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2017 NFL Mock Draft by ColinKalt - 3.9
Published at 3/14/2017 7:33:04 PM

March 14, 2017- This is a quick write up so any comments or critiques are greatly encouraged and appreciated. I used team's needs, teams' rankings, prospects' rank, and personal opinion to come up with my mock draft. Thank you to football outsiders, drafttek, walter football, and nfl draft scout to help me find my information. *Locked*= This pick will not be changed. Other Options= Charlie Campbell, Draftek, CBS, & SB Nation

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Round 1

1. Browns: Myles Garrett, Defensive End, Texas A&M

Team History: Cleveland Browns-69 seasons (1946-1995;1999-2017)
Record: 509-470-13
Number of 1st Round picks: 68 picks (3-1st overalls)
Total Rankings: Offense-30th: 311.0ypg / Defense-31st: 392.4ypg
Needs: QB, Def, OL, & TE

Garrett is hands down the best defensive player in the draft. He will make an immediate impact for the Browns defense that needs it. His quickness and strength will be notice in the first preseason game. This pick takes pressure off the Browns for three reasons.

Reason 1: Garrett is the consensus no.1 overall pick so missing on him would mean everyone else also misgraded him.
Reason 2: This allows the Browns to see which QB falls to no.12
Reason 3: The Browns will have a variety of different pass-rushers.

NFL Combine Grade: 7.63-Future All-Pro
NFL Comparison: Julius Peppers

Other Options: Mitch Trubisky-QB; Deshaun Watson-QB; TRADE

2. 49ers: Marshon Lattimore, Cornerback, Ohio State

Team History: San Francisco 49ers-72 seasons (1946-2017)
Record: 560-464-16
Number of 1st Round picks: 78 picks (2-2nd overalls)
Total Rankings: Offense-31st: 308.1ypg / Defense-32nd: 406.4ypg
Needs: QB, CB, S, & WR

The 49ers need a lot of help in a lot of places. The offense and defense have gotten worse every season since Harbaugh and they lack depth. The defense was ranked last in the league last season. Since Lynch and Shanahan will be in San Francisco for at least four seasons they will be "aggressively caution" in this draft. There is not a quarterback worth picking over the amount talent available this high. Lattimore is a shutdown corner who has the physicality to stop the run. John Lynch was a defensive back and knows the importance of having a good secondary. Plus, this is a safe pick for Marshon to patiently develop and mesh around a secondary with Eric Reid.

NFL Combine Grade: 6.52-Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
NFL Comparison: Vontae Davis

Other Options: Jonathan Allen-DL: Deshone Kizer-QB; Jamal Adams-S

3. Bears: Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback, North Carolina

Team History: Chicago Bears-98 seasons (1920-2017)
Record: 744-568-42
Number of 1st Round Picks: 91 picks (5-3rd overalls)
Total Rankings: Offense-14th: 356.5ypg / Defense-14th: 346.8ypg
Needs: QB, LB, WR, & DB

Even though the Bears just signed Mike Glennon to a major contract, they still need a franchise QB. Trubisky is athletic and smart with the football. His 68% completion rate and only six interceptions are proof of his ability to take care of the ball. Mitchell is also drawing comparisons to Matthew Stafford even though I see him more of a Matt Ryan because of his "under-the-radar" development.

The Bears could use defense but Trubisky would bring hype and much needed excitement to the city of Chicago. Not to mention, the Bears have invested 8 out of 15 draft picks in the last two drafts ('15&'16) on defensive players. Let John Fox have some time to develop that defense and draft offense. At the very least, this move would add competition in camp to determine who is the better quarterback. (i.e. Seahawks-Wilson vs Flynn; Eagles- Wentz vs Bradford)

NFL Combine Grade: 6.54-Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
NFL Comparison: Matthew Stafford

