The 2017 NFL draft results – for the first round, anyway – are in. And while the draft still has several rounds to go (things won’t be completely finished until Saturday, April 29, if not later), almost always the most important and status-quo-shattering picks happen in the first round.
Here, via The Sporting News, are the first-round results.
- 1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 28, 2017
- 2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
- 3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
- 4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
- 5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR. W. Michigan
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— Coach Mario Price (@CoachMarioPrice) April 28, 2017
- 6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
- 7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
- 9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington
- 10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
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- 11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
- 12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
- 13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple
- 14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
- 15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
- 16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
- 17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
- 18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC
- 19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
- 20. Denver Broncos: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
- 21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
- 22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri
- 23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi
- 24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
- 25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan
- 26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA
- 27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
- 28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
- 29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami
- 30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin
- 31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama
- 32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
These are only the first-round results. The NFL draft will run to at least seven rounds, according to The Sporting News, and Round 2 doesn’t begin until 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time tonight.
In terms of analysis: the Chicago Bears shocked their fans, the NFL, and just about every observer in picking QB Mitchell Trubisky in the first round – in particular, by trading off later draft picks to get to him. As USA Today football analyst Steven Ruiz explains as follows.
“The Bears followed up a horrendous trade with a huge reach. Trubisky may very well develop into a solid starter one day. He’s not a franchise-changing player, though, and that’s what you expect from a second-overall pick. The Bears passed up on a lot of defensive talent to take him, too.”
— Forbes (@Forbes) April 28, 2017
Other than the Bears, the only other NFL team to make a terrible pick, as far as Ruiz sees it, is the Carolina Panthers, with their pick of RB Christian McCaffrey.
“McCaffrey will be make the Panthers offense better. Like Darren Sproles, he’ll make an impact on all four downs. But is he worth a No. 8 pick? I’m not so sure. You can get a good running back in the later rounds. Dalvin Cook may end up a better NFL running back and he didn’t even go in the first round.”
If the Bears and the Panthers are losers in the draft, who are the winners? Certainly the Cleveland Browns, who made excellent use of their #1 draft pick to sign DE Myles Garrett. Similarly, Washington’s pick of DT Jonathan Allen is also considered a steal.
How did your team do in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft?
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