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[2018 NFL DRAFT SPECIAL] Let’s Re-Do The First Two Rounds Of The 2017 NFL Draft

We are coming up on the NFL Draft this Thursday and in my opinion, it’s one of the best sporting events of the year. I absolutely love the “team-building” process of the NFL. It’s one of the reasons I’m obsessed with the off-season, perhaps even more than the games being played themselves.

Before we get to this year’s draft though, we need to do something we do every year here at THE Ultimate Sports Blog.

That’s right! It’s time to RE-DO THE 2017 NFL DRAFT!

This is a fun little excercise we do every year around this time here on the blog. It’s a fun way to go back and look at how teams SHOULD HAVE drafted last season instead of what actually went down. It’s a great way to see just how well everyone did and the picks that some teams absolutely whiffed on. You can have your “NFL DRAFT GRADES” articles that pop-up once the draft wraps up, but this is the column that really lets you know who’s nailing the draft and which teams continue to come up short.

Before we get to the action, we do have a few ground rules:

  • A team always has to draft the same position. If your favorite team drafted a running back in the first-round, I’m going to give them a running back again.
  • This is based on how the player played LAST YEAR and LAST YEAR alone. This isn’t a projection of their long-term success. Please try and remember that going forward.

OK, so maybe we just had two rules.

Anyway. Here we go folks………

 

Re-Doing The 2017 NFL Draft

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 1. Cleveland Browns select DE Myles Garrett (Texas A&M)

[REVISED PICK] 1. Cleveland Browns select DE Myles Garrett (Texas A&M)

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 2. Chicago Bears select QB Mitchell Trubisky (North Carolina)

[REVISED PICK] 2. Chicago Bears select QB Deshaun Watson (Clemson) [Originally drafted #12 overall by the Houston Texans]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 3. San Francisco 49ers select DE Solomon Thomas (Stanford)

[REVISED PICK] 3. San Francisco 49ers select DE T.J. Watt (Wisconsin) [Originally drafted #30 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 4. Jacksonville Jaguars select RB Leonard Fournette (LSU)

[REVISED PICK] 4. Jacksonville Jaguars select RB Alvin Kamara (Tennessee) [Originally drafted #67 overall by the New Orleans Saints]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 5. Tennessee Titans select WR Corey Davis (Western Michigan)

[REVISED PICK] 5. Tennessee Titans select WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (USC) [Originally drafted #62 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 6. New York Jets select S Jamal Adams (LSU)

[REVISED PICK] 6. New York Jets select S Marcus Williams (Utah) [Originally drafted #42 overall by the New Orleans Saints]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 7. Los Angeles Chargers select WR Mike Williams (Clemson)

[REVISED PICK] 7. Los Angeles Chargers select WR Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington) [Originally drafted #69 overall by the Los Angeles Rams]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 8. Carolina Panthers select RB Christian McCaffery (Stanford)

[REVISED PICK] 8. Carolina Panthers select RB Kareem Hunt (Toledo) [Originally drafted #86 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 9. Cincinnati Bengals select WR John Ross (Washington)

[REVISED PICK] 9. Cincinnati Bengals select WR Keelan Cole (Kentucky Wesleyan) [Originally went undrafted]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 10. Kansas City Chiefs select QB Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech)

[REVISED PICK] 10. Kansas City Chiefs select QB Mitchell Trubisky (North Carolina) [Originally drafted #2 overall by the Chicago Bears]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 11. New Orleans Saints select CB Marshon Lattimore (Ohio State)

[REVISED PICK] 11. New Orleans Saints select CB Tre’Davious White (LSU) [Originally drafted #27 overall by the Buffalo Bills]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 12. Houston Texans select QB Deshaun Watson (Clemson)

[REVISED PICK] 12. Houston Texans select QB C.J. Beathard (Iowa) [Originally drafted #104 overall by the San Francisco 49ers]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 13. Arizona Cardinals select LB Haason Reddick (Temple)

