Sunday, April 23, 2017

2017 NFL DRAFT: Mock Draft 2.0 (with Projected Trades)

First Round

1. CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-15)

MYLES GARRETT-EDGE/DE/OLB-TEXAS A&M
6-5/270/35.25 arm length 
NFL Comparison: Jason Pierre-Paul/Aldon Smith 



The Browns NEED a QB, but with two 1st round picks and not much separating the three top signal callers the Browns can afford to take a QB with their second 1st round pick or trade back up to get one of the top signal callers.

Garrett is the clear cut best true outside pass rusher in this years class. His combine numbers were out of this world for an athlete with his mass. The Browns need an impact guy on the defensive line. He has the chance to change an entire defense with his special skill set.



2. CLEVELAND BROWNS  
(projected trade with San Francisco)  
CLEVELAND BROWNS receives pick #2
SAN FRANCISCO receives picks #12, #33, #65 
a 2018 3rd Round pick 
According to the normal trade value chart set by Jimmie Johnson, the 49ers are not getting enough, however this deal would give the 49ers back to back picks in both the 2nd and 3rd round this year. Plus the new Harvard model value chart  sees this trade favoring the 49ers. If the Browns are truly in love with Trubisky and the 49ers truly want to trade down, the two sides will reach some common ground. 

MITCHELL TRUBISKY-QB-UNC
6-2/222
NFL Comparison: Andy Dalton/Ryan Tannehill
The Browns passed on Carson Wentz and traded down last year. It is no secret that they need a franchise QB, Trubisky is a local hero that won Mr. Football in Ohio. He is a die hard Browns fan and would love to help turn around a dreadful franchise in Cleveland. Doesn't that sound familiar? It will be nearly impossible for Trubisky to have a LeBron James like impact on the city, however Browns fans will be happy if he helps make them competitive. After all they haven't had a franchise QB since Bernie Kosar who started in Cleveland before Trubisky was born. 





3. CHICAGO BEARS (3-13)

JONATHAN ALLEN-DE/5T/DT/EDGE-BAMA
6-3/286/33.6
NFL Comparison: Michael Bennett/Fletcher Cox
The NFL now values guys that can rush the passer from the inside as much as edge rushers. Guys like JJ Watt, Aaron Donald, Fletcher Cox and 2016 Defensive Rookie of the Year Joey Bosa have paved the way for interior pass rushers.

Allen can rush the passer from the inside and outside and would fit well in Vic Fangio's 3-4 defense. Allen is so valuable because you can literally line him up anywhere on the defensive line and he will have an impact. The Bears were 27th against the run last year so they need to add some toughness up front. The bigger need for Chicago is at defensive back, however according to Walter Football's Prospect Visits they have met with or worked out many good safeties that will be available in round two including Obi Melifonwu, Josh Jones and Desmond King. This is also a deep draft at corner. My guess is they go best player available at #3 and go defensive back in rounds two and three. 




4. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (3-13)
LEONARD FOURNETTE-RB-LSU



6-0/240
NFL Comparison: Le'Veon Bell/Steven Jackson
Head Coach Doug Marrone and OC Nathaniel Hackett want to run the ball more to take the pressure off of Blake Bortles. Fournette is a three down power back that can take Jacksonville's offense to another level. 




5. TENNESSEE TITANS 

VIA PRE DRAFT TRADE WITH THE LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-12)

MIKE WILLIAMS-WR-CLEMSON 
6-4/218/33.4
NFL Comparison: DeAndre Hopkins/Jordy Nelson
Young franchise QB Marcus Mariota needs a true #1 option to take his game to the next level. Williams is a physical play maker with prototypical size to be a #1 WR. 

The Titans also have a major need at CB, so Marshon Lattimore could be an option here. However, the Titans have recently worked out many good defensive backs that could be available at #18 including: Gareon Conley, Chidobe Awuzie, Obi Melifonwu and Marlon Humphrey. 


6. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (7-9) 
(projected trade with New York Jets)  
NEW YORK JETS receives picks #11, #76 and a 2018 2nd Round pick 

MARSHON LATTIMORE-CB-OHIO ST. 
6-0/192/31.25
NFL Comparison: Darius Slay/Desmond Trufant 

The Saints need an athletic corner to machup with guys like Julio Jones and Mike Evans twice a year. The Saints defense is horrendous and needs help at every level. Lattimore appears to be the top cover corner in a very deep class at the position. He could go as high as #2 to San Fran, at #6 he is worth the trade up for the Saints.

With so many holes on the roster, the Jets are eager to trade down and will take a deal that is slightly less than market trade value. At #11 they are guaranteed a to get either OJ Howard, Charles Harris, Gareon Conley, Derrick Barnett or one of the top two safeties in the draft. 







7. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (5-11)

JAMAL ADAMS-S/DB-LSU
6-0/214/33.4
NFL Comparison: Eric Berry/Reshad Jones
Casey Hayward and Jason Verrett are as good as any corner duo in the league. However, the Chargers really felt the loss of Eric Weddle last year. They need a young game changing safety to set the tone on the back end. Adams gets the nod over Malik Hooker here as he is the more versatile play maker and physical player. 


Adams has all the intangibles to help lead the defense for a decade. He has to size and athletic ability to play both safety spots and play in the slot. Adams is a premier hitter that loves to play physical football. He is an absolute heat seeking missile and game changer than can make a defense elite. .







8. CAROLINA PANTHERS (6-10)
CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY-RB/KR-STANFORD


6-0/202
NFL Comparison: Jamaal Charles/Theo Riddick 
This would be an ideal landing spot for McCaffery as he would not NEED to be the focal point of the offense. The Panthers already have great offensive weapons with Cam Newton, Greg Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin.  McCaffery can contribute in the run game, pass game and return game. The rumors are that he has a promise from a team in the top 10. If this rumor is true it's most likely Carolina as the Bills and Bengals already have similar backs in LeSean McCoy and Gio Bernard respectively. 



9. CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-9-1)

SOLOMON THOMAS-DE/5T/3T/EDGE-STANFORD
6-3/273/33.0
NFL Comparison: Justin Smith/Everson Griffen
Thomas may go as high as number two, but I think the Bengals are his floor. The Bengals need another pass rusher to help out Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap. They are in the ideal spot to get one in the first round. 


10. BUFFALO BILLS (7-9) 

OJ HOWARD-TE-BAMA
6-6/251/33.75
NFL Comparison: Greg Olsen/Kellen Winslow II
The Bills need some fire power added to their passing game. Howard is a freak athlete that was underused at Alabama. He would be a great fit in Buffalo and would make Charles Clay expendable.  BillsWire did a great piece on why Howard should be the selection here



11. NEW YORK JETS (5-11)
(projected trade with New Orleans)  
NEW YORK receives picks #11, #76 and a 2018 2nd Round pick 

CHARLES HARRIS-EDGE/DE-MISSOURI 
6-3/255/32.4
NFL Comparison: Ryan Kerrigan/Cliff Avril
The Jets need an outside pass rusher in the worst way and have Harris high on their draft board. Harris was a productive pass rusher in the SEC. He should be able to transition to a stand up edge rusher in the Jets 3-4 defense.  



12. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-8)
(projected trade with Cleveland)  
CLEVELAND BROWNS receives pick #2
SAN FRANCISCO receives picks #12, #32, #65 
a 2018 3nd Round pick 

DESHAUN WATSON-QB-CLEMSON 
6-2/221
NFL Comparison: Alex Smith/Donovan McNabb
Watson is a great leader that is mature, smart and has all the intangibles that one looks for in a starting QB. He is basically the opposite of what Colin Kaepernick was. But make no mistake, Watson is limited with his size and arm. His running ability is impressive but he needs to become a better pocket passer if he wants to have a 10+ year career. Despite signing of Brian Hoyer, the 49ers need a young franchise QB.




13. ARIZONA CARDINALS (7-8-1)
PATRICK MAHOMES-QB-TEXAS TECH
6-2/225
NFL Comparison: Jay Cutler/Colin Kaepernick
I still think there's a chance they take Reuben Foster here as GM Steve Keim almost always goes with the best player available and takes chances on guys that have slipped in the draft to to character or injury concerns (Robert Nkemdiche in 2015 and Tyrann Mathieu in 2103) 

However, with recent news that he failed a drug test, I think the Cards roll the dice an take their future signal caller at here. Mahomes has the size and elite arm strength that coach and QB guru Bruce Arians looks for. He has all the tools but is very raw and inconsistent. He was a 2nd/3rd round prospect pre-combine that has seen his stock is rise and he may go as high as the top ten. 



14. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
VIA PRE DRAFT TRADE WITH THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-8) 
HAASON REDDICK-EDGE/OLB/ILB-TEMPLE
6-1/237/32.75
NFL Comparison: Thomas Davis at LB/Lorenzo Alexander at EDGE rusher 
What an incredible story this would be. Reddick is a local product from Camden, New Jersey. He walked on to Temple, overcame high school injuries and transformed his body to become a first round prospect. He is an athletic freak that tested well in nearly every event at the combine. 

The Eagles have several studs on the defensive line in Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry. However the LB core needs more athletes. Reddick makes a lot of sense here. 


15. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (8-8)
DEREK BARNETT -EDGE/DE/OLB-TENNESSEE 
6-3/259/32.1
NFL Comparison: Dee Ford/Olivier Vernon
New Colts GM is on record saying “We want high-character guys that love football, that will hold each other accountable, that will be good teammates." Barnett was a productive college player that led the SEC in sacks the past 3 years (more than Garrett and Allen). He didn't test well at the combine, but his production and intangibles make him the perfect fit for the Colts. They need a pass rusher and he is the best player on the board 


16. BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-8) 
COREY DAVIS-WR-WESTERN MICHIGAN 
6-3/209/33.0
NFL Comparison: Roddy White/Reggie Wayne 
Mike Wallace had a nice year and really clicked with Joe Flacco. However, Breshad Perriman hasn't lived up to a first round pick and they need a true #1 WR. Davis is an elite route runner with good size to become Joe Flacco's go to guy. 



17. WASHINGTON REDSKINS (8-7-1)


MALIK HOOKER-FS/DB-OHIO ST. 
6-1/206/33.25
NFL Comparison: Malcolm Jenkins/Harrison Smith
The Redskins get an absolute steal here in Hooker. The Redskins are in a really good spot as they have needs at FS, RB and LB. There's a good chance that someone like Hooker, RB Dalvin Cook and LB's Foster and Reddick could fall to them.

Hooker is a ball hawking free safety that can instantly help Washington's putrid secondary. In a division with great #1 WR's like Odell Beckam and Dez Bryant you need impact play makers in the secondary. 


18. TENNESSEE TITANS
GAREON CONLEY-CB-OHIO ST. 
6-0/194/33.0
NFL Comparison: Vontae Davis/Stephon Gilmore
Conley fits the mold as a long, athletic corner that can guard guys DeAndre Hopkins and Allen Robinson. His stock has risen in the draft process from borderline first rounder to top 20 pick. Titans GM Jon Robinson will be very happy if he can come out of the first round with a new starting WR and CB


19. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (9-7)

DALVIN COOK-RB-FSU
5-10/210
NFL Comparison: DeMarco Murray/Edgerrin James
Tampa goes with a Sunshine state product for the third year in a row. Cook makes too much sense here as Tampa is clearly not sold on Doug Martin in the long term. Injuries and off the field maturity concerns have dropped Cook below Fournette and McCaffery. Tampa wants to take their offense to the next level and they need a franchise back to do it. 

20. DENVER BRONCOS (9-7)

RYAN RAMCZYK-OT-WISCONSIN
6-6/310/33.75
NFL Comparison: Joe Staley/Riley Reiff
It seems like a forgone conclusion that the Broncos will take the best offensive tackle available. They have an enormous need at left tackle and have worked out/visited with all of the top offensive tackles. Ramczyk doesn't have All Pro potential but he should develop into a solid long term starter. 



21. DETROIT LIONS (9-7)
TACO CHARLTON-5T/DE/DT-MICHIGAN 
6-6/277/34.25
NFL Comparison: Chander Jones/Carlos Dunlap 
I have the Lions taking in state DE prospect from Michigan. The Lions finished 30th in sacks last year despite having one elite pass rusher in Ziggy Ansah. My guess is that they take the best pass rusher on the board between Barnett, Harris, Charlton or Taak McKinley. 


