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The 2017 Madden PFL Mock Draft - Pick Thread

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Apologies for the delay

This thread is for picks only! All discussion/questions should be in the discussion thread only please :up: 

 

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[b]With the First pick of the 2017 draft the TEAM NAME select,



PLAYER NAME, POSITION, COLLEGE[/b] [img]IMAGE URL[/img] Paragraph of waffle about why you picked him

 

Resources and useful websites

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/big-board - CBS Big Board 100

http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft - ESPN Draft coverage

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016 - NFL Draft Site, including several mocks.

http://draftbreakdown.com/ - Draft clips of prospects

Teams

Arizona Cardinals @ZoSo
Atlanta Falcons @Scottyob
Baltimore Ravens 
@DanMcGrath77
Buffalo Bills @shanew1705
Carolina Panthers 
@shanew1705
Chicago Bears @MurghBatwar
Cincinnati Bengals @Joe
Cleveland Browns 
@HLR Milo
Dallas Cowboys @SnapDan
Denver Broncos @Mcmanus
Detroit Lions @DanMcGrath77

Green Bay Packers @Scottyob
Houston Texans @Vondia

Indianapolis Colts @rayski
Jacksonville Jaguars @tripperman28
Kansas City Chiefs @dr_volki
Los Angeles Chargers 
@Beyond The Game
Los Angeles Rams @RamsDan
Miami Dolphins @Aaron
Minnesota Vikings @Vondia 

New England Patriots @RamsDan
New Orleans Saints @Winti26
New York Giants 
@Mcmanus
New York Jets @Joe
Oakland Raiders  @Kirchoffs69
Philadelphia Eagles 
@Riverman
Pittsburgh Steelers @ZoSo
San Francisco 49ers @Mcmanus
Seattle Seahawks 
@Coco0981
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @StueyH111
Tennessee Titans  @SnapDan
Washington Redskins @trooper uk

 

Draft Order

Round 1

1. Cleveland Browns - Myles Garrett DE
2. San Francisco 49ers -Solomon Thomas DE
3. Chicago Bears - Marshon Lattimore CB
4. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jonathan Allen DT
5. Tennessee Titans - Christian McCaffrey RB
6. New York Jets - Deshaun Watson QB
7. Los Angeles Chargers - Jamal Adams S
8. Carolina Panthers - Leonard Fournette RB
9. Cincinnati Bengals - Rueben Foster MLB
10. Buffalo Bills - John Ross WR
11. New Orleans Saints - Derek Barnett DE
12. Cleveland Browns - Mike Williams WR
13. Arizona Cardinals - Mitch Trubisky QB
14. Philadelphia Eagles - Marlon Humphrey CB
15. Indianapolis Colts - OJ Howard TE
16. Baltimore Ravens - Taco Charlton DE
17. Washington Redskins - Dalvin Cook RB
18. Tennessee Titans - Malik Hooker S
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jabrill Peppers S
20. Denver Broncos - Garett Bolles OT
21. Detroit Lions - Haason Reddick - LB
22. Miami Dolphins - Forrest Lamp OG
23. New York Giants - Ryan Ramczyk OT
24. Oakland Raiders - Zach Cunningham LB
25. Houston Texans - Cam Robinson OT
26. Seattle Seahawks - Malik McDowell DT 
27. Kansas City Chiefs - TreDarius White CB
28. Dallas Cowboys - Charles Harris DE 
29. Green Bay Packers - TJ Watt LB
30. Pittsburgh Steelers - Tim Williams LB
31. Atlanta Falcons - Budda Baker S
32. New Orleans Saints - Chidode Awuzie CB

Round 2

33. Cleveland - Gareon Conley CB
34. San Francisco - DeShone Kizer QB
35. Jacksonville - Evan Engram TE
36. Chicago - Tak McKinley DE 
37. Los Angeles Rams - David Njoku TE
38. Los Angeles Chargers - Fabian Moreau CB
39. New York Jets - Corey Davis WR
40. Carolina - Obi Melifonwu S
41. Cincinnati - Carl Lawson DE
42. New Orleans - Pat Mahomes QB
43. Philadelphia - Tarell Basham DE
44. Buffalo - Kevin King CB
45. Arizona - Jarrad Davis LB
46. Indianapolis - Taylor Moton T
47. Baltimore - Cooper Kupp WR
48. Minnesota - Chris Godwin WR
49. Washington - Caleb Brantley DT 
50. Tampa Bay - Joe Mixon RB 
51. Denver - Zay Jones WR 
52. Cleveland - Eddie Jackson S
53. Detroit - Josh Jones S
54. Miami - Tyrus Bowser LB
55. New York Giants - Duke Riley LB
56. Oakland - Larry Ogunjobi DT 
57. Houston - Codrea Tankersley CB
58. Seattle - Quincy Wilson CB 
59. Kansas City - Raekwon McMillan LB
60. Dallas - Ahkello Witherspoon CB
61. Green Bay - Adoree Jackson CB
62. Pittsburgh - Jalen Tabor - CB
63. Atlanta - Dan Feeney G
64. Carolina - Carlos Henderson WR

Round 3

65. Cleveland - Bucky Hodges TE
66. San Francisco - Sidney Jones CB
67. Chicago - Davis Webb QB
68. Jacksonville - Alvin Kamara
69. Los Angeles Rams - Dion Dawkins OG
70. New York Jets - Adam Shaheen TE
71. Los Angeles Chargers - JuJu Smith-Schuster WR
72. New England - Chris Wormley DT
73. Cincinnati - Antonio Garcia OT
74. Baltimore - Pat Elflein C
75. Buffalo - Marcus Williams FS
76. New Orleans - Desmond King FS
77. Arizona - Rasul Douglas CB
78. Baltimore - William Likely CB
79. Minnesota - Curtis Samuel WR/ RB
80. Indianapolis- Ryan Anderson LB
81. Washington - Anthony Walker jr LB
82. Denver - Dalvin Tomlinson DT
83. Tennessee - Chad Hansen WR 
84. Tampa Bay - Gerald Everett TE 
85. Detroit - Jake Butt TE 
86. Minnesota - Samaje Perine RB
87. New York Giants - Derek Rivers DE 
88. Oakland - Roderick Johnson OT 
89. Houston - Justin Evans S
90. Seattle - Dorian Johnson OG
91. Kansas City - Jeremy Nichols RB
92. Dallas - Marcus Maye S
93. Green Bay - D'Onta Foreman RB
94. Pittsburgh - ??????????
95. Atlanta -Tanoh Kpassagnon DE
96. New England - Jalen Myrick CB
97. Miami - Chad Kelly QB
98. Carolina - Jordan Willis DE

99. Philadelphia - Marlon Mack RB
100. Tennessee  - Brandon Langley CB
101. Denver - Isaac Asiata OG
102. Seattle -DeMarcus Walker DE
103. New Orleans
104. Kansas City
105. Pittsburgh
106. Seattle
107. New York Jets

Rank Player Pos. Pos. Rank School Class Ht. Wt. Proj. Round
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
70 *ArDarius Stewart WR 7 Alabama rJr 5-11 204 2-3
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
         
     
       
                 
                 
81 Montravius Adams DT 7 Auburn Sr 6-4 304 2-3
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
87 *Vincent Taylor DT 8 Oklahoma State rJr 6-3 304 3
88 Jourdan Lewis CB 15 Michigan Sr 5-10 188 3
89 *Elijah Qualls DT 9 Washington rJr 6-1 313 3
90 Ethan Pocic C 2 LSU Sr 6-6 310 3
91 Cameron Sutton CB 16 Tennessee Sr 5-11 188 3
                 
93 Amara Darboh WR 11 Michigan rSr 6-2 214 3
94 Tyler Orlosky C 3 West Virginia rSr 6-3 298 3
                 
                 
                 
98 Jaleel Johnson DT 10 Iowa rSr 6-3 316 3
99 Will Holden OT 7 Vanderbilt rSr 6-7 311 3
100 Taywan Taylor WR 13 Western Kentucky Sr 5-11 203 3

 

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With the First pick of the 2017 draft the Cleveland Browns ,

Myles Garrett

Defensive End, Texas A&M

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Cleveland take the obvious choice here. At 6 foot 4 inches tall, 272 lbs, he is a physical specimen. Garrett will be an elite edge rusher, and can play as a stand up outside linebacker in a 3-4 defence or a traditional 4-3 DE. He has an inside spin move that makes Dwight Freeney jealous. Has played against the best left tackles in the SEC, a lot of which now start in the NFL. His speed off the edge is also extremely disruptive against the rush, with 15 tackles for loss in just 9 games this season. Slight worries for me are his knee injury this year that kept him out of a couple of games, he also had his best production against non power 5 teams. Overall however he is the best player in this draft. NFL comparison: Julius Peppers.

