2017-2018 NFL Combo Mock Draft: Picks 17-32

Last update: Sunday, May 6, 2018.

This is a combo mock draft of all the 2017 and 2018 prospects. Leading up the 2018 NFL Draft, the consensus was that this class wasn’t a very good one, so how would it stack up to the prospects in 2017? How would the draft have gone if all the players were available? Here’s the mock, and before you read it, keep two things in mind: 1) The 2017 prospects don’t have their rookie campaigns taken into account; otherwise, someone like Alvin Kamara would be a top-10 pick. 2) The 2017 players were removed from each team’s roster for needs purposes.

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2017-2018 NFL Combo Mock Draft: Picks 1-16


  1. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
    Mike Williams had a disappointing rookie campaign, but remember that the 2017 season performances are not taken into account in this combo mock draft. Considering that the Chargers were willing to select Williams seventh overall, they would certainly take him at No. 17.

  2. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
    Trade! The Panthers loved Christian McCaffrey enough to make him the eighth-overall pick last spring. I think they’d want to move ahead of the Lions and Joe Mixon-less Bengals to make sure they’d be able to obtain him.

  3. Dallas Cowboys: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
    The Cowboys liked D.J. Moore, but preferred Leighton Vander Esch. I wonder if they would have been more interested in Corey Davis. The Western Michigan product was the fifth-overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, so he would be a major steal at the No. 19 spot.



  4. Detroit Lions: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
    This seems almost too good to be true. Probably because it’s not true. Nevertheless, I can’t even imagine how quickly the Lions would sprint the podium if they were able to land a terrific safety prospect like Jamal Adams.

  5. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington
    This is just a logical pick, right? The Bengals were so enamored with John Ross’ game-breaking ability that they were willing to make him the ninth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. That may have been a reach, but getting him at No. 21 provides way more value.



  6. Miami Dolphins: Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
    The Dolphins wanted Roquan Smith all along, but were heartbroken when the Bears snatched him off the board at No. 8 overall. To be able to trade down and still obtain him is a dream come true.

  7. New England Patriots: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
    I can’t imagine the top cornerback from the 2017 NFL Draft class getting by the Patriots’ 23rd-overall pick. Marshon Lattimore is a steal at this spot, and he’d be a perfect replacement for Malcolm Butler.



  8. Seattle Seahawks: Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA
    You could argue for Derwin James and Minkah Fitzpatrick here, but perhaps the reason the Seahawks didn’t address the offensive line in the 2018 NFL Draft was because no quality tackles were available for them. That certainly has changed in this combo mock draft.

  9. Tennessee Titans: Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
    The Titans traded up three spots to obtain the final first-round off-LOS linebacker. I have to imagine they’d be happy staying put at No. 25 and selecting a better prospect at the same position.



  10. Atlanta Falcons: Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
    The Falcons passed on the defensive line talent available at No. 26 in favor of Calvin Ridley, but I have to imagine things would’ve been different had Da’Ron Payne been available.

  11. New Orleans Saints: Marcus Davenport, DE, Texas-San Antonio
    Considering the Saints mortgaged their future for Marcus Davenport, they would certainly take him at No. 27 overall if given the chance.

  12. Pittsburgh Steelers: Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State
    The Steelers were reportedly enthralled with Leighton Vander Esch, but moving up 10 or more spots for him was too much to ask. They would be thrilled to obtain him at No. 28 overall.

  13. Jacksonville Jaguars: Minkah Fitzpatrick, S/CB, Alabama
    If the Jaguars still would utilize the strategy of taking the best player available, I can’t imagine them passing on Minkah Fitzpatrick, who would be able to replace Aaron Colvin in the slot.

  14. Minnesota Vikings: Adoree Jackson, CB/KR, USC
    The Vikings used their only first-round pick over the past couple of seasons on a slot cornerback, so why wouldn’t they take the superior one from the previous two draft classes?

  15. New England Patriots: Derwin James, S, Florida State
    Derwin James wouldn’t fill the biggest need in New England, but he would be extremely difficult for Bill Belichick to pass on at No. 31. The Patriots run three-safety formations and certainly would welcome James into their secondary.



  16. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
    A year ago, the Eagles didn’t believe Derek Barnett would make it to their pick. They turned out to be wrong, and Barnett helped them win the Super Bowl. They would certainly snatch him off the board with the final pick of this combo mock draft.

    Here are some first-rounders from the past two years who just missed the cut:

    Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
    Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama
    Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
    Charles Harris, DE, Missouri
    Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
    O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
    Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
    Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
    Haason Reddick, LB, Temple
    T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin




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