Mock Draft Central

Here is your one-stop shop to see all of the mocks for the 2018 NFL Draft from NFL.com analysts. Stay tuned for the latest twists and turns through the NFL Scouting Combine, free agency and pro days leading up to the big event in Dallas on April 26-28.

Mock Draft Round 1

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Cleveland Browns
2
New York Giants
3
New York Jets
4
Cleveland Browns
5
Denver Broncos
6
Indianapolis Colts
7
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8
Chicago Bears
9
San Francisco 49ers
10
Oakland Raiders
11
Miami Dolphins
12
Buffalo Bills
13
Washington Redskins
14
Green Bay Packers
15
Arizona Cardinals
16
Baltimore Ravens
17
Los Angeles Chargers
18
Seattle Seahawks
19
Dallas Cowboys
20
Detroit Lions
21
Cincinnati Bengals
22
Buffalo Bills
23
New England Patriots
24
Carolina Panthers
25
Tennessee Titans
26
Atlanta Falcons
27
New Orleans Saints
28
Pittsburgh Steelers
29
Jacksonville Jaguars
30
Minnesota Vikings
31
New England Patriots
32
Philadelphia Eagles
  1. Daniel Jeremiah

    Full Analysis

    April 17, 2018

    1. SAM DARNOLD

      QB

      USC

      There's been a lot of talk around the league about Josh Allen being the pick here, but I still believe Darnold is the safer choice and the right choice.
    2. SAQUON BARKLEY

      RB

      Penn St.

      If the Giants are indeed determined to land a future Pro Football Hall of Famer -- GM Dave Gettleman has said he's looking for a gold-jacket guy at No. 2 -- I believe Barkley is the best choice with this pick.
    3. BAKER MAYFIELD

      QB

      Oklahoma

      Mayfield has the presence and accuracy the Jets are looking for at the QB position.
    4. BRADLEY CHUBB

      DE

      N.C. State

      I wouldn't be shocked if the Browns took a cornerback here, but Chubb is too good to pass up. The lack of depth at edge rusher in this draft makes him the logical choice.
    5. JOSH ALLEN

      QB

      Wyoming

      In this scenario, I could see the Broncos trading out of this spot, but if they stay at No. 5, Allen fits the John Elway mold at QB.
    6. DENZEL WARD

      CB

      Ohio St.

      The Colts' roster is in terrible shape and that makes it tough to lock in on what they will do here. Ward is the top cover cornerback in the draft and would give Indy a nice duo at the position with Quincy Wilson.
    7. QUENTON NELSON

      G

      Notre Dame

      The Bucs need to add more pieces around Jameis Winston. Nelson would be a huge asset in both the running and passing game.
    8. TREMAINE EDMUNDS

      ILB

      Virginia Tech

      Edmunds is starting to gain a lot of steam when you talk to teams around the league. It wouldn't surprise me if he were off the board before Chicago picks.
    9. ROQUAN SMITH

      OLB

      Georgia

      With the 49ers stating that Reuben Foster's status with the team is under "great scrutiny" in the wake of the domestic violence charges filed against him, picking Smith should be an easy decision for GM John Lynch.
    10. MINKAH FITZPATRICK

      S

      Alabama

      Oakland is desperate for playmakers in the back end. Fitzpatrick has an ideal combination of versatility, ball skills and intelligence.
    11. VITA VEA

      DT

      Washington

      Josh Rosen could be the pick here, but Vea fits a more urgent need and he would make an immediate impact.
    12. JOSH ROSEN

      QB

      UCLA

      There's a good chance the Bills will have to trade in front of Miami to ensure they land one of the top four signal-callers, but in this scenario, one of them falls right into their lap.
    13. DERRIUS GUICE

      RB

      LSU

      This is a little early for Guice to be picked, but the Redskins lack a dynamic presence at RB and he would be a perfect fit in this offense.
    14. MARCUS DAVENPORT

      DE

      Texas-San Antonio

      The Packers need to add some punch to their edge-rush group. Davenport has impressive raw tools.
    15. CALVIN RIDLEY

      WR

      Alabama

      If the Cardinals don't trade up for a quarterback, they need to land a playmaker at wideout or in the secondary with this pick. Ridley is the top guy at his position.
    16. HAYDEN HURST

      TE

      South Carolina

      I think the Ravens would be looking to trade back in this scenario. Hurst is a good fit for this offense, but they can probably land him 5-7 spots lower in Round 1.
    17. DERWIN JAMES

      S

      Florida St.