[REVISED PICK] 13. Arizona Cardinals select LB Reuben Foster (Alabama) [Originally drafted #31 overall by the San Francisco 49ers]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 14. Philadelphia Eagles select DE Derek Barnett (Tennessee)

[REVISED PICK] 14. Philadelphia Eagles select DE Carl Lawson (Auburn) [Originally drafted #116 overall by the Cincinnati Bengals]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 15. Indianapolis Colts select S Malik Hooker (Ohio State)

[REVISED PICK] 15. Indianapolis Colts select S John Johnson (Boston College) [Originally drafted #91 overall by the Los Angeles Rams]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 16. Baltimore Ravens select CB Marlon Humphrey (Alabama)

[REVISED PICK] 16. Baltimore Ravens select CB Marshon Lattimore (Ohio State) [Originally drafted #11 overall by the New Orleans Saints]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 17. Washington Redskins select DT Jonathan Allen (Alabama)

[REVISED PICK] 17. Washington Redskins select DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Alabama) [Originally drafted #55 overall by the New York Giants]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 18. Tennessee Titans select CB Adoree’ Jackson (USC)

[REVISED PICK] 18. Tennessee Titans select CB Desmond King (Iowa) [Originally drafted #151 overall by the Los Angeles Chargers]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers select TE O.J. Howard (Alabama)

[REVISED PICK] 19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers select TE David Njoku (Miami, FL) [Originally drafted #29 overall by the Cleveland Browns]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 20. Denver Broncos select OT Garett Bolles (Utah)

[REVISED PICK] 20. Denver Broncos select OT Ryan Ramczyk (Wisconsin) [Originally drafted #32 overall by the New Orleans Saints]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 21. Detroit Lions select LB Jarrad Davis (Florida)

[REVISED PICK] 21. Detroit Lions select LB Zach Cunningham (Vanderbilt) [Originally drafted #57 overall by the Houston Texans]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 22. Miami Dolphins select DE Charles Harris (Missouri)

[REVISED PICK] 22. Miami Dolphins select DE Takk McKinley (UCLA) [Originally drafted #26 overall by the Atlanta Falcons]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 23. New York Giants select TE Evan Engram (Ole Miss)

[REVISED PICK] 23. New York Giants select TE O.J. Howard (Alabama) [Originally drafted #19 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 24. Oakland Raiders select CB Gareon Conley (Ohio State)

[REVISED PICK] 24. Oakland Raiders select CB Marlon Humphrey (Alabama) [Originally drafted #16 overall by the Baltimore Ravens]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 25. Cleveland Browns select S Jabrill Peppers (Michigan)

[REVISED PICK] 25. Cleveland Browns select S Budda Baker (Washington) [Originally drafted #36 overall by the Arizona Cardinals]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 26. Atlanta Falcons select DE Takk McKinley (UCLA)

[REVISED PICK] 26. Atlanta Falcons select DE Charles Harris (Missouri) [Originally drafted #22 overall by the Miami Dolphins]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 27. Buffalo Bills select CB Tre’Davious White (LSU)

[REVISED PICK] 27. Buffalo Bills select CB Adoree’ Jackson (USC) [Originally drafted #18 overall by the Tennessee Titans]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 28. Dallas Cowboys select DE Taco Charlton (Michigan)

[REVISED PICK] 28. Dallas Cowboys select DE Jordan Willis (Kansas State) [Originally drafted #73 overall by the Cincinnati Bengals]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 29. Cleveland Browns select TE David Njoku (Miami, FL)

[REVISED PICK] 29. Cleveland Browns select TE Adam Shaheen (Ashland) [Originally drafted #45 overall by the Chicago Bears]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 30. Pittsburgh Steelers select DE T.J. Watt (Wisconsin)

[REVISED PICK] 30. Pittsburgh Steelers select DE Derek Barnett (Tennessee) [Originally drafted #14 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 31. San Francisco 49ers select LB Reuben Foster (Alabama)

[REVISED PICK] 31. San Francisco 49ers select LB Dylan Cole (Missouri State) [Originally went undrafted]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 32. New Orleans Saints select OT Ryan Ramczyk (Wisconsin)

[REVISED PICK] 32. New Orleans Saints select OT Garett Bolles (Utah) [Originally drafted #20 overall by the Denver Broncos]

 

SECOND ROUND!!!!!!

