Tyler’s 2017 NFL Mock Draft
2017 NFL Mock Draft | 11-21
11. New Orleans-Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee-New Orleans needs a serious production increase from their pass rushers. Barnett is a “steady eddie” player, tossing his hand in the dirt, and running down a QB.
12. Cleveland(via Philadelphia)-Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama-On film, Allen is arguably the most valuable collegiate player. However, a few poor workouts, and some injury concerns, this offseason have left his stock reeling. Cleveland won’t be afraid to nab him up at this point.
13. Arizona-Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech-Arizona needs a Quarterback now. Palmer has already pondered retirement, and is becoming more, and more, injury prone. Stanton is not the answer. Mahomes needs a year under a guru like Ariens, and could become a valuable quarterback in 2018. .
14. Indianapolis-Reuben Foster, ILB, Alabama-Foster may very well be the most athletic, and productive, linebacker in the draft, but he comes with character concerns. Indy needs to find an identity on their defense, and Foster could be the leader that brings this team together.
15. Philadelphia(via Minnesota)-Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford-Next to offensive line, Philly needs to find a productive back for Wentz. McCaffrey may lack the size to shoulder a team, but is the perfect West Coast back, mixing runs with great passing routes.
16. Baltimore-Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida St.-Though showing glaring holes in their defense, Baltimore will appreciate the thought of a feature back. Allen, West, and Woodhead are all serviceable players, but none can produce like Cook can.
17. Washington-Mitchell Trubisky, QB, N. Carolina-It’s obvious Washington and Cousins will never remained married. If the most NFL ready QB of this draft falls to them, Washington shouldn’t be afraid to pull the trigger. Trubisky can polish his skills for a year, Cousins will walk, and the team is his.
18. Tennessee-Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama –With McCourty jettisoned, the Titans are now in the mix for a corner. They can take a peak one later, but after securing the best pass catcher in the draft, they’ll take a premium, plug and play, starter.
19. Tampa Bay-Mike Williams, WR, Clemson-Tampa could really use this pick to beef up any number of positions. If one of the top RB’s isn’t here, they can either trade back, or find another valuable piece for Winston. The trio of Williams, star in the making Evans, and Jackson will keep the offense moving.
20. Denver-Ryan Ramczyk, T, Wisconsin-Menelik Watson is not a solution for anything. Denver has to land some talent on their O line, especially at left tackle. Ramczyk has his baggage, and has interviewed poorly, but is ultimately the most NFL ready offensive tackle in this draft.
21. Detroit-Corey Davis, WR, W. Michigan-Maybe Davis is the top receiver in the draft, but with no workouts, he’ll be lucky to stay in the first round. Detroit always takes the best player available, and Davis could be a dominant force in the pros..