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 (0-10)
Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
The Browns have still looked terrible on defense and their inability to make a stop puts more pressure on their offense. Myles Garrett is a difference maker for both sides of the ball because of the plays that he can cause. He often looks like another former Aggie, Von Miller. Every team in the league could use a player with that much talent.
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.
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.
Jabrill Peppers, SS, Michigan
The Jaguars could use a lot of help in a lot of areas and the most versatile player in this year’s draft is Jabrill Peppers. Peppers can make an instant impact and would be a good compliment to Jalen Ramsey for the next decade. 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. Also, if they needed help on offense, then they could through him in to give them another dynamic playmaker. He is the type of player that could instantly change a team and the Jaguars would be crazy to pass on his talent.
Marion Humphrey, CB, Alabama
The Jets are one of the older teams in the league, especially in their secondary. 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.
6.Tennessee Titans (4-5) [from Los Angeles Rams (3-5)]
Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama
The Titans have several needs, but to pass up on a talent like Jonathan Allen might be a big mistake for the Titans. The Titans rushing defense is in the top half of the league and in the bottom half for pass defense. Jonathan Allen would be able to get to the quarterback and force opposing offenses to make some mistakes. Allen has the size, speed and ability to help this Titans defense in both aspects of the game.
Teez Tabor, CB, Florida
The Panthers need a lot of help in the secondary and need to address it in the offseason. They have given been one of the main reasons that this team has fallen so far from last season. Tabor is a game changer with the versatility that 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.
Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
The Buccaneers are decent on offense, but they have a lot of defensive problems. They are currently ranked 27th in pass defense and 25th on rushing defense and bolstering their defensive line will fix a lot of problems. He would make players like Gerald McCoy and Noah Spence better and would help the secondary by getting to the quarterback. He would also be able to help slow down the run to get the defense off of the field and give Jameis Winston more opportunities to win the game.
Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
The Arizona Cardinals need help offensively and it is looking like Carson Palmer might not be the answer at quarterback for this team. Mitch Trubisky might need to develop a little bit, but he has good size and arm strength to play in the NFL. He would also have David Johnson as his running back, he will have the time that he needs to develop. If Larry Fitzgerald retires, then they could go for a wide receiver, but having the quarterback of the future is much more important.
Reuben Foster, ILB, Alabama
The Cincinnati Bengals have had a lot of problems on defense this season. They are ranked 23rd against the run and they need a presence in the middle of the field to stop opposing offenses. He is an intelligent football player that can play multiple positions on defense. He is also a good pass defender that would be able to start from day one. The addition of Foster would help rebuild the Bengals defense.