Updated Four-Round Mock Draft with One Week Left

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Below is our updated four-round mock draft just a week before draft day. The board is reflective of our updated rankings, which are expected to be posted by tomorrow.  A few surprises starting in the middle of round one.

#1

Cleveland Browns

Myles Garrett

DE

Texas A&M

Analysis: The Browns did a good job last April making trades and collecting extra selections. The problem started when they used those picks. The Browns must start collecting great football players, and Myles Garrett gets them headed in the right direction.

 

#2

San Francisco 49ers

Solomon Thomas

DE

Stanford

Analysis: On one hand Thomas doesn’t make sense when you consider that the 49ers took defensive linemen in the first round the past two drafts. But like Cleveland, San Francisco must take the best player available and start collecting potentially great players. Thomas is loved in many areas of the scouting world and makes sense as BPA.

 

#3

Chicago Bears

Jamal Adams

S

LSU

Analysis: The Bears need to come out of the draft with one -- if not two -- safeties. We have Malik Hooker rated higher than Adams, but the latter is a better fit in Chicago.

 

#4

Jacksonville Jaguars

Leonard Fournette

RB

LSU

Analysis: It could be Jonathan Allen or Fournette at this spot. Based on what I’ve heard over the past week, the Jags want to give Blake Bortles the tools to succeed. There’s no offensive lineman worthy of the fourth pick, so I surmise Fournette will be the choice.

 

#5

Tennessee Titans (via Los Angeles Rams)

OJ Howard

TE

Alabama

Analysis: I’d prefer to put a receiver or cornerback here but Howard rates higher than any player at those positions on my board and tight end is a need for the Titans. He also offers Mariota a big-time target.

 

#6

Cleveland Browns (Projected trade with New York Jets)

Mitchell Trubisky

QB

North Carolina

Analysis: I could’ve gone cornerback here but as has been documented and reported by myself, the front office likes Trubisky and will move up to assure they acquire him.

 

#7

Los Angeles Chargers

Malik Hooker

S

Ohio State

Analysis: Hooker is a dominant free safety and a perfect fit for the Chargers. 

 

#8

Carolina Panthers

Christian McCaffrey

RB/WR/PR

Stanford

Analysis: My preference is to put Dalvin Cook here but in the past 24 hours I’ve heard from several people that the Florida State ball carrier is dropping. McCaffrey’s versatility will work well in the Panthers offense.

 

#9

Cincinnati Bengals

Jonathan Allen

DL

Alabama

Analysis: At this point in Round 1, Allen is great value, fills a need and offers youth as well as versatility to the defensive line.

 

#10

Buffalo Bills

Mike Williams

WR

Clemson

Analysis: I’d prefer a receiver with a little more speed for Buffalo, but the sure-handed Williams immediately improves the position for the franchise.

 

#11

New Orleans Saints

Marshon Lattimore

CB

Ohio State

Analysis: Help in the secondary is a must and Lattimore offers tremendous upside, but he’ll need time.

 

#12

New York Jets (Projected Trade with Cleveland Browns)

Gareon Conley

CB

Ohio State

Analysis: The Jets have holes everywhere and desperate needs in the secondary. Many feel Conley is the most NFL-ready of any cornerback in the draft and I agree.

 

#13

Arizona Cardinals

Patrick Mahomes

QB

Texas Tech

Analysis: Reuben Foster is a consideration at this spot as is John Ross, but I’ve learned Mahomes is soaring up draft boards and is part of the conversation for Arizona in the first round. The team also likes DeShone Kizer, so I would expect BPA to be the contingency.

 

#14

Philadelphia Eagles (via Minnesota Vikings)

Dalvin Cook

RB

Florida State

Analysis: Cook is sliding, and from what I’ve been told he could slide further than the Eagles. If McCaffrey is unavailable and the Eagles don’t make any moves, Kevin King also enters the conversation at this spot.

 

#15

Indianapolis Colts

Reuben Foster

ILB

Alabama

Analysis: Foster is sliding but his tape is too good and the need is too great for the Colts to pass him up.

 

#16

Baltimore Ravens

Haason Reddick

OLB/Edge

Temple

Analysis: John Ross will be a consideration, but Reddick is a natural fit and fills a need.

 

#17

Washington Redskins

Jabrill Peppers

S

Michigan

Analysis: Interior defensive line and middle linebacker are needs, but any player at that position is a reach in this slot. I had the Redskins taking Budda Baker in the past two mock drafts, but Peppers brings more to the table and is rated higher on my board.

 

#18

Tennessee Titans

Corey Davis

WR

Western Michigan

Analysis: Yet another weapon for Marcus Mariota, Davis immediately improves the Titans receiver position. A highly rated cornerback such as Kevin King will also get consideration by the Titans.

 

#19

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Derek Barnett

DE

Tennessee

Analysis: Barnett could eventually be selected a little higher on draft day then the 19th pick. He offers value while filling a need for the Bucs. A highly rated tight end will also be considered here.

