NFL Mock Draft 2017… The Last One

Here is our final mock draft! Dylan, Dan and Jason have come together to put our thoughts on where everyone will go. Enjoy!

 

  1. Cleveland Browns-

Jason- Myles Garrett, DE Texas A&M

Dylan- Myles Garrett, DE Texas A&M

Apparently Mitchell Trubisky is still in play here, but I think the Browns are bluffing to try to get a crazy trade from a team in exchange for Pick #1. There is no reason the Browns should pass on the best athlete and best defensive talent in the draft. The Browns need an upgrade at literally every position, and Myles Garrett is the best player available. There is no reason to pass on him, and they won’t.

Dan- Myles Garrett, DE Texas A&M

2. San Francisco 49ers-

Jason- Jamal Adams, S LSU

The 49ers front office led by John Lynch have been trying to trade down all week. They believe that there is not too much of a gap in talent from picks 2-12. If they are unable to trade, I think they go Jamal Adams. He is a plug-the-gap type safety who can really make a difference on the 49ers and be a cornerstone of the rebuild. What better way to start a rebuild than to draft a guy who gets comparisons to the GM of your franchise.

Dylan- Solomon Thomas, DE Stanford

Dan- Jamal Adams, S LSU

3. Chicago Bears-

Jason- Solomon Thomas, DE Stanford

Dylan-  Jamal Adams, S LSU

Dan- Marshon Lattimore, CB Ohio State

4. Jacksonville Jaguars-

Jason- Leonard Fournette, RB LSU

Dylan-  Leonard Fournette, RB LSU

With the three best defensive players off the board and the first three picks and no glaring holes (at least on paper) in the Jags defense, they go with possibly the best offensive talent in the draft at #4. The Jags have a hole at the RB position with T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory underperforming, so Leonard Fournette seems like a good fit at 4. Jonathan Allen or a reach for O.J. Howard or Mike Williams are still in play for the Jaguars, but Fournette makes the most sense.

Dan- Leonard Fournette, RB LSU

5. Tennessee Titans (via Rams)-

Jason- Mike Williams, WR Clemson

Dylan-  Mike Williams, WR Clemson

Dan- Solomon Thomas, DE Stanford

Many predict Thomas to go to Chicago with the third pick. It’ll be hard for them to pass on him, but if Thomas is here for the titans at 5, there is no doubt they will take him. They need help on the defensive line and he would be perfect in their plan for the future.

6. New York Jets-

Jason- Marshon Lattimore, CB Ohio State

Dylan- Mitchell Trubisky, QB North Carolina

Dan- O.J. Howard, TE Alabama

Many experts have the Jets taking a QB with this pick, but OJ Howard might be too hard to pass on for New York. He is gifted athletically and has the tools to be one of the top TEs in the league.

7. Los Angeles Chargers-

Jason- Malik Hooker, S Ohio State

Dylan-  Malik Hooker, S Ohio State

The Chargers need some help in the secondary on a team that could come back and have a nice season this year. With Mike Williams off the board and no offensive linemen worthy of the #7 selection, the Chargers will decide to get help in the secondary and get good value for Hooker at #7.

Dan- Malik Hooker, S Ohio State

8. Carolina Panthers-

Jason- Christian McCaffrey, RB Stanford

The Panthers took a major step back last year, after reaching the Super Bowl. Their secondary needs a lot of work, but with Jonathan Stewart constantly banged up, they need a new young running back. McCaffrey’s ability to catch out of the backfield is intriguing to teams and it seems like a perfect fit for Cam and McCaffrey to help lead the Panthers back to the playoffs.

Dylan- Christian McCaffrey, RB Stanford

Dan- Christian McCaffrey, RB Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals-

Jason- Jonathan Allen, DE Alabama

Dylan- Jonathan Allen, DE Alabama

Dan- Reuben Foster, LB Alabama

 

10. Buffalo Bills-

Jason- Haason Reddick, LB Temple

Haason Reddick is one of the best stories in this year’s draft. Walked on to Temple after playing just one season of high school football, and now will be a 1st round pick. He can play either as a LB or DE depending on the scheme, and Reddick would help bolster the Bills d-line.

Dylan-  John Ross, WR Washington

Dan- Mike Williams, WR Clemson

11. New Orleans Saints-

Jason-  Reuben Foster, LB Alabama

Foster was regarded as a top 5 pick by some before the combine. After the off-field concerns, some teams are still willing to take the risk, and some are hesitant. We really don’t know how the Saints feel about him, but if he is still there at 11, he is worth the risk. Great value, and possibly a great player.

