2018 NFL Draft: Week 10 3-Round Mock Draft

2018 NFL Draft: Week 10 3-Round Mock Draft

It’s been a couple weeks since we dug into the 2018 NFL Draft and we’ve seen a few trends and issues pop up that could play large on the 2018 draft. The biggest surprise since our last mock draft was San Francisco trading a second round pick to New England for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, taking them out of the market for a new signal caller at the top of the draft. 

While the 2018 class was supposed to be the “year of the quarterback,” most of the top prospects have left a lot to be desired this season – especially Sam Darnold at USC. With four of the potential top ten picks being owned by teams that have used a recent pick on a quarterback (Cleveland, San Francisco and Chicago) and the Giants, Bucs and Colts having their would-be franchise quarterback in place, there could be a lot of movement to get up in front of the Bengals, Chargers and especially the Jets.

My prediction: 2018 will be the year of the running back. Led by Saquon Barkley at Penn State, there is a bounty of quality at the position and the league is trending back towards a place where running the ball is a need. Look for more backs to go earlier than expected this year.

Here are four big questions heading into the draft:

  • Do the Colts stick with Andrew Luck? There appear to be communication issues between Luck’s camp and Colts.
  • Do the Browns stick with DeShone Kizer? He’s had a brutal rookie season, but the sophomore surprise of Jared Goff in LA might give Cleveland pause at jumping on another prospect, even with multiple picks early in the draft.
  • Do the Giants stick with Ben McAdoo? It sure looks like he’s lost the team. Do the injuries buy him more time or is he done in January?
  • How do the Texans protect and build around DeShaun Watson? He’s been a revelation, but his season ended prematurely because of a practice injury.

These questions and other offseason issues will have significant impacts on the upcoming draft. So let’s take another guess at how the draft will play out – this time rolling through three rounds.

ROUND ONE

1. Cleveland – Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
2. San Francisco – Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
3. NY Giants – Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan
4. Tampa Bay – Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
5. Indianapolis – Quenton Nelson, OL, Notre Dame
6. Cleveland (from HOU) – Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
7. Cincinnati – Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
8. LA Chargers – Sam Darnold, QB, USC
9. Chicago – Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
10. NY Jets – Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
11. Denver – Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
12. Baltimore – Derwin James, S, Florida State
13. Miami – Bryce Love, RB, Stanford
14. Arizona – Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
15. Washington – Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
16. Detroit – Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
17. Green Bay – Connor Williams, OT, Texas
18. Buffalo – Arden Key, OLB, LSU
19. Oakland – Martinas Rankin, OL, Mississippi State
20. Atlanta – Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
21. Tennessee – Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
22. Jacksonville – Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
23. Seattle – Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
24. Dallas – Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
25. Minnesota – Harold Landry, OLB, Boston College
26. Buffalo (from KC) – James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
27. LA Rams – Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State
28. Carolina – Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
29. New Orleans – Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
30. New England – Braden Smith, OL, Auburn
31. Pittsburgh – Mo Hurst, DT, Michigan
32. Philadelphia – Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

ROUND TWO

33. Cleveland – Deon Cain, WR, Clemson
34. New England (from SF) – Duke Ejiofor, DE, Wake Forest
35. NY Giants – Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
36. Tampa Bay – Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
37. Indianapolis – Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
38. Cleveland (from HOU) – Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
39. Cincinnati – Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
40. LA Chargers – Zachary Crabtree, OT, Oklahoma State
41. Chicago – Jalen Davis, CB, Utah State
42. NY Jets – Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
43. Denver – Will Hernandez, OL, UTEP
44. Baltimore – Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame
45. Miami – Lamar Jackson, QB, Lousiville
46. Arizona – Raheem Green, DE, USC
47. Washington – Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
48. Detroit – Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
49. Green Bay – Ben Banogu, DE, TCU
50. Buffalo – Levi Wallace, CB, Alabama
51. Oakland – Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
52. Atlanta – Da’Shawn Hand, DT, Alabama
53. Tennessee – Cody O’Connell, OL, Washington State
54. Jacksonville – Billy Price, OL, Ohio State
55. NY Jets (from SEA) – Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh
56. Dallas – Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
57. Minnesota – Frank Ragnow, OL, Arkansas
58. Buffalo (from KC) – Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama
59. Buffalo (from LAR) – Mitch Hyatt, OT, Clemson
60. Carolina – Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
61. San Francisco (from NO) – Dante Pettis, WR, Washington
62. New England – Cameron Smith, LB, USC
63. Pittsburgh – Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
64. Cleveland (from PHI) – Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa

