Sports 2017 NFL mock draft: amNewYork offers its projections for Thursday’s first-round Myles Garrett is expected to be the first player selected in the 2017 NFL draft. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Joe Robbins By Scott Fontana firstname.lastname@example.org @Scott_Fontana April 26, 2017 8:04 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Predicting how the NFL draft, which kicks off the 2017 edition Thursday in Philadelphia, will play out is practically a fool’s errand. It never goes the way anyone expects thanks to too many variables, including the potential for trades. As in baseball, a .300 average or better is great for even the go-to draft experts at ESPN and NFL Network. ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay each made 10 out of 31 correct player-to-draft slot predictions for the first round in 2016, while NFL Network’s Mike Mayock nailed 11. A pair of draft-night trades contributed to the degree of difficulty. Nonetheless, mock drafts can be useful for those who don’t follow college football or keep their TV trained on coverage of the NFL scouting combine. A good mock will indicate who are some of the top prospects as well as some needs teams may be looking to fill. In that spirit, amNewYork has provided its own 2017 NFL mock draft that does not account for potential trades. Scott’s 2017 NFL mock draft1. Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M2. 49ers: Jamal Adams, S, LSU3. Bears: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio St.4. Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU5. Titans: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford6. Jets: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama7. Chargers: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio St.8. Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford9. Bengals: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama10. Bills: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson11. Saints: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee12. Browns: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina13. Cardinals: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan14. Eagles: John Ross, WR, Washington15. Colts: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin16. Ravens: Charles Harris, OLB, Missouri17. Redskins: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida St.18. Titans: Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama19. Buccaneers: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan20. Broncos: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama21. Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida22. Dolphins: Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky23. Giants: David Njoku, TE, Miami (Fla.)24. Raiders: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple25. Texans: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech26. Seahawks: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah27. Chiefs: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson28. Cowboys: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida29. Packers: T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin30. Steelers: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama31. Falcons: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan32. Saints: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC By Scott Fontana email@example.com @Scott_Fontana Scott has been amNewYork's sports editor since 2012 and has more than a decade of experience covering sports. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.