Jack McCurry’s 2017 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

We’re now 24 days away from the NFL draft and hitting the home stretch. The Scouting Combine was a month ago and the majority of the college pro days are finished. 

NFL teams are now diving into private workouts and pre-draft visits. The Browns use the private workouts as a resource more than the pro days especially with the quarterback position because it’s more hands on and let’s them run things their way instead of the prospect and their agent’s way.

That’s why if you’ve seen reports that head coach Hue Jackson and VP of Football Operations Sashi Brown didn’t go to the top quarterback’s pro days, don’t panic because they were likely working out another quarterback. 

If you didn’t catch my first mock draft here it is:

Mock Draft 1.0

And here’s Mock Draft 2.0

  1. Cleveland Browns-DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M-the guarantee of the draft 
  2. San Francisco 49ers-DE Solomon Thomas, Stanford-rumors swirling they could trade down
  3. Chicago Bears-S Jamal Adams, LSU-John Fox needs to bolster the secondary
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars-TE OJ Howard, Alabama-give Bortles another weapon to see what he can do
  5. Tennessee Titans (from LA Rams)-CB Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State-Titans continue to build their young defense
  6. New York Jets-QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson-Jets maybe tanking or they could be smokescreening to get the QB they want
  7. Los Angeles Chargers-S Malik Hooker, Ohio State-Hooker reunites with former teammate Joey Bosa
  8. Carolina Panthers-RB Leonard Fournette, LSU-rumors swirling Carolina may trade up to ensure this pick
  9. Cincinnati Bengals-DE Derek Barnett, Tennessee-Barnett joining Geno Atkins on the line is a scary thought for Browns fans
  10. Buffalo Bills-WR Mike Williams, Clemson-Give Tyrod Taylor another weapon 
  11. New Orleans Saints-LB Reuben Foster, Alabama-Saints get that impact player in the middle of their defense
  12. Cleveland Browns (from Philadelphia Eagles)-QB Mitchell Trubisky, UNC-the hometown kid and top QB prospect lands in their laps
  13. Arizona Cardinals-QB Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech-Bruce Arians preparing for the post Carson Palmer era
  14. Philadelphia Eagles (from Minnesota Vikings)-CB Gareon Conley, Ohio State-Philly upgrades their secondary
  15. Indianapolis Colts-OT Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin-Andrew Luck has taken a beating, this will keep him upright
  16. Baltimore Ravens-DL Jonathan Allen, Alabama-Baltimore takes another Alabama player
  17. Washington Redskins-LB/S Jabrill Peppers, Michigan-he’ll likely play safety in the NFL 
  18. Tennessee Titans-WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan-could go WR or TE here but grab Mariota another weapon
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-DE Taco Charlton, Michigan-another pass rusher off the board
  20. Denver Broncos-RB Dalvin Cook-poor combine and workout has dropped the back down the board
  21. Detroit Lions-DE Takkarist McKinley, UCLA-hasn’t been able to workout but his film is worth the selection here
  22. Miami Dolphins-OG Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky-Tannehill is progressing, let’s keep him upright to see his true potential
  23. New York Giants-DE Hanson Reddick-Giants get a potential steal at 23
  24. Oakland Raiders-CB Tre’Davious White, LSU-McKenzie and Del Rio continue to build the defense
  25. Houston Texans-QB Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame-Bill O’Brien’s last chance to develop a quarterback?
  26. Seattle Seahawks-OT Cam Robinson, Alabama-Seattle looks to protect Russell Wilson
  27. Kansas City Chiefs-WR John Ross, Washington-Kansas City has drafted speed in recent drafts, why not get the fastest guy in the draft
  28. Dallas Cowboys-CB Marlon Humphrey, Alabama-Dallas lost some secondary players in free agency, build that back up through the draft
  29. Green Bay Packers-LB TJ Watt, Wisconsin-JJ’s little brother stays in his backyard with the Packers 
  30. Pittsburgh Steelers-TE David Njoku, Miami (FL)-Roethlisberger’s window is closing, they give him another weapon
  31. Atlanta Falcons-OT Garett Bolles, Utah-Jake Matthews on one side and Bolles on the other should help the MVP stay protected 
  32. New Orleans Saints (from New England)-QB Davis Webb, Cal-Drew Brees’ heir has been chosen

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