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2017 NFL Draft Mini-Mock: Final Mock

Who will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take with the first pick? Photo Courtesy: Zennie Abraham

The Cleveland Browns have the first overall pick. Is Myles Garrett a lock?
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By Zach Walker

The final answer key to the most unpredictable aspect of the NFL.

From writer – “If Cleveland F’s this up and doesn’t take Garrett, it’s pretty much ‘Old West’ rules out there in the first round.”

  1. CLE – TAMU DE Myles Garrett – This is just gonna happen. A “No Brainer.”
  2. SF – STAN DE Solomon Thomas – Epic Rise. Buckner and Armstead inside creates Titanic front of giant persons.
  3. CHI – BAMA DL Jonathan Allen – Glennon over Watson, that’ll be the forever narrative. Allen is a solid defensive cornerstone.
  4. JAX – FSU Dalvin Cook – Ivory is nothing special and Yeldon didn’t shine like rookie year. Cook could be a 350 carry/60 catch back out of the box.
  5. TEN (LA) – TENN DE Derek Barnett – A hunter for LeBeau to mold into a tank to take Luck down.
  6. NYJ – OSU CB Marshon Lattimore – Need to get WAY past Revis, and improve pass defense.
  7. LAC – BAMA CB Marlon Humphrey – Almost need to just clean break from oft-injured talent-teasing Jason Verrett.
  8. CAR – BAMA OT Cam Robinson – Protecting Cam must be chart topping.
  9. CIN – OSU FS Malik Hooker – Need more back end talent.
  10. BUF – CLEM QB DeShaun Watson – They convince Taylor to take pay cut, then draft his similarly-skilled replacement.
  11. NO – LSU RB Leonard Fournette – Hometown hero to give Brees that cart horse to help extend his career, give new dimension to offense.
  12. CLE (PHI) – BAMA LB Reuben Foster – Second blue-chipper for starved defense that needs this leader in the middle.
  13. ARI – ND QB DeShone Kizer – Could grow into THE quarterback of this class, with early reserve/observe role; take over for Palmer in 2018.
  14. PHI (MIN) – STAN RB Christian McCaffrey – Peterson gets his Charles-mold back, Wentz gets a target perfect for his range of throws.
  15. IND – LSU SS Jamal Adams – Needing talent wherever they can juice it from.
  16. BAL – BAMA DL Tim Williams – Suggs gets a talent equivalent to show the ropes, teach how to be a pro.
  17. WAS – UNC QB Mitch Trubisky – Washington is not going to commit to Cousins long term, draft his replacement.
  18. TEN – CLEM WR Mike Williams – Same player, different spot. Mariota gets his ace receiver.
  19. TB – WMU WR Corey Davis – Winston gets a second number-one caliber receiver.
  20. DEN – WISC OT Ryan Ramczyk – The big “Badger” teamed with Ron Leary and Max Garcia, could have a great building fort for Lynch and run game.
  21. DET – TEMP LB Haason Reddick – The Lions tab the ‘Jack of All Trades’ beast Reddick to the heart of the defense.
  22. MIA – MICH DL Taco Charlton – They just exorcised the Dion Jordan cancer, Taco Time!
  23. NYG – BAMA TE O.J. Howard – It’s not like they plan on rushing the ball, Howard gives them the sword down the middle.
  24. LVR – VANDY LB Zach Cunningham – The Raiders need a center triggerman for their defense.
  25. HOU – UTAH OT Garett Bolles – I don’t think the Texans will reach for a quarterback here, build for the eventual signal caller.
  26. SEA – WKU OL Forrest Lamp – Bolstering the interior of the offensive line, for plowing for Lacy, Procise, and Collins.
  27. KC – OSU LB Raekwon McMillan – Derrick Johnson is coming back from serious leg injury and he’s old, McMillan is an athletic riser at a position of need.
  28. DAL – MICH SS Jabrill Peppers – The Cowboys lost both SS’s in free agency, Peppers can be a 3-downer at multiple positions.
  29. GB – UF CB Quincy Wilson – No one goes through corners like the Packers, Wilson is a top corner in this draft.
  30. PIT – UCLA DL Takkarist McKinley – Harrison won’t be around forever, McKinley is a “pile it on me,” blue collar pass rusher.
  31. ATL – WISC LB T.J. Watt – Quinn is going to have a long off-season, Watt provides skill at multiple positions.
  32. NO (NE) – MIA TE David Njoku – Getting Brees a talented tight end from the U worked out before, because Fleener hasn’t been much.

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