2017 NFL Mock Draft 4/27/2017 - FINAL
1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett - DE (Texas A&M)
Cleveland Browns

Garrett is the consensus #1 pick in this draft.  The Browns should not hesitate with this one.  QB will have to wait.

Myles +
2. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas - DE (Stanford)
San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco is another team that highly needs someone to lead their offense but there isn't a player rated highly enough for the pick.  Instead, they follow Cleveland's lead and take the versatile Solomon Thomas to anchor their front seven and disrupt QBs for years to come.  Jamal Adams or Leonard Fournette are also hot topics for this pick.

Solomon +
3. Chicago Bears: Jamal Adams - S (LSU)
Chicago Bears

The Bears go with the clean player in Jamal Adams to build up their secondary.  I feel like if Jonathan Allen had a clean bill of heath, he'd be John Fox's pick here.  Lattimore is in the same boat from an injury perspective.

Jamal +
4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette - RB (LSU)
Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville spent in free agency and it was focused on the defensive side of the ball.  I still think the team would seriously consider Jonathan Allen in this scenario.  That said, the team needs to build up its offense and get a running game to help QB Blake Bortles.  Fournette is grading high and has been a punishing back at LSU for years.  His hard-hitting style and ability to break away should provide many one-on-one opportunities on the outside for others.

Leonard +
5. Cleveland Browns: Mitchell Trubisky - QB (UNC)
Cleveland Browns

**TRADE with Tennessee Titans**

The pressure mounts and the Browns make a move to select their QB in Mitchell Trubisky.

Mitchell +
6. New York Jets: Marshon Lattimore - CB (OSU)
New York Jets

The Jets have a variety of needs and they just missed on getting their QB of 2017.  They'll opt for Revis' replacement in Cleveland native and Buckeye star Marshon Lattimore.

Marshon +
7. Los Angeles Chargers: Malik Hooker - S (OSU)
Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers get Eric Weddle's replacement in the Ohio State All-American Malik Hooker.  Hooker has the range to make plays all over the field and change the game once he gets his hands on the ball.  Instant impact.

Malik +
8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey - RB (Stanford)
Carolina Panthers

McCaffrey has shot up draft boards in recent weeks as he is viewed as a dynamic four-down player. Honestly, I want someone to call his position "Offensive Weapon 2.0".  He can lineup in the backfield with Cam Newton, out wide in passing situations, and can return kicks.  The kid can do it but can his body handle it?  We'll find out soon.

Christian +
9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross - WR (Wash)
Cincinnati Bengals

For months I've had O.J. Howard mocked here and it could still happen but it would be an insurance pick against Eifert's situation.  The Bengals were hoping to get a WR in last year's draft but none were remaining in the 1st.  The team lacks speed on the outside and John Ross fits what the team is looking for.  I would say he is better than the WRs they would have taken last year.  Ross will open up seems for Green and Eifert and lanes for the running backs (Mixon?).

John +
10. Buffalo Bills: Mike Williams - WR (Clemson)
Buffalo Bills

I really want to mock a corner here but Conley's situation has changed things and I'm not sure there is another top 10 corner.  I feel this is too high for QB so they go with another player to help their offense in Clemson WR Mike Williams.  Williams will bring some big play ability to the Bills and move into the #1 spot when Watkins leaves in a year.

Mike +
11. New Orleans Saints: Jonathan Allen - DT (Alabama)
New Orleans Saints

With the Saints looking to bolster their defense, Jonathan Allen's slide comes to an end.  The team needs to accumulate talent at all levels of their defense and Allen could be an elite prospect if he checks out medically.

Jonathan +
12. Tennessee Titans: O.J. Howard - TE (Alabama)
Tennessee Titans

**TRADE with Cleveland Browns**

The Titans trade back and grab one of the draft's elite players in TE O.J. Howard.  Howard will provide Marcus Mariota with a reliable weapon in two TE sets while being a positive force for the running game.

O.J. +
13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick - OLB (Temple)
Arizona Cardinals

Many feel Arizona will go with a WR or QB here but the top medically healthy talents are gone.  The team needs some speed and youth in the LB core so Reddick makes perfect sense for the Cardinals.  His ability to get downhill fast and make plays from sideline to sideline is impressive and is the reason he is shooting up the boards.

Haason +
14. Philadelphia Eagles: Charles Harris - DE (Missouri)
Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles could go corner here but with the depth in the draft they will opt to wait till laters rounds.  Instead the team will grab a dynamic and relentless pass rusher in Missouri's Charles Harris and fill a need at the same time.

