- JAX: QB Trevor Lawrence Clemson
Even the Jags can’t mess this up, Lawrence is the can’t miss prospect in this year’s draft.
2. NYJ: QB Zach Wilson BYU
After trading away the former 3rd overall pick QB Sam Darnold who is still only 23 years old made it clear that the Jets are officially starting over the QB position.
3. SF: QB Justin Fields Ohio State
The Niners move all the up from #12 to now #3, QB pick incoming. Who will it be Mac Jones, Trey Lance or Justin Fields? I have them going Fields here, a guy who can step in year one and be a difference maker for this team. 49ers want a guy who can move the pocket and extend plays, something their offense has been missing for years.
4. ATL: TE Kyle Pitts Florida
Two really good QB prospects are still sitting here but I believe the Falcons can still win with QB Matt Ryan. The Falcons get arguably the best player (non-QB) in the draft at #4 to pair with WRs Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley.
5. CIN: WR Ja’Marr Chase LSU
Bengals HAVE to protect their franchise QB in Joe Burrow by building a quality o-line in front of him but all signs are pointing towards them selecting Burrow’s former teammate at LSU with the 5th pick in the draft.
6. MIA: OT Penei Sewell Oregon
So Miami misses out on both Kyle Pitts and Ja’Marr Chase but that’s alright the team still is able to select the best offensive lineman in this entire draft to help protect their young QB Tua.
7. DET: LB Micah Parson Penn State
Despite off the field concerns with Micah Parsons the Lions just want good talented football players or in new HC Dan Campbell words just wants “football dudes”. They get the best player in the draft at a poisiton of need at pick #7.
8. CAR: OT Rashawn Slater Northwestern
Panthers traded for QB Sam Darnold a few weeks ago and still have veteran QB Teddy Bridgewater on the roster. Carolina needs to start looking elsewhere to get this back to its old winning ways.
9. DEN: LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Notre Dame
This is definitely a reach at #9 but if teams jump Denver for an opportunity to select one of the top 5 QBs the Broncos might be in the market for another difference maker on the defensive side of the ball. HC Vic Fangio has always had great ILB’s going back from Patrick Willis in SF or Roquan Smith in Chicago. Owusu-Koramoah might be exactly what the Broncos are missing on defense.
10. DAL: CB Patrick Surtain II Alabama
CB was already a big need for Dallas heading into the offseason but after hearing the news of 2nd year player Trevon Diggs having off the field issues now the pick at #10 must be a CB.
11. NYG: Edge Kwity Paye Michigan
Giants went heavy on offense during free agency continuing to build around QB Daniel Jones. Now the Giants have to get more help on the edge, find more guys who can help Leonard Williams get after opposing QBs.
12. PHI: WR Jaylen Waddle Alabama
Let’s face it the Eagles need a lot of help at many positions. After trading away QB Carson Wentz it’s clear the team wants to move forward with former 2nd round pick Jalen Hurts otherwise it will be another wasted draft selection. Jaylen Waddle gives Jaylen Hurts an absolute difference maker on the outside.
13. LAC: Jaycee Horn South Carolina
The Chargers found their QB last year in Justin Herbert, now its time to build around him but that’ll have to wait for another round at least. LA can’t pass up on such a talented CB in Jaycee Horn who’s stock continues to rise as we get closer and closer to the draft.
14. MIN: OL Alijah Vera-Tucker USC
Minnesota has the option to move last year’s 2nd round pick Ezra Cleveland back over to LT if they want then plug in Alijah Vera-Tucker at guard day one which he projects to play at the next level.
15. NE: QB Trey Lance North Dakota State
Trey Lance will not fall this far down in the draft but he could still end up in New England if the team decides to trade up for him. The Patriots cannot ignore the QB position forever and soon have to find their longtime answer under center.
16. ARI: CB Caleb Farley Virginia Tech
The Cardinals like Caleb Farley and if his back injury checks out he should be the pick here at #16.
17. LV: OT Christian Darrisaw Virginia Tech
The Raiders are making cuts left and right this offseason but one things for sure, this team wants to rebuild their o-line through the draft.
18. MIA: Edge Azeez Ojulari Georgia
Dolphins already got a game changing WR at pick #6 now they comeback and get more help for their front 7 on defense. This is a pass rusher that could flourish under HC Brian Flores.
19. WSH: QB Mac Jones Alabama
Washington has been kicking around the idea about trading up for a young QB but if they stay put at #19 they’ll have plenty of options. OT is a big need for the team but don’t be surprised if LB Zaven Collins from Tulsa is the pick here at #19.
20. CHI: OT Teven Jenkins Oklahoma State
The Bears get their guy! Jenkins is a plug in day one starter on the right side of the offensive line. This pick gives the team flexibility to keep German Ifedi at RG and simply adding more talent to an average at best offensive line. If the Bears can’t move up to grab a QB then o-line is the way to go early in the draft.
21. IND: WR Devonta Smith Alabama
Colts cash their lottery ticket in by selecting Heisman Trophy winner Devonta Smith as the team gets their next Marvin Harrison.
22. TEN: CB Greg Newsome II Northwestern
Tennessee have a few holes they need to sure up in the draft especially on defense. Currently the defensive back room is very small and they need to add more talent back their with one of these talented CBs in the first round.
23. NYJ: Edge Jaelan Phillips Miami(FL)
Concussions may cause Jaelan Phillips to slip on draft day but the Jets with 2 first round picks can afford to gamble here.
24. PIT: RB Najee Harris Alabama
Unless this is a big smoke screen the Steelers are heavily targeting selecting a RB in the first round.
25. JAX: S Trevon Moehrig-Woodard TCU
The Jaguars have a couple different options here at #25 but you can’t go wrong with selecting the best safety in this draft class in TCU’s Trevon Moehrig-Woodard.
26. CLE: LB Zaven Collins Tulsa
I expect Zaven Collins to go anywhere between the 11-25 pick range but here at #26 the Browns get a steal. The Browns might have the most complete roster in all football.
27. BAL: WR Rashod Bateman Minnesota
The Ravens are desperate for edge rushers but typical ravens fashion I have them going with another need in round one by selecting the very talented WR Rashod Bateman.
28. NO: DT Christian Barmore Alabama
Christian Barmore is gaining steam as we get closer to the draft and could be selected as high at #15 overall. The more I think about it, with the Saints having limited cap space and not many draft picks. Saints are going to trade out of the first round, save some money and collect more picks.
29. GB: CB Asante Samuel Jr. Florida State
Rondale Moore is still my favorite pick for this team but the Packers have met multiple times with Asante Samuel Jr. and have a need at CB along side All-Pro Jaire Alexander.
30. BUF: Edge Gregory Rousseau Miami(FL)
Buffalo could use RB or CB help as well but they take best player available at a position of need, edge rusher.
31. KC: OT Alex Leatherwood Alabama
We’re almost in May and the Chiefs still don’t have any starting offensive tackles. Sounds like they will address that issue in the draft.
32. TB: OL Landon Dickerson Alabama
QB Tom Brady is very picky with his offensive linemen especially when it comes to who’s snapping him the ball every play. Landon Dickerson is coming off a torn ACL but is a plug in day one starter for the team once fully healthy.