The NFL Draft is under two weeks away, and of course, things are beginning to come into focus in the top-portion of the draft.
Still, questions stay on where beat prospects like UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky, LSU running back Leonard Fournette and Clemson beneficiary Mike Williams will go.
Where will they end up – and who will the Eagles, Giants, and Jets take?
Here are the most recent projections for 6 teams in the 2017 NFL Draft.
1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, De
The Browns wish there was a franchise quarterback sitting tight for them here with the No. 1 pick, yet there isn’t – and Garrett is the next best wager at a franchise-evolving player.
The scouting report on Garrett:
Qualities: Freakish physicality and body control for his size. Sudden initial step, but the speed of his second and third steps is similarly as powerful, utilizing long, solid strides. Free hipped with the versatile adaptability to curve, turn and get underneath blockers. Smooth motions to drop and handle space. Changes over speed to power and uses common force to barrel through bodies.
Shortcomings: Various moves in his pass surge armory, however his turn to move transition need polish to better counter. Overaggressive and requirements to keep up appropriate position versus the rushed to contain the edge, and keep the ball-carrier inside. Capacity to win at the point of attack is constructed more in light of timing and explosiveness, instead of core power and can be protected from run paths – can get tied up on inside rushes.
2. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, de
After quarterback, defensive end is the second-most vital position in the NFL – and Thomas may be the best defensive end in the draft.
The scouting report on Thomas:
Qualities: While shorter than perfect, Thomas brandishes a power-stuffed edge with incredible general weight dissemination, including wide shoulders and intensely built appendages that fill in as a demonstration of his dedication to the weight room. He has phenomenal introductory speed to slip gaps, detonating off the ball and indicating great center adaptability and quality to get thin and battle through tight spaces
Shortcomings: Will be seen by some as a tweener without the mass to be an every-down defensive handle or the burst and bend of a great protective end. Production might be expanded because of Stanford’s ability to run tricks and circles to free him up… Hustles to the ball yet does not have perfect straight-line speed to pursue down ball-carriers from behind.
3. Chicago bears: marshon Lattimore, CB
Lattimore is the best cornerback in the NFL draft, and in a class that is dominated by the passing game, having a closed down cornerback is a distinct advantage for any defense.
The scouting report on Lattimore:
Qualities: Twitchy competitor with the lower body explosiveness to spring toward any path. Appends himself hip-to-hip in coverage and runs preferable courses over the beneficiary. Better than expected top-end speed. Secondary burst to close cushions or recoup after a false step. Soaks in his position and remains on the wads of his feet to stay under control and on stage. Workable body type with adequate height to match up with receivers.
Shortcomings: Lacks perfect bulk and length on his casing. Plays close to the line of scrimmage, however seldom sticks, permitting beneficiaries to reach and thump him off the course. Requirements to better play the ball with his back swung to the play. The propensity for snatching when froze. Can be tricked by body/head fakes and needs to better expect courses and ideas.
5. Tennessee titans: john ross, wr
Ross is viewed by many scouts as the best receiver in the draft. He is something other than a fast receiver, as he has incredible footwork at the line of scrimmage. Ross ought to help quarterback Marcus mariota for quite a long time to come.
Scouting report on ross
Qualities: Elite athletic characteristics with easy speed and instant acceleration. Sudden discharge off the snap to get defenders cockeyed from the begin – no squandered strides, each move has a reason. Explosive begin/stop plant-and-burst, not gearing down in his developments. Polished course runner with the sagacious to set up defenders and the body control to snap out of his breaks.’
6. New york jets: mitch trubisky, QB
Taking trubisky in the wake of taking quarterback Christian Hackenberg a year ago in the second round is a risk. Be that as it may, the greater risk for the jets? Going into next season without an unmistakable answer at quarterback – and trubisky is the best wager they have in the draft of getting a franchise-changing evolving quarterback.
Scouting report on trubisky
Qualities: Tall, positively built passer. The exceptional competitor with the versatility and body quality to escape pressure and augment plays. Productive pocket movements to climb and carefully work in the midst of backfield weight with his eyes downfield. Quick to reset his feet, set and fire. Somewhat better than expected arm quality and controls his ball speeds well. Indicates steady exactness on short-to-middle of the road passes and doesn’t compel his receivers to work for it.
Shortcomings: Throwing mechanics require tweaking. Doesn’t reliably drive through his hips in his hips, and needs to better move his weight. Tends to secure onto reads and gaze targets. Needs to enhance his pre-and post-snap reads and comprehension of coverages, not reliably decoding alignments and the obligations of defensive backs.