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With the Second pick of the 2017 draft the San Francisco 49'ers select

Solomon Thomas

Defensive End Stanford

 

 

 

Thomas was the runaway winner of the Pac-12’s Morris Trophy as the most dominant defensive lineman in 2016 by a vote of the conference’s blockers. He was as impressive on a snap-to-snap basis as any prospect in the country in 2016, demonstrating the initial burst, power and advanced hand usage to earn comparisons to Rams star Aaron Donald.

 

 

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@MurghBatwar and the bears are on the clock 

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With the third pick in the 2017 draft, the Chicago Bears select...

 

Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

 

Best corner in the draft taken by a team in desperate need of secondary help. Would have taken a safety but too early in terms of quality and contract. Quarterback is massive need but hopefully Bears throw the season for Darnold or Jackson in 2018!

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@tripperman28 The Jacksonville Jaguars are on the clock

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With the fouth pick in the MADDEN PFL mock draft the e2539003ac4b90877eb1ff5d99439d43.thumb.jpg.de2b9657d3ac1c599c28ddf09c7962da.jpg 

Select DE/DT Jonathan Allen Alabama, 

 

Allen won the Chuck Bednarik and Bronco Nagurski for the Nation's top defender, he had 69 Tackles, 16 TFL and lead the Crimson Tide with 10.5 sacks, DE/DT isn't the biggest need for the Jaguars but Allen is to good of a talent to pass up on taking, he instantly helps improve the defensive front that gave up big yardage last season, RB, Safety and QB was also considered here but Allen was the best player available, 

Tennessee Titans and @SnapDan are on the clock

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Massive choice for me here either to go for my homer pick which is also a position of need for the Titans or go (imo) the best player in the draft. So for the Titans sake I'm going to go BPA!

With the 5th pick in the MaddenPFL Mock draft (thanks Rams) The Tennesse Titans select : Christian McCaffrey

Not only is he the best running back in the draft he's also up their with the best receivers. McCaffrey is the best player in the draft in my opinion, so to get him at #5 in this GMs opinion is a steal. He can cut, he can block, he can power through as an RB, his change of pace and direction is up their with the best I have seen in my time watching American Football and as a WR you won't see many better guys in the slot either. He will be a huge gain for Marcus Mariota in the passing game and give DC's around the league nightmares when he lines up on the field.
The Titans already have DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry but McCaffrey will out play both, Murray is old and injury prone, but also with both guys in the backfield you can get fun and unpredictable with your play calling.
McCaffrey is a 3 down back and I am very happy to get him here. The offensive players are not as deep in talent as the defence this year,  this a bonus pick from the Rams' bonehead move!!

The J E T S Jets Jets Jets are on the clock @Joe

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With the 6th pick of the 2017 draft, the New York Jets select Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
I should preface this by saying that if we were trading I'd be looking to trade down to try and pick up another second, down to the 10-16 range where I think I'd still get Watson. But while I have this pick I'm taking him now. I think it's what they will do in real life too, with some key indicators pointing to it. Petty is terrible and Hackenberg is really unknown until we get in to training camp, the McCown signing seems to me to be a classic case of bringing in a vet to mentor a rookie, play the first few games and ease him in. Secondly we have a really young offence scattered with a few vets, letting Watson grow with the likes of Enunwa, Anderson and the guys on the O line like Shell and Winters seems an ideal scenario. Why not Trubisky? I don't watch college ball so am not an amateur scout like plenty on here, all I can really go on is highlight videos and what the professionals say but it seems to be a toss up who will turn out better. What I want is the guy who just won a national championship for his team and was named MVP, someone that will excite me and be a genuine playmaker. Other positions of note would have been one of the safety's or cornerbacks

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With the 7th Pick of the MaddenPFL Mock Draft the Los Angeles Chargers select:
Safety - Jamal Adams - LSU

Honestly can't see Adams falling this far but after the Titans questionable pick I couldn't resist picking up this beast! - After losing Eric Weddle in FA last offseason the safety position has become a bigger need with the Safety play last year not being the best. Unlike Hooker Adams has the ability to play strongly in all phases of the game and his leadership skills will be a big addition to this young talented defence. His personality fits in well to Bradleys scheme and I see him being the Earl Thomas to this defence.

His NFL Comparison speaks volumes of his play - Charles Woodson, I find it hard to pass up on a player like this all though I do believe this pick will end up being Hooker IRL as the Titans aren't going to be pick McCaffery and will likely pick up Adams.

Although if the Chargers do draft him I'll be jumping around like a schoolgirl seeing Justin Bieber!!

