1. Tennessee Titans: OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
The Titans have probably the most locked pick in the draft. They need to pick up a wall to protect their franchise player. Tunsil has the makings of an all pro tackle that can anchor the line for a decade. His strength and skill allow him to mirror rushers and drive the line in the rushing attack.
2. Cleveland Browns: QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
The Browns need a franchise quarterback to run their offense. With the signing of Robert Griffin III they will have a solid competition and Wentz will have a solid mentor that has been a second overall pick. This is the first pick in a draft that can be used to turn around the franchise.
3. San Diego Chargers: DT DeForest Buckner, Oregon
With the signings of Dwight Lowery and Casey Hayward, the Chargers are most likely not going to draft Jalen Ramsey. They can still grab a great player along the defensive line to play opposite of Corey Lieget and solidify their defensive line with Brandon Mebane. This will be the final piece to helping get this defense where it needs to be.
4. Dallas Cowboys: CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
The Cowboys still need to infuse talent and playmaking ability on the defensive side of the ball. With Brandon Carr gone and Orlando Scandrick not getting any younger, they will look to grab perhaps the best player in the draft to be the best corner they have had since Deion Sanders. Ramsey will bring back the swagger and alpha male mentality to the defensive side of the ball that the Cowboys have been missing.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: LB Myles Jack, UCLA
The Jaguars took some major steps forward last year but need to improve the defense in order to compete. With solid additions in free agency, the Jaguars need an athletic leader to roam the middle of their defense. Jack is the athletic freak that can destroy ball carriers and still make plays in coverage.
6. Baltimore Ravens: CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
The Ravens need some talent to play opposite of Jimmy Smith in the secondary. Hargreaves is a ball hawk that shows great technique and playmaking ability. He will be able to lock down one side of the field while Jimmy Smith handles the other. He also is not afraid to lay the lumber on receivers, and wilkl fit right into the starting rotation.
7. San Francisco 49ers: CB Mackenzie Alexander, Clemson
The 49ers are a crapshoot to decide what they will pick. But one of their biggest needs is at corner and their is still a top flight corner left at this point. They also seem content with Blaine Gabbert at quarterback so the leaves them with Alexander. Kelly's defenses rely on man coverage and that is where Alexander excels. He is a technition that will give Kelly the shutdown corner he needs.
8. Philadelphia Eagles: Jared Goff, Cal
The Eagles need a quarterback to lead this offense. Bradford is a short term solution while they develop their franchise quarterback. Goff is made from the same mold as Alex Smith who was Doug Pederson's previous quarterback. He has great mobility while also displaying great short accuracy. He can develop and learn the system behind Chase Daniel and Sam Bradford. He will be great in the Eagles' system with a strong running game.
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State
The Bucs need a solid pass rusher that can put up double digits in the sacks column each year. With Bosa available right here, the Bucs will have the ability to grab one of the best players in the draft. He will fit right in as he can still put his hand in the dirt and rush the passer while also holding his own against the run.
10. New York Giants: OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
The Giants need to protect Eli Manning to be able to compete in the NFC East. Stanley has big bust potential due to his lack of strength, but he has solid technique and footwork and should be able to hold his own on the blind side of Manning.
11. Chicago Bears: OLB Leonard Floyd, Georgia
The Bears have done a solid job of retooling in free agency on the defensive side of the ball. But they are still lacking a playmaker in the pass rush off the edge. Floyd is a dynamic playmaker that will be a nightmare on the Bears' defense. He has speed and the versatility to drop back into coverage as well.
12. New Orleans Saints: WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
The Saints released the stalwart in their receiving corps, Marques Colston. Now they need an ultra talented receiver to play opposite of Brandon Cooks.Tread well can fill the Colston role while offering more speed and dynamic ability. Pairing him with Drew Bees will make this offense a nightmare.
13. Miami Dolphins: RB Ezekial Elliot, Ohio State
The Dolphins need to find a way to replace Lamar Miller. Elliot can do that and more for the Dolphins. This will add a player that takes pressure off of Ryan Tannehill and will also be an assett to Tannehill as an option out of the backfield. He has great vision and power and will compliment Jay Ajayi perfectly. This will make the offense a nightmare for defenses in the AFC.
14. Oakland Raiders: CB Eli Apple, Ohio State
The Raiders are finally turning around but need some help in the secondary after a successful free agency run. Apple will brig some attitude and swagger to the Raider defense as he is a hard hitting, punishing corner that can lock down receivers. Tese two seem to fit perfectly together with his punishing type of play.
15. Los Angeles Rams: WR Josh Doctson, TCU
The Rams could easily grab a quarterback here, but they will be looking for a game manager that will just take care of the ball to take pressure off Todd Gurley. They can grab this in the second round so now they should grab a great target for him to throw to. Doctson has decent speed to go with great hands and great route running. He is the smooth receiver they need to take pressure off of Tavon Austin who can shift into the slot.
16. Detroit Lions: DT Sheldon Rankins, Louisville
The Lions are still trying to replace Ndomakong Suh and Nick Fairley. At this pick they can grab the best defensive tackle in the draft. Rankins is a solid player to play next to Haloti Ngata, who offers strength and run stuffing ability. He also has the speed up the middle that the Lions have missed.
