2018 NFL Mock Draft: Broncos address need at QB by selecting Sam Darnold
Browns take Josh Allen with first pick, Giants follow with Josh Rosen
The NFL scouting combine is this week in Indianapolis, which means the draft picture will begin to crystallize.
That doesn't mean our mock drafts will make any more sense than a week ago, just that there will be more information. This is my second pre-combine mock, which means it's also a pre-free agency mock. That means it's tough to really try and pin down who will go where since holes will get filled in free agency and more will be created with losses.
My next mock will come in two weeks, and by then the evaluations of players should begin to clear up, but it's still before the onslaught of free agency.
1. Cleveland Browns
2. New York Giants
3. Indianapolis Colts
4. Cleveland Browns (from Texans)
5. Denver Broncos
Sam Darnold, QB, USC. They have to get help at that spot in the worst way. If they lose out on Cousins, this would be the guy to do it.
6. New York Jets
Marcus Davenport, DE, Texas-San Antonio. At some point they have to find and elite edge rusher. It's time to take a shot on one here if they do sign Kirk Cousins to fix the quarterback spot.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8. Chicago Bears
9. San Francisco 49ers
10. Oakland Raiders
11. Miami Dolphins
12. Cincinnati Bengals
Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma. Their tackle situation wasn't good last season, so why not take the massive player from Oklahoma to try and fix it?
13. Washington Redskins
14. Green Bay Packers
15. Arizona Cardinals
16. Baltimore Ravens
Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State. This is a team that has to get weapons for Joe Flacco. Goedert is a nice pass-catching tight end.
17. Los Angeles Chargers
18. Seattle Seahawks
Vita Vea, DT, Washington. Getting stronger against the run is important for Seattle. They have to decide what to do with Sheldon Richardson, but Vea would be a nice addition even if Richardson were to come back.
19. Dallas Cowboys
Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M. They need to get faster outside and Kirk would be able to do that. They don't scare down the field at all.
20. Detroit Lions
21. Buffalo Bills
22. Buffalo Bills from Chiefs
23. Los Angeles Rams
24. Carolina Panthers
25. Tennessee Titans
26. Atlanta Falcons
27. New Orleans Saints
Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama. Adding a speedy linebacker to their group will only help the defense take another step forward. Evans can fly.
28. Pittsburgh Steelers
Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State. When they lost Ryan Shazier, their defense suffered. Vander Esch can step in and become an upgrade inside to help improve the run defense that wasn't as good without Shazier.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars
30. Minnesota Vikings
31. New England Patriots
32. Philadelphia Eagles
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