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 England Patriots
  1. Bucky Brooks

    Full Analysis

    March 20, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      The Browns can't go wrong taking the best player in the draft with the first pick.
    2. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      The 49ers don't need another big body in the middle, but Thomas is the top player on the board and gives them another disruptive defender to anchor an emerging defense.
    3. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      The Bears need an enforcer in the middle to set the tone for the defense.
    4. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      The Jaguars want to lean more on a run-centric attack to alleviate the pressure on Blake Bortles.
    5. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      A team can never have enough cover corners with size, speed, and athleticism.
    6. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      Mo Wilkerson's weight issues and Sheldon Richardson's behavioral problems could prompt the Jets to take a high-character defender like Allen.
    7. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      The Chargers could use a true centerfielder in the middle of the defense with outstanding instincts and ball skills.
    8. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      The most polished pass rusher in the draft would enhance a pass rush that should improve with the return of Julius Peppers.
    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 smaller corners.
    11. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      If the Saints aren't able to land Malcolm Butler, the LSU standout would be a perfect fallback as a potential CB1.
    12. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      Nothing wrong with adding a big, athletic tight end with speed and quickness to the lineup.
    13. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      The Cardinals need an eventual successor for Larry Fitzgerald as the team's WR1.
    14. Teez Tabor

      CB

      Florida

      The Eagles need a long, rangy corner to thrive as a CB1 in Jim Schwartz's system.
    15. Chidobe Awuzie

      CB

      Colorado

      The Colts need a young, athletic corner to play opposite Vontae Davis.
    16. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      An electric playmaker with speed to burn would be a welcome addition to an offense that wants to play long ball with Joe Flacco at quarterback.
    17. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      The ultra-explosive runner would alleviate pressure on Kirk Cousins in the Redskins' backfield.
    18. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      Adding a pass rusher isn't necessarily a pressing need for the Titans, but McKinley would give them another high-motor rusher to add to the mix.
    19. Jarrad Davis

      LB

      Florida

      Davis is a hard-hitting linebacker with positional flexibility.
    20. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      Contrary to popular opinion, the Broncos' offensive line struggles prevented the team from making another run at the title.
    21. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      Charlton is a solid edge defender with a rock-solid game at the point of attack.
    22. Haason Reddick

      DE

      Temple

      Reddick is an active linebacker with a non-stop motor and a versatile game.
    23. Ryan Ramczyk

      OT

      Wisconsin

      Giants add a rugged blocker who is capable of keeping Eli Manning upright in the pocket.
    24. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      The Raiders need a corner but could opt to take a big, physical tackle to groom for a bigger role down the line.
    25. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      If the Texans don't resolve their quarterback issues with a veteran free agent, the team could turn to the North Carolina standout as their QB of the future.
    26. Fabian Moreau

      CB

      UCLA

      Moreau is a fast-rising corner with a blue-collar game.
    27. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      Andy Reid has a knack for transforming athletic quarterbacks into efficient passers (see Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick).
    28. Charles Harris

      DE

      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. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      Can you imagine how much fun Mike McCarthy would have creating big-play opportunities for McCaffrey as a runner, receiver and returner?
    30. Tim Williams

      DE

      Alabama

      The Steelers need a fastball pitcher off the edge. Williams has exceptional first-step quickness and body control.
    31. T.J. Watt

      LB

      Wisconsin

      Watt is a versatile edge rusher who would add another dimension to the Falcons' pass rush.
    32. Adoree' Jackson

      CB

      USC

      Projected trade to Saints
      Jackson gives the Saints a two-way playmaker to add some sizzle to the lineup.
  2. Daniel Jeremiah

