NFL Draft 2017 Results: Round 1 Live Updates, Reaction and Analysis on Day 1
Follow live coverage on Day 1 of the 2017 NFL draft. The Cleveland Browns have stirred up controversy on who’s going to be the No. 1 pick. Will the front office select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky or defensive end Myles Garrett? How many signal-callers will come off the board in the first round? How high does running back Leonard Fournette go? In a class deep with talent, we could see several teams trade down. Which clubs will significantly improve their futures?
- April 29, 2017
- via Bleacher Report
Full NFL Draft Results from All 7 Rounds
- April 28, 2017
- via NFL.com
Gareon Conley Passed a Polygraph Test Before the Draft
Notable Prospects for Day 2
Running back Dalvin Cook can run and catch out of the backfield, but off-field question marks push him into Day 2. Notre Dame prospect DeShone Kizer could be the next signal-caller off the board on Friday.
Protecting Drew Brees
At 38 years old, at the end of his career, Brees can't afford to take a lot of hits. The New Orleans Saints add a solid asset to the trenches to keep their quarterback upright.
Reuben Foster Falls to No. 31
Earlier in the offseason, there was speculation the San Francisco 49ers would take Foster at No. 2. Ironically, general manager John Lynch was able to trade back into the first round to acquire him. The Seattle Seahawks moved out of the first round and didn't acquire a draft pick on Thursday.
Another Watt in the First Round of the Draft 💪💪
The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker corps will go through changes without Lawrence Timmons. T.J. Watt brings pass-rushing ability on the second level of the front seven. Though, he's still developing as a run defender.
More Firepower for Browns' Passing Attack, but Who's the QB?
The Browns added David Njoku, who brings upside as a receiving tight end. However, Cleveland hasn't drafted a quarterback, yet. Who's going to throw passes to Njoku in 2017?
Nothing Flashy for the Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys chose to address a need along the defensive line. With defensive end Randy Gregory suspended for at least a year, Dallas needs to find someone to pressure the pocket. Taco Charlton could be that guy.
The Bills Replace Stephon Gilmore with Tre'Davious White
Gilmore signed with the New England Patriots during free agency, which left a void at cornerback. White should be able to line up on the outside and flourish under head coach Sean McDermott.
Falcons Trade Up for Takkarist McKinley
Atlanta moved up five spots to complement their best pass-rusher, Vic Beasley. In his senior year at UCLA, McKinley broke out with a season-high 10 sacks.
The Hybrid Linebacker-Safety Goes to Cleveland
Jabrill Peppers' diluted sample, which goes down as a failed drug test, didn't scare the Browns away. He'll likely find a defined role as a safety in Cleveland.
Raiders Put Cornerback Sean Smith on Notice
Oakland selected cornerback Gareon Conley, who was accused of rape at a Cleveland hotel. Apparently, the Raiders have done enough research on what's going to be labeled a questionable pick at No. 24.
Meet Eli Manning's Newest Weapon: Tight End Evan Engram
Engram flashed his athleticism during the NFL Scouting Combine. During his four-year tenure at Mississppi, he logged 2,320 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns.
Another Pass-Rusher for the Dolphins
Cameron Wake, Ndamukong Suh and now Charles Harris will wreak havoc on opposing offensive lines across the league. Miami is building a group of bullies up front.
DeAndre Levy's Replacement
Despite injury concerns, linebacker Jarrad Davis goes to the Detroit Lions at No. 21. His versatility should compensate for the loss of DeAndre Levy.
John Elway Explains His Choice at No. 20
Though he's raw at the position, Garett Bolles impressed Elway as an agile pass-protector in the trenches.
Denver Broncos Add Quarterback Protection
The Oakland Raiders will send Khalil Mack. The Kansas City Chiefs can unleash Justin Houston. Los Angeles Chargers pass-rusher Joey Bosa logged 10.5 sacks last year. It's a logical move for the Broncos.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Take Top Tight End
It's difficult to find something negative to say about tight end O.J. Howard's game. He's a complete player at his position. Quarterback Jameis Winston goes into the 2017 season with wide receiver DeSean Jackson and Howard added to his passing options.
Tennessee Titans Add 5'10" Playmaker to Secondary
Cornerback Adoree' Jackson can score in a variety of ways due to his speed, but he'll need to refine his skills in coverage while overcoming criticisms about his height. On the positive side, he grabbed five interceptions in the previous year at USC.
- via NFL.com
An Outline on Jonathan Allen's Shoulder Concerns
Jonathan Allen's Shoulder Concerns Cause Drop
The Washington Redskins need interior help to beef up the run defense. Allen is the second Alabama prospect off the board at No. 17.
No Respect for Alabama This Year?
Jonathan Allen has noticeably slipped in the selection order. Linebacker Reuben Foster's NFL Scouting Combine incident may have cost him a few spots. O.J. Howard is the best tight end in the draft. Where's the love for Alabama?
The Ravens Look to Counter Steelers in AFC North
With Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown terrorizing defensive backs, Baltimore adds cornerback Marlon Humphrey for pass coverage help. Unfortunately for the Ravens, Humphrey has a tendency to allow deep throws over his head.
Indianapolis Colts Add Ball-Hawking Safety
Safety Malik Hooker notched seven interceptions in the previous season at Ohio State. Despite injury concerns, the Colts hope he can stay healthy enough to help revamp their secondary. Indianapolis ranked No. 30 in yards allowed during the 2016 season.
Philadelphia Eagles Bring in Pass-Rush Specialist
Instead of addressing the secondary with a cornerback, the Eagles attempt to bolster their defensive front. Fletcher Cox led the team in sacks with 6.5 in the previous season. Derek Barnett logged 32 sacks in three seasons at Tennessee.
