With the New England Patriots claiming the title as Super Bowl 51 champions, the NFL season has officially come to an end. With this being the case, the NFL offseason is on our way. This is my second mock draft of the offseason. I will post my third version at the beginning of next month.
|1.||Cleveland Browns||Myles Garrett||DE||Texas A&M|
|2.||San Francisco 49ers||Malik Hooker||S||Ohio State|
|3.||Chicago Bears||Mitch Trubisky||QB||North Carolina|
|4.||Jacksonville Jaguars||Jonathan Allen||DT||Alabama|
|5.||Tennessee Titans (from LOS)||Marshon Lattimore||CB||Ohio State|
|6.||New York Jets||Deshone Kizer||QB||Notre Dame|
|7.||Los Angeles Chargers||Ryan Ramczyk||OT||Wisconsin|
|8.||Carolina Panthers||Solomon Thomas||DE||Stanford|
|9.||Cincinnati Bengals||Reuben Foster||LB||Alabama|
|10.||Buffalo Bills||Cam Robinson||OT||Alabama|
|11.||New Orleans Saints||Jamal Adams||S||LSU|
|12.||Cleveland Browns (from PHI)||Deshaun Watson||QB||Clemson|
|13.||Arizona Cardinals||Quincy Wilson||CB||Florida|
|14.||Philadelphia Eagles* (from MIN)||Marlon Humphrey||CB||Alabama|
|15||Indianapolis Colts*||Leonard Fournette||RB||LSU|
|16.||Baltimore Ravens||Dalvin Cook||RB||Florida State|
|17.||Washington Redskins||Derek Barnett||DE||Tennessee|
|18.||Tennessee Titans||Mike Williams||WR||Clemson|
|19.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Corey Davis||WR||Western Michigan|
|20.||Denver Broncos||Garett Bolles||OT||Utah|
|21.||Detroit Lions||Sidney Jones||CB||Washington|
|22.||Miami Dolphins||OJ Howard||TE||Alabama|
|23.||New York Giants||Malik McDowell||DT||Michigan State|
|24.||Oakland Raiders||Zach Cunningham||LB||Vanderbilt|
|25.||Houston Texans||Patrick Mahomes||QB||Texas Tech|
|26.||Seattle Seahawks||Jabrill Peppers||S/LB||Michigan|
|27.||Kansas City Chiefs||Jalen Tabor||CB||Florida|
|28.||Dallas Cowboys||Takkarist McKinley||DE/OLB||UCLA|
|29.||Green Bay Packers||Cordrea Tankersley||CB||Clemson|
|30.||Pittsburgh Steelers||Tim Williams||OLB||Alabama|
|31.||Atlanta Falcons||Caleb Brantley||DT||Florida|
|32.||New England Patriots||Taco Charlton||DE||Michigan|
Breakdown of the Top 5:
1. Cleveland Browns – Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
Myles Garrett will be the first player off the board unless the Browns or another team trade up for one of the quarterbacks. He is the most talented player in the 2017 NFL Draft.
2. San Francisco 49ers – Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
The 49ers will likely select a quarterback with this pick. As of right now, I think they will make a move for either Kirk Cousins, Tony Romo, or Jimmy Garoppolo, so they will go with defensive player here. With new GM John Lynch, I would not be surprised to see Hooker or Jamal Adams go off the board this early.
3. Chicago Bears – Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
Similar to the 49ers, the Bears will be looking for a quarterback unless they make a move prior to the draft. While the 49ers were able to, I don’t have the Bears doing so in this mock. Instead, the Bears select Mitch Trubisky, who has a similar playing style to Carson Wentz, the second overall pick last year.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama
The case could be made that Allen is the best player in the draft. The Jaguars picked the best player on the board with their first two picks in the 2016 draft, so I see them doing the same this year. Allen would be a force on an improving Jaguar defensive line.
5. Tennessee Titans – Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
The Titans have the 5th overall pick by way of the Los Angeles Rams. The Titans improved significantly in 2016, and will be looking to build on this heading into 2017. Cornerback is a major need for their defense, and Lattimore is one of the best players available.