2017 NFL Mock Draft

Nearly a week into free agency many draft needs and projections are still fluid. As teams fill needs with veteran free agents, release players and we get into pro day season this mock draft will continue to be adjusted accordingly. To start out this week’s mock draft I am going to do a speed draft limiting my explanations to one sentence per pick while selecting quickly with no second thoughts. Comment below on what you like, or dislike,  so I can cover it next week.

Also look forward for our Twitter reader mock draft, which will be have each pick decided by you the reader. If you want to get a head start on your peers tweet @NFLDraftGeek with team and player for the first round only. We will put together a comprehensive mock draft starting next week.

But enough with that, lets get to the picks:

1. cleveland-browns-logo Cleveland Browns (1-15): Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M

The Browns will consider trading this pick but the only logical choice here is to take the consensus top prospect.

2. san-francisco-49ers-logo San Francisco 49ers (2-14): Solomon Thomas DL Stanford

Another pick that looks ripe for a trade, however in this draft the 49ers take another anchor for what would be a dangerous defensive line with Armstead and Buckner.

3. chicago-bears-logo Chicago Bears (3-13): Jamal Adams S Louisiana State

With Mike Glennon in the fold, the Bears choose to go best available here with Adams who is the playmaker that secondary needs.

4. jacksonville-jaguars-logo Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13): Leonard Fournette RB LSU

Blake Bortles is on the hot seat so giving him a tool like Fournette will take pressure off of his back.

5. tennessee-titans-logo Tennessee Titans (9-7): Malik Hooker S Ohio State (From Los Angeles)

The Titans use this luxury pick to grab a ball hawking safety to team with newly signed Jonathan Cyprien.

6. new-york-jets-logo New York Jets (5-11): Mitch Trubisky QB North Carolina

The Jets are a team that could shake up the draft but I don’t believe in Hackenburg at this point.

7. san-diego-chargers-logo Los Angeles Chargers (5-11): Jonathan Allen DL Alabama

Allen might have a bigger slide than this all depending on his medicals but the Chargers went best available last season with Bosa and could do the same here.

8. carolina-panthers-logo Carolina Panthers (6-10): Quincy Wilson CB Florida

With Fournette gone the Panthers go take the best cornerback available as they never truly replaced Josh Norman, and it showed last season.

9. cincinnati-bengals-logo Cincinnati Bengals (6-9-1): Reuben Foster LB Alabama

The Bengals look to add speed to their linebacking corps, and get value grabbing Foster here.

10. buffalo-bills-logo Buffalo Bills (7-9): Marshon Lattimore CB Ohio State

The Bills needed help in the secondary before Gilmore signed with the Pats, here is an upgrade.

11.new-orleans-saints-logoNew Orleans Saints (7-9): Taco Charlton DE Michigan

Pash rush help for a team who continues to get torched on defense.

12. cleveland-browns-logo Cleveland Browns (1-15): Deshaun Watson QB Clemson (From –Philadelphia)

Browns could go numerous ways here but in the end settle on taking a quarterback that knows how to win, someting they need desperately.

13. arizona-cardinals-logoArizona Cardinals (7-8-1): Mike Williams WR Clemson

Cardinals grab a prospect who can help them win now, while setting them up for life after Fitzgerald.

14. indianapolis-colts-logoIndianapolis Colts (8-8): OJ Howard TE Alabama

The Colts take the value pick here and give Andrew Luck another weapon.

15. philadelphia-eagles-logo Philadelphia Eagles (7-9): Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford (From – Minnesota)

The Eagles added Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffrey, but they can’t compete with Sproles as their lead back.

16. baltimore-ravens-logo Baltimore Ravens (8-8): Marlon Humphrey CB Alabama

Ozzie Newsome loves players from Alabama and they need help at the cornerback position.


17. washington-redskins-logo Washington Redskins (8-7-1): Haason Reddick LB Temple

The Redskins grab a linebacker who could play both inside or outside while getting value as Reddick has jumped up draft boards.

18. tennessee-titans-logo Tennessee Titans (9-7): Corey Davis WR Western Michigan

Titans fans will love this pick as many are clamoring for Davis with the 5th pick.

19.tampa-bay-buccaneers-logoTampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7): Dalvin Cook RB Florida State

Cook’s combine performance did not match up with what we say on the field, if the Bucs can get the dynamic player their offense would be dangerous.

