NFL Mock Draft 2018: Complete first round after Week 3

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After the third week of the college football season, how is the first round of our 2018 NFL mock draft shaping up?

Week 3 of the college football season had its ups and downs. The top teams stayed perfect while outside of the top 10, the LSU Tigers, Kansas State Wildcats, Stanford Cardinal and UCLA Bruins all fell in top 25 action against unranked opponents.

With some top picks on those respective teams, it definitely has an impact on the respective order of this week’s mock draft. There was also a big injury this week to Texas Longhorns offensive tackle Connor Williams. His injury certainly has an impact on this week’s NFL mock draft.

Again, since we are just two weeks into the NFL season, we’ve used Sportsline 2017 season simulation for the projected draft order in our mock. We will continue this order until Week 5 of the NFL season.

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EDGE. LSU. Arden Key. 1. player. 53.

The Cleveland Browns are off to an 0-2 start in the NFL season. To put it mildly, they haven’t looked good on either side of the ball. The offense is scoring 14.0 points per game (24th in the NFL) and the defense is allowing 22.5 points per game (21st in the NFL).

Defensive end/linebacker Arden Key is too hard to pass up on defense for the Cleveland Browns. Their first overall pick Myles Garrett is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain he suffered in practice.

Key made his season debut for the LSU Tigers this past weekend after missing the first two games. The Tigers were upset by the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 37-7. He played a limited number of snaps in the contest, recording three tackles, 0.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry.

It may take some time for Key to get back into playing shape, but the potential is there. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound defensive prospect set the LSU single-season record for sacks last year with 12.