NFL Mock Draft

By Ben Melamed and Rohan Bommaraju

First Round

  1. Jacksonville: Evan Neal, Alabama T
  2. Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan EDGE
  3. Houston: Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon EDGE
  4. Jets: Ikem Ekwonu, NC State T
  5. Giants: Derek Stingley, LSU DB
  6. Panthers: Malik Willis, Liberty QB
  7.  Giants (via Bears): Charles Cross, Mississippi State T
  8.  Atlanta: Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame DB
  9.  Seahawks (via Broncos): George Karlaftis, Purdue EDGE
  10.  Jets (via Seattle): Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati DB
  11.  Commanders: Drake London, USC WR
  12.  Vikings: Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa IOL
  13.  Texans (via Browns): Treylon Burks, Arkansas WR
  14.  Ravens: Garrett Wilson, Ohio State WR
  15. Eagles (via Dolphins): Devin Lloyd, Utah LB
  16. Eagles (via Colts): Andrew Booth Jr, Clemson DB
  17. Chargers: Jordan Davis, Georgia IDL
  18. Saints: Nakobe Dean, Georgia LB
  19. Eagles: Travon Walker, Georgia DL
  20. Steelers: Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh QB
  21. Patriots: Jameson Williams, Alabama WR
  22. Packers (via Raiders): Chris Olave, Ohio State WR
  23. Cardinals: Trent McDuffie, Washington DB
  24. Cowboys: Devonte Wyatt, Georgia DL
  25. Bills: Kenyon Green, Texas A&M IOL
  26. Titans: Trevor Penning, Northern Iowa OT
  27. Buccaneers: Jermaine Johnson, Florida State EDGE
  28. Packers: Bernhard Raimann, Central Michigan OT
  29. Chiefs (via 49ers from Dolphins): Skyy Moore, Western Michigan WR
  30. Chiefs: Roger McCreary, Auburn DB
  31. Bengals: Zion Johnson, Boston College IOL
  32. Lions (via Rams): Matt Corral, Mississippi QB

Second Round

  1.  Jaguars: Lewis Cine, Georgie DB
  2.  Lions: Daxton Hill, Michigan DB
  3.  Jets: Kaiir Elam, Florida DB
  4.  Giants: Chad Muma, Wyoming LB
  5.  Texans: Jahan Dotson, Penn State WR
  6.  Jets (via Panthers): Daniel Faalele, Minnesota OT
  7.  Bears: Boye Mafe, Minnesota EDGE
  8.  Seahawks (via Broncos): Jalen Pitre, Baylor DB
  9.  Seahawks: Kenneth Walker, Penn State RB
  10.  Colts (via Commanders): Travis Jones, Connecticut IDL
  11.  Falcons: George Pickens, Georgia WR
  12.  Browns: Nik Bonitto, Oklahoma EDGE
  13.  Ravens: Jaquan Brisker, Penn State DB
  14.  Vikings: Kyler Gordon, Washington DB
  15.  Commanders (via Colts) Leo Chanel, Wisconsin LB
  16.  Bears (via Chargers): Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama WR
  17.  Saints: Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati QB
  18.  Dolphins: Abraham Lucas, Washington State OT
  19.  Eagles: Breece Hall, Iowa State RB
  20.   Steelers: Kerby Joseph, Illinois DB
  21.  Packers (via Raiders): Drake Jackson, USC EDGE
  22.  Patriots: Brian Asamoah, Oklahoma LB
  23.  Cardinals: Demarvin Leal, Texas A&M EDGE
  24.  Cowboys: Darian Kinnard, Kentucky OT
  25.  Bills: Logan Hall, Houston IDL
  26. Falcons (via Titans): Matt Corral, Mississippi QB
  27.  Packers: Dylan Parham, Memphis IOL
  28.  Buccaneers: Justyn Ross, Clemson WR
  29.  49ers: Chrisitan Watson, North Dakota State WR
  30.  Chiefs: Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State EDGE
  31.  Bengals: Martin Emerson, Mississippi State DB
  32.  Broncos (via Rams): Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina EDGE

