Mock Draft Watch 10.0

Posted Apr 25, 2018

The 2018 NFL Draft is finally upon us. Check out the final Mock Draft Watch presented by M&T Bank.

April 25: NFL Network, Mike Mayock

No. 6 (via trade with Indianapolis) – QB Josh Allen, Wyoming

Dude is 6-foot-5, 237 pounds. He's the same size as Carson Wentz with bigger arm talent and he's a better athlete. Out of maybe any player in this draft, his upside might be the highest. I don't think he's ready Day 1, but if he can get over some hurdles, he's going to be special.

April 25: The Ringer, Danny Kelly

No. 6 (via trade with Colts) – QB Josh Rosen, UCLA

Here’s our first trade: The Bills don’t waste any time moving up to take advantage of Rosen’s mini-slide, giving up the 12th and 22nd picks to land their quarterback of the future. The former UCLA star is the most polished passer in this quarterback class, combining sound footwork with a smooth throwing motion to attack all three levels of the field. He’d compete with A.J. McCarron to start from day one.

April 25: SB Nation, Adam Stiles

No. 12 – QB Josh Allen, Wyoming

This is much lower in the order than Allen has appeared in most mock drafts, but it still feels too early when you watch him actually play. But Buffalo feels like a decent fit, and at least in this scenario, the team didn’t have to move up to go get a quarterback. A battle between AJ McCarronNathan Peterman and Allen for the starting job is less than ideal, but the rookie would be well-served losing it and taking time to learn and grow before taking the field in the NFL.

No. 22 – LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama

Matt Milano looks like a capable starter for the Bills at linebacker, but the other two spots are far from set. With three linebackers already off the board, the Bills better not wait much longer to start making improvements at the position. Evans — like just about all Alabama linebackers — will probably be excellent right away.

April 25: Bleacher Report, Chris Simms

No. 12 – QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

I don't like the idea of drafting a 6'1" quarterback who runs a 4.84-second 40-yard dash in the top 10. This is why Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield is still available at No. 12. I'm also not positive Mayfield's personality will be attractive to Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott, who is a strict disciplinarian, but Mayfield has the arm talent and the decision-making needed to succeed in Buffalo. Mayfield is a pure thrower, and he'll have no issues cutting through the winter weather in Buffalo. He can make every throw an NFL team could ask of him, he's accurate, and he isn't going to make drive-killing mistakes often.

No. 22 – G Isaiah Wynn, Georgia

Georgia's Isaiah Wynn is the perfect fit for the Buffalo offense. He played offensive tackle in college, but at 6'3" and 313 pounds, he's physically suited to play guard as a pro. Wynn should be an elite guard too, as his experience at tackle has helped him develop tremendous footwork and movement skills. Wynn has long arms, can move well in a phone booth and can drive defenders at the point of attack. There isn't a defensive tackle in the league the Bills will be worried about matching up against Wynn one-on-one. Wynn will help improve the Buffalo running game and will help protect AJ McCarron and/or Mayfield from the interior pass rush. Plus, he's versatile enough to slide over to tackle in a pinch.

April 25:, Peter Schrager

No. 5 (via trade w/ Denver) – QB Josh Allen, Wyoming

The Bills trade picks 12, 22 and the 65 for the fifth overall pick. They decide to make the big move when Allen slips out of the top four. Big-armed, built for the elements, and an alpha in the locker room -- Allen comes to Buffalo as the latest quarterback savior for long-suffering Bills fans.

April 24:, Charles Davis

No. 12 – QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Everyone expects the Bills to try to trade up for a QB, but in this scenario they stay put and land Jackson, who's a better version of former Buffalo starter Tyrod Taylor. Head coach Sean McDermott knows the problems that Jackson's skill set will create for a defense

No. 22 – WR D.J. Moore, Maryland

His production in college was limited somewhat by a revolving door of QBs, but there are plenty in the league that believe he's the best WR in the draft.

April 24:, NFL Nation

No. 12 – QB Josh Allen, Wyoming

This would probably be a dream scenario for the Bills, having one of the draft’s top four quarterbacks fall to them at No. 12. Taking a chance on Allen and his big arm would be much more palatable if it did not require trading up and giving away some of the Bills’ stash of six picks in the first three rounds. Allen would become only the fourth quarterback Buffalo has ever chosen in the first round, and the highest ever selected by the team. -- Mike Rodak

No. 22 – CB Jaire Alexander, Louisville

The good news for Buffalo? Only one cornerback (Ward) has come off the board before this pick. The bad news is there does not seem to be a consensus second-best cornerback in this draft, which means the Bills must trust their gut in choosing from among Alexander, UCF’s Mike Hughes and Iowa’s Jackson. The Bills struck gold with Tre'Davious White in the first round last season but could use a short-term option in the slot and a long-term option to replace Vontae Davis, who is on a one-year contract. Alexander lacks size but offers athleticism and versatility to fill those roles. -- Mike Rodak