2017 NFL Mock Draft, 7 Round Edition – 3/14/17

Welcome to my first full seven round mock draft of the 2017 draft cycle. With the free agency period dying down this is a good time to get a handle on draft needs for each team.

I have separated the picks into team if you just want to read up on your favorite squad. The full seven round mock is below.

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Buffalo Billsn0fd1z6xmhigb0eej3323ebwq

Round 1, Pick 10 – TE OJ Howard, Sr, Alabama
Round 2, Pick 12 – WR Chris Godwin, Jr, Penn State
Round 3, Pick 11 – CB Kevin King, Sr, Washington
Round 5, Pick 12 – WR Josh Malone, Jr, Tennessee
Round 5, Pick 27 – SS Eddie Jackson, Sr, Alabama
Round 6, Pick 11 – OG Ethan Cooper, Sr, Indiana (PA)

Tyrod Taylor remains on the roster for at least one more year. Unfortunately, other than a perpetually banged up Sammy Watkins, he does not have much to throw to. Even with Charles Clay on the roster, OJ Howard may be too good to pass up. He would give the mobile Taylor a great intermediate target. Chris Godwin has worked himself into the second round conversation with solid workouts and a great combine. Josh Malone has great size and could become a solid red zone target. He is not flashy, but could replicate what Robert Woods gave the team the past few years. Kevin King and Eddie Jackson both bring a great deal of experience to a shallow, reworked Bills defensive backfield. Ethan Cooper has the talent and size you look for, but comes from a small school. Still, he has future starting potential.

 


 

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Round 1, Pick 22 – MLB Reuben Foster, Sr, Alabama
Round 2, Pick 22 – FS Marcus Williams, Jr, Utah
Round 3, Pick 33 – EDGE Dawuane Smoot, Sr, Illinois
Round 5, Pick 22 – OG Jermaine Eluemunor, Sr, Texas A&M
Round 5, Pick 34 – DT DJ Jones, Sr, Ole’ Miss
Round 5, Pick 40 – WR Travis Rudolph, Jr, Florida State
Round 7, Pick 5 – OLB Kevin Davis, Sr, Colorado State

The Dolphins have solid players on both sides of the ball, but with little depth, they need help pretty much everywhere. Miami needs depth on all three levels of the defense, and picked a player for each position with their first three picks. Reuben Foster has top ten talent, but an outburst at the combine to go along with smaller than listed measurables could cause a slip. A Dolphins team devoid of real linebacker talent could snatch him up in the 20’s. He can play any spot in a 4-3 alignment. The unfortunate injury woes of Isa Abdul-Quddus will force Miami to look for safety help in the draft. Marcus Williams is undersized, but could give the Dolphins two playmakers at safety. Dawuane Smoot is also undersized, but was productive in college, and could be a part of a deep defensive end rotation. Jermaine Eluemunor was overshadowed by the Aggies tackles throughout the years, but he has starting potential as well. The Dolphins have little guard depth.

 


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Round 3, Pick 8 – DE Tanoh Kpassagnon, Sr, Villanova
Round 3, Pick 32 – EDGE Ejuan Price, Sr, Pittsburgh
Round 4, Pick 11 – OG Damien Mama, Jr, USC
Round 5, Pick 19 – HB James Conner, Jr, Pittsburgh
Round 5, Pick 39 – CB Aarion Penton, Sr, Missouri
Round 6, Pick 16 – OT Javarius Leamon, Sr, South Carolina State
Round 7, Pick 21 – MLB Brooks Ellis, Sr, Arkansas

The Patriots have made three trades (Brandin Cooks, Dwayne Allen, Kony Ealy) which have involved draft picks, so they do not pick until the third round. Tanoh Kpassagnon passes the eyeball test for sure, but he is 6’7, 300 pounds of raw football player. He needs a lot of coaching. The same cannot be said for Ejuan Price, who was described by a scout as “a little ball of dynamite”. He will quickly endear himself to Patriots fans. Damien Mama and Javarius Leamon help fortify a line that played well in 2016, but lacks depth. James Conner could eventually replace LaGarrette Blount as a first and second down thumper.

 


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Round 1, Pick 6 – SS Jamal Adams, Jr, LSU
Round 2, Pick 7 – EDGE TJ Watt, Jr, Wisconsin
Round 3, Pick 6 – OG Dan Feeney, Sr, Indiana
Round 3, Pick 43 – CB Damontae Kazee, Sr, San Diego State
Round 5, Pick 6 – TE Jake Butt, Sr, Michigan
Round 6, Pick 7 – C Jon Toth, Sr, Kentucky
Round 7, Pick 6 – CB Jack Tocho, Sr, North Carolina State

The tank..I mean, “rebuild” is fully underway in New York. Deshaun Watson could be a possibility, but I have difficulty predicting another quarterback selection after the team drafted Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg early the past few years. More likely they sign a Jay Cutler type with an eye towards the 2018 class. There are a ton of holes on this roster, most notably secondary, pass rush and offensive line. The Jets did it’s best to draft for those areas. Jamal Adams is a prototypical strong safety and could help Jets fans forget Calvin Pryor rather quickly. TJ Watt had a fantastic combine, and would help give the Jets some actual pass rushing punch from the 3-4 linebackers. Dan Feeney is solid and should start at guard from day one. Damontae Kazee is a bit undersized, but was a big time play maker in college. Jake Butt could develop into a starter if he can recover from injuries that wrecked his senior season. Jon Toth is another interior lineman who should be a future starter.

 


Baltimore Ravens318

Round 1, Pick 16 – OT Garett Bolles, Jr, Utah
Round 2, Pick 15 – EDGE Derek Rivers, Sr, Youngstown State
Round 3, Pick 14 – WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, Jr, USC
Round 3, Pick 35 – MLB Kendell Beckwith, Sr, LSU
Round 4, Pick 16 – CB Howard Wilson, So, Houston
Round 5, Pick 15 – OLB Vince Biegel, Sr, Wisconsin
Round 6, Pick 14 – DT Jarron Jones, Sr, Notre Dame

The Ravens were actually able to resign a major free agent in Brandon Williams, but still lost Rick Wagner. The offensive line needs to remain intact, and Garett Bolles should be able to start from day one on the right side. Derek Rivers is a small school pass rusher who had a tremendous combine. Baltimore cut Elvis Dumervil and needs more than just an old, injury prone Terrell Suggs to rush the passer. JuJu Smith-Schuster has followed in the path of guys like Marqise Lee and Robert Woods as top ten USC receivers who have fallen into day two. He is unspectacular, but has the size and hands to develop into a nice second option. If Kendell Beckwith can recover from injury, he can help make up for the unfortunate loss of Zachary Orr. Howard Wilson lacks experience, but could have been a first round pick with another year in school. He has Jimmy Smith size.

 


Cincinnati Bengals403

Round 1, Pick 9 – FS Malik Hooker, So, Ohio State
Round 2, Pick 9 – EDGE Jordan Willis, Sr, Kansas State
Round 3, Pick 9 – HB Joe Mixon, Jr, Oklahoma
Round 4, Pick 9 – WR Carlos Henderson, Jr, Louisiana Tech
Round 4, Pick 31 – C Tyler Orlosky, Sr, West Virginia
Round 5, Pick 9 – DE Hunter Dimick, Sr, Utah
Round 5, Pick 32 – MLB Marquel Lee, Sr, Wake Forest
Round 6, Pick 9 – SS Lorenzo Jerome, Sr, St. Francis (PA)
Round 6, Pick 33 – DE Fadol Brown, Sr, Ole’ Miss
Round 7, Pick 9 – WR Trent Taylor, Sr, Louisiana Tech
Round 7, Pick 33 – OT Justin Senior, Sr, Mississippi State

Marvin Lewis always seems to be on the hot seat, but it is just very tough to consistently win for an owner who never resigns his own free agents or spends money to bring in additional talent. Look no further than letting Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler walk, despite sitting on a ton of cap space. The Bengals will always have a lot of compensatory picks, and this year is no different. Malik Hooker is a major play maker who can help improve a leaky secondary. Jordan Willis followed up a decorated career with a great combine. He could give Carlos Dunlap some help as a pass rushing end. Joe Mixon is as talented as any back in this class; even Leonard Fournette. He would be a first round pick if it was not for major off the field issues. He has done everything right since then and, following a tremendous pro day, should be a second or third round pick. He immediately makes Cincinnati’s plodding backfield counterparts obsolete. Carlos Henderson is a more complete receiver than Tyler Boyd and should push Brandon LaFell at WR2. The Bengals offensive line has been ravaged by free agency recently, but unfortunately only Tyler Orlosky was selected. He can play any interior position.