      This would be a dream pick for the Chargers. James is a top-10 talent in this draft and a perfect scheme fit.
    18. HAROLD LANDRY

      EDGE

      Boston College

      Landry isn't the most physical edge defender, but he has natural pass-rushing skills.
    19. COURTLAND SUTTON

      WR

      SMU

      Sutton is well-liked in personnel departments around the league and the Cowboys have a pressing need at wide receiver.
    20. WILL HERNANDEZ

      G

      Texas-El Paso

      I love the way Hernandez plays the game. His physical, nasty style will fit well with the new coaching staff in Detroit.
    21. MIKE MCGLINCHEY

      OT

      Notre Dame

      The Bengals already added one talented offensive tackle in the offseason (Cordy Glenn), but they could use another one. McGlinchey is a Day One starter on the right side.
    22. LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH

      ILB

      Boise St.

      Vander Esch has the size, athleticism and versatility to be a playmaker in the Bills' front seven.
    23. RASHAAN EVANS

      OLB

      Alabama

      Evans would team up with Dont'a Hightower to give the Patriots two very explosive linebackers that can play play inside or outside.
    24. MIKE HUGHES

      CB

      Central Florida

      Hughes didn't test all that well at the NFL Scouting Combine, but he plays plenty fast and adds value in the return game.
    25. JAMES DANIELS

      C

      Iowa

      Daniels is the best center in the draft and I believe he could handle any of the three interior positions.
    26. TAVEN BRYAN

      DT

      Florida

      Bryan is ultra-twitched up and he's exactly what the Falcons are looking for in their defense. There's a chance he could go much earlier than this spot, but if he's still on the board, I can't see the Falcons going in another direction.
    27. DALLAS GOEDERT

      TE

      South Dakota St.

      The Saints' offense goes to a whole new level when they have a playmaking tight end on the roster. Goedert has tremendous size and athleticism, which is a huge asset in the red zone.
    28. JAIRE ALEXANDER

      CB

      Louisville

      I love Alexander's swag and ball skills. He can play inside or outside and he'll be ready to start from Day One.
    29. D.J. CHARK

      WR

      LSU

      This pick might surprise some people, but I love Chark's explosiveness and ability to track the ball down the field. He complements the run game beautifully.
    30. ISAIAH WYNN

      G

      Georgia

      The Vikings need more help for the offensive line and Wynn is incredibly consistent on tape.
    31. KOLTON MILLER

      OT

      UCLA

      The Patriots don't often draft offensive linemen in the first round, but they have a big hole to fill at the tackle position following the departure of Nate Solder.
    32. SONY MICHEL

      RB

      Georgia

      The Eagles have the luxury of taking the best available player at this spot. Michel would be a dynamic playmaker in this offensive system.
  2. Bucky Brooks

    Full Analysis

    April 12, 2018

    1. JOSH ALLEN

      QB

      Wyoming

      GM John Dorsey opts for potential over production with the top pick when he selects Allen, who's a strong-armed gunslinger with an unrefined game.
    2. BRADLEY CHUBB

      DE

      N.C. State

      The G-Men add the best "big man" in the draft when they pick Chubb to replace JPP on the edge.
    3. SAM DARNOLD

      QB

      USC

      The Jets land their desired franchise quarterback in this scenario, which once looked improbable.
    4. SAQUON BARKLEY

      RB

      Penn St.

      The Browns added a runner in the offseason (Carlos Hyde), but Barkley is too good to pass up as a difference maker at the position.
    5. JOSH ROSEN

      QB

      UCLA

      It's hard to imagine GM John Elway bypassing a classic pocket passer with a high football IQ and a pro-ready game. Rosen checks off all of the boxes as a potential franchise quarterback.
    6. QUENTON NELSON

      G

      Notre Dame

      The rugged interior blocker would help the Colts keep Andrew Luck upright in the pocket.
    7. DERWIN JAMES

      S

      Florida St.

      The Buccaneers' secondary needs an enforcer like James roaming between the hashes.
    8. DENZEL WARD

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Despite the Bears' focus on upgrading the offense earlier this offseason, adding an electric cover corner with exceptional speed, quickness and movement skills is a top priority for Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy.
    9. TREMAINE EDMUNDS

      ILB

      Virginia Tech

      Versatile linebacker adds some sizzle to the 49ers' defense as a run-and-chase defender with crafty pass-rush skills.
    10. ROQUAN SMITH

      OLB

      Georgia

      Explosive sideline-to-sideline player would quickly become Khalil Mack's tag-team partner as a destructive force on the second level.
    11. BAKER MAYFIELD

      QB

      Oklahoma

      If head coach Adam Gase really wants more "alpha dogs" in the locker room, he should pick Mayfield to be his QB1 of the future. No signal-caller in the draft has as much confidence or belief in their own abilities as a leader.
    12. MASON RUDOLPH

      QB

      Oklahoma St.

