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2023 NFL Draft: The first 27 picks are set with the last four to be determined after the playoffs are over with three games to go. Here’s our first look mock draft for the entire first round.
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QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | OTs | OG/Cs
Edge | DEs/DTs | LBs | CBs | Safeties
Top 100 2023 NFL Draft Early Entrants
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Now that we know what the first 28 picks are in the 2023 NFL Draft – the order of the last four doesn’t matter that much considering the teams involved and their respective needs – here’s our first look what the whole first round might be.
As always, the mock drafts will change many, many times over before this gets going on April 27th. Until it actually happens and Chicago trades away the No. 1 overall pick – if it trades down to a quarterback-starved team – we’re going to play it straight.
The last four – 28 through 31 – are in alphabetical order.
2023 Mock Draft First Call: OT Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland
2023 Mock Draft First Call: OT Anton Harrison, Oklahoma
2023 Mock Draft First Call: EDGE Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
2023 Mock Draft First Call: EDGE Andre Carter, Army
2023 Mock Draft First Call: OG O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
2023 Mock Draft First Call: WR Kayshon Boutte, LSU
2023 Mock Draft First Call: WR Jordan Addison, USC
2023 Mock Draft First Call: DE Lukas Van Ness, Iowa
2023 Mock Draft First Call: CB Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
2023 Mock Draft First Call: WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
2023 Mock Draft First Call: OT Broderick Jones, Georgia
Miami forfeited the pick that would’ve been the 21
2023 Mock Draft First Call: DT Siaki Ika, Baylor
2023 Mock Draft First Call: RB Bijan Robinson, Texas
2023 Mock Draft First Call: S Brian Branch, Alabama
2023 Mock Draft First Call: DT Bryan Bresee, Clemson
2023 Mock Draft First Call: CB Kelee Ringo, Georgia
2023 Mock Draft First Call: TE Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
2023 Mock Draft First Call: CB Cam Smith, South Carolina
2023 Mock Draft First Call: OT Paris Johnson, Ohio State
2023 Mock Draft First Call: WR Quentin Johnston, TCU
2023 Mock Draft First Call: OT Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
2023 Mock Draft First Call: CB Christian Gonzalez, Oregon
2023 Mock Draft First Call: QB Anthony Richardson, Florida
2023 Mock Draft First Call: EDGE Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
2023 Mock Draft First Call: QB CJ Stroud, Ohio State
2023 Mock Draft First Call: CB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
2023 Mock Draft First Call: EDGE Myles Murphy, Clemson
2023 Mock Draft First Call: QB Will Levis, Kentucky
2023 Mock Draft First Call: EDGE Will Anderson, Alabama
2023 Mock Draft First Call: QB Bryce Young, Alabama
2023 Mock Draft First Call: DT Jalen Carter, Georgia
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The Yahoo fantasy baseball analysts — Andy Behrens, Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don — took part in a first-round mock draft. Each analyst gets four picks in the first (to represent a 12-team league). But don't worry, this is just the first iteration of this mock — Rounds 2 and 3 are coming soon.
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Now, on to the picks:
He's hit .311 over the past four seasons with elite speed, power and run production — a perfect fantasy profile. — Behrens
Acuña Jr. already has a near-40/40 season to his credit, and he just turned 25. — Behrens
Ramirez is now firmly established as a player who will finish among the category leaders in four of the five standard fantasy stats. — Behrens
It should go without saying that a guy coming off a 62-homer season is a decent choice pretty much anywhere in the first round. — Behrens
The super soph brings category juice, unknown upside, and fun. The Mariners have built a solid lineup around Rodriguez, too — Pianowski
We still haven't seen his best season; Tucker's upside is AL MVP. One of the rare players capable of grabbing all five categories. — Pianowski
I know upside is the fun word, but floor matters, too. When has Mookie Betts ever let you down? He's the favorite to lead the league in runs scored for the fourth time. — Pianowski
He's not a runner, but the rest of the Alvarez Statcast page is gloriously pinned to the right. As silly as Alvarez's stats were last year, he was actually unlucky with his batted-ball fortune. If that luck balances out, he can break the game. — Pianowski
[2023 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP]
Still just 23 years old, Vlad is the favorite to lead MLB in batting average and will benefit from Toronto's new park dimensions. — Del Don
There's concern he'll stop running, and he's UTIL only, but Ohtani's bat is good enough to go here regardless. — Del Don
Still just 24 years old, Bichette has said he wants to run more in 2023, and he'll also get a big boost from Toronto moving in its fences. — Del Don
He was incredibly unlucky last year for multiple reasons and should bounce back as fantasy's top pitcher in 2023. — Del Don
Stay tuned for the next iterations of our Expert Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft for 2023!
The ESPN fantasy baseball crew conducted their first fantasy baseball mock draft of the season, using the new default standard head-to-head points league scoring and roster settings.
That meant drafting rosters of 19 players per team (down from 26 in previous years), which put more of the spotlight on star-caliber baseball talents. Our fantasy experts also accounted for ESPN's scoring tweaks for pitchers; wins, previously worth 5 points, are now worth 2 apiece, while losses, previously worth minus-5, are now minus-2 points. Holds joined the fray with a 2-point valuation.
Default rosters now include 16 starters: seven pitchers of any kind along with a C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, three outfielders and a utility player (can be any position, and is also the only slot to allow a DH-only player). Bench spots are cut down to three.
Hitters score one point for every base reached via hits (total bases), as well as each walk, run, RBI and stolen base, and lose one point when they strike out. Pitchers earn a point for every out they record (three per inning) and an extra point for a strikeout, as well as five points for a win or a save. Pitchers lose two points per run allowed, one point per baserunner (hit or walk) and five points for a loss.
This draft was held on Monday., Feb. 13 and included Todd Zola, Eric Karabell, Jim McCormick, David Schoenfield, Derek Carty, AJ Mass, Pierre Becquey, Tristan H. Cockcroft, Kyle Soppe and James Best.