 


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Round 1, Pick 1 – EDGE Myles Garrett, Jr, Texas A&M
Round 1, Pick 12 – QB Deshaun Watson, Jr, Clemson
Round 2, Pick 1 – CB Quincy Wilson, Jr, Florida
Round 2, Pick 20 – OT Roderick Johnson, Jr, Florida State
Round 3, Pick 1 – SS Justin Evans, Sr, Texas A&M
Round 4, Pick 1 – QB Davis Webb, Sr, California
Round 5, Pick 1 – WR Noah Brown, So, Ohio State
Round 5, Pick 31 – DT Ryan Glasgow, Sr, Michigan
Round 5, Pick 37 – TE Jonnu Smith, Sr, Florida International
Round 6, Pick 1 – C JJ Dielman, Sr, Utah
Round 6, Pick 4 – CB Brian Allen, Jr, Utah

Cleveland has armed itself with a ton of early draft picks, and could look to package those in an effort to land Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots, though those efforts have been unsuccessful so far. Myles Garrett to the Browns can be chiseled in stone at this point. He has been the number one prospect all season, and cemented that status by tearing up the combine. The Browns are expected to transition to a 4-3 defense, and Garrett will immediately be the center point of that unit. Not surprisingly, Deshaun Watson had a great combine. The issue of looking like a superstar in shorts and a t-shirt has never been an issue for Watson. Fortunately, the Browns front office is taking a long term approach and will be able to teach Watson before throwing him to the wolves. Also, the team has built a fantastic offensive line that will be able to protect him. Quincy Wilson has the size that could make him a starter at cornerback or safety. Roderick Johnson has elite offensive tackle size but struggles with consistency and footwork. He could develop into a quality right tackle. Justin Evans is not a beast physically, but is very productive and should start at safety rather quickly. Noah Brown and Jonnu Smith are talented matchup nightmares that still do not have much of an idea how to play football. With so many picks the Browns draft Davis Webb, who has elite size and could develop into a future trade chip.

 

 


Pittsburgh Steelers

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Round 1, Pick 30 – EDGE Carl Lawson, Jr, Auburn
Round 2, Pick 30 – FS Desmond King, Sr, Iowa
Round 3, Pick 30 – HB Samaje Perine, Jr, Oklahoma
Round 3, Pick 41 – WR Malachi Dupre, Jr, LSU
Round 4, Pick 28 – CB Corn Elder, Sr, Miami
Round 5, Pick 29 – OT Dan Skipper, Sr, Arkansas
Round 6, Pick 29 – MLB Riley Bullough, Sr, Michigan State
Round 7, Pick 30 – HB Aaron Jones, Jr, UTEP

This generation of the Steelers will go as far as it’s offense takes them. Pittsburgh wisely spent picks improving the pass rush and secondary with Carl Lawson and Desmond King. Both were once considered top ten talents who have fallen for one reason or another. Lawson due to injuries and King due to a perceived lack of athleticism. Semaje Perine has a similar style to LeVeon Bell when he came out of Michigan State, and is good insurance with free agency looming for the star running back. Malachi Dupre fits what Pittsburgh likes out of it’s receivers from a physicality standpoint. The Steelers have had great success with mid round receivers. Dan Skipper would be the tallest man in the NFL (6’10) and could develop into a starting right tackle.

 


Houston Texans570

Round 1, Pick 25 – OG Dion Dawkins, Sr, Temple
Round 2, Pick 25 – FS Budda Baker, Jr, Washington
Round 3, Pick 25 – DT Larry Ogunjobi, Sr, Charlotte
Round 4, Pick 24 – CB Shaquill Griffin, Sr, UCF
Round 4, Pick 35 – HB Kareem Hunt, Sr, Toledo
Round 5, Pick 25 – EDGE Darius English, Sr, South Carolina
Round 5, Pick 25 – MLB Eric Wilson, Sr, Cincinnati

The Brock Osweiler saga has been one of the most interesting stories of the NFL in quite some time. The trade has caused quarterback to become an even bigger need, but unless Mitchell Trubisky or Deshaun Watson tumbles, I doubt they go that direction. Instead, they will try to plug away at Tony Romo and fortify the roster elsewhere. Dion Dawkins is one of several late first round offensive lineman types who can play guard or right tackle in a pinch, and would be an upgrade on Derek Newton. Budda Baker is undersized but is a very good playmaker. Larry Ogunjobi has the agility to handle end opposite JJ Watt. Shaquill Griffin was an interception machine in college who will try to help make up for the massive loss of AJ Buoye at cornerback. Darius English needs to pack on major muscle but has the ability to be a solid pass rusher.

 


Indianapolis Colts593

Round 1, Pick 15 – HB Dalvin Cook, Jr, Florida State
Round 2, Pick 14 – CB Tre’Davious White, Sr, LSU
Round 3, Pick 16 – OT Chad Wheeler, Sr, USC
Round 4, Pick 15 – MLB Connor Harris, Sr, Lindenwood
Round 4, Pick 30 – SS Josh Jones, Jr, North Carolina State
Round 4, Pick 37 – DT Nazair Jones, Jr, North Carolina
Round 5, Pick 14 – OG Jessamen Dunker, Sr, Tennessee State

I know that Andrew Luck has his fair share of critics, but minus him, the Colts might have the least talented roster in the NFL. The front office has done a miserable job of amassing talent. Indianapolis needs to draft best player available and take a couple of chances, which is exactly what they have done in this draft. Dalvin Cook has not exactly had a stunning pre draft season performance, but I still think he is a first round pick. Cook would give Andrew Luck his first real running back, and help improve the offense as a whole. Chad Wheeler has left tackle size, but ran into some off the field stuff during his time at USC. Tre’Davious White was a former first round talent who improved his stock with a nice senior season. He could finally give the Colts some stability at cornerback opposite Vontae Davis. Connor Harris a small school beast, and the Colts have absolutely nothing at middle linebacker. Josh Jones has great size and is like another linebacker on the field. Nazair Jones has elite size as well, but is very inexperienced. The same could be said about Jessamen Dunker, who could be able to work his way into the starting lineup.

 


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Round 1, Pick 4 – HB Leonard Fournette, Jr, LSU
Round 2, Pick 3 – OT Antonio Garcia, Sr, Troy
Round 3, Pick 4 – QB Patrick Mahomes II, Jr, Texas Tech
Round 4, Pick 3 – TE Gerald Everett, Sr, South Alabama
Round 5, Pick 4 – CB Channing Stribling, Sr, Michigan
Round 6, Pick 3 – DT Davon Godchaux, Jr, LSU
Round 7, Pick 4 – CB William Likely, Sr, Maryland
Round 7, Pick 22 – TE Jeremy Sprinkle, Sr, Arkansas

 

Once again the Jacksonville Jaguars splurged during free agency. The team spent huge on Calais Campbell, Barry Church and AJ Buoye, all defensive additions. Expect Jacksonville to prioritize offense during the early stages of the draft. The backfield duo of TJ Yeldon and Chris Ivory is mediocre, to put it very kindly, and Leonard Fournette would be a monster upgrade. The combine showed scouts what they already knew. Fournette is not Chris Johnson, but he is an old school Christian Okoye on Tecmo Super Bowl beast who can wear out defenders. Antonio Garcia needs to pack on weight but could eventually take over left tackle, where the departed Luke Joeckel was a massive bust. Jacksonville has not given up on Blake Bortles, but drafting Patrick Mahomes is insurance at best, and a future trade chip at worst. Gerald Everett is one of the most athletic tight ends in this class and could be that inline option that Julius Thomas failed to be. Jeremy Sprinkle is a seventh round steal as one of the best pass blocking tight ends in this class.

