NFL Draft 2017 – Top Ten Picks, Version 1.0

Joe Caporoso mocks the top ten picks in the 2017 NFL Draft

One man’s guess at the top ten picks in the 2017 NFL Draft. Here is my previous New York Jets centric mock draft…

1. Cleveland Browns – Myles Garrett, Edge: Don’t overthink this, go get your version of Kahlil Mack who will be an immediate game changer for the defense.

2. San Francisco 49ers – Solomon Thomas, Defensive End: It feels like this pick could be traded or a quarterback but ultimately the 49ers take a safe, versatile players to improve their defensive front.

3. Chicago Bears – Malik Hooker, Free Safety: The Bears add a game changer on the back end to improve a defense that needs to be rebuilt.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars – Leonard Fournette, Running Back: The Jaguars do what they can to take the ball out of Blake Bortles hands and build around their defense and a power running game.

5. Tennessee  Titans – Marshon Lattimore, Cornerback: Tennessee rolls the dice on the draft’s most talented cornerback, banking he can stay healthy.

6. New York Jets – Jamal Adams, Safety: Many fans will be calling for a QB or OJ Howard but the Jets play it safe and take their version of Landon Collins.

7. Los Angeles Chargers – Jonathan Allen, Defensive Line, Alabama: Allen pairs with Joey Bosa to form a terrifying front for the Chargers.

8. Carolina Panthers – Christian McCaffrey, Running Back: The first “surprise” pick. Carolina invests in an offensive weapon to lessen the load on Cam Newton, particularly when it comes to running the football.

9. Cincinnati Bengals – Derek Barnett, Defensive End: The Bengals add to their talented defensive front with not a flashy but productive pick.

10. Buffalo Bills – Mitchell Trubisky, Quarterback: The first quarterback off the board is the third or fourth best quarterback overall in the class. Good luck Buffalo.

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owne and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports