2018 NFL Mock Draft: Trades spark action in top 10
By Tylor Walden
21. Frank Ragnow – Cincinnati Bengals
Pick by Cameron Parker
This is a bizarre team to pick a need for. The Bengals can numerous places defensively, but that opens the possibility to go smart with the most athletic inside offensive lineman in the NFL Draft. Frank Ragnow has risen up draft boards since his tape against the Alabama Crimson Tide. It is also smart to protect Andy Dalton.
22. Rashaan Evans – Buffalo Bills
Pick by Ty Walden
The Bills were able to get their quarterback early on. Now they go defense with their second first round pick. It is the perfect storm. Get your quarterback and then draft a edge rusher that can get to the quarterback. It is the best of both worlds.
23. Isaiah Wynn – New England Patriots
Pick by Andrew Wade
The top linebackers are off the board, Vander Esch has been ruled off of several boards for medical reasons, and Mike McGlinchey is gone so the Patriots are going with versatile guard Isaiah Wynn. Although he primarily has played guard, some believe he has the ability to transition to tackle as well. Belichick loves versatility and Wynn will be able to play multiple spots as a rookie.
24. Taven Bryan – Carolina Panthers
Pick by Sayre Bedinger
The Panthers get a great value here in the back end of the first round, taking the ultra-athletic defensive end Taven Bryan from the Panthers. Defensive end might not be their most pressing need, but they need to get younger there and Bryan is a rare type of talent who is scheme versatile.