2018 NFL Mock Draft: Week 2 Version

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Running back Saquon Barkley
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Running back Saquon Barkley /
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LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Josh Allen
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Josh Allen /

1. New York Jets- Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

Josh Allen has been my projected No. 1 pick for each of my mock drafts. It’s tough to make a change when you see the type of talent this kid possesses. He has the size, arm strength and athleticism needed to succeed in the league.

Allen also plays with poise while taking shots downfield. His talent and upside are what No. 1 overall picks should possess. The New York Jets need a new face of the franchise and Allen has what it takes.

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2. San Francisco 49ers- Sam Darnold, QB, USC

Sam Darnold is neck and neck with Josh Allen to be the No. 1 overall pick. Darnold is a more polished and cerebral quarterback at this point in his development. He routinely makes sound decisions while showing the ability to read a defense.

This is also a terrific athlete who has a powerful throwing arm. He would fit in nicely with the San Francisco 49ers. They have been mentioned as a suitor for Kirk Cousins, but Darnold may have more upside and will be significantly cheaper.

3. Cleveland Browns- Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

In my last mock draft, I worked under the idea that DeShone Kizer would seize the Cleveland Browns long-term quarterback gig. He had a solid first game, but is still far away from solidifying his hold on the job. This version of my mock draft works under the thought that Kizer fails to impress.

Josh Rosen is an extremely talented quarterback who could be the best of the 2018 class. He has a strong arm, good accuracy and the ability to process information. This is someone who could step in from day one and succeed.

4. Chicago Bears- Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

The Chicago Bears need to officially move on from Kevin White and to do so they need to find a replacement. Calvin Ridley is the type of talent capable of making people in Chicago forget White. He would also give the Bears a receiver to develop alongside Mitch Trubisky.