22. MIAMI DOLPHINS (10-6)
REUBEN FOSTER-LB-BAMA
6-0/229/32.4
NFL Comparison: CJ Mosley/Jerod Mayo 
For the second year in a row the Dolphins take a chance on a top 10 prospect that has seen his stock fall due to a failed drug test at the combine mixed with some injury concerns. The Dolphins need a young LB to help out Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons. 



23. NEW YORK GIANTS (11-5)
GARETT BOLLES-OT/G-UTAH 
6-5/297/34.0
NFL Comparison: Jake Matthews/Joe Staley
The G-Men need more bodies to keep the pressure off of Eli. Erick Flowers has really struggled at LT in his first two years. Bolles is the most athletic lineman in this draft. He has the potential to be a solid starting LT in the league for many years. He could allow the Giants to move Flowers to the right side. 

24. OAKLAND RAIDERS (12-4)
JARRAD DAVIS-LB-FLORIDA
6-2/230
NFL Comparison: Lawrence Timmons
Davis is a highly skilled player and mature leader. He is the type of guy Jack Del Rio loves. Davis played with Del Rio's son at Florida, so obviously Del Rio knows what type of locker room guy he would be getting. Davis has the size and skill set to start at either the Mike or Will LB spot.  

25. HOUSTON TEXANS (9-7)

CAM ROBINSON-OT-BAMA
6-6/322
NFL Comparison: Jason Peters at LT/Marcus Gilbert at RT
The Texans need a QB but they will go best player on the board at a position of need if the top 3 QB's are gone. Robinson is still a top offensive line prospect despite some character concerns stemming from an off-season arrest. Robinson can instantly slide in at RT. 


26. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 
CHIDOBE AWUZIE-FS/CB/DB-COLORADO 
6-1/202/30.6
NFL Comparison: Nnamdi Asomugha
Similar to Keanu Neal and Eli Apple last year, Awuzie is shooting up draft boards and is now likely to land in the first round. He has great size for a corner who also has some experience at safety. His physical play and versatility set him apart from the other corner prospects in this draft. With the top offensive lineman off the board, the Seahawks will draft a big press corner that can play opposite All Pro Richard Sherman.  



27. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (12-4)
ZACH CUNNINGHAM-LB-VANDERBILT 
6-3/234/34.4
NFL Comparison: KJ Wright/Derrick Johnson 
Derrick Johnson continues to play at a high level even at age 35, but he needs help on the inside. Cunningham is a straight up tackling machine that can develop into a long term starter a key player in the LB core.  



28. DALLAS COWBOYS (13-3)
TAKKARIST MCKINLEY-EDGE/OLB/SLB-UCLA
6-4/250/34.75
NFL Comparison: Tamba Hali 
Jerry Jones is on the record saying that the Cowboys need a premier pass rusher. McKinley wants to play for Dallas and the Cowboys have met with him several times in the draft process. This could be a perfect match come draft day. 


29. GREEN BAY PACKERS (10-6)
JABRILL PEPPERS-S/CB/LB/DB-MICHIGAN 
5-11/213/30.75
NFL Comparison: TJ Ward at SS/Quintin Demps at KR/S 
Current strong safety Morgan Burnett will be a free agent in 2017. GM Ted Thompson has a history of taking the best player on the board and taking potential replacements for potential free agents. Peppers would be a steal here and is a perfect fit for a Dom Capers defense that loves to blitz his defensive backs. 

30. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (11-5)  

JOHN ROSS-WR-WASHINGTON
5-11/188/31.5
NFL Comparison: DeSean Jackson/Santonio Holmes 
Antonio Brown had 106 receptions, the next highest was Eli Rogers with only 48 receptions. Ross is a speed demon that set the record for the 40 time at the combine. He would have plenty of opportunities for big plays in an offense with Brown, Big Ben and Le'Veon Bell. 



