News Archives

2017 NFL mock draft: What I would do

April 20th, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Aggregated By Sports Media 101

It’s time for a 2017 NFL mock draft.

This is a “what I would do” mock draft, meaning there’ll likely be players you haven’t seen, read, or heard being discussed as Round 1 selections. After watching hours of film, this mock (mostly) represents the prospects I believe are worthy of being first-round picks this year.

You know those “draft do-overs” published a few years after a draft? This is essentially my “early” submission for the 2017 draft class

I’ll (hopefully) have a “what I think will happen” mock â?? with trades â?? the day before the draft.

1. Cleveland BrownsMyles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

Garrett is the total package as a defensive end. He’s 6’4″, 270-plus pounds with long arms, incredible athleticism, good bendiness, and a decent array of pass-rushing moves for a 21 year old.

2. San Francisco 49ersCorey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

I have Mike Williams ever so slightly ahead of Davis, but with Kyle Shanahan’s West Coast Offense, Davis is a better fit.

3. Chicago BearsO.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

Howard’s impact is two-fold for the Bears. He’ll help to provide a huge target for Mike Glennon and chip in as a (strong) blocker for Jordan Howard in the run game. John Fox sees Greg Olsen 2.0 in Howard.

4. Jacksonville JaguarsMike Williams, WR, Clemson

Allen Robinson is has superstar potential, yet is entering the final year of his rookie deal. Adding Williams will give Blake Bortles another high-pointing option, which should help him rebound from a rather ineffective second season. Allen Hurns has been solid, but was hurt often in 2016.

5. Tennessee Titans - Solomon Thomas, DT/DL, Stanford

Dick LeBeau’s Steelers defenses of the mid-2000s were ferocious up front. While a secondary member was considered here, Thomas provides much more value as a three-down linemen who can wreak havoc from anywhere. He’s the perfect understudy to Jurrell Casey, Derrick Morgan and Co.

6. New York JetsMalik Hooker, S, Ohio State

Gang Green added cornerback Morris Claiborne and safety Marcus Gilchrist in free agency. That doesn’t mean former defensive back coach Todd Bowles will hold back from campaigning for Hooker, the most electric play-making defensive back in this class.

7. Los Angeles ChargersObi Melifonwu, S, UConn

The Chargers can address clear holes at cornerback in Round 2 or Round 3. With Melifonwu, they get a versatile backend player with an unfathomable combination of size and athleticism. He can do it all. Los Angeles’ front office will see a supersized version of Eric Weddle.

8. Carolina PanthersJonathan Allen, DE/DT, Alabama

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman loves his defensive linemen. Kawann Short was recently rewarded with a multi-year extension, and Vernon Butler was picked in Round 1 a year ago, but Allen could potentially be insurance if Star Lotulelei can’t be re-signing after the 2017 season. Though best inside, Allen can man the defensive end spot too, which is currently manned by 30-year-old Charles Johnson. Also, Allen is the best player available at this juncture.

9. Cincinnati BengalsReuben Foster, LB, Alabama

The Bengals need more speed at linebacker. Foster certainly provides that. He and Vontaze Burfict will create a rather menacing duo of second-level defenders. If there are any character concerns with Foster, Cincinnati has shown in the past they’re receptive to those type of players.

10. Buffalo BillsHaason Reddick, LB, Temple

Buffalo has two talented linebackers with

Read Original Post at
http://www.buffalorumblings.com/2017/4/20/15072658/2017-nfl-mock-draft-myles-garrett-haason-reddick-christian-mccaffrey-mitchell-trubisky

Sports Media 101 searches and spiders for news it aggregates from across the web about your favorite sport or sports team. This article is originally posted at another site not affiliated with Sports Media 101. The portion of the article posted here is to provide a sample of the content available at the linked site. Please click the link to read the full article. Sports Media 101 does not claim any ownership to the content and all rights are retained by the original copyright owner.

Tags: Allen Hurns, Allen Robinson, Andrew Luck, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Blake Bortles, Brandon Carr, Buffalo Bills, C.J. Anderson, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Coby Fleener, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Derrick Morgan, Detroit Lions, Dez Bryant, Eric Weddle, green bay packers, Greg Olsen, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, John Fox, Jurrell Casey, Kansas City Chiefs, Kawann Short, LaRon Landry, Los Angeles Chargers, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams, Marshawn Lynch, Miami Dolphins, Mike Glennon, Mike Williams, Morris Claiborne, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL mock draft, Oakland Raiders, Odell Beckham Jr., Philadelphia Eagles, Preston Brown, Russell Okung, Russell Wilson, san francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Star Lotulelei, Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Todd Bowles, Vontaze Burfict, Washington Redskins, Williams

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Login with: