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Post Super Bowl 2018 NFL Mock Draft

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Four rounds of picks for the 2018 NFL Mock Draft.

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

This is my mock draft for the post Super Bowl. There are some surprises, as I mocked a quarterback in the first round, and I would be beside myself if I didn’t include the reason for that quarterback. Enjoy.

1st Pick - Cleveland Browns (0-16) Lamar Jackson - Quarterback

2nd Pick - New York Giants (3-13) Roquan Smith - Inside Linebacker

3rd Pick - Indianapolis Colts (4-12) Saquon Barkley - Running Back

4th Pick - Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans) (4-12) Bradley Chubb - Defensive End

5th Pick - Denver Broncos (5-11) Josh Rosen - Quarterback

6th Pick - New York Jets (5-11) Minkah Fitzpatrick - Cornerback

7th Pick - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11) Quenton Nelson - Offensive Guard

8th Pick - Chicago Bears (5-11) Connor Williams - Offensive Tackle

9th Pick - Oakland Raiders (6-10) Josh Jackson - Cornerback

10th Pick - San Francisco 49ers (6-10) Calvin Ridley - Wide Receiver

11th Pick - Miami Dolphins (6-10) Jaire Alexander - Cornerback Louisville - Junior

12th Pick - Cincinnati Bengals (7-9) Maurice Hurst - Defensive Tackle

13th Pick - Washington Redskins (7-9) Courtland Sutton - Wide Receiver

14th Pick - Green Bay Packers (7-9) Derrius Guice - Running Back

15th Pick - Arizona Cardinals (8-8)
Baker Mayfield - Quarterback
Oklahoma - Redshirt Senior
6’1’’, 218 Pounds

This is a great spot to grab yourself a franchise leading quarterback, no matter how cocky Baker Mayfield is, he is still a unique talent, and plays unselfishly. A small quarterback with a slender frame, he possesses the quickness to move around the pocket, and seems to have great pocket awareness. He almost willed himself into a National Championship. If the Cardinals need an easy quarterback prospect, this is it, as Baker Mayfield looks like someone who wouldn’t have trouble inside a pro-style offense. Steve Wilks needs to crown a quarterback, someone that the franchise could lean on, and that’s why I chose Baker. No to Josh Allen because he seems inconsistent on long throws, Sam Darnold struggles against top competition, and Mason Rudolph doesn’t have great pocket presence. Mayfield is of course my guy. Oh, and did I mention he won the Heisman? Check, check.

16th Pick - Baltimore Ravens (9-7) Marcus Davenport - Defensive End UTSA - Redshirt Senior

17th Pick - Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) Derwin James - Strong Safety

18th Pick - Seattle Seahawks (9-7) Isaiah Oliver - Cornerback Colorado - Redshirt Junior

19th Pick - Dallas Cowboys (9-7) Dorance Armstrong Jr. - Defensive End Kansas - Junior

20th Pick - Detroit Lions (9-7) Vita Vea - Defensive Tackle

21st Pick - Buffalo Bills (9-7) Sam Darnold - Quarterback

22nd Pick - Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs) (10-6) Tremaine Edmunds - Inside

23rd Pick - Los Angeles Rams (11-5) James Washington - Wide Receiver

24th Pick - Carolina Panthers (11-5) Kolton Miller - Offensive Tackle

25th Pick - Tennessee Titans (9-7) Taven Bryan - Defensive Tackle Florida - Redshirt Junior

26th Pick - Atlanta Falcons (10-6) Orlando Brown Jr. - Offensive Tackle

27th Pick - New Orleans Saints (11-5) Arden Key - Defensive End

28th Pick - Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3) Rashaan Evans - Inside Linebacker

29th Pick - Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6) Mark Andrews - Tight End

30th Pick - Minnesota Vikings (13-3) Harold Landry - Defensive End

31st Pick - New England Patriots (13-3) Ronald Jones II - Running Back

32nd Pick - Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) Will Hernandez - Offensive Guard

2nd Round

33rd Pick - Cleveland Browns (0-16) Denzel Ward - Cornerback

34th Pick - New York Giants (3-13) Will Richardson - Offensive Tackle North Carolina State - Redshirt Junior 6’6’’, 322 Pounds

35th Pick - Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans) (4-12) Billy Price - Offensive Guard

36th Pick - Indianapolis Colts (4-12) Donte Jackson - Cornerback Louisiana State - Junior 5’11’’, 173 Pounds

