2017 NFL Mock Draft

2017 NFL Mock Draft

So this mock draft is what I think teams are going to do not what I would do. I have no trades for this mock draft but may do trades for the next mock. Enjoy!

1. Cleveland Browns- Myles Garrett DE
2. San Francisco 49ers- Mitchell Trubisky QB
3. Chicago Bears- Jamal Adams S
4. Jacksonville Jaguars- Solomon Thomas DE/DT
5. Tennessee Titans- Jonathan Allen DE/DT
6. New York Jets- Leonard Fournette RB
7. Los Angeles Chargers- Malik Hooker S
8. Carolina Panthers- Hasson Reddick DE
9. Cincinnati Bengals- Mike Williams WR
10. Buffalo Bills- Marshon Lattimore CB
11. New Orleans Saints- Reuben Foster LB
12. Cleveland Browns- Ryan Ramczyk OT
13. Arizona Cardinals- Patrick Mahomes QB
14. Philadelphia Eagles- Christian McCaffrey RB
15. Indianapolis Colts- Derek Barnett DE
16. Baltimore Ravens- Dalvin Cook RB
17. Washington Redskins- Jabrill Peppers S
18. Tennessee Titans- Corey Davis WR
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Taco Charlton DE
20. Denver Broncos- David Njoku TE
21. Detroit Lions- Charles Harris DE
22. Miami Dolphins- Tre’Davious White CB
23. New York Giants- OJ Howard TE
24. Oakland Raiders- Jarrad Davis LB
25. Houston Texans- Deshaun Watson QB
26. Seattle Seahawks- Forrest Lamp OL
27. Kansas City Chiefs- Gareon Conley CB
28. Dallas Cowboys- Takkarist McKinley DE
29. Green Bay Packers- Chidobe Awuzie CB
30. Pittsburgh Steelers- Budda Baker S
31. Atlanta Falcons- John Ross WR
32. New Orleans Saints- Kevin King CB

2016 NFL Mock Draft with Trades

2016 NFL Mock Draft with Trades

2016 NFL Mock Draft with Trades

This is an updated NFL mock draft with trades… Enjoy!

1- 1- 1 Los Angeles from Tennessee: Jared Goff QB California
1- 2- 2 Philadelphia from Cleveland: Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State
1- 3- 3 San Diego: Jalen Ramsey CB Florida state
1- 4- 4 Tampa Bay from Dallas (Dallas receives 2017 1st round pick): Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
1- 5- 5 Jacksonville: Myles Jack OLB UC Los Angeles
1- 6- 6 Baltimore: Ezekiel Elliot RB Ohio State
1- 7- 7 San Francisco: DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
1- 8- 8 Cleveland from Philadelphia from Miami: Joey Bosa DE Ohio State
1- 9- 9 Dallas from Tampa Bay: Vernon Hargreaves III Florida
1-10-10 New York Giants: Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame
1-11-11 Atlanta from Chicago (Chicago receives Atlantas 2nd round pick {50}): Shaq Lawson DE Clemson
1-12-12 New Orleans: Corey Coleman WR Baylor
1-13-13 Miami from Philadelphia: Kevin Dodd DE Clemson
1-14-14 Oakland: Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama
1-15-15 Tennessee from Los Angeles: Robert Nkemdiche DE Ole Miss
1-16-16 Detroit: Taylor Decker OT Ohio State
1-17-17 Chicago from Atlanta: Eli Apple CB Ohio State
1-18-18 Indianapolis: Ryan Kelly C Alabama
1-19-19 Seattle from Buffalo (Buffalo receives 3rd round pick {90}: Jack Conklin OT Michigan State
1-20-20 New York Jets: Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia
1-21-21 Washington: Andrew Billings NT Baylor
1-22-22 Carolina from Houston (Houston receives 2018 2nd round pick): Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma
1-23-23 Minnesota: Will Fuller WR Notre Dame
1-24-24 Cincinnati: Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville
1-25-25 Pittsburgh: William Jackson III CB Houston
1-26-26 Buffalo from Seattle: Darron Lee OLB Ohio State
1-27-27 Green Bay: A’Shawn Robinson DT Alabama
1-28-28 Kansas City: Cody Whitehair OG Kansas State
1-29- New England (Forfeited): None
1-30-29 Arizona: Jarran Reed DT Alabama
1-31-30 Houston from Carolina: Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech
1-32-31 Denver: Paxton Lynch QB Memphis

2016 NFL Mock Draft

For the record I am doing this mock draft based on who I think will go where not who I would take. I am also leaving out trades in this mock draft as they are extremely difficult to predict. To me this draft has very high quality at the top then a meddling 40-50 prospects after that who can really go anywhere from 10th overall to 50th overall.

 

*This was done before the Rams and Titans trade*

1 Tennessee Titans- Jalen Ramsey S Florida State

Ramsey is really a special talent who doesn’t come around often and can make a huge difference all over the field and play multiple positions. The Titans also have a big hole at safety and corner where they have Marqueston huff and Brice McCain penciled in as starters. I can see the case for Tunsil as a top talent but they don’t have as much need at the tackle position.There will also be solid tackles available in the 2nd round. They could also very much drop back to a team looking to jump the Browns for a QB I see the 49ers and Jets as possibilities.

2Cleveland Browns- Laremy Tunsil T Ole Miss

Tunsil is the best tackle prospect we’ve seen in years and years. The Browns are taking a LONG term view of their rebuilding plans so I bear the question do you really need to draft a QB? Their starting right tackle right now is Austin Pasztor which is an obvious downgrade from Mitchell Schwartz who bolted to the Chiefs. Joe Thomas is also 31 years of age and could be a big trade chip come midseason and Tunsil could slide over and play LT.

3San Diego Chargers- DeForest Buckner DE Oregon

The Chargers brass suposibly “Love” Buckner and have a need for him as well. The Chargers didn’t get any help in this worst case scenario with the top 2 clear prospects off the board. Buckner would play on the defensive line with Liuget and newly signed Brandon Mebane. The Chargers will be a big rebound candidate next season as they were hit by a rash of injuries this past season.

4Dallas Cowboys- Joey Bosa DE Ohio State

It is rare to see a team drafting this high with relatively few needs especially offensively. They could use a corner but no one really makes sense here they could also use a linebacker like Myles Jack. Aside from Randy Gregory they have a lack of pass rushers on the roster. Bosa is a Jerry Jones type of pick a kid with huge talent but some question marks off the field. I see Bosa as a solid selection and an important one as well.

5Jacksonville- Myles Jack LB UCLA

After a free agent spending splurge which saw them bring in high priced free agents like Malik Jackson and Prince Amukamara they didn’t address the linebacker position. They currently have Dan Skuta, Paul Poslusvny, and Telvin Smith as their starters at linebacker. None are terrible linebackers but Paul is going to be 32 next season while Skuta is overpaid for what he offers. Myles would have time to rest his knee if needed and ease it into action.  I can see a trade back possible for the Jaguars.

6Baltimore- Ezekiel Elliot RB Ohio State

The Ravens have a host of needs all over the field and face a salary cap crunch. They very badly need a OLB pass rusher as Suggs is 33 years old while Dumerville is 32. Justin Forsett turns 31 this season and is not a high quality option in the backfield which doesn’t mold well with this teams offensive philosophy. The Ravens need to run the football to play their game and an upgrade is needed.

7San Francisco- Jared Goff QB Cal

The 49ers have more needs than anybody and I wouldn’t be surprised one bit to see them trade way back in the draft in an effort to accumulate draft selections. Their offense is horrid all over the field save for a few positions so I would assume Goff would likely sit for a year and take time to develop.

8Philadelphia- Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida from Miami

There are a few positions the Eagles can consider here but it relies on the health of Jaylon Smith. They have a huge weakness at MLB which is a very important position in Jim Schwartz’s defense. My guess its there would move Michael Kendricks inside and have Jaylon outside. Here though they address a major position of weakness in corner where they just traded Byron Maxwell to the Dolphins. They could also go QB if they don’t believe in Bradford/Daniels.

9Tampa Bay- Shaq Lawson DE Clemon

The Bucs have many moe hols than you might think and are a big wild card in the draft. Mike Smith has proven in the past he must get pressure from 4 especially his defensive ends which the Bucs lack save for 30yr old Robert Ayers. Lawson could rotate with Gholston and eventually take over. They could also use a wide receiver or an offensive tackle.

10New York Giants- Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss

The Giants signed a plethora of defensive free agents this offseason yet addressing many areas of weakness. On the offensive side of the ball the Giants did very little in free agency. The wide receiver position is thin for the Giants especially if they get an injury at that spot sometime this season. Tread well is a perfect compliment to OBJ as he is a big possession receiver who is able to go over the middle. The knack on Treadwell is his slow speed.

