2017 NFL mock draft: First- and second-round projections for every team
With the 2017 NFL Draft less than two weeks away and NFL teams taking one last look at prospects with pre-draft visits, many are looking to finalize their 2017 NFL mock draft.
Texas A&M defensive star Myles Garrett headlines the list of a strong crop of defensive linemen. In the secondary, LSU’s Jamal Adams and Ohio State products Marshon Lattimore and Malik Hooker lead a group of defensive backs who’ll potentially flash on game tape each and every Sunday.
On offense, the 2017 running back class is plentiful. LSU star RB Leonard Fournette leads this year’s group while Stanford’s do-everything RB Christian McCaffrey is climbing up draft boards. The wide receivers aren’t too far behind in glamor.
Clemson wideout Mike Williams and Western Michigan’s Corey Davis are running neck and neck as the top receivers in the draft. Meanwhile, Washington speedster John Ross is the titleholder of the fastest documented 40-yard dash time in NFL combine history.
Don’t forget, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney warned that passing on quarterback Deshaun Watson is the equivalent of passing on Michael Jordan.
Here is All 22’s two-round 2017 NFL mock draft:
2017 NFL mock draft for first and second round
No. 1: Cleveland Browns – Myles Garrett (DE, Texas A&M)
Garrett is the undisputed top prospect in the draft. He cautioned the Browns years of terror if they don’t select him No. 1 overall.
No. 2: San Francisco 49ers – Solomon Thomas (DE, Stanford)
San Francisco should be very familiar with Thomas being that he played right up the road in Palo Alto. Thomas would give the 49ers versatility along the defensive line.
No. 3: Chicago Bears – Marshon Lattimore (CB, Ohio State)
The Bears need to upgrade several positions, including cornerback. Lattimore is believed to be the best CB available.
No. 4: Jacksonville Jaguars – Jonathan Allen (DT, Alabama)
The Jaguars continue to revamp their defense with the addition of Allen.
No. 5: Tennessee Titans – Mike Williams (WR, Clemson)
QB Marcus Mariota has never had a legit No. 1 wideout. Williams could be the first.
No. 6: New York Jets – Jamal Adams (S, LSU)
The Jets bypass the urge to go QB and select one of the top DBs in the draft.
No. 7: Los Angeles Chargers – Malik Hooker (S, OSU)
The Chargers’ secondary is in dire need of a legit safety. Hooker fits a need.
No. 8: Carolina Panthers – Leonard Fournette (RB, LSU)
Over 70 percent of Carolina’s run game is inside zone and power. Running between the tackles is Fournette’s specialty.
No. 9: Cincinnati Bengals – Reuben Foster (LB, Alabama)
Pairing Foster with Vontaze Burfict would create an imposing unit.
No. 10: Buffalo Bills – Corey Davis (WR, Western Michigan)
Buffalo nabs another WR to play alongside Sammy Watkins.
No. 11: New Orleans Saints – Derek Barnett (DE, Tennessee)
New Orleans ranked 27th in the NFL in total sacks in 2016. Insert the man who broke Reggie White’s sack record at Tennessee.
No. 12: Cleveland Browns – Mitch Trubisky (QB, North Carolina)
After some tense moments, the No. 1 QB on Cleveland’s board falls to them at pick 12.
No. 13: Arizona Cardinals – O.J. Howard (TE, Alabama)
Arizona would jump at the chance to land the best tight end in the draft.
No. 14: Philadelphia Eagles – Quincy Wilson (CB, Florida)
The Eagles address a need at cornerback.
No. 15: Indianapolis Colts – Cam Robinson (OT, Alabama)
Protecting QB Andrew Luck should be Indy’s top priority. Robinson is the best tackle in the draft.
No. 16: Baltimore Ravens – Takkarist McKinley (DE, UCLA)
The Ravens would love a WR here but settle for a talented edge rusher.
No. 17: Washington Redskins – Deshaun Watson (QB, Clemson)
D.C. is gearing for the departure of QB Kirk Cousins.
No. 18: Tennessee Titans – Tre’Davious White (CB, LSU)
The Titans get a corner who can play on the outside or in the slot.
No. 19: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Dalvin Cook (RB, Florida State)
Tampa Bay is ready to move on from Doug Martin.
No. 20: Denver Broncos – Christian McCaffrey (RB, Stanford)
The Broncos have had their eyes on McCaffrey for a while.
No. 21: Detroit Lions – Jarrad Davis (LB, Florida)
Detroit finds a replacement for DeAndre Levy.
No. 22: Miami Dolphins – Taco Charlton (DE, Michigan)
Dolphins add some youth to their D-line.
No. 23: New York Giants – David Njoku (TE, Miami)
Only two tight ends have been drafted in the first round in the last six years.
No. 24: Oakland Raiders – Jabrill Peppers (S, Michigan)
The Raiders had the 26th-ranked defense in 2016. Peppers is a playmaker.
No. 25: Houston Texans – Patrick Mahomes (QB, Texas Tech)
Nobody is sold on QB Tom Savage.
