2017 NFL Mock Draft(Picks 17-32)
17. Philadelphia Eagles – Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida
The Eagles could use some help on the back end of their defense, especially at corner. Tabor shows great instincts and has a nose for the football.
18. Green Bay Packers – Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
The Packers’ pass defense has not been good this year, so adding some talent to the back end of their defense would be a natural solution. Humphrey has good size and knows how to play physical.
19. Washington Redskins – Jabrill Peppers, S/LB, Michigan
The Redskins have struggled to defend the pass this season, and all DB spots outside of Josh Norman could use an upgrade. Peppers is a special talent, and could be used in a number of ways to help improve any defense at the next level.
20. Miami Dolphins – O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
The Dolphins are scheduled to have three TEs hit free agency this offseason (Jordan Cameron, Dion Sims, and Marqueis Gray). They will likely look to add one in the draft rather than re-signing all of them. O.J. Howard is a freakish athlete, and although he doesn’t have the stats during his time at Alabama to suggest being a first round pick, he is very talented and will likely see more production at the next level.
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Zach Cunningham, LB, VanderbiltThe Bucs have some decent LBs, but Daryl smith is well into his 30s and they don’t have much depth elsewhere at the position. Cunningham is very talented, shows impressive athleticism, and could realistically play on the inside or outside at the next level.
22. Denver Broncos – Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
The Broncos really need a new right tackle to replace Donald Stephenson. Cam Robinson has been very good this season, but his off field incident in the spring (pot/possession of illegal firearm) may lead to some questions about him, although the charges were eventually dropped.
23. New York Giants – Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
The Giants have been one of the worst teams in the league in terms of rushing this season, and only have five rushing touchdowns on the year. McCaffrey is very explosive with the ball in his hands and is always a threat to take it to the house.
24. Kansas City Chiefs – Dan Feeney, OG, Indiana
The Chiefs’ interior OL could use some work this offseason, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they use an early draft pick to do so. Feeney has shown good athleticism and intelligence during his time at Indiana, something that Andy Reid looks for in his offensive linemen.
25. Houston Texans – Malik McDowell, DL, Michigan State
Houston has been solid defending the pass this season, but have struggled a bit against the run. McDowell is a physically gifted player that shows good playmaking ability against both the run and the pass.
26. Atlanta Falcons – Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio StateThe Falcons have statistically been one of the worst teams in the league at defending the pass this season, so some help in the secondary should be in order here. Marshon Lattimore has all the skills you look for in a corner at the next level, and has shown some impressive playmaking ability as well.
27. Pittsburgh Steelers – Carl Lawson, EDGE, Auburn
James Harrison currently leads the team in sacks with 4, and he likely won’t be around next season, so adding a talented pass rusher should be a high priority this offseason. Lawson is a legitimate pass rush threat with a very high motor and an impressive ability to make plays in the backfield.
28. Detroit Lions – Caleb Brantley, DL, Florida
The Lions d-line is very good coming off the edge, but they are still struggling to find a legitimate replacement for Suh on the interior. Brantley shows good quickness and an ability to get to the quarterback in a hurry.
29. Seattle Seahawks – Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
The offensive line in Seattle has struggled to say the least, so adding talent to this unit should be a priority for the Seahawks this offseason. Ramczyk has had an outstanding season for the Badgers, and has positioned himself nicely as the second best tackle in this class behind Robinson.
30. New England Patriots – JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
The Patriots have needed a number one receiver on the outside for quite some time now, and while Brady has always found a way to make things work without one, adding one would definitely make things easier. Smith-Schuster is a big, strong, possession receiver that can work the middle of the field.
31. Oakland Raiders – Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
The Raiders are one of the NFL’s major storylines this season, as they will finish this season with their first winning record since 2002. Their front seven has been very impressive, but one of their weaknesses has been defending the middle of the field. McMillan has been very productive during his time at Ohio State and shows very good intelligence and instincts, especially against the run.
32. Dallas Cowboys – Corey Davis, WR, Western MichiganThe Cowboys seem to have hit multiple home runs with their 2016 draft selection, headlined by Elliott and Prescott. Right now Cole Beasley is their leading receiver, and with Jason Witten turning 35 in the offseason, Prescott could really use another weapon to throw to. Corey Davis has put up some impressive numbers during his time at Western Michigan, and has all the skills you look for in a number one receiver at the next level.