SAD Sports Podcast: Mock Draft Picks 1-10

Another edition of Sports Talk With A Side of Meatballs and its time to start gearing up towards the NFL Draft. Everyone loves a good mock draft and so we discuss our own mock drafts, picks 1-10.

Almost every team with a pick in the top 10 has needs on the offensive lineman, but the 2017 class is a very weak offensive line class, so teams in the first 10 should turn their attention to defense, where game changing players are by the plenty.

Below are each of our first 10 picks and our newest Sports Talk With a Side Of Meatballs Podcast.

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Ryan's Mock Draft 1-10

PickTeamPlayer/Position/University 
1.Cleveland BrownsMyles Garrett, DE (Texas A&M)Don't overthink this Cleveland. Garrett is the best player in the draft and will make an impact in Cleveland immediately.
2.San Francisco 49ersSolomon Thomas, DE (Stanford)Powerful and explosive. Watch Thomas blast through the North Carolina offensive line and sack Mitchell Trubisky to end the game in the Sun Bowl last season. Niners stay in their own backyard and add Thomas to a talented line that already includes Deforest Buckner, Arik Armstead, and Aaron Lynch.
3.Chicago BearsMalik Hooker, S (Ohio State)Dynamic playmaker and true leader of the defense when healthy. Couple with Quintin Demps to create a very talented safety tandem. Already have depth at CB with Tracy Porter, Prince Amukamara, and Kyle Fuller.
4. Jacksonville JaguarsJonathan Allen, DL (Alabama)This pick would seemingly change if Jacksonville ends up signing Dontari Poe, but for now Allen is a great fit for a very talented line including Dante Fowler Jr., Malik Jackson, and newly signed Calais Campbell. With Allen, Jacksonville may be the best defensive line in the NFL...on paper.
5.Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams)Jamal Adams, S (LSU)If Adams is available at 5 the Titans have to take him. They added Cyprien in free agency but Adams is a special talent that would improve the secondary tremendously.
6. New York JetsMarshon Lattimore, CB (Ohio State)Best player available and the smartest move for the Jets. With names like Justin Burris and Buster Skrine, the Jets need talent and depth at the CB position.
7. Los Angeles ChargersRueben Foster, ILB (Alabama)The Chargers are transitioning to a 4-3 defense, and while I originally had them taking an edge rusher to lineup opposite Joey Bosa, I changed my tune with the departure of Manti Te'o to New Orleans. Foster is a huge talent at middle backer and could mold into the leader of the defense.
8. Carolina PanthersDalvin Cook, RB (Florida State)Fournette seems to be the consensus best running back, but I lean towards Cook because of his durability. Jonathan Stewart has been injury prone his whole career, and Fournette was injury prone while at LSU. Cook has very similar measurables, put up better numbers at Florida State, and was very durable. Smart pick.
9.Cincinnati BengalsDerek Barnett, DE (Tennessee)Biggest need in Cincinnati is offensive line, but the talent available isn't worth taking at 9 overall. Barnett is a freakish athlete that would solidify the edge rush on the defense.
10.Buffalo BillsMarlon Humphrey, CB (Alabama)The departure of Stephon Gilmore forces the Bills into an immediate need at CB. Humphrey is a very physical corner that had a great career at Alabama. The Bills may be tempted to take a QB, but after restructuring Tyrod Taylor's contract, Humphrey is a better pick at a more glaring need.

