The 2017 NFL Draft is under two months away, and as the chapter closes on the NFL Scouting Combine, we take a look at our latest mock draft.
The 2017 NFL scouting combine was a huge success for some prospects, as players like Myles Garrett and Christian McCaffrey showed incredible physical ability as they prepare for the NFL Draft. While some players had a rough showing, the combine gave NFL scouts and general managers a good window into next month’s draft. There is still the Pro Days on the horizon, which will continue to clear the cloudiness of where players are expected to go in April.
With under two months left before the NFL Draft, here is a look at our latest 2017 NFL Mock Draft.
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Myles Garrett went into the 2017 NFL scouting combine as the No. 1 overall prospect in the draft, and nothing he did during the event made that assessment change. In fact, Garrett cemented his status as the best player in this draft class, after putting up some incredible numbers in the 40-yard dash, bench press, and vertical jump. The Cleveland Browns are slated to select first overall in April, and Garrett should hear his name called at the top of the draft.
The Browns pick twice in the first round, and due to trades in previous years, they have a bunch of draft picks in 2017. While the Browns may very well trade the No. 12 overall pick, which they got last year from the Philadelphia Eagles, Garrett showed enough during the combine for the Browns to hold onto this pick. He is going to be a difference maker at the next level, and Cleveland needs to stockpile young, talented bodies like Garrett.
The numbers were incredible for Garrett during the combine, as he ran faster than the top quarterbacks in this draft in the 40, benched 235lbs 33 times, and had a 41” vertical jump. The Browns have a bunch of holes on their defense, but possessing a quality pass rusher may be the biggest of the bunch. Bringing in a player like Garrett will put fear in the hearts of the opposing quarterbacks, and that is something the Browns have not been able to do for some time.