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

Last update: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Major changes.
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  1. Baltimore Ravens: Malik McDowell, DE/DT, Michigan State
    The Ravens don’t really have much at defensive end right now, outside of Timmy Jernigan and fourth-round rookie Willie Henry. Unless Henry proves himself, I have to believe that Baltimore will target a defensive lineman at some point in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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    Pick change; previously Charles Harris, DE/OLB

  2. Detroit Lions: Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida
    Detroit’s defensive line is very strong on the edge, but the team has yet to find a worthy replacement for Ndamukong Suh. The Lions’ inability to get to Andrew Luck in the season opener was discouraging.

    Pick change; previously Jonathan Allen, DT

  3. Oakland Raiders: Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
    If Sean Smith keeps sucking, the Raiders will need to draft a cornerback. I’ll give him a mulligan for now, and so Oakland could opt for a better every-down running back than Latavius Murray, whom the coaching staff doesn’t appear to like very much.

    Pick change; previously Christian McCaffrey, CB



  4. Seattle Seahawks: Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU
    There was one team that was convinced the Seahawks would select Robert Nkemdiche in the 2016 NFL Draft. They did not, but it made a ton of sense, as Seattle could use a pass-rushing presence in the interior of its defensive line.

    Pick change; previously Caleb Brantley, DT

  5. New York Giants: Ethan Pocic, C/G, LSU
    John Jerry is one of the weakest starting guards in the NFL. While the Giants need tackle help, the right guard spot also needs to be addressed.

    Pick change; previously Mike McGlinchey, OT

  6. Denver Broncos: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
    It’s safe to call 2015 third-round tight end Jeff Heuerman a bust, as he couldn’t beat out Virgil Green. The Broncos could stand to add a much better tight end.

    Pick change; previously Malik McDowell, DT



  7. Kansas City Chiefs: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
    The Chiefs had a great tandem at cornerback last year with Sean Smith and Marcus Peters, but the former has defected for Oakland. Andy Reid has a history of drafting corners in the first round, so he could pull the trigger on one again.

  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jabrill Peppers, S/LB/CB, Michigan
    Jabrill Peppers is a steal here, as he could’ve gone 10 or so picks earlier. I couldn’t find a spot for him, but I’m sure the Buccaneers

  9. Houston Texans: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
    The Texans won’t have Brian Cushing around for much longer, so they’ll likely be in the market for a new inside linebacker to pair with Benardrick McKinney.



  10. Arizona Cardinals: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
    This is a situation where one of the top players on the board happens to fill a need. Wide receiver will have to be addressed next offseason. Larry Fitzgerald is nearing retirement; Michael Floyd will hit free agency in March; and John Brown will be entering his contract year.

    Pick change; previously Juju Smith-Schuster, WR

  11. Philadelphia Eagles: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
    I found it odd that the Eagles signed Leodis McKelvin, given that he was responsible for them beating the Bills when he missed a tackle on Zach Ertz in the final minutes of that game. Now, McKelvin will see extensive action, which is a mistake. The Eagles also traded away Eric Rowe, so they could be looking for cornerback help with Minnesota’s selection.

  12. New England Patriots: Christian McCaffrey, RB/WR, Stanford
    Doesn’t it seem like Christian McCaffrey is destined to go to New England? He’s the exact type of player the Patriots love having in their offense, and he makes sense from a needs standpoint because Dion Lewis can’t stay healthy.

    Pick change; previously Nick Chubb, RB



  13. Carolina Panthers: DeMarcus Walker, DE/DT, Florida State
    The Panthers have proven that they’ll select the top prospect available, regardless of need. For me, that’s DeMarcus Walker, who dominated the trenches against Ole Miss. Having plenty of pass-rushers is something teams love.

    Pick change; previously Roderick Johnson, OT

  14. Cincinnati Bengals: Marcus Maye, S, Florida
    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 if Shawn Williams doesn’t come through.

  15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
    I loved the Tyler Matakevich pick, but if he doesn’t flash as a rookie, the Steelers could spend an early-round selection on an eventual replacement for Lawrence Timmons.

  16. Green Bay Packers: Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss
    The Packers signed Jared Cook this offseason, but he has a history of disappointing. They could use a better threat at tight end, and that’s exactly what Evan Engram would be for them, as Engram has drawn comparisons to Jordan Reed.



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