 


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Round 1, Pick 5 – MLB Haason Reddick, Sr, Temple
Round 1, Pick 18 – TE David Njoku, So, Miami
Round 3, Pick 19 – WR Cooper Kupp, Sr, Eastern Washington
Round 3, Pick 36 – MLB Anthony Walker Jr., Jr, Northwestern
Round 4, Pick 18 – CB Jalen Myrick, Sr, Minnesota
Round 5, Pick 20 – OT Avery Gennesy, Sr, Texas A&M
Round 6, Pick 30 – WR Billy Brown, Sr, Shepherd
Round 7, Pick 18 – CB Jeremy Cutrer, Sr, Middle Tennessee

The Titans have a deep roster, and used free agency wisely, as they filled major needs in the secondary. With two first round picks, Tennessee is looking like a future playoff fixture. You might be surprised to see Haason Reddick here, but after Myles Garrett, I think he is the best defensive prospect in this draft. In fact, I was tempted to slot him second overall to the 49ers. Reddick reminds me of Khalil Mack during his time at Buffalo. He is a physical mismatch who can play several positions on the field, but should settle in as an All Pro middle linebacker in a 3-4 defense. He will be picked higher than anyone predicts. The Titans lack talented pass receivers, and David Njoku was better than any receiver available. Delanie Walker has been reliable, but is in his 30’s, and so many teams run multiple tight end sets anyway. Njoku could quickly become Marcus Mariota’s favorite weapon. Cooper Kupp was one of the most productive receivers in college football history, but a lack of athleticism could delegate him to WR2 status. Jalen Myrick had one of the fastest 40 times at the combine, and could be a dangerous kick returner. Billy Brown has receiver ability in a 5’4, 255 pound frame. He is well worth the gamble late.

 


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Round 1, Pick 20 – OT Ryan Ramczyk, Jr, Wisconsin
Round 2, Pick 19 – DT Caleb Brantley, Jr, Florida
Round 3, Pick 18 – OLB Alex Anzalone, Jr, Florida
Round 3, Pick 37 – WR Dede Westbrook, Sr, Oklahoma
Round 4, Pick 20 – TE Adam Shaheen, Jr, Ashland
Round 5, Pick 33 – OT Jerry Ugokwe, Sr, William & Mary
Round 6, Pick 19 – OG Sean Harlow, Sr, Oregon State
Round 7, Pick 20 – EDGE Avery Moss, Sr, Youngstown State
Round 7, Pick 34 – DT Treyvon Hester, Sr, Toledo
Round 7, Pick 35 – WR Michael Rector, Sr, Stanford

Gary Kubiak may be out in Denver, but expect the Broncos to still lean on the defense and running game. Ronald Leary and Menelik Watson were signed, but the offensive line still needs upgrades. Ryan Ramczyk might be the only future left tackle in this class. Injuries and a lack of experience is worrisome, but he is worth the gamble at pick 20. Caleb Brantley might be a bit overrated, but he could develop into a quality 3-4 end. Alex Anzalone could have flirted with late first round value if it was not for injuries. He is very strong athletically and should develop into a starter if his body holds up. I think Dede Westbrook is vastly overrated, but he does offer some slot receiver capabilities. Adam Shaheen is an unknown tight end from Ashland, but has a massive frame and had a fantastic combine. He could develop into an upper echelon starter. Jerry Ugokwe and Sean Harlow further help fortify the offensive line.

 


Kansas City Chiefs857

Round 1, Pick 27 – WR John Ross, Jr, Washington
Round 2, Pick 27 – CB Cordrea Tankersley, Sr, Clemson
Round 3, Pick 27 – QB Brad Kaaya, Jr, Miami
Round 3, Pick 40 – DT Montravius Adams, Sr, Auburn
Round 4, Pick 25 – OG Ben Braden, Sr, Michigan
Round 5, Pick 26 – DT Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, Sr, USC
Round 5, Pick 36 – WR Ryan Switzer, Sr, North Carolina
Round 6, Pick 32 – HB Elijah McGuire, Sr, Louisiana Lafayette
Round 6, Pick 34 – SS Xavier Woods, Sr, Louisiana Tech
Round 7, Pick 27 – TE Eric Saubert, Sr, Drake

This draft is very un-Kansas City Chiefs-like, but would help balance out this roster. Perhaps Andy Reid has entered the 21st century after witnessing the impact Tyreek Hill made. He adds even more speed with new 40 yard dash record holder John Ross. I worry about his injury history, but he has DeSean Jackson ability which will go to waste with check down king Alex Smith. Cordrea Tankersley brings experience to a shallow Chiefs secondary. Brad Kaaya has the skills to develop into a starter, but needs to improve his confidence and accuracy. Perhaps he is the heir apparent to Smith. Montravious Adams and Stevie Tu’ikolovatu add beef to an aging defensive line. Ryan Switzer is the latest in undersized, but effective slot receivers.

 


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Round 1, Pick 7 – DE Jonathan Allen, Sr, Alabama
Round 2, Pick 6 – CB Teez Tabor, Jr, Florida
Round 3, Pick 7 – EDGE Tarell Bahsam, Sr, Ohio
Round 4, Pick 6 – QB Nathan Peterman, Sr, Pittsburgh
Round 5, Pick 7 – FS Rayshawn Jenkins, Sr, Miami
Round 6, Pick 6 – HB De’Angelo Henderson, Sr, Coastal Carolina
Round 7, Pick 7 – OG Nate Theaker, Sr, Wayne State

Biggest needs: DE, SS, FS, WR, MLB, DT, CB

The Chargers could have had a winning record, but managed to lose games in every way possible. Los Angeles has run the 3-4 for over a decade, but will be transitioning to a 4-3 under Gus Bradley. Focus should be bringing in defenders to join stud in the making Joey Bosa. Jonathan Allen has a mediocre combine, and whispers about his shoulders have creeped up, but the Chargers will gladly take the “falling” prospect here. Allen can play either tackle or end in the 4-3 and would be a very good counterpart to Bosa. Teez Tabor’s subpar combine and off the field antics have rubbed some teams the wrong way, and with so much competition at cornerback in this class, he could fall to the second round. He should still be a solid number two cornerback with number one potential. Tarell Basham is a small school pass rusher who could wind up just as good as guys like Charles Harris and Carl Lawson. Nathan Peterman has nice size and a solid arm and could develop into an Andy Dalton type. Philip Rivers has not missed a game in 84 years but it would not hurt to develop a young quarterback. De’Angelo Henderson is a tiny firecracker that will immediately remind Chargers fans of Darren Sproles.

 


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Round 1, Pick 24 – HB Christian McCaffrey, Jr, Stanford
Round 2, Pick 24 – OLB Jarrad Davis, Sr, Florida
Round 3, Pick 24 – DE Trey Hendrickson, Sr, Florida Atlantic
Round 4, Pick 23 – WR ArDarius Stewart, Jr, Alabama
Round 5, Pick 24 – OLB Elijah Lee, Jr, Kansas State
Round 6, Pick 24 – WR Shelton Gibson, Jr, West Virginia
Round 7, Pick 24 – QB Antonio Pipkin, Sr, Tiffin
Round 7, Pick 26 – OT Sam Tevi, Sr, Utah

 

The Raiders went big in free agency during 2016, and have taken it easy this year. That is easier to do when you are coming off of a 12-4 season. Christian McCaffrey is the most polarizing running back in this class. I see him as what Reggie Bush should have been. An explosive talent who should get 15 touches per game as a runner and receiver. The Raiders are letting Latavius Murray walk and have the snaps available. Jarrad Davis dealt with a myriad of injuries as a senior, but could have a Deion Jones like impact for a team in need of three new linebackers. Trey Hendrickson had a great combine and could develop into a starting end. ArDarius Stewart has number three receiver potential, and Shelton Gibson could be a future return man. Elijah Lee was the combine’s biggest snub. He is a bit undersized but was very productive for Kansas State.

