2017 NFL Mock Draft by cashkidcody99 - 10.27
Published at 10/30/2016 12:57:20 PM
I was the only person who thought Joey Bosa was going to the Chargers weeks before the draft, you better believe this mock draft is perfect.
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The Browns need a lot. I don't like the recent trend of Cleveland picking Myles Garrett number one overall because they have needed an actual quarterback for the past few years. If the Browns get Watson number one, they can still get a huge talent on the defense, or even get a top offensive weapon for Watson to pair with first rounder Corey Coleman from last year.
Chip Kelly needs a quarterback he can mold into his own. Last year's quarterback class was really thin, with not much depth beyond Goff and Wentz. This year, the quarterback class features three premier quarterbacks with many sleepers unmentioned. While Kizer may not be the second best quarterback available, he should be the best player available for Kelly to form his offense around.
Trubisky and Brad Kaaya are two players that have been connected to Chicago over the past few weeks. While I don't like Chicago finally drafting a quarterback years after they should have, I think Trubisky is the player they need to get. Not drafting a quarterback in years past is going to cost them, since they could have gotten Myles Garrett or Leonard Fournette here. Trubisky and Alshon Jeffery could form one of the best receiver-quarterback connections for years to follow.
I don't like Carolina drafting Fournette. I'm going to come out and say it, they don't need him. What they need is a number one cornerback to not only replace Norman, but improve upon him. I can't choose a favorite between Marlon Humphrey and Tabor, but I would love to see Carolina draft Tabor here. Bradberry needs to improve with his mechanics, but Tabor has the intangibles to accompany Bradberry to form a young, deadly duo.
The Saints passed up on Tyrann Mathieu (as did many teams) in the 2013 draft, who was born and raised in Louisiana. Odell Beckham was also someone the Saints should have considered drafting (trading up for, of course), too. The Saints cannot mess up this pick. They need to take the LSU player who was born in Louisiana, too. If they draft players out of LSU, they would have a Super Bowl team. Easily. Fournette and Ingram would form the best running back duo in the NFL and there wouldn't be an issue of anyone not getting time in, since Ingram could just go to the side and play receiver.
Humphrey may be the best cornerback in the class, but one thing is certain: the Jets no longer have the best cornerback in the NFL. Revis is done and is soon to retire. His intangibles are vulnerable. His speed is underwhelming. In short, Revis is done. He needs to teach Humphrey how to be a top tier corner, even though he won't need much teaching. Humphrey and Calvin Pryor would make a deadly secondary for the future and boost a defense that would be the best in the league in a few years.
The best player in the draft, I would love Garrett to fall to my Chargers. Imagine Joey Bosa and Garrett on the same d-line, especially in three years. That won't happen, seeing as how the Jaguars won't mess up this pick. If they can get Garrett and Dante Fowler on the same line, they will be lethal. Fowler will be a future 15.0 sack player and Garrett should force many throws. In short, this pick is made in heaven.
Do you remember when the Ravens were really good on defense? So do I. Yeah, back when Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, and Ed Reed were on the same team. Well, that's far from possible today. Suggs is most likely in his last season, and they only have a shining star in CJ Mosley. Allen would be a no brainer here, especially since they are one of the worst teams in terms of QB pressure, sacks, and tackles from the line.
I love this pick. I loved Bosa coming to San Diego a little more, however. After signing Casey Hayward, there doesn't seem to be any major issues in the secondary. Peppers, however, is an exception. Verrett could be a playmaker, but he is more of a shutdown corner than a ballhawk. Hayward is a ballhawk, too, but he's going to have to be a shutdown corner as he turns into the number two corner on the team. Peppers would give San Diego the explosive playmaker on the defense they have lacked since Cromartie.
This. Needs. To. Happen. I don't know which pick I am a bigger fan of, McCaffery to the Patriots (a lot later in the draft), or Cook to the Colts. Either way, both teams are getting the player that would flourish on the team. If Cook went to the Colts, Andrew Luck would be able to throw 30 times a game and have a reliable runner right behind him. Even more, Luck can throw to Cook, who is an average pass catcher, if not more. If the Colts passed up on Cook, they would be passing up a chance to pose the biggest offensive trio the league may ever see.
Last year, the Dolphins got a real steal in drafting Tunsil 13th overall. It is very true that the Dolphins needed not just some skill, but some youth on the offensive line. One of the biggest draft stories this year will be whether or not the Dolphins take a quarterback in the first round. The answer: no. Drafting Williams 11th overall would be one of the biggest steals in the draft, since Williams is one of the best defensive players to come out of Alabama for a while now. In fact, he may be the best player coming out of Alabama in the draft this year, being just a hair better than teammate Allen.
The Buccs need some help on the o-line for certain. Unfortunately, some stories are about to crush Cam Robinson's dreams of possibly even playing in the NFL period, stories worse than last years Laremy Tunsil. So, the next best thing is to get Gerald McCoy some help on the other side of the ball. Vernon Hargreaves will be a really good corner in the league some day, so adding Barnett in the mix of youth on the defense would be the best move here.
Where do the Titans go with the 13th pick this year? Last year, they gave up the number one overall pick for another first rounder, giving them a chance to make up for a bad pick here. But, they won't. Instead, they're going to get the second best safety in the draft in Jamal Adams. The second LSU player in the first round, Adams is the best defensive player out of LSU since Tyrann Mathieu, who is doing phenomenal in the league. Adams ceiling may not be as high as Mathieu's, but he has a lot of skill right now. The Titans were in the mix of teams to draft Jalen Ramsey last year, so they can't pass up secondary help two years in a row.
Welcome back Titan fans! Here's that pick I was talking about. One of the best defensive drafts we'll see in a while will hurt a lot of teams here, including the Titans. Without a lot of offensive depth, Tennessee has to make a choice here in either getting Mariota another weapon, another defensive player, or trading this pick and hope it pays off in the long run. If the Titans draft JuJu Smith here, Mariota may be able to build a good, young offense that could be one of the premier offenses in a few years.
Sorry Cardinal fans, you're not going to the playoffs. It's not that you're bad, you're just not good yet. Fitzgerald is suffering from having an old and injured quarterback, but furthermore no good backup. The Cardinals need to draft Kaaya here for the future and possibly the next season. Palmer may not even have enough in the tank for one more year, so this is the year the Cardinals need to draft a quarterback. The best quarterback available here would be up for debate, but Kaaya is the type of player that could mesh well with such young receivers.
This draft is pretty loaded in defensive players. Not just that, but loaded in cornerbacks. The Lions are the next team to draft a really good cornerback. Desmond King would be perfect next to Darius Slay for years to follow. The defensive line is a little bare, but the secondary would start to take form with King on the team. The Lions could also pick a defensive linemen, but they are one of the worst pass defense teams in the league and need to address the secondary first.