- Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence, QB
This pick is generally undisputed, I think everybody generally agrees that Jacksonville is in desperate need of a new quarterback and Trevor Lawrence is the best available option.
- New York Jets – Justin Fields, QB
While I do not necessarily think the Jets should get a quarterback at second overall, I think that is the path they are most likely to take. The Jets will probably nab Fields with the second pick and get a great young QB.
- Miami Dolphins – DeVonta Smith, WR
The Dolphins have been missing the presence of a solid number one receiver for a very long time, and DeVonta Smith has the possibility to be that player. This will hopefully reduce excuses for Tua and help him progress.
- Atlanta Falcons – Zach Wilson, QB
The Falcons get an insanely talented quarterback to back up Matt Ryan for the remainder of his time in Atlanta. He gets patiently groomed to one day take over for the legendary quarterback, and become the next star in Atlanta.
- Cincinnati Bengals – Penei Sewell, OT
The Bengals offensive line was extremely terrible this year. Like it literally killed Joe Burrow’s rookie year. The Bengals desperately need Sewell, who looks ready to be one of the best offensive lineman we have seen in a while.
- Philadelphia Eagles – Micah Parsons, LB
The Eagles have a sneaky bad defense, and as much as everyone wants them to draft a WR here I think they would be better off addressing their needs on defense. The Eagles would pick up a player that the Eagles could build their LB core around.
- Detroit Lions – Jaylen Waddle, WR
The Lions are losing both Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, and Kenny Golladay to free agency, and that is not going to be good for the success of Jared Goff in new territory. The Lions should steal Waddle and get a promising young rookie for Goff to lean on.
- Carolina Panthers – Kyle Pitts, TE
Greg Olsen is gone, and Ian Thomas is a miserably failed experiment. Who better than the young Kyle Pitts to become the next great tight end in Carolina?
- Denver Broncos – Caleb Farley, CB
The once great Denver Broncos secondary has become a bit of a disaster, especially with the loss of Chris Harris two years ago, and the failed experiment of A.J. Bouye last year. The Broncos should bring on Farley to give some much needed identity to their secondary.
- Dallas Cowboys – Kwity Paye, EDGE
Everson Griffen made me look like an idiot last year when I wrote a piece about him while he was still a free agent, he did nothing for this Cowboys line and was gone by mid-season. Aldon Smith is not a sure thing as an edge rusher, and neither is Randy Gregory. So why not grab Paye to play alongside the great Demarcus Lawrence and bring some solidity to that line.
- New York Giants – Christian Darrisaw, OT
The Giants have had an awful offensive line for a few years now, and bringing in stud offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw will really boost their effectiveness, and help Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley develop.
- San Francisco 49ers – Trey Lance, QB
While some people may be surprised that the Niners could draft a quarterback, the signs seem all too clear to me. Jimmy Garoppollo has been floated as a sneaky trade candidate for a while now, and the Niners may be looking for someone to put the pressure on him.
- Los Angeles Chargers – Rashawn Slater, OT
Put simply, the Chargers line may be the only O-line unit worse than the Cincinnati Bengals. The Chargers desperately need Rashawn Slater to help their line, which will in turn keep Austin Ekeler healthy, and help Justin Herbert develop.
- Minnesota Vikings – Patrick Surtain, CB
The Vikings cornerbacks are a rough unit, let’s just say when your best corner is Cameron Dantzler you should probably consider an upgrade. The Vikings should bring Surtain in to strengthen the secondary and help give Minnesota their once great defense back.
- New England Patriots – Mac Jones, QB
Anybody who says that the Pats are moving forward with Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham, or Brian Hoyer is kidding themselves. The Patriots should just buck up and finally take a quarterback in the first round. Mac Jones is not my favorite option, but he is the best available at 15th overall.
- Arizona Cardinals – Jaycee Horn, CB
With the departure of Pat Pete looming over the Cardinals this offseason, there are definitely some questions in terms of depth in the Cardinals’ cornerbacks. The Cards could get a great value add with Horn, and if they’re lucky they could get Pat Pete Pt. 2.
