ESPN has Mel and Todd and we here at have Tom and Mike! This is our dueling first round NFL mock draft with each of our picks for the entire first round. Tom and myself did these independent of each other and we agree on 4 picks exactly, the rest…not so much! Keep score to see who get’s the most correct come next Thursday!


1) Cleveland Browns

Tom- Myles Garrett, DE Texas A&M:  There is no question in my mind, Garrett is
by far the #1 player in this draft. 

Mike-Myles Garrett-DE-Texas AM: Browns take a franchise defensive player who they can build around. He
will instantly make every other player on their defensive line better.

2) San Franciso 49ers

Tom- Jonathan Allen, DT Alabama:  I can’t see QB here as badly as they need
one.  Shoring up defensive woes is

SF has drafted heavy on defensive line the past few years so I
think they avoid going there. QB they will look at in the later rounds or next
year in free agency (ie Cousins,) so I think they take the best player at a
position of need which is Adams. 


3) Chicago Bears

Tom- Jamal Adams, S LSU: Another QB needy team, but
taking a center-fielder that has elite traits is hard to pass.  Secondary was awful as well.

Hooker-S-Ohio St
: The Bears defensive backfield is dreadful and Hooker is an
elite talent who can help them immediately.

4) Jacksonville Jaguars

Tom-Mitchell Trubisky, QB North Carolina:  Tom Coughlin is in town and is not sold on
Bortles.  Trubisky is raw but can develop

I am not as high on Fournette as some others are but this is
a logical landing spot for him. Jacksonville has a terrible QB and if you can’t
pass you best be able to run the ball.

5) Tennessee Titans (via Rams)

Tom-Marcus Lattimore, CB Ohio State: After the release of
franchise corner McCourty, this is a very logical choice

He is the best player on the board at this time and the
Titans are giddy they get Allen at #5.

6) New York Jets

Tom-Solomon Thomas, DT/DE Stanford: With Richardson
having issues and Wilkerson one foot out the door, Thomas makes Jets decision

Mike- OJ Howard-TE-Alabama:  Jets
have a lot of young QB’s who they used high picks on currently on the roster so
I don’t think they go QB here plus next years QB class is better. OJ Howard is
a weapon for any young QB and he can replace the targets Brandon Marshall was

7) LA Chargers

Tom-OJ Howard, TE Alabama:  While they can go DE here, taking Howard
gives Rivers (and future QB) a phenomenal talent and Gates replacement

Mike-Marshon Lattimore-CB-Ohio St:
The Chargers would love a safety but with the top  two off the board they look to improve the
secondary at CB by getting the best CB in this draft. 

8) Carolina Panthers

Tom–Leonard Fournette, RB LSU: Dallas disproved taking a
RB early is for fools.  Fournette and
Newton will cause havoc for opposing run defenses for many years

Mike–Solomon Thomas-DE-Stanford: Thomas is one of the safest picks in
this draft and the Panthers would be jumping for joy to get him at #8. They
might consider RB but with Thomas falling in their lap they can’t pass him up.

9) Cincinnati Bengals

Tom–Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama:  Foster is the best ILB in this
draft.  In a division with Le’Veon Bell,
this is a huge get for Cincy

Mike–Ruben Foster-LB-Alabama: The Bengals cut Ray Maualuga and need to
replace him at middle linebacker and they don’t get much better than Ruben
Foster. This kid is a do-it-all linebacker who will start day one.

10) Buffalo Bills
Tom–Malik Hooker, S Ohio State:  While Buffalo can go WR here, they need a
play making guy in the secondary.  Hooker
instantly upgrades the back end.

Mike–Mike Williams-WR-Clemson: The Bills have no WR opposite Sammy
Watkins so they go to the same school they got Watkins out of to grab Mike
Williams. The Bills can run it and they have a QB in Tyrod who is decent
enough, they just need weapons for him to throw to.

11) New Orleans Saints

Tom–John Ross, WR Washington:  Ross blazed the combine with a record 4.22.
Brandon Cooks who?

Mike–Gareon Conley-CB-Ohio St: The Saints need to improve their defense
and Conley is a CB who has all of the physical tools you want. He is a bit soft
in the tackling department but his cover skills are elite.

