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.

Note: The Vikings, who traded their first-round pick to the Eagles, have the same record and strength of schedule as the Colts, so there's a tie for the 14th pick. A coin flip at a later date will determine which team picks first.

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
Indianapolis Colts
15
Philadelphia Eagles
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. Daniel Jeremiah

    Full Analysis

    February 8, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      The Browns need an instant-impact defender and Garrett is the obvious choice.
    2. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      The 49ers could address the QB position with this pick but Lattimore carries a much higher grade than any of the signal-callers in this draft class.
    3. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      Allen is a high-impact player and would add to a talented front seven in Chicago.
    4. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      Adams has an ideal blend of physical tools and off-the-charts intangibles.
    5. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Foster is an explosive, playmaking linebacker who would be a perfect fit in the Titans' system.
    6. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      I know the Jets have other needs, but Fournette would be a very tempting option to consider.
    7. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      This would fill a major need for the Chargers; Hooker would be ultra-productive roaming behind a gifted collection of pass rushers.
    8. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Thomas has the versatility to move up and down the line, and the Panthers need to upgrade their pass rush.
    9. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      Williams would be a matchup nightmare playing on the opposite side of A.J. Green.
    10. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      I feel confident the Bills will add a quarterback early in the draft, but I donít have a great feel yet for which player they prefer at the position.
    11. Quincy Wilson

      CB

      Florida

      Wilson is a big, physical cornerback with excellent ball skills.
    12. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      Howard would team up with Gary Barnidge to give the Browns a potent 1-2 punch at tight end.
    13. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Davis is a complete wide receiver who is ready to play Day 1.
    14. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      The Colts need an explosive running back; Cook would be a perfect fit with Andrew Luck.
    15. Sidney Jones

      CB

      Washington

      The Eagles are desperate for cornerback help; Jones is very polished and consistent on tape.
    16. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      In this scenario, Charlton would continue to make plays for a Harbaugh brother.
    17. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      Lamp could play either guard or center for the Redskins.
    18. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      The Titans need to provide more playmakers for Marcus Mariota; Ross has elite speed.
    19. Alvin Kamara

      RB

      Tennessee

      The Bucs canít rely on Doug Martin any longer; Kamara is a three-down back who would fit perfectly in this offense.
    20. Ryan Ramczyk

      T

      Wisconsin

      The Broncos must address the offensive line; many consider Ramczyk the top tackle in this draft.
    21. David Njoku

      TE

      Miami

      GM Bob Quinn appreciates the benefits of having two athletic tight ends after spending so many years in New England.
    22. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      Barnett wonít test very well, but he is extremely productive and plays with a relentless motor.
    23. Mitch Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      The Giants need to start thinking about Eli Manningís eventual replacement.
    24. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      One of the cleanest players in this draft, White can play outside or in the nickel.
    25. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      Bolles is very athletically gifted and can play tackle or guard at the next level.
    26. Marlon Humphrey

      CB

      Alabama

      Humphrey has the ideal size and length to excel in the Seahawks' scheme.
    27. Budda Baker

      S

      Washington

      Eric Berry is due to become a free agent, and Baker has a similar skill set.
    28. Charles Harris

      DE

      Missouri

      The Cowboys need help on third down; Harris is a very skilled pass rusher.
    29. T.J. Watt

      LB

      Wisconsin

      The Wisconsin native doesnít have to travel far. He would provide some punch to the Packers' pass rush.
    30. Haason Reddick

      OLB

      Temple

      Some guys just play like a Steeler -- Reddick is one of those guys.
    31. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      McKinley would team up with Vic Beasley to give the Falcons two fastballs coming off the edge.
    32. Jabrill Peppers

      SS

      Michigan

      Nobody appreciates versatility quite like the New England Patriots.
  2. Chad Reuter

    Full Analysis

    February 15, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      Cleveland can wait on getting that passer and take the player at the top of most teams' boards.
    2. Mitch Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      Trubisky's accuracy and mobility make him a talented prospect.
    3. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      The Bears add another defensive piece to go along with last year's top pick, Leonard Floyd.
    4. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      Hooker's range and ball skills are top-10 worthy.
    5. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Karl Klug's a free agent, so the Titans will be looking for a difference-maker on the defensive line.
    6. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      "Revis Island" out, "Nevermore Lattimore" in.
    7. Ryan Ramczyk