 

 

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With the 8th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft the Carolina Panthers select

Leonard Fournette, RB out of LSU

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Can't believe Fournette has fallen this far, and I don't see it happening at the end of the month sadly.

I was in a real tough situation as to who to take with 4 guys on my list, but can not turn down Fournette, surprised Jags didn't take him, and then it was just a case of hoping the remaining teams didn't feel the need to take him either as this guy was #1 on my list outside of the top 2 that went.

Fournette has drawn comparison's to AP, is he that good who knows, does he have that potential, without a doubt, but having that kinda of comparison speaks volumes as to how good this guy can be in the NFL. I think he he is easily the best power back in this draft too, when he gets running down hill he really can go, and his 40 time with the weight he came into the combine with shows this guy can move. I dont think we take LF in the draft, so will be keen to watch how well he does in the NFL, but would be over the moon if we landed him and he even came close to an AP career 

 

 

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With the 9th pick of the 2017 draft, the Cincinatti Bengals select -

Rueben Foster, MLB, Alabama

 

Safe pick, and the one the most mocks make. Burficts getting on, they cut Rey Mysterio and signed Kevin Minter ffs. This is a big upgrade in an important position, a defensive anchor for the next 10 years who can lead the defence and the best linebacker in the draft

Other positions considered were o-line but it seems to be a weak draft for them, and WR9804889-ncaa-football-chick-fil-a-peach-

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With the 10th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft the Buffalo Bills select

John Ross, WR, Washington

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The Bills need a WR and Ross will be the perfect guy to play opposite Sammy Watkins. Ross has the things you can not teach, speed and explosiveness, he may not be the complete WR right now, but without a doubt he can enter this league and if he stays fit light it up. I was tempted to take him for the Panthers if all things went wrong. There are a few injury concerns for Ross, but the only other guy I debated taking was Williams, but I just think Ross has much more potential than Williams

 

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With the 12th Pick the Saints select Derek Barnett DE Tenessee.

The Saints need help at nearly any defensiv position. With Foster gone 2 picks earlier this leaves Hooker snd Barnett. I personally prefer passrusher over saftey. So I picked Barnett. 

Another option would have been to improve the offence even more and pick cook who suprisingly still is aviable at pick number 12(and now also pick number 13)

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@HLR Milo you are back on the clock 

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With the 12th pick in the 2017 Madden PFL Mock Draft.

The Cleveland Browns Select:

 

Mike Williams - WR - Clemson

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Cleveland get themselves, in my opinion the best WR in the draft. A true number 1 WR to line up against the leagues best CB's week in week out and he will dominate. Even though he is the best red zone threat in the draft, his game is not limited just to that. He has great hands, body control, size and just bullies his way to the football. Will probably take a little time to get used to an NFL route tree, but will be a weapon from week 1. NFL comparison: AJ Green 

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@ZoSo you're up 

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With the Thirteenth pick of the 2017 draft the Arizona Cardinals select

MITCHELL TRUBISKY

Quarterback, North Carolina

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Compared to last season the Cardinals come to this draft with a lot of holes and questions as to the direction of the team. Although they managed to keep Palmer and Fitz around for another year so will have to take another shot at winning it all, they are also aware that major roster losses are underway and will only get worse next season. Having already lost Calais Campbell and Michael Floyd, most probably Palmer and Fitz retiring next season and Valdheer, Iupatil, Shipley over the next few years, the roster needs a major rebuild in order to remain competitve. Last time the Cardinals lost a playoff calibur QB we suffered a number of years in QB purgatory with Kolb, ANderson, Skelton and Lindley (shudders). This time around we are looking to put in place a succession plan with Trubisky sitting behind Palmer for a year and with Bruce Arians in charge he will have the ideal coach to learn from.

 

 

Trubisky was only the starter for a year so has limited tape, has primarily played in the shotgun so will need to learn the pro passing gaming fairly quickly. However he has some good football IQ, able to read the field well and make plays with his feet to either get yardage or keep plays alive. Has a good arm but doesn't fully utilise it properly - will need to work on his mechanics before he can make the most of his talents. Will be a very steady QB in the pros and if he manages to fix his flaws has the potential to become elite.