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 1. Green Bay Packers select CB Kevin King (Washington)

[REVISED PICK] 1. Green Bay Packers select CB Chidobe Awuzie (Colorado) [Originally drafted #60 overall by the Dallas Cowboys]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 2. Jacksonville Jaguars select OT Cam Robinson (Alabama)

[REVISED PICK] 2. Jacksonville Jaguars select OT Dion Dawkins (Temple) [Originally drafted #63 overall by the Buffalo Bills]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 3. Seattle Seahawks select DT Malik McDowell (Michigan State)

[REVISED PICK] 3. Seattle Seahawks select DT Larry Ogunjobi (Charlotte) [Originally drafted #65 overall by the Cleveland Browns]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 4. Arizona Cardinals select S Budda Baker (Washington)

[REVISED PICK] 4. Arizona Cardinals select S Jamal Adams (LSU) [Originally drafted #6 overall by the New York Jets]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 5. Buffalo Bills select WR Zay Jones (East Carolina)

[REVISED PICK] 5. Buffalo Bills select WR Chris Godwin (Penn State) [Originally drafted #84 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 6. Los Angeles Chargers select G Forrest Lamp (Western Kentucky)

[REVISED PICK] 6. Los Angeles Chargers select G Dan Feeny (Indiana) [Originally drafted #71 overall by the Los Angeles Chargers]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 7. New York Jets select S Marcus Maye (Florida)

[REVISED PICK] 7. New York Jets select S Malik Hooker (Ohio State) [Originally drafted #15 overall by the Indianapolis Colts]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 8. Carolina Panthers select WR Curtis Samuel (Ohio State)

[REVISED PICK] 8. Carolina Panthers select WR Kenny Golladay (Northern Illinois) [Originally drafted #96 overall by the Detroit Lions]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 9. Minnesota Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook (Florida State)

[REVISED PICK] 9. Minnesota Vikings select RB Christian McCaffery (Stanford) [Originally drafted #8 overall by the Carolina Panthers]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 10. New Orleans Saints select S Marcus Williams (Utah)

[REVISED PICK] 10. New Orleans Saints select S Eddie Jackson (Alabama) [Originally drafted #112 overall by the Chicago Bears]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 11. Philadelphia Eagles select CB Sidney Jones (Washington)

[REVISED PICK] 11. Philadelphia Eagles select CB Ahkello Witherspoon (Colorado) [Originally drafted #66 overall by the San Francisco 49ers]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 12. Los Angeles Rams select TE Gerald Everett (South Alabama)

[REVISED PICK] 12. Los Angeles Rams select TE Evan Engram (Ole Miss) [Originally drafted #23 overall by the New York Giants]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 13. Chicago Bears select TE Adam Shaheen (Ashland)

[REVISED PICK] 13. Chicago Bears select TE George Kittle (Iowa) [Originally drafted #146 overall by the San Francisco 49ers]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 14. Indianapolis Colts select CB Quincy Wilson (Florida)

[REVISED PICK] 14. Indianapolis Colts select CB Jourdan Lewis (Michigan) [Originally drafted #92 overall by the Dallas Cowboys]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 15. Baltimore Ravens select DE Tyus Bowser (Houston)

[REVISED PICK] 15. Baltimore Ravens select DE Trey Hendrickson (Florida Atlantic) [Originally drafted #103 overall by the New Orleans Saints]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 16. Cincinnati Bengals select RB Joe Mixon (Oklahoma)

