Round 1 - Pick 1
The Colts have been aggressive at quarterback of late, but the last two veteran quarterback acquisitions have flopped. It's time to get a youthful passer in Indianapolis, and Levis, while far from perfect, has No. 1 overall pick traits.
Round 1 - Pick 2
The Texans upgrade the quarterback position in a big way with Young, who has all the improvisational brilliance to succeed in today's NFL.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Carter is the ideal replacement for the retiring J.J. Watt. He's a long, hyper-athletic interior rusher who's disruptive on three downs.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Anderson gives me serious Khalil Mack vibes, which makes this perfect for the Bears, particularly after trading back. In the trade, the Bears get this pick, the Colts' selections in Round 2 and Round 4 along with a 2024 first-round pick and third-round pick plus a 2025 second-round choice.
Round 1 - Pick 5
To get ahead of the Lions and Raiders, the Panthers make an assertive move with the Seahawks, who don't love how the board fell with Carter and Anderson off the board. Stroud is such a polished pocket passer.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Witherspoon looks like a supreme athlete, and his 2022 film was squeaky clean. He could ascend to the first cornerback off the board in this class.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Projected TeamLas Vegas
Richardson isn't exactly the type of quarterback Josh McDaniels has worked with in the past but it's time for the Raiders offense to evolve. Richardson has big-time abilities and can be scary good if those abilities are harnessed.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Wilson is a long, athletic pass-rushing specialist. Music to the ears of GM Terry Fontenot.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Murphy is not a finished product. When he is, if he learns how to utilize his hands as weapons as a pass rusher, he can be an All-Pro type. The Seahawks adore freaky athletes. In the move back, the Seahawks get Carolina's second Round 2 pick (No. 62 overall) and a fourth-round selection.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Van Ness is going to be a major riser during the pre-draft process. He's long, plays with a non-stop motor and has pass-rush moves to go along with smooth athleticism. The Eagles have to reload along the defensive line.
Round 1 - Pick 11
The Titans want to control the line of scrimmage and had problems doing that this season. Skoronski is one of the safer prospects in this class.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Addison can either learn lots from the similarly sized Brandin Cooks in Year 1, or act as his instant replacement. With Young and Addison, this is a quality first-round haul for Houston.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Projected TeamN.Y. Jets
Could the Jets be major players on the veteran QB market? I think they will. So for the draft, they build the offensive line with Johnson, a super-steady tackle prospect.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Projected TeamNew England
Yes, Bill Belichick dipping back into Round 1 wide receiver waters with the imposing, long-striding Johnston, who'll instantly be a threatening deep threat in the NFL.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Projected TeamGreen Bay
Branch did everything on the back seven of Alabama's defense this past season. He'll be a welcomed addition to the Packers roster.
Round 1 - Pick 16
The Commanders have to get better play out of the outside cornerback position. Smith is a big, physical, dynamic athlete at the position.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Another Joey Porter in Pittsburgh. This one is a lanky, twitched-up perimeter corner who plays the ball well in the air.
Round 1 - Pick 18
The Lions get an instant T.J. Hockenson replacement in Mayer, who joins a fun offense in Detroit.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Projected TeamTampa Bay
Jones isn't ready to be a high-caliber NFL blocker right now. He has to get stronger and play with better balance. His movement skills give him plenty of upside.
Round 1 - Pick 20
He's not consistent, but Bresee's flashes are jaw-dropping. He's the big-body type the Seahawks need along their defensive line. Murphy and Bresee in Round 1 for Seattle would be fantastic for this team's future.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Round 1 - Pick 22
The Ravens add youth to their secondary with Gonzalez, whose film was super clean in 2022.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Kancey's a smaller defensive tackle, but has major juice and a developed set of pass-rush moves. He's the type Minnesota needs on the interior.
Round 1 - Pick 24
The Jaguars add to the offensive front to protect Trevor Lawrence. Harrison is a masher on the outside.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Projected TeamN.Y. Giants
The Giants added in the trenches early in the 2022 draft. This time, they go receiver in Round 1. Smith-Njigba is a deceptive YAC type when healthy.
Round 1 - Pick 26
The Cowboys could be extremely multiple with Sanders on the defense next to Micah Parsons. Sanders is a long, athletic off-ball/edge hybrid.
Round 1 - Pick 27
The Bengals dip into the defensive back well early in the draft again because Forbes is a big play waiting