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1. Shohei Ohtani, LAA (DH1) -- Zola
2. Juan Soto, SD (OF1) -- Karabell
3. Jose Ramirez, CLE (3B1) -- McCormick
4. Aaron Judge, NYY (OF2) -- Schoenfield
5. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR (1B1) -- Carty
6. Freddie Freeman, LAD (1B2) -- Mass
7. Gerrit Cole, NYY (SP1) -- Becquey
8. Corbin Burnes, MIL (SP2) -- Cockcroft
9. Mookie Betts, LAD (OF3) -- Soppe
10. Max Scherzer, NYM (SP3) -- Best
11. Sandy Alcantara, MIA (SP4) -- Best
12. Manny Machado, SD (3B2) -- Soppe
13. Yordan Alvarez, HOU (OF4) -- Cockcroft
14. Trea Turner, PHI (SS1) -- Becquey
15. Shane Bieber, CLE (SP5) -- Mass
16. Jacob deGrom, TEX (SP6) -- Carty
17. Kyle Tucker, HOU (OF5) -- Schoenfield
18. Aaron Nola, PHI (SP7) -- McCormick
19. Justin Verlander, NYM (SP8) -- Karabell
20. Matt Olson, ATL (1B3) -- Zola
21. Kevin Gausman, TOR (SP9) -- Zola
22. Jose Altuve, HOU (2B1) -- Karabell
23. Francisco Lindor, NYM (SS2) -- McCormick
24. Julio Rodriguez, SEA (OF6) -- Schoenfield
25. Carlos Rodon, NYY (SP10) -- Carty
26. Rafael Devers, BOS (3B3) -- Mass
27. Pete Alonso, NYM (1B4) -- Becquey
28. Spencer Strider, ATL (SP11) -- Cockcroft
29. Brandon Woodruff, MIL (SP12) -- Soppe
30. Marcus Semien, TEX (2B2) -- Best
31. Corey Seager, TEX (SS3) -- Best
32. Fernando Tatis Jr., SD (SS4) -- Soppe
33. Alex Bregman, HOU (3B4) -- Cockcroft
34. Dylan Cease, CWS (SP13) -- Becquey
35. Bo Bichette, TOR (SS5) -- Mass
36. Luis Castillo, SEA (SP14) -- Carty
37. Shane McClanahan, TB (SP15) -- Schoenfield
38. Mike Trout, LAA (OF7) -- McCormick
39. Paul Goldschmidt, STL (1B5) -- Karabell
40. Nolan Arenado, STL (3B5) -- Zola
41. Zack Wheeler, PHI (SP16) -- Zola
42. Austin Riley, ATL (3B6) -- Karabell
43. Ronald Acuna Jr., ATL (OF8) -- McCormick
44. Wander Franco, TB (SS6) -- Schoenfield
45. Kyle Schwarber, PHI (OF9) -- Carty
46. Tyler Glasnow, TB (SP17) -- Mass
47. Will Smith, LAD (C1) -- Becquey
48. Ozzie Albies, ATL (2B3) -- Cockcroft
49. Alek Manoah, TOR (SP18) -- Soppe
50. Jose Abreu, HOU (1B6) -- Best
51. Steven Kwan, CLE (OF10) -- Best
52. Robbie Ray, SEA (SP19) -- Soppe
53. Edwin Diaz, NYM (RP1) -- Cockcroft
54. Bobby Witt Jr., KC (SS7) -- Becquey
55. Triston McKenzie, CLE (SP20) -- Mass
56. Bryan Reynolds, PIT (OF11) -- Carty
57. Emmanuel Clase, CLE (RP2) -- Schoenfield
58. Cristian Javier, HOU (SP21) -- McCormick
59. Julio Urias, LAD (SP22) -- Karabell
60. Jake Cronenworth, SD (2B4) -- Zola
61. Anthony Santander, BAL (OF12) -- Zola
62. Carlos Correa, MIN (SS8) -- Karabell
63. Max Fried, ATL (SP23) -- McCormick
64. Zac Gallen, ARI (SP24) -- Schoenfield
65. Xander Bogaerts, SD (SS9) -- Carty
66. Michael Harris II, ATL (OF13) -- Mass
67. George Springer, TOR (OF14) -- Becquey
68. Devin Williams, MIL (RP3) -- Cockcroft
69. Joe Musgrove, SD (SP25) -- Soppe
70. Cedric Mullins, BAL (OF15) -- Best
71. Gunnar Henderson, BAL (3B7) -- Best
72. Josh Bell, CLE (1B7) -- Soppe
73. Adley Rutschman, BAL (C2) -- Cockcroft
74. Framber Valdez, HOU (SP26) -- Becquey
75. Josh Hader, SD (RP4) -- Mass
76. Raisel Iglesias, ATL (RP5) -- Carty
77. Logan Webb, SF (SP27) -- Schoenfield
78. Luis Arraez, MIA (1B8) -- McCormick
79. Yu Darvish, SD (SP28) -- Karabell
80. Logan Gilbert, SEA (SP29) -- Zola
81. Masataka Yoshida, BOS (OF16) -- Zola
82. Corbin Carroll, ARI (OF17) -- Karabell
83. Dansby Swanson, CHC (SS10) -- McCormick
84. Vinnie Pasquantino, KC (1B9) -- Schoenfield
85. Yandy Diaz, TB (3B8) -- Carty
86. Daulton Varsho, TOR (C3) -- Mass
87. Nestor Cortes, NYY (SP30) -- Becquey
88. Brandon Nimmo, NYM (OF18) -- Cockcroft
89. Luis Robert, CWS (OF19) -- Soppe
90. Randy Arozarena, TB (OF20) -- Best
91. J.T. Realmuto, PHI (C4) -- Best
92. Eloy Jimenez, CWS (OF21) -- Soppe
93. Felix Bautista, BAL (RP6) -- Cockcroft
94. Kyle Wright, ATL (SP31) -- Becquey
95. Lucas Giolito, CWS (SP32) -- Mass
96. Rhys Hoskins, PHI (1B10) -- Carty
97. George Kirby, SEA (SP33) -- Schoenfield
98. Tommy Edman, STL (2B5) -- McCormick
99. Jordan Romano, TOR (RP7) -- Karabell
100. Kris Bryant, COL (OF22) -- Zola
101. Pablo Lopez, MIN (SP34) -- Zola
102. Ryan Pressly, HOU (RP8) -- Karabell
103. Chris Bassitt, TOR (SP35) -- McCormick
104. Jeff McNeil, NYM (2B6) -- Schoenfield
105. Charlie Morton, ATL (SP36) -- Carty
106. Brandon Lowe, TB (2B7) -- Mass
107. Ketel Marte, ARI (2B8) -- Becquey
108. Willy Adames, MIL (SS11) -- Cockcroft
109. Blake Snell, SD (SP37) -- Soppe
110. Salvador Perez, KC (C5) -- Best
111. Brady Singer, KC (SP38) -- Best
112. Taylor Ward, LAA (OF23) -- Soppe
113. Ryan Helsley, STL (RP9) -- Cockcroft
114. Luis Garcia, HOU (SP39) -- Becquey
115. Triston Casas, BOS (1B11) -- Mass
116. Luis Severino, NYY (SP40) -- Carty
117. Nathaniel Lowe, TEX (1B12) -- Schoenfield
118. Christian Walker, ARI (1B13) -- McCormick
119. Ty France, SEA (1B14) -- Karabell
120. Oneil Cruz, PIT (SS12) -- Zola
121. Jordan Montgomery, STL (SP41) -- Zola
122. Nick Castellanos, PHI (OF24) -- Karabell
123. Kenley Jansen, BOS (RP10) -- McCormick
