The 2017 NFL Draft is officially just one week away, and we couldn’t be any happier, until Draft night at least. This is my first article with Breaking Football, so I hope you all enjoy it! I put together a 2 round mock draft and included alternate pick choices along with a trade inside the top 5. After the draft I plan on releasing my top 50 big board for 2018 along with a 2018 mock draft – it’s never too early to talk about next year’s crop of prospects, right?

*Didn’t like who I mocked to your team? Let me know who you’d prefer in the comments below!


1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, EDGE, Texas A&M

There isn’t much need for explanation to this pick. Garrett would be a steal at any pick besides #1.

Alternate pick: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

2. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

Although the 49ers previous 2 first round picks have all been on the DL they are transitioning into to a 4-3 defense, which is going to switch either Armstead or Buckner to a DT leaving a need for a DE.

Alternate pick: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. Chicago Bears: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

Jamal Adams is widely considered the best SS prospect in the last several drafts. Jamal would immediately come in and boost the Bears defense, being able to play both SS, FS, and CB with his versatility and coverage skills.

Alternate pick: Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama


CAR: #4
JAC: #8 & #40

4. Carolina Panthers: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

As Leonard Fournette doesn’t fit the scheme the Jaguars run, they don’t have much to lose by trading down 4 spots. However, Leonard Fournette does fit the offensive scheme the panthers run. Leonard Fournette would be an upgrade over Jonathan Stewart as Leonard Fournette brings the perfect blend of strength and breakaway speed.

Alternate pick: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

5. Tennessee Titans: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

The most athletic corner in this class, Marshon Lattimore would be a perfect fit for the Titans at #5. The Titans don’t have any reliable CB1, even with the addition of Logan Ryan a consistent CB who is great against the run, but behind Logan Ryan, the Titans don’t have much CB depth.  

Alternate pick: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

6. New York Jets: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

Even with the amount of QBs they have none are good or reliable starters. Deshaun Watson could be the answer to their QB issue.

Alternate pick: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

With Eric Weddle leaving last season a FS is a huge need. Malik Hooker would bring that ball hawking S back to the Chargers.

Alternate pick: Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama

8. Jacksonville Jaguars: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

The Jaguars need to bring versatility to their offense to help Blake Bortles. A TE who can both block and run routes is very rare and could be an immediate boost to the Jaguars offense. The Jaguars can’t pass up on O.J. Howard after trading away their starting TE, Julius Thomas, who lacked the ability to block and was injury prone after being signed.

Alternate pick: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

9. Cincinnati Bengals: Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama

Aside from Geno Atkins, the Bengals don’t have any reliable pass rushers, Jonathan Allen’s stock recently fell after a report came out that Allen has arthritis in both shoulders.

Alternate pick: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

10. Buffalo Bills: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

Aside from Sammy Watkins, who has been injury prone and inconsistent the Bills have no true #1 WR. Mike Williams could be the Bills #1 WR for years to come if healthy.

Alternate pick: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

11. New Orleans Saints: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

Another CB who is well rounded could help boost the Saints defense, and possibly help the Saints become a playoff contender once again.

Alternate pick: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

12. Cleveland Browns: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

The Browns, who are currently torn between drafting Garrett or Trubisky could have the best of both worlds, drafting both of their top prospects. QB is the biggest need for the Browns, the starter is currently Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler, or Kevin Hogan none of which are quality NFL starters.

Alternate pick: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

13. Arizona Cardinals: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

The possible combination of both Reuben Foster and Deone Bucannon should scare every offensive coordinator in the NFL.

Alternate pick: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

The Eagles need a versatile RB, the kind of RB they had hoped to get when they signed DeMarco Murray. McCaffery could possibly be the most versatile RB in this draft.

Alternate pick: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

15. Indianapolis Colts: Derek Barnett, EDGE, Tennessee

Barnett was the most productive DE in college in his career as he now brings, even more pass rush capability to the DL of the Colts would be catastrophic to every team they face.

Alternate pick: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

16. Baltimore Ravens: Haason Reddick, OLB, Temple

Haason Reddick has been one of the biggest risers since his very impressive showing at the Senior Bowl. Reddick has the ability to play both OLB and DE which would help the Ravens defense.

Alternate pick: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

17. Washington Redskins: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

Jabrill Peppers would help bring versatility to the Redskins defense, as Jabrill can play S and a little bit of LB.

Alternate pick: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

18. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

The Titans need a weapon for their young superstar QB, Marcus Mariota, Corey Davis is arguably the best WR in this class and would give Mariota a reliable target to throw to other than Delanie Walker.

Alternate pick: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David Njoku, TE, Miami

David Njoku struggles to block but is arguably the best receiving TE. After the Buccaneers released Austin Seferian-Jenkins due to is DUI, it left a gaping hole for the Buccaneers who could fix that with David Njoku.

