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. 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.
  2. Lance Zierlein

    Full Analysis

    April 18, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      Garrett has the highest upside in the draft, but there's definitely a floor to keep in mind. Hard to see him not ending up as the first pick.
    2. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      A non-stop motor and ability to play all over the defensive line makes Thomas a fit for the 49ers.
    3. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      The Bears have a gaping hole at CB1; Lattimore should be able to fill that in short order.
    4. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      If the Jaguars can't win with their QB play, they can enforce their will on the ground.
    5. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      Passing on a pass rusher with the talent of Allen could be difficult for the Titans.
    6. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      The Jets need a QB, but they also need a leader with the talent to play all over the field.
    7. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      With the instincts and ball skills to create turnovers, Hooker is a wise choice to strengthen the Chargers' back end.
    8. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      Greg Olsen is getting older and Howard would provide an in-line TE option who can operate as a run blocker.
    9. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      The Bengals would be betting on Charlton's upside, but he fits a huge need and the Bengals' profile for the position.
    10. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      There have been conflicting reports about whom the Bills are in love with at QB, but Trubisky fits Rick Dennison's offense.
    11. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Fast and physical, Foster adds an alpha player on the defense who has a winning pedigree and a taste for punishment.
    12. Gareon Conley

      CB

      Ohio St.

      The Browns pass on a QB again to grab a press-man corner with a chance to step in right away and start.
    13. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      This position isn't the strength it once was with Larry Fitzgerald nearing the end of his career. Davis gives the Cardinals a new top target of the future.
    14. Marlon Humphrey

      CB

      Alabama

      A height-weight-speed prospect who is the best run defender at the corner spot in the draft. If Humphrey can improve in locating the deep ball, he could be a good one.
    15. Ryan Ramczyk

      OT

      Wisconsin

      Ramczyk is the safest of the tackles and could step in as an immediate starter at right tackle or maybe even guard.
    16. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      The Ravens are in need of a rusher and top receiver. Let's give them a physical ball-winner who could become a heavily targeted favorite for Joe Flacco.
    17. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      Washington might be targeting a playmaker and they obviously need a running back. While other RBs are getting more hype, Cook is an outstanding talent.
    18. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      Ross will be a homerun hitter for the offense who can stretch defenses.
    19. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      One of the most consistently productive defenders in this draft helps fill a need for the Bucs.
    20. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      The fit is almost too perfect given John Elway's relationship with Ed McCaffrey. Christian helps the Broncos' running game, passing game and return game.
    21. Haason Reddick

      LB

      Temple

      He might not make it all the way to Detroit, but if Reddick does, the Lions could run the card up.
    22. Malik McDowell

      DT

      Michigan St.

      Extremely talented but also inconsistent, McDowell has all the traits but needs a better motor.
    23. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      The Giants might not be able to pass on a tackle early in this draft.
    24. Jarrad Davis

      LB

      Florida

      Davis is a physical hitter and a very good athlete. Al Davis would approve of this one.
    25. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      The Texans could be locking in on a strategy to get a quarterback. In this scenario, Watson offers up leadership and high character on and off the field for owner Bob McNair.
    26. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      McKinley could fall here if teams are concerned about his recovery from shoulder surgery. Explosive and relentless, he would be a great Seahawk.
    27. Patrick Mahomes

      QB

      Texas Tech

      Many observers agree Mahomes is a perfect fit for Andy Reid and as Alex Smith's future replacement.
    28. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      White has some of the best footwork among cornerbacks in this draft and should be ready to step in right away.
    29. Kevin King

      CB

      Washington

      King put together an outstanding combine. He has the size and speed that GM Ted Thompson covets at cornerback.
    30. David Njoku

      TE

      Miami

      Njoku is extremely athletic and talented, but raw and in need of some seasoning. Still, he would be a great selection here.
    31. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      One of the safest draft picks in the first round, Lamp would fill a need and could step in immediately.
    32. Adoree' Jackson

