1- Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee Titans): Jared Goff, Quarterback, California
Analysis: Best QB in the class. No brainer.
2- Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland Browns): Carson Wentz, Quarterback, North Dakota State
Analysis: I would not take him here, but they love him. They make the big bucks. I do not.
3- San Diego Chargers: DeForest Buckner, Defensive Lineman, Oregon
Analysis: Great talent, great fit. I am a fan of building a defense inside out and Buckner would enhance the run D and pass rush significantly.
4- Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Ohio State
Analysis: Elliott is a great talent and would take a ton of pressure off of Tony Romo as he nears the end of his career.
5- Jacksonville Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey, Defensive Back, Florida State
Analysis: Ramsey is one of the top talents in the class and he would give the Jags an upgrade in the defensive backfield.
6- Tennessee Titans (from Baltimore Ravens): Laremy Tunsil, Offensive Tackle, Mississippi
Analysis: The Titans trade multiple picks in 2016 and 2017 to move from 15 to 6 and select the player they would have taken at 1.
7- San Francisco 49ers: Ronnie Stanley, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame
Analysis: Chip Kelly’s first pick in Philadelphia was Lane Johnson and I expect him to want another young talented tackle as he begins his stint in San Francisco.
8- Cleveland Browns: Joey Bosa, Edge Rusher, Ohio State
Analysis: I could see a trade down here, but with Bosa still on the board, I expect the Browns to make the pick. He fills a huge need for the Browns as they look to become more explosive in the front seven.
9- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jack Conklin, Offensive Tackle, Michigan State
Analysis: The Bucs continue their trend of drafting offensive players early and go with a young tackle to protect Jameis Winston.
10- New York Giants: Leonard Floyd, Outside Linebacker, Georgia
Analysis: It has been a long time since the Giants took a linebacker with a first round selection. They are due.
11- Chicago Bears: Vernon Hargreaves, Cornerback, Houston
Analysis: Hargreaves fills a need and there is a good chance he is the best prospect on Chicago’s board at this point.
12- New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Rankins, Defensive Tackle, Louisville
Analysis: Best talent on the board. Will help get interior pressure on the good quarterbacks in their division.
13- Miami Dolphins: Myles Jack, Linebacker, UCLA
Analysis: When healthy, Jack may be the most talented player in the class. The Dolphins stand pat and are rewarded.
14- Oakland Raiders: Robert Nkemdiche, Defensive Tackle, Mississippi
Analysis: Talented player with character questions. If he pays off, the Raiders front seven could be dominant.
15- Baltimore Ravens (from Tennessee Titans): Shaq Lawson, Edge Rusher, Clemson
Analysis: The Baltimore Ravens move down, collect picks, and still get the second best edge rusher in the class in Shaq Lawson.
16- Detroit Lions: Ryan Kelly, Center, Alabama
Analysis: Many believe Kelly is the best interior lineman in the class.
17- Atlanta Falcons: Darron Lee, Linebacker, Ohio State
Analysis: Lee has been connected to the Falcons consistently throughout the draft process.
18- Indianapolis Colts: William Jackson III, Cornerback, Houston
Analysis: Some may be surprised, but the Colts need help at cornerback and with Kelly off the board, I expect them to wait to take a lineman in a later round.
19- Buffalo Bills: Noah Spence, Edge Rusher, Eastern Kentucky
Analysis: I could see Rex Ryan having few worries about Spence’s off-field questions.
20- New York Jets: Taylor Decker, Offensive Tackle, Ohio State
Analysis: With the retirement of D’Brickashaw Ferguson, the Jets have a huge need at left tackle. Decker could be the best player on their board at this point as well.
21- Cincinnati Bengals (from Washington Redskins): Will Fuller, Wide Receiver, Notre Dame
Analysis: The Bengals trade a third round pick to the Redskins to move up in front of the Texans and Vikings to get Fuller.
22- Houston Texans: Jarran Reed, Defensive Tackle, Alabama
Analysis: Vince Wilfork is near the end of his career and Reed is a good replacement.
23- Minnesota Vikings: Josh Doctson, Wide Receiver, TCU
Analysis: The Vikings consider moving up, but stand pat and get the top receiver on their board.
24- Washington Redskins (from Cincinnati Bengals): Karl Joseph, Safety, West Virginia
Analysis: The Redskins move down three spots, pick up a third round pick, and still get their top target. Joseph is a great talent and would likely be selected earlier if not for tearing his ACL.
25- Pittsburgh Steelers: Keanu Neal, Safety, Florida
Analysis: I could see Neal’s physicality and toughness being a fit for how the Steelers want to play defense.
26- Seattle Seahawks: Chris Jones, Defensive Tackle, Mississippi State
Analysis: Jones is an excellent fit for the Seahawks’ aggressive, attacking defensive scheme. I could see him thriving in Seattle’s culture.
27- Green Bay Packers: Reggie Ragland, Inside Linebacker, Alabama
Analysis: Ragland fills a huge need for the Packers. I also considered a defensive back for this spot.
28- Kansas City Chiefs: Corey Coleman, Wide Receiver, Baylor
Analysis: Many would be shocked if Coleman fell this far, but his lack of experience running a full route tree leads me to believe it could happen. Andy Reid had Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson in Philadelphia. Coleman, Albert Wilson, and Maclin would give the Chiefs a dynamic receiving corps.
29- Arizona Cardinals: TJ Green, Defensive Back, Clemson
Analysis: The Cardinals seem to be looking for help in the defensive backfield and Green has the physical tools to develop into a good player.
30- Carolina Panthers: Eli Apple, Cornerback, Ohio State
Analysis: With a need at cornerback after the departure of Josh Norman, I expect the Panthers to target a replacement.
31- Denver Broncos: Vernon Butler, Defensive Lineman, Louisiana Tech
Analysis: Butler may be the best player on the board at this point. I expect Denver to take the best player on their board.