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Chad Reuter 2017 seven-round NFL mock draft: Round 1

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Myles Garrett - DE

There's a possibility Mitchell Trubisky gets the call here, but some in the building want to select the pass rusher from Texas A&M first and a quarterback later.

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Mitchell Trubisky - QB

Head coach Kyle Shanahan would enjoy coaching the North Carolina QB, but don't be surprised if some team ( Jets? Browns?) explores a move up in a trade at this spot.

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Malik Hooker - S

The Bears picked up Quintin Demps as their new strong safety, and add Ohio State's rangy free safety.

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Leonard Fournette - RB

Blake Bortles needs a running game to take the pressure off; the LSU runner is the perfect answer.

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Solomon Thomas - DE

The value this Stanford pass rusher provides is too great for the Titans to pass up.

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Marshon Lattimore - CB

The demise of Darrelle Revis leaves a big hole in the Jets' secondary; the Ohio State corner fills it nicely.

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Jamal Adams - S

Like he was at LSU, Adams will be a defensive leader for the Chargers for years to come.

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Christian McCaffrey - RB

An ultra-versatile offensive threat at Stanford, McCaffrey can help Cam Newton's cause.

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Jonathan Allen - DL

Arthritic shoulders and average athleticism testing could push the Alabama lineman down boards a bit. The Bengals might see another Geno Atkins.

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Gareon Conley - CB

The Bills replace Stephon Gilmore with another rangy cover man, making Conley the third defensive back from Ohio State in the top 10.

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Derek Barnett - DE

Finding a pass rusher is a major priority for the Saints, and the Tennessee defender's relentless nature should endear him to the fans in New Orleans.

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O.J. Howard - TE

Cleveland selects Alabama's athletic tight end and the top pass-catcher in the draft.

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13

Mike Williams - WR

Larry Fitzgerald is on his way to retirement, and the physical dominance Williams displayed at Clemson complements Arizona's speedy receivers.

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14

John Ross - WR

Carson Wentz will be happy to see a vertical threat like Washington's Ross in the fold.

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15

Dion Dawkins - OL

New GM Chris Ballard continues to rebuild the offensive line in front of Andrew Luck. Dawkins was a great tackle at Temple and could start there at the next level, but he'll be a special guard in the NFL.

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Cam Robinson - OT

If Buffalo takes this physically dominant tackle from Alabama at 10, then Ozzie Newsome will find another bargain here.

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Haason Reddick - OLB

The Temple pass rusher was one of the top risers throughout the postseason draft process; he can line up outside or inside for Washington.

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18

Corey Davis - WR

Davis' inability to work out for teams this offseason could hurt him, but the Titans will gladly add the Western Michigan receiver to their roster.

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19

Dalvin Cook - RB

Cook and the Buccaneers seem like a nice fit, and it reunites Jameis Winston with his former Florida State teammate.

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20

Ryan Ramczyk - OT

There's a new left tackle from Wisconsin in the not-so-sleepy Western town.

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21

Reuben Foster - LB

Questions about Foster's maturity and shoulder could cause the Alabama linebacker to drop down boards. Detroit should be willing to take a chance on his talent at this spot.

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22

Forrest Lamp - OL

The Dolphins are moving last year's first-rounder, Laremy Tunsil, to left tackle, making room for the Western Kentucky swing-man at guard.

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David Njoku - TE

The Miami tight end's promise as a playmaker on offense makes Eli Manning smile.

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24

Kevin King - CB

The Raiders like height and length in their corners, and the corner from Washington presents both.

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25

Patrick Mahomes - QB

I don't expect Mahomes to still be waiting around at this pick, as someone could trade ahead of Houston to secure his services. But the Texans wouldn't mind seeing this strong-armed passer from Texas Tech here. If Mahomes is gone, N.C. State safety Josh Jones would be a great fit.

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26

Malik McDowell - DT

Seattle takes a chance on the Michigan State defender's talent and scheme versatility.

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27

Deshaun Watson - QB

Alex Smith has a significant cap hit in 2018, and is a free agent the following spring. The Clemson QB should be able to take control of the offense after a year or two.

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28

Quincy Wilson - CB

The Florida corner has the height, length and agility to start for the Cowboys on Day 1.

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T.J. Watt - OLB

Green Bay will have a tough choice between Watt and Jabrill Peppers. The Wisconsin pass rusher might win out if the Packers think they can mine secondary talent later in a deep draft.

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Josh Jones - S

The aggressive, strong defender from N.C. State will make a difference on Sundays.

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31

Jordan Willis - DE

The second half of the Super Bowl showed the Falcons' need for a strong, consistent pass rusher like this K-State defensive end.

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Jarrad Davis - LB

This Florida Gator brings athleticism and toughness to the middle of the Saints' defense.

Follow Chad Reuter on Twitter @Chad_Reuter.

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