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NFL Draft: Final 1st Round Mock

Mario Puig

Mario sets the direction of RotoWire's college football and NFL draft content, with his other responsibilities primarily resting in those same subjects. He's a fan of Arvydas Sabonis.


1. Cleveland Browns Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M


Come on.


2. San Francisco 49ers DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame


If Kyle Shanahan has any influence on the selection, I think Kizer and Pat Mahomes make the most sense. I'd guess Leonard Fournette if not a quarterback.


3. Chicago Bears Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State


We know they aren't going quarterback after that Glennon contract.


4. Jacksonville Jaguars Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU


Tom Coughlin and Doug Marrone are from an era when running backs went this high all the time.


5. Tennessee Titans Jamal Adams, S, LSU


The Tennessee pass defense was a wreck last year, and they clearly need at least a couple defensive back starters from this draft. Adams is probably the most reliable return in that regard, though the Titans would probably prefer Lattimore. I just doubt any other corner is worth this pick if Adams is there.


6. New York Jets Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina


Seems like a bad idea.


7. Los Angeles Chargers Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford


Melvin Gordon took on a crushing workload in the games he played last year, yet only ended up playing about 61 percent of the snaps due to durability issues. The Chargers could project 20 touches per game for Gordon while still giving McCaffrey about 30 percent of the running back snaps alone, let alone wide receiver snaps. If not McCaffrey, Solomon Thomas or Haason Reddick.


8. Carolina Panthers Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford


The Panthers front office loves defensive linemen, and they actually need some edge talent.


9. Cincinnati Bengals Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama


The Bengals defensive line could use help whether Allen plays inside or out.


10. Buffalo Bills O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama


If the Bills are going with Tyrod Taylor at quarterback, they should try to maximize the talent around him.


11. New Orleans Saints Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State


He could go higher, but an inability to work out due to injury makes Hooker a candidate to slip out of the top 10. I realize the Saints already have Kenny Vaccaro and Vonn Bell, but the former is in a contract year, and then there's that whole thing where they have Vaccaro play slot corner some times.


12. Cleveland Browns Pat Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech


Analytics, man. All those numbers.


13. Arizona Cardinals Kevin King, CB, Washington


Trying to think out of the box here. If Arizona can't get Mahomes, I think King gives more of an immediate impact at a position of greater need than Mike Williams or Corey Davis would provide at receiver.


14. Philadelphia Eagles Ryan Ramcyzk, OT, Wisconsin


Lane Johnson is a suspension risk and Jason Peters is almost done.


15. Indianapolis Colts - Haason Reddick, LB, Temple


They might prefer a pure edge rusher, but Reddick could be a Lawrence Timmons-type who gives them a unique blitz threat from the inside, while occasionally contributing outside as well.


16. Baltimore Ravens Malik McDowell, (3-4) DE, Michigan State


Like Indy, the Ravens could use an edge rusher more so, but McDowell is a uniquely disruptive player if he lines up over the tackle.


17. Washington Redskins Reuben Foster, (3-4) ILB, Alabama


Su'a Cravens is off to safety, but Mason Foster could use a replacement.


18. Tennessee Titans John Ross, WR, Washington


Ross could easily go higher, but as far as I know a player with his medical history going higher than this is generally unprecedented.


19. Tampa Bay Buccaneeers Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State


Makes sense.


20. Denver Broncos David Njoku, TE, Miami (FL)


Denver may have made enough free agency additions on the OL to feel comfortable going at Njoku here.


21. Detroit Lions Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State


Everyone is projecting guys like Derek Barnett or Charles Harris here but I can't imagine the argument for them over Willis.


22. Miami Dolphins Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan


Like the Lions, Miami seems zeroed in on a defensive end.


23. New York Giants Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah


The Giants have relatively few needs, but a potential left tackle is clearly the top one.


24. Oakland Raiders Mike Williams, WR, Clemson


This is admittedly an odd fit, but I have to consider projecting a 'BPA' pick with Williams if I have him slip this far. Have Crabtree play in the slot instead of Roberts.


25. Houston Texans Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson


Not the Bill O'Brien prototype, but maybe all this fun with Osweiler and Savage has encouraged BOB to open his mind to new aesthetics.


26. Seattle Seahawks Forrest Lamp, G, Western Kentucky


This one makes too much sense.


27. Kansas City Chiefs Jabrill Peppers, LB/S, Michigan


The Chiefs have snaps up for grabs at linebacker, and Peppers can play safety when Eric Berry moves to nickel/dime linebacker.


28. Dallas Cowboys Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan


I really want to see Dak, Dez, and Davis on the same field.


29. Green Bay Packers T.J. Watt, (3-4) OLB, Wisconsin


Groan.


30. Pittsburgh Steelers Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi


If edge defenders like Takkarist McKinley, Charles Harris, and Derek Barnett fall as depicted in this scenario, Pittsburgh could wait until the second to target edge defenders.


31. Atlanta Falcons Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama


No real needs, but another potential standout outside corner would be nice for this shootout squad.


32. New Orleans Saints TreDavious White, CB, LSU


Still need more help in the secondary.