2017 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 3.0: Alabama dominates 4 rounds

By Chad Reuter |

Draft analyst

Published: March 15, 2017 at 11:41 a.m.

  1. Pick No.
    1
    DE
    Texas A&M
    Garrett confirmed at the combine what everyone knew: He's a fantastic athlete.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    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. Pick No.
    3
    DE
    Stanford
    Thomas is an outstanding player with position versatility the Bears will appreciate.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    Jacksonville gets an elite back to pair with T.J. Yeldon, with Chris Ivory possibly a cap casualty.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    WR
    Western Michigan
    Marcus Mariota could use some receivers. Now.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    CB
    Ohio St.
    The Jets are lacking talent at cornerback, so one of the Buckeyes' talented corners should find a home in NYC.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    S
    Ohio St.
    Hooker's range and ball skills are worthy of a top-10 pick.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    WR
    Washington
    Finding speed at the receiver position should be a priority for the Panthers.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    DE
    Alabama
    The Bengals might see a younger version of Geno Atkins in Allen.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    WR
    Clemson
    Tyrod Taylor's back in the fold, so finding him dependable targets becomes a high priority.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    DE
    Tennessee
    Barnett pairs well with Cameron Jordan in bringing pressure into the opponents' backfield.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    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. Pick No.
    13
    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. Pick No.
    14
    CB
    Ohio St.
    Philly finds a new starting corner.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    LB
    Alabama
    Foster has some red flags for teams, but his talent won't allow him to leave the top 15.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    OT
    Alabama
    This feels like a Michael Oher-type bargain for Ozzie Newsome, getting a new right tackle to replace Ricky Wagner.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    S
    Michigan
    Now that Peppers showed he's perfectly capable of handling deep-half responsibility, the Browns will grab him up.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    TE
    Alabama
    Free agent signings allow the Titans to bolster their offense with two first-round receiving threats.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    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. Pick No.
    20
    OT
    Utah
    John Elway needs a reliable pass protector to keep Paxton Lynch (or Tony Romo?) upright.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    DE
    Michigan
    Charlton stays in-state to help Ziggy Ansah bully passers in the NFC North.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    LB
    Temple
    Reddick's climb up draft boards during the post-season lands him in Miami.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    DT
    Michigan St.
    Power, length, and athleticism? Sounds like a Giant to me.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    DT
    Auburn
    Jack Del Rio gets his quick and strong pass rusher inside.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    QB
    North Carolina
    Trubisky will need time to develop (with Romo as a mentor?), but has the skills to be a good QB.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    OT
    Wisconsin
    Signing Luke Joeckel was nice and all, but Ramczyk will be a very good starter once his hip has healed.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    RB
    Stanford
    The release of Jamaal Charles makes finding a speedy and elusive back a necessity; enter McCaffrey.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    CB
    Alabama
    Humphrey's physicality and speed will endear him to Jerry Jones.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    OG
    Western Kentucky
    T.J. Lang signed with the Lions, so the Packers plug in Lamp.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    James Harrison can't play forever, and Jarvis Jones is a free agent.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    OLB
    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. Pick No.
    32
    New Orleans uses the Brandin Cooks trade to add a talented cover man.
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