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Jeremiah mock draft 4.0: No early QBs, no Deshaun Watson

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Every year we see a few top-tier prospects slide in the first round for one reason or another. In this latest mock draft, my second-rated player (LSU safety Jamal Adams) falls to the 10th spot and my top quarterback prospect (Clemson's Deshaun Watson) falls all the way out of the first round. Keep in mind, we are still a few weeks away from the actual draft and there will be plenty of movement between now and then.

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Myles Garrett - DE, Texas A&M

With all-pro talent, Garrett is the best player in this draft.

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Solomon Thomas - DE, Stanford

Don't be surprised if the 49ers try to trade down, but if they stay put, Thomas provides versatility and pass rush.

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Marshon Lattimore - CB, Ohio State

Three players that make the most sense for the Bears: Malik Hooker, Jamal Adams, and Lattimore. They can't go wrong with any of these players.

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Leonard Fournette - RB, LSU

The Jaguars have an outstanding young defense but they need more balance on offense. Fournette has all the tools to be a workhorse back.

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Mike Williams - WR, Clemson

The Titans are another team I could see pursuing a trade-back partner. If they stay at No. 5, Williams would provide Marcus Mariota with a true No. 1 receiver.

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O.J. Howard - TE, Alabama

The Jets have a need at quarterback but the smarter move would be to take a sure-thing position player. They can find a quarterback option later in this draft or wait until next year.

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Malik Hooker - S, Ohio State

This one just makes too much sense. The Chargers have quietly built a very talented defense.

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Christian McCaffrey - RB, Stanford

The Panthers need to give Cam Newton some help; McCaffrey is a capable runner and dynamic weapon in the passing game.

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Jonathan Allen - DE, Alabama

The Bengals need to infuse some youth into their defensive line; Allen would be a tremendous value pick at this spot.

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Jamal Adams - S, LSU

In this scenario, the Bills land a top-three player. Adams is the best leader in the entire draft.

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Gareon Conley - CB, Ohio State

Conley has really helped himself with impressive workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine and his pro day. He's a good fit for the Saints, who need to upgrade their secondary.

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Corey Davis - WR, Western Michigan

Davis and Corey Coleman would be a terrific pair of pass-catchers for the Browns.

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13

John Ross - WR, Washington

The Cardinals could look at a safety here but they really need to add some youth to their receiver group. Ross is a dynamic vertical threat who fits perfectly in Arizona's offensive system.

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Reuben Foster - LB, Alabama

Foster is a tone-setter and would excel in the Eagles' defensive scheme.

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15

Takkarist McKinley - DE, UCLA

The Colts made some nice moves in free agency but need to continue to address their speed on defense. McKinley is a fastball coming off the edge whose motor never stops.

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16

Derek Barnett - DE, Tennessee

The Ravens don't traditionally get caught up in testing numbers, opting to instead trust what they see on game tape. Barnett didn't post impressive workout numbers but he is a very skilled pass rusher.

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17

Haason Reddick - DE, Temple

Reddick can play off the line of scrimmage on run downs and rush off the edge on passing downs. He is an elite athlete who has really helped himself during the postseason.

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18

Tre'Davious White - CB, LSU

The Titans need to add some playmakers on the defensive side of the ball; White is one of the top cover cornerbacks in the draft.

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19

Cam Robinson - OT, Alabama

Protecting Jameis Winston will always be a priority for GM Jason Licht and the Bucs' personnel department.

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20

Forrest Lamp - OT, Western Kentucky

I think Lamp is the best offensive lineman in this draft, and he's capable of playing all five positions.

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21

David Njoku - TE, Miami

There's been a lot of chatter around the league about the Lions' desire to add an impact tight end to their offense. GM Bob Quinn (formerly of the Patriots) knows the benefit of having two athletic tight ends.

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22

Jabrill Peppers - S, Michigan

Peppers has the versatility to line up in three different spots on the Dolphins' defense. The addition of T.J. McDonald shouldn't deter Miami from pursuing Peppers.

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23

Dalvin Cook - RB, Florida State

Cook would be too good to pass up at this point in the draft. I like Paul Perkins but Cook is a far superior talent.

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24

Jarrad Davis - LB, Florida

Davis is one of the cleaner players in the draft. He has an ideal blend of size, speed, and instincts.

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25

Mitchell Trubisky - QB, North Carolina

With Tony Romo out of the picture, expect the Texans to address the quarterback position very early in this draft.

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26

Kevin King - CB, Washington

King is an ideal player for the Seahawks' defense. He's very long, athletic, and competitive.

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27

Patrick Mahomes - QB, Texas Tech

Alex Smith is a good quarterback but hasn't been quite good enough to lead a team to a championship. This is a little early for Mahomes but he has tremendous upside.

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28

Adoree' Jackson - CB, USC

Jackson is a polarizing player in personnel circles, but he is a special athlete who would fill a big need for the Cowboys.

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Quincy Wilson - CB, Florida

Wilson didn't run quite as fast as many expected, but he is a physical player on tape with excellent ball skills.

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30

T.J. Watt - LB, Wisconsin

Watt has the versatility to play inside or outside in the Steelers' defense. His best football is ahead of him.

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Charles Harris - DE, Missouri

Harris would be an excellent complement to Vic Beasley and provide the Falcons with a deadly pass rush.

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Budda Baker - S, Washington

Baker can play nickelback or safety at the next level. He would team with Gareon Conley to add some juice to the Saints' secondary.

Follow Daniel Jeremiah on Twitter @MoveTheSticks.

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