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2017 NFL Mock Draft: Top-5 QBs go to NYJ, HOU, CHI, ARI, CLE, in that order.

Consensus Mock Draft #12 | March 22, 2017 01:30 AM EST
  • In Demand: 12 Edge Rushers selected in Round's 1 and 2, followed by 10 CBs
  • Sidney Jones creeping up selection ladder following injury: DAL-RD3-#92
  • Top Steals: Cook (+9), Peppers (+9), Ross (+8)


1 Cleveland
Myles Garrett
    Texas A&M
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
262
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Malik Hooker

After his performance at the combine, Garrett proved that he is indisputably the top prospect in this draft. The speed, athleticism, and power that we all saw on tape showed up in Indianapolis, making this decision the easiest that Sashi Brown's had to make in his time in Cleveland. Still, as much as we have heard about how great Garrett will be for Cleveland, let's also remember how great playing in Cleveland will be for him. For at least the next two training camps, Garrett will get a chance to compete head-to-head with one of the best offensive lineman to ever play the game. Those reps against Joe Thomas will push Garrett to be the best player possible, and Thomas' tutelage will be invaluable to his career. The front seven is a young group that includes Emmanuel Ogbah, Danny Shelton, Christian Kirksey, and Jamie Collins. The addition of Garrett should be another piece of that unit that helps give this team something to be excited about going into the 2017 season. ~Austin Smith


2 San Francisco
Jamal Adams
    LSU
    S
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
211
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Solomon Thomas

Somewhat lost in the mass influx of free agent talent to San Francisco was the release of starting strong safety, Antoine Bethea. Believed to be a poor fit for the 49ers new defensive scheme the release wasn't shocking, but it does leave a question mark at Strong Safety. With Jimmy Ward moving to Free Safety that leaves Eric Reid and Jaquiski Tartt as the on-roster candidates to fill the role. [br][br]While either player could prove capable, Reid may be at his best as a versatile chess piece, and Tartt, the presumed heir to the role, hasn't wowed in his limited opportunities. It is at the very least too soon to tell if either would be a good fit in the "Kam Chancellor" role.

Enter, Jamal Adams, a natural fit as the tone setting Strong Safety, and immediate upgrade over either current option. Adams is an experienced box safety that plays strong against the run and excels at breaking up plays in the backfield (18 tackles for loss in 3 seasons at LSU) Adams may not have the turnover number's of fellow top safety Malik Hooker, but he has incredible instincts and a nose for the ball as well as the ability to reliably cover athletic Tight Ends. He's a low-risk, high-upside player that brings ideal physicality and leadership to a young defense and would be an immediate impact player for the 49ers. ~Brett Clancy


3 Chicago
Marshon Lattimore
    Ohio St
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
192
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Malik Hooker

With the addition of baby giraffe Mike Glennon, the idea of the Bears using this pick on a QB (via draft or trade) has suddenly lost a bit of steam. However, even as that possibility becomes less likely, the range of possibilities for Chicago at this pick remain endless. This is a very good draft, and while that is overall good news for a team picking third, it's bad news for anyone who can't make up their mind.

I have confidence that Ryan Pace has made up his mind - he always seems to lock in on a player early and does what it takes to get that player. However, what I do not have confidence in is mine or anyone else's ability to read his mind. Jonathan Allen seemed a lock, but concerns over his arthritic shoulders has tempered any enthusiasm over him coming to the South Side. Jamal Adams makes a lot of sense, even with the addition of Quentin Demps, but here the Niners have absconded with the all-everything Safety.

Chicago made a nice signing picking up Prince Amukamara, but the door remains open for them to add a lock down, #1-type Corner. Lattimore has shown the ability to be that guy, and would be a surprising but reasonable pick at #3. Uber-athletic, Lattimore has ideal size and exceptional speed (4.36 40-yard dash). What separates him is his playmaking ability, a trait the Bears desperately need. Concerns over his balky hamstrings could put the Bears off, but they are well known to target freak athletes in the draft, and it would fit the profile to get a player one Pro Personnel Director called "the best I've seen."


