Draft Order NFL: The New York Jets will pick first overall in my first 2018 NFL Mock Draft.


Tony Mario's 2018 NFL Mock Draft: 2 Rounds




Round 2




Tony Mario Last Updated: May 18, 2017.


  1. New York Jets: Adonis Alexander, CB, Virginia Tech

    The Jets get a cornerback to anchor their defense at 33. Putting Adonis Alexander who played field and boundary cornerback with Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams may fix a lot of the issues on this secondary.


  2. Chicago Bears: Jordan Thomas, CB, Oklahoma

    Jordan Thomas was a guy a lot of people had a first round grade on before he returned to school. I know we had a third round grade on him and Thomas chose to go back which was smart since he may go a lot higher in this cornerback class which isn't top heavy like last year.



  3. Los Angeles Rams: Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

    The Rams get Darnold a wide receiver here. Parris Campbell doesn't have much production under his belt, but he could take off with a huge season.


  4. San Francisco 49ers: Dante Pettis, WR, Washington

    San Francisco gets a wide receiver for Josh Allen. Dante Pettis is the top receiver available.



  5. Cleveland Browns: Martez Ivey, RT, Florida

    The Browns get an offensive lineman who has the versatility to play all 5 positions on the offensive line. Right tackle is still a huge issue on this team. I do not trust Spencer Drango or Shon Coleman in the right tackle role across from Joe Thomas.


  6. Cincinnati Bengals: Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

    Denzel Ward played nickel corner next to Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore. Ward is someone that the Bengals may consider here.



  7. Buffalo Bills: Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida

    Antonio Callaway is a potential replacement for Sammy Watkins since the Bills did not use a fifth year tender on him. Callaway could be a good fit here.


  8. Jacksonville Jaguars: Tyrone Crowder, RG, Clemson

    I think Jaguars will be a much improved team next year. At the same time if they end up picking this high and keeping Blake Bortles they will ignore need and take the best player on their board and Tyrone Crowder is someone who gives Jacksonville more depth at the right guard position.



  9. Washington Redskins: Trey Adams, LT, Washington

    Washington grabs an offensive tackle for depth. Adams was the only player from my first 2018 NFL Mock Draft to slip to the second round.


  10. Indianapolis Colts: Ogbonnina Okoronkwo, 3-4 ROLB, Oklahoma

    The Colts had an awesome 2017 NFL Draft. If they finish this poorly and end up with a top 10 pick then Chuck Pagano would be fired. Basham played in a 4-3 defense at Ohio and I'm not sure he translates to the 3-4. Ogbonnina Okoronkwo does though.



  11. Baltimore Ravens: Mason Cole, C, Michigan

    The Ravens get their starting center here. Right now, Mason Cole is the top center in the 2018 NFL Draft.


  12. Minnesota Vikings: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

    Lamar Jackson gets a target to throw to. Deebo Samuel is someone who has deadly speed and a second round grade at this point.



  13. Cleveland Browns: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

    Isaiah Crowell will be a Free Agent in 2018. I think Cleveland will use one of their five picks in the first two rounds on his replacement and Guice is a steal at this point.


  14. Carolina Panthers: Micah Kiser, ROLB, Virginia

    Thomas Davis won't be around forever. Micah Kiser can play 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, and 4-3 left outside linebacker with his versatility.



  15. Arizona Cardinals: Simmie Cobbs, WR, Indiana

    Jarrett Stidham gets his target here. Simmie Cobbs could be a great wide receiver in Arizona if he applies himself as an understudy to Fitzgerald.


  16. Denver Broncos: Matthew Thomas, 3-4 MLB, Florida State

    Matthew Thomas is a guy who could replace Todd Davis at 3-4 middle linebacker. Denver took another Seminole in the second round in 2017, but taking Thomas makes more sense from a need standpoint.



  17. San Francisco 49ers: Mike McCray, LOLB, Michigan

    Navarro Bowman is injury prone. Mike McCray is someone who could rise up boards out of Michigan like Taco Charlton did this year.