      T

      Wisconsin

      Philip Rivers doesn't have many seasons left; the team must protect him while it still can. Ramczyk will also help pave the way for fellow Badger Melvin Gordon.
    8. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      Will Fournette's 2016 injury cause teams to pause before picking him in the top five? The Panthers would love that to happen.
    9. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      Last year, people were surprised Chicago chose Leonard Floyd at No. 9; no one should be surprised at this pick.
    10. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      How about Williams and Sammy Watkins, two Clemson guys, catching passes for the Bills?
    11. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Athletic and strong, Foster's going to be a Patrick Willis-like force in the middle.
    12. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      Watson should be picked higher than this, but that chip on his shoulder should serve him well.
    13. DeShone Kizer

      QB

      Notre Dame

      The Cardinals get the heir apparent to Carson Palmer.
    14. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      McCaffrey has almost flown under the radar, but teams haven't forgotten about his talent.
    15. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Carson Wentz needs more reliable targets, and Davis is more than just reliable.
    16. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      Adams is another safety who could go higher, but quarterback needs could push a very talented player to Baltimore (again).
    17. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      White has earned high marks for his coverage ability.
    18. David Njoku

      TE

      Miami

      Njoku is already being noticed by scouts, and a great Combine might put him in the top 10, just like Eric Ebron.
    19. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      Cook is a potential all-pro, but his injury history and past off-field issues could make him available later in the first round.
    20. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      The line must improve whether Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian, or Tony Romo are leading the offense next season.
    21. Teez Tabor

      CB

      Florida

      The Lions have had issues in the secondary for years. Tabor should help lock down one side of the field
    22. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      Cameron Wake and Mario Williams are over 30, and free agency will cut into the Dolphins' depth.
    23. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      Eli Manning is going to love having the athleticism of Howard on his side.
    24. Caleb Brantley

      DT

      Florida

      Jack Del Rio wants an interior pass rusher. Brantley's relentless inside? That's a good fit.
    25. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      Injuries and ineffectiveness have made tackle a need spot for the Texans.
    26. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      The Seahawks desperately need offensive line help, and whether Robinson plays inside or outside, he'll provide that assistance.
    27. Sidney Jones

      CB

      Washington

      How about two former Washington corners making plays for the Chiefs?
    28. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      If the Cowboys don't see any "war daddies" available at this pick, and if Terrance Williams doesn't return in 2017, picking up Ross would help Dak Prescott immensely.
    29. Cordrea Tankersley

      CB

      Clemson

      Green Bay missed the length and athleticism of Sam Shields this year. Tankersley could become just as effective.
    30. Haason Reddick

      OLB

      Temple

      Reddick was one of the big winners at the Senior Bowl, and the Steelers need help inside and outside with Lawrence Timmons, James Harrison, and Jarvis Jones all free agents.
    31. Charles Harris

      DE

      Missouri

      The Falcons' pass rushers ran out of gas at the end of Super Bowl LI. Harris adds the needed spark.
    32. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      Bill Belichick continues to use early-round picks on the defensive line. He'll covet McKinley's versatility as a stand-up or hand-down rusher.
  3. Charley Casserly

    Full Analysis

    February 11, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      Cleveland gets the best pass rusher in the draft and a veteran quarterback better than any in this particular draft (see projected trade below).
    2. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

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

      CB

      Ohio St.

      In the NFC North, you need cornerbacks with terrific cover skills; Lattimore fits the description.
    4. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      In my opinion, Fournette does some things better than Adrian Peterson.
    5. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      Adams has excellent cover skills and does not shy away as a run defender.
    6. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      Foster reminds me of Luke Kuechly. Tough to pass up for Jets.
    7. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      The Chargers take a safety with excellent cover skills.
    8. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      A big-play back for a team that loves to run the ball.
    9. Tim Williams

      OLB

      Alabama

      Williams can line up as an outside linebacker or defensive end. In either position, he's an outstanding pass rusher.
    10. Mitch Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      Bills get the draft's top quarterback in a weak group.
    11. Sidney Jones

      CB

      Washington

      The Saints' rebuilding of the defense continues with the selection of Jones.
    12. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      Projected trade to Patriots
      (Projected trade with Cleveland for QB Jimmy Garoppolo) The Patriots are in need of pass rushers.
    13. Marlon Humphrey

