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2018 Mock Draft Rev 1: Niners grab Wyoming QB Allen with #1 overall!

May 31, 2017 1:05 AM EST
  • QBs Darnold, Rosen also tabbed for top-10
  • Edge Rushers Key, Lewis, Landry land in top-10
  • Browns continue stockpiling talent with 5 picks in the first two rounds.


1 San Francisco
Josh Allen
    Wyoming
    QB
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'5
Weight:
222



With the first-overall pick in the 2018 Draft, the 49ers will have their choice of what is shaping up to be a strong QB class. Assuming San Francisco can't lure Kirk Cousins away from Washington next off-season, Josh Allen will be the guy to watch. Don't let the fact that he plays for Wyoming fool you; Allen has the tools to be a franchise QB: Prototypical size (6'5, 222 lbs.), incredible arm talent, (3,203 yards and 28 TDs passing in 2016), shiftiness as a runner (512 yards and 7 TDs rushing in 2016), and he's playing in the same pro-style offense that produced 2016 rookie sensation Carson Wentz. There are still some troubling issues with decision making (15 INTs in 2016) that Allen will need to clean up to earn the draft's top spot, but I expect the 49ers to keep a close eye on the Firebaugh, CA native.


2 NY Jets
Sam Darnold
    USC
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
225



The Jets plan on having an open competition for the starting QB spot this year. All three look to be bottom-of-the-league talent, so whoever wins the job shouldn't have a huge bearing on the W-L column. Nor will it curtail the Jets' never-ending search for a franchise QB. Could the search finally come to an end with the addition of Sam Darnold? Darnold had a great Freshman year at USC and is the consensus top pick of the 2018 Draft. Scouts will be tracking his every move and dissecting every play for the Trojans from here on out. Most Jet fans would probably sign up for this guy right now. The Problem??? We got a 16-game season in the way that may harvest more wins than predicted, and move Darnold out of reach.


3 Cleveland
Derwin James
    Florida St
    S
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
213



The first mock draft for the 2018 class gives me a chance to talk about the guy that I think could be the top prospect if the draft were tomorrow. In 2015, James was the best player on a FSU roster that included Jalen Ramsey, Dalvin Cook, and Demarcus Walker. He has a skill-set reminiscent of Ronnie Lott, with the physicality of a linebacker and the athleticism of a corner. For a safety, that is the ultimate comparison. I know Jabrill Peppers was drafted, but I am curious to see what kind of role he plays, and more importantly, has success in. I could see him being a "Super Nickel" that plays a combination of corner, linebacker, and safety, similar to what he did in college. This would also allow him to stay fresh as a return man, and for an occasional cameo on offense. ~Austin Smith


4 Chicago
Mike McGlinchey
    Notre Dame
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
310



Charles Leno has been a revelation to date - a Seventh Round pick who has been not only adequate, but at times down right good. But in this league, and with a fresh-faced QB set to take snaps in 2018, Ryan Pace knows he needs a franchise Tackle to not only protect Trubisky's backside, but also his own. McGlinchey moved to LT after superstar Ronnie Stanley left to hold down Baltimore's O-Line, and he has fit seemlessly in his one season there. Pegged as an 2017 NFL Draft First Rounder, McGlinchey instead chose to return to school and perfect the position. Come next April, McGlinchey will not only have the talent for this slot, but also the experience to start from day 1.


5 LA Rams
Tyquan Lewis
    Ohio State
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
260



The Rams offense should improve in Goff's second season under center for Los Angeles. Coach McVay will have a full season under his belt and with the improvements they made this offseason on offense, it's time to look at the defense come 2018. Rams select Tyquan Lewis, a 6'4" 260lbs monster to pair up with Aaron Donald on the front lines of the defense. LA did a good job filling the many holes they had on the roster through free agency and the draft, but are still nowhere near a playoff contender. The Rams front seven is the best part of their team but could still use a dominant edge rusher to get after the quarterback. Los Angeles had a successful offseason this year, and if they can repeat this in 2018, they could be able to compete in the NFC West again.


6 Jacksonville
Harold Landry
    Boston College
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
250



On paper, the Jaguars have one of the better defensive units in the league. Looking at the depth chart, it's tough to find a single hole in that defensive lineup. The additions of AJ Bouye and Calais Campbell should shore up the secondary and defensive line, respectively, leaving no excuses for this group. As LB Telvin Smith recently suggested , it's time to produce. If this unit does it's job in 2017, it's likely that the Jags won't be picking here in the Top 10 again. That said, if things go sour and they do land here, one would have to assume that the finger will be pointed at the offense and, in particular, the quarterback. In that scenario, one also has to assume that GM David Caldwell will be looking for Blake Bortles' replacement and not trying to shore up the defensive line even further.


7 Indianapolis
Arden Key
    LSU
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
231



This Tiger does have some question-marks surrounding his off-field demeanor (he announced earlier in the year he was leaving the LSU football program for "personal reasons", but there are many who think that should he put that behind him, he could be a a monster as a pass-rusher in the NFL. As a Sophomore Key was #4 in the country in sacks (11 in just 12 games) and his length and burst off the line will only add to the temptation to add him to an NFL roster.