    Full Analysis

    March 13, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      The Browns are still in search of their franchise quarterback, but they can't pass up the opportunity to land a premier pass rusher.
    2. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Thomas has the versatility to play up and down the line of scrimmage, and he seems like a perfect match for what John Lynch is trying to build.
    3. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      Adams is a special talent who would provide the Bears with outstanding leadership in the secondary.
    4. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      The Jaguars already added Calais Campbell in free agency, but Tom Coughlin and David Caldwell both understand the importance of loading up on the defensive line.
    5. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      The Titans added Johnathan Cyprien in free agency, but Hooker is a far superior talent who would add some much-needed playmaking skills to the backend of the defense.
    6. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Lattimore's durability is a concern but he is the most gifted cornerback in this draft class.
    7. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      The Chargers start preparing for life after Philip Rivers by selecting Watson. He's not ready to play right away but he'll have time to sit and learn behind one of the best in the business.
    8. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      This seems like the perfect fit for both Fournette and the Panthers.
    9. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      Barnett isn't a great tester but he's a heck of a football player.
    10. Gareon Conley

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Conley is a rock-solid football player on tape and his combine workout was outstanding.
    11. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      The Saints have holes on the defensive side of the ball, but selfishly I'd love to see McCaffrey in this system.
    12. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      The Browns coached Howard at the Senior Bowl, and he's one of the safest players in the draft class.
    13. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Foster would be a steal if he fell this far in the draft.
    14. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      The Eagles upgraded the receiver spot in free agency, and now they need to address the cornerback position in the draft.
    15. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      It's not a sexy pick, but Lamp would team up with last year's first-round selection (Ryan Kelly) and Jack Mewhort to provide a rock-solid interior offensive line.
    16. Charles Harris

      DE

      Missouri

      Harris is a very productive edge rusher who is plenty athletic enough to drop in coverage if needed.
    17. Jabrill Peppers

      LB

      Michigan

      Peppers is a unique athlete, with the ability to excel at the nickel position as well as play as a high safety. He will also be a major difference-maker on special teams.
    18. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Davis has all of the tools to develop into a true No. 1 receiver.
    19. Chidobe Awuzie

      CB

      Colorado

      I'm a big fan of Awuzie's game; he is another player with the versatility to play cornerback or safety.
    20. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      Robinson has some flaws on tape but he has excellent size, length and power.
    21. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      McKinley would be ultra-productive playing opposite of Ziggy Ansah in the Lions' defensive front.
    22. David Njoku

      TE

      Miami

      I know the Dolphins are bringing in Julius Thomas, but Njoku is too good to pass up at this point in the draft. He is a matchup nightmare.
    23. Haason Reddick

      DE

      Temple

      Reddick has the ability to play any of the three linebacker spots and he can provide some pass rush off the edge if needed.
    24. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      This isn't a big need for the Raiders but Ross could take this passing game to a new level with his big-play ability.
    25. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      Bolles is not only ultra-athletic, but he plays with a nasty streak in the run game.
    26. Kevin King

      CB

      Washington

      King is the perfect fit in the Seahawks' scheme. His stock continues to soar following an outstanding combine performance.
    27. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      Cook is the perfect fit in Andy Reid's system, and he would be a tremendous value at this point in the draft. The Chiefs could then turn around and trade one of their current backs for an extra draft pick.
    28. Evan Engram

      TE

      Mississippi

      Engram would be a matchup nightmare in the Cowboys' offense and he'd help Dak Prescott continue to develop into a top-tier signal-caller.
    29. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      The Packers lost Julius Peppers in free agency; Charlton has the tools to develop into a double-digit sack artist at the next level.
    30. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      The Steelers can't rely on Martavis Bryant; Williams would be an incredible value if he were to slip this far down the board.
    31. T.J. Watt

      LB

      Wisconsin

      Watt has tremendous upside as a pass rusher and his motor never stops running.
    32. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      Projected trade to Saints
      The Saints need to start planning for life after Drew Brees, and Trubisky has plenty of upside at the position.
  3. Charley Casserly

    Full Analysis

    March 7, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      Garrett is the best pass rusher in the draft and will fit nicely in the Browns' new 4-3 defense.
    2. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      Projected trade to Redskins
      (Projected trade with 49ers for QB Kirk Cousins) Redskins get an excellent 3-4 defensive end who gives you an inside pass rush.
    3. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Lattimore has terrific cover skills. The Bears will solve their quarterback problem by other means.
    4. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      Fournette will take pressure off QB Blake Bortles.
    5. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      Adams has excellent cover skills and also provides solid run defense.
    6. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      Cook is an explosive back who will help the Jets' quarterback, whoever it is.
    7. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      Chargers add a very good cover safety in Hooker.
    8. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      GM Dave Gettleman believes in having a strong defensive line. Barnett is an excellent addition.
    9. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Foster reminds me of Luke Kuechly.
    10. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      The Bills keep Tyrod Taylor and draft a quarterback later (see Pick No. 31).
    11. Sidney Jones

