2017 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 3.0: Browns make trade, add 3 stars

By Charley Casserly |

NFL Media analyst

Published: March 28, 2017 at 10:24 a.m.

  1. Pick No.
    1
    DE
    Texas A&M
    The Browns, who are going to a 4-3 defense, get the best pass rusher in the draft.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    DE
    Stanford
    Pass rush is the 49ers’ biggest need. My question is whether Thomas can provide an outside rush.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    DE
    Alabama
    Allen is an excellent 3-4 defensive end who gives you an inside pass rush.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    Fournette will take pressure off Blake Bortles.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    CB
    Ohio St.
    Lattimore has terrific cover skills, but are his hamstrings an area of concern?
  6. Pick No.
    6
    S
    LSU
    Jets get an impact safety who can cover and play the run.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    S
    Ohio St.
    Hooker is an exceptional cover safety.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    RB
    Florida St.
    Cook is an explosive back who will help Cam Newton.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    DE
    Tennessee
    Barnett will instantly upgrade the Bengals’ pass rush.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    WR
    Clemson
    This would give Tyrod Taylor an exceptional target, especially in the red zone.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    LB
    Alabama
    Foster reminds me of Luke Kuechly. I expect Saints to fill their cornerback need by trading for Malcom Butler.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    TE
    Alabama
    Howard fills a major need for the Browns. Quarterback comes later. Keep reading!
  13. Pick No.
    13
    CB
    Ohio St.
    A strong spring and combine has helped him. So has the injury to Sidney Jones.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    Cornerback was a major problem for the Eagles last season.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    The Colts need help with their outside pass rush.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    WR
    Western Michigan
    Davis is a big target for Joe Flacco.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    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. Pick No.
    18
    WR
    Washington
    Marcus Mariota gets a deep threat.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    RB
    Stanford
    The versatile McCaffrey can fill many roles, including running back, wide receiver, and return specialist.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    OT
    Utah
    Left tackle is a major need for the Broncos, and Bolles is a good fit.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    OLB
    Missouri
    The Lions get a bookend pass rusher opposite Ziggy Ansah.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    OLB
    Wisconsin
    Miami can play him at outside linebacker on run downs and defensive end on passing downs.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    OT
    Wisconsin
    The Giants get the left tackle they desperately need. Erick Flowers moves to the right side.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    LB
    Vanderbilt
    Cunningham is an instinctive, athletic linebacker who can play all three downs.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    OT
    Alabama
    Robinson would start immediately at right tackle for the Texans. Tony Romo is happy!
  26. Pick No.
    26
    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. Pick No.
    27
    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. Pick No.
    28
    CB
    Alabama
    Humphrey fills a major need caused by losses of Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne in free agency.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    CB
    Florida
    Tabor needs to run faster than he did at the combine. I like him as a player.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    S
    Michigan
    Is Peppers another Troy Polamalu?
  31. Pick No.
    31
    DE
    Michigan
    Charlton plays better then he times.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    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.
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