Third Round

  1.  Jaguars: Trey McBride, Colorado State TE
  2.  Lions: David Ojabo, Michigan EDGE
  3.  Giants: Chirstian Harris, Alabama LB
  4.  Texans: Troy Anderson, Montana State LB
  5.  Jets: Brandon Smith, Penn State LB
  6.  Jaguars (via Panthers): Darrian Beaver, Cincinnati LB
  7.  Bears: Alec Pierce, Cincinnati WR
  8.  Seahawks: Jamaree Sayler, Georgia OT
  9.  Colts (via Commanders): Carson Strong, Nevada QB
  10.  Falcons: Khalil Shakir, Boise State WR
  11.  Broncos: Tyler Smith, Tulsa OT
  12.  Ravens: Cameron Thomas, San Diego State EDGE
  13.  Vikings: Josh Paschal, Kentucky EDGE
  14.  Browns: Donovan West, Arizona State IOL
  15.  Chargers: Channing Tindall, Georgia LB
  16.   Texans (via Saints): Dameon Pierce, Florida RB
  17.  Giants (via Dolphins): Cole Strange, Chattanooga IOL
  18.  Falcons (via Colts): Kellen Diesch, Arizona State OT
  19.  Eagles: Quay Walker, Georgia LB
  20.  Steelers: JoJo Domann, Nebraska DB
  21.  Patriots: John Metchie III, Alabama WR
  22.   Raiders: Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma IDL 
  23.  Cardinals: Nicholas Petit-Frere, Ohio State OT
  24.  Cowboys: Luke Fortner, Kentucky IOL
  25.  Bills: Calvin Austin, Memphis WR
  26.  Titans: Nick Cross, Maryland DB
  27.  Buccaneers: Marcus Jones, Houston DB
  28.  Packers: Max Mitchell, Louisiana OT
  29.  49ers: Bryan Cook, Cincinnati DB
  30.  Chiefs: Romeo Doubs, Cincinnati DB
  31.  Bengals: Ed Ingram, LSU LB
  32.  Broncos (via Rams): Damone Clark, LSU LB
  33.  Lions (compensatory selection): Sean Rhyan, UCLA OT
  34.  Saints (compensatory selection): Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky WR
  35.  Browns (compensatory selection): Phidarian Mathis, Alabama IDL
  36. Ravens (compensatory selection): Marquis Hayes, Oklahoma IOL
  37.        Saints (compensatory selection): Greg Dulcich, UCLA TE
  38.  Dolphins (via 49ers; compensatory selection): Zach Tom, Wake Forest OT
  39.  Chiefs (special compensatory selection) James Cook, Georgia RB
  40.  Rams (special compensatory selection): David Bell, Purdue WR
  41.  49ers (special compensatory selection): Lecitus Smith, Virginia Tech IOL

A few interesting picks, Evan Neal going first to the Jaguars secures them a franchise tackle for the future. The Panthers take a chance on Liberty QB Malik Willis to be their quarterback of the future as they are currently starting Sam Darnold and company. The patriots make an investment in Jameson Williamson at the 21st pick to be their wide receiver of the future, pairing him back up with his former QB Mac Jones. Jameson will not play in the starting half of his rookie season due to a torn ACL he sustained in the National Championship. At pick 29 the chiefs will address WR by taking Skyy Moore, filling the void left by Tyreek Hill. The Lions take a chance on Matt Corral at pick 32 to be their new starting QB. Further down, the 49ers take Christian Watson at pick 61, pairing him back up with his college QB Trey Lance. Patriots address linebacker by taking Brian Asamoah. They also select another receiver in the 3rd, John Metchie III. Despite rupturing his Achilles in his pro day, the Lions pair David Ojabo back up with his college teammate Aidan Hutchinson, at pick 66. 

