With The 12th Pick, in the 2017 NFL Draft, The New England Patriots Select ...

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12.

Browns

Defense: 3-4

Connor Williams

OLT Texas

6-6, 320, #55

 

Bradley Chubb

Edgerusher NC ST

QB! QB, QB, 

2017 Picks:

1 Myles Garrett, DE, A&M
1 Jabrill Peppers DB Michigan
1(29) David Njoku, TE Miami
2(52) DeShone Kizer, QB ND
3 (65) Larry Ogunjobi DL Charlotte
4 (126) Howard Wilson, DB Houston
5 (160) Rod Johnson, OL FLA ST
6 (185) Caleb Brantley, DT Florida
7 (224) Zane Gonzalez K Arizona ST
7 (252) Matthew Dayes, RB NC State

2016 Picks:

1 (15)  Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

2 Emmanuel Ogbah, DE Oklahoma St

3 (65) Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State

3 (76) Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn

3 (93) Cody Kessler, QB, USC

4 (99) Joe Schobert, OLB, Wisconsin

4 (114) Ricardo Louis, WR, Auburn

4 (129)  Derrick Kindred, S, TCU

4 Seth Devalve, WR/TE, Princeton

5 (154) Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA

5 (168) Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor

5 Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado St

5 Trey Caldwell CB Louisiana-Mon

7 (250) Scooby Wright, ILB, Arizona

Key F.A. Signed:

QB Brock Osweiler

WR Kenny Britt

OC Joe Bitonio 

OG Kevin Zeitler

OG TJ Lang

OLB Jamie Collins

Key F.A.:

 

Key F.A. Lost:

QB Brock Osweiler

QB Josh McCown

QB RGIII

WR Terrelle Pryor

WR Andrew Hawkins

The Team: Deja vu all over again. Wouldn't it be wonderfully ironic if Cleveland picked 1st and 12th again this year without taking a QB. 

The Player: Williams is a top two or three OLs in this Draft. There are some good OLTs in this year Draft. I like the way Williams moves backwards the most of the top five. 

The Reason: Not sure Drango Spencer is the guy to guard the back of a young QB.

Second Choice: Mason Rudolph QB

13.

Miami

Defense: 4-3

Quinton Nelson

OG Fighting Irish

6-5, 329, #56

OG, FS, OLB, DE, NTLB, TE, CB, RB, WR, DE/OLB

2017 Picks:

1 Charles Harris DE/OLB Missouri
2-54 Raekwon McMillan LB Ohio ST
3 Cordrea Tankersley CB Clemson
5 (164) Isaac Ariata, OG, Utah
5 (178) Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU
6 Vincent Taylor, DT, Oklahoma ST
7 (237) Isaiah Ford WR Virginia T

 

2016 Picks:

1 (13) Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
2 (38) Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
3 (73) Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
3 (86) Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
6-186 Jakeem Grant WR Texas Tech
6 (204) Jordan Lucas, S, Penn State
7 (223) Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky
7 (231) Thomas Duarte, WR, UCLA

Key F.A. Signed:

TE Julius Thomas

DE Andre Branch

DE William Hayes

ILB Kiko Alonso

ILB Lawrence Timmons

S Rashad Jones

Key F.A.:

 

Key F.A. Lost:

TE Jordan Cameron

The Team: One thing I noticed watching Miami is that their O-line sucks. They spent a lot of Draft capital on their O-line, and it was a sieve against the Pats. 

The Player: Nelson is likely the top rated OL in this year's Draft, but he is an OG. But, he is an OG who played OLT in college, and those guys tend to go higher than other OGs. So having him the top ten is a little rich for my blood, but he shouldn't fall into the twenties. 

The Reason: Might be the most complete prospect in the Draft.

Second Choice: Damien Harris RB

14.

Buccaneers

Defense: 4-3

*Arden Key

DE/OLB LSU

6-6, 255-265, #49

DE, RB, ILB, DT, WR, S, WR, DE, OG, DT, 

2017 Picks:

1 (19) O.J. Howard TE Alabama
2 (50) Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M
3 (84) Chris Godwin, WR, Penn ST
3 (107) Kendell Beckwith, ILB, LSU
5 Jeremy McNichols RB Boise ST
7 (223) Stevie Tu’ikolovatu DT USC

2016 Picks:

1 (11) Vernon Hargreaves, CB, FLA
2 (39) Noah Spence DE E.Kentucky
2 (59) Roberto Aguayo, K, FLA ST
4 (108) Ryan Smith, CB, 

North Carolina Central
5 (148) Caleb Benenoch, OT, UCLA
6-183 Devante Bond OLB Oklahoma
6 (197) Dan Vitale, FB, Northwestern

Key FA Signed:

WR DeSean Jackson

Key FA:

 

Key FA Lost:

QB Mike Glennon

OC Joe Hawley

The Team: They have their QB. Now they need someone who can hit the QB.