124. Alejandro Kirk, TOR (C6) -- Schoenfield
125. Max Muncy, LAD (3B9) -- Carty
126. Starling Marte, NYM (OF25) -- Mass
127. MJ Melendez, KC (C7) -- Becquey
128. Anthony Rizzo, NYY (1B15) -- Cockcroft
129. Nick Lodolo, CIN (SP42) -- Soppe
130. Amed Rosario, CLE (SS13) -- Best
131. Jose Berrios, TOR (SP43) -- Best
132. Jorge Polanco, MIN (2B9) -- Soppe
133. Teoscar Hernandez, SEA (OF26) -- Cockcroft
134. Alex Verdugo, BOS (OF27) -- Becquey
135. Andrew Vaughn, CWS (OF28) -- Mass
136. Willson Contreras, STL (C8) -- Carty
137. Andres Munoz, SEA (RP11) -- Schoenfield
138. Clayton Kershaw, LAD (SP44) -- McCormick
139. Camilo Doval, SF (RP12) -- Karabell
140. Sean Manaea, SF (SP45) -- Zola
141. Keibert Ruiz, WSH (C9) -- Zola
142. Lance Lynn, CWS (SP46) -- Karabell
143. Jeffrey Springs, TB (SP47) -- McCormick
144. Hunter Greene, CIN (SP48) -- Schoenfield
145. Chris Sale, BOS (SP49) -- Carty
146. Lance McCullers Jr., HOU (SP50) -- Mass
147. Adolis Garcia, TEX (OF29) -- Becquey
148. Kodai Senga, NYM (SP51) -- Cockcroft
149. Sean Murphy, ATL (C10) -- Soppe
150. Rowdy Tellez, MIL (1B16) -- Best
151. Merrill Kelly, ARI (SP52) -- Best
152. Jon Gray, TEX (SP53) -- Soppe
153. Christian Yelich, MIL (OF30) -- Cockcroft
154. A.J. Minter, ATL (RP13) -- Becquey
155. David Bednar, PIT (RP14) -- Mass
156. Byron Buxton, MIN (OF31) -- Carty
157. Jose Miranda, MIN (1B17) -- Schoenfield
158. Jordan Walker, STL (3B10) -- McCormick
159. Scott Barlow, KC (RP15) -- Karabell
160. Tim Anderson, CWS (SS14) -- Zola
161. Jesse Winker, MIL (OF32) -- Zola
162. Freddy Peralta, MIL (SP54) -- Karabell
163. Gleyber Torres, NYY (2B10) -- McCormick
164. Lars Nootbaar, STL (OF33) -- Schoenfield
165. Paul Sewald, SEA (RP16) -- Carty
166. DJ LeMahieu, NYY (3B11) -- Mass
167. Brandon Drury, LAA (3B12) -- Becquey
168. Jesus Luzardo, MIA (SP55) -- Cockcroft
169. Joe Ryan, MIN (SP56) -- Soppe
170. J.D. Martinez, LAD (DH2) -- Best
171. Alex Cobb, SF (SP57) -- Best
172. Jazz Chisholm Jr., MIA (2B11) -- Soppe
173. Vaughn Grissom, ATL (2B12) -- Cockcroft
174. Thairo Estrada, SF (2B13) -- Becquey
175. Shea Langeliers, OAK (DH3) -- Mass
176. Clay Holmes, NYY (RP17) -- Carty
177. Evan Phillips, LAD (RP18) -- Schoenfield
178. Oscar Gonzalez, CLE (OF34) -- McCormick
179. Tyler Stephenson, CIN (C11) -- Karabell
180. Tony Gonsolin, LAD (SP58) -- Zola
181. Drew Rasmussen, TB (SP59) -- Zola
182. Andrew Painter, PHI (SP60) -- Karabell
183. Danny Jansen, TOR (C12) -- McCormick
184. Andres Gimenez, CLE (2B14) -- Schoenfield
185. Tyler O'Neill, STL (OF35) -- Carty
186. A.J. Puk, MIA (RP19) -- Mass
187. Daniel Bard, COL (RP20) -- Becquey
188. Alexis Diaz, CIN (RP21) -- Cockcroft
189. Jack Flaherty, STL (SP61) -- Soppe
190. Tyler Mahle, MIN (SP62) -- Best
Team rosters are presented in first-round pick order. Primary position is used. If a player qualifies at more than one position, all positions are included in parentheses. Pick is displayed as "Round.Pick".
C1 Keibert Ruiz, WSH (Pick: 15.1)
1B1 Matt Olson, ATL (Pick: 2.10)
3B1 Nolan Arenado, STL (Pick: 4.10)
2B1 Jake Cronenworth, SD (Pick: 6.10 | 2B/1B)
SS1 Oneil Cruz, PIT (Pick: 12.10)
SS2 Tim Anderson, CWS (Pick: 16.10)
OF1 Anthony Santander, BAL (Pick: 7.1)
OF2 Masataka Yoshida, BOS (Pick: 9.1)
OF3 Kris Bryant, COL (Pick: 10.10)
OF4 Jesse Winker, MIL (Pick: 17.1)
DH1 Shohei Ohtani, LAA (Pick: 1.1 | DH/SP)
SP1 Kevin Gausman, TOR (Pick: 3.1)
SP2 Zack Wheeler, PHI (Pick: 5.1)
SP3 Logan Gilbert, SEA (Pick: 8.10)
SP4 Pablo Lopez, MIN (Pick: 11.1)
SP5 Jordan Montgomery, STL (Pick: 13.1)
SP6 Sean Manaea, SF (Pick: 14.10)
SP7 Tony Gonsolin, LAD (Pick: 18.10)
SP8 Drew Rasmussen, TB (Pick: 19.1)
C1 Tyler Stephenson, CIN (Pick: 18.9)
1B1 Paul Goldschmidt, STL (Pick: 4.9)
1B2 Ty France, SEA (Pick: 12.9)
3B1 Austin Riley, ATL (Pick: 5.2)
2B1 Jose Altuve, HOU (Pick: 3.2)
SS1 Carlos Correa, MIN (Pick: 7.2)
OF1 Juan Soto, SD (Pick: 1.2)
OF2 Corbin Carroll, ARI (Pick: 9.2)
OF3 Nick Castellanos, PHI (Pick: 13.2)
SP1 Justin Verlander, NYM (Pick: 2.9)
SP2 Julio Urias, LAD (Pick: 6.9)
SP3 Yu Darvish, SD (Pick: 8.9)
SP4 Lance Lynn, CWS (Pick: 15.2)
SP5 Freddy Peralta, MIL (Pick: 17.2)
SP6 Andrew Painter, PHI (Pick: 19.2)
RP1 Jordan Romano, TOR (Pick: 10.9)
RP2 Ryan Pressly, HOU (Pick: 11.2)
RP3 Camilo Doval, SF (Pick: 14.9)
RP4 Scott Barlow, KC (Pick: 16.9)
C1 Danny Jansen, TOR (Pick: 19.3)
1B1 Luis Arraez, MIA (Pick: 8.8 | 1B/2B)
1B2 Christian Walker, ARI (Pick: 12.8)
3B1 Jose Ramirez, CLE (Pick: 1.3)
3B2 Jordan Walker, STL (Pick: 16.8)
2B1 Tommy Edman, STL (Pick: 10.8 | 2B/SS)
2B2 Gleyber Torres, NYY (Pick: 17.3)
SS1 Francisco Lindor, NYM (Pick: 3.3)
SS2 Dansby Swanson, CHC (Pick: 9.3)
OF1 Mike Trout, LAA (Pick: 4.8)
OF2 Ronald Acuna Jr., ATL (Pick: 5.3)
OF3 Oscar Gonzalez, CLE (Pick: 18.8)
SP1 Aaron Nola, PHI (Pick: 2.8)
SP2 Cristian Javier, HOU (Pick: 6.8)
SP3 Max Fried, ATL (Pick: 7.3)
SP4 Chris Bassitt, TOR (Pick: 11.3)
SP5 Clayton Kershaw, LAD (Pick: 14.8)
SP6 Jeffrey Springs, TB (Pick: 15.3 | SP/RP)
