2018 NFL Mock Draft: Trades spark action in top 10
By Tylor Walden
13. Vita Vea – Washington Redskins
Pick by Cameron Parker
Chris Baker is gone. While, Baker is a terrific defensive tackle, Vita Vea allows the team to play the next coming of Haloti Ngata. Vea is a strong human being that is hard to move. Given the current state of the team, Vea also upgrades the team overall.
14. Jaire Alexander – Green Bay Packers
Pick by Ty Walden
The Packers need some help in the defensive back department. Jaire Alexander gives the Packers that corner that could provide some help. The team will be competing with Kirk Cousins, Matt Stafford, and Mitch Tribusky. Having a corner that can shut down the wide outs and get some interceptions helps.
15. Lamar Jackson – Arizona Cardinals
Pick by Andrew Wade
Sam Bradford and Blaine Gabbert are not the answers in Arizona, and Arizona is lacking playmakers on both sides of the ball. New head coach, Steve Wilks, hails from Carolina where he lined up against mobile threat Cam Newton. To help Jackon adjust quickly, Arizona should look to what Bill O’Brien and the Texans did last year with Deshaun Watson before his injury.
16. Tremaine Edmunds – Baltimore Ravens
Pick by Sayre Bedinger
Ozzie Newsome always loves a good value when he sees it. Edmunds is one of the youngest players in the draft, and also has some of the highest upside. He’s a playmaker with incredible size and athleticism. He’d pair well with C.J. Mosley.