2017 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 – Picks 17-32

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  1. Chicago Bears: Desmond King, CB, Iowa
    The Bears had the opportunity to draft Vernon Hargreaves when they moved up to No. 9, but they passed on him. As it turns out, they didn’t fix the glaring issue they have at cornerback, so this has to be a priority in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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    Pick change; previously Tre’Davious White, CB

  2. Buffalo Bills: Jonathan Allen, DE/DT, Alabama
    The Bills drafted a defensive tackle in the third round, but I don’t think Adolphus Washington will preclude them from snatching up a talented defensive tackle in the 2017 NFL Draft class. Here’s the proper replacement for Kyle Williams.

  3. Denver Broncos: Jalen Reeves-Maybin, LB, Tennessee
    The Broncos lost Danny Trevathan this offseason. Brandon Marshall might be next, as he’s an impending free agent next spring. Denver will be desperate for some inside linebacker help if Marshall departs.



  4. Indianapolis Colts: Jabrill Peppers, CB/S, Michigan
    The Colts had poor play from their cornerbacks last year outside of Vontae Davis. And speaking of Davis, he’ll be entering his contract season right after the 2017 NFL Draft, so a first-round corner is not out of the question.

  5. Washington Redskins: Ethan Pocic, C/G, LSU
    It wouldn’t have been surprising had the Redskins spent their 2016 first-round pick on Ryan Kelly as a way to shore up their offensive line. However, Kelly was snatched off the board three picks earlier, so here’s Washington’s chance to obtain a stud center.

  6. Kansas City Chiefs: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
    The Chiefs will give Chris Conley another season to prove himself worthy of starting across from Jeremy Maclin. If he doesn’t earn Andy Reid’s trust, Kansas City will definitely consider a talented receiver with its first-round choice in 2017.

    Mike Williams had a big year for Clemson in 2014, but played just one game last season because of a neck fracture. He’s very talented, however, so if he recovers and performs well in 2016, he’ll be a mid-first-round choice.



  7. Houston Texans: Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
    The Texans were expected to target a replacement for Jared Crick in the 2016 NFL Draft, but never got a chance to.

  8. Minnesota Vikings: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
    Chad Greenway was retained for 2016, but he announced that this upcoming season would be his last in the NFL. As a result, the Vikings will have to find a third linebacker sometime in the near future.

  9. Oakland Raiders: Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
    The Raiders would’ve jumped all over Ezekiel Elliott if given the chance, but they obviously weren’t able to obtain him. They’re definitely in need of a starting running back, as the coaching staff doesn’t trust Latavius Murray all that much.



  10. New England Patriots: Christian McCaffrey, RB/WR, Stanford
    I’m stealing this pick from Charlie’s mock, as it makes too much sense. Christian McCaffrey screams “New England Patriot,” especially if Dion Lewis endures another injury-ridden season.

  11. Green Bay Packers: Marquis Haynes, DE/OLB, Ole Miss
    Julius Peppers is an impending free agent after this season, but he turns 37 prior to the 2017 NFL Draft anyway. The Packers need some young blood on the edge to complement Clay Matthews.

  12. Seattle Seahawks: Pat Elflein, G, Ohio State
    Seattle’s current plan is to use Germain Ifedi at guard, but the team may change its mind for the long term, as Ifedi is probably better than anything it has at tackle. If so, someone like Pat Elflein could be in consideration at this juncture.



  13. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
    The Steelers tried to upgrade their left tackle situation in free agency, but weren’t able to secure anyone. I’m sure they’ll try to make amends for that in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  14. Carolina Panthers: Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech
    This is not a case of the Panthers chasing a position, as they’ve proven that they’ll take the top prospect on their board. However, Isaiah Ford is the best player available, and he does make sense, as Carolina could use another wideout.

  15. Cincinnati Bengals: Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama
    The Bengals had a number of key free agents this offseason. They re-signed some of them, but failed to keep Reggie Nelson, who was a valuable member of their defense. Here’s a much-needed replacement.

  16. Arizona Cardinals: Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
    A third quarterback sneaks into the bottom of the NFL Draft once again. This reminds me of Green Bay’s pick of Aaron Rodgers. I’m sure Carson Palmer could play for another two or three years, but he turns 37 in December, so a replacement will be needed soon.



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