2017 NFL Mock Draft: v 3.0

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Draft order based on my 2016 NFL Week 2 Power Rankings.

Pick Team Player College Height/Weight Hometown Stats
1 (from Rams)
DE/OLB Myles Garrett, Jr Texas A&M 6'5, 270 lbs Arlington, TX 5 tackles, 1 sack
Myles Garrett is the NCAA's most feared pass rusher since Jadeveon Clowney. In fact, Garrett may be a better prospect. He vows to play every down as his last, even as he works his way into the top five of the 2017 NFL draft. Pass rush might not be Tennessee's biggest need, but with the first overall pick, Garrett is the logical choice.
QB Deshaun Watson, Jr Clemson 6'3, 215 lbs Gainesville, GA 46-87, 540 yards, 4 TD, 3 INT
It is too early to press the panic button, but Deshaun Watson is off to less than stellar start. In fact, he has already had to publicly apologize for bad body language and attitude displayed during Clemson's first two games. The three interceptions are troubling, but Watson is too talented not to bounce back. He is still the favorite to be the first quarterback off the board, but it is a long season. The Robert Griffin III era may have lasted all of one game, so once again, the Browns need a quarterback.
DE/DT Jonathan Allen, Sr Alabama 6'3, 295 lbs Leesburg, VA 4 tackles, 2 sacks
Jonathan Allen was the rare Crimson Tide star to not turn pro after his junior year. So far, so good for the stud defensive lineman, with two sacks in a rout against USC week one and another against Western Kentucky. Allen would fit best as a five technique tackle or a 3 technique end, and in Tennessee, he will get to line up opposite All Pro Jurrell Casey, and give the Titans one of the better defensive lines in the league.
QB DeShone Kizer, So Notre Dame 6'4, 230 lbs Toledo, OH 30-42, 371 yards, 7 TD, 1 INT
Every year a quarterback emerges from nowhere to become a legitimate top five pick. Early results prove that Notre Dame redshirt sophomore DeShone Kizer could be just that guy. Kizer has the size, arm strength and composure of a franchise talent, though there are always concerns about underclassmen quarterbacks, especially sophomores. Chip Kelly will be chomping at the bit to finally have a legit talent behind center.
OT Cam Robinson, Jr Alabama 6'6, 324 lbs Monroe, LA  
Former top recruit Cam Robinson has been as good as advertised during his first two seasons at Alabama. A gifted run blocker, he helped pave the way for Derrick Henry, who ran his way to a Heisman trophy. Robinson has the talent of a top five pick, but has to answer quesitons about his effort level and an off the field incident. Robinson could be a good tackle or a tremendous guard, and could help the team re-establish a running game that has struggled since the days of Ladanian Tomlinson.
HB Leonard Fournette, Jr LSU 6'1, 235 lbs New Orleans, LA 23 rushes, 138 yards              3 receptions, 38 yards
Leonard Fournette is this generation's Bo Jackson. Quick and brutally tough, he is as complete of a running back as you can possibly find. However, as I mentioned last week, his greatest enemy could be Les Miles, who continues to run him into the ground. The best thing that could happen to Fournette could be a couple of nagging injuries that reduces that work load. Luckily he has a backup, Darrius Guice, who is an NFL talent in his own right. The Colts fail at a lot, including running the ball. Enter Fournette.
SS Jamal Adams, Jr LSU 6'1, 213 lbs Lewisville, TX 8 tackles
Another in a long line of elite LSU secondary prospects, Jamal Adams is far and away the best safety prospect in this draft. A hard hitter and ballhawk, he has the look of a future top ten pick. Josh Norman helps, but the Redskins secondary is still a major work in progress, and Adams would definitely help in that area.
LB/CB/S Jabrill Peppers, So Michigan 6'1, 205 lbs East Orange, NJ 16 tackles, 1 sack
Jabrill Peppers is Jim Harbaugh's Michigan swiss army knife, spending time at linebacker, cornerback, safety, wide receiver and kick returner. In the NFL, his likely position is weak outside linebacker or safety. You name it, the Bears need it on defense. Peppers will have to be coached, but he is a dynamic talent who can be a difference maker.
