1. Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee) – Jared Goff – QB, California
The Rams will get another opportunity at taking a potential franchise QB with the top pick. Try not to mess this one up.
2. San Francisco 49ers (from Cleveland) – Carson Wentz – QB, North Dakota State
The Browns have been shopping the 2nd pick and find a perfect candidate to swap picks with. Browns move out, stay in the top 10 and add future assets. Chip Kelly gets his QB of the future, now what do they do with Kaep?
3. San Diego Chargers – Jalen Ramsey – CB, Florida State
The Chargers lost Eric Weddle, a key member of their secondary this offseason. Expect them to replenish a defense that ranked 29th in the NFL last season.
4. Dallas Cowboys – Joey Bosa – DE, Ohio State
Since the Cowboys released DeMarcus Ware, they have yet to find his replacement. Bosa fills a pass rushing need and brings some youth to an aging defense.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars – DeForest Buckner – DE, Oregon
In a deep draft for defensive line, the Jags add to an already impressively revamped front four that includes Malik Jackson and Donte Fowler.
6. Baltimore Ravens – Laremy Tunsil – OT, Ole Miss
A run on defensive players allows for the drafts top offensive tackle to drop right in the Ravens lap.
7. Cleveland Browns (from San Francisco) – Myles Jack – LB, UCLA
The Browns trade back and still get the player they covet. Although, injury questions could see Jack fall out of the top 10, there is no questioning Jack’s skill-set.
8. Philadelphia Eagles – Ronnie Stanley – OT, Notre Dame
Don’t think the Eagles didn’t kick the tires on trading up for Wentz. Ultimately, they choose to protect the QBs they already invested in.
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Vernon Hargreaves – CB, Florida
The Bucs were flat out terrible against the pass. Best way to help a young QB? Stop making him play from behind.
10. New York Giants – Jack Conklin – OT, Michigan State
The Giants choose to keep Eli Manning upright rather than taking another need at RB.
11. Chicago Bears – Ezekiel Elliott – RB, Ohio State
An ideal candidate to replace Matt Forte in Chicago’s backfield.
12. New Orleans Saints – Sheldon Rankins – DT, Louisville
Adds versatility and athleticism to a defense that lacks both.
13. Miami Dolphins – Eli Apple – CB, Ohio State
The Dolphins miss out on taking their #1 target in Ezekiel Elliott, but replace Brent Grimes in the secondary.
14. Oakland Raiders – Reggie Ragland – LB, Alabama
Though I think they’d like a game-changing tight end here, they won’t reach. Instead they’ll bolster a much improved defensive unit.
15. Tennessee Titans (from LA) – Taylor Decker – OT, Ohio State
Keeping their franchise QB upright is a priority.
16. Detroit Lions – Shaq Lawson – DE, Clemson
The Lions could choose to add on the offensive line, but Lawson falls right into their lap and they won’t be able to resist adding a pass rusher.
17. Atlanta Falcons – Leonard Floyd – LB, Georgia
Vic Beasley and Leonard Floyd will create a very formidable pass rush in a division full of top QB’s.
18. Indianapolis Colts – Ryan Kelly – C, Alabama
They missed the playoffs because they couldn’t keep Andrew Luck healthy. Keeping Luck upright will continue being the recipe for success.
A tough call for the Bills with Paxton Lynch still on the board but they decide to go with a player who will help them right away in a position of need. The Bills will undoubtedly get calls to trade out of this pick but Lee’s skill-set is too good to pass on. He’ll contribute immediately on 3rd down and other passing situations. He’ll compete for time with newly acquired Zach Brown but will find additional playing time rushing the passer as well.
20. New York Jets – Paxton Lynch – QB, Memphis
It will hurt Jets coach Todd Bowles to let a pass rusher like Kevin Dodd pass by, but they have to figure out their QB situation if they have any hopes at creeping into the playoffs.
21. Washington Redskins – Kevin Dodd – DE, Clemson
With the addition of Dodd, the Redskins could have one of the top pass rushing units in the league.
22. Houston Texans – Corey Coleman – WR, Baylor
Coleman is the first receiver taken and will complement DeAndre Hopkins very well.
23. Minnesota Vikings – Laquon Treadwell – WR, Ole Miss
Adding a player who can go up and get the ball will be key for Teddy Bridgewater’s development as a passer.
24. Cincinnati Bengals – Will Fuller – WR, Notre Dame
Having lost two starting caliber receivers in the offseason, the Bengals reload with arguably the best receiver in the draft.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers – Artie Burns – CB, Miami
The Steelers are loaded on offense and are expecting their previous first round pass rushers to step up this year.
26. Seattle Seahawks – Noah Spence – DE, Eastern Kentucky
A luxury pick, but somehow the Seahawks end up with the best pure pass rusher in the draft. The rich get richer.
27. Green Bay Packers – Andrew Billings – DT, Baylor
They’ll need to replace B.J. Raji up the middle. Billings is still young and raw but will immediately help the Packers run defense.
28. Kansas City Chiefs – Josh Doctson – WR, TCU
They’ll put another weapon for Alex Smith on the other side of Jeremy Maclin.
29. Arizona Cardinals – Robert Nkemdiche – DT, Ole Miss
The Cardinals won’t let Nkemdiche fall to the second round and will add to their already impressive front four.
30. Carolina Panthers – A’Shawn Robinson – DT, Alabama
Robinson will add to an already formidable defensive line.
31. Denver Broncos – Jarran Reed – DT, Alabama
They’ll replace Malik Jackson in the middle of that defensive line with another Nick Saban product.null