2018 NFL Mock Draft: Mid-August Update

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21. Miami Dolphins- Luke Falk, QB, Washington State

The Miami Dolphins quarterback situation will be an interesting story to follow all season. Jay Cutler has a chance to steal the long-term starting job from Ryan Tannehill. However, if Culter struggles the Dolphins may decide to move on from both players.

They currently don’t have another option on the roster and would have to consider targeting a quarterback early in the 2018 NFL Draft. Luke Falk would be a great option this late in the 1st round.

He’s an experienced quarterback with a strong arm and good poise. His experience in Mike Leach’s offense shouldn’t be seen as a major issue. Falk is more pro-ready than the previous quarterbacks to come out of that system.

22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping to make playoff run this season. However, the offensive line could be the one area that holds them back. Donovan Smith is an average left tackle, at best, and struggles with consistency.

If he allows too much pressure Jameis Winston won’t be able to get the ball to his offensive toys.  Mike McGlinchey is a more fluid athlete than Smith and would be an immediate upgrade. His addition would also allow Smith to shift to right tackle and improve two spots.

23. New York Giants- Trey Adams, OT, Washington

The New York Giants took a major gamble this year by sticking with Ereck Flowers at left tackle. Flowers has really struggled to keep Eli Manning clean which has disrupted the overall timing of the offense.

New York’s offense has a ton of potential and a ton of weapons. However, this unit may not reach its full potential if the offensive line can’t protect Manning. A poor season by Flowers would force the Giants to target an upgrade in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Trey Adams has done a solid job for the Washington Huskies throughout the course of his career. However, he’s a tough prospect to peg as he has his share of ups and downs. There are times where he looks like a sure-fire left tackle and others he looks like a guard.

His draft stock will be something to closely monitor as the season progresses.

24. Buffalo Bills (via KC)- Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame

The Bills got their franchise quarterback earlier in this mock with Mason Rudolph. Now, they have a chance to add some nastiness to their offensive line. Quenton Nelson is a powerful force who loves to move defenders off the ball.

He plays a lot like current Bill, Richie Incognito, who is starting to reach the end of his career. Bringing in another powerful run blocker would make things easier for Rudolph as he transitions into the league.