 


Dallas Cowboys406

Round 1, Pick 28 – EDGE Charles Harris, Jr, Missouri
Round 2, Pick 28 – DE Daeshon Hall, Sr, Texas A&M
Round 3, Pick 28 – CB Fabian Moreau, Sr, UCLA
Round 4, Pick 26 – TE Jordan Leggett, Sr, Clemson
Round 6, Pick 27 – DT Isaac Rochell, Sr, Notre Dame
Round 7, Pick 10 – WR Robert Davis, Sr, Georgia State
Round 7, Pick 28 – WR Amba Etta-Tawo, Sr, Syracuse

Defense defense defense. The Cowboys should just draft the best defensive prospect each round, and that is what they do here. Charles Harris an end/linebacker tweener who would be most successful as a pass rushing specialist. Daeshon Hall is the opposite; he excels in stopping the run, but can get after the quarterback on occasion. Fabian Moreau has experience at cornerback and safety. Isaac Rochell has the talent to be a starter, but his strength is a major issue. The Cowboys have been drafting Jason Witten’s replacement for the past decade, but Witten outlasts them all. Perhaps Jordan Leggett can stick. Robert Davis had a good combine and is an intriguing flier late.

 


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Round 1, Pick 23 – OT Cam Robinson, Jr, Alabama
Round 2, Pick 23 – TE Evan Engram, Sr, Ole’ Miss
Round 3, Pick 23 – DE DeMarcus Walker, Sr, Florida State
Round 4, Pick 33 – FS Marcus Maye, Sr, Florida
Round 5, Pick 23 – DT Eddie Vanderdoes, Jr, UCLA
Round 6, Pick 23 – WR Stacy Coley, Sr, Miami
Round 7, Pick 23 – DE Bryan Cox Jr., Sr, Florida

The Giants have made a few low cost, but important signings with Brandon Marshall, Rhett Ellison and DJ Fluker. The common theme is improving a one dimensional offense. Adding talent to the line and skill positions remains a priority in this mock. Cam Robinson is one of a number of mid to late first round offensive line prospects who are expected to litter that portion of the draft. He has tackle talent but might fit better at guard. New York hopes he will be athletic enough to puss Erick Flowers to the right side. Evan Engram is not a blocker whatsoever, but could be a mismatch against any linebacker who tries to cover him. DeMarcus Walker was one of the most productive pass rushers in college football last year, but a lack of athleticism makes him a value pick here. Marcus Maye dealt with injuries, but can back up both safety positions. Eddie Vanderdoes was once thought of as a first round pick, and goes to a team that has been very good at developing defensive lineman.

 


Philadelphia Eagles960

Round 1, Pick 14 – CB Marlon Humphrey, So, Alabama
Round 2, Pick 11 – CB Chidobe Awuzie, Sr, Colorado
Round 3, Pick 10 – DT Carlos Watkins, Sr, Clemson
Round 4, Pick 12 – OLB Duke Riley, Sr, LSU
Round 4, Pick 32 – SS Jamal Carter, Sr, Miami
Round 5, Pick 11 – WR Artavis Scott, Jr, Clemson
Round 6, Pick 10 – DE Deatrich Wise Jr., Sr, Arkansas
Round 7, Pick 12 – FB Freddie Stevenson, Sr, Florida State

The Eagles had two monster needs going into the off season. Wide receiver and cornerback. Signing Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith eliminated one need, but the team still only has two cornerbacks under contract. It is not a stretch to say the team should draft at least three secondary prospects. Marlon Humphrey is talented, but has a couple of potentially fatal flaws that will have to be worked through. Chidobe Awuzie was the leader of one of college football’s best secondaries in 2016, and could be a number two immediately. Carlos Watkins could help make up for the loss of Bennie Logan. He has sneaky pass rushing ability. Duke Riley only started one year at LSU, but had a great year and an even better combine. Jamal Carter is a future starter at safety, thanks to prototypical size and solid play making ability.

 

 


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Round 1, Pick 17 – OLB Zach Cunningham, Jr, Vanderbilt
Round 2, Pick 17 – DT Dalvin Tomlinson, Sr, Alabama
Round 3, Pick 17 – WR Curtis Samuel, Jr, Ohio State
Round 4, Pick 7 – HB D’Onta Foreman, Jr, Texas
Round 4, Pick 17 – EDGE Dylan Donahue, Sr, West Georgia
Round 5, Pick 10 – SS Montae Nicholson, Jr, Michigan State
Round 6, Pick 17 – TE Hayden Plinke, Sr, UTEP
Round 6, Pick 25 – EDGE DeVonte Fields, Sr, Louisville
Round 7, Pick 2 – DT Josh Tupou, Sr, Colorado
Round 7, Pick 17 – CB Art Maulet, Sr, Memphis

 

The Kirk Cousins saga has dominated headlines, which is a shame, because the Redskins have had a very nice off season. The team added Terrell Pryor on offense, and DJ Swearinger and several defensive lineman on defense. They also have an unusually high number of draft picks to fortify the rest of the roster. Zach Cunningham should start at linebacker from day one for whatever team he drafts him. He has the versatility to play middle linebacker or outside in a 4-3 set. Dalvin Tomlinson has nose tackle written all over him. He will not be spectacular, but should hold that position down for Washington for the next 8 years. Curtis Samuel is a speedster that played a variety of positions for the Buckeyes, which hurts his value among scouts. He is very raw. D’Onta Foreman looks like this generation’s TJ Duckett. The 2000 yard rusher might only be a first and second down thumper. Dylan Donahue is a big time pass rusher from a small time school. Montae Nicholson had an amazing combine, but very sloppy tape. It makes him a classic home run/strike out pick in the mid rounds.

 


Chicago Bears364

Round 1, Pick 3 – QB Mitchell Trubisky, Jr, North Carolina
Round 2, Pick 4 – SS Obi Melifonwu, Sr, Connecticut
Round 3, Pick 3 – OT Will Holden, Sr, Vanderbilt
Round 4, Pick 4 – WR Isaiah Ford, Jr, Virginia Tech
Round 4, Pick 10 – OG Isaac Asiata, Sr, Utah
Round 5, Pick 3 – EDGE Josh Carraway, Sr, TCU
Round 7, Pick 3 – OT Storm Norton, Sr, Toledo

The Bears caught a ton of flack for the Mike Glennon signing, but it essentially amounts to a one year deal with a couple of options. That will not keep Chicago from drafting a replacement, which it does here. Although I prefer Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubicky is the consensus top quarterback in this class. He is not Andrew Luck, but could develop into a solid starter. Obi Melifonwu was a sloppy playmaker in college, and had perhaps the best combine of any participant, which will most likely cause him to be overdrafted. Will Holden needs to live in the weight room, but is one of the few lineman in this class who could be a future starting left tackle. Isaiah Ford can carve out a role as a deep threat. Isaac Asiata could be an immediate starter at guard.

 


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Round 1, Pick 21 – DT Malik McDowell, Jr, Michigan State
Round 2, Pick 21 – CB Adoree’ Jackson, Jr, USC
Round 3, Pick 21 – OG Nico Siragusa, Sr, San Diego State
Round 4, Pick 21 – DE Ifeadi Odenigbo, Sr, Northwestern
Round 5, Pick 21 – WR KD Cannon, Jr, Baylor
Round 6, Pick 21 – TE George Kittle, Sr, Iowa
Round 6, Pick 31 – CB Marquez White, Sr, Florida State
Round 7, Pick 32 – HB TJ Logan, Sr, North Carolina

The Lions spend huge money on the offensive line, which crosses that need off of the board. However, the team still needs talent everywhere. I hate projecting prospects like Malik McDowell. He has the talent of a top ten pick but the motivation of an undrafted free agent. Still, with that frame and those combine numbers, someone will write his name on the card in the first round. Adoree’ Jackson did not run as well as teams expected during the combine, but still has a future as a starting cornerback and solid return man. Nico Siragusa could start at left guard, the only weak spot on Detroit’s offensive line. Ifeadi Odenigbo was a very productive college end who could work his way into the rotation. KD Cannon put up big statistics for Baylor, but might lack the speed and strength to make it in the NFL. TJ Logan was the quickest running back during the combine.

