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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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. 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 (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 (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 (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 (7-9): Taco Charlton DE Michigan
Pash rush help for a team who continues to get torched on defense.
12. 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 (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 (8-8): OJ Howard TE Alabama
The Colts take the value pick here and give Andrew Luck another weapon.
15. 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 (8-8): Marlon Humphrey CB Alabama
Ozzie Newsome loves players from Alabama and they need help at the cornerback position.
17. 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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (10-6): Teez Tabor CB Florida
Adding help in the defensive backfield is an immediate need for the Pack.
30. 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 (11-5): Montravius Adams DL Auburn
Atlanta has to continue to build their defensive line unit to compete.
32.New Orleans Saints (7-9): Zach Cunningham LB Vanderbilt
The Saints continue their defensive overhaul adding a stud inside linebacker.