There has been a lot of talk about Odell Beckham Jr. possibly being traded and this 2018 Mock Draft plays out that scenario.
It may seem like a long shot but there’s enough smoke surrounding Odell Beckham Jr. being traded by the New York Giants. The one team that absolutely has enough draft capital and salary cap space to get a deal done is the Cleveland Browns. This 2018 NFL Mock Draft dives deeper.
1. Cleveland Browns- Sam Darnold, QB, USC
The Browns appear to be trending towards grabbing their long-term answer at the quarterback position.
2. New York Giants- Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
This mock features an Beckham Jr. trade that shakes up the Giants plans. That trade makes targeting a quarterback at No. 2 overall more likely.
3. New York Jets (Indy)- Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
The Jets moved to No. 3 overall to land their quarterback of the future and do so here with Josh Allen.
4. *TRADE* New York Giants (Clev/Hou)- Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
The Giants trade Odell Beckham Jr. away to the Cleveland Browns for a package of picks. This allows them to add Saquon Barkley who can replace some of Beckham Jr.’s big-play ability. Cleveland gets themselves one of the better players in the NFL in Beckham Jr..
5. *TRADE* Buffalo Bills (Den)- Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
The Bills are in a tough spot at the quarterback position. Mayfield doesn’t seem like a great fit for that team, but they need to come out of this draft with some sort of direction.
6. Indianapolis Colts (NYJ)- Bradley Chubb, Edge, NC State
Indianapolis is the big winner with all these trades as they land an elite defender at pick No. 6.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
Tampa Bay addressed their pass rush need with the Jason Pierre-Paul trade and add secondary help with this pick.
8. Chicago Bears- Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
The Bears have a hole at one of their guard spots which could be immediately filled by Nelson.
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9. San Francisco 49ers- Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
Fitzpatrick is a versatile player who will lineup at safety and cornerback in San Francisco.
10. Oakland Raiders- Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
The Raiders add one of the more explosive athletes in the draft here with Edmunds. He is a true sideline to sideline player.
11. Miami Dolphins- Vita Vea, DT, Washington
Suh is out the door and Vea would represent a solid replacement. He’s someone who can both occupy blockers and generate a push on the pocket.
12. *TRADE* Denver Broncos (Buff/Cinn)- Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
The Broncos move down from No. 5 and land a playmaking cornerback. Alexander can start off in the slot and provide Denver with a turnover threat.
13. Washington Redskins- Derwin James, S, Florida State
James will help solidify the back end of the Redskins secondary– especially with Su’a Cravens future in doubt.
14. Green Bay Packers- Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
Evans will play inside linebacker on early downs and move to the edge in passing situations.
15. Arizona Cardinals- Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
McGlinchey doesn’t offer much flash, but he’d help stabilize what was a poor offensive line in Arizona.
16. Baltimore Ravens- Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
Inside linebacker isn’t a need for the Ravens, but they have routinely gone with the best player available. Pairing Smith with C.J. Mosley would be terrifying.
17. Los Angeles Chargers- Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
Harrison could be one of the final pieces to the Chargers defensive puzzle.
18. Seattle Seahawks- Marcus Davenport, Edge, UTSA
Seattle is going through an adjustment period– especially along the defensive line. Davenport would give them a young pass rusher to build around.
19. Dallas Cowboys- Sam Hubbard, Edge, Ohio State
Hubbard is an underrated player and would give the Cowboys another pass rushing option.
20. Detroit Lions- James Daniels, C, Iowa
Detroit has a hole at the center position and Daniels is ready to step in from day one.
21. Cincinnati Bengals (Buff)- Connor Williams, OL, Texas
Williams is a fit at either tackle or guard which are both areas where the Bengals need help.
22. *TRADE* Denver Broncos (Buff/KC)- Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
The long-term future of both Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are in question. Denver can start to rebuild their receiving corps with Ridley.
23. Los Angeles Rams- D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
Moore is one of the faster risers through out the draft process. He will give the Rams a potential replacement for Sammy Watkins.
24. Carolina Panthers- Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
The Panthers need help along the offensive line and Hernandez would fill in for Andrew Norwell.
25. Tennessee Titans- Uchenna Nwosu, Edge/LB, USC
Nwosu is still developing as a player, but could help on the edges for the Titans. He has more upside as a pass rusher than most realize.
26. Atlanta Falcons- Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
Kirk would work out of the slot for the Falcons and help draw some attention away from Julio Jones.
27. New Orleans Saints- Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
The Saints continue their defensive rebuild here by adding the aggressive Mike Hughes at cornerback.
28. Pittsburgh Steelers- Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
The Le’Veon Bell situation is nowhere near settled which could create a hole at running back for the Steelers.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars- D.J. Chark, WR, LSU
Chark is a game breaker who would help open up the Jaguars offensive attack.
30. Minnesota Vikings- Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA
Miller would serve as a back up early in his career and then the starting left tackle down the line.
31. New England Patriots- Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
Even if Rob Gronkowski returns next year the Patriots could use another option at the position.
32. Philadelphia Eagles- Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
Trey Burton has moved on to the Chicago Bears and Brent Celek was released which has created an opening at the backup tight end spot.