When we look back at the 2017 NFL draft, which players will turn out to be the best at each position? Here’s some bold predictions to answer that question…..
QB – Josh Dobbs – Tennessee: The combination of intelligence and athleticism are what will push Dobbs to the top of this list. Finally able to concentrate on football alone, rather than completing a degree in Aerospace Engineering will allow him to blossom as a quarterback.
Honorable mention – Patrick Mahomes – Texas Tech
RB – Joe Mixon – Oklahoma: Mixon is already the best running back in this draft anyway. His off-field issues have taken him off some teams boards completely. If he can stay out of trouble, the team that takes him will have the best back of 2017.
Honorable Mention – Christian McCaffrey – Stanford
WR – Evan Engram – Mississppi St.: I know what you’re thinking, Engram is a tight end not a receiver. Well in the NFL he will be used as a receiver, and a dam good one at that. With 4.4 speed, and a frame of 6′ 3″ 230lbs he will be a nightmare mismatch for most corners in the league.
Honorable mention: Corey Davis – Western Michigan
TE – O. J. Howard – Alabama: Would love to throw a hot take player here but the reality is Howard is the best tight end in this class period. He’s an excellent blocker as well as a dynamic threat as a receiver.
Honorable mention – David Njoku – Miami
OL – Cam Robinson – Alabama: 2017 is not the best offensive line class in the past few years, so take this for what it’s worth. Robinson should brighten up an otherwise dreary group.
Honorable mention – Garrett Bolles – Utah
DT – Solomon Thomas – Stanford: No surprise here as Thomas should be off the board no later then the top ten. He’s ideally a 4-3 end who could kick inside on passing downs.
Honorable mention – Malik Mcdowell – Michigan St.
EDGE – Myles Garrett – Texas A + M: Again no shock in this choice as the presumptive number one overall pick will almost certainly be the best edge rusher in this draft.
Honorable mention – T. J. Watt
LB – Hassan Reddick – Temple: Rueben Foster seems to be the consensus best linebacker, but he has enough red flags now to cause real concern. Reddick’s talent speaks for itself and on the right team he can be the best linebacker in this draft.
CB – Gareon Conley – Ohio St.: Injuries have affected his college teammate Marshon Lattimore over his career, and will continue to do so at the next level. Meanwhile Conley’s comparable talent will make him the best corner in this draft looking back.
Honorable mention: Marshon Lattimore – Ohio St.
S – Malik Hooker – Ohio St.: They had some kind of secondary at Ohio St. this past season. Hooker’s ball hawking and athleticism will translate into several turnovers over his career when it’s all said and done. That will in turn translate into multiple Pro-Bowls for the talented safety.
Honorable mention: Budda Baker – Washinton