1st pick Cleveland = Myles Garrett DE – the unanimous first pick overall. He immediately makes their D better and it was a very un-Cleveland thing for them to do this but they made the right pick and landed a franchise D player.
2nd pick San Francisco = trade to Chicago
2nd pick Chicago BEARS = Mitchell Trubisky – and the BEARS just pissed away the opportunity to pick a franchise player. To trade 3 picks to pick this guy? He is 4 years away from being a starter. They could have had Jamal Adams, Solomon Thomas, Lattimore, Allen…omg as a BEARS *former nearly* fan this is just the worst pick they could make. I am so offended. My honest first reaction was ‘oh my f****** G**’. I am destitute and feel like my Bears just waved goodbye to any hope of winning more than 5 this year.
3rd pick San Francisco 49ers = Solomon Thomas DE – a superb pick, gives SF a powerful inside rush that they have been missing since retirement/drug/arrest etc. of the last few years. He will make the front 7 of the Niners legit once again and that will help them.
4th pick Jacksonville Jaguars = Leonard Fournette RB – evidently the Jags think they need a running back to help their sad sack QB. I thought they had RBs who could tote the rock. This guy could Zeke Elliott and that can take the heat off the QB and passing game. We will see if this can elevate a team that should already have elevated themselves.
5th pick Tennessee= Corey Davis WR – That is a REACH. They so needed to take one of the top great D guys and they went and got a solid WR. He will make a pedestrian receiver corps in Tennessee better but they could have taken franchise D at 5 and a WR at 18. It is a hmm pick.
6th pick NY Jets = Jamal Adams – He shoulda been a Bear. A superb pick for the Jets. They get a fantastic safety who will change the philosophy of the bad Jet secondary and make them good. A fantastic pick and now they look almost decent at secondary. Superb pick.
7th pick LA Chargers = Mike Williams WR – they need secondary help. Oh well. They drafted a good WR. This is the second good WR taken in the first 7 picks. That, by my count, means 3 of the first 7 are NOT franchise players. Teams 8 to 10 must be grinning now. He will provide Grandpa Rivers a good target and that could mean LAC (not Clippers) could score 6 more every other game. I don’t see this pick making them better than OakVegas.
8th pick Carolina = Christian McCaffery RB – a super safe pick that makes Cam Newton healthier and is a great addition. This little spark plug will do a lot aka young Reggie Bush and he will score running/catching/returning kicks. This makes a Panther team in need of talent better.
9th pick Cincinnati = John Ross WR – well another good WR gets drafted and at least 3 franchise D players are available and Cleveland will probably piss away their pick for a QB so the teams in the middle of the first round must be excited. Ross will find it hard to find a ball since Dalton only throws to AJ Green. A pick that makes them better on paper, if they throw the ball to him.
10th pick Buffalo = trades to KC = Patrick Mahomes II QB – well they do need a future for Alex Smith but this is a reach and Buffalo has dumped their shot at getting a franchise secondary player. This is a huge reach and the Chiefs may yet find a franchise QB here with this but I think they better buy Tums. KC didn’t need a lot of help to be good but best available might have been a better idea. Reach pick.
11th pick New Orleans = Marshon Lattimore CB was selected by the ‘New Orleans’ according to Goodell the twit. That the best corner in the draft fell to 11 makes the Saints secondary a real secondary and must make Ryan, Winston and Newton wonder about where their long balls may land. A superb shut down corner pick.
12th pick Cleveland – trades to Houston = DeShawn Watson QB – Houston wanted Tony Romo the half a clavicle QB but that didn’t happen so they now can have Savage battle Watson and the best man wins. With that D and a fair to middlin’ running game Watson might be able to survive as a day one starter. A need pick but may work for this team.
13th pick Arizona Cardinals = Haason Reddick LB – One of the best LB available and he makes the Cards already stout linebacking corps better. He will do good things: rushing, tackling and covering. A solid pick of a great young kid. He will excel in Arizona.
14th pick Philadelphia Eagles = Derek Barnett DE – he is one of the top pass rushers and he will help bring heat from the Eagles D to Eli and Kirk and Dak. Barnett will pound it and he is a legit pass rusher and this will make an Eagle D better. A good pick.
15th pick Indianapolis Colts = Malik Hooker S – A super pick for the Colts. They haven’t had a great safety since Superman in 2008. Hooker is a person like Ed Reed with great hands and super tackles. The Colts have now created a good secondary. Superb pick.
