2017 NFL Mock Draft Central

The path to the draft takes many twists and turns in the three-month lead-up to the actual event, many shaped by the results from all-star showcase games, the NFL Scouting Combine, free agency, and pro days. We track them all here in Mock Draft Central, with our analyst projections of how the first round could unfold.

Mock Draft Round 1

1
Cleveland Browns
2
San Francisco 49ers
3
Chicago Bears
4
Jacksonville Jaguars
5
Tennessee Titans
6
New York Jets
7
Los Angeles Chargers
8
Carolina Panthers
9
Cincinnati Bengals
10
Buffalo Bills
11
New Orleans Saints
12
Cleveland Browns
13
Arizona Cardinals
14
Philadelphia Eagles
15
Indianapolis Colts
16
Baltimore Ravens
17
Washington Redskins
18
Tennessee Titans
19
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20
Denver Broncos
21
Detroit Lions
22
Miami Dolphins
23
New York Giants
24
Oakland Raiders
25
Houston Texans
26
Seattle Seahawks
27
Kansas City Chiefs
28
Dallas Cowboys
29
Green Bay Packers
30
Pittsburgh Steelers
31
Atlanta Falcons
32
New Orleans Saints
  1. Daniel Jeremiah

    Full Analysis

    April 27, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      I've heard all of the rumblings about Mitchell Trubisky being the pick here, but I just can't buy it. I'm not confident but I'll stick with Garrett here.
    2. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      I think this pick comes down to either Adams or Solomon Thomas. Leonard Fournette is the wild-card choice.
    3. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      I'd also keep an eye on Malik Hooker and Marshon Lattimore here. Either player would fill an immediate need.
    4. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      Fournette would be a huge asset for Blake Bortles and help the Jags determine whether or not he is the answer at the quarterback position once and for all.
    5. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      I think the Titans will trade out of this pick and target a pass-catcher. If they get stuck, I could see O.J. Howard being the choice.
    6. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      The Jets are another team likely to pursue a trade-back partner if possible.
    7. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      The Chargers could really take advantage of McCaffrey's skill set and he would complement Melvin Gordon very well.
    8. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      Assuming McCaffrey is off the board, Hooker would be a great fit in Carolina.
    9. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      Allen could slide a little bit because of medical concerns, but he's worth a top 10-selection.
    10. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      The Bills lost a talented cornerback in free agency and this would be a welcome addition to their defense.
    11. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      There are a bunch of teams targeting Foster around this portion of the draft.
    12. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      I think the Browns will trade up to guarantee they can land Trubisky. The Titans are the obvious trade partner.
    13. Haason Reddick

      LB

      Temple

      I think Patrick Mahomes is a real option here but Reddick would be too tempting to pass up.
    14. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      The Eagles need cornerback help, but Barnett would be a great fit in this defensive scheme. He would make an immediate impact in this division.
    15. Charles Harris

      OLB

      Missouri

      The Colts could look at several positions on the defensive side of the ball, but edge rusher is where they should start.
    16. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      The Ravens need to find a true No. 1 receiver and Davis is the best one in the draft.
    17. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      I know the Redskins have defensive needs, but Cook would be outstanding in this scheme.
    18. Adoree' Jackson

      CB

      USC

      Jackson is gaining a lot of steam down the home stretch of the draft.
    19. David Njoku

      TE

      Miami

      Njoku would team up with Cameron Brate to give the Bucs an excellent TE combination to go along with DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans on the outside.
    20. Ryan Ramczyk

      OT

      Wisconsin

      The Broncos need to address the offensive line and this could begin a mini-run on the position.
    21. Jarrad Davis

      LB

      Florida

      Davis is an excellent player with a combination of size, instincts and athleticism.
    22. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      Laremy Tunsil kicks out to left tackle this season, which creates an opening at guard.
    23. Patrick Mahomes

      QB

      Texas Tech

      The Giants land their eventual successor for Eli Manning.
    24. Marlon Humphrey

      CB

      Alabama

      Humphrey is a polarizing player, but everyone agrees he has tremendous upside.
    25. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      Robinson can handle the right tackle position immediately with a chance to eventually take over the left side.
    26. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      I think the Seahawks could look to trade down from this spot but if they stay, Bolles is a good fit.
    27. Alvin Kamara

      RB

      Tennessee

      Kamara is a perfect fit in the Chiefs' scheme and he has very little tread on the tires.
    28. Kevin King

