Mock NFL Draft
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1.Cleveland Browns – Myles Garrett. Texas A&M. DT
The Cleveland Browns are in need of a pass rusher and the Browns run a 3-4 defense that fits his playing style. And he is the safest and best player in the draft this year. The Browns don’t need to risk anything that may jeopardize their future.
2. San Francisco 49ers – Solomon Thomas. Stanford. DE
Thomas is the most athletic player in this draft that will help the 49ers front four. They can also rebuild around him for the next couple of years. Thomas feels he can play both the 3-4 or 4-3 defense.
3. Chicago Bears – Garrett Bolles. Utah. T
Bolles will fit perfectly with Mike Glennon deep threat passing and with experience with a pass first offense at Utah. Being that they sign a new QB in free agency, Glennon. The quarterback isn’t a priority anymore. And the tackle position is a secondary need in order to protect Glennon.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars – O.J. Howard. Alabama TE
Howard has a huge frame at 6’6, 250 lbs that can block the edge for former Alabama teammate T.J. Yeldon. Also with his height, he will be a threat to cover man to man coverage. Not to mention, he runs a 4.51 in the 40 yard dash, so he will be a factor in the Jaguars offense.
5. Tennessee Titans – Corey Davis. WR Western Michigan
Consistent production is the way to describe Davis. He had 1400 yards in the past two years of his college career, and he has great route running ability, which is needed to replace the major, but inconsistent, Kendall Wright at wide receiver.
6. New York Jets – Malik Hooker. S Ohio State
Calvin Pryor is showing little hope of becoming the promised safety coming out of college. With the help of Pryor, it will help Hooker develop to a great safety while also improving the Jets defense. Hooker also had seven interceptions in the Big Ten, which shows he has a lot of potential.
7. Los Angeles Charges – Jamal Adams. S LSU
Adams was the soul of LSU defense. Earning All-American honors will help establish the Chargers defense. With Adams being an explosive player, it will take pressure off the former defensive rookie of the year in 2016, Joey Bosa. With them two in the same team, you can say it’s a major upgrade.
8. Carolina Panthers – Leonard Fournette. RB LSU
Fournette is the best running back in the 2017 draft. With his explosive size, strength and by running a 4.43, it gives him an advantage and with all his attributes, they compare him to the great Bo Jackson. With Fournette in the lineup, it will take pressure off Cam Newton and will be an immediate impact on the field.
9. Cincinnati Bengals – Jonathan Allen. DE Alabama
Although the Bengals run a 4-3 defense, it won’t stop Allen from being a major help. It will add strength with the help of Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins. With his powerful upper body strength and skills ability, he is the perfect fit on the defensive side.
10. Buffalo Bills – Mike Williams. WR Clemson
williams will be paired up with ex teammate Sammy Watkins and a quarterback with the same style, as Deshaun Watson, in Tyrod Taylor. This is the number one need for Taylor and his offense.
11. New Orleans Saints – Taco Charlton. DE Michigan
This is their next best option and they can’t pass on Charlton. Sheldon Rankins was ruled out prior to the beginning of the 2016 season. It exposed the poor defensive effort, Charlton will provide assistance to the rebuilding and development of the New Orleans defense.
12. Cleveland Brown – Deshaun Watson. QB Clemson
The Browns have no room to disappoint the fans, and the hype for the selection of Watson is a must and will sway their decision away from any other player. Not to mention, the signing of Brock Osweiler from the unpromising Texans likely won’t solve any problems and will only add a quarterback battle for the press to talk about this Training Camp.
13. Arizona Cardinals – John Ross. WR Washington
Ross is simply the mirror image of John Brown and J.J. Nelson in the Cardinals above average offense. Carson Palmer is a bomber down field similar to what Jake Browning provided to Ross at Washington. The Cardinals Receivers continue to show that speed is a main priority and the front office will gladly agree, selecting the 4.22 40-timer for their first selection.
14. Philadelphia Eagles – Marshon Lattimore. CB Ohio State
Lattimore provides the best ball tracking skills the draft has to offer. His eye for the ball is consistent. Carson Wentz needs to be relieved of full responsibility in conquering the victories, and the Eagles haven’t provided sufficient corner help since Nnamdi Asomugha.
15. Indianapolis Colts – Jabrill Peppers. S Michigan
The Colts haven’t been exciting for quite a while and Peppers was nothing less than that, providing a sufficient reason to be in the running for Heisman on defense. Like the Browns and Watson, the Colts have disappointed their fans for too long, but not as long the Browns have. In other words, their defense needs energy and Peppers will gladly provide that.
16. Baltimore Ravens – Cam Robinson. OT Alabama
Robinson is a bull dozer, providing support for Bo Scarbrough in his powerful running attack, the Ravens need power to contend in the strong NFC North. The inconsistency of the line up front has led to a slight downfall of Flacco and his running game.