12) Cleveland Browns

Tom–Gareon Conley, CB Ohio State:  Rumors of Haden being traded/released still
in the air, Conley will make the transition less painful.

Mike–Mitchell Turbisky-QB-North Carolina: The Browns need a
quarterback. The Browns have needed a quarterback for over a decade. The Browns
get their quarterback here and can bring him along slowly. 
13) Arizona Cardinals

Tom–Corey Davis, WR Western Michigan:  Larry Fitzgerald is almost finished with HOF
career, bring in someone with comparable metrics.

Mike–Deshaun Watson-QB-Clemson: Carson Palmer isn’t getting any younger and
this team needs a QB of the future. When healthy this team is talented still;
time to think big-picture and go QB here.
14) Philadelphia Eagles

Tom–Dalvin Cook, RB Florida State:  Wentz needs less pressure and more weapons,
Cook will provide all that and then some. 
Dynamic playmaking ability

Mike–Tre’Davious White-CB-LSU: He is the next best CB on the board and the Eagles secondary needs help

15) Indianapolis Colts

Tom–Forrest Lamp, OG Western Kentucky:  Joe Philbin is OL coach, Luck was destroyed
last season, he needs protection.  Lamp
can even play LT.

Mike–Derek Barnett-DE-Tennessee: The Colts need to get better on both sides of the line of scrimmage. They
could consider offensive line here but I think they take Barnett to get that
edge rusher they lack.

16) Baltimore Ravens

Tom–Hasson Reddick, OLB Temple:  Reddick came on late and has impressive
numbers.  Ravens find replacement for an
aging Suggs in near future.

Mike–Corey Davis-WR-Western Michigan: The Ravens need to replace Steve Smith
and you don’t want Mike Wallace as your #1 WR as that is a bad situation. Davis
gives Flacco another weapon in the passing game.


17) Washington

Tom-Christian McCafrey, RB Stanford: The least productive
position was RB for Skins.  That changes
with McCafrey and his versatility. 

Mike–Haason Reddick-LB-Temple: Reddick won the underwear oympics this past
year and put on a show at the combine. He can play OLB, MLB, or possibly DE.
The Redskins need help on defense making stops in key moments and Reddick will
improve that unit.

18) Tennessee Titans

Tom–Taco Charlton, DE Michigan: Taco is a raw but he has
major upside.  Big need filled by Titans.

Mike–John Ross-WR-Washington: The Titans improved their secondary with their
first pick now they look to improve the return game and give Mariotta a deep threat.
Ross can fly and will open up the rest of the field for their other WR’s.

19) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom–Malik McDowell, DT Michigan State: McDowell has
skyrocketed up draft boards with his workouts and tape from last year.  Bucs get a versatile DL.

Mike–Dalvin Cook-RB-FSU: Cook and Winston are reunited in Tampa Bay.
With Doug Martin’s status up in the air Cook will step in and be a day one
20) Denver Broncos

Tom–Garrett Bolles, OT Utah: The Russell Okung experiene
was a disaster. Bolles provides blind side protection for future Qbs.

Mike–Ryan Ramczyk-OT-Wisconsin: The Broncos need help at tackle to give
whoever their starting QB is a chance in hell to survive. I like Ramczyk as the
best tackle on the board and I think Denver will be happy to have him.
21) Detroit Lions

Tom–Jabirl Peppers, CB/S Michigan: Peppers is a player
nobody knows what to expect.  Lions use
him at safety and helps their back end of the defense.

Mike–Jabril Peppers-S-Michigan: The Lions really want a linebacker but
Peppers is too good to pass up here and there will be a quality LB on the board
in Round 2 for them to grab. Lions keep their fans happy by keeping the
Michigan product in state.

Jabril Peppers

22) Miami Dolphins
Tom–Takkarist McKinley, DE UCLA: With a relentless  motor and a need to keep getting better, a
motivated McKinley is exaclty what the Dolphins need for the future at the DE

Mike–Taco Charlton-DE-Michigan: Miami has pressing needs at (in no special
order) G, LB, DE, CB/S. Defensive End is the most pressing needs for this team.
The four names that will pop off the board are Charles Harris Taco Charlton,
Jordan Willis, and Takkarist McKinley. I think Miami can add a starting guard
in rounds 2 or 3 or later but I am not sure they can find a day one impact
defensive end after round 1 so we go with Taco Charlton.

