Tuck’s NFL Mock Draft 2.0

Tuck’s NFL Mock Draft 3 Weeks Out

We’ve made it through the heavy-lifting portion of free agency, and are just 3 weeks away from the NFL Draft. We’re in full smoke screen mode now, agent-fueled rumors, and speculation running wild on player visits and the cryptic between-the-lines comments from coaches and general managers. If this draft is one thing, it’s deep. I believe the wise thing to do is to trade back. Don’t be surprised if teams with two picks like the Titans and Browns take full advantage and move down from their second selections, and the teams in the 20’s should pounce too. The quality in the 2nd and 3rd rounds is substantial.

I’ve included some comments this time around, so enjoy.

MOCK DRAFT 2.0 (4/5/17)

*PICK NO.
1
CLE
 DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
No-brainer choice, instant starter.
 
  • PICK NO.
    2SF
    RB Leonard Fournette, LSU
    49ers will heavily way some defensive options, and I love a trade back for them, but Shannahan is an offensive coach with a RB who can’t stay healthy so…
  • PICK NO.
    3
    CHI
    FS Malik Hooker, Ohio State
    Adams will be a thought, but I believe Fox will prefer the range and coverage ability of Hooker.
  • PICK NO.
    4
    JAX
    DE Solomon Thomas, Stanford
    Would love to address the offensive line, but unless they trade down, they’ll just have to strengthen a budding strength.
  • PICK NO.
    5
    TEN
    SS Jamal Adams, LSU
    Titans should end up with a top safety or corner with this selection, but OJ Howard is a sleeper for them.
  • PICK NO.
    6
    NYJ
    DE Jonathan Allen, Alabama
    So many holes, but you have to start somewhere. Sounds crazy, but the Jets probably wise to wait until 2018 for a quarterback because they’ll be bad next year.
  • PICK NO.
    7
    Los Angeles Chargers
    QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina
    Rivers isn’t getting any younger and not often you’re in position to draft a quarterback when you have a good one. Perfect spot to sit and learn.
  • PICK NO.
    8
    CAR
    DE Derek Barnett, Tennessee
    Panthers getting long in the tooth on the outside.
  • PICK NO.
    9
    CIN
    MLB Reuben Foster, Alabama
    Bengals love big school guys and have a need in the middle.
  • PICK NO.
    10
    BUF
    CB Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State
    Buffalo lost their top corner and got scorched last year in the secondary.
  • PICK NO.
    11
     NO
    OLB Haason Redick, Temple
    Saints linebackers are amongst the worst in football.
  • PICK NO.
    12
    DE Taco Charlton, Michigan
    I sense a trade down,  but if not, double down and build inside-out.
  • PICK NO.
    13
    ARI
    TE OJ Howard, Alabama
    Should help in protection, blocking for DJ, and provide the offense with another weapon.
  • PICK NO.
    14
    PHI
    OT Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin
    Jason Peters is 35 years old.
  • PICK NO.
    15
    IND
    OL Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
    Stock is rising, and the Colts keep needing to improve around Luck.
  • PICK NO.
    16
    BAL
    WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan

    The best receiver on the board will try to fill the big little shoes of Steve Smith.

  • PICK NO.
    17
    WAS
     RB Dalvin Cook, FSU
    If a need ever matched a draft pick, this is it.
  • PICK NO.
    18
    TEN
    WR John Ross, Washington
    If the Titans stay put, they could really use a player to stretch the field for this offense.
  • PICK NO.
    19
    TB
    TE David Njoku, Miami (FL)
    This could be a phenomenal fit for the Bucs.
  • PICK NO.
    20
    DEN
    WR Zay Jones, East Carolina
    Slot receivers could kill it in this draft, and this kid caught more balls than anyone.
  • PICK NO.
    21
    DET
    DE Charles Harris, Missouri
    Ziggy Ansah needs someone to meet him at the quarterback.
  • PICK NO.
    22
    MIA
    S Jabril Peppers, Michigan
    The owner went to Michigan. I’m not sure how he’ll fit or where, but a clever team will make it work.
  • PICK NO.
    23
    NYG
    MLB Jarrad Davis, Florida
    Right there with the Saints as a team desperately needs to improve at linebacker.
  • PICK NO.
    24
    OAK
    RB Alvin Kamara, Tennessee

    One of my favorites in the draft, and a team that could use him.

  • PICK NO.
    25
    HOU
    QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson

    If this feels too easy and obvious, I’m with you, but sometimes it works out that way.

  • PICK NO.
    26
    SEA
    WR Mike Williams, Clemson
     I’d love to see Russell Wilson get a big, downfield receiver to work with like Chris Matthews did in the Super Bowl for him.
  • PICK NO.
    27
    KC
    RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
    Would be a perfect compliment to the powerful Spencer Ware.
  • PICK NO.
    28
    DAL
    OT Garrett Bolles, Utah
    Tony Romo wasn’t the only retirement in Dallas. RT Doug Free also called it a career.
  • PICK NO.
    29
    GB
    OLB Takkarist McKinley, UCLA
    Defense is still licking it’s wounds from the NFC Title game.
  • PICK NO.
    30
     PIT
    OLB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt
    James Harrison can’t play forever, and let’s face, the Steelers love drafting linebackers.
  • PICK NO.
    31
    ATL

    CB Chidobe Iwuzie, Colorado                                                                                             Falcons love corners with man-ability, and this kid might be the best in the draft.

  • PICK NO.                                                                                                                    32                                                                                                        NOTRADED FROM
    New England Patriots

OLB TJ Watt, Wisconsin                                                                                                        Recall what I said about this team’s weakness, but certainly corner is also a possibility.

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