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Steven Ridley’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft

Greetings to everyone and hope you are having a good week. As we only have but a few days before the NFL’s biggest offseason event, writers and analysts across the world wide web ramp up their predictions even more as new information is obtained everyday. Here at TheSteelersFans, these same principles apply but this writer elects to go the extra step for the readers. This will only be covering the first round but there are going to be some interesting picks and one trade (using the Draft Value Trade Chart from Drafttek.com). To that end, here today will start another 2018 NFL Mock Draft . Before we begin though and, as always, a disclaimer;

These opinons are only a representation the writer and do not represent or are transparent with the opinions other members of TheSteelersFans board of site members, moderators or site adminstrator.

With that out of the way, let us get started. One more note. Please be sure to note the ” D.V.” and “T.D.V.” acronyms (Draft Value and Total Draft Value).

With the first pick in the 2018 Steven Ridley Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns select:

Josh Allen; Quarterback from the University of Wyoming.

Ah yes, the odd age NFL truth; you cannot go anywhere far without the right guy at the Quarterback position. Sadly, someone must have forgotten to tell the Cleveland Browns that after their revival in 1999. Over 26 Quarterbacks selected and yet little to no success. Enter John Dorsey; former GM of the Kansas City Chiefs. His former tenure of being GM is one of two main reasons why Josh Allen is the selection; Tyrod Taylor coincidentally being the other. While at Kansas City, Dorsey elected to go for a big armed and talented Quarterback in Pat Mahomes II. This season, no different for Josh Allen sans his ridiculous potential. However, the other reason why Dorsey will likely make this pick is due to the fact that Allen will likely not be ready for the 2018 season. As many of us suspect, Taylor is but the bridge that will lead to the gates of relevance and hopefully success soon thereafter. Allen is very, very raw in terms of pre snap recognition, decision making and most importantly, his footwork. Having all the arm talent and strength in the world means very little if your accuracy is not very good. Knowing this however is why Josh Allen is the number one pick as Dorsey is using 2018 as a redshirt year for Allen to learn the do’s and do not’s of the NFL. Once 2019 is here is where Dorsey and the Browns will hopefully see the fruition of a year’s worth of experience.

About Steven Ridley

A Canadian loving gamer and analytical American Football fan; Steven has turned to the Black 'n Gold since the days of seeing Troy Amuna Polamalu way back in 2008. Since then, he has been getting more engaged with the sport. In addition of studying the aspects of the game, college prospect scouting is one of his favorite pastimes.