17. Atlanta Falcons: LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama
The Falcons would love for the draft to play out this way. They need a punishing leader to play in the middle of their defense. Ragland is exactly that. He is not the usual Alabama linebacker, as he is actually able to cover well while dealing punishing blows to ball carriers. This pick will seal up the middle of a developing defense and make it a whole lot more scary.
18. Indianapolis Colts: OLB Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky
The Colts need to improve in the pass rush if they want to compete in the rising AFC South. Spence is a former blue chip recruit who has blossomed into a menace on the edge. He also has matured since his troubles off the field at Ohio State. He can come into a solid organization and learn how to be a professional from Robert Mathis. He will bring speed and strength off the edge to chase down plays.
19. Buffalo Bills: DT Jarran Reed, Alabama
The Bills need a replacement for Mario Williams along their 3-4 front. Reed has better size and strength to fit into Rex Ryan's scheme. He can fit into a defensive front that will be loaded and will be able to stuff the run at the tackle position opposite of Kyle Williams and alongside Marcel Dareus.
20. New York Jets: OLB Shaq Lawson, Clemson
The Jets need to improve their pass rush if they want to keep making trips to the playoffs. Lawson has the work ethic and passion to become a perrenial pro bower as he develops. He has the speed and strength to punish tackles, and make his way to the passer.
21. Washington Redskins: NT Andrew Billings, Baylor
With Terrance Knighton gone, the Redskins need size to plug up the middle of their defense. Billings is a load in the middle and has the strength to eat up double teams. He will help this defense to step up against the run while also having the speed to chase down the quarterback.
22. Houston Texans: WR Corey Coleman, Baylor
The Texans got their man to play quarterback as well as giving him a running back to hand off to. Now they need to finish off their offensive build to create the offense they need. Coleman can come right in and fill the spot in the slot that is needed. He can come right in and use his game breaking speed to compliment Deandre Hopkins and Jaelen Strong.
23. Minnesota Vikings: WR Will Fuller, Notre Dame
The Vikings need to give Teddy Bridewater some actual options at receiver. Stefon Diggs came out last year but they still need at least one more. Fuller has the ability to be the receiver they need. He is a smooth player that can make plays after the catch while also being fearless across the middle.
24. Cincinnati Bengals: DT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama
The Bengals need a run stuffer to play next to Geno Atkins on their defensive front. Robinson is a huge, run stuffing tackle that will be the perfect compliment to Atkins as he eats up double teams. Robinson will also have good coaching to develop him into the best player he can be.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB William Jackson III, Houston
The Steelers need to get better in the secondary if they want to keep the window open for the rest of Big Ben's time in the league. Jackson is a solid corner that will fit right into their zone coverage scheme. He's a physical corner that plays solid press coverage as well. He has the mind set to fit right into the Steeler defense.
26. Seattle Seahawks: OT Jack Conklin, Michigan State
The Seahawks need to invest in the offensive line if they want to get back to the Super Bowl. With Russel Okung leaving in free agency, they need to draft a tackle. Conklin is the type of tackle they look for as he is a mean, physical tackle that plays with strength and has the footwork to be a great tackle in the NFL.
27. Green Bay Packers: NT Vernon Butler, Louisiana Tech
The Packers need to replace BJ Raji in the middle of their defense and add someone who can plug the middle. Butler is an athletic big man who lives in the backfield. His speed is deceptive for his size as he has a great closing burst to the tackle. He is exactly what the Packers need as a finisher in the middle of the defensive line.
28. Kansas City Chiefs: LB Darron Lee, Ohio State
The Chiefs have a very well rounded roster and have the opportunity to grab the best player available here. Lee can plug right into the defense as the rangy middle linebacker bnext to the run stuffer Derrick Johnson. Lee can excel in coverage while also -laying sideline to sideline. He can also bulk up a little to take on blockers with an NFL weight program.
29. Arizona Cardinals: DT Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
The Cardinals also have a well rounded roster and can afford to take a chance on a troubled player with immense upside. Nkemdiche has struggled with the want to play and has had some problems off the field. But Bruce Arians is one of the best coaches to handle him. Nkemdiche can learn from Calais Campbell and play opposite of him on their 3-4 defensive front. He will be a steal here if he can get motivated and behave off the field.
30. Carolina Panthers: OT Taylor Decker, Ohio State
In the Super Bowl, it became painfully obvious that the Panthers need a new right tackle. After not filling this void in free agency, they will need to grab a talented tackle here. If they can grab Decker here, they will have one of the best young offensive lines in the league. Decker has strong hands and uses his length well to keep rushers at a distance.
31. Denver Broncos: QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis
The Broncos lost out in the quarterback sweepstakes. Now their best quarterback on the roster is Mark Sanchez. If Paxton Lynch falls to this pick, the Broncos will be ecstatic and will hop right on the pick. Lynch offers a strong arm to stretch the field as well as the mobility to keep the play alive. He is made in the mold of the quarterback they wanted, Brock Osweiller, with his big frame and rocket arm.