2017 NFL Mock Draft Top Ten – December
The college football regular season is all but over, and the 2017 NFL Draft is just a few months away. Many prospects have improved their stock over the past few weeks, including Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Clemson’s Mike Williams, and Alabama’s Tim Williams.
While we don’t yet know the order of teams picking, we have ranked the top ten hottest prospects for next Spring.
10. Malik McDowell – Michigan State (DL)
McDowell provides NFL teams a versatile rusher who will immediately upgrade your line, and place pressure on the Quarterback.
9. Deshaun Watson – Clemson (QB)
Watson still has a game or two remaining in his Clemson career to impress scouts and move up the ranks, but his raw talent is enough to get the attention of nearly a dozen teams looking for the next Dak Prescott.
— Chat Sports (@ChatSports) November 27, 2016
8. Reuben Foster – Alabama (LB)
Some feel Foster may be the best overall defensive prospect in the entire draft. His leadership and work ethic off the field are attributes that may separate him from the rest.
7.Jamal Adams – LSU (S)
Jamal Adams is a hard hitting safety who can immediately add an imposing force to your team’s secondary. Depending on who drafts him, Adams could step in next season playing cornerback as well.
6. Mike Williams – Clemson (WR)
Williams is quickly climbing up the big board, as his size and vertical make NFL offensive coordinators drool.
5. Mitch Trubisky – North Carolina (QB)
Trubisky has emerged as the top quarterback prospect in the draft, although that could change in our January update if Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer makes himself eligible. Trubisky could be ideal for a host of teams looking for a new face of their franchise, and if he isn’t scared of the big stage, Chicago makes a lot of sense.
4. Leonard Fournette – LSU (RB)
The biggest question about Fournette’s NFL stock would be his health. There are a number of teams that will be drafting near the top that will need a reliable back who can carry the ball 15-20 times a game, and be able to score in the red zone. Fournette can check those boxes with ease.
3. Jabrill Peppers – Michigan (LB)
Peppers won’t last long on the draft board, as his versatility allows him to play multiple positions at the next level. A defensive minded coach will fall in love with Peppers, which could have him land in green (New York Jets).
2. Jonathan Allen – Alabama (DL)
Allen could very well end up the top pick overall, as the Walter Camp Player of the Year finalist recorded 52 tackles on a star studded line. He may be the safest can’t miss pick in the first round.
1. Myles Garrett – Texas A&M (DE)
Garrett has the potential to be special, with scouts comparing his skills to Julius Peppers entering the league. If the Browns don’t fall in love with Mitch Trubisky, Garrett is their guy.