TA’s NFL Mock Draft 1.0
1 - Jacksonville Jaguars: Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan
Hutchinson is a complete player and as solid as it gets in this draft. The Jaguars should be going defense with the first pick and Hutchinson is the pick.
2 - Detroit Lions: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
Willis will be a bust but it sounds like Lions are considering taking a QB at number two and they like Willis.
3 - Houston Texans: Kyle Hamilton, S, Texans
Hamilton is one of the best Safeties to come out of the draft in years and he has Nick Caserio selection written all over him.
4 - New York Jets: Derek Stingley, CB, LSU
The Jets need to improve their secondary, Robert Saleh will prioritize defense and Stingley is one of the best corners in this draft.
5 - New York Giants: Evan Neal, T, Alabama
Best offensive lineman in this class and Giants need o-line help.
6 - Carolina Panthers: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
Another example of reaching for a QB early in round 1 but the Panthers are desperate for a franchise QB. While it’s a weak QB class, Pickett is one of the better ones.
7 - New York Giants: Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
After addressing the o-line at pick number five, the Giants turn their attention to defense and take what I believe is the best corner in this draft.
8 - Atlanta Falcons: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
Plain and simple, the Falcons need a WR. I don’t think Wilson is the best WR in this draft but he’s close and a lot of people believe he’s the best.
9 - Seattle Seahawks: Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon
The Seahawks are heading into a rebuild and a premier edge rusher is a good place to start.
10 - New York Jets: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
The Jets need to give Zach Wilson as many weapons as possible if he’s going to become anything and Olave is the best receiver in this draft.
11 - Washington Commanders: Matt Corral, QB, Mississippi
Every year teams reach for QBs in the draft and no one ever learns. The Commanders will keep the trend going. Not a single QB in this draft should be taken in the top 20.
12 - Minnesota Vikings: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
Vikings go heavy on defense in this draft and find a potential number one corner in McDuffie.
13 - Houston Texans: Charles Cross, T, Mississippi State
After going defense at number three, Texans go offensive line at number thirteen.
14 - Baltimore Ravens: George Karlaftis, DE, Purdue
It feels like the Ravens are always looking to add edge players in the draft.
15 - Philadelphia Eagles: Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
A dominant run stopper and emerging interior pass rusher. Killed it at the combine and climbing up team’s boards. Eagles need to revamp their front seven and they start with Davis.
16 - Philadelphia Eagles: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
And continue with Lloyd, the best LB in this draft.
17 - Los Angeles Chargers: Drake London, WR, USC
Chargers keep London in Southern California and give Herbert yet another weapon.
18 - New Orleans Saints: Desmond Riddler, QB, Cincinnati
Winston cannot be the answer in NO. Riddler is the most intriguing QB in this draft, while still a stretch at eighteen, he has the potential to end up the best QB from this draft.
19 - Philadelphia Eagles: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State
Eagles address the offensive line after going defense with their first two picks.
20 - Pittsburgh Steelers: Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
Steelers take an underwhelming tackle to try to protect Trubisky.
21 - New England Patriots: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
Patriots need a WR and they keep the trend going of teams pairing up QBs with their college receivers. Williams is coming off an injury but should be ready to go by week 1.
22 - Green Bay Packers: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
With Adams gone, the Packers need to get Rodgers another weapon.
23 - Arizona Cardinals: Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
The Cardinals number one objective should be protecting Kyler Murray.
24 - Dallas Cowboys: Travon Walker, DE, Georgia
The Cowboys lost out in Gregory and need to fill their edge rush position. Walker is underrated and really good.
25 - Buffalo Bills: Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
If the Bills have any weakness it’s run defense. Wyatt will give them a force in the middle that they need.
26 - Tennessee Titans: David Ojabo, DE/LB, Michigan
Vrabel loves drafting guys similar to him. It doesn’t hurt that the Titans need to improve their pass-rush.
27 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan
Tom Brady wants another weapon, especially a guy in the slot and what Tom Brady wants, Tom Brady gets.
28 - Green Bay Packers: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
The Packers offense struggled in the playoffs last year and need to get a lot better protecting Rodgers.
29 - Kansas City Chiefs: Jalen Pitre, DB, Baylor
Pitre is a versatile defensive back that can play CB or S. The Chiefs need a player like this in the back of their defense.
30 - Kansas City Chiefs: Jermaine Johnson, DE, Florida State
Chiefs need to find a way to stop teams like the Bills and Bengals if they want to get back to a Super Bowl.
31 - Cincinnati Bengals: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
Dean is better than the 31st ranked player in this draft but some how slipped. The Bengals fixed their o-line in free agency and will now add one of the best LBs in the draft to improve their defense.
32 - Detroit Lions: Boye Mafe, DE, Minnesota
Lions took their future QB at pick number two, now they address defense and add a sleeper defensive end.