      Some will consider this a reach, but it's never too early to grab a franchise quarterback, right? Rudolph is a blue-collar QB with the leadership skills, intangibles and solid overall game to flourish as a QB1 in a conservative offense.
    13. VITA VEA

      DT

      Washington

      The Redskins' woes vs. the run -- the run defense ranked 32nd in the league last season -- could prompt the team to add an athletic run stopper to the lineup.
    14. MINKAH FITZPATRICK

      S

      Alabama

      The Packers need a Swiss Army knife-like defender with a versatile skill set and a high IQ to thrive as a "Big Nickel" in Mike Pettine's scheme.
    15. CALVIN RIDLEY

      WR

      Alabama

      Ridley could benefit from serving as an apprentice under Larry Fitzgerald before taking over as the Cardinals' WR1.
    16. LAMAR JACKSON

      QB

      Louisville

      With Joe Flacco viewed as a potential salary cap casualty in 2019, the Ravens can secure their future QB by grabbing Jackson if he is available at No. 16. Remember, Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and assistant head coach Greg Roman have experience nurturing athletic quarterbacks into dynamic playmakers (see Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb, Colin Kaepernick), so the Ravens could be the perfect fit for the 2016 Heisman winner.
    17. DA'RON PAYNE

      DT

      Alabama

      The Chargers need a rugged run stopper in the pipeline who can eventually take over for Brandon Mebane.
    18. JOSH JACKSON

      CB

      Iowa

      The departure of Richard Sherman leaves a huge void on the perimeter. Jackson would give the Seahawks a long, rangy cover corner with exceptional ball skills to plug into the lineup.
    19. D.J. MOORE

      WR

      Maryland

      After the release of Dez Bryant, the Cowboys pluck Moore to handle the role as the team's top pass catcher for the next decade.
    20. MARCUS DAVENPORT

      DE

      Texas-San Antonio

      The Lions placed the franchise tag on Ziggy Ansah, but they need to find a partner or eventual replacement for him on the edge. Davenport is ultra-explosive.
    21. WILL HERNANDEZ

      G

      Texas-El Paso

      The Bengals want to become a more physical offense, particularly along the frontline. Hernandez is a rugged road grader adept at moving defenders off the ball on power-based running plays.
    22. MAURICE HURST

      DT

      Michigan

      The Bills need a shop wrecker between the tackles to create chaos at the point of attack. Hurst is a high-motor defender with exceptional hand skills and terrific body control.
    23. KOLTON MILLER

      OT

      UCLA

      Miller isn't ready to be a franchise tackle from Day 1, but his freaky athleticism and movement skills could help him reach elite status quickly as a blindside blocker for Tom Brady.
    24. HAYDEN HURST

      TE

      South Carolina

      With Greg Olsen inching closer to retirement, the Panthers could pick his eventual successor in Round 1. Hurst is a polished route runner with strong hands and big-time playmaking skills that set him apart from other prospects at his position.
    25. HAROLD LANDRY

      EDGE

      Boston College

      The former Boston College star is a natural pass rusher with the balance, body control and burst to turn the corner against elite offensive tackles.
    26. TAVEN BRYAN

      DT

      Florida

      Dan Quinn loves athletic defensive linemen with non-stop motors. Bryan fits the bill as a dynamic athlete with the size, strength and quickness to overpower blockers at the point of attack.
    27. DALLAS GOEDERT

      TE

      South Dakota St.

      Surrounding Drew Brees with more playmakers is always a priority in New Orleans. Goedert would give the Saints the middle-of-the-field target they've been missing since Jimmy Graham was traded a few seasons ago.
    28. RASHAAN EVANS

      OLB

      Alabama

      The Steelers' defense needs to find an active playmaker in the middle to control the opponent's running game. Evans is a hard-hitting defender with outstanding instincts and diagnostic skills. Plus, he adds a little spice as a pass rusher.
    29. JAIRE ALEXANDER

      CB

      Louisville

      The best nickel corner in the draft would be a nice addition to a secondary that already boasts the top cornerback tandem in the league with Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye.
    30. ISAIAH WYNN

      G

      Georgia

      The Vikings shore up the biggest weakness on their roster by adding a versatile lineman with a polished game.
    31. LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH

      ILB

      Boise St.

      The Patriots need more dynamic playmakers on their defense. The Boise State standout is an explosive athlete with the length and athleticism to play multiple spots within a hybrid scheme.
    32. MIKE MCGLINCHEY

      OT

      Notre Dame

      The Eagles have the luxury of taking the best player available at the bottom of the first round. McGlinchey is a rock-solid edge blocker with experience playing left and right tackle.
  3. Charley Casserly

    Full Analysis

    April 3, 2018

    1. SAM DARNOLD

      QB

      USC

      Darnold is the best quarterback in this year's draft, and he fills the biggest need for Cleveland.
    2. SAQUON BARKLEY

      RB

      Penn St.

