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Brandon Brown's Mock Draft

- By Brandon Brown

#1. (TRADE) Carolina Panthers - Bryce Young, QB Alabama

No surprise here as Young is the first player and QB taken off the board. Carolina trades this year and next year’s firsts AND D.J. Moore for a chance to grab their signal caller for the future!

#2. Houston Texans - C.J. Stroud, QB Ohio State

Thanks to a last-minute comeback win over the Colts last season, Houston has to make do with their second-choice QB in Stroud.

#3. Arizona Cardinals - Will Anderson Jr., Edge

The Cardinals take the best Edge rusher in the draft and immediately improve a D-Line that just lost J.J. Watt to retirement and Zach Allen to free agency.

#4. Indianapolis Colts - Anthony Richardson, QB Florida

Indy gets its guy in this combine stud!

#5. Seattle Seahawks - Tyree Wilson, EDGE Texas Tech

Seattle decides to take the next best edge rusher and improve a D-Line that sorely needed improvement after it ranked #30 out of 32 last season.

#6. Detroit Lions - Jalen Carter, DT Georgia

Detroit takes a chance on a recent controversial draftee and improves their poorly constructed defensive tackle room.

#7. Las Vegas Raiders - Will Levis, QB Kentucky

Nothing much to say as Vegas is forced to settle with their fourth choice at QB.

#8. Atlanta Falcons - Peter Skoronski, OT

With Kaleb McGary leaving for free agency, Atlanta decides to draft a more consistent replacement for the blindside.

#9. Chicago Bears - Myles Murphy, EDGE Clemson

The Bears desperately need help on defense, and that starts with grabbing a quality edge rusher like Murphy.

#10. Philadelphia Eagles - Devon Witherspoon, CB Illinois

With James Bradberry leaving for free agency and Darius Slay just turning 32 in January, Philly adds a much-needed infusion of youth to their backfield.

#11. Tennessee Titans - Paris Johnson Jr., OT Ohio State

The Titans desperately need an improvement to their offensive line, especially after losing Nate Davis to free agency.

#12. Houston Texans - Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR Ohio State

Houston takes the first receiver off the board in Smith-Njigba, reuniting Stroud with his favorite target in college in the process.

#13. New York Jets - Broderick Jones, OT Georgia

Assuming the Jets choose not to trade for Rodgers or he retires this offseason, the Jets choose to improve a shaky Offensive line by grabbing a talented tackle to replace an aging, Duane Brown.

#14. New England Patriots - Christian Gonzalez, CB

New England and Belichick pinch themselves for the opportunity to nab possibly the best corner in this Draft.

#15. Green Bay Packers - Michael Mayer, TE Notre Dame

Dalton Kincaid could also be selected here, but no matter what, I believe Green Bay views Tight End as their Biggest weakness after last season.

#16. Washington Commanders - Joey Porter Jr., CB

While Washington may elect to go receiver to compliment “Scary” Terry McLaurin with this pick, that backfield needs too much help to ignore.

#17. Pittsburgh Steelers - Darnell Wright, OT

As someone who currently is living with a Steelers fan, I have just this quote that he told me in regards to this pick, “They better pick an O-Lineman unless they want another piss-poor .500 season.”

#18. Detroit Lions - Lukas Van Ness, EDGE Iowa

With their interior Defensive Line taken care of, Detroit turns its attention to the outside, finding the perfect partner for a star edge rusher Aidan Hutchison in Van Ness, and creating one of the scariest D-Lines in the league.

#19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Bijan Robinson, RB Texas

After choosing not to resign Leonard Fournette, the Bucs go with the best running back in the draft this year to aid whichever young signal caller they choose to role with next season.

#20. Seattle Seahawks - O’Cyrus Torrence, IOL Florida

With a major defensive need addressed, the Seahawks turn their attention to their offensive line and take the first interior offensive lineman off the board.

#21. Los Angeles Chargers - Cam Smith, CB

After a big free agent signee, J.C. Jackson didn’t quite pan out in LA, the Chargers decide to spend this pick on a reliable young Corner to pair with safety, Derwin James.

#22. Baltimore Ravens - Jordan Addison, WR

With Addison falling this low, Baltimore has no need to think twice about adding one of the top offensive talents in this draft class.

#23. Minnesota Vikings - Dalton Kincaid, TE Utah

The Vikings are the second team to take a tight end, filling a major positional need with Irv Smith predicted to leave the team in free agency.

#24. Jacksonville Jaguars - Quentin Johnston, WR TCU

Though corner is a huge need for Jacksonville, the thought of giving Trevor Lawrence a potential top receiver talent is too tempting to pass up, especially with recently reinstated pass catcher Calvin Ridley being a year removed from football.

#25. New York Giants - Zay Flowers, WR Boston College

The Giants have swung and missed at this position before, but having just inked a 4 year, $160 million deal with QB Daniel Jones and franchise-tagging star running back Saquon Barkley, they have no choice but to go with cost-effective Rookies on offense.

#26. Dallas Cowboys - Jalin Hyatt, WR Tennessee

With New York selecting Jerry and Stephen Jones as preferred pass catchers, the Cowboys settled for Tennessee’s Jalin Hyatt with this pick.

#27. Buffalo Bills - Keion White, EDGE Georgia Tech

At the risk of drawing ire from some Buffalo fans, the Bills choose to grab an edge rusher in White with this pick rather than an O-Lineman upgrade.

#28. Cincinnati Bengals - Deonte Banks, CB Maryland

With cornerback being the Bengals' biggest need at this point, it’s a no-brainer that they select Banks with this pick

#29. New Orleans Saints - Nolan Smith, EDGE Georgia

This pick assumes that the Saints move on from the current edge rusher Marcus Davenport and give incumbent starter, Cameron Jordan, a young partner on the D-Line.

#30. Philadelphia Eagles - Brian Branch, S Alabama

If the Eagles manage to re-sign Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, pairing him with Brian Branch could make for a deadly safety pairing, and if Gardner-Johnson walks, they get the best safety in the draft to replace him. Win-Win.

#31. (TRADE) Buffalo Bills - Cody Mauch, OG North Dakota

Buffalo trades with Kansas City to hop back into the first round and nabs some support for Josh Allen by selecting Mauch, one of the best remaining guards, with this pick.

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