The Player: Key was thought by most to be the top rusher in the Draft. But his mysterious disappearance this past off season left a lot of people wondering. Then when he came back he was not the same player. As the season went on he showed he still had the burst, bend, and knack for hitting the quarterback. But was still not the same player.

The Reason: They have garnered the least amount of sacks so far this season. 

Second Choice: Courtney Sutton WR

15.

Redskins

Defense: 3-4

*Courtland Sutton

WR SMU

6-4, 215, #16

OWNER, OL, ILB, OLB, DB, WR, RB, DB, DE, LB, OL

2017 Picks:

1 (17) Jonathan Allen, DE Alabama
2 (49) Ryan Anderson, OLB Alabama
3 (81) Fabian Noreau, DB UCLA
4 (114) Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
4 Montae Nicholson SS Michigan ST
5 (154) Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, Arkansas
6 (199) Chase Roullier, OL Wyoming
6 (209) Robert Davis WR Georgia S.
7 Josh Harvey-Clemons SS Louisville
7 (235) Josh Holsey, DB, Auburn

2016 Picks:

1 (22)  Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
2 (53) Su’a Cravens, S, USC
3 Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
5 (152) Matt Ioannidis, NT, Temple
6 (187) Nate Sudfeld, QB, Indiana
7 (232) Steven Daniels, ILB, BC
7-242 Keith Marshall RB, Georgia

Key F.A. Signed:

QB Kirk Cousins

WR Terrelle Pryor

WR Brian Quick

TE Vernon Davis

DE Ziggy Hood

OL Vinston Painter

Key F.A.: 

Key F.A. Lost:

WR Pierre Garcon

WR DeSean Jackson

Ricky Jean Francois DL

DE Chris Baker

The Team: They need an Edgerusher. They also have to get help for their O-line. To me, this pick comes down to those two options.

The Player: Sutton has Demaryius Thomas like athleticism. He also has great hands. He will also need to learn to run a real route tree like Thomas had to coming out of Georgia Tech. "A lot of people look at me and think that I’m just a big receiver. They assume that I’ll be slow and that I’ll lack the ability to be shifty," Sutton said. "I’m surrounded by a lot of elusive receivers here at SMU. A lot of the guys in my position room are these short, shifty guys. I sit there and learn from how they make people miss. I try to incorporate those things into my game. 

"Whenever a defensive back or a linebacker thinks I’m just gonna try and run them over, I surprise them with something that they don’t expect. I don’t want to be pigeonholed as that big receiver who’s just gonna plow guys over; I might hit you with a move that catches you off guard." If he can learn to run NFL routes, he can be as good or better than Thomas.

The Reason: They have a QB that they keep humiliating and daring to leave. Now, they have to do something to entice him to stay.

Second Choice: Clelin Ferrell DE

16.

Cowboys

Defense: 4-3

*Roquan Smith

LB Georgia

6-1, 225, #8

DE, CB, MLB, FS, CB, TE, SS, CB DLDL,  

2017 Picks:

1 (28) Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
2 (60) Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado
3 (92) Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
4 (133) Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina
6 Xavier Woods SS Louisiana Tech
6 (216) Marquez White, CB FLA ST
7 (228) Joey Ivie, DL, Florida
7 (239) Noah Brown WR Ohio State
7 (246) Jordan Carrell DL Colorado

2016 Picks:

1 (4) Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
2 (34) Jaylon Smith, ILB, Notre Dame
3 (67) Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
4 Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma
4 (135) Dak Prescott, QB, Miss ST
6 (189) Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue
6-212 Kavon Frazier S, C. Michigan
6 Darius Jackson, RB, E. Michigan
6 (217) Rico Gathers, TE, Baylor

Key F.A  Signed:  

WR Terrance Williams

RB Darren McFadden

OL Jonathon Cooper

CB Nolan Carroll

Key F.A :  

 

Key F.A. Lost:

QB Tony Romo 

RB Lance Dunbar

OT Doug Free

OG Ron Leary

CB Brandon Carr 

SS Barry Church

FS JJ Wilcox

The Team: They will look for weapons on offense for their QB, or a leader on defense..

The Player: Smith is an undersized LB who should go nowhere the 1st Round. "Sometimes you thank God for unanswered prayers, right?" Kirby Smart said. "That’s the case in this situation. Where he’s become a really good player, and he’s developed a leadership pattern that really represents our university really well." 

However, he is so damn good. He takes on blocks with speed and sheds guys 50 pounds heavier than him fast. He has the speed and instincts to dominate the run game sideline to sideline. Plus, he is a beast blitzing up the gut. I just wish he was a little better in coverage. 

The Reason: They can no longer rely on Sean Lee to be the sole key to their Defense. When he is healthy so is their defense. When he is injured, which is mostly, they suck. 

Second Choice: Calvin Ridley WR

17.

Bills

Defense: 4-3

*Calvin Ridley-

WR Alabama

6-1, 190, #3

CB, ORT, WRLB, WR, OG, DB, WR, KR, CB. LB

2017 Picks:

1 (27) Tre’Davious White CB LSU
2 (37) Zay Jones WR East Carolina
2 (63) Dion Dawkins, ORT, Temple
5 (163) Matt Milano, LB, BC
5 (171) Nathan Peterman, QB, Pitt
6 (195) Tanner Vallejo, LB, Boise ST

2016 Picks:

1 (19) Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
2 (41) Reggie Ragland LB, Alabama
3 (80) Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State
4 (139) Cardale Jones QB, Ohio SE
5 Jonathan Williams RB, Arkansas
6 (192) Kolby Listenbee, WR, TCU
6 (218) Kevon Seymour, CB, USC

Key F.A. Signed:

QB Tyrod Taylor

FB Mike Tolbert 

OL Jordan Mills

OLB Lorenzo Alexander

Micah Hyde FS

Jordan Poyer FS

Key F.A.:

Key F. A, Lost:

WR Robert Woods

CB Stephon Gilmore

SS Aaron Williams

The Team: They decided to trade away all their good WRs for some reason.

The Player: Ridley has the speed, and every team has the need for speed. "He's a hard guy to cover. We try to move him around a lot. It's our intention to get him the ball a lot because he's a good player," Saban said. "He's hard to cover. He's got great hands. He's a really good competitor, and plays with a lot of toughness. He can run with the ball after he catches it. It's our intention to get him the ball. Not that we don't have confidence in our other guys, but he's been very productive for us and had a great career here and also had a great season so far this year." He creates trouble for defenses all over the field in every way. 

The Reason: I find it is hard to play QB when you don't have anyone to throw to.

Second Choice: Denzel Ward CB

18.

Packers

Defense: 3-4

*Denzel Ward

CB Ohio State

5-10, 191, #12,

TE, CB, RB, CB, OLB, RB, ILB, DB, OL, DL

2017 Picks:

2 (33) Kevin King, CB Washington
2 (61) Josh Jones, DB NC State
3 Montravius Adams, DL Auburn
4 (108) Vince Biegel, OLB Wisconsin
4 (134) Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU
5-175 Deangelo Yancey WR Purdue
5 (182) Aaron Jones, RB, UTEP
6 (212) Kofi Amichia OL S. Florida
7 (238) Devonte Mays, RB Utah ST
7 (247) Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU

Key F.A. Signed:

TE Martellus Bennett

TE Lance Hendricks

RB Christine Michael

OLB Nick Perry

CB Devon House 

Key F.A.:

Key F.A. Lost:

RB Eddie Lacy

TE Jared Cook

ORG TJ Lang

OLB Julius Peppers

OLB Datone Jones

The Team: They still need a Corner for their secondary. Picking up Kevin King and Josh Jones was a great start to rebuilding their secondary, but they still need some help. 

The Player: I think he is the best CB in this Draft at moving backwards with his eyes on the QB.  "He’s second-strongest guy in the [CB] room," his DB coach Coombs said. "He doesn’t look like it, but you combine that speed and that strength. He can change directions and break on the ball. He was a great receiver in high school; he’s got great ball skills. I’m just excited to see him play. He’s real now." He is a bit underdeveloped, and has only been a starter for one season.

