Calling Shots: The 2017 NFL Draft First Round

Man. I don’t usually pat myself on the back, but today I am. Because, I cleaned up making picks during the 2017 NFL Draft First Round. I got dragged through the mud all over the internet for saying that Mitchell Trubisky was going to be the first quarterback drafted and that he was the best quarterback in this draft class. He was and is. I think with the right development he can be the franchise quarterback Chicago is looking for. Paul berated me for my take on Trubisky during our podcast and proceeded to write a hit piece on him this morning.

I made it clear that I believed Christian McCaffery was the best back in this draft class. But, I said Leonard Fournette would go to the Jaguars at #4 and McCaffery would go to to the Carolina Panthers at #8. In reference to Leonard Fournette, I actually wrote: “Where’s he going? He’s going to the Jacksonville Jaguars at #4. I actually had grown ass men on Facebook groups dropping hard “Rs” and worse on me for those picks. I’m calling my shot.”

Last but not least, I said that Corey Davis was the best wide receiver available in the draft during our podcast. Again, on the internet and on the home front, I was chopped down. “He’s from Western Michigan. He’s from the MAC. He’s injured. You don’t know what you’re talking about.” Oh yeah? Well, now he’s Marcus Mariota’s new target and the first wide receiver taken in the draft.

The question remains. Why even read anyone other website. Just come to The Point After Show, read all of out articles (maybe not Arneses) and you’ll be well informed.

You can thank me now.

2017 NFL Draft First Round Results

Round Pick Overall Pick Team Player Position School
1 1 1 Cleveland Browns Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M
1 2 2 Chicago Bears Mitchell Trubisky QB North Carolina
1 3 3 San Francisco 49ers Solomon Thomas DE Stanford
1 4 4 Jacksonville Jaguars Leonard Fournette RB LSU
1 5 5 Tennessee Titans Corey Davis WR Western Michigan
1 6 6 New York Jets Jamal Adams S LSU
1 7 7 Los Angeles Chargers Mike Williams WR Clemson
1 8 8 Carolina Panthers Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford
1 9 9 Cincinnati Bengals John Ross WR Washington
1 10 10 Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes QB Texas Tech
1 11 11 New Orleans Saints Marshon Lattimore CB Ohio State
1 12 12 Houston Texans Deshaun Watson QB Clemson
1 13 13 Arizona Cardinals Haason Reddick LB Temple
1 14 14 Philadelphia Eagles Derek Barnett DE Tennessee
1 15 15 Indianapolis Colts Malik Hooker S Ohio State
1 16 16 Baltimore Ravens Marlon Humphrey CB Alabama
1 17 17 Washington Jonathan Allen DL Alabama
1 18 18 Tennessee Titans Adoree’ Jackson CB Southern California
1 19 19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers O.J. Howard TE Alabama
1 20 20 Denver Broncos Garett Bolles OT Utah
1 21 21 Detroit Lions Jarrad Davis LB Florida
1 22 22 Miami Dolphins Charles Harris DE/OLB Missouri
1 23 23 New York Giants Evan Engram TE Mississippi
1 24 24 Oakland Raiders Gareon Conley CB Ohio State
1 25 25 Cleveland Browns Jabrill Peppers S Michigan
1 26 26 Atlanta Falcons Takkarist McKinley OLB UCLA
1 27 27 Buffalo Bills Tre’Davious White CB LSU
1 28 28 Dallas Cowboys Taco Charlton DE Michigan
1 29 29 Cleveland Browns David Njoku TE Miami
1 30 30 Pittsburgh Steelers T.J. Watt OLB Wisconsin
1 31 31 San Francisco 49ers Reuben Foster MLB Alabama
1 32 32 New Orleans Saints Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin

How about the SEC Killing it, though?

2017 NFL Draft First Round