Cleveland Browns (Myles Garret, DE)
Although the Browns are in quarterback limbo even with the trade with the Texans for Brock Osweiler (a move that was made to basically acquire their draft pick) it would be in the Browns best interest to take this generational talent at defensive end.
San Francisco 49ers (Ruben Foster, LB)
In a bit of a surprise move at #2 the 49ers will take Ruben Foster to fill a void that was left by the retired Patrick Willis and help retool a depleted linebacking group that is currently lead by former All Pro Navarro Bowman who has been oft injured and is coming off an Achilles injury. The 49ers will look to Foster to bring back that tradition of storied linebackers from 49ers past.
Chicago Bears (Marshon Lattimore, CB)
The Bears drafted Kyle Fuller 14 overall just three short years ago and he has not yet lived up to the shutdown corner hype. Marshon Lattimore is a long rangy and freaky athletic corner that can play in all types of coverages he’s great in press and is athletic enough to be left on island with the opposing teams #1 receiver.
Jacksonville Jaguars (Forrest Lamp, OG)
The Jaguars have placed their faith in Blake Bortles (at least for another season) and they will look to shore up the offensive line with this pick. Forrest Lamp has shown that he has great feet to be a force in the pass protection and be dominant in the run game. The Jags hope adding Lamp will give Bortles the adequate time to make reads and accurate throws and help make the Jags take the next step.
Tennessee Titans (Mike Williams, WR)
The Titans will look to get Marcus Mariotta some help at the receiver spot and the big target from Clemson seems to be the perfect target. Mariota is already an accurate passer and now adding a 6’4 target Mariotta will not have to be spot on because Williams catch radius is out of this world as he put that on full display in the National Championship game.
New York Jets (Hasson Reddick, OLB)
Hasson Reddick was the riser in this years class. There was questions about his ability to play outside linebacker as he was a DE at Temple, however, a strong showing at the Senior Bowl and an impressive combine has him going in the first round as the Jets look for help at OLB.
Los Angeles Chargers (Jon Ross, WR)
The Chargers are going to be in LA this year and they will be bringing the fastest man in combine history with them. Jon Ross will be the deep threat that Philip Rivers has seldom had in his career in San Diego* (now LA). Ross will also be a threat in the return game if the chargers choose to utilize that aspect of his game. He does have health concerns but when healthy there’s no question that he has next level speed and is an absolute game changer.
Carolina Panthers (Leonard Fournette)
The Carolina Panthers will take Leonard Fournette and provide Cam Newton with the run game that has escaped him in years past. The Panthers will pair Fournette with Newton because of the power run game Fournette looked at times like he was other worldly with both power and speed and adding this dimension to the Panthers offense will add the spark that they need to make another run at the Super Bowl.
Cincinnati Bengals (Marlon Humphrey, CB)
The Bengals will look to add another Alabama player to their secondary pairing Marlon Humphrey with Dre Kirkpatrick. Humphrey already has the NFL lineage to go with ability to dissect plays and the uncanny ability to go play the ball at its highest point without interfering with the receiver. The Bengals will look to make Humphrey a cornerstone of their defense for years to come
Buffalo Bills (Fabian Moreau, CB)
The Bills will look to replace Stephon Gilmore, Fabian was easily the best cover corner in the pass happy PAC-12 and he has the size and the measurables to be a shutdown corner. The Bills look for their new #1 corner with this pick at 10.