RP1 Kenley Jansen, BOS (Pick: 13.3)
C1 Alejandro Kirk, TOR (Pick: 13.4)
1B1 Vinnie Pasquantino, KC (Pick: 9.4)
1B2 Nathaniel Lowe, TEX (Pick: 12.7)
1B3 Jose Miranda, MIN (Pick: 16.7 | 1B/3B)
2B1 Jeff McNeil, NYM (Pick: 11.4 | 2B/OF)
2B2 Andres Gimenez, CLE (Pick: 19.4)
SS1 Wander Franco, TB (Pick: 5.4)
OF1 Aaron Judge, NYY (Pick: 1.4)
OF2 Kyle Tucker, HOU (Pick: 2.7)
OF3 Julio Rodriguez, SEA (Pick: 3.4)
OF4 Lars Nootbaar, STL (Pick: 17.4)
SP1 Shane McClanahan, TB (Pick: 4.7)
SP2 Zac Gallen, ARI (Pick: 7.4)
SP3 Logan Webb, SF (Pick: 8.7)
SP4 George Kirby, SEA (Pick: 10.7)
SP5 Hunter Greene, CIN (Pick: 15.4)
RP1 Emmanuel Clase, CLE (Pick: 6.7)
RP2 Andres Munoz, SEA (Pick: 14.7)
RP3 Evan Phillips, LAD (Pick: 18.7)
C1 Willson Contreras, STL (Pick: 14.6)
1B1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR (Pick: 1.5)
1B2 Rhys Hoskins, PHI (Pick: 10.6)
3B1 Yandy Diaz, TB (Pick: 9.5)
3B2 Max Muncy, LAD (Pick: 13.5 | 3B/2B)
SS1 Xander Bogaerts, SD (Pick: 7.5)
OF1 Kyle Schwarber, PHI (Pick: 5.5)
OF2 Bryan Reynolds, PIT (Pick: 6.6)
OF3 Byron Buxton, MIN (Pick: 16.6)
OF4 Tyler O'Neill, STL (Pick: 19.5)
SP1 Jacob deGrom, TEX (Pick: 2.6)
SP2 Carlos Rodon, NYY (Pick: 3.5)
SP3 Luis Castillo, SEA (Pick: 4.6)
SP4 Charlie Morton, ATL (Pick: 11.5)
SP5 Luis Severino, NYY (Pick: 12.6)
SP6 Chris Sale, BOS (Pick: 15.5)
RP1 Raisel Iglesias, ATL (Pick: 8.6)
RP2 Paul Sewald, SEA (Pick: 17.5)
RP3 Clay Holmes, NYY (Pick: 18.6)
C1 Daulton Varsho, TOR (Pick: 9.6 | C/OF)
1B1 Freddie Freeman, LAD (Pick: 1.6)
1B2 Triston Casas, BOS (Pick: 12.5)
3B1 Rafael Devers, BOS (Pick: 3.6)
3B2 DJ LeMahieu, NYY (Pick: 17.6 | 3B/1B/2B)
2B1 Brandon Lowe, TB (Pick: 11.6)
SS1 Bo Bichette, TOR (Pick: 4.5)
OF1 Michael Harris II, ATL (Pick: 7.6)
OF2 Starling Marte, NYM (Pick: 13.6)
OF3 Andrew Vaughn, CWS (Pick: 14.5 | OF/1B)
DH1 Shea Langeliers, OAK (Pick: 18.5)
SP1 Shane Bieber, CLE (Pick: 2.5)
SP2 Tyler Glasnow, TB (Pick: 5.6)
SP3 Triston McKenzie, CLE (Pick: 6.5)
SP4 Lucas Giolito, CWS (Pick: 10.5)
SP5 Lance McCullers Jr., HOU (Pick: 15.6)
RP1 Josh Hader, SD (Pick: 8.5)
RP2 David Bednar, PIT (Pick: 16.5)
RP3 A.J. Puk, MIA (Pick: 19.6)
C1 Will Smith, LAD (Pick: 5.7)
C2 MJ Melendez, KC (Pick: 13.7 | C/OF)
1B1 Pete Alonso, NYM (Pick: 3.7)
3B1 Brandon Drury, LAA (Pick: 17.7 | 3B/1B/2B)
2B1 Ketel Marte, ARI (Pick: 11.7)
2B2 Thairo Estrada, SF (Pick: 18.4 | 2B/SS)
SS1 Trea Turner, PHI (Pick: 2.4)
SS2 Bobby Witt Jr., KC (Pick: 6.4 | SS/3B)
OF1 George Springer, TOR (Pick: 7.7)
OF2 Alex Verdugo, BOS (Pick: 14.4)
OF3 Adolis Garcia, TEX (Pick: 15.7)
SP1 Gerrit Cole, NYY (Pick: 1.7)
SP2 Dylan Cease, CWS (Pick: 4.4)
SP3 Framber Valdez, HOU (Pick: 8.4)
SP4 Nestor Cortes, NYY (Pick: 9.7)
SP5 Kyle Wright, ATL (Pick: 10.4)
SP6 Luis Garcia, HOU (Pick: 12.4)
RP1 A.J. Minter, ATL (Pick: 16.4)
RP2 Daniel Bard, COL (Pick: 19.7)
C1 Adley Rutschman, BAL (Pick: 8.3)
1B1 Anthony Rizzo, NYY (Pick: 13.8)
3B1 Alex Bregman, HOU (Pick: 4.3)
2B1 Ozzie Albies, ATL (Pick: 5.8)
2B2 Vaughn Grissom, ATL (Pick: 18.3)
SS1 Willy Adames, MIL (Pick: 11.8)
OF1 Yordan Alvarez, HOU (Pick: 2.3)
OF2 Brandon Nimmo, NYM (Pick: 9.8)
OF3 Teoscar Hernandez, SEA (Pick: 14.3)
OF4 Christian Yelich, MIL (Pick: 16.3)
SP1 Corbin Burnes, MIL (Pick: 1.8)
SP2 Spencer Strider, ATL (Pick: 3.8 | SP/RP)
SP3 Kodai Senga, NYM (Pick: 15.8)
SP4 Jesus Luzardo, MIA (Pick: 17.8)
RP1 Edwin Diaz, NYM (Pick: 6.3)
RP2 Devin Williams, MIL (Pick: 7.8)
RP3 Felix Bautista, BAL (Pick: 10.3)
RP4 Ryan Helsley, STL (Pick: 12.3)
RP5 Alexis Diaz, CIN (Pick: 19.8)
C1 Sean Murphy, ATL (Pick: 15.9)
1B1 Josh Bell, CLE (Pick: 8.2)
3B1 Manny Machado, SD (Pick: 2.2)
2B1 Jorge Polanco, MIN (Pick: 14.2)
2B2 Jazz Chisholm Jr., MIA (Pick: 18.2)
SS1 Fernando Tatis Jr., SD (Pick: 4.2)
OF1 Mookie Betts, LAD (Pick: 1.9)
OF2 Luis Robert, CWS (Pick: 9.9)
OF3 Eloy Jimenez, CWS (Pick: 10.2)
OF4 Taylor Ward, LAA (Pick: 12.2)
SP1 Brandon Woodruff, MIL (Pick: 3.9)
SP2 Alek Manoah, TOR (Pick: 5.9)
SP3 Robbie Ray, SEA (Pick: 6.2)
SP4 Joe Musgrove, SD (Pick: 7.9)
SP5 Blake Snell, SD (Pick: 11.9)
SP6 Nick Lodolo, CIN (Pick: 13.9)
SP7 Jon Gray, TEX (Pick: 16.2)
SP8 Joe Ryan, MIN (Pick: 17.9)
SP9 Jack Flaherty, STL (Pick: 19.9)
C1 J.T. Realmuto, PHI (Pick: 10.1)
C2 Salvador Perez, KC (Pick: 11.10)
1B1 Jose Abreu, HOU (Pick: 5.10)
1B2 Rowdy Tellez, MIL (Pick: 15.10)
3B1 Gunnar Henderson, BAL (Pick: 8.1)
2B1 Marcus Semien, TEX (Pick: 3.10)
SS1 Corey Seager, TEX (Pick: 4.1)
SS2 Amed Rosario, CLE (Pick: 13.10)
OF1 Steven Kwan, CLE (Pick: 6.1)
OF2 Cedric Mullins, BAL (Pick: 7.10)
OF3 Randy Arozarena, TB (Pick: 9.10)
DH1 J.D. Martinez, LAD (Pick: 17.10)
SP1 Max Scherzer, NYM (Pick: 1.10)
SP2 Sandy Alcantara, MIA (Pick: 2.1)
SP3 Brady Singer, KC (Pick: 12.1)
SP4 Jose Berrios, TOR (Pick: 14.1)
SP5 Merrill Kelly, ARI (Pick: 16.1)
SP6 Alex Cobb, SF (Pick: 18.1)
SP7 Tyler Mahle, MIN (Pick: 19.10)
1. Chicago Bears
Will Anderson, EDGE, Alabama
