First Round Mock

2017 First Round Mock Without Trades. Decisions based on team needs and players available that fit teams play style. Analysis for some picks provided. The countdown is on now!

 

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  1. Browns- Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M– This pick has to happen even with the rumors that Trubisky is still in consideration. Garrett is a game changing talent that can get after the Quarterback. He displays traits and play style that you do not see often. No if’s, and’s, or but’s about it he is the number one player in this draft.
  2. 49ers- Jamal Adams S LSU– This pick will dictate the rest of the draft. New GM John Lynch has said that he is taking calls for this pick and I expect them to move out, but if they are forced to stay Adams is a game changer. He brings a tough mentality and leadership that can help boost a poor team play style. The 49ers are not one player away from being competitive this is about building a culture and Adams can bring that immediately.
  3. Bears- Jonathan Allen DLine Alabama 
  4. Jaguars- Leonard Fournette RB LSU 
  5. Titans- Solomon Thomas DLine Stanford
  6. Jets- Mitch Trubisky QB North Carolina- Trubisky is likely to be the first quarterback off the board and the Jets do need a quarterback. But, look for a trade to move the Jets out of this spot and maybe perhaps the Browns to move up. If the Jets stay Trubisky could provide hope for a franchise that just let all the major stars go and is just beginning a major rebuild.
  7. downloadChargers- Malik Hooker FS Ohio State 
  8. Panthers- Marshon Lattimore CB Ohio State 
  9. Bengals- Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin- Many people have the Bengals taking a defensive player and a lot are predicting a linebacker such as Reuben Foster. But, Foster has had quite the rough lead up to the draft. The latest development is a dilluted urine test which again raises eyebrows after already suffering a dismissal at the combine. In comes Ramcyzk with his own hip injury and worries, but after watching more tape he displays the ability to be a day one starter. The Bengals have holes all over their offensive line and with this pick they could help keep Dalton upright. Rumors are also saying they will be looking for a running back, but with Fournette off the board it seems a little unreasonable to place one to them here.
  10. Bills- Mike Williams WR Clemson
  11. Saints- Hassan Reddick LB Temple- By far one of if not the biggest risers in the pre-draft process. Reddick played on the line in college and also drops into coverage, while some games lining up primarily at linebacker. The versatility he displays is incredible and with more experience at linebacker he should be able to develop into a year in year out pro bowler. With Reuben Foster sliding the Saints will still be happy to take Reddick and help their god awful defense.
  12. Browns- OJ Howard TE Alabama 
  13. Cardinals- Deshone Kizer QB Notre Dame– Many people have Kizer as the fourth rated QB, but I think his ceiling is much higher than that of Watson’s and his learning curve is much less than that of Patrick Mahome’s. Kizer is a big arm QB with a big frame which sounds like someone head coach Bruce Arians once coached? Ben Roethlisberger was great under Arians when he was offensive coordinator and I think Kizer could develop a year behind Palmer and then thrive in Arians vertical passing game.
  14. Eagles- Christian Mccaffrey RB Stanford 
  15. Colts- Reuben Foster LB Alabama 
  16. Ravens- Cam Robinson OT Alabama 
  17. Redskins- Deshaun Watson QB Clemson 
  18. Titans- Corey Davis WR Western Michigan 
  19. Bucs- David Njoku TE Miami- Expect the Bucs offense to be much improved next year regardless with the addition of Desean Jackson. With Njoku they would have two new weapons, both of which providing speed and explosion to a powerful Mike Evans. Every young QB loves a target over the middle and having an explosive one in Njoku would be great to get Winston over the hump. Not to mention the middle of the field will be wide open with the safeties having to help over the top on Jackson and on the other side help a corner being bullied by Evans.
  20. 2483081.jpgBroncos- Garrett Bolles OT Utah 
  21. Lions- Jarrad Davis LB Florida 
  22. Dolphins- Gareon Conley CB Ohio State 
  23. Giants- Derek Barnett DE Tennessee 
  24. Raiders- Marlon Humphrey CB Alabama 
  25. Texans- Patrick Mahomes QB Texas Tech 
  26. Seahawks- Obi Melafonu CB/S Connecticut- This fit seems to be perfect for a defense that loves to be physical and has had great experience with long tall corners. Melafonu has risen up boards due to testing through the roof at the combine. He has to learn the technique of the corner position, but who better to learn from than Richard Sherman. Did I also forget to mention that the Seahawks have been discussing trading Sherman? So you get Sherman to train him up and then you trade Sherman and hopefully have his replacement. Can’t get much better than that.
  27. Chiefs- Dalvin Cook RB Florida State 
  28. Cowboys- Jabrill Peppers S Michigan- The Cowboys need all the help they can get on the defensive side of the ball so why not take a player that can fit in a new position week to week? Peppers would provide great versatility with Byron Jones on the back end of the defense. Peppers could hopefully come in and force turnovers, unlike he did in college, for a defense that badly needs some.
  29. Packers- Forrest Lamp OG Western Kentucky 
  30. Steelers- Budda Baker FS/SS Washington- What happened to the stingy Steelers defense? The Steelers now win the most of their games on offense instead of being a feared defensive team. Baker plays everywhere much like Polumalu did for them back in the day. Baker lays the wood and has terrific defensive instincts that continuously put him in the right place at the right time.
  31. Falcons- Malik Mcdowell DLine Michigan State 
  32. Saints- Tre’Davious White CB LSU 
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