After a scouting combine that set some new records, the draft will be here soon and it is time to look forward. It should be interesting to see which teams go to which pro days and which players are brought in for official visits.
1. Cleveland Browns
Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M Myles Garrett pretty much sured up that he should be the number one pick in this draft with his amazing combine performance. Cleveland would be getting a talent that they can build around for the next few years and would make a difference from day one. Other Needs: QB, CB, S, LB, OL
Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama There are a lot of rumors surrounding the 49ers and them possibly going for a quarterback outside of the draft. That would indicate that the 49ers should probably go for the best player available. Jonathan Allen can play anywhere along the defensive line and would help Buckner be a better pass rusher.
Other needs: LB, CB, WR, OL, QB
Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina The Bears need a quarterback and if Trubisky falls to them, then they should pick him up. Trubisky is the best all around quarterback and should be an upgrade from Jay Cutler. He has the potential to be a top quarterback in the NFL. Other needs: DL, CB, WR, DB, OL
Jamal Adams, S, LSU Jacksonville drafted the top cornerback last year when they took Jalen Ramsey. To put a top safety like Adams with Ramsey would make their secondary one of the best in the league and certainly the best in their division. Other needs: OL, DL, QB, RB
5. Tennessee Titans (9-7) [Los Angeles Rams (4-12)]
Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State The Tennessee Titans can use some help in the secondary and adding a player like Lattimore would fill that need. Lattimore has the size, athleticism and natural ability to neutralize opposing receivers. Other Needs: WR, DL, LB
Teez Tabor, CB, Florida The Jets released Darrelle Revis last week and now need to look for a cornerback. Teez Tabor is a prototypical NFL cornerback with good size and ability to cover receivers. He has some areas to improve upon, but should develop into an excellent NFL player.
Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State The Chargers need a couple of things, but fixing up the defense might be their best option. Malik Hooker is possibly the best safety in the draft, but has some health concerns. If he can get healthy, then he would provide a major boost for the Chargers' defense. Other needs: LB, OL, WR
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State The Panthers have Jonathan Stewart and Fozzy Whittaker, but they need some youth in their backfield. Dalvin Cook is the best running back in this year's draft. He has the homerun ability, ability to catch and can run good routes. He could improve a little bit on pass protection, but he improved dramatically in that category during his time at Florida State and should be able to progress more at the pro level.
Reuben 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
John Ross III, WR, Washington The Buffalo Bills would have a chance to draft a quarterback, but adding a receiver like John Ross on the other side of Sammy Watkins would be really appealing for any quarterback. He ran the fastest 40 yard dash time ever at the NFL combine and would keep defenses honest.
Solomon Thomas, DL, Stanford The Saints need a lot of help on defense and Solomon Thomas is possibly the most versatile defensive lineman in the draft. He measures like a defensive end, but on tape, he plays better inside. He would add some instant credibility to the New Orleans defense. Other Needs: TE, LB, DB
Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson The Cleveland Browns would be able to draft their quarterback of the future in this circumstance. Watson is possibly the most intriguing quarterback in the draft and would be able to develop under Hue Jackson. He needs to develop a bit, but could become a superstar in the NFL.
Other Needs: CB, DE, S
DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame The Cardinals need to start looking toward the future after Carson Palmer. DeShone Kizer possibly has the highest ceiling of all the quarterbacks in this draft, but has to develop the most of the three main choices. If he can sit and learn from Palmer, then he might be a top quarterback in this league. Other Needs: OL, TE, WR
14. Philadelphia Eagles (7-9) [Minnesota Vikings (8-8)]
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson The Eagles need some help on offense and Mike Williams might be that help. Williams would give Carson Wentz a legitimate number one receiver and would make the Eagles a threat in the NFC East. Other needs: RB, TE
Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin The Colts need to protect Andrew Luck and Ramczyk is the best option for that. Ramczyk is the best all around offensive lineman in this year's draft and should be able to play on either side.
