2017 NFL Mock Draft, first 90 picks (4.0)

4/26/2017 – by James Fedewa

This is my 4th and final mock draft of the 2017 season.  I say 4th, but in reality it is probably my 30th. My mock drafts are based on team needs (for 2017 and 2018 seasons), with team scheme in mind, including best player available with my grading system.

Note: I do expect 6 trades in the first round and three quarterbacks to be drafted. I do not normally expect any inside linebackers to be drafted in the first round (but I did two in this draft, with Foster and Cunningham). Also, I only draft one or two safeties in the first round of standard mock drafts, and I mocked 5 in this draft.   Plus, 3 running backs are taken too, which is very rare. So, I am “bending” the rules quite a bit on my normal standards. I also have a feeling that Solomon Thomas and Johnathan Allen slide longer than what I mocked.

I will be submitting my mock draft (for the thrid season) to The Huddle Report, which will be scored with the top 107 Mock Draft Experts in the country. Here’s the link: The Huddle Report Mock Draft Score

Eat up!  …and please reply with your comments. Discussions are welcome!!! @jamfed

Pick    Team                                 Player                                          Notes

1 Cleveland Browns Myles Garrett, DE Texas A&M Clearly the #1 overall talent with everything you need to build a great defense around.
2 San Francisco 49ers Mitch Trubisky, QB North Carolina Trubisky has all the tools to be a superstar and you can see his improvement every game.  He’ll be the new face of the 49ers franchise.
3 Chicago Bears Jamal Adams, S LSU Adams is a leader and a powerhouse in the secondary. He’s fast, vocal and can take this defense to another level. Too good to pass up…
4 Jacksonville Jaguars Leonard Fournette, RB LSU Fournette will change the public perception of the Jaguars, and will dominate.
5 Tennessee Titans** Marshon Lattimore, CB Ohio State Lattimore could go #2 overall, but he slides a little bit (for lingering small injuries). He is the best cover cornerback in a DEEP DB draft.
6 New York Jets O.J. Howard, TE Alabama Howard is the best tight end prospect in the last 10 years.  He will become a #1 receiver and help with blocking in the running game.
7 Los Angeles Chargers Malik Hooker, FS, Ohio State Hooker has amazing ball stills and can make the Chargers secondary the best in the league. A true game changer.
8 Carolina Panthers Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford Thomas slides a bit, but the lack of a true position puzzles some GM’s. Most of his game tape is at 3-tech DT, where he’s really undersized, and he does not show a lot of bend off the edge.
9 Cincinnati Bengals Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama Robinson has great technique and the prototype body for a franchise left tackle, but not the quickest feet.  He will be a great addition to a depleted Cincy O-Line.
10 Buffalo Bills Mike Williams, WR Clemson The Bills could draft a QB here, but they are terrable at drafting QB’s.  They should just keep what they have with Tyrod Taylor give him weapons.
11 New Orleans Saints Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan Stat Finding a true spot on the defensive line for McDowell is the primary goal, as he lined up everywhere on the DL at Michigan State.  He’s my overall fav in this draft, as his talent, size and anchor are special
12 Cleveland Browns* Deshaun Watson, QB Clemson Watson is a winner and should be the top QB drafted. Some inaccuracy issues and minor flaws is his mechanics cause fall a bit.  I had him #2 to the 49ers yesterday (last second change).
13 Arizona Cardinals Reuben Foster, ILB Alabama I never like to mock ILB’s this early in mock drafts, but Foster is the exception. He’s big, mean and special.
14 Philadelphia Eagles*** Christian McCaffrey, RB Stanford The Eagles should focus on CB or even OL, but when the NFL Draft is in Philly, they will draft the “sexy” pick.  CMC has an amazing skill set and will be a pro bowler fast.
15 Indianapolis Colts Jonathan Allen, DL Alabama Finally, Jonathan Allen’s slide ends. Allen was considered one of the safest picks this draft, but his shoulder ailments and poor combine land in the Colts lap = BONUS!
16 Baltimore Ravens Derek Barnett, DE/OLB Tennessee The Ravens pass rush needs more help than anything. CB, RB or WR is a good thought here, but Barnett is a sack machine.
17 Washington Redskins Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State Probably the best offensive weapon in this years draft. His presence alone will make the offense flow better. He is a fascinating rusher.
18 Tennessee Titans Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan Titans find their true #1WR.  Davis may take a season to catch on, but he has the potential to be a super star.
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jabrill Peppers, S Michigan Peppers can play either safety spots, and is an instant upgrade to the Buc’s secondary.
20 Denver Broncos Ryan Ramczyk, LT Wisconsin Any OL prospect in the 1st round is probably going to be better than what the Broncos had last year.
21 Detroit Lions Haason Reddick, LB, Temple Reddick can play multiple positions on defense and if fun to watch.
22 Miami Dolphins Forrest Lamp, G, WKU Lamp will take the left guard spot and can take turn this offensive line into a league powerhouse. Once a team weakness, this O-Line now looks amazing.
23 New York Giants Garett Bolles, OT Utah Bolles can take over the left tackle responsibility and shift current left tackle over to the right side. One selection, two upgraded OL positions.
24 Oakland Raiders Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama The Raiders need help right in the middle of their defense, ILB and DT, but Humphrey is too good to pass up. Defensive BPA
25 Houston Texans DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame Texans need a new QB and Kizer has the tools to be a star, with a year on the bench, learning. Sure he will watch Savage start for a season, but it will give Houston hope for the future.
26 Seattle Seahawks Kevin King, CB, Washington OL is the target here, but the first round OL prospects are all taken.  King is perfect fit in Seattle, and will shine opposite The Shermanator .
27 Kansas City Chiefs Zach Cunningham, LB Vanderbilt Kansas City can go many directions here, like QB or CB, but Cunningham on this defense could be the missing link for a super defense.
28 Dallas Cowboys Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU With three vacant DB spots in Dallas, DB should be the primary focus. White is fast and quick, in a good scheme fit.
29 Green Bay Packers Takkarist McKinley, DE/OLB UCLA Tak is better than #29 and should be picked #15 by the Colts, but a late injury causes a slight slide. He’s a relentless pass rusher and good fit in GB.
30 Pittsburgh Steelers Budda Baker, S, Washington The Steelers will draft the BEST DB prospect here. Baker is that guy. He can play FS and Nickle, fearlessly.
31 Atlanta Falcons Charles Harris, DE Missouri Falcons needs to get a little younger at DE and “Black Ice” can crash QB’s.
32 New Orleans Saints**** Obi Melifonwu, S, UCONN The Saints need a CB here, but Obi can play both CB and Safety. His size, speed and smarts can be molded into a defensive super star.

