With the 2018 NFL Draft approaching, the league is going back to the drawing board.
Here are our picks for our 2017 nominees for most likely to make the team, based on the players who have the most career wins, wins, and wins above replacement.
Denver Broncos — Joe Haden, QB, New England Patriots.
This year, the Patriots have a number of intriguing quarterbacks in the mix, including former Kansas City Chiefs signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater, who has a history of success.
Haden is an upgrade over Jared Goff and should make for a very interesting NFL offense in 2017.
Jacksonville Jaguars — Jalen Ramsey, OLB, Minnesota Vikings.
Ramsey is one of the best interior defensive linemen in the league and will give the Jaguars a dominant interior defensive line in 2017 with his versatility.
Oakland Raiders — Dante Fowler, OT, Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fowler is one the most athletic offensive linemen in football and has been a Pro Bowler and All-Pro since 2015.
New York Jets — Ryan Shazier, QB/TE, Pittsburgh Steelers.
Shaziers athleticism will be a big factor for the Jets this season, and his skill set will fit perfectly with their young offensive line.
New Orleans Saints — Zach Cunningham, OT/OG, New Orleans Rams.
Cunningham is a former first-round pick who has been the best guard in the NFL for most of his career.
Arizona Cardinals — Anthony Barr, DE, New York Giants.
Barr is one a solid edge rusher who is the best pass rusher in the game and should provide an elite pass rush to the Arizona secondary.
Green Bay Packers — Eric Reid, DE/OLB, Philadelphia Eagles.
Reid is a very versatile player who has played a lot of linebacker, safety, and defensive end in the past.
Chicago Bears — Khalil Mack, LB, Detroit Lions.
Mack will provide immediate help to the Bears defense in 2017 and will be an absolute steal for any franchise.
Cincinnati Bengals — Dante Barnett, DE-OLB/OLBs, New Buffalo Bills.
Barnett is one for whom we are all hoping to see more consistent production, but the Bengals still have a lot to prove.
New England Jets — Dante Exum, RB, New Jersey Jets.
Exum is a big, physical, shifty runner who has already shown a potential as a full-time back.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Michael Bennett, DE (2 years), Seattle Seahawks.
Bennett is a pass rusher who can be a top-10 run defender.
Atlanta Falcons — Joe Mixon, RB (2 seasons), Cincinnati Bengals.
Mixon will give Matt Ryan some serious competition in 2017 after the Falcons were very strong on the ground last year.
Washington Redskins — Robert Woods, WR, Kansas City Cowboys.
Woods has the speed and speed of a WR and has the ability to break tackles in the slot, where he will have a huge impact on the offense.
Detroit Lions — Michael Thomas, CB (2), Chicago Bears.
Thomas has the physicality and instincts of a cornerback and can cover the slot well.
Chicago Rams — Derek Barnett, DT (3), Tennessee Titans.
Barnett has the strength to be a disruptive force on both sides of the ball and is a great run defender in the box.
Buffalo Bills — Leonard Fournette, RB/WR, LSU.
Fournettes potential is a massive boost to the Buffalo Bills offense, and he has the skill set to be one of their top plays in the backfield.
Philadelphia Eagles — Jonathan Allen, DE; DeForest Buckner, DE: This is a talented group of defensive ends that is capable of playing multiple positions.
Arizona Chargers — Joe Thuney, DE.
The Chargers are in need of a veteran edge rusher to replace Melvin Ingram, who is due $7 million in dead money this season.
San Diego Chargers — Mychal Kendricks, CB; T.J. McDonald, S; Kevin King, CB.
Kendricks is a physical, talented corner who can play on the perimeter and has great coverage skills.
Chicago Cardinals — D’Onta Foreman, WR; Michael Thomas.
Foreman will be the primary receiving option for the Cardinals offense and he will be worth the risk for the right price.
Pittsburgh Steelers — Eli Apple, QB; Ryan Nassib, QB.
Nassib is the only quarterback in the draft that has had more than 20 touchdown passes in a season.
New Jersey Titans — Nick O’Leary, OT; Taylor Decker, OT.
O’Learys strength as a tackle should be very valuable for the Titans offense, which should be the team’s strongest in years.
Miami Dolphins — Ryan Ramczyk, OT (3 years), Wisconsin Badgers.
Ramczyks athleticism and ability to