ROUND THREE

65. Cleveland – Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin
66. San Francisco – Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
67. NY Giants – Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama
68. Tampa Bay – Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, LB, Oklahoma
69. Indianapolis – Iman Marshall, CB, USC
70. Houston – Porter Gustin, LB, USC
71. Cincinnati – Jake Browning, QB, Washington
72. LA Chargers – MJ Stewart, CB, North Carolina
73. San Francisco (from CHI) – Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
74. NY Jets – Lorenzo Carter, LB, Georgia
75. Denver – Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State
76. Baltimore – Mason Cole, OL, Michigan
77. Miami – Tyrell Crosby, OL, Oregon
78. Arizona – Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
79. Washington – DJ Moore, WR, Maryland
80. Detroit – Simmie Cobbs, Jr, WR, Indiana
81. Green Bay – Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
82. Buffalo – Lowell Lotulelei, DT, Utah
83. Oakland – Vita Vea, DT, Washington
84. Atlanta – Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia
85. Tennessee – Austin Bryant, DE, Clemson
86. Jacksonville – Rashan Gary, DT, Michigan
87. Seattle – Ronald Jones II, RB, USC
88. Dallas – Quin Blanding, S, Virginia
89. Minnesota – Quinton Flowers, QB, South Florida
90. Kansas City – Jordan Whitehead, S, Pittsburgh
91. LA Rams – Keishawn Bierria, LB, Washington
92. Carolina – Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida
93. New Orleans – Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State
94. Philadelphia (from NE) – Micah Kiser, LB, Virginia
95. Pittsburgh – Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
96. Buffalo (from PHI) – Trevon Young, DE, Louisville

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    Lol, not a good draft for Cleveland. An OT overall #1? Thomas has played at a HOF level for years and it has got them...what? They simply must go QB with the #1. Fitzpatrick is good, but your 2nd round is hit or miss: I like Cain, but they don't want or need dline help that high (they are young and deep on the line already). The Iowa LB seems like a reach. A TE in the 3rd is really odd as they have 3 young good TEs right now (one they picked in the first round LAST YEAR). I'd give you a C

  • In reply to SandraK1:

    Sandra: I invite you to not only read the intro paragraphs, but also pay attention. If Joe Thomas' career is over, who the hell is going to protect whomever is playing quarterback? The Browns need a line in front of QB1 before they waste ANOTHER high pick on a quarterback. Also, if you watched the hit that ended Kizer's Sunday in Detroit you blocked as well as Njoku did on the play - drafting a TE who can block is an area of need. Njoku is a nice receiver, little more.

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    In reply to Tab Bamford:

    Pretty sure Thomas will be back next year. So I'll ask you again: The Browns had a OT playing at a HOF level for years and what did that get them? They need to solve the QB position as I don't think Kizer is it. Also, Devalve and Teifer are good blockers. And they are young. So, maybe you need to pay attention? Just sayin'.

  • In reply to SandraK1:

    Again, Sandra, appreciate the comment(s). But Joe Thomas was talking retirement a year ago. A season-ending injury could easily turn into a career-ending injury.

    And while I appreciate that you, a fan, don't think Kizer is the answer at quarterback... I'll again invite you to read the intro text. Most of the free world didn't think Jared Goff was "the guy" for the LA Rams last year and now they're on top of their division dominating people. The Browns have clear needs at WR, OL and, later, at RB. Also, I'm not buying Devalve & Teifer as fixes at TE. Get one who can block and get open. Use Njoku the way the Giants are using Engram & the Panthers use Funchess.

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    In reply to SandraK1:

    I actually like the first round although I think that the Browns are in dire need of skill players. That said, the second round is abysmal.

  • In reply to TheOUTLAW1982:

    OUTLAW - thanks for the comment. The second round is a total crap shoot because of the number of trades already made... so many picks already dealt and the likelihood that more are moved makes it damn hard to determine who goes where. But if teams like Buffalo keep their bounty of picks, they'll be able to spread out the wealth across their roster. As such, the best available player isn't going to be the guy picked in every slot because teams have different needs.

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    Well, it may very well be that Kizer is "the guy" but I seriously doubt it. It's very hard telling with that idiot as coach. But after passing on Wentz and Watson in consecutive drafts, do you really think they would do it again after a 1-31 run to draft an OT? It would cost them greatly with the fans. I don't bet but if I did it would be on Thomas returning. Like Outlaw said, they need quality playmakers on O starting with a QB. But as you said, I'm just a fan with an opinion.

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    Have you changed your mind on any of these? I'd like to see what you think now.

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