- Las Vegas Raiders – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB
The Raiders are in desperate need of some help at the linebacker position, even with the help of Nick Kwiatkowski last offseason. Owusu-Koramoah would be the perfect player to kick off what could be a great linebacker tandem in Vegas.
- Miami Dolphins – Jalen Mayfield, OT
The Dolphins offensive line may not be the worst in the NFL, but it could definitely use some help. Jalen Mayfield could be the missing link in creating at least a serviceable O-Line.
- Washington Football Team – Kyle Trask, QB
Look I get that Washington is trying to lift up Taylor Heinicke as the new starter, but that seems like one of the more desperate ploys I’ve seen from an NFL team in a while. Trask should at least be brought in to put some pressure on Heinicke and Kyle Allen, if not to be the outright starter over both of them.
- Chicago Bears – KaDarius Toney, WR
The Bears have some promising young talent in Anthony Miller, Javon Wims, and Darnell Mooney, but none of them are better than a second WR at best. I think it is worth it to at least see what you have in Toney, especially with the departure of Allen Robinson.
- Indianapolis Colts – Jaelan Phillips, EDGE
Justin Houston may be one of the all time legends, but he is getting very old very fast, and needs someone behind him. Jaelan Phillips is a promising young pass rusher that could one day replace Houston on what is a great defense.
- Tennessee Titans – Zaven Collins, LB
The Titans have promising players in Rashaan Evans and Harold Landry, but their LB core is extremely weak aside from those two, even with Jadeveon Clowney on the roster. The Titans should bring in Collins to strengthen that defense, and get Derrick Henry back on the field ASAP each game.
- New York Jets – Travis Etienne, RB
The Jets running back situation is horrendous, the worst in the league by far. I am a huge Frank Gore fan, but even I have to admit he is not a serviceable starter at this point in his career. The Jets need to get Etienne in there, and fast!
- Pittsburgh Steelers – Rashod Bateman, WR
JuJu Smith-Schuster is leaving in free agency, and Diontae Johnson is not a serviceable starting WR. Why not bring Bateman in to add some depth, especially when the rest of the team has strength and depth already.
- Jacksonville Jaguars – Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL
The Jaguars have a horrible offensive line, and a good offensive line is going to be key in developing a young quarterback. After all, I don’t think anybody wants to see a repeat of what happened to Derek Carr. Vera-Tucker should be brought in to add some depth and help Trevor Lawrence develop.
- Cleveland Browns – Gregory Rousseau, EDGE
The Browns are slated to lose Olivier Vernon in free agency, which will hurt a Browns defense that actually did really well down the final stretch. Rousseau could be brought in to replace Vernon and play on the other side of Myles Garrett.
- Baltimore Ravens – Rondale Moore, WR
The Ravens WR core is a sneaky mess, from the unsure hands of Hollywood Brown to the old age of Dez Bryant. The least you could do in Baltimore is add a young rookie and see if he can shine, and most importantly help Lamar Jackson.
- New Orleans Saints – Nick Bolton, LB
If the quarterback situation were different, I would have the Saints grab a quarterback here. Unfortunately the QB’s are few and thin, so why not grab a quality LB with the 28th overall pick. Bolton can play with and learn from Demario Davis, one of the best in the game.
- Green Bay Packers – Jevon Holland, S
The Packers are probably hopeful to get rid of the memory of Kevin King, and Jevon Holland would be the perfect replacement.
- Buffalo Bills – Christian Barmore, DL
The Bills are going to need a defensive lineman with the departure of Trent Murphy, and Christian Barmore would be the perfect replacement. Barmore would get to play on the same line as rising star Ed Oliver.
- Kansas City Chiefs – Justyn Ross, WR
The Chiefs’ problems really got exposed in the Super Bowl, so KC definitely needs a player like Ross to play with Tyreek Hill and have sure hands that Patrick Mahomes can trust.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jabril Cox, LB
It’s hard to really find a weakness with Tampa’s team, so why not add depth to the Buccaneers’ LB core with Jabril Cox? He could negate the need to re-sign Lavonte David, and help slow offenses to let Brady do his magic
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