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Newy Scruggs' 2017 NFL Mock Draft

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    Newy Scruggs' 2017 NFL Mock Draft

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    1. Cleveland: Myles Garrett, Edge, Texas A&M
      Arlington Martin product fits a need. With two Super Bowl QBs (Big Ben & Joe Flacco) plus Andy Dalton in the division, pass rush is a need.
    2. San Franciso: Solomon Thomas, Edge, Stanford
      New GM John Lynch drafts a player from his alma mater. A Coppell High School alum.
    3. Chicago: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
      Adams makes it three straight DFW prospects taken in the first round.
    4. Jacksonville: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
      The Jags need to give their QB a legit run game.
    5. Tennessee: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
      Titans take the highest rated corner in the draft.
    6. New York Jets: Malik Hooker, FS, Ohio State
      The Jets can use the seven interceptions he snagged for the Buckeyes in 2016.
    7. Los Angeles Chargers: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
      The Chargers can't pass on the production Allen had at 'Bama.
    8. Carolina: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
      His ability to run and catch the football will help the Panthers offense. His return game is another plus and his old running backs coach, Lance Taylor, is now an assistant in Carolina.
    9. Cincinnati: Hassan Reddick, LB, Temple
      Fills a need for defensive minded head coach Marvin Lewis.
    10. Buffalo: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
      QB Tyrod Taylor needs helps and Sammy Watkins hasn't played a full 16 games since 2014. Davis had 1,400 receiving yards in three straight collegiate seasons.
    11. New Orleans: Derek Barnett, Edge, Tennessee
      33 sacks in three seasons at Tennessee. Sean Payton will enjoy turning in the card for Barnett. The Saints ranked 27th in the NFL a year ago with just 30 sacks in a division loaded with two QBs who have won the last two MVP awards and won the NFC.
    12. Cleveland: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
      The owner is upset the club passed on Carson Wentz. This pick will please the owner.
    13. Arizona: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
      The Cardinals get their Carson Palmer replacement. Watson won on the biggest stage of college football.
    14. Philadelphia: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
      The Eagles need a starting corner and with the WR in the NFC East they can't pass one up in the first round. At 6'1", he fits a need.
    15. Indianapolis: T.J. Watt, Edge,  Wisconsin
      New GM Chris Ballard gives head coach Chuck Pagano a player he can use  on defense, J.J. Watt's little brother.
    16. Baltimore: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
      GM Ozzie Newsome gets help for Joe Flacco with a prototypical split end like the 6-foot-4, 218-pound Williams.
    17. Washington: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
      Kirk Cousins needs an upgrade to help him as a QB. I wanted to put Patrick Mahomes or DeShone Kizer here because Washington needs to prepare for the probable departure of Cousins after the season.
    18. Tennessee: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
      The Titans could use a WR here but the best TE on the board allows the club to run a great 12 package at teams.
    19. Tampa Bay: Taco Charlton, Edge, Michigan
      With Matt Ryan, Drew Brees and Cam Newton in the NFC South, getting more help on the defensive line is never a bad move.
    20. Denver: Garrett Boles, OT, Utah
      The Broncos need to finally address their left tackle spot.
    21. Detroit: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
      The Lions need help at the linebacker position.
    22. Miami: Forrest Lamp, OL, Western Kentucky
      A plug-and-play player. Allowed only five total pressures combined against LSU in 2015 and Alabama in 2016.
    23. New York Giants: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
      Eli Manning will smile. The Big Blue offensive line will improve.
    24. Oakland: Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
      The Raiders D gets a lot better taking one of the draft's better linebackers. He lead the SEC in tackles.
    25. Houston: Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Texas Tech
      Tom Savage is the projected starting QB in Houston. Ask Texans fans how they like that.
    26. Seattle: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
      Robinson is another Laremy Tunsil (Miami's 1st rounder in 2016) in talent and with off-field concerns but Pete Carroll can work with him.
    27. Kansas City: Charles Harris, Edge, Missouri
      Mizzou has produced some good pass rushers in the NFL the last decade. Harris had a better junior year before the new head coach brought in a different defense but still one of the best pass rushers in college football the last two years. His spin move are drawing raves from NFL scouts. Think of Harris as another Cliff Avril of Seattle.
    28. Dallas: Malik McDowell, DL, Michigan State
      At 6'7", a long, rangy interior defender with disruptive potential as an inside rusher that moved around to play tackle and defensive end. That kind of flexibility is right up defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli's alley. Is he the War Daddy Jerry Jones wants? Maybe. A big knock on McDowell is he needs to be more consistent in his effort.
    29. Green Bay: Adoree' Jackson, CB, USC
      Think Adam "Pac Man" Jones without all the baggage. Small CB, but great speed and can help in the Packers run game. At USC had 15 career touchdowns four different ways (6 receiving, 4 kick returns, 4 punt returns, 1 interception).
    30. Pittsburgh: David Njoku, TE, Miami (FL)
      Big Ben wants reliable tight end and hasn't gotten over the loss of Heath Miller. Njoku could be another Jordan Reed at the tight end position.
    31. Atlanta: Takkarist McKinley, Edge, UCLA
      Last time we saw the Falcons defense they were gassed and gave up a 25 point lead in a Super Bowl loss to the Patriots. McKinley adds more pass rush to a defense that has to deal with Drew Brees, Cam Newton and Jameis Winston a combined six times in 2017.
    32. New Orleans: Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU
      White helps the back end of a defense that gave up far too many yards. He can cover and help in the Saints return game. Willing tackler and good leader a LSU. Four-year starter for the Tigers.

    Bonus Cowboys Picks

    Round 2: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
    An outside press corner with NFL length and athleticism.
    Round 3: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
    One of the most talented cornerbacks in this class could fall due to recent allegations of rape.