Archive | April 2017

What the NFL Draft Experts Predict in Their 2017 Mock Drafts

Former NFL GM and personnel executive Mike Lombardi, whose work experience ranges from working under Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis to being Cleveland Browns’ GM to an executive working with the Patriots’ Bill Belichick, said recently that everyone can produce a mock draft and how a guy in Des Moines, Iowa basement can produce one.

But, what do the “experts” have to say about the upcoming 2017 NFL draft? Who will go as the top pick in the first round? Who will hear their name on Day One? Let’s take a look at the consensus for the NFL draft from the NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks, Mike Mayock and ESPN’s Mel Kiper.

(Note: If two experts pick the same player, and the other two pick two different players, I went with the player chosen by two experts. If there is no clear-cut player, it is “No consensus.”)

  1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, defensive end (Consensus pick by all four)
  2. San Francisco: Jamal Adams, safety
  3. Chicago: Marcus Lattimore, safety (consensus pick by all four)
  4. Jacksonville: Leonard Fournette, running back
  5. Tennessee: Soloman Thomas, defensive tackle
  6. New York Jets: OJ Howard, tight end
  7. Los Angeles Chargers: Malik Hooker, safety
  8. Carolina: Christian McCaffrey, running back/offensive weapon
  9. Cincinatti: Reuben Foster, linebacker
  10. Buffalo: No consensus
  11. New Orleans: No consensus
  12. Cleveland: Mitchell Trubisky, quarterback
  13. Arizona: Patrick Mahomes, quarterback
  14. Philadelphia: No consensus
  15. Indianapolis: No consensus
  16. Baltimore: No consensus
  17. Washington: No consensus
  18. Tennessee: No consensus
  19. Tampa Bay: Dalvin Cook, running back
  20. Denver: Ryan Ramcyzk, offensive tackle
  21. Detroit: Jarrad Davis, linebacker
  22. Miami: No consensus
  23. New York Giants: Garrett Bolles, offensive tackle
  24. Oakland: No consensus
  25. Houston: Cam Robinson, offensive tackle
  26. Seattle: No consensus
  27. Kansas City: No consensus
  28. Dallas: No consensus
  29. Green Bay: No consensus
  30. Pittsburgh: No consensus
  31. Atlanta: No consensus
  32. New Orleans: Adoree’ Jackson, wide receiver/special teams weapon

Here are the mock drafts from the experts:

Daniel Jeremiah Bucky Brooks Mel Kiper Mike Mayock
1. Myles Garrett Myles Garrett Myles Garrett Myles Garrett
2. Jamal Adams Jamal Adams Soloman Thomas Jamal Adams
3. Marcus Lattimore Marcus Lattimore Jamal Adams Marcus Lattimore
4. Leonard Fournette Leonard Fournette Jonathan Allen Leonard Fournette
5. Soloman Thomas Soloman Thomas Reuben Foster Mitchell Trubisky (to Tennessee in trade w/Cleveland)
6. OJ Howard Deshaun Watson OJ Howard OJ Howard
7. Malik Hooker Malik Hooker Mike Williams Soloman Thomas
8. Christian McCaffrey Jonathan Allen Christian McCaffrey Christian McCaffrey
9. Reuben Foster Reuben Foster Haason Reddick Jonathan Allen
10. Haason Reddick Mike Williams Jabrill Peppers Reuben Foster
11. Marlon Humphrey Derek Barnett Marcus Lattimore Charles Harris
12. Mitchell Trubisky OJ Howard Mitchell Trubisky John Ross (to Cleveland in trade w/Tennessee)
13. Patrick Mahomes Patrick Mahomes Corey Davis Marlon Humphrey
14. Derek Barnett Christian McCaffrey Gareon Conley Mike Williams
15. Charles Harris Takkarist McKinley Leonard Fournette Derek Barnett
16. Mike Williams Corey Davis Forrest Lamp Haason Reddick
17. Jonathan Allen Mitchell Trubisky Malik Hooker Takkarist McKinley
18. Corey Davis John Ross Marlon Humphrey Adoree’ Jackson
19. Dalvin Cook Dalvin Cook John Ross Malik Hooker
20. Ryan Ramcyzk Ryan Ramcyzk Ryan Ramcyzk Ryan Ramcyzk
21. Jarrad Davis Jarrad Davis Kevin King Corey Davis
22. Forrest Lamp Taco Charlton Jarrad Davis TJ Watt
23. David Njoku Garrett Bolles Charles Harris Garrett Bolles
24. Gareon Conley Haason Reddick Tre’Davious White Cam Robinson
25. Cam Robinson Cam Robinson Cam Robinson Deshaun Watson
26. Garrett Bolles Obi Melifonwu Garrett Bolles Forrest Lamp
27. Deshaun Watson Gareon Conley Zach Cunningham Dalvin Cook
28. Adoree’ Jackson Charles Harris Derek Barnett Tre’Davious White
29. TJ Watt Joe Mixon Takkarist McKinley Alvin Kamara
30. Evan Engram DeShone Kizer Zay Jones Jordan Willis
31. Kevin King Forrest Lamp Taco Charlton Jabrill Peppers
32. Takkarist McKinley Adoree’ Jackson Adoree’ Jackson Patrick Mahomes (to Arizona in trade w/New Orleans)
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