- Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
- San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
- Chicago Bears: Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama
- Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
- Tennessee Titans: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
- New York Jets: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
- Los Angeles Chargers: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
- Carolina Panthers: John Ross, WR, Washington
- Cincinnati Bengals: Rueben Foster, ILB, Alabama
- Buffalo Bills: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
- New Orleans Saints: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
- Cleveland Browns: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Nouth Carolina
- Arizona Cardinals: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
- Philadelphia Eagles: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
- Indianapolis Colts: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
- Baltimore Ravens: Takkarist McKinley, DE, UCLA
- Washington Redskins: Budda Baker, S, Washington
- Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jarrad Davis, OLB, Florida
- Denver Broncos: Ryan Ramczyk, T, Wisconsin
- Detroit Lions: Taco Charlton, DE, UCLA
- Miami Dolphins: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
- New York Giants: Cam Robinson, T, Alabama
- Oakland Raiders: Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
- Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
- Seattle Seahawks: Garrett Bolles, T, Utah
- Kansas City Chiefs: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
- Dallas Cowboys: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
- Green Bay Packers: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
- Pittsburgh Steelers: Jabrill Peppers, OLB/CB/S/RB, Michigan
- Atlanta Falcons: Zach Cunningham, OLB, Vanderbilt
- New Orleans Saints: Haason Reddick, OLB, Temple
The Browns need to take a deep breath, and continue their rebuild by drafting the best player available. Myles Garrett is the best player available by a long shot.
I had the 49ers slotted to pick a quarterback in my first two mock drafts, but after an amazing combine solidifying is high draft stock, I can’t see the 49ers passing up on the run-stuffing monster.
The Bears need more young talent on the defensive side of the ball, and Jonathan Allen is a perfect fit for the Bears defensive system. Allen is excellent at rushing the quarterback and stuffing runs. He immediately upgrades their defense.
The Jaguars fixed their desperate need of a safety in free agency, and now can select Leonard Fournette. Blake Bortles needs an elite running back to compliment is passing game, and Fournette does just that.
I originally had the Jaguars drafting Jamal Adams, but after signing Barry Church, I see them going offense in the first round. Overall, Adams fits the Titans system better than Hooker, and that is why I see the Titans drafting Adams.
The Jets have pushed away their need for quarterback for another ear, and I believe that they will select Lattimore, who reminds me a bit of a young Darrelle Revis.
The Los Angeles Chargers would be thrilled to see another Ohio State superstar fall into their laps. Hooker’s energy and playmaking ability would immediately upgrade the Chargers defense and please the LA fans.
John Ross reminds me of a better version of Tavon Austin, and if Dave Gettleman likes him enough, I can definitely see him pulling the trigger. They lost Ted Ginn to free agency, and Cam Newton would appreciate it if they replaced him with someone just as talented, if not more-so.
Rueben Foster is a sure-tackler that immediately upgrades the Bengals linebacking-corps. Foster would join an, already stacked defense and improve it.
Mike Williams is the ideal selection for the Bills that would give Tyrod Taylor a new receiver and give the Bills offense a boost. Williams and Sammy Watkins perfectly compliment each other.
The New Orleans Saints offense is among the most explosive in the NFL, but their defense looks like a unit you might find at your son’s peewee football game! Tre’Davious White is a hometown kid that would give the Saints a playmaker in the secondary.
I’m not sure what the Browns will do with this pick. They could trade up or down, and they could go in so many different directions with that pick. I have the Browns tabbed with Mitchell because he would fill a need, but I believe that the Browns may see Cody Kessler as the quarterback of the future.
The Cardinals could draft Deshaun Watson, or Corey Davis, but I believe they will draft the best player available, which in this case is O.J. Howard. The Cardinals need to give Carson Palmer as many weapons as possible in this draft, and O.J. would give Palmer a huge target with extremely strong hands.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a need in the secondary, but I see them attacking the defensive side of the ball in the later rounds. If Dalvin Cook is there, Philly will not pass on him. Ryan Matthews have proven to me that he cannot possibly stay healthy for an entire season, and Darren Sproles cannot handle a full workload. Cook is an elite running back with the skills necessary to run right over guys, and the speed and agility to run around them.
I have the Colts swapping quick, twitchy pass rushers, this time selection Derek Barnett. Barnett rushes the quarterback very well and would give the Colts young life on the defensive ball.