      The Giants believe Eli Manning can still play well. They give him a chance to do that with the signing of LT Nate Solder and selection of Barkley.
    3. JOSH ROSEN

      QB

      UCLA

      Rosen will be the most scrutinized pick from this draft for years to come. He's the most pro-ready QB in this class.
    4. BRADLEY CHUBB

      DE

      N.C. State

      The Browns bypass bigger needs (LT, WR) to land a bookend to Myles Garrett up front on defense.
    5. JOSH ALLEN

      QB

      Wyoming

      Projected trade to Bills
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH BRONCOS. The Bills move up the board again and they find their QB. Allen is built to throw in the bad weather he'll encounter in Buffalo.
    6. QUENTON NELSON

      G

      Notre Dame

      Nelson is the best offensive lineman to enter the draft since 2000.
    7. MINKAH FITZPATRICK

      S

      Alabama

      Fitzpatrick's versatility will allow him to play cornerback or safety in the back end for the Bucs.
    8. DENZEL WARD

      CB

      Ohio St.

      This pick gives the Bears two talented young cornerbacks with Ward joining Kyle Fuller in the secondary.
    9. MARCUS DAVENPORT

      DE

      Texas-San Antonio

      The Niners are in desperate need of a pass rusher and Davenport helps them get after the quarterback. ... Chicago and San Francisco could be looking at the same players at this juncture in the draft.
    10. TREMAINE EDMUNDS

      ILB

      Virginia Tech

      The Raiders bolster their defense by adding the best linebacker in the draft.
    11. BAKER MAYFIELD

      QB

      Oklahoma

      With the division-rival Jets and Bills picking quarterbacks in the top five, Miami keeps pace by adding Mayfield.
    12. ROQUAN SMITH

      OLB

      Georgia

      Projected trade to Broncos
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH BILLS. A playmaking inside linebacker is a need for Denver. Smith fits the bill.
    13. VITA VEA

      DT

      Washington

      The Redskins fill their biggest need with the selection of Vea, who changes the face of the front seven on defense.
    14. MIKE HUGHES

      CB

      Central Florida

      Hughes might be the most complete cornerback in the draft.
    15. CALVIN RIDLEY

      WR

      Alabama

      WR, QB and CB are the Cardinals' biggest needs. Ridley is the highest-rated player still available from those position groups.
    16. MIKE MCGLINCHEY

      OT

      Notre Dame

      The Ravens decide to address their offensive line and get a bookend for LT Ronnie Stanley.
    17. DERWIN JAMES

      S

      Florida St.

      James is the best player available here, and he fills a need. The former FSU star could easily be a top-10 pick this year, but in this scenario, he's still on the board at No. 17.
    18. HAROLD LANDRY

      EDGE

      Boston College

      Landry is the No. 3 pass rusher in this draft. He set the school single-season record with 16.5 sacks in 2016.
    19. DA'RON PAYNE

      DT

      Alabama

      Payne is an excellent run defender who has potential as a pass rusher, too.
    20. DERRIUS GUICE

      RB

      LSU

      The Lions go from having a poor running game to making it a strength of the team with the selection of Guice.
    21. WILL HERNANDEZ

      G

      Texas-El Paso

      Cincinnati addresses a weakness, upgrading the offensive line with a potential Pro Bowl guard in Hernandez.
    22. CHRISTIAN KIRK

      WR

      Texas A&M

      Projected trade to Broncos
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH BILLS. The Broncos need an inside WR who can also play outside. Kirk is a fit.
    23. KOLTON MILLER

      OT

      UCLA

      Miller fills their biggest need on offense. I would not rule out an attempt by the Patriots to trade up for Notre Dame OT Mike McGlinchey now that they have more flexibility following the Brandin Cooks trade.
    24. JUSTIN REID

      S

      Stanford

      Reid is a versatile defender who can play nickel corner as well as safety.
    25. BILLY PRICE

      C

      Ohio St.

      Price suffered a pectoral injury while bench-pressing at the NFL Scouting Combine, but he's still the type of player who can make a big difference at the center position.
    26. TAVEN BRYAN

      DT

      Florida

      Bryan is an upfield defensive tackle who fits coach Dan Quinn's scheme.
    27. HAYDEN HURST

      TE

      South Carolina

      Hurst has the pass-catching ability teams want at the TE position. The Saints might be able to trade back and still land him.
    28. RASHAAN EVANS

      OLB

      Alabama

      Evans fills the biggest need on the team. He's a highly instinctive player.
    29. D.J. MOORE

      WR

      Maryland

      Moore immediately becomes the Jaguars' best wide receiver.
    30. CONNOR WILLIAMS

      G

      Texas

      Williams is an upgrade at the right tackle position, which hurt them late last season.
    31. JOSH JACKSON

      CB

      Iowa

      Jackson's a better player than Malcolm Butler, who departed New England for the Titans in free agency.
    32. SONY MICHEL

      RB

      Georgia

      Projected trade to Browns
      After trading up, Cleveland gets its third impact player of the first round in Michel.
  4. Curtis Conway

    Full Analysis

    April 23, 2018

    1. SAM DARNOLD

      QB

      USC

      Darnold is the cleanest QB in this class, and he has a huge upside. I like a pocket passer who has the athletic ability to move. Darnold is a prototypical quarterback.
    2. SAQUON BARKLEY

      RB

      Penn St.

