Jack McCurry’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft 7.0

NFL: 2014 NFL Draft
May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; A general view of a helmet, NFL shield, stage, and podium before the start of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Day is finally here.

So here’s my final mock draft.

Round 1

1) Cleveland Browns-Sam Darnold, QB, USC: Browns tab Darnold as their QB of the future

2) New York Giants-Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State: Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said he wants a “gold jacket” player with this pick

3) New York Jets (via Indianapolis)-Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma: the Heisman trophy winner becomes “Broadway Baker”

4) Cleveland Browns (via Houston)-Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State: Chubb joins Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah to form a potentially dangerous pass rush

5) Denver Broncos-Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State: Denver adds another corner to an already tough defense

6) Indianapolis Colts-Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia: Indianapolis needs to go defense with this pick

7) Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Derwin James, CB/S, Florida State: Tampa goes with the dynamic defensive back to bolster their secondary

8) Chicago Bears-Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame: Chicago takes the best player available and upgrades the offensive line

9) San Francisco 49ers-Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB/S, Alabama: Fitzpatrick joining Richard Sherman in the secondary continues the 49ers rebuild back to contention

10) Oakland Raiders-Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech: Jon Gruden goes defense in his first draft back

11) Miami Dolphins-Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming: Allen needs time to sit so Miami sticks with Ryan Tannehill for the time being

12) Buffalo Bills (via Cincinnati)-Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA: Buffalo gets the best pure passer in the draft

13) Washington Redskins-Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama: Washington could go in a number of directions but they need a run stopper on the defensive front

14) Green Bay Packers-Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville: Packers need to upgrade the secondary and Alexander has great upside

15) Arizona Cardinals-Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville: Jackson becomes the fifth quarterback off the board through 15 picks

16) Baltimore Ravens-Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama: Ozzie Newsome’s final draft begins with another Crimson Tide

17) Los Angeles Chargers-Taven Bryan, DT, Florida: Not a lot of experience but a freak athlete at the defensive tackle spot

18) Seattle Seahawks-Harold Landry, DE, Boston College: Seattle needs to rebuild the defense and start with a talented pass rusher

19) Dallas Cowboys-DJ Moore, WR, Maryland: the Cowboys officially begin the post-Dez Bryant era

20) Detroit Lions-Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA: I haven’t wavered from this pick in awhile

21) Cincinnati Bengals (via Buffalo)-James Daniels, C, Iowa: Cincinnati needs to go offensive line here

22) Buffalo Bills (via Kansas City)-Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame: Buffalo gets their offensive line rebuild started with an absolute steal at 22

23) New England Patriots (via Los Angeles)-Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa: Belichick grabs a corner from Iowa where his former assistant Kirk Ferentz is the head coach

24) Carolina Panthers-Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU: Cam Newton gets a new vertical target

25) Tennessee Titans-Lorenzo Carter, DE, Georgia: Mike Vrabel gets a pass rusher as he injects some youth into the Titans defensive front

26) Atlanta Falcons-Vita Vea, Washington: Falcons get a steal with the run stopper falling to them

27) New Orleans Saints-Mike Gisecki, TE, Penn State: Some have called Gisecki the next Jimmy Graham

28) Pittsburgh Steelers-Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State: Pittsburgh needs help at linebacker after the unfortunate injury to Ryan Shazier

29) Jacksonville Jaguars-Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama: the Jaguars get another beast to add to an already dangerous defense

30) Minnesota Vikings-Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA: Vikings invested a lot of money into the quarterback, now it’s time to protect him

31) New England Patriots-Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia: the Patriots need to keep Tom Brady upright if he wants to keep playing at a high level

32) Philadelphia Eagles-Derrius Guice, RB, LSU: Jay Ajayi can’t be depended upon because of his knee and they could use depth at the position

Round 2

33) Cleveland Browns-Mike Hughes, CB, UCF: Browns added corners in free agency but that shouldn’t stop them from drafting one early

34) New York Giants-Connor Williams, OT/G, Texas: Giants need to address offensive line early in this draft

35) Cleveland Browns-DJ Chark, WR, LSU: Browns add another threat on offense with ties to WR coach Adam Henry


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