      CB

      Washington

      Help is needed in many places in the Saints' defense.
    12. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      Trubisky is the top quarterback in a weak group.
    13. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Thomas could replace Calais Campbell, whom they'll probably lose in free agency.
    14. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      Projected trade to Saints
      (Projected trade with Eagles for WR Brandin Cooks) Help is needed in New Orleans with the outside pass rush.
    15. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      Andrew Luck gets some much-needed help in protection.
    16. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      Joe Flacco gets much-needed speed at receiver.
    17. Caleb Brantley

      DT

      Florida

      The rebuilding of the defensive line continues.
    18. Ryan Ramczyk

      OT

      Wisconsin

      Projected trade to Giants
      (Projected trade up with Titans for No. 23 pick) The Giants get the left tackle they desperately need.
    19. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      The versatile McCaffrey can fill many roles.
    20. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      The Broncos fill their offensive line needs in free agency, and add a receiving weapon here.
    21. Charles Harris

      DE

      Missouri

      I'm not sure the Lions sit here when it's all over; I could see them trading up for an OT.
    22. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      This pick is assuming the Dolphins re-sign Kenny Stills -- otherwise they draft a receiver.
    23. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Projected trade to Titans
      (Projected trade down with Giants for No. 18 pick) Marcus Mariota gets a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver.
    24. Gareon Conley

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Conley is a fine press corner who has the potential to play off in man-to-man coverage.
    25. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      The Texans' offensive line needs to be strengthened.
    26. Tim Williams

      DE

      Alabama

      The Seahawks add the second-best pass rusher in this draft.
    27. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      The Chiefs take their quarterback of the future. Watson can sit behind Alex Smith.
    28. Adoree' Jackson

      CB

      USC

      The Cowboys will lose one or two cornerbacks in free agency.
    29. T.J. Watt

      LB

      Wisconsin

      Peppers is getting older and the Packers will probably look for a young pass rusher. Watt will be fastest riser this spring.
    30. Jabrill Peppers

      LB

      Michigan

      The Steelers take the most versatile athlete in the draft to fill their safety need.
    31. DeShone Kizer

      QB

      Notre Dame

      Projected trade to Bills
      (Projected trade up with Falcons) The Bills get back into Round 1 and take their quarterback of the future.
    32. David Njoku

      TE

      Miami

      "Trader Bill" not likely to stay here, but the Patriots could lose Martellus Bennett in free agency.
  4. Chad Reuter

    Full Analysis

    March 15, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      Garrett confirmed at the combine what everyone knew: He's a fantastic athlete.
    2. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      Kyle Shanahan is playing the waiting game for Kirk Cousins, so the 49ers look to instead add a leader in the secondary.
    3. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Thomas is an outstanding player with position versatility the Bears will appreciate.
    4. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      Jacksonville gets an elite back to pair with T.J. Yeldon, with Chris Ivory possibly a cap casualty.
    5. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Marcus Mariota could use some receivers. Now.
    6. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      The Jets are lacking talent at cornerback, so one of the Buckeyes' talented corners should find a home in NYC.
    7. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      Hooker's range and ball skills are worthy of a top-10 pick.
    8. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      Finding speed at the receiver position should be a priority for the Panthers.
    9. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      The Bengals might see a younger version of Geno Atkins in Allen.
    10. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      Tyrod Taylor's back in the fold, so finding him dependable targets becomes a high priority.
    11. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      Barnett pairs well with Cameron Jordan in bringing pressure into the opponents' backfield.
    12. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      If Jimmy Garrapolo doesn't come to Cleveland, I won't be surprised if Hue Jackson pushed to use some of the team's extra picks to get Watson.
    13. DeShone Kizer