      CB

      Washington

      The Cowboys are desperate for help in the secondary and up front on the line of scrimmage. King is a tall, athletic cornerback with very good ball skills.
    29. Joe Mixon

      RB

      Oklahoma

      This wouid be a bold move by the Packers, but Mixon is arguably the best running back in the draft and Green Bay would be a good spot for him to land.
    30. Evan Engram

      TE

      Mississippi

      Engram's speed in the middle of the field would be scary surrounded by the rest of the skill talent on this offense.
    31. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      The Falcons need to add another rusher and they might move up to guarantee that they get one they like.
    32. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      I'm not sure the Saints would take a quarterback here, but I think they could easily find a trade partner if Watson is still on the board.
  2. Mike Mayock

    Full Analysis

    April 26, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      Garrett is just too good to pass up. He's explosive off the edge. If he works at it and stays healthy, he could be the best DE in football.
    2. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      I want to give them Leonard Fournette, but I think Kyle Shanahan got spoiled in Atlanta with middle-round backs like Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Pair Adams with Eric Reid, and you'll have one of the best safety tandems in football
    3. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Lattimore is the best CB in this draft. He'll affect the pass game.
    4. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      They have to get better on offense. Fournette runs angry. He changes their whole offensive philosophy. He'll take pressure off of Blake Bortles.
    5. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      Projected trade to Browns
      Cleveland trades up to get its QB. Trubisky is the QB prospect most ready to play. I would prefer not to play him this year because I think it will take him a while to adjust, but at the end of the day, he'd come in and compete for the starting job.
    6. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      I love Howard. He reminds me of Greg Olsen. He helps in the run and pass game. He's tough, he's fast and he'll play Day 1.
    7. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      I think they'd be ecstatic to land Thomas. They can play him outside on early downs and inside in sub packages. His quickness is similar to Aaron Donald's.
    8. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      Cam Newton took a beating last year, and they need to take some run-game pressure off of him. McCaffrey's athletic skill set is similar to LeSean McCoy's.
    9. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      Allen is my No. 2 player in the draft. He can flat-out play.
    10. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Buffalo could go in a lot of directions here, including QB, but Foster's tape is so good that it reminds me of Luke Kuechly's. There are off-field concerns with Foster, but his tape is awesome.
    11. Charles Harris

      OLB

      Missouri

      They have to get better on defense. Harris must get stronger against the run, but he will be a double-digit sack guy early in his career.
    12. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      Projected trade to Titans
      They add a dynamic playmaker, Mr. 4.22 himself.
    13. Marlon Humphrey

      CB

      Alabama

      I want to give them Patrick Mahomes, but the roster is playoff-ready. Humphrey has everything you want in a CB except for one thing -- he struggles finding the ball in the air. If he can learn to do that one thing, he's a Pro Bowl corner.
    14. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      Philly needs corners, but it's time to support Carson Wentz with this pick. Williams is a lot like Alshon Jeffery. He's physical and will block. They can play basketball on grass with him.
    15. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      Once Barnett learns better technique, he's going to be a big-time DE.
    16. Haason Reddick

      LB

      Temple

      Reddick was a walk-on and might be the best story in draft. He lit up the Senior Bowl.
    17. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      They need immediate help off the edge. McKinley has a great motor. He has some shoulder issues. If their doctors don't think he'll be ready to go full speed on Day One, they can't pull the trigger here.
    18. Adoree' Jackson

      CB

      USC

      They double down on playmakers after taking Ross. He can compete Day 1 to play opposite Logan Ryan at CB and brings value as a kick returner.
    19. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      Hooker is the best centerfielder in the draft. They need a dynamic guy on the back end. Hooker is that guy.
    20. Ryan Ramczyk

      OT

      Wisconsin

      Ramczyk has the ability to start at left tackle. He's coming off of hip surgery and I've been told he passed all the physicals.
    21. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Davis provides instant impact. He's physical and tough. I think he comes in with an attitude.
    22. T.J. Watt

