2017 NFL Mock Draft by agilkes - 1.8
Published at 1/8/2017 11:41:58 PM
My mock draft is based on team needs and player ratings according to nfl.com and cbss.com. Please rate and comment, Thank you
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The Browns have needs all over the field. Myles Garrett is a game changer and the Browns would be wise to draft best available. Many expect the Browns to take a quarterback in this draft but with the 1st overall pick pairing Myles Garrett with Emmanuel Ogbah immediately enhances the pass rush which ultimately will take pressure off of the secondary.
The 9ers are moving on from Chip Kelly but the quarterback situation still remains a mess. DeShone Kizer has the size and athleticism NFL teams covet at the quarterback position. At 6'4" 230 pounds Kizer has a rocket arm and with the right coaching could blossom into a great quarterback. Jonathan Allen is in play here as well but with Arik Armstead and Deforest Buckner already on the defensive line a quarterback seems to be the pick here.
The Bears find there quarterback of the future with this pick. Trubisky is green with only one season under his belt at the collegiate level but Hoyer or Barkley can fill in as a stop gap while Trubisky learns the ropes. DB is also a huge need for the Bears but with the depth of the position being great in this draft class they can afford to wait till the 2nd or 3rd round.
The Jaguars again find themselves one of the best players in the draft class fall into their lap just as Ramsey did last season. Jonathan Allen paired up with Malik Jackson would upgrade their defensive line into one of the best units in the league, especially if Fowler and Ngakoue continue to improve.
This may be too soon for Williams but it fills a huge need for the Titans. Mariota needs a number 1 receiver and Mike Williams would fill that need perfectly. He's a big body receiver who runs crisp routes and with the Titans run game being so efficient Williams should receive favorable matchups throughout the year.
The Jets go best available with this pick. Leonard Fournette brings a power style running game to the Jets offense which would alleviate the pressure on which ever quarterback is selected to run the offense. With the Jets drafting Hackenberg in the 2nd round last year I don't see them using their first pick on a quarterback. I'm sure their hoping Fournette can do for them what Zeke did for the Cowboys.
Malik Hooker has the best range out of any safety in the draft and would quickly fill the void left by Eric Weddle. I think if Mike Williams were to fall to this pick the Chargers would go with him because of the injury concerns Keenan Allen has had recently. By selecting Hooker the Chargers would have an elite buckeye covering the backend of the defense and an elite buckeye in Bosa getting after the quarterback.
I think this pick is a toss up between Dalvin Cook or Derek Barnett. In this mock I'm going with Cook. Cook would be the lightning to the run game while Jonathan Stewart could be the thunder in short yardage situations. Not only would Cook improve the running game in Carolina but he would be a great receiving option for Cam as well.
Derek Barnett would fill the spot currently held by the declining Michael Johnson. Barnett along with Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap would form a formidable pass rush in the AFC North.
Watson finds a home in Buffalo at number 10. Tyrod Taylor seems disgruntled and could be moving on from the Bills organization. With a new coaching staff coming in they could start a new era with a bang bringing in Deshaun Watson to be the starting quarterback.
Quincy Wilson is considered one of the top cornerbacks in this draft class and for good reason. He has excellent size and speed and the Saints have a huge need for secondary help.
With the top 3 quarterbacks off the board the Browns continue to improve their defense. Some have Adams as a top 5 pick, in this mock the Browns would run to the podium at number 12. He would bring versatility and toughness to the backend of a defense who are in dire need of playmakers.
Reuben Foster is a possible candidate at this juncture but I have the Cardinals improving the opposite corner of Patrick Peterson. Humphrey brings good size and strength to the corner position and he's not afraid to come up and make a tackle in the run game.
The Colts need to protect their franchise player better and what better way to do that then by drafting the best available tackle in this years draft class.
The Eagles fix one of their biggest needs with this pick. Marshon Lattimore was a playmaker all year for the Buckeyes. He brings a toughness to the secondary the Eagles have been lacking.
Terrel Suggs and Elvis Dumervil can't play forever, can they? Tim Williams is a top tier talent at getting to the quarterback. His abilities are only rivaled by Myles Garrett.