      CB

      USC

      Jackson gives the Saints a talented cover corner and a dangerous return man.
  3. Daniel Jeremiah

    Full Analysis

    April 4, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      With all-pro talent, Garrett is the best player in this draft.
    2. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Don't be surprised if the 49ers try to trade down, but if they stay put, Thomas provides versatility and pass rush.
    3. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Three players that make the most sense for the Bears: Malik Hooker, Jamal Adams, and Lattimore. They can't go wrong with any of these players.
    4. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      The Jaguars have an outstanding young defense but they need more balance on offense. Fournette has all the tools to be a workhorse back.
    5. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      The Titans are another team I could see pursuing a trade-back partner. If they stay put, Williams would provide Marcus Mariota with a true No. 1 receiver.
    6. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      The Jets have a need at quarterback but the smarter move would be to take a sure-thing position player. They can find a quarterback option later in this draft or wait until next year.
    7. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      This one just makes too much sense. The Chargers have quietly built a very talented defense.
    8. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      The Panthers need to give Cam Newton some help; McCaffrey is a capable runner and dynamic weapon in the passing game.
    9. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      The Bengals need to infuse some youth into their defensive line; Allen would be a tremendous value pick at this spot.
    10. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      In this scenario, the Bills land a top-three player. Adams is the best leader in the entire draft.
    11. Gareon Conley

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Conley has really helped himself with impressive workouts at the combine and at his pro day. He's a good fit for the Saints, who need to upgrade their secondary.
    12. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Davis and Corey Coleman would be a terrific pair of pass-catchers for the Browns.
    13. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      The Cardinals could look at a safety here but they really need to add some youth to their receiver group. Ross is a dynamic vertical threat who fits perfectly in Arizona's offensive system.
    14. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Foster is a tone-setter and would excel in the Eagles' defensive scheme.
    15. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      The Colts made some nice moves in free agency but need to continue to address their speed on defense. McKinley is a fastball coming off the edge whose motor never stops.
    16. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      The Ravens don't traditionally get caught up in testing numbers, opting to instead trust what they see on game tape. Barnett didn't post impressive workout numbers but he is a very skilled pass rusher.
    17. Haason Reddick

      LB

      Temple

      Reddick can play off the line of scrimmage on run downs and rush off the edge on passing downs. He is an elite athlete who has really helped himself during the postseason.
    18. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      The Titans need to add some playmakers on the defensive side of the ball; White is one of the top cover cornerbacks in the draft.
    19. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      Protecting Jameis Winston will always be a priority for GM Jason Licht and the Bucs' personnel department.
    20. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      I think Lamp is the best offensive lineman in this draft, and he's capable of playing all five positions.
    21. David Njoku

      TE

      Miami

      There's been a lot of chatter around the league about the Lions' desire to add an impact tight end to their offense. GM Bob Quinn (formerly of the Patriots) knows the benefit of having two athletic tight ends.
    22. Jabrill Peppers

      S

      Michigan

      Peppers has the versatility to line up in three different spots on the Dolphins' defense. The addition of T.J. McDonald shouldn't deter Miami from pursuing Peppers.
    23. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      Cook would be too good to pass up at this point in the draft. I like Paul Perkins but Cook is a far superior talent.
    24. Jarrad Davis

      LB

      Florida

      Davis is one of the cleaner players in the draft. He has an ideal blend of size, speed, and instincts.
    25. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      With Tony Romo out of the picture, expect the Texans to address the quarterback position very early in this draft.
    26. Kevin King

      CB

      Washington

      King is an ideal player for the Seahawks' defense. He's very long, athletic, and competitive.
    27. Patrick Mahomes

      QB

      Texas Tech

      Alex Smith is a good quarterback but hasn't been quite good enough to lead a team to a championship. This is a little early for Mahomes but he has tremendous upside.
    28. Adoree' Jackson

      CB

      USC

      Jackson is a polarizing player in personnel circles, but he is a special athlete who would fill a big need for the Cowboys.
    29. Quincy Wilson

