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Thomas Roth's First Official NFL Draft
Published at 1/20/2017 9:38:07 PM

Mock I have been developing in various iterations. Did a trade, and was drafting based on data I've gathered via watching college games, NFL games, reading mock drafts, and my own internal evaluations. Please, feedback is always welcome.

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Round 1

1. Browns: Myles Garrett, Defensive End, Texas A&M

Browns finally go BPA in a draft. Signing Collins to the huge extension and drafting Garrett gives Clevelnd a solid foundation for what could become a nasty defense.


2. 49ers: Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback, North Carolina

Trubisky is a fresh start for the 49ers and would fit Kyle Shanahan's scheme perfectly. Only one year starting under his belt, but could turn into a gunslinger for this potentially resurgent team.


3. Jets: DeShone Kizer, Quarterback, Notre Dame

The Jets trade up to the 3rd spot with the Bears, giving up this year's first and third round picks and next year's first and second. New York gets their guy, the QB of the future. I don't believe the Jets are sold on Kaiser, and with Chicago seemingly willing to go with either Kizer or Watson, they hold all the leverage. The Jets mortgage their future, sure; but they gain a potentially franchise altering player.


4. Jaguars: Jonathan Allen, Defensive Tackle, Alabama

Jacksonville adds talent to its defensive unit, and Allen is the most talented big body defensive player in the draft. Size and speed will help him shore up this average, run of the mill line, and maybe help Doug Marrone turn things around in Jax.


5. Titans: Jamal Adams, Strong Safety, LSU

Tennessee gets their guy. Hard hitting, coverage savaunt Adams comes to Tenny and totally changes the defensive culture of the team. Titans brass reportedly loves this kid, and I could definitely see this working out.


6. Bears: Deshaun Watson, Quarterback, Clemson

Chicago trades down with New York, as the Jets really envied DeShone Kizer. Chicago seems to be willing to go with either, so grabbing some picks and getting the guy they wanted all along sets the team up for some potentially good picks now and in the future.


7. Chargers: Malik Hooker, Free Safety, Ohio State

San Diego grabs Hooker, the amazing safety from Ohio State. Hard working, hard hitting, and hard pressing, Hooker will be able to replace Eric Weddle and lay the hammer down on opposing skill players his whole career.


8. Panthers: Cam Robinson, Offensive Tackle, Alabama

Overvaluing an offensive lineman is always prevalent in drafts, but Carolina really needs protection for Cam Newton and this new Cam will do just that. They ensure a franchise anchoring tackle comes to their team to help them return to the playoffs.


9. Bengals: Reuben Foster, Inside Linebacker, Alabama

Rey Maluaga is old and Vontaze Burfict is a problem. Enter Reuben Foster, the second Bama player to be chosen in the Top Ten. Foster is a ballhawking backer who will really change the tempo and tenacity of the Bengals' D.


10. Bills: Marlon Humphrey, Cornerback, Alabama

The third Tide player to be picked in the Top Ten, Humphrey is the best cover corner in the draft and brings a new identity to the lackluster Buffalo secondary.


11. Saints: Solomon Thomas, Defensive End, Stanford

The Saints were deplorable in pass rush last season, and Solomon Thomas is brought in to rectify that.


12. Browns: Marshon Lattimore, Cornerback, Ohio State

Cleveland nabs Marshon Lattimore, the 1B best cover corner in the draft. Joe Haden gets a backfield partner he's been yearning for his entire career, and makes Cleveland's improving defensive unit even better.


13. Cardinals: Mike Williams, Wide Receiver, Clemson

Larry Fitzgerald may be retiring and Malcolm Floyd is an alcoholic on the Patriots. The Cards get an amazing receiver prospect and a target for Carson Wentz as he ends his career.


14. Colts: Leonard Fournette, Running Back, LSU

Andrew Luck gets a running back to replace Frank Gore, and he comes in the form of Ezekiel Elliott 2.0; revitalizing a fledgling career. Fournette is the tough nose runner Indy needs.


15. Eagles: Corey Davis, Wide Receiver, Western Michigan

The Eagles miss out on Mike Williams but get the second best receiver in the draft. Carson Wentz gets his fleece, and Pederson can finally make a gameplan for a fast, dynamic playmaking receiver.


16. Ravens: Derek Barnett, Defensive End, Tennessee

Baltimore needs pressure for the outside, and Derek Barnett, the alltime leader in sacks for Tennessee, is brought in to do so. Barnett immediaely starts for the team, and may become the best end the team has had since the mid-2000's.


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