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2017 NFL Draft: 1st round predictions for all 32 teams, with trades

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The NFL Draft is so unpredictable but this year in particular you’d probably have better odds of winning the lottery than predicting the entire top 10.

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When it comes the NFL Draft normally we have a pretty good idea of what the top 10 might look like but this year...jeez. This is a tough year for predicting the draft because when it comes to this class, there’s a lot of top 15, 20 to 50 talent, but there is not a lot of players that would be labeled as “top 10 type talents.”

The only pick that is essentially set in stone is Myles Garrett going number 1 to the Cleveland Browns. There is absolutely no way Cleveland overthinks this and takes Mitchell Trubisky at number 1, and I’ve started to believe that Cleveland is actually setting a smokescreen to drive his value up so he goes in front of them.

Crazy, but something that was brought up to me by a good friend and I’ve started to believe it. Anyway, let’s go ahead and try the equivalent of winning the lottery by predicting the first round.

  1. Cleveland Browns (1-15): Myles Garrett
  2. San Francisco 49ers (2-14): Christian McCaffrey
  3. Chicago Bears (3-13): Marshon Lattimore
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13): OJ Howard
  5. Tennessee Titans - from Los Angeles Rams (4-12): Haason Reddick
  6. *Predicted trade with Jets New Orleans Saints (7-9): Patrick Mahomes
  7. Los Angeles Chargers (5-11): Malik Hooker
  8. Carolina Panthers (6-10): Solomon Thomas
  9. Cincinnati Bengals (6-9-1): John Ross
  10. Buffalo Bills (7-9): Mitchell Trubisky
  11. *Predicted trade with Saints New York Jets (5-11): Leonard Fournette
  12. Cleveland Browns - from Philadelphia (7-9): Gareon Conley
  13. Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1): Jamal Adams
  14. Philadelphia Eagles - from Minnesota (8-8): Kevin King
  15. Indianapolis Colts (8-8): Charles Harris
  16. Baltimore Ravens (8-8): Jonathan Allen
  17. Washington Redskins (8-7-1): Forrest Lamp
  18. Tennessee Titans (9-7): David Njoku
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7): Obi Melifonwu
  20. Denver Broncos (9-7): Garrett Bolles
  21. Detroit Lions (9-7) Mike Williams
  22. Miami Dolphins (10-6) TJ Watt
  23. New York Giants (11-5) Tyus Bowser
  24. Oakland Raiders (12-4) Chidobe Awuzie
  25. Houston Texans (9-7): Jabrill Peppers
  26. Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1) Cameron Robinson
  27. Kansas City Chiefs (12-4): Deshaun Watson
  28. Dallas Cowboys *(13-3) Derek Barnett
  29. Green Bay Packers (10-6): Marlon Humphrey
  30. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5): Carl Lawson (would prefer Budda Baker)
  31. Atlanta Falcons (11-5) Evan Engram
  32. * Predicted trade with Jets San Francisco 49ers (2-14): Deshone Kizer

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The draft will probably not go down anything like this, but I gave it a shot. Just how ludicrous are my predictions? Let me know in the comments below.