NFL Mock Draft 2017: 1st-Round Projections and Ideal Scenarios for Top Prospects

Prospects like DeShone Kizer need a assistance of ideal scenarios on breeze day.Michael Conroy/Associated PressChris RolingFeatured ColumnistApril 9, 2017

Perfect fits in the NFL breeze don’t occur often. 

This is a growth best served by a sip of hindsight. Guys like Joey Bosa final year can comparison iffy fits (organizational in his case) off ideal talent. Others, such as Dallas Cowboys using behind Ezekiel Elliott, found a ideal home to thrive.

Hindsight will expel a oppressive eye on a 2017 class, one injured by a rather indeterminate opinion during quarterback and a defensive-minded structure. There cunning be a Bosa in this category in Myles Garrett yet small in a approach of assurances on a defensive side otherwise.

Below, let’s demeanour during an updated ridicule and spike down some early ideal fits certain to assistance prospects attain during a subsequent level.

      

2017 NFL Mock Draft

       

Ideal Scenarios for Top Prospects

13. Arizona Cardinals: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame

  1. Alabama WR ArDarius Stewart Is Poised to Become a ‘Monster After a Catch’ in a NFL

  2. Meet a WR Trio Ready to Light Up Their Pro Day on Road to NFL Draft

  3. Auburn’s Carl Larson with Something to Prove on Pro Day

  4. What Changed for Tony Romo on Day 1 of NFL Free Agency?

  5. Dirt Monster’ Solomon Thomas Is Ready to Be King a of Trenches in NFL

  6. Oklahoma State’s Jordan Sterns on Pro Day Performance

  7. What Will It Take for Tony Romo to Land in Denver?

  8. Tony Romo Says Goodbye to Cowboys

  9. Deal Alert: Grading Alshon Jeffery to Philadelphia Eagles Free Agent Signing

  10. Matt Miller’s Winners and Losers from a NFL Combine

  11. Deal Alert: Grading DeSean Jackson to Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent Signing

  12. Insider Buzz: Deep CB Draft Class Helped Patriots Outbid Teams for Gilmore

  13. Insider Buzz: AP May Return to Vikings as Other Teams Show Little Interest in FA

  14. Insider Buzz: Desean Jackson Will Get Big Payday; Could Set Brandin Cooks Market

  15. Deal Alert: Grading Brandon Marshall to New York Giants Free Agent Signing

  16. Insider Buzz: Hue Jackson ‘Loves’ Mitch Trubisky; Chance to Be #1 Overall Pick

  17. Top Performers from a 2017 NFL Combine

  18. Rumor Alert: San Francisco 49ers Targeting Free Agent WR Kenny Britt?

  19. Insider Buzz: Dolphins May Pay Big Money for Stills; Parker’s Future in Question

  20. Rumor Alert: Bears Will Make ‘Major Push’ for Free Agent QB Mike Glennon?

  21. NFL Free Agency 2017: Where Will Former Redskins WR DeSean Jackson Land?

  22. Myles Garrett, Top Edge Rushers Absolutely Owned a 2017 NFL Combine

  23. NFL Free Agency 2017: Why Teams Should Be Targeting WR Terrelle Pryor

  24. Insider Buzz: 49ers Targeting Mike Glennon If Cousins Deal Doesn’t Develop

  25. NFL Free Agency 2017: Why Teams Should Be Targeting RB LeGarrette Blount

  26. Insider Buzz: Romo to Denver ‘Gaining Momentum’, Lack of Other Options

  27. NFL Free Agency 2017: Where Will Former Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery Land?

  28. The Explosive, West Coast Kid: Meet a Ultimate Deep Threat John Ross

  29. NFL Free Agency 2017: Where Will Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Land?

