Thirty-two young men had their lives changed forever during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday night. They all have a chance to be franchise cornerstones in the coming years, but history tells us many won’t have the kind of impact expected of a first-round pick.
Some players were selected higher than they should have based on team needs. One clear-cut example of this was Patrick Mahomes, who went No. 10 overall to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Others fell down the board for various reasons. Reasons that include those aforementioned players who had teams reach for their services. Marshon Lattimore fell into this category, ending up with the New Orleans Saints at No. 11.
Taking everything we saw Thursday night into account, these are the biggest winners and losers from the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.