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)
DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
No-brainer choice, instant starter.
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…
FS Malik Hooker, Ohio State
Adams will be a thought, but I believe Fox will prefer the range and coverage ability of Hooker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DE Derek Barnett, Tennessee
Panthers getting long in the tooth on the outside.
MLB Reuben Foster, Alabama
Bengals love big school guys and have a need in the middle.
CB Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State
Buffalo lost their top corner and got scorched last year in the secondary.
OLB Haason Redick, Temple
Saints linebackers are amongst the worst in football.
DE Taco Charlton, Michigan
I sense a trade down, but if not, double down and build inside-out.
TE OJ Howard, Alabama
Should help in protection, blocking for DJ, and provide the offense with another weapon.
OT Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin
Jason Peters is 35 years old.
OL Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
Stock is rising, and the Colts keep needing to improve around Luck.
WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan
The best receiver on the board will try to fill the big little shoes of Steve Smith.
RB Dalvin Cook, FSU
If a need ever matched a draft pick, this is it.
WR John Ross, Washington
If the Titans stay put, they could really use a player to stretch the field for this offense.
TE David Njoku, Miami (FL)
This could be a phenomenal fit for the Bucs.
WR Zay Jones, East Carolina
Slot receivers could kill it in this draft, and this kid caught more balls than anyone.
DE Charles Harris, Missouri
Ziggy Ansah needs someone to meet him at the quarterback.
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.
MLB Jarrad Davis, Florida
Right there with the Saints as a team desperately needs to improve at linebacker.
RB Alvin Kamara, Tennessee
One of my favorites in the draft, and a team that could use him.
QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson
If this feels too easy and obvious, I’m with you, but sometimes it works out that way.
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.
RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
Would be a perfect compliment to the powerful Spencer Ware.
OT Garrett Bolles, Utah
Tony Romo wasn’t the only retirement in Dallas. RT Doug Free also called it a career.
OLB Takkarist McKinley, UCLA
Defense is still licking it’s wounds from the NFC Title game.
OLB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt
James Harrison can’t play forever, and let’s face, the Steelers love drafting linebackers.
CB Chidobe Iwuzie, Colorado Falcons love corners with man-ability, and this kid might be the best in the draft.
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OLB TJ Watt, Wisconsin Recall what I said about this team’s weakness, but certainly corner is also a possibility.