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Meateye
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2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
Well it's that time of year again, the time of uncertainty, hope & excitement waiting for that day to get here to see who will be the newest members of the Who Dat Nation. Personally my favorite time of the year on this board. We all have our opinions on who they should draft and who we want them to draft.

Well every year we have 13 million post on this and that mock draft saying this and that, well I'm making this thread in hopes of keeping the mock drafts here in this one thread. Here are some of the top Mock Draft databases around, if you have any more let me know and I will add them to the OP.


2018 NFL Draft April 26th - 28th
1st Round Thursday April 26th
2nd & 3rd Round Friday April 27th
4th - 7th Round Saturday April 28th


Saints Draft Picks

1st Round: Pick #27
3rd Round: Pick #91
4th Round: Pick #127
5th Round: Pick #147 & #164
6th Round: Pick #189 & #201
7th Round: Pick #245


The Mock Draft Databases:

Walter Football Database
NFL.com Database
CBS Sports Database
Draft Ace


Mock Draft Tools:

Fantasy Pros
Fanspeak On The Clock
First-Pick.com

Draft Trade Value Chart

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Mock Draft Scores

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Draft Rumors/Player Interviews:

Walter's Football Interview Tracker


New Orleans Saints
Jordan Aikens, TE, Central Florida (WOR)
Brian Allen, C, Michigan State (EW)
Marcus Allen, S, Penn State (SR)
Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma (COM)
Jerome Baker, OLB, Ohio State (PRO)
Nick Bawden, FB, San Diego State (SR)
Ja'Whaun Bentley, ILB, Purdue (SR)
Mike Boone, RB, Cincinnati (PRO)
Jeremiah Briscoe, QB, Sam Houston State (EW)
Tony Brown, CB, Alabama (PRO)
Lorenzo Carter, 3-4OLB/OLB, Georgia (COM)
Martez Carter, RB, Grambling (PRO)
Joseph Davidson, P, Bowling Green (EW)
Duke Dawson, CB, Florida (PRI)
Chase Edmonds, RB, Fordham (PRI)
Dimitri Flowers, FB, Oklahoma (SR)
Tre Flowers, S, Oklahoma State (EW)
Poona Ford^, DT, Texas (SR, EW)
Robert Foster, WR, Alabama (PRI)
Daurice Fountain, WR, Northern Iowa (EW)
Devin Gray, WR, Cincinnati (PRO)
Da'Shawn Hand, DE, Alabama (SR)
Will Hernandez, G, UTEP (PRI)
Nyheim Hines, RB, N.C. State (WOR)
Jalyn Holmes, DE, Ohio State (PRO)
Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida (PRO)
Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina (PRO)
Godwin Igwebuike, S, Northwestern (EW)
J.C. Jackson, CB, Maryland (PRI)
Natrell Jamerson, S, Wisconsin (WOR)
Malik Jefferson, ILB, Texas (PRO)
Taron Johnson, CB, Weber State (SR)
Chris Jones, CB, Nebraska (WOR)
Joshua Kalu, S, Nebraska (WOR)
Justin Lawler, DE/3-4OLB, SMU (EW)
Jordan Martin, S, Syracuse (EW)
Baker Mayfield^, QB, Oklahoma (SR, WOR, COM)
Montrel Meander, CB, Grambling (PRO)
Uchenna Nwosu, 3-4OLB/OLB, USC (PRO)
Matt Oplinger, ILB, Yale (WOR)
Brandon Parker, OT, North Carolina A&T (WOR)
Skyler Phillips, G, Idaho State (SR)
Byron Pringle, WR, Kansas State (PRI)
Tegray Scales, OLB/ILB, Indiana (EW)
Deadrin Senat, DT/NT, South Florida (EW)
Greg Senat^, OT, Wagner (EW, PRO)
Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame (SR)
Linden Stephens^, CB, Cincinnati (PRO, PRI)
Greg Stroman, CB, Virginia Tech (EW)
Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU (PRO)
Chad Thomas, DE/3-4OLB, Miami (EW)
Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa (SR%)
Fred Warner, OLB, Brigham Young (WOR)
Justin Watson, WR, Pennsylvania (EW)
Damon Webb, S, Ohio State (PRO)
Mike White, QB, Western Kentucky (SR)
Cedric Wilson, WR, Boise State (PRI)
Ethan Wolf, TE, Tennessee (EW)



SR - Senior Bowl meeting.
EW - East-West Shrine meeting.
COM - Combine meeting.
INT - Interested.
VINT - Very Interested.
PRO - Pro Day or campus meeting/workout.
LOC - Local visit. Prospect making a local visit.
PRI - Private visit. Prospect making an official 30 visit.
WOR - Private Workout. Members of an organization working out a player in private.
STM - Some Type of Meeting.
% - indicates more than one meeting at an event.
^ - has met with team at more than one event.
# - indicates meeting set up outside of the 2016 Senior Bowl or the 2016 East-West Shrine Game




Here's Hoping We Draft The Player You Covet Most...

