Pick-by-pick: The college position coaches of 2017 first-round picks

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday April 28, 2017


Thursday night was a life-changing moment for 32 players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, and it was also a fulfilling and résumé-changing night for the position coaches that helped develop them over their college careers.

Here were the position coaches of the 2017 first-round picks:

1. DE Myles Garrett (Browns) - Terry Price (Texas A&M)

2. QB Mitch Trubisky (Bears) - Keith Heckendorf (North Carolina)

3. DL Solomon Thomas (49ers) - Diron Reynolds / Randy Hart (Stanford)

4. RB Leonard Fournette (Jaguars) - Jabbar Juluke / Frank Wilson (LSU)

5. WR Corey Davis (Titans) - Matt Simon (Western Michigan)

6. S Jamal Adams (Jets) - Corey Raymond (LSU)

7. WR Mike Williams (Chargers) - Jeff Scott (Clemson)

8. RB Christian McCaffrey (Panthers) - Lance Taylor (Stanford)

9. WR John Ross (Bengals) - Bush Hamdan (Washington)

10. QB Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) - Kliff Kingsbury (Texas Tech)

11. CB Marshon Lattimore (Saints) - Kerry Coombs (Ohio State)

12. QB Deshaun Watson (Texans) - Brandon Streeter / Chad Morris (Clemson)

13. Haason Reddick (Cardinals) - Elijah Robinson (Temple)

14. DE Derek Barnett (Eagles) - Steve Stripling (Tennessee)

15. S Malik Hooker (Colts) - Greg Schiano (Ohio State)

16. CB Marlon Humphrey (Ravens) - Derrick Ansley (Alabama)

17. DE Jonathan Allen (Redskins) - Karl Dunbar / Bo Davis (Alabama)

18. DB Adoree Jackson (Titans) - Keith Heyward / Ronnie Bradford (USC)

19. TE O.J. Howard (Buccaneers) - Mario Cristobal / Bobby Williams (Alabama)

20. OT Garrett Bolles (Broncos) - Jim Harding (Utah)

21. LB Jarrad Davis (Lions) - Randy Shannon / D.J. Durkin (Florida)

22. DE Charles Harris (Dolphins) - Brick Haley / Craig Kuligowski (Missouri)

23. TE Evan Engram (Giants) - Maurice Harris (Ole Miss)

24. CB Gareon Conley (Raiders) - Kerry Coombs (Ohio State)

25. LB Jabrill Peppers (Browns) - Chris Partridge / D.J. Durkin (Michigan)

26. LB Takkarist McKinley (Falcons) - Angus McClure (UCLA)

27. CB Tre’Davious White (Bills) - Corey Raymond (LSU)

28. DE Taco Charlton (Cowboys) - Greg Mattison (Michigan)

29. TE David Njoku (Browns) - Todd Hartley / Larry Scott (Miami)

30. T.J. Watt (Steelers) - Tim Tibesar / Dave Aranda (Wisconsin)

31. LB Reuben Foster (49ers) - Jeremy Pruitt / Kirby Smart (Alabama)

32. OT Ryan Ramczyk (Saints) - Joe Rudolph (Wisconsin)

Chris Vannini is in his fifth year with CoachingSearch.com and serves as its managing editor. He has previously written for the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The State News, MLive.com, 247Sports and SB Nation.  A graduate of Michigan State University, Chris now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Be sure to follow @coachingsearch and send emails to chris@coachingsearch.com.