NFL Mock Draft 2017: Cowboys, Raiders, Patriots & Picks 22-32

As the first round comes to its conclusion, we are examining playoff teams looking to continue to add pieces that will make them a championship caliber team. Their current squad is good, but all but one team came up short of the ultimate goal. In part III of our mock draft series, Heavy takes a look at picks 22-32. You can find part I (picks 1-10) and part II (picks 11-21) here. One of the strengths of this draft class is running back. Heavy has two running backs going in this range making a total of four first round running backs. Another position that is strong in 2017 is tight end. We have three tight ends being selected in the first round. While this is not the strongest draft for offensive lineman, this is about the range fans can start to expect the top players at the position to come off the board. We have two lineman being selected at the end of the first round. Teams looking to grab a quarterback in this range may be disappointed with DeShone Kizer, Deshaun Watson and Mitch Tribisky long gone. There is a bit of separation between those three quarterbacks and the rest of the class. With the NFL Combine beginning next week, we are in the stretch run of the draft process with just about two months until the draft begins on April 27. Like the Senior Bowl, the Combine will allow players to move up draft boards based on their performance in Indianapolis. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @JonDAdams to discuss this mock draft or anything NFL Draft related. Click the arrow on the right side of the above image to see Heavy's latest NFL mock draft. (Getty)