Updated Nov 22nd | Is there anything better than an NFL Mock Draft??? Nope … The following 2017 NFL Mock Draft will be updated on a regular basis throughout the draftseason. Check back often as we’ll have teams and players bouncing around based off of team needs and player buzz.
2017 NFL Mock Draft
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1. Cleveland Browns | DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
Onebar’s Thoughts: The Browns passed on the chance to get a franchise quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft ….. don’t look for them to do the same in ’17. With Kizer’s big and accurate arm along with his nifty legs the Browns should be looking to start over yet again at the QB position.
2. San Francisco 49ers | Deshaun Watson QB, Clemson
Onebar’s Thoughts: A whole lot of ish going on with the 49ers quarterback situation. With Gabbert lasting only a few games as a starter and Kaepernick looking well below average, we very well could see back to back quarterbacks taken in ’17.
3. Chicago Bears | Mitch Trubisky QB, North Carolina
Onebar’s Thoughts: Make it 3 quarterbacks in a row. Like the teams before them the Bears need to address the quarterback spot, ideally in round 1. Cutler is done in Chicago after 2016 and the Bears are hungry for a fresh start on offense. Trubisky needs some work but could be the guy who sky rockets come draft season.
4. Carolina Panthers | Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
Onebar’s Thoughts: Shockingly the Panthers defense has struggled in 2016, with the offensive side of the ball in good shape look for them to get the best available on defense. Not only is Garrett the best available defender, he might be the best overall player in the entire draft class.
5. New York Jets | Leonard Fournette RB, LSU
Onebar’s Thoughts: The Jets miss out on a signal caller and instead add another important piece to the offense. While Forte has been a nice addition, his age is against him and New York could look to a future featured back early in the 2017 NFL Draft. Fournette ranks right up there with some of the other top backs we have seen come out of college the past few years.
6. Jacksonville Jaguars | Jabrill Peppers S, Michigan
Onebar’s Thoughts: Peppers is a fan favorite and rightfully so. The Wolverine is a speedy game changing defender who can play multiple spots on the defensive side of the ball. Peppers would most likely start day one for the Jags at safety and make an impact day one.
7. New Orleans Saints | Jonathan Allen DE/DT, Alabama
Onebar’s Thoughts: The Saints could go in a handful of directions come draft day, and as long as they go on defense it will be the right move. Allen has been one of the best pass rushers in college football the past few years. With the Saints have little to zero pass rush in 2016 this would be a no-brainer.
8. Baltimore Ravens | Tim Williams Edge, Alabama
Onebar’s Thoughts: I’m tempted to add a young receiver or offensive weapon for the Ravens, but a guy like Williams doesn’t come around too often. The Bama pass rusher could take over for the elderly Suggs and put up big numbers early in his career.
9. Indianapolis Colts | Dalvin Cook RB, Florida St.
Onebar’s Thoughts: Everyone loves Frank Gore …. but it’s time for him to ride off into the sunset. Pairing Cook with Luck and their young group of receivers could help get the Colts back on track and where everyone thinks they should be … in the winning column.
10. Tennessee Titans (from L.A.) | Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida
Onebar’s Thoughts: Cornerback is easily one of the biggest needs for the Titans. For a team that is headed in the right direction getting the top corner in the draft in Tabor will only help their cause. Tabor would be a starter day 1 and help put an end to a bleeding secondary.
11. Miami Dolphins | Adoree Jackson, CB, USC
Onebar’s Thoughts: No doubt the Fins need to add more youth/help at cornerback. Jackson is as versatile as they come excelling on both offense/defense/returnman …. But will find his home in the NFL at corner with maybe a wrinkle thrown in every once in a while.
12. Tennessee Titans | Mike Williams WR, Clemson
Onebar’s Thoughts: Titans are actually looking like a legit team these past few weeks. Mariota is no doubt a star in the making, and while he has a few nice pieces at receiver, adding a playmaker like Williams to the mix who has size and can stretch the field might just be the icing on this Titans offensive cake.
13. Cincinnati Bengals | Charles Harris Edge, Missouri
Onebar’s Thoughts: The Bengals could use some more ooomph in the sack department. Dunlap is still putting up numbers but the soon to be 30 year ole Michael Johnson hasn’t done much since his return to Cincy last year, and to be honest there isn’t much waiting in the wings at defensive end.
14. San Diego Chargers | Cam Robinson OT, Auburn
Onebar’s Thoughts: Not to often you see the best offensive tackle fall to pick 14 of round 1. The Chargers would be more than happy to take Cam-Man, who has the ability to anchor an offensive line. With Rivers at the tail end of his career it will be important to have the offensive line in good shape for the youngster that takes over.
15. Tampa Bay Bucs | Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
Onebar’s Thoughts: It is almost a must the Bucs address the defensive line in round 1. Plenty worthy big men should still be on the board when the Bucs are on the board and a guy like McDowell would be a gift. At 6’6, 285 lbs this guy moves like a balarina, would be shocked if his stock doesn’t jump into the top 10 come draft day.
