NFL Draft 2017: Latest Order, Mock Draft Predictions Entering Wild Card Weekend

January 5, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

All it takes is one quick glance at the playmakers who are set to take the field in the playoffs to understand how important the NFL draft is in the team-building process.
The Dallas Cowboys are the No. 1 seed in the NFC thanks largely to rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, while the New England Patriots occupy that spot in the AFC with their sixth-round pick from the 2000 draft in Tom Brady.
Those 20 teams that did not make the playoffs this season have already turned their attention toward the draft with the hopes of adding enough talent to be part of the field next year.
With that in mind, here is a look at a first-round mock draft before the playoffs start. Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated said the top 20 selections of the draft are set, and the rest will be determined in the playoffs. Like Burke's, the 21-32 picks in this draft are set by playoff seeding (with record as a tiebreaker when needed).
Much of the focus going into a draft centers on the player...

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