2017 NFL Mock Draft: The Wild QB Trade Chess Match

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Sep 26, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) in action against the Arkansas Razorbacks at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

With the big day drawing ever closer, the picture is getting clearer. Thus the 2017 NFL mock draft attempts are gaining in their accuracy.

As with every draft it’s the quarterbacks that dictate the tempo. People will say this group isn’t ready to play and isn’t overly talented. That second part isn’t necessarily true. What is unavoidable is the fact there are a third of the teams around the league right now who can make a case that they need to consider drafting one and drafting one early. So it’s bound to create an atmosphere of high tension and more than a few surprises. Except, of course, for the first pick.

1. Cleveland Browns

Myles Garrett is easily the most talented prospect in the 2017 draft. A freak of nature with the size of a defensive end but the speed of a tight end. When his motor runs hot there isn’t a blocker on the planet who can stop him. Sure he has some issues to work out but no prospect is ever perfect. The point is if anybody has Hall of Fame written on him this year, it is Garrett by a pretty wide margin.

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Myles Garrett

DE, Texas A&M

Anybody surprised by this pick by now should really find another hobby. The Cleveland Browns have never in their history had a pass rusher who reached the 100-sack mark. Think about that. A franchise that has been around since the 1940s and featured some great defenses was never known for great pass rush. Clay Matthews was the best they ever had with 62 career sacks. It’s high time they tried to alter that legacy.

Myles Garrett is easily the most talented prospect in the 2017 draft. A freak of nature with the size of a defensive end but the speed of a tight end. When his motor runs hot there isn’t a blocker on the planet who can stop him. Sure he has some issues to work out but no prospect is ever perfect. The point is if anybody has Hall of Fame written on him this year, it is Garrett by a pretty wide margin.

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