- CLEVELAND - Edge rusher Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
Sometimes the obvious pick is the correct one. Garrett is the best edge-rushing prospect since Von Miller.
- SAN FRANCISCO - DE Solomon Thomas, Stanford
It's hard to get a read on the 49ers' intentions. This is one of the picks that could swing the entire first round, because the 49ers could take a quarterback like Mitchell Trubisky. That could lead to an early run on passers, and then could cause some elite defensive players to fall.
- CHICAGO - DL Jonathan Allen, Alabama
By signing Mike Glennon last month, the Bears signaled their intention to focus on extracting all they could out of the here and now -- even though that may not be all that much. Allen should have little trouble making the transition to the NFL and may be an immediate Pro Bowler.
- JACKSONVILLE - RB Leonard Fournette, LSU
The Jaguars have plenty of needs, and Tom Coughlin could signal the end of Blake Bortles' starting stint by picking a quarterback. But Coughlin also likes having a bellwether back. He wasn't timid about picking running backs early with the Giants and during his first Jaguars tenure, and Fournette would fit right in.
- TENNESSEE - S Jamal Adams, LSU
- N.Y. JETS - CB Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State
- L.A. CHARGERS - S Malik Hooker, Ohio State
- CAROLINA - RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
With O.J. Howard and Christian McCaffrey on the board here, it's a question of how Panthers GM Dave Gettleman wants to upgrade Cam Newton's weapons. Both are matchup nightmares, but McCaffrey gives them more of what they do not possess.
- CINCINNATI - Edge rusher Derek Barnett, Tennessee
- BUFFALO - TE O.J. Howard, Alabama
- NEW ORLEANS - CB Marlon Humphrey, Alabama
- CLEVELAND - QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina
Quarterback is the position on which the entire first round could turn. If Trubisky goes in the top five selections or the Browns trade up to pick him, the complexion of the night will change.
- ARIZONA - QB Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech
- PHILADELPHIA - WR John Ross, Washington
The first receiver off the board is also the fastest.
- INDIANAPOLIS - LB Haason Reddick, Temple
- BALTIMORE - WR Mike Williams, Clemson
- WASHINGTON - LB Reuben Foster, Alabama
- TENNESSEE - WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan
- TAMPA BAY - RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State
- DENVER - OT Garett Bolles, Utah
With all offensive linemen on the board, what separates Bolles? It's the persistence and nastiness with which he plays, a pair of traits that fit in line with the Broncos' points of emphasis on both lines this offseason.
- DETROIT - DE Taco Charlton, Michigan
- MIAMI - S Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
- N.Y. GIANTS - TE David Njoku, Miami (Fla.)
- OAKLAND - CB Tre'Davious White, LSU
- HOUSTON - QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson
Frankly, Houston would have to be ecstatic if Watson remained available at this point.
- SEATTLE - OT Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin
- KANSAS CITY - ILB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt
- DALLAS - Edge rusher Takkarist McKinley, UCLA
- GREEN BAY - Edge rusher T.J. Watt, Wisconsin
- PITTSBURGH - CB Kevin King, Washington
- ATLANTA - G Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
- NEW ORLEANS - CB Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado