Don Banks’ Sports Illustrated NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Clowney Is No. 1

Thursday was apparently the day for all of the national media to post updated NFL mock drafts. Hot on the heels of ESPN’s Todd McShay’s latest projections, Sport Illustrated’s Don Banks unleashed his third pass at prognostications.

Banks and McShay are in agreement for the No. 1 pick – each has Jadeveon Clowney going No. 1 to the Houston Texans to bookend JJ Watt. From there, the two men diverge into a free-for-all. The only other top-10 player they agree on is Mike Evans at No. 7 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For a look at McShay’s picks, click here.

Below are the first 12 picks from Banks’ Mock 3.o.

  1. Jadeveon Clowney (DE) – Houston Texans
  2. Jake Matthews (OT) – St. Louis Rams
  3. Sammy Watkins (WR) – Jacksonville Jaguars
  4. Johnny Manziel (QB) – Cleveland Browns
  5. Greg Robinson (OT) – Oakland Raiders
  6. Khalil Mack (OLB) – Atlanta Falcons
  7. Mike Evans (WR) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  8. Blake Bortles (QB) – Minnesota Vikings
  9. Taylor Lewan (OT) – Buffalo Bills
  10. Aaron Donald (DT) – Detroit Lions
  11. Teddy Bridgewater (QB) – Tennessee Titans
  12. Eric Ebron (TE) – New York Giants

For the complete list of Banks’ picks, please click here.