|Round 1 - Pick 1Evan NealOLAlabama • Jr• 6'7" / 337 lbs|
Even after the Brandon Scherff signing, I still feel like the Jaguars will pick Neal at No. 1 overall. The more blocking help for Trevor Lawrence, the better.
|Round 1 - Pick 2Aidan HutchinsonEDGEMichigan • Sr• 6'6" / 265 lbs|
The Lions don't overthink it and pick Hutchinson to be their alpha rusher instantly.
|Round 1 - Pick 3Travon WalkerDLGeorgia • Jr• 6'5" / 275 lbs|
Walker has the size, length, and athleticism to be picked this high on draft night. The Texans don't need him to be amazing right out of the gate, given their rebuilding process.
|Round 1 - Pick 4Kyle HamiltonSNotre Dame • Jr• 6'4" / 220 lbs|
The Jets need more playmakers in the secondary, and Hamilton is absolutely one of those.
Projected TeamN.Y. Jets
|Round 1 - Pick 5Ikem EkwonuOLNC State • Soph• 6'4" / 310 lbs|
Ekwonu is a plug-and-play tackle who could play guard if needed for the Giants.
Projected TeamN.Y. Giants
|Round 1 - Pick 6Kenny PickettQBPittsburgh • Sr• 6'3" / 217 lbs|
I can't envision the Panthers offering the best compensation package to the Texans, nor the best environment to Deshaun Watson. Because of that, they need to turn their attention to quarterback in the draft.
|FromChicago BearsRound 1 - Pick 7Kayvon ThibodeauxEDGEOregon • Soph• 6'5" / 258 lbs|
Thibodeaux falls into the Giants' lap, and they can't pass on him a second time.
Projected TeamN.Y. Giants
|Round 1 - Pick 8Garrett WilsonWROhio State • Jr• 6'0" / 183 lbs|
The Falcons restructured Matt Ryan's contract again, making it more difficult for them to move on from him in 2023. Strange. With that in mind, they get Ryan a top-tier receiver prospect to pair with Kyle Pitts down the middle of the field.
|FromDenver BroncosRound 1 - Pick 9Malik WillisQBLiberty • Jr• 6'1" / 219 lbs|
The Seahawks get Willis as the long-term option at quarterback while Drew Lock serves as the placeholder.
|FromSeattle SeahawksRound 1 - Pick 10Charles CrossOLMississippi State • Soph• 6'5" / 307 lbs|
The Jets should be thrilled with landing Cross at the tail end of the top 10. He has All-Pro upside.
Projected TeamN.Y. Jets
|Round 1 - Pick 11Chris OlaveWROhio State • Sr• 6'0" / 187 lbs|
The Commanders have to prioritize weapons for Carson Wentz, and Olave has a high floor. Ohio State East in the nation's capitol at receiver.
|Round 1 - Pick 12Ahmad GardnerCBCincinnati • Jr• 6'2" / 188 lbs|
Edge rusher is a sizable need for the Vikings. So is cornerback. This is nice value for Gardner.
|Round 1 - Pick 13David OjaboEDGEMichigan • Jr• 6'5" / 250 lbs|
The Browns wait on receiver, instead landing a bendy athlete to complement Myles Garrett.
|Round 1 - Pick 14Jordan DavisDLGeorgia • Sr• 6'6" / 340 lbs|
Let's get crazy with Davis' draft position. The Ravens adore oversized defensive linemen, and Davis is rather large.
|FromMiami DolphinsRound 1 - Pick 15Jermaine Johnson IIEDGEFlorida State • Sr• 6'5" / 260 lbs|
The Eagles did sign Haason Reddick at the start of free agency, but they still have a need on the edge.
|FromIndianapolis ColtsRound 1 - Pick 16Derek Stingley Jr.CBLSU • Jr• 6'1" / 195 lbs|
The Eagles can't pass on Stingley with all of their first-round selections. He has too much upside and the position is a need in Phily.
|Round 1 - Pick 17Trevor PenningOLNorthern Iowa • Jr• 6'7" / 321 lbs|
To shore up the right tackle position could go a long way in Justin Herbert building on the first two very encouraging seasons to begin his NFL career.
