2017 NFL Redraft | Patrick Mahomes No. 1 Overall

by Ahaan Rungta · NFL Draft

What if future Hall of Fame quarterback Patrick Mahomes hadn’t fallen to the Chiefs for their attempt at a dynasty? Imagine a world where teams didn’t overvalue running backs and instead solved their needs with future Pro Bowlers. This is a 2017 NFL Redraft! It features the Browns and Bears finding franchise quarterbacks. Superstar tight end George Kittle goes in the top 10. Undrafted running back Austin Ekeler finds his way on this list instead of Joe Mixon, who was originally drafted in the second round. In this redraft, no draft day trades take place.

Pick No. 1: Cleveland Browns

Original Pick: DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
Our Pick: QB Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech

An absolute no-brainer and a painful one to look at for Browns fans—although Myles Garrett provides a Hall of Fame athletic profile and has already found success at the highest level. However, knowing what we know now, there is nobody more valuable in the game than the generational talent of Patrick Mahomes.

The Texas Tech product ended up falling to No. 10 overall pick in the actual draft. Since then, he has had two Super Bowl MVPs, two regular season MVPs, five Pro Bowl appearances, two passing touchdown championships, and one season leading the league in passing yards. He has the all-time NFL records for career passer rating with 1,500+ attempts (105.7), playoff passer rating with 150+ attempts (107.4), and total quarterback yards in a season (5,614). Mahomes is defense-proof and would likely find success under any scheme he landed with.

Pick No. 2: San Francisco 49ers

Original Pick: QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina (to Chicago Bears)
Our Pick: DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M

Before the elite pass defense of the 49ers came to be on their way to a Super Bowl, their 2016 unit struggled, ranking in the bottom three in the league in pass DVOA and bottom five in net yards per pass attempt allowed. The problem-solver is Myles Garrett. Garrett has already appeared in four Pro Bowls and tallied 142 quarterback hits and 74.5 sacks in 84 career games. In the 2022 regular season, Garrett ranked No. 3 among edge defenders in pass rush win rate. Thanks to him, the Browns as a team ranked top 12 in pass rush win rate.

In the real 2017 draft, the 49ers realized they weren’t going to land Garrett. Therefore, they decided to trade back one spot. With that pick, they ended up selecting defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, who has just 10.0 sacks in 82 career games and is now a New York Jet. Had Garrett fallen to the No. 2 spot in the draft, San Francisco would have likely kept their pick to select him instead.

Pick No. 3: Chicago Bears

Original Pick: DL Solomon Thomas, Stanford (to San Francisco 49ers)
Our Pick: QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson

Well, well, well—an infamous pick early in this draft as the Bears initially traded up to the No. 2 spot to land Mitchell Trubisky. Instead of providing a franchise-altering upgrade at the position, Trubisky ranked No. 27 in Adjusted Yards per Attempt, No. 27 in True Completion Percentage, and No. 32 in True Passer Rating in his rookie season. Although he did sneak into the Pro Bowl in his sophomore season, he was one of the most inconsistent quarterbacks in the NFL during his tenure with Chicago and is no longer an NFL starter.

In our version of the draft, the Bears stay put and simply draft an elite football talent in Deshaun Watson to solve their problems under center. During his rookie season, Watson demonstrated the ability to air it out, ranking No. 8 in the NFL in Adjusted Yards per Attempt, and create with his legs, ranking No. 11 in rushing yards at his position.

From then on, his career only spiked upward until his two-dozen lawsuits scarred his reputation and signability. However, the Browns bit the bullet and pulled the trigger on a mega-deal anyway. This is something that can happen when you don’t draft your franchise quarterback at No. 1 overall. Still, as a football player, this would have been an easy pick for the Bears to end their hunt at quarterback.

Pick No. 4: Jacksonville Jaguars

Original Pick: RB Leonard Fournette, LSU
Our Pick: LB T.J. Watt, Wisconsin

Running backs should never be valued this high. It’s safe to say the Jaguars wasted a draft pick by using a top-five selection on Leonard Fournette. Fournette didn’t probe to be the best running back of this class. He found success early in his career when healthy, putting up multiple 1,000+ rushing-yard seasons before his age-25 campaign.

