With less than 58 days remaining until the 2017 NFL Draft, top draft prognosticators are busy taking a serious look at the field of college prospects.
On yearly basis, all 32 NFL teams get the opportunity to change its fortune by finding that diamond in the rough that is able to take the franchise to the next level.
This year’s draft seems to be an exercise in patience. With the list of quality offensive skilled players running a little thin in the earlier rounds, fans can expect many teams to be looking to stock up on players from the defensive side of the ball.
Let’s take a look at the first three projected picks to see if we can get a sense of how the remainder of the draft might shake out.
#1 – Cleveland Browns – Myles Garrett (DE, Texas A&M) – The Browns find themselves mired in a deep rut that demands immediate attention. While those players look to gain a little maturity and experience, the Browns figure to nab the best defensive player available in Myles Garrett, a highly talented defensive end from Texas A&M.
#2 – San Francisco 49ers – Marshon Lattimore (CB, Ohio State) – The 49ers do need to find some serious help at the quarterback position, this not might be the draft to try to pull a rabbit out of a hat. It would be safe pick to pick up a quality defender like Marshon Lattimore from the Ohio State Buckeyes. The talent here is immense, but there is some risk involved. Lattimore however, missed his freshman season with a hamstring injury and again struggled with hammy issues in 2015.
#3 – Chicago Bears – Jonathan Allen (DE, Alabama) – However, if the 49ers are willing to seek a high return by taking a chance on Lattimore, the door would then be open for the Bears to continue.