The 2017 NFL Draft is still several months away, but the Senior Bowl is complete and the Combine will be here shortly. It's now the offseason season for all 32 teams, meaning the draft process is starting to get churning. Much can, and will, change between now and the actual draft. This is an exercise about trying to project team needs and where a player could go.
It's a strong class for pass rushers, secondary, running backs and tight ends, but a weak one at quarterback and offensive tackle. This is a first three rounds only mock, but there are numerous players who could end up going in those rounds who aren't listed. After the Combine there will likely be even more changes.
The draft order isn't quite set yet. There's a coin flip needed to determine Nos. 14 and 15, plus compensatory picks (which can now be traded). I've also included the projected compensatory picks (per overthecap) for the third round. They're noted with an asterisk. Here's how I predict the first three rounds of the draft will shake out, as of now.
1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, EDGE, Texas A&M
Don't mess this up. QB is a need, but Garrett is the best player in the class. Plus, the Browns need almost everything, so this also fills a need. Garrett is the best prospect to come along since that Clowney/Mack draft. He's that good and would provided a need boost for the Browns defense.
2. San Francisco 49ers: Mitch Trubisky, QB, UNC
The 49ers would LOVE if Garrett fell to them, but that doesn't seem likely. They need weapons for a QB badly, but also a QB in general. New coaches (Kyle Shanahan in this case) means new QBs, and that's going to be the case in San Francisco. Trubisky, not Deshaun Watson, is the early favorite to be the first QB taken, as he's accurate and a solid decision maker. Trubisky has just one year of starting experience, but has risen throughout the season. We'll get to Watson later in the mock.
3. Chicago Bears: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
QB is very much an option here, but perhaps GM Ryan Pace will focus on another position early. Defense seems likely and assuming there isn't an issue with Allen's shoulder, this pick makes perfect sense. Allen would provide a major boost to the Bears defensive line. If it's not Allen or a QB, either Jamal Adams or Malik Hooker make sense.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
Full disclosure: this pick only makes sense if the Jaguars let Jonathan Cyprien walk this offseason. I love Adams as a player and he is worth this high of a pick. Given that their needs don't quite match up with the talent worth taking here, the Jags could target the best player on their board. That could be Allen, Adams or RB Leonard Fournette.
5. Tennessee Titans (via Los Angeles Rams): Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
With free agency still pending, it seems the Titans will go one of three ways with their first round picks: safety, wide receiver or cornerback. Corner seems like the least likely for the time being, meaning it's down to LSU S Jamal Adams, OSU S Malik Hooker or Clemson WR Mike Williams. Either makes sense, but the Titans could really use Williams as a bona-fide No. 1 WR. Marcus Mariota could use a legit No. 1 option.
6. New York Jets: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
The Jets routinely take the best player available, and that's Fournette (assuming his ankle checks out medically). He's a better prospect than Ezekiel Elliott and reminds me of Adrian Peterson. Defense (and QB) is a bigger need, but Fournette would change the Jets' offense in a positive way. If it's not Fournette, a CB like Marshon Lattimore makes perfect sense.
7. Los Angeles Chargers: Malik Hooker, FS, OSU
Don't let their record fool you: the Chargers have a lot of talent, it just could stay healthy the past two year. They might just take the best player available, and that might be Hooker. He also happens to fill a need, as the Chargers need an impact safety. Hooker might be a better fit as the rangy free safety in Los Angeles (that's still weird to write) if they re-sign SS Jahleel Addae.
8. Carolina Panthers: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
An offensive tackle would be ideal, but I'm not sure there's one drafting in the Top 15, let alone Top 10. Barnett was an insanely productive pass rusher and would fill a need for the Panthers. Remember, both Mario Addison and Charles Johnson are free agents. A corner is also an option and this might be Fournette's floor.
