Reviewing The 2017 NFL Draft in 2018: #27 Tre’Davious White, BUF vs. #11 Marshon Lattimore, NO
We have a football season in the books and now we can look back and try to evaluate or re-evaluate the 2017 NFL Draft…and kinda re-remember what seemed important about a year ago – ultimately, to judge what would be done differently today or where teams made mistakes.
I like doing these types of things in head-to-head battles because it forces me to consider a simple choice…A or B. I can focus on the two players, get reacquainted with their 2017 season and pick the one I would select if I were an NFL GM today. I look at it like I’m starting an expansion franchise…so, I want the best player, obviously, but I have to consider positional scarcity and history, etc.
We’ll do one matchup per day in February until we crown a winner. Set up tournament style with 1-32 seed, and #1 facing #32 first round, etc.
#27 Tre’Davious White, BUF vs. #11 Marshon Lattimore, NO
Well, tough matchup for Tre’Davious White.
White had a very solid rookie season. Pushed as an opening day starter, he was a key part of arguably the stingiest pass defense in the NFL. White did a nice job, a surprising campaign from a rookie corner. However, Marcus Lattimore, to me, was the best/most impactful rookie of 2017 – a true shutdown corner after he got his footing after the first few weeks of the season. By the end, he was locking down Julio Jones, etc.
I’m a fan of White’s but you have to go Lattimore moving on here…and strong contender to be standing tall at the end of this 2017 re-do Draft ‘battle’.
#26 Takkarist McKinley, ATL vs. #10 Patrick Mahomes, KC
#18 Adoree’ Jackson, TEN vs. #2 Mitch Trubisky, CHI
#1 Myles Garrett, CLE (winner) vs. #16 Marlon Humphrey, BAL
#24 Gareon Conley, OAK vs. #8 Christian McCaffrey, CAR (winner)
#12 Deshaun Watson, HOU vs. #28 Taco Charlton, DAL (winner)
#20 Garrett Bolles, DEN (winner) vs. #4 Leonard Fournette, JAX
#3 Solomon Thomas, SF vs. #19 O.J. Howard, TB (winner)
#1 Myles Garrett, CLE (winner) vs. #32 Ryan Ramczyk, NO
#16 Marlon Humphrey, BAL (winner)vs. #17 Jonathan Allen, WAS
#9 John Ross, CIN vs. #24 Gareon Conley, OAK (winner)
#8 Christian McCaffrey, CAR (winner)vs. #25 Jabrill Peppers, CLE
#12 Deshaun Watson, HOU (winner)vs. #21 Jarrad Davis, DET
#5 Corey Davis, TEN vs. #28 Taco Charlton, DAL (winner)
#13 Haason Reddick, ARI vs. #20 Garrett Bolles, DEN (winner)
#4 Leonard Fournette, JAX (winner) vs. #29 David Njoku, CLE
#3 Solomon Thomas, SF (winner) vs. #30 T.J. Watt, PIT
#14 Derek Barnett, PHI vs. #19 O.J. Howard, TB (winner)
#6 Jamal Adams, NYJ vs. #27 Tre’Davious White, BUF (winner)
#11 Marshon Lattimore, NO (winner) vs. #22 Charles Harris, MIA
#7 Mike Williams, LAC vs. #26 Takkarist McKinley, ATL (winner)
#10 Patrick Mahomes, KC (winner) vs. #23 Evan Engram, NYG
#15 Malik Hooker, IND vs. #18 Adoree’ Jackson, TEN (winner)
#2 Mitch Trubisky, CHI (winner) vs. #31 Rueben Foster, SF
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