Second Round

 Pick Team Player
33 Cleveland Browns Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado
34 San Francisco 49ers John Ross, WR Washington
35 Jacksonville Jaguars David Njoku, TE, Miami
36 Chicago Bears Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
37 Los Angeles Rams Cordrea Tankersley, CB Clemson
38 Los Angeles Chargers Dan Feeney, G, Indiana
39 New York Jets T.J. Watt, LB Wisconsin
40 Carolina Panthers Adoree’ Jackson, CB USC
41 Cincinnati Bengals Taco Charlton, DE Michigan
42 New Orleans Saints Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss
43 Philadelphia Eagles Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
44 Buffalo Bills Desmond King, CB/FS Iowa
45 Arizona Cardinal Patrick Mahomes, QB Texas Tech
46 Indianapolis Colts Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma
47 Baltimore Ravens JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR USC
48 Minnesota Vikings Pat Elfein, C, Ohio State
49 Washington Redskins Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State
50 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
51 Denver Broncos Raekwon McMillan, ILB Ohio State
52 Cleveland Browns Marcus Williams, S, Utah
53 Detroit Lions Carl Lawson, DE Auburn
54 Miami Dolphins Tarell Basham, DE/OLB, Ohio
55 New York Giants Montravius Adams, DL, Auburn
56 Oakland Raiders Chris Wormley, DL, Michigan
57 Houston Texans Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan
58 Seattle Seahawks Dorian Johnson, OG, Pittsburgh
59 Kansas City Chiefs Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
60 Dallas Cowboys Tyus Bowser, OLB/DE, Houston
61 Green Bay Packers Teez Tabor, CB Florida
62 Pittsburgh Steelers Tim Williams, OLB/DE Alabama
63 Atlanta Falcons Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M
64 Carolina Panthers***** Antonio Garica, T, Troy

Third Round

 Pick Team Player
65 Cleveland Browns D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas
66 San Francisco 49ers Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
67 Chicago Bears Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina
68 Jacksonville Jaguars Ethan Pocic, C, LSU
69 Los Angeles Rams Roderick Johnson, OT, Florida State
70 New York Jets Cam Sutton, CB, Tennessee
71 Los Angeles Chargers Curtis Samuel, WR/RB, Ohio State
72 Carolina Panthers Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
73 Cincinnati Bengals Alex Anzalone, LB, Florida
74 Philadelphia Eagles Chris Goodwin, WR, Penn State
75 Buffalo Bills Davis Webb, QB, Cal
76 New Orleans Saints Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma
77 Arizona Cardinal Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa
78 Baltimore Ravens Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington
79 Minnesota Vikings Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova
80 Indianapolis Colts Sidney Jones, CB Washington
81 Washington Redskins Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama
82 Denver Broncos Dawuane Smoot, EDGE, Illinois
83 Tennessee Titans Ryan Anderson, OLB, Alabama
84 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jon Toth, C, Kentucky
85 Detroit Lions Rasul Douglas, CB, Virginia
86 Miami Dolphins Carroll Phillips, DE, Illinois
87 New York Giants Carlos Watkins, DL, Clemson
88 Oakland Raiders Kendell Beckwith, ILB, LSU
89 Houston Texans Corn Elder, CB, Miami
90 Seattle Seahawks Jake Butt, TE, Michigan

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Posted on April 26, 2017, in NFL. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Very interesting final draft. I *hope* it turns out this way (maybe substitute Trubisky for Watson) It would be a very good draft for Cleveland.

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