Serritella: 2018 NFL Draft Final Mock [Top 40]

NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella unveils his final NFL Mock Draft for 2018. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NFLDraftBible for exclusive coverage of the draft from Dallas, Texas.

TOP 40 — ROUND 1 Plus Top 8 Picks in ROUND 2

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC: Not even head coach Hue Jackson knows who will be the pick for sure but Darnold will be the second youngest quarterback to start a NFL game in the history of the league.
  2. New York Giants — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State: New GM David Gettleman wants a gold jacket caliber player and Barkley is one of the few prospects who fit the mold.
  3. New York Jets — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA: The price they paid to move up will pay off with the most pro-ready and best prospect on the NFL Draft Bible big board.
  4. Cleveland Browns — Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State: After quarterback, the next most important facet of the game is getting after the quarterback, something Chubb does well.
  5. Arizona Cardinals [TRADE with Denver] — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma: This is actually the best-case scenario for Mayfield, as it would allow him time to develop before being thrown to the wolves.
  6. Buffalo Bills [TRADE with Indianapolis] — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming: The Bills use their draft equity to nab their next franchise quarterback.
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State: Adding Ward makes the secondary a sudden strength for the Bucs.
  8. Chicago Bears — Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame: Considered the ‘safest’ player in this year’s draft, Nelson provides a major upgrade along the offensive line.
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama: The most versatile player in the draft, Fitzpatrick can line up at multiple positions and be an immediate impact type player.
  10. Oakland Raiders — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia: A sideline-to-sideline coverage beast, he antes up the Raiders defense to the next level playing alongside Khalil Mack.
  11. Miami Dolphins  — Vita Vea, DT, Washington: Good-bye Suh, hello Vita!
  12. Indianapolis Colts [TRADE with Buffalo] — Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech: They love Roquan Smith but trading down, picking up draft equity and settling for Edmunds is a great consolation prize.
  13. Washington Redskins — Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama: Playing alongside Jonathan Allen and Ziggy Hood provides the Redskins with one of the most feared defensive lines in the NFL.
  14. Green Bay Packers — Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville: A playmaker who fills an immediate need in the secondary and special teams.
  15. Denver Broncos [TRADE with Arizona] — Mike Hughes, CB, UCF: Fills the void left by the departed Aqib Talib.
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame: The offensive line needs stability and McGlinchey is just what the doctor ordered.
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama: A perfect fit who will elevate the players around him, especially youngsters such as Jatavis Brown and Denzel Perryman.
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Derwin James, DB, Florida State: A surprising slider due to the lack of teams who need a safety, this would be one of the best bargains of the first round!
  19. Dallas Cowboys — DJ Moore, WR, Maryland: An impact player at wide receiver is much needed and Moore is explosive in the short area quickness department.
  20. Detroit Lions — Taven Bryan, DT, Florida: An explosive player who helps plug a dire need.
  21. Cincinnati Bengals — James Daniels, C, Iowa: Many draftniks believe he is the top interior offensive lineman in this year’s draft.
  22. Indianapolis Colts [TRADE with Buffalo] — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA: The upside is worth a roll of the dice for the Colts who are in desperate need of a pass-rusher.
  23. New England Patriots — Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State: A clear message sent to Rob Gronkowski, who could possibly be dangled as trade bait.
  24. Carolina Panthers — Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa: A playmaker at the cornerback position, something the Panther have been sorely lacking since they parted ways with Josh Norman.
  25. Tennessee Titans — Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State: The one year wonder could significantly work wonders in Tennessee with his skill-set and the team scheme.
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Harold Landry, DE, Boston College: An undervalued pass-rusher who could be a double-digit sack master for years to come.
  27. New Orleans Saints — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama: The recent decision to not match the contract of RFA wide receiver Willie Snead makes wide receiver a dire need.
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Justin Reid, DB, Stanford: Pittsburgh will use him an array of ways, including slot cover man and both safety positions.
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Connor Williams, OT, Texas: We must protect this house!
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia: When need meets best available player, we have a match made in heaven!
  31. New England Patriots — Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State: A fundamentally sound, polished player who brings instant stability along the defensive front.
  32. Philadelphia Eagles — Derius Guice, RB, LSU: With the loss of LeGarrette Blount, this is a luxury pick that makes too much sense.
  33. Cleveland Browns — Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA: 
  34. New York Giants — Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP:
  35. Cleveland Browns — Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado:
  36. Indianapolis Colts — Sony Michel, RB, Georgia:
  37. Indianapolis Colts — Ronnie Harrison, DB, Alabama:
  38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn:
  39. Chicago Bears — Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU:
  40. Denver Broncos — Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State:

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Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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