Projected TeamL.A. Chargers
|Mock Trade fromNew Orleans SaintsRound 1 - Pick 18Treylon BurksWRArkansas • Jr• 6'2" / 225 lbs|
With just a sliver of the compensation from the Watson trade, the Texans get Davis Mills another receiving weapon in Burks.
|Round 1 - Pick 19Lewis CineSGeorgia • Jr• 6'1" / 200 lbs|
The Eagles pass on receiver and instead go with one of the most explosive players in the entire class in Cine to strengthen the safety group.
|Round 1 - Pick 20Desmond RidderQBCincinnati • Sr• 6'3" / 211 lbs|
Ridder is the experienced, decently improvisational quarterback the Steelers will likely gravitate toward if they stay put at No. 20 overall, even after the Mitchell Trubisky signing.
|Round 1 - Pick 21George KarlaftisEDGEPurdue • Jr• 6'4" / 275 lbs|
Matthew Judon needs a running mate on the edge of the Patriots defensive line. Karlaftis is high floor and high upside.
Projected TeamNew England
|Round 1 - Pick 22Devin LloydLBUtah • Jr• 6'3" / 235 lbs|
The Raiders have to get better in their linebacker group. Lloyd is a missile at the second level.
Projected TeamLas Vegas
|Round 1 - Pick 23Zion JohnsonOLBoston College • Sr• 6'3" / 312 lbs|
Johnson will be ready to start at right guard in front of Kyler Murray. Protecting him better is a priority. Receiver can come in Round 2 for Arizona.
|Round 1 - Pick 24Boye MafeDLMinnesota • Sr• 6'4" / 265 lbs|
Given the Randy Gregory deal fell through, the Cowboys have a need opposite DeMarcus Lawrence on their defensive line.
|Round 1 - Pick 25Jameson WilliamsWRAlabama • Jr• 6'2" / 179 lbs|
The Bills are willing to wait on Williams' recovery process that will probably run a few months into his rookie season.
|Round 1 - Pick 26Bernhard RaimannOLCentral Michigan • Jr• 6'6" / 303 lbs|
Raimann is an older prospect, but he would be an instant starter on the right side of Tennessee's offensive front. The Titans need to be in win-now mode.
|Round 1 - Pick 27Kenyon GreenOLTexas A&M • Jr• 6'4" / 323 lbs|
With Brady back, the Buccaneers have to strengthen the interior of their offensive line given the losses of Ali Marpet and Alex Cappa this offseason.
Projected TeamTampa Bay
|Round 1 - Pick 28Jahan DotsonWRPenn State • Sr• 5'11" / 178 lbs|
A receiver for Aaron Rodgers! In Round 1. Dotson has some Randall Cobb characteristics to him and can stretch the field.
Projected TeamGreen Bay
|FromSan Francisco 49ersRound 1 - Pick 29Tyler LinderbaumOLIowa • Jr• 6'2" / 296 lbs|
The Dolphins erupt when Linderbaum is still on the board. Huge get for Mike McDaniel.
|Round 1 - Pick 30Drake LondonWRUSC • Jr• 6'4" / 219 lbs|
London isn't the speed type the Chiefs have prioritized during the Mahomes era, but he has the rebounding ability to thrive with an aggressive quarterback throwing him the football.
Projected TeamKansas City
|Round 1 - Pick 31Kaiir ElamCBFlorida • Jr• 6'2" / 196 lbs|
Elam is a big and fast with man-coverage specialty. Smart choice here by Cincinnati.
|FromLos Angeles RamsRound 1 - Pick 32Nakobe DeanLBGeorgia • Jr• 6'0" / 225 lbs|
Massive steal for the Lions, a team in need of a playmaker at linebacker.