McShay's "Perfect 2018 Mock" predicted the first three rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft, and he listed South Dakota State tight end Dallas Goedert, South Carolina State linebacker Darius Leonard and Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta all as day 1 or day 2 picks.
Here's McShay's methodology for the mock draft: "I'm not projecting picks based on what I'm hearing around the league. This is me making 100 picks — three full rounds — based on what's best for each team at that slot, so that each team gets an "A" grade from me. And yes, I'm following Kiper's rules on this one and not making any trades."
Based on those parameters, McShay sent the following FCS players to NFL homes in the first, second and third rounds:
Round 1 (16): Baltimore Ravens
Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
McShay: "Baltimore needs playmakers on offense. While this would be high for Goedert, he's the rare two-way tight end. He has been hampered by injury this postseason process, but he dominated small-school competition and his game should translate to the NFL."
Round 2 (43): New England Patriots
Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina State
McShay: "Leonard is an undersized linebacker who could help in coverage."
Round 3 (95): New England Patriots
Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond
McShay: "New England still needs a successor to Tom Brady after trading Garoppolo, and the Patriots will probably look to take one in the early or middle rounds. Lauletta was impressive at the Senior Bowl and would have time to sit and learn behind one of the best ever."