2017 TMFL Mock DraftToday marked the end of free agency, and while some teams are dancing in the streets, others are crying in their pillows as all 32 teams look ahead to the NFL Draft. We've tried to put last years Mock behind us, as we were an astonishing 1/32 in the first round. We pegged the Vikings picking MLB Aevry Quick and we also had CB Cory Anthony going at pick 27, albeit to the wrong team. With that said, lets look ahead to this Sunday's draft. 1. Cleveland Browns-(From Patriots) WR JJ Frederick 6'6" 237 Penn St The Patriots were once again wheeling and dealing and the Browns make the move to come up to get the playmaker they hope will get them over the hump. The Browns organization has already announced that the huge WR from Penn St. will be their pick. 2. Carolina Panthers-FS Marcus Rosemond 6'3 208 Pittsburgh There is talk that the Panthers hope to move this pick with hopes of filling numerous holes. However, for the sake of this mock we have them taking the big-time playmaker Rosemond to help shore up their biggest weakness on paper, the secondary. Coach Raidernation has hopes of a quick turnaround and the big, athletic Rosemand could be the guy to spark it. 3. Miami Dolphins-WR Trevon Moss 6'4 236 Wisconsin The Dolphins have once again been silent leading up to the draft, leaving many to wonder what direction they go in here. They have plenty of holes, and are in desperate need of protection for 2nd year QB Cal Baca. However, with no OL projected this high, we have them taking Moss, who will step right in for the departed Mike Wallace. 4. Buffalo Bills-(From Washington) DE Ronald Jackson 6'3" 279 Tennessee The Bills have been trying very hard to move up, with their additions on offense in free agency, one can only guess that they are looking to shore up a defense that was porous last season. That's why we have them taking the DE Jackson from Tennessee. He will provide pass rushing opposite an aging Mario Williams 5. Indianapolis Colts-DE Cordero Ewing 6'7" 284 UCLA The Colts have been quietly building a contender. Would they dare go biggest need here and draft an OL this high? Naw, this is TMFL not the NFL. Therefore, we have them taking the tall, pass rushing monster Ewing. With Freeney now in Dallas and Mathis only getting older, Ewing could be the elite pass rusher they need for the rest of the cycle. 6. Oakland Raiders-(From Atlanta)-HB Timario Brackett 5'10 218 Ohio St. The Raiders are another team that moved to the top of the draft. What could they be after? Our money is on filling their biggest hole, RB. Latavius Murray is decent, but not an every down back. This may be a stretch for a RB in this day and age but we will see. Look out for MLB Gabe Morales here also. 7. Philadelphia Eagles-(From Minnesota)-WR C.J. McNeil 6'5 231 Auburn The Eagles could go a lot of different directions here as they are looking to get younger as a whole. Is Barkley the answer at QB? Do they take one of the elite 3-4 OLB? No, we have them taking McNeil. The Eagles like big, physical WR's and they're gonna need them if they ever hope to knock Seattle from their perch. 8. San Diego Chargers-DE Patrick Diaz 6'5" 312 Texas I've got a feeling the Chargers aren't going to be to happy about division rival Oakland trading up for Brackett. However, they get a decent consolation prize by being able to pick whichever 3-4 playmaker best suits them. Diaz is our pick here, as the big, run stuffing 34 DE's are a little harder to come by then the pass rushing OLB's. If they go offense here, look out for TE Keland Phelps 9. Jacksonville Jaguars-QB Jarrett Bailey 6'3 219 Georgia The Jags have quite a few holes to fill, but the most important one is obviously QB. Are they sold on Bortles, the guy ranked as the very worst QB in TMFL?https://traditionsportsonline.com/threads/2016-qb-performance.114922/ They will be happy to have the highest rated QB In the draft fall into their laps. 10. San Francisco 49ers-CB Jermane Donnelly 6'1 197 USC The 49ers have been active this offseason, including moved to shore up their biggest weakness, CB. They still have big needs at DL and WR but with Diaz off the board and the 3 big WR's gone, there aren't any worth this value. Will they continue to shore up the secondary or take a swing on a smaller DL? 11. New England Patriots-(From Cleveland)-DT Davis Finch 6'2 282 Florida St. This is the easiest pick of the whole draft. He's gonna trade it for 3 more picks. However, for the sake of this mock, we have the Patriots selecting DT Davis Finch to shore up the DL. With Oliver already in place, this could give them a ferocious duo up front. 12. Baltimore Ravens-CB Meiko Clay 6'2 192 Penn St. The Ravens are another team that could use a WR but they will settle for CB Meiko Clay, who could step right into a starting role for them. With Webb aging and on the trade block the Ravens need someone who can shut down opposing WR's. 13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-TE Keland Phelps 6'6 255 Tennessee The Bucs are likely looking to move down from this pick, likely in hopes of picking up an OL later in the draft. If they can't do that, they may reach and take OT Wes Newton, but we like them taking the big receiving TE from Tennessee. Phelps is the highest rated TE prospect since Kellen Winslow Jr and will look to help a receiving corps that lacks weapons right now. 14. Detroit Lions-OLB Jawaun Hairston 6'3 246 Nebraska Haven't hear much from the Lions, but the rumor is that they are moving to a 3-4 defense. For that to work, they need a couple major pieces, a Nose Tackle and some pass rushing OLB's. Luckily for them, this draft is deep in one of those positions at least. They get their choice between the 3 first round rated prospects. We personally like Hairston best simply because he is a Husker! 