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Kiper's 2017 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

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The NFL combine is in the rearview mirror, and pro days are in full swing. Free agency is essentially over, and team needs are becoming clearer. That means we're a little more than a month away from the 2017 NFL draft, and so it's time for Mock Draft 3.0.

You'll find several changes from my second version, but there's no change at No. 1 -- Myles Garrett is the best prospect, and the Browns should take him. The rest of my first-round projection is based on a combination of team needs and best prospects available.

So let's get going. Here's my latest projection for the first 32 picks of the draft.

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1. Cleveland Browns

Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M | Watch highlights

Garrett to the Browns has been my pick in the other two mocks, and I'm not changing it. His phenomenal combine performance -- a 4.64 40-yard dash, 41-inch vertical and 10-foot-8 broad jump, all at 6-foot-4, 272 pounds -- locked in his status as the best prospect in this class. Cleveland was 30th in the NFL in sacks last season (26), and Garrett is a brilliant, natural pass-rusher who had 32.5 sacks in three seasons for the Aggies. Don't overthink this pick, Browns; take the top overall prospect.