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The NFL Draft is finally here! Tonight at 8pm the Cleveland Browns are officially on the clock. Below is my 2017 mock draft plus my thoughts on certain selections below

Cleveland Browns DL Myles Garrett
San Francisco 49ers DL Jonathan Allen
Chicago Bears DL Solomon Thomas
Jacksonville JaguarsRB Leonard Fournette
Tennessee Titans CB Marshon Lattimore
New York JetsTE O.J. Howard
Los Angeles ChargersS Jamal Adams
Carolina Panthers S Malik Hooker
Cincinnati Bengals WR Corey Davis
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams
New Orleans Saints DL Taco Charlton
Cleveland Browns QB Mitchell Trubisky
Arizona Cardinals QB DeShaun Watson
Philadelphia Eagles RB Christian McCaffrey
Indianapolis ColtsRB Dalvin Cook
Baltimore RavensLB Reuben Foster
Washington RedskinsWR John Ross
Tennessee Titans DL Derek Barnett
Tampa Bay BuccaneersOL Cam Robinson
Denver Broncos OL Ryan Ramczyk
Detroit LionsOL Forrest Lamp
Miami Dolphins DB Marlon Humphrey
New York Giants LB Hasson Reddick
Oakland RaidersDL Charles Harris
Houston TexansQB Patrick Mahomes
Seattle SeahawksDB Kevin King
Kansas City Chiefs DL Takkarist McKinley
Dallas Cowboys LB Zach Cunningham
Green Bay PackersLB T.J. Watt
Pittsburgh SteelersOL Garrett Boles
Atlanta FalconsDL Caleb Brantley
New Orleans Saints DB Adoree' Jackson

Myles Garrett goes #1… but I have some doubts- Only two players dominated college football this year from start to finish: Alabama’s Jonathan Allen and Western Michigan’s WR Corey Davis. Why is Myles Garrett better than the Browns 2000 pick Courtney Brown? Hell, why is Myles Garrett even better than Ohio State’s Joey Bosa from last season? Garrett is a physical freak no doubt and his presence in a room alone may convince GM’s to take him #1 overall.

 

First QB off the board is Trubisky, Watson not far behind. Cleveland brought in Brock Osweiler and let RG3 hit the road. Is this another year where they use a second 1st round pick on a QB (Brandon Weeden, Brady Quinn, Johnny Manziel). It seems likely with the need for the position and Trubisky being a home grown Ohio product that he is the guy. By the way Weeden, Quinn, and Manziel were WAY better in college than Trubisky. The UNC football was actually better in 2015 when Trubisky WASN’T THE STARTER! Somehow those important things get lost in the draft process discussion. My best comparison to Trubisky is Blaine Gabbert.

As for DeShaun Watson, Arizona seems like the right fit for him. The Cardinals franchise has drafted highly successful college quarterbacks before (Matt Leinart). A year or two behind Carson Palmer would be great for Watson. Watson was the #1 high school quarterback prospect in the country and sat behind Tajh Boyd for a year before becoming the starter at Clemson. My best comparison to a pro quarterback to Watson is a less accurate Eli Manning.

New York Teams: TE,WR, and LB: I have the Jets drafting OJ Howard. I understand the Jets history of tight ends has not been great. Howard was no doubt a productive player at Alabama and this seems like a “best player” available pick for Gang Green. The Bills could wait for a WR in round two but why? Get the best player and the biggest need for your team and that’s Clemson wide out Mike Williams. As for the Giants, I like Hasson Reddick linebacker from Temple. The defense is solid and the quality offensive lines that they could like (Ryan Ramcyzk and Cam Robinson) I do not believe will be in there spot when they draft.

 

What do you think? Who are your favorite players in this year’s draft? Leave your comments below.