 

#20

 Denver Broncos

Cam Robinson

OL

Alabama

Analysis: The feeling I’m getting after talking with people is that Robinson’s combine workout made scouts believe he can handle left tackle duties at the next level -- an opinion I’m not in agreement with. I prefer Garett Bolles at this spot, but more and more people tell me it’s likely to be Robinson.

 

#21

 Detroit Lions

John Ross

WR

Washington

Analysis: Receiver is not a need, but the value Ross brings is too good to pass up. Playing at least nine games per year indoors makes him even more attractive, never mind the fact that Lions GM Bob Quinn said he wants to come out of the draft a faster team.

 

#22

Miami Dolphins

Forrest Lamp

G

Western Kentucky

Analysis:  

 

#23

New York Giants

Garett Bolles

OT

Utah

Analysis: This is the usual pick for the NY Giants -- not a finished product but great upside. Bolles fits a need and could be a major steal if he pans out.

 

#24

Oakland Raiders

Kevin King

CB

Washington

Analysis: The Raiders need a big, strong corner, and King is a Day 1 starter.

 

#25

Houston Texans

Ryan Ramczyk

 OT

Wisconsin

Analysis: Ramczyk is highly rated and fills a need at left tackle.

 

#26

Seattle Seahawks

Chidobe Awuzie

DB

Colorado

Analysis: 

 

#27

Kansas City Chiefs

Marlon Humphrey

CB

Alabama

Analysis: 

 

#28

 Dallas Cowboys

Adoree' Jackson

CB

USC

Analysis: A pass rusher would be a definite consideration here as would Jabrill Peppers if he’s available – he’s not in this mock -- but Jackson’s cover skills and return ability (Dallas ranked in the bottom half of the league for punt and kick returns) are too attractive to pass up. Late word is that Florida safety Marcus Maye will be a consideration here.

 

#29

 Green Bay Packers

Tre'Davious White

CB

LSU

Analysis: 

 

#30

 Pittsburgh Steelers

Takkarist McKinley

OLB

UCLA

Analysis: McKinley is a terrific pass rusher and the type of player the Steelers will have a lot of success with.

 

#31

Atlanta Falcons

Josh Jones

S

North Carolina State

Analysis: I prefer to put an offensive lineman in this spot and would consider Dan Feeney at 31, but everything I’ve heard the past week points to defense, specifically safety. Budda Baker would be a consideration as the Falcons want an Earl Thomas type of safety. But Jones’ size, speed and game film are too much to pass up.

 

#32

 New Orleans Saints (from New England Patriots)

Budda Baker

S

Washington

Analysis: This could be one of the steals of Round 1 and will further fortify the Saints secondary.