      With Eli Manning and a receiving corps that's among the league's best, adding Barkley would be a nightmare for defenses. If the Giants use him correctly, Barkley could very well be a top-five back in the NFL.
    3. JOSH ROSEN

      QB

      UCLA

      The Jets need a rookie quarterback to play sooner than the rest of the league's QB-needy teams, and I think Rosen's mentally ready to take on the challenge.
    4. BRADLEY CHUBB

      DE

      N.C. State

      Pairing Chubb with Myles Garrett would be huge for the Browns.
    5. JOSH ALLEN

      QB

      Wyoming

      The Broncos need their QB of the future, and I think they'll select Allen if he's available at No. 5. The Wyoming product doesn't have to play right away with Case Keenum in tow, but Allen could be the guy John Elway's been looking for.
    6. QUENTON NELSON

      G

      Notre Dame

      The Colts need an offensive lineman and Nelson's the best player available here. He's worthy of being the sixth overall pick.
    7. MINKAH FITZPATRICK

      S

      Alabama

      Fitzpatrick can play cornerback or safety. Anytime a team can get a quality player with that kind of versatility, it's huge. Derwin James could also be a good fit for the Bucs, but Fitzpatrick is the best option here.
    8. DENZEL WARD

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Chicago needs a cornerback who can play man to man and hold his own against the receivers the Bears face in the NFC North. There's no doubt Ward is up to the challenge.
    9. TREMAINE EDMUNDS

      ILB

      Virginia Tech

      Edmunds is a freakish athlete who could play off the edge or at the second level.
    10. ROQUAN SMITH

      OLB

      Georgia

      Jon Gruden needs to bolster his defense and taking Smith here would be a good start.
    11. BAKER MAYFIELD

      QB

      Oklahoma

      Miami doesn't necessarily need a quarterback to play right away, but Mayfield could develop under Adam Gase and replace Ryan Tannehill as the starter in a year or two.
    12. MIKE MCGLINCHEY

      OT

      Notre Dame

      There's a good chance the Bills will try to trade up. If they stay put at No. 12 and pick McGlinchey, they will still be getting a solid tackle to block for LeSean McCoy and protect the QB.
    13. VITA VEA

      DT

      Washington

      Vea is perfect for the Redskins' 3-4 defense. He's a really good athlete who can play nose guard.
    14. MIKE HUGHES

      CB

      Central Florida

      The Packers have several draft needs, but you can't downplay the value of a good cornerback. That's where Green Bay should start, and taking Hughes could help improve the defense immensely.
    15. CALVIN RIDLEY

      WR

      Alabama

      Ridley's the top receiver in this draft and would be a great complement to Larry Fitzgerald, taking pressure off the future Hall of Famer. Of all the wideouts in this class, Ridley has the best chance to become a WR1 (when Fitz retires, of course).
    16. MARCUS DAVENPORT

      DE

      Texas-San Antonio

      A big pass rusher, the 6-foot-6, 264-pound Davenport could provide a boost to an already solid Ravens defense.
    17. DA'RON PAYNE

      DT

      Alabama

      I really like Payne, who could step in and make an immediate impact in Los Angeles. The Chargers don't necessarily have any glaring needs, but Payne could be part of a rotation that could do a lot of damage up front.
    18. JAIRE ALEXANDER

      CB

      Louisville

      The Seahawks desperately need a replacement for Richard Sherman. Alexander is it.
    19. D.J. MOORE

      WR

      Maryland

      Moore would be a perfect fit for the Cowboys following Dez Bryant's departure. Moore is a faster version of Dez and could very well develop into a much-needed No. 1 receiver.
    20. TAVEN BRYAN

      DT

      Florida

      I initially liked LSU RB Derrius Guice going to Detroit, but there's not much room in the RB room with the Lions signing LeGarrette Blount this offseason. Looking at the defensive side of the ball, Bryan could really boost a D-line in need of a tackle.
    21. WILL HERNANDEZ

      G

      Texas-El Paso

      The Bengals need a ton of help on the offensive line. I could see Kolton Miller going here, but Hernandez is the better player at this point.
    22. MASON RUDOLPH

      QB

      Oklahoma St.

      I initially had the Bills taking Lamar Jackson, but why would they draft a younger version of the guy they just got rid of (Tyrod Taylor)? Rudolph would be a good fit.
    23. KOLTON MILLER

      OT

      UCLA

      The Patriots need someone to protect Tom Brady. Taking an offensive lineman here would be smart considering they can get a good tight end later on.
    24. DERWIN JAMES

      S

      Florida St.

