December 27, 2016 at 4:57 pm #1000
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This is my mock draft for the 2017 NFL draft. Hope you like it and comment below
1.Browns-Myles Garrett DE Teaxas A&M- As much as I think a QB is the their number one need, blue chip players that can change this team are a bigger need. The QB class isn’t great an the word is they like Garrett a lot. Garrett’s blend of size and speed make him a weapon. He is raw but his potential is insane.
2. 49ers-Mitch Trubisky QB North Carolina- He reminds me of Alex Smith, A smart QB who won’t make a mistake with athleticism and a good arm. Just like when the 49ers picked Smith they hope he will be a great fit for whoever is the coach there
3. Bears-Jonathan Allen DE/DT Alabama- The Bears need a QB but there really is no quarterback worth this spot anymore. Allen is a great backup plan. His combination of speed and hand quickness make him a dominant threat in the pass/run game. Fox will have a fun time moving him around.
4.Jaguars- Leonard Fournette RB LSU- Fournette is one of the best backs to come out of college in a while. Size, Speed, and Power make him comparable to Adrian Peterson or Auburn great, Bo Jackson. I don’t think he will have the same effect that Elliot has had with the Cowboys (the Jags o-line stinks) but I think he will be a thousand yard rusher if his ankle doesn’t cause him problems.
5.Titans- Marlon Humphrey CB Alabama- Humphrey is a sticky corner that shuts down his receiver on a constant basis. The one knock on him is he can be over aggressive at times which can lead to penalties and getting beat (although he does have great recovery speed). In a Titans secondary that is bullied constantly, he would be an immediate starter.
6.Jets- Jabrill Peppers Everything Michigan- Versatile is the word that fits Peppers. He can do it all and is a key piece to Michigan’s defense.Although he doesn’t make a ton of turnovers (2 ints in career) and can get washed down at linebacker, his athleticism is a perfect mold for Todd Bowles. Add him with Darron Lee with Leonard Williams the Jets have a young core to build around.
7.Chargers-Mike Williams Clemson WR- Big and physical with great hands explains Mike Willimas in a nut shell. The Chargers need to give Philip Rivers good weapons and adding Williams with Hunter Henry and Melvin Gordon gives Rivers a great young nucleus for a couple more years
8.Bengals- Reuben Foster LB Alabama- The Bengals are a good football team and don’t let the draft pick number fool you, injuries and bad play have killed this team. The defense is a big problem and the front seven has not looked good. Foster is a beast at linebacker and is in every play. He dropped his weight in the offseason and it has paid dividends. Don’t be surprised if he goes even higher than this
9.Panthers- Jamal Adams S LSU- Adams is one of the smartest players in the nation on the defensive side. He’s a physical tackler and is great in the run. He does have some issues in coverage but they are coach able. The Panthers secondary hasn’t been great and Adams would be a leader in the back end
10.Browns- Cam Robinson OT Alabama- The tackles class is not good at all but Robinson is one bright spot. Although he does have some off-field issues his talent is worth the high pick. Robinson is battle tested and is the most physical run blocker in this draft. Adding him at Right tackle gives the Browns another building block on that line as Joe Thomas’ fabulous career come to an end.
11.Cardinals-Teez Tabor CB Florida- The Cardinals have given up to much in the secondary this year. Outside of Patrick Peterson the Cardinals don’t have anything at corner. Tabor is a physical corner that begs for press coverage. Though he can get cocky, Tabor can back it up as he is a ballhawk in that Florida secondary.
12. Saints- Sidney Jones CB Washington- Jones is lean tall corner that likes to play press. He doesn’t have a ton of production because most teams are smart and don’t throw his way. The Saints are getting better but a guy like Jones can really help their defense.
13.Colts- Dalvin Cook RB FSU- Enough of wasting Andrew Luck’s prime years and get him some help. I love Frank Gore as much as the next guy but he is on his last legs and a new back is needed. Cook is electric an can score form anywhere. Cook, Luck and Hilton make a great big three for the Colts
14.Bills- Tim Williams Edge Alabama- With the recent firing of Rex Ryan, this pick is up in the air. It could go anywhere from QB to S or Corner. I went the edge rusher way as Williams is to good to pass up. His first step is wicked and is a constant pass rush threat. His run defense needs some work but that is coach able and will get better with time.
15.Eagles- Corey Davis WR Western Michigan- Davis is a beast and has torn up every single secondary he has ever faced. Davis as sticky hands and is a sharp route runner with surprising wiggle after the catch. Giving Wentz a weapon a or two is the next step in his development.
16.Titans- John Ross WR Washington- Ross is a straight speedster that is a threat to take it to the house at anytime. He reportedly ran a 4.2 int eh forty and would become Mariota’s favorite weapon.
