Trubisky goes top five and the Browns get their QB - Predicting the 2017 NFL Draft first round

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The annual NFL Draft is upon us, with all 32 teams set to bolster their roster with seven rounds of selections that will all be intensely scrutinised.

There is almost a consensus view as to who the first pick will be, and here Omnisport's Nicholas McGee makes his predictions for the opening round.

 

1. Cleveland Browns - Myles Garrett, Defensive End (Texas A&M) - The obvious choice, even the Browns shouldn't be able to mess this one up. Garrett is a future All-Pro in the making.

2. San Francisco 49ers - Malik Hooker, Safety (Ohio State) - The 49ers' GM, John Lynch, was an All-Pro safety. It makes sense that his first pick is a safety who is an great fit for their defense.

3. Chicago Bears - Marshon Lattimore, Cornerback (Ohio State) - Chicago have spent recent drafts building up the defensive trenches, but the secondary could certainly use improvement.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars -  Mitchell Trubisky, Quarterback (North Carolina) - The Jags claim they have faith in Blake Bortles, but Trubisky can put pressure on the starter.

5. Tennessee Titans - Corey Davis, Wide Receiver (Western Michigan) - Tennessee would ideally like to trade this pick, however, if they can't then the best receiver in the draft is in play.

6. New York Jets - O.J Howard, Tight End (Alabama) - Howard was a matchup nightmare at Alabama and would give the Jets at a playmaker at a position where they lack talent.

7. Los Angeles Chargers - Solomon Thomas, Defensive End (Stanford) - Thomas' ability to generate interior pressure will aid a Chargers' team transitioning to a new defense.

8. Carolina Panthers - Christian McCaffrey, Running Back (Stanford) - McCaffrey's skills as a runner and a receiver would be a great help to Cam Newton.

9. Cincinnati Bengals - Garrett Bolles, Tackle (Utah) - The Bengals' offensive line was gutted in free agency, Bolles is a very athletic tackle and would go some way to patching things up.

10. Buffalo Bills - Jamal Adams, Safety (LSU) - Buffalo's defense could certainly use another tone-setter, Adams is exactly that.

11. New Orleans Saints - Tre'Davious White, Cornerback (LSU) - The Saints' defense is bad. White, with his abilities as a cover corner and ball skills, should help the secondary.

12. Cleveland Browns - Patrick Mahomes II, Quarterback (Texas Tech) - Mahomes is the wildcard of the QB class, but has the upside to develop into the franchise passer the Browns need.

13. Arizona Cardinals - Mike Williams, Wide Receiver (Clemson) - Larry Fitzgerald is in the twilight of his career, Williams is a ready-made replacement.

14. Philadelphia Eagles - Leonard Fournette, Running Back (LSU) - The best pure running-back in the class will aid the development of quarterback Carson Wentz.

15. Indianapolis Colts - Jonathan Allen, Defensive Tackle (Alabama) - Colts GM Chris Ballard wants to focus on the trenches and Allen significantly improves the defensive line.

16. Baltimore Ravens - David Njoku, Tight End (Miami) - The Ravens have the foundation of a contender but lack playmakers - enter Njoku, an athletic freak at the tight end position.

17. Washington Redskins - Budda Baker, Safety (Washington) - The versatile Baker would be a big boost to a Redskins defense in need of improvement if they are to take the next step.

18. Tennessee Titans - Reuben Foster, Linebacker (Alabama) - Off-field issues have emerged late in the process, but there's no doubting Foster's athleticism as a play-making linebacker.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Charles Harris, Defensive End (Missouri) - Harris can pair with Noah Spence, who the Bucs drafted last year, and give Tampa a exciting duo of young ends.

20. Denver Broncos - Cam Robinson, Tackle (Alabama) - Denver's offensive line was a mess last year. Robinson, who could kick inside to guard, has what it takes to change that.

21. Detroit Lions - Haason Reddick, Linebacker (Temple) - A late riser in the process, Reddick can excel as an off-ball linebacker and as a pass rusher off the edge.

22. Miami Dolphins - Forrest Lamp, Guard (Western Kentucky) - Lamp is small for his college position of tackle, but brings a nastiness that is much-needed on the interior for Miami.

23. New York Giants - Ryan Ramczyk, Tackle (Wisconsin) - If Eli Manning is to have another fairytale playoff run, he needs better protection.

24. Oakland Raiders - Marlon Humphrey, Cornerback (Alabama) - The Raiders remain very vulnerable to the deep ball, bringing in Humphrey would be a good way to remedy that issue.

25. Houston Texans - Zach Cunningham, Linebacker (Vanderbilt) - After leading the SEC - the top collegiate conference - in tackles, think what Cunningham could do playing with J.J Watt.

26. Seattle Seahawks - Malik McDowell, Defensive Tackle (Michigan State) - McDowell adds another talented interior rusher to a team blessed with a plethora of dominant defenders.

27. Kansas City Chiefs - DeShaun Watson, Quarterback (Clemson) - Alex Smith is far from the long-term answer for the Chiefs, Watson can compete to replace him as early as this season.

28. Dallas Cowboys - Gareon Conley, Cornerback (Ohio State) - Many expect Conley to go higher, but off-field issues could see him drop and he would be a big help to Dallas.

29. Green Bay Packers - Takkarist McKinley, Defensive End (UCLA) - The pass rush and the secondary are Green Bay's biggest concerns, McKinley addresses the former.

30. Pittsburgh Steelers - John Ross, Wide Receiver (Washington) - The fastest man in Combine history playing with Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant? Scary.

31. Atlanta Falcons - Jordan Willis, Defensive End (Kansas State) - Atlanta cannot rely solely on Vic Beasley to generate pass rush if they are to get back to the Super Bowl.

32. New Orleans Saints - T.J. Watt, Linebacker (Wisconsin) - J.J's younger brother has the power and motor to help New Orleans pressure the quarterback more consistently.