2018 NFL Mock Draft – April 26, 2018

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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:

  1. Cleveland Browns – Sam Darnold (QB – USC)
  2. New York Giants – Saquan Barkley (RB – Penn State)
  3. New York Jets (from Indianapolis Colts) – Baker Mayfield (QB – Oklahoma)
  4. Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans) – Bradley Chubb (DE – NC State)
  5. Denver Broncos – Denzel Ward (CB – Ohio State)
  6. Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets) – Quenton Nelson (OG – Notre Dame)
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Derwin James (FS – Florida State)
  8. Chicago Bears – Roquan Smith (LB – Georgia)
  9. San Francisco 49ers – Minkah Fitzpatrick (FS – Alabama)
  10. Oakland Raiders – Mike McGlinchey (OT – Notre Dame)
  11. Miami Dolphins – Tremaine Edmunds (LB – Virginia Tech)
  12. Buffalo Bills (from Cincinnati Bengals) – Josh Allen (QB – Wyoming)
  13. Washington Redskins – Vita Vea (DT – Washington)
  14. Green Bay Packers – Jaire Alexander (CB – Louisville)
  15. Arizona Cardinals – Josh Rosen (QB – UCLA)
  16. Baltimore Ravens – Calvin Ridley (WR – Alabama)
  17. Los Angeles Chargers – Da’Ron Payne (DT – Alabama)
  18. Seattle Seahawks – Marcus Davenport (DE – UTSA)
  19. Dallas Cowboys – Rashaan Evans (LB – Alabama)
  20. Detroit Lions – Harold Landry (DE – Boston College)
  21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo Bills) – Frank Ragnow (C – Arkansas)
  22. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs) – D.J. Moore (WR – Maryland)
  23. New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams) – Kolton Miller (OT – UCLA)
  24. Carolina Panthers – Josh Jackson (CB – Iowa)
  25. Tennessee Titans – Leighton Vander Esch (LB – Boise State)
  26. Atlanta Falcons – Maurice Hurst (DT – Michigan)
  27. New Orleans Saints – Courtland Sutton (WR – SMU)
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers – Derrius Guice (RB – LSU)
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars – Lamar Jackson (QB – Louisville)
  30. Minnesota Vikings – Isaiah Wynn (OT – Georgia)
  31. New England Patriots – Justin Reid (FS – Stanford)
  32. Philadelphia Eagles – Mike Gesicki (TE – Penn State)