11Chicago- Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State

The Bears are a difficult team to project as they don’t have any glaring holes with the exception of corner where Apple, Alexander or Jackson may be considered a reach.  Jay Cutler will be 33 years old later this month and could be a big time trade chip come the trading deadline. This would give Wentz some time to learn before jumping right into the fray as well as clear the Bears of Cutlers cap number for the 2017 season.

12New Orleans- Corey Coleman WR Baylor

The Saints are a serious rebound candidate for next season assuming their defense is able to tremendously improve even to the mean. They are very thin at the wide receiver position and because of how thin this WR class was they weren’t able to address it. Coleman can help stretch the field for the Saints.

13Miami- Emmanuel OgbahDE Oklahoma Statefrom Philadelphia

Miami is a weird franchise for a lack of a better term. They seem to have a string roster on paper nearly every season but can’t end up putting it together on the field. They could use another LB or a corner as well as help on the offensive line. They have a dire need at RB but if they can’t land Ezekiel Elliot then they are better waiting until day 2 of the draft where there is a host of good options there. Here they obtain more DE depth as both of their current options are over the age of 31.

14Oakland- Will Fuller WR Notre Dame

The Raiders are set up for what should be a big season after landing Sean Smith, Reggie Nelson, Kelechi Osemele, Bruce Irvin and others in free agency. They don’t have a pressing need at WR but Fuller’s speed could wreck havoc on opponents secondaries especially with Amari Cooper and Crabtree on the field. They could use another safety but nothing in this range makes sense.

15Los Angeles Rams- Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame

The Rams have not had success taking tackles in the first round recently but the value here can turn their line into one of the best for Todd Gurley to run through. Taking Stanley would bump Greg Robinson to guard and someone like Jamon Brown or Roger Saffold to Center. The Rams are difficult to project as I am uncertain as to what direction they are going.

16Detroit- Reggie Ragland LB Alabama

This is absolutely a make or break year for the Lions and the job security of Jim Caldwell. They are without a #1 receiver as Calvin Johnson retired and have a huge whole at RT. I can see them picking a pass rushing DE but there is none available at this space which makes sense. They can be a big candidate to move back in the draft to acquire picks and fill holes on their roster.

17Atlanta- Cody Whitehair OG Kansas State

I think the Falcons have learned that you must have a strong offensive line to protect Matt Ryan and be able to run the football with Devonta. By picking Whitehair the Falcons will have one of the best offensive lines in the league. Ryan Schraeder the Falcons RT is a free agent after this season and Whitehair could slide over if needed. This can be a scary good offensive line. They could also use a WR, pass rusher, DT or a corner and safety.

18Indianapolis- Andrew Billings NT Baylor

He is a big boy.  The Colts had a strange season last year with the injury to Andrew Luck yet have not done much in free agency at all. They have holes at the interior of the offensive line which must be addressed as well as better play from last years first round pick Phillip Dorsett. On the defensive side of the football aside from Nose tackle they don’t have any glaring holes yet they lack high end talent outside of Vontae Davis. The AFC South will be a fiercesome battle this season.

19Buffalo- Darron Lee OLB Ohio State

The Bills were without a first round pick last year because of the Sammy Watkins trade. The Bills have major holes in their roster due to a salary cap crunch and this is an important season where the playoffs seem like a must. Lee can be a dangerous piece on a defense where his speed can cause problems in both the run and passing game.

20New York Jets-  Leonard Floyd LB Georgia

The Jets can easily select a QB here to replace Fitzpatrick or to be his successor but unless they are very high on Paxton Lynch then I don’t think that makes sense here. The Jets are a solid football team but have lacked pass rushers for quite a while now and in a 3-4 system it is important that issue is addressed. Floyd carries some risk but brings with him talent that is difficult to find.

21Washington- A’Shawn Robinson DT Alabama

A big part to this selection is Robinsons ability to play both the nose tackle and the 5 technique on the defensive line. Washington wanted “Pot Roast” back but he instead signed with the Patriots leaving a big hole in the middle of their defense. I can see them taking a WR here as well due to the cost of Desean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.

22Houston- Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss

Houston doesn’t have many holes on its roster save for Center which they will address later in the draft and DE. This is a good fit for Nkemdiche as he has JJ Watt right on the line with him so he will see plenty of one on one opportunities additionally I believe Watt can get his full effort out.