Round 2

33. Cleveland: Marcus Maye/S/Florida

34. San Francisco: Deshaun Watson/QB/Clemson

35. Jacksonville: Dan Feeney/G/Indiana

36. Chicago: JuJu Smith-Schuster/WR/USC

37. LA Rams: Obi Melifonwu/S/UConn

38. LA Chargers: T.J. Watt/OLB/Wisconsin

39. NY Jets: Charles Harris/Edge-OLB/Missouri

40. Carolina: Antonio Garcia/OT/Troy

41. Cincinnati: Zach Cunningham/ILB/Vanderbilt

42. New Orleans: Curtis Samuel/RB-WR/Ohio State

43. Philadelphia: Jarrad Davis/LB/Florida

44. Buffalo: Davis Webb/QB/Cal

45. Arizona: Fabian Moreau/CB/UCLA

46. Indianapolis: Justin Evans/S/Texas A&M

47. Baltimore: David Njoku/TE/Miami-Fl

48. Minnesota: Malik McDowell//DT/Michigan State

49. Washington: Chris Wormley/DT/Michigan

50. Tampa Bay: Evan Engram/TE/Mississippi

51. Denver: Isaiah Jones/WR/East Carolina

52. NY Jets (via Cleveland): Taylor Moton/OL/Western Michigan 

53. Detroit: Taco Charlton/DE/Michigan

54. Miami: Carl Lawson/DE/Auburn

55. NY Giants: Gerald Everett/TE/South Alabama

56. Oakland: Caleb Brantley/DT/Florida

57. Houston: DeShone Kizer/QB/Notre Dame

58. Seattle: Dorian Johnson/G/Pittsburgh

59. Kansas City: Raekwon McMillan/ILB/Ohio State

60. Dallas: Jordan Willis/DE/Kansas State

61. Green Bay: Tim Williams/Edge-OLB/Alabama

62. Pittsburgh: Chris Godwin/WR/Penn State

63. Atlanta: Dion Dawkins/OL/Temple

64. Carolina: Carlos Henderson/WR/Louisiana Tech

Round 3

65. Cleveland: Quincy Wilson/CB/Florida

66. San Francisco: Roderick Johnson/OT/Florida State

67. Chicago: Desmond King/CB/Iowa

68. Jacksonville: Daeshon Hall/DE/Texas A&M

69. LA Rams: Chad Hansen/WR/Cal

70. NY Jets: Tyler Orlosky/C/West Virginia

71. LA Chargers: Cordrea Tankersley/CB/Clemson

72. New England (from Carolina): Marcus Williams/S/Utah

73. Cincinnati: Josh Reynolds/WR/Texas A&M

74. Baltimore: Cameron Sutton/DB/Tennessee

75. Buffalo: Rasul Douglas/CB/West Virginia

76. New Orleans: Tarell Basham/DE/Ohio

77. Arizona: Shelton Gibson/WR/West Virginia

78. Baltimore: Josh Malone/WR/Tennessee

79. Minnesota: Ahkello Witherspoon/CB/Colorado

80. Indianapolis: Jordan Leggett/TE/Clemson

81. Washington: Isaac Asiata/G/Utah

82. Denver: Bucky Hodges/TE/Virginia Tech

83. Tennessee: Tedric Thompson/S/Colorado

84. Tampa Bay: Alvin Kamara/RB/Tennessee

85. Detroit: Alex Anzalone/LB/Florida

86. Minnesota: Sam Tevi/OT/Utah

87. NY Giants: Anthony Walker/LB/Northwestern

88. Oakland: Samaje Perine/RB/Oklahoma

89. Houston: Sidney Jones/CB/Washington

90. Seattle: Derek Rivers/Edge/Youngstown State

91. Kansas City: Eddie Vanderdoes/DT/UCLA

92. Dallas: Jake Butt/TE/Michigan

93. Green Bay: Damontae Kazee/CB/San Diego State

94. Pittsburgh: DeMarcus Walker/DL/Florida State

95. Atlanta: Ryan Anderson/OLB/Alabama

96. New England: Vincent Biegel/OLB/Wisconsin

97. Miami: Jalen Tabor/CB/Florida

98. Carolina: Tanoh Kpassagnon/DE/Villanova

99. Philadelphia: Shaquill Griffin/CB/Central Florida

100. Tennessee: Amara Darboh/WR/Michigan

101. Denver: Montravius Adams/DT/Auburn

102. Seattle: Taywan Taylor/WR/Western Kentucky

103. New Orleans: Julie’n Davenport/T/Bucknell

104. Kansas City: Matt Dayes/RB/North Carolina State

105. Pittsburgh: Adam Shaheen/TE/Ashland

106. Seattle: Dalvin Tomlinson/DT/Alabama

107. NY Jets: Michael Roberts/TE/Toledo

Round 4

108. NY Jets (via Cleveland): Brian Hill/RB/Wyoming

109. San Francisco: Cooper Kupp/WR/Eastern Washington

110. Jacksonville: Jourdan Lewis/CB/Michigan

111. Chicago: William Holden/OL/Vanderbilt

112. LA Rams: Pat Elflein/G-C/Ohio State

113. LA Chargers: Nico Siragusa/G/San Diego State

114. Washington: Larry Ogunjobi/DT/Charlotte

115. Carolina: Jonnu Smith/TE/Florida International

116. Cincinnati: Zane Gonzalez/PK/Arizona State

117. Chicago: Eric Saubert/TE/Drake

118. Philadelphia: Dawuane Smoot/DE/Illinois

119. Arizona: Kendell Beckwith/ILB/LSU

120. Minnesota: Montae Nicholson/S/Michigan State

121. Indianapolis: Carroll Phillips/OLB/Illinois

122. Baltimore: Adam Bisnowaty/OT/Pittsburgh

123. Washington: D'Onta Foreman/RB/Texas

124. Tennessee: Cornelius Elder/CB/Miami-Fl

125. Tampa Bay: Mack Hollins/WR/North Carolina

126. Denver: Elijah McGuire/RB/Louisiana-Lafayette

127. Detroit: Elijah Qualls/DT/Washington

128. Minnesota: Grover Stewart/DT/Albany State

129: Oakland: Malachi Dupre/WR/LSU

130: Houston: D.J. Jones/NT/Mississippi

131. New England: Kareem Hunt/RB/Toledo

132. Kansas City: Nathan Peterman/QB/Pittsburgh

133. Dallas: Trey Hendrickson/DE-OLB/Florida Atlantic

134. Green Bay: Jeremy McNichols/RB/Boise State

135. Pittsburgh: Wayne Gallman/RB/Clemson

136. Atlanta: Carlos Watkins/DT/Clemson

137. Indianapolis: Tyus Bowser/OLB/Houston

138. Cincinnati: Joe Mixon/RB/Oklahoma

139. Philadelphia: Fred Ross/WR/Mississippi State

140. NY Giants: T.J. Logan/RB/North Carolina

141. LA Rams: Damien Mama/G/USC

142. Houston: Josh Harvey-Clemons/S/Louisville

143. San Francisco: George Kittle/TE/Iowa

144. Indianapolis: David Sharpe/T/Florida