Full 3 Round NFL Mock Draft
I previously composed a Ravens mock draft looking at 3 different potential routes the team could go in the first 3 rounds. This time I took a slightly different approach and did a 3 round mock draft for all 32 teams. This way there is a bit more thought put into it than player “x” may be available at pick “y”, and it also gives a better picture of the overall depth of prospects. Take a look and fire away with any and all opinions!
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1. Cleveland: Myles Garrett, Edge, Texas A&M – The Browns need talent across the board and Garrett is the best player in the draft. This is an easy one.
2. San Francisco: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State – The Niners are in a similar position to the Browns in that they really need help everywhere, but their CB situation is especially dire. It is rare for DBs to go this high, but Lattimore is a special talent and there is no other obvious choice here.
3. Chicago: Solomon Thomas, DL, Stanford – The Bears have been re-tooling their defense for a couple seasons now, and Thomas may the last piece to the puzzle in a talented front 7.
4. Jacksonville: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama – Howard is a rare athlete at the TE position who is an outstanding blocker and receiver. The Jaguars don’t have major needs on defense and Howard is the best skill player in the draft.
5. Tennessee: Malik Hooker, Safety, Ohio State – The Titans snag Hooker who looks to be a game changing safety with rare range and ball-skills.
6. New York Jets: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU – The Jets have no clue when it comes to developing a QB, and the best way of generating offense without a QB is behind a stud RB.
7. Los Angeles Chargers: Jamal Adams, Safety, LSU – The Chargers quietly have one of the better secondaries in the NFL and a playmaking and versatile safety like Adams completes the unit.
8. Carolina: Derek Barnett, Edge, Tennessee – Like many teams drafting in top half, Carolina has many needs, but they can’t really expect to get too much out of Charles Johnson and Julius Peppers at this stage of their careers. Barnett injects youth and energy into a talented front 7.
9. Cincinnati: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama – The Bengals take the best defensive player left on the board to help a unit that slipped a bit in 2016. Allen can play multiple positions along the line and is strong against the run and the pass.
10. Buffalo: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama – Sean McDermott wants to revamp the Bills defense, so they pair last year’s pick Reggie Ragland with his former running mate out of Alabama to form a dynamic LB corps.
11. New Orleans: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State – What a crop of DBs Ohio State put into this year’s draft class. Lattimore and Hooker get most of the attention, but Conley is also an excellent CB. The Saints have a need at CB and Conley is a great fit.
12. Cleveland: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina – The Browns land the QB they considered with the first overall pick.
13. Arizona: Kevin King, CB, Washington – Our first “surprise” of the first round, King is exactly the kind of player the Cardinals want opposite of Patrick Peterson in their secondary. He’s a bit raw, but King has tremendous upside and will be able to turn QB mistakes into turnovers.
14. Philadelphia: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan – Davis injects speed and playmaking ability into a WR corps that needs youth that can develop with their young QB.
15. Indianapolis: Cam Robinson, OL, Alabama – Indianapolis is in dire need of help along the offensive line and Robinson has the ability to play either RG or RT.
16. Baltimore: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson – The Ravens are able to land a playmaking WR in the first round that should be a top target for Joe Flacco from day 1.
17. Washington: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple – Reddick is a versatile LB that can rush the QB off the edge, blitz standing up, and also make plays in the run game.
18. Tennessee: John Ross, WR, Washington – Ross is a dynamic receiving talent that injects rare speed into the Titans offense. A new twist on exotic smashmouth.
19. Tampa Bay: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State – The running game in Tampa has been a mess and Cook is the do-everything kind of back that works well with a passing attack led by Jameis Winston.
20. Denver: Garret Bolles, OT, Utah – The Broncos are able to land a top OL prospect at a position of major need with Bolles. He should start immediately and be a major upgrade at one of the tackle positions.
21. Detroit: Taco Charlton, Edge, Michigan – The Lions finally draft a pass-rusher to compliment Ziggy Ansah.
22. Miami: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin – Watt is another versatile LB who fits perfectly in Miami’s 4-3 defense. He is fluid in coverage and can be a very effective edge defender as well.
23. New York Giants: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin – The Giants drafted a LT early in 2015 and he just hasn’t panned out. Ramczyk should be an immediate upgrade in protecting Eli Manning.
