NFL Mock Draft

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston

As of now it seems like a lock that the Bucs will rely on Jameis Winston to become their franchise quarterback.

2. TRADE Cleveland Browns via Tennessee Titans

Marcus Mariota

The Browns are desperate for a franchise quarterback and Marcus Mariota may be that man, although many, including myself have questions about his transition to the NFL.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

Dante Fowler Jr

The Jaguars need an outside edge rusher and Fowler fits perfectly because he can rush the passer and defend the run.

4. Oakland Raiders

Amari Cooper

The Raiders need weapons for Derek Carr and Amari Cooper is the best weapon in the draft, although they may be lured to Kevin White due to his size, strength, and speed.

5. TRADE Atlanta Falcons via Washington Redskins

Leonard Williams

Leonard Williams is the best defensive player in the draft and the Falcons have showed in the past, Julio Jones, that they are willing to trade up to pick a franchise player.

6. New York Jets

Vic Beasley

The Jets need an outside edge pass rusher and Vic Beasley has the potential to become an NFL star.

7. Chicago Bears

Kevin White

The Bears need a wide receiver after trading Brandon Marshall and White could develop into a wide out like Larry Fitzgerald.

8. Washington Redskins via Atlanta Falcons

Shane Ray

The Redskins are able to accumulate a few picks and draft one of the best edge pass rusher who they wanted to draft at 5.

9. New York Giants

Brandon Scherff

The Giants have an incredible array of receivers, but without a steady offensive line Eli will not be able to put the ball into the hands of his play makers

10. TRADE San Francisco 49ers via St. Louis Rams

Danny Shelton

The 49ers experienced many losses on defense this offseason due to retirement, but Danny Shelton may be able to become the nucleus of a new defense.

11. Minnesota Vikings

Trae Waynes

The Vikings have a need for a corner back and Waynes recently jumped up many draft boards due to his world class speed and success at Michigan State.

12. Tennessee Titans via Cleveland Browns

Randy Gregory

Although the Titans traded down in the draft, they may still be able to net the pass rusher with the most potential because of his freakish athletic ability and size.

13. New Orleans Saints

Bud Dupree

The versatile outside linebacker has been flying up draft boards because of his pass rushing ability, which the Saints lacked last season.

14. Miami Dolphins

DeVante Parker

The Dolphins made many big decisions and spent a lot of money this offseason, but they still lack a true number one receiver to help Ryan Tannehill.

15. St. Louis Rams via San Francisco 49ers

Marcus Peters

The Rams have a great front seven, but the addition of Marcus Peters could elevate them to an elite all around defense.

16. TRADE Arizona Cardinals via Houston Texans

Todd Gurley

If the Cardinals do not trade for Adrian Peterson, they may draft Todd Gurley, who is expected to be one of the next great running backs.

17. San Diego Chargers

Andrus Peat

The Chargers are in a dilemma due to the Philip Rivers situation, but now they must protect him and allow him to work from the pocket, if they will win this season.

18. Kansas City Chiefs

Ereck Flowers

The Chiefs have lost a few offensive lineman the past few seasons, which is a major concern because they love running the ball in order to use the play action pass.

19. Tennessee Titans via Cleveland Browns via Buffalo Bills

Kevin Johnson

The Titans were able to draft a pass rusher with their first pick and should consider a shut down corner like Kevin Johnson in order to surely elevate their porous defense.

20. Philadelphia Eagles

Landon Collins

The LSU star safety has slightly fallen since the draft process, but he still remains the best safety in the draft and should be a solid pro.

21. Cincinnati Bengals

Arik Armstead

The Bengals’ defensive line is aging, but the addition of a stud like Armstead will quicken the rebuilding process up front.

22. Pittsburgh Steelers

Byron Jones

The Steelers’ secondary was negatively affected by free agency, but through the draft they should be able to remake their defense so it is feared.

23. Detroit Lions

Malcolm Brown

The Lions lost their two best defensive tackles this offseason and desperately need a player like Brown that can fill holes and plow lanes for their pass rushers.

24. Houston Texans via Arizona Cardinals

Breshad Perriman

The Texans lost their best player in franchise history, but the addition of Perriman alongside DeAndre Hopkins should form a formidable 1-2 on the outside.

25. Carolina Panthers

DJ Humphries

The Panthers are in need of a tackle that can block for Cam Newton and Humphries has shown the ability to protect during his years at Florida.

26. Baltimore Ravens

Phillip Dorsett

The Ravens lost their big play receiver when Torrey Smith left for San Francisco, but the addition of the fastest receiver in the draft should be able to replace Smith’s production.

27. Dallas Cowboys

Melvin Gordon

Although the Cowboys lost the best running back in the league last season, Melvin Gordon easily has the talent to replace most of Murray’s production behind the best line in the league.

28. Denver Broncos

La’el Collins

Since Collins has started for LSU, he has used his enormous size to protect their mobile quarterbacks and pave lanes for their impressive running game.

29. TRADE New York Jets via Indianapolis Colts

Dorial Green Beckham

Although they have made many maneuvers this offseason, they could use another big play wide receiver. Even though Green Beckham did not play this season, he has the most potential of any wide receiver in the draft.

30. Green Bay Packers

Jalen Collins

The Packers are very close to a Super Bowl and may only need a potential shut down corner like Collins to give Rodgers his second ring.

31. New Orleans Saints via Seattle Seahawks

Jalen Strong

The Saints dealt two of their best playmakers on offense this offseason, but the addition of Strong should lessen the blow and help Brees return to his elite form.

32. TRADE Chicago Bears via New England Patriots

Eddie Goldman

The Bears desperately need help on defense, especially in the front seven so the addition of Goldman will help them return to being a team that lauds itself on its defense.

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