2018 NFL Mock Draft 5.0: Run on QBs forces Bills to trade up

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The NFL Draft is less than three weeks away and the Buffalo Bills seem likely to select a top QB. We see that and more in our latest 2018 NFL mock draft.

Fellow BuffaLowDown writer Stephen McCarthy and I are going to be conducting a weekly mock draft until draft day (April 26). By alternating picks, we will put our general manager hats on and work our mock draft magic.

We will consider team needs and try our best to simulate trades that would occur during the first round by using the NFL trade draft value chart. Mock drafts that simulate zero trades are unrealistic since there are always teams maneuvering the draft board early. (First Round Trades: 2017 – 6, 2016- 8.)

The 2018 NFL Draft is loaded with potential playmakers on offense and game-wreckers on defense. There is not a clear No. 1 player like many other years, so there will be suspense throughout. Which quarterback will go first? Where do elite talents like Saquon Barkley, Quenton Nelson and Bradley Chubb land?

Over the past couple of weeks, the draft order and the overall NFL landscape has shifted drastically. Teams are trading up and down like never before. They are all trying to position themselves for the difference maker that can take them to the playoffs.

Our two-round mock is complete with analysis and trades. Let’s take a look at Mock Draft 5.0…

Previous Mocks

Mock Draft 1.0

Mock Draft 2.0

Mock Draft 3.0

Mock Draft 4.0