      CB

      Florida

      Wilson didn't run quite as fast as many expected, but he is a physical player on tape with excellent ball skills.
    30. T.J. Watt

      OLB

      Wisconsin

      Watt has the versatility to play inside or outside in the Steelers' defense. His best football is ahead of him.
    31. Charles Harris

      OLB

      Missouri

      Harris would be an excellent complement to Vic Beasley and provide the Falcons with a deadly pass rush.
    32. Budda Baker

      S

      Washington

      Baker can play nickel or safety at the next level. He would team with Gareon Conley to add some juice to the Saints' secondary.
  4. Maurice Jones-Drew

    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.
  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. Charley Casserly

    Full Analysis

    March 28, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      The Browns, who are going to a 4-3 defense, get the best pass rusher in the draft.
    2. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Pass rush is the 49ers’ biggest need. My question is whether Thomas can provide an outside rush.
    3. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      Allen is an excellent 3-4 defensive end who gives you an inside pass rush.
    4. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      Fournette will take pressure off Blake Bortles.
    5. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Lattimore has terrific cover skills, but are his hamstrings an area of concern?
    6. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      Jets get an impact safety who can cover and play the run.
    7. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      Hooker is an exceptional cover safety.
    8. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      Cook is an explosive back who will help Cam Newton.
    9. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      Barnett will instantly upgrade the Bengals’ pass rush.
    10. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      This would give Tyrod Taylor an exceptional target, especially in the red zone.
    11. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Foster reminds me of Luke Kuechly. I expect Saints to fill their cornerback need by trading for Malcom Butler.
    12. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      Howard fills a major need for the Browns. Quarterback comes later. Keep reading!
    13. Gareon Conley

      CB

      Ohio St.

      A strong spring and combine has helped him. So has the injury to Sidney Jones.
    14. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      Cornerback was a major problem for the Eagles last season.
    15. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      The Colts need help with their outside pass rush.
    16. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Davis is a big target for Joe Flacco.
    17. Caleb Brantley

      DT

      Florida

      The Redskins don't have a defensive lineman who can stop the run. If Brantley is their guy, they could trade back and pick him up later.
    18. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      Marcus Mariota gets a deep threat.
    19. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      The versatile McCaffrey can fill many roles, including running back, wide receiver, and return specialist.
    20. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      Left tackle is a major need for the Broncos, and Bolles is a good fit.
    21. Charles Harris

      OLB

      Missouri

      The Lions get a bookend pass rusher opposite Ziggy Ansah.
    22. T.J. Watt

      OLB

      Wisconsin

      Miami can play him at outside linebacker on run downs and defensive end on passing downs.
    23. Ryan Ramczyk

      OT

      Wisconsin

      The Giants get the left tackle they desperately need. Erick Flowers moves to the right side.
    24. Zach Cunningham

      LB

      Vanderbilt

      Cunningham is an instinctive, athletic linebacker who can play all three downs.
    25. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      Robinson would start immediately at right tackle for the Texans. Tony Romo is happy!
    26. Haason Reddick

      LB

      Temple

      I think the Seahawks will take a pass rusher over an offensive lineman and cornerback in the first round. They have had success getting those positions later in the draft.
    27. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      Good landing spot here for Watson. He doesn’t have to play right away, and Andy Reid has had success developing quarterbacks.
    28. Marlon Humphrey

      CB

      Alabama

      Humphrey fills a major need caused by losses of Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne in free agency.
    29. Teez Tabor

      CB

      Florida

      Tabor needs to run faster than he did at the combine. I like him as a player.
    30. Jabrill Peppers

      S

      Michigan

      Is Peppers another Troy Polamalu?
    31. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      Charlton plays better then he times.
    32. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      Projected trade to Browns
      (Projected trade with Saints) Excellent first-round haul by Browns with Myles Garrett, O.J. Howard and now Trubisky.

2015 NFL Mock Draft