clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2017 NFL Draft: Mock Drafts After Day 1


USC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster
USC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

We’ve got a bunch of new mocks after last night’s first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Mocking the Draft

#37.) USC WR Juju Smith-Schuster

This one’s going to have a lot of momentum building once things get going. The hometown storyline is obviously going to tug.

#37.) Kansas St. DE Jordan Willis

Productive rusher off the edge with a plus motor.

I talked about the edge need in Matt Millers’ final 7-round mock yesterday. If we’re just going off of the roster and the need outlay, it’s in play.

#69.) Washington CB Sidney Jones

Jones tore his Achilles at UW’s pro day back in March. His recovery timetable has been reported as 4-6 months which would put him in line to play this year, though without the benefit of training camp or the preseason. Given the injury occurred after the combine, there is a question as to how his medical will check out. If it’s clean, his skill set is better than the 69th overall pick. If the medical pushes him down, like Alabama’s Reuben Foster falling to the San Francisco 49ers at #31, this will be considered by many a “steal” based on the quality of his game.


#37.) East Carolina WR Zay Jones

Jared Goff needs weapons and Jones will be a go-to-guy. He was incredibly productive in college—he’s the FBS all time leader in receptions—and impressed scouts at every stop of the draft process.

There’s a clear Jones/Smith-Schuster divide cleaving the pick right now. Will be interesting to see how people pick sides.

#69.) Utah S Marcus Williams

This was a position of need, even before T.J. McDonald signed a free agent deal with Miami.

Everything’s a position of roster need save for QB and RB on the outlook. Williams would be a fine third rounder to hand off to Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips.

CBS Sports

#37.) Houston DE/OLB Tyus Bowser

In Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme, the Rams will be searching for an explosive edge rusher -- like Bowser.

The list of options on the edge is longer than the wide receivers. If this is where the Rams are headed, the decision will be much tougher.

What are you thinking? Worried that none of the mocks have the Rams nabbing Western Kentucky Hilltoppers OL Forrest Lamp? Settled on a WR? Comfortable with a pass rusher?