23Minnesota- Josh Doctson WR TCU

The Vikings have a strong roster and is setting up to move into their new stadium USBank Stadium for the start of next season. Their WR corps is a bit strange as it has immense talent that hasn’t proved itself in Cordarelle Patterson and is not lead by Stefon Diggs who was a 5th round pick last season. Dotson can come in and help provide a dynamic WR corps which is needed to compete with the Packers and Aaron Rodgers.

24Cincinnati- Jaylon Smith OLB Notre Dame

The Bengals have a solid roster and will need to address the safety position later in the draft. The Bengals are a team who takes the best player on their board and here they can make a case for Jaylon. Smith is a dynamic talent but the reason he slipped this far is due to his injury which included major nerve damage in his knee. If healthy this is a steal.

25Pittsburgh- Taylor Decker OT Ohio State

I was wavering whether to pick a corner at this spot but the Steelers don’t draft corners in the first round. They also have more needs than meet the eye with issues at corner, WR and on the defensive line. Here Decker will replace Beachum who left for the Jaguars and will protect Big Bens blind side.

26Seattle- Eli Apple CB Ohio State

This roster has a plethora of holes which is surprising due to their recent history of winning. This is due to very high cap numbers which are starting to hold like for Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. This team is built around its secondary and doesn’t seem to want to put significant resources into its offensive line. Apple is a Seahawks molded corner who’s big at 6 foot 1 and rangy.

27Green Bay- Noah Spence DE Eastern Kentucky

The Packers are an organization which builds through the draft and does so through quality scouting and developing. Nick Perry is going to be a free agent after this season while Julius Peppers is about medicare eligible. Clay Matthews on the other hand has briefly moved inside but can bounce around. Spence has dynamic pass rushing potential and could be a key player late in games.

28Kansas City- Vonn Bell SS Ohio State

Eric Berry is currently playing under the franchise tag while there is a hole at the other safety position. Bell can come in and play probably from the beginning and will give the Chiefs an option if they want to bring Berry back for the 2017 season. I can also see them taking a WR depending on the development of Chris Conley.

29Arizona- Ryan Kelly C Alabama

This is likely the best roster in the NFL and there aren’t too many holes. The center position is very important and could be the leader of the offensive line which is an are where we have seen the Cardinals put a vast amount of resources in. Kelly will likely be the starter from day 1 on a solid unit.

30Carolina- Karl Joseph S West Virginia

The Panthers are a solid football team but they seem to win when they play the game their way. That is of course solid defense and running the football and the weakest part of the defense is the safety position next to Kurt Coleman. Joseph can help in both the run and the pass game and will be valuable when playing against divisional foes like the Saints and Falcons .

31Denver- Hunter Henry TE Arkansas

The Super Bowl 50 Champion Denver Broncos have a number of holes that were opened up due to free agent departures where they couldn’t afford to pay the free agent like Malik Jackson. The Broncos have a void at TE which isn’t good for what will likely be a younger or volatile QB to start the season. Henry is a big strong target who can be a big time player in the red zone.

2016 NHL Predictions

2016 NHL Predictions

Atlantic:
Tampa Bay Lightning
Florida Panthers
Detroit Red Wings
Montreal Canadiens (Makes Playoffs)
Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators
Toronto Maple Leafs
Buffalo Sabres

Metropolitan:
Washington Capitals
Pittsburgh Penguins
New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets (Makes Playoffs)
New York Islanders
Carolina Hurricanes
Philadelphia Flyers
New Jersey Devils

Central:
Minnesota Wild
Dallas Stars
Chicago Blackhawks
St. Louis Blues
Colorado Avalanche (Makes Playoffs)
Nashville Predators
Winnipeg Jets

Pacific:
Los Angeles Kings
Anaheim Ducks
San Jose Sharks
Calgary Flames
Edmonton Oilers
Vancouver Canucks
Arizona Coyotes

Playoffs:

East: Pittsburgh Penguins over Tampa Bay Lightning
West: Los Angeles Kings over Dallas Stars

Stanley Cup: Los Angeles Kings over Pittsburgh Penguins

Hart: Zach Parise
Art Ross: Sidney Crosby
Norris: Drew Doughty
Adams: Barry Trotz

