I've written four NFL mock draft posts already this cycle, but with the college football season and all-star circuit in the rearview mirror—
as well as the underclassman list finalized—this edition will be my best one yet. In my new NFL mock draft,
I introduce some names that didn’t make the last version as we have new clarity on players who had questions that needed to be answered.
That’s the beauty of this process, it’s fluid and allows players to move up or fall down based on new information that’s provided to us.
1. Chicago Bears Will Anderson Jr. EDGE, Alabama I elected not to do trades in this version of the NFL mock draft as I feel like by my next one the trades will sort themselves out.
2. Houston Texans Bryce Young QB, Alabama Houston gets their man here in Bryce Young.
3. Arizona Cardinals Jalen Carter IDL, Georgia The Cardinals stand pat and get the player they likely are targeting most in Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter.
4. Indianapolis Colts Will Levis QB, Kentucky Securing a quarterback of the future is priority No. 1 for Chris Ballard and Co.
5. Seattle Seahawks (via DEN) Tyree Wilson EDGE, Texas Tech I feel like I have had Tyree Wilson go to the Seahawks in every NFL mock draft.
6. Detroit Lions Devon Witherspoon CB, Illinois Devon Witherspoon is a player I recently did a deep dive on and I came away super impressed
7. Las Vegas Raiders C.J. Stroud QB, Ohio State Las Vegas is very much in the quarterback market and unless they land Aaron Rodgers.
8. Atlanta Falcons Myles Murphy EDGE, Clemson The Falcons haven’t had an impact pass rusher in more than a decade it feels like, and the team desperately needs one in order to field a competitive defense.
9. Carolina Panthers Anthony Richardson QB, Florida Panthers fans are either going to love or hate this pick, but the fact of the matter is that this is a pick the team has to make.
10. Philadelphia Eagles (via NO) Christian Gonzalez CB, Oregon Philadelphia is set to lose James Bradberry in free agency and must look to add another starting corner opposite Darius Slay.