4 Jacksonville
Leonard Fournette
    LSU
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
240
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Malik Hooker

The front office shakeup in Jacksonville following last season's disappointment, along with a significant free agency spending spree, has firmed up the roster, turning the college draft into a best-player-available scenario. Signs point to LSU running back Leonard Fournette as the team's pick at fourth overall in the first round, in an effort to mimic the boost the Cowboys received last year from Ezekiel Elliott at that slot. If Fournette had been eligible for the 2016 draft there was a good chance he would have been taken ahead of Elliott at the position.

The 6-0, 240 pound NOLA product should quickly become the bell-cow running back for the Jags, taking pressure off fourth year QB Blake Bortles who is facing a make or break point in his development. As a bonus, Leonard is one of the biggest "splash" names in the draft , which will serve as an early treat to the long suffering fan base. Historically running back is the position of quickest success in the NFL, and there are some who thought that Fournette was ready to turn pro directly out of high school. Owner Shad Khan has suffered through six years of mediocrity since purchasing the franchise, and left little doubt that the time to change that trend is NOW.


5 Tennessee
Mike Williams
    Clemson
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
218
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Solomon Thomas

For years, the Around the NFL Podcast called Tennessee's professional football team the 'Titoons'. It was...not an awesome time for fans of the franchise. However, on radio appearances the past two weeks I have been asked the same question; 'Which franchise is on the rise in 2017?' My answer has been simple; the Titans-yes, the TITANS-are on the rise. From a draft standpoint, the Titans have made massive strides after trading back from the #2 pick in the 2016 Draft. After adding one of the best RTs in the league (even as a rookie), their future running back, nose tackle, and slot receiver...along with a promising safety and a gifted defensive end in 2016, the Titans are sitting pretty with 4 picks in the top 3 rounds of the 2017 Draft. From a Free Agency standpoint, the Titans have added Logan Ryan to help on the boundary, Jonathan Cyprien to allow 2nd-year-pro S Byard to move to full-time FS, and Sylvester Williams as an addition up front on D.

Their remaining holes include WR, TE, and CB, so grabbing Williams here and Howard at 18 would be quite a coup for the Titans. Mike Williams is a polarizing prospect, but he would give Marcus Mariota something he has lacked since he entered the league; a safety net. While Williams will not be able to box-out defenders as easily as he did in college, he should prove to have similar success to Alshon Jeffery in downfield 50-50 balls. Teams will have to wait and see if Williams can create separation on short and intermediate routes, but the Clemson star will be a red-zone and third-down threat from day 1.


6 NY Jets
Mitch Trubisky
    North Carolina
    QB
    Reach/Value:     -8
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
222
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Malik Hooker

The Jets added a veteran QB this week, signing Josh McCown to a 1 year deal. McCown has been serviceable over the last few years but at 37, doesn't really fill the obvious need to find a Franchise QB. With McCown now in the fold, it may be the perfect opportunity to try and groom someone like Tar Heels QB, Mitch Trubisky. McCown sees himself in a coaching role, in the near future . This may be a great year-long interview for the job of QB coach, should his playing days end at the end of the year. The Jets already have 2 young guys in Petty and Hackenberg but neither of these guys hold a candle to Trubisky's Skillset and his future potential, when they entered the Draft. The inexperienced Trubisky may have been best served staying in school. Draftteks' Austin Smith , feels he could have entered his senior year with the kind of hype that revolves around a future first-overall pick. Sitting and learning behind his potential future QB coach for a year, may just be the ideal introduction to the NFL.


7 LA Chargers
Malik Hooker
    Ohio St
    S
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
205
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Jabrill Peppers

A bit of a wild card heading into the draft this year, largely due to his lack of experience as a starter in college and because injuries will prohibit him from working out for teams, Malik Hooker is still drawing attention as a Top 10 pick. It might have something to do with the lofty comparisons being thrown his way, or the ridiculous highlight package from his college tape. At the end of the day, though, Hooker brings a very unique set of skills to the NFL, when you look at his instincts, range, length, and hands. The question for the Chargers' brass will be whether they're willing to wait out a potentially steep learning curve with Hooker, in hopes that the Ed Reed-like upside will come to fruition. It might be tough sledding for the young safety early in his career (which could work as the Chargers still have an aging Dwight Lowery to play Free Safety) but with a ceiling so high, he might be too attractive to pass on. Nonetheless, it's a tough sell to a new fan base... sitting your 7th overall pick as a rookie, on a team in need of play makers.