      QB

      Notre Dame

      Carson Palmer's nearly through, and Kizer's a good fit to learn and emulate the former No. 1 pick's game.
    14. Gareon Conley

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Philly finds a new starting corner.
    15. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Foster has some red flags for teams, but his talent won't allow him to leave the top 15.
    16. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      This feels like a Michael Oher-type bargain for Ozzie Newsome, getting a new right tackle to replace Ricky Wagner.
    17. Jabrill Peppers

      LB

      Michigan

      Now that Peppers showed he's perfectly capable of handling deep-half responsibility, the Browns will grab him up.
    18. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      Free agent signings allow the Titans to bolster their offense with two first-round receiving threats.
    19. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      Cook's shoulder surgeries might drive down his value, but it is interesting to think about him joining former college teammate Jameis Winston.
    20. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      John Elway needs a reliable pass protector to keep Paxton Lynch (or Tony Romo?) upright.
    21. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      Charlton stays in-state to help Ziggy Ansah bully passers in the NFC North.
    22. Haason Reddick

      DE

      Temple

      Reddick's climb up draft boards during the post-season lands him in Miami.
    23. Malik McDowell

      DT

      Michigan St.

      Power, length, and athleticism? Sounds like a Giant to me.
    24. Montravius Adams

      DT

      Auburn

      Jack Del Rio gets his quick and strong pass rusher inside.
    25. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      Trubisky will need time to develop (with Romo as a mentor?), but has the skills to be a good QB.
    26. Ryan Ramczyk

      OT

      Wisconsin

      Signing Luke Joeckel was nice and all, but Ramczyk will be a very good starter once his hip has healed.
    27. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      The release of Jamaal Charles makes finding a speedy and elusive back a necessity; enter McCaffrey.
    28. Marlon Humphrey

      CB

      Alabama

      Humphrey's physicality and speed will endear him to Jerry Jones.
    29. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      T.J. Lang signed with the Lions, so the Packers plug in Lamp.
    30. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      James Harrison can't play forever, and Jarvis Jones is a free agent.
    31. Jordan Willis

      DE

      Kansas St.

      Willis really impressed with his athleticism at the combine, so now it's unclear if he's even available at this spot.
    32. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      Projected trade to Saints
      New Orleans uses the Brandin Cooks trade to add a talented cover man.
  5. Lance Zierlein

    Full Analysis

    February 22, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      With an all-pro ceiling, Garrett combines elite traits and high-end football character. The Browns obviously need a quarterback, but they need great football players first and foremost, and Garrett has a chance to be special.
    2. Mitchell Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      While he has only one season of high-end production, the tape shows a player with an NFL arm, throwing anticipation and poise. Trubisky might have the toughness to learn on the go as an early starter.
    3. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Chicago could use a great pass rusher, and Solomon Thomas is extremely unique in that he can rush as a defensive end, defensive tackle, or 3-4 outside linebacker.
    4. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      The Jaguars have some promising young talent, but they looked undisciplined too often last season. Adams is the ultimate "sheriff" in this draft, with an ability to lead from the back end and in the locker room.
    5. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      The Titans need to tighten up their secondary, and Lattimore is the premier cover man in this draft. He was a full-time starter for only one year, but he showed enough for scouts to believe he could develop into a lockdown corner.
    6. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      If you don’t have a good quarterback, you better have a good defense and a sound running game. The Jets have some defensive pieces, but Fournette would give them a potentially dominant runner to handle the heavy lifting on offense.
    7. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      The Chargers are in need of an edge rusher with Melvin Ingram likely on the way out. Charlton fits with high-end physical and play traits.
    8. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      Hard to believe Carolina wouldn’t sprint this card up to the commissioner if Allen were still there. He can play defensive end in a base defense and rush from inside on sub-packages.
    9. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Vontaze Burfict's volatility might make it tough for the Bengals to remain status quo at the position. Foster gives them a three-down linebacker who plays with tremendous speed and physicality.
    10. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      Watson's draft stock is all over the place in NFL circles. The Bills could make Tyrod Taylor a cap casualty, saving them money and opening the door for Watson.
    11. Sidney Jones