      OLB

      Wisconsin

      They need an edge rusher, and DNA don't lie. The league is divided on Watt, the younger brother of J.J., but I think his quickness and explosion off edge gives Miami what they need now.
    23. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      When you protect Eli Manning, you win football games. Bolles comes in and competes at right tackle. He's the most athletic O-lineman in this draft.
    24. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      He's the most gifted O-lineman in this draft. He's plug and play at right tackle. He helps big-time in the run game and will develop as a pass protector.
    25. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      Bill O'Brien goes all in on Watson, who plays his best football when the lights are brightest.
    26. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      If I have a favorite player in the draft, he's one of 2 or 3 I would nominate. He's played tackle, but he's going to be an inside player in Seattle.
    27. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      Cook is a big play waiting to happen. His tape is outstanding.
    28. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      White is probably not the sexy pick that Cowboys fans want, but he can fill a variety of roles on defense and he has added value as a returner. This is a very solid pick.
    29. Alvin Kamara

      RB

      Tennessee

      Kamara runs through tackles. He has the lateral jump-cut of a LeSean McCoy. When you include him in the pass game, he's almost as good as Christian McCaffrey. He put on a show at his pro day.
    30. Jordan Willis

      OLB

      Kansas St.

      Willis had an outstanding combine. He needs to get stronger against the run, but he's a natural bender who can get around the edge and rush the passer.
    31. Jabrill Peppers

      S

      Michigan

      With the ball in his hands, Peppers is special. He'll be a core special teams player. He can play strong safety and nickel. He fits what Dan Quinn wants on defense with quickness and toughness.
    32. Patrick Mahomes

      QB

      Texas Tech

      I told you I wanted to get Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer together with Patrick Mahomes. We do that here. They move up from No. 45 to No. 32 and it only cost them a third-round pick. They get their QB of the future.
  3. Charley Casserly

    Full Analysis

    April 27, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      Excellent pass rusher. Mitchell Trubisky could still be in play.
    2. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      They couldn’t talk themselves into a quarterback.
    3. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      Adams is a big, physical, do-it-all player.
    4. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      Projected trade to Browns
      (PROJECTED TRADE WITH JAGUARS) The Browns trade up to get their quarterback.
    5. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      Marcus Mariota gets a new weapon.
    6. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      LSU In my opinion, Fournette is the best player in the draft.
    7. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      The Chargers need an inside pass rusher.
    8. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      McCaffrey can fill many roles for the Panthers.
    9. Haason Reddick

      LB

      Temple

      Reddick can fill two needs: LB and pass rusher.
    10. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Major need but do they take a quarterback.
    11. Marlon Humphrey

      CB

      Alabama

      If Lattimore is this close, will they try to trade up and get him?
    12. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      Projected trade to Jaguars
      (PROJECTED TRADE WITH BROWNS) The new regime is looking for their own quarterback?
    13. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Larry Fitzgerald's replacement; Patrick Mahomes is a possibility here.
    14. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      A speed WR for Carson Wentz, but does "Trader Howie" make a move for a CB instead?
    15. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      Passing up the best player on board is difficult.
    16. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      The slide stops here for Foster.
    17. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      The Redskins lack a true free safety.
    18. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      They get the pass rusher they have been seeking.
    19. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      The Buccaneers have had success with FSU players.
    20. Ryan Ramczyk

      OT

      Wisconsin

      Left OT is a major need, but is Garett Bolles a better pick?
    21. Charles Harris

      OLB

      Missouri

      A bookend for Ziggy Ansah.
    22. T.J. Watt

      OLB

      Wisconsin

      The Dolphins get a relentless outside linebacker and pass rusher.
    23. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      Erik Flowers can go to right OT -- his natural positon.
    24. Jarrad Davis

      LB

      Florida

      Davis has good speed, range, and instincts.
    25. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      They need to solidify the right tackle position.
    26. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      Even with Richard Sherman they still need a cornerback. Offensive line could come later.
    27. Zach Cunningham

      LB

      Vanderbilt

      Cunningham is a fast and athletic player with instincts.
    28. Kevin King

      CB

      Washington

      Free agency losses will dictate the Cowboys’ draft.
    29. Adoree' Jackson

      CB

      USC

      Jackson upgrades a weak position.
    30. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      I love McKinley’s motor. This is a steal at this point.
    31. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      Charlton helps solidify the Falcons’ biggest need on defense.
    32. Patrick Mahomes

      QB

      Texas Tech

      Projected trade to Cardinals
      (PROJECTED TRADE WITH SAINTS) Arizona gets Carson Palmer’s eventual replacement.
  4. Lance Zierlein

