We have made it into the next phase of our NFL mock draft.
Picks 11-20 feature teams that are on the cusp of being playoff contenders, and may just be one player away. The Arizona Cardinals are only a year removed from the NFC Championship game, and the Broncos, a year removed from Super Bowl Champions.
In my 1-10 mock, I had only one offensive player coming off the board, running back Dalvin Cook to the Panthers. The middle of the first round will see a lot more offensive firepower enter the ranks as professionals.
And finally, an offensive lineman comes off the board…but just barely.
Three different people, three different mocks, all listed below.
NFL Mock Draft Picks 11-20
Ryan's Mock Draft 11-20
|11.||Taco Charleton, DE (Michigan)||With the Chargers losing Manti Te'o and taking Foster with their pick, Taco falls out of the top 10 and into the lap of the Saints. Big, strong edge rusher that will dramatically improve the pass rush.|
|12.||O.J. Howard, TE (Alabama)||I went back and forth with this pick and originally had the Browns taking Trubisky and the first quarterback off the board. The more tape I watched, it's pretty clear that none of the QBs in this class are going to change your team in 2017 so why take one with the 12th overall pick? Howard may be one of the best tight end prospects we have seen...maybe ever. He would make a difference day 1, and then Cleveland could take a QB early in the 2nd round, or even trade back into the 1st, plenty of picks to play with.|
|13.||Corey Davis, WR (Western Michigan)||Davis is your prototypical number 1 receiver. He is big, strong and fast with good hands and a nose for the end zone. Larry Fitzgerald almost hung up the cleats after last season before deciding to come back after the Super Bowl. Davis would be a huge compliment to Fitzgerald and would learn from one of the best.|
|14.||Teez Tabor, CB (Florida)||Wouldn't surprise me at all if the Eagles took a running back here with Fournette and McCaffrey still on the board, but Tabor addresses a bigger need. He is a very talented CB out of Florida that is a true ball hawk. Tabor could beat out Ron Brooks or Jalen Mills and become a day 1 starter.|
|15.||Leonard Fournette, RB (LSU)||If Fournette falls to 15 there is no way the Colts can pass on him. With an aging Frank Gore, Fournette would step in and be the running back of the future. Colts fans will hope that Fournette pans out better than former LSU RB Joseph Addai.|
|16.||Mike Williams, WR (Clemson)||There are a few issues that the Ravens need to address but with the retirement of Steve Smith Sr. they need a number 1 receiver most. Slated starters right now: Mike Wallace, Michael Campanaro,and Breshad Perriman.|
|17.||Jabrill Peppers, SS/LB (Michigan)||Peppers is a true swiss army knife that can play multiple positions. The consensus is that he will play SS in the NFL but can play up in certain schemes to stuff the run and rush the quarterback. His play reminds of T.J. Ward of the Denver Broncos. Big, strong, and nasty and can play every facet of defense. Great pick for Washington here.|
|18.||John Ross, WR (Washington)||The Titans need to add some more talent to the receiving corps and John Ross is arguably the most exciting player to enter this years draft. Blazing fast speed and good pass catching would add another weapon to the Titans offense.|
|19.||Christian McCaffrey, RB (Stanford)||If McCaffrey can translate his college success to the pros he may end up being the best player in this draft, or at least on offense. He carried the ball over 300 times his sophomore season proving his durability and adds a pass catching ability out of the backfield that we haven't seen since maybe LT. The Bucs offense would include: Winston, Evans, Jackson, Brate, Martin and McCaffrey. That is a solid skill group.|
|20.||Garett Bolles, OT (Utah)||It's no secret that the Broncos' number one priority this offseason was the offensive line. They signed Ronald Leary and Menelik Watson in free agency but still need depth at the tackle position. Bolles is the most athletic tackle in the draft and has extremely smooth foot speed and quickness. He only played one year of FBS football so he will need some grooming once he gets to an NFL facility. Very high ceiling with all of the measurables.|
Riley's Mock Draft 11-20
|11.||Marlon Humphrey, CB (Alabama)||Every year the Saints defense is among the worst in the league. So after losing safety Jarius Byrd to fee agency, addressing their secondary by drafting a top cornerback like Humphrey would be a good start.|
|12.||Mitchell Trubisky, QB (North Carolina)||Do I necessarily agree with this pick? Not entirely. However, the Browns are in need of talent at the quarterback position and a guy like Trubisky could be a good fit if he is given a year or two to sit and develop in Hue Jackson's system.|
|13.||Mike Williams, WR (Clemson)||After losing Michael Floyd last season and Larry Fitzgerald only getting older, Williams would be a great fit in Arizona. He is a big athletic target and would have the opportunity to learn from one of the best in Fitzgerald.|
|14.||Dalvin Cook, RB (Florida State)||Arguably the best running back in the draft next to Leonard Fournette, Cook is a flat out beast! Philly could be a great fit for cook under Doug Pederson's system and he can slowly be molded into their premiere back for years to come.|
|15.||Garrett Bolles, OT (Utah)||In recent years it seems like the Colts always address their O-line early in previous drafts. However, year after year it appears Luck is always under unnecessary pressure. Bolles is among the top offensive linemen in this draft and would help add some depth for the Colts O-line.|
|16.||Taco Charleton, DE (Michigan)||Taco, in my opinion, is one of the premiere edge rushers in this draft. Bringing him into Baltimore after not resigning veteran Elvis Dumervil would make an excellent fit pairing him up with another veteran in Terrell Suggs.|
