Today the scouting reports for the upcoming draft class was made available to the public. After having an opportunity to look over what the scouts have had to say, we’ve out together our first official mock draft to show you where we project the top prospects of this class will land come frsdt day.
#1 – Caleb Williams, QB – USC: Drafted by Baltimove Ravens – After having secured the #1 pick the Baltimore Ravens will find a trade suitor for former MVP Lamar Jackson, enabling themselves to be in a position to draft Caleb as the new future of the franchise. Caleb will come into a position that set up for him to succeed, playing behind a stellar offensive line, with weapons all around at his disposal.
#2 – Marvin Harrison Jr, WR – Ohio State: Drafted by Arizona Cardinals – After making a deep run into the playoffs, the Chicago Bears will part with the #2 pick acquired by the Carolina Panthers in exchange for more draft capital (picks #5 and #24), and a promising young talent at TE in Elijah Higgins. The Cardinals get a stout Hall of Fame pedigree Receiver to add to the weapons at Kyler Murray’s disposal as they attempt to keep up with the talent in the NFC West.
#3 – Drake Maye, QB – North Carolina: Drafted by Washington Commanders – Eager to move on from the failed experiment that was Sam Howell, the Commanders return to the well of Chapel Hill and acquire his successor in Drake Maye. With a rocket for an arm, Accuracy that checks out at every depth, and an ability to hang on the pocket, Terry McLaurin finally gets a signal caller that can allow his light to shine the brightest in the nations capital.
#4 – Quinn Ewers, QB – Texas: Drafted by Las Vegas Raiders – Quickly putting the Jimmy G era behind them, the GM of the Raiders will look past Michael Penix Jr, and Bo Nix to draft a player from his Alma Mater. Coming off a college championship bowl win, Evers comes into a situation where he has the AFC Receiving yards leader in Devante Adam’s to throw to while also having the comfort of handing the ball off to SS talent Josh Jacob’s. This move propels the Raiders back into the conversation of top contenders in the AFC West.
#5 – Maason Smith, DT – LSU: Drafted by Chicago Bears – Having traded back from the #2 spot, the Bears are still able to get the player who stood atop their leader board. A projected top 5 pick Smith would be a perfect fit for the Bears front 7 that has wreaked havoc on the NFC thus far in the playoffs. With other picks later in the first round, the Bears grab the best defender on the board with this pick.
#6 – Keon Coleman, WR – FSU: Drafted by New York Giants – It’s clear that the Giants see themselves as a passing team. Throwing 34 ints this season, and refusing to give Barkley the ball, the Giants GM will look to acquire a weapon for Daniel Jones and few players fit the bill better than the 6’4, 215lb Coleman who provides a big target, with sure hands and quick feet.
#7 – Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB – Auburn: Drafted by Indianapolis Colts – One of the major holes that need to be filled on this Colts defense is at CB. With everyone looking to fill needs on offense, the best CB in the draft will drop in their lap and the Colts won’t hesitate to pull the trigger on this talented lock down defender.
#8 – Barrett Carter, OLB – Clemson: Drafted by Cincinnati Bengals – Sometimes the rich get richer and this will be the case for the Bengals who at #8 get the best coverage linebacker in the draft. This team already has stars at multiple positions on both sides of the ball and it just makes sense to future solidify that defense with a player that can really disrupt offenses in both the pass and run game.
#9 – Rome Odunze, WR – Washington: Drafted by Tennessee Titans – With Will Levi’s having established himself as the future of the franchise at the QB position, its now time for the Titans to get him some targets. The players currently occupying the WR room all are Route Running physically dominant targets, but none are really capable of taking the top off a defense. With good size, elite speed, and great hands, Odunze could come in and immediately have an impact stretching the field for this Titans offense.
#10 – Michael Penix Jr., QB – Washington: Drafted by Minnesota Vikings – As the 4th QB off the board Penix is unlikely to make it past the Vikings who are desperately looking to move past Kirk Cousins. An offense that is equipped with the league leader in yards Justin Jefferson, TE stalwart TJ Hockenson, and an offensive line that rivals the best in the league, Penix could be just the piece the Vikings are missing to push them back to the top of the NFC North division.