 


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Round 1, Pick 29 – CB Gareon Conley, Jr, Ohio State
Round 2, Pick 29 – EDGE Tim Williams, Sr, Alabama
Round 3, Pick 29 – EDGE Ryan Anderson, Sr, Alabama
Round 4, Pick 27 – OG Jordan Morgan, Sr, Kutztown
Round 5, Pick 28 – HB Matt Dayes, Sr, North Carolina State
Round 5, Pick 38 – FS Josh Harvey-Clemons, Sr, Louisville
Round 6, Pick 28 – P Austin Rehkow, Sr, Idaho
Round 7, Pick 29 – WR Jerome Lane, Jr, Akron

For years the Packers have devoted first round picks to the defensive side of the ball, and that will be no different this year. Gareon Conley is one of nine or ten cornerbacks that can sniff the first round. The Packers need bodies in the secondary. Tim Williams has first round talent, but is one dimensional and a bit of a mess off the field. Still, that dimension is pass rushing, the most valuable of all NFL defensive traits. His teammate, Ryan Anderson, can play either outside or inside linebacker for a 3-4 club. Matt Dayes could work his way into a reasonably productive starter, if the Ty Montgomery experiment fails.

 


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Round 2, Pick 16 – OG Taylor Moton, Western Michigan
Round 3, Pick 15 – HB Marlon Mack, Jr, South Florida
Round 3, Pick 22 – OLB Raekwon McMillan, Jr, Ohio State
Round 4, Pick 14 – OT David Sharpe, Jr, Florida
Round 4, Pick 22 – TE Cole Hikutini, Sr, Louisville
Round 5, Pick 16 – DT Tanzel Smart, Sr, Tulane
Round 6, Pick 15 – DT Charles Walker, Sr, Oklahoma
Round 7, Pick 14 – DE Keionta Davis, Sr, Chattanooga

The Vikings offensive line is a mess, but all the team was able to do was add mediocre starter Riley Reiff. He will be forced to man the left side, and without a first round pick, the team will not be able to draft a real left tackle. Taylor Moton could be a quality right tackle, though his best position is probably guard. Marlon Mack is not spectacular in any area, but should develop into a pretty good lead back. Raekwon McMillan is more name than game at this point. He is not flashy in any area, but could earn starters snaps. David Sharpe is a mountain of a man who might struggle to maintain his weight and a starting position. Cole Hikutini is one of the most athletic tight ends in this class and could help in two tight end sets. The Vikings draft several defensive lineman late to help shore up a position that lacks depth.

 


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Round 1, Pick 31 – DE Taco Charlton, Sr, Michigan
Round 2, Pick 31 – DT Chris Wormley, Sr, Michigan
Round 3, Pick 31 – OG Danny Isidora, Sr, Miami
Round 4, Pick 29 – WR Amara Darboh, Sr, Michigan
Round 5, Pick 30 – SS Tedric Thompson, Sr, Colorado
Round 7, Pick 31 – QB Joshua Dobbs, Sr, Tennessee

Though the Falcons probably wish they could pack themselves in the T.A.R.D.I.S. and replay the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, they have to move on. Atlanta has not added any free agents of note, and will look towards the the draft to continue to improve the defensive front seven. Taco Charlton has sneaky athleticism and in actuality could be gone long before the 31st pick. His college teammate Chris Wormley has great size but a motor that has run hot and cold. Danny Isidora could take over for Andy LeVitre in a year or two. Amara Darboh has a lot in common with current starter Mohamed Sanu.

 

 


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Round 1, Pick 8 – WR Mike Williams, Jr, Clemson
Round 2, Pick 8 – OG Dorian Johnson, Sr, Pittsburgh
Round 2, Pick 32 – SS Jadar Johnson, Sr, Clemson
Round 3, Pick 34 – HB Brian Hill, Jr, Wyoming
Round 4, Pick 8 – FS John Johnson, Sr, Boston College
Round 5, Pick 8 – HB Donnel Pumphrey, Sr, San Diego State
Round 6, Pick 8 – CB Ezra Robinson, Sr, Tennessee State
Round 7, Pick 15 – WR Jalen Robinette, Sr, Air Force

The Panthers did a great job of developing some young cornerbacks, and signed familiar face Captain Munnerlyn, so that position is not a wasteland of hope and despair. Carolina usually takes the best player available and continues that trend here. Mike Williams did not have a superb combine performance, but those who know what kind of player he is are not turned off. He is more Mike Evans than Julio Jones. He would give Cam Newton another big target. Jadar Johnson, however, did have a great combine and has the look of a second round pick and immediate starter. Since Carolina has a surplus of “JOHNSON” jerseys, they also add Dorian and John to go along with Jadar. Dorian Johnson could start at right tackle or guard, and John is another talented safety. Brian Hill and Donnel Pumphrey could help inject life into a stagnant running game.


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Round 1, Pick 11 – CB Marshon Lattimore, So, Ohio State
Round 1, Pick 32 – EDGE Takkarist McKinley, Sr, UCLA
Round 2, Pick 10 – OLB Tyus Bowser, Sr, Houston
Round 3, Pick 12 – CB Rasul Douglas, Jr, West Virginia
Round 3, Pick 39 – HB Wayne Gallman, Jr, Clemson
Round 6, Pick 12 – OT Aviante Collins, Sr, TCU
Round 7, Pick 11 – OLB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Sr, Tennessee

Few teams could afford to give up a talent such as Brandin Cooks and not suffer, but the Saints should be just fine. In fact, they get another first round pick to continue to stockpile talent on defense. Marshon Lattimore is probably the most talented cornerback in this class. He lacks experience but could be the best corner the Saints have had in a while. Takkarist McKinley is one of many pass rushing specialists that will be available in the late first round. Tyus Bowser has had a great pre draft run and is squarely in the second round conversation. Rasul Douglas has good height and could split time at cornerback and safety. Wayne Gallman lacks the size to hold up over 20 carries per game, but could spell Mark Ingram during passing downs.

 


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Round 1, Pick 19 – SS Jabrill Peppers, So, Michigan
Round 2, Pick 18 – HB Alvin Kamara, Jr, Tennessee
Round 3, Pick 20 – CB Cameron Sutton, Sr, Tennessee
Round 4, Pick 19 – OT Julie’n Davenport, Sr, Bucknell
Round 5, Pick 18 – DE Noble Nwachukwu, Sr, West Virginia
Round 6, Pick 20 – FB Sam Rogers, Sr, Virginia Tech
Round 7, Pick 19 – QB CJ Beathard, Sr, Iowa

Tampa Bay may have had the best free agent off season of any team. They addressed specific needs at receiver, defensive line and secondary. This draft is all about star power with the additions of Jabrill Peppers and Alvin Kamara. Peppers wants to be a safety and he will get that chance with the Buccaneers. Kamara’s great combine performance cemented his second round status. The Bucs front office says it’s happy with the stable of running backs, but anything that could help them get out from under Doug Martin’s contract will be a welcome sight. Cameron Sutton provides quality cornerback depth. Julie’n Davenport has left tackle size, but lacks experience coming from a small school.

 


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Round 1, Pick 13 – EDGE Derek Barnett, Jr, Tennessee
Round 2, Pick 13 – QB DeShone Kizer, So, Notre Dame
Round 3, Pick 13 – CB Akhello Witherspoon, Sr, Colorado
Round 4, Pick 13 – DT Vincent Taylor, Jr, Oklahoma State
Round 5, Pick 13 – OT Eric Magnuson, Sr, Michigan
Round 5, Pick 35 – WR Kenny Golladay, Sr, Northern Illinois
Round 6, Pick 13 – MLB Blair Brown, Sr, Ohio
Round 7, Pick 13 – DE Jeremiah Ledbetter, Sr, Arkansas

Fortunately, Arizona was able to resign Chandler Jones to a long term contract, because they suffered heavy free agent casualties elsewhere. Derek Barnett slips due to a lack of prototypical size and athleticism, but was the most productive defensive end in college football. We have seen college studs like Jarvis Jones and Bjoern Werner exposed at the NFL level, and the hope is Barnett will be able to overcome his deficiencies. DeShone Kizer will probably be a first round pick, but I would not touch him until round two. He needs at least two years of experience on the bench. Fortunately, he lands in a favorable situation here, as he can sit behind Carson Palmer and learn from one of the best teachers in the league in Bruce Arians. Akhello Witherspoon and Vincent Taylor will try to help with depth issues that have plagued Arizona’s defense.