31. ATLANTA FALCONS (11-5)
FORREST LAMP-G/RT-WESTERN KENTUCKY 
6-4/309/32.25
NFL Comparison: Justin Pugh/Kyle Long 
Do the Falcons love Lamp? This wouldn't be a glamorous pick but it would be exactly what the Falcons need to continue as the best offense in the NFL. Lamp is the premier interior offensive line prospect in this year's class. This is a very safe pick as offensive guards taken in the first round have a very low bust rate.
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32. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
via pre draft trade with the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 
DAVID NJOKU-TE-MIAMI
6-4/246/35.25
NFL Comparison: Dallas Clark/Jared Cook 
With three picks in the top 42 they can afford to take a luxury pick on the second best TE in this draft. Despite have major holes on defense, the Saints have proved in the past that they will always take offensive skill players high if the value is there (Michael Thomas-2016, Brandin Cooks-2014 and Mark Ingram-2011)



Second Round

33. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 
(projected trade with San Francisco)  
CLEVELAND BROWNS receives pick #2
SAN FRANCISCO receives picks #12, #33, #65 
a 2018 3rd Round pick 

TJ WATT-OLB/EDGE-WISCONSIN
6-4/252/33.1
NFL Comparison: Clay Matthews

They 49ers use my projected trade for an edge rusher that can play the LEO spot in their new defensive scheme. 


34. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
CURTIS SAMUEL-WR/RB-OHIO ST. 
5-11/196
NFL Comparison: Randall Cobb/Golden Tate
The 49ers need all of the offensive weapons they can get, New Head Coach Kyle Shanahan will find ways to get this guy the ball in space. 

35. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 
EVAN ENGRAM-TE-OLE MISS
6-3/234/33.5
NFL Comparison: Charles Clay/smaller Vernon Davis
Offensive line is the bigger need but there's a huge drop from Engram to the next best TE available. The Jags can address the offensive line with multiple picks in the later rounds.

36. CHICAGO BEARS 
OBI MELIFONWU-S/CB/DB-UCONN
6-4/224/32.25
NFL Comparison: George Iloka/Taylor Mays
The Bears get the athletic freak that may go as high as the top 20 with is elite size and athletic ability. They hope to move him all around the secondary. 

37. LOS ANGELES RAMS 
MALIK MCDOWELL-DT-MICHIGAN ST.
6-6/280/34.75
NFL Comparison: Malik Jackson/Cameron Heyward
New DC Wade Phillips will want to find a long defensive lineman in the Derek Wolfe/Malik Jackson mold that he had in Denver. McDowell is a great value pick that has top 15 talent but lacks consistency. 

38. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 
DESHONE KIZER-QB-NOTRE DAME
6-5/230
NFL Comparison: Steve McNair/Blake Bortles
Rivers is 35 and he won't be around forever. Kizer could go anywhere from the top 15 to the third round as questions about his leadership and intangibles have caused him to drop in the draft process. 

39. NEW YORK JETS 
KEVIN KING-Press CB-WASHINGTON
6-3/200/32.0
NFL Comparison: Jimmy Smith
The Jets get the right fit for their press scheme. KIng is a long, athletic corner that can compete for a starting job right away. The Jets' corners are among the worst in the league right now. 

40. CAROLINA PANTHERS

ZAY JONES-WR-EAST CAROLINA
6-2/201/32.5
NFL Comparison: Pierre Garcon 
Cam gets another weapon here. Jones has good mix of speed, size and hands. He could sneak into the first round and pass John Ross as the third WR in this draft class 

41. CINCINNATI BENGALS
DION DAWKINS-RT/G-TEMPLE
6-4/314/35.0
NFL Comparison: Ronald Leary 
Not a sexy pick, but Dawkins is exactly what the Bengals offensive line needs after losing their top two lineman. 

42. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
JORDAN WILLIS-OLB/EDGE-KANSAS ST.
6-4/252/33.1
NFL Comparison: Jerry Hughes
The Saints get the pass rusher they need midway through the second round 

43. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
TRE'DAVIOUS WHITE-CB-LSU
5-11/192/32.13
NFL Comparison: Janoris Jenkins/Morris Claiborne
The Eagles by far and away are the worst CB group in the NFL. They need to use two high picks to address this group. White is a good cover corner with great speed and has a lot of starting experience in big games. 

