2017 NFL Mock Draft by Manabanana21 - 2.19
Published at 2/19/2017 2:42:54 AM
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The obvious pick. Talent meets need, and Garrett, paired with Ogbah in his natural spot as a DE in a 4-3, will form a formidable pass rush duo for a long time.
The 49ers can't afford to look at position. They need talent all over the board. Bethea is getting up there in age, and Adams is a true playmaker who can be a force in the 49ers' secondary for a long time.
Hooker is a guy who makes plays, something desperately needed in Chicago. They have a talented front seven and skill on offense. A guy like Hooker can come in and bring the defense to a whole new level.
Fournette is a running back who is dynamic and can carry an offense. He will transform this team and make the whole offense click. Ivory doesn't have the talent level to stop a pick like this, and Yeldon can be used on 3rd downs in a complimentary role, which fits him much better than as a lead back.
Williams is the #1 receiver that this offense so desperately needs. He dominates defensive backs physically, ala Dez Bryant, and wins jump balls. He is a great security blanket and can own the red zone.
The Jets get an elite linebacker and captain of the defense here in Foster. Harris is 33 and not exactly a stud anyways, and Foster can pair with Lee to form an incredibly rangy and athletic linebacker duo.
Allen pairs with Bosa and Ingram to form a terrifying pass rush, fitting in nicely with the rest of the division. Him and Bosa are both complete players with excellent versatility, which will make game planning against this defensive line incredibly frustrating.
The Panthers found a nice player in Bradberry last year, but Lattimore can pair with him to help return the Panthers pass defense to its former glory.
Back to back disappointing years for Hill (under four yards a carry both years) plus the fact that Giovanni Bernard isn't cut out to be a starting back, creates a need at RB. The fact that Cook is incredibly talented also doesn't hurt. He is a complete back who can open up the entire offense.
The Bills receiving corps is a mess. Watkins is eternally injured, Woods is most likely leaving, and they don't have much else. Davis is a gifted WR who is not only explosive but durable and consistent, something the Bills WRs sorely lack.
Howard is the kind of TE prospect who doesn't come around too often. He dominates when asked to block on one play, and can kill a team down the seam on the next. He fits the mold of a Gronkowski type, minus the injury issues, and the Saints love to feature a TE in their offense.
The Browns continue to add talent where they can find it. I am a big fan of White and his ability to play both outside and in the slot. He is an experienced and explosive player who can help solidify the Browns secondary and help Myles turn this defense around.
The cardinals were a shock to everyone last season. Yes, they need a QB for after Palmer, but I still think they want to reload and win one before Fitz retires. Humphrey can come in an be CB2 to Peterson, and with a returning Matheiu boost this pass defense into one of the best.
The colts need defense, defense, defense. They need help all along the front seven, and Thomas is a guy who could help at either DE or OLB, depending on the path that the colts want to go on.
The eagles are in an unfortunate spot here, as all five of the offensive skill players worthy of this spot are off the board. However, they manage to get a CB1 in Sidney Jones, a position they have sorely needed to address for some time now.
Barnett is a guy who doesn't have the highest of ceiling due to his limited athleticism, but he has a great floor. he has a vast array of pass rush moves and talents, and Suggs and Dumerville need help, and wont be around forever.