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Reuter 5-round mock draft: Surprise QB lands in Round 1

The Browns take the top player on the board.

Whether the Niners play him hand down or standing up, Thomas will affect plays.

Allen plugs into one of the Bears' five-technique spots.

T.J. Yeldon and Fournette should help take the load off of Blake Bortles.

Tennessee tightens up the secondary with the draft's most physical corner.

If Christian Hackenberg hasn't impressed Jets coaches, they'll bring in Trubisky to see if he's the guy.

Adams is a 10-year starter in Los Angeles.

Charles Johnson and Julius Peppers won't be around for too long.

Two-tight end formations are back in vogue with Howard in town.

This makes it two former Clemson receivers for Tyrod Taylor.

Barnett joins with Cameron Jordan to disrupt opposing backfields.

Watson is a clutch player with good physical traits; his arm will get stronger in time.

Davis learns from one of the best in 2017 and takes over Larry Fitzgerald's No. 1 spot in 2018.

Philly desperately needs help in the secondary.

Reddick will not escape the top 20 with his athleticism and toughness.

Baltimore finds a deep threat so Joe Flacco can unleash his cannon arm.

Hooker's range is unbelievable; only team needs push him down this far.

Marcus Mariota needs to get a big weapon with one of Tennessee's two first-round picks.

Peppers becomes a starter immediately for the Bucs.

John Elway keeps McCaffrey home as a star rusher/receiver/returner.

Willis' combine workout showed the type of explosiveness the Lions need across from Ziggy Ansah.

Ryan Tannehill and Jay Ajayi will appreciate Lamp's tenacity inside.

Ereck Flowers is obviously not the answer at left tackle; Ramcyzk will be.

Maybe New Orleans, Baltimore, or Tennessee pick Foster despite off-field concerns; but the Raiders would love this scenario.

Given Mahomes' skill set, it's tough to see him escaping the first round.

Long and athletic, King stays in Washington to play for the 'Hawks.

Cook's shoulder injuries might not prevent the Chiefs from selecting him as the replacement for Jamaal Charles.

Jones' stock is on the rise, and the Cowboys would love this enforcer in their secondary.

Watt could play inside or outside for the Packers, wreaking havoc for Dom Capers when he decides to blitz.

Charlton's agility would allow him to succeed outside for Pittsburgh.

The offensive line must be stout to keep the Falcons' offense explosive.

Doubling down on defense makes sense given the Saints' unit ranked 27th in yards allowed last season.


  1. Browns: Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut
    1. 49ers: Zach Cunningham, ILB, Vanderbilt
    2. Jaguars: Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss
    3. Bears: Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado
    4. Rams: Charles Harris, OLB, Missouri
    5. Chargers: Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina
    6. Jets: Garett Bolles, T, Utah
    7. Panthers: Cam Robinson, T, Alabama
    8. Bengals: Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
    9. Saints: Jarrad Davis, ILB, Florida
    10. Eagles: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
    11. Bills: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
    12. Cardinals: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
    13. Colts: Adoree' Jackson, CB, USC
    14. Ravens: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
    15. Vikings: Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
    16. Redskins: Davis Webb, QB, California
    17. Buccaneers: Tyus Bowser, OLB, Houston
    18. Broncos: Dan Feeney, G, Indiana
    19. Browns: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
    20. Lions: Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State
    21. Dolphins: Carl Lawson, OLB, Auburn
    22. Giants: Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova
    23. Raiders: Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa
    24. Texans: Budda Baker, S, Washington
    25. Seahawks: Taylor Moton, T, Western Michigan
    26. Chiefs: Montravius Adams, DT, Auburn
    27. Cowboys: DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida State
    28. Packers: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
    29. Steelers: Chris Wormley, DE, Michigan
    30. Falcons: Tarell Basham, DE, Ohio
    31. Panthers: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma


  1. Browns: Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
  2. 49ers: Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama
  3. Bears: Roderick Johnson, T, Florida State
  4. Jaguars: Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida
  5. Rams: Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M
  6. Jets: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida
  7. Chargers: Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama
  8. Patriots: Jake Butt, TE, Michigan
  9. Bengals: Dawuane Smoot, DE, Illinois
  10. Eagles: Josh Malone, WR, Tennessee
  11. Bills: Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
  12. Saints: Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson
  13. Cardinals: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
  14. Ravens: Ethan Pocic, C, LSU
  15. Vikings: Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State
  16. Colts: D'Onta Foreman, RB, Texas
  17. Redskins: Desmond King, CB, Iowa
  18. Broncos: Tanner Vallejo, LB, Boise State
  19. Titans: Dorian Johnson, G, Pittsburgh
  20. Buccaneers: Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
  21. Lions: Duke Riley, OLB, LSU
  22. Vikings: Derek Rivers, OLB, Youngstown St.
  23. Giants: Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech
  24. Raiders: Shaquill Griffin, CB, UCF
  25. Texans: Jermaine Eluemunor, T, Texas A&M
  26. Seahawks: Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson
  27. Chiefs: Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh
  28. Cowboys: KD Cannon, WR, Baylor
  29. Packers: Danny Isidora, G, Miami
  30. Steelers: Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State
  31. Falcons: Larry Ogunjobi, DT, Charlotte
  32. Patriots: Harvey Langi, ILB, BYU
  33. Dolphins: Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M
  34. Panthers: Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington
  35. Ravens: Ryan Anderson, OLB, Alabama
  36. Titans: Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado
  37. Broncos: Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA
  38. Seahawks: Carroll Phillips, LB, Illinois
  39. Saints: Marcus Williams, S, Utah
  40. Chiefs: Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky
  41. Steelers: Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma
  42. Seahawks: Nico Siragusa, G, San Diego State
  43. Jets: Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech


