NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, NFL Draft order (03/22/2018)

Just ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft, DieHards has thrown together an NFL mock draft roundup.

The NFL Draft will begin Thursday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET from Arlington, Texas, on ESPN. The draft will run from April 26-28.

Below is a 2018 NFL mock draft roundup with projections, top players and the 2018 first-round draft order.

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players

DieHards predictions

  1. Cleveland Browns —Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  2. New York Giants — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  3. New York Jets — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  4. Cleveland Browns — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  5. Denver Broncos — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  6. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Derwin James, DB, Florida State
  8. Chicago Bears – Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  10. Oakland Raiders — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
  11. Miami Dolphins — Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  12. Buffalo Bills (from Cincinnati) — Tremaine Edwards, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech
  13. Washington Redskins— Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  14. Green Bay Packers — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Will Hernandez, G, UTEP
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  20. Detroit Lions — Connor Williams, OT/G, Texas
  21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo) — Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
  22. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City) — Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Leighton Vander Esch, ILB, Boise State
  24. Carolina Panthers —  Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  25. Tennessee Titans — Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
  27. New Orleans Saints — Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Taven Bryan, DT, Florida
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
  30. Minnesota Vikings — James Daniels, G/C, Iowa
  31. New England Patriots — Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  32. Philadelphia Eagles — Harold Landry, OLB, Boston College

NFL mock draft 2018: Top players, projections for first round

The Ringer mock draft

  1. Cleveland Browns —Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants —Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  3. New York Jets (from Colts) — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  4. Cleveland Browns (from Texans) — Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
  5. Denver Broncos — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  6. Indianapolis Colts (from Jets) — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  7. Buffalo Bills (mock trade from Buccaneers) — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  8. Chicago Bears — Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  10. Oakland Raiders — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
  11. Miami Dolphins — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (mock trade from Bills via Bengals) — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  13. Washington Redskins — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  14. Green Bay Packers — Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Leighton Vander Esch, ILB, Boise State
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Connor Williams, T, Texas
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  20. Detroit Lions — Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
  21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Bills) — James Daniels, G/C, Iowa
  22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Bills via Chiefs) — Isaiah Wynn, OL, Georgia
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Harold Landry, DE, Boston College
  24. Carolina Panthers — Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
  25. Tennessee Titans — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  27. New Orleans Saints — Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Taven Bryan, DT, Florida
  31. New England Patriots — Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
  32. Philadelphia Eagles — Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

NFL.com predictions

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  3. New York Jets — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  4. Cleveland Browns — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  5. Denver Broncos — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  6. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
  8. Chicago Bears — Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  10. Oakland Raiders — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  11. Miami Dolphins — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  12. Buffalo Bills — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  13. Washington Redskins — Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
  14. Green Bay Packers — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Orlando Brown, T, Oklahoma
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Mike McGlinchey, T, Notre Dame
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  20. Detroit Lions — James Daniels, C, Iowa
  21. Buffalo Bills — Will Hernandez, G, UTEP
  22. Buffalo Bills — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Kolton Miller, T, UCLA
  24. Carolina Panthers — Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
  25. Tennessee Titans — Harold Landry, DE, Boston College
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  27. New Orleans Saints — Taven Bryan, DT, Florida
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boston College
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Lorenzo Carter, DE, Georgia
  31. New England Patriots — Connor Williams, T, Texas
  32. Philadelphia Eagles — Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State

2018 NFL Draft: First-round order

The draft order was finalized after the Super Bowl.

  1. Cleveland Browns, 0-16
  2. New York Giants, 3-13
  3. New York Jets, 5-11 (from Indianapolis)
  4. Cleveland Browns, 0-16 (from Houston)
  5. Denver Broncos, 5-11
  6. Indianapolis Colts, 4-12 (from New York Jets)
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 5-11
  8. Chicago Bears, 5-11
  9. San Francisco 49ers, 6-10
  10. Oakland Raiders, 6-10
  11. Miami Dolphins, 6-10
  12. Buffalo Bills, 9-7 (from Cincinnati)
  13. Washington Redskins, 7-9
  14. Green Bay Packers, 7-9
  15. Arizona Cardinals, 8-8
  16. Baltimore Ravens, 9-7
  17. Los Angeles Chargers, 9-7
  18. Seattle Seahawks, 9-7
  19. Dallas Cowboys, 9-7
  20. Detroit Lions, 9-7
  21. Cincinnati Bengals, 7-9 (from Buffalo)
  22. Buffalo Bills, 9-7 (from Kansas City)
  23. Los Angeles Rams, 11-5
  24. Carolina Panthers, 11-5
  25. Tennessee Titans, 9-7
  26. Atlanta Falcons, 10-6
  27. New Orleans Saints, 11-5
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers, 13-3
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars, 10-6
  30. Minnesota Vikings, 13-3
  31. New England Patriots, 13-3
  32. Philadelphia Eagles, 13-3

Teams without a first-round pick:

  • Houston Texans, 4-12 (sent first- and second-round picks in trade to Cleveland Browns to draft quarterback Deshaun Watson)
  • Kansas City Chiefs, 10-6 (sent No. 27 2018 pick, No. 91 overall pick and 2018 first-rounder to move up and select quarterback Patrick Mahomes)

How can I watch the NFL Draft?

The NFL Draft will air on FOX, ESPN, ESPN2 and NFL Network.

How can I watch the NFL Draft online?

You can watch the NFL Draft on  WatchESPN and NFL.com/Watch.

How can I watch the NFL Draft without cable?

You can also sign up for cable-cutting services through  Sling TVYouTube TVHulu TV and  Playstation Vue.

Drama leading up to NFL Draft:

Where will Baker Mayfield land? His on-field antics as a member of the Oklahoma Sooners may have some worried, after a team reportedly hired a private investigator to tail him. Mayfield will not be attending the draft.

The hot takes won’t stop pouring in on Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, whether it be his size, accuracy or even his unwillingness to run routes at wide receiver.

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