Mark Sciubba's 2017 NFL Mock Draft: 7 Rounds
Mark Sciubba's third 2017 NFL Mock Draft is up. This one is seven rounds!
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Cleveland Browns: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
- Now that the Browns have a generational pass rusher and have spent multiple premium picks on the D line, they can get a fast rangy LB to wreak havoc in the middle of the defense. Davis can be the QB of the defense and be a day one starter for the Browns.
Previous Pick: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
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San Francisco 49ers: Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina
- Zay Jones is an absolute stud. I think he can easily be one of the top 10 best players in this draft. From the wow plays to the size speed, crisp route running, NFL bloodlines, and soft hands He’d be the best receiver on the 49ers day one. Jones is one of the players I’d pound the table for in this draft.
Previous Pick: Adoree Jackson, CB, USC
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Garrett Bolles, OL, Utah
- Now that Doug Marrone an offensive minded coach has taken over and that the Jags have spent an abundance of draft picks and money building their defense it’s time to get offensive help. Bolles is the best offensive lineman in the draft on some boards. Limited experience and Age will knock him down some boards. I f he can just be solid he’d be a big upgrade for the Jaguars offensive line.
Previous Pick: Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU
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Chicago Bears: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
- One of the corners with first round grades will fall to the second based off the depth of this class. Conley will be a starter for some NFL defense next year.
- Chicago has had a long rebuild and it’s still ongoing. Grabbing a shutdown corner like Conley is something they need to do if they ever want this rebuild to end.
Previous Pick: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
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Los Angeles Rams: Budda Baker, S, Washington
- When a team trades away a ton of their picks to move up they need to focus on just taking the best players they can. Budda Baker is a playmaker on defense. If he was 6 ft tall he’d be a top 10 pick. I'd love to see what Wade Phillips does wih him.
Previous Pick: Cam Robinson, OL, Alabama
Los Angeles Chargers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin
- My mentality for the Chargers in this draft is a "Lets go get em" Mentality. They've been criticized for being soft and not finishing games strong.
- Addng Solomon Thomas and TJ Watt with Joey Bosa would put an end to that talk. That young trio with the right Defensive Coordinator would make for a scary defense.
Previous Pick: John Ross, WR, Washington
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New York Jets: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma
- The Jets need to add a playmaker and Mixon can do it all at RB. Picture Fred Jackson from his days in Buffalo but add Adrian Peterson’s athleticism and you get Mixon. He can be an absolute workhorse for the Jets' offense and they desperately need one.
Previous Pick: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
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Carolina Panthers: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
- Adding one of the top running backs in this draft is a top priority for the Panthers. Kamara will give the Panthers a kind of RB they haven't had in awhile.
- He would also let Stewart play more of a number 2 power back role where he would excel. Kamara may not start day one, but once he gets the job he'll keep it for the next 6 or 7 years.
Previous Pick: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
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Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Anderson, EDGE, Alabama
- I think Ryan Anderson is being undervalued in this draft. Every big game for Alabama you can find Allen making a big play for the Tide. I think Anderson will at the very least be the Robin to someones Batman in the pass rush and have about 10 sacks a season. If he reaches his potential I think he can be a perennial sack champion contender. He also plays the run very well and won't ever have to leave the field on defense.
Previous Pick: Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M
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New Orleans Saints: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan
- I personally think Peppers is only about the 7th best safety in this class. He's not great in coverage, I think he'll get run over by NFL backs but he’s an incredible athlete and someones gonna fall in love with the name and idea of Peppers.
- He was hyped as a top 10 pick all season by the media who doesn't pay attention to tape and the draft till their bosses tell them to after the Super Bowl. He can be a great player based off potential but he's not one yet.
Previous Pick: Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama
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Philadelphia Eagles: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
- The Eagles would be jumping for joy to see a playmaker at RB like McCaffery on the board here. After some key signings at WR adding a talented RB would give Wentz so many weapons. They'd also be young good ones to grow with. The only reason McCaffery falls out of the first round is there's questions about how he translates to the next level and how his body will hold up.