37th Pick - New York Jets (5-11) Mason Rudolph - Quarterback

38th Pick -Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11) Sam Hubbard - Defensive End

39th Pick - Chicago Bears (5-11) Chad Thomas - Defensive End Miami (Fla.) - Senior 6’6’’, 275 Pounds

40th Pick - Denver Broncos (5-11) Rasheem Green - Defensive Tackle Southern California - Junior 6’5’’, 280 Pounds

41st Pick - New England Patriots (from San Francisco 49ers) (6-10) Darius Leonard - Outside Linebacker South Carolina State - Redshirt Senior 6’3’’, 220 Pounds

42nd Pick - Miami Dolphins (6-10) Dallas Goedert - Tight End South Dakota State - Redshirt Senior 6’4’’, 255 Pounds

43rd Pick - Oakland Raiders (6-10) Leighton Vander Esch - Inside Linebacker Boise State - Redshirt Junior 6’4’’, 242 Pounds

44th Pick - Washington Redskins (7-9) R.J. McIntosh - Defensive Tackle Miami (Fla.) - Junior 6’4’’, 293 Pounds

45th Pick - Green Bay Packers (7-9) Mike Hughes - Cornerback Central Florida - Redshirt Junior 5’11’’, 185 Pounds

46th Pick - Cincinnati Bengals (7-9) Mike McGlinchey - Offensive Tackle

47th Pick - Arizona Cardinals (8-8) Justin Reid - Cornerback Stanford - Junior 6’1’’, 202 Pounds

This is a guy who has ball-hawking abilities, playing at either safety spots, and quite a bit at corner. If the Cardinals were to take a chance on Justin Reid, it would be for that other cornerback spot. When Malik Hooker came out, I bragged about his ability to snatch the ball from receivers, but Hooker never had the tackling ability of Reid. That’s what Reid is, he has great abilities to cover man-on-man or in zone coverage, and it doesn’t matter which one is which. In his first year, you don’t even have to throw Reid out there on an island, he can play nickel to perfection, and can be a special teams demon. I’d throw him out there immediately, let him test his metal, and get yourself some easy picks with Patrick Peterson on the other side.

48th Pick - Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) Tim Settle - Defensive Tackle Virginia Tech - Redshirt Sophomore 6’3’’, 328 Pounds

49th Pick - New York Jets (from Seattle Seahawks) (9-7) James Daniels - Offensive Guard Iowa - Junior 6’4’’, 295 Pounds

50th Pick - Dallas Cowboys (9-7) Levi Wallace - Cornerback Alabama - Senior 6’0’’, 181 Pounds

51st Pick - Detroit Lions (9-7) Isaiah Wynn - Offensive Guard Georgia - Senior 6’2’’, 302 Pounds

52nd Pick - Baltimore Ravens (9-7) Joseph Noteboom - Offensive Tackle Texas Christian - Redshirt Senior 6’5’’, 322 Pounds

53rd Pick - Buffalo Bills (9-7) Da’Ron Payne - Defensive Tackle Alabama - Junior 6’2’’, 308 Pounds

54th Pick - Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) Christian Kirk - Wide Receiver Texas A&M - Junior 5’11’’, 200 Pounds

55th Pick - Carolina Panthers (11-5) Kendrick Norton - Defensive Tackle Miami (Fla.) - Junior 6’3’’, 312 Pounds

56th Pick - Buffalo Bills (from Los Angeles Rams) (11-5) D.J. Chark - Wide Receiver Louisiana State - Senior 6’3’’, 187 Pounds

57th Pick - Tennessee Titans (9-7) Simmie Cobbs Jr. - Wide Receiver Indiana - Redshirt Junior 6’4’’, 220 Pounds

58th Pick - Atlanta Falcons (10-6) Trenton Thompson - Defensive Tackle Georgia - Junior 6’4’’, 295 Pounds

59th Pick - New Orleans Saints (11-5) Josh Allen - Quarterback

60th Pick - Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3) Tarvarus McFadden - Cornerback Florida State - junior 6’2’’, 198 Pounds

61st Pick - Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6) Alex Cappa - Offensive Tackle Humboldt State - Redshirt Senior 6’7’’, 305 Pounds

