2018 NFL mock draft: First-round projections, top players, order for 2018 NFL Draft (April 21, 2018)
Seven-round NFL Mock Draft: 21 trades, 256 picks and draft class analysis for all 32 teams
With less than a week until the start of the 2018 NFL Draft, you’ve seen plenty of mock drafts at this point (and here are some more great ones). Most are of the one-round variety, but you’ve been able to dig up some that go deeper, and even a few that cover all seven rounds. But how many have you seen that go the full seven rounds and include trades throughout the entire draft?
That’s what we’ve done here, going pick by pick to determine what teams could do with each of their picks over the three-day draft. This project combines overall prospect talent, team needs, prospect visits in some cases, and sensible trading in order for teams with enough draft capital to move around for the right guy.
First, you can find my team-by-team mock drafts, complete with analysis for each draft class. After that, you can see the full 256-pick mock, with mock trades noted by an asterisk. Finally, I’ve included a table with every mock trade in my draft, including which player teams moved up to select. Hat tip to the great prospect visit tracker at Walter Football for collecting all that info in one spot.
I joined Will Brinson on today’s episode The Pick 6 Podcast to break down my seven-round mock draft. Among some of the topics we tackle include a Seahawks trade, the Jets grade and why the Cowboys won’t go wideout in Round 1. Subscribe: via iTunes | via Stitcher | via TuneIn
Does this have any chance at being close to what actually happens on draft weekend? Of course not — at least when it comes to specific players. However, I feel like each of these 32 draft classes represents a realistic scenario for the type of draft each team could have.
The National Football League Draft, also called the Player Selection Meeting, is an annual event in which the National Football League teams select eligible college football players.
2018 NFL DRAFT ON NFL NETWORK
NFL Network and FOX are your source for all access, exclusive draft coverage live from Arlington, TX. We go behind the scenes and inside the war rooms to bring you an all access pass to the 2018 NFL Draft. On April 26 and 27 watch Rounds 1-3 LIVE on NFL Network/FOX and online at NFL.com/Watch and Fox Sports Go. April 28 catch Rounds 4-7 Live On NFL Network and online at NFL.com/Watch.