2017 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

 

Browns

  1. THE PICK: Myles Garrett, DE Texas A&M – Too athletic and too much of a game-changer to pass on. Even if the Browns are desperate for a QB and love Trubisky, they probably realize he’ll be available at 12 or another quarterback would be just as good. However, no one is as good as Garrett in this draft at that position.

49ers

  1. THE PICK: Leonard Fournette, RB LSU — Maybe Carolnia’s pick here. They’d love to add the LSU lead back to their backfield. But if SF keeps the pick, Fournette might suit their needs just as well.

CHI Bears

  1. THE PICK: Marcus Lattimore, CB Ohio St. — The question will be “Is Jonathan Allen too good to pass on for a position of greater need?”.

Jags

  1. THE PICK: Jonathan Allen, DT Alabama — If Fournette is off the board, will the Jags turn to defense or do they have a second offensive option at 4? Christian McCaffrey, OJ Howard?

Titans

  1. THE PICK: Solomon Thomas, DE Stanford. — This is where things start to get tricky. The Titans clearly are in need of a top cornerback with Jason McCourty now gone from Tennessee. But can they pass up offensive studs like Howard or Mike Williams? Don’t forget — what ever position they pass on here can be satisfied at 18.

NYJ

  1. THE PICK: Jamal Adams, S LSU — Best player available would be a wise move for the Jets at 6. Probably going to be a safety or corner.

Chargers

  1. THE PICK: Malik Hooker, S Ohio St. — The feeling is that the Chargers need to tighten up that defense. Adding a guy who can partner with Joey Bosa on that side of the ball could give a major boost to LA’s defense.

Panthers

  1. THE PICK: Christian McCaffrey, RB Stanford — Few players in this year’s draft have been the recipients of such positive hype in the past few weeks than the Stanford running back. If Carolina stays put and doesn’t move up for Fournette, I think this will be the pick.

Bengals

  1. THE PICK: Reuben Foster, LB Alabama — Cincy has been vocal about wanting to add weapons for Andy Dalton. OJ Howard is the name to watch here — dual TE sets with Howard and Tyler Eifert seems pretty scary. But the Bengals might have too many pressing needs to take the ‘Bama tight end.

Buff

  1. THE PICK: OJ Howard, TE Alabama — The Bills have had an up close seat to witness the impact Rob Gronkowski has had on the league. If Howard comes anywhere close to Gronk, this is a pick well worth it.

Saints

  1. THE PICK: Marlon Humphrey, CB Alabama — I’d be surprised to see New Orleans go with something other than pass rusher and cornerback with their two first round selections. Just not totally sure the order. After the Malcolm Butler non-trade with the Patriots, the Saints would seem to covet a top CB if they feel one is there at 11.

Browns

  1. THE PICK: Mitchell Trubisky, QB North Carolina — If this really is  the QB whom the Browns want, they have to take him.

AZ

  1. THE PICK: Mike Williams, WR Clemson — Arizona may want to grab Larry Fitzgerald’s replacement here. They should have a nice choice between Williams, Corey Davis, and John Ross.

Eagles

  1. THE PICK: Corey Davis, WR Western Michigan — The Eagles could use a corner, but there may not be one there they feel good about at 14. But there will be a couple receivers that should help Carson Wentz.

Colts

  1. THE PICK: Taco Charlton, DE Michigan — Edge rusher is a position that you wouldn’t think the Colts could overdo. Whether it’s a DE or OLB, the Colts needs players who can attack attack attack.

Ravens

  1. THE PICK: Cam Robinson, OT Alabama — If any team recognizes the importance of a stalwart tackle on the offensive line, it’s the franchise that enjoyed Jonathan Ogden’s presence for over a decade. This pick could be a receiver, though. Joe Flacco needs speed and deep threats.

Skins

  1. THE PICK: Adoree Jackson, CB USC. — One could argue the Redskins need a CB more than anything else with this pick. But it will be tempting for Daniel Snyder if Dalvin Cook is sitting there when this picks rolls in

Titans

  1. THE PICK: John Ross, WR Washington — A corner and a playmaking WR are the two positions I think Tennessee would love to fill this round with their two selections.

Bucs

  1. THE PICK: Dalvin Cook, RB Florida St. — The Bucs would love a RB here. They may also choose to upgrade their pass rush.

Broncos

  1. THE PICK: Garrett Bolles, OT Utah — The holes on the O-line cannot be overlooked. There will be some good value on pass rushers at this stage, though.

Lions

  1. THE PICK: Derek Barnett, DE Tennessee — There’d be few “wrong” picks here for the Lions. A complimentary pass rusher opposite Ziggy Ansah would fill a need.

Fins

  1. THE PICK: Haason Reddick, LB Temple — The Dolphins have a need at guard. The decision will come down to who’s there as a pass rusher versus what type of guard they can grab in a later round.

NYG

  1. THE PICK: Ryan Ramczyk, OT Wisconsin — I’m a bit surprised Ramczyk is here at 23. But he’d be a steal for the G-Men.

Raiders

  1. THE PICK: TJ Watt, DE/OLB Wisconsin — Oakland could go hybrid pass rusher with Watt or more traditional linebacker with Jarrad Davis from Florida.

Texans

  1. THE PICK: Pat Mahomes, QB Texas Tech — I don’t have to agree with every pick. Mahomes scores out with a second round grade — meaning, as a QB, he will garner first round interest. Sorry, I just don’t see it.

Seahawks

  1. THE PICK: Obi Melifonwu, S/CB Connecticut — A big, tall defensive back screams Seattle. Lots of factors make this very sensible — Earl Thomas coming back from injury, Kam Chancellor impending free agency, and the Richard Sherman trade-talk.

KC

  1. THE PICK: Jarrad Davis, LB Florida — Smart player, smart pick. Helps this defense get even better.

Cowboys

  1. THE PICK: Charles Harris, OLB Missouri — A CB or pass rusher would certainly help the D in Big D.

Packers

  1. THE PICK: Fabian Moreau, CB UCLA — The Packers could go Forrest Lamp at guard, but they have a major need at CB. And they have a history of taking Bruins.

Steelers

  1. THE PICK: David Njoku, TE Miami — Big Ben has been reported to have expressed a desire for another tight end. You ask and you shall receive.

Falcons

  1. THE PICK: Forrest Lamp, G Western Kentucky — A glaring need for the defending NFC champs. A pass rushing compliment to Vic Beasley will also be considered here.

Saints

   32. THE PICK: Zach Cunningham, OLB Vanderbilt — I’d be surprised to see New Orleans go with something other than pass rusher and cornerback with their two first round selections.

 

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