Mel Kiper's favorite 2018 National Football League draft prospects at every position

Lawrence Cooper
April 19, 2018

7 pm on April 26 cannot get here soon enough! It makes sense on many levels. History tell us that National Football League teams have no idea how to evaluate quarterback prospects.

"We take it day by day, and we definitely see it as a challenge when they say that he doesn't have the best supporting cast, or whatever it may be". We're in hopes that these guys coming back a la Austin Conway, I know C.J.

In that draft, Kiper gave the Titans a tight end, an interior lineman and a receiver in the first three rounds.

As for Oakland, PFF projects they'd use that No. 55 pick on Georgia running back Sony Michel. And the crystal ball here at Metro just isn't wrong. Barkley also added 18 kickoff returns for 500 yards and returned two for touchdowns. While at Penn State, Barkley recorded negative runs on 17.5% of his running plays, which can be attributed to defenses stacking the box to stop the elusive rusher.

As NFL Spin Zone's Zac Wassink pointed out, the New York Giants have made some win-now moves in the offseason. It may very well be Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Saquon Barkley or someone else mentioned earlier.

You might be asking yourself why an offensive guard is listed under a subheadline advertising the most exciting prospects.

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Many draft analysts assume the Bills will need to trade up into the top five to select a quarterback, but NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah laid out a scenario in which one of the draft's top prospects, UCLA's Josh Rosen, fell to the Bills at No. 12.

Nelson and the Chicago Bears seem like the ideal connection.

"In today's nfl he's a ideal fit ... But to me, he's the odds-on favorite for the New York Giants at No. 2", McShay said. There also maybe interest in Mayfield and Rosen going to the G-Men.

That would pave the way for Nelson to go to Chicago, where he would become an instant fan favorite. It's all about accuracy and being able to make smart decisions on the gridiron when it comes to the quarterback in this offensive system. That's in addition to 69 passing touchdowns and 9,043 yards through the air. The Coplay, PA native has drawn comparisons to Todd Gurley and Ezekiel Elliott, both of whom were selected in the Top-10 in the previous three drafts.

But Payton apparently doesn't think too highly of Rosen, Mayfield, and Allen - and maybe Lamar Jackson too, though it's unclear if he would include Jackson with the quarterbacks who will get picked at the beginning of the draft. So in honor of what should be an exciting first round, here are five players that would be worth the Eagles trading up for. Many teams apparently would take him with the second pick, assuming Darnold is off the board with the top pick.

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