2018 NFL Mock Draft

Three-round mock: 7 teams pick QB

By Chad Reuter |

Draft analyst

Published: Feb. 6, 2018 at 03:02 p.m.

NOTE: There's a tie for the ninth overall pick. A coin flip between the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders will determine which team picks first.

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  1. Pick No.
    1
    QB
    USC
    The Browns need a leader and playmaker at quarterback. Darnold is the total package.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    QB
    UCLA
    Rosen's the best pure passer in the class.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    RB
    Penn St.
    Barkley's the top player on the board for most teams, and the Colts can't rely on Frank Gore, who's due to become a free agent, forever.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    DE
    N.C. State
    Chubb on one side and Myles Garrett on the other? Quarterbacks beware.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    DB
    Alabama
    For now, I'll say Kirk Cousins ends up with Denver, opening a spot for the Broncos to add Fitzpatrick to their defense.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    QB
    Wyoming
    If the Jets liked Christian Hackenberg, they're going to love Allen. The Wyoming product showed during Senior Bowl week his ability to utilize his talents to the fullest.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    G
    Notre Dame
    Nelson's a dominant presence who will help Jameis Winston and whoever is carrying the ball for the Bucs over the next decade.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    CB
    Ohio St.
    The Bears' secondary needs an upgrade. Ward's toughness and agility in coverage will help him overcome his average size.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    LB
    Virginia Tech
    Edmunds is athletic enough to handle coverage duties and rush the passer.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    OLB
    Georgia
    Smith has "bench to bench" range, tracking down ball carriers all over the field.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    DE
    Texas-San Antonio
    While Davenport is still raw in some ways, his length and agility will pay dividends for the Dolphins sooner than some might expect.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    OT
    Texas
    Williams' ability to move the line and pass protect will make him a hot commodity on draft day.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    WR
    Alabama
    Ridley will be a great asset to new Washington quarterback Alex Smith.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    DT
    Washington
    Green Bay needs pass rushers, but Vea can wreak havoc outside and inside, freeing up Clay Matthews and Nick Perry to do their thing.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    QB
    Oklahoma
    I won't be surprised if a team trades ahead of the Cardinals to grab Mayfield, who should be a strong leader at the next level.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    Flacco needs another downfield threat like Sutton to maximize his talent.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    OT
    Oklahoma
    Whether Brown plays at left or right tackle doesn't matter. He'll eclipse his opponent with pure size and play with a nasty streak.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    S
    Florida St.
    This is an easy fit for James, whose game is too similar to Kam Chancellor's to ignore his potential in the Seahawks' defense.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    DT
    Alabama
    Payne showed in the College Football Playoff that he can be a force in the middle, which is something the Cowboys' defense lacks.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    DT
    Michigan
    Keeping Hurst in-state will help the Lions pressure QBs from the interior, which is something Detroit has struggled to do since Ndamukong Suh left town.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    QB
    Louisville
    After Jackson learns the ropes from Tyrod Taylor, he'll use his strong arm and amazing speed to turn defenses upside-down.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    C
    Ohio St.
    Eric Wood's career-ending injury makes finding a sturdy replacement like Price a must.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    CB
    Central Florida
    The Rams could use help in the secondary, even if Trumaine Johnson is re-signed.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    OT
    Notre Dame
    McGlinchey is a good fit for a Panthers team looking to dominate on the ground.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    EDGE
    Boston College
    With Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan a year away from free agency, the Titans need to find their next pass rusher. Landry will be a good value at this point in the draft.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    DT
    Stanford
    Phillips is a tough customer inside, and the Falcons' interior D-line might have some holes to fill this spring if Dontari Poe and Ahtyba Rubin depart.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    TE
    South Dakota St.
    Goedert has a chance to be the second coming of Jimmy Graham in the Saints' offense.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    LB
    Alabama
    Evans fits beautifully in the Steelers' defense. He'll be able to play inside or outside.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    WR
    Oklahoma St.
    With Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson due to become free agents, the Jaguars will likely need to bolster the position this year.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    OT
    UCLA
    Miller isn't getting a lot of pub outside the West Coast, but he's a future starter.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    DE
    Virginia
    The Patriots need help up front. Brown's length and surprising agility would allow him to play outside on early downs and inside in pass-rush situations.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    OLB
    Texas
    Not every NFL scout believes Jefferson is worthy of a first-round pick, but I think the Eagles could benefit from his size and athleticism inside or outside.
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