The next post are some of our most mocked players as of now:



Really wish I could turn the pictures back on.
This post was edited on 4/19 at 9:37 am


Meateye
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re: 2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
Most Mocked To Us As Of Now

Rashaan Evans / LB / Alabama / 6'3" / 235LBS.

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Analysis:

Strengths: Build like new breed of NFL linebackers. Possesses good length and great speed. Premium athlete with plus agility, range and explosiveness. Quick to diagnose. Works around the trash when scraping. Able to pace to the perimeter with the jet sweepers and scat-backs. Patient against misdirection and isn't easily baited out of position. Deftly side-steps blocks without giving his gap responsibility. Has athletic ability to dance from gap to gap and look up shifty running backs. Learned from tough guys ahead of him and adapted their demeanor. Explosive, wrap-up striker who sees what he hits. Plays with pain. Sub-package rusher with upfield burst to threaten the edge. Can unleash impressive spin counter in either direction. Burst as delayed blitzer from inside linebacker spot is too much for most linemen to catch.

Weaknesses: Just a beat behind in diagnosing. Lacks instincts of players who have extended history at the position. Can improve leverage in his pursuit. Fast flow ahead of blockers can allow for cutbacks. Can get wired to climbing blockers. Needs to improve his punch-and-separate when taking on blockers. Benefitted from playing behind monsters along the defensive line. Will wait rather than trigger when downhill shots are available. Will need to trust his athletic ability to squeeze routes tighter. Nagging groin injury plagued him last season. Scouts have some concerns about durability.

NFL Comparison: Lawrence Timmons

Bottom Line: Ascending linebacker talent who has the speed to fly around from sideline to sideline and played with an improved feel for the position in 2017. Despite limited playing time over his first few seasons, Evans adapted a "work while you wait" mindset that prepared him to for impressive performances in three consecutive national championship games. Evans is an ideal inside linebacker fit for a blitz-happy 3-4 unit, but he could easily fit as a 4-3 WILL with rush potential on sub-packages. Evans is an early starter with high-end potential if he can stay healthy.



Harold Landry / DE / Boston College / 6'3" / 250LBS.

Image: https://cdn.herosports.com/upload/post/manual/05_17/5/Harold-Landry-1494008743.jpeg


Analysis:

Strengths: Lacks height, but arm length makes up for it. Fluid athlete with good twitch. Flies out of the gates with no false steps. Long-strider who takes early leads on races to the edge. Uses loose hips and upper body turn to create an angular, leaning target that is hard to punch squarely. Limbo-stick edge-bender. Has flexibility to drop way under a tackle's hands and can corner with a tight turn and plus burst to the quarterback. Expected to show out at the Combine. Willing to attack the throwing arm and not just the quarterback. Creates strip sacks and batted balls with his long, active arms. Uses athletic ability to ramp up a secondary rush and scoop up scrambling quarterbacks. Rangy with plus pursuit speed against the run. Has experience standing and dropping into space. Plays with good change of direction and quick lateral movement to track down bootlegs.

Weaknesses: Burst-oriented rusher in need of a more diverse rush approach. Still learning to string moves together. Primary rush counter is a basic, inside move. Hasn't learned to tie edge burst with hand work to help soften the edge. Long tackles can be a deterrent. Upper body strength is below average. Hasn't shown consistent ability to convert his edge speed into power. Rides on blocks for too long. Lacking consistent grit at point of attack. Would rather chase and tackle than have running play come downhill at him. Can get to tackles but needs to do a better job of wrapping and finishing. Landry's effort level this year didn't seem to match his 2016 tape even before he suffered an ankle injury.

NFL Comparison:Bruce Irvin

Bottom Line: Landry lacks premium size, but his burst, stride length and ability to dip and rip around the edge give him special potential as an edge rusher. Landry lacks strength at the point of attack and may be a designated pass rusher early in his career. While he can play standing for 3-4 teams, he's at his best with his hand in the dirt as a rusher. Landry can get by as an NFL rusher with just speed and athleticism, but he has an opportunity to become a Pro Bowler if he can improve his hand usage and develop an inside counter.



Dallas Goedert / TE / South Dakota State / 6'5" / 260LBS.