62nd Pick - Minnesota Vikings (13-3) Equanimeous St. Brown - Wide Receiver

63rd Pick - New England Patriots (13-3) Hercules Mata’afa - Defensive End Washington State - Redshirt Junior 6’2’’, 255 Pounds

64th Pick - Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) Joe Ostman - Defensive End Central Michigan - Redshirt Senior 6’3’’, 255 Pounds

3rd Round:

65th Pick - Cleveland Browns (0-16) Marcell Ateman - Wide Receiver Oklahoma State - Redshirt Senior 6’4’’, 220 Pounds

66th Pick - New York Giants (3-13) Tyrell Crosby - Offensive Tackle Oregon - Senior 6’5’’, 320 Pounds

67th Pick - Indianapolis Colts (4-12) Ogbonnia Okoronkwo - Defensive End Oklahoma - Redshirt Senior 6’1’’, 242 Pounds

68th Pick - Houston Texans (4-12) Braden Smith - Offensive Guard Auburn - Redshirt Senior 6’6’’, 303 Pounds

69th Pick - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11) Nick Chubb - Running Back

70th Pick - San Francisco 49ers (from Chicago Bears) (5-11) Greg Stroman - Cornerback Virginia Tech - Redshirt Senior 6’0’’, 180 Pounds

71st Pick - Denver Broncos (5-11) Ronnie Harrison - Strong Safety Alabama - Junior 6’3’’, 214 Pounds

72nd Pick - New York Jets (5-11) Jamarco Jones - Offensive Tackle Ohio State - Senior 6’5’’, 310 Pounds

73rd Pick - Miami Dolphins (6-10) Jerome Baker - Inside Linebacker Ohio State - Junior 6’1’’, 225 Pounds

74th Pick - Oakland Raiders (6-10) Carlton Davis - Cornerback Auburn - Redshirt Junior 6’1’’, 208 Pounds

75th Pick - San Francisco 49ers (6-10) Van Smith - Free Safety Clemson - Junior 5’11’’, 195 Pounds

76th Pick - Green Bay Packers (7-9) Harrison Phillips - Defensive Tackle Stanford - Redshirt Junior 6’4’’, 285 Pounds

77th Pick - Cincinnati Bengals (7-9) Frank Ragnow - Center Arkansas - Redshirt Senior 6’5’’, 319 Pounds

78th Pick - Washington Redskins (7-9) Royce Freeman - Running Back Oregon - Senior 5’11’’, 231 Pounds

79th Pick - Arizona Cardinals (8-8) Auden Tate - Wide Receiver Florida State - Junior 6’5’’, 225 Pounds

Remember Tate? Well, I mocked him before as a first round pick, but in this mock, he falls to the third round for what I assume is a great grab. We need receivers in the receiving room, and that’s not an exaggeration. Just depending on Larry Fitzgerald gets you into trouble, as teams can key on Fitz. Finding a predecessor is necessary for the Cardinals, and that’s why I went away from the general ‘Cardinals’ wisdom. What’s that wisdom? I drafted two underclassmen. Auden Tate in particular is a jump-ball kind of guy, and I want to attach him to Baker Mayfield’s hip. Yes, Tate has some aspects of his game (seperation, route running) that needs improvement, but I believe in what Tate can be. His raw ability puts him above many others.

80th Pick - Houston Texans (from Seattle Seahawks) (9-7) DeShon Elliott - Strong Safety Texas - Junior 6’2’’, 205 Pounds

81st Pick - Dallas Cowboys (9-7) Anthony Miller - Wide Receiver Memphis - Redshirt Senior 5’11’’, 190 Pounds

82nd Pick - Detroit Lions (9-7) Sony Michel - Running Back Georgia - Senior 5’11’’, 222 Pounds

83rd Pick - Baltimore Ravens (9-7) Michael Gallup - Wide Receiver Colorado State - Redshirt Senior 6’1’’, 195 Pounds

84th Pick - Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) Will Clapp - Center Louisiana State - Junior 6’5’’, 309 Pounds

85th Pick - Carolina Panthers (from Buffalo Bills) (9-7) Trevon Young - Defensive End Louisville - Redshirt Senior 6’4’’, 255 Pounds

86th Pick - Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) Kyzir White - Cornerback West Virginia - Senior 6’2’’, 218 Pounds

87th Pick - Los Angeles Rams (11-5) Duke Ejiofor - Defensive End Wake Forest - Redshirt Senior 6’4’’, 270 Pounds

