• There are seven months until the 2017 NFL draft, but here's an attempt at predicting how the first round will shake out.
By Chris Burke
September 27, 2016

Seven months still separate us from the 2017 NFL draft, which will be held in Philadelphia. There’s no telling how the draft order will shift or which prospects will emerge between now and then. 

That said, our mock that was released around this time last season included 16 of the 31 eventual Round 1 picks, including nine of the first 10 players selected—the lone name to drop off that list was Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith, who suffered a horrible knee injury during bowl season.

This mock, like last year’s first in-season version, won’t bat 1.000 on projecting which players come off the board on April 27, 2017, but it should get the ball rolling with future NFLers to watch. The order here comes from recent Super Bowl LI odds, with slight adjustments made to account for the NFL's Week 3 action.

Mock Draft 1.0 begins:

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