Image: https://cdn.herosports.com/upload/post/manual/10_17/25/dallas-goedert-south-dakota-state-1508964835.jpeg


Analysis:

StrengthsRuns with good bend up the field and into routes. Moveable chess piece. Capable three-level worker as pass catcher. Team looked to find creative ways to get football in his hands. Carries good strength in frame and plays through physical challenges in his routes. Gains adequate separation with short and intermediate routes. Maintains top play speed when working vertically. Able to work over top of linebackers. Former high school hooper with advanced ball skills and body control. Pass snatcher with huge paws and strong hands. His highlight reels are filled with acrobatic, one-hand catches. Uses frame to gain advantageous positioning and can make in-air adjustments. Has size and technique to work with as in-line blocker. Strikes with good pad level, knee bend and hand placement. Looked stronger at point of attack this season. Possesses balance to hang in against rugged ends if he plays tough.

Weaknesses: Moves with somewhat restricted stride length. Is not a route salesman. Gives route intention away with early directional leans into breaks. Rarely relies on leverage and head fakes to create his separation. Looked bigger on tape in 2017 and quickness appeared to suffer somewhat. Would benefit from varying route speeds. Too eager to try for one-handed spear attempts rather than two handed snares at times. Agility with ball in his hands is average by NFL standards. Effort level as blocker can be inconsistent. Needs to get better hip roll into initial contact. May need a fire lit under him in order to handle in-line blocking duties as a pro.

NFL Comparison: Zach Ertz

Bottom Line: Goedert is a very talented pass catching tight end with the ability to work all three levels of the field. His ball focus and ability to make the spectacular catch will make him the darling of fans and media throughout the draft process, but, he still has work to do. Goedert dominated a lower level of competition and will have to prove he can uncover and block against bigger, more explosive athletes as a pro. The size, speed and talent is there for him to succeed as a very good combo tight end if he works and plays with a little more urgency.


Meateye
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re: 2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
Roquan Smith / LB / Georgia / 6'1" / 225LBS.

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Analysis:

Strengths: Former high school wideout with elite athletic ability. Speed demon who walks down backs looking to race him to the corner. Fluid and explosive in space. Block-slipper. Praised by his head coach as being a "tremendous leader" who holds himself accountable. Has instincts and football intelligence. Laser-sharp focus to finds the football when sifting through zone reads and jet sweeps. Plays with discipline. Senses when running backs are prepping for screen and fires downhill to stop it. Face-up tackler who sticks his nose in noise. Rare stop-start and change of direction talent. Flips pursuit from one target to the next seamlessly. Gets early bail into coverage against play-fake. Able to mirror and match against the most athletic running backs in coverage. Gets early jumps to join crossing routes and has the speed to carry them across the field. Searches out and squeezes receivers when playing zone.

Weaknesses: Is a little undersized. Has to stay one step ahead of the blocking scheme or he can be engulfed by size. Will need to diagnose and trigger just a hair faster on the next level. Occasionally comes in hot rather than breaking down in space as a tackler. Will need more schooling on hand work when taking on blocks. Needs to do a better job of recognizing oncoming blocker in his periphery. Gets touched up by second level traffic and needs to continue to improve finding more efficient routes to the ball.

NFL Comparison: Deion Jones

Bottom Line: Smith is an ascending linebacker prospect with elite athletic ability, plus intelligence and an ability to be an effective cover linebacker on passing downs. While he's a little undersized, he does have the quickness and speed to keep himself from being mauled. He was good in 2016, but great in 2017 and projects as a player who hasn't tapped his full potential. Smith has Pro Bowl traits and talent and will come off the board in the first round.


Christian Kirk / WR / Texas A&M / 5'11" / 200LBS.

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Analysis:

Strengths: Well built with good overall strength in upper and lower body. Takes optimal release angles against press. Adjusts in space to avoid redirects and contact. Plays with consistent tempo and good suddenness. Quick in and out of breaks with sharp turns. Impressive on whip routes. Scouts like his mental makeup and desire to compete. Able to dip and scoop the low throws. Plays with strong, natural hands as pass-catcher. Sinks into space against zone and does a good job of protecting the catch. Decisive and competitive once ball in his hands. Offers both kick and punt return value.

Weaknesses: Doesn't show desired burst into routes to gain separation. Quicker than fast. Has below average catch radius. Generally needs throws near his frame. Hindered by trail coverage down the field due to lack of length. Needs to use strength to combat tight coverage underneath rather than allowing defender to crowd him. Benefitted from variety of rub routes that got him wide open. Needs to play with better knee bend. Made some questionable decisions to field the ball as punt returner.

