2018 NFL Mock Draft: What if Sam Darnold returns to USC?

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Baker Mayfield
NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Baker Mayfield /

This updated version of my 2018 NFL Mock Draft features a two round look of how things could shake out if Sam Darnold doesn’t enter the draft.

In my latest 2018 NFL Mock Draft, I looked at how things could play out if Sam Darnold decided to return to USC. This is a real possibility as there hasn’t been much information leaked about his overall thought process.

Below, his decision to return to school sparked an early trade with the Washington Redskins moving up to land a quarterback.

1. Cleveland Browns- Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

2. New York Giants- Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

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

4. San Francisco 49ers- Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama

5. New York Jets- Bradley Chubb, Edge, NC State

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Connor Williams, OT, Texas

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7. *TRADE* Washington Redskins (via Chi)- Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

8. Cleveland Browns (via Hou)- Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

9. Denver Broncos- Orlando Brown Jr., OT, Oklahoma

10. Cincinnati Bengals- Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

11. Miami Dolphins- Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame

12. *TRADE* Chicago Bears (via Wash)- Arden Key, Edge, LSU

13. Arizona Cardinals- Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan

14. Oakland Raiders- Derwin James, S, Florida State

15. Tennessee Titans- Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson

16. Buffalo Bills- Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

17. Detroit Lions- Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State

18. Dallas Cowboys- Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State

19. Green Bay Packers- Vita Vea, NT, Washington

20. Atlanta Falcons- Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State

21. Buffalo Bills (via KC)- Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

22. Baltimore Ravens- Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

23. Seattle Seahawks- Sam Hubbard, Edge, Ohio State

24. Carolina Panthers- Deon Cain, WR, Clemson

25. Los Angeles Chargers- Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama

26. Jacksonville Jaguars- James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

27. New Orleans Saints- Darius Phillips, CB, Western Michigan

28. Minnesota Vikings- Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson

29. Los Angeles Rams- Uchenna Nwosu, Edge/LB, USC

30. New England Patriots- Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech

31. Philadelphia Eagles- Cameron Smith, LB, USC

32. Pittsburgh Steelers- Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

2nd Round

33. Cleveland Browns- Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn

34. New York Giants- Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State

35. Indinapolis Colts- Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Edge/LB, Oklahoma

36. New England Patriots (via SF)- Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

37. New York Jets- Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville

38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

39. Chicago Bears- Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

40. Cleveland Browns (via Hou)- Harold Landry, Edge, Boston College

41. Denver Broncos- Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State

42. Cincinnati Bengals- Taven Bryan, DT, Florida

43. Miami Dolphins- Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis

44. *Trade* Chicago Bears (via Wash)- Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

45. Arizona Cardinals- Luke Falk, QB, Washington State

46. Oakland Raiders- Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa

47. Tennessee Titans- Lowell Lotulelei, DT, Utah

48. Buffalo Bills- Da’Ron Payne, DL, Alabama

49. Detroit Lions- Hercules Mata’afa, Edge, Washington State

50. Dallas Cowboys- D.J. Chark, WR, LSU

51. Green Bay Packers- Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma

52. Atlanta Falcons- Billy Price, OL, Ohio State

53. Kansas City Chiefs- Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado

54. Baltimore Ravens- Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State

55. New York Jets (via Sea)- Mason Cole, OL, Michigan

56. Carolina Panthers- Rasheem Green, DL, USC

57. Los Angeles Chargers- Trey Adams, OL, Washington

58. Jacksonville Jaguars- Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

59. San Francisco 49ers (via NO)- Martinas Rankin, OL, Mississippi State

60. Minnesota Vikings- Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa

61. Buffalo Bills (via LAR)- Braden Smith, OG, Auburn

62. New England Patriots- Mitch Hyatt, OL, Clemson

63. Cleveland Browns (via Phi)- Da’Shawn Hand, DL, Alabama

64. Pittsburgh Steelers- Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas