2017 NFL mock draft: Projecting the first two rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft (04/21/2017)

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The 2017 NFL Draft is officially less than week away. So there isn’t a better look at a mock draft and see who is headed where in this edition of a 2017 NFL mock draft.


The 2017 NFL Draft begins April 27 in Philadelphia and concludes April 29. A number of teams will be looking to land the next superstar, whether that be Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett or LSU’s Jamal Adams. Both SEC standouts, along with Stanford’s Solomon Thomas, are considered locks to be top-10 NFL draft picks.


Here is the latest 2017 NFL mock draft from SEC Country.


2017 NFL mock draft first round
Who are the top picks in the 2017 NFL Draft

1. Cleveland Browns- Myles Garrett, Texas A&M DE
2. San Francisco 49ers—Solomon Thomas, Stanford DE
3. Chicago Bears—Jamal Adams, LSU S
4. Jacksonville Jaguars—Leonard Fournette, LSU RB
5. Tennessee Titans—Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State CB
6. New York Jets—Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina QB


Analysis: Little surprise at the top with Myles Garrett. The big wild card here is the Jets at 6, given that they have so many needs. But they have a chance to grab a quarterback who could be a star in Trubisky. It’s also fine if he has some growing pains in his first year, as the Jets don’t look to be a Super Bowl contender in 2017.


7. San Diego Chargers—Malik Hooker, Ohio State S
8. Carolina Panthers—Quincy Wilson, Florida CB
9. Cincinnati Bengals—Reuben Foster, Alabama LB
10. Buffalo Bills—O.J. Howard, Alabama TE
11. New Orleans Saints—Jonathan Allen, Alabama DL
12. Cleveland Browns—Deshaun Watson, Clemson QB
13. Arizona Cardinals—Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech QB


Analysis: Jonathan Allen falls a bit but the Saints get an absolute steal at pick No. 11. He also caps a run of three straight Alabama players. Then we see a mini run on quarterbacks with Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes going back-to-back to the Browns and Cardinals.


14. Philadelphia Eagles—Christian McCaffrey, Stanford RB
15. Indianapolis Colts—Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky OG
16. Baltimore Ravens—Corey Davis, Western Michigan WR
17. Washington Redskins—John Ross, Washington WR
18. Tennessee Titans—Corey Davis, Western Michigan WR
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Dalvin Cook, RB Florida State
20. Denver Broncos—Garett Bolles, Utah OT


Analysis:Here come the skill players. Of the 7 teams in this range, 5 go with skill players. And the other 2 go with offensive lineman.


21. Detroit Lions—Derek Barnett, Tennessee DE
22. Miami Dolphins—Jabrill Peppers, Michigan S
23. New York Giants—Takkarist McKinley, UCLA S
24. Oakland Raiders—Marlon Humphrey, Alabama CB
25. Houston Texans—Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame QB
26. Seattle Seahawks—Cam Robinson, Alabama OT
27. Kansas City Chiefs—Haason Reddick, Temple S


Analysis: These are names most college football fans will know, specifically Barnett, Peppers, Robinson and Kizer. But the most talented player might be Reddick, who has shot up draft boards in the NFL Draft process.


28. Dallas Cowboys—Tre’davious White, LSU CB
29. Green Bay Packers—Gaeron Conley, Ohio State CB
30. Pittsburgh Steelers—Jarrad Davis, Florida LB
31. Atlanta Falcons—Charles Harris, Missouri DE
32. New Orleans Saints—Kevin King, Washington CB
Analysis: This draft has a ton of talented corner backs, and you see that here at the end of the first round. In this mock draft, 6 corner backs are taken in the first round.


2017 NFL mock draft second round
Who are the best second rounders in the 2017 NFL Draft?

33. Cleveland Browns—David Njoku, Miami TE
34. San Francisco 49ers—Budda Baker, Washington S
35. Jacksonville Jaguars—Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin OT
36. Chicago Bears—Adoree’ Jackson, USC CB
37. Los Angeles Rams—Zay Jones, East Carolina WR
38. Los Angeles Chargers—Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt LB
39. New York Jets—Obi Melinfowu, UConn S
40. Carolina Panthers—Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan


Analysis: A handle of these guys, such as Njoku and Baker could easily go in the first round but fall only becasue of position. SEC fans will recognize Cunningham, who was one of the best linebackers in the country for Vanderbilt.


41. Cincinnati Bengals—JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC WR
42. New Orleans Saints—Teez Tabor, Florida CB
43. Philadelphia Eagles—Sidney Jones, Washington CB
44. Buffalo Bills—Caleb Brantley, Florida DT
45. Arizona Cardinals—Evan Engram, Ole Miss TE
46. Baltimore Ravens—T.J. Watt, Wisconsin OLB
47. Indianapolis Colts—Malik McDowell, Michigan State DL


Analysis: A pair of Florida teammates should come off the board by the middle of the fourth round. At this point in the NFL Draft, the Gators are tied with Alabama for most SEC players taken.


48. Minnesota Vikings—Dion Dawkins, Temple OL
49. Washington Redskins—Chris Godwin, Penn State WR
50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Chris Wormley, Michigan DE
51.  Denver Broncos—Dan Feeney, Indiana OG
52. Cleveland Browns—Pat Elflein, Ohio State C
53. Detroit Lions—Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado CB
54. Miami Dolphins—Jordan Willis, Kansas State DE


Analysis: The Vikings make their first pick of the NFL draft, while Washington adds another wide receiver in Penn State stand out Chris Godwin.


55. New York Giants—Tyus Bowser, Houston LB
56. Oakland Raiders—Alvin Kamara, Tennessee RB
57. Houston Texans—Taylor Morton, Western Michigan OL
58. Seattle Seahawks—Montravious Adams, Auburn DL
59. Kansas City Chiefs—Joe Mixon, Oklahoma RB
60. Dallas Cowboys—Adam Shaheen, Ashland(Ohio) TE


Analysis: Where Mixon goes will be one of the most fascinating sub-plots of the NFL draft given background. While some see him going in the first round, this mock draft sees him being selected at the end of the second round.


61. Green Bay Packers—Justin Evans, Texas A&M S
62. Pittsburgh Steelers—Marcus Williams, Utah S
63. Atlanta Falcons—Ethan Pocic, LSU C
64.Carolina Panthers—Desmond King, Iowa DB


2017 NFL mock draft



 #
 Player
 Team
School
Position


1.
 Myles Garrett
Browns
 Texas A&M
 DE


2.
 Solomon Thomas
49ers
 Stanford
 DE


3.
 Jamal Adams
Bears
 LSU
 S


4.
 Leonard Fournette
Jaguars
 LSU
 RB


5.
 Marshon Lattimore
Titans
 Ohio State
 CB


6.
 Mitchell Trubisky
Jets
 North Carolina
 QB


7.
 Malik Hooker
Chargers
 Ohio State
 S


8.
 Quincy Wilson
Panthers
 Florida
 CB


9.
 Reuben Foster
Bengals
 Alabama
 LB


10.
 O.J. Howard
Bills
 Alabama
 TE


11.
 Jonathan Allen
Saints
 Alabama
 DL


12.
 Deshaun Watson
Browns
 Clemson
 QB


13.
 Patrick Mahomes
Cardinals
 Texas Tech
 QB


14.
 Christian McCaffrey
Eagles
 Stanford
 RB


15.
 Forrest Lamp
Colts
 Western Kentucky
 OG


16.
 Mike Williams
Ravens
 Clemson
 WR


17.
 John Ross
Redskins
 Washington
 WR


18.
 Corey Davis
Titans
 Western Michigan
 WR


19.
 Dalvin Cook
Buccaneers
 Florida State
 RB


20.
 Garett Bolles
Broncos
 Utah
 OT


21.
 Derek Barnett
Lions
 Tennessee
 DE


22.
 Jabrill Peppers
Dolphins
 Michigan
 S


23.
Takkarist McKinley
Giants
 UCLA
 DE


24.
 Marlon Humphrey
Raiders
 Alabama
 CB


25.
 DeShone Kizer
Texans
 Notre Dame
 QB


26.
 Cam Robinson
Seahawks
 Alabama
 OT


27.
 Haason Reddick
Chiefs
 Temple
 LB


28.
 Tre’Davious White
Cowboys
 LSU
 CB


29.
 Gareon Conley
Packers
 Ohio State
 CB


30.
 Jarrad Davis
Steelers
 Florida
 LB


31.
 Charles Harris
Falcons
 Missouri
 OLB


32.
 Kevin King
Saints
 Washington
 CB


33.
 David Njoku
Browns
 Miami
 TE


34.
 Budda Baker
49ers
 Washington
 S


35.
 Ryan Ramczyk
Jaguars
 Wisconsin
 OT


36.
 Adoree’ Jackson
Bears
 USC
 CB


37.
 Zay Jones
Rams
 East Carolina
 WR


38.
 Zach Cunningham
Chargers
 Vanderbilt
 LB


39.
 Obi Melinfowu
Jets
 UConn
 S


40.
 Taco Charlton
Panthers
 Michigan
 DE


41.
 JuJu Smith-Schuster
Bengals
 USC
 WR


42.
 Teez Tabor
Saints
 Florida
 CB


43.
 Sidney Jones
Eagles
 Washington
 CB


44.
 Caleb Brantley
Bills
 Florida
 DT


45.
 Evan Engram
Cardinals
 Ole Miss
 TE


46.
 T.J. Watt
Ravens
 Wisconsin
 OLB


47.
 Malik McDowell
Colts
 Michigan State
 DL


48.
 Dion Dawkins
Vikings
 Temple
 OG


49.
 Chris Godwin
Redskins
 Penn State
 WR


50.
 Chris Wormley
Buccaneers
 Michigan
 DE


51.
 Dan Feeney
Broncos
 Indiana
 OG


52.
 Pat Elflein
Browns
 Ohio State
 C


53.
 Chidobe Awuzie
Lions
 Colorado
 DB


54.
 Jordan Willis
Dolphins
 Kansas State
 DE


55.
 Tyus Bowser
Giants
 Houston
 LB


56.
 Alvin Kamara
Raiders
 Tennessee
 RB


57.
 Taylor Moton
Texans
 Western Michigan
 OG


58.
 Montravius Adams
Seahawks
 Auburn
 DT


59.
 Joe Mixon
Chiefs
 Oklahoma
 RB


60.
 Adam Shaheen
Cowboys
 Ashland (Ohio)
 TE


61.
 Justin Evans
Packers
 Texas A&M
 S


62.
 Marcus Williams
Steelers
 Utah
 S


63.
 Ethan Pocic
Falcons
 LSU
 C


64.
 Desmond King
Panthers
 Iowa
 DB



 


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