|17.||Zach Cunningham, LB (Vanderbilt)||After seeing how the Redskins did not resign veteran receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, the Redskins could easily choose a wideout with the #17 pick. However, if Cunningham is still on the board, he can bring a nice presence to their defense at the outside linebacker position.|
|18.||Corey Davis, WR (Western Michigan)||The Titans so far have had a great free agency addressing defensive needs and if they take safety Jamal Adams with the #5 pick like I predict, they can now address their need at the wide receiver position. Corey Davis has been among the top names mentioned going into this draft due to his game tape at Western Michigan. Davis can add some serious help to an offense that seems to be only a few notable receivers away from one of the best in the league.|
|19.||Christian McCaffrey, RB (Stanford)||The Bucs already have some serious weapons on offense such as Mike Evans and newly acquired DeSean Jackson, however, I feel they could still improve. Doug Martin shows both promise and question marks for the future at running back and they still have a solid backup in Charles Simms. McCaffrey, in my opinion, does not seem like he can take on a premiere back role at this stage so a place like Tampa Bay would be an ideal fit for him. He can be a legit receiving threat out of the backfield for Jameis Winston, carry the rock anywhere from 10-15 times a game, and bring some much needed return help in the special teams immediately.|
|20.||Ryan Ramczyk, OT (Wisconsin)||A notable area of improvement the Broncos need is on their offensive line. They were able to bring in guard Ronald Leary through free agency, but another linemen like Ramczyk would help in both the run game and protecting the quarterback.|
Levi's Mock Draft 11-20
|11.||Haason Reddick, DE (Temple)||I don't think there is any denying that the Saints need to address their defense early and often in this draft. I went between Quincy Wilson, Rueben Foster, and Reddick here, but with the increasingly likely trade of Malcom Butler, the secondary becomes less of a need than the front 7. I think Foster is a great player and could see him going here but Reddick is better at rushing the QB so I think that's enough for New Orleans to take a chance on him.|
|12.||Mitchell Trubisky, QB (North Carolina)||I think the Browns would be smart to go with a QB with their second pick in the first round. Cody Kessler was fine last year but I don't think he's the long term answer. If there is any chance the Browns don't take Garrett with the first pick, the only other guy they are considering is the hometown kid who actually wants to play for the Browns. Maybe that's what they need and if he's still available here, I think it's a win-win.|
|13.||Mike Williams, WR (Clemson)||Although Larry Fitzgerald continues to play at an elite level, father time will eventually catch up to him and they are going to need to find someone to fill that role. Williams is a top 5 talent, and with the tutelage from Fitz, the transition could be seamless with Williams taking over as the number 1 in Arizona.|
|14.||Christian McCaffrey, RB (Stanford)||Philadelphia addressed the WR position by picking up Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery in free agency. They should surround Wentz with as many weapons as possible and adding McCaffrey to the backfield will help that cause. Not only is he great between the tackles and has the ability to make people miss, but he is also a threat as a receiver in the flats and can even be successful lining up in the slot. Talk about a young QBs best friend.|
|15.||Quincy Wilson, CB (Florida)||The Colts could use an upgrade in their secondary and Quincy Wilson is the best CB left on the board. Wilson allowed a 29.9 passer rating to QBs last year, ranking 3rd in this class, so he is definitely a guy you can plug in and start immediately.|
|16.||Derek Barnett, DE (Tennessee)||Even though they play different positions, I see a lot of Ray Lewis in Derek Barnett. He does not have prototypical size for an NFL edge rusher but his numbers are off the charts. The same was said about Lewis which caused him to fall in the draft and he proved doubters wrong. Who better than Baltimore to use that chip on his shoulder to get the most out of him.|
|17.||Rueben Foster, ILB (Alabama)||Foster could easily be gone in the top 5 this year, but his recent injury as well as his dismissal from the combine could cause him to fall into the middle of the first round and become a steal for whoever grabs him. The Redskins are on the cusp of being a playoff team and would be smart to bolster the defense in what could potentially be Cousins' last year in Washington.|
|18.||John Ross, WR (Washington)||Tennessee needs to put some solid weapons on the field around Mariota. Adding DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry in the backfield last year was the first step. Tajae Sharpe has not lived up to the hype and Rishard Matthews is not a true number 1. Although I think Corey Davis is a better receiver, Ross will jump up draft boards due to his record-setting 4.22 second 40-yard dash and his comparisons to Tyreek Hill. Ross is more versatile and can be used a number of ways which will be enough to sway the Titans in his direction.|
|19.||O.J. Howard, TE (Alabama)||Cameron Brate had a breakout season last year but is a restricted free agent after this year and if he has a similar season this year he could cash in. Instead of ponying up the cash for Brate, the Bucs could draft a more athletic and versatile player in Howard to pair with Winston and Evans as a formidable offensive trio for years to come.|
|20.||Garrett Bolles, OT (Utah)||If they decide to go with either Siemian or Lynch at QB, which seems to be the consensus, they need to do something to solidify their offensive line. Bolles is older than your average player in the draft, but at 25, he is more mature than Cam Robinson (21). The Broncos can insert Bolles into their starting lineup day 1 and could anchor the blind side for Denver as they form their young QBs.|