The SportsGrid NFL Mock Draft With Bonus Fantasy Analysis
Josh Allen Will Go First. Here's Our Mock With Some Extra Fantasy Spins
By Brandon Murchison
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- Cleveland Browns- Josh Allen, QB Wyoming
A coin-flip pick for the Browns and they decide on the upside of Allen. He may have late-season appeal in Fantasy re-draft leagues. Could really excel with the talent around him
- New York Giants- Saquon Barkley, RB Penn State
Perhaps the best prospect in the draft, filling a position of need for the Giants. Will likely be a second-round selection in re-draft leagues and the top pick in Dynasty formats.
- New York Jets- Baker Mayfield, QB Oklahoma
Possibly the best QB prospect in the draft and could potentially start right away for the Jets. Worthy of a late flier if he wins the job outright.
- Buffalo Bills- Sam Darnold, QB USC
The Bills pull off a trade to get their franchise QB. He will compete for the starting job against A.J. McCarron. More Dynasty value than he has in re-draft leagues for 2018.
- Denver Broncos- Quenton Nelson, OG Notre Dame
The Broncos grab the best offensive lineman in the class to help improve a poor running game.
- Indianapolis Colts- Bradley Chubb, DE N.C. State
Chubb instantly will garner value in IDP formats with sack potential.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Derwin James, S Florida State
James fits an immediate need in the Bucs secondary.
- Chicago Bears- Tremaine Edmunds, LB Virginia Tech
Bears pick of Edmunds lands another piece to an improving defense. A sneaky value pick late in IDP leagues with tackle potential.
- Arizona Cardinals- Josh Rosen, QB UCLA
The Cardinals move up inside the Top 10 to grab their QB. Rosen will sit behind Sam Bradford and learn until he gets hurt. More Dynasty worth for 2018 than in a re-draft league.
- Oakland Raiders- Roquan Smith, LB Georgia
Potential tackle machine for the Raiders.
- Miami Dolphins- Vita Vea, DT Washington
While missing out on two player targets the Dolphins could move back, but instead fill the void left by the departure of Ndamukong Suh.
- Cleveland Browns- Denzel Ward, CB Ohio State
The Browns fill a void in the secondary with the selection of Ward. Ballhawk skills could lead to a good number of turnovers in his rookie season.
- Washington Redskins- Da’Ron Payne, DT Alabama
Payne fills a missing piece in the middle of the Redskins defense.
- Green Bay Packers- Calvin Ridley, WR Alabama
Aaron Rodgers gets a replacement for Jordy Nelson. Ridley’s upside could lead to a nice rookie season. Potential WR4 in PPR formats.
- San Francisco 49ers- Mike McGlinchey, OT Notre Dame
The 49ers continue the process of a rebuild and find some protection for Jimmy Garoppolo.
- Baltimore Ravens- Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB Alabama
Fitzpatrick feels like a player that could thrive in the atmosphere in Baltimore. A gadget secondary player, he could see action all over the field.
- San Diego Chargers- Marcus Davenport, DE UTSA
Davenport playing opposite Joey Bosa could produce a nice amount of sacks in year one.
- Seattle Seahawks- Isaiah Wynn, OG Georgia
The Seahawks must fix a poor situation on the offensive line and Wynn is a good start.
- Dallas Cowboys- Leighton Vander Esch, LB Boise State
Dallas needs to add help for Jaylon Smith and Vander Esch could be a solid late IDP option with tackle potential.
- Detroit Lions- Harold Landry, DE Boston College
Landry gives the Lions a major needed boost to a sub-par pass rush.
- Cincinnati Bengals- Frank Ragnow, C Arkansas
The Bengals own one of the worst offensive lines in football and Ragnow could be the anchor they build around.
- Cleveland Browns- Connor Williams, OT Texas
Joe Thomas is now retired and with an improved offense, the Browns will need help up front.
- New England Patriots- Rashaan Evans, LB Alabama
Evans feels like a pick the Patriots would make. A solid linebacker that can plug in and play right away after learning from Nick Saban.
- Carolina Panthers- D.J. Moore, WR Maryland
The Panthers look to find receiving help for Cam Newton and Moore has the skills to project as their WR1. Moore’s draft value in Fantasy in more of a Fantasy WR5 until you see him on the field. Could progress into a Flex player.
- Tennessee Titans- Taven Bryan, DT Florida
Bryan gives the Titans some options on the defensive line as he can play both inside and out.
- Atlanta Falcons- Sam Hubbard, DE Ohio State
Replacement for the departed Adrian Clayborn, Hubbard has some immediate appeal late in IDP drafts.
- New Orleans Saints- Dallas Goedert, TE South Dakota State
The Saints must address the tight end position and Goedert could project to be their next Jimmy Graham. IF you wait on tight end in drafts, Goedert could be a sneaky late target in this offense.
- Pittsburgh Steelers- Joshua Jackson, CB Iowa
The Steelers make a smart decision by adding to an improving secondary. Mostly will play slot corner in 2018.
- Jacksonville Jaguars- Lamar Jackson, QB Louisville
Perhaps the one prospect that is hard to put your finger on, Jackson going to the Jaguars gives him a chance to learn the pro game before taking over for Blake Bortles. Little to no value in re-draft leagues in 2018.
- Minnesota Vikings- Jaire Alexander, CB Louisville
Vikings continue to bolster their defense as they look to take the next step towards a Super Bowl. Alexander fits in nicely here with his sound coverage ability.
- New England Patriots- Kolton Miller, OT UCLA
Patriots need to replace Nate Solder and Kolton Miller gives them a solid option to keep this offense humming along.
- Philadelphia Eagles- Derrius Guice, RB LSU
If the Eagles stay in this spot and take Guice, the backfield situation will be quite muddied for 2018. Guice has some PPR potential as a late-round flier in 2018, but his Dynasty stock for the next few years will be huge.
Josh Allen Featured Image: (AP Photo/Margaret Bowles)
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