2018 NFL Mock Draft: Week 2 Version

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Running back Saquon Barkley
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9. New Orleans Saints- Arden Key, Edge, LSU

The New Orleans Saints young defense was exposed by Sam Bradford in Week 1. However, there is talent present and they need just a few more pieces to finish the puzzle. An edge rusher like Arden Key could put the finishing touches on the unit.

Key is an elite athlete with tons of length. He is slated to see his first action of the year this week and will try to rebuild his overall draft stock. The sky is the limit for this edge rusher.

10. Buffalo Bills- Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

The Buffalo Bills decision to trade a way several veterans this offseason shows that they are in rebuilding mode. This process likely includes finding a new long-term answer at the quarterback position. Everything coming out of Buffalo signals that they aren’t sold on Tyrod Taylor.

Mason Rudolph isn’t getting nearly as much hype as the other quarterbacks in this class. However, he has just as much talent as the others ranked higher. Rudolph would give the Bills someone they could build around.

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11. Washington Redskins- Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

The Washington Redskins may need to be aggressive in the 2018 draft to address the quarterback position. They haven’t handled the Kirk Cousins situation well which will likely result in him landing on a different roster.

This mock draft would represent a problem for the Redskins as all the top quarterbacks are already off the board. They could instead look to rebuild a wide receiver crops that has a questionable future. The concerns surround Terrelle Pryor on a 1-year deal and Josh Doctson’s injuries.

12. Cincinnati Bengals- Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State

The Cincinnati Bengals appear to be at a crossroads. On paper, they have the talent to make a playoff run. The issue is that they looked awful in Week 1 and Week 2. Cincinnati could opt to undergo a total rebuild if things don’t turn around.

If they are still in win-now mode they could target an interior defensive lineman like Derrick Nnadi. He’s a force in the trenches where he excels at stuffing the run. Nnadi also flashes upside as a pass rusher thanks to his quick burst.