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2017 NFL Mock Draft Round 1
Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
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NFL: 2017 Mock Draft – Round 1


February 9, 2017

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  1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett OLB/DE – Texas A&M  Garrett would give the Browns a more consistent pass rush. Some have compared him to current NFL LB Von Miller with his size, speed, and strength. This addition would also give Cleveland a very talented group of linebackers.
  2. San Francisco 49er’s: Mitch Trubisky QB – North Carolina The 49ers have multiple positions that need to be addressed by new head coach Kyle Shanahan and new GM John Lynch. Quarterback though is by far the most important. Shanahan is going to want to find “his guy” for the future. Trubisky’s size and arm talent are similar to Carson Wentz. His lack of collegiate starts is a concern, though.
  3. Chicago Bears: Jamal Adams S – LSU  Adams has everything you look for when it comes to the safety position. It will be hard for them to pass on Johnathan Allen from Alabama. But the Bears must shore up a weak secondary if they are going to improve.
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Johnathan Allen DL – Alabama  Jacksonville can not pass on Allen at 4! Especially with their inconsistency to stop the run. Allen is a player that has the size and strength to stop the run and the speed and agility to create a pass rush.
  5. Tennessee Titans (From LAR): Corey Davis WR – Western Michigan  Here is a player that people must not underestimate. He has phenomenal size, speed, and hands. The one thing that separates him from every other receiver is his outstanding route running ability.
  6. New York Jets: Marshon Lattimore CB – Ohio State  Jets fans were probably somewhat surprised this season with how bad their defense was. Especially Darrelle Revis. Lattimore was certainly the best cover corner in college football this season. He also has good size at 6 foot 192 pounds.
  7. Los Angeles Chargers: Ryan Ramczyk OT – Wisconsin  After another disappointing season the Chargers must find a way to improve their very poor offensive line. Ramczyk is coming off of hip surgery, which he played through in Wisconsin’s bowl game. He is outstanding at both run and pass blocking and has great footwork. Day 1 NFL starter at either right or left tackle.
  8. Carolina Panthers: Leonard Fournette RB – LSU  The second LSU Tiger off the board is a running back that has once in every 10-year talent. With an aging Johnathan Stewart and Fournette having incredible potential. He is a must pick to help Cam Newton and the inconsistent Panther offense.
  9. Cincinnati Bengals: Reuben Foster ILB – Alabama  The Bengals defense is having serious issues at the linebacker position. Foster would be a much-needed boost and give them a linebacker that is physical, a sound tackler, and extremely athletic. Foster is going to live up to the expectation we have for the linebacker from Alabama.
  10. Buffalo Bills: Mike Williams WR – Clemson  Coming from the same school as Sammy Watkins, Williams gives the Bills a big body receiver with speed, size, agility, and the ability to win those 50/50 balls. Buffalo must improve their weak receiving core if they are going to compete for an NFL Division title. [NickPoalson]
  11. New Orleans Saints: Soloman Thomas DL – Stanford  New Orleans must improve on defense at all three levels. Thomas (6’3″ 273 pounds) is a perfect fit for them. He was an absolute force all season with 15 tackles for loss and 8 sacks. What makes him perfect for them is he is fantastic against the run and the Saints weak run defense could use a player like him.
  12. Cleveland Browns (From Philadelphia): Malik Hooker S – Ohio State  The Browns secondary has been dreadful for years. Hooker has an incredible ability to create turnovers after finishing his first season as a starter with 7 interceptions. He has the range and could give them a much-needed boost in their secondary.
  13. Arizona Cardinals: Teez Tabor CB – Florida  Tabor could give the surprisingly poor Arizona secondary a boost. Patrick Peterson needs help and Tabor has incredible ball skills. Had 9 interceptions and 28 pass breakups in 3 seasons.
  14. Philadelphia Eagles (From Minnesota): Dalvin Cook RB – Florida State  Carson Wentz needs help at receiver and running back. With Cook still on the board, they can’t pass him up. Cook has been one of the best running backs for the last two years with the Seminoles. He also is a fantastic pass-catcher out of the backfield.
