October 28, 2017, 11:00 am

NFL mock draft 2018: Predicting the top players in the 2018 NFL Draft (10/28/2017)

As the NFL reaches its mid-way point, any fans volition not yet (antonym) be sounding for approaching stars for the 2018 NFL Draft. So it's clip to interruption out an NFL counterfeit draf

NFL mock draft 2018: Predicting the top players in the 2018 NFL Draft (10/28/2017)

As the NFL reaches its mid-way point, any fans volition not yet (antonym) be sounding for approaching stars for the 2018 NFL Draft. So it’s clip to interruption out an NFL counterfeit bill of exchange.

The top of this twelvemonth’s bill of exchange figs to be controlled by quarterbacks, with guys so much as USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen. Penn State’s Saquon Barkley besides figs to go aboriginal on.

Below is SEC Country’s NFL counterfeit bill of exchange for the 2018 NFL Draft:

NFL counterfeit bill of exchange 2018

  • New York Jets: Sam Darnold, USC QB: The Jets fig to be the bottom squad in the NFL and urgently demand a quarterback. In steps Darnold, who  went 9-1 as the Trojans’ starter motor past twelvemonth and led them to a Rose Bowl win.
  • Cleveland Browns: Saquon Barkley, Penn State RB: While the Browns besides rich person a figure of demands, quarterback mightiness not be one of them depending on how Notre Dame rookie DeShone Kizer looks in his archetypal twelvemonth. Instead, they return the most gifted portionicipant on the committee in Saquon Barkley.
  • San Francisco 49ers: Josh Rosen, UCLA QB: Kyle Shanahan reinforced the champion discourtesy in the NFL past twelvemonth with the Atlanta Falcons. But to repetition that happening with the 49ers, he’ll demand a amended quarterback. Rosen has any hurt concerns, but he’s looked the portion of an NFL quarterback since he was the agreement top advanced educational institution prospect in 2015.
  • Chicago Bears: Connor Williams, Texas OT: After selecting Mitchell Trubisky in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Bears demand a left tackle to protect him. Williams figs to be the top offensive lineman in this twelvemonth’s class.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars: Josh Allen, Wyoming QB: The Blake Bortles experience isn’t working out. The Jaguars rich person a figure of gifted pieces not yet (antonym) in place so much as wide receiver Allen Robinson and running back Leonard Fournette.
  • Buffalo Bills: Arden Key, LSU DE: The Bills appear to be starting over and could contend with the Jets for the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. They return the most gifted defensive portionicipant in the class in Key, who had 12 sacks past season.
  • Los Angeles Rams: Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame OT: The Rams rich person bill of exchangeed a quarterback and running back in the archetypal round of the past two bill of exchanges, and besides traded for Sammy Watkins, a former archetypal-round pick. McGlinchey could’ve been a archetypal-round pick had he entered past twelvemonth’s bill of exchange, so he’ll be a huge addition to the Rams’ offensive line.
  • Washington Redskins: Derwin James, Florida State S: James is a similar prospect to Jalen Ramsey, the former Seminole that the Jaguars took with the No. 5 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. If James can stay healthy, he should rich person a monster season for the Seminoles.
  • Miami Dolphins: Sam Hubbard, Ohio State DE: Ohio State mightiness rich person the most gifted squad in the country, and Hubbard projects to be the archetypal Buckeye off the committee. Cameron Wake isn’t getting any younger, so defensive line projects as an area of demand for the Dolphins.
  • Detroit Lions: Christian Kirk, Texas A&M WR: Kirk would be a perfect fit in the Lions discourtesy, given how they like to spread the ball around. He just edges out Calvin Ridley as the top wide receiver in the 2018 bill of exchange class.
  • Cincinnati Bengals: Harold Landry, Boston College DE: The Bengals rich person invested heavily on the offensive side of the ball in recent twelvemonths, meaning it’s clip to shift their focus to the defense. Landry was one of the most complete portionicipants in the country past twelvemonth.
  • New Orleans Saints: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama DB: The Saints still demand a lot of help on the defense, especially in the secondary. Like James, Fitzpatrick projects as a plug-and-play guy anywhere in a secondary.
