2018 NFL Mock Drafts

The Huddle Report (THR) tracks NFL Mock Draft Accuracy and EDSFootball's Kevin Hanson ranks 5th over the past five years. In addition, his 2015 NFL mock was the most accurate among the 113 tracked that year. Tracked by THR for the first time last year, Brendan Donahue finished tied for 3rd in accuracy (of 95 mocks) in 2017.

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Kevin Hanson's final 2018 NFL Mock Draft

PickTeamProspect
1.01Cleveland BrownsSam Darnold, QB, USC
1.02New York GiantsSaquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
1.03New York JetsBaker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
1.04Cleveland BrownsBradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State
1.05(projected trade) Buffalo BillsJosh Allen, QB, Wyoming
1.06Indianapolis ColtsQuenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
1.07Tampa Bay BuccaneersDerwin James, S, Florida State
1.08Chicago BearsRoquan Smith, LB, Georgia
1.09San Francisco 49ersTremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
1.10(projected trade) Green Bay PackersDenzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
Hanson's Full 2018 NFL Mock Draft

Brendan Donahue's final 2018 NFL Mock Draft

PickTeamProspect
1.01Cleveland BrownsSam Darnold, QB, USC
1.02New York GiantsSaquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
1.03New York JetsBaker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
1.04Cleveland BrownsBradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State
1.05(trade with DEN) Buffalo BillsJosh Allen, QB, Wyoming
1.06Indianapolis ColtsQuentin Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
1.07Tampa Bay BuccaneersDerwin James, S, Florida State
1.08Chicago BearsRoquan Smith, LB, Georgia
1.09(trade with SF) Arizona CardinalsJosh Rosen, QB, UCLA
1.10Oakland RaidersTremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
Donahue's full 2018 NFL Mock Draft

- More Mocks: 2018 NFL Mock Draft Database

2018 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

Our fantasy football strength of schedule helps fantasy owners determine which teams and players have favorable (or unfavorable) schedules for the 2018 season.

Based on each team's scheduled opponents through Week 16, which is the championship round in most fantasy leagues, we have tallied the average fantasy points allowed by each of their opponents to the position.

While strength of schedule should not be the sole factor in determining who to draft/add, it could help potentially break a tie between two players that you may view as comparable.

Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule (SOS)

The top-five fantasy strength of schedules for quarterbacks are below:

RankTeamPlayerAverage PPGFantasy Playoffs
1Jacksonville JaguarsBlake Bortles16.3647.94
1Washington RedskinsAlex Smith16.3645.14
3Houston TexansDeshaun Watson15.9650.01
4Chicago BearsMitchell Trubisky15.8647.89
5Denver BroncosCase Keenum15.852.99
2018 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule

- Note: Average PPG are based on Weeks 1 to 16; Fantasy playoffs based on Weeks 14 to 16.

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Way-too-early 2019 NFL Mock Draft

We are one week away from the 2018 NFL Draft, so naturally, I've just posted my 2019 NFL Mock Draft.

Yes, 2019. (That wasn't a typo.)

Of course, we wouldn't project how the 2019 NFL Draft could shake our without already posting our 2018 NFL mock draft.

With the 2019 draft more than a year away, the draft order, the prospects that will declare early, how next year's free agency will shape team needs, etc. are all as clear as mud.

I'm not here to tell you that I have all of that figured out.

Based on what we know today, however, this is a preview of how the 2019 NFL Draft could play out. But of course you should take it with a massive grain of salt as so much will change between now and then.

The draft order for this mock was determined by using the inverse order of our consensus NFL power rankings (average ranking from a variety of national media outlets). One exception is we made sure that the 12 playoff teams were represented evenly by the AFC and NFC.

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With all of that said, here's our way-too-early 2019 NFL mock draft:

1. Indianapolis Colts (Draft History): Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

At this point, who knows what the Colts will get from Andrew Luck in 2018? Yet to throw an NFL-sized football, a wait-and-see approach is probably best considering how last season played out. I suppose if the Colts are picking first, there's a good chance that Luck did not play (another season) and a quarterback would be in play here.

Second-to-last in the NFL in sacks (25) last season, the Colts are likely to target edge rusher Bradley Chubb in the 2018 NFL Draft. But even if they fall to him at No. 6, you can never have too many pass-rushers. With first-round draft pedigree (father Nick and brother Joey), Bosa was named Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year as a true sophomore as the former five-star recruit led the Buckeyes in tackles for loss (16), sacks (8.5) and QB pressures (nine).

2. Miami Dolphins (Draft History): Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

The Dolphins have been linked to Baker Mayfield as much as any other team throughout the draft process. If the Dolphins don't move up, it's unlikely that Mayfield falls outside the top 10 (and to them at No. 11). If they are selecting this high in 2019, they could have their pick of quarterbacks.

Possessing prototypical traits, Lock led college football with 43 touchdowns last season and may be the favorite to be the first signal-caller to hear his name called in 2019. NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah wrote earlier this offseason that "Lock gets the most buzz ... (and) ... might have the highest ceiling" (of next year's crop of quarterbacks). "Everyone loves his size and arm strength."

- Continue to 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2018 NFL Scouting Combine Results

The on-field NFL Scouting Combine workouts occurred from March 2nd-5th and below are the results:

ProspectSchoolHeightWeightHandsArms40-Yd
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Jump
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Austin AllenArkansas6'0"2109 5/830 5/84.8129.5112
Josh AllenWyoming6'5"23710 1/833 1/44.7533.5119
J.T. BarrettOhio State6'1"2249 7/8324.730108
Kurt BenkertVirginia6'3"2189 1/2314.9531112
Sam DarnoldUSC6'3"2219 3/8314.8526.5105
View full 2018 NFL Scouting Combine Results