2018 NFL Mock Draft- Updated: Tuesday, April 24th
Here are the Round 2 picks of our 2018 NFL Mock Draft:
33. Cleveland Browns (Draft History): Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
Cleveland allowed a league-high 68.6 completion percentage and only the Raiders (five) recorded fewer interceptions than the Browns (seven) in 2017. A revamped secondary includes many new faces from free agency, but it's likely that John Dorsey adds more to the unit and Oliver has an excellent blend of size, length and athleticism.
34. New York Giants (Draft History): Billy Price, G/C, Ohio State
The Giants signed Nate Solder to a massive contract, but their offensive line still needs work. They also signed Patrick Omameh to be their starting left guard, but he's on a one-year, $875,000 contract. Meanwhile, they have lost starting center Weston Richburg and RG/RT Justin Pugh in free agency as well.
Price tore his pectoral muscle bench-pressing at the NFL Scouting Combine, but there's still a chance that he ends up as a (late) first-round pick. Price would be an upgrade at center for the Giants and has guard experience as well.
35. (via HOU) Cleveland Browns (Draft History): Justin Reid, S, Stanford
First-team All-Pac 12 and second-team AP All-American, Reid had five interceptions, 99 tackles including 6.5 for loss and six pass breakups last season. In addition to being highly productive on the field, Reid tested well at the NFL Scouting Combine -- 4.40 forty and 36-inch vertical jump -- at 6-foot-1 and 204 pounds.
36. Indianapolis Colts (Draft History): Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
Only the Buccaneers (22) recorded fewer sacks than the Colts (25) in 2017. Missing out on Bradley Chubb in the first round, Hubbard could be an option at the top of the second.
MORE: 2018 Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Database
37. (via NYJ) Indianapolis Colts (Draft History): D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
The wide receiver depth chart beyond T.Y. Hilton certainly doesn't put fear into defensive backs or coordinators. The Colts signed Ryan Grant in free agency and added tight end Eric Ebron, but they could use more weapons.
Some view Moore as the top receiver prospect in this year's draft class. Quarterback play at Maryland has been bad, to say the least, but Moore posted career-best numbers (80/1,033/5) in his junior season. At the NFL Scouting Combine, Moore ranked at or near the top of the position group across the board -- 4.42 forty, 39.5-inch vertical, 11-foot broad jump, etc. -- at 210 pounds.
38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Draft History): Sony Michel, RB, Georgia
Struggling to run the ball, the Buccaneers ranked 27th in the NFL in rushing offense and averaged just 3.7 yards per attempt. While he was a disappointment (more years than not including last year), Doug Martin is no longer on the roster as the depth chart is currently topped by Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber. Part of a talented duo at Georgia with Nick Chubb, Michel carried the ball 156 times for 1,227 yards (7.9 YPC) and 16 touchdowns for the Bulldogs.
39. Chicago Bears (Draft History): Lorenzo Carter, OLB, Georgia
A former five-star recruit, Carter may have never lived up to high expectations and he was certainly overshadowed by fellow linebacker Roquan Smith. That said, Carter is extremely athletic (4.50 forty at 250 pounds) and was the 2017 recipient of the Charley Trippi award, given to Georgia's most versatile defensive player.
(And based on how this mock has played out, Smith and Carter will play their professional football together as well.)
MORE: 2018 Chicago Bears Mock Draft Database
40. Denver Broncos (Draft History): Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
The Broncos have a talented duo -- Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders -- at receiver, but they could use an upgrade at tight end. While older (25) than the typical prospect due to a professional baseball career, many view Hurst as the most complete tight end in this year's draft class and would provide the Broncos with a long-term answer at the position.
41. Oakland Raiders (Draft History): Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
Out go T.J. Carrie, Sean Smith and David Amerson; in are the likes of Rashaan Melvin (one-year contract), Leon Hall (turns 34 in December), Shareece Wright (one-year contract) and Daryl Worley (third team in past six weeks). A three-year starter and First-Team All-SEC selection in 2017, Davis is a big (6-foot-1, 203 pounds) and physical corner that would provide the Raiders with some long-term stability at the position after using last year's first-round pick on Gareon Conley.
