2018 NFL 2-round mock draft: Packers address defense

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Round 1

53. Cleveland cannot rebuild their roster and move forward until they find a quarterback to build around. Tyrod Taylor brings depth to the position, but the Browns need to find their guy of the future. Darnold seems the best fit here. — Dan. Quarterback. USC. Sam Darnold. 1. player

31. Allen is not the most pro-ready prospect in this draft, but his tools are really special. The Giants opt for Allen’s upside here since they have the luxury of sitting him behind Manning for a year or two. — Kyle. Quarterback. Wyoming. Josh Allen. 2. player

Defensive End. NC State. Bradley Chubb. 3. player. 46. The Colts desperately need a difference maker on defense. Chubb is the only elite pass rusher in this draft class. He’s a complete defensive end prospect. — Dan

53. Cleveland doubles down on offense here and gives their rookie QB some help out of the backfield. They successfully get their QB and arguably the most talented athlete in the draft. — Kyle. Running Back. Penn State. Saquon Barkley. 4. player

player. 45. Despite plenty of rumors linking Denver to various free agent quarterbacks, the Broncos should also take a player like Rosen in order to build around for the future. The UCLA product is a reliable, accurate thrower who can run a NFL offense. — Dan. Quarterback. UCLA. Josh Rosen. 5

Baker Mayfield. 6. player. 30. Baker Mayfield is polarizing. But he also has the swagger that NFL teams want in their QB. The Jets have been without an alpha signal caller for some time. Mayfield gives them that fiery leader. — Kyle. Quarterback. Oklahoma

7. player. 48. Fitzpatrick’s ability to play numerous positions in the secondary, including nickel corner or free safety, would bring a new dynamic to the Buccaneers defense. After Chubb, Fitzpatrick is the top defensive prospect in the class. — Dan. Defensive Back. Alabama. Minkah Fitzpatrick

8. player. 57. Some will say that this is too rich for Ridley. But, either way, it’s hard to see the Bears not giving Trubisky some help at receiver to aid in his development. — Kyle. Wide Receiver. Alabama. Calvin Ridley

42. Ward’s the clear-cut top corner in the draft and San Francisco continues to rebuild their secondary by selecting the Ohio State defensive back. With this pick and the recent signing of Richard Sherman, the 49ers defense is on the road to being repaired. — Dan. Cornerback. Ohio State. Denzel Ward. 9. player

28. Oakland needs some help on the defensive side of the ball. They could go a couple different ways here, but Edmunds gives them a freak athlete who will only be 19 years old when his name is called on draft night. — Kyle. Linebacker. Virginia Tech. Tremaine Edmunds. 10. player