There are still a lot of dominoes to fall at quarterback in free agency and via trades. Once Aaron Rodgers and Derek Carr have landing spots, predicting a trade for the No. 1 pick will be possible. Until then, I'm waiting to forecast trades. If things break awkwardly for the Bears, they could be stuck at the top of the draft anyway. There are worse positions to be in as Anderson is an elite pass-rusher who will fit well in Matt Eberflus's defense.
2. Houston Texans
Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
Young is still the favorite to be the top pick at most sportsbooks and Houston could even trade up to the 1.01 if they want him significantly more than C.J. Stroud or Will Levis. If Young is gone, Stroud is likely to be the next man up. Seeking the face of their franchise, Houston's only choice at this spot is quarterback.
3. Arizona Cardinals
Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
Based on the league's highest-paid defenders, the NFL has placed an emphasis on EDGE defenders over interior defensive linemen, giving Anderson slightly higher odds of coming off the board first. However, Carter is a menace to opposing quarterbacks, separating him from the average defensive tackle. Pro Football Focus graded him as their No. 2 and No. 1 pass-rushing defensive lineman in the past two years.
4. Indianapolis Colts
C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State
Had I been projecting trades, Indy moving up to No. 1 to get a quarterback would have been my first prediction. After churning through veterans for a few years, it's time for them to take a shot on a rookie. Stroud tossed 85 scores in two seasons as the Buckeye's starter and even has an outside chance to be the first quarterback off the board.
5. Seattle Seahawks
Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech
Barring a surprising Will Levis selection by one of the QB-needy teams ahead of Seattle, it's hard to see any other combination of players having their names called in the first four picks. The Seahawks' needs depend entirely upon what they do with Geno Smith, who is a free agent. If he is brought back (I think he will be), the Seahawks are likely zeroed in on a pass-rusher here.
6. Detroit Lions (via the Rams)
Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
A year after adding Aidan Hutchinson to their defensive line, the Lions are in desperate need of help in their secondary. Devon Witherspoon and Joey Porter are both candidates to go here, but the mild consensus seems to have Gonzalez as the top corner in the draft.
7. Las Vegas Raiders
Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
The Raiders have not traded for Aaron Rodgers yet, so quarterback remains a need for them. If that holds until the draft, it's hard to see them cutting Derek Carr only to trot out Jarrett Stidham or Jimmy Garoppolo for a season. Once their quarterback situation becomes more clear, this pick will be easier to predict. For now, I see them making a gamble on the upside that Carr couldn't provide them.
8. Atlanta Falcons
Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
The Falcons have had the league's saddest excuse for a pass-rush for multiple years. They are also in need of a quarterback. With the board shaking out this way, that will have to wait. Murphy has an elite combination of size and speed, giving the Falcons some much-needed juice in their front seven.
9. Carolina Panthers
Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida
Richardson might be a reach here. Grinding the Mocks has his ADP at 15. However, the Panthers can't keep taking shortcuts at quarterback. Giving Frank Reich a toolsy quarterback teeming with upside is a great way for Carolina to turn the page.
10. Philadelphia Eagles (via the Saints)
Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
What an absurd luxury it must be to have a Super Bowl-caliber roster and a top-10 pick, plus another selection at the end of the first. Even though the Eagles are loaded, I don't see them spending this pick frivolously. They could even trade back. Without projecting that, their best bet is it replace free agent James Bradberry with an aggressive outside corner.
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11. Tennessee Titans
Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State
Left tackle Taylor Lewan has already said he expects to be cut by the Titans and is mulling retirement. That leaves a massive hole on Tennesee's roster and first-year GM Ran Carthon would be sprinting to the podium to take Johnson if he is still available.
12. Houston Texans (via the Browns)
Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
All signs point to Houston moving on from Brandin Cooks in the offseason, leaving them with a barren receiver room. Johnson ranked third among all Power Five receivers who declared for the draft in yards per route run. Listed at 6'4/215, he also has prototypical size to match his blazing speed. Pairing Stroud and Johnson on Day One would be a monstrous win for Houston.