44. BUFFALO BILLS 
MARLON HUMPHREY-CB-BAMA
6-0/197/32.2
NFL Comparison: Josh Norman/Logan Ryan
Humphrey is a good zone corner that can provide an ideal replacement for Stephon Gilmore. He has the great size and length for the modern NFL corner.  

45. ARIZONA CARDINALS 
TEEZ TABOR-CB-FLORIDA
6-0/199/32.0
NFL Comparison: Aqib Talib/Malcolm Butler 
Tabor was a lock to be a top ten pick before this season. However, his stock has slipped due to attitude concerns and a brutally slow 40 time. The Cards have proved in the past that they will take chances on guys with high college production. 

46. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 
ALVIN KAMARA-RB-TENNESSEE 
5-10/214
NFL Comparison: Mark Ingram
Can the Colts give star QB Andrew Luck and aging RB Frank Gore some help please? Kamara has solid size and a good skill set. His only question mark is that he never carried a full work load in college.  

47. BALTIMORE RAVENS 
CHRIS WORMLEY-5T/3T/DT-MICHIGAN 
6-5/298/34.1
NFL Comparison: Derek Wolfe  
Wormley will be a perfect fit as a 3-4 end in the Ravens scheme. He is the high character type of prospect that GM Ozzie Newsome likes to draft.

48. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
JOSH JONES-SS/DB-NC ST. 
6-1/220/32.0
NFL Comparison: Barry Church 
Harrison Smith is right there with Earl Thomas and Eric Berry among the best safeties in the league but he needs some help at strong safety. Jones is a hard hitting box safety can fit alongside Smith. 

49. WASHINGTON REDSKINS
DALVIN TOMLINSON-3T/NT/DT-BAMA
6-3/310/33.5
NFL Comparison: Jonathan Hankins 
Chris Baker was the only reliable starter on the defensive line and they let him leave via free agency. The were horrible against both the run and the pass. Tomlinson was overshadowed on the Bama defense by Allen and Foster, but he was a very important piece to the success of their defense. 

50. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 
BUDDA BAKER-FS/NCB-WASHINGTON
5-10/196/30.6
NFL Comparison: Devin McCourty/Kurt Coleman  
In a division with Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees you need to have safeties that can cover. Baker has great ball skills and can play a lot of roles in a secondary. 

51. DENVER BRONCOS 
GERALD EVERETT-TE-SOUTH ALABAMA
6-3/239/33.0
NFL Comparison: Delanie Walker
Both Virgil Green and Cody Latimer have been major disappointments. They need a pass catching TE to take the pressure off of Thomas and Sanders. Everett is raw but has the skill set to become a highly productive pass catching TE. 

52. CLEVELAND BROWNS
VIA PRE DRAFT TRADE WITH THE TENNESSEE TITANS 
QUINCY WILSON-CB-FLORIDA
6-1/211/32.25
NFL Comparison: Xavier Rhodes/Trumaine Johnson 
The Browns need a big corner to help out Haden and Taylor, both of whom are under 6 foot. Wilson has ideal size and length to guard TE's and bigger WR's.  


53. DETROIT LIONS 
ADOREE JACKSON-CB/KR-USC
5-10/186/31.4
NFL Comparison: Adam Jones/Jason Verrett
Jackson is an electric playmaker that will can give the Lions an edge in the return game. He has shown he can become a good cover corner despite his size.  

54. MIAMI DOLPHINS 
PAT ELFLEIN-G/C-OHIO ST. 
6-3/303/33.25
NFL Comparison: Ryan Kalil 
Elflein can come in and compete for a starting guard spot while providing them insurance at center in case Pouncey gets injured again. 

55. NEW YORK GIANTS 
TIM WILLIAMS-OLB/SLB/EDGE-BAMA
6-4/237/32.75
NFL Comparison: Bruce Irvin
The Giants had interest in Leonard Floyd last year. Williams might not be as good as Floyd, but he could earn a role as a pass rush specialist and then develop into a starting SLB. 

56. OAKLAND RAIDERS
SIDNEY JONES-CB-WASHINGTON 
6-0/186/31.5
NFL Comparison: Sam Shields 
The Raiders can afford to wait for Jones as they have two solid starting corners right now. However both corners may get released after next season. Jones was a projected top 15 pick before tearing his ACL at his Pro Day. 