  15. Indianapolis Colts: Derek Barnett OLB – Tennessee  The aging defense for the Colts was terrible this season. With Walden becoming a free agent and Mathis retiring, the Colts must address outside linebacker. The 6’3″ 265 junior had 52 tackles for loss and 32 sacks in his 3 seasons at Tennessee. That’s more than even Myles Garrett.
  16. Baltimore Ravens: Jabrill Peppers S – Michigan  The Ravens definitely need help at safety. Peppers was a Heisman finalist and is probably one of the most athletic players in the entire draft class. He is comparable to Current NFL star, Tyran Mathieu with his tackling ability but also is great in pass coverage.
  17. Washington Redskins: Malik McDowell DL – Michigan State  McDowell is one of the best interior pass rushers in this draft class. Coming off a tough season with the Spartans, he could give the poor Redskins pass rush a much-needed improvement.
  18. Tennessee Titans: Sidney Jones CB – Washington  Mariota desperately needs help at receiver but they have to address their massive issues at cornerback. Jones is lengthy and has solid cover skills. Needs to improve a bit on his strength but is a great fit for the Titans.
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Taco Charlton DL – Michigan  Charlton has great technique and use of his hands. He had 10 sacks in 10 games this season. He also has great size, speed, and could really boost the Bucs slowly improving defense.
  20. Denver Broncos: Cam Robinson OT – Alabama  Denver must improve at offensive line. Especially tackle. Okung was a disappointment and Robinson could be a starter at right tackle. Needs a little improvement on his pass blocking but is too talented for Denver to pass up.
  21. Detroit Lions: Takkarist McKinley OLB – UCLA  McKinley has fantastic speed and a high motor. He doesn’t have elite NFL athleticism but his strength and speed will help Detroit on improving a weak pass rush. [Sean2]
  22. Miami Dolphins: O.J. Howard TE – Alabama  The Dolphins must improve at guard. But, Howard gives Tannehill a weapon he hasn’t had. Howard has incredible speed and hands for a player his size. He is a must draft at 22.
  23. New York Giants: Jarrad Davis LB – Florida  At 6’2″ 238 pounds, he has great range and could be an every down linebacker. Would be a good fit at weak side linebacker.
  24. Oakland Raiders: Tre’Davious White CB – LSU  The Raiders have to improve their pass defense. White is the most experienced corner in the draft class having 47 starts. He is a good fit and could be a day one NFL starter. He really impressed with a fantastic senior bowl.
  25. Houston Texans: Forrest Lamp OL – Western Kentucky  Houston really could use some improvement at offensive line. Lamp is extremely athletic and has the size to play tackle but would be a better fit at guard. Lamp had a good senior bowl.
  26. Seattle Seahawks: Garett Boles OT – Utah  Boles has really started to climb due to his athleticism. He could really help improve a weak Seattle offensive line that must be addressed to improve the run and protect Russell Wilson.
  27. Kansas City Chiefs: Deshaun Watson QB – Clemson  Here is the surprise pick of the NFL first round. Watson has shown some inability to remain consistent with accuracy. That being said, he has shown he is a winner and but up huge numbers in his two national championship performances. Alex Smith is struggling to get Kansas City over the hump and Watson could possibly do that with his big play ability.
  28. Dallas Cowboys: Tim Williams OLB – Alabama  Williams is really explosive and quick off the line. He has some off the field issues but the Cowboys have shown they are willing to overlook that. He had a better 2015 season than 2016. But still had 19.5 sacks in two seasons.
  29. Green Bay Packers: Christian McCaffrey RB – Stanford  After a controversial decision to not play in Stanford’s bowl game, he took some heat. McCaffrey has incredible catching ability and open-field moves. He struggles a bit running between the tackles but could really boost Rodgers weapons.
  30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Charles Harris LB – Missouri  He is a raw talent but has good size and a great motor. He has had 16 sacks in the past two seasons. He has good versatility and would be a great fit for the Steelers.
  31. Atlanta Falcons: Marlon Humphrey CB – Alabama  Humphrey is a corner with great speed to go with size. He struggles some with quick and shifty receivers. He could definitely help the Falcons secondary which could use a little work.
  32. New England Patriots: John Ross WR – Washington  Ross is a top 15 talent that would give the Patriots a big play threat. He has outstanding speed and route running ability. The Patriots could add a player that would give them a great slot.                                              

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