2017 NFL Mock Draft

Mock 4.0: Bills, Texans, Chiefs get future QB

By Lance Zierlein |

NFL Media draft analyst

Published: April 18, 2017 at 11:46 a.m.

  1. Pick No.
    1
    DE
    Texas A&M
    Garrett has the highest upside in the draft, but there's definitely a floor to keep in mind. Hard to see him not ending up as the first pick.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    DE
    Stanford
    A non-stop motor and ability to play all over the defensive line makes Thomas a fit for the 49ers.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    CB
    Ohio St.
    The Bears have a gaping hole at CB1; Lattimore should be able to fill that in short order.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    If the Jaguars can't win with their QB play, they can enforce their will on the ground.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    DE
    Alabama
    Passing on a pass rusher with the talent of Allen could be difficult for the Titans.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    S
    LSU
    The Jets need a QB, but they also need a leader with the talent to play all over the field.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    S
    Ohio St.
    With the instincts and ball skills to create turnovers, Hooker is a wise choice to strengthen the Chargers' back end.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    TE
    Alabama
    Greg Olsen is getting older and Howard would provide an in-line TE option who can operate as a run blocker.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    DE
    Michigan
    The Bengals would be betting on Charlton's upside, but he fits a huge need and the Bengals' profile for the position.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    QB
    North Carolina
    There have been conflicting reports about whom the Bills are in love with at QB, but Trubisky fits Rick Dennison's offense.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    LB
    Alabama
    Fast and physical, Foster adds an alpha player on the defense who has a winning pedigree and a taste for punishment.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    CB
    Ohio St.
    The Browns pass on a QB again to grab a press-man corner with a chance to step in right away and start.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    WR
    Western Michigan
    This position isn't the strength it once was with Larry Fitzgerald nearing the end of his career. Davis gives the Cardinals a new top target of the future.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    CB
    Alabama
    A height-weight-speed prospect who is the best run defender at the corner spot in the draft. If Humphrey can improve in locating the deep ball, he could be a good one.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    OT
    Wisconsin
    Ramczyk is the safest of the tackles and could step in as an immediate starter at right tackle or maybe even guard.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    WR
    Clemson
    The Ravens are in need of a rusher and top receiver. Let's give them a physical ball-winner who could become a heavily targeted favorite for Joe Flacco.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    RB
    Florida St.
    Washington might be targeting a playmaker and they obviously need a running back. While other RBs are getting more hype, Cook is an outstanding talent.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    WR
    Washington
    Ross will be a homerun hitter for the offense who can stretch defenses.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    DE
    Tennessee
    One of the most consistently productive defenders in this draft helps fill a need for the Bucs.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    RB
    Stanford
    The fit is almost too perfect given John Elway's relationship with Ed McCaffrey. Christian helps the Broncos' running game, passing game and return game.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    LB
    Temple
    He might not make it all the way to Detroit, but if Reddick does, the Lions could run the card up.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    DT
    Michigan St.
    Extremely talented but also inconsistent, McDowell has all the traits but needs a better motor.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    OT
    Alabama
    The Giants might not be able to pass on a tackle early in this draft.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    LB
    Florida
    Davis is a physical hitter and a very good athlete. Al Davis would approve of this one.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    QB
    Clemson
    The Texans could be locking in on a strategy to get a quarterback. In this scenario, Watson offers up leadership and high character on and off the field for owner Bob McNair.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    McKinley could fall here if teams are concerned about his recovery from shoulder surgery. Explosive and relentless, he would be a great Seahawk.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    QB
    Texas Tech
    Many observers agree Mahomes is a perfect fit for Andy Reid and as Alex Smith's future replacement.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    White has some of the best footwork among cornerbacks in this draft and should be ready to step in right away.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    CB
    Washington
    King put together an outstanding combine. He has the size and speed that GM Ted Thompson covets at cornerback.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    TE
    Miami
    Njoku is extremely athletic and talented, but raw and in need of some seasoning. Still, he would be a great selection here.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    OG
    Western Kentucky
    One of the safest draft picks in the first round, Lamp would fill a need and could step in immediately.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    Jackson gives the Saints a talented cover corner and a dangerous return man.
  33. 2017 NFL Mock Draft Central

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