All three days of the 2017 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN. That’s right all seven rounds and 253 picks.
Analysts have lauded Wilson’s competitiveness and physicality through the pre-draft process, which is sure to appeal to defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.
Even for Chicago Bears’ fans who want defense, defense, defense, it would be pretty unbelievable to start off the draft with Deshaun Watson and Corey Davis. Now, his approach to add two cornerbacks with both first round picks may not be ideal, and Adoree’ Jackson wouldn’t be my top choice there at 32. “He also absolutely annihilated the combine, placing in the top five safeties for vertical jump (43.5″), broad jump (129”), 3-cone drill (6.85), and 60yd shuttle (11.26). Even the people who report that can’t seem to agree on which signal-caller Chicago values most.
One of the best defenses in the league gets better – and gets J.J. Kiper and McShay still have Brantley going in the second round, with Kiper projecting him to land 48th overall with the Minnesota Vikings and McShay having Brantley at 55th to the New York Giants. He could be a very good edge-rusher for the Ravens.
Should the Eagles wait and hope Cook somehow falls to them in the second round or wait to see if they could get a good back later? Riley is a versatile defender who started only one season for LSU but made plays all over the field. This would all be dependent on how the first round unfolds. Harris does not have a ton of power at the point of attack and can get blown off the ball at times. Since 2007, the Gators have had 15 first-round selections.
“Where you would have thought previous year more backs would have gone early because there was a decreased number, a lot of guys that we had similar grades on went in the same kind of range”. “He can play outside or in the slot and has traits and talent to compete for early playing time”, NFL.com’s Lance Zerlien wrote in Awuzie’s draft profile. He is a talented receiver who can make the first defender miss.
A few picks later, the Bears take a shot on some more pass rush upside in Illinois’ Dawuane Smoot. While he doesn’t dominated as a pass rusher, his active hands, length, penetration ability are critical elements to his game.
According to the National Football Post, Tennessee tight end Jason Croom also visited the Lions. Adams will look to shore up the safety position that has haunted the Bears in past seasons. I am guessing you have a strong feeling one way or another.
The Chicago Bears have a big decision ahead of them.
Where would you be happy with the Titans taking Williams if he is Jeffery?
OK, hear me out: The Saints desperately need cornerbacks. Another mock draft down.
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