With the NFL season in full swing, we take a look at our latest 2018 NFL Mock Draft as the league enters Week 8 action on Thursday night.
Incredibly, we are nearly halfway through the 2017 NFL regular season, which means teams are starting to establish themselves as Super Bowl contenders. As the calendar changes to November, the 2018 NFL Draft picture starts to become a little clearer, especially when it comes to draft order. While the order will not be set until the final play of the Super Bowl, we have a pretty good idea of who will be picking towards the front of the first round next April.
The Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers are still looking for their first win, and by the looks of things last weekend, they are going to be looking for a while. They are getting absolutely nothing from their quarterbacks, and luckily for both organizations, this draft class is loaded with talent at that position. With that said, let’s take a look at our latest 2018 NFL Mock Draft.
Coming into the 2017 NFL season, everybody expected the Cleveland Browns to be a bad football team. However, they have exceeded expectations this season, as head coach Hue Jackson continues to play magical chairs with his quarterbacks. The drafting of DeShone Kizer in the second round looks like a bad pick at this point, and with the first overall selection in 2018, they could wind up selecting a new quarterback of the future.
If he does decide to come out, the consensus first overall pick for a team drafting a quarterback would be Sam Darnold. The USC product has had a turnover-plagued season for the Trojans, who were trounced by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish this past weekend. He needs to leave school now because his stock will never be higher than it is right now.
Aside from his bad play on the field, it looks like Kizer has been participating in some late nights around the Cleveland area. For a franchise that has had to deal with this type of behavior from Johnny Manziel, they may already be ready to turn the page on their young signal-caller. At 0-7, the first overall pick is likely for the Browns once again in 2018, and Darnold may be the latest savior for the organization who has become the joke of the NFL.