      I really like James and think he's deserving of being a top-10 pick. The problem is that there isn't a huge demand for safeties this year, so he slides to Carolina.
    25. RASHAAN EVANS

      OLB

      Alabama

      Evans could be a good fit in a 3-4 or 4-3 defense. He's instinctive and gets off blocks extremely well.
    26. MAURICE HURST

      DT

      Michigan

      With Adrian Clayborn and Dontari Poe exiting in free agency, the Falcons need to find some replacements for the D-line. Hurst could be a good option at No. 26.
    27. HAYDEN HURST

      TE

      South Carolina

      Hurst is a perfect fit for the Saints' offense. He could open up the field for Michael Thomas and serve as another weapon for Drew Brees.
    28. HAROLD LANDRY

      EDGE

      Boston College

      Landry can get after the passer and drop into coverage. His athletic ability also allows him to also play in the middle of the field in certain packages.
    29. COURTLAND SUTTON

      WR

      SMU

      With the departures of Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson, Sutton gives the Jags a big receiver on the outside. He's particularly hard to defend inside the red zone one on one.
    30. ISAIAH WYNN

      G

      Georgia

      The Vikings don't have a glaring need heading into the draft, but you can never go wrong adding more protection for your new franchise quarterback.
    31. MIKE GESICKI

      TE

      Penn St.

      Do we ever really know if Gronk is going to be able to play? Gesicki offers New England a good tight end whose speed allows him to move around and serve as a mismatch.
    32. DALLAS GOEDERT

      TE

      South Dakota St.

      With Brent Celek no longer on the roster, the Eagles could use another TE to complement Zach Ertz. Goedert can serve as Celek's replacement and be another huge weapon in the middle of the field for Carson Wentz.
  5. Maurice Jones-Drew

    Full Analysis

    April 10, 2018

    1. SAQUON BARKLEY

      RB

      Penn St.

      He is the best player in the draft. Period. The Browns are in win-now mode; only adding guys who can play at a high level right now will help them do that.
    2. JOSH ROSEN

      QB

      UCLA

      Eli Manning is nearing the end of his career, which works out, given that the Giants get the top young passer in this draft.
    3. SAM DARNOLD

      QB

      USC

      Darnold can sit behind veteran Josh McCown until he's ready to roll. Plus, he will have a young, talented defense to help.
    4. BRADLEY CHUBB

      DE

      N.C. State

      Teaming Chubb with Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi will make Cleveland's defensive line a problem for years to come.
    5. JOSH ALLEN

      QB

      Wyoming

      Projected trade to Bills
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH BRONCOS. The Bills package the 12th and 22nd picks to move up and nab the guy they love: Allen, a quarterback with the arm strength to throw in all weather conditions.
    6. QUENTON NELSON

      G

      Notre Dame

      Indy's O-line has been a problem for years. Nelson will be an instant starter with an attitude.
    7. DERWIN JAMES

      S

      Florida St.

      He's a physical safety with the cover skills of a cornerback. Tampa gets a jack of all trades.
    8. MIKE MCGLINCHEY

      OT

      Notre Dame

      With all the new weapons added in free agency, Chicago needs to protect its franchise quarterback. McGlinchey, whose college O-line coach (Harry Hiestand) is now with the Bears, will help do just that.
    9. JOSH JACKSON

      CB

      Iowa

      He gets to learn from the 49ers' marquee cornerback signing, Richard Sherman -- a player with similar size, ability and ball skills.
    10. ROQUAN SMITH

      OLB

      Georgia

      Smith's instincts and range are something the Raiders haven't had in recent years. He'll be the missing piece in Paul Guenther's defense.
    11. DENZEL WARD

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Projected trade to Packers
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH DOLPHINS. Ward falls to No. 11 and the Packers, who are dying for a lockdown corner, make a move to get what they need.
    12. BAKER MAYFIELD

      QB

      Oklahoma

      Projected trade to Broncos
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH BILLS. The Broncos trade down and still get their QB. Mayfield might sit early on, but he'll eventually take over because of his accuracy and ability to throw deep.
    13. TREMAINE EDMUNDS

      ILB

      Virginia Tech

      He's a sideline-to-sideline player who's fluid in coverage and adds some pass-rush ability.
    14. MINKAH FITZPATRICK

      S

      Alabama

      Projected trade to Dolphins
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH PACKERS. Fitzpatrick's versatility allows him to play anywhere in the secondary and make an immediate impact.
    15. ISAIAH WYNN

      G

      Georgia

      Arizona gets a big-time player who can start at tackle or guard because of his size. Regardless of where he lines up, he makes the offensive line better.
    16. HAROLD LANDRY

      EDGE

      Boston College

      He's an explosive pass rusher who could be Terrell Suggs' successor.
    17. VITA VEA