13. New York Jets
Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
The Jets have four tackles hitting free agency in the spring. Former first-round left tackle Mekhi Becton has appeared in one game over the past two years. Having hit home runs at running back and receiver last year, Jets GM Joe Douglas will want to round out his offense with an anchor on the offensive line.
14. New England Patriots
Joey Porter, CB, Penn State
Both Matt Miller and Todd McShay have Porter to the Patriots. McShay even has him as the first corner off the board. Normally a strength of New England's defense, cornerback was a sore spot for Bill Belichick in 2022. Porter's physical brand of play would be perfect for Belichick's secondary.
15. Green Bay Packers
Jordan Addison, WR, USC
It would be ironic for the Packers to finally draft a wide receiver in the same offseason Aaron Rodgers leaves. However, if they want any chance of seeing Jordan Love succeed, he needs more firepower at receiver.
16. Washington Commanders
Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia
The Commanders are strong contenders to take a quarterback, but they will need to make a significant trade to acquire their man. Instead, this scenario sees them roll with Sam Howell and bolster their defense with a top-flight corner.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers
Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia
Kenny Pickett flopped as a rookie, but Pittsburgh needs to provide him a fair shake with an improved offensive line. If he continues to struggle with better protection, it could be time to move on next year.
18. Detroit Lions
Lukas Van Ness, EDGE, Iowa
The Lions are likely looking at taking a pass-rusher and a corner with their two first-round picks. Given their investment in Hutchinson, it makes sense for them to hold off on another EDGE until the second time they take the podium.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina
Like the Commanders, the Bucs will be exploring avenues to get a quarterback via the draft unless they make a drastic move before the end of April. If they stay put, investing in their secondary, which is set to lose multiple corners in free agency, is a solid consolation prize for missing out on a quarterback.
20. Seattle Seahawks
O'Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida
The Seahawks spent the 2022 draft upgrading their tackles. This time around they will get the chance to Boost the interior of their offensive line. Torrence is almost unanimously considered the best interior offensive line prospect this year.
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21. Los Angeles Chargers
Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh
Kancey will be drafted for his pass-rushing chops but can contribute in run-defense as well. PFF graded him as their No. 1 Power Five defensive lineman against the pass and No. 20 against the run last year. His ability to play in all phases allows his to fill multiple needs for the Chargers.
22. Baltimore Ravens
Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
Rashod Bateman improved in his second season. Even if he continues to grow, the Ravens are in desperate need of a second viable receiver. Bateman has played almost exclusively on the outside in Baltimore, perfectly positioning JSN to take on slot duties as a Raven.
23. Minnesota Vikings
Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
Wide receiver is also on the table here, but the Vikings' massacre at the hands of Daniel Jones to end their season should steer them in the direction of cornerback. Grinding the Mocks has a notable drop-off after the sixth corner comes off the board and PFF sees Banks as the end of an even smaller tier.
24. Jacksonville Jaguars
Brian Branch, S, Alabama
Pass-defense was an issue for the Jags last year and Branch is the highest-graded corner or safety remaining on most boards. Branch's versatility will be a huge draw for the Jags, who need help at multiple spots in their secondary.
25. New York Giants
Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
No team needs a No. 1 receiver more than the Giants and there are multiple candidates to fill that role with this pick. What Flowers (5'7/178) lacks in size he makes up for in production. He earned a 93rd percentile Dominator Rating in his final season at Boston College.
26. Dallas Cowboys
Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
The Cowboys already have one top-end receiver in CeeDee Lamb, but their options beyond him proved to be subpar replacements for Amari Cooper. They were banking on big plays from 33-year-old T.Y. Hilton in the playoffs.
27. Buffalo Bills
Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
Finding a landing spot for Robinson is nearly impossible because of how excellent of a prospect he is. Per PFF, Robinson racked up 104 broken tackles in 2022. That was 21 more than any other back. He's also a strong receiver. Robinson plays a devalued position in the modern NFL, but he is on par with Saquon Barkley and Ezekiel Elliott as a prospect.
28. Cincinnati Bengals
Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
The Bengals will have to address their offensive line via free agency and the draft, but Mayer has the talent of a top-20 selection and also fills a massive need for them. Three Cincinnati tight ends are about to enter free agency, including Hayden Hurst.
29. New Orleans (via the 49ers)
Bryan Bresse, DT, Clemson
The Saints ranked 29th in pressure rate in 2022. They have four defensive tackles who are set to hit free agency. Bresse fills that need on their roster and does his best work against the pass.
30. Philadelphia Eagles
Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina
Howie Roseman and the Philly front office have never shied away from doubling down on the strengths of the roster. The Eagles have an elite receiver duo but not much going on behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith on the depth chart. Giving Jalen Hurts a third receiver to throw to would supercharge an already-elite offense.
31. Kansas City Chiefs
Keion White, EDGE, Georgia Tech
The Chiefs can save $22 million by cutting Frank Clark. Though Clark had a strong postseason, his regular season shortcomings make his release almost inevitable. Wide receiver was also a strong contender at this spot but the Downs pick at No. 30 moved Kansas City to EDGE.
Round 1 - Pick 1
Georgia • Jr • 6'3" / 300 lbs
FORMER VIKINGS GM RICK SPIELMAN: Spielman was deciding between Jalen Carter and Will Anderson Jr. to kick off the draft. "I went with Carter because [the Bears] need players all over the place, but they need, definitely, on the defensive side of the ball," he said. "To me, when you look at the depth of this draft, I think there are some very good pass rushers ... and the hardest position to fill and find is that dominant undertackle, or three technique. ... Jalen Carter can be as good as he wants to be and the most dominant defensive player in this draft class."
Round 1 - Pick 2
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 194 lbs
NFL DRAFT ANALYST RYAN WILSON: Wilson went with Bryce Young at QB1, and Josh Edwards explained why he agreed with the pick. "I understand the concerns about his size. It's unprecedented to have a quarterback of that size, that stature, in the NFL, but the game is a little bit different. You can have a point guard at the quarterback position distributing the ball and really utilizing the targets that you're able to build on that side of the ball. I have less of a problem with his size today than maybe a decade ago, but I understand that it's not going to be one size fits all where he's going to be a fit for every team."
Round 1 - Pick 3
Alabama • Jr • 6'4" / 243 lbs
NFL DRAFT ANALYST CHRIS TRAPASSO: If not for Kyler Murray's contract situation, Trapasso said it wouldn't be crazy if the Cardinals took a QB. But with Murray seemingly locked in with the Cardinals, Trapasso went with Will Anderson Jr. at No. 3. "With J.J. Watt retiring, it's a clear-cut need," he said. "They still need a premier pass rusher in this defense, and they've needed it for a while. They got good production from J.J. Watt late in his career, but Will Anderson has looked like a future top-five pick really since he stepped foot on [Alabama's campus]."
