1. Tennessee Titans: LT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
The Titans could easily trade out of this pick or take Jalen Ramsey. But the smartest pick would be to take a great playmaker to protect their new franchise quarterback in Marcus Mariota. This pick would help to solidify an offense that has done nothing but get better with the addition of Demarco Murray. They need to give him a line to open holes up so this pick would help to solidify at least one side of the ball.
2. Cleveland Browns: QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
The Browns need to finally find their franchise quarterback. The team seems to be getting ready for a huge overhaul and the best way to do that is to grab a quarterback to build around. They already have a solid offensive line, so they will just have to grab some skill position players to add around Wentz. He is the perfect fit with his prototypical size and arm. He also is greatly mobile which will help give the receivers more time.
3. San Diego Chargers: DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon
The Chargers look like they no longer need secondary help after grabbing Safety Dwight Lowery and Cornerback Casey Hayward. With a solid secondary they should look to finish solidifying the front line. Buckner can immediately take over Kendall Reyes' spot and become a game-changer at that position. With Mebane and Leiget, Buckner can create a front line that will terrorize offenses all season long.
4. Dallas Cowboys: DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State
The Cowboys need a dynamic pass rusher like they thought they were gonna get in Greg Hardy last year. Demarcus Lawrence is starting to develop but they need someone to play opposite of hime on the line. He brings a strong pass rush but also the ability to defend the run. Bosa also has the star power that Jerry Jones always likes to draft. These two are a perfect fit for each other.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: LB Myles Jack, UCLA
The Jaguars have transformed their defense this offseason with additions at every level. The only part of the defense that has not been addressed through free agency is the linebacker position. The Jags need a dynamic athlete that can make plays in the middle of their defense. If Jack falls to them at this pick, the Jags should be sprinting to the stage to turn in this pick. He will solidify a great offseason and finish turning the Jags into contenders.
6. Baltimore Ravens: OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
The Ravens lost a lot in free agency while also being able to grab a speedster at receiver. But the loss of Kelechi Osemele will be felt if they can't grab a solid player to replace him. Ronnie Stanley is just that player as he is a great tackle that has amazing power and technique. He will help to keep Joe Flacco healthy while opening holes for Justin Forsett.
7. San Francisco 49ers: CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
If Ramsey falls to this pick the 49ers will be the luckiest team in draft history. Chip Kelly needs help in the secondary and has the opportunity to grab perhaps the best player in the draft. The whole team is filled with holes but the fact that maybe the best player in the draft is available here makes this pick too easy for the 49ers.
8. Philadelphia Eagles: RB Ezekial Elliot, Ohio State
The Eagles have somehow found a way out from under the enormous mistakes of the Chip Kelly era. Now they have to find a dynamic running back to pair with Ryan Matthews and Darren Sproles. Elliot fits this role perfectly as he has great hands and is able to create on his own in the running game. He would help to take the pressure off of Sam Bradford.
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
The Bucs were able to keep their offense intact but need to put some talent on the defensive side of the ball with Lavonte David. Hargreaves has the potential to lock down a side of the field. He has great man coverage skills and will be able to start right away as the number one corner. He has smooth technique and great makeup speed.
10. New York Giants: LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama
The Giants finally spent some money in free agency and brought in some talent to help a historically bad defense from a year ago. Now they need a leader and a tone setter in the middle of that defense. That player is Ragland. Ragland is a vicious tackler that sends a message with each hit. There are some questions about his instincts but he is able to fight through blockers and is even decent in pass coverage. He is exactly what is missing from the Giants defense.
11. Chicago Bears: CB Mackenzie Alexander, Clemson
The Bears have a lot of holes to fill throughout their team before they are ready to compete again. In a way this is a blessing, as John Fox can bring in the pieces he wants to fit in at each position. It also allows the team to grab the best available player in the draft. Alexander fits perfectly here as the Bears have been missing a ball-hawking player in the secondary since Peanut Tillman left. Pairing Kyle Fuller with Mackenzie Alexander will give the Bears a terrifying duo in the secondary to combat the passing offenses in Detroit and Green Bay.