9. Cincinnati Bengals: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
The Bengals haven't played up to their talent level, which makes things a bit tricky here. They could use some impact players regardless of position on defense and that's what Foster provides. Foster is the best player on the board, even if the Bengals don't badly need a LB. It's a value pick and he can help the defense right away.
10. Buffalo Bills: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
I don't agree with it, but it seems like the Bills are going to move on from Tyrod Taylor. With Cardale Jones (who is not ready and might not be the answer anyway), the Bills will need a new QB. If the Bills don't add someone in free agency, they might be forced to draft one early. Kizer has a higher ceiling than Watson, but might need year. Taking Kizer would allow the Bills to still add a veteran in free agency.
11. New Orleans Saints: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
Go defense. It doesn't matter what position (well, maybe not safety), the Saints just need to pick a defensive player. We'll slot them another edge rusher for the time being, since Cam Jordan is the only proven, reliable option out there right now. I hadn't slotted Thomas in any first round projections because I wasn't sure he was actually going to declare. But he wrecked UNC in the Sun Bowl and was a first rounder even before that game. Tim Williams might be a better prospect, but Thomas is a better fit. If the Saints want to invest every pick on defense, that's fine with me.
12. Cleveland Browns (via Philadelphia Eagles): Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
The Browns aren't going to pick Watson No. 1 overall, but they could at 12. (Thus making Dabo Swinney happy). Watson played great against Alabama, but that doesn't eliminate the worries over his accuracy, play under pressure and turnovers. NFL teams are not as high on Watson as many mock drafts might otherwise indicate. Still, as I've mocked for months, I expect Watson to go in the first round.
13. Arizona Cardinals: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
QB is an option, if one of the top three are on the board. But the biggest need for Arizona is at CB, where Marcus Cooper isn't getting the job done at CB. Lattimore has lockdown corner ability and has the size teams want out of their CBs. In a very deep CB class, Lattimore might be the best option. Don't rule out a QB if one slides, or adding WR Corey Davis.
14. Indianapolis Colts*: Charles Harris, EDGE, Missouri
I had Tim Williams slotted here previously, but there are now reports that he has a Randy Gregory-like drug issue. If true, he'll drop in a big way. If not, Williams makes perfect sense here. This might be too early for Harris, but the Colts must add
15. Philadelphia Eagles (via Minnesota Vikings)*: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
The Eagles need CB help, but they also have to get some weapons for Carson Wentz. Corey Davis can be the bona-fide No. 1 option the Eagles desperately need. Don't worry about the level of competition. Davis is legit. Don't rule out Dalvin Cook here either, if he's still on the board.
16. Baltimore Ravens: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
Ozzie Newsome loves Power 5 prospects in the first round, especially if they play in the SEC. Wilson checks both those boxes and fills a major need. He'd be a great fit in Baltimore, although the Ravens could take any number of different players here. He has great measurables, although I personally prefer Teez Tabor. Cook could be the pick if he's still on the board too.
17. Washington Redskins: Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
The Redskins want to build through the trenches and that's exactly what this pick allows them to do. McDowell hasn't lived up to his potential yet, but he has all the tools. He'd be a great 3-4 DE for the Redskins. I expect this pick to be on the defensive side of the ball.
18. Tennessee Titans: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
Two picks for the Titans and I would be surprised if they didn't spend at least one on the secondary. I actually prefer Teez Tabor, but Humphrey isn't far behind. He's got great a tool set and could be the first corner taken overall. He does need work on his footwork, as pretty much all Alabama CBs need.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
There are some worries about Cook's injury history (plus the general lack of value NFL teams place on RBs), but he really shouldn't fall any further than this. With Doug Martin's future in doubt, Cook makes perfect sense as a 3-down replacement.
20. Denver Broncos: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
OT is a need, but Howard is much better value. The Broncos lack an actual threat at TE and Howard is ready to contribute now. If the Broncos can address the OT spot in free agency, Howard makes perfect sense. He was underused at Alabama, but is very talented.
