2017 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 4.0: Browns-Jags trade nets 2 QBs

By Charley Casserly |

NFL Media analyst

Published: April 24, 2017 at 12:59 p.m.

  1. Pick No.
    1
    DE
    Texas A&M
    Best player in the draft. Excellent outside pass rusher.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    I never bought into Solomon Thomas in this spot. Fournette is the second-best player in this draft.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    S
    LSU
    Tough call with Marshon Lattimore still on the board, but Bears can get a cornerback later.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    QB
    North Carolina
    Projected trade to Browns
    (PROJECTED TRADE UP WITH JAGUARS FROM NO. 12) Browns can't wait on this trade; Trubisky won't be there at 12.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    WR
    Clemson
    Titans grab their receiver now; too much of a risk to wait until No. 18.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    CB
    Ohio St.
    Jets get a No. 1 cornerback to fill a major need.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    DE
    Stanford
    Inside pass rush is a need for the Chargers, who can get a safety in Round 2.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    RB
    Stanford
    The versatile McCaffrey can fill several roles for the Panthers.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    DE
    Alabama
    Pass rush takes a priority over safety (Malik Hooker) at this spot for the Bengals.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    CB
    Ohio St.
    They lose out on Trubisky. Cornerback is a bigger need than wide receiver.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    CB
    Alabama
    Taking a pass rusher here is also a possibility for the Saints.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    QB
    Clemson
    Projected trade to Jaguars
    (PROJECTED TRADE DOWN WITH BROWNS FROM NO. 5) Blake Bortles is in the last year of his rookie deal. Tom Coughlin will love Watson's leadership.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    WR
    Western Michigan
    Cardinals take Larry Fitzgerald's eventual replacement.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    WR
    Washington
    Does "Trader Howie" use this pick to trade for Malcolm Butler instead?
  15. Pick No.
    15
    DE
    Tennessee
    Pass rush is No. 1 need for the Colts. They could also consider a pass protector for Andrew Luck.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    TE
    Alabama
    The draft could not fall any better than this for Ozzie Newsome.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    The Redskins need a bookend for Ryan Kerrigan. Malik Hooker is a possibility here as well.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    OLB
    Missouri
    After addressing their need at wide receiver earlier, Titans get help for their pass rush.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    RB
    Florida St.
    The fall stops here for Cook, who's a top-10 player.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    OT
    Wisconsin
    Left tackle is a major need for the Broncos.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    LB
    Alabama
    Like Cook, Foster has top-10 talent, but because of off-field issues he drops.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    S
    Ohio St.
    This is low for Hooker, and someone will likely take him before this spot.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    OT
    Utah
    Bolles will play left tackle, allowing Giants to move Ereck Flowers to his natural right tackle position.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    OT
    Alabama
    Raiders need to solidify the right tackle position.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    OG
    Western Kentucky
    Will the Texans trade up to get an OT or stay here?
  26. Pick No.
    26
    Whether Richard Sherman is in Seattle or not, the Seahawks need another corner.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    LB
    Florida
    Chiefs fill a need with an instinctive and fast player. I could also see QB Patrick Mahomes here.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    CB
    Washington
    King is a perfect fit for the Cowboys defense.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    Jackson represents an upgrade at a weak position for the Packers.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    LB
    Temple
    A quarterback is a definite possibility here. Davis Webb?
  31. Pick No.
    31
    DE
    Michigan
    The pass rush needs to improve in Atlanta.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    OLB
    Wisconsin
    My favorite player in the real draft has to be in my mock draft.
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