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Jack McCurry’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

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

I’m back with my third mock draft and now that the Super Bowl is over, all 32 teams will appear on the mock draft for the first time.

The Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game have been played and now the prospects are preparing for the NFL Scouting Combine and their Pro Days which won’t be far behind the Combine.

Enough of me rambling, let’s get into this mock

1) Cleveland Browns-Sam Darnold, QB, USC: Browns don’t try and get cute about it and take the best quarterback in the draft

2) New York Giants-Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA: Eli Manning will be the starter in 2018 but Pat Shurmur finds the future of the franchise in Rosen

3) Indianapolis Colts-Roquan Smith, ILB, Georgia: Indianapolis could trade this pick to a QB needy team but need help on that defensive front

4) Cleveland Browns (via Houston)-Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama: Browns get the best defensive back in the draft and another defensive cornerstone alongside Myles Garrett

5) Denver Broncos-Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma: They’re in the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes but as it stands today, they’ll be taking a QB at 5.

6) New York Jets-Connor Williams, OT, Texas: They’re also in the market for a QB but for now, they’ll beef up the offensive line with Williams.

7) Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State: Tampa Bay needs some help on the edge and getting Chubb at 7 would be a steal

8) Chicago Bears-Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama: Chicago gets Mitchell Trubisky another weapon

9) San Francisco 49ers-Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame: the 49ers have their franchise quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo, now they need to keep him upright.

10) Oakland Raiders-Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State: Oakland goes Buckeye cornerback in back to back first rounds

11) Miami Dolphins-Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State: Miami gets what some say is the best player in the draft at pick #11

12) Cincinnati Bengals-Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech: Cincinnati needs help on the defensive side, especiall at linebacker

13) Washington Redskins-Derwin James, SS, Florida State: With quarterback now no longer a need, Washington looks to upgrade the safety position

14) Green Bay Packers-Orlando Brown Jr., OT, Oklahoma: Green Bay’s offensive line was plagued with injuries all of last season.

15) Arizona Cardinals-Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming: I expect Arizona to add a veteran to help let Allen transition to the pro game

16) Baltimore Ravens-Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU: Ozzie Newsome’s final draft in charge gives Joe Flacco a vertical threat on offense

17) Los Angeles Chargers-Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame: LA looks to preserve Philip Rivers’ final years of elite quarterback play

18) Seattle Seahawks-Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa: The Legion of Boom takes a youth movement

19) Dallas Cowboys-Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama: Dallas gets some beef on the inside of the defensive line

20) Detroit Lions-Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA: Davenport turned some heads at the Senior Bowl

21) Buffalo Bills-Vita Vea, DT, Washington: Vea sliding to Buffalo at 21 would be a home run pick

22) Buffalo Bills-Billy Price, C, Ohio State: With Eric Wood retiring from a neck injury, Buffalo address the offensive line here

23) Los Angeles Rams-Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia: Much like the other LA team, the Rams need to upgrade the offensive line

24) Carolina Panthers-Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State: Carolina needs a serious threat on the edge and Hubbard can bring that

25) Tennessee Titans-Will Hernandez, OG, Texas-El Paso: Another guy who impressed at the Senior Bowl and is “rising” up the media’s draft boards

26) Atlanta Falcons-Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford: With Dontari Poe potentially out this offseason, Atlanta needs some youth to inject to the defensive front

27) New Orleans Saints-Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma: Saints need a playmaker at the tight end position which they haven’t had since Jimmy Graham

28) Pittsburgh Steelers-Ronnie Harrison, SS, Alabama: Steelers could upgrade at the strong safety position

29) Jacksonville Jaguars-Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State: Another Senior Bowl guy as Jacksonville finds the heir to Mercedes Lewis

30) Minnesota Vikings-Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville: With no quarterbacks under contract as of now, Minnesota takes another Louisville quarterback at the bottom of the first round

31) New England Patriots-Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn: the Malcolm Butler situation from the Super Bowl is interesting but New England needs to upgrade the secondary

32) Philadelphia Eagles-Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State: The Super Bowl champions go best player available and add some depth on the offensive line

 

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