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1.Cleveland Browns: Defensive End Myles Garrett

The best player in the draft, it would be a mistake for the Browns not to pick him.

2.San Francisco 49ers: Defensive End Solomon Thomas

I don’t see the 49ers taking a quarterback here so the best available player is Solomon Thomas who can make an impact for the 49ers defense on day one.

3.Chicago Bears:  Defensive End Jonathan Allen

The Bears need players on both sides of the ball and Allen can provide them with a difference maker on defense. Allen also fits in perfectly at the defensive end spot in the Bears 3-4 scheme.

4.Jacksonville Jaguars: Safety Jamal Adams

This is my favorite player in the draft, the combination of size and speed will pair well with last year’s draft pick Jalen Ramsey and will make the Jaguars’ secondary a strength for the next decade.

5.Tennessee Titans: Cornerback Marshon Lattimore

The Titans need help at cornerback, the team ranked 30th in pass defense Lattimore will be able to add some security to the Titans secondary.

6.New York Jets: Tight End OJ Howard

As much as the Jets need a quarterback they have already heavily invested at that position in the past couple of drafts. Howard gives those young quarterbacks a reliable go to threat at tight end.

7.Los Angeles Chargers: Safety Malik Hooker

Ever since Eric Weddle left, the Chargers have missed the impact he made on the back end of their defense. Hooker can provide that same range that Weddle did for so many years in San Diego.

8.Carolina Panthers: Running Back Leonard Fournette

Cam Newton and Leonard Fournette in the same backfield say no more.

9.Cincinnati Bengals: Defensive End Derek Barnett

Barnett was a highly productive player at his time at Tennessee racking up sacks left and right. Barnett can pair with current edge rusher Carlos Dunlap and help pressure the quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco in the division.

10.Buffalo Bills: Quarterback Deshaun Watson

The Bills have been rumored to be fans of Watson and they make Watson the first quarterback taken. With the Bills having the option to cut Tyrod Taylor next year, Watson can learn under Taylor for a year and be ready to start next year.

11.New Orleans Saints: Cornerback Marlon Humphrey

The Saints need help in the secondary and at the moment a trade for Malcolm Butler has not not happened. Rumors have been circulating that the Saints like Humphrey and would consider taking him at 11.

12.Cleveland Browns: Quarterback Mitch Trubisky

Hue Jackson gets his guy without having to use the number one pick or trading up. If this happens the Browns could have a bright future from their first round picks alone.

13.Arizona Cardinals: Wide Receiver Mike Williams

Larry Fitzgerald doesn’t have many years left in the league. Williams can step in right away and be option number two for quarterback Carson Palmer and then be option number one when Fitzgerald retires

14.Philadelphia Eagles: Cornerback Gareon Conley

Right now the Eagles best cornerback on the roster is last year’s seventh round Jalen Mills. Conley adds talent to a position that is in desperate need for it.

15.Indianapolis Colts: Running Back Christian McCaffrey

McCaffrey gives the Colts a legitimate three down running back. Not only will he take pressure off quarterback Andrew Luck but he will also be an option for Luck on passing downs.

16.Baltimore Ravens: Offensive Tackle Cam Robinson

The Ravens offensive line gets even younger adding Robinson to play on the right side.

17.Washington Redskins: Defensive End/Linebacker Hassan Riddick

Probably the most versatile prospect falls to Washington. Riddick will pair up nicely with current outside linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith.

18.Tennessee Titans: Wide Receiver Corey Davis

There is questions about Davis medical history considering he hasn’t been able to workout for teams but the Titans need a big play wide receiver and Davis is two good to pass up.

19.Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Running Back Dalvin Cook

Running back Doug Martin has been unreliable for the Buccaneers. Cook can pair with former teammate quarterback Jameis Winston and wide receivers Mike Evans and Desean Jackson and create an offense to be feared.

20.Denver Broncos: Offensive Tackle Ryan Ramczyk

The Broncos get some much needed help to their offensive line by adding the best offensive lineman in the draft

21.Detroit Lions: Defensive End Takkarist McKinley

The Lions struggled to get to the quarterback last year and McKinley is arguably the second best pass rusher in the draft.

22.Miami Dolphins: Guard Forrest Lamp

The Laremy Tunsil pick worked out for the Dolphins last year and they expect to move him to left tackle. Slide in Forrest Lamp and you give quarterback Ryan Tannehill and a solid offensive line to operate from

23.New York Giants: Tight End David Njoku

Nojoku gives the Giants a legitimate threat from the tight end position for the first time since Jeremy Shockey left town.

24.Oakland Raiders: Linebacker Reuben Foster

The slide for Foster finally ends but he lands with a team that is match made in Heaven for him. Foster will fit in perfectly with the Raiders defensive and make stopping the run easier for pass rushers like Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin

25.Houston Texans: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes

Even though the Texans missed out on the Tony Romo sweepstakes, they get their quarterback of the future. Head coach Bill O’Brien should be able to mold Mahomes into a good quarterback in the near future.

26.Seattle Seahawks Cornerback Kevin King

The Seahawks add another long body to an already long secondary. King who stands at 6’3” should be able to slide in opposite of cornerback Richard Sherman and hold his own in the Seahawks cover 3 scheme.

27.Kansas City Chiefs: Running Back Joe Mixon

Despite all the drama Mixon is selected in the first round. The Chiefs need a feature back after cutting Jamaal Charles and head coach Andy Reid should be able to handle the media circus that comes with drafting Mixon.

28.Dallas Cowboys: Defensive End Charles Harris

The Cowboys get an edge rusher to help strengthen their defense. Harris is a raw player only playing a couple of years of organized football but he displays the burst the Cowboys are looking for in their right defensive end position.

29.Green Bay Packers: Linebacker/ Defensive End TJ Watt

The Packers need a pass rusher with the retirement of Julius Peppers. Insert Watt the younger brother of JJ Watt who can provide a consistent pass rush opposite of linebacker Clay Matthews

30.Pittsburgh Steelers: Linebacker Zach Cunningham

Cunningham will be able to fill in and play right away alongside rising star linebacker Ryan Shazier and become a tackling machine duo for the Steelers.

31.Atlanta Falcons: Defensive End Taco Charlton

The Falcons add another pass rusher in order to help prevent what happened last year in the Super Bowl

32.New Orleans Saints: Linebacker Jarrad Davis

The Saints go defense again, this time adding a linebacker. Davis can play right away and help add stability to the up and down Saints defense.


Author: sportswille

Reformed ad agency guy. Sac Kings, PGA Tour, Pebble Beach, Aspen yielded fascination with sports business. Now teach at my alma mater, University of Texas Austin: Integrated Marketing, Social Media, Business and Law and Sports Audiences. 40 year streak of single digit handicap under severe pressure.

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