Key tweeted in mid-April that he was "not sitting out" his Junior year, so it looks like the LSU phenom will back in action for the 2017 season.That means the Indianapolis Colts, who will still be in the market for playmakers off the edge, will have an opportunity to add a premier defensive player to a roster still being overhauled by new GM Chris Ballard. Ample room for more starting-caliber talent like Arden Key.


8 Buffalo
Josh Rosen
    UCLA
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
210



If the Bills trade up from eighth (1400 pts on the Draft Trade Chart), they would have the double picks to grab any QB not named Sam Darnold. If they stand pat, their QB can be Josh Rosen, Brett Hundley's successor. To run "Rico" Dennison's WCO scheme, you need great mechanics, ball control for the horizontal game, a quick release, bootleg-level mobility, and a deceptive ball fake. Rosen is all that. As a Freshman, Rosen threw 245 passes without an interception, showing marvelous ball control. Daniel Jeremiah extols Rosen's pure-passing acumen, noting that he deserves more help from his OL and WRs this year. I'm not sure that's going to happen, so "highlight-video scouting" will be somewhat misleading. The true draft analysts won't be fooled.

If the Bills are happy with their QB stable, and I believe they will be, they may opt for CB/S Minkah Fitzpatrick, S Ronnie Harrison, OT Jamarco Jones, the 3-Tech DTs, or a playmaker like RB Saquon Barkley.




9 LA Chargers
Minkah Fitzpatrick
    Alabama
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
203



Casey Hayward, who earned a Pro Bowl appearance after he led the league with 7 INTs, was the sole bright spot in the Chargers' defensive backfield in the 2016-17 regular season. The other corner spot, on the other hand, was marred with underperformers and injuries. Brandon Flowers, now 31 years old, was finally released after injures limited his play to just six games in 2016. Jason Verrett appeared in only four games before suffering a season-ending injury.

Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick would greatly bolster the Chargers' secondary in both the slot and the outside positions.In 2016, Fitzpatrick enjoyed a career-high 56 tackles, including five tackles for loss and one sack. The Sophomore led the SEC with 5 INTs, including two pick-sixes. Minkah owns the Alabama record for INTs returned for TD in his career with four. His 100-yard INT return for a TD agsinst Arkansas is the longest return in school history.


10 New Orleans
Malik Jefferson
    Texas
    OLB
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
238



New Orleans will once again likely be in position to grab a top-level defensive player with their first pick in next year's NFL draft. The OLB spot is an area in which they could use some big-time help, so the Saints might have quite a few eyeballs on the Texas Longhorns, who will feature a headliner on their defense this season by the name of Malik Jefferson. He was the starter at ILB last season, racking up over 60 tackles (8.5 TFL and 5.5 QB sacks) but word is he'll likely be moved to OLB for 2017.

The 6'3", 238-pound linebacker could certainly be a viable replacement for Danelle Ellerbe (or fight with Alex Anzalone if he nails down the starting slot during training camp), but there is still a need for a talented OLB that can create a difference for that unit. The Saints' defense ranked 27th (total defense) in 2016, along with 19th vs the run and last in the NFL vs the pass.


11 Cincinnati
Ronnie Harrison
    Alabama
    S
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
216



The additions of John Ross and Joe Mixon were an exciting start to the 2017 NFL Draft for the Benagals as both players have very high ceilings as prospects, but each carries his own load of risk as well. If the Bengals are to make noise come January, the offense will need to get the job done and if these two can actively contribute it will make things that much easier. The encouraging thing is that Ross seems like an great fitfor this team, for many reasons, and Mixon should be motivated to prove himself. If things don't go exactly according to plan this year, and the Bengals are, again, picking near the Top 10, it might be time for a fresh start without Marvin Lewis at the helm.


12 Minnesota
Lowell Lotulelei
    Utah
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
310



Depending on how this season shakes out with some younger, unproven players, particularly on the defensive side of the ball, the Vikings' draft needs will be very fluid for the foreseeable future; there simply isn't one big, screaming need at this point. At defensive tackle, which we've chosen to address here with the selection of Lowell Lotulelei, it's possible (though unlikely) that Sharrif Floyd returns from injury, Jaleel Johnson develops, and Linval Joseph refuses to age, which leaves the position looking set. In the secondary, it remains to be seen what will happen at cornerback, with Xavier Rhodes in line for a big payday, Terrence Newman continuing to defy age laws, and both Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander having yet to fully prove themselves as regular players at their respective positions. If things go well on these fronts, the Vikings are likely comfortable at CB. If any of these scenarios turns sour, Rick Spielman might suddenly have one of those big, screaming needs to address.