 

 

 

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@Riverman your eagles are on the clock 

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With the 14th pick of the 2017 draft the Philadelphia Eagles select

Marlon Humphrey CB Alabama

Numerous mock drafts can't agree on a consensus position the eagles will take here never mind a player

Some predict wr and I'm tempted with corey davis still here but I feel the free agent additions have improved the receiving corp so I can address other areas

Running back is a definite consideration. Fournette will be gone, if mccaffrey remained I'd consider him here but in this draft he has gone and I'm not sold on cook with fumbling and arrest problems and I can pick one up later on as there is depth

Pass rushing de is another option but at the end of the day the secondary is the biggest concern. I did consider hooker but at the end of the day I want a bona fide cb as opposed to a safety

After lattimore, humphrey from what I've seen is the next best cb ( with Jones injury status unclear ) and I think if he'd gone I may have looked elsewhere and gone cb in the 2nd round

However I can't pass up the opportunity to take humphrey at 14. He has a cracking combination of size and speed. Is very physical and whilst can sometimes get burnt his speed often helps him recover. He will also help in run support and has a history of forcing fumbles

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@rayski your colts are up bud 

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With the 15th pick in the 2017 Madden PFL Mock Draft.

The Indianapolis Colts Select:

TE OJ HOWARD, ALABAMA

 

Colts exercise number one. Sit back and name 3 defensive players from the Colts roster. Exactly. Vontae Davis and that's it. I was really hoping to have Allen, Barnett or Foster available here (especially Foster to be the leader of the Colts D for years to come, I think he is a top5 talent in this draft) but in this mock they are all gone. I really like Malik Hooker but we picked TJ Green and Geathers in the last two draft. Peppers could also be an option or recently risen Reddick as well but I want to make sure that this pick will pay off in the long run for the Colts. So we'll go offense but not offensive line. Got sick and tired of us wasting high picks on oline who are kinda good but not difference makers. I love Jack Doyle and what he brings to the table but he lacks the speed to open up the middle for O. It's exactly what Howard's strong suit. He has freakish speed for a tight end, he has the big body that we kinda lack in our wide receiver core and is an excellent run blocker as well. 

All in all, I'll go with Howard. Best player available and will wreak havoc with Andrew Luck who is a master of play action passes to tight ends (Spider 3 Y Banana!!!!). I'll address the running back position and the front seven later in the draft. 

 

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WITH THE 16TH PICK IN THE 2017 MADDEN PFL MOCK DRAFT

THE BALTIMORE RAVENS SELECT

TACO CHARLTON, DE/OLB, MICHIGAN

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Charlton goes from one Harbaugh brother to the other, and you better believe John was on the phone to Jim as soon as Charlton declared to get the low down on him. Charlton gets to be a long term option for us as a pass rusher. In the Ravens 3-4 scheme, he will be an outside linebacker and likely start right away opposite Terrell Suggs. Once Suggs decides to hang them up, Charlton will have enough experience under his belt to take over that leadership role and be our primary pass rusher.

Charlton is a bigger OLB than most, at 6'6 277, but this also means he can move inside should there be a hole to fill on the defensive line. He has immense lower body power and is freakishly athletic, meaning he can run over and around offensive linemen with ease. He also brings a deadly spin move to the table, which will only get more potent as he gets more acclimatised to the NFL. His length also gives him the ability to play the run effectively and his use of his hands are improving.

The only downside to Charlton is his inconsistency and the fact he only has one year of solid production in college. But with going to another Harbaugh, and being in the film room with the likes of Terrell Suggs, he will develop into a potential all star player and be another in a long line of elite Raven defenders. It's time to turn Taco Tuesday's into Taco Sunday's.

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over to you @trooper uk

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                                                    With the 17th pick of the 2017 draft the washington redskins select

                                                                                              dalvin cook / florida state

                                                                                                   running back 

with the skins making some very good signings in free agency such as  zach brown
:rock: -  terrelle pryor - DL Terrell McClain, DL Stacy McGee, S D.J. Swearinger and WR Terrelle Pryor b quick
my pick was mad slightly easier with some good pick ups in free agency but still not that easy, as i really like the the look of jabrill peppers what a player cant see him dropping this low but with 10 picks the skins might just get lucky.
redskins really need a top draw running back and this guy has the lot the skins love to air it out at times,but gruden can and will pound the rock if he feels he has to and this guy fits the bill for me its a no brainer skins must pick a starting running back that can start from the off and i think this guy can.


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A two-year starter, Cook is arguably the best running back Florida State has ever produced with the two best rushing seasons in school history the past two years, leaving the Seminoles atop most rushing records. The former "Mr. Football" in the state of Florida set a new school rushing record as a sophomore with 1,691 yards on 229 carries (7.9 average) and 19 touchdowns, earning First Team All-American and All-ACC honours. Cook broke his own single season rushing record as a junior with 1,765 yards on 288 carries and 19 touchdowns to again earn First Team All-American and All-ACC honours. He elected to skip his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.


trooper..
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Seriously can't believe this guy is still here... 

