1st Pick(Jaguars)- Evan Neal, OT, Alabama

After the dumpster fire that was the 2021 Jaguars season, the Jaguars need to reset. No more Urban Meyer to screw things up, you need to protect Trevor Lawrence. With that being said, go best tackle in the draft. With Neal protecting Lawrence’s blindside and the pending debut of RB Travis Etienne, Lawrence should see improvement in Year 2.

2nd Pick (Lions)- Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan

A team that has a bit before they’re considered contenders, time to load up on talent. You have your pick of pass rushers here. Here you’ll be picking the home state kid. One of the best defensive seasons in Michigan history, Hutchinson will anchor this Lions D-Line.

3rd Pick(Texans)- Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon

With the emergence of Davis Mills, he’s earned some time to see if he can be the guy. It’s time to look defensively. You have limitless potential right in front of you. Thibodeaux was widely seen as the #1 overall prospect before his injury. Mario Williams, JJ Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, it’s time to add Thibodeaux to this list.

4th Pick(Jets)- Ikem Ekwonu, OT, N.C. State

You need to get the absolute most out of Zach Wilson. Worry about defense in free agency, pick a top tier OLineman to pair with Mekhi Becton and make ways for Wilson and RB Michael Carter.

5th Pick(Giants)- Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

As long as it’s a secondary player, you get no complaints from me but I’d pick the best player available here. Hamilton’s versatility and playmaking ability should have Giants fans excited on opening day.

6th Pick(Panthers)- Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

Stop delaying the inevitable and pick a QB already. You should’ve done that last year but you picked Jaycee Horn. You literally have your pick of any QB here. The Sam Darnold experiment was a failure, the Cam Newton reunion tour wasn’t any better. It’s time for the Malik Willis show. A young, mobile, athletic QB with good upside. Yes, you need OLine in the worst way but QB needs to be addressed too. It’s the most important position in the game for crying out loud!

7th Pick(Giants)- Charles Cross, OT, Ole Miss

It appears that QB Daniel Jones will be given one more chance to show his skills. Get him some OLine help! Cross can come in and start Day 1. Help Andrew Thomas and protect the other side. Give Jones and Saquon Barkley the best chance to succeed.

8th Pick(Falcons)- Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU

With the emergence of AJ Terrell, you could have one of the best young corner duos in the NFL down in Atlanta. It appears QB Matt Ryan will continue to lead the offense for some time more. Stingley Jr has been in the spotlight since his freshman year at LSU. My number one corner prospect. I know thinking about Sauce Gardener is tempting but I think Stingley Jr goes here.

9th Pick(Broncos)- Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss

Another year, Another chance for John Elway to take a swing at a QB. Drew Lock has proven he’s not the guy moving forward, time to restart with someone fresh. With playmakers like Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant, Corral has some tools to look forward too. 

10th Pick(Jets)- Sauce Gardener, CB, Cincinnati 

With their 2nd TOP 10 pick, Jets need a sexy pick here. Here we go defense and nab arguably the most intriguing player left on the board, CB Sauce Gardener. The Jets haven’t had a shutdown corner since Revis Island. Gardener didn’t allow a single touchdown in his collegiate career. He’s coming in as a crucial building block to this defense and should contribute on Day 1. Absolutely sticky in either man or zone, this is exactly what the Jets need. They need some SAUCE on defense.

11th Pick(Commanders)- Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati 

Yes I know, Kenny Pickett is still on the board but Washington has been known to take a few gambles. For a team that hasn’t had a franchise QB in nearly six presidents, they take a chance on Ridder. Ridder has a strong arm, mobile ability and great leadership. A great prospect for today’s NFL. A new look, new name, new attitude in DC starts with a new signal caller.

12th Pick(Vikings)- Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

While taking an OLineman is tempting, I have the Vikings taking McDuffie here. After misses with Mike Hughes and Jeff Gladney as well as Patrick Peterson aging, draft a young CB to learn behind one of the best to ever do it and start rebuilding the secondary. No Vikings corner had more than 1 interception last year. If he’s here, pull the trigger.

13th Pick(Browns)- Drake London, WR, USC

After the whole OBJ debacle and with Jarvis Landry possibly being waived, the Browns hit a big time receiver here. London is an amazing athlete and can play both on the outside and in the slot. With Baker Mayfield on his last chance(again), give him a playmaker like London and get the most out of him.