2015 NFL Predictions

2015 NFL Predictions

AFC East: New England Patriots

Buffalo Bills 9-7

Miami Dolphins 7-9

New England Patriots 9-7

New York Jets 4-12

AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers

Baltimore Ravens 7-9

Cincinnati Bengals 8-8

Cleveland Browns 3-13

Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5

AFC South: Indianapolis Colts

Houston Texans 8-8

Indianapolis Colts 10-6

Jacksonville Jaguars 2-14

Tennessee Titans 3-13

AFC West: Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos 13-3

Kansas City Chiefs 10-6

Oakland Raiders 4-12

San Diego Chargers 12-4

NFC East: Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys 11-5

New York Giants 9-7

Philadelphia Eagles 10-6

Washington Redskins 2-14

NFC North: Green Bay Packers

Chicago Bears 6-10

Detroit Lions 8-8

Green Bay Packers 12-4

Minnesota Vikings 8-8

NFC South: New Orleans Saints

Atlanta Falcons 9-7

Carolina Panthers 8-8

New Orleans Saints 10-6

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-14

NFC West: Seattle Seahawks

Arizona Cardinals 10-6

San Fransisco 49ers 4-12

Seattle Seahawks 12-4

St Louis Rams 10-6

Playoffs AFC:
1. Denver Broncos
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Indianapolis Colts
4. New England Patriots
5. San Diego Chargers
6. Kansas City Chiefs
Playoffs NFC:
1. Green Bay Packers
2. Seattle Seahawks
3. Dallas Cowboys
4. New Orleans Saints
5. St Louis Rams
6. Philadelphia Eagles
Super Bowl: Seattle Seahawks over San Diego Chargers 27-20

MVP: Philip Rivers

Defensive Player of the Year: Von Miller

Rookie of the Year: Amari Cooper

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Vic Beasley

Coach of the Year: Mike Tomlin

NHL Notes for July 1st

NHL Notes for July 1st

Chicago Blackhawks: Still in salary cap hell even after trading Saad. They still need to sign Kruger and need 1 more defenseman. I think they will trade Patrick Sharp unless they find someone to eat Bickells contract. The defenseman they would target would be someone like Barrett Jackman, Johnny Oduya, or Anton Volchenkov.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Lock up Stamkos long term

Boston Bruins: Miss Peter Chirelli already? A puzzling offseason and they will still be slammed against the cap and got much worse. They should really add a defenseman and have to sign Brett Connoly who could be an offer sheet suspect. Watch Chara and Eriksson here.

Philadelphia Flyers: They have to sign a backup goalie and Del Zotto but seem set after that. They could possibly move a defenseman like Luke Schenn. They should also try to extend Voracek.

Montreal Canadiens: A big extension for Galchenyuk and thats about it.

Minnesota Wild: They could use some 3rd line forwards and another defenseman. Locking up Granlund could be a focus for them.

Vancouver Canucks: Sign a 3 or 4 defenseman especially after trading away Bieksa.

Los Angeles Kings: Sign a backup goalie and lock up Kopitar and Lucic long term. They may also need a depth defenseman.

San Jose Sharks: Sign some second line forwards. Sign a top 4 defenseman like Francois Beachumen. This is a crucial year in San Jose and risks maybe taken.

Dallas Stars: Try getting a 1st or 2nd line Winger and top 4 defenseman

Ottawa Senators: They seem set and at their max budget

Pittsburgh Penguins: Pursue a top winger or two such as Alex Semin, Martin ST Louis or even PHil Kessel? Sharp/ Skinner. I would also get some defensive depth.

New York Rangers: They will have about 6M after the Stepan extension. They need forward depth and a RW badly. An extension for Kreider will be pursued. They have some RFAs to be signed to low $$$ deals.

New York Islanders: They have to sign Brock Nelson and a backup goalie.

Carolina Hurricanes: They need a winger and to sign Eric Staal to an extension. They may trade Skiner for depth.

Columbus Blue Jackets: They will sign Saad for big $$$. Calvert RFA and a 4th line player.

St. Louis Blues: They have some RFAs to sign including Tarasenko, Allen and Magnus Paajarvi. They should extend David Backes who has been the backbone of this team and may trade TJ Oshie.

Detroit Red Wings: After signing their 4 big RFAs including Nyquist they could look for a winger. This could be a team that makes a big deal at the deadline.

Calgary Flames: They locked up Dougie and now have to sign some lower tier RFAs. A backup goalie is possible unless they want to stick to Jon Gillies. While they have lots of cap space now there are no immediate holes. They have some intriguing RFAs next season which they have to sign to bridges or long term extensions including Monahan, Gaudreau, Granlund, Colbourne and UFAs next year including Giordano, Hudler, Russell, and possibly David Jones. They will have room at the deadline.