  30. Insider Buzz: Glennon Offered Top Backup QB Money by Bucs, CHI NYJ Interested

  31. Insider Buzz: Raiders Will Wait to See Murray’s Market Before Targeting Peterson

  32. Insider Buzz: JPP Not Expected to Agree to Long-Term Deal, NYG Could Draft DE

  33. Rumor Alert: Titans Most Likely to Trade for Saints WR Brandin Cooks?

  34. Rumor Alert: Philadelphia Eagles Will Evaluate Signing RB Jamaal Charles?

  35. NFL Free Agency 2017: Where Will Tony Romo Land If Cut by Dallas Cowboys?

  36. Matt Miller’s Rapid-Fire Predictions for 2017 NFL Combine

  37. Insider Buzz: Kirk Cousins Open to Being Traded to Cleveland Browns

  38. Insider Buzz: Adrian Peterson, Vikings to Determine Future during NFL Combine

  39. Meet a Biggest Sleeper DB Ready to Tear Up a NFL Combine

  40. Insider Buzz: Cutler Won’t Accept Any Trade by Bears, Could Threaten to Retire

  41. Insider Buzz: NFL Won’t Rush to Interfere in Revis, Jets Contract Situation

  42. Top Landing Spots for Tony Romo If Released or Traded by Dallas Cowboys

  43. Top Landing Spots for Former New York Giants WR Victor Cruz

  44. Insider Buzz: Redskins Interested in Tony Romo; Could Trade Kirk Cousins

  45. Meet a Explosive Playmaker That Is Set to Destroy a NFL Combine

  46. Insider Buzz: Jets Can Get Out of Revis Contract Due to Incident in Pittsburgh

  47. Insider Buzz: Jets Can Get Out of Revis Contract Due to Incident in Pittsburgh

  48. Insider Buzz: QB Mitch Trubisky Is a ‘Lock for a Top 5’ in 2017 NFL Draft

  49. Insider Buzz: Salary Cap Increase Could Lead to Uptick in Franchise Tag Use

  50. Tim Tebow Gave 75,000 Kids with Special Needs a Night They’ll Never Forget

  51. Insider Buzz: Tony Romo Could Retire from NFL to Pursue TV Career

  52. Insider Buzz: Aldon Smith Reinstatement in Jeopardy with Latest Controversy

  53. Insider Buzz: 49ers Open to Keeping Kaepernick yet Not during Current Salary

  54. Top Options for Denver Broncos’ Draft Pick

  55. History Will Never Forget New England Patriots 5th Championship in Super Bowl LI

  56. Simms: Blame Falcons’ Conservative D, Not Aggressive Offense, for SB LI Collapse

  57. A7FL No-Pads, Full-Contact Football League Claims It’s Safer Than a NFL

  58. Gridiron Heights: Patriots Win Super Bowl LI

  59. NFL Comeback Player of a Year Jordy Nelson

  60. Top 5 NFL Interception Leaders of 2016

  61. Insider Buzz: Rams Could Let Trumaine Johnson Walk in Free Agency

  62. Insider Buzz: NFL Being Urged to Decrease TNF Games; Goodell Not Budging

  63. Insider Buzz: Las Vegas Deal Dead, yet Raiders Haven’t Contacted City of Oakland

  64. Insider Buzz: Belichick Could Pull Out Old Trick to Slow Down Julio Jones in SB

  65. Tale of a Tape: Do Patriots or Falcons Have Advantage in Super Bowl LI?

  66. NFL Award Predictions: Who Will Take Home Hardware during ‘Honors’ Ceremony?

  67. Why Dion Lewis Will Be Patriots Good Luck Charm in Super Bowl LI

  68. Which Group of Road Graders Will Win Offensive Line of a Year during NFL Honors?

  69. Deflategate to Lady Gaga: Prop Bets That Will Keep You Hooked on Super Bowl LI

  70. Insider Buzz: Patriots Will Move Fast on Garoppolo Trade This Offseason

  71. Insider Buzz: Romo Wants to Face Cowboys in 2017 Season

  72. Can Super Bowl LI Patriots Cement Legacy as Top Team of New England Dynasty Era?

  73. Fake Brady Makes Appearance during Super Bowl 51 Media Day

  74. Insider Buzz: John Elway, Rich McKay Endorsed John Lynch for 49ers GM Job

