1. Cleveland Browns
OLB/DE Myles Garrett - Texas A&M
Watching ESPN. Kiper just gave an impassioned speech for Garrett as the best player in draft. John Gruden wants Jamal Adams, questions Garrett's effort. Gruden is insane. Garrett is the pick. Browns not doing something crazy a bad sign for the rest of the AFC North. Gruden is likely to make ESPN coverage unwatchable.
2. Chicago Bears (from San Francisco)
QB Mitch Trubisky - North Carolina
Things just got interesting - Trey Wingo
Damn. Bears traded 3rd and 4th round picks this year and a 3rd round pick next year to make sure no one beat them to Trubisky. Mike Glennon will be a single season (or less) bridge. Rumors actually had them more interested in Watson, so kudos to GM Ryan Pace and John Fox for fooling everyone.
3. San Francisco 49ers (from Chicago)
DE/OLB Solomon Thomas - Stanford
Get their man and three extra picks. A coup for GM John Lynch if they solve their QB problems in the next couple of years. Obviously were not sold on Trubisky. Kyle Shanahan likely to target Kirk Cousins next off season.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
RB Leonard Fournette - LSU
A poorly kept secret.
5. Tennessee Titans (from LA Rams)
WR Corey Davis - Western Michigan
Holy crap. Reach based purely on need. Second MAC receiver after Randy Moss to ever be picked in the first round. Could not run a post season 40 due to injury. Could have easily addressed the receiver position with the 18th pick (or later). Passing on highly rated defensive backs to fill their second biggest need at this spot makes no sense.
6. New York Jets
S Jamal Adams - LSU
Best player available. Basically every position is a position of need. Son joins father George being taken in the first round by a NY (OK Jersey) team. His dad was taken in the first round back in '85 by the Giants.
7. Los Angeles Chargers
WR Mike Williams - Clemson
A weapon for Philip Rivers instead of his possible replacement. Shocked that two receivers are off the board at this point. I guess a lack of depth at the position has teams paranoid. No receiver should have been a top 15 pick. Passing on more talented defenders a mistake.
8. Carolina Panthers
RB Christian McCaffrey - Stanford
The run on offensive skill position talent continues. Multi-dimensional difference maker that can change the offensive dynamic if utilized correctly. Loss of return man Ted Ginn in free agency another reason to be excited by the pick.
9. Cincinnati Bengals
WR John Ross - Washington
This is getting ridiculous. Borderline first rounder goes in the top 10. Clearly has the speed to take the top off a defense. Lacks other dimensions. Thin build and past injury problems a major concern.
10. Kansas City Chiefs (from Buffalo)
QB Patrick Mahomes - Texas Tech
The very definition of the term gunslinger. The anti-Alex Smith. Traded the 27th pick, a third rounder and next year's first rounder to make this move.
11. New Orleans Saints
Take advantage of 7 of the first 10 picks being on the offensive side of the ball. Stand pat and fill their biggest need with the best player at the position in the draft. Likely dropped due to past hamstring injuries.
CB Marshon Lattimore - Ohio St
12. Houston Texans (from Philadelphia through Cleveland)
QB Deshaun Watson - Clemson
Had Watson in this slot, didn't think the Browns would be making the pick. Traded the 25th selection and next year's first rounder to move up for Watson. Already moved last year's second rounder to the Browns to get rid of Brock Osweiler. Need to hit on Watson desperately. Otherwise would have wasted a ton of resources on the QB position in the last couple of years.
13. Arizona Cardinals
I/OLB Haason Reddick - Temple
Top 3 QBs gone. Reddick is a fine fallback option.
14. Philadelphia Eagles (from Minnesota)
DE Derek Barnett - Tennessee
Can't argue, solid value pick on ultra-productive pass rusher.
15. Indianapolis Colts
S Malik Hooker - Ohio St
Gruden shocked Hooker went this early. Calls this a need pick. My ears are bleeding. Gruden is so clueless. Penguins up by a goal with under 5 minutes remaining. I will be paying a little less attention to the next couple of picks.
16. Baltimore Ravens
CB Marlon Humphrey - Alabama
Not the Alabama player I was expecting, not that there is anything wrong with Humphrey. Surprised that Jonathan Allen, OJ Howard and to a lesser extent because of off the field issues Rueben Foster will be picked after Humphrey.