However, he was essentially a starter for a couple of years as their Nickel Corner. "The thing he’s got to do better in press coverage is just using his hands at the line of scrimmage, getting on-body coverage and staying tight. Being able to play extended series and being able to play with the game on the line in front of 110,000 people," Coombs said. "I don’t have any doubt he’s going to be able to do that. He ran down on kickoff team in big games in big situations and made dynamic plays. He’s had a phenomenal fall camp. I have every expectation he’s going to walk out on the field and he’s going to be an impact player." Best mover in the Draft.

The Reason: They wanted to overhaul their secondary last season, and this could the final piece. 

Second Choice: Mason Rudolph QB

19.

Seahawks

Defense: 4-3

Mike McGlinchey

OLT Fighting Irish

6-7, 310, #68

 

OLT, OG, ORT, RB, DT, OL, LB, WR, DB

2017 Picks:

2 Malik McDowell DT Michigan ST
2 (58) Ethan Pocic, OL LSU
3 (90) Shaquill Griffin DB UCF
3 (95) Delano Hill, FS Michigan
3 (102) Nazir Jones, DT UNC
3 (106) Amara Darboh WR Michigan
4-111 Tedric Thompson SS Colorado
6 (187) Mike Tyson, SS, Cincinnati
6 Justin Senior ORT Mississippi T
7 (226) David Moore WR, E. Central
7-249 Christopher Carson RB OK ST

Key F.A. Si:

RB Eddie Lacy

OG/OT Luke Joeckel

Key F.A.:

 

Key F.A. Lost:

Russell Okung OT 

J.R. Sweezy OG

Alvin Bailey OL

Brandon Mebane DT

Bruce Irvin LB 

The Team: I may be a day late and a dollar short, but when I think of Seattle I still think they need to help their O-line. And since this is the worst Mock Draft in the World, I don't give a crap.

The Player: McGlinchey is smooth mover moving backwards. Plus, he is elite blocking down on DTs, which is a sign to me that he can move inside to OG if needed. "He came in with very little knowledge of an offensive lineman. Even vocabulary, words of an offensive lineman, didn't resonate with him," ND HC Brian Kelly said. "He's still scratching the surface. I don't think there's much doubt he's going to be playing at another level. His athleticism, his length, his toughness, his IQ, how he carries himself. He's going to be a great pro." He has an excellent Kickslide. He still does get beat outside by speed occasionally, and will sometimes line up extra wide for a 9 or 11 tech. 

The Reason: He could be the final piece of their O-line puzzle that they have been trying to put together since the Super Bowl (Oh! Who won that Super Bowl;).

Second Choice: Derrius Guice RB

20.

Lions

Defense: 4-3

**Clelin Ferrell

DE/OLB Clemson

6-5, 260, #99

DE/PR, LB, RB, TE, WR, DB, DL, OL, DL, SS, OL, WR

2017 Picks:

1 (21) Jarrad Davis LB Florida
2 (53) Jalen Tabor DB Florida
3 (96) Kenny Golladay WR N. Illinois
4 Jaylen Reeves-Maybin, LB, Tenn
4 (127) Michael Roberts, TE, Toledo
5 (165) Jamal Agnew, CB, San Diego
6 Jeremiah Ledbetter, DL, Arkansas
6 (215) Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
7 Pat O’Connor, DL, E. Michigan

2016 Picks:

1 (16) Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
2 A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
3 Graham Glasgow OL Michigan
4 (111) Miles Killebrew SS, S.Utah
5 Joe Dahl, OL, Washington St
5 (169) Antwione Williams, LB, Georgia Southern
6 (191) Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan
6 (202) Anthony Zettel DL Penn ST
6 (210) Jimmy Landes, LS, Baylor
7 (236) Dwayne Washington, RB, Washington

Key F.A. Signed:

ORT Ricky Wagner

ORG TJ Lang

CB DJ Hayden

Key F.A.:

 

Key F.A. Lost:

WR Andre Roberts

OLT Riley Reiff

ORG Larry Warford

The Team: The Lions have been suffering in the passrush all season. They are just too dependent on the the inconsistent Ziggy Ansah. "There are only a few guys that have the kind of explosion, power, size, that he has," Caldwell said about Ziggy. "We don’t have a lot of guys on our team like that genetically built the way he’s constructed. He can create some problems." They need someone opposite him to put the defense back together again. 