      DT

      Washington

      Gus Bradley's defense made huge strides throughout the 2017 season but struggled against the run. Vea allows the linebackers to run, taking pressure off the pass rushers.
    18. ISAIAH OLIVER

      CB

      Colorado

      Long, rangy corner who fits the mold in Seattle. Oliver can play in press or off coverage.
    19. CALVIN RIDLEY

      WR

      Alabama

      Dallas needs a WR2 and a guy who can eventually take over for Dez Bryant. Ridley is the most polished receiver in the draft and will do what the Cowboys need.
    20. MARCUS DAVENPORT

      DE

      Texas-San Antonio

      He's an athletic pass rusher who can learn from Ziggy Ansah and make an immediate impact for Matt Patricia's unit.
    21. WILL HERNANDEZ

      G

      Texas-El Paso

      An old-school guard who can move guys around, Hernandez has the ability to anchor this rebuilding O-line.
    22. DA'RON PAYNE

      DT

      Alabama

      Projected trade to Broncos
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH BILLS. Payne becomes an instant starter on the interior. He's great against the run and will provide inside pressure. Think Malik Jackson.
    23. MIKE HUGHES

      CB

      Central Florida

      Hughes is an athletic cornerback who fits the press-man scheme of the Patriots. He can also help in the return game.
    24. DERRIUS GUICE

      RB

      LSU

      Guice is a tough, hard-nosed runner who pairs well with Christian McCaffrey. Now the Panthers have two young backs who can take pressure off Cam Newton.
    25. HARRISON PHILLIPS

      DT

      Stanford

      He's a former wrestler with a rugged style. Phillips fits this 3-4 defense and allows others around him to be singled up.
    26. MAURICE HURST

      DT

      Michigan

      He's a penetrating DT in the run game and a quick, explosive rusher in the pass game.
    27. SAM HUBBARD

      DE

      Ohio St.

      The Saints can now move Sheldon Rankins to his natural position as a 3-technique and add an explosive pass rusher opposite Cam Jordan.
    28. RASHAAN EVANS

      OLB

      Alabama

      He's a physical linebacker who'll provide immediate help at Pittsburgh's position of need.
    29. JAIRE ALEXANDER

      CB

      Louisville

      The top defense in the league lost a huge piece when Aaron Colvin left in free agency. Alexander steps in and Jacksonville doesn't miss a beat.
    30. ORLANDO BROWN

      OT

      Oklahoma

      His performance at the NFL Scouting Combine didn't help his stock, but the game tape shows Brown is a physical run blocker who flattens defensive ends.
    31. KOLTON MILLER

      OT

      UCLA

      He's an athletic tackle who will be a plug-and-play guy from the start. His length will help keep defenders away from Tom Brady.
    32. LAMAR JACKSON

      QB

      Louisville

      Projected trade to Browns
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH EAGLES. The Browns trade up to get the fifth-year option for their QB. He gets to sit and learn behind a quarterback who has similar abilities, and he'll have a package or two in the offense as a rookie.
  6. Chad Reuter

    Full Analysis

    April 20, 2018

    1. JOSH ALLEN

      QB

      Wyoming

      I projected Allen to Cleveland in my previous mock and was lambasted for it. Now, it appears others are coming around that this is a possibility.
    2. BRADLEY CHUBB

      DE

      N.C. State

      The question is, will the Giants pick a quarterback or select a pass rusher to replace Jason Pierre-Paul? New GM Dave Gettleman might try to bolster the defense to help Eli Manning get another ring before he retires.
    3. BAKER MAYFIELD

      QB

      Oklahoma

      The Jets apparently have great interest in the feisty, talented Mayfield. It's hard to blame them.
    4. SAQUON BARKLEY

      RB

      Penn St.

      Yes, Cleveland signed Carlos Hyde this offseason, but Barkley's talent might be too great to pass up. Duke Johnson is due to become a free agent after the season and he might fetch them a middle-round pick if they make him available in a trade on draft weekend.
    5. SAM DARNOLD

      QB

      USC

      Projected trade to Bills
      PICK ACQUIRED IN PROJECTED TRADE WITH BRONCOS. Buffalo gets a new quarterback in Darnold, who will try to show the Browns and Jets that they shouldn't have passed on him.
    6. JOSH ROSEN

      QB

      UCLA

      Projected trade to Dolphins
      PICK ACQUIRED IN PROJECTED TRADE WITH COLTS. The Dolphins need to find their next franchise QB, and Rosen is the guy to eventually replace Ryan Tannehill. Adam Gase won't be afraid of Rosen's intelligence and will instead appreciate his ability to master an offense. The team might have to give up a couple first-rounders and their 2018 second-round pick to secure Rosen.
    7. DERWIN JAMES

      S

      Florida St.