42. Miami Dolphins (Draft History): Maurice Hurst, DL, Michigan
Perhaps some teams will keep him off their draft boards due to medicals, but the fact that Hurst did not need to return to Indy for a medical re-check is certainly positive. The disruptive interior lineman is a first-round talent that has had double-digit tackles for loss and five-plus sacks in back-to-back seasons.
43. (via SF) New England Patriots (Draft History): Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
While the post-Tom Brady era may not begin for several seasons, we now have tweets (like this from Mike Giardi) for Brady's teammates to say that "he's never indicated he wasn't playing/retiring." And the same from his agent Don Yee.
Regardless of what he wants to do, Brady turns 41 in August so Belichick and the Patriots have to plan for life after Brady with Jimmy Garoppolo now in San Francisco. It wouldn't surprise me if they drafted Rudolph (or another quarterback in Round 1) to get the fifth-year option on him, but now they can prepare for the eventual and inevitable transition down the line.
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44. Washington Redskins (Draft History): Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
Not only was Washington bad at stopping the run, but they struggled to run the ball as well. Their 90.5 rushing yards per game ranked 28th in the NFL and they were even worse on a per-carry basis (3.61, 30th in NFL).
Chubb rushed for 1,345 yards (6.0 YPC) and 15 touchdowns last season and had three 1,000-yard seasons at Georgia. Adding a big (5-10, 225) and powerful back like Chubb to the mix would make sense.
45. Green Bay Packers (Draft History): Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU Mustangs
The Packers released Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb is entering the final year of his contract. Some mocks have Sutton as a top-10 pick. While I don't think there's any chance that Sutton, or any receiver, will go that high, he could be the highest-ranked player on the Packers board here and help address a long-term need. A physical receiver with excellent size (6-3, 218), Sutton had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with double-digit touchdowns for the Mustangs.
46. Cincinnati Bengals (Draft History): Arden Key, DE, LSU
Based on his 2016 season (12 sacks as a true sophomore), Key could have gone much, much higher than this. In turn, it wouldn't surprise anyone if Key goes much, much lower than this. If there's a team willing to take a risk on a player, it's the Bengals, who had a formal interview with Key at the NFL Scouting Combine and in for one of their 30 official visits.
While the Bengals used a third-round pick on Jordan Willis in last year's draft, both Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson are both slated for unrestricted free agency following the 2018 season.
47. Arizona Cardinals (Draft History): Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
Larry Fitzgerald could be entering his final NFL season. Beyond Fitzgerald, their wide receiver corps is inexperienced and relatively lackluster. Perhaps the Cardinals bolster the position with the hometown kid (Kirk is from Scottsdale).
48. Los Angeles Chargers (Draft History): Ronald Jones II, RB, USC
The Chargers exercised the fifth-year (2019) option for Melvin Gordon. While MG3 has 99 receptions and 18 touchdowns over the past two seasons, he has averaged under 4.0 yards per carry in all three of his seasons and the Chargers could use more talent behind him.
Drawing comparisons to Jamaal Charles, Jones enters the league as a versatile, shifty and electric back that also has some workload concerns due to his size (5-foot-11, 205 pounds). In three seasons with the Trojans, Jones racked up 3,619 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns on 591 carries in addition to 32 catches for 302 yards and three touchdowns.
49. (via NYJ/SEA) Indianapolis Colts (Draft History): Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn
Frank Gore is now a Dolphin and the Colts could use one of their second-rounders on Johnson, who finished as first-team All-SEC with 1,391 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns for Auburn.
MORE: See who Colts take with the top pick in our 2019 NFL Mock Draft
50. Dallas Cowboys (Draft History): Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
One of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, Jason Witten is no longer one of the league's best tight ends at 36 (in May) even if he remains a steady and trustworthy option for Dak Prescott. With the Cowboys moving on from Dez Bryant, the Cowboys could target a pass-catcher (in general) here.
Showing off his freakish athleticism at the NFL Scouting Combine, Gesicki (6-5, 247) posted a 4.54 forty with a 41.5-inch vertical jump and he has the potential to develop into a mismatch nightmare in the passing game for the Cowboys. Gesicki had 57 receptions for 563 yards and nine touchdowns for the Nittany Lions last season.