      CB

      Alabama

      Patrick Peterson needs a partner; Humphrey would be an excellent complement.
    14. Teez Tabor

      CB

      Florida

      Colts need to fix their defense. This pick could also e a pass rusher.
    15. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      The Eagles realize they need to get more help for Carson Wentz.
    16. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      Ravens take the highest player remaining on their board. Ross fills a need, too.
    17. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Thomas is a solid run defender who can give you an inside pass rush as well.
    18. Ryan Ramczyk

      T

      Wisconsin

      Projected trade to Giants
      (Projected trade up with Tennessee from No. 23) The Giants trade up to get the left tackle they so desperately need.
    19. Charles Harris

      DE

      Missouri

      Tampa Bay needs a bookend to Noah Spence in order to take improving defense to next level.
    20. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      The offensive line failed the Broncos in 2016; Bolles will help.
    21. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      Robinson would replace Riley Reiff at right tackle should Reiff leave in free agency.
    22. Gareon Conley

      CB

      Ohio St.

      Conley is a fine press corner who has the potential to play off coverage.
    23. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Projected trade to Titans
      (Projected trade down with New York Giants from No. 18) Marcus Mariota gets much-needed receiving help.
    24. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      Raiders need to upgrade their cornerback position; White is a nice start.
    25. Jabrill Peppers

      SS

      Michigan

      Texans swing for the fences with a wild card in the first round. Peppers is a boom-or-bust pick.
    26. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      Thomas Rawls has proven he can't be reliable.
    27. Zach Cunningham

      LB

      Vanderbilt

      Derrick Johnson is coming off an injury and is at trhe tail end of his career. Cunningham is a WILL linebacker who is very athletic and instinctive.
    28. Quincy Wilson

      CB

      Florida

      I could see the Cowboys trading out of this spot to the second round.
    29. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      Nick Perry is a free agent and Julius Peppers is nearing retirement. And the Packers know their way around the UCLA campus.
    30. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      The Steelers need a cornerback and pass rusher, but Alabama TE O.J. Howard might be too highly rated to pass up at this spot.
    31. Adoreť Jackson

      CB

      USC

      The Super Bowl is still on their minds; they know they need cornerback help.
    32. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      "Trader Bill" might bail out of this spot but the Patriots could lose Martellus Bennett in free agency and Gronk's health has to be a major concern.
  4. Bucky Brooks

    Full Analysis

    January 26, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      Gregg Williams' arrival signals a shift to a 4-3 scheme. Browns nab the best DE in the 2017 class to anchor a rebuilt unit.
    2. Mitch Trubisky

      QB

      North Carolina

      Despite his inexperience, Trubisky could be the right fit for a potential Kyle Shanahan-led offense.
    3. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      Adding another piece to the defense could help the Bears close ground on their rivals in the offensive-minded NFC North.
    4. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      The Jaguars need more alpha dogs on the defensive side of the ball. Adams is a versatile playmaking safety with the skills and attitude to energize the D.
    5. Jabrill Peppers

      SS

      Michigan

      Remember how Dick LeBeau used Troy Polamalu in Pittsburgh? The defensive wizard could use a similar blueprint to make Peppers a star in the Titans' aggressive scheme.
    6. Marshon Lattimore

      CB

      Ohio St.

      With wide receivers building time shares on Revis Island, the Jets could look for an explosive CB1 to anchor the secondary.
    7. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      The Bolts need a centerfielder with exceptional ball skills and range to fill out a secondary that has nice pieces on the outside.
    8. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      It's time to find an RB1 replacement for Jonathan Stewart. Fournette is an old-school runner ideally suited for the Panthers' power-based scheme.
    9. Reuben Foster

      LB

      Alabama

      The Bengals could be growing tired of Vontaze Burfict's act in the middle. Foster gives them the same grit, toughness, and physicality without the headaches.
    10. Sidney Jones

      CB

      Washington

      If the Bills move on from Stephon Gilmore, they could grab the long, rangy Jones to fill the CB1 role.
    11. Tre'Davious White

      CB

      LSU

      After a strong couple of days at the Senior Bowl (before suffering an ankle injury) where he displayed length, athleticism, versatility and overall skill, White's stock is on the rise. He immediately steps in and becomes the Saints' CB1.
    12. Ryan Ramczyk