With the 18th pick of the MaddenPFL draft the Tennesse Titans select : Malik Hooker. 

This guy is a playmaker and will massively improve the Titans secondary, this guy would have been a great pick at 5 so to get him at 18 really shocks me and it's a great pick. 

Has great instincts and has been a big player for the NFL factory that is Ohio State 

@StueyH111 you are on the clock 

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With the 19th pick of the 2017 draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select:

Jabrill Peppers (S / OLB) - Michigan

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With 2 picks to go and #1 on my draft board still available (Malik Hooker - S) as well as my back up pick (Dalvin Cook - RB), I was hoping at least 1 would drop to me. It wasn't to be though as they went back to back at #17 & #18.

This is the toughest 1st round decision for the Bucs in years. With very few clear needs I think there is a case to go best player available in the draft. However help at Safety is something I'm looking to pick up in this draft, as well as an OLB.

The choice for me was between Hasson Reddick (OLB), Corey Davis (WR), David Njoku (TE), Obi Melifonwu (S) and Jabrill Peppers (OLB / S).

I'm going with Peppers as he could potentially fill either or both holes at Safety and OLB as well as be a useful punt / kick returner. Hi s versatility could be his making or his downfall, with many suggesting he may need to settle in and learn his trade at one specific position in the NFL, however many agree that he's a fantastic athlete with a great set of skills.

An added bonus for the Bucs is Peppers is seen as an electric return man and the Bucs have never had a good return man. This probably tipped my decision in his favour.

Over to Dirk Koetter to figure out how to use him most effectively. An exciting prospect though and will hopefully make an already impressive Bucs defence even better.

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With the 20th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft the Denver Broncos select

Offensive Tackle

Garett  Bolles

Utah

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Denver needs OLine

so they pick an OLineman

simples

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WITH THE 21ST PICK IN THE 2017 MADDEN PFL MOCK DRAFT

THE DETROIT LIONS SELECT

HAASON REDDICK, LB, TEMPLE

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A former walk on defensive back, he is now regarded as one of the top cover linebackers in college football. He is very explosive and has great movement in his body to cover any one assigned to him. He has sideline to sideline speed, clocking a 4.52 40 yard dash at the combine. He finished his senior year with 22.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks, due to his ability to fit through small holes and explode into the backfield. While not a pass rusher by trade, he can certainly make offensive linemen feel his presence and opposing offenses will need to plan for him in coverage and rushing the quarterback.

With the release of Deandre Levy, Reddick will take that role straight away. He is well suited to a 4-3 system like the Lions run, and has a very high ceiling, if he continues to work at it. He may not be a day one impact starter, but over time he will get better and the Lions will have a dominant linebacker to coordinate their defense. He has drawn comparisons to Ryan Shazier, with his elite speed and coverage ability. 

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The Miami Dolphins take -  Lamp......Forrest Lamp of Western Kentucky

 

Photo of Forrest Lamp  Lamp is a total lad, what else really needs said.....

Mr preferred option was a Linebacker and was all set for Reddick.   Next LB was a drop off, so next position to strengthen was Oline and the dophins could use someone like Zack Martin. 

 

Lamp finished a brilliant career for the Hilltoppers by scoring a touchdown in the team's bowl game. It was a designed "tackle screen", actually, and the speed he showed with the ball in his hands was indicative of his athleticism. Lamp earned honorable-mention All-Sun Belt honors starting at guard (three games) and left tackle (nine games) as a redshirt freshman in 2013. He stayed at his left tackle home the next year, garnering honorable mention All-Conference USA notice as the team moved to that league. The past two years, Lamp was a first-team all-conference selection, starting every game on the blind side. He was a third-team Associated Press All-American as a senior.

 

The J-Train is going to be full steam ahead with this new addition!