Dylan- Haason Reddick, LB Temple

Dan- Marlon Humphrey, CB Alabama
New Orleans could use help in the secondary, and Humphrey could be big for them. He is a great athlete and is excellent in coverage. There’s a good chance the Saints will pick him up at 11.

12. Cleveland Browns (via Eagles)-

Jason- Mitchell Trubisky, QB North Carolina

As Dylan mentioned, Trubisky is in play for the #1 pick and even the #6 pick to the Jets. I think the Browns get their ideal scenario and are able to snag Trubisky at 12. I would not be surprised if the Browns trade up to be certain they get their guy, but I think no matter what, Trubisky becomes a Brown.

Dylan- O.J. Howard, TE Alabama

Dan- Mitchell Trubisky, QB North Carolina

13. Arizona Cardinals-

Jason- Deshaun Watson, QB Clemson

Dylan- Deshaun Watson, QB Clemson

Arizona could go defense at #13 to fill the holes left from Calais Campbell and Tony Jefferson, but I think they take their QB of the future. Carson Palmer had a pretty bad year in 2016 after his best year ever in 2015. If he struggles again, Bruce Arians could throw the National Champion in at QB this year, the first of many successful ones for Watson.

Dan- Patrick Mahomes II, QB Texas Tech

14. Philadelphia Eagles (via Vikings)-

Jason- Marlon Humphrey, CB Alabama

Dylan- Marlon Humphrey, CB Alabama

Dan- John Ross, WR Washington

15. Indianapolis Colts-

Jason- Derek Barnett, DE Tennessee

Dylan- Reuben Foster, LB Alabama

Dan- Jonathan Allen, DE Alabama

Allen is maybe a top 5 prospect in the draft, but there are questions about his shoulder problems that teams don’t want to risk with a top pick. Now if he falls, a team will be lucky to find this much talent this late in the draft.

16. Baltimore Ravens-

Jason- O.J. Howard, TE Alabama

Dylan-  Corey Davis, WR Western Michigan

Dan- Corey Davis, WR Western Michigan

With a glaring need at WR, the Ravens seem inclined to sit back and take the best available of the three WRs: Williams, Ross, or Davis. With Williams and Ross already gone, the Ravens go with the consistent WR from Western Michigan who can contribute right away.

17. Washington Redskins-

Jason- Charles Harris, LB Missouri

Dylan- Charles Harris, LB Missouri

Dan- Derek Barnett, DE Tennessee

Barnett became a standout at Tennessee as he was the first freshman to ever start on the line for the Vols. Washington will need him to fill a whole at DE.

18. Tennessee Titans-

Jason- Corey Davis, WR Western Michigan

Dylan- Chidobe Awuzie, CB Colorado

The Titans reach a little bit at 18 for Awuzie, but he has the potential to pay off. With some dangerous weapons in the division such as T.Y. Hilton and Deandre Hopkins, the Titans go with the athletic corner from Colorado.

Dan- Charles Harris, LB Missouri

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-

Jason- Dalvin Cook, RB Florida State

Dalvin Cook, similar to Reuben Foster, has off-field concerns that has caused his stock to fall. Some think he might fall out of the 1st round, but I think that if he is there at 19 for the Bucs, pairing Jameis with his former teammate could be a deadly combination.

Dylan- Dalvin Cook, RB Florida State

Dan- Dalvin Cook, RB Florida State

20. Denver Broncos-

Jason- Ryan Ramczyk, OT Wisconsin

Dylan- Cam Robinson, T Alabama

Dan- Ryan Ramczyk, OT Wisconsin

Ramczyk is arguably the best OL in the class. He is the perfect fit for Denver and will use his size and strength to be great at the next level.

21. Detroit Lions-

Jason- Takkarist McKinley- DE UCLA

McKinley is someone who’s draft stock is constantly fluctuating. He could go anywhere from 15 to the Colts all the way down to a early 2nd-rounder. He had back surgery this offseason which led to scouts not being able to see him workout for them. The Lions could be a good fit because the Lions need someone who can help Stafford not have to carry the team on offense.