21. Detroit Lions: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
The Lions' pass rush wasn't what it needed to be this year. Charlton thrived in the second half of this season and is a perfect fit for the Lions' 4-3 scheme. The Lions went offensive line last year, so I suspect they'll address the other side this season.
22. Miami Dolphins: Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
There are two major needs for the Dolphins: LB and edge rusher. Cunningham can start right away and this gives the Dolphins needed piece on the front seven. Cunningham should go in the first given that several teams in this range need a LB.
23. New York Giants: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
The Giants tried to draft a tackle high last year and they tried to sign one in the offseason. They failed at both and must upgrade the position this offseason. Robinson is a right tackle, and has some off-the-field worries. But the Giants need a right tackle, as Bobby Hart isn't the answer. If JPP leaves, DE might be the pick.
24. Oakland Raiders: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida
Cunningham should be the pick if he's on the board, with Jarrad Davis also an option. Tabor has plenty of talent, although off-the-field worries could help push him down a bit. He'd be a big boost to a Raiders' secondary that needs help.
25. Houston Texans: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
In a down tackle class, Ramczyk looks like he could be the best one. He has the potential to be a left tackle, but the Texans might keep him at right tackle for now. The Texans don't have many needs, so don't rule out a QB like Patrick Mahomes.
26. Seattle Seahawks: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
The Seahawks need to pick an offensive lineman. Any offensive line, be it a guard or tackle. It's a massive need and Bolles has potential. A highly touted JUCO recruit, Bolles has plenty of potential as a tackle. But he'll turn 25 and had serious off-the-field issues before getting his act together in college. But for the Seahawks, he's worth the risk.
27. Kansas City Chiefs: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
Is Terrance Mitchell the long-term answer? He played well for the first time ever in the NFL, but do the Chiefs trust him? Heck, do the Chiefs fully trust any of the younger, unproven corners on the roster? Jones should be able to step in early across from Marcus Peters. Don't rule out Christian McCaffrey if Jamaal Charles isn't brought back.
28. Dallas Cowboys: Takkarist McKinley, EDGE, UCLA
Corner or edge rusher, where do the Cowboys go? An edge rusher remains a massive need, despite several young players. McKinley is a quick-twitch type of player, meaning he should fit in well with the Cowboys. He could even go before this.
29. Green Bay Packers: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
The Packers could go a few different directions, but with Sam Shields cut, they could spend another high pick on a corner. Conley has a good size/speed combo and in a deep CB class, he's worth a first rounder.
30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jarrad Davis, ILB, Florida
I think this will be a LB, but inside or outside? There are options at both and this is the should be the right range for Davis. He could even go earlier to the Raiders and I think the Steelers can find a pass rusher in round two.
31. Atlanta Falcons: Carl Lawson, EDGE, Auburn
The Falcons need another pass rusher to pair with Vic Beasley. Lawson was productive at Auburn, when healthy. That health is a major concern and could push him down in the draft.
32. New England Patriots: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan
Peppers is a fantastic athlete, but he hasn't established a position. He didn't play a ton of safety at Michigan, which is his likely NFL position. He needs time to develop, but he can become a versatile player (he could play corner, safety and even coverage linebacker). He really needs work in coverage, but is the type of versatile player who could thrive under Bill Belichick. I think he'll go in the first round, but I'm not too sure where yet.
There are several different routs the Patriots could go, with front seven help at the top of the list. After all, they did cut Dominique Easley and need some help on the line. Brantley could sneak into the first round this year, despite not being a stellar pass rusher. Or, knowing the Patriots, they'll just trade down.
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33. Browns: Budda Baker, S, Washington
Brad Kaaya and Patrick Mahomes are options, but the Browns could elect to pass on both. Instead, the Browns continue to upgrade the defense with Baker, who could go in the first round. He'd provide the Browns with a need boost at free safety.