    Full Analysis

    April 26, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      Texas A&M. No reason to get cute here. Cleveland goes with the top-rated talent.
    2. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Sorry, but the name "Shanahan" has never been synonomous with leaks, and too many have been getting out lately. Feels like a smoke screen to entice a trade.
    3. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      Allen is tough to call because his draft stock is tied to his medical reports. If healthy, he's a good fit here.
    4. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      Fournette could be the target of the 49ers with the No. 2 pick, but if not, Jacksonville should be his destination.
    5. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      The best pure cover corner in this draft goes to a team that needs his services badly.
    6. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      Top flight athlete with the ability to stretch the field or block in-line. The Jets would love to move back.
    7. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      If Adams and Hooker are both on the board here, it could be an interesting call. This could also be the spot Cleveland targets for a trade-up for Mitchell Trubisky.
    8. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      While I don't have a grade quite this high on McCaffrey, it's hard to argue with the overall value he brings to a team. He would help jump-start Carolina's offense.
    9. Haason Reddick

      LB

      Temple

      One of the fastest risers in the postseason, Reddick offers the Bengals a weapon who can be deployed from several spots along the front seven.
    10. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      The Bills could turn to a quarterback in this spot with Reddick -- their target -- off the board, but finding a receiver here is a logical choice.
    11. Marlon Humphrey

      CB

      Alabama

      The Saints are supposedly smitten with Humphrey's size, speed and toughness. They could use all three in the secondary.
    12. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      The kid who grew up a Browns fan will get his wish to play for Cleveland if the Browns decide to move up in the draft.
    13. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      Hooker is a tremendous talent and he might not fall this far, but if he does, it's because teams are concerned with duration of recovery from surgery.
    14. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      The Eagles need help at a few positions, but Barnett gives them a physical pass rusher who Jim Schwartz should love.
    15. Kevin King

      CB

      Washington

      Long man-to-man cornerback who improves the Colts size, talent, and ball skills outside.
    16. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      The Ravens might have to choose between a pass catcher and Reuben Foster here, but Davis is a talented target who could compete for early reps.
    17. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Foster could fall due to off-field concers and worries about injuries, but he fits a need for the Redskins, bringing a tough playmaker into the fold.
    18. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      Speed galore. Ross gives Marcus Mariotta a deep target and keeps opposing safeties away from the line of scrimmage.
    19. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      The Bucs like Cook, but they could also look for a pass rusher here as well.
    20. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      With Mike McCoy running the offense, the Broncos could look toward Robinson to provide more power in the running attack.
    21. Charles Harris

      OLB

      Missouri

      Talented pass rusher who needs to find the right home. Will 4-3 teams consider him a full-time defensive end?
    22. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      Has all the talent in the world but lacks consistency. Miami needs and edge player with rush potential and that is Charlton all day.
    23. David Njoku

      TE

      Miami

      Njoku could get taken earlier than anyone expects. He's still raw but it doesn't take much tape to see all that upside.
    24. Jarrad Davis

      LB

      Florida

      The Raiders would be a perfect match for Davis and vice versa. His physical demeanor and athletic traits are much-needed in the middle for Oakland.
    25. Patrick Mahomes

      QB

      Texas Tech

      Could Houston have their pick of either Mahomes or Watson? Maybe, maybe not, but if Mahomes is there, I think he comes off the board as the 25th pick.
    26. Ryan Ramczyk

      OT

      Wisconsin

      This is a wild-card spot with names like Obi Melifonwu and Daeshon Hall possibly emerging as surpise selections. Ramczyk, however, is a smart pick.
    27. Chidobe Awuzie

      CB

      Colorado

      Surprise name makes it into the first round. Many teams believe he goes in the first. His in-your-face style and good size could grab the Chiefs' interest.
    28. Quincy Wilson

      CB

      Florida

      Rod Marinelli's defense will require a cornerback with cover talent in zone and a willingness to hit. With so many holes in the secondary, drafting this position is a strong possibility.
    29. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      If McKinnley were to fall to Green Bay, it might be seen as a huge win inside their war room as they are in desperate need of a pass rusher. And we know about their affinity for players from UCLA.
    30. Evan Engram

