Chop Chat Mock NFL Draft 2018 Version 3.0

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 05: Florida State defensive back Derwin James (DB57) during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 5, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

1

Saquon Barkley

RB, Penn State

Even with the addition of Carlos Hyde, the Browns will still take the polarizing Barkley here. He is a generational talent and could turn Cleveland’s already good backfield to maybe the best in the league.

2

Bradley Chubb

DE, North Carolina State

The Giants have traded one of their best pass rushers in franchise history in Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The writing is on the wall that they’re going to draft Chubb, a player who I think has more potential than Myles Garrett. Chubb is the real deal, we as FSU fans should know that.

3

Josh Rosen

QB, UCLA

Rosen is the best all-around quarterback in the draft. His question continues to be how much does he love football? The Jets will draft him and could have a potential pro bowl quarterback, something they haven’t had since Brett Farve.
4

Sam Darnold

QB, usc

Even though they traded for Tyrod Taylor, it is clear that he is not the long-term solution. Darnold could sit back a year and learn the game from a player that is really a pro’s pro. Browns will go Darnold here in hopes they can finally find a franchise quarterback.
5

Minkah Fitzpatrick

CB, Alabama

After trading a pro bowl problem child in Aqib Talib, the Broncos will have to fill that void. Luckily, for them they have a guy like Minkah Fitzpatrick falling to them in the draft. Fitzpatrick is another hybrid corner that can be an all-pro at either spot in the defensive backfield, much like Jalen Ramsey and Marshon Lattimore.
6

Marcus Davenport

EDGE, UTSA

The Colts are switching to a 4-3 defense this year which means they will need a true edge rusher, Davenport is just that. Long, quick, and strong he will provide an instant pass rushing presence to this defense.
7

Derwin James

S, FSU

Derwin won’t have to travel too far, look for the Buccaneers to snag him up here. Tampa’s defensive backfield needs a lot of help to say the least and Derwin is just that. His versatility makes him special, he can line up at in the box, at corner, and even in the slot. He will be an instant leader for this defense.
8

Denzel Ward

CB, Ohio State

Previously I’ve had the Bears taking a wide receiver here but the signing of Allen Robinson changes that. I think Ward is a boom or bust player and the Bears better pray he’s boom. Honestly, I’m not a fan of corners from “tOSU” but there is no doubt Ward certainly has potential to be a difference maker for his team.
9

Quenton Nelson

OG, Notre Dame

Nelson fell lower than expected but still I expect him to be a top 10 pick. Nelson is a beast and has the nastiness you want in an offensive lineman. Look for the 9ers to add a Jimmy G protection plan at 9.
10

Roquan Smith

LB, Georgia

Oakland already has a tough, hardnose defense so Smith will have no problem fitting right in. Smith is the definition of hardnose and will be an enforcer on this team.
11

Josh Allen

QB, Wyoming

Tannehill is coming off an ACL tear an has been very average for most of his career. Drafting a QB has to be a real possibility and that’s why I think they go Allen here.
12

Baker Mayfield

QB, Oklahoma

Aj McCarron is well… AJ McCarron, a very solid back up. Baker is too much of a talent to pass up here for the Bills. Buffalo made the playoffs last year and could be right back in the post season with Mayfield at them helm.
13

Vita Vea

NT, Washington

Vea is a perfect fit for the Redskins defense. A big yet athletic run stopper who can make plays rushing the passer also. Defenses better be aware of this big physical defensive tackle.
14

Tremaine Edmunds

EDGE, Virginia Tech

For the last few years the Packers have needed help rushing the passer but never really addressed it. Look for them to draft Edmunds here to finally have a great pass rusher.
15

Mike McGlinchey

LT, Notre Dame

New QB Sam Bradford is injury prone and he’s the guy for right now. Look for the Cardinals to take McGlinchey to add some extra protection for their QB1.
16

Calvin Ridley

WR, Alabama

The Ravens had sub-par receivers last year and adding Michael Crabtree just isn’t enough. Look for them to take the talented Calvin Ridley, a player who can be an Antonio Brown type player.

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