Rohan bommaraju 

  1. Jaguars: Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan Edge
  2. Lions : Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon Edge
  3. Texans: Evan Neal, Alabama T
  4. Jets: Kyle Hamilton Notre Dame S
  5. Giants: Ikem Ekwonu, NC State T
  6. Panthers: Malik Willis Liberty QB
  7. Giants (via Bears): Travon Walker, Georgia Edge
  8. Atlanta: Jermaine Johnson, Florida State Edge
  9. Seahawks (via Broncos): Charles Cross, Mississippi State T
  10.  Jets (via Seattle): Derek Stingley Jr., LSU DB
  11.  Commanders: Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati DB
  12.  Vikings: Trent Mcduffie, Washington DB
  13.  Texans (Via Browns): Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson DB
  14.  Ravens: Trevor Penning, Northern Iowa T
  15. Eagles (via Dolphins): Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa, OL
  16. Eagles (via Colts): Jordan Davis, Georgia DL
  17. Chargers: Devonte Wyatt, Georgia DL
  18. Saints: Garrett Wilson, Ohio State WR
  19. Eagles: Kaiir Elam, Florida DB
  20. Steelers: Zion Johnson, Boston College OL
  21. Patriots: Jameson Williams, Alabama WR
  22. Packers (via Raiders): Drake London, USC WR 
  23. Cardinals: George Karlaftis, Purdue Edge
  24. Cowboys: Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma DL 
  25. Bills: Kenyon Green Texas, A&M OL
  26. Titans: Nakobe Dean Gorgia LB
  27. Buccaneers: Kenny Pickett Pittsburgh QB
  28. Packers: Devin Lloyd Utah LB
  29. Chiefs (Via Dolphins from 49ers): Treylon Burks Arkansas WR
  30. Chiefs: Daxton Hill, Michigan DB
  31. Bengals: Boye Mafe Minnesota Edge
  32. Lions (via Rams): Jaquon Brisker Penn State DB

Second Round

  1.  Jaguar Lewis Cine Georgia DB
  2.  Lions Desmond Ridder Cincinnati QB
  3.  Jets Jahan Dotson Penn State WR
  4.  Giants Chris Olave Ohio State WR
  5.  Texans Jalen Pitre Baylor DB
  6.  Jets (via Panthers) Tyler Smith Tulsa OL 
  7.  Bears  Christian Watson North Dakota State WR
  8.  Seahawks (via Broncos) Matt Corral Ole Miss QB
  9.  Seahawks Skyy Moore WR Western Michigan
  10.  Colts (via Commanders) Arnald Ebiketie Penn State Edge 
  11.  Falcons Christian Harris Alabama LB 
  12.  Browns DeMarvin LealTexas A&M DL
  13.  Ravens Quay Walker Georgia LB
  14.  Vikings Sean Rhyan UCLA OL
  15.  Commanders (via Colts) Bernhard Raimann OT Central Michigan
  16.  Bears (via Chargers) Kyler Gordon CB Washington
  17.  Saints Tariq woolen CB UTSA
  18.  Chiefs (Via Dolphins) Cameron Thomas Edge San Diego state
  19.  Eagles Kenneth Walker III RB Michigan State 
  20.   Steelers Sam Howell North Carolina QB
  21.  Packers (via Raiders) Daniel Faalele Minnesota OT
  22.  Patriots Jamaree Salyer Georgia OL
  23.  Cardinals Isaiah Spiller Texas A&M RB
  24.  Cowboys Roger McCreary Auburn CB
  25.  Bills George Pickens Georgia WR
  26. Falcons (via Titans) Travis Jones UConn DL
  27.  Packers David Ojabo Michigan Edge
  28.  Buccaneers David Bell Purdue WR
  29.  49ers Dylan Parham Memphis OL
  30.  Chiefs Brian Asamoah Oklahoma LB
  31.  Bengals Trey McBride Colorado State TE
  32.  Broncos (via Rams) Chad Muma Wyoming LB