I considered having the Ravens drafting Ryan Anderson from Alabama with this pick, but I believe that Takkarist McKinley makes more sense. McKinley is more of a defensive end, and with proper coaching, he will improve his footwork, and use of the hands. Watch out NFL, but if this pick happens, McKinley could become one of the best defensive ends in the NFL!
DeAngelo Hall is old news in the Redskins secondary, and the Redskins must address a need for a new safety in this year’s draft. Budda Baker has gotten quite lost behind Jamal Adams and Malik Hooker, but Baker is a magnificent safety that would become an impact player for the Skins struggling pass defense.
The Tennessee Titans may need to trade up to acquire Corey Davis, but I believe that he could very easily fall right into their laps. Many of the teams in this year’s draft do not of a pressing need at wide receiver like the Titans do, and Davis could fall to the Titans. Davis is the ideal all-around wide receiver, whose skills will translate to the NFL level with ease.
Jarrad Davis would give the Buccaneers a linebacker that will rush the passer and drop back into coverage, not to mention stuff runs from time to time. Davis would play outside linebacker for the Bucs, and help their defense get to the point where the Bucs can be a playoff-caliber team.
The Denver Broncos need to upgrade their offensive line and create more holes for C.J. Anderson to run through. Ramczyk is an exceptional run blocker that can play on the quarterbacks blind side and slide to the right side if necessary.
When you play in a division with Aaron Rodgers, and the struggling offensive lines of the Bears and Vikings, you need to be able to rush the quarterback, and last year they couldn’t. Their lack of pass rush and run defense was the key reason they lost to Seattle. Taco Charlton does both and could develop into one of the NFL’s best defensive ends.
The Fins need to improve their secondary in the draft this year, and Quincy Wilson is the ideal pick for the Dolphins. Wilson is a confident corner that has the size and talent to become a great NFL corner. Wilson must improve on his footwork, but I see Wilson refining his game and becoming a very solid corner for years to come.
The New York Giants desperately must draft as many offensive lineman as possible if they seriously want to contend for Super Bowl LII, and drafting Cam is a start. Robinson needs a lot of coaching, but in time he has the ceiling to become an ALL-Pro offensive lineman.
The Raiders can go in many directions with this selection, but I could easily see them going with this beast from Michigan State. Jack Del Rio will be able to knock every bit of laziness out of him and get only the best from McDowell. He needs to improve on his footwork and use of his hands, but just watch his highlight-reel. He could be a special player.
Deshaun Watson is an awesome quarterback, and I have little to no clue where he will go in this draft. He could go as soon as second overall to the 49ers, and as late as the second round. All depends on what GMs think his potential is in the NFL.
The Seahawks putrid offensive line killed them in the playoffs, and much of the regular season, and they must load up with more lineman in this years draft. Bolles has experienced as revival of his life, and his talent has silenced every doubter. Bolles has a huge ceiling.
The Kansas City Chiefs have a fantastic coaching staff that I believe that refine Humphrey into one a marvelous cornerback. Humphrey doesn’t have the ball skills that Marcus Peters has, but Humphrey has the prototypical body to work with and proven success. Don’t be surprised if Humphrey quickly becomes a great lockdown corner.
Despite Jones tearing his achilles at Washington’s Pro Day, I still believe that the cowboys would be willing to select Jones in the first round. If they were willing to draft Jaylen Smith so early in the second round, they would be comfortable drafting the stud corner in the first.
The Packers need to get a defense, and this is the draft to do it. Conley inflated his draft stock at the NFL Scouting Combine, and I’m certain that he will be selected in the first round. Conley checks all the boxes, and fits perfectly in the Packers defensive system.
The Steelers defense is getting old, and they need a player a energize their defense like how Troy Polamalu did. Peppers is almost an exact duplicate of Polamalu and would bring the same energy to the Steelers defense he did. The Patriots should keep a lookout, because if the Steelers pulled the trigger on this pick, their defense instantly improves.
I expect the Falcons to repeat their draft strategy from last season, and that starts with drafting a tweener outside linebacker. Cunningham is a quick, twitchy player that appears to be a very safe pick. Cunningham fits right in with a fast, young defense that has the bend-but-don’t-break mentality.
The NFL is a copycat league, and I believe that the Saints should copy their division rival, the Falcons. They need to draft fast, young playmakers to create a spark for their putrid defense. Reddick is another tweener with useful versatility. A great combine boosted his draft stock, and he should be gone by the end of the first round.