1. Cleveland Browns
Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M
Don’t screw this up Cleveland, take the best player available. Myles, it’s time to find out what Brown can do for you. Call Johnny and ask him what not to do. You should love Gregg Williams’ defense.
2. San Francisco 49ers
Solomon Thomas DE Stanford
John Lynch is in town and will look to rebuild the 49ers as their new general manager. This means they will take the best player available. Keep in mind Lynch will look to build a dominant defense and rely on new head coach Kyle Shanahan for an offensive lift.
3. Chicago Bears
Jamaal Adams Safety LSU
The Bears need some serious help on defense and have built their front seven through the draft over the last few years. Now, it is time to build that defensive backfield. Starting with the former LSU Tiger safety Jamaal Adams, who can come in day one and lead this defense back to its glory days.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
Leonard Fournette RB LSU
Quarterback Blake Bortles looked broken last season. The Jaguars’ defense is young and growing. What this team needs the most is a consistent rushing attack. Drafting Fournette at four would give Jacksonville the best complimentary piece for their team as he would aid the defense as well as Bortles.
5. Cleveland Browns ( From Titans from Rams)
Mitchell Trubisky QB North Carolina
Not what I would advise the Browns to do. The general consensus is that Cleveland loves Trubisky, and he has said himself he wants to play for his hometown Browns. They put their excessive draft capitol to good use and trade up to take their future quarterback.
It should be noted that last year’s third round selection Cody Kessler posted a 93 QBR in eight starts on a putrid offense.
6. New York Jets
Marshon Lattimore CB Ohio State
Darrelle Revis is well past his prime, but can still be of use. The Jets and defensive minded head coach Todd Bowles have built the defense from the defensive line up. Adding the most athletic and ball-hawking corner to learn in the same room along with Revis will do them wonders.
Yes, they need offensive help badly, but they should continue taking the best player available.
7. Los Angeles Chargers
Malik Hooker FS Ohio State
The Chargers know Phillip Rivers’ twilight will not last much longer, and they need defensive help if they want to capitalize on that. Hooker has shades of a young Ed Reed and can get them 7+ turnovers a year for a defense that struggles in that category. Pairing him with last year’s first rounder former Buckeye Joey Bosa, as the building blocks of a young and talented defense is not bad at all.
8. Carolina Panthers
Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford
The Panthers take a player who will score points for them in any game. A guy who will take some pressure away from quarterback Cam Newton as well as the rest of the offense. McCaffrey’s former coach Lance Taylor is in Carolina and will undoubtedly be pushing for head coach Ron Rivera to take him.
9. Cincinnati Bengals
Jonathan Allen DT Alabama
Compared to Geno Atkins, the Bengals draft a top five player in this draft who is sliding based on questions about his injury prone shoulder. This is a match made in heaven for both parties. Allen can play day one and learn from Atkins while terrorizing offensive lines. The Bengals are at their best when they have a top tier defensive line under head coach Marvin Lewis.
10. Buffalo Bills
Hassaan Reddick LB Temple
The Bills have a bevvy of needs, but everything is pointing to them drafting a big target for their offense. But I believe newly minted head coach Sean McDermott will look to build the team’s defense first.
Modeling after his former Carolina Panthers team, McDermott will look to add a versatile, athletic, and intelligent linebacker to run his defense. Enter Hassan Reddick.