May. 23, 2017
NFL Mock Draft
1. Cleveland Browns- Myles Garrett, Texas A&M- Browns get the best player in the draft.
2. San Francisco 49ers- Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford- 49ers could go a lot of different ways here but they solidify their dline alone with Arik Armstead/Deforrest Buckner.
3. Chicago Bears- Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State- Bears go either Jamal Adams or Lattimore here, they go with the safe corner pick.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars- Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU- Jags went heavy on defense in FA, they give Bortles a rb that can take pressure off his shoulders.
5. Browns from Tennessee Titans from Los Angeles Rams- Mitchell Tribusky, QB, North Carolina- Browns get antsy and get worried that the Jets will grab Trib.
6. New York Jets- Jamal Adams, S, LSU- Jets run to the podium and maybe just maybe Jets fans don’t boo.
7. Los Angeles Chargers- Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State- Chargers get the cover 3 safety that they need.
8. Carolina Panthers- Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee- Julius Peppers is just a band aid so the Panthers forgo McCaffery and take the best pure pass rusher in the draft.
9. Cincinnati Bengals- Johnathan Allen, DT, Alabama- Allen slides cause of shoulder issues, WR is an option here but in a rugid AFC North Allen seems like a natural choice.
10. Buffalo Bills- Mike Williams, WR, Clemson- Corey Davis is an option but pairing two Clemson WRs is too nice to pass up.
11. New Orleans Saints- Reuben Foster, LB, Bama- Saints get a rough and tough LB to start the defensive resurgence.
12. Tennessee Titans from Cleveland Browns from Philadelphia Eagles- Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan- Mariota needs help so why not give him to most pro ready wr.
13. Arizona Cardinals- Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech- Arians understands that this is Palmer’s last year, Mahomes will sit for that year and learn.
14. Philadelphia Eagles from Minnesota Vikings- Christian McCaffery, RB, Stanford- McCaffery slides and the Eagles pounce giving Wentz yet another option.
15. Indianapolis Colts- Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin- Defense is still an issue but you have to protect your franchise qb.
16. Baltimore Ravens- Haason Reddick, OLB, Temple- Newsome loves value picks and Reddick falls into their lap.
17. Washington Redskins- John Ross, WR, Washington- Surprise pick of the draft.
18. Tennessee Titans- Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio St.- Titans needed a wr and a cb, they go corner here now that they cut Jason McCourty.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Dalvin Cook, RB, FSU- DJax went to Florida, now time to keep Cook in it, giving Jameis yet another option on offense.
20. Denver Broncos- Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky- O line was sad, this makes it a bit better.
21. Detroit Lions- Jarron Davis, ILB, Florida- Deandre Levy was cut, time to reload the middle of the defense.
22. Miami Dolphins- Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan- Versatile defender gives the dolphins another option to hopefully make Brady second guess what he is seeing.
23. New York Giants- David Njoku, TE, Miami- Howard is an option here but Njoku is a more dynamic option which goes better with the aerial assault the Giants will have.
24. Oakland Raiders- Kevin King, CB, Washington- Raiders could go RB here with Mixon depending on how the Lynch situation shapes, but King gives them another piece on this resurgent defense.
25. Houston Texans- Deshone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame- Texans get desperate here.
26. Seattle Seahawks- OJ Howard, TE, Bama- Jimmy Graham’s contract expires after this year, stop Howard’s slide and give the Hawks the traditional TE that they need.
27. Kansas City Chiefs- Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson- 20 on the wonderlic, weak arm, and coming from a spread offense. That is why he slides past Kizer.
28. Dallas Cowboys- Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida- They lost Carr and Claiborne, they restock the corner back shelf.
29. Green Bay Packers- TJ Watt, OLB, Wisconsin- Tough gritty LB helps out the defense, they could go corner here.
30. Pittsburgh Steelers- Josh Jones, S, NC State- Continue to rebuild the defense.
31. Atlanta Falcons- Charles Harris, OLB, Missouri- Not a lot of holes on the roster, but the pass rush could use some help.
32. New Orleans Saints from New England Patriots- Tre’Davius White, CB, LSU- Could use this for Malcom Butler, but instead they take the younger cheaper White.