Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Complete 2018 first-round mock draft, version 1
6. Indianapolis Colts: Linebacker, Tremaine Edmunds (Virginia Tech)
Colts fans will be sad to miss out on Barkley, Nelson and Chubb but they’ll be happy once they see Edmunds on the field.
He’s the kind of linebacker the Colts need and will breathe a little life and excitement into an otherwise boring defense.
Don’t plan the Super Bowl celebration yet, Indianapolis, but it’s step in the right direction.
8. Chicago Bears: Linebacker, Roquan Smith (Alabama)
The Bears already have a bulldog playing linebacker and they may go back to Athens to get another.
Smith would be a fine partner to play opposite of Leonard Floyd and could spark the return of Chicago having a formidable linebacker crew.
And isn’t that how the NFL is supposed to be?
9. San Francisco 49ers: Cornerback, Denzel Ward (Ohio State)
Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch doesn’t strike me as the kinds of guys who want to spend a Top-10 pick on a guy to ‘see what happens’.
This is why Ward is the pick here over a certain Crimson Tide prospect. His time is coming, don’t worry.
Putting Ward on one side and Richard Sherman on the other will only serve to increase the steam blowing from the 49ers hype train, and they deserve all of it.
10. Oakland Raiders: Defensive Back, Minkah Fitzpatrick (Alabama)
See, I told you. The first rookie to get welcomed by new-former head coach Jon Gruden is the versatile defensive back from Alabama.
I think the Raiders would like to ideally pair him with Gareon Conley while continuing to develop Karl Joseph and Obi Melifonwu into their feature safety pair.
However, it gives the team some flexibility in the secondary, and it doesn’t necessarily take them off the cornerback market for future rounds.
Having teams guessing at what you’re doing is very valuable when it comes to trading draft capital later in the proceedings.