24. Oakland: Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt – The Raiders need to get faster and more athletic at LB and Cunningham fits the bill.
25. Houston: Samuel Njoku, TE, Miami – Njoku is an elite athlete that is a big time playmaker in the passing game. He should be a spark plug in an offense that was dreadful in 2016.
26. Seattle: Forrest Lamp, OL, Western Kentucky – The Seahawks need to do a better job of protecting Russell Wilson and Lamp is a great value at this point of the draft. Slam dunk.
27. Kansas City: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech – Alex Smith is a serviceable starting QB in the NFL, but he has limitations. Mahomes is a bit of a project, but he has unique arm talent that could vault him into being one of the better QBs in the NFL if properly developed and who better to develop a young QB than Andy Reid?
28. Dallas: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama: After losing most of their starting secondary in free agency, the Cowboys can re-tool with the talented Bama product.
29. Green Bay: Christian McCaffery, RB, Stanford – Green Bay could use help at a number of spots on defense, but the opportunity to pair a dynamic offensive talent like McCaffery with a QB who knows how to use him is too much value to pass on.
30. Pittsburgh: Takkarist McKinley, Edge, UCLA – The Steelers add yet another talented edge defender to improve a pass-rush that is still far too reliant on 38 year old James Harrison.
31. Atlanta: Charles Harris, Edge, Missouri – The Falcons already have one dynamic pass-rusher in Vic Beasley. Adding Harris will make the defense a much tougher unit to deal with.
32. New Orleans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson – The Saints are probably surprised that Watson is still available here and waste no time to bring the talented signal caller into the fold to develop behind Drew Brees.
33. Cleveland: Jabrill Peppers, Safety, Michigan – Peppers is another versatile player that is smart and athletic. He will immediately help out a defense looking for an identity.
34. San Francisco: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame – The Niners patience is paid off with a QB that has tremendous arm talent and upside. He may need a year or two to develop, but San Francisco is a long ways from being competitive.
35. Jacksonville: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma – Mixon has first round talent, but falls into the second because of his off the field troubles. The Jaguars may have found a franchise RB with this pick.
36. Chicago: Evan Ingram, TE, Arkansas – Chicago needs to find some playmakers on offense and Engram is a special athlete at the TE position.
37. Los Angeles Rams: Tyus Bowser, LB, Houston – The Rams are switching to a 3-4 defense and need to find a strong side OLB that can be paired across from Robert Quinn.
38. Los Angeles Chargers: Taylor Moton, OL – Great athlete and run blocker that will be an immediate upgrade to an embattled offensive line in Los Angeles.
39. New York Jets: Tim Williams, Edge, Alabama – The Jets land one of the most talented pass-rushers in the draft at a position of significant need.
40. Carolina: Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado – The Panthers continue to upgrade their defense with the versatile defensive back out of Colorado. Awuzie could come in and start anywhere in the Panthers secondary and probably be an upgrade.
41. Cincinnati: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC – Smith-Schuster is an excellent combination of size and speed who should give Andy Dalton a great 2nd or 3rd option in the passing game.
42. New Orleans: Carl Lawson, Edge, Auburn: The Saints need someone to pair with Cameron Jordan to get after the passer, and Lawson is the perfect fit.
43. Philadelphia: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida – Tabor, who was once considered a top 10 player finally comes off the board to the CB-needy Eagles. He may not be the fastest CB, but he is highly competitive and has very impressive tape.
44. Buffalo: Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State – The Bills find the perfect compliment to Sammy Watkins on the outside with Godwin. He is a solid route runner who has the ability to win in contested situations.
45. Arizona: Zay Jones, WR, Eastern Carolina – Jones is great fit in Arizona with his combination of route-running ability and athleticism.
46. Indianapolis: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU – The Colts need some depth at CB and White can come in and fight for a starting job immediately.
47. Baltimore: Derek Rivers, Edge, Youngstown State – The Ravens find another talented pass-rusher from a small school in Rivers. He’s a rare athlete that should be able to come in and help immediately while eventually replacing the production of Terrell Suggs.
48. Minnesota: Dan Feeney, OG, Indiana – The Vikings are able to land one of the top OG prospects in the draft to fill a major need along their OL.
49. Washington: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington – The professional football team in Washington does not have an immediate need at CB, but they could use depth and Jones has the potential to be a star once he recovers from an Achilles injury.
