NFL Mock Draft 1.0

      With the 2018 NFL draft just months away it’s time to do a mock draft of the team picking in the top 10 and who I see them choosing ahead of the combine and all the pro-days.  This will be one of many as players stock will rise and fall in the coming months leading up to the draft.

 

  1. Cleveland Browns: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

 Landing a dynamic runner like this will help whatever QB the Browns decide to put under center.

 

  1. New York Giants: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

 The Giants get the most pro-ready QB to sit behind Eli Manning for at least a year.

 

  1. Indianapolis Colts: Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State

 The Colts get the best pass rusher in the draft and possibly the best defensive player in the draft.

 

  1. Cleveland Browns: Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama

 This pick is based off of the assumption that the Browns make a trade for a QB that already has some NFL experience.  If that is the case they add a versatile player in Fitzpatrick that can play both the safety and corner position.

 

  1.  Denver Broncos: Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame

 The Broncos will most likely try and land Kirk Cousins whether its through free agency or through a trade if the Skins decide to franchise tag him again.  Either way they need someone to protect him and why not the best O-lineman in the draft.

 

  1.  New York Jets: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

 The Jets are another team that could be in the sweepstakes for Kirk Cousins, if they lose out they could look to add a QB with the 6th pick and word around the league is that they like the strong arm QB from Wyoming.

 

  1.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Denzel Ward, DB, Ohio State

 Ward is the best “shutdown” corner in the draft and will fill a huge whole in the Bucs secondary.

 

  1.  Chicago Bears: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

 The Bears need a WR bad and Ridley could be the answer to their problems, giving Trubisky a actual threat at WR will make things much easier for him going into his second year.

  1.  San Francisco 49ers: Derwin James Jr., S, Florida State

 The 49ers have a ton of talent at the safety position but none of them fit the system like James does.  Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh runs a system very similar to the Seattle Seahawks, so why not got get a better version of Kam Chancellor to play that safety position.

 

  1.  Oakland Raiders: Joshua Jackson, DB, Iowa

 The DB position has been Reggie McKenzie’s kryptonite but this will be the year he finally gets it right.  Jackson is a tall DB who is an absolute ball hawk and will be a major upgrade at the position for the Raiders.

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