16. Arizona Cardinals | Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
Onebar’s Thoughts: The Cardinals are pretty set in the secondary except for that all important spot opposite Patrick Peterson. Marcus Cooper has filled in nicely but I don’t think anyone sees him as the ‘guy’. With a pretty thick group of talented corners the Cards could squash that need day 1.
17. Green Bay Packers | Demarcus Walker Edge, Florida St.
Onebar’s Thoughts: Both Peppers and Perry will be free agents and it would be an upset to see both of them back in ’17. Walker is following up a breakout 2015 season with an even better 2016 campaign putting up 10+ sacks already. Some question his size, but he his play speaks for itself.
18. Philadelphia Eagles (via MN) | JuJu Smith-Schuster WR, USC
Onebar’s Thoughts: Wentz has played well so far in his rookie campaign and the front office will need to continue to add weapons around him. Matthews, Agholor, and Green-Beckham are decent, but none of them appear to be consistent enough to be a true number 1 receiver.
19. Buffalo Bills | Jamal Adams, S, LSU
Onebar’s Thoughts: Safety should be on the radar for the Bills in the early rounds and depending on who is on the board could be an option as early as round 1. Adams is exactly what you want in a safety, he can do it all and play anywhere on the field.
20. Detroit Lions | Derrick Barnett EDGE, Tennessee
Onebar’s Thoughts: The Lions could use a boost in getting their hands on opposing quarterbacks. In only 3 seasons at Tennessee he already has 25+ sacks and he looks to add to that number in the coming weeks.
21. Washington Redskins | Reuben Foster LB, Alabama
Onebar’s Thoughts: As of now Reuben Foster gets the award for the best overall inside linebacker. Which just so happens to be a good sized need for the Redskins. Like former Bama inside backer Reggie Ragland, Foster has all the tools to step in day one for an NFL team, and might even be better than the former 2nd round pick.
22. New York Giants | Christian McCaffrey RB, Stanford
Onebar’s Thoughts: The Giants once again have a season of never ending running backs taking their turn to handle the rock. While they have been unlucky with injuries over the past few years, it is time to just start from scratch. The 6’0, 201 lb McCaffrey has averaged 6 yards a carry during his time at Stanford and is a weapon catching the ball and returning kicks.
23. Atlanta Falcons | Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida
Onebar’s Thoughts: Nobody questions the Falcons ability to put points on the board, look for them to turn their eyes to the defensive side of the ball yet again. They have tried a handful of guys over the past few years without a ton of success. At 6’2, 314 lbs Brantley has the tools to be a force in the NFL, just needs a little polishing.
24. Houston Texans | Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
Onebar’s Thoughts: Hall has played well but Demps is starting to get crusty around the edges at the age of 31. Hooker has great ball skills and has proven in 2016 he can make the big plays and create turnovers.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers | Carl Lawson DE, Auburn
Onebar’s Thoughts: The Steelers rank last in the NFL in sacks … yup dead last and Jarvis Jones has a whopping 0 on the year. Time to bring in some reinforcements and try again at finding a potential 10+ sack guy.
26. Cleveland Browns (via Philly) | Desmond King, CB, Iowa
Onebar’s Thoughts: Sure the last time the Browns took a quarterback and corner in round 1 it was Justin Gilber/Manziel …. but surely it can’t end the same way … or CAN it.
27. Kansas City Chiefs | Quinton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
chiefsOnebar’s Thoughts: Nobody ever gets overly excited about their team taking an interior lineman in round 1. But Nelson could be the exception, the powerful road grater from Notre Dame is the type of player who can pave a road for the running back and dominate the line. He needs a little work with his pass pro but his skills are more than worthy of a top 25 selection.
28. Denver Broncos | Raekwon McMillan LB, Ohio St.
Onebar’s Thoughts: Broncos could go in a handful of directions in ’17, with inside linebacker high on their list. McMillian is a tough defender who can man the middle and would be pretty solid value at the end of round 1. Could have a legit shot at starting as a rookie.
29. Oakland Raiders | Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
Onebar’s Thoughts: Oakland has come a long way and look like they might be here to stay for a while. With an overly potent offense don’t be shocked to see them continue to add more weapons on an up and coming defense. White has been one of the best in college football and could be a guy that sees his name hop up the charts come March/April.
30. Seattle Seahawks | Ryan Ramczyk OT, Wisconsin
Onebar’s Thoughts: I don’t think it’s a matter of what position Seattle goes for in round one, more of who they take. Offensive line will be a need early, it’s tough not to love the former D-III tackle Ramczyk, he has come a while and is hungry to be a star.
31. Dallas Cowboys | Carroll Phillips DE/LB, Illinois
Onebar’s Thoughts: The Cowboys can say they aren’t giving up on Randy Gregory all they want, but I don’t think anyone sees him suiting up anytime soon. I think they dip back into the pass rushing pool hope for a better outcome.
32. New England Patriots | Nick Chubb RB, Georgia
Onebar’s Thoughts: Patriots always seem to play musical chairs at running back, and while it has worked for them if a guy like Chubb is sitting there at the end of round 1 they might bite the bullet. Chubb can move the chains and excels at picking up the blitz, while his past knee injury might scare some teams off, I think he’ll be a steal come draft day.