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2017 NFL REDRAFT
Published at 7/22/2020 9:15:18 PM
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New Pick: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
Original Pick: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
I don't think I have to explain this one at all. Mahomes is the best player in the NFL already and he's only 3 seasons in, imagine what he will be able to do in the coming years.
New Pick: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Original Pick: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, UNC
The Bears made the right call in looking for a franchise QB in the draft instead of rolling with free agent addition Mike Glennon, but they got the pick very wrong. Trubisky looks like he is set to be a career backup whereas Deshaun Watson has already established himself as a top 5 QB in the entire NFL just 3 seasons into his career. Chicago's future with Watson and THAT defense could have been insane.
New Pick: George Kittle, TE, Iowa
Original Pick: Soloman Thomas, DE, Stanford
During the real draft, people praised the Niners for moving back one spot and gaining serious assets along with still getting the same player they would have drafted no. 2, looking back on this, they are lucky they gained those extra picks as Thomas quickly turned out to be a bust. However, the Niners 5th round pick of George Kittle turned out to be one of the biggest steals in years as Kittle has become the best tight end in football quickly. In the re-draft, the Niners have to snag Kittle at 3 so they don't lose the stud tight end.
New Pick: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
Original Pick: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Taking Fournette at the time looked like an amazing pick for Jacksonville as he looked like he could be a generational talent at the RB position, but it ended up being McCaffrey who went 9th overall, who was the generational RB talent. In 2019 McCaffrey had over 1000 rushing yards and over 1000 receiving yards joining the elusive 1000-1000 club. This Jags offense could be changed for the next decade if they took McCaffrey here which they happily do in the re-draft.
New Pick: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
Original Pick: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
In the re-draft, the Titans go with the guy that everyone projected them to take in the real life draft. It was a shock when the Titans reached on small school sleeper Corey Davis over the stud hard-hitting safety in Jamal Adams. Davis has never panned out while Adams has quickly become the best safety in the entire NFL. The Titans pair him up with other young star safety Kevin Byard to form a scary good safety tandem in their defensive backfield.
New Pick: TJ Watt, OLB/DE, Wisconsin
Original Pick: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
With Jamal Adams gone, the Jets are forced to look in another direction but they aren't sad at all considering they are snagging a player who has quickly become a top 10 maybe even top 5 edge rusher in the NFL. It was a tough choice between him and real life no. 1 pick Myles Garrett, but the Jets go Watt because of Myles Garrett's off-field issues. The Jets are overjoyed to get a player who could become the best rusher in football in a couple years in the re-draft.
New Pick: Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State
Original Pick: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
At the time, the Chargers were looking for another great target for Phillip Rivers and they thought they snagged one in Mike Williams, but in the re-draft, they easily change their minds and take Chris Godwin. A player you get at pick 7 you usually wouldn't consider a steal, but the Chargers getting Godwin at 7 in the re-draft is a MAJOR steal. He has improved every year of his career and has quickly blossomed into a top 10 NFL WR. The Chargers would love to pair him with Keenan Allen on their offense.
New Pick: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
Original Pick: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
The Panthers are very sad that their franchise player was taken before they could in the re-draft, but their offense won't have to change too much as Alvin Kamara who was the Offensive Rookie of the Year from this class is there for the taking. His receiving ability is top 5 for an RB in the NFL (he's not McCaffrey in that area) but no one is so this isn't a terrible consolation. Kamara is an electric RB that can handle the immense workload that McCaffrey had in Carolina.
New Pick: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
Original Pick: John Ross, WR, Washington
The Bengals cannot believe it when the original no. 1 overall pick is still there for them at 9 in the re-draft. It's not even that Myles Garrett hasn't lived up to the no. 1 pick hype, he has, but this draft class is just so good that off other talent and team need, he somehow falls to pick 9. Garrett quickly has become a top 5 rusher in the NFL and maybe would have even won Defensive Player of the Year in 2019 if not for off-field issues cutting his season short. The Bengals would be bouncing off the walls to snag Garrett in the re-draft.
New Pick: Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU
Original Pick: Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU
I am not having the Bills/Chiefs trade happen in the re-draft with Patrick Mahomes gone. The Chiefs would not move up 17 spots if he wasn't there again so the Bills have the 10th pick as they did originally and they take the same guy they got at 27 in Tre White. White has become a top 5 CB in the NFL very quickly and is the definition of a shutdown corner allowing a 57 passer rating when targeted. This pick was a massive steal at 27, but now the Bills have to take him in a spot where he deserves to go.
New Pick: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
Original Pick: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
Back to back corners, back to back teams who take the same player they did in the original draft. Marshon Lattimore was a massive steal in the real draft as he was considered easily a top 5 talent in the class but somehow fell all the way to the Saints at 11. Lattimore also has quickly become a top 10 corner in football and he even won Defensive Rookie of the Year in this stacked draft class. The Saints were lucky to get him in real life and are lucky to get him back in the re-draft.
New Pick: Ryan Ramcyzk, OT, Wisconsin
Original Pick: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
The Texans have to be depressed that Deshaun Watson is gone. What a pick he turned out to be as he is already a top 5 QB in football just a few seasons in. The Texans fall back into irrelevance without him but there is a bright side. The Texans' awful O-line gets a major boost as they get Ryan Ramcyzk in the re-draft who has become a top tier tackle early into his career. This will give whoever the Texans end up with at QB some time in the pocket and maybe the Texans don't have to give up a future first for Laremy Tunsil anymore because of this great re-draft selection.
New Pick: Budda Baker, S, Washington
Original Pick: Haason Reddick, OLB, Temple
The Cards were in a really weird spot here as they need a QB but there aren't any worth it on the board and they are at least decent at most other positions with good players on the board. However, there is one pick that made a ton of sense here, and it was for the team to secure their All-Pro safety Budda Baker who they originally took in the early second round. Baker has been a stud for the Cardinals defense and they cannot afford losing him so they make sure to get him early in the re-draft so that no one else can.
New Pick: Kenny Golladay, WR, Northern Illinois
Original Pick: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
Derek Barnett was a bit of a weird pick here for the Eagles. Not many people saw him having that high of a ceiling in the NFL and I feel they had much bigger needs, specifically on the offensive side of the ball. In the re-draft, the Eagles make sure to snag one of the most promising young receivers in the NFL in Kenny Golladay. Golladay has played well since his rookie year and has numbers that have rivaled some of the top dogs at the position. His hands along with his explosiveness despite how tall he is makes him an amazing young target for Carson Wentz. Imagine how good that duo would be! Eagles get a steal with their first round pick in the re-draft.
New Pick: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
Original Pick: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
This is one of the best cornerback draft classes I've ever seen. A couple of the top 10 corners in the entire NFL have gone off the board, and Humphrey is another one. I wasn't as high on him coming out of college, but he has proved me and other haters wrong as he has established himself as a top 10 corner. He was an instrumental piece in the Ravens defense last year as they became one of the best secondaries in the NFL. Humphrey is a shutdown corner and eliminates the Colts biggest need here in the re-draft.
New Pick: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
Original Pick: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
The Ravens would have easily gone with their original choice here, but he went one pick before them so the Ravens pivot to the offensive side of the ball and address their biggest need, WR. JuJu is coming off a down year, but the 2 years before that he had proved he was a top young receiver and could soon be the face of the position. One down year doesn't change all of that it just results in a slide to pick 16 in the re-draft which isn't actually a slide at all considering he went in the second round originally. The Ravens are very happy to address a glaring weak position and steal from their rival Steelers at the same time.