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2017 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 3/15/17
Published at 3/15/2017 7:21:48 PM
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The consensus best player goes to a team in desperate need of a pass rush. Garrett will be a great fit for Gregg Williams' aggressive 4-3 defense.
The 49ers need to find a new QB to lead them under new HC Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch. Mahomes' big arm and natural athleticism should be a good fit for Shanahan's offense. Has the biggest upside of all QBs in the draft.
Allen is a day one difference maker and will add inside pressure to make the secondary's life a lot easier. Something tells me John Fox will be banging on the table to get him on draft day.
Tom Coughlin and Doug Marrone understand the importance of a good run game. Fournette is the most physically gifted RB in this decade and can bring the type of impact Ezekiel Elliott had on the Cowboys to Jacksonville.
Marcus Mariota needs a number one WR to really make the Titans offense reach its full potential. Davis' route running and ability to run after the catch makes him a great option for Mariota in a West Coast offense.
The Jets ranked second to last in interceptions and the secondary has virtually no playmakers. Hooker is the ultimate playmaker and an INT threat on virtually every pass and he is somebody Bowles will really like to build his defense around.
The departure of Eric Weddle was extremely noticeable last year and Adams is a really solid replacement. His instincts in the run and the pass will be a welcome addition to a defense contending with Derek Carr's Raiders twice a year.
Jonathan Stewart played well for the Panthers but the opportunity to pick up an explosive runner like Cook is much too tempting. Cook's vision and balance and break away speed is a great fit for the Panthers offense.
The Bengals would love to add Thomas' athleticism and disruption to the menacing Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap. Thomas has been one of the fastest risers in the draft since his scintillating performance against North Carolina in the Sun Bowl.
Sammy Watkins would love to have fellow Clemson WR Mike Williams to help eliminate his double teams. Williams is a big receiver with exceptional leaping ability and whoever winds up being the Bills QB will have two fantastic weapons
The Saints need help all over the defensive side of the ball and Foster is one of the safest picks in this class. He is an excellent run defender and has a knack for finding the ball. Foster will be an immediate upgrade and can be a leader for years to come.
Walking away with your offensive and defensive cornerstone is not a bad draft in my book. Trubisky is a hometown kid with great accuracy and with great poise in the pocket and will hopefully be the long awaited answer at QB for Cleveland.
The Cardinals would love to add Wilson's size and length on the outside opposite Patrick Peterson. The Cardinals weren't as strong in 2016 as in 2015 and part of that was a weakened secondary.
With the receiving core addressed, the biggest need for the Eagles is clearly CB. Lattimore is a long athletic corner ready to step in for Leodis McKelvin and Nolan Carroll II.
Peppers is perhaps the biggest question mark in the entire draft. Where will he go and what position will he play? Assuming he plays as a hybrid safety/linebacker, the Colts hybrid defense seems like a good fit and it will give Chuck Pagano much needed help at both the linebacker and safety position.
Terrell Suggs will be gone very soon and Zachary Orr's retirement won't help at all so trying to find his replacement might be a good step. Watt is a good run defender and has a great motor.