- Jacksonville Jaguars – Travon Walker – EDGE – Georgia
I may be drinking the Kool-Aid on this one but the fact that people are still mentioning Walker first overall makes me think it could actually happen.
- Detroit Lions – Aidan Hutchinson – EDGE – Michigan
Detroit might as well send in their draft card ASAP if Hutchinson falls into their lap.
- Houston Texans – “Sauce” Gardner – CB – Cincinnati
Most have an offensive lineman here, but if Houston is smart, get Gardner here and feel a little better on defense. Then, grab a lineman or a receiver to build around Davis Mills if you really believe in him.
- New York Jets – Kayvon Thibodeaux – EDGE – Oregon
Thibodeaux escaping out of the top five or 10 would be ludacris. This’ll make the Jets’ defensive line scary and somewhat similar to San Francisco’s.
- New York Giants – Evan Neal – OT – Alabama
Having Neal and Andrew Thomas would be a really good start at improving the line for Daniel Jones and help set the edges for Saquon Barkley. Neal mainly played left tackle but can play on the right side like he did that one year for the Crimson Tide.
- Carolina Panthers – Kenny Pickett – QB – Pitt
I don’t believe the Panthers will trade for Baker Mayfield, that would make two quarterbacks from the same draft class on the same team. I’ll stick with Pickett in Carolina as it’ll be tough to move on from Sam Darnold.
- New York Giants – Derek Stingley Jr. – CB – LSU
No way Stingley falls outside the top 10, especially after having that good of a Pro Day. This would make a good pairing with James Bradberry, who is in the final year of his contract.
- Atlanta Falcons – Malik Willis – QB – Liberty
Do both Willis and Pickett getting picked in the top feel like reaches, yes. When don’t NFL teams reach on quarterbacks? Willis could actually be worth it if he sits and learns behind the scenes.
- Seattle Seahawks – Charles Cross – OT – Miss St.
There’s a big hole at left tackle for Seattle and Cross could fill that void for them. The Seahawks take a shot at one of the signal callers, but do you really want to trade for, sign, and draft one all in the same off season?
- New York Jets – Kyle Hamilton – S – Notre Dame
Hamilton deserves to be a top 10 pick, even if you look at his forty. The way he’s able to cover so much ground will help prevent deep completions and give Zach Wilson and the offense more chances to score.
- Washington Commanders – Jameson Williams – WR – Alabama
For right now I still have the Commanders taking a pass catcher. it would be wild if they take Garrett Wilson, then their top three receivers would all be Buckeyes. Don’t be surprised if they take an edge rusher though.
- Minnesota Vikings – Trent McDuffie – CB – Washington
Minnesota needs a corner BAD. It’s automatic if Stingley were to fall to this spot, but if not take the next available on the board.
- Houston Texans – Drake London – WR – USC
Having a big physical receiver opposite Brandin Cooks would complement well as you give Davis Mills more weapons to work with.
- Baltimore Ravens – Tyler Linderbaum – C – Iowa
The Ravens tend to draft what they really need, and what they need is a center because neither of them are any good and their contracts end soon.
- Philadelphia Eagles – Garrett Wilson – WR – Ohio St.
How Wilson fell this far, I’ll never know, but this is a steal for them if he does fall this far. And yes, this would be the third straight year they draft a receiver in the first round.
- New Orleans Saints – Devonte Wyatt – IDL – Georgia
Wyatt reminds me a lot of Sheldon Rankins. They have very similar measurables and are explosive athletes, so this feels like a good fit for New Orleans.
- Los Angeles Chargers – Ikem Ekwonwu – OT- NC St.
I don’t know how Ekwonwu has fallen this far down the board either, but, the Chargers will significantly improve their offensive line with who some would call the best offensive lineman in the draft.
- Philadelphia Eagles – Jordan Davis – IDL – Georgia
Fletcher Cox is back on the roster, but on a one year deal. Getting someone liek Davis, who’s an athletic freak, could serve as a nice replacement.
- New Orleans Saints – Chris Olave, WR, Ohio St.
It doesn’t matter if the Saints sign Jarvis Landry or not, you have to take a wide receiver now. Draft Olave now and get a tackle in the second round.
- Pittsburgh Steelers – Desmond Ridder – QB – Cincinnati
I didn’t think the Steelers would take a QB round one, but with the passing of Dwayne Haskins, I think they came around to the idea and have a three man competition in Pittsburgh.
- New England Patriots – Devin Lloyd – LB – Utah
There’s a huge void at linebacker for the Patriots that hasn’t been addressed. Drafting Lloyd early would help fill in the holes and he graded at a 90 in coverage.
- Green Bay Packers – Treylon Burks – WR – Arkansas
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Packers waited until pick 28 to grab their receiver, but I’m getting it out the way. I see Burks as a wide receiver with one potential as they try to replace Davante Adams.
- Arizona Cardinals – Jermaine Johnson II – EDGE – Florida St.
The Cardinals need youth at the defensive line and edge now that Chandler Jones is gone. Johnson really stepped up in 2021, tripling his sack total from 2020.
- Dallas Cowboys – Trevor Penning – OT – Northern Iowa
The Cowboys could use some work on the offensive line and Penning taking a tumble benefits them after moving on from La’el Collins.
- Buffalo Bills – Andrew Booth Jr. – CB – Clemson
After the way their season ended, investing in the defensive back position is a big need. Booth would give you depth and could play opposite Tre’Davious White.
- Tennessee Titans – Kenyon Green – IOL – Texas A&M
The offensive line could use a boost and there have been multiple reports that Green has been interviewing well lately.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Lewis Cine – S – Georgia
Now that Jordan Whitehead has moved on to New York, Tampa could use a new Safety. Cine could help improve a struggling secondary.
- Green Bay Packers – Bernhard Raimann – OT – Central Michigan
David Bakhtiari isn’t getting any younger and Green Bay doesn’t have a reliable tackle on the right side. Raimann is on the older side, but could make the start in week one.
- Kansas City Chiefs – George Karlaftis – EDGE – Purdue
Kansas City is lacking on the defensive line. Karlaftis could help generate some pressure and take some of the burden off Chris Jones and Frank Clark.
- Kansas City Chiefs – Kaiir Elam – CB – Florida
Now that the defensive line is taken care of, the Chiefs should tackle the cornerback position. Elam has dealt with plenty of receiving talent at Florida and would help shut down some of the great receivers in the division.
- Cincinnati Bengals – David Ojabo – EDGE – Michigan
There aren’t that many holes to fill on this roster, so there won’t be any rush for Ojabo to come back. I’m still keeping my eyes open to them taking a safety no later than day two of the draft.
- Detroit Lions – Jaquan Brisker – S – Penn St.
Detroit needs help at Safety. Brisker would probably play more in the box and help stop the run and create pressure with his teammate Hutchinson.