Dylan- Derek Barnett, DE Tennessee

Dan- Jarrad Davis, LB Florida

22. Miami Dolphins-

Jason- Forrest Lamp, G Western Kentucky

The Dolphins took Laremy Tunsil last year, and once again are in the offensive line market. Tannehill got knocked around last year, and if they want to go back to the playoffs, they need to protect him Lamp can do that.

Dylan- Forrest Lamp, G Western Kentucky

Dan- Forrest Lamp, G Western Kentucky

23. New York Giants-

Jason- Patrick Mahomes II, QB Texas Tech

Mahomes has been one of the biggest risers of the draft class since the season has ended. Teams including the Chiefs, Steelers, and Giants have all expressed interest in Mahomes. The Giants have the #23 pick and can snag him before the other teams do, so Mahomes is now the Manning successor.

Dylan- David Njoku, TE Miami

The Giants continue to fill out their array of weapons, bringing in an athletic TE in Njoku to complement OBJ and Brandon Marshall. Njoku will fit well and the Giants will have a very dangerous passing game this year.

Dan- David Njoku, TE Miami

24. Oakland Raiders-

Jason- Jarrad Davis, LB Florida

The Raiders have all the pieces they need on offense. Defensively, they are a mess. Karl Joseph, Bruce Irvin and Khalil Mack are the only cornerstones of the defense. Jarrad Davis would fit in nicely in the Silver and Black and he could be a good middle linebacker to help take some pressure of Mack.

Dylan-  Kevin King, CB Washington

Dan- Haason Reddick, LB Temple

25. Houston Texans-

Jason- Cam Robinson, T Alabama

Dylan- Patrick Mahomes II, QB Texas Tech

Dan- Cam Robinson, T Alabama

26. Seattle Seahawks-

Jason- Garret Bolles, OT Utah

Dylan- Ryan Ramczyk, OT Wisconsin

Dan- Garret Bolles, OT Utah

Seattle’s top need is at OT right now. Bolles could fill that perfectly with his great footwork and athletic ability. If he is here, they will take him.

27. Kansas City Chiefs-

Jason- Kevin King, CB Washington

Dylan-  Taco Charlton, DE Michigan

The Man, The Myth, The Taco. Although Charlton was inconsistent at times at Michigan, he will provide some much-needed pass rushing to the Chiefs to go along with their great secondary. Lots of potential from him- the Chiefs see it and pull the trigger at 27.

Dan- Deshaun Watson, QB Clemson

28. Dallas Cowboys-

Jason- Taco Charlton, DE Michigan

Dylan- Adoree Jackson, CB USC

Dan-  Gareon Conley, CB Ohio State

There are many questions with Conley as he is now a part of a sexual assault case. A lot of analysts are reporting that he could fall to the third round, but I still have Dallas picking him up at 28.

29. Green Bay Packers-

Jason- Tyus Bowser, LB Houston

Dylan-  TJ Watt, LB Wisconsin

Green Bay will find a fan favorite in Watt. The man from Wisconsin has a lot of potential with his brother as one of the best players in the league right now. He even put up better numbers in the combine then JJ. The Pack might’ve found themselves a steal this late in the round.

Dan- TJ Watt, LB Wisconsin

30. Pittsburgh Steelers-

Jason- David Njoku, TE Miami

Dylan-  Obi Melinfonwu, S UCONN

I don’t know what kind of training they do over at UCONN, but they’re doing something right after the combines put on by Byron Jones and Obi Melifonwu. Melifonwu could easily slide into the end of the first round, and I think the Steelers are the team that snags the 6’4 athletic freak to help fix an atrocious secondary.

Dan- Evan Engram, TE Ole Miss

31.Atlanta Falcons-

Jason- Adoree Jackson, CB USC

The Falcons won the Super Bowl…. Oh wait. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots crushed the Falcons dreams last year, but the Falcons are looking to be  back again. Adoree Jackson can help lead that charge as he is someone who can defend in the slot, outside or even return kicks if needed.

Dylan- Takkarist McKinley- DE UCLA

Dan- Taco Charlton, DE Michigan

32. New Orleans Saints-

Jason- John Ross, WR Washington

Ross is a prospect others are much higher on than myself. He could realistically go anywhere from 10 – early 2nd round. He has got unbelievable speed (obviously) and he can really stretch the field for an offense. Brees could love him in this offense.

Dylan- Jarrad Davis, LB Florida

Dan- Adoree Jackson, CB USC

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