Mark Sciubba's 2017 NFL Mock Draft: 2.0
Round 1 Picks 1-16
Mark Sciubba's second 2017 NFL Mock Draft is up. This one is two rounds!
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Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, EDGE, Texas A&M
- Myles Garret is a generational talent as a pass rusher. The Texas A&M product is a game changer for any defense in the league. The Browns need all the game changers they can get and Garret will give them an elite player to build the D around. With the Browns transitioning to a 4-3 the best scheme fit for garret I think this pick is a lock.
Previous Pick: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
San Francisco 49ers: Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
- With all the HC vacancies filled, but the 49ers, the smart money is they will go for one of the young offensive minds for that position. I don't believe that any QB in this class is worth a top 10 pick. With that being said though having Mcdaniels or Shanahan as my coach would make me feel way better about it.
- Trubisky is a risk due to his limited experience as a starter but he's the prototypical starting NFL QB for better or worse. He has enough arm strength to make all the throws he needs to and flashes great accuracy. He'll be one of these QB's people call sneaky athletic because he's white but rest assured he make plays with his legs. If Trubisky can fail well like Peyton Manning did his rookie year and get the right coaching, 49ers will have their franchise QB.
Previous Pick: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Chicago Bears: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
- Myles Garrett is the best player in this class but Jonathan Allen is damn close. In fact if a team runs a 3-4 then Allen might even be better than Garrett. Allen is the ultimate Alabama player of this Nick Saban era. Other than the Saints, The Bears have one of the worst defenses in the league. They have some nice young pieces on that side of the ball and Allen can be the glue and leader to get the Chicago defense in playoff contender form.
- The Bears will have to be smart and fight off the urge to take a QB here. Getting a guy like Allen and waiting a year for the loaded 2018 QB class is the best move for the franchise.
Previous Pick: Desmond King, CB, Iowa
Jacksonville Jaguars: Derek Barnett, EDGE, Tennessee
- The Jacksonville Jaguars have to get their pass rush going. They have far too much young talent to not to. Once the pass rush can come together the whole defense will improve. Barnett is an absolute stud playing the edge. Barnett and Fowler teaming up to get after QB's should put a smile on Jacksonville's fans face.
Previous Pick: Roderick Johnson, OT, Florida State
Tennessee Titans: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
- If you watched the National Championship even a casual fan could see Mike Williams is a blue chipper at the WR position. Marcus Mariota had a breakout year where he looked like one of the best QBs in the NFL at points. A true number 1 receiver would not only greatly help Mariota but every other player on the Titans' offense. Kendall Wright and Tajae Sharpe will greatly benefit as well. Also a Titans' offense where you have a stud at WR along with that run game easily will give Tennessee the best offenses in the AFC South.
New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
- What was supposed to be the strength of the New York Jets has been a mess. The secondary put a smile on the faces of WRs and QBs instead of instilling any fear. The Jets have great D-lineman but it means nothing when your corners are getting burned every other play. Jamal Adams is a game changer for the defense. A great safety like Adams is exactly what the doctor ordered for the hurting and aging secondary of the Jets. Jets roster is in need of a minor overhaul of their roster and Adams is the perfect place to start.
Previous Pick: Charles Harris, EDGE, Missouri
Los Angeles Chargers: Tim Williams, EDGE, Alabama
- Now that the Chargers have an absolute stud in Joey Bosa they need to get him some help. Tim Williams rushing the QB opposite of Bosa could be what the chargers finally need to get Rivers a Super Bowl chance. Chargers need to be smart and build up the defense around Bosa. The only other offensive players worth taking this high are the top two RBs and Gordon has them set for a very long time there. Williams to the Chargers would be one of my favorite picks of the first round.
Previous Pick: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan
Carolina Panthers: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
- Sorry everyone who wants to see Fournette in the same backfield as Cam Newton. Dalvin Cook is a home run hitter and exactly what the Panthers offense needs to get back on track. A corner would also be a great pick here but Cook is special. Many times you will hear people say that one RB is the thunder and one is the lightning to a backfield. Cook is thunder and lightning. Panthers will get back to pounding defenses with Cook and Stewart in the backfield.
Previous Pick: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
Cincinnati Bengals: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
- Despite the past season the Bengals roster is way better than one may think. It's greatly constructed with no glaring weakness freeing up the Bengals to take the best player available on their board. Reuben Foster can be an instant starter and make plays for the Bengals defense day one. As most Alabama defensive players are Foster is extremely NFL ready and they don't have much time left to get Marvin Lewis the playoff win he deserves.