8 Carolina
Solomon Thomas
    Stanford
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
275
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Dalvin Cook

Yes, the Panthers have been busy in Free Agency. The biggest signing is the return of Julius Peppers. Don't count on that signing changing any plans of taking the versatile and disruptive force that is Solomon Thomas at Pick #8.

Yes, the Panthers could go Running Back with either Leonard Fournette or with Dalvin Cook. Either would fit right in, but Thomas fits the mold of players GM Dave Gettleman likes to draft. He is versatile and will give new Defensive Coordinator, Steve Wilkes, multiple options up front. Gettleman believes in using Free Agency to set up the Draft. One could argue that the one spot not filled in Free Agency is Running Back; however, Peppers is only on a one-year deal and this is a deep RB class. So if Fournette is not there at eight, look for Solomon to be the pick. ~@PanthersDrafter, Panthers Analyst




9 Cincinnati
Corey Davis
    W Michigan
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
205
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Derek Barnett

The re-signing of Brandon LaFell doesn't change much in production. His return will provide some stability and leadership to an offense that needs a drastic improvement in the upcoming season. The Bengals have a very tough decision here with the 9th pick, but they could do a lot worse than getting the all time FBS leader in receiving. Corey Davis isn't a direct need but may have too much value and ability to pass on. Cincy's offense was abysmal last season and even worse in the red-zone. Davis is a dynamic playmaker who brings elite speed and incredible skills getting yards after the catch. His addition would cause opponents to give him close attention. This would free up time and space for AJ Green and company. Davis is a high character guy who overcame a difficult background, attended college, and currently holds the FBS record for receiving yards with 5,278 yards. Partnering his abilities with the likes of Green, Bernard, and Eifert could blossom into something very special and make the Bengals contenders again.


10 Buffalo
O.J. Howard
    Alabama
    TE
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
255
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Marlon Humphrey

At #10, the Bills now have far more wiggle room as Doug Whaley has signed three WRs, although they lost Justin Hunter. The 6'4" Hunter caught 10 of 23 passes (43.5%) for the Bills in 2016, numbers very similar to four of his last 5 seasons. The 6'5" Andre Holmes caught 14 of 25 (56%), Philly Brown caught 50.9% and 57.4% his last 2 years, and Jeremy Butler caught 70.5% for the Ravens in 2015, and 2 of 2 passes this year with the Chargers. Along with Kolby Listenbee The Bills can now take the best playmaker available at #10.

O.J. Howard is the top tight end in the draft. Howard is a smooth athlete offering the versatility to line up outside or inline, and because of the way Alabama's offense was constructed, he also comes with valuable downfield-blocking experience. There were so many mouths to feed in the Alabama offense, but Howard dominated in both championships vs. Clemson. Howard would be a great over-the-middle option for Tyrod and a complement to Charles Clay, as Rico Dennison uses plenty of dual-TE sets. Don't count out a WR selection on Day 2, but with Corey Davis and Mike Williams off the board, OJ Howard makes too much sense in this DRAFTSIM.


11 New Orleans
Derek Barnett
    Tennessee
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +4
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
268
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Jabrill Peppers

The former Vols pass rushing specialist is currently ranked 7th overall on our Drafttek.com Big Board, providing a perfect fit to a Saints franchise looking for more help generating pressure on the QB. While Barnett might not fit the definition of the "ordinary" NFL EDGE player, he's gifted at creating disruption and his consistency against the run will help the Saints improve even further in that department. (The Saints improved from next to last in 2015, to 14th best against the run in 2016.)

Additionally, Barnett provides any NFL team with the ability to constantly go at opposing offensive linemen for the entire game, and ultimately wear them down. That ultimately leads to a late-game sack, stop or other game-altering play that may just provide the final nail in the coffin of the opponent. Consistency is the key ingredient with Derek Barnett, which led to nearly one sack and one TFL in every one of his 38 games at Tennessee (32 sacks, 51 tackles for loss). That's the main reason why Barnett is ranked so high on many Big Boards. Who Dat Nation can only imagine the fun to come with Barnett lined up alongside Cam Jordan and Nick Fairey.