 

 

 

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With the 23rd Pick in the 2017 NFL Draft

the New York Football Giants Select

OT Ryan Ramczyk

Winconsin

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Ramczk would come in and compete for the LT job with Flowers

I see Flowers more as a power RT as can shine there, giving the Giants a starting of

Ramczyk Pugh Richburg Fluker Flowers

I believe that can be a decent OLine

 

Shows terrific initial quickness when asked to block at the second level, firing out and making tough cut blocks at the second level appear routine. When the time comes to simply knock defenders off the ball, Ramczyk shows good power and pad level, as well, bowing his back and showing the leg drive to move the pile. Given his relative inexperience, Ramczyk shows impressive balance, agility and patience in pass protection. He eases off the snap, sliding left with light feet and bent knees waiting for the defender to come to him. The coordination between his upper and lower body is impressive, as Ramczyk keeps his feet sliding while shooting his hands into the chest of opponents. From there, Ramczyk's long arms and strength typically take over, essentially ending the play for the defender. Shows the poise that will earn him high marks from offensive line coaches as well as scouts, maintaining his technique with bent knees and using his trailing right arm to get a final, powerful shove on the rusher. Showed toughness in fighting through a hip injury in 2016, opting to push off surgery until after the Cotton Bowl.

 

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With the 24th pick of the 2017 draft the Oakland Raiders select

Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt

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The Raiders have a few needs and most of them are on D. I came down to two players: DT Malik McDowell or Cunningham. The reviews of McDowell are all good but he's a 'tweener', we're not sure whether he's a DT or a DE. We have too many of those and we need a space eater. He's not that so I've went with Cunningham. Zach should start from day one and hopefully continue his run stuffing exploits.

Here's the PFF review:

What he does best:

  • Outstanding thumper that loves taking on and destroying blocks from linemen, tight ends and lead blockers.
  • His size, physicality allow him to be effective in man coverage against tight ends/
  • Has the athleticism to play the run from sideline to sideline as well as get effective depth in coverage; should not come off the field.
  • Broke up seven passes on 86 targets over the last three years.
  • Doesn’t vacate gap assignments by running around blocks; willing to take on, stack and shed to the ball.
  • While he gave up 71.1 percent completions in 2016, the longest pass against him went for just 21 yards; only four of 57 career receptions against (86 targets) went longer than 20 yards.
  • Can beat blocks to the point of attack with his combination of instincts and first-step quickness.
  • Does an excellent job of finding the ball between the tackles despite constantly addressing blockers. Sifts through the trash well to get to the ball.
  • Has the prerequisite height, length and build to play inside linebacker at the next level.

Biggest concern:

  • Tries to tackle high far too often, leading to missed tackles that he is in position to finish; 21 missed tackles in 2016 led to him finishing 174th in tackling efficiency
  • Flashes ability to but does not consistently break down in space to finish; will come up out of control at times, even when taking the proper angle
  • Will at times lose his man in zone coverage by peeking in the backfield

Player comparison: Dont’a Hightower, New England Patriots

Hightower is big and physical, and has the versatility to play both inside and outside. He has been a productive player for New England not just against the run, but in coverage and as a pass-rusher as well, elements that Cunningham needs to develop further for his game but has the physical and athletic capacity to do.

Bottom line:

While Cunningham’s tackling is certainly a concern, his combination of physicality and athleticism makes him a viable every-down starter at the NFL level. He flashes the ability to square up, break down and finish open-field tackles, he too often comes up high and out of control, causing him to miss. Few inside linebackers currently in the NFL have his willingness and capability to take on and shed bigger blockers at the line of scrimmage, making him a complete linebacker prospect worthy of a mid- to late-first-round pick.

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With the 25th pick of the 2017 draft the Houston Texans select

OT Cam Robinson Alabama

The Texans are in real need of 2 positions on offense which are ofcourse QB and offensive tackle. Since i really like Trubisky but he's already taken i looked at the tackle position and my favorite prospect was still there. This guy is just HUGE and he managed to keep Garrett (Best player in the draft) at bay for most of the game he played against him last year. 

I can type more about him from what i found on some sites but i found an AWESOME breakdown on him on youtube. (real good channel for college breakdowns) As you can see in the clip the biggest downfall to Cam are his feet and that's something he really has to work on but at this stage of the draft this is a steal!

 

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@Coco0981 Seahawks are up bud

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My post disappeared so here goes again

 

With the 26th pick of the 2017 NFL draft the Seattle Seahawks select DT Malik McDowell from Michigan State 

 

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The biggest need for Seattle is obviously the O-line but nobody left seems to be worthy of a first round pick, and with a few free agents signed already they can pick up someone in later rounds. 

McDowell will provide rotational cover with Reed and Robin and allow Bennett to stay out at DE even in nickel packages as he rotates inside at the moment. Concerns have been raised about McDowells effort levels but with Seattle culture of accountability it may be the perfect landing spot for him 

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@dr_volki your chiefs are up 

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With the 27th pick of the 2017 draft the Kansas City Chiefs select,
Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU

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had a few options, however main targets were already gone. With Marcus Peters the only true shutdown corner for the Chiefs, i'd like to add depth here who will compete with steve nelson for no.2/3 CB spot on the depth chart.