Edmonton Oilers: Sign Schultz but the time is NOW for the Oilers.

Toronto Maple Leafs: What A Mess! They have to sign Bernier to an extension. Kadri and PAnik are RFAs. They will likely trade Kessel to give them some chips for the future. They should pursue deals with mid tier UFAs to give them some chips for the deadline when they are out of contention.

Colorado Avalanche: They need a top 2 or top 4 badly. They also have to turn Grigorenkos career around.

Winnipeg Jets: They can explore trading Byfuglien for some forwards. They need to pursue about 2-3 forwards ranging from 2nd line players to 3rd liners. PRoblem is Winnipeg isn’t exactly a hot destination.

Washington Capitals: They have 3 big RFAs including Holtby which will take up about 12M of the their salary cap space. They should also pursue a top line winger to play with Ovechkin.

Buffalo Sabres: An O’Reilly extension is a must which will cost about 7M a season. They should also look for some top defenseman. They could potentially sign some depth.

Florida Panthers: Sign an offensive defenseman and trade for a top winger like Kessel or Sharp.

Anaheim Ducks: Status quo but maybe someone like St Louis would help.

New Jersey Devils: They need a big name forward but I don’t know if now is the time.

Nashville Predators: Lock up some RFAs and focus on Mike Ribero.

Arizona Coyotes: Sign Vermette. Tank the season and get ready for Vegas!

NFL Draft Grades 2015

Draft Grades

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys B+
They addressed needs for now and the future. Byron Jones is a very athletic corner that fils a need now in the dime and next year when Morris Claiborne is a free agent. I also love the gamble on Randy Gregory at where they got him as they need a puss rusher. I like the pick of Chaz Green for depth but would have loved to see them draft a WR at some point.

New York Giants A-
They did overdraft Ereck Flowers but they needed to if they wanted him because the Rams could have taken him with the next pick. The reason for this stellar grade is getting Landon Collins in the second even though they had to move up. That filled a huge need and they drafted O.O out of UCLA as pass rusher depth. I did want to see them take a DT.

Philadelphia Eagles C
I am not all that high on Agholor as I can see some issues with his game and should have been a second round pick. I liked the pick of Rowe but they failed to address the RG position and I am not a fan of Jordan Hicks who plays a position they don’t need. I do like the pick of JaCorey Sheppard in the 6th round.

Washington Redskins B
I do like Scherff very much as a player but they could have moved back maybe 3 spots and still got hit. I do understand the need to take him as that offensive line aside from Trent Williams is crap and they will need to protect the new 1st round QB they will take in 2016. I love the pick of Jameson Crowder in the 4th who will play in the slot and Preston Smith can help rush the passer. I don’t like the pick of Matt Jones.

AFC East

Buffalo Bills D
They took the wrong FSU corner in Darby and Karlos Williams isn’t very good. There where better lineman available than John Miller but I liked the pick of Nick O’Leary in the 6th as I think he can be used effectively as a 2nd TE. Even without the 1st round pick a lackluster draft.

Miami Dolphins B+
They got lucky when DeVante Parker fell to them at 14 and they did the right thing in taking him. I see why they would draft Jordan Phillips who could turn into a good pro but they have other bigger needs such as corner and linebacker. We will see how much PHillips plays this season. They can also sign Lael Collins which would be an unbelievable haul.

New England Patriots B
I love the value of drafting Malcolm Brown with the last pick of the first round and he could immediately be implemented into their rotation. I don’t like their second round pick of Jordan Richards in the second round but I like the pick of Tre Jackson in the 4th whom they could groom for a guard position. I also like the pick of Trey Flowers from Arkansas. I would have liked for them to grab a RB.

New York Jets A
I could only imagine the look in that draft room when Leonard Williams fell into their lap at 6. I had him as my top overall player in the draft. They addressed needs across the board with players I generally like in Devin Smith at WR in the 2nd Lorenzo Mauldin at OLB in the 3rd and Jarvis Harrison at RG in the 5th. I am not crazy on Bryce Petty but in the 4th I can understand the gamble. An excellent draft to pair with a active free agency.

NFC North

Chicago Bears A-
They had an overall great draft addressing needs now and in the future. Kevin White has a very high ceiling but I think DeVante Parker has a much higher floor and is a safer prospect but both at some point will make a trip to Hawaii for the pro bowl. I loved the pick of Eddie Goldman as the new Nose Tackle and Hroniss Grasu to be the long term center. I didn’t like the pick of Langford in the 4th as they have credible RB depth already.