  18. Kansas City Chiefs: Deon Cain, WR, Clemson

    Kansas City gets a wide receiver. Deon Cain did well in limited action and could take off this year with both Mike Williams and Artivis Scott gone.



  19. Detroit Lions: Marquis Haynes, ROLB, Ole Miss

    Detrot moved Jarrad Davis to middle linebacker and Tahir Whitehead to left outside linebacker. Detroit did not replace Devin Taylor in the draft at 4-3 left end plus Ziggy Ansah is a Free Agent in 2018 if Detroit does not bring him back. Haynes is a guy Detroit will take here, but the bigger question is will he replace Ansah, Taylor, or Whitehead if he leaves next season.


  20. Cleveland Browns: Jack Cichy, MLB, Wisconsin

    Cleveland uses their final second round pick on a linebacker with some of the linebackers set to be Free Agents in 2018. Jack Cichy has good tape and it seems like Wisconsin is starting to become linebacker U rather than Penn State in the Big 10 with all the linebacker talent they've produced the last few years.



  21. Atlanta Falcons: Vita Vea, DT, Washington

    Atlanta will need a defensive tackle if Poe leaves after one year for a long-term deal. Vita Vea and Daylon Mack are both still on the board and while I'm torn on which defensive tackle to give Atlanta, I like Vea better at the moment.


  22. Tennessee Titans: Da'Ron Payne, 3-4 LE, Alabama

    The Titans did not find Karl Klug's replacement in the draft. Da'Ron Payne is a good option at this point.



  23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cody O'Connell, LG, Washington State

    Tampa Bay moved right guard Ali Marpet to center and left guard J.R. Sweezy to right guard. A left guard is needed and one guy I really like on tape is Washington State left guard Cody O'Connell.


  24. Los Angeles Chargers: Orlando Brown, LT, Oklahoma

    The Chargers can develop Orlando Brown behind Russell Okung. By the time Brown loses 20 to 30 lbs to get from 360 to 330 lbs, Okung will have declined.



  25. Oakland Raiders: Cece Jefferson, LE, Florida

    The Raiders get a defensive end for depth here. Cece Jefferson has a way better motor than Caleb Brantley did and as long as he isn't acused of anything off the field, he will go in the first two rounds.


  26. New York Giants: Kevin Tolliver, CB, LSU

    The Giants lost two backup corners to Free Agency in 2017. They only got one corner for depth and now they get the other corner here.



  27. Miami Dolphins: Duke Ejiofor, LE, Wake Forest

    Duke Ejiofor is a sack artist on tape at 4-3 right end. He's versatile enough to play on the left side though and Miami would be drafting him to replace Cameron Wake at 4-3 left end while Charles Harris starts at 4-3 right end.


  28. Dallas Cowboys: Daylon Mack, DT, Texas A&M

    Dallas gets Daylon Mack to be the modern day Leon Lett on their defensive line after spending back-to-back first round picks on 4-3 defensive ends like Taco Charlton and Harold Landry.



  29. Pittsburgh Steelers: Chukwuma Okorafor, LT, Western Michigan

    Pittsburgh gets Ben Roethlisberger a reliable blindside. Neither Landry Jones or Joshua Dobbs is the quarterback of the future, but short-term those are the guys Pittsburgh is putting faith in which is why getting Ben an upgrade at blindside is critical.


  30. Seattle Seahawks: Kendell Joseph, LOLB, Clemson

    Seattle gets someone to push Frank Clark. Kendell Joseph is the top linebacker available.



  31. Green Bay Packers: Brian Allen, LG, Michigan State

    Green Bay does need upgrades at both guard spots. Brian Allen has second round tape and pushed Raekwon McMillan back 5 yards in both of Michigan State's contests against Ohio State in 2015 and 2016.


  32. New England Patriots: Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State

    Derrick Nnadi gives you even more depth at defensive tackle with many having a first to second round grade on him. This is already a position New England is deep at, but they may want to get deeper at it. I think it sort of depends on whether Malcolm Brown gets a fifth year tender at the end of the season because while Alan Branch got extended 3 years and Lawrence Guy got a 4-year deal, neither guy wows me. Nnadi has impressive abilities as a block shedder though.











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