  1. Browns: Trey Hendrickson, DE, Fla. Atlantic
    1. 49ers: Conor McDermott, T, UCLA
    2. Jaguars: Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
    3. Bears: Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan
    4. Rams: Nazair Jones, DT, North Carolina
    5. Chargers: Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee
    6. Redskins: Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
    7. Panthers: Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia
    8. Bengals: Zane Gonzalez, K, Arizona State
    9. Bears: Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland
    10. Eagles: Elijah Qualls, DT, Washington
    11. Cardinals: ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama
    12. Vikings: Julie'n Davenport, T, Bucknell
    13. Colts: John Johnson, S, Boston College
    14. Ravens: Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU
    15. Redskins: Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M
    16. Titans: Kendell Beckwith, ILB, LSU
    17. Buccaneers: Antonio Garcia, T, Troy
    18. Broncos: Marcus Maye, S, Florida
    19. Lions: Corn Elder, CB, Miami (Fla.)
    20. Vikings: George Kittle, TE, Iowa
    21. Raiders: Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson
    22. Texans: Devonte Fields, OLB, Louisville
    23. Patriots: Alex Anzalone, LB, Florida
    24. Chiefs: Ben Boulware, LB, Clemson
    25. Cowboys: Jeremy Cutrer, CB, Middle Tenn. St.
    26. Packers: Joe Williams, RB, Utah
    27. Steelers: Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida
    28. Falcons: Michael Roberts, TE, Toledo
    29. Colts: Sean Harlow, G, Oregon State
    30. Bengals: Josh Carraway, OLB, TCU
    31. Eagles: Hunter Dimick, DE, Utah
    32. Giants: D.J. Jones, DT, Ole Miss
    33. Rams: Tyler Orlosky, C, West Virginia
    34. Texans: Anthony Walker, ILB, Northwestern
    35. 49ers: Jessamen Dunker, G, Tennessee State
    36. Colts: Deatrich Wise, DE, Arkansas


  1. Browns: Sam Tevi, T, Utah
    1. 49ers: Treston DeCoud, CB, Oregon State
    2. Bears: Montae Nicholson, S, Michigan State
    3. Jaguars: Adam Bisnowaty, T, Pittsburgh
    4. Rams: Howard Wilson, CB, Houston
    5. Jets: Jarron Jones, DT, Notre Dame
    6. Chargers: Isaac Asiata, G, Utah
    7. Panthers: Pharaoh Brown, TE, Oregon
    8. Bengals: Ben Braden, G, Michigan
    9. Redskins: Vince Biegel, OLB, Wisconsin
    10. Eagles: Dan Skipper, T, Arkansas
    11. Bills: Joe Mathis, OLB, Washington
    12. Cardinals: Jeremiah Ledbetter, DE, Arkansas
    13. Colts: Elijah Lee, OLB, Kansas State
    14. Ravens: Freddie Stevenson, FB, Florida State
    15. Vikings: Chris Carson, RB, Oklahoma State
    16. 49ers: Avery Moss, OLB, Youngstown State
    17. Buccaneers: Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU
    18. Patriots: Josh Topou, DT, Colorado
    19. Titans: Chad Hansen, WR, Cal
    20. Lions: Mack Hollins, WR, North Carolina
    21. Dolphins: Delano Hill, S, Michigan
    22. Giants: Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami (Fla.)
    23. Raiders: Dieugot Joseph, T, Fla. International
    24. Texans: Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota
    25. Chiefs: Brian Allen, CB, Utah
    26. Bills: Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss
    27. Packers: Richie Brown, LB, Mississippi St.
    28. Steelers: Ejuan Price, OLB, Pittsburgh
    29. Falcons: Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia
    30. Browns: Jayon Brown, LB, UCLA
    31. Bengals: David Jones, S, Richmond
    32. Broncos: Jalen Robinette, WR, Air Force
    33. Dolphins: Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar
    34. Cardinals: Damien Mama, G, USC
    35. Chiefs: Dalvin Tomlinson, DE, Alabama
    36. Browns: John "Rudy" Ford, S, Auburn
    37. Packers: DeAngelo Yancey, WR, Purdue
    38. Patriots: Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming
    39. Dolphins: Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina

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