2018 NFL Mock Draft

Jeremiah mock 1.0: Four QBs go in Round 1

By Daniel Jeremiah |

NFL Media analyst

Published: Jan. 26, 2018 at 04:33 p.m.

  1. Pick No.
    1
    QB
    USC
    The Browns finally land their franchise signal-caller.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    RB
    Penn St.
    I could easily see the Giants addressing the quarterback spot here, but instead they opt for the best player in the draft.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    DE
    N.C. State
    Projected trade to Colts
    The Colts have several needs to address, but a premier pass rusher is at the top of the list.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    S
    Alabama
    The Browns need more dynamic playmakers on both sides of the ball and Fitzpatrick is the best option available.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    G
    Notre Dame
    I think the Broncos will address their quarterback need in free agency, which would free them up to take the best available player in this spot. Nelson is the best interior O-line prospect to enter the draft in a long time.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    QB
    UCLA
    Projected trade to Jets
    Rosen is ready to start right now and he would give the Jets a key building block on the offensive side of the ball.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    DE
    Texas-San Antonio
    Davenport reminds me of Ziggy Ansah coming out of BYU, and the Bucs need to add some life to their pass rush.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    CB
    Ohio St.
    The Bears need some offensive firepower, but they can accomplish that in free agency and the middle portion of the draft. Ward lacks ideal size, but he's a dynamic playmaker with the tools to play inside or outside.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    ILB
    Virginia Tech
    Edmunds is one of my favorite players in the draft. He has a rare blend of size, speed and athleticism. He would be a perfect complement to Reuben Foster at the second level of the 49ers' defense.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    LB
    Georgia
    Smith is a bit undersized, but he makes plays sideline to sideline and provides a physical presence in the middle of the field.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    QB
    Wyoming
    This would be a bit of a surprise, but the Dolphins can't continue to rely on Ryan Tannehill.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    G
    Texas
    Projected trade to Bengals
    Williams saw his stock drop a little bit this fall, but I still believe he's the best offensive tackle in the draft class.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    QB
    Oklahoma
    The Redskins have a big decision to make with Kirk Cousins. If they decided to move on from him, Mayfield would be a perfect fit in this system.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    CB
    Central Florida
    Hughes has outstanding fluidity and ball skills. His upside is very enticing.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    DT
    Washington
    This isn't a pressing need for the Cardinals, but in this scenario, Vea is just too good to pass up.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    OT
    Oklahoma
    The Ravens need to address the wide receiver position, but they have a good track record of filling that void with veteran players in free agency. Brown would immediately start at right tackle for Baltimore, just like his father did a little more than a decade ago.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    S
    Florida St.
    James was made to play in Gus Bradley's defenses. He's a more explosive version of Kam Chancellor.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    CB
    Colorado
    Oliver has excellent size and speed. He can locate and play the ball down the field. The Seahawks are likely headed toward a rebuild in the secondary.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    DT
    Michigan
    Hurst has an explosive first step and he'd excel playing the 3-technique for Rod Marinelli.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    C
    Ohio St.
    Price can play any of the three interior positions and his nasty demeanor fits with what GM Bob Quinn is building in Detroit.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    DT
    Alabama
    Projected trade to Bills
    The Bills traded away Marcell Dareus in the fall and they need to add another difference-maker to their defensive front.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    CB
    Iowa
    There is some concern about Jackson's deep speed, but he has the best ball skills in the entire draft class.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    T
    Georgia
    Projected trade to Rams
    Wynn was an undersized offensive tackle at Georgia, but I believe he has Pro Bowl potential as an interior offensive lineman.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    WR
    Alabama
    The Panthers continue their recent trend and add another explosive weapon for Cam Newton.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    OL
    Iowa
    Daniels is the best center prospect in the draft and I believe he could play guard if needed. I think you will see his stock soar over the next few months.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    DT
    Stanford
    Phillips has outstanding power and I believe he's an underrated athlete. He dominates against the run.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    WR
    Texas A&M
    I'd love to see Kirk line up and play in this offense with Drew Brees. He's the most polished wideout in the draft.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    CB
    LSU
    I wouldn't be shocked if the Steelers took a running back like Derrius Guice or Ronald Jones here, but I have them landing a very talented cornerback instead. Jackson has inside/outside flexibility and he might be the fastest player in the entire draft.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    TE
    South Carolina
    The Jaguars need to add another tight end and I love both Hurst and South Dakota State's Dallas Goedert. Either option would be a nice fit.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    EDGE
    LSU
    Key could drop because of some off-field issues as well as an inconsistent fall. However, his upside is outrageous and Mike Zimmer would be the right coach to help him reach that level.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    OT
    Notre Dame
    The Patriots could lose Nate Solder in free agency. McGlinchey could step right in and take his place.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    OLB
    Alabama
    The Eagles love explosive defenders who play with an edge. Evans fits that profile.
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