NFL Comparison: Pharoh Cooper

Bottom Line: Kirk is a well-built, mentally tough slot target whose game is built around pace more than explosiveness. His lack of speed and length make him less likely to impact games down the field, but his footwork, route tempo and hands should give him an opportunity to find catches underneath. Kirk's ability to help in the return game is a plus, but the difference between average and good as a receiver could depend on finding the right fit.


Sam Hubbard / DE / Ohio St / 6'5" / 265LBS.

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Analysis:

Strengths: Plays with consistent pad level and good bend at point of attack. Attacks with square pads and a wide, balanced base. Sinks hips and braces up with arm extension when setting the edge. Possesses good football intelligence and is very aware. Quick to spot play-action. Has stick-and-move hands to punch and peek past the blocker to find the football. Motor takes him to plays that others will quit on. Always finds himself in tackle-ready position and usually finishes. Expert level hand fighter as pass rusher. Will throw three or four straight slaps and chops to prevent tackle from getting his punch locked in. Shows tackles a strong charge before unleashing an effective spin counter back inside.

Weaknesses: More worker bee than twitchy athlete. Burst to the ball is just average. Doesn't get early wins at the point of attack. Pursuit speed is just average and he'll come up just short of the tackle at times. Can be a little tight when trying to corner and flatten as a pass rusher. Can be run up and past the quarterback. Arc-runner rather than move-maker as a rusher. Below average conversion of speed-to-power.

NFL Comparison: Preston Smith

Bottom Line: Hubbard will pass the eyeball test with his height, weight, and build, but he's missing the plus athleticism to take him over the top as a pass rusher. His tape is solid, but nothing jumps off the screen. Teams looking for a big time edge rusher won't get too excited by him, but he will appeal to defensive coordinators looking for guys with size and motor to plug into a blitz-heavy, twist-happy defense. Hubbard could become an early starter as a strong-side defensive end for a 4-3 defense.
This post was edited on 3/16 at 9:30 am


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re: 2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
Mel Kiper mocked South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst to us in his latest draft


Meateye
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re: 2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
quote:

Mel Kiper mocked South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst to us in his latest draft


I wouldn't give a shite if Mel Kiper mocked Bruce Wayne to us. Hes an idiot and has no clue as to what hes talking about.

I was putting people that were mocked to us by a bunch of different people. Thanks though.
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Large Farva
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quote:

2017 NFL Draft April 26th - 28th 1st Round Thursday April 26th 2nd & 3rd Round Friday April 27th 4th - 7th Round Saturday April 28th


May want to change year to 2018. Great thread though.


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50_Tiger
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re: 2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
Our entire draft is worth 971 points

So much for Baker Mayfield


Meateye
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re: 2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
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May want to change year to 2018. Great thread though.


Thanks! Didn't notice I did that. Good looking out!


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mindbreaker
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re: 2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
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So much for Baker Mayfield


You say that but I'm waiting for the extreme melt after we give up next years first to move up for him. Hopefully Ireland is able to pump the brakes on Loomis and Payton.


Meateye
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re: 2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
I personally don't see any way we stay out of the 2nd round, I think we trade back into the 2nd. Hopefully its to draft D.J. Chark. Yes I said we should draft an LSU player which I usually cringe at all the fools that come on here and suggest we draft every LSU player. This kid is different, He would be so explosive in our offense and he could help on returns also. Would be the perfect pick for us if we could move back into the 2nd and pick him up. JMO


goatmilker
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re: 2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
Chark will do well in the NFL.

Even better on the Saints


Babble
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re: 2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
I agree we'll probably trade back, but I dont think Chark is going in the second. Most likely he'll go in the third or fourth unless he kills it at the combine.

If there are no elite LBs or DEs at 27, we should definitely trade back and get some more picks and then pick up dallas goedert in the second.


Meateye
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re: 2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
Could you imagine our offense if we ended up with Goedert and Chark?



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Meateye
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Chark will do well in the NFL.

Even better on the Saints





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and then pick up dallas goedert in the second.


Hate to break it to you but if he performs well at the combine, Goedert is going in the 1st. If the saints want him, they will have to stay pat and hope hes there, or move up to 20-25 range.


Babble
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re: 2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
Id prefer goedert go earlier. If enough teams reach for offensive players in this draft, a defensive stud might fall to us just like last year.

There will be a solid TE available in the 3rd. Would much rather a DE, S, or LB with out first pick.


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re: 2018 Annual NFL Mock Draft Database (Updated 4/19/18)
I think Taven Bryan is a interesting d lineman can play inside or outside


jackwoods4
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quote:

Rasaan Evans


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Strengths


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Quick to diagnose.


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Weaknesses


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Just a beat behind in diagnosing. 


Is this a "my greatest weakness is actually my greatest strength" sort of thing?


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