DE/DT Malik McDowell, Jr Michigan State 6'6 280 lbs Hoover, AL 3 tackles
Malik McDowell reminds me of the Oregon version of Arik Armstead. His sheer size and raw athletic ability is enough for him to dominate college opponents. If he shows more smarts and consistency as a junior, he could be a very, very high pick. The Lions are still reeling from the losses of Cliff Avril, Ndamukong Suh and others on defense. McDowell could chip in at any position along the D-line.
CB Marlon Humphrey, So Alabama 6'1, 196 lbs Hoover, AL 4 tackles, 1 INT
Eli Apple was the 10th pick in 2016 as a redshirt sophomore cornerback, and fellow sophomore Marlon Humphrey could be even better. A top recruit, Alabama had the luxury to redshirt him, and it has paid off so far. The son of former running back Bobby Humphrey, he has good size, and the bloodlines and athletic ability to be a number one corner at the next level. Robert Alford has been okay opposite star Desmond Trufant, but will be a free agent in 2017. Humphrey should be a better option.
QB Chad Kelly, Sr Ole' Miss 6'2, 224 lbs Buffalo, NY 41-66, 532 yards, 7 TD, 3 INT
Chad Kelly has had a rocky college career, but has become one of the most feared quarterbacks in college. The world saw the best and worst of him during his week one matchup against Florida State. He made several NFL type throws, but turned the ball over quite a bit. He could have an Eli Manning-like career. He will always throw interceptions, but has the guts, arm strength and ability to be a solid quarterback. The nephew of Bills great Jim Kelly, he could energize a stagnant Buffalo Bills fan base.
CB Teez Tabor, Jr Florida 6'0, 201 lbs Washington, DC No stats
Vernon Hargreaves III was the hot name in Florida's secondary last year, but Jalen (now Teez) Tabor might have been even better. Now the junior will have the spotlight to himself. Tabor is often times an unwilling tackler, but as a cover man, there may not be a better one in the country. A practice fight led to a suspension, but that should be an isolated incident for a player who has no other off the field concerns. Speaking of concerning, the Saints defense is still historically bad. They need help anywhere they can get it.
13 (from Eagles)
RB Dalvin Cook, Jr Florida State 5'11, 213 lbs Miami, FL 34 rushes, 172 yards, 2 TD    8 receptions, 110 yards
If Les Miles continues to run Leonard Fournette into the ground, do not be surprised to see Dalvin Cook as the first running back off the board in 2017. He is an elite talent, a fantastic blend of speed, shiftiness and receiving ability. The Browns drafted Deshaun Watson with their first pick, so why not pair him with a running back that the front office analytic nerds in Cleveland should swoon over?
MLB Zach Cunningham, Jr Vanderbilt 6'4, 230 lbs Pinson, AL 22 tackles
Name the last Vanderbilt defender to be selected in the first round? You will have to go back to 1984, when Leonard Coleman was a top ten pick. Zach Cunningham is the best 4-3 linebacker in this class. He is quick, instinctive and has the strength to play in either the middle or the outside. He can close quickly, as edivenced by his 3 tackle's for loss in Week 1. 4-3 linebackers do not often go in the first half of round one, but Cunningham is special. He would instantly become Miami's best tackler.
DE Derek Barnett, Jr Tennessee 6'3, 265 lbs Nashville, TN 8 tackles
Derek Barnett is a decisive prospect amongst the draft community. On one hand, he is a former top recruit who has been fantastic through his first two seasons, routinely living in the opponent's back field, racking up tackles for losses and sacks. On the other hand, he is not overly strong or athletic, and could struggle against NFL quality offensive lineman. We have seen players like Bjoern Werner and Damonte Moore dominate in college, yet struggle in the NFL. He is a worthy gamble for Dallas, who needs pass rushers.