Alternate pick: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

20. Denver Broncos: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

The Broncos need to build up the OL for their QBs [Trevor Siemian & Paxton Lynch] if they want them to be a good predecessor to Peyton Manning.

Alternate pick: Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky

21. Detroit Lions: T.J. Watt, DE/OLB, Wisconsin

If the Lions combine Ziggy and TJ Watt they would have 2 athletic defensive ends which would help them get more needed pressure on opposing QBs.

Alternate pick: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt

The addition of Zach Cunningham would pair Cunningham with Alonso which could be the beginning of a very well rounded LB core. Cunningham could play ILB or OLB for the Dolphins.

Alternate pick: Derek Rivers, DE, Youngstown State

23. New York Giants: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

After the disappointing results from their former 1st round OT, Ereck Flowers, it’s time to move on from him and bring a fresh face to their OL. The addition of Ramczyk could help the struggling run game, and give Manning more protection and time to throw the ball to their young WR duo.

Alternate pick: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

Gareon Conley would be a steal for the Raiders at #24. The addition of Conley would bring a great CB trio of Conley, Sean Smith, and David Amerson.

Alternate pick: Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State

25. Houston Texans: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

After trading away Brock Osweiler, the best QB the Texans are left with is Tom Savage, who showed he wasn’t starting material but would make a great backup.

Alternate pick: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah

26. Seattle Seahawks: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah

The Seahawks biggest need is arguably OT. Drafting the 3rd best OT in this class would help in fixing their OL.

Alternate pick: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington

27. Kansas City Chiefs: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

After releasing Jamaal Charles the Chiefs need another versatile runner, Dalvin Cook could be just that and possibly more.

Alternate pick: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame

28. Dallas Cowboys: Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State

After losing Greg Hardy to disappointing decisions, the Cowboys need to fill the hole he once played. The perfect player to fill that hole is Malik McDowell.

Alternate pick: DE Takk McKinley, UCLA

29. Green Bay Packers: Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky

After the loss of TJ Lang to the Lions, the Packers need to bring in a big OG that can control the DL.

Alternate pick: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Takk McKinley, DE, UCLA

If Takk didn’t have shoulder surgery, he would most likely be long gone by the time the Steelers got to pick. Takk would blend in nicely, adding a relentless and athletic pass rich to the DL the steelers are building.

Alternate pick: Obi Melifonwu, S, UConn

31. Atlanta Falcons: Derek Rivers, DE, Youngstown State

Derek Rivers has the athleticism that Dan Quinn seems to lean towards. Derek Rivers might be a reach at #31, but don’t forget they reached to get Neal in the first round of last year’s draft.

Alternate pick: Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn

32. New Orleans Saints: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida

Quincy shouldn’t be on the board at #32, but if he is they shouldn’t hesitate to draft him. The Saints don’t have much talent at CB, adding a player like Quincy could be the start to a young talented DB crew.

Alternate pick: Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn


33. Cleveland Browns: Kevin King, CB, Washington

34. San Francisco 49ers: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame

35. Jacksonville Jaguars: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma

36. Chicago Bears: Marcus Williams, S, Utah

37. Los Angeles Rams: Budda Baker, S, Washington

38 Los Angeles Chargers: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

39. New York Jets: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

40. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dan Feeney, OG, Indiana

41. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

42. New Orleans Saints: Tim Williams, DE, Alabama

43. Philadelphia Eagles: Adoree Jackson, CB, USC

44. Buffalo Bills: Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan

45. Arizona Cardinals: Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado

46. Indianapolis Colts: Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State

47. Baltimore Ravens: Tyus Bowser, LB, Houston

48. Minnesota Vikings: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee

49. Washington Redskins: Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn

50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Charles Harris, DE, Missouri

51. Denver Broncos: Ryan Anderson, LB, Alabama

52. Cleveland Browns: Obi Melifonwu, S, UConn

53. Detroit Lions: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson

54. Miami Dolphins: Dorian Johnson, OG, Pittsburgh

55. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

56. Oakland Raiders: Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida

57. Houston Texans: Dion Dawkins, OG, Temple

58. Seattle Seahawks: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington

59. Kansas City Chiefs: Davis Webb, QB, California

60. Dallas Cowboys: Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA

61. Green Bay Packers: Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan

62. Pittsburgh Steelers: Josh Jones, S, NC State

63. Atlanta Falcons: Chris Wormley, DT, Michigan

64. Carolina Panthers: Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech

About The Author Connor Neal

Connor Neal is a young but inspiring scout from the Pacific Northwest. He inspires to work for an NFL team as a scout, or as a sports analyst.