We have some great draft picks on the board today and it’s important to get them right now.
This is the first article in a two-part series on the best picks of the 2018 NFL Draft.
In the first part, I’ll be reviewing the best players on the outside of the top 10.
In this installment, I’m going to dive into the best offensive linemen in the draft.
Let’s get started.
The top offensive linemen of the future: The Lions, Chargers, and BearsThe Detroit Lions are currently playing the Buffalo Bills in Week 2 of the NFL season.
The Bills are a 3-3 team that has a history of winning their division, but their offensive line has struggled to consistently produce results since it was brought in in the off-season.
That is not to say that the offensive line is bad.
The offensive line will be a significant component to the Lions offense, but it will be one that needs to be addressed in order to get the most out of its talent.
First, let’s talk about the Lions.
The Lions will likely need to add at least one offensive lineman to the mix.
They will likely want to add a tackle, a guard, or even an end.
This may not seem like a huge deal, but the Lions are going to need some help on the offensive side of the ball.
The Chargers have a history with starting off the season with a strong offensive line, but they’ve fallen off a bit this year.
They’ve lost guard Chris Schleuger and tackle Nick Hardwick, and that has left the Chargers with a lot of question marks at the position.
If the Lions were to take any of the offensive linemen they like, they would likely want one of those.
The Chargers have been searching for a left tackle for quite some time.
This year, they signed offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus and guard Michael Bowie to replace Polumbu, and both of them are expected to help out the offensive tackles position.
There are two other offensive linemen who have a chance to be the Lions next offensive lineman.
One of those guys is right tackle Gabe Ikard.
Ikard is a player who is coming off a season in which he put up impressive numbers for the Chargers, but he’s struggled to perform at the NFL level in recent years.
In fact, he’s only been to the Pro Bowl once in his entire NFL career.
If Ikard was able to make a quick jump up the depth chart, he would be a perfect fit for the Lions offensive line.
Another option would be left tackle Mike Adams.
Adams was the Lions starting left tackle last season, and he was solid at his position.
The reason he struggled in the NFL last year was due to his knee injury, but Adams is expected to return for his rookie season.
He is a big left tackle who can play guard.
He has a ton of upside, and the Lions have a lot in their backfield to work with.
And last but not least, there’s the Bears.
They’re currently in the middle of a three-game winning streak, and they have one of the best running backs in the entire league in Jay Ajayi.
Ajayis production has been so good this season, he may be the most dangerous back in the league right now, and his talent is unmatched by any other player in the modern era.
Ajays running style will be key to the Bears offensive line moving forward.
If they’re able to get a tackle on the roster, they should be able to use that tackle as a third option.
The Bears could go with a tackle in the fourth round or later, but a second-round tackle or even a fifth-round pick would be ideal.
Let’s get to the list.
First-round picks: The Broncos, Chiefs, Cowboys, and SeahawksThe Broncos have one pick in the first round and four picks in the second round.
The Chiefs and Cowboys are in the mix for a second round pick, but both of those teams would likely have to move up to get there.
The Seahawks have a couple of picks in this round, but if they take one of these players they will have to add one of them.
The Cowboys have the third-highest draft position of any team in the NFC, but there are several players on their roster that would likely need time on the field.
They could use a second receiver, or they could look to add another offensive lineman if they do end up selecting in the top-three.
The Falcons, Bears, Chargers and Lions all have picks in that range.
The Broncos could move up and take a guard in the third round, or the Bears could take a tackle or guard in round four.
Second-rounders: The Chiefs, Chargers/Lions, and CowboysThe Chiefs have two picks in round one and three picks in rounds two and three.
The Rams, Eagles, Chargers