16th pick Baltimore Ravens = Marlon Humphry CB – the Ravens grabbed another good CB. The Ravens needed a good CB and now their secondary is getting better. A pretty good pick.
17th Washington Redskins = Jonathan Allen DE – this great player might have been a top 5 but he has shoulder injury issues. He would have been a super D player. If he is still healthy then the Skins have picked a super D player. Potentially amazing pick.
18th Tennessee Titans *2nd first round pick* – Adoree’ Jackson CB – a smaller *thanks Mike Mayock* corner who can still do the job. He can get to the ball and do the job. He will start day one in Tennessee and this makes the Titans better. In all, two good picks that make the Titans better than they were before tonight started.
19th Tampa Bay Bucs = O.J. Howard TE – what a super pick by Tampa. This gives a weapon loaded passing game on Tampa another fantastic weapon. They have an/a Olsen/Gronk kind of TE now and he will probably get 10 TDs in 2017. Fantastic pick.
20th Denver Broncos = Garett Bolles T – The Broncs have helped their young QBs with an addition to the O line. The Broncs have D and kinda running and youth at QB. The Tackle and his son have been drafted. A good pick for Denver.
21st Detroit Lions = Jarrad Davis LB – the Lions have picked a good LB. He could give the Lions a good tackler and a good pusher here and there. A pretty decent pick.
22nd Miami Dolphins = Charles Harris DE – Another good pass rusher here. Harris will learn with the other guys on the Fins and he will have a shot to knock Brady about. A solid pick that will make the front seven more fierce.
23rd pick New York Giants = Evan Engram TE – a kind of a funny pick that seems like they are picking a player just to poke another team behind them in the nose. They needed a good OL and there were two they could pick but they got another good TE. He will help them with good offense but this was a bit of an odd pick.
24th pick OakVegas Raiders = They added RB Marshawn Lynch so this is not so critical but they take Gareon Conley CB – they took a top 15 player who has clearly shown pretty bad judgement but maybe nothing else. He could be a super addition to their secondary and if the off the field headaches pass, he could add something to Oakland. A pretty good Oakland like pick.
25th pick Cleveland Browns = They traded way back to this spot and who in the ever loving whatsis will they pick… Jabrill Peppers DB/S/RB/little guy hard to figure out – he will bring a lot of energy but where to put him and what can he accomplish? Will he help the Browns woe begotten secondary? Will Cleveland know how to use him? He has talent but I have sincere doubts Cleveland can figure out how to get the max out of him.
26th pick Seattle Seahawks = trade to Atlanta *Seattle you needed O line you dumb asses* The Falcons take Takkarist McKinley DE/LB and he will help provide an other side of the line force to Beasley. A good pick that makes the Falcons tougher with a solid pass rush combo. Good pick. Superb touch bringing his late GrandMom’s pic to the stage. Methinks there was an F word on the stage but he has heart and fire and sometimes you have to be real.
27th pick Buffalo Bills = Tre’Davious White CB – Buffalo adds a corner who can play. They lost a lot of secondary and he will play it, if not amazingly. He can do the job but I do not know if that is the line you want for your top pick.
28th pick Dallas Cowboys = Taco Charlton DE – The Boys got a much-needed edge rusher. He is a decent player who can push it in and get towards the QB. He also seems clean off the field and that makes him head and shoulder ahead of his team mates in Dallas. Good pick.
29th pick Cleveland (who traded with the Packs to get this pick) – they take David Njoku TE – he is odds on #2 best TE and he will provide a force at TE that will have to combine with Barnyard. Cleveland needed a lot of help and they kind of had a TE and now they have 2 and they traded to get him. Ok.
30th pick Pittsburgh Steelers = TJ Watt – he is the little bro of JJ but he states he will make his own name and he will. He is deeply talented and can make a difference against the rush and pass. A tremendously good pick for the Steelers to add.
31st San Francisco 49ers (traded from Seattle) – Reuben Foster LB – a top 10 pick who slid and slid due to health issues. He, if healthy, can be a force inside. He can tackle and cover. The question is can he be healthy long term. Could be a great pick *if healthy*
32nd pick New Orleans Saints = Ryan Ramczyk T – A solid addition to the Saint line. This will help run and pass and he will be a solid body to work with. Good solid pick.
Round 2 and 3 thoughts will be tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Mr. N the BEARS Fan