  75. Insider Buzz: Raiders to Vegas Hits a Snag, Lease Proposal Seen as ‘Insulting’

  76. Why One of College Football’s Worst Teams Will Be a Winner in Super Bowl LI

  77. Atlanta Falcons X-Factors to Disrupt Patriots Offense in Super Bowl LI

  78. Insider Buzz: ‘Unconventional’ John Lynch Hire Won’t Impact Shanahan to 49ers

  79. Insider Buzz: Teams Take ‘Precautions’ Before Facing Patriots, Shred Game Plans

  80. NCAA Lacrosse to Super Bowl LI: Patriots WR Chris Hogan’s Rise to a Top

  81. Simms in 60: Falcons and Patriots Have Most Creative Offenses, Take Notice NFL

  82. Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa Is Much More Than “The Next Marcus Mariota”

  83. Who Had a Best Attendance in a NFL in 2016?

  84. Meet a Small School Prospect Who’s Draft Stock Skyrocketed during 2017 Senior Bowl

  85. Insider Buzz: Former Bills Coaches Angry during ‘Lazy’ Dareus’ Criticism of Rex Ryan

  86. Insider Buzz: Spanos Denies Wanting to Move Chargers Back to SD, Won’t Sell Team

  87. Insider Buzz: Outgoing Rams Coaching Staff Blames Todd Gurley’s Struggles on Him

  88. From College Lacrosse to Super Bowl 51: Chris Hogan’s Journey

  89. Insider Buzz: Stanford’s Solomon Thomas Looking Like Top-10 Talent

  90. Jackson vs. Garcon: Redskins Are Facing Difficult 2017 Free Agent Decision

  91. Simms’ Hidden Truth: Falcons Use of Julio Jones Too Dynamic for NE to Shut Down

  92. Insider Buzz: Chiefs’ Chris Ballard Emerging as Favorite for Colts’ GM Job

  93. Insider Buzz: 3 Teams Eyeing Free Agent DeSean Jackson If Let Go by Washington

  94. Simms’ Hidden Truth: X-Factors for Patriots to Slow Down Explosive Falcons in SB

  95. Insider Buzz: Collins Deal Will Be Baseline for Patriots to Ink Dont’a Hightower

  96. Insider Buzz: Raiders Hope Carr Contract Won’t Reset QB Market, No Rush on Deal

DeShone Kizer is a form of quarterback awaiting who shouldn’t start as a rookie.

Kizer has many of a collection NFL teams covet, yet he didn’t accurately lift Notre Dame around him final year, during one indicate removing benched. He also struggled during times with correctness in pressure-free drills during a combine.

None of that is a shocker. Kizer is a bit of a plan with maybe some-more upside than any quarterback in a class. He’s widespread physically, station during 6’4″ and 233 pounds with a clever arm and a punishing ability to lay defensive backs prosaic when he takes off with his feet.

This multiple of traits has experts such as NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks comparing Kizer to Cam Newton

When he is personification his diversion with autarchic confidence, he can counterpart some of a prolongation that Newton displayed during his MVP campaign. Whether it’s a red section rushes (18 career rushing touchdowns during Notre Dame) or a splashy throws to each partial of a field, Kizer has a collection to change a diversion like a Panthers’ star.

Funnily enough, Brooks even mentions a Arizona Cardinals as a good fit. Not usually is it a compare from a schematic standpoint, conduct manager Bruce Arians and a rest of a staff won’t chuck Kizer to a wolves as a rookie. 

A year training behind a man like Carson Palmer can do most for a awaiting who struggles with restraint underneath a spotlight. If a Cardinals play it right, Kizer could spin out as a best quarterback in a class.