      James will play in the box as a run defender, and also has the agility to handle coverage duties, which makes him a favorite among general managers.
    8. QUENTON NELSON

      G

      Notre Dame

      New Bears offensive line coach Harry Hiestand would love to see his former pupil at South Bend available here. Hiestand previously served as ND's O-line coach.
    9. MINKAH FITZPATRICK

      S

      Alabama

      I think the Niners will try to trade out of this spot, but if they stay put, Fitzpatrick can fill the shoes of Eric Reid, who remains a free agent.
    10. TREMAINE EDMUNDS

      ILB

      Virginia Tech

      Edmunds fits in the Raiders' defense because he can play off the ball and rush the passer.
    11. ROQUAN SMITH

      OLB

      Georgia

      Projected trade to Colts
      PICK ACQUIRED IN PROJECTED TRADE WITH DOLPHINS. Smith would be a great fit for the Colts, who are transitioning to a 4-3 defense and need linebackers who can cover ground.
    12. DENZEL WARD

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Projected trade to Broncos
      PICK ACQUIRED IN PROJECTED TRADE WITH BILLS. The departure of Aqib Talib puts Denver in a position to pick a corner early in the draft. If they do indeed trade back, Ward should be a prime candidate for Denver.
    13. DERRIUS GUICE

      RB

      LSU

      Last year, Christian McCaffrey made a late push to the top 10. Guice's toughness and speed could get him into the top 15 this year.
    14. VITA VEA

      DT

      Washington

      Green Bay takes the best player on the board in Vea, who can play anywhere on the defensive line.
    15. LAMAR JACKSON

      QB

      Louisville

      New Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks brings in his man at QB to learn behind Sam Bradford.
    16. LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH

      ILB

      Boise St.

      GM Ozzie Newsome finds a linebacker who'll be a leader in the middle of the Ravens' defense for years to come.
    17. DA'RON PAYNE

      DT

      Alabama

      The Chargers need an athletic tackle inside, and Payne meets that criteria.
    18. D.J. MOORE

      WR

      Maryland

      Projected trade to Panthers
      PICK ACQUIRED IN PROJECTED TRADE WITH SEAHAWKS. For a price of their first- and third-round picks, the Panthers can move ahead of the Cowboys to pick their top receiver. I believe Moore is the top receiver in the class.
    19. CALVIN RIDLEY

      WR

      Alabama

      Ridley's quickness and ability to make plays in the air could help him become Dak Prescott's new No. 1 target.
    20. HAROLD LANDRY

      EDGE

      Boston College

      Now that Ziggy Ansah has signed his franchise tender, the Lions could add Landry across the way and make them a nice one-two punch.
    21. FRANK RAGNOW

      C

      Arkansas

      Ragnow has athleticism and power that the Bengals desperately need up front.
    22. MARCUS DAVENPORT

      DE

      Texas-San Antonio

      Projected trade to Broncos
      PICK ACQUIRED IN PROJECTED TRADE WITH BILLS. Davenport has the potential to be a star playing opposite Von Miller.
    23. KOLTON MILLER

      OT

      UCLA

      The Patriots get their man in Miller, who steps in for the departed Nate Solder at left tackle.
    24. JAIRE ALEXANDER

      CB

      Louisville

      Projected trade to Seahawks
      PICK ACQUIRED IN PROJECTED TRADE WITH PANTHERS. Alexander is an excellent value at this point in the first round, as he's tough and fast. Only his average height makes him available here.
    25. RASHAAN EVANS

      OLB

      Alabama

      Plugging the hole left by Avery Williamson in the middle of the defense should be among the Titans' highest priorities.
    26. TAVEN BRYAN

      DT

      Florida

      Bryan is not the same sort of tackle that Dontari Poe was for the Falcons, but his active nature should complement the powerful Grady Jarrett.
    27. DALLAS GOEDERT

      TE

      South Dakota St.

      Drew Brees is going to love throwing to Goedert, who's an athlete in the Jimmy Graham mold.
    28. JESSIE BATES

      S

      Wake Forest

      Bates is athletic enough to be used in multiple spots in the Steelers' secondary.
    29. CONNOR WILLIAMS

      G

      Texas

      Projected trade to Browns
      PICK ACQUIRED IN PROJECTED TRADE WITH JAGUARS. GM John Dorsey moves back into the first round for a starting left tackle in Williams, giving up the 35th and 114th picks to do so.
    30. MIKE MCGLINCHEY

      OT

      Notre Dame

      Bringing in competition at both offensive tackle spots would be a good thing for a team that needs to protect its new quarterback, Kirk Cousins.
    31. COURTLAND SUTTON

      WR

      SMU

      Projected trade to Colts
      PICK ACQUIRED IN PROJECTED TRADE WITH PATRIOTS. Indianapolis desperately needs weapons on offense. Sutton has the size and footwork to become a playmaker in the NFL.
    32. MIKE HUGHES

      CB

      Central Florida

      The release of Daryl Worley leaves a corner position open, and Hughes fits the slot role quite nicely.

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