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Tristan Beckmann’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft Version 4.0

With the NFL Playoffs having been in full swing and the Super Bowl finally coming up in a few weeks, most playoff teams have found out their draft slots in the 2018 NFL Draft. And these 30 NFL teams have now shifted their agenda towards scouting and finding prospects to potentially draft with their picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. 28 of those teams (sorry Houston and Kansas City!) either missed out on playoff berths or were sent packing in the playoffs already. They all mostly know exactly which position that they will be drafting from in the draft.

So let’s get to the point right. Over the last few months, I’ve been scouting this draft class, position by position, player by player, as the college football season chipped away. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL Draft was on Monday, January 15th. That date has passed and now we have a definite amount of prospects who we know have entered the draft. I’ve watched enough tape on some of the guys to be able to put together rankings of them and now the fourth version of my mock draft for the 2018 NFL Draft. This mock draft is similar to Version 3.0 but I’ve changed up a few selections and this feels like a very good mock draft. Right now, I’ve projected the first 32 selections in the draft, (no trading predictions). The Senior Bowl is coming up this week as players practice and scouts watch from the stands. I will be watching and scouting some of the high level prospects that are participating in this year’s Senior Bowl. And now, with all of that said, it is time to unveil version 4.0 of Tristan Beckmann’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft!

1. Cleveland Browns (0-16):

USC QB Sam Darnold (Was: UCLA QB Josh Rosen)

2. New York Giants (3-13):

UCLA QB Josh Rosen (Was: USC QB Sam Darnold)

3. Indianapolis Colts (4-12):

Texas OT Connor Williams

4. Cleveland Browns (from HOU) (4-12):

Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Was: Penn State RB Saquon Barkley)

5. Denver Broncos (5-11):

Notre Dame OG Quenton Nelson

6. New York Jets (5-11):

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11):

NC State EDGE Bradley Chubb

8. Chicago Bears (5-11):

Alabama WR Calvin Ridley

9. San Francisco 49ers (6-10):

Penn State RB Saquon Barkley (Was: Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick)

10. Oakland Raiders (6-10):

Georgia LB Roquan Smith

11. Miami Dolphins (6-10):

LSU DE Arden Key

12. Cincinnati Bengals (6-10):

Notre Dame OT Mike McGlinchey

13. Washington Redskins (7-9):

Florida State S Derwin James (Was: LSU RB Derrius Guice)

14. Green Bay Packers (7-9):

Ohio State CB Denzel Ward

15. Arizona Cardinals (8-8):

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson (Was: Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk)

16. Baltimore Ravens (9-7):

Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk (Was: Boston College LB Harold Landry)

17. Los Angeles Chargers (9-7):

Michigan DT Maurice Hurst (Was: Ohio State OL Billy Price)

18. Seattle Seahawks (9-7):

Ohio State OL Billy Price (Was: Iowa CB Josh Jackson)

19. Dallas Cowboys (9-7):

Iowa CB Josh Jackson (Was: Florida State DB Derwin James)

20. Detroit Lions (9-7):

Boston College LB Harold Landry (Was: Ohio State EDGE Sam Hubbard)

21. Buffalo Bills (9-7):

Alabama DT Da’Ron Payne

22. Buffalo Bills (9-7) (from KC):

Wyoming QB Josh Allen

23. Los Angeles Rams (11-5):

Louisville CB Jaire Alexander

24. Carolina Panthers (11-5):

SMU WR Courtland Sutton

25. Tennessee Titans (9-7):

Ohio State EDGE Sam Hubbard (Was: Clemson DT Christian Wilkins)

26. Atlanta Falcons (10-6):

Washington DT Vita Vea (Was: Michigan DT Maurice Hurst)

27. New Orleans Saints (11-5):

Michigan C Mason Cole (Was: Oklahoma State WR James Washington)

28. Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3):

Alabama LB Rashaan Evans

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (11-5):

Oklahoma TE Mark Andrews (Was: Louisville QB Lamar Jackson)

30. Minnesota Vikings (13-3):

Oklahoma OT Orlando Brown

31. Philadelphia Eagles (13-3):

Texas LB Malik Jefferson

32. New England Patriots (13-3):

Colorado CB Isaiah Oliver

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