     

18. Tennessee Titans: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

  1. Alabama WR ArDarius Stewart Is Poised to Become a ‘Monster After a Catch’ in a NFL

  2. Meet a WR Trio Ready to Light Up Their Pro Day on Road to NFL Draft

  3. Auburn’s Carl Larson with Something to Prove on Pro Day

  4. What Changed for Tony Romo on Day 1 of NFL Free Agency?

  5. Dirt Monster’ Solomon Thomas Is Ready to Be King a of Trenches in NFL

  6. Oklahoma State’s Jordan Sterns on Pro Day Performance

  7. What Will It Take for Tony Romo to Land in Denver?

  8. Tony Romo Says Goodbye to Cowboys

  9. Deal Alert: Grading Alshon Jeffery to Philadelphia Eagles Free Agent Signing

  10. Matt Miller’s Winners and Losers from a NFL Combine

  11. Deal Alert: Grading DeSean Jackson to Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent Signing

  12. Insider Buzz: Deep CB Draft Class Helped Patriots Outbid Teams for Gilmore

  13. Insider Buzz: AP May Return to Vikings as Other Teams Show Little Interest in FA

  14. Insider Buzz: Desean Jackson Will Get Big Payday; Could Set Brandin Cooks Market

  15. Deal Alert: Grading Brandon Marshall to New York Giants Free Agent Signing

  16. Insider Buzz: Hue Jackson ‘Loves’ Mitch Trubisky; Chance to Be #1 Overall Pick

  17. Top Performers from a 2017 NFL Combine

  18. Rumor Alert: San Francisco 49ers Targeting Free Agent WR Kenny Britt?

  19. Insider Buzz: Dolphins May Pay Big Money for Stills; Parker’s Future in Question

  20. Rumor Alert: Bears Will Make ‘Major Push’ for Free Agent QB Mike Glennon?

  21. NFL Free Agency 2017: Where Will Former Redskins WR DeSean Jackson Land?

  22. Myles Garrett, Top Edge Rushers Absolutely Owned a 2017 NFL Combine

  23. NFL Free Agency 2017: Why Teams Should Be Targeting WR Terrelle Pryor

  24. Insider Buzz: 49ers Targeting Mike Glennon If Cousins Deal Doesn’t Develop

  25. NFL Free Agency 2017: Why Teams Should Be Targeting RB LeGarrette Blount

  26. Insider Buzz: Romo to Denver ‘Gaining Momentum’, Lack of Other Options

  27. NFL Free Agency 2017: Where Will Former Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery Land?

  28. The Explosive, West Coast Kid: Meet a Ultimate Deep Threat John Ross

  29. NFL Free Agency 2017: Where Will Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Land?

  30. Insider Buzz: Glennon Offered Top Backup QB Money by Bucs, CHI NYJ Interested

  31. Insider Buzz: Raiders Will Wait to See Murray’s Market Before Targeting Peterson

  32. Insider Buzz: JPP Not Expected to Agree to Long-Term Deal, NYG Could Draft DE

  33. Rumor Alert: Titans Most Likely to Trade for Saints WR Brandin Cooks?

  34. Rumor Alert: Philadelphia Eagles Will Evaluate Signing RB Jamaal Charles?

  35. NFL Free Agency 2017: Where Will Tony Romo Land If Cut by Dallas Cowboys?

  36. Matt Miller’s Rapid-Fire Predictions for 2017 NFL Combine

  37. Insider Buzz: Kirk Cousins Open to Being Traded to Cleveland Browns

  38. Insider Buzz: Adrian Peterson, Vikings to Determine Future during NFL Combine

  39. Meet a Biggest Sleeper DB Ready to Tear Up a NFL Combine

  40. Insider Buzz: Cutler Won’t Accept Any Trade by Bears, Could Threaten to Retire

  41. Insider Buzz: NFL Won’t Rush to Interfere in Revis, Jets Contract Situation

