2018 NFL 2-round mock draft: Packers address defense

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16. Buffalo will probably need to make a move for a quarterback. Jackson might be their only option at this point in the first round. The Bills traded away Taylor, but Jackson would give them another young dynamic quarterback who can also make plays with his feet. — Dan. Quarterback. Louisville. Lamar Jackson. 21. player

16. Buffalo already has a vacancy on the defensive line. And Kyle Williams is not getting any younger. Vita Vea is more than a space eater. He’s also a very talented athlete. He’s a great choice to continue to build a defense around. — Kyle. Defensive Tackle. Washington. Vita Vea. 22. player

Cornerback. Iowa. Joshua Jackson. 23. player. 51. Jackson is a ballhawk–he recorded eight interceptions in 2017 alone–however, he needs to fit in a zone heavy scheme. St. Louis could utilize Jackson’s ability to make game-changing plays. With the loss of Trumaine Johnson, cornerback should be a priority for them in the draft. — Dan

Defensive End. Boston College. Harold Landry. 24. player. 87. Landry’s 2017 was defined by nagging injuries. He would be a top 15 pick if we were just looking at his 2016 film. Carolina probably gets a steal here, assuming Landry gets back to his pre-injury form. — Kyle

25. player. 35. Hubbard is a solid edge prospect who would give the Titans a reliable defender against both the run and pass. Tennessee needs more players on defense that can create pressure, and the former Big Ten standout could make an immediate impact on their roster. — Dan. Edge Rusher. Ohio State. Sam Hubbard

26. player. 44. Dontari Poe is a free agent. Enter Da’Ron Payne. He’s a natural run stuffer with enough tools in the pass game to be disruptive. — Kyle. Defensive Tackle. Alabama. Da'Ron Payne

Safety. Alabama. Ronnie Harrison. 27. player. 15. New Orleans could use more difference makers on defense, and Harrison would give them just that. He’s a physical downfield safety with underrated cover skills. — Dan

55. The Steelers need some help in the middle of their defense. Evans is almost too ideal of a fit. He’s a heat-seeking missile who plays with violence and great range. Pittsburgh can only hope Evans is actually available when they pick on draft day. — Kyle. Linebacker. Alabama. Rashaan Evans. 28. player

52. Wynn would bolster Jacksonville’s offensive line and give them a quality starting guard to plug in on offense. The team should continue building around Leonard Fournette and the ground game. — Dan. Offensive Guard. Georgia. Isaiah Wynn. 29. player

60. It sounds like Sharrif Floyd is probably done playing football after an unfortunate knee injury and failed surgery. Taven Bryan is a disrupting force in the middle. He plays a little wild, but he’s usually effective. — Kyle. Defensive Tackle. Florida. Taven Bryan. 30. player

Colorado. Isaiah Oliver. 31. player. 47. Oliver is a long athletic corner who has a nose for the ball. He would help fill a void in New England’s secondary left by Malcolm Butler’s departure. — Dan. Cornerback

54. Hughes is arguably the best man corner in the draft, but his off the field concerns may drop him to this point in the draft. Patrick Robinson was a huge part of Philly’s success this year, but he may move on in free agency. Hughes is the next man up. — Kyle. Cornerback. UCF. Mike Hughes. 32. player