Detroit Lions C-
They got a player who I am very high on but would thought could be had in the second in Laken Tomlinson to play LG. They also got Manny Ramirez in that trade who will provide depth along the interior Oline. I didn’t like the pick of Ameer Abdullah as I think he’s too slow for the NFL. I thought the Alex Carter pick was good value in the 3rd but he has a relatively low ceiling. They failed to address RT, DE pass rusher and wide receiver.

Green Bay Packers C
They addressed needs in the secondary grabbing safety Damarious Randall in the 1st and Quinten Rollins in the 2nd. After that though I am lukewarm on Jake Ryan but not big on any of their other picks. I would have liked to see some beef be selected on the defensive line.

Minnesota Vikings A
A really solid draft all around. Trae Waynes in the first to give them a partner to pair with the young Xavier Rhodes for a long long time. They got Eric Kendricks in the 2nd who will start right away and is a dynamic tackler at the MLB position. They addressed positions of need in Danielle Hunter as DE depth. TJ Clemmings as a developmental LT and Stefon Diggs as Wide Receiver depth. An excellent draft by Rick Spielman and Co.

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens B+
Ozzie Newsome is one of the best in the business. The selection of Maxx Williams is perfect for Baltimore and he will be one of the top Tight Ends in the league one day. Perriman has blazing speed but is a little bit one dimensional. They got Carl Davis at decent value but where is he going to play and can he rush the passer from the inside? I do like their 4th round pick out of Kentucky in Smith as pass rushing depth.

Cleveland Browns C-
This was an up and down draft for them. I love the pick of Danny Shelton to help the leagues worst run defense. I thought the pick of Erving was ok but hey have other needs they need to address. Erving will play
RG this year and slide over to center when Alex Mack leaves. I don’t like the pick of Nate Orchard in the 2nd round or Xavier Cooper in the 3rd. Taking Duke Johnson could have a big effect but people question his longevity being sized short. They failed to address their biggest areas of need early in WR and TE.

Cincinnati Bengals C
They drafted for need rather than best player truly available I feel. I don’t like them picking Ogbuehi at 21 as that was way too high. I do like the Jake Fisher pick in the second round and they are lucky that he fell to them. I also like the Paul Dawson pick in the third and am alright with the Tyler Kroft selection as their 2nd TE. We will see how Josh Shaw does but he already lied to the world once.

Pittsburgh Steelers B
They were surprised when Bud Dupree was still on the board at 22 and that fills a big need as well for the future. This means all their linebackers are now 1st round picks and 3 in the last 3 years. I like the pick of Senquez Golson in the 2nd even though his height is a problem. Sammie Coates is a burner but in the 3rd round I understand how it fits the role. They addressed depth throughout the draft but didn’t touch much along the defensive line.

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons A+
This is a team that had truly lots of holes coming in and did a fine job of addressing many of those holes. Beasley in the 1st at OLB Jalen Collins in the 2nd at corner to replace the awful Robert Alford. Tevin Coleman in the 3rd who could be a fantasy steal and Justin Hardy in the 4th who is a personal favorite of mine and will play in the slot and finally Grady Jarrett for defensive line depth in the 5th. An overall excellent draft although they need offensive lineman.

Carolina Panthers D-
This was a very lackluster draft in my perspective and they not only missed on some prospects they drafted but failed to fill holes on their roster such as LT. Shaq Thompson I see as an average 4-3 OLB but hose can usually get picked in the later rounds. Devin Funchess is an odd player because he doesn’t have the separation speed to be a WR or the physicality to be a TE. They traded up for him as well. They needed depth and other positions to fill and they didn’t do it. A really bad draft.

New Orleans Saints C+
They had a lot of high picks and the results do vary. Andrus Peat I think will one day become a good left tackle but thats not a position of need. Stephone Anthony fills a long term role but was a bit over drafted. Kikaha was high on many peoples wish lists and can rush the passer which is much needed on this team. I love their third round grabbing my second rated QB in Garrett Grayson and one of my favorite corners in this draft in PJ Williams who I had a first round grade on. They failed to address Guard, Defensive line and Tight End.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers F
I am not a Winston fan at all and think they just threw the 1st overall pick into the garbage. Donavan Smith isn’t a top talent and will likely bust while Ali Marpet needs time to develop and refine his skills. I am lukewarm on Kwon Alexander but that is not a position of immediate need. A big F for the Bucs.

