Leading up to the draft, we regularly update our mock draft that only focuses on the Pac-12 players that I see going in the first two rounds.
1. Tampa Bay - Jameis Winston QB Florida State
2. Tennessee - Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
Mariota has bounced up and down the board, but I get the feeling that this is where he will settle in now. He faces endless questions about how his game will translate to the NFL, but he also has endless potential that is just too much for Tennessee to pass up. Even if the Titans don't end up keeping him, they might as well draft Mariota and trade him to a team who wants him more.
3. Jacksonville - Dante Fowler Jr. DE Florida
4. Oakland - Kevin White WR West Virginia
5. Washington - Leonard Williams DT USC
Due to Mariota rising back up and other teams' needs, I think Washington will walk away with my top player in the draft. Williams could team with recently-added Terrance Knighton to immediately make the Redskins a force up front on defense.
6. Jets - Shane Ray DE Missouri
7. Chicago - Amari Cooper WR Alabama
8. Atlanta - Vic Beasley LB Clemson
9. Giants - Brandon Scherff T Iowa
10. St. Louis - La'el Collins T LSU
11. Minnesota - Trae Waynes CB Michigan State
12. Cleveland - Danny Shelton DT Washington
I keep hearing that Shelton seems like one of the slam dunk players in the draft and I think the Browns would love to get him here and have him anchor their defense for seasons to come.
13. New Orleans - Alvin Dupree DE Kentucky
14. Miami - DeVante Parker WR Louisville
15. San Francisco - Arik Armstead DT Oregon
San Francisco's front seven has quickly gone from fearsome to a complete mess, so taking a guy with top pick potential with unlimited versatility would be a great pick. Armstead is the kind of guy I can see turning into an All-Pro down the road that everyone wonders why he wasn't an All-American in college or a Top Five pick.
16. Houston - Breshad Perriman WR UCF
17. San Diego - Todd Gurley RB Georgia
18. Kansas City - Ereck Flowers T Miami
19. Cleveland - Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State
Much has been made of Johnny Manziel's struggles as a Brown, but part of the problem is that the Browns don't have anyone for Manziel, or any QB to throw to. Picking up Strong could change that.
20. Philadelphia - Jalen Collins CB LSU
21. Cincinnati - Randy Gregory DE Nebraska
22. Pittsburgh - Landon Collins S Alabama
23. Detroit - D.J. Humphries T Florida
24. Arizona - Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin
25. Carolina - Andrus Peat T Stanford
The draft process hasn't been kind to Peat, as he has fallen from a potential Top Five pick to a borderline first round pick. The good news for him is that lot of teams need offensive linemen in this draft, including the Panthers, who could steal a franchise tackle here in Peat.
26. Baltimore - Dorial Green-Beckham WR Oklahoma
27. Dallas - Malcolm Brown DT Texas
28. Denver - Jake Fisher T Oregon
This might come as a surprise, but Fisher was one of my favorite players in college football this year, a lot of teams need tackles in the first round and I would take Fisher over some of the more hyped prospects being projected here like Clemmings or Cedric Ogbuehi.
29. Indianapolis - Cameron Erving C Florida State
30. Green Bay - Marcus Peters CB Washington
The Packers need to upgrade at cornerback and Peters would be an absolute steal here as a Top 10 talent with the best physical skills of any corner in the draft that fell due to character concerns.
31. New Orleans - Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest
32. New England - Eddie Goldman DT Florida State
33. Tennessee - T.J. Clemmings T Pitt
34. Tampa Bay - Eric Kendricks LB UCLA
The Buccaneers could take an offensive lineman here, but I don't think there are any worth taking. With that in mind, I think they jump at the chance at improving at inside linebacker since they can grab the best one in the draft in Kendricks in a bit of a steal.
35. Oakland - Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE UCLA
Another UCLA steal! The Raiders should jump at the chance to get a first round-level pass rusher in the second round who would immediately help their pass defense.
36. Jacksonville - Byron Jones CB UConn
37. Jets - Tevin Coleman RB Indiana
38. Washington - Ronald Darby CB Florida State
39. Chicago - Jordan Phillips DT Oklahoma
40. Giants - P.J. Williams CB Florida State
41. St. Louis - Devin Smith WR Ohio State
42. Atlanta - Maxx Williams TE Minnesota
43. Cleveland - Benardrick McKinney LB Mississippi State
44. New Orleans - Denzel Perryman LB Miami
45. Minnesota - Shaq Thompson LB Washington
Where to put Thompson is one of the hardest mock decisions in this draft. For now, I am going mid-second to a team that generally needs help on defense, specifically at linebacker like Minnesota.
46. San Francisco - Stephone Anthony LB Clemson
47. Miami - Laken Tomlinson G Duke
48. San Diego - Sammie Coates WR Auburn
49. Kansas City - Phillip Dorsett WR Miami
50. Buffalo - Eli Harold DE Virginia
51. Houston - Eric Rowe CB Utah
Rowe is one of those late risers that is sneaking up draft boards just weeks before the draft due to his size and physical abilities. The Texans could take a cornerback in the first round, but if they don't, I think they snag one of the quality guys still around in the second, like Rowe.
52. Philadelphia - Nelson Agholor WR USC
Chip Kelly reaching for Josh Huff last year didn't help his receiver situation, but taking Agholor, a big time playmaker who would be a surefire first rounder if he had just a little bit more consistency in college could.
53. Cincinnati - Carl Davis DT Iowa
54. Detroit - Mario Edwards DE Florida State
55. Arizona - Preston Smith DE Mississippi State
56. Pittsburgh - Danielle Hunter DE LSU
57. Carolina - Quinten Rollins CB Miami, Ohio
58. Baltimore - Alex Carter CB Stanford
Carter has gotten past up by some hot-rising prospect, but would still be an excellent physical choice in the late-second for the Ravens to bolster their secondary.
59. Denver - Paul Dawson LB TCU
60. Dallas - T.J. Yeldon RB Alabama
61. Indianapolis - Damarious Randle S Arizona State
Another Pac-12 guy sneaking up boards late, there are not many good safeties available so Randle could jump up into the second based on need, and the Colts really need some young talent at safety.
62. Green Bay - Xavier Cooper DT Washington State
Many scratched their head when Cooper declared early, but his NFL potential is undeniable and it will look like a good move after he is taken in the second day. There is a dire need for defensive tackles late in the second, but few quality prospects left and the Packers could snag one of the few worthy of this spot in Cooper.
63. Seattle - Josue Matias G Florida State
64. New England - A.J. Cann G South Carolina