Previous Pick: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
Buffalo Bills: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
- Buffalo Bills and new HC Sean Mcdermott get lucky here and get the player they wanted all along to fall to them. After a rough year in Carolina Mcdermott has to realize the importance of having a good secondary. Hooker might have the highest ceiling of a safety in the last 10 years. If the Bills get a deal done with Gilmore and then add an elite prospect at safety like Hooker the Buffalo defense can get back to dominating. Well and the fact they got the worst HC Rex Ryan out of town. Plenty of great talent on that Buffalo D and Hooker would fit right in.
Previous Pick: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
New Orleans Saints: DeMarcus Walker, EDGE, Florida State
- New Orleans Saints needs to go best defensive player available throughout the draft. Other than the Colts no one has an easier draft plan then the Saints. Walker has been fantastic for Florida State and in my opinion is worth a top 10 pick.
- Getting him here for a team that needs all the defensive help they can get would be a win for the Saints. They'll finally have a great pass rush duo which will help out the leagues worst defense in terms of talent.
- A player like Walker could be a total game changer for the Saints as their Safety tandem of Byrd and Vaccaro are underrated. They could be one of the best duos with some talents like Walker playing in the front 7.
Previous Pick: Tim Williams, EDGE, Alabama
Cleveland Browns: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
- Cleveland jumps for joy when they see Fournette sitting here for their taking. Fournette will bring a new attitude to Cleveland's offense right away and will make a great young combo with Duke Johnson.
- A back like Fournette is the perfect pick for the Browns while they wait to find a franchise QB. The Browns' shouldn't try to force finding a franchise QB in one of the weakest QB classes ever.
- The LSU RB is a true blue chipper and a monster running the ball with speed and power. The main concern now is that he seems a little too good to be true like Trent Richardson did. Fournette is not Richardson and people should stop making the connection.
Previous Pick: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
Arizona Cardinals: Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
- The putting safeties at LB experiment is failing. The best way for the Cardinals to right their wrong is to get a beast middle linebacker in Zach Cunningham. Despite the loaded conference he plays in Cunningham managed to stand out every week as a playmaker for the Vanderbilt defense.
- If your defense needs a tackling machine he's your guy. He's a flat out playmaker for the defense and improving the front 7 in Arizona is something that needs to be done. A strong combine will make Cunningham a lock as a top 20 pick.
Previous Pick: Derek Barnett, EDGE, Tennessee
Indianapolis Colts: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida
- Ryan Grigson has failed as a GM. After lucking into the best QB prospect since Peyton Manning. Pun intended. He has done nothing but waste his talent with awful draft after awful trade after awful signing.
- I usually don't feel this way but I truly believe a casual NFL draft fan could have done a better job than he has. It's not brain science. Take the best defensive player available. Teez Tabor will be a lockdown corner in the NFL and the Colts could use him desperately since most game they play are shootouts.
- Some believe his teammate Quincy Wilson is the best corner in this class but in this draft fan's opinion you can't go wrong with either. Take Tabor and give yourself an undeserved pat on the back Grigson.
Previous Pick: Carl Lawson, EDGE, Auburn
Philadelphia Eagles: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan
- Other than Christian McCaffery no player will be as divisive as Jabrill Peppers on where they should be drafted.
- In my opinion Peppers is the 6th best safety in the class and a third round talent being hyped up by the media as a top 10 pick. Opinions will vary heavy on Peppers so I'm sure at least one team will have a 1st round grade on him and he seems like a true football player who will bring an attitude and earn playing time wherever he's drafted.
- Eagles need to make improvements in their secondary and build this defense up to give Wentz a better chance of getting the Eagles to the playoffs. I would not be shocked to see Corey Davis comes off the board here, but Peppers in Philly seems like a great fit for the team and the player.
Previous Pick: Teez Tebor, CB, Florida
Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
- What makes the Ravens so great at the NFL Draft is that GM Ozzie Newsome doesn't over think. He takes the best player on the board and ones he knows will transition well to the NFL.
- Humphery was one of the best players for the best defense in the nation. Despite Mike Williams dominating the Bama Secondary Humphery has been great to solid all year long. Ravens love Bama players and they get another great one here at a position of need.
Previous Pick: Travin Dural, WR, LSU
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