No. 26: Seattle Seahawks – Ryan Ramczyk (OT, Wisconsin)
Part of QB Russell Wilson’s improvisation on offense is because his O-line can’t protect him.
No. 27: Kansas City Chiefs – Gareon Conley (CB, OSU)
The talent gap between Conley and Lattimore isn’t too wide.
No. 28: Dallas Cowboys – Adoree’ Jackson (CB, USC)
The Cowboys lost seven rotational players on defense in free agency.
No. 29: Green Bay Packers – Teez Tabor (CB, Florida)
Tabor believes he’s the best player in the draft.
No. 30: Pittsburgh Steelers – Marlon Humphrey (CB, Alabama)
The Steelers want to improve their mediocre secondary.
No. 31: Atlanta Falcons – Haason Reddick (DE, Temple)
Atlanta continues to improve its defensive line.
No. 32: New Orleans Saints – John Ross (WR, Washington)
The Saints replace speedster Brandin Cooks with the man who ran the fastest 40-yard dash in NFL combine history.
No. 33: Cleveland Browns – Budda Baker (S, Washington)
Cleveland gets another defender who can start Week 1.
No. 34: San Francisco 49ers – DeShone Kizer, (QB, Notre Dame)
The Niners select their quarterback of the future.
No. 35: Jacksonville Jaguars – Jordan Leggett (TE, Clemson)
The Jaguars have a lack of skill players.
No. 36: Chicago Bears – Garrett Bolles (OT, Utah)
Chicago selects a talented offensive tackle who falls out of the first round.
No. 37: Los Angeles Rams – Tim Williams (LB, Alabama)
Los Angeles gets a talented linebacker for its defense.
No. 38: Los Angeles Chargers – Caleb Brantley (DT, Florida)
Brantley could help the Chargers’ porous run defense.
No. 39: New York Jets – Davis Webb (QB, Cal)
The Jets address QB in the second round.
No. 40: Carolina Panthers – Kevin King (CB, Washington)
The Panthers are still kicking themselves for letting CB Josh Norman walk.
No. 41: Cincinnati Bengals – Carlos Henderson, (WR, Louisiana Tech)
A.J. Green needs some pressure taken off of him.
No. 42: New Orleans Saints – Sidney Jones (CB, Washington)
The Malcolm Butler deal didn’t pan out so the Saints get a corner here.
No. 43: Philadelphia Eagles – Joe Mixon (RB, Oklahoma)
Mixon has said that one bad night shouldn’t be detrimental to his entire career.
No. 44: Buffalo Bills – T.J. Watt (LB, Wisconsin)
The younger brother of J.J. and Derek Watt.
No. 45: Arizona Cardinals – Obi Melifonwu (S, Connecticut)
Talented safety would be a good fit in Arizona.
No. 46: Indianapolis Colts – Zach Cunningham (LB, Vanderbilt)
Cunningham could start in Year 1 in Indianapolis.
No. 47: Baltimore Ravens – Charles Harris (LB, Missouri)
A first-round talent available in the middle of the second round.
No. 48: Minnesota Vikings – Josh Jones (S, N.C. State)
The Vikings go safety with their first pick in the draft.
No. 49: Washington Redskins – Marcus Williams (S, Utah)
Washington needs to improve in several areas on defense.
No. 50: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Dion Dawkins (G, Temple)
Another lineman who could slip into the second round.
No. 51: Denver Broncos – Evan Engram (TE, Ole Miss)
The Broncos know it’s their offense that’s holding them back.
No. 52: Cleveland Browns – Forrest Lamp (G, Western Kentucky)
Many consider Lamp to be the best guard in the draft.
No. 53: Detroit Lions – D’Onta Foreman (RB, Texas)
A downhill runner would be good in Detroit.
No. 54: Miami Dolphins – Justin Evans (S, Texas A&M)
Miami’s defense ranked 29th last year.
No. 55: New York Giants: Elijah Lee (LB, Kansas State)
This is an area the Giants need to improve.
No. 56: Oakland Raiders – Raekwon McMillan (LB, Ohio State)
Raiders continue to add to a subpar defense.
No. 57: Houston Texans – Malik McDowell (DT, Michigan State)
McDowell is a raw but versatile defensive lineman.
No. 58: Seattle Seahawks – Jordan Willis (DE, Kansas St.)
Willis has a nose for the football.
No. 59: Kansas City Chiefs – Chris Wormley (DT, Michigan)
Wormley would be a good addition after losing DT Dontari Poe.
No. 60: Dallas Cowboys – Derek Rivers, DE, Youngstown State
Rivers is generating serious draft buzz after a stellar career at Youngstown.
No. 61: Green Bay Packers: DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida State
Green Bay needs to insert some youth into its pass rush.
No. 62: Pittsburgh Steelers – Fabian Moreau (CB, UCLA)
A pectoral injury caused Moreau to slip out of the first round.
No. 63: Atlanta Falcons – Tyus Bowser (OLB, Houston)
Bowser is a great value pick at the end of the second round.
No. 64: Carolina Panthers – Chris Godwin (WR, Penn State)
Godwin would be a steal here. The Panthers need to give QB Cam Newton some more support.