2018 NFL Mock Draft: Way-Too-Early Shot-In-The-Dark Edition

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Way-Too-Early Shot-In-The-Dark Edition

The dust has barely settled from the 2017 NFL Draft – for some teams it may hang longer than others – but many are already looking ahead to a 2018 class that is significantly better (on paper) at the quarterback position.

Trades during the 2017 NFL Draft will carry over a significant impact on next year’s draft. As will the performance of the top prospects, some of whom are already hearing whispers about sitting out games to stay healthy (specifically LSU’s Arden Key and Derrius Guice).

With almost a full calendar year until the next NFL draft, let’s take a look ahead.

NOTE: the draft order we’re using is based on Bovada’s early lines on wins. Don’t hold us to the predictions; we’re going with Vegas on this one.


1. Cleveland Browns – Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
2. San Francisco – Sam Darnold, QB, USC
3. Chicago – Derwin James, S, Florida State
4. LA Rams – Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
5. NY Jets – Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
6. Jacksonville – Mason Cole, OL, Michigan
7. Buffalo – Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
8. Miami – James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
9. LA Chargers – Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
10. Arizona – Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
11. Washington – Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
12. Detroit – Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio State
13. Tampa Bay – Arden Key, OLB, LSU
14. New Orleans – Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
15. Minnesota – Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama
16. Philadelphia – Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
17. Cleveland (from HOU) – Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
18. Denver – Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
19. Cincinnati – Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State
20. Indianapolis – Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
21. NY Giants – Martinas Rankin, OL, Mississippi State
22. Carolina – Da’Shawn Hand, DT, Alabama
23. Buffalo (from KC) – Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
24. Tennessee – Harold Landry, DE, Boston College
25. Baltimore – Ronnie Harrison, DE, Alabama
26. Oakland – Christin Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
27. Dallas – Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
28. Green Bay – Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
29. Atlanta – Jordan Whitehead, S, Pittsburgh
30. Seattle – Jordan Thomas, CB, Oklahoma
31. Pittsburgh – Quenton Nelson, OL, Notre Dame
32. New England – Iman Marshall, CB, USC

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