14th Pick(Ravens)- Kenyon Green, OG, Texas A&M

Baltimore took a step back in 2021 and didn’t look like the contenders we all knew they could be. QB Lamar Jackson was under pressure all year and threw 16 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. Although there are a couple needs, OLine is the biggest so they go Kenyon Green. Green can play on opening day

15th Pick(Eagles)- Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa

With all the picks the Eagles have, it’s really time to start investing in the future. Jason Kelce has been awesome a long time at center but he’ll be 35 at the end of this year. Draft a young center to learn behind the 4x First Team All Pro, he can also probably slide in at guard to replace the also aging Brandon Brooks if you want immediate production.

16th Pick(Eagles)- George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue

With back to back picks, the Eagles now turn their attention to defense. With Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham getting older, the Eagles need some youth on the DLine. Karlaftis can provide immediate impact as a pass rusher and his unique athleticism should pencil him in as a starter opening day. 

17th Pick(Chargers)- Travon Walker, DT, Georgia

Chargers need run support help in the worst way. They go Travon Walker here. A versatile big man that can fit in at tackle or end, Walker will boost this DLine with his versatility and power. A jack of all trades on the defensive line. 

18th Pick(Saints)- Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

The Sean Payton era is over and it’s time to start anew. QB Jameis Winston showed a lot of promise before his ACL injury, the most impressive thing about it is he did this seemingly without a top WR. Michael Thomas was out all year and the Saints still finished 9-8 without a consistent QB or WR. Getting a big, talented receiver like Burks will give Winston the big play ability he needs to lead this offense. Burks has great size, good hands and underrated speed, he should remind Winston of another target he used to throw to, Mike Evans. Burks should be a problem against smaller corners who aren’t very physical. Time to give the NOLA WR Corps a shot in the arm.

19th Pick(Eagles)- Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

With so many picks the Eagles are really looking to load up. This pick is going into the secondary. While Darius Slay has been good, he’s 31 and he’ll decline soon enough. Throw in Booth Jr next to Slay and Avontae Maddox to learn and settle in before taking the starting role. Booth has great size, he’s physical and posses great ball skills. He’s ideal in improving the Eagles secondary.

20th Pick(Steelers)- Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh 

The time has finally come for a QB to lead a new era of Pittsburgh Steelers football. The perfect man to lead the post Ben Roethlisberger era is right in your backyard in Kenny Pickett. Pickett led his Pitt squad to the ACC Championship last year and he just has a certain swagger to him. Pickett is a great deep ball passer with good pocket awareness. Pickett has also shown he can make plays with his legs if he needs too as well. It’s time for Kenny Two Gloves to don that Black and Yellow and lead Pittsburgh into a new era. 

21st Pick(Patriots)- Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

Well, the N’Keal Harry experiment couldn’t have went any worse. You have a stud in QB Mac Jones but his best receivers last year was Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne. You fix that this year. Olave gives you game breaking speed that can spread out defenses, giving Jones the much needed deep threat he needs. He’s off the board here.

22nd Pick(Raiders)- Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa

After all the turmoil last season, you again see yourself with a new head coach. Josh McDaniels has his work cut out for him. Whether or not, QB Derek Carr is in your future plans is irrelevant, time to start building this team up again. Every draft seems to have that one prospect that’s not D1 but turns heads every year, raising his stock in the process. This year, we have Trevor Penning. Penning is an absolute mauler on the OLine and you can plug him in to go Day 1.  You can plug him in at tackle or guard and he and T Alex Leatherwood can help fortify this offensive line. What better place than Las Vegas to take a gamble?

23rd Pick(Cardinals)- Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia

This is a Goliath of a human being. Davis’ menacing size and sheer athleticism is too much for the Cardinals to pass over. Davis will demand double teams and be an absolute force in opposing backfields. While there are some concerns with his stamina and work ethic, this is simply too much talent for the Cards to pass up. The new face of fear is heading to the desert.

24th Pick(Cowboys)- Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

Back to Back Bulldogs go here as I have Dallas taking Nakobe Dean. Dean was one of the key factors in the Bulldogs national championship season and who wouldn’t want to see him matched up with Defensive Rookie of the Year Micah Parsons? This duo has possibly of being a TOP 5 linebacker tandem out of the gate. I’d pull in Dean to help a mediocre defense improve.

