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

Last update: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Major changes.
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  1. Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
    I had a difficult time deciding between Mike Williams and Adoree Jackson. Both are excellent prospects who would fill colossal needs for the Eagles. Ultimately, I decided on Williams because there are plenty of decent cornerback options in the second round. Williams, who has drawn comparisons to Andre Johnson, would be the No. 1 receiver Carson Wentz desperately needs.

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  2. Green Bay Packers: Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
    The Packers have endured problems at inside linebacker for years. Jake Ryan is a decent player, but the middle of Green Bay’s defense won’t ever be overly potent until Ted Thompson finds a stud inside linebacker that he hasn’t possessed in a very long time. Zach Cunningham could be the answer to many of the Packers’ problems.

  3. Washington Redskins: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
    The Redskins need to bolster the interior of their defense, whether that’s drafting a nose tackle or an inside linebacker. One of the top players available happens to fill the latter need, as Reuben Foster would be able to upgrade Will Compton as Washington’s every-down linebacker.

    Pick change; previously Jalen Tabor, CB



  4. Miami Dolphins: Adoree Jackson, CB/KR, USC
    Byron Maxwell has endured an up-and-down campaign in his first season in Miami. Tony Lippett, meanwhile, has been fine at times, but is he really the long-term answer at cornerback? The Dolphins will need an upgrade at the position.

    Pick change; previously Sidney Jones, CB

  5. Houston Texans: David Njoku, TE, Miami
    Charlie Campbell has this selection posted in his mock draft, and I liked it a lot, so I chose to copy it. The Texans could use an intermediate threat, and perhaps they’ll fall in love with David Njoku if he declares for the 2017 NFL Draft. Njoku’s talent level is unreal, and there’s a ton of hype surrounding him right now.

  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida
    The Buccaneers spent a first-round pick on a cornerback last spring, so would they do that again? I think it’s possible. Brent Grimes is having a terrific 2016 campaign, but he’s turning 34 in July and will be entering his contract year. At 34, Grimes could really regress, so Tampa Bay may want to be prepared for that, as well as his departure the following spring.

    Pick change; previously Corey Davis, WR



  7. Denver Broncos: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
    Given how much they struggled to defend Atlanta’s running backs as receiving threats out of the backfield in one of their losses this year, the Broncos should consider an inside linebacker early in the 2017 NFL Draft to properly replace Danny Trevathan. Fortunately for Denver, there are a couple of talented prospects at the position who are expected to be available in this range.

  8. Atlanta Falcons: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
    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 seeing their defenders struggle to get to the quarterback – save for Vic Beasley, who has improved – they’ll be desperate for someone who can apply pressure on opposing signal-callers in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Carroll Phillips, DE/OLB

  9. Pittsburgh Steelers: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri
    It’s amazing that James Harrison is still playing on such a high level, but the Steelers know that they can’t rely on him to rush the passer for much longer. They’ll have to be prepared, and they could use another first-round pick on an edge rusher to eventually start across from Bud Dupree.

    Pick change; previously Reuben Foster, LB



  10. Seattle Seahawks: Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida
    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.

  11. New York Giants: Dawuane Smoot, DE, Illinois
    I have to hand it to Jason Pierre-Paul for playing through his gruesome injury prior to getting hurt, but he’s an impending free agent, and the Giants may just want to move on. I could see New York adding another edge rusher early in the 2017 NFL Draft.



  12. Oakland Raiders: DeMarcus Walker, DE/DT, Florida State
    Oakland’s defense has improved since struggling mightily in September, but one of the areas that still needs to be bolstered is the interior of the defensive line. The Raiders don’t have a disruptive force to rush the passer at defensive tackle. Can you imagine how potent their pass rush would be with a player like that complementing Khalil Mack?

    Pick change; previously Christian McCaffrey, RB

  13. Detroit Lions: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
    Nevin Lawson’s upgraded play has been quite the surprise for the Lions, as they once again have a potent one-two punch at cornerback. Lawson, however, will be entering free agency after the 2017 campaign and could be too expensive to keep. Besides, you can never have enough talented corners when trying to defeat Aaron Rodgers.

    Pick change; previously DeMarcus Walker, DE/DT



  14. Kansas City Chiefs: Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
    Andy Reid loves bolstering the trenches on both sides of the ball, and I don’t think he’d be opposed to selecting a guard late in the first round this April. The interior of Kansas City’s offensive line could be better, and Quinton Nelson is one of the better prospects remaining.

  15. New England Patriots: Chris Wormley, DE/DT, Michigan
    The Patriots cut Dominique Easley, but never replaced him. They’ve struggled to get to the quarterback in part because they don’t have any skilled pass-rushers in the interior. That could change with this pick, as Chris Wormley is the disruptive force Bill Belichick needs to improve his defense.

    Pick change; previously Charles Harris, DE

  16. Dallas Cowboys: John Ross, WR, Washington
    The Cowboys could do better at receiver across from Dez Bryant, and it would be nice for Dak Prescott to have a potent downfield threat for when Bryant is out of the lineup.



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