MORE: Dallas Cowboys 2018 NFL Mock Draft Database
51. Detroit Lions (Draft History): Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford
Strong and highly productive at Stanford, Phillips posted 17 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks and a team-high 103 tackles last season. While he isn't likely to be as disruptive in the pass game at the next level, the Stanford product fills a need for the Lions and provides them with a nice value here.
52. Baltimore Ravens (Draft History): Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas
The Ravens need a replacement for center Ryan Jensen and Ragnow is a prospect generating some first-round buzz of late. Perhaps he won't be available this late, but he'd be a nice value for the Ravens.
53. Buffalo Bills (Draft History): Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon
The Bills traded Cordy Glenn to the Bengals, which leaves Dion Dawkins and Jordan Mills as projected bookend tackles. Meanwhile, Mills will be a free agent after the 2018 season. A big-bodied, powerful lineman, Crosby may eventually move inside to guard, but he could play right tackle for the Bills as well.
54. Kansas City Chiefs (Draft History): Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
You could easily argue that Harrison should be off the board 20 picks earlier than this so the Chiefs get a nice value here. Perhaps not perfect complements to each other, but the duo of Eric Berry and Harrison would give the Chiefs two versatile and play-making safeties.
55. Carolina Panthers (Draft History): Rasheem Green, DE, USC
The Panthers had 50 sacks last season; only the Steelers (56) and Jaguars (55) had more. Both Julius Peppers and Mario Addison had 11.0 sacks each, but Peppers is 38 years old and Addison turns 31 in September so adding more pass-rush help makes sense.
56. (via LAR) Buffalo Bills (Draft History): Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame
The Bills wide receiver depth chart is currently topped by Kelvin Benjamin, who will be an unrestricted free agent after 2018, and second-round pick Zay Jones, whose bizarre incident apparently won't impact his future with the team. Either way, the Bills need to add more playmakers in the passing game and St. Brown has a chance to be a much better pro than he was at Notre Dame.
57. Tennessee Titans (Draft History): D.J. Chark, WR, LSU
The 6-foot-3 Chark blazed a 4.34 forty at the Combine with a 40-inch vertical. Averaging 21.9 yards per reception as a senior, Chark also had a pair of punt return scores for the Tigers. The Titans could use more wide receiver help beyond last year's first-round pick Corey Davis and Rishard Matthews.
58. Atlanta Falcons (Draft History): James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
Playing faster than his 4.54 forty, Washington has three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons with double-digit scores at Oklahoma State including 74/1,549/13 in 2017 and he averaged nearly 20 yards per catch (19.79 Y/A).
59. (via NO) San Francisco 49ers (Draft History): Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina State
With Reuben Foster facing multiple felony charges, his status with the team is currently "under great scrutiny." Missing out on Roquan Smith in the first round, a linebacker like Leonard (or Malik Jefferson, Jerome Baker, etc.) would make sense at the end of Round 2.
60. Pittsburgh Steelers (Draft History): Jessie Bates, S, Wake Forest
The Steelers signed Morgan Burnett to a three-year deal, but I don't think that precludes them from drafting a safety here. Bates is a top-50 player in my 2018 NFL Draft Big Board.
61. Jacksonville Jaguars (Draft History): Donte Jackson, CB, LSU
The Jaguars have the league's best cornerback tandem with Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye, but they lost nickel corner Aaron Colvin in free agency. Jackson would be a nice value if he's still on the board here.
62. Minnesota Vikings (Draft History): Duke Dawson, CB, Florida
Leading the Gators with four interceptions last season, Dawson has returned three of his six career interceptions for scores. The Vikings used a second-round pick on Mackensie Alexander in 2016, but Alexander graded out as PFF's 106th corner in his second season.
63. New England Patriots (Draft History): Kemoko Turay, EDGE, Rutgers
The Patriots lack a true difference-making edge rusher and Turay has the explosive traits to potentially allow him to develop a productive pass-rusher for the Patriots.
64. (via PHI) Cleveland Browns (Draft History): Brian O'Neill, OT, Pittsburgh
Losing future Hall-of-Famer Joe Thomas to retirement, the Browns will need to groom a new left tackle. Beginning his career at tight end, O'Neill (6-foot-7, 297 pounds) is one of the most athletic tackle prospects in this year's draft class as he ran a 4.82 forty at the NFL combine.
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