Senior Bowl 2017 NFL Mock Draft
Published at 1/28/2017 5:19:07 PM
A 2017 NFL Mock Draft,using only Senior Bowl players. Why? Why not?
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The Browns don't really need a tight end because they have Gary Barnidge, but O.J. Howard is the pick here in this unrealistic mock draft. Howard was the best prospect at the Senior Bowl, and it's not like the Browns couldn't use another play-maker. Besides, Barnidge turns 32 in September.
The 49ers have a horrible offensive line outside of Joe Staley. Right tackle needs to be addressed, and Antonio Garcia is a possible first-round prospect and the top tackle at the Senior Bowl.
I have Chris Wormley slotted at No. 17 to the Redskins. He was arguably the top defensive player at the Senior Bowl, and he would be a good fit for the Bears, who need help up front.
Dawuane Smoot is arguably the top edge-rushing talent at the Senior Bowl. He's a borderline first-round prospect, and Jacksonville could select him at the beginning of Round 2, as the team desperately needs to improve its pass rush.
Tre'Davious White was probably the top cornerback entering the Senior Bowl, but he hurt his ankle. Still, he deserves to be in this spot. The Titans desperately need help improving their secondary.
Reports have come out about the Jets having strong interest in Ryan Anderson. They could take him on Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft, but he makes sense here in this fictional mock draft. Anderson is a try-hard defender who could help a locker room that featured many players who quit.
Dan Feeney was the best interior lineman at the Senior Bowl. It's no secret that the Chargers need to improve their putrid blocking.
Julien Davenport has generated some first-round speculation, but will likely be chosen in the second frame. Perhaps the Panthers will take him there to improve their poor tackle situation.
There's speculation that Desmond King will have to switch to safety. That's not a bad thing though, as King is a talented player. The Bengals could use him, as they've been hurting at safety in the wake of Reggie Nelson's departure.
Here's another second-round safety prospect. The Bills could use one, as Aaron Williams may never play again after taking a crushing hit from Jarvis Landry.
The Saints are expected to address their edge rush and cornerback situations early in the 2017 NFL Draft. Jourdan Lewis is projected as a second-round prospect, and he was one of the more talented corners at Mobile.
As with Julie'n Davenport, there's been some first-round hype with Forrest Lamp. The Western Kentucky product would help the Browns' troublesome right tackle spot. If Cleveland loves Lamp, it could take him as high as No. 33 overall.
Calais Campbell turns 31 in September, so the Cardinals need to find a long-term successor at five-technique defensive tackle. Jaleel Johnson, a Round 2-3 prospect, would be a good fit in Arizona's defense.
Will the Colts finally address the offensive line in order to protect Andrew Luck? We'll see what the new front office does. Taylor Moton had a great week of practice at the Senior Bowl, and he makes sense at this spot.
Zay Jones was terrific at the Senior Bowl. He doesn't have great speed, but he catches everything. That has to be appealing to the Eagles after they watched Nelson Agholor drop everything go his way over the past couple of years.
Montravius Adams did a great job of improving his draft stock at the Senior Bowl. The Ravens could be interested on Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft, as they need help on the defensive line.