NFL News | Latest NFL Football News | NFL.com

2017 Mike Mayock mock draft: Two QB-motivated trades

School: Texas A&M. Garrett is just too good to pass up. He's explosive off the edge. If he works at it and stays healthy, he could be the best DE in football.

School: LSU. I want to give them Leonard Fournette, but I think Kyle Shanahan got spoiled in Atlanta with middle-round backs like Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Pair Adams with Eric Reid, and you'll have one of the best safety tandems in football.

School: Ohio State. Lattimore is the best CB in this draft. He'll affect the pass game.

School: LSU. They have to get better on offense. Fournette runs angry. He changes their whole offensive philosophy. He'll take pressure off of Blake Bortles.

(PROJECTED TRADE WITH TITANS) School: North Carolina. Cleveland trades up to get its QB. Trubisky is the QB prospect most ready to play. I would prefer not to play him this year because I think it will take him a while to adjust, but at the end of the day, he'd come in and compete for the starting job.

School: Alabama. I love Howard. He reminds me of Greg Olsen. He helps in the run and pass game. He's tough, he's fast and he'll play Day One.

School: Stanford. I think they'd be ecstatic to land Thomas. They can play him outside on early downs and inside in sub packages. His quickness is similar to Aaron Donald's.

School: Stanford. Cam Newton took a beating last year, and they need to take some run-game pressure off of him. McCaffrey's athletic skill set is similar to LeSean McCoy's.

School: Alabama. Allen is my No. 2 player in the draft. He can flat-out play.

School: Alabama. Buffalo could go in a lot of directions here, including QB, but Foster's tape is so good that it reminds me of Luke Kuechly's. There are off-field concerns with Foster, but his tape is awesome.

School: Missouri. They have to get better on defense. Harris must get stronger against the run, but he will be a double-digit sack guy early in his career.

(PROJECTED TRADE WITH BROWNS) School: Washington. They add a dynamic playmaker, Mr. 4.22 himself.

School: Alabama. I want to give them Patrick Mahomes, but the roster is playoff-ready. Humphrey has everything you want in a CB except for one thing -- he struggles finding the ball in the air. If he can learn to do that one thing, he's a Pro Bowl corner.

School: Clemson. Philly needs corners, but it's time to support Carson Wentz with this pick. Williams is a lot like Alshon Jeffery. He's physical and will block. They can play basketball on grass with him.

School: Tennessee. Once Barnett learns better technique, he's going to be a big-time DE.

School: Temple. Reddick was a walk-on and might be the best story in draft. He lit up the Senior Bowl.

School: UCLA. They need immediate help off the edge. McKinley has a great motor. He has some shoulder issues. If their doctors don't think he'll be ready to go full speed on Day One, they can't pull the trigger here.

School: USC. They double down on playmakers after taking Ross. Jackson can compete Day 1 to play opposite Logan Ryan at CB and brings value as a kick returner.

School: Ohio State. Hooker is the best centerfielder in the draft. They need a dynamic guy on the back end. Hooker is that guy.

School: Wisconsin. Ramczyk has the ability to start at left tackle. He's coming off of hip surgery and I've been told he passed all the physicals.

School: Western Michigan. Davis provides instant impact. He's physical and tough. I think he comes in with an attitude.

School: Wisconsin. They need an edge rusher, and DNA don't lie. The league is divided on Watt, the younger brother of J.J., but I think his quickness and explosion off edge gives Miami what they need now.

School: Utah. When you protect Eli Manning, you win football games. Bolles comes in and competes at right tackle. He's the most athletic O-lineman in this draft.

School: Alabama. He's the most gifted O-lineman in this draft. He's plug and play right tackle. He helps big-time in the run game and will develop as a pass protector.

School: Clemson. Bill O'Brien goes all in on Watson, who plays his best football when the lights are brightest.

School: Western Kentucky. If I have a favorite player in the draft, he's one of 2 or 3 I would nominate. He's played tackle, but he's going to be an inside player in Seattle.

School: Florida State. Cook is a big play waiting to happen. His tape is outstanding.

School: LSU. White is probably not the sexy pick that Cowboys fans want, but he can fill a variety of roles on defense and he has added value as a returner. This is a very solid pick.

School: Tennessee. Kamara runs through tackles. He has the lateral jump-cut of a LeSean McCoy. When you include him in the pass game, he's almost as good as Christian McCaffrey. He put on a show at his pro day.

School: Kansas State. Willis had an outstanding combine. He needs to get stronger against the run, but he's a natural bender who can get around the edge and rush the passer.

School: Michigan. With the ball in his hands, Peppers is special. He'll be a core special teams player. He can play strong safety and nickel. He fits what Dan Quinn wants on defense with quickness and toughness.

(PROJECTED TRADE WITH SAINTS) School: Texas Tech. I told you I wanted to get Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer together with Patrick Mahomes. We do that here. They move up from No. 45 to No. 32 and it only cost them a third-round pick. They get their QB of the future.

Follow Mike Mayock on Twitter @MikeMayock.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) rushes during an NFL football game between the between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

See all the Action

Replay every game all season.