2018 NFL Mock Draft Alpha

By John Laub
John Laub


        2018 Mock Draft: Beta

                The Gridiron Scholar





While many Americans are enjoying the spring and opening to the baseball season, it is NFL Draft month for many football diehards like myself. I have studied the prospects for the past seven months and completed my board for all the positions.

When viewing the first-round selections, it is based on my rankings as if I was the general manager of each franchise. I do not like to predict trades; therefore, do not include any in my mock draft.

Surplus Draft Capital: Teams likely to trade
Buffalo Bills: Two first-round picks (#12 & #22)
New England Patriots: Two first-round picks (#23 & #31)

NFL organizations possibly acquiring more assets:
New York Giants: First-round pick (#2)
Denver Broncos: First-round pick (#5)
Philadelphia Eagles: First-round pick (#32)


Feel free to send me a message on Twitter with any comments @GridironSchol91.

#7 Derrius Guice, Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Draft pick. Team (Record): Player, College
1. Cleveland Browns (0-16): QB Josh Rosen, UCLA
2. New York Giants (3-13): RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State
3. New York Jets (5-11): QB Sam Darnold, USC
4. Cleveland Browns (0-16): DE Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State
5. Denver Broncos (5-11): QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
6. Indianapolis Colts (4-12): OG Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11): RB Derrius Guice, LSU
8. Chicago Bears (5-11): LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech
9. San Francisco 49ers (6-10): S Derwin James, Florida State
10. Oakland Raiders (6-10): LB Roquan Smith, Georgia

#16 Rashaan Evans, Baltimore Ravens

11. Miami Dolphins (6-10): DT Vita Vea, Washington
12. Buffalo Bills (9-7): QB Josh Allen, Wyoming
13. Washington Redskins (7-9): DE Marcus Davenport, UTSA
14. Green Bay Packers (7-9): OT OT Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
15. Arizona Cardinals (8-8): QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville
16. Baltimore Ravens (9-7): LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama
17. Los Angeles Chargers (9-7): DT Da’Ron Payne, Alabama
18. Seattle Seahawks (9-7): CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State
19. Dallas Cowboys (9-7): WR D.J. Moore, Maryland
20. Detroit Lions (9-7): RB Sony Michel, Georgia

#24 Courtland Sutton, Carolina Panthers

21. Cincinnati Bengals (7-9): S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
22. Buffalo Bills (9-7): OT Kolton Miller, UCLA
23. New England Patriots (11-5): DE Lorenzo Carter, Georgia
24. Carolina Panthers (11-5): WR Courtland Sutton, SMU
25. Tennessee Titans (9-7): S Ronnie Harrison, Alabama
26. Atlanta Falcons (10-6): DT Taven Bryan, Florida
27. New Orleans Saints (11-5): TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State
28. Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3): LB Harold Landry, Boston College
29. Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6): OL Isaiah Wynn, Georgia
30. Minnesota Vikings (13-3): CB Mike Hughes, UCF
31. New England Patriots (13-3): CB Jaire Alexander, Louisville
32. Philadelphia Eagles (13-3): ILB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State