2017 NFL Mock Draft

Last update: Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Some changes for the Sam Bradford trade.
Next update: Occasionally. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

The order of this 2017 NFL Mock Draft based on the current NFL Power Rankings.

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    *** 2017 NFL MOCK DRAFT (2 rounds) updated Sept. 3. This mock draft will be updated occasionally. Check out old versions of this 2017 NFL Mock Draft in the archived mock section. Follow @walterfootball for NFL Draft updates. ***
  1. Cleveland Browns: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
    The Browns traded away the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to the Eagles, passing on the possibility of drafting a quarterback. Cleveland did the smart thing. Not only did it acquire tons of selections to bolster the roster, but it also made sure that it would have a better chance of securing a better quarterback in a stronger draft class.

    College football’s version of Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson had an amazing run despite being just a mere sophomore. The sky’s the limit for him.

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  2. San Francisco 49ers: Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
    As I posted in the Eagles-Browns Trade Winners and Losers page, the 49ers were a winner because they’d have a blue-chip prospect fall to them at No. 7 in this year’s draft. Sure enough, they were able to land DeForest Buckner.

    However, the 49ers weren’t be able to obtain a potential franchise quarterback, meaning they’ll have to wait until the 2017 NFL Draft to do so. This actually might be for the best, given that next year’s class is superior compared to the 2016 edition.

  3. Tennessee Titans: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
    Myles Garrett is a monstrous pass-rusher, and he’s currently the odds-on favorite to be the first non-quarterback prospect chosen in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    The Titans don’t have a need for Garrett, given that they have Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan as edge rushers, but they’d be crazy to pass up on an immense talent like him. Besides, you can never have too many skilled players who can put immense pressure on the quarterback.



  4. Miami Dolphins: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
    The Dolphins were so desperate for running back help that they signed Arian Foster this offseason. Foster is just a temporary solution – he may not actually even be that – so Miami will be looking for a more permanent solution going forward.

    Leonard Fournette would be all that and more. He’s a better prospect that Ezekiel Elliott, who went No. 4 overall this past April. Unlike Elliott, Fournette probably deserves to be drafted this early.

  5. Detroit Lions: Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida
    The Lions have a stud cornerback in Darius Slay, but they have a void across from him. Rashean Mathis has retired, and that need wasn’t filled this past offseason. Jalen Tabor, the best cornerback prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft, would be a terrific solution.

  6. Atlanta Falcons: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
    It was a bit odd to see the Falcons eschew their pass rush in the 2016 NFL Draft, especially when Shaq Lawson dropped to them at No. 17. I’m sure that after another year of struggling to get to the quarterback, they’ll be desperate for an edge rusher in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Derek Barnett had a whopping 10 sacks as a freshman and recorded that same number in his second season at Tennessee. He could help Atlanta’s meager pass rush.



  7. Cleveland Browns: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
    We’ll see if Josh Gordon is reinstated or if he continues to party with loser alcoholics. If it’s the latter, I’m sure the Browns would be willing to spend another first-round selection on a receiver, especially if that player happens to be the top prospect available.

  8. Tennessee Titans: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
    Tennessee’s glaring weakness on the defensive side of the ball is in the secondary. Upgrades have to be made at both positions, including safety unless third-round rookie Kevin Byard shows promise this season. If not, it’ll be difficult for the Titans to pass up a talented safety like Jamal Adams.

  9. New Orleans Saints: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri
    The Saints have needs all over their defense. They could certainly use another edge rusher, especially with Hau’oli Kikaha continuing to endure serious knee injuries. Kikaha won’t preclude the front office from spending its first-round selection on someone else who can get to the quarterback.



  10. New York Jets: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
    Darrelle Revis didn’t play as well in 2015 as he did in previous years. Signs of regression? Perhaps, as Revis will be months shy of turning 32 during the 2017 NFL Draft. The Jets will undoubtedly be scouting cornerbacks to eventually replace the future Hall of Famer.

  11. San Diego Chargers: Roderick Johnson, OT, Florida State
    It appears as though the Chargers blew it, as they had an opportunity to draft Laremy Tunsil, but took a player who is a questionable fit for their defense. They’ll likely regret it once King Dunlap sustains another injury. San Diego will almost certainly aim to upgrade Philip Rivers’ protection next offseason.

  12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
    Malik McDowell doesn’t fill a need for the Buccaneers because they have Gerald McCoy. However, Malik McDowell is just too good to pass up at this juncture, as he’s the best prospect available by a mile. Tampa could stand to add another potent interior pass-rusher to help combat Cam Newton, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan.



  13. New York Giants: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
    The Giants are pretty weak at running back, as the injury-prone Rashad Jennings is the favorite to lead the team in carries this year. That’s obviously not great news, so New York could opt to select a blue-chip prospect at the position.

  14. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jabrill Peppers, S/LB/CB, Michigan
    If you didn’t catch it in the 2016 NFL Draft Team Grades page, the Jaguars put together the best class in the 2016 NFL Draft. Obtaining both Jalen Ramsey and Myles Jack was unreal. If Jacksonville plans on using Ramsey at cornerback, it’ll be on the lookout for safety help, which is still an issue.



  15. Denver Broncos: Jonathan Allen, DE/DT, Alabama
    The Broncos lost Malik Jackson this offseason. They spent a second-round pick on Adam Gotsis, who was widely considered a reach. If Gotsis doesn’t show any promise, the Broncos may want to use their first-round choice on a talented defensive end to properly replace Jackson.

  16. Chicago Bears: Adoree Jackson, CB/WR/KR, USC
    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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