20. denver-broncos-logo Denver Broncos (9-7): Garett Bolles OT Utah

The Broncos brought in a new right side of the offensive line but an upgrade over Donald Stephenson is a must.

21. detroit-lions-logo Detroit Lions (9-7): Gareon Conley CB Ohio State

While the team brought in DJ Hayden, there is no guarantee he will stay healthy or ever reach his potential.

22. miami-dolphins-logo Miami Dolphins (10-6): Forrest Lamp OG Western Kentucky

Miami continues to build their line to help both Tannehill and Ajayi next season.

23. new-york-giants-logo New York Giants (11-5): Derek Barnett EDGE Tennessee

The Giants never hesitate to select value when it comes to the defensive line, plus JPP is on his second consecutive franchise tag.

24. oakland-raiders-logoOakland Raiders (12-4): David Njoku TE Miami

Njoku would give Carr another dangerous downfield weapon to continue improving on their air attack in Oakland.

25.houston-texans-logoHouston Texans (9-7): Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin

No matter who they line up behind center the right tackle position needs to be upgraded.

26. seattle-seahawks-logo Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1): Cam Robinson OT Alabama

Seattle has to address the offensive line and Robinson could play either guard or tackle.

27.  kansas-city-chiefs-logo Kansas City Chiefs (12-4): Charles Harris EDGE Missouri

The Chiefs have to add a consistent pass rusher with Hali aging, Houston unable to stay healthy and Ford being boom or bust.

28. dallas-cowboys-logo Dallas Cowboys (13-3): Jabrill Peppers S Michigan

Adding Peppers to with Byron Jones gives the Cowboys a top safety duo, if both reach their potential.

29. green-bay-packers-logo Green Bay Packers (10-6): Teez Tabor CB Florida

Adding help in the defensive backfield is an immediate need for the Pack.

30. pittsburgh-steelers-logo Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5): Takkarist McKinley EDGE UCLA

The Jarvis Jones experience was a bust and the ageless wonder that is James Harrison won’t be able to play forever, or will he?

31. atlanta-falcons-logo Atlanta Falcons (11-5): Montravius Adams DL Auburn

Atlanta has to continue to build their defensive line unit to compete.

32.new-orleans-saints-logoNew Orleans Saints (7-9): Zach Cunningham LB Vanderbilt

The Saints continue their defensive overhaul adding a stud inside linebacker.

 

13 Comments

  1. Not a fan of the Titans using neither 1st Rd pick to help bolster their current biggest weaknesses:

    The lack of a “shutdown CB”, and the lack of a deep threat receiver. I’m certainly and totally down with the Jabril Peppers pick though. Thanks!

    • I agree and I think they will grab a CB early in the draft. I went back and forth on their second pick here. Thanks for the feedback!

      • I like those picks for Tennessee, Hooker is my favorite safety and will help the CBs he plays with and Corey Davis is the best WR in the class IMO. CB is definitely a need though, but they can grab a Kevin King in the second

    • Rams GM should be fired for giving up all those picks and to move to the number one spot and draft Goff while passing on Wentz. Things that can set a team back three or more years.

    • Interesting observation. So when the Cowboys went 1-15 a few years (decades?) ago and traded for all those draft picks they weren’t “rebuilding”. Hot take. 5 stars.

  2. As a 49er fan and season ticket holder, id like to see M. Garrett drop to #2. The offense can improve with a WR in the 2nd round but I think there will be available qbs to draft in the third to learn the system for a season. Our defense is ass and needs improvements all over the board besides defensive line. Would be cool if they traded back into the first and grabbed R.Foster to pair with Garrett but that’s a lot to ask for and would require a lot of picks to be traded.

  3. Mike Williams is a fine player, but Bengals clearly need an edge rusher and besides Tyler Boyd, they are happy with the progress of young Cody Core and Brandon LaFell. I think they will go DE here and my guess is it’s Derek Barnett

  4. Bills can make a defensive statement,all,49era years ago w Bowman,Willis,Davis….draft foster,to go w raglans,then,jarred Davis,florgators,lbkto run sideline to sideline..he’s compared to ray Lewis..it wld b dominating,best blk,NH Corp ever

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