Pick Team Pos Player
Spencer Rattler
South Carolina
With Deshaun Watson's legal troubles coupled with his desire to play elsewhere, it means the Texans are the most QB needy team in the draft and given their talent level, will be drafting pretty high. Spencer Rattler is currently the top QB prospect but given his lack of size Howell could easily leapfrog him.
Sam Howell
North Carolina
After trading away the franchise' best player in Matt Stafford Detroit is left with a huge hole in their roster. We are assuming Goff isn't the long-term answer and think Sam Howell, who threw for 38 touchdowns in 2019, which was a Division I-A record for a freshman could well be. Depending on who the Texans pick at #1 Rattler is a possibility here too.
Kayvon Thibodeaux is probably going to the best player in the draft come 2022 and the Bengals will be more than happy to happy for him to fall to them. Thibodeaux has had two fantastic years, dominating in the Pac-12 and has huge upside to be an NFL great.
Evan Neal
Evan Neal was primarily a right tackle for the ‘Tide in 2020 and seems like an ideal fit for the Jets opposite Becton. Neal was the anchor to a historic Alabama offense that had 3 Heisman finalists and has the talent to turn an awful line into something that will keep Zach Wilson vertical.
DeMarvin Leal
Texas A&M
Leal has the ability and freakish overall talent level to play anywhere along the defensive line and this versatility will make him particularly useful for Urban Myer's Jags
Stingley had an amazing freshman campaign firmly establishing himself as the best corner in college football, but his 2020 season was punctuated by injury after injury. He will be hoping he can put it all together this year and if he can, could be a generational CB talent. He will immediately upgrade an eagle secondary that is viewed as a team weak point.
Atlanta desperately needs help all over the field, including Linebacker. USC's Drake Jackson is an impressive athlete that is a tweener DE/LB EDGE guy who is widely rated as the second-best rusher in this draft class.
Kyle Hamilton
Notre Dame
Hamilton is probably the best safety prospect for the last ten years he has it all. A huge safety at 6-foot-4, Hamilton has had two very productive seasons at Notre Dame. He's been a huge playmaker with five picks in 24 games. He would make an elite safety in the Raider secondary.
Karlaftis has the highest floor of any defensive player in this year's class. He's great against the run but only average as a pass rusher, still, he can start immediately in the Giant's 3-4 system.
Garrett Wilson
Ohio State
Wilson had a breakout 2020 season with 723 yards and six scores and has also contributed as a returner. He has legit 4.4 speed also has decent hands. We rate him as the top WR in this year's class and a great fit for the Pathers.
Kenyon Green
Texas A&M
After the Giants use their first pick on defense now it's time for OL help. Green has played guard recently and has been the best in college football at it. He'll likely kick out to tackle this year and so prove his versatility for the pros.
Kaiir Elam
This 6-2 corner who runs a 4.47 had had four picks over the past two seasons. He is a great zone corner who can also dominate in man. The Cards need help in the defensive backfield and Elam could step in immediately.
Desmond Ridder
Ridder and athletic dual-threat QB who returned to Cincinnati for his senior season is our third-ranked QB in this year's class. He has great upside but needs to work on his accuracy and decision making something that he can improve on in his senior season. Washington doesn't have a long-term answer at QB and so we expect them to draft one in round one.
Zach Harrison
Ohio State
Harrison has amazing athletic talent and he surely will be a combine standout. He reportedly runs a sub 4.5 and stands 6-6 and is seriously explosive although he is still a little raw. A boom-bust prospect who could quickly upgrade the Viking's D.
Kingsley Enagbare
South Carolina
South Carolina's Enagbare is currently ranked as the #3 DE in the nation and has outstanding pass rush skills and plays both a two and three-point stand. The Steelers D is beginning to look very un-Steeler like and Enagbare could quickly help reverse this.
Malik Willis
The Broncos have no long-term option at QB and surely will be looking at picking one up in FA or the draft. Malik Willis could be the 2022 version of Trey Lance. If he has a good statistical season don't be surprised for him to go in the top 10.
