2018 NFL Draft: Andrew Kim’s Mock Draft 2, Free Agency Edition

This is a 2 round mock draft after the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine and the big moves that have happened in Free Agency so far.

Bradley Chubb

The picks that have stayed the same will not include descriptions as my Pre-Scouting Combine NFL Mock Draft goes into detail for my reasoning and is linked (here). This does not include any projected trades like my first Mock Draft. Round 1 will have shorter descriptions from my last mock draft for the different picks and Round 2 will not include any description as I mock the first 64 picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Round 1 (Picks 1-32)

  1. Cleveland Browns – Sam Darnold (QB) USC
  2. New York Giants – Bradley Chubb (DE) N.C. State; The New York Giants traded Jason Pierre Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and can get their future pass rusher to pair up with Olivier Vernon on the opposite side with Bradley Chubb.
  3. New York Jets (from Indianapolis Colts) – Josh Rosen (QB) UCLA; The New York Jets traded up with the Indianapolis Colts and get their franchise quarterback in Josh Rosen.
  4. Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans) – Saquon Barkley (RB) Penn State; Even though the Cleveland Browns signed Carlos Hyde, it was only a one-year deal and as an injury prone running back, they do not have insurance behind him as Saquon Barkley can be the lead running back with Hyde as the backup and Duke Johnson as the 3rd down back.
  5. Denver Broncos – Baker Mayfield (QB) Oklahoma; The Denver Broncos can get a quarterback that is similar to Case Keenum, who they signed to a two-year deal, and if Keenum does not work out; they have a future franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield and will not have to worry about the quarterback position like last year.
  6. Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets) – Quenton Nelson (OG) Notre Dame; The Indianapolis Colts traded out of the top 5 picks with the New York Jets but still can get one of the top prospects in Quenton Nelson and can give Andrew Luck some protection on the offensive line.
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Derwin James (S) Florida State; If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers want a true safety that can do it all, Derwin James fits the bill as he can play anywhere on the field as a tone-setter that has the coverage ability to make an impact in their secondary.
  8. Chicago Bears – Minkah Fitzpatrick (DB) Alabama; The Chicago Bears used a transition tag on Kyle Fuller but need more to their secondary as they add Minkah Fitzpatrick here and he can play outside or inside cornerback for them next to Fuller or play some safety in a pinch as a versatile defender.
  9. San Francisco 49ers – Tremaine Edmunds (LB) Virginia Tech; With Reuben Foster’s questionable offseason, the San Francisco might need some talent/ or insurance around him as Tremaine Edmunds can play almost all the linebacker positions and has some pass rush/ coverage ability.
  10. Oakland Raiders – Denzel Ward (CB) Ohio State
  11. Miami Dolphins – Roquan Smith (LB) Georgia; Even with Raquon McMillan coming back, the Miami Dolphins still need more linebacker help as Roquan Smith brings that with his speed and coverage ability.
  12. Buffalo Bills (from Cincinnati Bengals) – Josh Allen (QB) Wyoming
  13. Washington Redskins – Derrius Guice (RB) Louisiana State; The Washington Redskins struggled running the ball last year with Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine, and Chris Thompson as the receiving back; but they could add a physical 3 down rusher here that is more dynamic with Derrius Guice and can help Alex Smith in their offense.
  14. Green Bay Packers – Harold Landry (OLB) Boston College; The Green Bay Packers get some pass rush help as they select Harold Landry to pair up with guys like Clay Matthews and Nick Perry; but would give them some speed on the outside that will ultimately help secondary as well.
  15. Arizona Cardinals – Lamar Jackson (QB) Louisville
  16. Baltimore Ravens – Calvin Ridley (WR) Alabama
  17. Los Angeles Chargers – Vita Vea (NT) Washington; The Los Angeles Chargers run defense has been a problem for a while and a nose tackle like Vita Vea can replace Brandon Mebane in the middle of their defense.
  18. Seattle Seahawks – Isaiah Wynn (OG) Georgia
  19. Dallas Cowboys – Will Hernandez (OG) UTEP; The Dallas Cowboys can add to their strength if they add Will Hernandez as he would beef up their line completely and fix a lot of the problems the Cowboys offense had last year in the run and pass game.
  20. Detroit Lions – Da’Ron Payne (DT) Alabama; The Detroit Lions can get a duo of two Alabama defensive tackles here as Da’Ron Payne does offer some pass rush ability as well as disrupting the line and the opposing run game.
  21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo Bills) – Mike McGlinchey (OT) Notre Dame; Even though the Cincinnati Bengals traded with the Buffalo Bills and traded out of the top 20 picks and got Cordy Glenn, they still need offensive line help as they get the safest tackle prospect to play on the other side of Glenn to protect Andy Dalton.
  22. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs) – Maurice Hurst (DT) Michigan
  23. Los Angeles Rams – Marcus Davenport (OLB) UTSA; The Los Angeles Rams have bolstered their secondary and defensive line but they still need help in terms of inside/ outside linebackers and can get a raw pass rusher like Marcus Davenport they can deploy in their lethal front 7.
  24. Carolina Panthers – Josh Jackson (CB) Iowa; The Carolina Panthers traded for Torrey Smith but gave up Daryl Worley in exchange and Josh Jackson will give them another zone cornerback to pair up with James Bradberry.
  25. Tennessee Titans – Rashaan Evans (LB) Alabama; Avery Williamson signed with the New York Jets and the Tennessee Titans can get his replacement here with Rashaan Evans to pair up with Wesley Woodyard that will add more speed to their linebacker corps.
  26. Atlanta Falcons – Taven Bryan (DT) Florida
  27. New Orleans Saints – Sam Hubbard (DE) Ohio State; Alex Okafor resigned with the New Orleans Saints on a two-year deal and even though they have Trey Hendrickson, they need insurance and potential starter as Sam Hubbard is sound overall in stopping the run on the outside and rushing the passer to pair up with Cameron Jordan.
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers – Leighton Vander Esch (LB) Boise State
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars – Connor Williams (OT/OG) Texas; Even though the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Andrew Norwell in free agency, they can fix their offensive line still by selected Connor Williams, a potential replacement for A.J. Cann or Jeremy Parnell on the right side.
  30. Minnesota Vikings – James Daniels (C/OG) Iowa; Since James Daniels can play guard, he would slide in next to Pat Elfhein at center on the Minnesota Vikings offensive line to help protect the biggest offseason acquisition in Kirk Cousins.
  31. New England Patriots – Kolton Miller (OT) UCLA; Nate Solder signed with the New York Giants and even though they have Antonio Garcia; the New England Patriots could find a replacement in Kolton Miller, who physically resembles Solder and would help Tom Brady’s blind side.
  32. Philadelphia Eagles – Justin Reid (DB) Stanford; The Philadelphia Eagles defense use three safeties often and Justin Reid could give them a potential versatile starter at either safety spots or even as a cornerback in the slot and could be the eventual replacement to Malcolm Jenkins.

