Who’s No. 1? In the latest mock draft by NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reuter, it’s North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Reuter has Cleveland taking Trubisky with the top pick in the 2017 NFL draft and San Francisco selecting Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett at No. 2.
Reuter has nine SEC players going in the first round of his latest mock, which covers six rounds. The complete list of SEC players in the first round:
2. Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett: 49ers
4. LSU RB Leonard Fournette: Jaguars
5. Alabama TE O.J. Howard: Titans
7. LSU S Jamal Adams: Chargers
9. Alabama DL Jonathan Allen: Bengals
10. Alabama OT Cam Robinson: Bills
15. Alabama ILB Reuben Foster: Colts
19. Tennessee DE Derek Barnett: Buccaneers
32. Florida ILB Jarrad Davis: Saints
Reuter has Garrett, Fournette, Howard, Robinson and Foster as the first players to be picked at their respective positions.
Trubisky is one of three quarterbacks in Reuter’s first round, joining Clemson’s Deshaun Watson (No. 6 to the Jets) and Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes (No. 13 to the Cardinals). Reuter also has three running backs in the first round, with Stanford’s Christian McCaffery (No. 8 to the Panthers) and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook (No. 27 to the Chiefs) joining Fournette.
Reuter also has two Temple players in the first round: linebacker Haason Reddick to the Broncos at No. 20 and tackle Dion Dawkins to the Falcons at No. 31. While Dawkins was a tackle for the Owls, he could become a guard in the NFL.
Reuter has Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor going in the third round; at one point in the run up to the draft Tabor was considered a likely first-rounder. But poor 40-yard times as well as some off-field concerns have sent Tabor tumbling down draft boards. Reuter has Tabor going 88th overall, to the Raiders — one spot ahead of Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs to the Houston Texans.
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