      CB

      Washington

      The Saints, who have had issues at the cornerback spot for quite a while, should be making the position a priority in this year's draft. With good length and tremendous ball skills, Jones could step in and start immediately.
    12. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      Hooker has elite ball skills and instincts and is the type of player who can make a huge impact on his side of the ball. The biggest question for him could be tied to how his medicals turn out after two offseason surgeries.
    13. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      While the Cardinals could use a big target to become their future WR1, Howard has the ability to play in-line or from the slot and could become a tremendous pass-catching threat in Arizona’s offense.
    14. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      One of the best ways to take pressure off of a young quarterback is to find a strong running back who can shoulder the load. Cook is that guy.
    15. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      New general manager Chris Ballard says he wants to build the fronts along the offense and defense. Barnett has posted elite production in the SEC as a pass rusher and would add a level of physicality on the edge for the Colts.
    16. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      McKinley burst onto the scene last year with an ultra-productive season as a pass rusher. He's relentless in his pursuit of the quarterback and still has room for more growth as a player.
    17. Jabrill Peppers

      LB

      Michigan

      This is probably earlier than I personally would go with Peppers, but with DeAngelo Hall on the back end, Peppers would be allowed to play in space and be deployed all over the field like he was at Michigan.
    18. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      The Titans have taken their shots in the past but haven’t been able to nail down a WR1 in the draft. Williams gives them a pretty good shot for success.
    19. Malik McDowell

      DT

      Michigan St.

      McDowell has Pro Bowl potential, but there is some bust potential as well. He often played on the nose at MSU but can play anywhere along the defensive line.
    20. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      If Robinson is available here, he could be the choice as Denver looks to transition away from a zone-based running game to one featuring more power.
    21. Marlon Humphrey

      CB

      Alabama

      Humphrey's tape can be a little uneven when he has to guard down the field, but he should put on a show at the combine and get DB coaches excited about his potential.
    22. Haason Reddick

      DE

      Temple

      Coming off an impressive showing at the Senior Bowl, Reddick is one of the most intriguing prospects in this draft. He has the athleticism to play in space on first and second down, and the talent to rush from the edge on third down. Sounds exactly like someone the Dolphins could use.
    23. Ryan Ramczyk

      OT

      Wisconsin

      The Giants have to consider bolstering that left tackle spot with a good technician who offers more consistency than what they are getting now.
    24. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      White isn't going to be the classic height-weight-speed prospect, but he's big enough, fast enough and has outstanding feet to play man coverage from outside or the slot.
    25. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      If Bolles is still on the board, the Texans might have to run the card up considering Duane Brown is getting older on the left side and their consistency issues at right tackle.
    26. Caleb Brantley

      DT

      Florida

      Brantley has some of the same play traits that former Seahawk Brandon Mebane had, but I think Brantley has a chance to be an even more impactful player.
    27. Tim Williams

      DE

      Alabama

      Alabama would cut Williams loose and let him get up the field rather than worrying about dropping in coverage. I see him in a similar role here. He can be a third-down specialist who can add some life to the Chiefs' rush.
    28. David Njoku

      TE

      Miami

      Njoku is insanely athletic with tremendous upside. He’s still learning to block and has a lot of room for growth, but he would also give Dallas yet another high-end skill position player.
    29. Alvin Kamara

      RB

      Tennessee

      I know the Packers need a cornerback, but they were rolling with a wide receiver at running back to end the year. Kamara is a three-down player with tremendous athleticism and not very much tread off the tires.
    30. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Davis could go higher than this, but until he puts a 40-yard dash in the books (currently injured), I'm probably not moving him beyond this spot. There is no way the Steelers can trust Martavis Bryant, and Sammie Coates simply doesn't have the hands Ben Roethlisberger is likely to trust ever again.
    31. Marcus Williams

      S

      Utah

      The Falcons added an enforcer last year in Keanu Neal to lock down their strong safety spot. Now, they take a ball-hawking free safety with good range and great ball skills.
    32. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      Remember in 2005 when the Patriots drafted Logan Mankins? This is their chance to repeat history because there are some similarities between Mankins and Lamp, who could step in at guard or center as an immediate starter.

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