2017 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 4.0: Four QBs, Joe Mixon in Round 1

By Bucky Brooks |

NFL Media analyst

Published: April 11, 2017 at 05:21 p.m.

  1. Pick No.
    1
    DE
    Texas A&M
    The Browns have to take the best player available.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    S
    LSU
    The 49ers snag a Ronnie Lott-like leader and playmaker with the second overall pick.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    CB
    Ohio St.
    The Bears need a CB1 to compete in a division loaded with big-time quarterbacks.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    Tom Coughlin’s influence leads the Jaguars to build the offense around a game-changing RB1.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    DE
    Stanford
    Titans continue to add big, dynamic playmakers to the trenches.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    QB
    Clemson
    College football’s best big-game player can handle the spotlight and scrutiny that comes with playing on Broadway.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    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. Pick No.
    8
    DE
    Alabama
    Panthers add a blue-collar defender to a defensive line that needs a menacing presence off the edge.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    LB
    Alabama
    Foster is a menacing “Mike” linebacker with a nasty temperament and rugged game.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    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. Pick No.
    11
    DE
    Tennessee
    The most polished pass rusher in the draft would upgrade a frontline that's struggled to generate pressure on the QB.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    TE
    Alabama
    Nothing wrong with adding a big, athletic tight end with speed and quickness.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    QB
    Texas Tech
    Bruce Arians doesn’t mind gambling on a talented gunslinger with exceptional arm talent and an unrefined game.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    RB
    Stanford
    Doug Pederson could transform the Brian Westbrook clone into a star in the Eagles’ offense.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    The Colts could use a talented pass rusher with a non-stop motor off the edge.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    WR
    Western Michigan
    The Ravens need a WR1 to anchor the passing game after the retirement of Steve Smith.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    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. Pick No.
    18
    WR
    Washington
    Marcus Mariota could use a speed receiver with big-play ability on the perimeter.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    RB
    Florida St.
    The Buccaneers could bring some sizzle to their running game by adding the Florida State standout to the lineup.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    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. Pick No.
    21
    LB
    Florida
    The Lions can’t go wrong adding a defender with exceptional instincts and awareness to the mix.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    DE
    Michigan
    The Dolphins need another edge defender with pass-rushing skills to throw into the rotation.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    OT
    Utah
    The Giants could use an athletic edge blocker with sweet feet and a nasty game to fill a void at OT.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    LB
    Temple
    Reddick is an active linebacker with a non-stop motor and a versatile game.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    OT
    Alabama
    The Texans could groom the massive people-mover for a key role as an edge blocker.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    S
    Connecticut
    The ultra-athletic defensive back could be groomed to replace Richard Sherman on the island or Kam Chancellor in the box.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    CB
    Ohio St.
    Conley is a rock-solid cover corner with a game built on instincts, awareness, and toughness.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    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. Pick No.
    29
    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. Pick No.
    30
    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. Pick No.
    31
    OG
    Western Kentucky
    The ultra-versatile lineman can play inside or outside on a frontline that seeks more athletic blockers.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    Jackson gives the Saints a two-way playmaker who will some sizzle to the lineup.
  33. 2017 NFL Mock Draft Central

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