The first-round of the 2018 NFL Draft was a wild ride. There were some surprising trade ups like the Saints giving up a fortune for Marcus Davenport. Of course, there were big reach picks like Seattle taking Rashaad Penny and Pittsburgh taking Terrell Edmunds. Best of all, five quarterbacks went in the first-round for the first time since 1999. The first-round is for getting franchise players, but day two of the draft is where you find the players that can take your roster to the next level. There’s still a ton of talent left on the board for day two of the draft and handful of these players have Pro Bowl talent, get excited. For a recap of the first-round action listen to the Resting the Starters podcast here.

Round 2

  1. Cleveland BrownsHarold Landry, ED, Boston College
  • Cleveland decided to go with need over luxury by taking Denzel Ward fourth, it’s a great fit and pick. But now with the slide of Harold Landry they can pair a stud pass rusher with Myles Garrett.
  • My Rank: 9th
  • Pro Comparison: Cameron Wake
  1. New York Giants– Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
  • Dave Gettleman did what everyone expected and took Saquon Barkley second overall. Now they need to supplement his great talent by building an offensive line. Will Hernandez is plug and play at left guard and will quickly become a dominant run blocker.
  • My Rank: 32nd
  • Pro Comparison: Mike Iupati
  1. Cleveland Browns (from Texans)- Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  • Now that the Browns have their franchise QB in Baker Mayfield they need to clean up their o-line. Joe Thomas retired and they need a tackle, lucky for them a great one slid. Connor Williams is the best tackle in the class, he slid due to lack of length.
  • My Rank: 12th
  • Pro Comparison: Joe Staley
  1. Indianapolis ColtsDerrius Guice, RB, LSU
  • Somehow Derrius Guice having a “silly” personality means he has maturity issues. It’s crazy that the Colts can get the second best RB this deep in the draft. Guice will be a tone setter behind Quenton Nelson with his violent approach to running the football.
  • My Rank: 13th
  • Pro Comparison: Marshawn Lynch
  1. Indianapolis Colts (from Jets)- Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  • Again, the Colts are beneficiaries of a first-round talent sliding. Josh Jackson didn’t test as well as teams wanted, but he’s still a starting caliber corner. Jackson can start right away in Indy and show off his dominant ball skills.
  • My Rank: 17th
  • Pro Comparison: Marcus Peters
  1. Tampa Bay BuccaneersRonald Jones, RB, USC
  • More than anything Tampa needs to find a running back on day two of the draft. Ronald Jones has first-round ability with great elusiveness and burst. Adding Jones to a Buccaneers offense full of weapons just seems unfair.
  • My Rank: 26th
  • Pro Comparison: LeSean McCoy
  1. Chicago BearsJames Daniels, C, Iowa
  • In the first-round the Bears found their defensive leader with Roquan Smith. Now they need to protect their franchise QB. James Daniels is one of the best athlete’s you’ll see on the offensive line. Putting him with Cody Whitehair and Kyle Long is perfect.
  • My Rank: 36th
  • Pro Comparison: Jason Kelce
  1. Denver BroncosIsaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
  • In the first-round the Broncos took Bradley Chubb. If they want to contend they need to continue building their defense. Taking Isaiah Oliver fits with their secondary. He can replace Aqib Talib as their long press corner.
  • My Rank: 45th
  • Pro Comparison: Jimmy Smith
  1. Oakland RaidersDonte Jackson, CB, LSU
  • With one of the biggest reaches in the first-round, Kolton Miller at 15, the Raiders need players that can play now on day two. Donte Jackson is as quick as they come and would add to a young and athletic secondary. He’ll be their staring nickel on day one.
  • My Rank: 41st
  • Pro Comparison: Bradley Roby
  1. Miami Dolphins– Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
  • Even though the Dolphins are in flux they ended up with a steal in Minkah Fitzpatrick. Now they need to get Ryan Tannehill some help. With no starting tight end on the roster they can bet on the athleticism and upside of Dallas Goedert.
