2018 NFL mock draft: Packers address defense in first round

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Wyoming. Josh Allen. 12. player. 16. . QB

This could be very outrageous having Allen drop this far, but I personally don’t even think he’s worth a higher pick in the first round. The Bills couldn’t pass up this opportunity with the potential that Allen has.

The guy has an absolute cannon and a picture perfect frame for an NFL QB. He is fairly mobile for his size and can make throws on the run.

His problem is that he is not an accurate QB, he never once had a season with a completion percentage higher than 56 percent, and he wasn’t exactly facing top-tier talent. When he did face top-tier college talent, he really struggled.

Here are some of his stats from 2017 when facing schools with better talent. Iowa: 57.5 completion percentage, 174 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT; Oregon: 37.5 CP, 64 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT; Boise St: 44.4 CP, 131 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT; Colorado St: 50 CP, 138 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT.

The problem here, is that if he continued to drop like this, it is very likely that a QB-needy team picking later may try to trade up to get him before he makes it to the Dolphins’ pick.

I have the Redskins going with an Alabama defensive lineman for the second year in a row. This is a team that really does not have many holes on either side of the ball.

They may use this pick to select a wide receiver, offensive lineman or cornerback, but their defensive line is really lacking youth and production. Payne is a player that could step in and help immediately. He is a bonafide run stopper, who can show flashes of getting after the quarterback as well.

With the Redskins using a 3-4 as their base defense, Payne could be used as a 0-technique nose tackle, or even on some occasions as a 4/5-technique defensive end.