Clemson

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

Without Lawrence, Urban Meyer is still doing TV this fall. He’s the most complete quarterback prospect of at least the past nine years.

BYU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Jets have been infatuated with Wilson for months and the whole league has known it. Trading away Sam Darnold last week solidified this pick, which will define Joe Douglas’ tenure as GM.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 214 lbs

No other pick has me this conflicted. He is not gifted enough to trade away two future firsts to move up to get, and that sort of gamble means you’re betting on him having the brains of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. But the Niners, as Kyle Shanahan has noted, have little reason to provide a smokescreen since we all know what picks 1 and 2 will be.

North Dakota State

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 226 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

4th

Trade details: Patriots give up first-rounder (No. 15) and second-rounder (No. 46), plus 2022 first- and third-round picks and a 2023 first-rounder. Patriots have been aggressive all offseason so why stop now? Lance has the brains to match the arm, and Bill Belichick liked what he saw from how Josh McDaniels opened up the playbook last year for a more physically capable quarterback. The Pats can start Cam Newton and develop Lance at his own pace. A big jump for the most dominant team of the 21st century requires a high price to pay.

Oregon

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 330 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

Joe Burrow excelled at LSU because of incredible talent at skill positions but also because he had forever and a day to throw the ball. This year’s class is incredibly deep at receiver, but you’re not finding a blindside protector of anywhere close to Sewell’s value later on. Getting Riley Reiff in free agency on a one-year deal absolutely should not preclude Cincinnati from continuing to protect Burrow.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

1st

Chris Grier and Brian Flores worked the draft impeccably to go from No. 3 to 6 and still get a top-flight talent. Pitts is the most versatile tight end prospect we’ve seen in more than a decade.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 228 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Trade details: Broncos give up first-rounder (No. 9), third-rounder (No. 71) and sixth-rounder (No. 191). Denver was never going into training camp without providing real competition for Drew Lock. New GM George Paton trades up here because he’s not entirely sure the Panthers won’t take Fields since they have not yet picked up Sam Darnold’s fifth-year option (which they appear to be waiting until after the draft to do for a reason … hmmm).

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 208 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

The urge to reunite Chase with OC Joe Brady is too strong to ignore for Carolina in this mock. It’s not a need for Carolina (that’s OL, DL and CB) but Matt Rhule has promised they’ll take the best player available. Panthers ultimately couldn’t turn down the best wide receiver in the draft, especially after losing Curtis Samuel and having Robby Anderson in the final year of his deal.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 182 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

2nd

I badly wanted to trade down again in this mock with new GM Brad Holmes, considering his track record with the Rams. Ultimately, though, Jared Goff needs someone to throw to other than Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman at wideout.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 203 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

2nd

This fit seems so obvious I almost don’t want to make it. Surtain is the best corner in an athletically gifted class, and he has the pedigree to excel with the star on his helmet in Dan Quinn’s defense.

Miami (FL)

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 266 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

2nd

You’ll hear Giants GM Dave Gettleman is more open to trading back nowadays, but he still hasn’t done it and I’m not sure he will. The Giants failed in their pursuit of Leonard Floyd after going crazy everywhere else in free agency, and they lock up the best edge rusher in this year’s class.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 175 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Howie Roseman has taken his lumps the past few months, and many of them were warranted. His decision to trade down from No. 6 to 12 seemed curious at the time, but he still gets the third-best receiver in the draft in Smith to go with former Bama QB Jalen Hurts.

Northwestern

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 305 lbs

The Chargers need an offensive tackle and Slater is by far the best option. It’s coincidence he’s available in this mock because I could have slotted him several spots higher a couple of times. His tape against Chase Young from 2019 is as good as it gets.

South Carolina

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

4th

Trade details: Raiders give up first-rounder (No. 17) and third-rounder (No. 79). Perhaps no team is more unpredictable in the draft than the Raiders. Of course they need a right tackle, but the defense needs more help than anything. Do you think Jon Gruden is going to turn away from a 6-foot-1, 205-pound cornerback with NFL bloodlines???

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 244 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

1st

He has the talent to nearly justify staying at No. 4 and picking him. In this mock, Parsons slides to the middle of the first round and goes to a team needing to fill a defense full of holes. Parsons has uncommon speed for coverage and rushing the passer, two things Atlanta really needs.

Florida

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

24th

POSITION RNK

5th

No excuses for Kyler Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury in 2021. I could easily see the Cards going corner here but Toney’s speed and versatility should make the Arizona brass salivate. Cardinals need a burner, and they’ll get it with Toney’s sub-4.40 speed.

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 314 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Vikings only had one pick in the top 75 before this trade and Rick Spielman needed more. Darrisaw provides great value to Minnesota because he can play tackle and guard, and they need both positions.

