We’re now a week removed from the NFL Combine and a week away from the beginning of the new league year in the NFL. It’s starting to become clearer as to who will be selected towards the top of the draft board.
For this mock draft, I’ll be using the Draft Network’s Mock Draft Simulator once again and no trades will be involved. The next mock in a few weeks will involve trades once the free agency dust has settled.
1) Cincinnati Bengals
QB Joe Burrow, LSU: Once Burrow confirmed he’d play for any team that drafts him, they might as well start the draft with Washington on the clock.
2) Washington Redskins
EDGE Chase Young, Ohio State: I don’t believe the Redskins will draft a quarterback with this pick…….yet.
3) Detroit Lions
CB Jeffery Okudah, Ohio State: This pick could become a lock depending on if Darius Slay gets traded in the coming weeks.
4) New York Giants
OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville: The big man turned some heads at the combine and Dave Gettleman needs to find his left tackle of the future for quarterback Daniel Jones.
5) Miami Dolphins
QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama: The medical checks reportedly were all positive in Indy as Tagovailoa continues to recover from his fractured hip.
6) Los Angeles Chargers
OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama: The Chargers dealt LT Russell Okung to Carolina last week and will need to shore that position up for whoever the quarterback will be moving forward.
7) Carolina Panthers
LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson: Carolina needs someone to lead the defense following Luke Kuechly’s retirement and Simmons can be the man to take the torch.
8) Arizona Cardinals
OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa: Re-signing DJ Humphries and drafting Wirfs would be a positive step towards building a solid offensive line in front of Kyler Murray.
9) Jacksonville Jaguars
WR Henry Ruggs, Alabama: Ruggs joins Dede Westbrook to provide a 1-2 punch at wide receiver for Gardner Minshew moving forward.
10) Cleveland Browns
OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia: The Browns may add an offensive tackle in free agency but they must come away with another one (or two) in the draft as well.
11) New York Jets
EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU: The Jets could go offensive tackle here but there’s better talent available at this point.
12) Las Vegas Raiders
WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama: Whether it’s Derek Carr, Tom Brady or whomever at quarterback, Jon Gruden, and Mike Mayock need to get the offense some more weapons.
13) Indianapolis Colts
QB Justin Herbert, Oregon: If they do sign Phillip Rivers in free agency, he has a short window and they still need to look towards the future.
14) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DT Derrick Brown, Auburn: Tampa Bay could go in a number of directions but after Brown struggled at the combine, him falling to them would be a great selection.
15) Denver Broncos
WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma: Drew Lock having the option to throw to Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant or CeeDee Lamb could be something fun to watch in Denver for years to come.
16) Atlanta Falcons
CB CJ Henderson, Florida: Desmond Trufant is approaching 30 and the Falcons will need to make some cap casualties in order to continue competing during Matt Ryan and Julio Jones’ prime.
17) Dallas Cowboys
CB Kristian Fulton, LSU: Byron Jones appears to be heading out the door which makes cornerback a must needed addition this offseason for Dallas.
18) Miami Dolphins (via Pittsburgh)
OT Josh Jones, Houston: The fifth offensive tackle draft in the first round and he’s an underrated one as well.
19) Las Vegas Raiders (via Chicago)
S Xavier McKinney, Alabama: Gruden and Mayock sure do love some Crimson Tide.
20) Jacksonville Jaguars (via Los Angeles Rams)
DL Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina: Jacksonville needs to re-load their defense with Ngakoue and potentially Campbell heading out the door this offseason.
21) Philadelphia Eagles
CB Jeff Gladney, TCU: Philadelphia goes defense although they could go wide receiver here as well.
22) Buffalo Bills
EDGE AJ Espensa, Iowa: The Bills go with a pass rusher to add to Coach McDermott’s defense of already talented young stars.
23) New England Patriots
QB Jordan Love, Utah State: It seems as though Tom Brady is really going to leave, which is why it’s time for Belichick to find his predecessor.
24) New Orleans Saints
WR Justin Jefferson, LSU: Jefferson doesn’t have to move very far from Baton Rouge to start his professional football career.
25) Minnesota Vikings
S Grant Delpit, LSU: With Anthony Harris potentially leaving in free agency, Mike Zimmer looks for his next impact safety.
26) Miami Dolphins (via Houston)
EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State: The Dolphins make their third first-round selection and find Christian Wilkins some assistance on the defensive line.
27) Seattle Seahawks
DL Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma: Seattle pairs Gallimore with Jarran Reed to form a nasty duo in the middle of the defensive line.
28) Baltimore Ravens
LB Patrick Queen, LSU: Another national champion defensive stud comes off the board and lands on a dominant Ravens defense.
29) Tennesse Titans
EDGE Zach Baun, Wisconsin: Mike Vrabel gets himself an impact edge rusher from the Big Ten Conference, something he’s very familiar with.
30) Green Bay Packers
WR Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado: Aaron Rodgers gets himself another big target on offense and DeVante Adams gets some pressure off of him.
31) San Francisco 49ers
LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma: The 49ers grab another solid playmaker on the defensive side as they gear up for another Super Bowl run.
32) Kansas City Chiefs
RB De’Andre Swift, Georgia: The Chiefs add yet another offensive threat as they look to repeat as Super Bowl champions.