  • My Rank: 63rd
  • Pro Comparison: Kellen Winslow Jr.
  1. New England Patriots (from 49ers)- Lorenzo Carter, ED/LB, Georgia
  • After taking two Georgia Bulldogs in the first-round, why not add another? Lorenzo Carter screams Belichick with his length and athleticism. He can be a chess piece being used as an off-ball linebacker and edger rusher.
  • My Rank: 43rd
  • Pro Comparison: Anthony Barr
  1. WashingtonNick Chubb, RB, Georgia
  • It was a bad decision to take Da’Ron Payne so high in the first-round, but it did fill a need. Now Washington has to add a bruising runner to the offense. Nick Chubb is a bowling ball that will be perfect behind Washington’s massive offensive line.
  • My Rank: 42nd
  • Pro Comparison: Mark Ingram
  1. Green Bay PackersJosh Sweat, ED, Florida State
  • In the first-round the Packers made a great trade to add a 2019 first-round pick and then traded up for a great player in Jaire Alexander. Now they can address their need for a pass rusher. Josh Sweat’s upside is through the roof and he’ll be perfect for Mike Pettine.
  • My Rank: 48th
  • Pro Comparison: Danielle Hunter
  1. Cincinnati BengalsJustin Reid, DB, Stanford
  • No idea, how or why Justin Reid is sliding, but it’s probably due to the devaluing of the safety position. The Bengals don’t care because Reid fills a hole on the backend. He can play single high, in the box, or at nickel for them. He’s the jack of all trades they lack.
  • My Rank: 19th
  • Pro Comparison: Malcolm Jenkins
  1. Arizona Cardinals– Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  • There are few teams with less on their offense than Arizona. Now that they have their franchise QB, Josh Rosen, they need to get him help. Courtland Sutton has first-round ability, but is inconsistent. He’ll be in a nice situation learning from Larry Fitzgerald.
  • My Rank: 34th
  • Pro Comparison: Alshon Jeffery
  1. Los Angeles Chargers– Harrison Phillips, ID, Stanford
  • With a deep roster the Chargers took advantage of Derwin James sliding. Now they can add some help for their run defense. Harrison Phillips is great vs the run with strong hands and perfect leverage. He’ll fill one of the Chargers biggest needs.
  • My Rank: 39th
  • Pro Comparison: Kyle Williams
  1. Indianapolis Colts (from Seahawks via Jets)- Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa
  • With pieces in their secondary the Colts now need to find a leader for their front seven. Josey Jewell isn’t the athletic LB teams love, but he’s a great football player. His motor is awesome and his instincts might be the best in the draft outside of Roquan’s.
  • My Rank: 54th
  • Pro Comparison: Sean Lee
  1. Dallas CowboysChristian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  • Dallas bet on the athleticism of Leighton Vander Esch round one. But with Dez and Witten gone they need pass catchers. Christian Kirk is a physical YAC receiver with nice routes and strong hands. He’ll become Dak’s best friend.
  • My Rank: 24th
  • Pro Comparison: Golden Tate
  1. Detroit LionsSam Hubbard, ED, Ohio State
  • Matt Patricia proved in the first-round he wants tough football guys by selecting Frank Ragnow. Now he has a shot at a high motor and technically sound edger rusher in Sam Hubbard. Hubbard is the perfect edge to pair with the freaky athleticism of Ziggy Ansah.
  • My Rank: 46th
  • Pro Comparison: Ryan Kerrigan
  1. Philadelphia Eagles (from Ravens)- Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
  • With maybe the deepest roster in the NFL the Eagles made a smart move and traded out of the first-round. Now it’s almost like a luxury pick here. They lost Trey Burton and Mike Gesicki can replace him as their versatile H-back.
  • My Rank: 68th
  • Pro Comparison: Jordan Cameron
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Bills)- Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
  • It was a big surprise when the Buccaneers passed on Derwin James last night, but they can still grab an enforcer on the backend. Ronnie Harrison brings physicality and size to their secondary. He has the versatility to play in the box or cover tight ends.