34. 49ers: Dawaune Smoot, EDGE, Illinois
The 49ers need more weapons, but they also badly need a pass rusher. Smoot should fit in whatever scheme the 49ers' elect to run and will provide a needed pass rushing upgrade. Don't rule out a WR here either.
35. Jaguars: Dan Feeney, OG, Indiana
The Jags will look for an upgrade at guard early, since their two starters are free agents. They weren't that great anyway. Feeney could be the first guard off the board and there's an outside chance he sneaks into the first round.
36. Bears: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
If the Bears don't bring back Alshon Jeffery, WR might be the pick here. But given the questions around Kyle Fuller (and the talent issues at CB), spending a high pick on a corner makes sense. Tank is one of several CBs who could go in the first round.
37. Rams: John Ross, WR, Washington
Jared Goff badly needs weapons. Ross could go in the first and he'd provide a DeSean Jackson-like weapon for Goff and the Rams. Sean McVay did do a good job of using Jackson well, so he should be able to do the same with Ross.
38. Chargers: Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy
The Chargers could use an upgrade over King Dunlap. Garcia might not go this early, but I suspect many of the pass protectors will rise as we get closer to the draft.
39. Jets: Tim Williams, EDGE, Alabama
The Jets need help at corner, but also at edge rusher. There are options at both and this is the might be the right range for Williams given his off-the-field issues. But, he could easily go before this selection. Williams is a fantastic pass rusher. Based on their BPA approach, this makes sense if Williams checks out off the field.
40. Panthers: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
Bad news for the Panthers: they miss out on the only other tackle worth taking at this point, unless they want to reach for someone like Dion Dawkins. The good news is they can address their corner need. In a normal draft, White is probably a first rounder. Instead, he slides to the Panthers in round two.
41. Bengals: DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida State
Walker is a quality edge rusher and in a lesser class, he could be a first rounder. The Bengals need some depth and a long-term replacement for an aging Michael Johnson. Walker might be limited to a 4-3 scheme, which could push him down some.
42. Saints: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple
No surprise here, it's another defender for the Saints. They really need linebacker help and that's what Reddick will provide. There were worries he wouldn't be able to adjust from being a pass rushing DE for Temple, but that wasn't the case at the Combine. He thrived as a linebacker and that will be his NFL position.
43. Eagles: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
Corner or running back seems like the likely options here, and this is really good value for McCaffrey. He reminds me a lot of Reggie Bush and would fit in the Eagles' offense. He could easily go before this.
44. Bills: David Njoku, TE, Miami (FL)
There are rumblings the Bills could take O.J. Howard in the first. In a deep TE class, they could get lucky and snag Njoku, who could easily go in the first round. He'll give them a dynamic playmaker at the position.
45. Cardinals: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
Mahomes could seriously go before this in such a poor draft class. He fits everything Bruce Arians wants in a QB and this is a good landing spot for him. He needs to sit out at least one year, probably two, before being ready. Mahomes could be great, or he could flame out. He's a massive boom or bust selection.
46. Vikings: Forrest Lamp, OG, WKU
The Vikings had terrible offensive line play this year and Lamp can help shore that up. They need both tackles and guards, with Elflein filling the latter of the two needs. Some think he could be a tackle, but I think he's going to make a really good guard. Don't rule out Lamp going as early as the first round. Don't rule out a RB if the Vikings let Adrian Peterson leave this offseason.
47. Ravens: Ryan Anderson, EDGE, Alabama
Anderson was one of several talented players on the Alabama defense and there's actually a chance he goes earlier than this. The Ravens need linebacker help, both inside and out with the retirement of Zach Orr. Anderson fills the edge rusher need.
48. Colts: D'Onta Foreman, RB, Texas
With a pass rusher added already, the Colts can find their Frank Gore replacement. Foreman is a tank and although he needs work on third downs, he'll bring a bruising presence to pair with Andrew Luck.