Riley's Mock Draft 1-10

Pick TeamPlayer/Position/University 
1.Cleveland BrownsMyles Garrett, DE (Texas A&M)Easy number one pick here. Garrett has the size and athletic ability to be a top edge defender in years to come.
2.San Francisco 49ersSolomon Thomas, DE (Stanford) Although the 49ers have much greater needs such as quarterback, Thomas is a guy you can't pass up with this opportunity, especially with a not so flashy quarterback class.
3.Chicago BearsJonathan Allen, DL (Alabama)Like the 49ers, the Bears could also use a QB above other needs. As much as I do not see Mike Glennon as the future of the franchise, he gives them a little cushion to take a "best available" type player rather than stretching for a QB at 3. Someone like Jonathan Allen.
4.Jacksonville JaguarsLeonard Fournette, RB (LSU) Ever since he was being recruited out of high school, Fournette has always been in the spotlight. Having the productive career he had playing in the SEC shows much promise. Unless the Jags address their need at running back through free agency, Fournette may likely end up in Jacksonville.
5.Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams)Jamal Adams, S (LSU)The Titans have two first round picks (5th and 18th overall). Adams at 5 would be a great addition to a Tennessee defense that appears to be on the rise with a lot of young talent.
6.New York JetsMarshon Lattimore, CB (Ohio State)With the Jets looking like the front runners for free agent Jay Cutler and having already invested a 2nd round pick in Christian Hackenberg last year, it would not be wise to take a QB with the 6th overall pick. Lattimore would make a great fit in the Jets secondary after the recent departure of Darrell Revis.
7.Los Angeles ChargersMalik Hooker, S (Ohio State) When he is healthy, Hooker has shown he has the capability to be a big time playmaker at the head of the secondary.
8.Carolina PanthersDerek Barrnett, DE (Tennessee)After a terrible showing of defense this past season and the departure of Kony Ealy, Barnett would make a great addition to a Carolina defense that has a lot of needs.
9.Cincinnati BengalsRuben Foster, ILB (Alabama)Foster is a monster at the inside linebacker position. Pairing him up along side current Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict would make a lethal duo.
10.Buffalo BillsJohn Ross, WR (Washington)Is John Ross the best receiver in the draft? Maybe not. However, after taking the combine by storm his stock has definitely risen in the recent days. With a team like the Buffalo Bills drafting at 10 and having lost wideout Robert Woods to free agency, Ross would make a great fit as a deep threat to compliment Tyrod Taylor, LeSean McCoy, and Sammy Watkins.

Levi's Mock Draft 1-10

PickTeamPlayer/Position/University 
1.
Cleveland BrownsMyles Garrett, DE (Texas A&M)Can't miss prospect at a position of need for Cleveland. Become one of their best players if not the best right away.
2.San Francisco 49ersMalik Hooker, S (Ohio State)Ideally the 49ers would trade down here and gather more picks but there is not a "can't miss" guy here so I doubt a deal gets done. Shanahan is looking to model his defense after Seattle's and Hooker is a similar player to Earl Thomas.
3.Chicago BearsJonathan Allen, DL (Alabama)Bears go best player available here. After signing Mike glendon for 15 million per year, QB is no longer in play at #3.
4.Jacksonville JaguarsLeonard Fournette, RB (LSU)The Jags struggled running the ball last year and Fournette is a workhorse back who can carry the ball 25 times per game. The Jags already have a young solid core to build around with Robinson, Hurns, and Bortles. Adding Fournette will make the Jags offense very formidable.
5.Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams)Marshon Lattimore, CB (Ohio State)The Titans are close to competing in the AFC but the secondary was awful last year. Bolstering their depth chart at CB puts them one step closer.
6.New York JetsDeshaun Watson, QB (Clemson)Someone always stretches for a QB in the first round and the Jets will be the team to do it this year. After abysmal QB play last year, the Jets will convince themselves that Watson's performance against Alabama in the National Championship Game is deserving a top 10 pick.
7.Los Angeles ChargersJamal Adams, S (LSU)The Chargers offense has been great over the last few years even with injuries. The defense is another story and teaming up Adams with Rosa as the young stars of this defense is a step in the right direction.
8.Carolina PanthersMarlon Humphrey, CB (Alabama)Carolina needs to continue their overhaul in the secondary and like their CBs to be physical. Humphrey fits the bill better than any other CB in this class.
9.Cincinnati BengalsSolomon Thomas, DE (Stanford)Although DE isn't a super high priority need, the Bengals could use a player like Thomas to give Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlop rest. Johnson has lost a step and will be on the wrong side of 30 this year, so Thomas can replace him for the long term.
10.Buffalo BillsTeez Tabor, CB (Florida)The 3rd CB to come off the board here as the Bills look to replace Stephon Gilmore who departed in free agency. Tabor's physicality profiles well in the NFL and ball-hawking skills are arguably tops in the loaded CB class.

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