The top-5 teams to watch for this year’s NFL Draft, according to CBS Sports NFL draft expert Lance Zierlein, are the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles.
But Zierles says he has more teams listed on his draft day report card than any other.
“There’s so many teams that have names on their draft boards,” Zierlis said.
“There’s no question, the Browns and Panthers, the Eagles are the ones that are probably the biggest surprises.”
The first thing Zierlis said when talking about the top five teams is that the 49ers will be one of them.
The 49ers are the team he said was the biggest shock to the draft community this year.
The team that’s most likely to surprise people is the New York Giants, the team that Zierlas had to put on his top 10 list after the Giants’ surprising upset of the Carolina Panthers.
Zierls list of the top 10 teams includes the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys.
Zierlis also said the Cowboys, who finished the season 2-8 and were coming off a disappointing loss to the Washington Redskins, were probably the team most likely, but that he was still willing to overlook the Packers and Panthers.
Ziers list of top 10 franchises includes the New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.