Welcome to the NFL Draft, 2017 edition. It's the night when college players have their dreams of making it to the NFL come true. It's also the night that fantasy football enthusiasts start taking further steps to build their rosters for the upcoming season. As such, we're back again with another edition of our live blog. Keep coming back through the first two days for updates on the offensive skill position players with analysis on what their fantasy futures might hold.
2. Chicago Bears (trade): Mitchell Trubisky, QB: This one caught everyone by surprise. The Bears traded a king's ransom with the 49ers to move up one spot and pick a quarterback with just 13 college starts under his belt. There is certainly upside there from a fantasy perspective, but he'll spend 2017 battling with Mike Glennon for the starting job and might not show fantasy dividends for a couple of seasons.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB: There had been a thought for some time that this could happen. Fournette gives Jacksonville the freight train of a running back it has been seeking for some time. His ability in the passing game remains to be seen, but Fournette's ability to be both a bruiser and a burner between the tackles means he can be a workhorse and give the Jaguars offense a dimension it's been lacking.
5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR: I love every part of this pick. The Titans need help (and speed) at the receiver spot and Davis looks like the most complete receiver in this class. There might be some concern because an injury prevented him from doing offseason workouts, but his tape should be plenty good enough to excite both Titans fans and fantasy owners.
7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR: This one is a bit of a surprise for a team that appears to have solid depth at wide receiver. It's hard to pass up a talent like Williams when he falls in your lap and his ability to high-point the football will make him a nice choice around the goal line. But with Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams, Dontrelle Inman and Travis Benjamin already on the roster, you have to wonder how many targets are going to be available.
8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB: Things worked out for McCaffrey to fall into Carolina's lap. As arguably the most versatile running back in this year's draft, McCaffrey will have the chance to do a little of everything in the Panthers offense. Look for him to be on the field paired with Jonathan Stewart and occasionally line up as a slot receiver. He'll be a popular PPR pick this season.
9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR: You might have heard, but John Ross is fast. The speedy Washington Husky now pairs up with A.J. Green and is likely to push Brandon LaFell for the WR2 job in Cincy. We'll see if the Bengals use him as more than just a deep threat. Otherwise, he'll have mostly boom-or-bust, best-ball potential.
10. Kansas City Chiefs (trade): Pat Mahomes, QB: The Chiefs swing a deal with the Buffalo Bills to move up and draft Mahomes. The Texas Tech standout might be the rawest among the top QBs in the class, but he might also have the most upside. He won't have any fantasy relevance in the near future barring injury, but he'll be a name to remember whenever the Chiefs and Alex Smith part ways.
12. Houston Texans (trade): Deshaun Watson, QB: Watson will have an opportunity to challenge for the starting job right away with a Texans offense desperately in need of a signal-caller. It's ironic that Houston gets its QB of the future in a trade with the Browns after sending their previous QB of the future (Brock Osweiler) to Cleveland earlier this offseason. Okay then. Nonetheless, this looks to be a pretty good match of team and player. Plus, DeAndre Hopkins has to be doing his happy dance right now.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE: Welp. This probably means the Cameron Brate train will be pulling into the stockyards soon. Howard is the best tight end in a deep draft class and has the skillset to buck the "rookie fantasy tight ends don't produce" trend (following in the footsteps of Hunter Henry). Putting Howard with Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson makes everyone in Tampa a much more productive fantasy option.
23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE: This is s damn sexy pick by the Giants, who have been needing a tight end for years. He has the athleticism to be an impact player in an offense that will spread it out and throw the ball quite a bit. But with Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard already in the Big Apple, Engram will have to battle to find an adequate number of targets.
29. Cleveland Browns (trade): David Njoku, TE: The Browns traded with the Packers to get back into the first round and get themselves a tight end. Njoku is a dynamic playmaker who could slot into an offense that is looking to retool. He'll find himself in an early competition with Gary Barnidge, but Njoku should find his way onto the field and potentially have some limited fantasy value later in the season.
37. Buffalo Bills (trade): Zay Jones, WR: Jones' impact as a fantasy player could rest heavily on Sammy Watkins' ability to stay healthy and productive in the Bills offense. Jones is a great hands-catcher who will succeed in making contested catches but isn't going to convince anyone he's a WR1. He can definitely produce immediately but he'll be a WR3/4 at best to start.
40. Carolina Panthers: Curtis Samuel, WR: First, the Panthers draft a running back who can play receiver. Now they take a receiver who can play running back. One thing is certain ... the Panthers are getting upgrades in the speed department and suddenly Cam Newton is looking a lot more dangerous as a fantasy passer heading into 2017.
41. Minnesota Vikings (trade): Dalvin Cook, RB: I love Cook as a player, but wish he would have landed somewhere else. With the Vikings adding Latavius Murray in free agency, Cook's role will automatically be limited. Fortunately, Cook's ability to catch the football will keep him on the field consistently. Nonetheless, this is a running back committee that I was hoping we could avoid.
48. Cincinnati Bengals (trade): Joe Mixon, RB: Mixon's assault charge made im a controversial pick but on the field, there's little denying his all around talent. The problem is the logjam in the Bengals backfield with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard already taking up residence there. One of those players (potentially Bernard) will be the odd man out, but in the short term this is going to be another fantasy headache.
62. Pittsburgh Steelers: Juju Smith-Schuster, WR: Smith-Schuster isn't a speed burner, but an offense with Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant won't need it. He will be a tough, move-the-chains possession receiver who will have to battle for snaps and targets. Being in a loaded passing attack isn't going to do much for his fantasy value and it could be tough to see him selected at all in redraft leagues.