25th Pick(Bills)- Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

So close, oh so close to that Super Bowl berth. The defense gave up a touchdown with :13 seconds remaining and then blew it in OT before QB Josh Allen could even stop on the field. The secondary should be the only thing this team should be thinking about. CB Tre’davious White is coming off a torn ACL and CB Levi Wallace will be a free agent, I’d be looking for an insurance policy at cornerback. At 6’2, nearly 200 pounds, Elam brings size, speed and strength to a defense just a few pieces away from a Super Bowl team. 

26th Pick(Titans)- Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

You boast the best running back in football but when he’s out, you’re as good as average if not mediocre. If you want the reign of King Henry to be long, you must load the team up with talent and balance out the offense. While going OLine here would also be smart, I’m not paying QB Ryan Tannehill 118 million to hand the ball off every play. While WR Julio Jones has been elite for many years, it’s apparent he’s reaching the twilight of his career. Wilson brings football IQ, great hands, big play ability and good route running to the Titans offense. Jones should coach up the young Wilson nicely and he should fit perfectly next to stud WR AJ Brown.

27th Pick(Buccaneers)- Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

For the most part, The Bucs look poised to repeat as Super Bowl champions. However, losing WR Chris Godwin to injury and WR Antonio Brown to shenanigans, the Bucs lack of depth was exposed during the playoffs. With Godwin likely to be tagged, you need another playmaker to learn from him and Evans. I was torn between 2 receivers: Penn State’s Jahan Dotson and Alabama’s Jameson Williams. I felt like despite a torn ACL, Williams had more upside and more big play ability and he’s my pick here. Jameson Williams can relate as when he went down in the national championship game versus Georgia, Alabama could no longer get anything going on offense. Coming off a torn ACL, ease Williams into the offense and he should be a huge playmaker once fully healthy. With Tom Brady gone, load up on weapons for the next heir in line.

28th Pick(Packers)- Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah 

I would’ve had WR Jahan Dotson here but the Packers love to not help out Aaron Rodgers so they’ll probably go defense here. Whether Rodgers is under center in 2022 or not, you need to help keep pressure off of the offense, whether that’s getting offensive weapons or defensive help. LB Za’Darious Smith will likely be waived and LB Rashan Gary is finally coming into his own, so pair Gary with a young, athletic linebacker to help with the pass rush. Again, I would go RECIEVER but I think they’ll end up with someone like Lloyd.

29th Pick(Dolphins)- Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

It appears Tua is running out of time to be the QB in Miami. Brian Flores is out as head coach and Mike McDaniel is in, it appears the new regime still believes in Tua and therefore they should do everything in their power to get the most out of him. Slide Raimann next to LT Austin Jackson and protect Tua from the right side. Absolutely mean as a road grader, Raimann should create a lot of lanes for the run game and help in Tia’s development. 

30th Pick(Chiefs)- David Ojabo, LB, Michigan

Ojabo provides great flexibility as a pass rusher due to his ideal size. Melvin Ingram will be 33 this year and the Chiefs had some DLineman heading to free agency in Derrick Nnadi and Jarran Reed, the Chiefs need to get some depth on their DLine alongside stars Frank Clark and Chris Jones. I see a lot of versatility in Obajo and he could fit in very well in this Chiefs defensive system. I see a lot of Anthony Barr in Obajo.

31st Pick(Bengals)- Zion Johnson, OG, Boston College

In a surprise Super Bowl run, the Bengals put the NFL on notice. You have stars in this youthful, loaded offense but your offensive line was the Achilles heel all year. Burrow ran out of time multiple plays down the stretch in Super Bowl 56. Zion Johnson can slide in at guard or tackle and should help right away from Day 1. A Swiss Army knife on the OLine, he can kick into guard or slide opposite of Jonah Williams at the other tackle. Keep Joe Burrow upright and he’ll make some big time plays for you. Fix this Oline and send this offense into the elite category. You have a star here Cincinnati, protect him AT ALL COSTS. 

32nd Pick(Lions)- Dax Hill, S, Michigan

Detroit sweeps the first round with the hometown discount. While a QB could also be picked here, I don’t think there’s enough upside in any of the remaining QBs to justify a first round selection. Getting Hill here would be a steal. Hill possesses great speed , agility and above average awareness at safety. The Lions secondary is in need of some serious work. You have a star in CB Amani Oruwariye but pairing him with Hutchinson and Hill will do wonders to help build this Lions defense back up. You were 3-13-1 last seasons, you’re not gonna be contenders this year so build this team right and we could see you in the playoffs around 2024.