      T

      Wisconsin

      The Browns must find a way to better protect the quarterback in the pocket. Ramczyk is a sound technician with an improving game.
    13. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      The dismissal of Michael Floyd and the potential loss of Larry Fitzgerald to retirement makes it imperative for the Cardinals to find a WR1 in this draft.
    14. Takkarist McKinley

      DE

      UCLA

      With the pressure on Chuck Pagano to win or go home, the Colts could opt for a speedy pass rusher to upgrade a defense that lacks consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
    15. Teez Tabor

      CB

      Florida

      The Eagles need a long, rangy corner capable of playing bump-and-run or Cover 2 in Jim Schwartz's scheme.
    16. Quincy Wilson

      CB

      Florida

      The Ravens need to find a CB with the size, length, and athleticism to complement Jimmy Smith on the perimeter.
    17. John Ross

      WR

      Washington

      If the Redskins lose DeSean Jackson in free agency, they could look to add a speedster with a similar game via the draft.
    18. Marlon Humphrey

      CB

      Alabama

      The Titans could use a versatile cornerback adept at playing man or zone on the island.
    19. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      Adding an edge rusher to the lineup should be a priority for a team on the cusp of playoff contention.
    20. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

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

      RB

      Florida St.

      The Lions must find a way to add balance to an offense that depended solely on Matthew Stafford's play from the pocket.
    22. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      The team's primary pass rushers (Cameron Wake and Mario Williams) are on the backside of their careers. Charlton would add some speed, athleticism, and sizzle as a 3-4 rusher.
    23. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      After emerging as the best overall tight end at the Senior Bowl, Howard elevated his stock. The Giants could use another weapon in the passing game to alleviate pressure on Odell Beckham, Jr. on the outside.
    24. Adoreť Jackson

      CB

      USC

      The Raiders can't continue to ignore their pressing need on the island. The ultra-explosive playmaker isn't a polished defender, but he has a knack for delivering splash plays as a CB/KR on the perimeter.
    25. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      After struggling at right tackle for most of the 2016 season, the Texans could snag a premier road grader to shore up the running game.
    26. Dan Feeney

      OG

      Indiana

      The Seahawks could solve their tackle issues by shifting Germain Ifedi to the outside. Taking a big, physical guard would provide them with the flexibility to do so. Feeney established himself as one of the top interior blockers in the draft with a solid practice week at the Senior Bowl.
    27. Deshaun Watson

      QB

      Clemson

      Andy Reid is one of the best QB developers in the business, particularly with athletic playmakers capable of creating explosive plays with their arm or legs. Watson can sit and learn behind Alex Smith.
    28. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Without a reliable option on the edge, the Cowboys could pick up Thomas to shore up their biggest defensive need.
    29. Christian McCaffrey

      RB

      Stanford

      Imagine how Mike McCarthy would use a dynamic weapon like McCaffrey in and out of the backfield.
    30. Tim Williams

      OLB

      Alabama

      James Harrison can't play forever, so finding another pass rusher off the edge could be a priority for a team that needs to start getting more production from its younger defenders.
    31. Carl Lawson

      DE

      Auburn

      Despite Vic Beasley's breakout season, the Falcons' pass rush still needs some juice off the edges. The offense appears set for the moment.
    32. David Njoku

      TE

      Miami

      It might be time to find a long-term replacement for Rob Gronkowski after the all-pro tight end finished the season on IR following another back injury.
  5. Lance Zierlein

    Full Analysis

    January 29, 2017

    1. Myles Garrett

      DE

      Texas A&M

      Garrett has an all-pro ceiling and combines elite traits with 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. Mitch 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. Jonathan Allen

      DE

      Alabama

      If Trubisky falls, the Bears would likely pounce, but Allen is a safe selection with a winning track record. He has been labeled a "tweener" by some, but the bottom line is that he's a productive rusher from anywhere along the line.
    4. Jamal Adams

      S

      LSU

      The Jaguars have some promising young talent, but they looked undisciplined too often last year. Adams is the ultimate "sheriff" in this draft, with an ability to lead from the backend 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. Taco Charlton

      DE

      Michigan

      Charlton is long and athletic and the perfect combination player as an edge rusher. He can stand up on early downs and put a hand in the ground when the Jets go to their sub-package.
    7. Malik Hooker

      S

      Ohio St.