WR Mike Williams, Sr Clemson 6'3, 225 lbs Vance, SC 11 receptions, 196 yards
Mike Williams would have been the top receiver taken in the 2016 draft had he not suffered a season ending injury. He showed why, as he shredded the Auburn defense for 9 catches and 174 yards. Big and strong, he reminds me of Mike Evans. Though there are injury concerns, he has the look of a number one receiver, and would give Jameis Winston yet another huge target to throw to.
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, Jr USC 6'2, 220 lbs Long Beach, CA 8 receptions, 65 yards, 2 TD
That is more like it. After a week one to forget, JuJu Smith-Schuster found the end zone twice in a Trojans win over Utah State. Perhaps the most talented receiver in this class, Smith-Schuster has a nice blend of strengh, speed and solid hands. He needs to work on his maturity level on and off the field, but he has the look of a number one wideout. The Jaguars already have that in Allen Robinson, but Smith-Schuster is very good value here.
RB Nick Chubb, Jr Georgia 5'10, 228 lbs Cedartown, GA 52 rushes, 302 yards, 3 TD
If there were concerns about how Nick Chubb would rebound from serious injury, those questions were answered week 1, when Chubb ran wild for over 220 yards and two touchdowns. Chubb is a bowling ball on offense who is almost impossible for one defender to bring down. He is a good pass blocker but is rarely used as a receiver. If he can show that injury is completely behind him, Chubb could be the third running back selected in the top fifteen. He just has the look of a Raider to me.
DE/OLB Charles Harris, Jr Missouri 6'3, 260 lbs Kansas City, MO 5 tackles
The Jets defense is loaded with playmakers other than one position; pass rushing outside linebacker. I am a pretty astute NFL fan, and even I cannot name off the top of my head the starting outside linebackers. Fortunately, Charles Harris is available. Missouri is not a good team this year, but few colleges have consistently produced pass rushers like the Tigers. He led the SEC with 18.5 tackles for loss as a sophomore, and could be a top ten pick when all is said and done.
CB Desmond King, Sr Iowa 5'11, 203 lbs Detroit, MI 9 tackles
The Ravens have serious holes on defense, but the selection of Desmond King is a great first step. King won the Jim Thorpe award as the Nation's top defensive back in 2015, and returned for his senior season. He is a stout 5'11, 200 pounds and intercepted 8 passes as a junior. King may lack the upside of some of the juniors in this class, but he should be able to step in right away across from Jimmy Smith in the Baltimore secondary.
OT Mike McGlinchey, Sr Notre Dame 6'7, 310 lbs Philadelphia, PA  
The more success DeShShone Kizer has, the better things will look for Mike McGlinchey, who has taken over as his blindside protector. The Giants offensive line is still a major work in progress, but McGlinchey could be a solid left tackle or a very good right tackle.
OT Roderick Johnson, Jr Florida State 6'7, 311 lbs Florissant, MO  
Roderick Johnson has solid talent but was hit or miss for Florida State as a sophomore. A plus run blocker, he has mechanical issues and mental lapses during passing plays. Whether he ends up at tackle or guard, he could be a solid piece for a Chiefs team that always seems to need offensive line help.
DE/OLB Tim Williams, Sr Alabama 6'4, 252 lbs Baton Rouge, LA 2 tackles
Specialists are usually not drafted in the first round in the NFL draft with one exception; the ability to get after the quarterback. Tim Williams was fantastic at that in part time duty in 2015. He is a tweener who can't defend the run or cover, but as a Dee Ford/Shane Ray type rotational pass rusher, he should be just fine, and the Packers would be okay with that.
RB Christian McCaffrey, Jr Stanford 6'0, 200 lbs Castle Rock, CO 22 rushes, 126 yards, 2 TD, 7 receptions, 40 yards
I will admit, I have had a tough time throwing away my stereotypes when evaluating Christian McCaffrey as an NFL prospect. Whatever you think about him, he is college football's most explosive weapon. In today's NFL, coordinators are creative enough to figure out ways to use him. He could be in the NFL what Reggie Bush should have been. The Texans invested heavily in offense during the 2016 off season, and now have a new toy to throw into the mix.
