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Post First-Day of Free Agency- 1st Round
Published at 3/11/2017 11:31:53 AM

Does not include trades, but I do expect some. Also, notes include tidbits on possible Free Agency additions for teams and moves already made. This will be updated up until draft day. I will note changes. Round 2 added 3/11. Let me know your thoughts. Comments and Rates are especially helpful.

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Round 1

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

Easy choice. He is an impact player and will bring a big time personality to a stale Browns team looking to change the locker room persona.


2. 49ers: Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback, North Carolina

Realistically, this seems like the most reasonable spot for a trade to occur. The Bears could still take Trubisky with the addition of Glennon, and a team may feel Mitch is the answer to their Quarterback issues. I believe Trubisky goes here, regardless of team, but the 49ers may just be the team to take him too.


3. Bears: Jonathan Allen, Defensive Tackle, Alabama

The injuries are concerning, but the production isn't. Allen is a force on the Defensive front and will bring Chicago a huge plug and play in the middle of their defensive line.


4. Jaguars: Solomon Thomas, Defensive End, Stanford

The Jags made some serious acquisitions on the first day of Free Agency, and clearly they are focused on making the defense strong. They have offensive weapons and nearly every position except running back, but a strong class can let them wait and add a significant Pass Rusher to finish the remodeling of the defense. Thomas is an animal.


5. Titans: Jamal Adams, Strong Safety, LSU

For what it's worth, I think the Titans trade down here. But Jamal Adams adds to a less than stellar Tennessee secondary here. Adams reminds me of Eric Berry coming out of college. He is a generational type Safety.




6. Jets: Marshon Lattimore, Cornerback, Ohio State

He's got lock-down potential and may have his own Island now that Revis is gone. Look for the Jets to make a significant improvement at Corner here with Lattimore still on the board.


7. Chargers: Malik Hooker, Free Safety, Ohio State

The surgery is a slight concern, but this is another big time Safety prospect set to blow by expectations. Reunited with Joey Bosa, Ohio State keeps producing like the NFL factory they are.


8. Panthers: Leonard Fournette, Running Back, LSU

Leonard Fournette would take this Carolina offense to new heights behind Super Cam. Imagine Benjamin, Cam and Fournette to all worry about at the Goal Line, not too mention possible Hall-Of-Fame Tight End Greg Olsen? Carolina won't be passing on Fournette if he is available here.


9. Bengals: Reuben Foster, Inside Linebacker, Alabama

Such a simple pick it seems. I don't see the Bengals moving this pick or drafting a Defensive End here. Foster is the clear-cut best Linebacker in the draft, a top 10 talent deserving of this selection regardless of the combine mishap.


10. Bills: John Ross, Wide Receiver, Washington

With Tyrod Taylor back, and after losing Marquise Goodwin to the 49ers, a true number 1B Wide Receiver is needed with Sammy Watkins injury history. The Bills take the new 40-yard dash leader in John Ross to stretch the field. Speed Kills.


11. Saints: Derek Barnett, Defensive End, Tennessee

Barnett is the model of consistency, and a weak Saints defense is lacking in that category at every level. Barnett can step in and improve the defense immensely, both as a producer and leader.

*I believe Saints will draft best available here regardless now that they own two First Round picks*


12. Browns: Mike Williams, Wide Receiver, Clemson

After losing Terrelle Pryor in Free Agency, one could wonder if Cleveland may sway toward a Wide Receiver. Corey Coleman is the only mention-able WR on this roster, and Mike Williams is a physical mismatch problem.


13. Cardinals: Corey Davis, Wide Receiver, Western Michigan

The Cards will wait to target a Quarterback in the second and third rounds of the draft, knowing all the remaining Quarterbacks need time to develop anyway. Look for Bruce Arians and company to add a talented Wide-out to the mix to play next to Larry Fitzgerald until he retires. Davis is a true Numero Uno.


14. Eagles: Marlon Humphrey, Cornerback, Alabama

After adding Alshon Jeffrey, the Eagles can solely focus on adding a Corner to a very weak group. Humphrey can be the guy for Philadelphia.


15. Colts: Garett Bolles, Offensive Tackle, Utah

Interestingly enough, the Colts added Barkevious Mingo to their Linebacker mix, but otherwise have nothing to show from Free Agency Day 1. Protecting Andrew Luck is Priority 1 and 2, and Indianapolis does not hesitate to take Bolles off the board here.


16. Ravens: Takkarist McKinley, Outside Linebacker, UCLA

Keeping in mind the re-signing Brandon Williams and the huge addition Tony Jefferson, the Ravens are already that much better on defense even with the release of Elvis Dumervil. In need of a substitute for Elvis, the Ravens go with McKinley and don't look back.


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