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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5. Indianapolis Colts- Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

The Colts season is off to a terrible start and it doesn’t look like things will improve anytime soon. So much of their success is tied to Andrew Luck who may miss several weeks with a shoulder injury. Overall, this is a roster that just doesn’t have a ton of talent.

Saquon Barkley might be the most talented player in the entire 2018 NFL Draft. He’s an explosive athlete who also features excellent size and power. Barkley can grid out the tough yards, break off long runs and help in the passing attack.

6. Jacksonville Jaguars- Orlando Brown Jr., OT, Oklahoma

The Jacksonville Jaguars are hoping their defense can lead them to a playoff berth. However, we all know that it’s Blake Bortles who will ultimately determine their success. If they are picking in the top-10 again next year Bortles will be out the door.

This is a team ready to win now and could make a push to sign someone like Kirk Cousins. That would be a nice fit and would give the Jaguars a chance to use this pick on a different position. Cam Robinson looked good at left tackle last week, but the best offensive lines have book end tackles.

7. Los Angeles Rams- Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama

The Los Angeles Rams are going to have a tough time re-signing Trumaine Johnson who is on his second franchise tag. Losing him would create a major hole in the secondary which isn’t exactly the strength of the defense.

Minkah Fitzpatrick is a versatile defender who could fit at corner or safety. His ability to play multiple positions will allow the Rams to use him where the need is the biggest.

8. Los Angeles Chargers- Derwin James, DB, Florida State

Derwin James is a multi-dimensional defender who can support the run and drop in coverage. Adding him to an already strong Los Angeles Chargers defense could put the unit over the top. A quarterback is also an option for the Chargers who will need to eventually replace Philip Rivers.