12. New Orleans Saints: DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson
The Saints have had a horrible pass rush for some time now and need to find a top notch pass rusher to pair with Cameron Jordan. Shaq Lawson would fit in perfectly as he has an endless motor. Lawson will be able to start right away at left end and be an every down player as he is also great against the run with his solid tackling technique. Sean Payton needs to continue infusing talent into this defense and Lawson will be able to fit right in.
13. Miami Dolphins: CB Eli Apple, Ohio State
The Dolphins have taken some risks in taking on the big contract Byron Maxwell and the injury risk of Kiko Alonso. But they did get younger on defense and will be looking for a running mate to play alongside Byron Maxwell. Eli Apple is an alpha male who punishes ball carriers and is able to shut down receivers one on one. The Dolphins could use a player like this at corner.
14. Oakland Raiders: LB Darron Lee, Ohio State
The Raiders have a solid core on offense and the defense has gotten better with the emergence of Khalil Mack and the free agent signings of Bruce Irvin and Sean Smith. With no top of the line corner here to put alongside Smith, and Irvin looking like he is going to be a pass rusher in the Raiders scheme; the Raiders can grab an athletic freak to play linebacker opposite of Mack. He is solid in coverage but is a monster against the run. He plays sideline to sideline and would be perfect as an every down backer.\
15. Los Angeles Rams: QB Jared Goff, Cal
The Rams are starting to piece it together with a monster defense and a freak at running back. Now they need to find someone to lead this team into their new city and the win column. Goff is from California and would already have an established fan base in the city. He also is a perfect fit for this team, as he takes care of the ball and is able to read defenses. Goff is the born leader that can be exactly what the Rams are looking for in a quarterback.
16. Detroit Lions: OT Jack Conklin, Michigan State
The Lions need to solidify their offensive line if the want to stand a chance of competing in the post-Megatron era. The perfect way to do this is by bringing in a kid who grew up just two hours outside of Detroit, and who attended college just an hour away. Conklin will bring a nasty nature to the offensive line. He has great technique and can instantly start at right tackle.
17. Atlanta Falcons: LB Kentrell Brothers, Mizzou
The Falcons need a feisty leader in the middle of their defense. With Ragland off the board here, there is an underrated player that would fit perfectly into Dan Quinn's defense. Brothers does not have the length that is looked for, but he sends a message with every hit. He also is a very heady player who knows how to diagnose plays before the snap and plays with great instincts in order to know where the play is going before it starts. This is just what the Falcons need.
18. Indianapolis Colts: OT Taylor Decker, Ohio State
If the Colts do not take a step to protect Andrew Luck, there might be a riot in Indianapolis. The best available player to take here that can be used to protect Luck, is Taylor Decker. He has size and length to go with the strength to set the edge when running the ball.
19. Buffalo Bills: WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
The Bills are definitely in need of help on defense but also need a second target opposite of Sammy Watkins. Treadwell is the perfect compliment to Watkins. His strength and jump ball ability perfectly compliments the speed of Watkins. This will give the Bills just what they need to finish the passing game. This would give Tyrod Taylor or whoever plays quarterback the perfect duo at receiver.
20. New York Jets: NT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama
With the departure of Damon Harrison, the Jets need a new anchor in the center of their defense if they want to continue to contend. The Jets can get the best one available here and will be perfectly happy to. Robinson is a strong force that has the versatility play all along the interior of the line. With him anchoring the middle of the line, the backers will be able to run free and wreak havoc all over the offense.
21. Washington Redskins: NT Andrew Billings, Baylor
With Terrance Knighton not back yet, the Redskins can grab a solid anchor for the middle of their defense. Billings is big and strong with the ability to hold up the middle of the line. He also has the ability to shoot gaps and disrupt plays right up the middle in the backfield. He can be a game changer in the middle of the defense and help to get the Redskins back in the playoffs again.
22. Houston Texans: WR Michael Thomas, Ohio State
The Texans have done an amazing job of building up the offense this offseason to compliment their defense. Now they need to give Brock Osweiller another target to take pressure off of Deandre Hopkins. Michael Thomas gives the Texans a game changing player with great size. He is faster than Hopkins, but also has a similar skill set in how he attacks the ball. With this duo, Osweiller will have a loaded offense to work with.