However, in our version of this draft, we correct Jacksonville’s mistake by taking one of the best defensive players in our league right now, T.J. Watt. Taken No. 30 overall in the real draft, Watt is racking up a Hall of Fame resumé. Watt won a Defensive Player of the Year honor already and finished two other seasons as a finalist for the award. In 2019, he led the league in forced fumbles. During the 2020 and 2021 seasons, he led the league in sacks. In 2022, he ranked top ten among edge defenders in pass rush win rate. Watt is a complete playmaker and an easy method to help fix a 2016 Jaguars defense that ranked below average in pass DVOA.

Pick No. 5: Tennessee Titans (via Los Angeles Rams)

Original Pick: WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan
Our Pick: WR Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington

Wide receivers have not recently been the priority for the Titans as a franchise but in the 2017 draft, they looked to address Marcus Mariota‘s pass-catching talent outside of the tight-end duo of Delanie Walker and Jonnu Smith. They had several chances to do so with this class and still managed to decide that the answer was Corey Davis.

In our version of the draft, we fix Tennessee’s blunder by giving them not the most successful wideout of the class, but arguably one of the best the NFL has right now. In 2021, Cooper Kupp found his apex as he led the NFL in target share, red zone targets, touchdowns, receptions, receiving yards, and yards after the catch on his way to Offensive Player of the Year honors.

In comparison, Corey Davis has never once reached 1,000 yards in a regular season, has only drawn over 100 targets once, and has never scored more than five touchdowns in a season. He is now on the New York Jets and plays second fiddle to 2021 draftee Garrett Wilson.

Pick No. 6. New York Jets

Original Pick: S Jamal Adams, LSU
Our Pick: TE George Kittle, Iowa

It was never a bad idea for the Jets to address their No. 32-ranked pass DVOA defense from the 2016 regular season. However, when the severe needs are on both sides of the ball, as was the case here, I’d rather give the Jets a generational talent at tight end. I’d rather take someone who can block with the best of them and also show out as a versatile pass-catcher even with rocky quarterback play. That’s all George Kittle has done his entire career. Despite his insane athletic profile, Kittle was drafted in the fifth round of the actual draft. However, he has ranked top six at his position in target share every season since 2018 and has been one of the best after-the-catch producers in the NFL among all pass-catchers.

For a receiving room that was headlined by wideouts Brandon Marshall and Quincy Enunwa, and had no tight end surpass 110 yards on the season, Jets fans would gladly welcome one of the NFL’s best to aid an offense that is still troubled with consistent playmaking in the year 2022.

Pick No. 7: Los Angeles Chargers

Original Pick: WR Mike Williams, Clemson
Our Pick: WR Mike Williams, Clemson

Our first perfect match of this redraft—the 2016 Chargers were still developing Keenan Allen but were relying on breakouts from Tyrell Williams and Hunter Henry. They addressed the lack of depth in the way they should have. The Chargers added an athletic monster to be a co-alpha running routes on the outside.

Williams found the end zone 10 times in his sophomore season. However, it took until 2019 for him to put up a complete season surpassing 1,000 receiving yards on 1,569 air yards. Since then, he has been one of the best contested-catch receivers in the league while consistently drawing deep targets. On occasion, he has had to step up as the No. 1 option due to injuries to Allen. Under new quarterback Justin Herbert, he has found success in this role. The Chargers should have no regrets about this pick.

Pick No. 8: Carolina Panthers

Original Pick: RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
Our Pick: WR Chris Godwin, Penn State

While the Panthers found themselves a versatile superstar in Christian McCaffrey with this draft pick, I’m giving them someone even more valuable. I’m drafting them a certified slot machine who has been a target hog since his college days at Penn State. Chris Godwin has surpassed 120 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards and ranked top six at his position in yards after catch in three of his last four seasons. Despite dealing with injuries, he continues to be a reliable source for contested catches and often serves as a No. 1 option for Tampa Bay.

His third-round selection in 2017 was always a steal. I’ll argue he should have been a top-ten pick in this draft with plenty of options at wide receiver.

Pick No. 9: Cincinnati Bengals

Original Pick: WR John Ross III, Washington
Our Pick: RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford

If there’s ever a running back I will endorse selecting top-ten in an NFL draft, it is the multi-faceted talent of Christian McCaffrey. It’s hard to argue against him being the best player available on the board in our redraft. The Bengals opted to chase the record forty-yard time of John Ross III. Unfortunately, he is still a poster child for draft prospects who impressed at the combine but disappointed in the big leagues. Ross has never surpassed 550 receiving yards in a season and has scored 11 touchdowns in his five-year career.