  • My Rank: 37th
  • Pro Comparison: Keanu Neal
  1. Kansas City ChiefsCarlton Davis, CB, Auburn
  • The Chiefs didn’t have a first-round pick and need a player that can contribute right away. Carlton Davis can take over Marcus Peters spot. There’s not a better or more physical press corner in this draft. Davis bully’s receiver all game long.
  • My Rank: 44th
  • Pro Comparison: Aqib Talib
  1. Carolina Panthers– Jessie Bates III, S, Wake Forest
  • After getting Cam Newton some help in the first-round the Panthers need to sure up their secondary. Jessie Bates offers the ability to play high or low, something Carolina likes with their safeties. He can be their center fielder safety.
  • My Rank: 51st
  • Pro Comparison: Reggie Nelson
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Bills via Rams)- Austin Corbett, OL, Nevada
  • Tampa needs to continue to help Jameis Winston by building a run game and o-line. They need a plug and play offensive lineman and Austin Corbett is just that. He’ll be great if they kick him inside to guard.
  • My Rank: 80th
  • Pro Comparison: Ali Marpet
  1. Tennessee Titans– Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
  • This pick just seems right. After getting their guy in Rashaan Evans in the first they can get their other guy in the second. Anthony Miller plays angry and hard. He can play inside or out and is the perfect compliment to Corey Davis.
  • My Rank: 75th
  • Pro Comparison: Doug Baldwin
  1. Atlanta Falcons– Nathan Shepherd, ID, Fort Hays State
  • Another team with such a deep roster most picks feel like luxury picks. They stole Calvin Rildey round one and now can get another instant contributor. Nathan Shepherd can slide right in at 3-tech and pair with Grady Jarrett to make a stout athletic interior d-line.
  • My Rank: Malik Jackson
  • Pro Comparison: 73rd
  1. San Francisco 49ers (from Saints)- Uchenna Nwosu, LB, USC
  • Mike McGlinchey was one of the safest picks of the first-round. In the second the 49ers can address their linebacker need with a huge upside player. Nwosu is a freaky athlete that needs to learn to play off the ball, but his versatility is huge for this defense.
  • My Rank: 57th
  • Pro Comparison: Ryan Shazier
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers- Genard Avery, LB, Memphis
  • After reaching on Terrell Edmunds in the first-round one thing is clear, Pittsburgh wants great athletes that play football physically. Genard Avery hits with everything he’s got and has sideline-to-sideline speed. He’s perfect as a 3-4 inside linebacker.
  • My Rank: Zach Brown
  • Pro Comparison: 58th
  1. Jacksonville JaguarsDJ Chark, WR, LSU
  • There may not have been more of a luxury pick than Taven Bryan to Jacksonville 29th, it’s a great fit. After signing Blake Bortles to an extension they need to get him more weapons. DJ Chark is the best deep threat in the draft and can open up the field.
  • My Rank: 55th
  • Pro Comparison: Tyrell Williams
  1. Minnesota VikingsBraden Smith, OG, Auburn
  • The Vikings had three main needs entering the draft, DB, OL, and 3-tech. They added their nickel with Mike Hughes. If they can get Braden Smith they’ll be happy. Smith is a big, mean, and athletic guard. Stick him at right guard and he plays for a decade.
  • My Rank: 67th
  • Pro Comparison: Kyle Long
  1. New England Patriots- Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina State
  • The Patriots went offense twice in the first-round and now need defenders. Darius Leonard is a physical and athletic linebacker. He’s one of the best blitzers in the draft and has a high football IQ. He can be the off-ball LB they need.
  • My Rank: 69th
  • Pro Comparison: Daryl Washington
  1. Cleveland Browns (from Eagles)- Mark Walton, RB, Miami
  • All of a sudden the Browns don’t have a ton of major needs. They added their QB and CB and if they add a pass rusher and offensive tackle they’ll be in great shape. Taking Mark Walton gives them a potential number one running back.
  • My Rank: 59th
  • Pro Comparison: DeAngelo Williams