  42. Top Landing Spots for Tony Romo If Released or Traded by Dallas Cowboys

  43. Top Landing Spots for Former New York Giants WR Victor Cruz

  44. Insider Buzz: Redskins Interested in Tony Romo; Could Trade Kirk Cousins

  45. Meet a Explosive Playmaker That Is Set to Destroy a NFL Combine

  46. Insider Buzz: Jets Can Get Out of Revis Contract Due to Incident in Pittsburgh

  47. Insider Buzz: Jets Can Get Out of Revis Contract Due to Incident in Pittsburgh

  48. Insider Buzz: QB Mitch Trubisky Is a ‘Lock for a Top 5’ in 2017 NFL Draft

  49. Insider Buzz: Salary Cap Increase Could Lead to Uptick in Franchise Tag Use

  50. Tim Tebow Gave 75,000 Kids with Special Needs a Night They’ll Never Forget

  51. Insider Buzz: Tony Romo Could Retire from NFL to Pursue TV Career

  52. Insider Buzz: Aldon Smith Reinstatement in Jeopardy with Latest Controversy

  53. Insider Buzz: 49ers Open to Keeping Kaepernick yet Not during Current Salary

  54. Top Options for Denver Broncos’ Draft Pick

  55. History Will Never Forget New England Patriots 5th Championship in Super Bowl LI

  56. Simms: Blame Falcons’ Conservative D, Not Aggressive Offense, for SB LI Collapse

  57. A7FL No-Pads, Full-Contact Football League Claims It’s Safer Than a NFL

  58. Gridiron Heights: Patriots Win Super Bowl LI

  59. NFL Comeback Player of a Year Jordy Nelson

  60. Top 5 NFL Interception Leaders of 2016

  61. Insider Buzz: Rams Could Let Trumaine Johnson Walk in Free Agency

  62. Insider Buzz: NFL Being Urged to Decrease TNF Games; Goodell Not Budging

  63. Insider Buzz: Las Vegas Deal Dead, yet Raiders Haven’t Contacted City of Oakland

  64. Insider Buzz: Belichick Could Pull Out Old Trick to Slow Down Julio Jones in SB

  65. Tale of a Tape: Do Patriots or Falcons Have Advantage in Super Bowl LI?

  66. NFL Award Predictions: Who Will Take Home Hardware during ‘Honors’ Ceremony?

  67. Why Dion Lewis Will Be Patriots Good Luck Charm in Super Bowl LI

  68. Which Group of Road Graders Will Win Offensive Line of a Year during NFL Honors?

  69. Deflategate to Lady Gaga: Prop Bets That Will Keep You Hooked on Super Bowl LI

  70. Insider Buzz: Patriots Will Move Fast on Garoppolo Trade This Offseason

  71. Insider Buzz: Romo Wants to Face Cowboys in 2017 Season

  72. Can Super Bowl LI Patriots Cement Legacy as Top Team of New England Dynasty Era?

  73. Fake Brady Makes Appearance during Super Bowl 51 Media Day

  74. Insider Buzz: John Elway, Rich McKay Endorsed John Lynch for 49ers GM Job

  75. Insider Buzz: Raiders to Vegas Hits a Snag, Lease Proposal Seen as ‘Insulting’

  76. Why One of College Football’s Worst Teams Will Be a Winner in Super Bowl LI

  77. Atlanta Falcons X-Factors to Disrupt Patriots Offense in Super Bowl LI

  78. Insider Buzz: ‘Unconventional’ John Lynch Hire Won’t Impact Shanahan to 49ers

  79. Insider Buzz: Teams Take ‘Precautions’ Before Facing Patriots, Shred Game Plans

  80. NCAA Lacrosse to Super Bowl LI: Patriots WR Chris Hogan’s Rise to a Top

  81. Simms in 60: Falcons and Patriots Have Most Creative Offenses, Take Notice NFL

  82. Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa Is Much More Than “The Next Marcus Mariota”