The 2016 Bengals were led by wideouts Brandon LaFell and A.J. Green. It was obvious they needed help on offense. In this redraft, they get it in the form of the backfield while also getting a talented pass-catcher. While McCaffrey has dealt with injuries over the last few years, he is still an elite force when suiting up. In his rookie season, he surpassed 1,000 scrimmage yards and never looked back. McCaffrey led the NFL in scrimmage yards (2,392) and total touchdowns (19) in 2019.

Additionally, he has received Offensive Player of the Year votes in two separate seasons. In 2022, he was once again one of the most efficient running backs in the league. McCaffrey ranked No. 4 in yards created, No. 6 in Breakaway Runs, and No. 8 in yards per touch, while also ranking No. 3 in yards per route run as a receiver.

Pick No. 10: Buffalo Bills

Original Pick: QB Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech (to Kansas City Chiefs)
Our Pick: CB Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State

This pick was originally traded to the Chiefs for a first-rounder, a third-rounder, and a 2018 first-rounder. It was with this pick that the legend of Patrick Mahomes was seeded. However, in our redraft, the Bills keep this pick and use it on a position they did address in the 2017 draft.

While the Bills opted to select Tre’Davious White with their late first-round pick, we’re helping them at that exact spot but giving them an even better cornerback. Marshon Lattimore went with the next pick in the original draft to the Saints and promptly won Defensive Rookie of the Year for his five interceptions, one fumble recovery, and overall physicality as a No. 1 cornerback allowing only one touchdown all year long. His reputation only grew from that point on as he has now been named to the Pro Bowl four times and has yet to enter his age-27 season.

Pick No. 11: New Orleans Saints

Original Pick: CB Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State
Our Pick: RB Alvin Kamara, Tennessee

It’s safe to say the running backs in this class were absolutely star-studded. This has caused our redraft to feature two of them in the top 11. Since Marshon Lattimore is off the board, the Saints won’t be able to land their No. 1 cornerback of the future. However, they do get to stay anchored to their familiar friend Alvin Kamara. Although legal trouble endangers Kamara’s 2023 campaign, he has been a pure playmaker when on the field. Much like McCaffrey, Kamara has surpassed 1,300 scrimmage yards in every single season, won Offensive Rookie of the Year, and has been named to five Pro Bowls.

Pick No. 12: Cleveland Browns (via Philadelphia Eagles)

Original Pick: QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson (to Houston Texans)
Our Pick: CB Tre’Davious White, LSU

Don’t worry, Tre’Davious White. You’re still a top-12 pick in this redraft where the Cleveland Browns can’t take Deshaun Watson and instead opt to work on defense. In the original draft, they addressed that side of the ball by taking Myles Garrett. Even in this version, eleven picks after solving their quarterback issue, Cleveland is able to draft White. White ranked as a top-10 outside cornerback by PFF as recently as the summer of 2022 and finished top five in Defensive Player of the Year voting in 2019.

Pick No. 13: Arizona Cardinals

Original Pick: LB Haason Reddick, Temple
Our Pick: OT Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin

Haason Reddick has been a popular name in 2023 after he was one of the leaders of a stacked Philadelphia Eagles defense that won the NFC. While his career has been noteworthy enough to still land him a first-round selection in our redraft, there’s a better pick for Arizona here.

The Cardinals placed No. 26 in PFF’s end-of-season offensive line rankings for the 2016 season. Ryan Ramczyk would be a huge step in correcting that issue, which still looms large years later as Kyler Murray has not yet had a top-ten offensive line to work with. Ramczyk was originally the last pick of the first round in this draft. However, here he gets the respect he deserves after being named to an All-Pro team in three consecutive seasons.

Pick No. 14: Philadelphia Eagles (via Minnesota Vikings)

Original Pick: DE Derek Barnett, Tennessee
Our Pick: S Budda Baker, Washington

The Eagles were right to address their defense but got very little production out of the player they opted with. Barnett has forced three fumbles and produced 21.5 sacks in his 65-game regular season career. In our redraft, we pivot to one of the best safeties in the game, Budda Baker.

Baker has recorded over 100 tackles in three separate seasons, has been named to five Pro Bowls, and has recorded seven interceptions over his last three seasons. In the original 2017 draft, he was selected in the second round by the Cardinals. Arizona would later make him the highest-paid NFL safety of all time in 2020 with a four-year extension.