AFC South

Houston Texans A
They addressed needs and got top level players at great spots n the draft. Kevin Johnson reminds me of a young Cortland Finnegan and should help their secondary this year and beyond. Bednardrick McKinney was my top rated ILB and I love that pick to play next to Cushing. They got Strong in the 3rd round who will not only complement their WR corps but become an integral part of it. A solid draft but I would have addressed the defensive line earlier than the 6th round.

Indianapolis Colts D+
I thought this was an overall lackluster draft for the Colts that failed to address needs. I do very much like the pick of Henry Anderson in the 3rd round and he should fit right into the system. I wouldn’t have taken Dorsett in the 1st round especially with the wide receivers they already have. They addressed corner in the third with D’Joun Smith but I don’t think that was a good pick. They will look back on this draft as a “what if” draft.

Jacksonville Jaguars B-
I am not as high on their draft as other people. I love the pick of Sample in the 4th round and he will be their free safety of the future. I don’t see the real need to draft a RB in the 2nd round or while I like AJ Cann the need to draft him with 2 good guards unless he will play Center. Rashaad Greene has a relatively low ceiling. Dante Fowler I thought was over drafted but he should become a good player. They should have taken Leonard Williams.

Tennessee Titans A-
Mariota was my top rated QB and I had Dorial Green-Beckham as a top 10 talent in this draft. After those two I am not all that crazy on the rest of their draft. Poutasi is a little bit of a developmental project but could be a potential mauler inside. Blackson will play a role for them along the defensive line and could be useful against the run. A pretty good draft for the Titans but DO NOT START MARIOTA FROM DAY 1.

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals C+
I do like the pick of DJ Humphries who will likely be their RT. Other than that in was a meddling draft with them selecting for need at OLB with Markus Golden but I don’t believe that was the top player at the position still on the board. David Johnson should challenge Andre Ellington for playing time and potentially his job this season. I wanted them to select a Nose Tackle.

San Fransisco 49ers C-
I really do like the pick of Arik Armstead who will take the spot of Justin Smith and could turn into a beast. After that I understand the pick of Eli Harold but I am not crazy on him as a prospect. They have taken a first round safety the past 2 years so I don’t know why they took Tartt instead of addressing other needs such as ILB. I really am only a big fan of their 1st pick.

Seattle Seahawks C-
I know they didn’t have a first round pick due to the Jimmy Graham trade but this was still a lackluster draft. I don’t understand the selection of Frank Clark when there were much more talented players available. They made a big and bold move to move up for Tyler Lockett which I think is a good move and he will be a good player. They selected 3 offensive lineman who will be needed and relied on this season.

St. Louis Rams B+
Todd Gurley was a surprising pick but he is a game changing talent that could force 8 men in the box. They got a road grater at RT in Havenstein out of Wisconsin. I would have liked to see a receiver selected but they didn’t. I do like the pick of Jamon Brown who I currently see as the favorite for their RG position. Mannion at QB could be a nice backup but I am not crazy on his prospects of starting in the NFL.

AFC West

Denver Broncos B+
They had an overall pretty good draft addressing major needs such as RT. They moved up for Shane Ray but he is the replacement for DeMarcus Ware and can help rush the passer on latter downs and in the 4th quarter which is needed for them. Sambrailo should be the opening day starter at RT which would move Chris Clark inside to LG. Hueremen provides nice depth for them at TE.

Kansas City Chiefs C+
I really did like the pick of Marcus Peters as he is both a very highly rated player of mine and he helps a big position of need. After that I really didn’t love the rest of the draft especially Mike Morse who I don’t think can hold up at RT in the NFL. Chris Conley has some upside and I think can help them this year at the #3 and #4 wide receiving positions. They got one right but the rest is a little murky.

Oakland Raiders B
Amari Cooper was a top 3 player for me in this draft and one of the safest picks in this draft. He also fits the Raiders biggest need and will help Derek Carr immensely. Mario Edwards wasn’t my favorite pick or my favorite fit for the system. I really like the pick of Clive Walford who fell due to disciplinary issues. An overall good quality draft class by Reggie McKenzie.

San Diego Chargers B-
The trade up for Melvin Gordon cost them some picks in the later rounds but Gordon is still a quality RB and gives the Chargers a nice spark. The Pick of Perryman will help solidify the ILB position of that defense next to Manti Teo. After those two I don’t see any real long term NFL talent unless Mager shows real refinement.