  83. Who Had a Best Attendance in a NFL in 2016?

  84. Meet a Small School Prospect Who’s Draft Stock Skyrocketed during 2017 Senior Bowl

  85. Insider Buzz: Former Bills Coaches Angry during ‘Lazy’ Dareus’ Criticism of Rex Ryan

  86. Insider Buzz: Spanos Denies Wanting to Move Chargers Back to SD, Won’t Sell Team

  87. Insider Buzz: Outgoing Rams Coaching Staff Blames Todd Gurley’s Struggles on Him

  88. From College Lacrosse to Super Bowl 51: Chris Hogan’s Journey

  89. Insider Buzz: Stanford’s Solomon Thomas Looking Like Top-10 Talent

  90. Jackson vs. Garcon: Redskins Are Facing Difficult 2017 Free Agent Decision

  91. Simms’ Hidden Truth: Falcons Use of Julio Jones Too Dynamic for NE to Shut Down

  92. Insider Buzz: Chiefs’ Chris Ballard Emerging as Favorite for Colts’ GM Job

  93. Insider Buzz: 3 Teams Eyeing Free Agent DeSean Jackson If Let Go by Washington

  94. Simms’ Hidden Truth: X-Factors for Patriots to Slow Down Explosive Falcons in SB

  95. Insider Buzz: Collins Deal Will Be Baseline for Patriots to Ink Dont’a Hightower

  96. Insider Buzz: Raiders Hope Carr Contract Won’t Reset QB Market, No Rush on Deal

To some, Clemson’s Mike Williams is simply a tip receiver in a class. Others consternation because he had an iffy mix examination and didn’t do most for scouts physically on a trail to a draft.

Williams is a jump-ball receiver during 6’4″ and 218 pounds who constructed large numbers while teaming with Deshaun Watson in college. He can work all 3 areas of a margin well, yet an peculiar pre-draft tour and a red dwindle of a neck damage in 2015 has copiousness seeking questions.

An NFC crew executive explained Williams’ expected tour best while articulate with NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein:

Really flattering looking when we watch him down on a margin yet he’s not there yet. we consider he’ll get there yet he’s not there yet. we don’t consider he’s going to run as quick as people think. When college players get adult here and find out that cornerbacks are faster and some-more physical, there is an composition period. we consider it will take him some time to figure things out yet we consider he’ll do it. He’s going to be good, we only don’t know if he’s going to be a star.

Williams isn’t going to be good right out of a gates, and his shying divided from a 40-yard lurch in Indianapolis hints during a speed-adaption issues.

Teaming with Marcus Mariota and a Tennessee Titans  would be a good approach for Williams to well-spoken over a transition issues. Other than Tajae Sharpe and parsimonious finish Delanie Walker, Mariota doesn’t have a arguable aim to hit.

Williams changes that out of a gates as a large chain-moving presence.

     

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: David Njoku, TE, Miami

David Njoku is a pass-catching parsimonious finish first, that isn’t a bad thing in Pittsburgh.Joe Robbins/Getty Images

In many classes, Miami’s David Njoku would be a tip parsimonious finish prospect.

Njoku is detrimental adequate to reside in a same category as O.J. Howard, yet it cunning be a blessing in disguise—he has a improved possibility of alighting with a group that will use him right divided and assistance along his pro transition if he falls a bit.

Not that Njoku should tumble too far. He’s 6’4″ and 246 pounds with a good ability to locate passes during their top indicate and emanate droves of yards after a catch. Or, in other words, a quarterback’s best friend.

Pro Football Focus wrapped a scouting news by comparing him to Jordan Reed:

Like Reed, Njoku total to have some-more NFL success as a receiving choice than he does as a run-blocker, while display cunning as a run-blocker when a fixing is in his favor. Neither actor is overly fugitive yet both are effective with a round in their hands due to a multiple of size, top-end speed and a eagerness to punch a invulnerability in a mouth, don’t be astounded if there’s a prominence of Njoku hurdling over a defender subsequent season.

That sound is Ben Roethlisberger clapping during a thought of a Pittsburgh Steelers adding a actor like Reed. 

Big Ben loves his parsimonious ends, and Njoku wouldn’t be an exception. With defenses focused on Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, Njoku could get low mostly and emanate dash plays while carrying a beast rookie campaign.

At a same time, there are few improved locales for Njoku to learn what it means to be an fit restraint parsimonious end. Many will concentration on a numbers, yet Pittsburgh has a coaching to assistance Njoku hang in a joining for a decade.

       

Stats pleasantness of NFL.com. All modernized metrics pleasantness of Pro Football Focus.

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