17.Ravens- KD Cannon WR Baylor- As much as I would love to out a corner here the need for a playmaker on the offense was more apparent then ever against the Steelers. With Steve Smith Sr. retiring its time to find another receiver. Cannon is an underrated WR that can take the top off a defense. He hasn’t gotten much attention due to Baylor’s scandal but once the off-season begins he will get more due.
18.Bucs- Justin Evans S Texas A&M- Evans has gained some heat this season and has been said that he could go anywhere from top 20 to top 25. In this mock draft he goes in the top 20 and to a team that is in need of a safety. I know Tandy has played good for the Bucs, but he doesn’t bring the same effect that Evans would. Evans loves to lay the wood and would be an immediate upgrade. Budda Baker of Washington is in play here if he a has a good game against the Tide
19.Broncos- Pat Elflein G Ohio State- The Broncos are in need of O-line help. If they are even thinking about possibly trading for Romo or any QB they need to upgrade this line. Elflein has done a good job at center this year but he is an even better guard. Elflein would be and instant help in the run/pass game
20.Redskins-Malik McDowell DE/DT Michigan State- When he is healthy and his motor is running high, McDowell is a top 10 pick. He could rise in the coming months but right now his value is in the top 25. He is a long and lanky player that uses speed and power to win. McDowell is raw and in the right system could be an absolute steal.
21.Raiders- Christian Mcaffery RB Stanford- Mcaffery can catch and run as well as return in both punt and kickoff. He might have the best hands of a running back in this draft. Adding him with Carr and Cooper makes them an immediate playoff problem.
22.Packers- O.J Howard TE Alabama- Green Bay has had a down year and are in need of more weapons (dare I say). Howard is a monster when he has the ball in his hands and is a dominant threat over the middle. He is also a decent blocker. Think more of Vernon Davis kind of weapon when you think of Howard
23.Lions- Quincy Wilson CB Florida- Wilson has been a riser this season and could go anywhere from top 10 to top 25. He is a long corner with great press man coverage. His tackling needs some work but it is easily coach able. Him and Slay could be a great duo for years to come.
24. Seahawks- Takkarist McKinley DE- The Seahawks love pass rushers and McKinley is the perfect fit for this team. McKinley is dripping with athleticism and potential. He is raw but has the necessary pieces to be a real steal.
25.Dolphins- Derek Barnett DE Tennessee- Barnett is one of the most decorated in this draft at the pass rush position. He has broken Reggie White’s career sack record and has one game left. So why isn’t he higher. There seems to be concern about his arm length(which makes no sense to me). Either way he is a steal for the dolphins in need of a heir to the the throne for Cameron Wake.
26.Texans- Dan Feeney G Indiana- the Texans have some needs (mainly QB) and guard is one of them. Feeney is one of the best if not the best guard in this draft. He has a nasty streak to him that aids him in the run game. Lamar Miller would jump for joy when seeing this pick.
27. Steelers-Carl Lawson Edge Auburn- Lawson is a top 10 pick had injuries not got to him throughout his career. His bend and burst around the edge is one of the best in the draft and could aid the Steelers front seven that has been lacking a pass rush for a while.
28.Giants- Charles Harris DE Missouri- The Giants need a run game and a linebacker but this is the Giants. Harris as excellent burst off the line and has a wicker spin move. However he is inconsistent and is so-so against the run. A defense with a deep pass rush like the Giants that can let him learn for a little bit will reap the rewards.
29.Falcons Haason Reddick OLB/EDGE Temple- In Seattle, Dan Quinn had Bruce Irvin an undersized edge rusher that played in there pass rush package. Reddick can be just that as he is a good bender off the edge with good hand technique. Reddick and Beasley are a good pass rush pair
30. Chiefs- Jarrad Davis LB Florida- He reminds me a bit of Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson that is always around the play. He is good in coverage and a good tackler that likes to hit. He would be a great fit in the Chiefs 3-4 system
31.Cowboys-Taco Charlton Edge Michigan- The Cowboys are starting to get their pass rush back but adding another is not a bad idea as injuries and suspensions can always happen. Charlton is a raw player but is starting to figure things out. He has the size (6’6″)to be a force of the edge of even at 5 tech.
32. Patriots- Jake Butt TE Michigan- With Bennett most likely leaving to get paid and Gronk coming back from injury, it might not be a bad idea to find another TE. Butt is one of the best in the class with great hands and good blocking. Adding him and a healthy Gronk is to scary to think about.January 3, 2017 at 10:12 pm #1049
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I would LOVE an Allen to the Bears at #3 – they could go in soooo many different directions this year.
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