2018 NFL Mock Draft: Bills grab a top QB after a big trade

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Baker Mayfield
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player. 48. . Guard. Notre Dame. Quenton Nelson. 7

The primary need for the Buccaneers this offseason was a pass rusher. They took care of that by trading a third-round pick for Jason Pierre-Paul.

The next need is to protect their franchise quarterback. Drafting a player like Nelson at No. 7 would be a steal in every sense of the word. He is the best guard prospect to come out in quite some time and will make sure Winston stays clean while in the pocket. He will also bolster the run game for whoever the Buccaneers decide to draft later. (Justin)
Previous Pick: Derwin James

Linebacker. Virginia Tech. Tremaine Edmunds. 8. player. 57.

This just makes sense. After their spending spree on offense in free agency, the Bears need to address the defense. Edmunds is a large, athletic man who can make play after play. He can matchup in coverage but also come up in run support and rush the passer. With quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins and Matt Stafford, the Bears need all the help they can get.

Putting him next to Danny Trevathan will create a dangerous and athletic linebacking group, in addition to Leonard Floyd rushing the passer. (Stephen)

Previous Pick: Unchanged

42. . Linebacker. Georgia. Roquan Smith. 9. player

This may be a head scratcher to some…. but hear me out. Reuben Foster had himself a great year on the field. He showed the ability to track the ball carrier sideline to sideline.

Off the field he has been in and out of the news with domestic violence issues. I believe Foster’s days in San Francisco are numbered and I wouldn’t be surprised in they grab Smith with the No. 9 overall pick. (Justin)

Previous Pick: Trade back to No. 11; select Minkah Fitzpatrick