Other Options: Marshon Lattimore- CB; Deshaun Watson-QB; Solomon Thomas-DE

4. Jaguars: Derek Barnett, Defensive End, Tennessee

Team History: Jacksonville Jaguars-23 seasons (1995-2017)
Record: 155-197-0
Number of 1st Round Picks: 24 picks (None-4th overalls)
Total Ranking: Offense-22nd: 334.9ypg / Defense-6th: 321.7ypg
Needs: DE, DT, OLB, & RB

The Jaguars should be stocking up on defense like they did last year because this season is going to be a test for major offensive positions. Therefore, there's no need to draft a RB this high when you could already have a serviceable running back. Bortles-QB, Yeldon-RB, & Lee-WR2 are all auditioning for their jobs this season. This season will decide what the Jaguars will do with the offense next draft.

Barnett brings versatility and a productive college career with 52 TFLs (#2 SEC) & 32 sacks (#7 NCAA) to an already top ranked Jacksonville defense. He is drawing comparisons to Nick Perry, however, he's hands and football IQ are like the great Bruce Smith.

NFL Combine Grade: 6.21-Should become instant starter
NFL Comparison: Nick Perry

Other Options: Leonard Fournette-RB; Jonathan Allen-DL; TRADE

5. Titans: Mike Williams, Wide Receiver, Clemson

Team History: Houston Oilers 37-seasons (1960-1996); Tennessee Oilers 2-seasons (1997-1998); Tennessee Titans 18-seasons (1999-2017)
Record: 413-449-6
Number of 1st Round Picks: 51 picks (2-5th overalls)
Total Ranking: Offense-11th: 358.0ypg / Defense-20th: 357.5ypg
Needs: S, DB, WR, & LB

High potent offense or continue to rebuild that defense. Since the Titans have 2 picks in the 1st round, I believe they can do both. But offense must come first. The Titans need to find Mariota a go-to weapon. Drafting Mike Williams will do just that. Williams' frame and size allows him to be a primary starter day 1 which is something the Titans haven't gotten out of their rookies for the last two drafts except for Mariota & Conklin. Williams' size would also open the pockets for Tajae Sharpe. The tandem of Williams and Sharpe would allow Mariota to fully reach his potential of being an elite QB.

NFL Combine Grade: 6.32- Should become instant starter
NFL Comparison: Plaxico Burress

Other Options: Jamal Adams-S; TRADE; Malik Hooker-S

6. Jets: Cam Robinson, Offensive Tackle, Alabama

Team History: New York Titans 3-seasons (1960-1962); New York Jets 55 -seasons (1963-2017)
Record: 392-468-8
Number of 1st Round Picks: 61 picks (5-6th overalls)
Total Ranking: Offense-26th: 329.2ypg / Defense-11th: 342.4ypg
Needs: QB, OT, C, & DB

Other Options: Marshon Lattimore-CB; Malik Hooker-S; O.J. Howard-TE

7. Chargers: Malik Hooker, Safety, Ohio State

Team History: Los Angeles Chargers 1-season (1960); San Diego Chargers 57-seasons (1961-2016) Los Angeles Chargers (2017)
Record: 426-431-11
Number of 1st Round Picks: 55 picks (2-7th overalls)
Total Ranking: Offense-13th: 356.8ypg / Defense-15th: 347.1ypg
Needs: DB, OL, WR, & QB

Other Options: Ryan Ramczyk-OT; Jamal Adams-S; John Ross-WR

8. Panthers: Curtis Samuel, Running Back, Ohio State

Team History: Carolina Panthers 23-seasons (1995-2017)
Record: 172-179-1
Number of 1st Round Picks: 22 picks (2-8th overalls)
Total Ranking: Offense-19th: 343.7ypg / Defense-21st: 359.8ypg
Needs: RB, OT, WR, & DB

Other Options: Leonard Fournette-RB; Dalvin Cook-RB; Cam Robinson-OT;

