Welcome to the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft!
The rumors and reports are no longer relevant. Things are now going down for keeps. We will be updating the first round results in real time and providing instant analysis. Refresh this post often and join in the discussion in the comments below.
The Denver Broncos stood firm all the way to selecting the first offensive tackle of the 2017 NFL Draft with Garett Bolles out of Utah.
Here is how the rest of the first round of the NFL Draft played out.
First Round - 2017 NFL Draft Results
|Myles Garrett is the best player in the draft and the easy pick. Glad they didn't screw this up. He is one of the best edge guys since Von Miller, an athletic freak who has dominated since starting at A&M. The draft begins after this pick.
|Chicago Bears (from 49ers)
|The Bears give up a plethora of picks to nab a one-year wonder in UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky. He has the ability to be a great QB, but it will take time. Odd move considering they signed Mike Glennon to a big FA deal.
|San Francisco 49ers (from Bears)
|Solomon Thomas has a chance to be a game-changer on the 49ers defensive front. One of the best overall players in the entire draft. New GM John Lynch trades down and gets the player they wanted while adding a handful of extra draft picks. Gotta love it!
|Fournette is an impressive physical specimen who can plow between the tackles, but I am not sure he is a three-down back until he improves his receiving game. The Jaguars want to run the ball more, so this definitely helps in that regard.
|Tennessee Titans (from Rams)
|The Titans get my favorite wide receiver in the NFL Draft in Corey Davis. Finally, the Titans get the receiving threat they desperately need to go with Marcus Mariota.
|New York Jets
|Jamal Adams is a dynamic, do-it-all player in the defensive secondary. The Jets needed a ton of help and get the most pro-ready safety in this year's draft. He will be an immediate leader and decisive persona for them.
|Los Angeles Chargers
|With the selection of Mike Williams, it is clear the Chargers are doing what they can to combat the Broncos' No Fly Zone and other talented AFC West secondaries. He and Keenan Allen will be a formidable duo for opposing defenses.
|Cam Newton gets a shiny new toy and arguably the draft's most explosive weapon in Christian McCaffrey. Fans of the Denver Broncos are probably quite depressed now.
|Rumors swirled of Ross going this high, but I was skeptical. The Huskies speed demon is now a Bengal and will give Andy Dalton a significant threat down the field at the wide receiver position.
|Kansas City Chiefs (from Bills)
|Patrick Mahomes II
|The Kansas City Chiefs land their QBOTF by sending a third-rounder this season and their 2018 first-rounder for Patrick Mahomes, who has drawn comparisons to former NFL great Brett Favre for his gunslinger mentality. The dink and dunk of Alex Smith may be nearing its death with this pick.
|New Orleans Saints
|The Saints get arguably the best corner in the draft in Marshon Lattimore, who was projected to be a Top 7 pick. Great value here for New Orleans, as long as he can stay healthy and avoid the hamstring injuries that plagued him at Ohio State.
|Houston Texans (from Browns via Eagles)
|Unbelievable. QB's flying off the board. The Texans dump Brock Osweiler and get the talented signal caller from Clemson in DeShaun Watson. He is the anti-Brock and has all the tools and leadership abilities to be a franchise QB.
|Reddick was the biggest riser in the whole draft process on defense. From a Day 3 project to a Top 15 pick, the athletic defender from Temple should be able to contribute immediately in a big way for the Cardinals defense.
|Philadelphia Eagles (from Vikings)
|Philadelphia gets some pass rushing help by selecting the Volunteers' all-time sack leader. This is very good value for one of the draft's best defenders who can help turn the Eagles' woeful defense around.
|The Colts get great value by adding turnover machine Malik Hooker to their secondary. He has the ability to be a premier ball-hawking safety in the mold of Ed Reed at the NFL level, but it may take a year or two for him to get down the nuances and fundamentals of the game.
|Marlon Humphrey is a talented corner with great size, but no instincts for when the ball is in the air. Ravens needed help at CB, so this makes sense.
|Allen slid due to a poor combine and alleged shoulder issues, but is a huge value pick for the Redskins who needed some beef on their defensive line.
|Jackson is an absolutely tremendous selection for the Titans, who needed some speed and swagger in their secondary. Will also be dynamic on special teams as a returner. With Davis and now Jackson, the Titans have playmakers on both sides of the ball.
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|Absolutely devastating. The Bucs get the draft's premier tight end in O.J. Howard at #19. It is absolute grand theft at this point in time and makes me wonder why the Broncos didn't move up for him.
|The Denver Broncos continue their penchant for terrible draft picks by taking a soon-to-be 25 year old offensive tackle who scored a 9 on his Wonderlic. Absolutely pathetic. It's evidently clear Elway and his staff of scouts have no idea how to pick players. BPA? Bogus.
|The Lions get a sideline-to-sideline playmaker by adding Jarrad Davis to their linebacking corps. A solid selection for their team.
|Harris is going to be a dynamic pass rusher for the Dolphins. Mizzou is becoming one of collegiate football's biggest producers of talent in the defensive trenches as of late.
|New York Giants
|I knew Engram would make his way into the first-round and deservingly so. He is an absolute beast and a touchdown and reception machine. Paired with OBJ and Brandon Marshall? Eli has some weapons in the Big Apple.
|Conley is one the most talented corners in this draft. The Raiders must not be worried about his recent off-the-field incident.
|Cleveland Browns (from Texans)
|The Browns take the Swiss Army Knife. Peppers is a talented prospect, but has always been moved around. If the Browns lock him in at one position, he has Pro-Bowl ability. He also is a dynamic returner.
|Atlanta Falcons (from Seahawks)
|McKinley really turned it on this year for the Bruins and could have went a lot higher had it not been for his injury. He has a chance to be really specially in Dan Quinn's scheme opposite of Vic Beasley.
|Buffalo Bills (from Chiefs)
|White is a versatile corner who can play inside and out and offer significant value as a returner. Great pick.
|The Cowboys needed someone up front who can get after the quarterback. Taco Charlton is that guy. A great value selection for Dallas this late in the first-round.
|Cleveland Browns (from Packers)
|Cleveland snags Njoku, the second best tight end in the draft. Not sure who will be throwing to him, but he has a chance to be special and develop into one of the league's best tight ends.
|With James Harrison getting up there in years, the Steelers add Watt to boost their pass rush. He is a one-year wonder coming off an ACL injury in 2015, but has football bloodlines and is the younger brother of J.J. Watt.
|San Francisco 49ers (from Seahawks via Falcons)
|John Lynch isn't scared about Foster's off-the-field and medical concerns. He trades up into the first to get one of the best defenders in the draft. The 49ers are shaping their defense with some tough and nasty players. Great pick.
|New Orleans Saints (from Patriots)
|The Saints join the Broncos at the other team to take an OL in this year's first-round and take the one-year wonder from Wisconsin. He has the ability to play LT in the league, but might be better served to start on the right side.