2017 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Picks 11-20

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11. New Orleans Saints - Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

The Saints need to overhaul the defense in the worst way. While they could begin to do so by targeting a second edge rusher, getting the draft's top cornerback outside the top 10 presents far too much value. Lattimore may be quick to emerge as a shutdown defender.

12. Cleveland Browns (via PHI) - Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

Getting sent home from the combine because of an argument shouldn't do much to affect Foster's draft stock. The Alabama product is the rare off-ball linebacker widely considered to be a top-10 talent. Lining him up next to Jamie Collins for the foreseeable future is a great start for Cleveland's defensive rebuild.

13. Arizona Cardinals - Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

As much as they'd presumably like to keep him, it's a longshot that the Cardinals will be able to justify meeting Calais Campbell's market value. Allen sliding to this spot provides the perfect opportunity for a seamless transition up front.

14. Philadelphia Eagles (via MIN) - Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

McCaffrey did it all at Stanford, and the combine confirmed he has the elite athleticism necessary to translate that play style to the professional level. He's the perfect back for where NFL offenses have been trending, and particularly so for the system Doug Pederson runs in Philadelphia.

15. Indianapolis Colts - Takkarist McKinley, EDGE, UCLA

Indianapolis has needed an edge rusher since the departure of Dwight Freeney - that was in 2013. The first pick of the Chris Ballard era is a good one, as McKinley instantly steps in as the best player in the defensive front seven.

16. Baltimore Ravens - Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

A big receiver to the Ravens. Too easy, right? Baltimore has other needs, but it's become abundantly clear that management needs to surround Joe Flacco with some better playmakers if another playoff run is the expectation. Williams' ability to win over the top of defenders could finally get the passing game on track.

17. Washington Redskins - Budda Baker, S, Washington

Baker would be in the conversation among this year's top safeties were it not for his lack of size. While that may remain a concern for some teams, he certainly doesn't play to that frame. The comparisons to Tyrann Mathieu are justified.

18. Tennessee Titans - Sidney Jones, CB, Washington

Washington is quickly becoming a defensive back factory. Jones is the second consecutive Husky off the board here in the opening round, and he fills what may be the most glaring need on the Titans' roster. An improved pass defense makes Tennessee a playoff contender.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Garett Bolles, OT, Utah

Early rumblings have the Buccaneers taking care of their wide receiver need in free agency. If the offensive line can then be solidified in front of Jameis Winston, there's no reason why this can't be a playoff team. Bolles could take the starting left tackle job upon arrival at camp.

20. Denver Broncos - Malik McDowell, DL, Michigan State

As dominant as Denver's defense was last year, it would have been that much better if it hadn't been for the free-agent loss of Malik Jackson. McDowell provides that same stout interior presence that can make an impact against both the run and pass.

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2017 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Picks 11-20
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