      TE

      Mississippi

      To be clear, I think Watson could end up going here, but it might not be with the Saints. Getting a fifth-year option on him as a first-round pick would be appealing for teams.
    31. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      Atlanta could look for top available talent here or even trade out. However, Lamp is clearly the best guard in this draft and that is something the Falcons need.
    32. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      To be clear, I think Watson could end up going here, but it might not be with the Saints. Getting a fifth-year option on him as a first-round pick would be appealing for teams.
  5. Bucky Brooks

    Full Analysis

    April 11, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      The Browns have to take the best player available.
    2. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      The 49ers snag a Ronnie Lott-like leader and playmaker with the second overall pick.
    3. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      The Bears need a CB1 to compete in a division loaded with big-time quarterbacks.
    4. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      Tom Coughlin’s influence leads the Jaguars to build the offense around a game-changing RB1.
    5. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Titans continue to add big, dynamic playmakers to the trenches.
    6. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      College football’s best big-game player can handle the spotlight and scrutiny that comes with playing on Broadway.
    7. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      Gus Bradley's system needs a talented safety between the hashes to be effective in a division with plenty of playmakers on the perimeter.
    8. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      Panthers add a blue-collar defender to a defensive line that needs a menacing presence off the edge.
    9. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Foster is a menacing “Mike” linebacker with a nasty temperament and rugged game.
    10. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      The Bills have a WR1 in Watkins but they could use a “bully” on the edge to take advantage of the smallish corners on the perimeter.
    11. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      The most polished pass rusher in the draft would upgrade a frontline that's struggled to generate pressure on the QB.
    12. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      Nothing wrong with adding a big, athletic tight end with speed and quickness.
    13. Patrick Mahomes

      QB

      Texas Tech

      Bruce Arians doesn’t mind gambling on a talented gunslinger with exceptional arm talent and an unrefined game.
    14. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      Doug Pederson could transform the Brian Westbrook clone into a star in the Eagles’ offense.
    15. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      The Colts could use a talented pass rusher with a non-stop motor off the edge.
    16. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      The Ravens need a WR1 to anchor the passing game after the retirement of Steve Smith.
    17. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      If the Redskins are unable to sign Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal in the coming weeks, they could elect to draft his successor on draft day.
    18. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      Marcus Mariota could use a speed receiver with big-play ability on the perimeter.
    19. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      The Buccaneers could bring some sizzle to their running game by adding the Florida State standout to the lineup.
    20. Ryan Ramczyk

      OT

      Wisconsin

      The Broncos need a rock-solid blocker on the edge to solidify an offensive line that struggled at the point of attack in 2016.
    21. Jarrad Davis

      LB

      Florida

      The Lions can’t go wrong adding a defender with exceptional instincts and awareness to the mix.
    22. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      The Dolphins need another edge defender with pass-rushing skills to throw into the rotation.
    23. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      The Giants could use an athletic edge blocker with sweet feet and a nasty game to fill a void at OT.
    24. Haason Reddick

      LB

      Temple

      Reddick is an active linebacker with a non-stop motor and a versatile game.
    25. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      The Texans could groom the massive people-mover for a key role as an edge blocker.
    26. Obi Melifonwu

      S

      Connecticut

      The ultra-athletic defensive back could be groomed to replace Richard Sherman on the island or Kam Chancellor in the box.
    27. Gareon Conley

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Conley is a rock-solid cover corner with a game built on instincts, awareness, and toughness.
    28. Charles Harris

      OLB

      Missouri

      The Cowboys still need to find a legitimate pass rusher to feature off the edge. Harris is a blue-collar worker with a rugged game and non-stop motor that fits the Cowboys’ profile.
    29. Joe Mixon

      RB

      Oklahoma

      Imagine Aaron Rodgers playing with a David Johnson-like playmaker in the backfield. Mixon is an exceptional combo back with size, speed, power, and home-run ability.
    30. DeShone Kizer

      QB

      Notre Dame

      Big Ben announced his return for a 14th season but the Steelers could start preparing for his eventual departure by drafting a QB1 of the future at this spot.
    31. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      The ultra-versatile lineman can play inside or outside on a frontline that seeks more athletic blockers.
    32. Adoree' Jackson

      CB

      USC

      Jackson gives the Saints a two-way playmaker who will some sizzle to the lineup.
  6. Chad Reuter

