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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