Each week there will be an updated top ten mock draft until the end of the season. At that point there will be a full first round mock each week until the draft.
1.Cleveland Browns (0-7)
Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
The Browns have shown the ability to make plays offensively, but they have not shown the ability to stop. Garrett is still their best option as he is able to make their defense instantly better, much like Joey Bosa has done for the Chargers, if not more. They could draft a number of players, but with the top overall pick, it might as well be the best player in the draft.
DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame San Francisco could use help on both sides of the ball and they might as well start with the most important position on the field. Kizer is the top quarterback prospect that is eligible for this year’s draft. He has the intelligence, poise and ability to run a Chip Kelly offense significantly better than their current options. Other needs: LB, CB, WR, OL, DL
Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson Jay Cutler played really well against the Vikings last week, but it might be too little, too late for him in Chicago. Deshaun Watson would give their offense a dynamic that Chicago hasn’t really seen from a quarterback. This team has a lot of needs, but a franchise quarterback can cover a lot of the other problems that they have. Other needs: CB, WR, DL, DB, OL
Jabrill Peppers, SS, Michigan The Jaguars look like there are bound for another top five pick and could use help in multiple areas, especially Safety. Jabrill Peppers is the type of player that can make an instant impact and would be a good compliment to Jalen Ramsey. Peppers would be able to play any position in the secondary, could move up and play linebacker, and would give the Jaguars a dynamic returner on special teams. He is the type of player that could instantly change a team and the Jaguars would be crazy to pass on his talent. Other needs: OL, DT
Marion Humphrey, CB, Alabama The Panthers need a lot of help in the secondary and need to address it in the offseason. They have given up 287 yards per game and 16 touchdowns through the air this season. Humphrey has the size and athleticism to make a difference on any defense and would instantly make the Panthers better. He still has some development that he needs to make, but his athleticism and ability to play anywhere in the secondary will help him in the NFL. Other Needs: RB, OL, DE
Teez Tabor, CB, Florida The Jets have a lot of problems and need to get younger on both sides of the ball. The cornerbacks have been troubling and their secondary is ranked last in a number of categories. Tabor is one of the most talented defensive backs in the league and would provide an immediate upgrade to a bad defense. His ability would complement the Jets fronts seven and make the team better next season.
Cam Robinson, OL, Alabama If the Colts don’t get protection for Andrew Luck, then his career could be shortened significantly. They need a running back and defensive help, but offensive line there should be plenty of each in later rounds. Robinson is a big boy that has the athleticism to make a difference on any offensive line in the league. He has had some character concerns, but his talent might be too good to pass up on for a team that desperately needs offensive line help. Other needs: RB, LB
Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State McDowell is an individual that can play anywhere along the defensive line and make an impact. He has a good mix of strength and athleticism to disrupt most offensive lines in the league and could complement an entire defense. McDowell on the same line as Joey Bosa could make the Chargers one of the most feared defensive fronts in the entire league. Other needs: WR, S, LB, CB, OL
9. Tennessee Titans (4-4) [Los Angeles Rams (3-5) (from trade for 2016 number one pick)]
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson The Titans need vertical weapons for Marcus Mariota to complement their good running game. Mike Williams has ideal size and speed to make him a number one receiver on most teams. He has really good hands and should be able to go up and get any ball thrown his way. He would be able to make Mariota and DeMarco Murray better players for this team. Other Needs: CB, TE
Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama The Dolphins have two pending free agents on the defensive line and they could use some youth to feed off of Ndamukong Suh. Jonathan Allen can play any position along the line and would be able to make an impact on the game. He has good size, speed, ability and strength to play in the NFL. The Dolphins could go in other directions with this pick, but Allen would be the best player available at this point of the draft. Other needs: TE, OL, QB