Draft Order NFL: 2018 NFL Draft Order Round 1: 1. Cleveland Browns: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma, 2. New York Giants: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State, 3. New York Jets (from Indianapolis Colts): Sam Darnold, QB, USC, 4. Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans): Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State, 5. Denver Broncos: Bradley Chubb, 3-4 LOLB, North Carolina State, 6. Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets): Quenton Nelson, LG, Notre Dame, 7. Buffalo Bills (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers): Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming, 8. Chicago Bears: Roquan Smith, 3-4 MLB, Georgia, 9. San Francisco 49ers: Mike McGlinchey, LT, Notre Dame, 10. Arizona Cardinals (from Oakland Raiders): Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA, 11. Miami Dolphins: Minkah Fitzpatrick, FS, Alabama, 12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Cincinnati Bengals): Vita Vea, DT, Washington, 13. Washington Redskins: Da'Ron Payne, NT, Alabama, 14. New Orleans Saints (from Green Bay Packers): Marcus Davenport, LE, UTSA, 15. Oakland Raiders (from Arizona Cardinals): Kolton Miller, RT, UCLA, 16. Buffalo Bills (from Baltimore Ravens): Tremaine Edmunds, MLB, Virginia Tech, 17. Los Angeles Chargers: Derwin James, FS, Florida State, 18. Green Bay Packers (from Seattle Seahawks): Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville, 19. Dallas Cowboys: Leighton Vander Esch, ROLB, Boise State, 20. Detroit Lions: Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas, 21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo Bills): Billy Pice, C, Ohio State, 22. Tennessee Titans (from Kansas City Chiefs): Rashaan Evans, 3-4 MLB, Alabama, 23. New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams): Isaiah Wynn, RG, Georgia, 24. Carolina Panthers: D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland, 25. Baltimore Ravens (from Tennessee Titans): Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina, 26. Atlanta Falcons: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama, 27. Seattle Seahawks (from New Orleans Saints): Rashaan Penny, RB, San Diego State, 28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Terrell Edmunds, FS, Virginia Tech, 29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Taven Bryan, DT, Florida, 30. Minnesota Vikings: Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida, 31. New England Patriots: Sony Michel, RB, Georgia, 32. Batlimore Ravens (from Philadelphia Eagles): Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville


2018 NFL Draft Results




Round 1 Picks 17-32





Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: April 26, 2018.


  1. Los Angeles Chargers: Derwin James, FS, Florida State A+ Grade

    The Chargers have to be thrilled that they got the top safety in the draft. Derwin James makes a lot of sense here.


  2. Green Bay Packers: Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville A Grade

    Green Bay needed a number one field cornerback. Jaire Alexander may be a early second round cornerback. Green Bay took Josh Jackson in the second round so I'm bumping this pick up to an A grade.



  3. Dallas Cowboys: Leighton Vander Esch, ROLB, Boise State C- Grade

    Dallas passed on Taven Bryan, Calvin Ridley, and Rashaan Evans for Leighton Vander Esch. This is a reach, but not a terrible pick.


  4. Detroit Lions: Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas F Grade

    James Daniels was the best center in the draft. This was a reach no center is worth taking before the third round.



  5. Cincinnati Bengals: Billy Price, C, Ohio State F Grade

    Billy Price is a great run blocker, but a horrific pass blocker. You also got the injury concerns with Price, but with him being medically cleared.


  6. Tennessee Titans: Rashaan Evans, 3-4 MLB, Alabama A Grade

    Tennessee gets a bargain at 3-4 middle lienbacker here. Rashaan Evans is an awesome pick here.



  7. New England Patriots: Isaiah Wynn, RG, Georgia B Grade

    The Patriots got the fourth best guard here. He pass blocks like Orlando Pace, but needs work as a run blocker. If he stays at left tackle like Cordy Glenn did this pick will be a steal. Regardless, its a solid pick and worst case scenario he sits out a year before taking over for Shaq Mason at right guard.


    I did a film session of Isaiah Wynn recently. Wynn did a great job on tape and if he wasn't injured during the 2018 NFL Combine he may be in the late first round discussion.




  8. Carolina Panthers: D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland F Grade

    D.J. Moore was my sixth best wide receiver. Taking him over Calvin Ridley, Christian Kirk, D.J. Chark, Courtland Sutton, and Anthony Miller warrants an F grade since he's my 70th best player.



  9. Baltimore Ravens: Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina F Grade

    Hayden Hurst is the fourth best tight end in this draft. This is a huge reach after Baltimore moved down twice with Calvin Ridley still there.


  10. Atlanta Falcons: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama A+ Grade

    Atlanta gets a massive steal with Calvin Ridley. There are still a good amount of defensive tackles still on the board that Atlanta could trade up for on day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft. This is easily an A+ grade because Ridley gets to replace Taylor Gabriel in the slot complimenting Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu. Ridley may even surpass Sanu as the number two target down the road.



  11. Seattle Seahawks: Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State F Grade

    Derrius Guice and Nick Chubb are both better than Rashaad Penny. There is no question that this is a reach at this point in the first round.


  12. Pittsburgh Steelers: Terrell Edmunds, SS, Virginia Tech F Grade

    Pittsburgh took a backup safety at 28 who was my 142nd best overall player at 28. This pick was an F grade.



  13. Jacksonville Jaguars:Taven Bryan, DT, Florida A Grade

    I had Harrison Phillips ahead of Taven Bryan. That's the only reason they didn't get an A+ grade for me.


  14. Minnesota Vikings: Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida C Grade

    This was a reach. Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes are there. Mike Hughes is a nickel corner who I had a third round grade on so this is a reach here.



  15. New England Patriots: Sony Michel, RB, Georgia F Grade

    Sony Michel is a reach here. He doesn't have the ball security pass protection you want. I had Michel 151st on my board. Derrius Guice and Nick Chubb are better pass catchers and better in pass protection then Sony Michel. I rewatched him in the 2018 College Football Playoff and I like his vision and pass catching after re-watching him. That doesn't change the fact that both Derrius Guice and Nick Chubb would have been better picks.


  16. Baltimore Ravens: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville A Grade

    Lamar Jackson is a steal at this point. I initially gave the Ravens a C grade here, but after watching the Ravens load up on day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft, I'm moving this pick up to an A grade.


    Lamar Jackson won the 2016 Heisman Trophy after having 3,543 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns, 21 rushing touchdowns, 51 total touchdowns, and 9 interceptions in 2016. The 6-2 208 lb Jackson has 3,660 passing yards, 27 passing touchdowns, 18 rushing touchdowns, 45 total touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in 2017. Lamar is a fantastic decision maker with elite duel threat ability. The big issue is he's never completed 60 percent of his passes in College and you also see issues with his accuracy at times on tape, but finally got that up to 60.4 percent this season in 2017. Lamar struggled in his bowl game with 4 interceptions so I can see Lamar falling to Arizona only to be their quarterback of the future.


    Lamar only threw the ball 49 miles per hour at the 2018 NFL Combine with his velocity which is pretty low. One scout told me that Lamar Jackson had the worst whiteboard session since Akili Smith at the 2018 NFL Combine. He rebounded at Louisville's Pro Day despite not being as accurate as his Pro Day as the other four quarterbacks. Right now I'll give Lamar the benefit of the doubt and mock him at 15 though.


    I uploaded a film session on Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson. Lamar Jackson was practically flawless in his tape versus Virginia and really made a strong impression in that one game.












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