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The 2017 NFL Mock Draft

Please note that these picks are based off team needs and top rated prospects on the NFL 2017 draft board.


1. Cleveland Browns: Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama:
Might be a surprise pick to some. But their are some mock drafts that do have Allen going with the first overall pick, and there are some scouts that like Allen over Myles Garrett. The Browns could ultimately be one of those teams that end up preferring Allen on draft night. In my opinion they should go with Mitch Trubisky, but they may take other positions with their two first round picks.

2. San Francisco 49ers: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame:
A QB is what I believe the San Francisco 49ers will take with the 2nd overall pick. I'm just afraid that it will be the wrong one. No doubt Kizer has the tools and talent to be a good NFL QB. But he is a project and still raw. I have a late 1st to 2nd round grade on him. The top QB prospect in this draft is Mitch Trubisky and he should be the pick, but ultimately I think the 49ers take DeShone Kizer as he fits what Chip Kelly likes to do on offense.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M:
With Andrew Luck in their division and no pass rush for the Jags, they could use a high upside pass rusher like Garrett to help fill the void in their area of weakness. Myles Garrett would be a steal at this point.

4. Chicago Bears: Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina:
Chicago can have two sports celebrations this year. The first celebration was obviously winning their first World Series in 108 years to break the curse of the billy-goat. The second celebration will be them finally being able to move on from Jay Cutler who has caused nothing but turmoil since arriving to Chicago. Trubisky is actually an absolute steal here.

5. New York Jets: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU:
Quarterback has set this Franchise back for years now, arguably since the playing days of Joe Namath. However just last year the Jets took Christian Hackenberg in the second round. Taking another QB in the first round wouldn't make any sense especially since Hackenberg hasn't had a chance to show what he can do. The best option for the Jets is to start adding weapons on offense. Fournette is an explosive and strong every-down back. 

6. Tennessee Titans: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama:
Marlon Humphrey might just be the best CB in the 2017 NFL Draft class. That is good news for the Titans because they're in desperate need of help in their secondary. Yet another team that plays in the same division as Andrew Luck, the Titans need to address their area of weakness, and Humphrey is the best player on the board.

7. Carolina Panthers: Adoree' Jackson, CB, USC:
Corner-back and Safety are the deepest positions in the draft. There is an abundance of talent at these two positions, and is exactly what the Panthers have to address in the 2017 NFL Draft after letting go of Josh Norman during the off-season. Adoree' Jackson is a great CB prospect, and excellent Kick-Returner as well. Both of those skills fit what the Panthers need, and that is play makers on every side of the ball.

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan:
Peppers fills a drastic need for the Bucs who have consistently given up a bunch of pass yards. Some like Jabrill Peppers a lot more than I do but he will be a top 5 or top 10 pick on draft night. 

9. Arizona Cardinals: Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida:
Once again another defensive-back taken in the top 10 in a draft that is filled with top talent in this area. Tabor is one of the top rated CB's in this 2017 NFL Draft class. The Cardinals could use a quality CB next to stud corner Patrick Peterson. Tabor is the top prospect on the board.

10. Cincinnati Bengals: Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn:
The Bengals could really use a pass rusher to get after the QB. Carl Lawson is a sleeper prospect that has top 10 talent. I think he will blow teams away during the later stages of the draft process, (interviews, combine, private team workouts, pro-day, etc.)

11. Tennessee Titans: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State:
After already selecting Marlon Humphrey with their 6th overall pick, the Titans select a talented safety that can contribute to their immediate need in the secondary.

12. Indianapolis Colts: Jamal Adams, S, LSU:
The Colts GM recently stated that part of the problem with the Colts not being able to have a good defense was because of Andrew Luck's massive contract. Well here is a chance for the Colts and their GM to change that. Jamal Adams is one of the top prospects at his position and the Colts are in desperate need of help on the defensive side of the ball. There is only so much Andrew Luck and the Colts offense can do to offset their terrible defense. Adams is the pick here.

13. Buffalo Bills: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson:
Depth at WR is an issue for the Bills. Sammy Watkins, their top gun at the position, has had inconsistent production. That is mostly due to the fact that the Bills lack a legitimate secondary option across from Watkins. The best WR available in this draft is Mike Williams, who would fit perfectly with Buffalo.

14. San Diego Chargers: Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame:
Offensive Line help is what the Chargers will be targeting during the draft. Mike McGlinchey is one of the better prospects at the position in a relatively weak draft class for offensive tackles.

15. Baltimore Ravens: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee:
Derek Barnett just seems like the typical Baltimore Raven that fills a need. The Ravens need a pass rusher and the best one on the board is here for them with their first round pick.

16. Miami Dolphins: Desmond King, CB, Iowa:
I thought about putting a QB here for the Dolphins. However there isn't one worth drafting at this point in the 2017 NFL Draft that would be an immediate upgrade over their mediocre starting QB Ryan Tannehill. Instead, my gut tells me the Dolphins will stick with Ryan Tannehill for at least one more year, and take a CB in this draft slot. Desmond King is the top CB on the board here.