The Player: Clelin can tackle the QB when he runs the option right into him. Great job using his hands and feet in balance to change direction in the rush to get to the QB. He needs to stay in school. He just doesn't have that knack for hitting the quarterback yet. Consistently gets into position to make a play, but misses too often. Nice job setting the edge with his long arms, and still make the tackle when the RB burst inside. Great run defender on the edge.

The Reason: They have to get a passrusher to put opposite Ansah.

Second Choice: Damien Williams RB

21.

Ravens

Defense: 3-4

*Deon Cain

WR Clemson

6-1, 210, #8

WR, CB, OLB, DB, WR, QB, ILB, OL, DL, DB,  

2017 Picks:

1 Marlon Humphrey CB Alabama
2 (47) Tyus Bowser, OLB, Houston
3-74 Chris Wormley DL Michigan
3 (78) Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama
4 (122) Nico Siragusa, OL, San Diego State
5 Jermaine Eluemunor OG, A&M
6 Chuck Clark, DB, Virginia Tech

2016 Picks:

1 (6) Ronnie Stanley, OT, ND
2 Kamalei Correa, OLB, Boise ST
3 (70) Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU
4 (104) Tavon Young, CB, Temple
4 Chris Moore, WR, Cincinnati
4 (130) Alex Lewis, OT, Nebraska
4 (132) Willie Henry, DT, Michigan
4 (134) Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
5 (146) Matt Judon, DE, Grand Valley State
6  Keenan Reynolds, WR, Navy
6 Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia

Key FA Signed:

NT Brandon Williams

OLB Carlos Dansby

CB Brandon Carr 

SS Tony Jefferson

Key F.A.:

Key F.A.Lost:

WR Steve Smith

WR Kamar Aiken

ORT Ricky Wagner

OG Jeremy Zuttah

FB Kyle Juszczyk

DE Guy Lawrence

OLB Elvis Dumervil 

The Team: They have never recovered from the loss of Steve Smith. They have not even tried. They have not drafted a WR in the past two Drafts, except a QB from Navy. No wonder Flacco keeps looking worse each year. He has no one to throw to.

The Player: He was a QB in high school. "Nobody is asking me about Deon Cain yet," Dabo Swinney said. "This is one of the best receivers in the country. He's had unbelievable moments." He has developed into a big fast WR with great hands. 

Plus he high balls the pass better than any WR in this Draft. "He’s running hard in the 4th quarter regardless of how many touches he’s got," Scott said. "He’s graded out in the 90s or high 80s each week." His injury hurt him this year, but he played through it and is going to be a killer in the Playoffs again.

The Reason: How can your QB help you win when you don't give him anyone to throw to.

Second Choice: James Washington WR

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22.

Atlanta

Defense: 4-3

*Maurice Hurst Jr- 

NT/3-Tech Michigan

6-2, 282, #73

ORG, OLB, TE,  NT, CB, FS, OL, DL, 

2017 Picks:

1-26 Takkarist McKinley OLB UCLA
3 (75) Duke Riley, ILB, LSU
4(136) Sean Harlow ORG Oregon ST
5 (149) Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State
5 (156) Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming
5 (174) Eric Saubert, TE, Drake

2016 Picks:

1 (17) Keanu Neal, S, Florida
2 (52)  Deion Jones, ILB, LSU
3 (81) Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford
4 (115) De’Vondre Campbell, OLB, Minnesota
6 Wes Schweitzer, G, San Jose ST
7 (238) Devin Fuller, WR, UCLA

Key F.A. Signed:

WR Andre Roberts

NT Dontari Poe

Key F.A.:

 

Key F.A. Lost:

 

The Team: I have Nose Tackle as their biggest need left over from last season. 

The Player: Hurst has nice strong hands to pull the OLG down, and almost off his feet, as he tries to pull himself past him. He plays NT and DT. Sheds quick inside when they run to his side. Better run stuffer as a NT. He is the guy teams double inside on passing downs.

The Reason: He kind of reminds me of Grady Jarrett. They need a Nose tackle, but the idea of putting a Grady Jarrett clone next to Grady Jarrett will make Pats fans wake up with the sweats at night.

Second Choice: James Washington WR