49. Redskins: Pat Elflein, OG, Ohio State
The Redskins will continue to focus on the trenches under Scot McCloughan. I like Elflein, who can play both guard and center. He'd be a guard for Washington, providing a big upgrade over Shawn Lauvao.
50. Buccaneers: Connor Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington
Jameis Winston needs more weapons and Kupp provides that. He's a small school player, but don't be surprised if he ends up being the third WR off the board. He has plenty of talent.
51. Broncos: Caleb Brantley, DL, Florida
This is great value for Brantley, who could be a late first rounder. The Broncos didn't properly replace Malik Jackson and Branley can provide an immediate impact for them.
52. Browns (via Tennessee Titans): Montravius Adams, DL, Auburn
The Browns are moving to a 4-3 scheme and they need a disruptive 3-technique. Enter Adams. There are worries about his motor, but he has the talent and could even go in the first round. This is really good value and fills a need.
53. Lions: Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
The Lions have major question marks at linebacker right now. McMillan is far from perfect (and might only be a two-down backer), but he can fill a role at MLB.
54. Dolphins: Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech
Jordan Cameron's career is in doubt, and Dion Sims probably isn't the answer. Getting a dynamic pass-catching TE like Hodges would be a huge boost for the Dolphins. In a deep TE class, Hodges is one of the best. He's going to be tough to guard in the NFL.
55. Giants: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
Kamara shined after getting the starting gig with the Vols. Worst case, he ends up being a third down back, but he could be a true three-down back. The Giants lack one on the roster, since Paul Perkins is a third down back.
56. Raiders: Demond King, DB, Iowa
The Raiders didn't get the play they their secondary, so don't be surprised if he address it early and often this offseason. King played corner at Iowa, but concerns over his size and speed mean a position change might be needed. Free safety might be his best NFL position (and that's where I rank him). The Raiders can take King, while giving him time to adjust to the NFL behind Reggie Nelson.
57. Texans: Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami (FL)
Well, hello. Brock Osweiler doesn't look the answer at all. Kaaya doesn't have the strongest arm and lacks mobility, but he has almost everything else. Perhaps he can finally be the QB Bill O'Brien is looking for.
58. Seahawks: Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
With DeShawn Shead hurt, the Seahawks need another corner. Moreau has the size they like (although he's not as big as they'd ideally want), and this is the proper range for him.
59. Kansas City Chiefs: Ethan Pocic, OL, LSU
The guard play was serviceable for the Chiefs this year. Pocic could play guard or center at the NFL, but the Chiefs would line him up at guard. He should be able to start, or at least compete for the job, right away.
60. Cowboys: Adoree' Jackson, CB, USC
The Cowboys got their edge rusher in the first, now they get a corner. Jackson doesn't have the greatest size, but he's a fantastic athlete and has the speed to hold his own on the edge. As an added bonus, he could replace Lucky Whitehead as the team's return man. There are shades of Deion Sanders in Jackson (even if he isn't anywhere near the caliber of corner Prime Time was), which could excite Cowboys fans.
61. Packers: T.J. Watt, EDGE, Wisconsin
Watt could easily go before this, but a deep edge rusher class means someone has to slide a bit. The Packers could find themselves needing another pass rusher, with Julius Peppers, Nick Perry and Datone Jones about to hit free agency. Plus, Clay Matthews is aging. Watt can contribute early, even if he's not as good as his brother.
62. Steelers: Joe Mathis, EDGE, Washington
If it wasn't for an injury this year, Mathis could have gone much higher. The talent is there, but there is a limited sample size. Still, the Steelers need another edge rusher to pair long-term with Bud Dupree and that could be Mathis.
63. Falcons: Chris Wormley, DL, Michigan
More help up front for the Falcons. Grady Jarrett is one piece, but the Falcons need more. Wormley can take snaps from the Jonathan Babineaux/Tyson Jackson comob.