    Full Analysis

    April 21, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      There's a possibility Mitchell Trubisky gets the call here, but some in the building want to select the pass rusher from Texas A&M first and a quarterback later.
    2. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      Head coach Kyle Shanahan would enjoy coaching the North Carolina QB, but don't be surprised if some team ( Jets? Browns?) explores a move up in a trade at this spot.
    3. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      The Bears picked up Quintin Demps as their new strong safety, and add Ohio State's rangy free safety.
    4. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      Blake Bortles needs a running game to take the pressure off; the LSU runner is the perfect answer.
    5. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      The value this Stanford pass rusher provides is too great for the Titans to pass up.
    6. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      The demise of Darrelle Revis leaves a big hole in the Jets' secondary; the Ohio State corner fills it nicely.
    7. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      Like he was at LSU, Adams will be a defensive leader for the Chargers for years to come.
    8. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      An ultra-versatile offensive threat at Stanford, McCaffrey can help Cam Newton's cause.
    9. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      Arthritic shoulders and average athleticism testing could push the Alabama lineman down boards a bit. The Bengals might see another Geno Atkins.
    10. Gareon Conley

      CB

      Ohio St.

      The Bills replace Stephon Gilmore with another rangy cover man, making Conley the third defensive back from Ohio State in the top 10.
    11. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      Finding a pass rusher is a major priority for the Saints, and the Tennessee defender's relentless nature should endear him to the fans in New Orleans.
    12. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      Cleveland selects Alabama's athletic tight end and the top pass-catcher in the draft.
    13. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      Larry Fitzgerald is on his way to retirement, and the physical dominance Williams displayed at Clemson complements Arizona's speedy receivers.
    14. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      Carson Wentz will be happy to see a vertical threat like Washington's Ross in the fold.
    15. Dion Dawkins

      OG

      Temple

      New GM Chris Ballard continues to rebuild the offensive line in front of Andrew Luck. Dawkins was a great tackle at Temple and could start there at the next level, but he'll be a special guard in the NFL.
    16. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      If Buffalo takes this physically dominant tackle from Alabama at 10, then Ozzie Newsome will find another bargain here.
    17. Haason Reddick

      LB

      Temple

      The Temple pass rusher was one of the top risers throughout the postseason draft process; he can line up outside or inside for Washington.
    18. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Davis' inability to work out for teams this offseason could hurt him, but the Titans will gladly add the Western Michigan receiver to their roster.
    19. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      Cook and the Buccaneers seem like a nice fit, and it reunites Jameis Winston with his former Florida State teammate.
    20. Ryan Ramczyk

      OT

      Wisconsin

      There's a new left tackle from Wisconsin in the not-so-sleepy Western town.
    21. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Questions about Foster's maturity and shoulder could cause the Alabama linebacker to drop down boards. Detroit should be willing to take a chance on his talent at this spot.
    22. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      The Dolphins are moving last year's first-rounder, Laremy Tunsil, to left tackle, making room for the Western Kentucky swing-man at guard.
    23. David Njoku

      TE

      Miami

      The Miami tight end's promise as a playmaker on offense makes Eli Manning smile.
    24. Kevin King

      CB

      Washington

      The Raiders like height and length in their corners, and the corner from Washington presents both.
    25. Patrick Mahomes

      QB

      Texas Tech

      I don't expect Mahomes to still be waiting around at this pick, as someone could trade ahead of Houston to secure his services. But the Texans wouldn't mind seeing this strong-armed passer from Texas Tech here. If Mahomes is gone, N.C. State safety Josh Jones would be a great fit.
    26. Malik McDowell

      DT

      Michigan St.

      Seattle takes a chance on the Michigan State defender's talent and scheme versatility.
    27. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      Alex Smith has a significant cap hit in 2018, and is a free agent the following spring. The Clemson QB should be able to take control of the offense after a year or two.
    28. Quincy Wilson

      CB

      Florida

      The Florida corner has the height, length and agility to start for the Cowboys on Day 1.
    29. T.J. Watt

      OLB

      Wisconsin

      Green Bay will have a tough choice between Watt and Jabrill Peppers. The Wisconsin pass rusher might win out if the Packers think they can mine secondary talent later in a deep draft.
    30. Josh Jones

      S

      N.C. State

      The aggressive, strong defender from N.C. State will make a difference on Sundays.
    31. Jordan Willis

      OLB

      Kansas St.