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ound 2, Pick 5 – WR Zay Jones, Sr, East Carolina
Round 3, Pick 5 – C Ethan Pocic, Sr, LSU
Round 4, Pick 5 – EDGE Carroll Phillips, Sr, Illinois
Round 4, Pick 34 – CB Brendan Langley, Sr, Lamar
Round 5, Pick 5 – MLB Ben Gedeon, Sr, Michigan
Round 6, Pick 5 – OG Zach Banner, Jr, USC
Round 6, Pick 22 – HB Jamaal Williams, Sr, BYU
Round 7, Pick 16 – WR Speedy Noil, Jr, Texas A&M

Even without a first round pick, the Rams were able to land immediate starters in Zay Jones and Ethan Pocic. Of course, that says as much about the sad state of affairs up and down the Rams roster as it does Jones and Pocic. Jones was a target monster in college, breaking the NCAA career reception mark. Carroll Phillips is very undersized, but will be a nice fit for a Wade Phillips led defense. Ben Gedeon looks tailor made as a productive starting 3-4 middle linebacker.

 

 


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Round 1, Pick 2 – EDGE Solomon Thomas, So, Stanford
Round 2, Pick 2 – CB Jourdan Lewis, Sr, Michigan
Round 3, Pick 2 – WR Chad Hansen, Jr, California
Round 4, Pick 2 – OLB Matt Milano, Sr, Boston College
Round 4, Pick 36 – C Kyle Fuller, Sr, Baylor
Round 5, Pick 2 – HB Jeremy McNichols, Jr, Boise State
Round 5, Pick 17 – OT Conor McDermott, Sr, UCLA
Round 6, Pick 2 – QB Jerod Evans, Jr, Virginia Tech
Round 6, Pick 18 – DT DeAngelo Brown, Sr, Louisville
Round 7, Pick 1 – K Zane Gonzalez, Sr, Arizona State

The 49ers have signed approximately 73 free agents, and if you combine all of them they would have the talent of one superstar, so good for them. This is a team that is simply trying to collect enough bodies to fill out a competitive football team. With a boatload of picks, they should just go with the best player available approach, with an eye on Kirk Cousins or a stud quarterback next off season. I do not think Solomon Thomas is the second best prospect in this draft, but he is a nice fit and a much needed pass rusher for a team that is transitioning to a 4-3 defense. Jourdan Lewis is undersized but has the talent to be more than a slot man. Chad Hansen’s great combine alleviated ability concerns, and he could be a very good WR2. Matt Milano plays much bigger than his size and can start at WLB. Every player drafted could theoretically make the final 53 for the NFL’s least talented team.

 

 


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Round 1, Pick 26 – OG Forrest Lamp, Sr, Western Kentucky
Round 2, Pick 26 – CB Sidney Jones, Jr, Washington
Round 3, Pick 26 – DT Elijah Qualls, Jr, Washington
Round 3, Pick 38 – OT Adam Bisnowaty, Sr, Pittsburgh
Round 3, Pick 42 – TE Bucky Hodges, Jr, Virginia Tech
Round 6, Pick 26 – OT Collin Buchanan, Sr, Miami of Ohio
Round 7, Pick 8 – OG Cameron Lee, Sr, Illinois State

Seattle’s offensive line is in shambles, but the only free agent addition has been Luke Joeckel. After seeing the running game struggle and Russell Wilson take a beating, you would think fixing that unit would be a priority, but what do I know? Picking late in the first round, Seattle drafts the best guard in this class in Forrest Lamp. Some scouts are projecting him as a right tackle. Sidney Jones unfortunately suffered a torn ACL during his pro day, and will drop like a rock out of the first round as a result. At the end of the second round, he is great value. Elijah Qualls should be a better run stuffer considering his size, but needs work in that area. Bucky Hodges is a luxury pick, but Jimmy Graham is getting up there in age. Seattle threw three more darts at offensive lineman, and hope they can get some value out of Adam Bisnowaty, Collin Buchanan and Cameron Lee.


7 Round Mock

Round 1

1. Cleveland Browns – EDGE Myles Garrett, Jr, Texas A&M
2. San Francisco 49ers – EDGE Solomon Thomas, So, Stanford
3. Chicago Bears – QB Mitchell Trubisky, Jr, North Carolina
4. Jacksonville Jaguars – HB Leonard Fournette, Jr, LSU
5. Tennessee Titans – MLB Haason Reddick, Sr, Temple
6. New York Jets – SS Jamal Adams, Jr, LSU
7. Los Angeles Chargers – DE Jonathan Allen, Sr, Alabama
8. Carolina Panthers – WR Mike Williams, Jr, Clemson
9. Cincinnati Bengals – FS Malik Hooker, So, Ohio State
10. Buffalo Bills – TE OJ Howard, Sr, Alabama
11. New Orleans Saints – CB Marshon Lattimore, So, Ohio State
12. Cleveland Browns – QB Deshaun Watson, Jr, Clemson
13. Arizona Cardinals – EDGE Derek Barnett, Jr, Tennessee
14. Philadelphia Eagles – CB Marlon Humphrey, So, Alabama
15. Indianapolis Colts – HB Dalvin Cook, Jr, Florida State
16. Baltimore Ravens – OT Garett Bolles, Jr, Utah
17. Washington Redskins – OLB Zach Cunningham, Jr, Vanderbilt
18. Tennessee Titans – TE David Njoku, So, Miami
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – FS Jabrill Peppers, So, Michigan
20. Denver Broncos – OT Ryan Ramczyk, Jr, Wisconsin
21. Detroit Lions – DT Malik McDowell, Jr, Michigan State
22. Miami Dolphins – MLB Reuben Foster, Alabama
23. New York Giants – OT Cam Robinson, Jr, Alabama
24. Oakland Raiders – HB Christian McCaffrey, Jr, Stanford
25. Houston Texans – OG Dion Dawkins, Sr, Temple
26. Seattle Seahawks – OG Forrest Lamp, Sr, Western Kentucky
27. Kansas City Chiefs – WR John Ross, Jr, Washington
28. Dallas Cowboys – EDGE Charles Harris, Jr, Missouri
29. Green Bay Packers – CB Gareon Conley, Jr, Ohio State
30. Pittsburgh Steelers – EDGE Carl Lawson, Jr, Auburn
31. Atlanta Falcons – DE Taco Charlton, Sr, Michigan
32. New Orleans Saints – EDGE Takkarist McKinley, Sr, UCLA

Round 2

1. Cleveland Browns – CB Quincy Wilson, Jr, Florida
2. San Francisco 49ers – CB Jourdan Lewis, Sr, Michigan
3. Jacksonville Jaguars – OT Antonio Garcia, Sr, Troy
4. Chicago Bears – SS Obi Melifonwu, Sr, Connecticut
5. Los Angeles Rams – WR Zay Jones, Sr, East Carolina
6. Los Angeles Chargers – CB Teez Tabor, Jr, Florida
7. New York Jets – EDGE TJ Watt, Jr, Wisconsin
8. Carolina Panthers – OG Dorian Johnson, Sr, Pittsburgh
9. Cincinnati Bengals – EDGE Jordan Willis, Sr, Kansas State
10. New Orleans Saints – OLB Tyus Bowser, Sr, Houston
11. Philadelphia Eagles – CB Chidobe Awuzie, Sr, Colorado
12. Buffalo Bills – WR Chris Godwin, Jr, Penn State
13. Arizona Cardinals – QB DeShone Kizer, So, Notre Dame
14. Indianapolis Colts – CB Tre’Davious White, Sr, LSU
15. Baltimore Ravens – EDGE Derek Rivers, Sr, Youngstown State
16. Minnesota Vikings – OG Taylor Moton, Western Michigan
17. Washington Redskins – DT Dalvin Tomlinson, Sr, Alabama
18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – HB Alvin Kamara, Jr, Tennessee
19. Denver Broncos – DT Caleb Brantley, Jr, Florida
20. Cleveland Browns – OT Roderick Johnson, Jr, Florida State
21. Detroit Lions – CB Adoree’ Jackson, Jr, USC
22. Miami Dolphins – FS Marcus Williams, Jr, Utah
23. New York Giants – TE Evan Engram, Sr, Ole’ Miss
24. Oakland Raiders – OLB Jarrad Davis, Sr, Florida
25. Houston Texans – FS Budda Baker, Jr, Washington
26. Seattle Seahawks – CB Sidney Jones, Jr, Washington
27. Kansas City Chiefs – CB Cordrea Tankersley, Sr, Clemson
28. Dallas Cowboys – DE Daeshon Hall, Sr, Texas A&M
29. Green Bay Packers – EDGE Tim Williams, Sr, Alabama
30. Pittsburgh Steelers – FS Desmond King, Sr, Iowa
31. Atlanta Falcons – DT Chris Wormley, Sr, Michigan
32. Carolina Panthers – SS Jadar Johnson, Sr, Clemson

