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2018 AP mock draft: full first-round results

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Thank you to our wonderful Arrowhead Pride community for participating in this year’s community mock draft. With the NFL Draft set to begin Thursday tonight, here are the full results of the 2018 AP mock draft:

2018 AP mock draft results

  1. Browns - QB Sam Darnold (69 percent)
  2. Giants - DE Bradley Chubb (44 percent)
  3. Jets - QB Josh Allen (46 percent)
  4. Browns - RB Saquon Barkley (82 percent)
  5. Broncos - G Quenton Nelson (50 percent)
  6. Colts - LB Tremaine Edmunds (47 percent)
  7. Bucs - RB Derrius Guice (21 percent)
  8. Bears - DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (59 percent)
  9. 49ers - CB Denzel Ward (71 percent)
  10. Raiders - WR Calvin Ridley (70 percent)
  11. Dolphins - DT Vita Vea (77 percent)
  12. Bills - QB Josh Rosen (71 percent)
  13. Redskins - OT Connor Williams (59 percent)
  14. Packers - OLB Harold Landry (65 percent)
  15. Cardinals - QB Lamar Jackson (77 percent)
  16. Ravens - WR DJ Moore (66 percent)
  17. Chargers - LB Roquan Smith (73 percent)
  18. Seahawks - CB Josh Jackson (77 percent)
  19. Cowboys - DL Da’Ron Payne (64 percent)
  20. Lions - DL Marcus Davenport (55 percent)
  21. Bengals - OL Isaiah Wynn (66 percent)
  22. Bills - WR Courtland Sutton (22 percent) | *CHIEFS SPECIAL PICK* - S Derwin James
  23. Patriots (PNWjim) - Florida State S Derwin James: “Because the Chiefs pick was hypothetical. They really need to find Tom Brady’s replacement but the value here is just too high.”
  24. Panthers - UCF CB Mike Hughes: “This is honestly one of the worst-case scenarios for the Carolina Panthers. The most glaring positional need on the roster is that of a wide receiver after trading away Kelvin Benjamin and seeing a guy like Devin Funchess becoming your primary pass-catcher. But with this group of receivers being on the weaker end and three already off the board here, they will take the next greatest positional need at cornerback and rely on Funchess, McCaffrey, and Olsen to help out Cam Newton in the passing game. Since Josh Norman mysteriously left a couple years ago, CB has been a bit of an enigma for this team. In addition to that, the team traded away Darryl Worley and nixed their deal with Bashaud Breeland this offseason, so they will definitely need someone to take serious snaps at the CB position.Remember how I said that this is worst-case scenario? Mike Hughes is no consolation prize. No, they don’t get their offensive playmaker, but they do get the second-best true corner in this class in my opinion in Hughes. A guy that I know Chiefs Kingdom would love to have with our pick in the second or by way of trading back into the first, Hughes would help solidify the secondary in Carolina and finally allow them to move past the days of Josh Norman.”
  25. Titans (jscanlan) - Florida DE Taven Bryan: “As a Nashvillian Chiefs fan, it was excruciating to watch last year’s playoff game. The Titans are contenders as long as Marcus Mariota plays up to expectations. With a new head coach, a handful of solid free agent signings, and a roster that has no glaring weaknesses, this pick could be considered a luxury and a trade-down candidate. And while, personally, I don’t believe in Marcus Mariota as the QBOTF for the Titans and would’ve considered one here, they picked up his fifth-year option a few days ago. Though the team signed Bennie Logan and Daquan Jones this offseason, they’d be wise to infuse more talent into the other DE spot, currently headlined by the likes of David King. I also heavily considered a guard and an inside linebacker.”
  26. Falcons: No pick submitted
  27. Saints (jranes27) - Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph: “Rudolph is an easy pick here for the Saints. He’s a big strong QB who can stretch the field vertically. Probably the best natural deep passer in terms of accuracy and placement, that’s what makes him compelling for this pick. He can sit behind Drew Brees for a year or two and work on his footwork and accuracy in the intermediate to short areas, as well as getting a feel for the NFL game. If he can develop behind Brees he could step in in a couple years for the Saints and they wouldn’t skip a beat.”
  28. Steelers (Behind the Steel Curtain) - Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch
  29. Jaguars (Lev56) - Clemson WR Deon Cain: “The Jaguars receiver core was absolutely decimated in free agency with the departure of both Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, and little was done to correct this. While they did sign Donte Moncrief, I don’t have much faith that he will contribute much more than as a deep threat. As it stands their best three receivers are Moncrief, Westbrook, and Lee. So to help gain back some of what they lost in free agency the Jaguars take Deon Cain over all other needs, even with Mayfield as well as several good linebackers and offensive lineman being available. Some will say that this is too high to be selecting Cain, but at this spot, the Jaguars are so in need for a good receiver that they take him and trust that his attributes will translate into him becoming their number 1 receiver right away. Cain helps them gain back some of what they lost in free agency. He is big, fast, can run most routes, and is not afraid of contact or catching in traffic; this will help him become a big part of the Jaguars receiving core next year.”
  30. Vikings (bradelli58) - UTEP OG Will Hernandez: “Heading into the 2018 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings do not have any glaring needs. This team is one of the more talented teams in the league with a large group of impact players under the age of 30 on both sides of the ball: OFFENSE– QB Kirk Cousins, RB Dalvin Cook, WR Stefon Diggs, WR Adam Thielen and DEFENSE – LB Anthony Barr, LB Eric Kendricks, DE Danielle Hunter, CB Xavier Rhodes, and S Harrison Smith. One of the few areas the team could look to upgrade is the OG position with the retirement of Mike Remmers. This need matches up well with the value that will be available at pick 30. There are a few interior linemen that were available here including C/G James Daniels – Iowa, C/G Billy Price – Ohio State, and OC Frank Ragnow – Arkansas. However, Will Hernandez is the superior prospect. He is a mauler who will clear running lanes with ease while getting to the second level, but also shows enough athleticism for his size to be productive in pass protection. Hernandez played well during the Senior Bowl and also impressed at the NFL Combine with 37 reps and a 5.15 40yd dash at 327lbs. The heavy investment in Kirk Cousins (three years, $84 million fully guaranteed) and the amount of talent on this team indicates the Vikings are in a win-now mode. Selecting a plug and play offensive guard with Pro Bowl potential fits that plan.”
  31. Patriots (PNWjim) - South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst: “Sitting here in absolute shock that five quarterbacks went off the board. In reality, the Pats need to package their two picks and move up and grab Lamar Jackson, but here we are. I unenthusiastically will nab the Gronk replacement here. I guess he is the best tight end on the board. Seriously, the Pats are trading up though.”
  32. Eagles (OmahaNick) - Notre Dame OT Mike McGlinchey: “Your reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles select Mike McGlinchey. A team without many glaring weaknesses select their heir apparent to the 36-year-old Jason Peters. When Peters went down with an injury last year the replacements available were not good, a converted defensive tackle and a guy who was a free agent in week 7, these are not good choices. McGlinchey needs to add some muscle and be more consistent but has good technique and instincts. If all goes well he will be the starting LT for the Eagles for the next 12 years or so.”