23. Minnesota Vikings: WR Josh Doctson, TCU
The Vikings get better each year but still need to give Teddy Bridgewater some weapons. With the emergence of Stefon Diggs, the Vikings need a player to play opposite of him to load the offense for Bridgewater. Doctson brings big play ability to go with strong hands and solid route running ability.
24. Cincinnati Bengals: WR Corey Coleman, Baylor
The Bengals lost all but one of their receiving trio this offseason and now have to reload the corps around AJ Green. Coleman brings speed to the offense and will give the offense a new weapon for Andy Dalton to utilize. Coleman is a playmaker that can break a game open with one catch. He is just what the Bengals need on offense and can help to take pressure off of Green and Dalton, as well as the running game.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB William Jackson III, Houston
The Steelers are still rebuilding the defense that has broken down over the years. They need to bring in talent to help defend the aerial attacks of the Ravens and Bengals. Jackson seems like a perfect fit with the Steelers because he has a knack for getting his hands on the ball and is not afraid to come up and hit the ball carrier. He also is a very physical corner that is able to jam receivers at the line and make plays. He will fit right in on the Steelers.
26. Seattle Seahawks: OG Vadal Alexander, LSU
The Seahawks have taken some hits through free agency and need to retool. The offensive line took some hits and they will need to grab some players to protect Russel Wilson and open holes for Thomas Rawls. Alexander is a massive guard that moves piles and will fit perfectly into the power running scheme that the Seahawks run. This is the best offensive lin epick at this time and will serve to allow them to rebuild the line and get them back into the Super Bowl.
27. Green Bay Packers: NT Jarran Reed, Alabama
The Packers have to move on from BJ Raji after he retired. The best player for them to turn to, is Reed who is a nimble and strong nose tackle. Reed can shut down the run while also being a factor in the pass rush. He is not the usual, massive nose tackle that plugs the middle. However, he is incredibly strong and holds his own against double teams. These two are a perfect match and will allow for the Packers to improve against the run.
28. Kansas City Chiefs: C Ryan Kelly, Alabama
The Chiefs got even closer last year and need to continue building the offense. They have yet to recover from Orlando Hudson leaving last year and need help in the interior of the offensive line. Kelly would be the perfect pick here as he is a mauler at center and has the size and strength to hold his own in the NFL. He can be an instant starter in Kansas City and be successful in the NFL.
29. Arizona Cardinals: OG Cody Whitehair, Kansas State
The Cardinals did a great job of attacking a weakness in aquiring Chandler Jones. Now they have to replace Jonathan Cooper in the interior of the offensive line. Whitehair is a solid pass blocker and a mauler in the running game. He will help to keep Carson Palmer upright and healthy. This pick allows them to grab a great guard that can start right away.
30. Carolina Panthers: OT Jason Spriggs, Indiana
It became painfully obvious in the Super Bowl that the Panthers need to upgrade the right tackle position. Spriggs is an athletic tackle that was a former tight end. He has great technique in pass protection and fits right into the zone blocking scheme that the Panthers run. This pick will help to keep Cam Newton healthy and get them back to the Super Bowl.
31. Denver Broncos: QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis
If Lynch falls to this pick, then the Broncos are the luckiest franchise in the draft. Lynch can come right in and be the franchise quarterback. He also fits perfectly as he has a similar skill set with a rocket arm and solid mobility. He will also be able to develop well with the best defense in the league backing him up. Lynch will also bring a different aspect to the offense with his ability to stretch the field with his rocket arm. This is a dream situation for the Broncos and will help them be able to get right back to the Super Bowl.
Notable Second Round Picks
Tennessee Titans: OLB Leonard Floyd, Georgia
Dallas Cowboys: RB Derrick Henry, Alabama
San Diego Chargers: WR Braxton Miller, Ohio State
Baltimore Ravens: OLB Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky
New York Giants: OLB Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame
Buffalo Bills: DT Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
New York Jets: QB Connor Cook, Michigan State
Pittsburgh Steelers: QB Cardale Jones, Ohio State
Green Bay Packers: TE Hunter Henry, Arkansas
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