Michigan

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 272 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

1st

I know everyone wants to send a running back to Miami but I just can’t do it. Especially not when the Dolphins need EDGE help and the twitchy Paye is sitting there ready to be your edge setter.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

2nd

WFT looked into the linebacker market in free agency and couldn’t find anyone at the right price. It was never going to mortgage the future to trade up into the top 10, so head coach Ron Rivera can sit and take the best linebacker or safety available. Naturally, Rivera takes the hybrid linebacker to add to that top five defense.

USC

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

4th

Complicating matters for the Bears is the strong possibility Ryan Pace acts out of desperation in this draft and does something none of us anticipate. But if Pace stays here and actually trusts Andy Dalton is QB1, there’s enough receiver talent that you can well justify getting Vera-Tucker at No. 20, start him at guard and move him to tackle if/when needed.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’3″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Colts GM Chris Ballard didn’t let Darius Leonard’s size get in the way of his football evaluation, and he won’t let it happen here with the 6-foot-2, 249-pound Ojulari. He seemed to get better as the season went along and put together the best pass-rush season in the entire SEC in 2020. Hopefully for the Colts, this breaks a long streak of missing on edge rushers.

Ole Miss

• Jr

• 5’9″

/ 185 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

41st

POSITION RNK

8th

There’s a need at corner that I think the Titans are trusting Kristian Fulton to step up and into this season. Adding even more speed to the receiver position is an attractive option, and they know Moore well after drafting A.J. Brown out of Oxford just two years ago.

Oklahoma State

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

5th

Douglas hit a home run last year with Mekhi Becton and saw how well Zach Wilson operated behind a stout BYU line. Jenkins can come in and immediately compete with George Fant for the right tackle position, and he has experience playing guard, too.

Northwestern

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 190 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

32nd

POSITION RNK

1st

Trade details: Packers give up first-rounder (No. 29) and third-rounder (No. 92) for No. 24 and fourth-rounder (No. 140). Packers GM Brian Gutekunst has moved in the first round in each of the past three years so why not make it four? With the Browns needing a corner at 26, the Packers trade with another storied franchise for the best CB remaining after a down year from Kevin King.

Alabama

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

3rd

With 10 picks, including the first one of the second round, I can absolutely see the Jags trading up a few spots and getting their (second) guy of the draft. Meyer wants to establish the line of scrimmage, so I can see him adding to the defensive line here where there’s value in the late-first in taking a defensive tackle like Barmore, who absolutely turned it on in the College Football Playoff.

Florida State

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 184 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

26th

POSITION RNK

3rd

His size could force him into the slot, but Samuel was a PBU machine at Florida State with 33 in his career. The Browns seem stacked at corner, but Troy Hill’s contract is really a one-year deal with an out next season, and they’ll be taking care of their EDGE need with the impending signing of Jadeveon Clowney.

TCU

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 208 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

1st

Ravens GM Eric DeCosta loves trading back but … say it with me … look at the value here. It’s the best safety in the draft available at No. 27. He can play both safety positions to add to Wink Martindale’s diverse blitz packages, and he threw up 33 reps on the bench, so you know he can make the tackles in the box.

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 207 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

1st

Farley was my CB1 in January, but as other corners tested well and Farley underwent another back procedure, he dropped to the bottom of the first. That’s great news for the Saints, who lost Janoris Jenkins in free agency.

Alabama

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 312 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

37th

POSITION RNK

7th

We could name any number of needs for Pittsburgh heading into the draft but let’s address the obvious one first. Leatherwood can play guard or tackle but has the physical tools to settle in at tackle over the long haul if that’s what’s needed.

Clemson

• Sr

• 5’10”

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

38th

POSITION RNK

1st

It feels like a corner or edge rusher here would be a reach for the Bills even though they’re needs. I didn’t plan to have a running back go in the first round, but Buffalo needs a dynamic three-down back who has the speed to be a home-run hitter and the hands to be Josh Allen’s safety valve.

Penn State

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 253 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

33rd

POSITION RNK

1st

Zero sacks in 171 pass-rush snaps last season scares me on Oweh, but it’s really hard to turn away from his remarkable pro day. You don’t want to get too caught up in the athletic testing but … my goodness. Perhaps Steve Spagnuolo can unlock his potential and unleash him on the AFC West.

Alabama

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 325 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

102nd

POSITION RNK

18th

The Bucs could do anything here, including auctioning the pick to whichever team wants the sixth QB in the draft (Davis Mills.) Because they return all their starters and have no holes, this pick can be all about depth and all about 2022. Dickerson has an injury history, no doubt, but he also allowed just one sack in 800 pass-block snaps the past two years and played all five positions in college.