QB Luke Falk, Jr Washington St. 6'4, 215 lbs Logan, UT 96-122, 898 yards, 8 TD, 2 INT
Luke Falk is a tough prospect to evaluate. He puts up otherworldly stats in a Mike Leach offense, but the Washington State Cougars have zero wins and two losses to show for it. He has the requisite size and arm strength to be successful, but scouts will have to determine how much of his statistical success is due in part to the system he plays in. Carson Palmer is 36 years old and the Cardinals need to think about drafting his replacement, whether it is Brad Kaaya, Luke Falk or Baker Mayfield.
WR Isaiah Ford, Jr Virginia Tech 6'2, 190 lbs Jacksonville, FL 16 receptions, 168 yards, 1 TD
Virginia Tech has adopted an up tempo scheme, and that could do wonders for Isaiah Ford's already impressive resume. A true outside burner, Ford hauled in 11 catches during the Hokies opening game and should be a lock to hit the century mark in receptions. He is not very physical, but should make a fine compliment to AJ Green and Tyler Boyd at receiver in Cincinnati.
27 (from Vikings)
RB Royce Freeman, Jr Oregon 5'11, 230 lbs Imperial, CA 32 rushes, 294 yards, 4 TD
There is a reason I loaded up on first round picks in my Fantasy Football Dynasty league. This could be the best running back class we have ever seen. Royce Freeman is the fifth first round running back in this mock, but he could have been the first to go many other years. Freeman is a lot like former Duck Jonathan Stewart, in that he uses his strong, compact frame to overpower defenders, but can surprise with his quickness as well. He has three down back potential and would give the Eagles a fantastic running mate for Carson Wentz.
OG Dan Feeney, Sr Indiana 6'4, 305 lbs Orland Park, IL  
Every year we see an experienced interior lineman go in the first round. These guys are labeled as "plug and play" draft picks. Dan Feeney looks like that guy this year. He has years of starting experience and could be an asset at any offensive line position. The Broncos are rebuilding a line that was ravaged by age and injuries. Feeney could step right in at one of the guard spots and hold down the fort for the next eight years.
OT Tyrell Crosby, Jr Oregon 6'5, 310 lbs Henderson, NV  
Tyrell Crosby may be a reach late in the first round but we have seen reaches before, especially in regards to offensive lineman. Crosby is a run blocking extraordinaire who has a lot to improve on in regards to pass protection. The Seahawks run first, and second, and simply need bodies along the offensive line. Crosby can play either guard or right tackle.
CB/S Eddie Jackson, Sr Alabama 6'0, 194 lbs Lauderdale Lakes, FL 6 tackles, 1 INT
Eddie Jackson has a ton of experience, and played cornerback before moving to safety last year. He has already returned one interception to the house, and could provide the Steelers with additional secondary help at either position.
CB Sidney Jones, Jr Washington 6'0, 181 lbs Diamond Bar, CA 5 tackles
As passing attacks explode around the league, scouts are spending more and more early draft picks on players to combat this. Sidney Jones is a lanky, 6 foot cornerback who took great strides as a sophomore. Washington routinely develops solid NFL cornerbacks, and Jones has the look of a late first round pick. The Panthers should be on the lookout for a couple of cornerbacks following the loss of Josh Norman.
DE DeMarcus Walker, Sr Florida State 6'4, 280 lbs Jacksonville, FL 8 tackles, 4.5 sacks
DeMarcus Walker had two sacks through his first two years at Florida State, but accumulated 10.5 as a junior. How about 4.5 sacks after one week as a senior? That has likely moved him from second or third round consideration to a bubble first rounder. The Patriots are always on the lookout for pass rushing help, and Bill Belichick likes to draft from the state of Florida.

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