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APC Mock Draft 2017, Picks 6-10: First OL and WR come off the board

In APC’s mock, we close out the top ten with a few offensive prospects as the runs begin on a few top-heavy positions.

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With less than three weeks to go until the 2017 NFL Draft, you can’t go more than two or three clicks on the internet without stumbling onto a mock draft.

That also means that it’s time for APC’s contributors to fire up the draft projection parts of our brains and put our heads together for the official APC mock draft. Seven contributors are pitching in for this year’s mock, each of whom was assigned either four or five teams. We also took care not to assign more than one team from the same division to any one writer.

After going through the top five picks on Monday, we are ready to finish out the top ten. Here are picks six through ten for our mock.

1.6 - New York Jets

Mitchell Trubisky, QB, UNC (Gary)

Swing big, miss big. The Jets are in limbo right now without a quarterback. If I’m a New York fan, I have no interest in suffering through another season of Ryan Fitzpatrick. All signs point to Christian Hackenberg not being a long-term answer, so let’s roll the dice. Trubisky does not have the name recognition Watson does, but could end up being a better long-term pro. Only draftniks knew who Ben Roethlisberger was when the Steelers picked him in the first round.

1.7 - Los Angeles Chargers

Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State (Tex)

The Chargers have a decent strong safety in Jahleel Addae, while Dwight Lowery currently mans the free safety position. Lowery isn’t a field-tilting ball-hawk, however, and that’s exactly what the Chargers find in Hooker, who racked up a ridiculous seven interceptions as a third-year sophomore last season. Hooker seems to fit the Earl Thomas mold, and combined with a cornerback tandem of Jason Verrett and Casey Hayward, should vault the San Diego secondary into elite status.

1.8 - Carolina Panthers

Garett Bolles, OT, Utah (Gary)

Bolles is a bit of a reach here for Carolina, but there is no such thing as a reach when it comes to protecting Cam Newton. The Panthers have been circling Leonard Fournette, but the pesky Jacksonville Jaguars scooped the LSU running back up with the fourth pick. Bolles is an athletic left tackle with a fascinating backstory – he played one season at Utah and was taken in by his lacrosse coach as a kid.

1.9 - Cincinnati Bengals

Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama (Jon Meerdink)

Rey Maualuga's release in Cincinnati indicated a sea change for the Bengals. No longer satisfied with an old-school, slow linebacker, Cincinnati will be looking for an athletic playmaker who can stay on the field. Due to his limitations, Maualuga played only about 30 percent of the defensive snaps last year. With his great speed and athleticism combined with excellent coverage abilities, Foster will be able to give the Bengals what they need on defense.

1.10 - Buffalo Bills

Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan (Owen)

The Buffalo Bills are returning like 42 receptions from last season after losing Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin from the position. They need a wide receiver in the worst way. Davis, one of the two best available at the position, makes a ton of sense. He's a big body for Tyrod Taylor to target, and is the yin to Sammy Watkins’ yang. Davis isn't nearly as dependent on contested catch situations like Mike Williams, so his transition to NFL should be a smoother one. Davis has been hurt throughout almost the entirety of the draft process, but his enormous collegiate production against all levels of competition will mitigate that, slightly.

APC Mock Draft 2017

Pick Team Player Position College
Pick Team Player Position College
33 CLE DeShone Kizer QB Notre Dame
34 SF Adoree' Jackson CB USC
35 JAX Cam Robinson OL Alabama
36 CHI Jabrill Peppers DB Michigan
37 LAR Forrest Lamp OL Western Kentucky
38 LAC Chris Godwin WR Penn State
39 NYJ Tyus Bowser OLB Houston
40 CAR Joe Mixon RB Oklahoma
41 CIN Dan Feeney OL Indiana
42 NO Fabian Moreau CB UCLA
43 PHI Zay Jones WR East Carolina
44 BUF Derek Rivers EDGE Youngstown State
45 ARI David Njoku TE Miami
46 IND Taylor Moton OL Western Michigan
47 BAL Chidobe Awuzie CB Colorado
48 MIN Cordrea Tankersley CB Clemson
49 WAS Caleb Brantley DT Florida
50 TB Kevin King CB Washington
51 DEN Montravius Adams DL Auburn
52 CLE (from TEN) Jarrad Davis ILB Florida
53 DET Teez Tabor CB Florida
54 MIA Quincy Wilson DB Florida
55 NYG Adam Shaheen TE Ashland
56 OAK Budda Baker S Washington
57 HOU Dion Dawkins OL Temple
58 SEA Jordan Willis EDGE Kansas St.
59 KC Nate Peterman QB Pittsburgh
60 DAL Demarcus Walker EDGE Florida State
61 GB Chris Wormley DL Michigan
62 PIT Rasul Douglas CB West Virginia
63 ATL Duke Riley LB LSU
64 CAR (from NE) Jourdan Lewis CB Michigan