57. HOUSTON TEXANS
DAVIS WEBB-QB-CAL
6-5/230
NFL Comparison: Jake Locker
The Texans will need to take a QB at some point. Reaching on Webb in the first round would be a mistake but in the second its a solid decision. He has good size but he is very raw and only started for one year. 

58. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 
DAN FEENEY-G/C-INDIANA
6-4/305/33.4
NFL Comparison: TJ Lang
Rather than reach on a left tackle, the Seahawks take the best offensive lineman on the board in Feeney. 

59. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 
CORDREA TANKERSLEY-CB-CLEMSON 
6-1/199/32.5
NFL Comparison: Byron Maxwell
The Chiefs get a long corner with great length that will fit as a press corner opposite Marcus Peters. 

60. DALLAS COWBOYS 
JUSTIN EVANS-SS/DB-TEXAS A&M
6-0/199/32.0
NFL Comparison: Antrel Rolle 
Their has been talk that Evans could go to Dallas in the first round. He makes a lot more sense in the second. He is physical player that can help make up for the losses of Barry Church and JJ Wilcox at strong safety. 

61. GREEN BAY PACKERS 
DORIAN JOHNSON-OT/G-PITTSBURGH 
6-5/300/35.25
NFL Comparison: Jeremy Zuttah 
The Packers need some help at guard after letting Josh Sitton and TJ Lang leave in back to back seasons. 

62. PITTSBURGH STEELERS  
MARCUS MAYE-S/DB-FLORIDA
6-0/210/32.5
NFL Comparsion: Tony Jefferson 
The Steelers need help on the back end and Maye is a versatile safety that is solid in coverage and against the run. 


63. ATLANTA FALCONS 
CARL LAWSON-EDGE/DE/OLB-AUBURN 
6-2/261/31.5
NFL Comparison: Cameron Wake 
Lawson has first round upside but has had injury issues. According to Pro Football Focus, he is averaging a sack, hit or hurry every 4.9 times he rushes the passer. The Falcons need a pass rusher to help out Vic Beasley. 

64. CAROLINA PANTHERS
DEMARCUS WALKER-DE/EDGE-FSU
6-4/280/33.0
NFL Comparison: Cameron Jordan
Walker is a good fit for Carolina's defense with his ability to set the edge and rush the passer. 


Third  Round


65. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 
(projected trade with San Francisco)  
CLEVELAND BROWNS receives pick #2
SAN FRANCISCO receives picks #12, #33, #65 
a 2018 3rd Round pick 

FABIAN MOREAU-PRESS MAN CB/DB-UCLA
6-1/206/31.4
NFL Comparison: Prince Amukamara 


66. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
TARELL BASHAM-DE/EDGE-OHIO 
6-4/269/34.25
NFL Comparison: Jared Allen 

67. CHICAGO BEARS 
DESMOND KING-ZCB/FS-IOWA
5-10/201/31.1
NFL Comparison: Jimmie Ward/Micah Hyde

68. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 
RODERICK JOHNSON-OT-FSU
6-7/298/36.0
NFL Comparison: Morgan Moses 

69. LOS ANGELES RAMS 
JUJU SMITH SCHUSTER-WR-USC 
6-3/221
NFL Comparison: Allen Robinson/Dez Bryant 

70. NEW YORK JETS 
MARCUS WILLIAMS-S/DB-UTAH 
6-1/202/33.25
NFL Comparison: Kenny Vaccaro

71. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 
TAYLOR MOTON-OG-WESTERN MICHIGAN 
6-5/319/34.2
NFL Comparison: Zach Fulton 

72. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 
RAEKWON MCMILLAN-LB-OHIO ST. 
6-2/240/33.0
NFL Comparison: Alec Ogletree

73. CINCINNATI BENGALS
JOE MIXON-RB-OKLAHOMA
6-1/226
NFL Comparison: Todd Gurley  

74. BALTIMORE RAVENS 
TYUS BOWSER-OLB/SLB/EDGE-HOUSTON
6-3/247/33.25
NFL Comparison: Connor Barwin 

75. BUFFALO BILLS 
CHRIS GODWIN-WR-PENN ST. 
6-1/209/31.6
NFL Comparison: Greg Jennings 

76. NEW YORK JETS 
(projected trade with New Orleans)  

NEW YORK JETS receives picks #11, #76 and a 2018 2nd Round pick 
BUCKY HODGES-TE-VIRGINIA TECH  
6-6/257/32.5
NFL Comparison: Martellus Bennett

