2017 NFL Mock Draft – Version 2

THE combine is nearly here and after we get a look at players and their measurable’s, their draft slots will be much clearer. But that’s no fun. Let’s generate some buzz pre-combine on players’ potential new homes. To read the 1st version of my mock draft click here.

Pick #1 Cleveland Browns – Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

NOTHING changes for Cleveland, Garrett is a surefire #1 option.

Pick #2 San Francisco – Jonathan Allen, DE/DT, Alabama

THE hype around taking a quarterback 2nd overall is dying for the 49ers. Allen is a terrific defensive player and will be the best on the board after Garrett goes.

Pick #3 Chicago Bears – Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

CUTLER’S time in Chicago is up, Deshaun Watson is the Bears QB option for the future.

Pick #4 Jacksonville Jaguars – Jamal Adams, S, LSU

BLUE chip defender Jamal Adams stays at #4, bringing his elite intangibles and playmaking to the Jags backfield.

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Pick #5 Tennessee Titans – Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

ONE of the fast risers in most mock draft lately, Solomon Thomas is only going to boost his cause after the combine.

Pick #6 New York Jets –Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

INSTEAD of taking a quarterback here the Jets get a back that can shoulder the offensive workload, regardless of who is under center.

Pick #7 Los Angeles Chargers – Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

SAME as my 1st mock draft Hooker can star in the middle of a up and coming Chargers defense.

Pick #8 Carolina Panthers – Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

THE run happy Panthers might choose Dalvin Cook, but they really missed the presence of Josh Norman last year. Lattimore sures up the corner spot significantly.

Pick #9 Cincinnati Bengals – Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

VONTAZE Burfict has caused his fair share of headaches for the Bengals. Foster gives them just as much physicality and grit without all the drama.

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Pick #10 Buffalo Bills – Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

WITH every day that passes it seems like Buffalo are going to hold onto Tyrod Taylor. Giving him another weapon on the opposite side of the field to Sammy Watkins is huge!

Pick #11 New Orleans Saints – Sidney Jones, CB, Washington

NEW Orleans has to go defensive with their pick. Cornerback is certainly a priority and Jones will the Saints from day 1.

Pick #12 Cleveland Browns – DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame

TAKING one of the quarterbacks in the draft at #12 seems like a safe use of a pick rather than going top five.

Pick #13 Arizona Cardinals – Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

GETTING Davis to grow behind future HOFer Larry Fitzgerald is a great move for the Cards.

Pick #14 Indianapolis Colts – Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

A match made in heaven, Andrew Luck finally gets a running mate.

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Pick #15 Philadelphia Eagles –  Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

CORNERBACK is a must for Philly and if Jones and Lattimore are off the board, Humphrey is the next best option.

Pick #16 Baltimore Ravens – John Ross, WR, Washington

ONE of the most talented receivers in the entire draft joins a team in desperate need of some youth at wideout.

Pick #17 Washington Redskins – Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

ORIGINALLY I had Solomon Thomas tabbed here, but the Redskins will happily set for the Wolverines pass rusher in Charlton.

Pick #18 Tennessee Titans –  O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

IF Tennessee can’t secure a wide receiver at this spot, Howard is the best passing threat available. He would be a great addition for the Titans.

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Pick #19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

AS talked about in mock draft one, a game changing defender is the right piece for the playoff bound Bucs.

Pick #20 Denver Broncos – Garett Bolles, OT, Utah

BACK to back picks that stay the same as my original mock draft, unless Denver chooses Cam Robinson instead.

Pick #21 Detroit Lions – Teez Tabor, CB, Florida

LACKING depth at cornerback behind Darius Slay and Nevin Lawson, the Lions fill that with the uber talented Tabor.

Pick #22 Miami Dolphins – Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

MIAMI needs linebacker depth. Period.

Pick #23 New York Giants – Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee

LAST year the Giants really lacked a capable running back to help their offense. As Eli Manning ages finding one is more important now than ever.

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Pick #24 Oakland Raiders – Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

TRE’DAVIOUS White slipping to 24th would be a steal for Oakland.

Pick #25 Houston Texans –Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

ALL the talk for the Texans off-season is centered around the QB position. If they get the right play caller they could be SuperBowl bound and adding Trubisky helps their potential of finding that guy.

Pick #26 Seattle Seahawks – Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

PROTECTION for Russell Wilson is an absolute must. No matter who is left on the board expect pick #25 to be an O-lineman no matter what.

Pick #27 Kansas City Chiefs – Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama

DESPITE being listed as an OLB with the Chiefs need for a linebacker to help in the pass rush, Williams can provide that instead of having to drop back in coverage.

Pick #28 Dallas Cowboys – Charles Harris, DE, Missouri 

HARRIS adds the spark that the Cowboys severely need on third down.

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Pick #29 Green Bay Packers – Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

THINKING about how Mike McCarthy would deploy McCaffrey in the passing and running game is an exciting prospect.

Pick # 30 Pittsburgh Steelers – Haason Reddick, OLB, Temple

ADDRESSING the outside linebacker position on the cheap after throwing the cheque book at Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell is a massive tick.

Pick #31 Atlanta Falcons – Malik McDowell, DE/DT, Michigan State

VIC Beasley emerged as a star for Atlanta last year, but their pass rushers ran out of juice in the SuperBowl. McDowell helps their potential to return to the big dance.

Pick #32 New England Patriots –David Njoku, TE, Miami

MARTELLUS Bennett seems set to walk and Gronk’s health is still an issue. Njoku give the Pats injury insurance.

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