Charles +
15. Indianapolis Colts: Reuben Foster - ILB (Alabama)
Indianapolis Colts

The Colts just missed their man so they grab the falling Reuben Foster to help bolster a defense lacking an identity and intensity.  

Reuben +
16. Baltimore Ravens: Cam Robinson - OT (Alabama)
Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens' offensive line has taken on many losses the last two seasons and I expect Ozzie Newsome to fix that at #16.  Robinson should be able to come in and start at one of the tackle positions and help jump start a rushing attack that finished near the bottom in 2016.

Cam +
17. Washington Redskins: Derek Barnett - DE (Tenn)
Washington Redskins

The Redskins need a pass rusher and get the falling Derek Barnett.  Barnett was a superstar in the SEC but his limited athletic abilites, lack of a 2nd move, and subpar workouts have caused him to drop.  

Derek +
18. Tennessee Titans: TreDavious White - CB (LSU)
Tennessee Titans

The Titans could trade back again here when its all said and done.  In this scenario they go with the corner from LSU to add to LeBeau's defense and continue to add top level talent.

TreDavious +
19. Seattle Seahawks: Garett Bolles - OT (Utah)
Seattle Seahawks

**TRADE with Tampa Bay Buccaneers**

Seattle makes the move to jump Denver as the run on offensive lineman is about to begin.  Seattle is hoping to fix the revolving door at the tackle position.

Garett +
20. Denver Broncos: Ryan Ramczyk - OT (Wisc)
Denver Broncos

The Broncos have a need along their offensive line and the tackle from Wisconsin could be their answer.  Best case, he is their new starting LT, worse case, he moves over to the right side.  Either way, the team is getting a day one starter in the trenches which is exactly what Denver and its young QBs need.

Ryan +
21. Detroit Lions: David Njoku - TE (Miami)
Detroit Lions

It is time for Detroit to dump the Ebron experiment.  Total failure.  Njoku is a big weapon the Lions were lacking last season after Calvin Johnson retired.  

David +
22. Miami Dolphins: Tyus Bowser - OLB (Houston)
Miami Dolphins

Another big riser makes his way into the first round as Houston's Tyus Bowser is taken by Miami. Bowser, while still raw, will provide an immediate impact as an explosive edge rusher. 

Tyus +
23. New York Giants: Forrest Lamp - OG (Western Kentucky)
New York Giants

The Giants miss out on the top ranked tackles but get who some feel is the top ranked lineman in Forrest Lamp.  Lamp could be an All Pro Guard but has the potential to play tackle.  If he can pull it off, this will be a steal for the Giants.

Forrest +
24. Oakland Raiders: Marlon Humphrey - CB (Alabama)
Oakland Raiders

With Beast Mode in Oakland I do not expect the team to grab a running back here.  Instead they'll go defense and grab a corner to add to their secondary.  Humphrey has fallen a little but that is mostly because of his total lack of ball tracking skills.

Marlon +
25. Houston Texans: Patrick MahomesII - QB (Texas Tech)
Houston Texans

The Texans stay put and get rewarded with the QB they've had their eyes on the whole draft.  Mahomes is as talented as they come from a passing and arm talent standpoint but he is behind the times with calling plays and surveying the field in a pro-style offensive system.

Patrick +
26. Tampa Bay Buccs: Dalvin Cook - RB (FSU)
Tampa Bay Buccs

**TRADE with Seattle Seahawks**

Tampa Bay moves down and still gets the local Florida State product.  Cook will provide a scary element to Jameis Winston's offense that already has Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson on the outside.

Dalvin +
27. Kansas City Chiefs: Corey Davis - WR (WMU)
Kansas City Chiefs

I feel like the Chiefs would likely be looking at a defensive player here with Dalvin Cook and Forrest Lamp off the board but with Corey Davis falling it only makes sense to keep their eyes set on offense.  Davis immediately provides WR #1 ability to Andy Reid's offense that will be fighting to return to the playoffs in 2017.

Corey +
28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton - DE (Mich)
Dallas Cowboys

Dallas is wanting to go defense with this pick and it is no secret they'll be looking at EDGE and secondary players.  Taco is the perfect fit for Dallas' 4-3 front and will be able to contribute immediately and fill Dallas' largest need.

Taco +
29. Green Bay Packers: T.J. Watt - OLB (Wisc)
Green Bay Packers

With the recent Jahri Evans signing the Packers and look elsewhere in the draft.  Ted Thompson has to be estatic to get the local kid and Watt brother.  TJ is more athletic than his more famous brother and has huge potential.  He is the perfect fit in Green Bay.

T.J. +
30. Chicago Bears: Deshaun Watson - QB (Clemson)
Chicago Bears

**TRADE with Pittsburgh Steelers**

The Bears move up and get their man. Watson was rumored to be in play at #3 but that never made sense.  He still ends up in Chicago where he can sit behind Mike Glennon for a season before taking over in 2018.

Deshaun +
31. Atlanta Falcons: Jordan Willis - DE (KSU)
Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons are looking for someone to pair with Vic Beasley on the opposite edge.  With Jordan Willis still on the board, the Falcons add more youth and speed to their aggressive defense that got them within 1 quarter of a Super Bowl Championship.  

Jordan +
32. New Orleans Saints: Adoree' Jackson - CB (USC)
New Orleans Saints

The Saints continue their draft philosophy of building their defense with impact players. Adoree' Jackson is a fast and explosive corner/wr/returner that should help the Saints lockdown their woes in a variety of ways.

Adoree' +
  • Texas A&M
  • Jr
  • 6040
  • 272
  • 4.64
  • 33
  • 41.00
  • 10.70
  • LSU
  • Jr
  • 6000
  • 214
  • 4.56
  • 18
  • 31.50
  • 10.00
  • Stanford
  • So
  • 6030
  • 273
  • 4.69
  • 30
  • 35.00
  • 10.50
  • Alabama
  • Sr
  • 6030
  • 286
  • 5.00
  • 21
  • 30.00
  • 9.00
  • LSU
  • Jr
  • 6000
  • 240
  • 4.51
  • 0
  • 28.50
  • 0.00
  • Ohio State
  • So
  • 6010
  • 206
  • 4.47
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • Ohio State
  • So
  • 6000
  • 193
  • 4.36
  • 0
  • 38.50
  • 11.00
  • Michigan
  • So
  • 5110
  • 213
  • 4.46
  • 19
  • 35.50
  • 10.70
  • Western Michigan
  • Sr
  • 6030
  • 209
  • 4.48
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • Oklahoma
  • So
  • 6010
  • 226
  • 4.47
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • Alabama
  • Sr
  • 6060
  • 251
  • 4.51
  • 22
  • 30.00
  • 10.10
  • Stanford
  • Jr
  • 5110
  • 202
  • 4.48
  • 10
  • 37.50
  • 10.10
  • Alabama
  • Sr
  • 6000
  • 229
  • 4.72
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • Tennessee
  • Jr
  • 6030
  • 259
  • 4.88
  • 0
  • 31.00
  • 9.80
  • Clemson
  • Jr
  • 6040
  • 218
  • 4.50
  • 15
  • 32.50
  • 10.10
  • Ohio State
  • Jr
  • 6000
  • 195
  • 4.44
  • 11
  • 37.00
  • 10.80
  • Washington
  • Jr
  • 5110
  • 188
  • 4.22
  • 0
  • 37.00
  • 11.10
  • Wisconsin
  • Jr
  • 6060
  • 310
  • 5.29
  • 25
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • Alabama
  • Jr
  • 6060
  • 322
  • 5.15
  • 0
  • 26.00
  • 8.10
  • Florida State
  • Jr
  • 5100
  • 210
  • 4.49
  • 22
  • 30.50
  • 9.80
  • Temple
  • Sr
  • 6010
  • 237
  • 4.52
  • 24
  • 36.50
  • 11.10
  • Alabama
  • So
  • 6000
  • 197
  • 4.41
  • 10
  • 0.00
  • 10.40
  • Clemson
  • Jr
  • 6020
  • 221
  • 4.66
  • 0
  • 32.50
  • 9.90
  • Missouri
  • Jr
  • 6030
  • 253
  • 4.82
  • 21
  • 33.00
  • 9.10
  • Western Kentucky
  • Sr
  • 6040
  • 309
  • 5.00
  • 34
  • 27.50
  • 9.30
  • Florida
  • Sr
  • 6010
  • 238
  • 4.78
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • Michigan
  • Sr
  • 6060
  • 277
  • 4.92
  • 25
  • 33.00
  • 9.70
  • Vanderbilt
  • Jr
  • 6030
  • 234
  • 4.67
  • 15
  • 35.00
  • 10.40
  • Florida
  • Jr
  • 6010
  • 211
  • 4.54
  • 14
  • 32.00
  • 9.80
  • LSU
  • Sr
  • 5110
  • 192
  • 4.47
  • 16
  • 32.00
  • 9.90
  • Utah
  • Jr
  • 6050
  • 297
  • 4.95
  • 0
  • 28.00
  • 9.70
  • Miami (Fla.)
  • So
  • 6040
  • 246
  • 4.64
  • 21
  • 37.50
  • 11.10