Here we’ll look at which players have moved up and down our top 32, drawing on the same scouting reports as before and making changes where necessary.
We’ll continue to update our board as we get closer to the 2017 NFL draft and complete our evaluations. Although it’s a given that some players will move into the rankings and others will drop out, this provides a good snapshot of which players currently have the most NFL potential, based on our evaluations.
To see our top 10 players at each position, check out this article.
The Titans’ free agents of note won’t tempt them one bit to use the franchise tag: Receiver Kendall Wright and guard Chance Warmack were first-rounders, but neither is expected to be approached to negotiate a new contract. Defensive lineman Karl Klug is a versatile, productive guy coming off of Achilles surgery, and they surely would love to keep him; however, he’s not close to franchise-tag worthy. Nor are role-playing safeties Rashad Johnson and Daimion Stafford. The Titans last used the tag on safety Michael Griffin in 2012 before striking a long-term deal.
The last time the Cowboys used the franchise tag was in 2015, when they placed it on Dez Bryant. While the sides were able to agree to a $70 million long-term deal a couple of hours before the deadline, there was regret in using it in the first place.
Bryant was not with the team during the offseason program. He didn’t take part in the offseason program. His only appearance at the June minicamp was as a spectator on the final day. When training camp started, the Cowboys wanted to work Bryant in slowly because of the lack of conditioning work with them. He suffered a hamstring injury that kept him out of the preseason games.