[REVISED PICK] 16. Cincinnati Bengals select RB Leonard Fournette (LSU) [Originally drafted #4 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 17. Washington Redskins select DE Ryan Anderson (Alabama)

[REVISED PICK] 17. Washington Redskins select DE Samson Ebukam (Eastern Washington) [Originally drafted #125 overall by the Los Angeles Rams]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers select S Justin Evans (Texas A&M)

[REVISED PICK] 18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers select S Montae Nicholson (Michigan State) [Originally drafted #123 by the Washington Redskins]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 19. Denver Broncos select DE DeMarcus Walker (Florida State)

[REVISED PICK] 19. Denver Broncos select DE Avery Moss (Youngstown State) [Originally drafted #167 overall by the New York Giants]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 20. Cleveland Browns select QB DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame)

[REVISED PICK] 20. Cleveland Browns select QB Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech) [Originally drafted #10 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 21. Detroit Lions select CB Teez Tabor (Florida)

[REVISED PICK] 21. Detroit Lions select CB Quincy Wilson (Florida) [Originally drafted #46 overall by the Indianapolis Colts]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 22. Miami Dolphins select LB Raekwon McMillan (Ohio State)

[REVISED PICK] 22. Miami Dolphins select LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (Tennessee) [Originally drafted #124 overall by the Detroit Lions]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 23. New York Giants select DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Alabama)

[REVISED PICK] 23. New York Giants select DT Nazair Jones (North Carolina) [Originally drafted #102 overall by the Seattle Seahawks]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 24. Oakland Raiders select S Obi Melifonwu (UConn)

[REVISED PICK] 24. Oakland Raiders select S Marcus Maye (Florida) [Originally drafted #39 overall by the New York Jets]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 25. Houston Texans select LB Zach Cunningham (Vanderbilt) 

[REVISED PICK] 25. Houston Texans select LB Matt Milano (Boston College) [Originally drafted #163 overall by the Buffalo Bills]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 26. Seattle Seahawks select C Ethan Pocic (LSU)

[REVISED PICK] 26. Seattle Seahawks select C Pat Elflein (Ohio State) [Originally drafted #70 overall by the Minnesota Vikings]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 27. Kansas City Chiefs select DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (Villanova)

[REVISED PICK] 27. Kansas City Chiefs select DE Dawuane Smoot (Illinois) [Originally drafted #68 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 28. Dallas Cowboys select CB Chidobe Awuzie (Colorado)

[REVISED PICK] 28. Dallas Cowboys select CB Shaquill Griffin (UCF) [Originally drafted #90 overall by the Seattle Seahawks]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 29. Green Bay Packers select S Josh Jones (NC State)

[REVISED PICK] 29. Green Bay Packers select S Josh Jones (NC State) 

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 30. Pittsburgh Steelers select WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (USC)

[REVISED PICK] 30. Pittsburgh Steelers select WR Corey Davis (Western Michigan) [Originally drafted #5 overall by the Tennessee Titans]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 31. Buffalo Bills select G Dion Dawkins (Temple)

[REVISED PICK] 31. Buffalo Bills select G Forrest Lamp (Western Kentucky) [Originally drafted #38 overall by the Los Angeles Chargers]

 

[ORIGINAL PICK] 32. Carolina Panthers select G Taylor Moton (Western Michigan)

[REVISED PICK] 32. Carolina Panthers select G Dorian Johnson (Pittsburgh) [Originally drafted #115 overall by the Arizona Cardinals]

 

Notable Undrafted Players:

Solomon Thomas (DE)
Mike Williams (WR) 
John Ross (WR) 
Haason Reddick (LB)
Jonathan Allen (DT) 
Jarrad Davis (LB)
Gareon Conley (CB) 
Jabrill Peppers (S) 
Taco Charlton (DE) 

 

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