The thing about projections is they don’t have all the information. This 2018 NFL mock draft is going to reflect on one big piece.
Namely what happens if Sam Darnold elects to stay in school. It’s easy to forget that he’ll be a redshirt sophomore this season. The kid just turned 20-years old. Despite his stellar play at the end of last season, it’s reasonable to think he still has some growing to do. The odds could favor him staying at USC for at least one more year to get extra seasoning. Meanwhile it’s rather fascinating what his exit from the board does to the picks.