64. Patriots: Jordan Willis, EDGE, Kansas State
The Patriots need more pass rush, as they've yet to truly replace Chandler Jones. Willis was highly productive at Kansas State and should be a good scheme fit for the Patriots as a 4-3 DE/3-4 OLB.
65. Browns: Cam Sutton, CB, Tennessee
More defensive help for Cleveland. A deep class helps to push Sutton down. The Browns need another starting corner and Sutton can fill that role.
66. 49ers: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
Worries about his speed and ability to separate could cause Smith-Schuster to slide a bit on draft day. But, I'm still high on him and think he can be a needed weapon for the 49ers' new QB.
67. Bears: Marcus Williams, S, Utah
Williams is a solid free safety, something the Bears lack. There are better strong safeties on the board, but the Bears might keep playing Adrian Amos there.
68. Jaguars: Dion Dawkins, OL, Temple
Dawkins might not be able to play tackle in the NFL, but the Jags need help at both guard and tackle. A weak class could push him up.
69. Rams: Rod Johnson, OT, FSU
This is probably too early for Johnson. But if the Rams don't pick up a tackle in free agency, they'll likely have to reach at some point for a tackle.
70. Jets: Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M
More defensive help, as the Jets take the best player on board. Plus, they could use another safety (and a corner too, although free agency might be how they address that). Evans could easily go in round two.
71. Chargers: Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
This might be too low for Lewis, but a lack of size will hurt him. With Casey Hayward shining on the outside, the Chargers could add Lewis to handle the slot. This is really good value for him.
72. Panthers: Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State
Cam Newton needs more weapons and here's a dynamic one in the mold of Percy Harvin. Samuel profiles as a slot receiver and the Panthers simply need to help out Newton during this draft.
73. Bengals: Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech
I like Tyler Boyd, but he's a slot option. If Brandon LaFell isn't brought back, a quality No. 2 is needed. Ford can be that.
74. Eagles: Howard Wilson, CB, Houston
The Eagles need to add at least one corner in the draft. Unless they load up in free agency, this is about as long as they can wait.
75. Bills: Obi Melifonwu, S, UConn
The Bills already took two offensive players, now they get a defensive option. Melifonwu was mighty impressive at the Senior Bowl and could go before this. Depending on what happens with Aaron Williams, Melifonwu could play early and often.
76. Saints: Corn Elder, CB, Miami (FL)
Oh look, more defensive help for the Hurricanes. Elder might be more of a nickel corner than an outside corner, but the Saints need another corner.
77. Cardinals: Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina
The Cardinals could use some help at wide out. Jones could go before this and gives the Cardinals another long-term option.
78. Ravens: Anthony Walker, ILB, Northwestern
With Zach Orr retiring, the Ravens need another starter to pair with C.J. Mosley. Walker doesn't have the best size, but he would fit next to Mosley.
79. Colts: Elijah Qualls, DL, Washington
This might not be the Colts' biggest need, but they do need to upgrade the defensive line. That's especially true if Art Jones is cut. This is good value for Qualls.
80. Vikings: Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson
Sharrif Floyd has been a bust. Watkins could replace him, or at least provide some more depth.
81. Redskins: Vince Biegel, LB, Wisconsin
With Su'A Cravens moving to safety, the Redskins need another linebacker. Biegel can fill that role.
82. Broncos: Julie'n Davenport, OT, Bucknell
Is it a reach? Yes. But the Broncos have to upgrade on the offensive line either in the draft or free agency. Davenport at least has some potential.
83. Titans: Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama
The Titans landed a corner and a WR already, now they get a safety. If not for a leg injury, Jackson might have gone a bit higher.
84. Buccaneers: Eddie Vanderdoes, DL, UCLA
Vanderdoes hasn't lived up to his potential yet, but he fills a role in Tampa. They have the awesome Gerald McCoy, but need someone who can stuff the run.
85. Lions: Kevin King, CB, Washington
Darius Slay's injuries show how thin the Lions are at CB. King has great size and although he needs some work, he could be a quality cover man.
