1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, EDGE, Texas A&M
I really don’t think a quarterback will rise to number one this year. Too many questions remain about each of the top three guys. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Myles Garrett is the runaway favorite to land here. The Browns should add the best player here and wait for their quarterback.
2. San Fransisco 49ers: Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
With John Lynch in place as GM and Kyle Shanahan likely to follow, the 49ers will likely want a fresh start under center. Trubisky is the quarterback with the least experience on the board, but big draft media is telling us that the NFL loves him.
3. Chicago Bears: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
The Bears have to move on from Jay Cutler this offseason. Matt Barkley isn’t the answer. So that leaves Watson and DeShone Kizer left on the board. I’ll opt for Watson, fresh off the national title run.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
The Jaguars are in a spot to go best player available, and Adams fills that requirement. He’s a rangy safety who is at his best coming downhill looking for someone to hit.
5. Tennessee Titans: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
While I’m not sold the Titans will be picking here, Lattimore has to be the pick if they do stay at five. He’s the best corner on the board. The only issue is that he’s a redshirt sophomore. I’m not sure Jon Robinson would take a guy that really only contributed for one full season, but based on talent alone, Lattimore fits the bill.
6. New York Jets: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
The Jets are going to have to reach here. There isn’t even a hint of an answer under center. Kizer suffered through a brutal season at Notre Dame, but some feel he has some of the best traits in the class.
7. Los Angeles Chargers: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
The Chargers hit a homerun with Joey Bosa last year, now it’s time to build the secondary. Hooker is a rangy safety prospect who could help out against that potent Raiders’ passing attack.
8. Carolina Panthers: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Carolina has virtually nothing in the backfield. They have a few guys that can contribute, but Fournette could add another dimension to the offense. Fournette and Cam would be fun to watch in Charlotte.
9. Cincinnati Bengals: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
Cincinnati needs someone behind AJ Green. Tyler Boyd is a decent third or fourth guy, but Davis would give Andy Dalton another big time threat. Green-Davis-Eifert may just be able to hang with Pittsburgh.
10. Buffalo Bills: Solomon Thomas, DL, Stanford
The Bills rush defense was awful down the stretch. They gave up 200 yards weekly. Thomas would give them a virtual piece that could really help out in all aspects.
11. New Orleans Saints: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
The Saints defense has been a joke for the better part of the last decade. They have a few pieces, but they need to add pieces to the front seven. Allen should provide some run support to a group that truly needs it.
12. Cleveland Browns: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
So we’ve got our stud edge presence, lets add to the teeth of the front seven. Foster is an athletic, hard hitting middle linebacker that could help with that porous rush defense in Cleveland.
13. Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
Will Carson Palmer return? Either way, the Cardinals have to address the future of that position. Mahomes would be well served to sit a year and learn to play within an NFL structure, but the raw talent leaps off the tape at you.
14. Philadelphia Eagles: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
We could go receiver here, but with Davis off the board the Eagles grab a corner. White really improved from 2015 to 2016, boosting himself into first round talk.
15. Indianapolis Colts: Derek Barnett, EDGE, Tennessee
It’s a new day in Indy. Chris Ballard finally found his way out of Kansas City and will take over the Colts. It’s time to add some defense. Barnett is one of the most productive players in this class, breaking Reggie White’s career sack total at Tennessee.
16. Baltimore Ravens: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
The Ravens offense will have to find a way to replace Steve Smith next season, so adding Williams could be an option here. Williams paired with Perriman would give Baltimore a nice young core to go with Mike Wallace.
17. Washington Redskins: Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida
Washington needs defensive help, especially on the outside. Tabor would help and ailing secondary that has to face Dez and Odell twice a year.
18. Tennessee Titans: John Ross, WR, Washington
Full disclosure, I think Jon Robinson is calling everyone he knows to get out of this pick. Foster is gone along with Mike Williams and Corey Davis. He’s already selected his cornerback. Since I don’t want to project trades yet, I’ll go with John Ross. He’s the most explosive option on the board, although I’m weary of just one year of production. Ross would force those safeties out of the box and give DeMarco and Henry some room to work.
Two other options here: OJ Howard and David Njoku. I’d prefer Njoku, but I have a hard time seeing Robinson spend a first round pick on a tight end.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
Jameis needs weapons on that offense. Doug Martin can’t be relied on and may not even be in the plans next year. In steps Cook, the explosive back out of Florida State. Something to watch here is the rumor of Cook’s bad shoulder. This will be a hot button topic at the combine.
20. Denver Broncos: Forrest Lamp, G, Western Kentucky
Denver has to get stronger on the offensive line. Lamp missed out on the week’s activities at the Senior Bowl, but should be one of the first lineman taken.
21. Detroit Lions: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
Detroit’s secondary was brutal last season outside of Darius Slay. They have to find some answers elsewhere. Wilson — the other corner from the Florida Gators — may have more upside than Tabor.
22. Miami Dolphins: David Njoku, TE, Miami
I’m not sure Ryan Tannehill is a top flight starter in this league, but adding weapons can’t hurt anyone here. Njoku is an athletic specimen that could really open things up over the middle.
23. New York Giants: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
Howard would finally give the Giants a threat from the tight end position. This could relieve some of the pressure off of Odell Beckham.
24. Oakland Raiders: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
The Raiders have to upgrade their secondary. It was one of their biggest vulnerabilities last season. Humphrey would give them a corner well versed in zone coverage, adding a touch of aggression in their back half.
25. Houston Texans: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
AJ Bouye is set to hit the market and Jonathan Joseph isn’t getting any younger. Sidney Jones may end up being my number two corner this year, so this is great value here.
26. Seattle Seahawks: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
Seattle is atrocious up front. They need help in multiple spots. I don’t love Robinson, but I think he lands in round one.
27. Kansas City Chiefs: Tim Williams, EDGE, Alabama
You can never have too many pass rushers. Williams can come in on sub packages and make a real impact early, growing into a full time role later.
28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, EDGE, Michigan
Dallas couldn’t get to Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs, ending their chances at the Super Bowl. Let’s change that with Charlton here.
29: Green Bay Packers: Takkarist McKinley, EDGE, UCLA
Ted Thompson always keeps us on our toes. A corner would be ideal here, but adding Takkarist would give them more of a pass rush.
30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
The Steelers defensive overhaul continues. Tankersly would give them another sizable piece in their secondary.
31. Atlanta Falcons: Charles Harris, EDGE, Missouri
Again, you can never have too many pass rushers. Time to build the rotation in Atlanta.
32. New England Patriots: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
The Patriots have an incredible ability to find a way to win no matter who is playing up front. However, Ramczyk could fill a hole for the next decade at tackle.