 23)  New York Giants

Tom–Jarrad Davis, ILB Florida: Davis is the final piece
to give the Giants an elite tackler and defense.

Mike–Christian McCaffrey-RB-Standford: The Giants have zero RB’s on their
roster that put the fear into any defensive coordinator. McCaffrey can do it
all and would be a perfect fit for the Giants offense.

24) Oakland Raiders

Tom–Kevin King, CB Washington: King is now the best
Washington CB with Sidney Jones hurt. 
Great length and coverage skills.

Mike–Jarrad Davis-LB-Florida: The Raiders run defense was awful last year and
Davis is a guy who can play OLB or MLB and do it all. Very smart player who
will come in and make an impact instantly.


25) Houston Texans
Tom–Marlon Humphrey, CB Alabama: the loss of AJ Bouye
and Jonathan Joseph getting older, Texans need to go younger. Especially in a
division with Luck.

Mike–Patrick Mahomes-QB-Texas Tech: Houston is a very good team that just
doesn’t have a QB. Mahomes will have a chance to come in and start from day 1
which is something I am not sure Watson or Turbisky will have. 

26) Seattle Seahawks

Tom–Ryan Ramczyk, OT Wisconson: Russell Wilson took a
beating last year, Ramczyk will help him stay upright.

Mike–Forrest Lamp-G-Western Kentucky: Lamp to Seattle is a match made in
heaven. The Seahawks offensive line has been poor the past couple years and it
has hampered their running game and gotten Russel Wilson hit a lot. Lamp can
play all 5 positions on the o-line and will help out wherever is needed.


27)  Kansas City Chiefs

Tom–Mike Williams, WR Clemson: Williams could go higher,
but Chiefs get another good WR to pair with last year’s playmaker Tyreek Hill.

Mike–Joe Mixon-RB-Oklahoma: If a team and a coach isn’t afraid to take a guy
with off the field issues its KC and Andy Reid. Jamal Charles is gone and KC
has just so-so guys behind him. Mixon is an every down workhorse.


Charles Harris

28) Dallas Cowboys
Tom–Charles Harris, OLB/DE Missouri: Cowboys finally get
some defensive help.  Harris versatility
give Dallas options on where to play him.

Mike–Charles Harris-DE-Missouri: You can never have enough pass rushers and
Harris gives the Cowboys another guy who can bring heat vs opposing QB’s. CB is
a bigger need but the best player on the board is Harris.
29)  Green Bay Packers

Tom–Quincy Wilson, CB Florida: Packers missed cornerback
help in the NFC title game.  Wilson helps

Mike–Kevin King-CB-Washington: The Packers must improve their secondary and I
like King a little more than guys like Jackson, Wilson, and Tabor. King to GB
is a nice scheme fit as well.

30)  Pittsburgh

Tom–TJ Watt, OLB Wisconsin:  Steelers need LB depth, the younger brother
of JJ is very good and will be perfect in Pittsburgh

Mike–Deshone Kizer-QB-ND: Big Ben is coming to the end of the road and is
already talking retirement. Kizer is a Big Ben clone in some ways and
Pittsburgh taking him here gives them the luxury to bring their next QB along

31)  Atlanta Falcons

Tom–Tre’davious White, CB LSU:  Falcons blew a 25 point lead, which mean they
were torched in the air.  White will help
shore up that problem in the secondary.

Mike–Cam Robinson-OT-Alabama: Robinson falls some but I think lands in a
perfect spot. He can play tackle or guard and he will make the Falcons
offensive line even better.
32)  New Orleans Saints
(via NE)

Tom–Deshaun Watson, QB Clemson: No better QB to learn
from for a year or 2 in Drew Brees. 
Watson has a winning pedigree.

Mike–Jordan Willis-DE-Kansas St: It will kill Sean Payton to pass on David
Njoku the TE out of Miami here as he has the potential be a superstar TE for
many years,  but he has to go in a different direction as he needs to
improve that defense. Jordan Willis is one of the safest draft picks in this
entire draft.

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