      With only one year of starting experience, Hooker is still fairly raw, but he is the ultimate ball-hawking safety in this draft and has an extremely high ceiling.
    8. Cam Robinson

      OT

      Alabama

      Robinson at No. 8 would be way too early for my taste, but he has tremendous size and power as a run blocker, and the Panthers might feel they have to reach a bit to find help for Cam Newton.
    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. Leonard Fournette

      RB

      LSU

      If Fournette fell to this spot, the Browns might race their card to the podium. Teams don't typically build around running backs anymore, but Fournette has rare size and speed and the potential to carry an offense on his back.
    13. Mike Williams

      WR

      Clemson

      Receiver was a strength for Arizona a year ago, but that's not the case now with the departure of Michael Floyd, the age of Larry Fitzgerald, and the health concerns with John Brown. Williams is a big ball-winner with WR1 potential.
    14. Ryan Ramczyk

      T

      Wisconsin

      This might seem a little early, but Ramczyk is the top tackle on my board. New GM Chris Ballard knows he has to start building along the offensive and defensive fronts.
    15. Marlon Humphrey

      CB

      Alabama

      Everyone in Philadelphia knows the Eagles have to find a cornerback who can match up with the talented targets in the NFC East. Humphrey has some deep-ball coverage issues, but he's big, fast and physical.
    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. Solomon Thomas

      DE

      Stanford

      Washington would be lucky to get one of my favorite players in the draft in this spot. With his ability to reduce inside and rush the passer in sub-packages, the Redskins might be able to challenge the Cowboys' Great Wall 2.0.
    18. O.J. Howard

      TE

      Alabama

      Perfect fit here as Howard has the speed and athleticism of a matchup tight end, but the ability to play in-line. He would be an effective safety-net target for Marcus Mariota.
    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. Garett Bolles

      OT

      Utah

      Bolles would have been a perfect fit under the Gary Kubiak regime, but Vance Joseph and new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy would still be happy finding an athletic left tackle in this draft.
    21. Tim Williams

      OLB

      Alabama

      Detroit would love to find another pass rusher, and Williams offers the edge speed that could help the Lions immediately -- even as a third-down specialist.
    22. Haason Reddick

      OLB

      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. Sounds exactly like something the Dolphins could use.
    23. David Njoku

      TE

      Miami

      A freaky athlete, Njoku is a former high-school high-jump champion who should light it up at the NFL Scouting Combine. I'll leave him here for now, but I suspect he'll keep bouncing higher as the process plays out.
    24. Caleb Brantley

      DT

      Florida

      Brantley isn't the biggest or longest interior rusher out there, but he brings outstanding strength to the point of attack and has the potential to become a disruptive pass rusher in the future.
    25. Forrest Lamp

      OG

      Western Kentucky

      Lamp showed up and had strong games against LSU in 2015 and Alabama in 2016. He played tackle at WKU, but could step in at guard and become a 10-year starter in the NFL.
    26. Obi Melifonwu

      S

      Connecticut

      Seattle is always looking for athletes and this guy is one of the elite ones in the 2017 draft. Melifonwu is still raw, but he could be drafted as Kam Chancellor's eventual replacement or even as a press-and-trail corner in the Seahawks' defense.
    27. Dalvin Cook

      RB

      Florida St.

      Cook is a really talented football player, but he could drop a little because running back just isn't a priority position like it used to be. Cook is eerily similar in playing style to Jamaal Charles.
    28. Derek Barnett

      DE

      Tennessee

      Dallas has taken shots at finding upper-echelon talent on the edge, but has missed for the most part. Barnett isn't as twitched-up as Randy Gregory, but he's strong, productive and consistent.
    29. Teez Tabor

      CB

      Florida

      The Packers have paid attention to cornerback in recent drafts, but we saw how much they lacked quality depth and consistency at that position in 2016.
    30. Corey Davis

      WR

      Western Michigan

      Antonio Brown is dominant, no doubt, but the Steelers could use a big, reliable target with the ability to catch the deep ball when it matters most.
    31. Marcus Williams

      S

      Utah

      Last year the Falcons added an enforcer in Keanu Neal to lock down their strong safety spot. This season they take a ball-hawking free safety with good range and great ball skills.
    32. Jabrill Peppers

      SS

      Michigan

      Peppers is being knocked by NFL executives for his lack of production, but his ability to play on defense, offense and as a return man might just make him the perfect fit for the Patriots.

2016 NFL Mock Draft

2016 NFL Mock Draft