Round 3

  1. Baltimore Ravens (from Bills via Browns)- Tyrell Crosby, OL, Oregon
  • My Rank: 79th
  • Pro Comparison: Morgan Moses
  1. New York Giants- Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  • My Rank: 70th
  • Pro Comparison: Lawrence Timmons
  1. Indianapolis Colts- Kemoko Turay, ED, Rutgers
  • My Rank: 56th
  • Pro Comparison: Chandler Jones
  1. Houston Texans- Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh
  • My Rank: 84th
  • Pro Comparison: Matt Kalil
  1. New York Giants (from Buccaneers)- Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame
  • My Rank: 52nd
  • Pro Comparison: Martavis Bryant
  1. San Francisco 49ers (from Bears)- Maurice Hurst, ID, Michigan
  • My Rank: 21st
  • Pro Comparison: Geno Atkins
  1. Denver Broncos- Alex Cappa, OL, Humboldt State
  • My Rank: 78th
  • Pro Comparison: Rodger Saffold
  1. New York Jets- Obo Okoronkwo, ED, Oklahoma
  • My Rank: 66th
  • Pro Comparison: Bruce Irvin
  1. Miami Dolphins- Fred Warner, LB, BYU
  • My Rank: 83rd
  • Pro Comparison: Mychal Kendricks
  1. San Francisco 49ers- Dane Cruikshank, DB, Arizona
  • My Rank: 92nd
  • Pro Comparison: Tyvon Branch
  1. Oakland Raiders- Arden Key, ED, LSU
  • My Rank: 60th
  • Pro Comparison: Jason Taylor
  1. Seattle Seahawks (from Packers)- Tarvarius Moore, DB, Southern Miss
  • My Rank: 81st
  • Pro Comparison: Kevin Byard
  1. Cincinnati Bengals- Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State
  • My Rank: 86th
  • Pro Comparison: Kwon Alexander
  1. Kansas City Chiefs (from Washington)- BJ Hill, ID, NC State
  • My Rank: 94th
  • Pro Comparison: Linval Joseph
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Oakland via Arizona)- Dante Pettis, WR, Washington
  • My Rank: 72nd
  • Pro Comparison: Marvin Jones
  1. Houston Texans (from Seahawks)- Nyheim Hines, RB, NC State
  • My Rank: 64th
  • Pro Comparison: Duke Johnson
  1. Dallas Cowboys- Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
  • My Rank: 115th
  • Pro Comparison: Kyle Rudolph
  1. Detroit Lions- DJ Reed, CB, Kansas State
  • My Rank: 71st
  • Pro Comparison: Brent Grimes
  1. Baltimore Ravens- Kyzir White, S/LB, West Virginia
  • My Rank: 50th
  • Pro Comparison: Deone Bucannon
  1. Los Angeles Chargers- Will Richardson, OT, NC State
  • My Rank: 112th
  • Pro Comparison: Eugene Monroe
  1. Carolina Panthers (from Bills)- Duke Ejiofor, ED, Wake Forest
  • My Rank: 74th
  • Pro Comparison: Preston Smith
  1. Kansas City Chiefs- Wyatt Teller, OG, Virginia Tech
  • My Rank: 98th
  • Pro Comparison: Richie Incognito
  1. Los Angeles Rams- Tegray Scales, LB, Indiana
  • My Rank: 87th
  • Pro Comparison: Denzel Perryman
  1. Carolina Panthers- Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State
  • My Rank: 88th
  • Pro Comparison: James Bradberry
  1. Tennessee Titans- Dorance Armstrong Jr., ED, Kansas
  • My Rank: 90th
  • Pro Comparison: Shaun Phillips
  1. Atlanta Falcons- Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M
  • My Rank: 99th
  • Pro Comparison: Devin McCourty
  1. New Orleans Saints- Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond
  • My Rank: 62nd
  • Pro Comparison: Jimmy Garoppolo
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers- Quenton Meeks, CB, Stanford
  • My Rank: 93rd
  • Pro Comparison: Sean Smith
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars- Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia
  • My Rank: 89th
  • Pro Comparison: Garett Bolles
  1. Minnesota Vikings- PJ Hall, ID, Sam Houston State
  • My Rank: 97th
  • Pro Comparison: Mike Daniels
  1. San Francisco 49ers (from Patriots)- John Kelly, RB, Tennessee
  • My Rank: 85th
  • Pro Comparison: Maurice Jones-Drew
  1. Buffalo Bills (from Eagles)- Jeremy Reaves, DB, South Alabama
  • My Rank: 101st
  • Pro Comparison: Jordan Poyer
  1. Arizona Cardinals*- Martinas Rankin, OL, Mississippi State
  • My Rank: 118th
  • Pro Comparison: Gabe Jackson
  1. Houston Texans*- Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana
  • My Rank: 114th
  • Pro Comparison: Dallas Clark
  1. Denver Broncos*- Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  • My Rank: 95th
  • Pro Comparison: Nick Foles
  1. Cincinnati Bengals*- Jamarco Jones, OL, Ohio State
  • My Rank: 128th
  • Pro Comparison: Marcus Gilbert

*= Compensatory picks

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Vice President of Media | The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
I’m Canadian as can be, other than the fact that I don’t care about hockey. I love football. The NFL is my life. I consider myself a football guy and I’d rather watch tape than anything else. I’m the Armchair NFL Draft analyst here. You can read my Armchair Scout columns and call me out for my draft misses. I’m also part of two podcasts at Armchair. Our NFL Draft podcast, 7 Rounds in Heaven, and the main NFL pod, Resting the Starters. I cheer for the Steelers, Raptors, Blue Jays, Oregon, and I guess the Leafs.
Vice President of Media | The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
I’m Canadian as can be, other than the fact that I don’t care about hockey. I love football. The NFL is my life. I consider myself a football guy and I’d rather watch tape than anything else. I’m the Armchair NFL Draft analyst here. You can read my Armchair Scout columns and call me out for my draft misses. I’m also part of two podcasts at Armchair. Our NFL Draft podcast, 7 Rounds in Heaven, and the main NFL pod, Resting the Starters. I cheer for the Steelers, Raptors, Blue Jays, Oregon, and I guess the Leafs.


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