Pick No. 15: Indianapolis Colts

Original Pick: S Malik Hooker, Ohio State
Our Pick: S Jamal Adams, LSU

Good job, Colts. You were on the right track. Your defense ranked No. 27 in the NFL in pass DVOA and you made it a mission to fix that secondary issue by hitting up a safety. The issue—Jamal Adams was not available at this spot in the 2017 draft. However, he is in our redraft.

While Adams hasn’t been very relevant in a couple of years, he was a menace for three consecutive seasons (2018-2020), posting two interceptions, six forced fumbles, and three Pro Bowl appearances. The Colts have done a good job overall finding talent on defense since this draft. But, Adams instead of Hooker would have expedited that process by a noticeable margin.

Pick No. 16: Baltimore Ravens

Original Pick: CB Marlon Humphrey, Alabama
Our Pick: WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC

The Ravens can’t complain about their original pick of cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Humphrey has been one of the game’s best when defending elite wideouts. However, if they lose Lamar Jackson because they never got him ample help at wide receiver, this is a pick they can look back on with some second thoughts. Say all you want about JuJu Smith-Schuster‘s personality, but the man can ball when healthy.

He reached his peak in his age-22 season when he posted a monster 111 receptions for 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns on his way to a Pro Bowl as a sophomore. In that season, he ranked also ranked No. 2 in red zone targets and No. 1 in yards after catch. Unfortunately, injuries have scarred his playmaking abilities and overall resumé. If the Ravens would have selected Smith-Schuster, he would have been an impactful and possibly a franchise-altering pick.

Pick No. 17: Washington Commanders

Original Pick: DL Jonathan Allen, Alabama
Our Pick: CB Marlon Humphrey, Alabama

The elite talent of Marlon Humphrey doesn’t fall too far in our redraft as the Commanders could have used defensive help in any fashion possible after being ranked No. 23 in defensive pass DVOA in 2016. In his sophomore season in 2018, Humphrey allowed a 68.6 passer rating (No. 3 in the NFL), 43.6% catch rate (No. 1), and 13 bass break-ups (No. 3). That campaign kicked off what has been a solid career that includes three Pro Bowl appearances.

Pick No. 18: Tennessee Titans

Original Pick: CB Adoree’ Jackson, USC
Our Pick: DL Jonathan Allen, Alabama

Once again, a great defensive player falls only one spot from the original 2017 draft to our redraft. Allen has been a key to Washington’s dominant defensive line and is by far the best defensive player available on the board here. Allen has been named to back-to-back Pro Bowl rosters as he ages like a fine wine. In 2022, he ranked No. 4 in the NFL in solo tackles (44), No. 6 in tackles for loss (14), and No. 2 in run stuffs (17). The Titans were down-right mediocre as a defense in 2016 and would have instantly benefited from the playmaking of Allen had they been able to make that selection.

Pick No. 19: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Original Pick: TE O.J. Howard, Alabama
Our Pick: OT Dion Dawkins, Temple

Howard’s rookie season showed glimpses of promise as the athletic monster ranked No. 2 at the position in yards per route run and No. 10 in true catch rate. However, Howard never caught rhythm for a full season of earning targets. Additionally, he peaked in 2018 when he posted 565 yards in just 10 games. He hasn’t surpassed 400 yards since 2019 and is now a backup on the Houston Texans.

Although the Buccaneers ended up giving Tom Brady one of the best offensive lines in football all their way to a Super Bowl, this redraft helps fix their issues even sooner. Dion Dawkins, a second-rounder to the Bills in the original draft, has caught his stride over the last couple of seasons. He’s been named to two Pro Bowls and allowed only seven sacks in 2,042 snaps during that span.

Pick No. 20: Denver Broncos

Original Pick: OT Garett Bolles, Utah
Our Pick: OT Garett Bolles, Utah

A rare perfect match! The Broncos were PFF’s No. 24-ranked offensive line of 2016. They used their first-round draft pick trying to resolve the issue. Although Bolles isn’t one of the most decorated offensive linemen in the NFL, he is still one of the best in this draft class. He was named to the 2017 NFL All-Rookie Team and the 2021 NFL Top 100 Players list the season he allowed just five sacks on 870 offensive snaps. Denver ranked top ten in the NFL in pass block win rate in 2022. This draft pick played a role in that development since 2016.