9. Bengals: Solomon Thomas, Defensive End, Stanford

Team History: Cincinnati Bengals 49-seasons (1968-2017)
Record: 344-408-4
Number of 1st Round Picks: 60 picks (1-9th overall)
Total Ranking: Offense-12th: 356.9ypg / Defense-17th: 350.8ypg
Needs: DE, OLB, CB, & OL

Other Options: Reuben Foster-LB; Cam Robinson-OT; Corey Davis-WR

10. Bills: Jamal Adams, Safety, LSU

Team History: Buffalo Bills 57-seasons (1960-2017)
Record: 400-460-8
Number of 1st Round Picks: 59 picks (1-10th overall)
Total Ranking: Offense-16th: 354.1ypg / Defense-19th: 357.0ypg
Needs: CB, OL, S, & DL

Other Options: O.J. Howard-TE; Mike Williams-WR; Corey Davis-WR

11. Saints: Takkarist McKinley, Defensive End, UCLA

Team History: New Orleans Saints 50-seasons (1967-2017)
Record: 338-427-5
Number of 1st Round Picks: 49 picks (3-11th overalls)
Total Ranking: Offense-1st: 426.0ypg / Defense-26th: 375.4ypg
Needs: OLB, DE, CB, & OT

Other Options: Derek Barnett-DE; Taco Charlton-DE; Marshon Lattimore-CB

12. Browns: Deshaun Watson, Quarterback, Clemson

Team History: Cleveland Browns 69-seasons (1946-1995;1999-2017)
Record: 509-470-13
Number of 1st Round Picks: 68 picks (4-12th overalls)
Total Rankings: Offense-30th: 311ypg / Defense-31st: 392.4ypg
Needs: QB, Def, OL, & TE

Other Options: Dalvin Cook-RB; Malik Hooker-S; O.J. Howard-TE

13. Cardinals: DeShone Kizer, Quarterback, Notre Dame

Team History: Chicago Cardinals 39-seasons (1920-1959); St. Louis Cardinals 27-season (1960-1987); Phoenix Cardinals 5-seasons (1988-1993); Arizona Cardinals 23-seasons (1994-2017)
Record: 542-732-40
Number of 1st Round Picks: 85 picks (5-13th overalls)
Total Ranking: Offense-8th: 366.8ypg / Defense-2nd: 305.2ypg
Needs: QB, ILB, WR, & S

Other Options: John Ross-WR; Marlon Humphrey-CB; Jonathan Allen-DL

14. Eagles: Leonard Fournette, Running Back, LSU

Team History: Philadelphia Eagles 84-seasons (1933-2017)
Record: 555-591-26
Number of 1st Round Picks: 70 picks (6-14th overalls)
Total Ranking: Offense-20th: 337.4ypg / Defense-12th: 342.8ypg
Needs: RB, WR, CB, & OLB

Other Options: Gareon Conley-CB; Takkarist McKinley-EDGE; Dalvin Cook-RB

15. Colts: Marlon Humphrey, Cornerback, Alabama

Team History: Baltimore Colts 30-seasons (1953-1983); Indianapolis Colts 34-seasons (1984-2017)
Record: 502-441-7
Number of 1st Round picks: 70 Picks (2-15th overalls)
Total Ranking: Offense-9th: 364.4ypg / Defense-30th: 382.9ypg
Needs: DB, RB, DE, & OLB

Other Options: Hassan Reddick-OLB; Derek Barnett-DE; Solomon Thomas-DE

16. Ravens: Dalvin Cook, Running Back, Florida State

Team History: Baltimore Ravens 21-seasons (1996-2017)
Record: 181-154-1
Number of 1st Round Picks: 21 picks (0-16th overalls)
Total Ranking: Offense-17th: 347.7ypg / Defense-7th: 322.1 ypg
Needs: WR, RB, DL, & OL

Other Options: Solomon Thomas-DE; Quincy Wilson-CB; Mike Williams-WR

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