2017 NFL Mock Draft by Nick Knourek 2
Published at 2/24/2017 11:36:17 AM
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It is hard for me to say that the Browns will pick up Myles Garrett since they've been lacking consistency at the Quarterback position for more than a decade. However, I don't believe Kizer, Trubisky or Mahomes is worth the 1st pick in the draft. That is why I have the Browns selecting Garrett.
For the past couple years, the 49ers D-Line has been improving especially at the DE position. But they do lack talent at the DT position so the 49ers selecting Jonathan Allen is a pretty realistic probability. However they are in need of a Quarterback and I am sure they'll attend that need in the free agency this year.
Jay Cutler is done in Chicago and the Bears are not interested in him. Neither are other teams. Trubisky will be taken here by the Bears and they'll hope things will turn around soon in Chicago.
The Jaguars have the young roster and talent to be a playoff contender. They just cannot win games. They can help by improving the inconsistent D-Line. By drafting Solomon they improve the pass rushing game tremendously.
Within the next few years the Titans can be real Super Bowl contenders. Jamal Adams is a real safe pick for the Titans instantly impacting their secondary in a positive way. With the young and talented roster they have they can easily take over the AFC South.
No doubt in my mind that Leonard Fournette is the most talents offensive prospect in this draft. He has had a better draft grade than any other prospect in his position since Adrian Peterson. This is a great pick for the Jets knowing that they are in need on a running back.
After an awful season in San Diego, the Chargers are starting fresh in Los Angeles. They can can start by drafting Malik Hooker which could be potentially the best Safety in this draft. He will be out at least 5 months with surgeries that could affect his rookie season.
The Panthers are starting to lack talent at the Wide Receiver position, and Cam needs someone to throw to other than Benjamin. Ted Ginn is good but he may be on his way out of Carolina so this is a safe pick for the Panthers
The Bengals D-Line is talented but players like Dunlap is going up in age. I had the Bengals picking the ILB Foster for this pick but because of concussions the Bengals will focus on getting young talent where it is needed.
This is the first trade in my mock draft. The Eagles give away their 3rd round pick and swap 1st round picks with the Bills. The Eagles do this because they are in need of talent on offense. I wouldn't call this a desperate action, but it is something they need to do.
The Saints weakest spot is the secondary, they'll more than likely draft some secondary players in this draft and they will take Lattimore with this selection. Lattimore will instantly improve the Saints secondary.
I have the Browns taking Mahomes with this pick. They've struggled finding a Quarterback for more than a decade and they hope this is a solution for one of their problems.
Carson Palmer did not perform well last season and this one will likely be his last before he retires. So it may be urgent to the Cardinals to find a future Quarterback in this draft and if Kizer is on the board by pick number 13 I believe that the Cardinals will pick him up.
Frank Gore is approaching what could be his last season in the league of national footballs. Dalvin Cook will be a great player that they can develop early on while Gore plays his last few years in the league
Kyle Williams is turning 34 before the start of next season and that is old for a defensive tackle. I believe the Bills will draft Chris Wormley for the future replacement. Buffalo also needs a Quarterback if Tyrod Taylor does not return, if not i'll have them pick Watson most likely.
Aside from Jimmy Smith, the cornerback corps in Baltimore is pretty weak. Marlon Humphrey will buff the secondary.