17. Washington Redskins
DE Jonathan Allen - Alabama
Perfect scheme fit. Incredible value. Not having a GM has no negative affect. Can only speculate that concerns over arthritic shoulders caused Allen to slide. More importantly Pens survive despite late flurry by Caps as Fluery continued to shine. I breathe a sigh of relief. To hell with Washington sports fans.
18. Tennessee Titans
CB/WR Adoree' Jackson - USC
Thought they should have addressed corner at 5 and then taken a receiver here. The fact that the top 3 wideouts are gone proves me wrong. Jackson is an ultra-athletic weapon. A top returner that could even get a few reps on offense. Somewhat raw, inexperienced on defense. Diminutive size could be an issue.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
TE OJ Howard - Alabama
Shouldn't have still been on the board. My favorite pick of the draft so far.
20. Denver Broncos
OT Garrett Bolles - Utah
My mock had the right position, wrong player. Difference in value among top tackle prospects minimal so I have no issue with this pick. Age the biggest concern.
21. Detroit Lions
O/MLB Jarrad Davis - Florida
Athletic, instinctive, high character leader. Immediate starter. Rueben Foster's off the field issues have obviously scared off teams.
22. Miami Dolphins
DE Charles Harris - Missouri
Nothing to complain about here. Fill biggest need with arguably the best player available.
23. New York Giants
TE Evan Engram - Mississippi
Surprised Engram was picked over David Njoku or a tackle. Engram is a weapon, not a tight end. The same could probably be said of Njoku currently, but he has the frame to eventually provide more versatility.
24. Oakland Raiders
CB Garreon Conley - Ohio St
A gamble for the team moving to Vegas. Only takes one team to keep a player on there draft board for them to get drafted. Somewhat surprised albeit not shocked someone took this chance on the first day. Still can't get over La'el Collins not getting drafted despite not even being a suspect in a case involving the murder of his ex-girlfriend. Not yet having a home works in the favor of the Raiders in this case. Tremendous on the field value if Conley is not charged with a crime.
25. Cleveland Browns (from Houston)
S/LB Jabrill Peppers - Michigan
A Swiss Army knife. Extreme versatility fits into analytic emphasis of front office. Peppers might have been better off in a more stable environment with better coaching. If nothing else will be an interesting player to follow.
26. Atlanta Falcons (from Seattle)
DE/OLB Takkarist McKinley - UCLA
Dan Quinn moves up at the cost of a third and seventh rounder for the top remaining available pass rusher.
27. Buffalo Bills (from KC)
CB Tre'Davious White - LSU
Value meets need. Trade down works out well for the present and future.
28. Dallas Cowboys
DE Taco Charlton - Michigan
Desperate for a pass rusher, got a pass rusher. Perfect scheme fit. Interesting, Falcons trade flipped McKinley and Charlton from my mock.
29. Cleveland Browns (from Green Bay)
TE David Njoku - Miami FL
The Packers bail out of the first round. Will not have to guarantee four years to the first pick of the second round. Thought this was going to be a QB. Njoku could have been heavily considered by the Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger was campaigning for more weapons and can't be happy.
30. Pittsburgh Steelers
O/ILB TJ Watt - Wisconsin
Tremendous athlete. Good value. Had him going 21st in my final mock. An ascending player with limited experience on defense. Versatile with the ability to rush off the edge and the skill set to contribute inside. Bloodlines obviously unquestioned. Barring unforeseen circumstances TJ will face JJ this season on Christmas.
31. San Francisco 49ers (from Seattle)
ILB Rueben Foster - Alabama
A trade that seems to help both teams. The Seahawks move down twice to get out of the first round as the offensive lineman fall. Prudent moves with Ryan Ramczyk, Cam Robinson and Forrest Lamp all still available (edit: Ramczyk was last pick of first round, but point stands). Foster should be an immediate starter for a team that needs talent everywhere. Neophyte GM John Lynch has done an incredible job.
32. New Orleans Saints (from New England)
OT Ryan Ramczyk - Wisoconsin
Not the most exciting way to end a wild and wholly first day. Solid value.