13 Arizona
Tarvarus McFadden
    Florida St
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
201



Cornerback appeared to be one of the Cardinals' primary needs this past offseason. Yet GM Steve Keim puzzlingly replaced Pro Bowl alternate Marcus Cooper with only Budda Baker (RD2) and Rudy Ford (RD6). Baker should pair nicely with Tyrann Mathieu to make up one of the best slot tandems in the league, but Arizona will still be looking for a running mate for outside CB Patrick Peterson to emerge. Justin Bethel and Brandon Williams will battle for snaps in 2017, but they registered a combined 1 INT and 9 PDs during wildly-inconsistent performances in 2016. A top CB prospect like FSU's Tarvarus McFadden, who registered 8 INTs in his first year as a starter last year, could provide some long-term stability in a talented Arizona secondary.


14 Philadelphia
Saquon Barkley
    Penn State
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
223



Now that the 2018 Draft Season is officially underway, it's the perfect time to assess the Eagles' likely team needs 11 short months from now. It's a safe bet that O-Tackle will be at the top of the list, with CB and RB right behind. Early indications point towards this being a very deep OT class, so this week the Eagles splurge on Penn State RB Saquon Barkley. Barkley has good (not great) lateral moves behind the line of scrimmage when he's forced to create, and is very good (not great) in the passing game. However, there is an area about two yards behind the defensive line, and if Barkley crosses that imaginary border, the "good" RB transforms into a flat-out-dominant RB right in front of your eyes. With 30 career TDs, he's the definition of "Feature RB". ~Broz, Eagles Analyst


15 Washington
Christian Wilkins
    Clemson
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
310



The Redskins enter the 2017 season with exactly zero returning players on their starting defensive line. Stacy McGee will start at NT with Terrell McClain and rookie Jonathan Allen at DE in base. Allen will likely bump inside in nickel and will be joined by McClain, while returning EDGE players Kerrigan, Murphy, and Smith will be joined by a (hopefully) healthy Galette and rookie Anderson providing pressure from the outside. While this is certainly a new-look front four for Washington, the likelihood of it being a strength in 2017-18 still remains a longshot. After having a historically-bad defense on third down as well as against the run on the first two downs, one offseason isn't likely to fix the Redskins' defensive woes. Here, the Redskins continue to add big bodies to their defense with the addition of Clemson DT Christian Wilkins. Wilkins (6'4" 311) could play inside or outside in a 3-4 and projects to be a disruptive interior lineman in sub-packages for the Redskins.


16 Baltimore
Jamarco Jones
    Ohio St
    OT
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
310



Here's the good news: Baltimore is loaded with young depth on defense. Now, for the bad: after the 2017 NFL Draft, RT still looks woeful, WR still looks awfully thin, and the crowded backfield lacks a true standout. While the Purple and Black will always have a defensive identity, it would be a surprise if the franchise did not embrace an offense-heavy strategy in the 2018 Draft. At this point, RT looks to be the weakest spot on the team after Ricky Wagner departed, and the team failed to address the need. Alex Lewis, James Hurst, and Jermaine Eluemunor (drafted as a guard) are all possibilities to start this year, but none should be considered adequate there. Terrance West, who avereaged 3.8 ypc or less in 8 of the last 10 contests, and Breshad Perriman, who needs to establish himself as a go-to receiver, will be evaluated closely as the team evaluates how significant a need there is at those positions. Jamarco Jones gets the early, very-narrow nod over Christian Kirk.

Traded Round 1 Picks:
Buffalo gets Kansas City R1 Pick (2017 Draft trade)
Cleveland gets Houston R1 Pick (2017 Draft trade)

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Forward to Round 2 Picks 33-48








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Penn State
RBF
18 Tyquan Lewis
Ohio State
EDGE
25 Dante Booker
Ohio State
OLB
36 Marcus Allen
Penn St
S
39 Maurice Hurst
Michigan
DL3T
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Ohio State
EDGE
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Michigan
OC
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Michigan
OLB
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Wisconsin
TE
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Maryland
OG
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Ohio State
WRF
76 Jack Cichy
Wisconsin
ILB
77 Mike Gesicki
Penn State
TE
79 Billy Hirschfeld
Wisconsin
DL5T
83 T.J. Edwards
Wisconsin
ILB
87 Richard Lagow
Indiana
QB
93 Jason Cabinda
Penn State
ILB
97 Michael Deiter
Wisconsin
OC
104 Tegray Scales
Indiana
OLB
109 Godwin Igwebulke
Northwestern
S
115 Akrum Wadley
Iowa
RBF
125 Olive Sagapolu
Wisconsin
DL1T
131 Josey Jewell
Iowa
ILB
136 Simmie Cobbs Jr.
Indiana
WRF
138 Ike Boettger
Iowa
OT
147 Mike Weber
Ohio State
RBF
151 DaeSean Hamilton
Penn State
WRF
157 Beau Benzschawel
Wisconsin
OG
164 Jerome Baker
Ohio State
OLB
165 Chris Worley
Ohio State
OLB
167 Justin Jackson
Northwestern
RBF
172 L.J. Scott
Michigan State
RBF
183 Sean Welsh
Iowa
OC
189 Marcus Baugh
Ohio State
TE
190 Khalid Hill
Michigan
FB
192 Janarion Grant
Rutgers
WRS
222 Brian Allen
Michigan St
OG
223 Sebastian Joseph
Rutgers
DL5T
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