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Chad Reuter 2017 seven-round NFL mock draft: Round 1

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Myles Garrett - DE

There's a possibility Mitchell Trubisky gets the call here, but some in the building want to select the pass rusher from Texas A&M first and a quarterback later.

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Mitchell Trubisky - QB

Head coach Kyle Shanahan would enjoy coaching the North Carolina QB, but don't be surprised if some team ( Jets? Browns?) explores a move up in a trade at this spot.

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Jamal Adams - S

Adams and Quentin Demps give the Bears a nice one-two punch at safety.

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Leonard Fournette - RB

Blake Bortles needs a running game to take the pressure off; the LSU runner is the perfect answer.

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Solomon Thomas - DE

The value this Stanford pass rusher provides is too great for the Titans to pass up.

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Marshon Lattimore - CB

The demise of Darrelle Revis leaves a big hole in the Jets' secondary; the Ohio State corner fills it nicely.

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Malik Hooker - S

The ultimate center-fielder, San Diego gets a playmaker from Ohio State in the back half.

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Christian McCaffrey - RB

An ultra-versatile offensive threat at Stanford, McCaffrey can help Cam Newton's cause.

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O.J. Howard - TE

Cincinnati pairs Tyler Eifert, who is a free agent after next season, with the Alabama tight end to cause major problems for opposing defenses.

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Marlon Humphrey - CB

With Gareon Conley's legal issues causing his draft stock to teeter, Humphrey could become the beneficiary.

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Derek Barnett - DE

Finding a pass rusher is a major priority for the Saints, and the Tennessee defender's relentless nature should endear him to the fans in New Orleans.

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Jonathan Allen - DL

If Browns move up to get a quarterback, team that slides down to this spot will take a look at Allen, whose arthritic shoulders could cause his stock to drop.

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13

Mike Williams - WR

Larry Fitzgerald is soon to retire, leaving Williams as the go-to target for the Cardinals.

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Corey Davis - WR

Philly gets a big playmaker fro Western Michigan for Carson Wentz.

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Haason Reddick - OLB

The Colts bolster their defense with Reddick, who can do it all.

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16

Cam Robinson - OT

If Buffalo takes this physically dominant tackle from Alabama at 10, then Ozzie Newsome will find another bargain here.

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17

Patrick Mahomes - QB

If the Redskins don't believe Kirk Cousins will stay, they could take Mahomes for 2018. Otherwise, a team will move into this area of the first round to select the promising passer.

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18

John Ross - WR

Despite Ross' injury history, his ability to stretch defenses will help Marcus Mariota.

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19

Dalvin Cook - RB

Cook and the Buccaneers seem like a nice fit, and it reunites Jameis Winston with his former Florida State teammate.

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20

Ryan Ramczyk - OT

There's a new left tackle from Wisconsin in the not-so-sleepy Western town.

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21

Reuben Foster - LB

Questions about Foster's maturity and shoulder could cause the Alabama linebacker to drop down boards. Detroit should be willing to take a chance on his talent at this spot.

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Forrest Lamp - OL

The Dolphins are moving last year's first-rounder, Laremy Tunsil, to left tackle, making room for the Western Kentucky swing-man at guard.

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David Njoku - TE

The Miami tight end's promise as a playmaker on offense makes Eli Manning smile.

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24

Chidobe Awuzie - CB

It's tough not to picture Nnamdi Asomugha when watching the cornerback from Colorado.

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25

Josh Jones - S

Houston's secondary gets a smart, hard-hitting safety from North Carolina State.

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Malik McDowell - DT

Seattle takes a chance on the Michigan State defender's talent and scheme versatility.

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27

Deshaun Watson - QB

Alex Smith has a significant cap hit in 2018, and is a free agent the following spring. The Clemson QB should be able to take control of the offense after a year or two.

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Quincy Wilson - CB

The Florida corner has the height, length and agility to start for the Cowboys on Day 1.

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T.J. Watt - OLB

Green Bay will have a tough choice between Watt and Jabrill Peppers. The Wisconsin pass rusher might win out if the Packers think they can mine secondary talent later in a deep draft.

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30

Takkarist McKinley - OLB

Pittsburgh's linebacker situation is getting a bit thin, and McKinley's length, toughness, and athleticism fit well.

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Jordan Willis - DE

The second half of the Super Bowl showed the Falcons' need for a strong, consistent pass rusher like this K-State defensive end.

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Jarrad Davis - LB

This Florida Gator brings athleticism and toughness to the middle of the Saints' defense.

Follow Chad Reuter on Twitter @Chad_Reuter.

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