Since there are so many teams in the middle of the pack at this point in the season, the ATP mock drafts will have the twenty teams that are currently not in the playoffs until the end of the season.
1. Cleveland Browns (0-12)
Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M The Browns need the best players they can possibly get, and in this case would be Myles Garrett. Garrett is a cornerstone type of player that they Browns could build around for the next ten years and would be able to make an instant impact at the pro level. Other Needs: QB, CB, S, LB, OL
DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame The 49ers have a clear need at quarterback after Kaepernick was benched for throwing for four yards in three quarters on Sunday. DeShone Kizer is the type of quarterback that can run a Chip Kelly style offense, probably better than any other quarterback in this class. He has the intelligence, mobility, arm strength, and accuracy to be a really good quarterback and would be the best quarterback that Kelly has been able to work with in his NFL coaching career. Other needs: LB, CB, WR, OL, DL
Jabrill Peppers, SS, Michigan Jacksonville needs a lot of help at a lot of positions and the only player that can fit that role is Jabrill Peppers. Peppers can play safety, linebacker, cornerback, wide receiver and is a major threat on punt and kick returns. His ability would allow some of their other young defensive players to shine and make this defense possibly the best in their division, in terms of talent. Other needs: OL, DT, QB, RB
Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina The Bears need a quarterback that can stand tall in the pocket and make some key throws. Mitch Trubisky stands tall in the pocket, has really good accuracy and can make plays with his legs if he needs to. He completed just over 68 percent of his passes through three years and will provide an instant upgrade for the Bears, especially if they are able to bring back some of their weapons next season. Other needs: CB, WR, DL, DB, OL
Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama There are a couple of ways that the Jets could go with this pick, but seeing as the two best quarterback options are already gone, fixing their secondary seems like the most logical option. Marlon Humphrey has the highest potential of any secondary player that could enter in this draft. He is an excellent tackler and can make some plays. Picking Humphrey would inject some youth into an old secondary and would help the defense as a whole.
6. Tennessee Titans (6-6) [Los Angeles Rams (4-8)]
Teez Tabor, CB, Florida The Tennessee Titans have two really big needs in the draft, wide receiver and cornerback. The best player at either of those positions in this spot is Teez Tabor out of Florida. Tabor isn’t the biggest cornerback, but his quickness and ability make him a threat on any defense. He would be best playing as a slot corner, but would eliminate an option for opposing offenses. Other Needs: WR, DL, LB
Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama The Panthers really need help in their secondary, but with Tabor and Humphrey gone at number seven, the Panthers should just go for the best player available. Jonathan Allen is the type of player that is able to help a secondary because he puts so much pressure on the quarterback to get the ball out.
Ruben Foster, ILB, Alabama The strength of the Bengals is supposed to be their defense, but they didn’t show up the way Bengals fans would have liked them to this season. They need some youth and talent to help revitalize this defense and Ruben Foster is the perfect candidate for the job. Other Needs: CB, TE, LB, WR
Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama The Saints have a lot of needs on defense, but most importantly, they need someone that can get to the quarterback. Tim Williams would provide them a key defender that can get to the passer at any point. He has excellent quickness and hands to make a difference on any defense. He still needs to develop his technique and ability to stop the run, but his raw talent is something New Orleans can certainly use.
Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State The Chargers have a good nucleus of talent, but they need something else on defense to get them going. Malik McDowell is the best defensive player available at this point in the draft and him in combination with Joey Bosa would make them a force to be reckoned with for the next five to ten years. McDowell has some concerns when it comes to motivation, but his talent is almost too good to pass up. Other needs: LB, DB, OL, WR
Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama The Browns had a lot of bad luck with their quarterbacks getting injured this year, and part of that was because of their offensive line play. They still have Joe Thomas on the left side and Robinson on the right would secure the tackle positions for at least the next two years. Having that kind of security would make any quarterback instantly better. Other Needs: CB, DE, QB, LB
Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson The Cardinals have had subpar play from Carson Palmer all season and it is time to start look towards the future. Deshaun Watson isn’t the perfect quarterback to run the Arizona system, but his ability to make plays with his legs as well as his arm only makes their offense and running back, David Johnson, more frightening. Other Needs: OL, TE
13. Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) [Minnesota Vikings (6-6)]
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson The Eagles desperately need help at the wide receiver position. There are rumors of them going after Desean Jackson at the end of the season and if they are able to secure him that’s great, but one receiver isn’t going to completely change the situation. They need a big possession receiver, like Mike Williams, that Carson Wentz can throw the ball to in the redzone. Other needs: RB, TE
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU The Packers cannot run the football and haven’t been able to do so all season. That puts a lot of extra pressure on Aaron Rodgers and it is time to take some of that pressure off of his shoulders. Leonard Fournette is a game changing back that would instantly make the game even easier for Rodgers. The only concern is his health, but if you can get four or five years of production out of him while Rodgers is still in his prime, there might be a chance for him to win another Super Bowl. Other needs: LB, OL, WR, CB
John Ross III, WR, Washington If the Titans are able to get a big piece for their secondary with their first pick, then they should look to help out their other weakness, wide receiver. John Ross might be the fastest receiver in this year’s draft. He isn’t the biggest receiver, but his ability to make plays makes him a great slot option or even a receiver that can take the top off of any defense. He would certainly add an element to the Tennessee offense that they are desperately missing. Other Needs: DL, CB
Jamal Adams, S, LSU The Colts have a lot of needs on both sides of the ball, but their defense is ranked 25th, but their offense is only seventh. The worst part about their defense is their secondary. They have given up an average of 273.3 yards per game through the air and they need to fix that. Jamal Adams is probably the best pure safety entering the draft and would make an instant impact. He has the physicality to keep up with opposing tight ends, but the finesse to line up against slot receivers. He would provide an instant upgrade to the Colts secondary.
Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan The Buffalo Bills need a receiver to compliment Sammy Watkins, especially given his recent health history. Corey Davis might be the best all-around wide receiver entering this year’s draft. He isn’t the fastest, but he has enough speed to make a defense pay. He is an excellent route runner, which should help him adjust to the pro game more quickly.
Dalvin Cook, RB, FSU The Washington Redskins are able to throw the ball with ease, but they have had some issues on the ground, even with the emergence of Rob Kelly. Dalvin Cook can break off a major run at any point and would take some of the pressure off of the passing game. He isn’t necessarily a three down back, but in combination with a guy like Kelly, the Redskins would have an excellent rushing attack. Other needs: TE, LB, DL
Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt Zach Cunningham is one of the best players in this draft, especially as an inside linebacker. He is athletic, fast and is an absolute playmaker. Miami has an average defense that can use a player like Cunningham. He is still a little raw, but he can do anything that you would want a linebacker to do and would improve the entire Miami defense as a whole. Other Needs: TE, WR, CB
Sidney Jones IV, CB, Washington The Steelers have been playing better lately on defense, but that is still the weakness of this team. Sidney Jones is a very physical cornerback that has no problem fighting for the ball. He has sound technique and instinct that will make him a solid corner for a good Pittsburgh team. Other needs: S, DL, LB