NFL Draft

My third Mock Draft of the year is officially complete! Included below is my projection for what we will see go down in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft on April 26th and 27th. My first three-round Mock Draft EVER includes eight trades and three teams (New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers) drafting potential heirs to their longtime franchise QBs. Be sure to check it out and keep an eye out for updated versions of my Mock Draft. You can also check out my previous Mock Drafts in the documents posted below the following Mock Draft.

TheHaysWay NFL Mock Draft 3.0

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Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

Round 1

  1. Cleveland Browns- Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants- Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  3. New York Jets- Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  4. San Francisco 49ers (projected trade with Cleveland Browns)- Bradley Chubb, DE, NC St
  5. Denver Broncos- Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
  6. Indianapolis Colts- Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  7. Cleveland Browns (projected trade with Tampa Bay Buccaneers)- Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  8. Chicago Bears- Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (projected trade with Cleveland Browns through projected trade with San Francisco 49ers)- Derwin James, S, Florida State
  10. Buffalo Bills (projected trade with Oakland Raiders)- Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  11. Arizona Cardinals (projected trade with Miami Dolphins)- Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  12. Oakland Raiders (projected trade with Buffalo Bills)- Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Alabama
  13. Washington Redskins- Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  14. Green Bay Packers- Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  15. Miami Dolphins (projected trade with Arizona Cardinals)- Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  16. Baltimore Ravens- Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
  17. Los Angeles Chargers- Taven Bryan, DT, Florida
  18. Seattle Seahawks- Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  19. Dallas Cowboys- Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
  20. Detroit Lions- Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  21. Cincinnati Bengals- Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  22. Tennessee Titans (projected trade with Buffalo Bills)- Harold Landry, EDGE, Boston College
  23. New England Patriots- Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State
  24. Carolina Panthers- Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  25. Buffalo Bills (projected trade with Tennessee Titans)- Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
  26. Atlanta Falcons- Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
  27. New Orleans Saints- Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers- Justin Reid, S, Stanford
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars- DJ Moore, WR, Maryland
  30. Minnesota Vikings- Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  31. New England Patriots- Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georiga
  32. Philadelphia Eagles- Ronald Jones II, RB, USC
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Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma

Round 2

  1. Cleveland Browns- Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
  2. New York Giants- Billy Price, C, Ohio State
  3. Dallas Cowboys (projected trade with Cleveland Browns)- Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  4. Indianapolis Colts- James Daniels, C, Iowa
  5. Indianapolis Colts- Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Sony Michel, RB, Georgia
  7. Chicago Bears- Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
  8. Denver Broncos- Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
  9. Oakland Raiders- Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
  10. Miami Dolphins- Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
  11. New England Patriots- Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
  12. Washington Redskins- Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
  13. Green Bay Packers- Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA
  14. Cincinnati Bengals- Donte Jackson, CB, LSU
  15. Arizona Cardinals- Jessie Bates, S, Wake Forest
  16. Los Angeles Chargers- Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh
  17. Indianapolis Colts- Lorenzo Carter, LB, Georgia
  18. Cleveland Browns (projected trade with Dallas Cowboys)- Rasheem Green, DE, USC
  19. Detroit Lions- Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
  20. Baltimore Ravens- DJ Chark, WR, LSU
  21. Buffalo Bills- Austin Corbett, OG, Nevada
  22. Kansas City Chiefs- Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford
  23. Carolina Panthers- Dante Pettis, WR, Washington
  24. Buffalo Bills- Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida
  25. Tennessee Titans- Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon
  26. Atlanta Falcons- Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
  27. San Francisco 49ers- Deon Cain, WR, Clemson
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers- Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars- Arden Key, LB, LSU
  30. Minnesota Vikings- Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana
  31. New England Patriots- Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
  32. Cleveland Browns- Kyzir White, S West Virginia
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Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

Round 3

  1. Buffalo Bills – Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina State
  2. New York Giants- Josh Sweat, EDGE, Florida State
  3. Indianapolis Colts- Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State
  4. Houston Texans- Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas
  5. New York Giants- Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  6. San Francisco 49ers- Duke Dawson, CB, Florida
  7. Denver Broncos- JC Jackson, CB, Maryland
  8. New York Jets- Joseph Noteboom, OT, TCU
  9. Cincinnati Bengals (projected trade with Miami Dolphins)- Nathan Shepherd, DT, Fort Hays State
  10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (projected trade with Cleveland Browns through projected trade with San Francisco 49ers)- Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State
  11. Oakland Raiders- Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  12. Green Bay Packers- Dorance Armstrong, EDGE, Kansas
  13. Miami Dolphins (projected trade with Cincinnati Bengals)- Uchenna Nwosu, LB, USC
  14. Kansas City Chiefs- Braden Smith, OG, Auburn
  15. Arizona Cardinals- James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
  16. Houston Texans- Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
  17. Cleveland Browns (projected trade with Dallas Cowboys)- Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn
  18. Los Angeles Rams (projected trade with Detroit Lions)- Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
  19. Baltimore Ravens- Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa
  20. Los Angeles Chargers- Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond
  21. Carolina Panthers- Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama
  22. Kansas City Chiefs- Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia Tech
  23. Detroit Lions (projected trade with Los Angeles Rams)- Alex Cappa, OG, Humboldt State
  24. Carolina Panthers- Tony Adams, OG, NC State
  25. Buffalo Bills (projected trade with Tennessee Titans)- Da’Shawn Hand, DE, Alabama
  26. Atlanta Falcons- Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame
  27. New Orleans Saints- J’Mon Moore, WR, Missouri
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers- Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars- Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State
  30. Minnesota Vikings- Quenton Meeks, CB, Stanford
  31. New England Patriots- Jalyn Holmes, DE, Ohio State
  32. Oakland Raiders (projected trade with Buffalo Bills)- Will Richardson, OT, NC State
  33. Miami Dolphins (projected trade with Arizona Cardinals)- Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio State
  34. Houston Texans- Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M
  35. Denver Broncos- Kemoko Turay, EDGE, Rutgers
  36. Cincinnati Bengals- Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia


Previous Mock Drafts:


Want to see the list of prospects I’m referencing to put together this mock draft? Here are my 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings. There you will find broken-down positional rankings, as well as the overall “big board” ranking.


Want to know how many rookies your team will have and when to tune in to see them get drafted? My recommendation is to watch the whole draft because trades happen constantly throughout the draft. However, if you have a very busy schedule and just want an approximation of when you should watch, I’ve put together the two following lists. The first list is the list of teams that do not currently have draft picks on a given day of the draft. If you are a fan of the teams listed below, you may want to skip the day of the draft that is listed (keep in mind, your team may choose to trade back into a day during which they are not currently scheduled to make a selection):

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No Draft Picks in Round 1 (THURSDAY, APRIL 26)

  • Houston Texans
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Los Angeles Rams

No Draft Picks in Rounds 2-3 (FRIDAY, APRIL 27)

  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Seattle Seahawks

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The second list is the 2018 NFL Draft Picks by Team. The document includes the number of draft picks each team possesses, in addition to which rounds those picks come in. The list is alphabetized by team geographical location (in the case of the 4 teams that share the same geographical location with another team, it becomes alphabetical order by mascot).


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2018 NFL Draft Complete Order and Team Needs. Please note that many of these picks will change teams via trade during the draft and probably even a few before the draft. Also included are the top 4 positional needs for each team according to




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