77. ARIZONA CARDINALS 
COOPER KUPP-WR-EASTERN WASHINGTON
6-2/204/31.5
NFL Comparison: Stevie Johnson 

78. BALTIMORE RAVENS 
ETHAN POCIC-C/G-LSU
6-6/310/33.1
NFL Comparison: Brandon Linder  


79. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
JULIE'N DAVENPORT-OT-BUCKNELL 
6-7/318/36.5
NFL Comparison: Ja'Juan James

80. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 
ISAAC ASIATA-OG-UTAH 
6-3/323/33.75
NFL Comparison: James Carpenter 

81. WASHINGTON REDSKINS
SEMAJE PERINE-RB-OKLAHOMA
5-11/233
NFL Comparison: Rashad Jennings 

82. DENVER BRONCOS
MONTRAVIUS ADAMS-DT/3T/NT-AUBURN 
6-4/304/32.75
NFL Comparison: Darnell Dockett


83. TENNESSEE TITANS
LAARY OGUNJOBI-DT/3T/NT-UNC CHARLOTTE
6-3/305/32.6
NFL Comparison: Sharrif Floyd

84. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
DEREK RIVERS-OLB/DE/EDGE-YOUNGSTOWN ST.
6-4/248/32.75
NFL Comparison: John Simon

85. DETROIT LIONS 
D'ONTA FOREMAN-RB-TEXAS
6-1/233
NFL Comparison: Carlos Hyde

86. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
DUKE RILEY-WLB-LSU
6-0/232

87. NEW YORK GIANTS 
JAKE BUTT-TE-MICHIGAN 
6-6/246/32.0

88. OAKLAND RAIDERS
KAREEM HUNT-RB-TOLEDO 
5-10/216

89. HOUSTON TEXANS 
CAMERON SUTTON-CB-TENNESSEE 
5-11/118

90. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 
ANTONIO GARCIA-LT/OT-TROY
6-6/302/33.4

91. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 
NATE PETERMAN-QB-PITTSBURGH
6-2/226

92. DALLAS COWBOYS

JOURDAN LEWIS-CB/DB-MICHIGAN 
5-10/188

93. GREEN BAY PACKERS 
DAVON GODCHAUX-3T/DT/DE-LSU
6-6/310/32.4

94. PITTSBURGH STEELERS  

RYAN ANDERSON-OLB/SLB/EDGE-BAMA
6-2/253/31.5

95. ATLANTA FALCONS 

CHAD HANSEN-WR-CAL
6-2/202/32.1

96. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 

TRAVIS RUDOLPH-WR-FSU
6-0/189/31.9

97c. MIAMI DOLPHINS

DAESHON HALL-EDGE/DE/OLB-TEXAS A&M
6-5/266/35.0

98c. CAROLINA PANTHERS 

DAVID SHARPE-OT/RT-FLORIDA
6-6/343/35.4

99c. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

DAWUANE SMOOT-EDGE/DE-ILLINOIS
6-3/264/33.25

100c. TENNESSEE TITANS

KENDELL BECKWITH-LB-LSU
6-2/243

101c. DENVER BRONCOS
TAYWAN TAYLOR-WR-WESTERN KENTUCKY 
5-11/203/32.6

102c. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

EDDIE VANDERDOES-DT-UCLA  
6-3/305/33.1

103c. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
JOSHUA DOBBS-QB-TENNESSEE 
6-3/214

104c. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WILL HOLDEN-OT/G-VANDERBILT  
6-7/311/33.25

105c. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
CORN ELDER-CB-MIAMI   
5-10/183/31.25


106c. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
KEION ADAMS-SLB/EDGE-WESTERN MICHIGAN 
6-2/245


107c. NEW YORK JETS
ISAIAH FORD-WR-VIRGINIA TECH  
6-2/194/32.6
  










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