12 Cleveland
Jonathan Allen
    Alabama
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
272
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Deshaun Watson

At no point since the season started in August did I truly believe that the Browns could get the best two players in this draft with their two first round selections. While Allen's status as the second best player has taken a hit over the past month, he is still one of the safest prospects in this draft. It would obviously offer plenty of symmetry in the Browns' rebuilding process for them to take an offensive player with this pick after selecting Garrett but value has to be the top priority.

Allen would team up with former first-round pick, Danny Shelton to make the Browns one of the tougher teams to run up the middle against, as well as provide a powerful presence that could collapse the pocket. With Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah coming off the edge, Allen would force the quarterback right into their arms, similar to the way he did with Tim Williams and Ryan Anderson. If he indeed falls to the Browns at 12, a shoulder injury will likely be the culprit but Sashi Brown shouldn't let it deter them from making this selection unless his long-term health is at stake. ~Austin Smith


13 Arizona
Reuben Foster
    Alabama
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
229
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Marlon Humphrey

Let's start with a brief recap of the additions and subtractions from Free Agency over the past few weeks. The Cards have agreed to terms with OLB Chandler Jones, TE Jermaine Gresham, S Antoine Bethea, ILB Karlos Dansby, OC A.Q. Shipley, DE Frostee Rucker, OLB Jarvis Jones, RB Andre Ellington, and K Phil Dawson. Their Free Agency losses include DE Calais Campbell, S Tony Jefferson, CB Marcus Cooper, S D.J. Swearinger, OT Earl Watford, ILB Kevin Minter, OLB Alex Okafor, and TE Darren Fells. It's tough to tell what the cumulative effects of Free Agency will be at this point, but at least some experts believe the Cards' defense took a big step back this offseason.

While the addition of Karlos Dansby makes ILB a less pressing need, Dansby is not the long-term answer in the middle of the Cards' defense. Reuben Foster is a talented, three-down linebacker that has drawn comparisons to Luke Kuechly. Foster has the range to be a sideline-to-sideline run defender (211 tackles and 23 TFL over 3 years at Alabama) and the athletic ability to stick with most TEs and RBs in coverage (9 career PDs). However, Foster made headlines for the wrong reasons at the Combine when he was asked to leave after a heated argument with a student hospital worker. Teams will have to dig deep to find out whether the incident draws any serious red flags. If Foster's character checks out, he'd be a steal at this point in RD1 as one of the most talented defensive prospects in the entire class.


14 Philadelphia
Marlon Humphrey
    Alabama
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
197
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Dalvin Cook

The Eagles' most pressing team need this offseason was finding Carson Wentz immediate and impactful support in the passing game. The contracts that Ashlon Jeffery and Torrey Smith signed not only filled that need, but also had more zeros in them than a singles mixer at a comic book store. While the Eagles still could add a younger receiver (even in the first round), the cornerback position is now the most frighteningly glaring need followed closely by pass rushing defensive linemen.

If the draft fell this way in April, the Eagles might seriously consider trading up a bit to acquire a bona fide difference maker like Reuben Foster or Solomon Thomas, or even back a bit if a willing trade partner was available. There are many differing opinions on Marlon Humphrey. Some feel he is overrated, that he benefited from the talent he played behind at Alabama, and is highly susceptible to getting burned deep. Others (like USC's JuJu Smith-Schuster) feel he has the best height/weight/speed combination, and coupled with his aggressive run support, is a true Top 10 player. He doesn't have eye-popping stats (5 career INTs, 13 PDs), but his physical style of play is sure to appeal to Jim Schwartz. Take a look at this and judge for yourself. ~Broz, Eagles Analyst


15 Indianapolis
Haason Reddick
    Temple
    OLB
    Reach/Value:     -5
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
237
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Jabrill Peppers

With the Colts selecting at #15, it will undoubtedly come down to defense. I cannot see a way that a top defensive player (that fits a top need) isn't waiting for Indy at this point in the draft. Now, the likelihood that it's one of the top EDGE rushers (which coincides with being the top need for the Colts) is a whole other story. There may not be that EDGE rushing phenom available, and if not, Indy should still come away with a solid player.

