Tony’s 2017 NFL Mock Draft
2017 NFL Mock Draft | Round 2
1. Cleveland-Ethan Pocic, C, LSU-This will be the first reach for the Browns. Cleveland desperately needs a center as Erving just isn’t panning out. Pocic is a plug and play prospect, the best center in the draft, and the Browns can’t get him in the next round.
2. San Francisco-Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio St.-Whoever plays QB here, they’ll need a stout WR. Samuel is very electrifying and could see a Will Fuller type rise.
3. Chicago-Antonio Garcia, T, Troy-The Bears need two tackles. Garcia is raw, but will have the ability to see time at LT.
4. Jacksonville-Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida-Brantley is extremely explosive, but will need to play lower and with more strength. He’ll be a great pass rusher from the interior.
5. LA Rams-Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU-OBJ and Landry both shot up the ranks, and Dupre has better film that both of them. The Rams will need to surround Goff with as many weapons as possible.
6. LA Chargers-Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson-The Chargers will need to find a replacement for Rivers at some point. Watson is a winner, but so was Tebow. The Chargers are in a win now mode, so seeing a top pick for a QB of the future is unacceptable. Why not take a gamble on Watson.
7. New York Jets-Takkarist McKinley, LB, UCLA-McKinley is a pass rushing specialist that is best served in a 34 Defense.
8. Carolina-Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan-Maybe DE isn’t the largest need, but a talent like Charlton is impossible to pass up at this point.
9. Cincinnati- Jermaine Eluemunor, T, Texas A and M-Eluemunor can play anywhere on the line. He’ll push to be the starter at RT for the time being.
10. New Orleans– Obi Melifonwu, S, UConn-Obi is an electric player who is always around the ball. He could sneak into the first round.
11. Philadelphia-Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee-Kamara has proven himself to be a multi threat back that will fit well in this scheme.
12. Buffalo-JuJu Smith Schuster, WR, USC-JuJu’s stock has plummeted, but he’s still been a very productive and game breaking receiver in the past.
13. Arizona-Desmond King, CB, Iowa-Arizona will steal an extremely athletic cover corner. The knock on King will be his 40 time and height.
14. Minnesota-Taylor Moton, T, W. Michigan-The Vikes should be the team that overpays for O line help in free agency. Until that time comes, they’ll look for the best lineman on the board.
15. Baltimore-Chris Wormley, DE, Michigan-Baltimore has sorely lacked a pass rush from their front 3. Wormley is the best player available that can play the 5 tech.
16. Indianapolis-Jarrad Davis, ILB, Florida-Indy will keep on grabbing the top player on the board. Davis is a stud linebacker who can set the defense for years to come.
17. Washington-Raekwon McMillan, ILB, Ohio St.-Cravens is moving to SS creating a bigger hole at LB. McMillan struggled in coverage this year, but the talent is there, and he is a major thumper.
18. Tampa Bay-Budda Baker, FS, Washington-The Bucs have the weakest safety tandem in the NFL. I really feel Baker is a 1st round talent on film, he’s very similar to Karl Joseph.
19. Denver-David Njoku, TE, Miami-Denver’s TE’s are systematic. Njoku really needs to beef up and be a better blocker, but has Greg Olson like skills.
20. Cleveland(via Tennessee)-Forrest Lamp, G/T, W. Kentucky-Let’s say Cleveland lands Cook. They really need to bolster the O line. Lamp can start at G or T, and can slide to LT in a pinch.
21. Detroit-Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU-Detroit always grabs the best player. White is a very physical corner that will be a mainstay in the nickel packages for now.
22. Miami-Dan Feeney, G, Indiana-Feeney is the best guard in this draft, and probably belongs at the bottom of the 1st round. A grab for the few athletes in this draft will send Feeney sliding.
23. New York Giants-DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida St.-The Giants aren’t afraid to take pass rushers. Walker is ready to play. He’s not an elite pass rusher, but Walker will still be very productive.
24. Oakland-Duke Riley, LB, LSU –Riley is another super fast, super productive, linebacker from LSU.
25. Houston-Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss-There’s a lot of good in Chad Kelly. If it weren’t for off field issues, he’s the number 1 QB in this draft. Kelly’s competitive edge will push Osweiler to perform.
26. Seattle-Adam Bisnowaty, T, Pittsburgh-Seattle will more than likely load up on O lineman. Bisnowaty is a day 1 starter at G or RT.
27. Kansas City-Carlos Watkins, DE/NT, Florida St.-If Watkins lasts this long, the Chiefs will pull the trigger with, or without, Poe on the team. Watkins could play nose or 5 tech.
28. Dallas-DeDe Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma-Dallas needs a burner on the outside, and not many teams will have a better scouting report on this speedster than Dallas.
29. Green Bay-Tarrell Basham, LB, Ohio-Basham is lighting the scouting world up. He appears to be unblockable, and has always been a productive pass rusher.
30. Pittsburgh-Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson-Tankersley is the best player on the board. A framier CB, maybe Tankersley could slide to safety in a pinch, but he’s definitely a productive corner.
31. Atlanta-Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa-Atlanta really lacked a consistent interior presence all year. Johnson is a very fundamental DT with a good burst in the middle.
32. New England-Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio St.-Conley is a stocky corner that fits well in this scheme. Not that New England needs a corner, but they can’t pass on a talent like Conley.