17. Washington Redskins – Takkrist McKinley. UCLA. DT
McKinley is ferocious up front. He’s balanced when it comes to stopping the run and pressuring the quarterback. This won’t solve all problems, but it is a place to start. He won’t lift the team completely off the ground, but look for him to be in Defensive Rookie of the Year talks.
18. Tennessee Titans – Gareon Conley. Ohio State. CB
Titans defense ranked 23rd overall, which isn’t good or bad. Conley would add some heat to the defensive side of the ball. Entering the draft, Colney will surely be drafted that night.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Obi Melifonwu. S Connecticut
Obi is a huge factor in size at 6’4”, 225lbs. In playmaking, he is a sideline-to-sideline playmaker and will keep his zone clean in coverage. He is the next best thing to Jabril Peppers.
20. Denver Broncos – Ryan Ramczyk. OT Wisconsin
The blindside of the new quarterbacks in Denver are important, especially taking on Justin Houston, Tamba Hali, Khalil Mack in the AFC West. Ramczyk is a great pass blocker and pairs up well against any outside rusher, which is his main strength.
21. Detroit Lions – TJ Watt. Wisconsin. DE
Although there’s no guarantee, Watt sits this deep in the draft. He fits any defense very well. Although somewhat light on size, he plays with tenacity. He can get tied up in blocks. The Lions don’t really need an instant starter, but this is a pick for the future.
22. Miami Dolphins – Haason Reddick. Temple. OLB
The Dolphins need to adapt to the style smaller faster OLB’s and Reddick is the new wave of those players. He posts the ability to break off the outside of offensive tackles. There will be missed tackles due to size, but he will make it up on the following play for sure.
23. New York Giants – Christian MccAffrey. Stanford. RB
The Giants were 29th ranked in rushing and adding MccAffrey would be a great add. He can do it all. He can run the ball from the inside and bounce outside. He is also a threat in the passing game.
24. Oakland Raiders- Dalvin Cook- Florida ST. RB
Cook is a good replacement for ex Raider LaTavius Murray. He fits the west coast offense that Florida St. utilized in their scheme and possesses power essential for any back. He needs agility work, but shows breakaway speed.
25. Houston Texans – Deshone Kizer. Notre Dame QB
Despite the failure of the Fighting Irish 2016 season, he still managed to keep his mistakes to a minimum only throwing nine interceptions. The Texans drafted Will Fuller V in the 2015 NFL Draft, who caught 14 touchdown passes from Kizer at Notre Dame in 2014. This would be a reunion made in heaven for the Texans and that’s if Kizer manages to sit this deep.
26. Seattle Seahawks – Zach Cunningham. Vanderbilt OLB
Cunningham plays with reckless abandonment. He doesn’t hold back. He forced 6 fumbles in his career at Vanderbilt, 256 tackles, and 36 of them for losses. He won’t factor in pass defending, but the Seahawks will hold their run stopping capabilities with this pick.
27. Kansas City Chiefs – Charles Harris. Missouri DE
The Chiefs lacked pressure on the interior of the defensive line of their 3-4 defense. The linebackers are just fine getting pressure. Harris posted nine sacks last season, and 18 in his Missouri career.
28. Dallas Cowboys – Derek Barnett DE, Tennessee
Derek Barnett posted 32 sacks in his three year career as a Volunteer and Jerry Jones is the type to feed his fans a number one producing player. He wasn’t disappointed by Zeke Elliot and the front office will jump on this pick instantly.
29. Green Bay Packers – Marlon Humphrey CB, Alabama
Green Bays Defense was ranked 22nd overall in the 2016 season. Despite a blowout in the playoffs against Atlanta, Humphrey had a record breaking year with Alabama.
30. Pittsburgh Steelers – TreDavious White CB, LSU
With Whites natural speed and covering skills, he will be a big factor for the Steelers defense. And with the Steelers giving up 342 yards per game, White will reduce that number and shut down #1 wide receivers on each team.
31. Atlanta Falcons – Malik McDowell DT, Michigan St.
McDowell will be a major factor to the Falcons front four. With addition of DT Dontari Poe, they will be a threat for the NFC South with his long arms to bully his way through Tackles and his ability to be flexible and fit in small gaps. He will help the Falcons make another Superbowl run.
32. New Orleans Saints – Chidobe Awuzie CB, Colorado St.
Awuzie is energetic on the defensive side. He will be a good nickel corner, safety, and can play outside. He can come off the edge, posting four sacks and 14 broken up passes. This guy jumps a 39 ½ inch vertical and posted a 6.81 in the three cone drill, picking at the last spot. This will be their safest available pick.