50. Tampa Bay: Jordan Willis, Edge, Kansas State – The Bucs need pass-rush help and Willis is a great option for them at this point in the draft.
51. Denver: Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State – The Broncos don’t have a huge need at LB, but McMillan’s physicality and toughness could elevate an already great defense.
52. Cleveland: Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan – The Browns already took one Michigan DB, and Lewis should be able to come in and win the starting nickel role right away.
53. Detroit: Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA – Moreau would probably have gone earlier if not for a pectoral injury suffered during his pro day. Moreau’s speed and size should pair nicely with Darius Slay on the outside.
54. Miami: Dion Dawkins, OG, Temple – Miami’s offensive line has seen better days and the massive Temple product should be able to come in and start right away.
55. New York Giants: Alvin Kamara, RB – Kamara is great value at this point in the draft and fills a big need for the Giants. He can be their feature back that has been missing for years.
56. Oakland: Adoree Jackson, CB, USC – Al Davis comes back from the grave to draft the speedster from USC. Jackson is a dynamite return specialist who has the tools to develop into a solid starting CB.
57. Houston: Obi Melifonwu, Safety, Connecticut – Houston gets a playmaking defensive back with elite athleticism in Melifonwu. Great value for a team in need of safety help.
58. Seattle: Desmond King, DB, Iowa – Another value pick here, King is a smart CB who is a good fit in Seattle’s zone defense. he should be able to play outside, in the slot, or even at Safety.
59. Kansas City: Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State – For the second year in a row, the Chiefs nab an extremely talented DT in the second round. He will pair nicely with Chris Jones on the interior of the DL.
60. Dallas: Tarell Basham, Edge, Ohio – The Cowboys land a player in Basham that should be an immediate contributor as a pass-rusher.
61. Green Bay: Pat Elflein, OL, Ohio State – The Packers add an interior offensive lineman with nice upside after losing T.J. Lang and J.C. Tretter in free agency.
62. Pittsburgh: Budda Baker, Safety, Washington – The Steelers add a young playmaker to their secondary who should pair nicely with 2016 2nd round pick Sean Davis.
63. Atlanta: Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson – Leggett is exactly the type of receiving TE that the Falcons need to complete their offense. He knows how to get open and is a threat after the catch.
64. Carolina: Curtis Samuel, WR/RB, Ohio State – The Panthers are able to land a talented offensive playmaker to give Cam Newton another weapon to play with.
65. Cleveland: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
66. San Francisco: Justin Evans, Safety, Texas A&M
67. Chicago: Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech
68. Jacksonville: Chris Wormley, DT, Michigan
69. Los Angeles Rams: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
70. New York Jets: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
71. Los Angeles Chargers: ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama
72. New England: Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota
73. Cincinnati: Ethan Pocic, OL, LSU
74. Baltimore: Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy
75. Buffalo: Will Holden, OL, Vanderbilt
76. New Orleans: Duke Riley, LB, LSU
77. Arizona: Montravious Adams, DT, Auburn
78. Baltimore: Akhello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado
79. Minnesota: Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington
80. Indianapolis: D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas
81. Washington: Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
82. Denver: Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland
83. Tennessee: Demarcus Walker, DL, Florida State
84. Tampa Bay: Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma
85. Detroit: George Kittle, TE, Iowa
86. Minnesota: Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida
87. New York Giants: Alex Anzalone, LB, Florida
88. Oakland: Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan
89. Houston: Ryan Anderson, Edge, Alabama
90. Seattle: Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech
91. Kansas City: Corn Elder, CB, Miami
92. Dallas: Marcus Williams, Safety, Utah
93. Green Bay: Howard Wilson, CB, Houston
94. Pittsburgh: Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky
95. Atlanta: Josh Johnson, Safety, NC State
96. New England: Nico Siragusa, OG, San Diego State
97. Miami: Marcus Maye, Safety, Florida
98. Carolina: Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA
99. Philadelphia: Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama
100. Tennessee: Dorian Johnson, OL, Pittsburgh
101. Denver: Davis Webb, QB, Cal
102. Seattle: David Sharpe, OT, Florida
103. New Orleans: Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU
104. Kansas City: Xavier Woods, Safety, Louisiana Tech
105. Pittsburgh: Kendall Beckwith, LB, LSU
106. Seattle: Channing Stribling, CB, Michigan
107. New York Jets: Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M