2017 NFL Draft Round 1: Winners and losers

2017 NFL Draft Round 1

Following are the winners and losers after the 2017 NFL draft round 1, according to NFL editor-Gregg Rosenthal.


Receivers: Corey Davis (drafted fifth overall by the Tennessee Titans), Mike Williams (seventh overall by the Los Angeles Chargers) and John Ross (ninth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals) were taken within the first 10 picks.

Davis will be the necessary physical outside receiver to Tennessee QB Marcus Mariota so as to make plays after the catch. It is proved that Mike Williams is an exceptional jump-ball receiver who will get to play in Chargers with Philip Rivers, one of the most aggressive vertical passers in NFL. At last, Ross is on his way to make one of the best receiver tag team in football; playing along A.J. Green in Cincinnati.

General managers: Cleveland Browns executive vice president- Sashi Brown and San Francisco 49ers general manager- John Lynch, Indianapolis GM Chris Ballard.

The Browns ended up with three first-round picks and now have two in hand for next year. After some tactics, Cleveland seized the best player in the draft in Texas A&M pass rusher, Myles Garrett, first overall. Thanks to Sashi Brown

Lynch, the former Pro Bowl safety working first draft night as a GM, reportedly convince multiple teams that they needed to deal with him at No. 2 overall to get quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

GM Chris Ballard has a vision for Colts and he is executing it beautifully. Thursday’s selection of Ohio State safety Malik Hooker was an amazing value at No. 15 overall.

Running backChristian McCaffrey, a 203-pound back, who seems to come short running between the tackles very much at the NFL level, got picked No. 8 overall by the Panthers.

Jameis Winston, QB, Buccaneers: It’s been an exceptional offseason for Winston, who saw the Bucs pull in tight end O.J. Howard on Thursday after picking up DeSean Jackson in free agency.

And of course, the ultimate winner is the city of Philadelphia


Alex Smith, Mike Glennon, and Tom Savage: Alex Smith has been through this before. He did a commendable job holding off Colin Kaepernick for a while in San Francisco, but the Chiefs’ veteran Quarterback is turning 33 next month and it looks like he is again doubted within his own building.

Rick Smith, Texans GM: finally the Brock Osweiler fiasco in Houston can be closed. It cost the Texans tons of cash, a chance to win a playoff game in Foxborough and Houston’s first two picks in 2018.

Bears coach John Fox’s job, Mitchell Trubisky and the city of Chicago: Fox is not exactly known for working on offensive talent, and now his foremost job in 2017 is creating a productive atmosphere for No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky. Making the way for an untested rookie QB and an untested starter in Glennon while trying to win games will be a tough task to meet.

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