17. Cleveland Browns: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama:
Once again the Cleveland Browns are on the clock and they need to address the offensive line. Cam Robinson is a solid pick here. There is also the possibility of the Browns talking themselves into taking Deshaun Watson but they have other needs, and Cody Kessler has shown promise for them.

18. Green Bay Packers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama:
That "bad man Aaron Rodgers" could use a pass blocking TE that can also catch passes. O.J. Howard fixes both issues for Rodgers and the Packers. He is a great fit for Green Bay.

19. New Orleans Saints: Charles Harris, DE, Missouri:
If there was ever a consensus pick for a team on a mock draft, this would be it and for great reason.... The saints need all the help they can get on defense. They especially need a pass rusher. Charles Harris is the best one available for them to pick in this draft slot.

20. Detroit Lions: Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU:
There is no doubt Tre'Davious White has the most upside out of any player at the CB position in this draft. Detroit has a good corner in Darius Slay, but they need a CB next to him on the other side.

21. Pittsburgh Steelers: Dawuane Smoot, DE, Illinois:
Pittsburgh needs a pass rusher of the future. Dawuane Smoot has improved his draft stock immensely with his play this year.

22. Washington Redskins: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson:
SURPRISE EVERYBODY!!! Yes in a panic move the Redskins will "reach" for a QB once Kirk Cousins shows his true colors and sputters toward the end of the season. Deshaun Watson has upside no doubt. But his inability to make reads, inconsistent accuracy, and decision making would scare me off from taking him in the 1st round if I were an NFL GM. But that wont stop a team like the Redskins from taking a chance on him late in the first round.

23. New York Giants: Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama:
My New York Giants are on the board and with a variety of needs. But perhaps the biggest need for the G-men is at LB. The Giants have been allergic to drafting starting caliber LB's. Tim Williams is the best LB on the draft board here. Reuben Foster could also be a possibility here, but Tim Williams is rated higher on my board as he should be for the NYG if they're smart.

24. Houston Texans: Malik McDowell, DE/DT, Michigan:
There might be some Texan fans that would love the Texans to possibly draft Brad Kaaya here. Especially with the way Brock Osweiler has played this year. But Brad Kaaya is simply not a first round prospect and taking him here would be a huge reach. In fact I have a 3rd round grade on Kaaya. Instead the Texans will draft Malik McDowell, a versatile defensive player that can play both DT/DE effectively. With Vince Wilfork not getting any younger, the Texans could take a future replacement. Malik McDowell fits the mold.

25. Philadelphia Eagles: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC:
Wide Receiver is easily the biggest need for the Eagles. Poor Carson Wentz has a bunch of WR's that cannot get open and are allergic to catching the ball. They're amongst the leaders in dropped passes. Smith-Schuster is a spectacular speedster with good hands that offers a significant upgrade at the Eagles position of dire need.

26. Denver Broncos: Reuben Foster, ILB, Alabama:
Is Alabama is an NFL factory or what? Reuben Foster is a talented defensive player that will join an already great defense, and fills a need as a run stopper that the Broncos can add to an already good defense.

27. Atlanta Falcons: DeMarcus Walker, DE, FSU:
The one thing the red hot Falcons need is a pass rusher. Their offense is firing on all cylinders. Its time to fix the other side of the ball, and draft some young talent. DeMarcus Walker is a talented high upside player that has the skills to be a solid NFL DE.

28. Kansas City Chiefs: Roderick Johnson, OT, FSU:
Kansas City needs help on their interior offensive line. Lucky for them, Roderick Johnson is an interchangeable offensive lineman prospect that can play both G or Tackle if you need him to. He is a nice fit here for the Chiefs. 

29. Seattle Seahawks: Devonte Fields, DE, Louisville:
Devonte Fields is not a great all around defensive player. But the one thing he can do is create havoc and get to the QB. If he is drafted by the Seahawks he would be asked to do just that, get to the QB much like Bruce Irvin did during their Championship years.

30. Oakland Raiders: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida: 
There are some scouts in the scouting community that prefer Quincy Wilson over his fellow Florida teammate Jalen Tabor
So maybe getting Wilson this late seems to be a great value pick for the Raiders, who need to sure up their secondary and draft a CB.

31. Dallas Cowboys: John Ross, WR, Washington:
Dallas already boasts the leagues best offensive line. They have one of the best running games in the NFL. They have a bit of a QB controversy but not because their QB's are bad. They also have a bend but don't break defense that has played surprisingly well at times this season. The one thing Dallas could use however is a talented and legitimate #2 WR threat across from their stud WR Dez Bryant. John Ross is arguably the best one to draft at this point in the first round.

32. New England Patriots: Dalvin Cook, RB, FSU:
Unfortunately we live in a day and age where running backs are severely undervalued. Here is just another example of that. No problem for the Pats though, they'll gladly draft Dalvin Cook and give Tom Brady another weapon in the short range passing game.

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