1. Cleveland Browns (0-10) – DeShone Kizer (QB/Notre Dame)
Cleveland has lost 13 straight games dating back to last season. To make matters worse, none of the quarterbacks in this draft have lived up to the billing of being worthy for the top pick, causing other mock drafts to have Cleveland selecting Myles Garrett. Considering that Jared Goff went first overall last season, I’m not ready to write off a quarterback-needy team like the Browns moving on.
2. San Francisco 49ers (1-8) – Mitch Trubisky (QB/North Carolina)
Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick are both terrible. Trubisky has flown up draft boards, but I don’t see the hype. His stats are skewed by an offense that plays small ball and he is often unaware of pressure surrounding him.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7) – Myles Garrett (DE/Texas A&M)
The only good part about the Jaguars being a massive disappointment is that they have a shot to get the best available player in this draft. They have drafted Dante Fowler and Yannick Ngakoue in recent years, but you can never have enough pass rushers in today’s NFL.
4. Chicago Bears (2-7) – DeShaun Watson (QB/Clemson)
DeShaun Watson has tumbled down draft boards, but there are too many quarterback-needy teams in this draft for me to see him going anywhere. The writing is on the wall for Jay Cutler, who the Bears are done with.
5. New York Jets (3-7) – Leonard Fournette (RB/LSU)
Matt Forte has too many miles to be relied upon much longer. Fournette has been seen as one of the best running back prospects since Adrian Peterson and would give New York a household name – always a necessity in the Big Apple.
6. Carolina Panthers (3-6) – Jamal Adams (CB/S/LSU)
Think Carolina misses Josh Norman? Opposing teams have pummeled Carolina through the air this season, something that needs to come to an end in a divison that they share with Jameis Winston, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan.
7. Cincinnati Bengals (3-5-1) – Jalen Tabor (CB/Florida)
Odell Beckham Jr. made a complete fool out of Adam Jones last night. Jones, however, is far from the only problem in Cincinnati’s secondary, which includes Dre Kirkpatrick in the final year of his deal.
8. San Diego Chargers (4-6) – Jabrill Peppers (SS/Michigan)
Adrian Phillips is slated for restricted free agency this spring, but he is absolutely replaceable. Some people have looked at Peppers potentially as an outside linebacker, but he is way too small to play that position in the NFL.
9. Buffalo Bills (4-5) – Adoree’ Jackson (CB/USC)
Stephon Gilmore has been awful this year and is in the final year of his deal. He was a solid cornerback in 2014-15, but with a cloudy future in Buffalo, the Bills may look for a replacement.
10. Indianapolis Colts (4-5) – Cam Robinson (OT/Alabama)
The Colts need to continue to focus on rebuilding their offensive line if they want Andrew Luck to have any kind of success. Joe Haeg has been completely overmatched at right tackle. Perhaps the Colts will take a page out of the Titans book and use an early pick on a right tackle to form a solid duo.
11. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-5) – Dalvin Cook (RB/Florida State)
Le’Veon Bell is in the final year of his contract and despite his solid play, he may not receive a new deal in Pittsburgh. If he goes, a new back will be needed.
12. Tennessee Titans (5-5) – Marshon Lattimore (CB/Ohio State)
The Titans need to find a replacement for Perrish Cox, who has been torched all season. Luckily, they own two first round picks in a draft filled with talent at cornerback.
13. Green Bay Packers (4-5) – Tim Williams (DE/OLB/Alabama)
Green Bay has three outside linebackers slated for free agency, including Nick Perry. If they fail to resign Perry or Datone Jones, they’ll have a significant hole to fill.
14. New Orleans Saints (4-5) – Jonathan Allen (DE/DT/Alabama)
Paul Kruger hasn’t done much for the Saints and is only here on a one year deal.
15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) – Malik Hooker (S/Ohio State)
Chris Conte has been horrific this season and, luckily for the Buccaneers, he isn’t under contract in 2017. They need to stay as far away from him as possible.
16. Arizona Cardinals (4-4-1) – JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR/USC)
Larry Fitzgerald is still stellar, but Michael Floyd is in his contract year and John Brown has disappeared.
17. Tennessee Titans (5-5) – Zach Cunningham (LB/Vanderbilt)
The Titans secondary issues have masked the fact that Avery Williamson has been an absolute liability. Cunningham has quietly been a stud this season and has the potential to be one of the best picks of this draft.
18. Cleveland Browns (0-10) – Derek Barnett (DE/Tennessee)
Along with getting a new quarterback, the Browns also need someone who can get to the quarterback. Barnett is a steal at this juncture.
19. Detroit Lions (5-4) – Malik McDowell (DE/DT/Michigan State)
Detroit still hasn’t replaced Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh and now their entire front seven is a mess. Haloti Ngata has continued to decline since coming to Detroit.
20. Miami Dolphins (5-4) – Jarrad Davis (LB/Florida)
Miami has struggled at strongside linebacker throughout the year, so they may seek a replacement. Branden Albert has struggled at left tackle, but Laremy Tunsil, who has played well at guard, is in line to take over.
21. Philadelphia Eagles (5-4) – Mike Williams (WR/Clemson)
Dorial Green-Beckham and Nelson Agholor has struggled this season and Agholor may not be with the team much longer. Philadelphia needs another dependable receiver across from Jordan Matthews.
22. Baltimore Ravens (5-4) – Charles Harris (DE/OLB/Missouri)
Baltimore is getting long in the tooth at edge rusher, where Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil are on the wrong side of 30.
23. Washington Redskins (5-3-1) – Marlon Humphrey (CB/Alabama)
Bashaud Breeland has become a whipping post at cornerback while Josh Norman has locked down the other side of the defense. Norman can’t do it all by himself.
24. Houston Texans (6-3) – Mike McGlinchey (OT/Notre Dame)
Duane Brown is fine, but Chris Clark is arguably the worst right tackle in football.
25. Atlanta Falcons (6-4) – Caleb Brantley (DT/Florida)
Jonathan Babineaux has been bad in the final year of his contract with Atlanta. I can’t see him returning.
26. Oakland Raiders (7-2) – Desmond King (CB/Iowa)
David Amerson has flourished since coming to Oakland, but D.J. Hayden continues to be a bust of a draft pick. He can’t be the starting cornerback next season.
27. Kansas City Chiefs (7-2) – Sidney Jones (CB/Washington)
Marcus Peters has been solid for the Chiefs, but they have nothing to offer across from him.
28. Dallas Cowboys (8-1) – Carroll Phillips (DE/OLB/Illinois)
The Cowboys has been paper-thin at defensive end ever since letting Greg Hardy go last offseason. Their lack of a pass rush is going to hurt them in the postseason.
29. New York Giants (6-3) – O.J. Howard (TE/Alabama)
Both Will Tye and Larry Donnell are absolutely pathetic excuses for a tight end. Eli Manning deserves better.
30. Denver Broncos (7-3) – Dawuane Smoot (DE/Illinois)
Masked by a great play among the rest of the defense, the Broncos defensive line has been awful, especially Jared Crick.
31. Seattle Seahawks (6-2-1) – Roderick Johnson (OT/Florida State)
Not a single tackle on the Seahawks is even worthy of being on an NFL roster, and Russell Wilson has taken a beating because of it.
32. New England Patriots (7-2) – Christian McCaffrey (RB/Stanford)
A versatile running back who can lineup at receiver? You can just see Bill Belichick salivating at the opportunity.