mock Draft but here are moves I could see happening:
- Cleveland Browns – trade down from #4. They could stock pile more picks for a team that needs a lot of players.
- Denver Broncos – trade down from #5. If QB’s go in the top 3 picks, teams will be rushing up to get in this spot to take a QB.
- Arizona Cardinals – trade up from 15 to get a QB.
- Seattle Seahawks – trade down from 18 just to acquire picks. The Seahawks won’t be too much in the first few rounds of the draft but a trade down could change that.
Pick #2 is the key to this draft. If the Giants go with a QB, the trades will become fast and furious with teams trying to get up to 4. We know the Browns and Jets will take QB’s so pick 4 becomes the most valuable pick in the draft.
NFL Mock Draft:
- Cleveland Browns – Sam Darnold (QB – USC)
- New York Giants – Saquan Barkley (RB – Penn State)
- New York Jets (from Indianapolis Colts) – Baker Mayfield (QB – Oklahoma)
- Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans) – Bradley Chubb (DE – NC State)
- Denver Broncos – Denzel Ward (CB – Ohio State)
- Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets) – Quenton Nelson (OG – Notre Dame)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Derwin James (FS – Florida State)
- Chicago Bears – Roquan Smith (LB – Georgia)
- San Francisco 49ers – Minkah Fitzpatrick (FS – Alabama)
- Oakland Raiders – Mike McGlinchey (OT – Notre Dame)
- Miami Dolphins – Tremaine Edmunds (LB – Virginia Tech)
- Buffalo Bills (from Cincinnati Bengals) – Josh Allen (QB – Wyoming)
- Washington Redskins – Vita Vea (DT – Washington)
- Green Bay Packers – Jaire Alexander (CB – Louisville)
- Arizona Cardinals – Josh Rosen (QB – UCLA)
- Baltimore Ravens – Calvin Ridley (WR – Alabama)
- Los Angeles Chargers – Da’Ron Payne (DT – Alabama)
- Seattle Seahawks – Marcus Davenport (DE – UTSA)
- Dallas Cowboys – Rashaan Evans (LB – Alabama)
- Detroit Lions – Harold Landry (DE – Boston College)
- Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo Bills) – Frank Ragnow (C – Arkansas)
- Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs) – D.J. Moore (WR – Maryland)
- New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams) – Kolton Miller (OT – UCLA)
- Carolina Panthers – Josh Jackson (CB – Iowa)
- Tennessee Titans – Leighton Vander Esch (LB – Boise State)
- Atlanta Falcons – Maurice Hurst (DT – Michigan)
- New Orleans Saints – Courtland Sutton (WR – SMU)
- Pittsburgh Steelers – Derrius Guice (RB – LSU)
- Jacksonville Jaguars – Lamar Jackson (QB – Louisville)
- Minnesota Vikings – Isaiah Wynn (OT – Georgia)
- New England Patriots – Justin Reid (FS – Stanford)
- Philadelphia Eagles – Mike Gesicki (TE – Penn State)