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU The Ravens have a pretty strong defense and need a dynamic weapon on offense to complement that. Fournette isn’t the fastest running back, but his ability to make a big play when needed is undeniable. Fournette is also a pretty good blocker, but it will be interesting to see him catch passes at the combine because he didn't get many good chances while in college. Regardless, he would be a great acquisition for the Ravens. Other needs: S, DL, LB
Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt The Washington Redskins could use some help on defense. Zach Cunningham is athletic, fast and is an absolute playmaker at linebacker that would instantly make the Redskins a better team. He would start from day one and should be able to play inside or on the weakside. Other needs: TE, RB, DL
Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan 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. Corey Davis could be the best wide receiver in the draft, but might drop off in the draft after dealing with an ankle surgery. Other Needs: DL, CB
OJ Howard, TE, Alabama The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could use another threat to go with Mike Evans and there might not be a better one than OJ Howard. He has good speed, power, hands and is probably the best blocking tight end in the draft. He would be a reliable player for Jameis Winston. Other needs: WR, RB
Forrest Lamp, OL, Western Kentucky The Denver Broncos could use some talented players on the offensive line and Forrest Lamp might be the most experienced guy in the draft. He was a four year starter at left tackle and is more likely to move to guard in the NFL due to his size and arm length, but should be a top five guard within three or four years. Other needs: QB, RB, TE
Malik McDowell, DL, Michigan State The Detroit Lions could use some help along the defensive line and should bring in Detroit native, Malik McDowell. McDowell is one of the best lineman in the draft, but there are questions concerning his work ethic, but if he can stay home, he might be more motivated. Other needs: RB, CB, S, LB
Tim Williams, LB, Alabama Tim Williams might be one of the ten best players in this draft, but his issues off the field might make him drop a little bit. The Dolphins picked up a player like that last year when they selected Laremy Tunsil. If they can keep Williams under control, then he will make the Dolphins an even better team next season. Other Needs: TE, CB, S
Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan The Giants could use some help in other places, but having the ability to draft someone like Charlton might be too good to pass up. Charlton has all of the traits that a team would want for a defensive lineman. He has the size, speed and athleticism that defensive coordinators dream of. He is still a bit raw, but given his athletic ability, it won't be long before he is beating up the rest of the NFL. Other needs: RB, LB, OL
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford The Oakland Raiders have a void with Latavius Murray becoming a free agent and Christian McCaffrey would become a vital weapon for Derek Carr. McCaffrey can play from the backfield or be moved to the slot and be effective. He would improve an already good offense and make the Raiders even more effective. Other needs: CB, DL, LB
David Njoku, TE, Miami Houston could use an upgrade at tight end and David Njoku could provide that. He is very young and raw, but his size and potential are undeniable. He needs to improve his hands and blocking, but should develop into a really good player that would setup their quarterback, no matter who it is.. Other needs: OL, CB
Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama The Seahawks need to protect Russell Wilson. If he had missed more time last season, then this season could have been even worse for Seahawks fans. Cam Robinson would be the best tackle available at this point and should be someone for Seattle to consider. Robinson does have some issues, but his size and experience should help him adjust to the NFL.
Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee The Chiefs need help on defense and Derek Barnett would do just that. He is very intelligent with good strength and speed. He would provide a boost to an already good defense in Kansas City. Other needs: S, WR, RB
Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA The Cowboys could really use some defensive line help and Takk McKinley would be a good fit. McKinley is one of the fastest rushers in the draft and never gives up. He is about to have surgery for a torn labrum, but he has been dealing with that injury for nearly two years. If he was that good with a bad shoulder, he should be outstanding when he is healthy again. Other needs: CB, WR, S, TE
Tra'Davious White, CB, LSU The Green Bay Packers need someone to replace Sam Shields and Tra'Davious White makes a lot of sense. White is an experienced cornerback that started most of his college career. He is a very smart player that should adapt to the NFL quickly. Other needs: LB, DE, RB
Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama The Steelers are a team that could use some help on defense. Marlon Humphrey is a hard hitting cornerback that would be a good fit for what the Steelers like to do. He isn't going to get a lot of interceptions, but he is a good tackler that will make stops and break up passes when he needs to. Other needs: WR, DL
Sidney Jones IV, CB, Washington The Falcons could use some help on defense and Sidney Jones would improve their secondary. He is intelligent and can play in multiple coverages. If he is able to add some weight to his frame, then he could be a top cornerback in the NFL. Other needs: LB, DL, S
Charles Harris, DE, Missouri Bill Belichick likes players that are coachable and play hard and Charles Harris is certainly that. He has a high motor and should be a good option to improve the defense with the Patriots moving on from some of their key defenders next season. Other needs: TE, WR