      The second half of the Super Bowl showed the Falcons' need for a strong, consistent pass rusher like this K-State defensive end.
    32. Jarrad Davis

      LB

      Florida

      This Florida Gator brings athleticism and toughness to the middle of the Saints' defense.
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    Full Analysis

    April 21, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      The Browns need talent on their roster. They must take the best play on the board.
    2. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      The Niners need playmakers on both sides of the ball. Why not grab the top cornerback in this draft class? Lattimore would fit well in the new Cover 3 system.
    3. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      Chicago needs a versatile, big playmaker in the secondary. They can get a guy who can do it all at No. 3.
    4. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      The Jags could use a dominant offensive weapon that can go over the middle. Howard will be a big target for Blake Bortles. If the Jags can't trade out, he's their guy.
    5. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      The Titans need a game changer in the back end of their defense. Hook is a ballhawking safety who has a nose for the end zone.
    6. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      Trubisky has flown up draft boards by what he's shown in workouts. He will sit and learn under McCown but could possibly beat him out in training camp.
    7. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Thomas is a versatile defensive lineman who can rush the passer from anywhere.
    8. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      He's a power running back who matches well with a power run game. Fournette will take pressure off Cam Newton.
    9. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      The Bengals add an athletic linebacker with a championship pedigree and a guy who plays with an edge.
    10. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      Buffalo should thank the football gods for this. Williams is a much-needed weapon for the Bills and Tyrod Taylor.
    11. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      The Saints will add a productive defensive end to a struggling defense. He will add immediate pressure playing opposite of Cam Jordan.
    12. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      Cleveland lands two of the top D-linemen in the draft because Greg Williams knows that you have to build from the D-line out.
    13. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      Arizona has had great production from LSU players on defense - Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu. He would be a great addition to a secondary that struggled last year.
    14. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      Philly's whole offseason is dedicated to helping Carson Wentz. They give him another toy to throw and hand the ball off to.
    15. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      The Colts' defense has been their Achilles heel. They add a raw, explosive and high-motor player who gets the QB.
    16. Charles Harris

      OLB

      Missouri

      The Ravens need to find a way to get back to being a dominant defense. This is a step in the right direction as Harris can get to the QB in many different ways.
    17. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      The Redskins get a big-play, workhorse back who can be a weapon in the passing and running games.
    18. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Marcus Mariota needs a WR1 and Davis' ability to go and get the ball, run every route and score with the ball in his hands will help immensely.
    19. Jabrill Peppers

      S

      Michigan

      This pick brings versatility to Mike Smith's defense. He's a player who can play safety, nickel and linebacker depending on the situation.
    20. Ryan Ramczyk

      OT

      Wisconsin

      The Broncos need to fix their offensive line and help themselves by getting the best technician at the position.
    21. Jarrad Davis

      LB

      Florida

      Detroit gets their linebacker, who is an old-school, instinctive player who tries to separate the ball from the carrier every play.
    22. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      The Dolphins get a big-time guard to help enhance what they did in the running game last year. Lamp also adds protection for Ryan Tannehill.
    23. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      The Giants need help on their offensive line and Robinson provides just that. He has long arms and strength, which should help protect Eli.
    24. Haason Reddick

      LB

      Temple

      He's an athletic linebacker who can cover RBs and TEs, and he can be a force in the run game.
    25. Patrick Mahomes

      QB

      Texas Tech

      Mahomes is a strong-armed QB who will come in and compete with Tom Savage. Mahomes is a player who can jump-start the Texans' offense.
    26. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      This is a perfect fit for Tom Cable's zone scheme. Bolles is light but can move and seal the edge for Russell Wilson and the RBs.
    27. Gareon Conley

      CB

      Ohio St.

      The Chiefs get a very instinctive corner who is used to playing opposite of a top corner.
    28. Kevin King

      CB

      Washington

      King is a long, athletic corner who fits in the zone Cover 2 system. He can compete against the top WRs in the NFC East.
    29. T.J. Watt

      OLB

      Wisconsin

      A long pass rusher is what the Packers need and they get it with the in-state kid.
    30. Marlon Humphrey

      CB

      Alabama

      He is a Pittsburgh guy and is tough and physical at the line. He plays well in the zone and is physical in the run game.
    31. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      If the Falcons want to add pass rushers, this is your answer. Taco is a relentless pass rusher with well-defined tools to get to the QB.
    32. Adoree' Jackson

      CB

      USC

      A special player on both sides of the ball, and I know Sean Payton can't wait to sue him in the passing game.

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