67. New Orleans Saints (trade): Alvin Kamara, RB: Kamara as a third round pick makes sense. And even in a backfield that already boasts Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson, Kamara should carve out a role as a pass-catcher on third downs. Whether there will be enough opportunity to for him to make a fantasy impact remains to be seen but it looks like there will be chances for him to play the former Darren Sproles role in the offense.
69. Los Angeles Rams: Cooper Kupp, WR: The good news for Kupp is that there are plenty of targets available in the Rams offense. The bad news is that no one is sure how much Jared Goff or the rest of the offense has improved. Kupp is a nice possession receiver but his overall yardage and touchdown totals might not make anyone excited about him as a fantasy draft pick.
79. New York Jets (trade): ArDarius Stewart, WR: The Jets are in need of receivers with Brandon Marshall gone and Eric Decker's future with the team in question. Stewart is great with the ball in his hands and has enough speed to get downfield. In an offense where targets are up for grabs, Stewart could have sneaky late round value.
82. Denver Broncos: Carlos Henderson, WR: Henderson was a late riser as we got closer to the draft and his ability with the ball in his hands coul make him a nice complement to Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. A lot of the Louisiana Tech offense involves short passes that turned into longer plays. He could fill much of the same role with the Denver offense.
84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Godwin, WR: Godwin got a lot of buzz during the draft season, but he's going to have to battle to get a requisite amount of targets in the Bucs offense. We'll see how big a slice of the pie Godwin can carve out for himself this season, but it's hard to imagine him as more than a waiver wire pick.
86. Kansas City Chiefs (trade): Kareem Hunt, RB: I've made no secret of my love for Kareem Hunt. He's a do-everything running back going to a coach that's excelled at using backs. It might take some time for him to earn a sizeable role in the offense, but it seems almost certain to happen by the end of the season and Hunt can be a deep fantasy sleeper.
89. Houston Texans: D'Onta Foreman, RB: Foreman will take a backseat to Lamar Miller in the short term but he's likely to see some work in an effort to keep Miller fresher. The upside is that Foreman could be the player to see work near the goal line, in which case, his touchdown potential will make him a vmore valuable fantasy commodity.
96. Detroit Lions (trade): Kenny Golladay, WR: Detroit is looking for a player who can be another solid target for Matthew Stafford. Whether Golladay can be the guy to become a bona fide WR1 remains to be seen. One thing is certain -- there should be enough targets in the offense for Golladay to be a waiver wire option in plenty of leagues.
98. Arizona Cardinals (trade): Chad Williams, WR: Some will question whether Williams' big production in the SWAC can translate (even though plenty of quality players have come from HBCUs). He's in an offense where he won't necessarily be called upon to be a star from Day 1. That could minimize his fantasy draft value in 2017. If the Cards offense can rebound this year, Williams could have some waiver wire appeal.
105. Pittsburgh Steelers: James Conner, RB: Conner's story is an amazing one after his battle with cancer and now gets to stay in the Steel City to play for Steelers. With DeAngelo Williams out of the mix in Pittsburgh, Conner will compete with Fitzgerald Tousssaint for snaps behind Le'Veon Bell but he won't find his way onto many fantasy rosters.
110. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dede Westbrook, WR:Marqise Lee is coming off the best season of his career but now he might have to battle for some slot receiver snaps with the dynamic Westbrook heading to north Florida. The Oklahoma product is smooth with the ball in his hands and can take snaps out of the backfield as well. Should make for an interesting camp competition.
114. Washington Redskins: Samaje Perine, RB: Perine is a big, strong back with good hands who can be a bruiser between the tackles. He joins a backfield that's already fairly crowded though this move coule mean the end of Matt Jones in the nation's capital. Washington's backfield will likely continue to be a fantasy headache ... just with Perine's name now thrown into the mix.
117. Los Angeles Rams: Josh Reynolds, WR: Reynolds adds a big target to their offense, though he isn't necessarily a game-changer at the position. The fantasy upside is that there should be plenty of opportunity to go around in a receiving corps that is still finding itself. But it would be prudent to leave Reynolds on the waiver wire until we see how it shakes out.
121. San Francisco 49ers (trade): Joe Williams, RB: The Niners are stockpiling running back depth after trading for Kapri Bibbs and drafting Williams. It will be interesting to see how Kyle Shanahan decides to how to parse out snaps and touches. For now, it's better to hold off on drafting anyone from that backfield not named Carlos Hyde.
135. Pittsburgh Steelers: Josh Dobbs, QB: Dobbs will be the backup to Ben Roethlisberger but considering Ben's health history it's likely that Dobbs will see some starts this season. He'll stay on the waiver wire until that happens.
145. Denver Broncos: Jake Butt, TE: Butt won't have any fantasy value this season as he rehabs from a torn ACL suffered in Michigan's bowl game. BHe has the talent to be a productive fantasy tight end. You'll just have to wait a year or two for it to happen.
171. Buffalo Bills: Nathan Peterman, QB: The Bills strangely don't seem 100 percent sold on Tyrod Taylor but Peterman right now projects as the Bills' backup with an eye toward the future. It wouldn't be a shock to see Peterman beat out Cardale Jones for the No. 2 spot but barring an injury he won't have any fantasy value at all.
215. Detroit Lions: Brad Kaaya, QB: Kaaya stayed on the board longer than anyone would have imagined and he'll sit behind Matt Stafford for the foreseeable future. For the moment, there's no fantasy value here. We can revisit this in the event of an injury.