88th Pick - Carolina Panthers (11-5) Tre’Quan Smith - Wide Receiver Central Florida - junior 6’1’’, 200 Pounds

89th Pick - Tennessee Titans (9-7) Martinas Rankin - Offensive Tackle Mississippi State - Senior 6’5’’, 305 Pounds

90th Pick - Atlanta Falcons (10-6) Da’Shawn Hand - Defensive Tackle Alabama - Senior 6’4’’, 282 Pounds

91st Pick - New Orleans Saints (11-5) Deontay Burnett - Wide Receiver Southern California - Junior 6’0’’, 170 Pounds

92nd Pick - Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3) Malik Jefferson - Outside Linebacker Texas - Junior 6’3’’, 240 Pounds

93rd Pick - Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6) Quenton Meeks - Cornerback Stanford - Redshirt Junior 6’2’’, 201 Pounds

94th Pick - Buffalo Bills (from Philadelphia Eagles) (13-3) Marcus Allen - Free Safety Penn State - Senior 6’2’’, 202 Pounds

95th Pick - Minnesota Vikings (13-3) D.J. Moore - Wide Receiver Maryland - Junior 5’11’’, 215 Pounds

96th Pick - New England Patriots (13-3) Nick Nelson - Cornerback Wisconsin - Junior 5’11’’, 207 Pounds

97th Pick - Arizona Cardinals (via Compensatory) (8-8) Allen Lazard - Wide Receiver Iowa State - Senior 6’5’’, 223 Pounds

What? Another receiver you say? Yes, I do, because getting both a Allen Lazard and Auden Tate gives Baker Mayfield tall trees to throw to, and begins the reconstruction of the receivers room. Allen Lazard and Auden Tate could be the receivers to steer the ship once Fitz leaves, and we become prepared immediately for the future. If you throw the ball up, Lazard will go up and snatch it.

98th Pick - Houston Texans (via Compensatory) (4-12) Bradley Bozeman - Center Alabama - Redshirt Senior 6’5’’, 314 Pounds

99th Pick - Cincinnati Bengals (via Compensatory) (7-9) Holton Hill - Cornerback Texas - Junior 6’3’’, 205 Pounds

100th Pick - Denver Broncos (via Compensatory) (5-11) Lorenzo Carter - Defensive End Georgia - Redshirt Senior 6’6’’, 242 Pounds

101st Pick - Green Bay Packers (via Compensatory) (9-7) Wyatt Teller - Offensive Guard Virginia Tech - Redshirt Senior 6’5’’, 308 Pounds

102nd Pick - Baltimore Ravens (via Compensatory) (9-7) Josh Sweat - Defensive End Florida State - Junior 6’5’’, 250 Pounds

4th Round:

103rd Pick - Cleveland Browns (0-16) B.J. Hill - Defensive Tackle North Carolina State - Redshirt Senior 6’4’’, 314 Pounds

104th Pick - New York Giants (3-13) Deon Cain - Wide Receiver Clemson - Junior 6’1’’, 210 Pounds

105th Pick - Houston Texans (4-12) Dorian O’Daniel - Outside Linebacker Clemson - Redshirt Senior 6’1’’, 215 Pounds

106th Pick - Indianapolis Colts (4-12) Uchenna Nwosu - Defensive End Southern California - Redshirt Senior 6’3’’, 235 Pounds

107th Pick - Chicago Bears (5-11) Jordan Whitehead - Strong Safety Pittsburgh - Junior 5’11’’, 190 Pounds

108th Pick - Denver Broncos (5-11) Austin Corbett - Offensive Guard Nevada - Redshirt Senior 6’4’’, 300 Pounds

109th Pick - New York Jets (5-11) Rashaad Penny - Running Back San Diego State - Senior 5’11’’, 220 Pounds

110th Pick - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11) Derrick Nnadi - Defensive Tackle Florida State - Senior 6’1’’, 312 Pounds

111th Pick - Oakland Raiders (6-10) Mike Gesicki - Tight End Penn State - Senior 6’6’’, 252 Pounds

112nd Pick - Denver Broncos (from San Francisco 49ers) (6-10) Nathan Shepherd - Defensive Tackle Fort Hays State - Redshirt Senior 6’5’’, 300 Pounds

113th Pick - Miami Dolphins (6-10) Justin Lawler - Defensive End Southern Methodist - Senior 6’4’’, 266 Pounds