Round 3

1. Cleveland Browns – SS Justin Evans, Sr, Texas A&M
2. San Francisco 49ers – WR Chad Hansen, Jr, California
3. Chicago Bears – OT Will Holden, Sr, Vanderbilt
4. Jacksonville Jaguars – QB Patrick Mahomes II, Jr, Texas Tech
5. Los Angeles Rams – C Ethan Pocic, Sr, LSU
6. New York Jets – OG Dan Feeney, Sr, Indiana
7. Los Angeles Chargers – EDGE Tarell Basham, Sr, Ohio
8. New England Patriots – DE Tanoh Kpassagnon, Sr, Villanova
9. Cincinnati Bengals – HB Joe Mixon, Jr, Oklahoma
10. Philadelphia Eagles – DT Carlos Watkins, Sr, Clemson
11. Buffalo Bills – CB Kevin King, Sr, Washington
12. New Orleans Saints – CB Rasul Douglas, Jr, West Virginia
13. Arizona Cardinals – CB Akhello Witherspoon, Sr, Colorado
14. Baltimore Ravens – WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, Jr, USC
15. Minnesota Vikings – HB Marlon Mack, Jr, South Florida
16. Indianapolis Colts – OT Chad Wheeler, Sr, USC
17. Washington Redskins – WR Curtis Samuel, Jr, Ohio State
18. Denver Broncos – OLB Alex Anzalone, Jr, Florida
19. Tennessee Titans – WR Cooper Kupp, Sr, Eastern Washington
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Cameron Sutton, Sr, Tennessee
21. Detroit Lions – OG Nico Siragusa, Sr, San Diego State
22. Minnesota Vikings – OLB Raekwon McMillan, Jr, Ohio State
23. New York Giants – DE DeMarcus Walker, Sr, Florida State
24. Oakland Raiders – DE Trey Hendrickson, Sr, Florida Atlantic
25. Houston Texans – DT Larry Ogunjobi, Sr, Charlotte
26. Seattle Seahawks – DT Elijah Qualls, Jr, Washington
27. Kansas City Chiefs – QB Brad Kaaya, Jr, Miami
28. Dallas Cowboys – CB Fabian Moreau, Sr, UCLA
29. Green Bay Packers – EDGE Ryan Anderson, Sr, Alabama
30. Pittsburgh Steelers – HB Samaje Perine, Jr, Oklahoma
31. Atlanta Falcons – OG Danny Isidora, Sr, Miami
32. New England Patriots – EDGE Ejuan Price, Sr, Pittsburgh
33. Miami Dolphins – EDGE Dawuane Smoot, Sr, Illinois
34. Carolina Panthers – HB Brian Hill, Jr, Wyoming
35. Baltimore Ravens – MLB Kendell Beckwith, Sr, LSU
36. Tennessee Titans – MLB Anthony Walker Jr., Jr, Northwestern
37. Denver Broncos – WR Dede Westbrook, Sr, Oklahoma
38. Seattle Seahawks – OT Adam Bisnowaty, Sr, Pittsburgh
39. New Orleans Saints – HB Wayne Gallman, Jr, Clemson
40. Kansas City Chiefs – DT Montravius Adams, Sr, Auburn
41. Pittsburgh Steelers – WR Malachi Dupre, Jr, LSU
42. Seattle Seahawks – TE Bucky Hodges, Jr, Virginia Tech
43. New York Jets – CB Damontae Kazee, Sr, San Diego State

Round 4

1. Cleveland Browns – QB Davis Webb, Sr, California
2. San Francisco 49ers – OLB Matt Milano, Sr, Boston College
3. Jacksonville Jaguars – TE Gerald Everett, Sr, South Alabama
4. Chicago Bears – WR Isaiah Ford, Jr, Virginia Tech
5. Los Angeles Rams – EDGE Carroll Phillips, Sr, Illinois
6. Los Angeles Chargers – QB Nathan Peterman, Sr, Pittsburgh
7. Washington Redskins – HB D’Onta Foreman, Jr, Texas
8. Carolina Panthers – FS John Johnson, Sr, Boston College
9. Cincinnati Bengals – WR Carlos Henderson, Jr, Louisiana Tech
10. Chicago Bears – OG Isaac Asiata, Sr, Utah
11. New England Patriots – OG Damien Mama, Jr, USC
12. Philadelphia Eagles – OLB Duke Riley, Sr, LSU
13. Arizona Cardinals – DT Vincent Taylor, Jr, Oklahoma State
14. Minnesota Vikings – OT David Sharpe, Jr, Florida
15. Indianapolis Colts – MLB Connor Harris, Sr, Lindenwood
16. Baltimore Ravens – CB Howard Wilson, So, Houston
17. Washington Redskins – EDGE Dylan DOnahue, Sr, West Georgia
18. Tennessee Titans – CB Jalen Myrick, Sr, Minnesota
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – OT Julie’n Davenport, Sr, Bucknell
20. Denver Broncos – TE Adam Shaheen, Jr, Ashland
21. Detroit Lions – DE Ifeadi Odenigbo, Sr, Northwestern
22. Minnesota Vikings – TE Cole Hikutini, Sr, Louisville
23. Oakland Raiders – WR ArDarius Stewart, Jr, Alabama
24. Houston Texans – CB Shaquill Griffin, Sr, UCF
25. Kansas City Chiefs – OG Ben Braden, Sr, Michigan
26. Dallas Cowboys – TE Jordan Leggett, Sr, Clemson
27. Green Bay Packers – OG JOrdan MOrgan, Sr, Kutztown
28. Pittsburgh Steelers – CB Corn Elder, Sr, Miami
29. Atlanta Falcons – WR Amara Darboh, Sr, Michigan
30. Indianapolis Colts – SS Josh Jones, Jr, North Carolina State
31. Cincinnati Bengals – C Tyler Orlosky, Sr, West Virginia
32. Philadelphia Eagles – SS Jamal Carter, Sr, Miami
33. New York Giants – FS Marcus Maye, Florida
34. Los Angeles Rams – CB Brendan Langley, Sr, Lamar
35. Houston Texans – HB Kareem Hunt, Sr, Toledo
36. San Francisco 49ers – C Kyle Fuller, Sr, Baylor
37. Indianapolis Colts – DT Nazair Jones, Jr, North Carolina

Round 5

1. Cleveland Browns – WR Noah Brown, So, Ohio State
2. San Francisco 49ers – HB Jeremy McNichols, Jr, Boise State
3. Chicago Bears – EDGE Josh Carraway, Sr, TCU
4. Jacksonville Jaguars – CB Channing Stribling, Sr, Michigan
5. Los Angeles Rams – MLB Ben Gedeon, Sr, Michigan
6. New York Jets – TE Jake Butt, Sr, Michigan
7. Los Angeles Chargers – FS Rayshawn Jenkins, Sr, Miami
8. Carolina Panthers – HB Donnel Pumphrey, Sr, San Diego State
9. Cincinnati Bengals – DE Hunter Dimick, Sr, Utah
10. Washington Redskins – SS Montae Nicholson, Jr, Michigan State
11. Philadelphia Eagles – WR Artavis Scott, Jr, Clemson
12. Buffalo Bills – WR Josh Malone, Jr, Tennessee
13. Arizona Cardinals – OT Eric Magnuson, Sr, Michigan
14. Indianapolis Colts – OG Jessamen Dunker, Sr, Tennessee State
15. Baltimore Ravens – OLB Vince Biegel, Sr, Wisconsin
16. Minnesota Vikings – DT Tanzel Smart, Sr, Tulane
17. San Francisco 49ers – OT Conor McDermott, Sr, UCLA
18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DE Noble Nwachukwu, Sr, West Virginia
19. New England Patriots – HB James Conner, Jr, Pittsburgh
20. Tennessee Titans – OT Avery Gennesy, Sr, Texas A&M
21. Detroit Lions – WR KD Cannon, Jr, Baylor
22. Miami Dolphins – OG Jermaine Eluemunor, Sr, Texas A&M
23. New York Giants – DT Eddie Vanderdoes, Jr, UCLA
24. Oakland Raiders – OLB Elijah Lee, Jr, Kansas State
25. Houston Texans – EDGE Darius English, Sr, South Carolina
26. Kansas City Chiefs – DT Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, Sr, USC
27. Buffalo Bills – SS Eddie Jackson, Sr, Alabama
28. Green Bay Packers – HB Matt Dayes, Sr, North Carolina State
29. Pittsburgh Steelers – OT Dan Skipper, Sr, Arkansas
30. Atlanta Falcons – SS Tedric Thompson, Sr, Colorado
31. Cleveland Browns – DT Ryan Glasgow, Sr, Michigan
32. Cincinnati Bengals – MLB Marquel Lee, Sr, Wake Forest
33. Denver Broncos – OT Jerry Ugokwe, Sr, William & Mary
34. Miami Dolphins – DT DJ Jones, Sr, Ole’ Miss
35. Arizona Cardinals – WR Kenny Golladay, Sr, Northern Illinois
36. Kansas City Chiefs – WR Ryan Switzer, Sr, North Carolina
37. Cleveland Browns – TE Jonnu Smith, Sr, Florida International
38. Green Bay Packers – FS Josh Harvey-Clemons, Sr, Louisville
39. New England Patriots – CB Aarion Penton, Sr, Missouri
40. Miami Dolphins – WR Travis Rudolph, Jr, Florida State