In this current CMD, that player is Temple linebacker Haason Reddick. Indianapolis has been active in free agency by signing solid linebackers that will help stabilize a unit that has been decimated by bizarre personnel decisions in recent years. With the acquisition of free agents Sean Spence, Jabaal Sheard, Barkevious Mingo and John Simon, the Colts now have players that can get on the field and have enough experience to play the position. This gives Indy depth and allows younger players (like Edwin Jackson and Antonio Morrison) to rotate in and out throughout a game. It also follows the mantra set forth by GM Chris Ballard, who has maintained that "constant competition" for playing time is his approach to building the roster.

Reddick gives the Colts speed and agility, and while Reddick might initially be used more often as a weak side ILB, the threat of him lining up as an OLB at times is possible. Ultimately, his athleticism and speed give the Indy coaching staff more options and greater versatility.


16 Baltimore
Ryan Ramczyk
    Wisconsin
    OT
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
310
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Malik McDowell

Experts ranked Baltimore's OL in the bottom half of the league last season, and that was before they lost two key starters. Moreover, the Ravens' best OL, Marshal Yanda, will be 33 next season, and the franchise has struggled to develop a running game of late despite having drafted a RB in the first 4 rounds of the last 5 drafts. Ryan Ramczyk may not be the "sexy" choice, but he does solidify a pair of bookend tackles that should lead a strong unit for years.

The signing of Tony Jefferson makes drafting Jabrill Peppers less likely here. Additionally, the signing of Brandon Carr makes Quincy Wilson, who would be a reach, a less likely target. Edge rushers like Taco Charlton, Carl Lawson, and Charles Harris are all rated a reach by our Big Board as well. John Ross, who would be a slight reach, could be a target to replace Steve Smith and would make a very interesting selection. Dalvin Cook, however, is the most likely alternative pick, but can the Ravens afford to continue drafting backs year after year?

Traded Round 1 Picks:
Tennessee gets Los Angeles R1 Pick (2016 Draft trade)
Cleveland gets Philadelphia R1 Pick (2016 Draft trade)
New Orleans gets New England R1 pick (Brandin Cooks deal)

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Forward to Round 2 Picks 33-48
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Big Board Rankings
O/A Rank Big 10 Conference
Top-40 Players
Psn
8 Jabrill Peppers
Michigan
S
15 Ryan Ramczyk
Wisconsin
OT
21 Malik McDowell
Michigan St
DL5T
27 Jourdan Lewis
Michigan
CB
29 Taco Charlton
Michigan
EDGE
43 Chris Wormley
Michigan
DL5T
44 T.J. Watt
Wisconsin
EDGE
51 Raekwon McMillan
Ohio State
ILB
57 Dan Feeney
Indiana
OG
62 Desmond King
Iowa
S
77 Chris Godwin
Penn St
WRF
81 Amara Darboh
Michigan
WRF
101 Jaleel Johnson
Iowa
DL3T
103 Jake Butt
Michigan
TE
107 Erik Magnuson
Michigan
OT
108 Anthony Walker
Northwestern
ILB
110 Dawuane Smoot
Illinois
EDGE
131 Jehu Chesson
Michigan
WRF
137 Ryan Glasgow
Michigan
DL3T
152 Montae Nicholson
Michigan St
S
163 Hardy Nickerson Jr
Illinois
OLB
165 Corey Clement
Wisconsin
RBF
172 Caroll Phillips
Illinois
EDGE
173 Channing Stribling
Michigan
CB
175 Ben Gedeon
Michigan
ILB
178 Delano Hill
Michigan
S
187 Vince Biegel
Wisconsin
EDGE
192 Ben Braden
Michigan
OG
200 Jalen Myrick
Minnesota
CB
236 Sojourn Shelton
Wisconsin
CB
249 Jeremy Clark
Michigan
CB
251 Riley Bullough
Michigan St
ILB
257 Nate Gerry
Nebraska
S
260 Matthew Godin
Michigan
DL5T
264 C.J. Beathard
Iowa
QB
268 Garret Sickels
Penn St
EDGE
271 Marcus Oliver
Indiana
ILB
273 Kyle Kalis
Michigan
OG
275 De'Veon Smith
Michigan
RBF
277 Devine Redding
Indiana
RBF
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