Instant Sports 2017 NFL Mock Draft
Published at 1/22/2017 9:54:39 PM
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The Browns are all around bad and this pick would upgrade just about everywhere on the defense. Before the 2016 seaon started, the highest ranking DE/LB on the Cleveland Browns according to PFF (Pro Football Focus) was Desmond Bryant with a 75.0 grade which ranks on average for PFF. The rest of the ends and linebackers are below average which spells trouble for the Browns, hence why Garrett is a very smart pick at rd1, pick1.
The 49ers have new brass coming in for the 2017 season and along with them they should bring their future QB with them. I use PFF a lot for these reports, and in 2015 the 49ers current QB (Colin Kaepernick) ranked as average and Trubisky could give the 49ers a future QB that many people are excited for. Trubisky's name has been jostled with Kizer and Watson's but Trubisky has seem to snuck ahead for the time being.
It must seem werid to see 2 QB's go back to back in a draft that has been heralded as the worst QB selection in recent years but times have changed after the National Championship. The Bears currently have Jay Cutler but Cutler hasnt played a full season since 2009 and he only appeared in 5 games last season for the Bears. Brian Hoyer looked pretty good in his relief role but he doesnt seem like a solid NFL starter and Matt Barkley is nothing better than a career back up. Watson makes the most sense here for another team to get their future QB.
Hang with us here folks, we will try to make sense of this. We know that the Jags took TJ Yeldon in 2014 and they were pretty high on him. But his production has not warented a starting spot in the NFL. Yeldon did not crack even 800 yards in an NFL season and has only found the endzone 3 times in 2 years. Fournette has been compared to the next Adrian Peterson and that could jump start a rough offense who has struggled over the years.
The Titans have major secondary issues, Perish Cox was one of the 2 top corners on the team. Cox got embarrassed mutliple times this season most importantly being torched by Andrew Luck to a tune of 6-6, 142 YD's, 1 TD and a perfect passer rating when he was targeted. After the game against the Colts and a lousy performance vs the Bears where Matt Barkley torched him and the whole D and he almost gave up the game winning Touchdown, the Titans cut him and now the secondary is manned by McCourty and Valentino Blake. Wilson would help the secondary and make the defense better.
The biggest need in New York is cornerback. Darrelle Revis is struggling and his age is about to catch up to him and has been. Buster Skrine is a good #2 or #3 if need be, but he really shouldnt be a #1. Hence here comes Humphrey who slots in as #2 and he looks like he could be an easy flip to #1 when Darelle Revis decides to hang it up. If Revis stays another year, the Humphrey can learn from one of the best corners in recent years and could easily take over as #1.
Williams is way to hard to pass up for San Diego. Keenan Allen is a very good WR, ranked as "Good" by Pro Football Focus but has not been able to stay healthy. And by stay healthy i dont mean a bunch of small injuries, Allen has indured some of the worst, painful injuries a player could. Behind Allen is Travis Benjamin who does his best work as a slot receiver and shoud not be relied on as a #1, Hunter Henry shouldnt be relied on either and Antonio Gates is very close to retiring. Williams makes this offense a litlte more dangerous.
The former UW Stevens Point offensive lineman transferred to UW Madison when coach Paul Chryst came over, and Ramyczk benefitted from it. An unknown offensive lineman by many burst on the scene with a great year at Wisconsin and now is jostling positions with Cam Robinson as the best OT in this draft class. Ramcyzk will help the Panthers out a lot as the Panthers were in top half of teams that got sacked the most this season. The left tackle Mike Remmers is a free agent this season and that gives Ramcyzk a starting spot.
Barnett would be a huge help to a Bengals linebacking core that doesnt look like it has problems on paper, but if you look in depth there are some problems. Karlos Dansby is 35 years old and he becomes a free agent in 2017, and Vontaze Burfict has attitude issues that could leave the Bengals using veterans Vincent Rey and Marquis Flowers in which Barnett would be major upgrades over them. Rey Maualuga plays inside and Barnett/Dansby and Burfict would make the linebackers more feared.
Currently the Bills have the same player backing up both FS and SS, and one player can not do both. The Bills have really good safeties in James Ihedigbo and Corey Graham, they also have really good corners who always seem to get bit by the injury bug in Ronald Darby and Stephon Gilmore. Hooker would allow them to have some help in both Safety posistions and the Corner posistions if someone were to go down. We trust Tyrod Taylor enough with his former QB's coach coming to Buffalo from Baltimore so we dont think they have to go QB with this pick.
The Saints cornerback group is a struggling bunch of players, the best cornerback on the Saints right now is Sterling Moore who 62nd in the the league for CB's. Moore also happens to be a free agent which leaves them with a group of CB's who if they do, barely do touch the 100's in rank wise. Tabor was a dominating CB at Florida along with Quincy Wilson, this season he record 4 INT, 1 sack and 1 one of those INT's he returned for a touchdown.
The Cleveland Browns like I said are an all around struggling team. Robert Griffin is not a starting QB and with their second 1st round pick we have them taking Kizer. Obviously we have Watson and Trubisky ahead of Kizer because they are just better QB's in general. Kizer's numbers last year were slightly better than this year, the only numbers that improved were yards, TD's and INT. Kizer had an up and down season as his best RAW QBR was against Army where it was 94.2, his worst RAW QBR was 3.4 in a disappointing game against NC State.
Foster is the ideal pick for Arizona is hes available at this spot in the draft, pairing foster with Buchannon would be a great idea. Foster is a Dick Butkus award winner in 2016 and he had a really good year including a really good finish in the National Championship. Foster had a string of really good games this season as he surpassed 10 total tackles in 5 games including the Naitonal Championship loss to Clemson. Fosters best game sack wise was against Florida where he also had 11 tackles, 9 of which were solos.
This pick may surprise some people because a lot of mock drafts had Allen going way earlier to either the Bears or someone else earlier in the draft, but if he slips this far we believe Indianapolis has to go with Allen. If Allen is still around the Colts have to go with him, Allen finished 15th in the FBS with 11 sacks and 33 total tackles. The Colts currently use Hassan Ridgeway, David Parry and Arthur Jones, Jones was the weaker link among the 3 finishing with 30 tackles combined and no sacks. Ridgeway had less tackles then Jones but more sacks. And Parry finished towards the top in most of the teams defensive stats. Allen would fit perfectly here and slide right in to the defense.
This is a no brainer for the Eagles if Davis is still on the board. Davis was 7th in the FBS in receiving yards and 2nd in TD's. Davis ended the season with a solid 5,000 yards and an average Bowl Game against the Badgers where he went 6 rec, 73 yards and a touhdown. Davis's best game came against Ball State where he had 12 catches, 272 yards and 3 TD's, the next game he caught 1 ball for 18 yards then came back with a 13 catch, 173 yard and 2 TD performance against Buffalo. The Eagles receivers seemed to be lack luster this year, Jordan Matthews had a rough year where he only found the end zone 3 times and Nelson Agholor had a 5.8% drop rate. Davis fits right in with Carson Wentz.
Previously I had OLB Charles Harris going here to the Ravens but news came out today that the Ravens 24 year old ILB Zachary Orr is going to retire due to injury. So since Orr is retiring, Cunningham makes alot of sense here. There is a wide opening here because of the Orr retirment and its a huge gap to fill. Cunningham was known as a tackle machine this season at Vandy as he recorded 19 total tackles and 13 assisted in the same game.