Round 6

1. Cleveland Browns – C JJ Dielman, Sr, Utah
2. San Francisco 49ers – QB Jerod Davis, Jr, Virginia Tech
3. Jacksonville Jaguars – DT Davon Godchaux, Jr, LSU
4. Cleveland Browns – CB Brian Allen, Sr, Utah
5. Los Angeles Rams – OG Zach Banner, Jr, USC
6. Los Angeles Chargers – HB De’Angelo Henderson, Sr, Coastal Carolina
7. New York Jets – C Jon Toth, Sr, Kentucky
8. Carolina Panthers – CB Ezra Robinson, Sr, Tennessee State
9. Cincinnati Bengals – SS Lorenzo Jerome, Sr, St. Francis (PA)
10. Philadelphia Eagles – DE Deatrich Wise Jr., Sr, Arkansas
11. Buffalo Bills – OG Ethan Cooper, Sr, Indiana (PA)
12. New Orleans Saints – OT Aviante Collins, Sr, TCU
13. Arizona Cardinals – MLB Blair Brown, Sr, Ohio
14. Baltimore Ravens – DT Jarron Jones, Sr, Notre Dame
15. Minnesota Vikings – DT Charles Walker, Sr, Oklahoma
16. New England Patriots – OT Javarius Leamon, Sr, South Carolina State
17. Washington Redskins – TE Hayden Plinke, Sr, UTEP
18. San Francisco 49ers – DT DeAngelo Brown, Sr, Louisville
19. Denver Broncos – OG Sean Harlow, Sr, Oregon State
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – FB Sam Rogers, Sr, Virginia Tech
21. Detroit Lions – TE George Kittle, Sr, Iowa
22. Los Angeles Rams – HB Jamaal Williams, Sr, BYU
23. New York Giants – WR Stacy Coley, Sr, Miami
24. Oakland Raiders – WR Shelton Gibson, Jr, West Virginia
25. Washington Redskins – EDGE DeVonte Fields, Sr, Louisville
26. Seattle Seahawks – OT Collin Buchanan, Sr, Miami of Ohio
27. Dallas Cowboys – DT Isaac Rochell, Sr, Notre Dame
28. Green Bay Packers – P Austin Rehkow, Sr, Idaho
29. Pittsburgh Steelers – MLB Riley Bullough, Sr, Michigan State
30. Tennessee Titans – WR Billy Brown, Sr, Shepherd
31. Detroit Lions – CB Marquez White, Sr, Florida State
32. Kansas City Chiefs – HB Elijah McGuire, Sr, Louisiana Lafayette
33. Cincinnati Bengals – DE Fadol Brown, Sr, Ole’ Miss
34. Kansas City Chiefs – SS Xavier Woods, Sr, Louisiana Tech

Round 7

1. San Francisco 49ers – K Zane Gonzalez, Sr, Arizona State
2. Washington Redskins – DT Josh Tupou, Sr, Colorado
3. Chicago Bears – OT Storm Norton, Sr, Toledo
4. Jacksonville Jaguars – CB William Likely, Sr, Maryland
5. Miami Dolphins – OLB Kevin Davis, Sr, Colorado State
6. New York Jets – CB Jack Tocho, Sr, North Carolina State
7. Los Angeles Chargers – OG Nate Theaker, Sr, Wayne State
8. Seattle Seahawks – OG Cameron Lee, Sr, Illinois State
9. Cincinnati Bengals – WR Trent Taylor, Sr, Louisiana Tech
10. Dallas Cowboys – WR Robert Davis, Sr, Georgia State
11. New Orleans Saints – OLB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Sr, Tennessee
12. Philadelphia Eagles – FB Freddie Stevenson, Sr, Florida State
13. Arizona Cardinals – DE Jeremiah Ledbetter, Sr, Arkansas
14. Minnesota Vikings – DE Keionta Davis, Sr, Chattanooga
15. Carolina Panthers – WR Jalen Robinette, Sr, Air Force
16. Los Angeles Rams – WR Speedy Noil, Jr, Texas A&M
17. Washington Redskins – CB Art Maulet, Sr, Memphis
18. Tennessee Titans – CB Jeremy Cutrer, Sr, Middle Tennessee
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – QB CJ Beathard, Sr, Iowa
20. Denver Broncos – EDGE Avery Moss, Sr, Youngstown State
21. New England Patriots – MLB Brooks Ellis, Sr, Arkansas
22. Jacksonville Jaguars – TE Jeremy Sprinkle, Sr, Arkansas
23. New York Giants – DE Bryan Cox Jr., Sr, Florida
24. Oakland Raiders – QB Antonio Pipkin, Sr, Tiffin
25. Houston Texans – MLB Eric Wilson, Sr, Cincinnati
26. Oakland Raiders – OT Sam Tevi, Sr, Utah
27. Kansas City Chiefs – TE Eric Saubert, Sr, Drake
28. Dallas Cowboys – WR Amba Etta-Tawo, Sr, Syracuse
29. Green Bay Packers – WR Jerome Lane, Jr, Akron
30. Pittsburgh Steelers – HB Aaron Jones, Jr, UTEP
31. Atlanta Falcons – QB Joshua Dobbs, Sr, Tennessee
32. Detroit Lions – HB TJ Logan, Sr, North Carolina
33. Cincinnati Bengals – OT Justin Senior, Sr, Mississippi State
34. Denver Broncos – DT Treyvon Hester, Sr, Toledo
35. Denver Broncos – WR Michael Rector, Sr, Stanford

6 thoughts on “2017 NFL Mock Draft, 7 Round Edition – 3/14/17

  1. Wow. Well done. I can appreciate the time and effort of putting a 7-Round mock together. I’ll be doing my own closer to the draft. Like the organization and the analysis, too. Look forward to seeing the next one!

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    1. Haha thanks. I know it’s more aggravation and effort than payoff, but it gives everyone a good idea of the types of players available the deep you go into the draft. And gives fans another idea of how many picks they actually have.

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      1. You’re not wrong. With my 1-Round mocks, I usually get halfway in, then scrap it all and start over multiple times before I turn them out. Takes commitment and conviction to take on the full 7 rounds and run with it. I commend you for effort.

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  2. Interesting. You think the Browns take 2 QBs? They aren’t getting rid of Kessler, so they will have 3 QBs with 1 yr or less experience? I don’t think that will happen. I don’t like Watson or Johsnon, but overall a very decent effort.

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    1. I could see it. Remember the Redskins did the same thing when they drafted both RG3 and Cousins. I’m not a huge fan of any of the quarterbacks in this class, but I think Watson could develop into a decent starter. I love what the Browns are doing though, and could realistically see them passing on quarterbacks all together with an eye towards Jimmy G in 2018.

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