There are several teams looking to rebuild their roster with this year’s NFL draft. Especially the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and the Chicago Bears, these teams have the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd picks in the draft. All of these teams need tremendous help in several positions. This year’s draft could lay the building blocks for the teams future core of players.
With the first pick in the draft the Cleveland Browns are expected to either take Linebacker Myles Garrett from Texas A&M or Quarterback Deshaun Watson from Clemson. The majority of people think they will go with Myles Garrett as Watson is more of a gamble since he did not play in a pro style offense. Myles Garrett could provide a spark off of defense that they are in dire need of. While if Deshaun Watson does work out he could finally be the answer to the Browns’ continued Quarterback problem.
With the second pick in the draft the San Francisco 49ers are expected to take Cornerback Marshon Lattimore from Ohio State, Quarterback Mitch Trubisky from North Carolina, or Myles Garrett if the Browns do not take him. All of these players could have a significant impact on the 49ers in different ways. Lattimore could be a lock down corner and a leader on the defensive side. Trubisky could replace the current starting Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and have a competent leader on offense. And Garrett has unrivaled explosiveness of the snap and can get to Quarterbacks in the blink of an eye.
With the third pick the Chicago Bears are expected to take Defensive End Jonathan Allen from Alabama. This pick is pretty much locked down, the Bears haven’t had a strong defensive player since Brian Urlacher retired, and this could give them that defensive presence that they so desperately need.
After the first three picks, the rest of the field is wide open. There is no guarantee that a certain player will be taken by a certain team. It will be interesting to see where some of the best NCAA players will land, such as Strong Safety Jabrill Peppers from Michigan, Running Back Dalvin Cook from Florida State, or Running Back Leonard Fournette from Louisiana State.