15. Tennessee Titans-QB Rich Doughty 6'4 219 Michigan St. Are the Titans ready to play another year behind Zach Mettenberger, who lead the league with 35 INT's? They have some other holes, but none of them really matter if they cant stop turning the ball over. Look for 34 DE Torry Ives here as a backup plan 16. Chicago Bears-(From Washington Through Buffalo)-DT Jorge Binns 6'1 293 Oklahoma While this trade isn't finalized, we have it on good authority that terms have been agreed to. We expect Chicago to go after a DT. They live and die by their defense and its ability to make plays. These LB's need a guy up front who can divert attention like Wilfork did last year. Binns is a solid player who has fallen from his projected pick of #9 17. Dallas Cowboys-WR Timote Frederick 6'2 206 Georgia This may be a bit of a stretch for Frederick but the only real position of need in Dallas is at WR. They need someone who can take attention away from Bryant and Witten and give budding superstar Brett Hudson as many targets as possible. 18. St. Louis Rams-OLB T.J. Jenkins 6'4 244 LSU The Rams are really the first team in this draft who can afford to go BPA. They are loaded on paper and just happen to have a guy rated as a top 5 talent fall right into their lap. Look out NFC West 19. Green Bay Packers-OLB Myke Dickson 6'4 254 Alabama Another team who doesn't show their hand often, it is hard to predict what they do here. I'm guessing they get the last great 3-4 pass rusher on the board with Dickson. 20. Kansas City Chiefs-MLB Gabe Morales 6'1 242 Michigan St. 2 time DPOY Derrick Johnson is aging and on the last year of his contract. With the money he may demand, it may suit the Chiefs to look for his replacement now. Morales isn't a 3-4 guy but he is young and can likely learn to fit into any scheme in the NFL. 21. New York Giants-MLB DeAndre Crosby 6'3 241 LSU The Giants struck out in FA and have really no starting caliber LB's on their roster. They are upset to see Morales go just one pick before them but settle on Crosby over OLB Pearson as there seems to be more depth at OLB in this draft. 22. Arizona Cardinals-DE Torry Ives 6'6 302 Penn St. The Cardinals may reach for a WR here as they really only have Floyd left following the departure of Fitzgerald. However, 3-4 DE's are a little harder to come by then WR's and we expect them to take Ives to fill one of the few weak spots in their D. 23. New York Jets-LT Wes Newton 6'7 340 Auburn It's very tempting to give the Jet's a CB here as they have to be sick of the rotating door at that position. However, we think they feel good about their defense right now and are desperate to find some protection for breakout star Johnny Martin. They would be thrilled to have the drafts best OL fall to them at 23. 24. Minnesota Vikings-(From Philly through Buffalo)WR Martaze Ivory 5'7 195 Auburn After finishing near the bottom of the league the last 3 years, the Vikings decided to blow the whole thing up an start from scratch. They let vets walk and brought in some fresh blood from FA. With their defense looking tough, they will focus on rebuilding the offense. Ivory may well be the best WR in this draft but his stuck has dropped due to his size. Is 5'7 big enough to play WR in TMFL? 25. New Orleans Saints-QB Traivon Guy 6'2 222 Wisconsin The Saints have to begin planning for life after Drew Brees. He can't have many seasons left at 38 years old and the Saints are built to win now. Is Guy a legit NFL QB or is he a product of having Trevon Moss to toss it up to 10 times a game in college? 26. Cincinnati Bengals-OLB Sylvester Pearson 6'3 238 Auburn The Bengals have Burfict and not much else at LB. Although Pearson plays the same position as Burfict, both of them seem smart enough to be shuffled around, giving the Bengals at least two playmakers at the second level 27. Minnesota Vikings-(From Philadelphia)-CB Mario Bernard 6' 191 Nebraska The Vikings need to build some depth at CB after letting Rhodes walk. They luck out landing Bernard this late at a positions a lot of teams covet. 28. Houston Texans-FS Miguel Shuler 5'11 207 Wisconsin The Texans only real need is RB and WR and with none available at this spot, they go BPA and take the playmaking FS Miguel Shuler. He may have to sit a year or two but he could be a good player down the road for them. 29. Oakland Raiders-RG Kirk Baker 6'6 341 Florida St. This is a definite reach but the Raiders are in bad need of a starting RG and the Baker may be their guy. He is a huge, imposing figure who can flat out destroy DT's. 30. Washington Redskins (From Chicago)-CB Jaquese Pruitt 6' 189 Arkansas DeAngelo Hall isn't getting any younger (or faster) and the Redskins have to compete with the like of Cruz, Bryant and Matthews in the division. Pruitt is the last 1st round rated CB and will breathe life into the aging Redskins secondary. 31. San Francisco 49ers (From PIttsburgh)-WR Clim Belton 6'4 220 UCF With no 3-4 DE left on the board, the 49ers will reach a bit for a WR to play next to Crabtree. Belton is the 6th WR taken in the 1st round, so the 49ers have to feel like they need to act now or miss out on even the 2nd round guys. 32. Seattle Seahawks-DT LaCraig Nunley 6'4 276 LSU The 3-time super bowl champs can obviously go BPA and it just so happens to be Nunley. The 'Hawks DT's are aging (Mebane-32, Bennett-31) so Nunley could step in and keep them fresh while biding time to step into the stating lineup. What do you think? Who's underrated, who's overrated? Who's teams did I nail on needs and who am I way off on? Who's just throwing smoke screens? I'm aiming for at least 3/32 this year!!!