NFL mock drafts for 2018 aren’t particularly instructive about what teams will do a year from now. We don’t know what a particular team’s needs will be a year from now. Some players may emerge out of nowhere. Others may surprisingly see a decline. We also don’t know how good teams will be. Finally, there is a year for prospects to rise and fall. Was Mitchell Trubisky viewed as a potential second overall pick this time a year ago? He was not even on the radar.
What mock drafts can tell us is where the prospects currently stand. This is the starting point for the 2018 class.
Dan Kadar of SB Nation has his first mock for 2018 out.
3. New York Jets: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
Quarterbacks haven’t been the first three picks in the draft since 1999, but teams showed this year they’ll be aggressive at the position. The Jets can get the player many consider the next Carson Wentz.
Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen are the first two players off the board.
This might be the story of 2017 for the Jets. As we begin, the 2018 class is viewed as an excellent quarterback group. We will see whether things actually stay that way as the year progresses.