NFL Mock Draft 2018: Complete first round after Week 6

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The college football season is progressing rapidly and it’s time to take a look at our updated 2018 NFL Mock Draft following Week 6.

Man, oh man, the college football season is really starting to heat up and top teams are positioning themselves as contenders and some have been exposed as pretenders. With that, top players are making bids to be selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Although the draft is still months away, it’s never too early to look at where some of the nation’s top players may end up. After a wild and whacky Week 6 of the season, we have compiled our latest NFL mock draft for the 2018 class. Who will go No. 1 this week?

We are using the latest Super Bowl odds for the draft order this week.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 16: Sam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans makes a pass during the fourth quarter against the Texas Longhorns at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Sam Darnold
QB USC

Are you surprised that Sam Darnold is back at No. 1 in the mock after struggling against Washington State just a week ago? You shouldn’t be. Although Darnold has been knocked for his turnover issues this season, you have to look at the overall body of work.

Let’s face it, San Francisco needs a quarterback for the future. While Brian Hoyer has been playing OK in 2017, he’s not going to be around for the next 5-10 years. It’s time for the 49ers to take a chance and pick a quarterback with a bright future.

Darnold could be that guy. Why not pick the homegrown prospect who has been atop many Heisman watch lists and is No. 1 on some experts’ big board. As long as he can clean up his turnover issues, like he somewhat did against Oregon State, he will be looked at with the No. 1 pick to the 49ers.

Through six games, the Trojans are 5-1 and Darnold has passed for 1,705 yards and is completing about 65 percent of his throws. He doesn’t get rattled under pressure and has the tools to be an elite NFL passer. Will he cut down those turnovers?

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