Here at 7poundbag, we love the draft. We love arguing picks, we love the wish-lists, and we love looking back and bragging on how we did. The hardest two parts of any draft predictions, are: 1) the trades, and 2) all it takes is one idiot to blow it up
So three writers split up the NFL, and made our picks, plus gave our opinion on if we would trade the pick.
11. New Orleans Saints – David Pick: Taco Charlton – DE – Michigan
I would love to go Fournette here, but the Saints need some serious help with the defense, stop me if you have heard this before. Charlton can get to the QB, but needs some work to be an everydown player, but he walks into a starting job day 1. Trading? If someone wants to get ahead of the Brownies for a QB, I’m answering the phone.
12. Cleveland Browns – Chad Pick: Mitch Tribursky – QB – North Carolina
It’s time for a QB to come off of the board and I believe this is the direction for Cleveland to go. Trading? If I’m packaging picks to somehow to Jimmy G; I’m making a move.
13. Arizona Cardinals – Chad Pick: Malik Hooker – CB – Ohio State
I’m taking him as a corner to go opposite Patrick Peterson and give the Cardinals some help on Defense Trading? Not Unless there is an overwhelming offer.
14. Philadelphia Eagles – Dan Pick: Derek Barnett – DE – Tennessee
The Eagles lost Connor Barwin in free agency so they’ll need a replacement. They already have Graham at one DE spot and Barnett is a similar type of player so this will fit nicely. They need to bolster their pass rush along with adding edge help in run protection in a division that faces Eli Manning, Kirk Cousins and Dak Prescott along with Ezekiel Elliot at running back. They could go running back here, but I like a defensive end a lot better. Trading? Not unless it involves an experienced player. If I’m the Philadelphia organization, I’m staying where I’m at and getting Barnett.
15. Indianapolis Colts – David Pick: Cam Robinson – OT – Alabama
Imagine a draft where the top Offensive Lineman goes 15. Welcome to 2017. Everyone knows the Colts need defense. They also need to protect Luck. Robinson can come in and start day one on the line. I can carpet bomb the defensive line later on. Delvin Cook is also an option, but I’d rather wait on a running back. Trading? Is my phone ringing? I’ll trade down a dozen spots for the right deal.
16. Baltimore Ravens – Chad Pick: John Ross – WR – Washington
Flacco needs a deep threat and this guy can catch the ball and has an amazing 40. Trading? More than likely not
17. Washington Redskins – Chad Pick: Leonard Fournette – RB – LSU
After losing Garcon and Jackson to free agency; I did sign Terrelle Pryor but someone in the backfield to help take the pressure of Kirk Cousins Trading? If he is still there probably not
18. Tennessee Titans – David Pick: Charles Harris – DE/OLB – Missouri
Titans are hating this draft right now. They need secondary help and so far 4 of them are gone. Obi Melifonwu is the best available, but is he worth it here? John Ross would also be great and he’s gone. Dammit. Charles Harris is at least a player I can plug in somewhere and he can add talent, even though Haason Reddick is an option. Trading? Who wants a QB? Have the Dolphins give me a call.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – David Pick: Christian McCaffrey – RB/WR – Stanford
The Bucs actually don’t have a lot of major needs, yet McCaffrey could add some points on the scoreboard. Trading? If there was a year the Bucs could dump a first round pick for a 1 and a couple 2s down the road, this is it. They spent a lot to get older, time to win.
20. Denver Broncos – David Pick: DeShaun Watson – QB – Clemson
Yup. The Broncos have the best QB in the draft fall to them. If John Elway actually belives in the guys he has, then Dalvin Cook is the choice. Trading? Who wants a QB?
21. Detroit Lions – Dan Pick: Obi Melifonwu – Safety – Connecticut
The Lions need defensive help, especially in the secondary, if they want to have a chance at stopping Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ superb passing offense for the NFC North. The Lions have already shown a lot of interest in him and this is their chance. Trading? No. They need defensive help, and this is a perfect opportunity to do just that.