2018 NFL Mock Draft

Casserly mock 1.0: Colts snag Saquon Barkley

By Charley Casserly |

NFL Media analyst

Published: Feb. 13, 2018 at 09:59 a.m.

  1. Pick No.
    1
    QB
    USC
    Darnold is the best QB in the draft.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    QB
    UCLA
    The Giants land the most pro-ready QB in the draft.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    RB
    Penn St.
    Projected trade to Colts
    Andrew Luck gets a dominant runner.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    S
    Alabama
    A versatile talent who can play CB or S.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    DE
    Texas-San Antonio
    Davenport is an excellent pass rusher; best as a 3-4 OLB.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    QB
    Oklahoma
    Projected trade to Jets
    Will Mayfield have the best NFL career of any QB in this class?
  7. Pick No.
    7
    DE
    N.C. State
    Improving the pass rush is a major need for Tampa Bay.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    WR
    Alabama
    The Bears get Mitchell Trubisky a weapon with this pick.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    CB
    Ohio St.
    With Bradley Chubb off the board, the 49ers fill their next biggest need on defense.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    ILB
    Virginia Tech
    Edmunds is the best all-around LB in the draft.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    LB
    Georgia
    Smith's an excellent athlete who excels in coverage.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    G
    Notre Dame
    Projected trade to Bengals
    The Bengals land the best player in the draft. They bypass a bigger need at OT to get Nelson.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    DT
    Washington
    With Vea and Jonathan Allen, the D-line all of a sudden becomes a strength of the team.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    CB
    Central Florida
    Hughes is a versatile CB who can play both off and press coverage.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    QB
    Wyoming
    Allen will be the fourth QB off the board. Arizona would do cartwheels if he were still available here. Someone will probably trade up to get him, and maybe Arizona will be the team to do it.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    OT
    Notre Dame
    This gives the Ravens a bookend OT with Ronnie Stanley.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    OLB
    Alabama
    A DT is also a possibility here.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    EDGE
    LSU
    With questions about whether Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril will be with the Seahawks next season, a pass rusher will be needed.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    DT
    Florida
    Bryan has excellent upfield quickness. He fits Rod Marinelli's scheme.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    DT
    Alabama
    Strong player vs. the run, and he has some pass-rush potential.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    C
    Ohio St.
    Projected trade to Bills
    The first priority for Buffalo should be to trade up to get a QB. If that doesn't work out, then Price can replace Eric Wood at center.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    CB
    Iowa
    The Bills get a bookend CB to pair with Tre'Davious White.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    CB
    Colorado
    Projected trade to Rams
    Trumaine Johnson is due to become a free agent, and CB is already a weakness for the Rams.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    WR
    Texas A&M
    The Panthers need a speedy WR. Kirk fits the bill.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    OL
    Iowa
    Help is needed on the interior of the Titans' O-line.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    T
    Georgia
    He played left tackle in college but fits best as a guard at the next level.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    EDGE
    Boston College
    Landry racked up 16.5 sacks in 2016 before an injury-plagued senior season.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    RB
    LSU
    I am not optimistic the Steelers will get a long-term deal done with Le'Veon Bell, which is why Guice makes sense here.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    G
    Texas
    TE and WR are also a possibility here.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    S
    Florida St.
    Solidifies the safety position opposite Harrison Smith.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    DT
    Stanford
    Phillips is a run-stopper. He fills a need for New England.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    CB
    LSU
    Philly has worked to improve the CB position, but the Eagles still need help there.
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