2018 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (Collaboration): Picks 17-32

This is the second half of our Nachmany Football 2018 NFL Mock Draft 2.0, a collaboration between the Nachmany Football brothers Eli Nachmany and Albert Nachmany. Think we got it wrong? Let us know about it on Twitter @NachFootball, and give us a follow on there for more NFL draft content and analysis in the months leading up to the big day!

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Below, find picks 17-32 of Mock Draft 2.0.

17. Los Angeles Chargers: QB Josh Rosen, UCLA (#68 on Big Board)

For the second mock draft in a row, the Los Angeles Chargers stop the highly touted (but, in our rankings, lowly rated) Josh Rosen’s slide down the board, to keep the mock somewhat realistic. LA rolls the dice on an heir apparent to Philip Rivers, one who grew up and played college football in the team’s backyard in Manhattan Beach and at UCLA. -Eli

18. Seattle Seahawks: OT Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame (#26 on Big Board)

The Seatle Seahawks defense is aging but if they want to avoid rebuilding and protect Russell Wilson they can do that by drafting Mike McGlinchey. Duane Brown is 32 years old and will be a free agent next year, and McGlinchey can come in and help Wilson from running for his life. -Albert

19. Dallas Cowboys: S DeShon Elliott, Texas (#13 on Big Board)

The Cowboys could use a safety, and from Earl Thomas to Kenny Vaccaro, the University of Texas knows how to produce them. DeShon Elliott is a ballhawking free who will help Dallas slow down the high-powered Eagles offense (which it will need to do if it has any hope of winning the NFC East). -Eli

20. Detroit Lions: S Ronnie Harrison, Alabama (#16 on Big Board)

Matt Patricia was the New England Defensive Coordinator and coming to Detroit as Head Coach, he will look to beef up the Lions aging defensive back group. Ronnie Harrison can come in and learn under Glover Quin and help the Lions secondary, along with Darius Slay, become great. -Albert

21. Buffalo Bills: OG Will Hernandez, UTEP (#19 on Big Board)

As the year wore on, the Bills’ lack of depth at offensive line became more and more apparent. Now that Eric Wood is retiring, Buffalo can grab a solid interior offensive lineman in Will Hernandez to bring stability inside. -Eli

22. Buffalo Bills (via KC): LB Malik Jefferson, Texas (#28 on Big Board)

Malik Jefferson is one of the most natural tacklers in this year’s linebacker group and can help the Bills defensive front. Lorenzo Alexander is 34 and will be a free agent next year so this is a real position of need for the Bills that Jefferson can help fill. -Albert

23. Los Angeles Rams: CB Anthony Averett, Alabama (#22 on Big Board)

When Kayvon Webster returns to the Rams in 2018, he will have to recover from an Achilles injury he sustained in December. While it is certainly possible he gets back to full speed, an infusion of youth into the Los Angeles secondary would not be the worst thing; Alabama corner Anthony Averett is the pick. -Eli

24. Carolina Panthers: WR Simmie Cobbs Jr., Indiana (#25 on Big Board)

Cam Newton needs offensive firepower and Simmie Cobbs can help out and be a security blanket for Newton as Greg Olsen gets older. Pairing Cobbs with Devin Funchess could be a deadly wide receiver duo for the comming years and could help Cam Newton and the Panthers make a push for the playoffs again. -Albert

25. Tennessee Titans: NT Vita Vea, Washington (#33 on Big Board)

Vita Vea is far from my favorite player in this year’s class, but he is an immediate upgrade for the Titans at nose tackle. Sylvester Williams is a fine player, but Vea combines great athleticism and strength inside. -Eli

26. Atlanta Falcons: LB Leighton Vander Esch (#24 on Big Board)

Leighton Vander Esch is the perfect 4-3 outside linebacker – he will pair well with Deion Jones. The Falcons are close to a Super Bowl, and with the addition of Vander Esch, along with everyone else staying healthy, they could do just that. -Albert

27. New Orleans Saints: WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (#31 on Big Board)

Sean Payton loves to stretch the field and get the ball deep. The Saints have found some success doing just this with Ted Ginn, but getting a player like Christian Kirk will allow New Orleans to take the top off of defenses for years to come. -Eli

28. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB Jaire Alexander, Louisville (#34 on Big Board)

Jaire Alexander is one of the best corners in this year’s draft and he would help the Steelers aging secondary. The Steelers need to get back to the days of the Steel Curtain by improving their 28th-ranked pass defense. -Albert

29. Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville (#20 on Big Board)

There is no better place for Lamar Jackson to end up than Jacksonville, where a Super Bowl-level roster and a tremendous support system for a young quarterback awaits. Jackson, a Florida native who was coached by a former Tom Coughlin assistant at Louisville, will immediately challenge Blake Bortles for the starting job. -Eli

30. Minnesota Vikings: DT Taven Bryan, Florida (#47 on Big Board)

This pick is a reach but this is the Vikings only true need besides picking one quarterback. The Vikings are loaded and are looking to make another chase at a Super Bowl – they may trade this pick but Taven Bryan is a good defensive lineman who can replace another defensive tackle from Florida in Minnesota, Sharrif Floyd. -Albert

31. New England Patriots: EDGE Harold Landry, Boston College (#18 on Big Board)

Harold Landry probably will not fall this far, but if he does, there is little chance New England passes on the hometown hero from Boston College. He is a sack machine who will give New England some much-needed help in the front seven. -Eli

32. Philadelphia Eagles: OT Connor Williams, Texas (#30 on Big Board)

Jason Peters is 36 and will likely either retire or be traded to clear cap space. The Eagles are coming off of a Super Bowl win, led by Nick Foles, but want to keep Carson Wentz healthy so that they have a future – Connor Williams can help them do this. -Albert

Continue reading: Second Round of the Mock Draft.

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