Previous Pick: Malik McDowell, DL, Michigan State
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Buffalo Bills: Caleb Brantley, DL, Florida
- Bills need to add some depth at DT now that they're going back to a 4-3. A lot of people will think this would be a luxury pick but Caleb Brantley is gonna be a first round talent on many teams boards and Kyle Williams isn't getting any younger.
Previous Pick: Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
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Arizona Cardinals: Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut
- Obi Melafanwu is an incredible athlete. The Cardinals grab a high ceiling guy hoping he can reach his potential and add another stud to their already great secondary.
Previous Pick: Charles Harris, EDGE, Missouri
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Indianapolis Colts: Raekwon McMillian, LB, Ohio State
- The Colts need to add as many good defensive players at possible. Not only would McMillian be and upgrade for them, he can be the team leader on defense for years to come.
Previous Pick: Dawuane Smoot, EDGE, Illinois
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Baltimore Ravens: Dan Feeney, OL, Indiana
- Baltimore as well the Packers and AFC North Rival Bengals have had their O lines ravished by Free Agency in recent years. Which means kudos to their scouting department and coaches on finding and devolving great NFL offensive lineman. The Ravens refill the cupboard at guard with who many believe to be the best guard in the draft.
Previous Pick: David Njoku, TE, Miami FL
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Minnesota Vikings: Carlos Watkins, DL, Clemson
- Carlos Watkins has been a big part of Clemsons dominance in college football the past few years. He's gonna be a longtime starter for some team in the NFL.
- The Vikings plan and build well on the defense always ready with a next man up approach. They don't at all on offense but their offensive woes aren't gonna be fixed in one draft. Watkins would be a good player for them.
Previous Pick: Marcus Maye, S, Florida
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Washington Redskins: D'Onta Foreman, RB, Texas
- Jay Gruden finally gets his workhorse game changing back here. Foreman is a freak athlete who broke out this year at Texas and had first round buzz this season. Foreman would be absolutely perfect for the what the Redskins like to do on offense and maybe having a RB like Foreman could convince Kirk Cousins he does wanna stick around.
Previous Pick: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado
- Awuzie is one of my favorite players in this class. He was a great college player and I think he could be even better in the NFL. The Buccaneers need to continue to invest premium picks in the defense so they don't end up like the Colts, wasting years of their franchise QB's career.
Previous Pick: Budda Baker, SS, Washington
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Denver Broncos: Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss
- John Elway seems like he likes to go best player available. Evan Engram is gonna be a stud who can play all over the offense for someone. He's been extremely impressive through the entire draft process. The Broncos grab their starting tight end for years to come here.
Previous Pick: Kendell Beckwith, LB, LSU
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Cleveland Browns: JuJu Smith Schuster, WR, USC
- I don't know why JuJu doesn't get more love. In my opinion, he's as good if not better than first round pick Laquan Treadwell from last year.
- His tape was impressive to me, plus he has the size and athleticism of a guy who could be a number 1 receiver in the NFL. Only bad thing for JuJu is he'd be going from Sam Darnold, the very likely number 1 pick next year, to whoever is starting for the Browns next season.
Previous Pick: Jake Butt, TE, Michigan
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Detroit Lions: Jordan Willis, EDGE, Kansas State
- This is the second year in a row where I've been saying the Lions have something special in Ansah and now they need to get him help. They just need someone to take advantage of all the attention Ansah commands and Willis is a fantastic athlete who can start day 1 and do that for them.
Previous Pick: Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
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Miami Dolphins: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
- Miami's corner situation is one of the worst in the league. They have overpaid Byron Maxwell, a pass interference waiting to happen in Xavier Howard at their projected starters. Tankersly or frankly, a few corners you can get in the second round of this class would be an improvement over both.
