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2017 NFL Mock Draft by TheFutureGM - 3.13
Published at 3/14/2017 12:12:09 AM
Had a little time on my hands... let me know what you guys think. Hate it? Love it? Don't really care... its all for the love of the game! (also, excuse my username on here... I didn't know my dream when i made this account years ago) It's all business now though...Go Bucks!
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I shouldn't even bother explaining this... but I will. Myles Garrett is the ultimate pass rusher in the draft this year. His ability to defeat offensive linemen with his freakish athleticism for his size along with his speed, agility, and work ethic makes him the sure fire number one pick. He has all the tools when it comes to beating getting into the offensive backfield. There are no guarantees when it comes to coming to the next level but everything I have seen and heard just further validates why the future is so bright for Garrett. As far as fit goes, the Browns move to a 4-3 and are lacking another guy on the edge opposite of Emmanuel Ogbah. Myles Garret is just that guy, and can be a force in shoving the Cleveland Browns towards playoff contention in the next coming years.
Yeah yeah... San Fran going with yet another DL in the 1st round? I've heard a lot of chatter that this very well could be the pick at 2 for SF and the new GM Lynch. Interested to see what they do here. Note 49er's did add Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley to their roster in FA. But that may not be enough for new HC Shanahan would not be surprised to see Trubisky off the board at 2.
With the addition of Mike Glennon i find it incredibly hard to believe that the Bears can go with a QB here at pick 3. With an atrocious secondary, Adams can step in from day one and make an impact. Show me a flaw in his game? You can't find one... Will beat you in coverage or punish you coming his way with the ball. The image of a true SS.
Jacksonville spent some serious cash this off-season bringing in Bouye, Church, and Campbell. Look for them to make a serious push on the offensive side of the ball. Fournette can take some serious pressure off of their very inefficient passing game last season. Blake Bortles really struggled last year, adding a legitimate RB could do wonders for Bortles and the Jaguar offense.
This is a stacked class for DB's, the number one priorities for Tennessee are to 1) Protect Mariota and 2) Get him some targets. He has a couple good targets but has never really had a true #1 WR and Williams could be just that. He has the size, speed, and the ability to get up and snag the rock. Would have been arguably the best WR in the draft last year but decided to come back to school after he broke his neck and missed practically the whole season.
Surprise? Kind of... Really wanted to slot Marshon Lattimore in here at 6 but when you take a look at the depth, better yet the lack of depth at QB on the Jets roster it is hard not to see them taking a QB in the draft. Why Watson you may ask? 1) He is a winner. as of late the Jets have been far from winners. Showing he can shine on the brightest stage against yet another Bama team with numerous defensive prospects. 2) A better combine performance, although lacking the ball velocity compared to that of a Mahomes, Watson looked very well tooled and had a good time in Indy.
This has been one of the earliest rumors since mid season that the Chargers loved Malik Hooker. A stud FS who has the range and ball coverage skills that are off the charts. Can't quite say I've heard of anyone getting Ed Reed comps but when you look at the skills he has how can one deny him of that? Also, with the Chargers recently taking Bosa from The Ohio State University and the success they had with him, one can only imagine how eager they would be to add yet another Buckeye.
What happened to the Panthers this season? A huge down fall. More than anyone truly expected. After the whole fiasco that happened with Josh Norman, the Panthers need to add a great corner. Lattimore, yet another OSU product could add youth, speed, and some of the best down field coverage in the draft. I think he could do wonders for the Panthers and could get them trending in the right direction.
After the recent reports of Allen's medical history and operations I think he will be the subject of a mild fall. Although Allen's production has not been changed due to these operations it is foolish to say this is not concerning. At 9, the Bengals could be getting a legitimate and unexpected contributor to their D-Line.
The Bills must replace Stephon Gilmore! I personally don't believe that Humphrey is the second best corner in the draft for the record. I am a huge fan of Sydney Jones and due to his terrible pro day injury he most likely will not be picked in round one. Similar to Myles Jack or Jaylon Smith's situation last year. Although it is very important that the Bills make sure that the secondary does not become a liability especially when having to face Tom Brady twice a year.
Reuben Foster had quite the incident at the Combine. Due to him getting kicked out early he was unable to test there. His pro day was a must for anyone interested in him. All of his interviews were conducted in Alabama, where coaches/scouts were able to get words from Saban himself on the character and type of player Foster can be for their franchise. I don't expect much of a fall for Foster. The Saint's lack of defense definitely holds them back, adding a big piece in the middle could be huge!
The Cleveland Browns get their guy? I honestly have no idea if Trubisky will be here or if Cleveland may have to trade up to get him. Trubisky has been rumored to be the favorite of HC Hue Jackson. With a good O-Line perhaps Trubisky could have the time to stay in the pocket and actually stay healthy, something the Browns have struggled to do in the last who knows how many years. Trubisky is a hometown native of Cleveland and has excelled at every level of competition. I think everyone around the league would like Cleveland to finally get the QB position right. Despite the terrible record, the Browns are heading in the right direction with the regime of Hue Jackson and Sashi Brown. The QB position is and will be addressed in the draft for the Browns as they look to move recently acquired QB Brock Osweiler.
The career of all pro WR Larry Fitzgerald is slowly coming to an end. As sad as that is to say the Cardinals need to get a legitimate WR who isn't just another slot guy. Corey Davis had quite the career at WMU and could definitely grow into that #1 WR when Larry decides his time is up. Although, with Kizer still being on the board and the aging Carson Palmer, Kizer would not be a bad option here as he would have a year or two to learn before assuming the role of the starting QB.
With the additions of Jeffrey and Smith at WR, I think defense becomes the primary concern for the Eagles. Charlton is a monster, and although I do not care for where he attended school, I would be a fool to not recognize his talents and the disruption he brings. One could argue they could go with a RB here, I get that. RB's being a dime a dozen, I think that need could be addressed in the mid rounds. Note Philly does not have a 2nd round pick due to trading up with the Browns last year to Draft Carson Wentz.
Jim Irsay has been trying to get Andrew Luck a great RB for a long time. I remember when he pulled off the block buster trade for second year RB Trent Richardson at the time. Richardson had quite the ceiling but due to his lack of being able read and react to the defenses and correctly hit holes, his career did not last long in the NFL at all. Dalvin Cook could be their guy. One knock to him is his ball security, he had a lot of fumbles in his career. Also, I thought he didn't have a good showing at the combine which may have hurt his stock.
John Ross the speed demon! Speed of his nature is not something that can be taught let alone seen on a regular basis. As many of you know he brought down the house at the combine by running the fastest 40 of all time! The Ravens need wide outs badly, adding Ross next to Breshad Perriman could give AFC North some serious headaches.