Round 2 (Picks 33-64)

  1. Cleveland Browns – Jaire Alexander (CB) Louisville
  2. New York Giants – Billy Price (C/OG) Ohio State
  3. Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans) – Chukwuma Okorafor (OT) Western Michigan
  4. Indianapolis Colts – Malik Jefferson (LB) Texas
  5. Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets) – Nick Chubb (RB) Georgia
  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Sony Michel (RB) Georgia
  7. Chicago Bears – Braden Smith (OG) Auburn
  8. Denver Broncos – Ronald Jones (RB) USC
  9. Oakland Raiders – D.J. Moore (WR) Maryland
  10. Miami Dolphins – Mason Rudolph (QB) Oklahoma State
  11. New England Patriots – Mike Gesicki (TE) Penn State
  12. Washington Redskins – Ronnie Harrison (S) Alabama
  13. Green Bay Packers – Isaiah Oliver (CB) Colorado
  14. Cincinnati Bengals – Frank Ragnow (C) Arkansas
  15. Arizona Cardinals – Martinas Rankin (OT) Mississippi State
  16. Los Angeles Chargers – Deshon Elliott (S) Texas
  17. Indianapolis Colts – Courtland Sutton (WR) Southern Methodist
  18. Dallas Cowboys – Christian Kirk (WR) Texas A&M
  19. Detroit Lions – Lorenzo Carter (DE) Georgia
  20. Baltimore Ravens – Dallas Goedert (TE) South Dakota State
  21. Buffalo Bills – Mike Hughes (CB) UCF
  22. Kansas City Chiefs – Carlton Davis (CB) Auburn
  23. Carolina Panthers – Hayden Hurst (TE) South Carolina
  24. Buffalo Bills (from Los Angeles Rams ) – James Washington (WR) Oklahoma State
  25. Tennessee Titans – Arden Key (OLB) Louisiana State
  26. Atlanta Falcons – Hayden Hurst (TE) South Carolina
  27. San Francisco 49ers (from New Orleans Saints) – D.J. Chark (WR) Louisiana State
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers – Jessie Bates (S) Wake Forest
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars – Equanimeous St. Brown (WR) Notre Dame
  30. Minnesota Vikings – Harrison Phillips (DT) Stanford
  31. New England Patriots – Donte Jackson (CB) Louisiana State
  32. Cleveland Browns – Anthony Miller (WR) Memphis


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