Third Round

  1.  Jaguars Darian Kinnard Kentucky OL
  2.  Lions John Metchie III Alabama WR
  3.  Giants Isaiah Likely Coastal Carolina TE
  4.  Texans Logan Hall Houston Edge
  5.  Jets Josh Paschal Kentucky Edge
  6.  Jaguars (via Panthers) Nicholas Petit-Frere Ohio State OT
  7.  Bears Nik Bonitto Oklahoma Edge
  8.  Seahawks Sam Williams Ole Miss Edge
  9.  Colts (via Commanders) Ed Ingram LSU  IOL
  10.  Falcons Calvin Austin ll Memphis WR
  11.  Broncs Greg Dulcich UCLA TE
  12.  Ravens Phidarian Mathis Alabama DL
  13.  Vikings Damone Clark LSU LB
  14.  Browns Drake Jackson USC Edge
  15.  Chargers Cade Otton Washington TE
  16.   Texans (via Saints) Carson Strong Nevada QB
  17.  Giants (via Dolphins) Brian Robinson Jr. Alabama RB
  18.  Colts Alontae Taylor Tennessee CB
  19.  Eagles JoJo Domann Nebraska LB
  20.  Steelers Marcus Jones Huston CB
  21.  Patriots Cam Taylor-Britt Nebraska CB
  22.   Raiders ​​Matthew Butler Tennessee DL
  23.  Cardinals Mario Goodrich Clemson CB
  24.  Cowboys Jeremy Ruckert Ohio State TE
  25.  Bills Troy Andersen Montana State LB
  26.  Titans Kingsley Enagbare South Carolina Edge
  27.  Buccaneers Abraham Lucas Washington State OT
  28.  Packers Jalen Tolbert South Alabama WR
  29.  49ers Martin Emerson Missisipi State CB
  30.  Chiefs Mykael Wright Oregon CB
  31.  Bengals Josh Williams Fayetteville State CB
  32.  Broncos (via Rams) Myjai Sanders Cincinnati Edge
  33.  Lions (compensatory selection) Channing Tindall Georgia LB
  34.  Saints (compensatory selection) Rasheed Walker Penn state OT
  35.  Browns (compensatory selection) Bryan Cook Cincinnati DB
  36. Ravens (compensatory selection) Montaric Brown Arkansas CB
  37. Saints (compensatory selection) John Ridgeway Arkansas DL
  38.  Dolphins (via 49ers; compensatory selection) Leo Chenal Wisconsin LB
  39.  Chiefs (special compensatory selection James Cook Georgia RB
  40.  Rams (special compensatory selection) Jesse Luketa Penn State LB
  41.  49ers (special compensatory selection) Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky WR

Hutchinson goes 1, I see this as a clear shot home run pick pairing Josh Allen with another edge guy. Jacksonville has been working on the offense through Free Agency, and then working a bit on the defense is not that much out of the question using the 1st overall pick. The Lions have an interesting choice at the 2nd Overall pick, work more on the offensive line after picking Penei Sewell with the 7th overall pick last year, or work on the defense after cutting veteran edge Trey Flowers. Their offense through last year was able to keep them in games when their defense was able to get stops. With the veteran loss on that side of the ball, and with the Lions still having Taylor Decker lock down the other tackle spot, they pick up Thibodeaux with the 2nd. With the third, the Texans will pick to address their offensive line. To me, Evan Neal from Alabama is a home run of a pick especially after cutting Marcus Cannon to clear up space. After Beefing up their defense all free agency with the addition of Kahlil Mack and JC Jackson, the chargers continue their aggressiveness on the defensive end and get an Interior D-Lineman to help clog up the run lanes that doomed them all of last season. Devonte Wyatt is the perfect pick to round out that star-studded Defense. To many fans, The Patriots did not have a WR1 last year. That changes this year with the addition of Jameson Williams of Alabama. Williams tore his ACL during the national championship game, with that injury hurting his draft stock. If Williams is able to fall out of the top 10, and even the top 20, pairing him up with his former collegiate quarterback Mac Jones hopefully creates the same type of connection Joe Burrow had with Ja’Marr Chase last year.

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