86. Vikings (via Dolphins): Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson
Will Adrian Peterson be back? If he leaves, don't be surprised if the Vikings add a RB early.
87. Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss
The Giants lack a true weapon at tight end. Engram needs work in protection, but he'd provide a real threat catching the ball.
88. Raiders: Elijah Lee, LB, Kansas State
Lee is talented, but size worries could push him down a bit. The Raiders need another LB, ideally one who can cover, and that's a role Lee should be able to fill.
89. Texans: Jarron Jones, DL, Notre Dame
The Texans need another 3-4 DE to pair with JJ Watt. Jones can play that (and 3-4 NG too). This might be earlier than he actually goes, but it makes sense.
90. Seahawks: Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan
It's a reach, but the Seahawks need help badly. With Moton's size, perhaps Seattle thinks they can get the most out of him.
91. Chiefs: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma
Someone is going to do it. The Chiefs have proven they can handle the off-the-field issues (Tyreek Hill) and they're getting great value. Jamaal Charles might not be back and Mixon is the 3rd best back in the draft (talent-wise).
92. Cowboys: Jake Butt, TE, Michigan
Butt might not be ready to play next year, but that's okay for the Cowboys. They've got at least one more year left with Jason Witten and they can afford to redshirt Butt. If not for the injury, he'd likely be a second round pick.
93. Packers: Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
James Starks is already gone, Eddie Lacy might not be back and Ty Montgomery might not be an every down back. Worst case, Hunt and Montgomery would make for a quality duo.
94. Steelers: Chad Hansen, WR, Cal
I expect the Steelers to add a WR at some point, since Markus Wheaton is a free agent, Sammie Coates has struggled and Martavis Bryant can't be trusted. Hansen is a solid value at this point.
95. Falcons: Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado
The Falcons have some pieces in the secondary, but adding another won't hurt. A guard makes sense, but it would be a reach.
96. Patriots: Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson
Martellus Bennett is a free agent and the Patriots love using two tight ends. Leggett can become the second.
97. Broncos*: Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma
The Broncos appear to have missed on Cody Latimer. Westbrook is a bit on the thin side, but was a playmaker at Oklahoma. He's not as good as Sterling Shepard, but he'll find a spot in the NFL.
98. Dolphins*: Tarell Basham, EDGE, Ohio
The Dolphins badly need some young at defensive end. Basham could go a bit earlier than this and the Dolphins could spend one of their first two picks on the position.
99. Panthers*: Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU
Jonathan Stewart might not be back. Even if he is, the Panthers could look for his replacement early.
100. Ravens*: Malachi Dupree, WR, LSU
Dupree is raw, but has talent. He was underused in LSU's terrible passing attack, but could breakout in the NFL. He gives Joe Flacco another weapon.
101. Titans (via Rams*): Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia
The Titans could easily spend two picks on CBs early this year. Douglas is worth taking in the 3rd. One note: if the Rams get a third round compensatory pick, they'll trade it to the Titans. If they don't, they'll give up their original third rounder. This is the first year compensatory picks can be traded.
102. Broncos*: Carroll Phillips, EDGE, Illinois
With as many as three third rounders, I expect the Broncos to trade at least one. If they keep them all, they could just take the best player on the board. That could be Phillips, plus we know John Elway likes having several edge rushers.
103. Patriots*: Jaleel Johnson, DL, Iowa
More front seven help for the Patriots. Johnson could go before this.
104. Chiefs*: Jalen Reeves-Maybin, LB, Tennessee
Derrick Johnson is hurt and aging. Ramik Wilson is one piece, but the Chiefs need to look for a second. Reeves-Maybin has his flaws, but he could be a good fit in Kansas City.
105. Seahawks*: Garrett Sickels, EDGE, Penn State
This is all about value. Sickels should go off the board during the 3rd round and the Seahawks wouldn't mind another young pass rusher.