Jalen Wydermyer
Texas A&M
The draft's top TE is 6-5 and 265 lbs and runs a 4.7 making him a potential nightmare matchup for NFL defenses. Wydermyer has been highly useful as a receiver in two seasons for the Aggies, totals 78 catches for 953 yards and 12 touchdowns. What the stats don't show is his ability to dominate in the running game too. He could quickly add a well-needed spark to the Charger offense.
Treylon Burks
Burks could be one the biggest freaks in the draft, he runs in the mid 4.4s and weighs in at 232 lbs making his numbers almost Megatronish. If he lasts this long Belichick will jump all over him.
The second wideout taken in succession is Alabama speedster Metchie who will likely be viewed as the top slot guy in the 2022 draft and he'll be a perfect fit in the Saints offense.
Chris Olave
Ohio State
The receiver run is complete with the Eagles selection of Chris Olave who surprised most with his decision to return to Ohio State. It will be interesting to see just how he performs without having Justin Fields throwing to him. Olave will start right away and is pro-ready which is exactly what the Eagles talent impoverished team needs.
Tykee Smith
The Cowboys need help in secondary and West Virginia's Smith will be an instant upgrade. He's the draft's second-ranked safety in the class. Some will think this a little too high for him due to his lack of pure timed speed but he possesses great instincts for the position and also is one of the hardest hitters on the team.
Ikem Ekwonu
NC State
Ekwonu has been labeled “the most feared lineman in the ACC. He has a wrestling background and you can see it in his play where he dominates with skill and power. He will be a perfect upgrade for an awful Jet's OL.
Haskell Garrett
Ohio State
Haskell is a slightly undersized DT but what he lacks in size he more than makes up for with skill. In the run game, he has very good strength helping him to filter through blocks. In the passing game, he great power and inside hand placement as a bull rusher. He's a player with a high floor and will be viewed as almost risk-free.
The Eagles need to upgrade their QB position and wait until their final first-round pick to do so. Carson Strong has great arm talent and stands 6-4, although isn't as mobile as you would ideally like. Expect him to have a good 2021 and improve his stock ready for the 2022 draft.
Drake stands 6-5 and is reported to run in the mid 4.4's making him a matchup nightmare. He has great hands and has surprising change of direction skills considering his size. With Beckham a constant uncertainty makes this pick an easy one.
Justyn Ross
The Packers finally pick a WR in round one probably a couple of years too late to keep Rodgers happy though. Ross is an excellent safety valve for any QB and will catch anything in his wide catch radius.
Isaiah Spiller
Texas A&M
The Phins pick up the top RB in the draft. He will start from day one and has great power and vision. Spiller checks in at 6-1 225 lbs while running in the mid 4.4's giving him pretty much perfect measurables for the position.
Dohnovan West
Arizona State
The Ravens really need a long-term replacement for future HOF'er Orlando Brown. West has a wrestling background and great athleticism for the position and handles speed rushers with ease. He does however not have the ideal size and power for an NFL tackle and so may best be suited inside in the pros.
Charles Cross
Mississippi State
The Bills need to keep Josh Allen upright and so upgrading their OL is a no-brainer. Cross is one of the most talented Offensive linemen in college football. He has the height, speed, and strength required for a tackle but currently is a little lean and probably could look to put on 15-20 lbs to be a perfect pro.
Owen Pappoe
The Lions could do with help all over the field but Pappoe is just too good to pass up here. He's likely going to blow up the combine come 2022 as he been timed in the 4.3's, which is insane for a LB. He possesses amazing lateral athletism enabling him to quickly catch opposing runners and has good coverage skills. His only negative is his size where he can be overpowered at the point of attack.
The Bucs have probably the strongest and deepest roster in the NFL and so have no obvious glaring needs. Still, if they are going to return to the Superbowl they will need to keep an ageless Brady healthy. Linderbaum is by far the most pro-ready center available in the draft and would start right away.
Tampa Bay exposed holes in the Chiefs roster that up until the Superbowl Mahomes' passing been able to mask. Kansas City really needs help in the secondary and Kendrick is an ideal addition. He's athletic and talented and able to play both man and zone and play outside on the NFL's best.