Previous Pick: Carl Lawson, EDGE, Auburn
- Other Miami Dolphins Selections
New York Giants: Tim Williams, EDGE, Alabama
- Tim Williams is a guy who had top 15 pick potential. He was a beast for the tide this year. The only problem is off field.
- He failed multiple drug tests at Alabama and many view him as a situational pass rusher. Even though I think he can be an every down player, both things will knock him down to the second round. The Giants love their pass rushers and they get a great one here.
Previous Pick: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
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Oakland Raiders: Marcus Maye, S, Florida
- In my opinion Marcus Maye is one of the safest players in this draft. The Raiders are a RB away and competent secondary away from being true super bowl contenders and adding a solid day 1 starter at safety would be a fantastic move in the 2nd.
Previous Pick: Marcus Williams, S, Utah
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Houston Texans: Kevin King, CB, Washington
- Now that his teammate Sidney Jones has sadly torn his ACL at their pro day many people are predicting King will go on the first round. He's a very talented player with definite first round type size and athleticism but I don't think he goes in the first because though a great player Sidney Jones was the true lockdown corner in Washington and Budda Baker at the safety also helped a lot. I think King is a great player but the question teams will have is, was he a great player or was he surrounded by great players in the Washington secondary who made him seem better than he actually is.
Previous Pick: Pat Elflein, OL, Ohio State
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Seattle Seahawks: Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State
- Along with Iowa TE George Kittle, Curtis Samuel is a guy in the class I think just seems like he belongs on the Seahawks. They've struggled to find a true number 2 receiver across from Baldwin if you don't count tight end Jimmy Graham. Samuel could instantly be that guy and the Seahawks would use him right, getting him a few touches in the run game.
Previous Pick: Ethan Pocic, OL, LSU
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Kansas City Chiefs: Tanoh Kpassagnon, DL, Villanova
- Speaking of giant athletic beasts in this class the guy with the least pronounceable name can make some serious money at the combine, if he puts on a strong performance there he could propel himself to the second half of the first round. Playing under Andy Reid in that Kansas City defense would be a perfect situation for him.
- Other Kansas City Chiefs Selections
Dallas Cowboys: Adoree Jackson, CB, USC
- The Cowboys need to add a guy they think can start day one somewhere in the secondary in the early rounds. At the very least if Jackson doesn't work out as a CB I could see them trying him at receiver.
- Hell they could play him at both. With the Cowboys run game all he'd have to do is run go routes all day long. Worst case scenario cowboys have a great return specialist On a cheap rookie deal the next 4 years.
Previous Pick: Charles Walker, DL, Oklahoma
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Green Bay Packers: Dawuane Smoot, EDGE, Illinois
- Packers right now remind me of a team that would go 1-15 if they lost Aaron Rodgers the way the Colts did with Peyton Manning his last year in Indianapolis. They need to add young guys who are ready to be wrecking balls with Clay Mathews. If they can build a top defense and Aaron Rodgers doesn't retire early for Hollywood they could still be a dynasty.
Previous Pick: Caleb Brantley, DL, Florida
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Carl Lawson, EDGE, Auburn
- The Steelers need to add more young pass rushers that can be eventually starters for them. They got one in Bud Dupree but Jarvis Jones never panned out and now he's off the roster.
- Though he may look like he could play another few years James Harrison isn't gonna be around much longer. I think Lawson would be perfect for what the Steelers do on defense.
Previous Pick: Carlos Watkins, DL, Clemson
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Atlanta Falcons: Demarcus Walker, EDGE, Florida State
- Adding a great pass rusher is never a bad idea. Literally never. Walker and Beasley can be the pass rush duo for years to come in Atlanta with this pick.
Previous Pick: Dan Feeney, OL, Indiana
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Carolina Panthers: Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech
- Let's be honest. Other than Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen, Cam Newton's skill players are average to poor at best.
- Henderson would be a vast improvement for them. They can plug him in opposite of Kelvin Benjamin and see how great Cam can be when given better talent around him.
Previous Pick: Ejuan Price, EDGE, Pittsburgh
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