Haason Reddick Played Defensive End at Temple
Reddick will likely transition to linebacker once he steps on the field for the Arizona Cardinals. He's projected as a versatile defender with a high upside. He's also a draft favorite in Philadelphia.
Mitchell Trubisky's Awkward Packers Tweet😳
Well, his rooting interest just changed completely.
Immediate Starting Opportunity?
No Brock Osweiler? Tom Savage? Brandon Weeden? Deshaun Watson could win the Houston Texans' starting quarterback job in 2017.
Browns Don't Draft a QB at No. 12, Swap with Texans
For all three quarterback selections, teams have traded up for their rookie passer. The Houston Texans acquire Deshaun Watson.
New Orleans Saints Try to Patch Up Leaky Secondary
The Saints take the first cornerback in the draft, Marshon Lattimore, to help their pass defense, which ranked No. 31 in points allowed and No. 27 in yards surrendered.
Kansas City Chiefs Sent Out a Smokescreen to Grab Patrick Mahomes
It's a bold move for the Chiefs, but the coaching staff and scouts likely feel they acquired the best quarterback in this draft.
Kansas City Chiefs Claim Their QB at No. 10
Patrick Mahomes rounds out the top 10 draft picks. He surged late on draft boards and finds a home in Kansas City. Watch out, Alex Smith.
The Bills Move ⤵, Chiefs Move ⬆
Will Kansas City select the heir to quarterback Alex Smith's starting spot or a linebacker?
The 40 Time 👑 Goes to Cincinnati
Wide receiver John Ross clocked the fastest 40 time, ever, at 4.22. Alongside A.J. Green, the Bengals could have a potent passing attack.
Cam + Christian in Carolina
Typically, the Carolina Panthers would love to keep pounding, but running back Christian McCaffrey brings some finesse with technique as a receiver out of the backfield.
Philip Rivers Gets a New Weapon
Wide receiver Mike Williams broke out for 98 catches, 1,368 yards and 11 touchdowns during the 2016 season at Clemson. With question marks in the secondary, the Los Angeles Chargers may have to outscore their opponents with 35-plus points per outing.
Old School Tom Coughlin Goes with Old School RB
With Tom Coughlin in the Jacksonville Jaguars building as the executive vice president of football operations, his old-school mentality likely drew him to running back Leonard Fournette, who's best described as a tough grinder.
The Jets Secondary Moves on from Darrelle Revis Era
Safety Jamal Adams brings leadership qualities to the field. He's quickly going to lead the secondary where Revis left off.
- via Bleacher Report
Report: Browns Pursuing Kirk Cousins
Hey Bears Fans, How Do You Like the No. 2 Pick?
Not so much.
The Titans Opted Not to Address the Secondary
Cornerback Marshon Lattimore could've been an option at No. 5 to pair with cornerback Logan Ryan in the secondary.
Tennessee Titans Grab a Big Target for Marcus Mariota
At 6'3", 209 pounds, wide receiver Corey Davis should elevate the Titans passing attack, specifically in the red zone.
Running Back Ezekiel Elliott Went No. 4 in 2016
The Jacksonville Jaguars go high at running back with Leonard Fournette at No. 4. He'll be a big help for quarterback Blake Bortles, who struggled last year.
Huge Shocker, Considering the $45 Million Spent on Mike Glennon
Mitchell Trubisky will need a year or two to develop. By year two, Glennon will be in a contract year.
- via ProFootballTalk
Deshaun Watson: Mitchell Trubisky over me would be a slap in the face
49ers Add to the Defensive Line, Add Solomon Thomas
49ers Prospective Defensive Line: DeForest Buckner + Arik Armstead + Solomon Thomas = Young and promising
Here's What the Trade Cost the Bears
It looks like a full-blown love affair for Mitchell Trubisky in Chicago. The front office gave up three picks to move up one spot for the one-year collegiate starter. Our first shocker of the night.
The Chicago Bears Traded Up One Spot for Mitchell Trubisky
The team signed quarterback Mike Glennon to a three-year, $45 million contract during free agency. He's on a short leash.
How Could They Get It Wrong?
Myles Garrett + Emmanuel Ogbah puts AFC North quarterbacks on immediate alert. The Texas A&M pass-rusher logged 31 sacks in three collegiate seasons.
The San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears Flip Picks
The Bears will pick at No. 2. The 49ers will pick at No. 3.
It's Official, Myles Garrett Is the No. 1 Overall Pick
The Cleveland Browns will add to their front seven. Emmanuel Ogbah gets a pass-rush playmate.
Myles Garrett or Mitchell Trubisky, What Is It Cleveland?
The better pick would be the safe pick. The Browns should go with Garrett, but the analytics guys may say otherwise.
Who's going to actually make a move?
- April 27, 2017
Jamal Adams Looks Like the No. 2 Pick
Will the San Francisco 49ers add a impact safety to their young promising defense?
A Tight End at No. 6?
The San Francisco 49ers selected tight end Vernon Davis at No. 6 in the 2006 draft.
More Info on the Kansas City Chiefs Draft Plan
It seems they're not interested in a quarterback. The Chiefs need to re-tool the defense to stay above the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West.
The First of Many Autographs Deshaun Watson Will Sign
Prediction: Deshaun Watson goes to the Texans via trade up or at No. 25.
There Could Be a Lot of Movement in the 1st Round
Teams could be attempting to draft and stash a quarterback. Patrick Mahomes? Davis Webb? Deshaun Watson?
Is It Time, Yet? ⌚⌚
The draft will kick off at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. And the Cleveland Browns choose the safe pick in Myles Garrett, maybe.
- via ProFootballTalk
Look for Jarrad Davis to Be Gone by Pick No. 22