114th Pick - Cincinnati Bengals (7-9) Kerryon Johnson - Running Back Auburn - Junior 6’0’’, 212 Pounds

115th Pick - Washington Redskins (7-9) Deadrin Senat - Defensive Tackle South Florida - Redshirt Senior 6’1’’, 305 Pounds

116th Pick - Green Bay Packers (7-9) Matthew Thomas - Inside Linebacker Florida State - Senior 6’3’’, 227 Pounds

117th Pick - Chicago Bears (from Arizona Cardinals) (8-8) Dante Pettis - Wide Receiver Washington - Senior 6’1’’, 192 Pounds

118th Pick - Dallas Cowboys (9-7) Armani Watts - Strong Safety Texas A&M - Senior 5’11’’, 205 Pounds

119th Pick - Detroit Lions (9-7) DaeSean Hamilton - Wide Receiver Penn State - Redshirt Senior 6’1’’, 205 Pounds

120th Pick - Baltimore Ravens (9-7) Coleman Shelton - Center Washington - Redshirt Senior 6’4’’, 297 Pounds

121st Pick - Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) Micah Kiser - Inside Linebacker Virginia - Senior 6’2’’, 240 Pounds

122nd Pick - Seattle Seahawks (9-7) Nyheim Hines - Running Back North Carolina State - Junior 5’9’’, 197 Pounds

123rd Pick - Buffalo Bills (9-7) Marquis Haynes - Outside Linebacker Ole Miss - Senior 6’3’’, 225 Pounds

124th Pick - Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) Geron Christian - Offensive Tackle Louisville - Junior 6’6’’, 318 Pounds

125th Pick - Carolina Panthers (11-5) Brandon Parker - Offensive Tackle North Carolina State - Redshirt Senior 6’8’’, 315 Pounds

126th Pick - Los Angeles Rams (11-5) Justin Jones - Defensive Tackle North Carolina State - Senior 6’2’’, 312 Pounds

127th Pick - Tennessee Titans (9-7) Jaleel Scott - Wide Receiver New Mexico State - Redshirt Senior 6’6’’, 215 Pounds

128th Pick - Atlanta Falcons (10-6) Jaylen Samuels - Running Back North Carolina State - Senior 5’11’’, 223 Pounds

129th Pick - New Orleans Saints (11-5) Mason Cole - Offensive Guard Michigan - Redshirt Senior 6’5’’, 305 Pounds

130th Pick - Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3) Luke Falk - Quarterback Washington State - Redshirt Senior 6’4’’, 225 Pounds

131st Pick - Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6) Chase Litton - Quarterback Marshall - Redshirt Junior 6’6’’, 235 Pounds

132nd Pick - Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) JoJo Wicker - Defensive End Arizona State - Redshirt Junior 6’3’’, 263 Pounds

133rd Pick - Minnesota Vikings (13-3) Zachary Crabtree - Offensive Tackle Oklahoma State - Redshirt Senior 6’7’’, 310 Pounds

134th Pick - New England Patriots (13-3) Damon Webb - Strong Safety Ohio State - Senior 5’11’’, 195 Pounds

135th Pick - Arizona Cardinals (via Compensatory) (8-8) Scott Quessenberry - Offensive Guard UCLA - Senior 6’4’’, 315 Pounds

An offensive lineman finally goes in the draft for the Cardinals with Scott Quessenberry. He’s a pass-first offensive lineman, with an exciting ability to play multiple positions (both guard positions and center), and would fall right to us in the fourth round. The Cardinals could protect its investment with Baker Mayfield needing more time in the pocket. No more revolving door at right guard, it’s time to settle the position.

136th Pick - New England Patriots (via Compenatory) (13-3) Poona Ford - Defensive Tackle Texas - Redshirt Senior 6’0’’, 310 Pounds

137th Pick - New York Giants (via Compensatory) (3-13) Cedrick Wilson - Wide Receiver

Boise State - Redshirt Senior 6’3’’, 188 Pounds

138th Pick - Dallas Cowboys (via Compensatory) (9-7) Kalen Ballage - Running Back Arizona State - Senior 6’2’’, 227 Pounds

139th Pick - Dallas Cowboys (via Compensatory) (9-7) Breeland Speaks - Defensive End Ole Miss - Redshirt Junior 6’3’’, 290 Pounds