2017 NFL Draft: Best players available in the NFL draft

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The 2017 NFL Draft begins April 27 and anticipation is palpable. The draft is loaded with franchise-impacting prospects so fans are excited to learn who is the best player available for their team.


To get ready for the selections, a variety of draft gurus assembled rankings of the best players avaailable. For example, in Matt Miller’s rankings, there are 7 SEC players in the top 10. That list goes from the Cleveland Browns selecting Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett at No. 1, all the way to the Cincinnati Bengals choosing Florida cornerback Quincy Wilson at No. 9.


With the 2017 NFL Draft on the horizon, here is an assortment of well-respected draft experts and who each thinks will be selected in the top 10.


Todd McShay 2017 NFL Draft best players available

1. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
2. Jamal Adams, S, LSU
3. Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
4. Solomon Thomas, DL, Stanford
5. Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
6. Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
7. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
8. O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
9. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
10. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford


Matt Miller of Bleacher Report of 2017 NFL Draft best players available

1. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
2. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
3. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
4. Jamal Adams, S, LSU
5. Solomon Thomas, DL, Stanford
6. Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
7. O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
8. Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
9. Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
10. Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State


Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com 2017 NFL Draft best players available

1. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
2. Jamal Adams, S, LSU
3. Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
4. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
5. Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
6. Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
7. Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
8. O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
9. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
10. Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan


Oliver Connolly of all22.com 2017 NFL Draft best players available

1. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
2. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
3. Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
4. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
5. Jamal Adams, S, LSU
6. Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
7.  Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
8. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
9. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
10. Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford


2017 NFL Draft best players available analysis

From Connor Riley of SEC Country:


Everyone has Garrett as the No. 1 prospect. There also seems to be a consensus about 9 of the top 10 prospects. McShay, Miller and Jeremiah all have Garrett, Adams, Allen, Fournette, Thomas, Hooker, Lattimore, Foster and Howard in their top 10. Alabama, LSU and Ohio State all have multiple players in the top 10. Stanford is well represented with Thomas on all 4 lists and McCaffrey making it on 2 of them.


None of the lists features a quarterback. Fournette and Howard are the only offensive players to appear on each list. It figures to be a defense-heavy draft.


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