  • Los Angeles Chargers: Trey Adams, Washington OT: After bill of exchangeing Mike Williams and Melvin Gordon in recent twelvemonths, the Chargers demand any help on the offensive line. Adams may not be a known name now, but he figs to rich person a monster season for the Huskies.
  • Indianapolis Colts: Da’Ron Payne, Alabama DT: The Colts could be in major trouble if Andrew Luck isn’t healthy this twelvemonth. For the bill of exchange, they’ll demand to return the champion portionicipant available, and that’s Payne, who could grow into a Jonathan Allen-esque role.
  • Philadelphia Eagles: Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State DB: While wide receiver could be a demand, cornerback is still the biggest area of concern this twelvemonth for the Eagles. McFadden projects as the top pure cornerback in this twelvemonth’s bill of exchange class.
  • Cleveland Browns (via Houston): Calvin Ridley, Alabama WR: Based on their 2017 bill of exchange, the Browns are sounding for guys who rich person elite athletic traits. Ridley’s speed, along with his production at Alabama, qualifies him for this pick.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  Bradley Chubb N.C. State DE: Tampa Bay has put together a nice squad and has star potential at every level. But you can never rich person too many disruptive edge rushers, and Chubb fits that mold.
  • Baltimore Ravens: Courtland Sutton, SMU, WR: The Ravens mightiness rich person the bottom group of pass catchers in the league. Sutton would be a huge addition for Joe Flacco.
  • Minnesota Vikings: Lamar Jackson, Louisville QB: Jackson has to return any steps forward, but his athletic gifts are just too much to keep out of the archetypal round. Minnesota mightiness be the perfect place for him, where there won’t be a lot of pressure on him.
  • Denver Broncos: Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame OG: The Broncos’ offensive line was a mess past twelvemonth. Drafting Nelson volition help in the run game and keep either Paxton Lynch or Trevor Siemian off their back.
  • Tennessee Titans: Cameron Smith, USC LB: Defensive back could be an area of demand, but the Titans besides demand help at linebacker.
  • Buffalo Bills (via Kansas City): Christian Wilkins, Clemson DT: Marcell Dareus volition be on a short leash. Wilkins could be the perfect replacement if the Bills decide to move on.
  • Arizona Cardinals: James Washington,  Oklahoma State WR: Quarterback could be an option here, but given Larry Fitzgerald’s mileage, wide receiver is a bigger demand.
  • Carolina Panthers: Iman Marshall, USC CB: The secondary is one of the few areas of weakness on the Panthers. Marshall volition look to follow in the footsteps of Adoree’ Jackson, who the Titans took in the archetypal round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
  • New York Giants: Martez Ivey, Florida OG: The Giants’ weakest area is their offensive line. They’ll return the champion lineman available, which happens to be the Florida standout.
  • Atlanta Falcons: TyQuan Lewis, Ohio State DE/OLB: The Falcons demand any help in terms of bringing pressure. Lewis would be a nice boost after the Falcons took Takk McKinley in the 2017 NFL Draft.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: Malik Jefferson, Texas LB: The Steelers are getting old at the linebacker position. The Texas standout would bring any much demanded youth to the position.
  • Dallas Cowboys: Josh Sweat, Florida State DE/OLB: Sweat is poised to rich person a monster season for Florida State. Don’t be suprisied if he goes much advanceder than this come the 2018 NFL Draft.
  • Seattle Seahawks: Derrius Guice, LSU RB: The Seahawks rich person had a revolving door of running backs since Marshawn Lynch’s dominance ended. Guice should rich person an excellent twelvemonth for the Tigers in 2017 and make it two twelvemonths in a row that an LSU running back goes in the archetypal round.
  • Oakland Raiders: Andrew Brown, Virginia DE/DT: The Raiders rich person invested heavily in their secondary. Brown was a 5-star prospect coming out of advanced educational institution and has had a solid career at Virginia, so help up front would be appreciated.
  • Green Bay Packers: Porter Gustin, USC DE/OLB: Gustin is the perfect portionicipant to pair opposite Clay Matthews in Green Bay. And as Julius Peppers nears the end of his career, edge rusher volition become a position of demand.
  • New England Patriots: Donte Jackson, LSU CB: With Malcolm Butler likely gone next twelvemonth, the LSU speedster could slide right into his place in the New England secondary.
  • *Order determined by preseason NFL Super bowl odds

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