source Joe Robbins/Getty The 2018 NFL Draft is here! With the first round taking place on Thursday, the NFL world is ripe with rumors of which players will get drafted to which team and where, with plenty of talk of trade-ups and trade-downs. To get a sense of how the first round might go, we surveyed 11 NFL Draft experts who have released mock drafts recently to get a sense for which players teams might be considering with all 32 first-round picks. While many experts predicted trades that shake up the order, we went by consensus picks for each team, which still gives a good idea of when players are projected to go. The experts: ESPN’s Mel Kiper, ESPN’s Todd McShay, NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks, NFL.com’s Peter Schrager, NFL.com’s Mike Mayock, NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah, Walter Football, CBS Sports’ Will Brinson, Rotoworld’s Josh Norris, The Ringer’s Danny Kelly, NFL Draft Scout’s Rob Rang. This post … [Read more...] about 2018 NFL MOCK DRAFT: What the experts are predicting for the first round
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Over the last two or so months, we have published five "Eagles-only" seven-round mock drafts. For the first (and final) time, here is our one and only full first-round mock NFL Draft: 1) Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold, QB, USC. After trading out of the spots where Carson Wentz and DeShaun Watson were drafted the last two years, the Browns finally take a quarterback of their own in the first round with the No. 1 pick. 2) New York Giants: Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants. There's little doubt Barkley will be a good (possibly great) NFL running back, and I'll even bet that the "Taking a running back this early is a great idea" crowd will have their brief day in the sun when Barkley has beastly moments. Ten years from now, however, my bet is that people will look back at the 2018 NFL Draft and wonder what could have been if the Giants took [fill in the name of one of these other first round quarterbacks]. 3) New York Jets: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma. I personally think that Josh Rosen is the … [Read more...] about Jimmy Kempski’s full first-round 2018 NFL Mock Draft
Predicting what Bill Belichick and the Patriots will do in the NFL draft is anything but a science, especially in 2018 when New England is equipped with five picks in the first three rounds. If New England doesn’t make any trades (far from a guarantee in the Belichick era), a tenuous consensus has begun to take shape among Patriots experts. According to reporters and draft analysts, finding a replacement for left tackle Nate Solder is the most consistent priority. Since March, when Solder officially signed with the Giants, offensive tackles became a Patriots staple in many mock drafts. In 27 major mock drafts since Solder’s departure, 21 had New England selecting a left tackle. Among the predictions, many mock drafts highlighted UCLA tackle Kolton Miller, including Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco and Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. More on Kolton Miller Miller is a California native who arrived at UCLA as a four-star recruit in 2014. … [Read more...] about Kolton Miller leading the way in Patriots’ mock draft consensus
The 2018 NFL draft begins Thursday night, and it feels like everyone is an “expert.” Whether it’s ESPN, CBS Sports, the NFL Network, or any other big-name media outlet, every insider has their mock draft, and few of them actually align. With that in mind, we decided to find our own “expert” for our third and final mock draft of the year, 13-year-old Gabe Harrison of Westminster, to share his thoughts on who every team will pick in the first round. 1. Browns: Sam Darnold, QB, USC. The safest quarterback in this draft to take, despite his fumble issues. Tyrod Taylor isn’t a long-term solution for Cleveland; Darnold can be. 2. Giants: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State. The best overall player available in the draft, Eli Manning and the Giants’ passing attack could use a quality back to keep defenses honest. 3. Jets: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming. Has struggled with accuracy, but has a big arm and game-changing capabilities. Without him on the field last … [Read more...] about The Denver Post’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Broncos to rethink picking a quarterback?
The Patriots possess an array of early draft picks in the 2018 NFL draft. What direction Bill Belichick will take remains characteristically mysterious. The draft starts on Thursday, April 26 (9 p.m. EST). Until then, fans will have only the speculation of mock drafts to satiate their thirst for which college star will end up in New England. With that in mind, here’s a list of NFL mock drafts, and a look at who the experts think the Patriots will take. April 23, 2018: Sports Illustrated’s Peter King: Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans 23rd overall, Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch 31st overall. April 23, 2018: SB Nation’s Dan Kadar: Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore 23rd overall, Texas offensive tackle Connor Williams 31st overall. April 22, 2018: CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli: UCLA offensive tackle Kolton Miller 23rd overall, Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph 31st overall. April 20, 2018: ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper: Louisville … [Read more...] about NFL mock draft roundup: Who experts are saying the Patriots will pick