2017 NFL Mock Draft - Sean Beazley- Updated: Tuesday, April 25th
Here is my 2017 NFL Mock Draft:
1. Cleveland Browns (Draft History): Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
Even the Browns canít screw up this pick. If Garrett isn't selected No. 1, I would be completely shocked. Garrett is probably the best DE prospect to come out since Jadaveon Clowney.
2. San Francisco 49ers (Draft History): Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
I don't think there is a quarterback worthy of being drafted in the top 10 this year. San Francisco has plenty of holes, and I think they go defense adding Thomas.
3. Chicago Bears (Draft History): Jamal Adams, S, LSU
The Bears signed Mike Glennon to assume the role as starting QB this year, so I think QB is out. Adams is one of the best DBs on the board and fills a need.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars (Draft History): Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
The Jags have drafted defense heavily the past few years, so I think they take the best offensive player available in the draft. The jury is still out on Blake Bortles, so adding a workhorse like Fournette should ease the pressure a little.
*** Proposed trade: Browns/Titans ***
5. Cleveland Browns (Draft History), via Eagles/Titans: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
Titans GM Jon Robinson will be active during this draft. The Titans drop down seven picks and acquire additional picks in another blockbuster draft trade. The Browns get their franchise QB and the best defensive player in the draft.
6. New York Jets (Draft History): Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
If the Titans don't deal No. 5, the Jets go Trubisky. Since he is gone, I think they add the best corner in the draft. Having a Lattimore and Mo Claiborne pair will be great for the future.
7. Los Angeles Chargers (Draft History): Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama
The Chargers are moving to a 4-3 defense this year. This fits a huge need.
8. Carolina Panthers (Draft History): Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
Offensive tackle is probably their biggest need, but it's a stretch given the talent in this year's draft. Barnett should be a good replacement for the aging Julius Peppers.
9. Cincinnati Bengals (Draft History): Rueben Foster, LB, Alabama
The Bengals aren't afraid to target players with character concerns. Foster was the Butkus award winner last year and is by far the best LB in this draft.
10. Buffalo Bills (Draft History): Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
The Bills need help in the secondary, and as tempting it is to draft WR here, they can't pass on a talent like Hooker.
11. New Orleans Saints (Draft History): Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
The Saints traded Brandin Cooks this offseason, which leaves a pretty big hole at WR. I love Mike Thomas and Willie Snead, but neither is a true No. 1 in this league. Williams (6'4") gives Drew Brees another huge target in the passing game.
12. Tennessee Titans (Draft History), via Rams/Browns: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
The Titans biggest need is at CB/WR, but Howard here is too good to pass up. The Titans lost Anthony Fasano this year, and he was one of the best pass-blocking TEs in football. Howard can fill that void as well as creating problems for defenses in the pass game. The Titans utilize a two-TE set probably as much as any team in the league.
13. Arizona Cardinals (Draft History): Haason Reddick, LB, Temple
The Cardinals biggest need on defense is at LB. Reddick is a playmaker on defense that the Cardinals desperately need.
14. Philadelphia Eagles (Draft History), via MIN: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
Conley fills a big need at CB for the Eagles especially in a division vs. elite WRs (Odell Beckham, Dez Bryant, etc.). Conley should step right in and contribute this season.
15. Indianapolis Colts (Draft History): Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
The Colts go back to the Stanford well with this pick. McCaffery is the real deal and is going to tear up the NFL if he lands on a team as explosive as the Colts. This is a no-brainer if he is still on the board.
16. Baltimore Ravens (Draft History): Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
With Steve Smith retiring, the Ravens will be without a true No. 1 WR. We have seen that experiment with Mike Wallace before and it was ugly. Davis had the size and speed to be that new No. 1.
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