Pick No. 21: Detroit Lions

Original Pick: LB Jarrad Davis, Florida
Our Pick: RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State

Yet another running back going in the first round—not a style we prefer but one that we are forced into to recognize the insane depth at the position in 2017. The 2017 Lions elected to draft Jarrad Davis, who peaked in 2018 when he recorded 10 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks but ever since, has been unproductive. He is now on the Giants and his spot on the roster isn’t even a certainty.

Instead, we’ll help Matthew Stafford‘s Lions on the offensive end of the ball by improving their run game that was led by the unathletic and inefficient Theo Riddick. While Dalvin Cook has often had to play through gruesome injuries, he has found a way to be productive when on the field, posting five straight seasons with at least 30 catches, four straight seasons over 1,100 rushing yards, and being named to four straight Pro Bowls.

Pick No. 22: Miami Dolphins

Original Pick: DE Charles Harris, Missouri
Our Pick: DE Trey Hendrickson, Florida Atlantic

The Dolphins had the right idea trying to improve on a lackluster pass rush but they missed on the player. Charles Harris is not a certified starter in the league. He has recorded just 15.0 career sacks and 25 tackles for loss in six career seasons for three different teams.

Instead, Miami should have kept it local with Trey Hendrickson, who has turned into a star for the Cincinnati Bengals. Hendrickson has recorded 35.5 sacks over the last three seasons and has been named to two Pro Bowls. In 2022, he was the No. 4-ranked edge defender in pass rush win rate.

Pick No. 23: New York Giants

Original Pick: TE Evan Engram, Ole Miss
Our Pick: CB Shaquill Griffin, UCF

The story of Evan Engram has been a roller-coaster that leaves fantasy owners and NFL fans divided even in the year 2023. While the athletic talent of Engram has always been there, he has disappointed for his draft capital. While he ranked No. 4 at his position in air yards share, No. 7 in touchdowns, and No. 8 in yards per team pass attempt as a rookie, his production and reputation were scarred with a league-leading 13 drops and an inability to use his frame for contested catches. Engram ranked just No. 23 in contested catch rate amongst tight ends.

However, I’m eliminating all that from Giants fans’ memory by addressing their long-lasting need in the secondary with Engram’s current real-life teammate, Shaquill Griffin. Originally taken in the third round, Griffin is an athletic beast at his position. Griffin broke out in 2019 with the Seattle Seahawks when he posted 10 pass break-ups and successfully shadowed and limited stars like Odell Beckham Jr. and Deebo Samuel.

Pick No. 24: Las Vegas Raiders

Original Pick: CB Gareon Conley, Ohio State
Our Pick: S Eddie Jackson, Alabama

Another team with long-lasting issues in the secondary—another spot where it was addressed with the wrong player. Gereon Conley found no success as a Raider. As a result, he was traded to the Texans and couldn’t earn a spot there. Now, he is a free agent.

Instead, I am giving Las Vegas a two-time Pro Bowler who immediately found success in the league. Jackson recorded three pick-sixes in his first two seasons. In his six-year career, he has recorded 14 interceptions, 10 forced fumbles, six total defensive touchdowns, 14 tackles for loss, and 422 total tackles.

Pick No. 25: Houston Texans

Original Pick: S Jabrill Peppers, Michigan (to Cleveland Browns)
Our Pick: RB Aaron Jones, UTEP

In the original draft, the Texans made a blockbuster deal with the Browns for draft rights to Deshaun Watson. However, in this scenario, they are still looking for a quarterback but have no viable options to draft. Therefore, they improve their offense in another facet by upgrading from Lamar Miller to one of the game’s best in Aaron Jones.

Pick No. 26: Seattle Seahawks

Original Pick: DE Takkarist McKinley, UCLA (to Atlanta Falcons)
Our Pick: LB Haason Reddick, Temple

Haason Reddick finally gets the nod in our redraft and he stays in the first round. However, this time it’s to expand on Seattle’s brand of defenders you would be terrified to face. Reddick wasn’t an early bloomer in the league as he got a slow start in the NFL with the Cardinals.

However, after he was moved to the edge role, he recorded 12.5 sacks in 2020 and has never looked back. He recorded 11.0 sacks with the Panthers in 2021, and 16.0 sacks with a league-leading five forced fumbles with the Eagles in 2022, earning himself Pro Bowl honors for the first time in his career along with votes for Defensive Player of the Year.