Round 1 - Pick 4
Kentucky • Sr • 6'3" / 232 lbs
NFL DRAFT ANALYST JOSH EDWARDS: Edwards understands Will Levis did not have a great season, but he attributes a lot of that to a poor offensive line, lackluster offensive weapons and Levis playing injured for much of the campaign. So, he's OK with making Levis the second QB taken in four picks: "This is a guy that has great size, he's got elite arm strength, he's got elite mobility," Edwards said. "I think if he's put in the proper situation -- say, Indianapolis for example ... [he could thrive] if you put him behind a quality offensive line and you make the right coaching hires."
Round 1 - Pick 5
Texas Tech • Sr • 6'6" / 275 lbs
SPIELMAN: There were two solid defensive options for Spielman to choose from here: Tyree Wilson and Myles Murphy. He's why he went with Wilson: "He's bigger, he has so much more upside. I think when we go down to the Senior Bowl, he's really going to show up. He is a unique athlete for how tall he is, and his bend in pass rush and his ability to burst to the quarterback is pretty unique. ... I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up being the best pass rusher out of this draft before it's all said and done."
Clemson • Jr • 6'5" / 275 lbs
WILSON: For the sake of time, the guys quickly covered Myles Murphy to the Lions, but Wilson did expand on that selection in his most exact mock draft: "Murphy won't be 21 until next spring, and while we'd like to see him play with more consistency ... he won't be 21 until next spring. On top of that, when he's on, he's hard to stop, which makes him such an interesting prospect."
Round 1 - Pick 7
Ohio State • Jr • 6'3" / 218 lbs
Projected TeamLas Vegas
TRAPASSO: Derek Carr isn't going to be in Las Vegas next year, so Trapasso decided to select his replacement in C.J. Stroud. "This was kind of a home-run pick for me. ... The improvisation isn't really there with C.J. Stroud, but the pocket passing, the decision-making, accuracy to all levels could really be accentuated with Josh McDaniels and the Raiders."
Round 1 - Pick 8
Northwestern • Jr • 6'4" / 315 lbs
EDWARDS: Here's the scouting report on the Northwestern offensive lineman from his CBS Sports prospect profile. "Skoronski does a good job of adjusting his hands and feet once engaged. ... He can do a better job of playing balanced and absorbing contact with his hands. Although he plays left tackle, some question whether or not he would be best served moving inside to guard or center. ... In a league starved for quality offensive tackle play, Skoronski should and probably will get a chance to play on the edge first."
Round 1 - Pick 9
Florida • Soph • 6'4" / 232 lbs
SPIELMAN: Here's the ex-Vikings GM's reasoning for making Anthony Richardson the fourth quarterback taken in the top 10. "They have to go get a franchise quarterback, and they have to go young. ... If everything else checks out through this pre-draft process -- his study habits, his ability to want to be an NFL quarterback and what it takes to be an NFL quarterback -- there's no question about the arm talent, there's no question about the athletic skillset. ... He has potentially the most upside out of any of these quarterbacks."
Ohio State • Jr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
WILSON: Wilson is not sure how much longer Lane Johnson will play -- the 32-year-old has dealt with some injuries in his career -- so he drafted his potential replacement in Paris Johnson Jr. "[Johnson] may play five more years, he may play two more years; either way you have Paris Johnson, who can also play inside if you need him in the short term."
Round 1 - Pick 11
Clemson • Jr • 6'3" / 240 lbs
TRAPASSO: The Titans have a lot of needs, and are they going to go wide receiver again after taking Treylon Burks last year? In this mock, Trapasso has them going linebacker with Trenton Simpson. "The linebacker position for them is pretty barren. ... With Trenton Simpson, I just think he kind of fits the profile of a top-half-of-the-first-round type linebacker. He's long, he played outside linebacker rushing the passer, he's good in coverage, he's got the range. I think he's gonna test well at the combine. So, he just feels like another high-caliber talent for this defense that without Harold Landry this season, was really just Jeffery Simmons and not much else."
Clemson • Soph • 6'5" / 305 lbs
EDWARDS: Edwards knows the quickest path to get to the quarterback is up the middle. He also knows it's hard to find quality interior defensive linemen. Those are among the reasons he has the Texans selecting Bryan Bresee with the second of their two first-round picks. "You'd like to see a little bit more urgency up the middle (from Bresee), but this is a guy that was the No. 1 recruit coming out of high school, he's got a lot of natural ability, and you're just taking a chance on a quality interior defensive lineman that's going to be able to impact your pass rush moving forward."
Round 1 - Pick 13
Georgia • Soph • 6'4" / 310 lbs
Projected TeamN.Y. Jets
SPIELMAN: Spielman believes the Jets are "definitely" going to go get a veteran QB this offseason, so he's grabbing Broderick Jones to provide protection for whomever is under center. "This kid has a lot of upside. He has to get a little stronger, but his feet, his movement skills, it's everything you're looking for in a left tackle. He may not be instant Day 1 starter, but I think this guy has tremendous upside and will eventually evolve into a pretty good player."
Round 1 - Pick 14
TCU • Jr • 6'4" / 215 lbs
Projected TeamNew England
WILSON: The Patriots are in need of offensive line help, but Wilson's getting them a talented wide receiver who will help whomever is calling plays in New England. Chris Trapasso likes the selection. "Certainly from a what-this-team-needs perspective, Quentin Johnston, being the first receiver off the board, vertical threat for this offense makes sense."
Round 1 - Pick 15
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 193 lbs
Projected TeamGreen Bay
TRAPASSO: Trapasso went for the defensive back from Alabama, and Spielman understands why the Packers would be intrigued. "He's a good football player. They played him in that star position [at Alabama], which is kind of like a (nickel) position. I think his best position is going to be free safety. He has range, he'll come up and hit, he's an effective blitzer when they do send him to affect the quarterback. ... He has all the ability to be a very good free safety in this league."
Round 1 - Pick 16
Penn State • Jr • 6'2" / 194 lbs
EDWARDS: Here's why Edwards made Joey Porter Jr. the first cornerback selected: "Joey Porter has a lot of length, they desperately need help at the cornerback position. That defense looked a little bit better this year than it looked a year ago, but not quite as good as they were two years ago. So, to add more talent on that backend, I think you're kind of fortifying what has become a strength for them until you do get that quarterback into place."
Round 1 - Pick 17
Georgia • Soph • 6'2" / 210 lbs
SPIELMAN: Spielman thought it was too early to draft Jordan Addison, which would have paired him with former Pitt teammate and current Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett. Instead, he went with Kelee Ringo. "Mike Tomlin has a history of adding guys with this much talent who maybe didn't play as well, and he has a tendency to bring the best out of players. And I think if he got a hold of Ringo, that he is going to be an excellent corner in that defense, especially if Mike Tomlin gets his hands on him."
Round 1 - Pick 18
Oregon • Soph • 6'2" / 201 lbs
WILSON: Wilson doubled up on defense for the Lions by taking Myles Murphy at No. 6 and Christian Gonzalez here. Trapasso thinks this is around the right range for the Oregon cornerback. "He's over 6-foot, he's around 200 pounds. I think he's good in man, in zone, pretty sure tackler on the outside. A defense in Detroit that's ascending but still needs a lot of infusion of talent. Given how the cornerback board fell, I think this is just right."