STRENGTHS

 Experienced island corner with slot reps over last two seasons. Quick twitch with exceptional footwork. Uses controlled hop-steps from press for extended face-up against receivers. Patient in press and rarely commits prematurely. Uses reactive quickness for quick recovery when beaten from slot. Pattern reader will jump path of route and attack throw. Plus click-and-close burst to ball. Impressive 15 passes defensed on 42 targets in 2016. Stop-start change of direction allows him to shadow in tight quarters. Sticky coverage on crossers and intermediate routes. Rose to challenge in coverage of Amari Cooper in 2014 and Calvin Ridley in 2016. Improved willingness to attack line of scrimmage and do his part against the run. Awarded coveted No. 18 jersey at LSU, symbolizing success and selfless attitude on and off the field. Three-year punt returner with a return touchdown in each season. Was also used as a gunner.

WEAKNESSES

 Finesse cornerback with relatively slender frame. Physicality and play strength a concern from slot. Big-bodied slot targets will post him up in space and drive him off the line in run game. Tackles when necessary, but doesn't seek out contact. Less technique-oriented and more grabby from slot. Finished career with just six interceptions despite extensive playing time. Early anchor from off coverage caused struggles opening hips when receivers would stem and go. Recovery-quick but not recovery-fast. Texas Tech speedster Jakeem Grant gave him all kinds of vertical work in 2015 Texas Bowl.

 

other options could have been, ILB, edge rusher, DT, but didn't see anyone i'd like to take this high.

@SnapDan dallas is on the clock

 

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Some big issues for 'America's Team' on the defensive side of the ball, thought about secondary here but confident I can still get good guys in the next couple rounds so going to go with a position with less talent.

With pick 28 the Cowboys select : CHARLES HARRIS (DE) MISSOURI

Jerry Jones has spoke about wanting a 'daddy' pass rusher and with Harris is certainly getting a guy who is an elite pass rusher. He will go in straight away as a starter and the best PR on the team.

NFL Draft Profile

STRENGTHS

 Long legs with well defined bubble. Has loose, fluid hips. Explodes out of his stance in search of gap work vs. run game. Lateral quickness makes it a challenge to reach him or cross his face for offensive linemen. Good first step quickness. Plays with energy and keeps it cranked up until the whistle blows. Runs with high knees and athletic, long strides in the open field. Basketball standout in high school who uses nimble feet for an effective spin move. Can unleash spin counter in either direction. Plays on either side of the line and can play with a hand down or standing up. In 2015, led team in sacks, tackles for losses and hurries and was second in tackles. Uses early speed-to-power to create movement before attacking the tackle's inside shoulder. Showed some ability to drop in space when called upon.

WEAKNESSES

 Found himself too easily engulfed by size this season. Gives ground on the edge and can be widened out of his run fit. Hands must get better at point of attack. Needs to punch and own the point. Rides on blocks rather than shucks them. Lacks desired glass-chewing mentality against the run. Plays with slow reaction time to counters and misdirection and can lose track of the ball. Needs earlier shoulder turn as rusher to prevent early pass sets from punching him as squared-up rusher. Slow to activate his counter spin back inside. More violent approach with hands at top of his rush would help grease the edge. Productivity dropped after struggling with new defensive scheme.

SOURCES TELL US

 "Don't get caught up in his numbers this year. He just didn't mesh with what they asked him to do. He's also got to be coachable and I think he may have fought the changes a little too much. What I saw in 2015 is what I think he's going to be." NFC North regional scout

NFL COMPARISON

 Connor Barwin

BOTTOM LINE

 High-cut pass rusher with good athleticism but concerns regarding his ability to drop anchor against the run. Ironically, Harris might be best suited as a penetrator which is something he fought against this season. His hands can be improved as pass rush weapons, but he has agility and footwork that can't be taught. Harris can play on the edge in a 4-3 or 3-4 front and should be the next in a line of early contributing defensive ends coming out of Missouri.

 

@Scottyob you are on the clock

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@ZoSo ur up

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Will tart it up later but the Steelers pick Tim Williams - OLB.

Need big help on the defence on multiple positions. Take Williams who although has major red flags but reckon he will be put on the straight and narrow in the Steelers locker room. Desperately need a pass rusher  you know your in trouble when Harrison is your best rusher at 39 years of age. Good burst and pass rushing chops - needs to get better against the run but a lot to work with

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@Scottyob again

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