Pick No. 27: Kansas City Chiefs

Original Pick: CB Tre’Davious White, LSU (to Buffalo Bills)
Our Pick: RB Austin Ekeler, Western Colorado

In our redraft, the Kansas City Chiefs haven’t had a pick yet. They also don’t have their generational quarterback of the future that would lead them to multiple Super Bowls. However, they still have a competitive system in place with Alex Smith and would like to improve upon their offense. Enter—the undrafted talent of Austin Ekeler, who is yet another stud at running back to headline a 2017 class that was quite shallow at other positions.

Pick No. 28: Dallas Cowboys

Original Pick: LB Taco Charlton, Michigan
Our Pick: CB Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado

The Cowboys’ defense under Dan Quinn is already explosive but could you imagine if they also had a reliable cornerback that ranked No. 1 in passer rating allowed (55.4) and catch rate allowed (39.5-percent) in 2022? Wait a second—they did when they took Chidobe Awuzie in the second round of this draft and proceeded to give up on him when they let him walk for a three-year contract in Cincinnati in 2021. Run it back with one of the game’s rising stars at defensive back. This time, keep him instead of relying on the inconsistent Trevon Diggs and the unwatchable Anthony Brown.

Pick No. 29: Green Bay Packers

Original Pick: TE David Njoku, Miami (to Cleveland Browns)
Our Pick: S Marcus Maye, Florida

Another result of the Browns’ blockbuster in the first round, the Packers selected David Njoku on their behalf. Given the state of the 2016 Packers with Aaron Rodgers fairly happy with his weapons on offense, it makes sense to help the other side of the ball that prevented the Packers from making a Super Bowl run. Marcus Maye has recorded 372 total tackles in 70 career games and is a solid player in coverage. The Packers haven’t gotten a lot out of the safety position despite improving as a defensive unit over the past few years.

Pick No. 30: Pittsburgh Steelers

Original Pick: LB T.J. Watt, Wisconsin
Our Pick: WR Kenny Golladay, Northern Illinois

T.J. Watt falling to No. 30 was always ridiculous, and the Steelers don’t find themselves with that kind of fortune in our redraft. However, we do stay on brand by giving the Steelers another wide receiver to develop—think Chase Claypool but the athletic prowess actually translates at a rapid level. For as much mockery as Kenny Golladay draws from the fantasy community for his recent downfall, the man was once a very good player. He once hauled in contested targets for the Lions like a machine.

In 2018, he surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on 70 receptions, and in 2019, he improved even further when he led the league in receiving touchdowns (11) on his way to what would be his only career Pro Bowl. Injuries got in the way of Golladay’s prime, but it is clear he would have been a welcome upgrade for the Steelers’ receiving room after Antonio Brown was on his way out in 2019.

Pick No. 31: Atlanta Falcons

Original Pick: LB Reuben Foster, Alabama (to San Francisco 49ers)
Our Pick: LB Matt Milano, Boston College

The Falcons were one of the NFL’s most potent offenses in 2016. It’s why they romped their way to a Super Bowl with Matt Ryan under center. But their defense was slightly below average per DVOA and maybe they wouldn’t blow a 28-3 lead if they were better on that side of the ball. That’s what they were thinking by targeting Reuben Foster. However, I’m giving them a great player instead.

Matt Milano‘s versatility has been more apparent as his career has progressed. In 2022, he produced three interceptions, 1.5 sacks, and recorded 99 total tackles with seven quarterback hits on his way to his first Pro Bowl. His selection in the fifth round of this draft to the Bills. Milano was an absolute steal and we’ll give him his proper respect by making him a first-rounder in this re-do.

Pick No. 32: New Orleans Saints (via New England Patriots)

Original Pick: OT Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin
Our Pick: OT Taylor Moton, Western Michigan

The New England Patriots stayed on brand in this draft by not using their first-round pick. The Saints got themselves a stud by hitting on this pick with Ryan Ramczyk. Since he is not available in this redraft, we’ll have them pivot to another solid offensive lineman in an otherwise shallow class. Taylor Moton has played in 98 games in his six-year career already. This is a testament to his durability. In that span, he has never been penalized more than five times in a season. Additionally, he has allowed just seven sacks over the last three seasons.