Round 1 - Pick 19
Notre Dame • Jr • 6'4" / 265 lbs
Projected TeamTampa Bay
TRAPASSO: Trapasso doesn't know what the Buccaneers will do at the quarterback position, but whoever is under center needs talented pass-catchers to throw to. That's why he has Tampa Bay taking tight end Michael Mayer. "He's a high-floor player, great receiver, can get open, very explosive in his routes, doesn't drop a lot of footballs, decent three-down player. The Buccaneers, if they don't have Tom Brady, just need to keep adding talent, and Michael Mayer, to me, is the best tight end in the draft."
Round 1 - Pick 20
USC • Jr • 6'0" / 175 lbs
EDWARDS: Edwards doesn't think the draft board fell in the Seahawks' favor, so he thinks they would be trying to trade out of this spot if this happened on draft night. With no trades in this mock, Edwards spurned defensive help to select CBS Sports' No. 1 ranked wide receiver in Jordan Addison. "Addison is a fantastic player. He's going to be the third wide receiver for this team until Tyler Lockett moves on, and when he does, he's going to be a fantastic complement to DK Metcalf."
Round 1 - Pick 21
South Carolina • Jr • 6'0" / 188 lbs
SPIELMAN: Easy pick here for Spielman, who likes the prospect and the fit. "You're gonna have to go corner there. Cam Smith's too good of a football player to be sitting here this low. Cam Smith may end up going higher depending on how these corners shake out once we get through the combine and workouts and everything. But this is a very good football player that, to me, can be a shutdown corner in the league. ... The value I got at [No. 21], to get this guy, I think is one of the better values out of this mock draft."
Round 1 - Pick 23
Florida • Jr • 6'5" / 347 lbs
Projected TeamN.Y. Giants
WILSON: O'Cyrus Torrence is the first interior offensive lineman to go off the board, and for good reason. "He feels like a solid plug-and-play guy. Transfer who didn't look out of sorts in Year 1 in the SEC, and he helps that offensive line, helps Daniel Jones, helps Saquon Barkley."
Round 1 - Pick 24
Illinois • Jr • 6'0" / 180 lbs
TRAPASSO: Yet another cornerback goes off the board in Devon Witherspoon. Spielman gave his thoughts on the Illinois cornerback. "I love him as a football player, and he plays a lot bigger than his size. ... This guy is physical, he has ball skills. I thought besides Joey Porter Jr., he was the best corner in the Big Ten this year."
Round 1 - Pick 25
Georgia • Jr • 6'7" / 270 lbs
EDWARDS: You can never have enough targets for Justin Herbert, plus you get some major blocking ability from Darnell Washington. "You're upgrading the run blocking, you're getting a huge target that's gonna be used in the red zone, down the field, chain-moving situations. I just think you're adding more weapons to that offense," Edwards said.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Arkansas • Jr • 6'5" / 233 lbs
SPIELMAN: Drew Sanders was a five-star recruit who played mostly outside linebacker at Alabama. Then he transferred to Arkansas, moved inside and became a first-team All-American. Spielman likes what he sees from this prospect. "[The versatility] is phenomenal. Imagine what Dan Quinn would do with an athlete like this kid, because he can rush the passer, he can play the run, he can drop in coverage. He's 6-5, I think he's going to be around 240 [pounds]. I think he's just too unique of an athlete."
Round 1 - Pick 27
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'5" / 315 lbs
WILSON: The Bengals made protecting Joe Burrow priority No. 1 this offseason ... only for multiple offensive linemen to get hurt before or during the playoffs. Wilson says the Bengals could probably use Anton Harrison right now. Here's what he had to say about Harrison is his most exact mock draft: "There was some thought that Harrison might return to Oklahoma for an NIL deal that was too good to pass up, but he's instead opted for the NFL. He's one of the top tackles in the class, and now the question is whether he finds his way into Round 1 or goes early on Day 2."
Round 1 - Pick 28
Kansas State • Jr • 6'4" / 255 lbs
TRAPASSO: Trapasso admitted that there was a lot of pressure being the mock Vikings general manager given Spielman's past. Trapasso ended up going with Felix Anudike-Uzomah, and Spielman's liked what he's seen from the Kansas State edge rusher. "I do like this kid a lot. I thought he played hard. I went down and watched him; I wanted to see him against [Tyler] Steen, the Alabama left tackle. ... When you put him outside the tackle, he can utilize his speed and his athletic skillset. And the kid plays hard. He was fun to watch because his motor was nonstop, so I'm not going to bash this pick because I like this player."
Texas A&M • Jr • 6'3" / 195 lbs
EDWARDS: The board didn't exactly fall in the Broncos' favor, but Edwards liked the idea of Antonio Johnson joining Justin Simmons in the Denver secondary. "He's a bigger safety, so you can play him in sub-packages. He plays sideline to sideline. He's not gonna get stuck in traffic. He's a good communicator, good leadership, all that kind of stuff."
Boston College • Sr • 5'10" / 172 lbs
SPIELMAN: Spielman thinks the one thing the Bills are missing on offense is a slot receiver, and after going back and forth between Boston College's Zay Flowers and North Carolina's Josh Downs, Spielman ended up going with Flowers. "This kid reminded me of a poor man's [Jahan] Dotson. I don't think he's as good as Dotson when he came out of Penn State last year, but this kid is a very good football player. And for a not very talented football team and they did not have a very talented quarterback, this kid took advantage of every opportunity that he had. And he, to me, almost carried that offense just by getting the ball in his hands.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Texas • Jr • 6'0" / 220 lbs
Projected TeamKansas City
WILSON: The Chiefs go back to the well at running back with Bijan Robinson. Josh Edwards loves the pick ... if Robinson actually makes it this far. "You talk about putting that kind of talent in Andy Reid's scheme, I mean that's almost unfair. ... He's the best running back prospect we've seen since Saquon Barkley, so you put that in Kansas City's offense, that's going to open up a lot of things. He's a great pass-catcher, he's a good [pass] blocker, he's got it all. I don't have any real weaknesses for him, so it's almost unfair to see him fall to Kansas City."
Round 1 - Pick 32
Wake Forest • Sr • 6'3" / 290 lbs
TRAPASSO: Every year, Trapasso says that late in the first round, there are some surprising names based on consensus prospect rankings. To Spielman's surprise, Trapasso went with one of those players in Kobie Turner. Here's his explanation: "The Eagles with Ndamukong Suh, Linval Joseph, Fletcher Cox -- they're pretty old up front on the interior. ... [Turner is] 6-3, 290, pretty advanced pass-rusher. Maybe not high upside, but I think [GM] Howie Roseman usually leans either offensive line or defensive line in the first round. They don't need him to be a great player immediately with Javon Hargrave there, but I think over the long term, this is kind of a Howie Roseman pick given how old they are at that other defensive tackle spot."