It’s mock draft season for American Sports. This is a talented draft class with a ton of interesting names, so here’s my vision of the draft at this point in the season.
1. Houston Texans – Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
Critics talk about Young’s size, but there’s no denying his unreal playmaking ability. He carried this year’s Alabama offense to success, and I believe he’s a true driver of a quarterback.
2. Chicago Bears – Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
Carter’s movement skills as a defensive tackle are incredible. He has the potential to be an Aaron Donald-type wrecker.
3. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver Broncos) – Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama
The Seahawks have had surprising success with Geno Smith, so why not build the team up around him? Anderson is another special talent on the defensive end.
4. Arizona Cardinals – Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
At 6’5″, 275 lbs, Murphy is a physical specimen. He has the makeup of a star defensive end, and the Cardinals could use that kind of guy.
5. Indianapolis Colts – Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
If you look at the numbers, you won’t be impressed by Levis, but he played in a subpar Kentucky offense. He has a massive arm and is athletic enough to be a threat on the ground.
6. Atlanta Falcons – Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia
Ringo has the size and speed of a top corner. A CB duo of A.J. Terrell and Ringo would be lethal.
7. Detroit Lions (from LA Rams) – Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson
Bresee is versatile and athletic, with pass-rush skills that aren’t typical of a tackle. Since Jared Goff seems to have a secure spot on this squad, they should build their defense in this upcoming draft.
8. Carolina Panthers – C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State
In terms of accuracy, you can’t get much better than Stroud. However, he needs to show out during this CFP, as he hasn’t propelled OSU over the hump up to this point.
9. Las Vegas Raiders – Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
The Raiders’ offensive line is a weak point of the squad, and Skoronski would be a dream come true. He’s a stellar pass-blocker that could slide in for Las Vegas right away.
10. Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans Saints) – Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
Robinson is the best running back prospect I’ve seen since Saquon Barkley. He’s dynamic in every way and would elevate the Eagles’ offense to unstoppable status.
11. Houston Texans (from Cleveland Browns) – Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech
12. Seattle Seahawks – Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina
13. Tennessee Titans – Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
14. New England Patriots – Jordan Addison, WR, USC
15. New York Jets – Brian Branch, S, Alabama
16. Pittsburgh Steelers – Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State
17. Green Bay Packers – Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
18. Detroit Lions – Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
19. Jacksonville Jaguars – Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&M
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia
21. Washington Commanders – Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson
22. Miami Dolphins – Forfeited
23. New York Giants – Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
24. Los Angeles Chargers – Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
25. Baltimore Ravens – Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
26. Denver Broncos (from San Francisco 49ers) – Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia
27. Dallas Cowboys – Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah
28. Cincinnati Bengals – Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State
29. Kansas City Chiefs – Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma
30. Minnesota Vikings – Garrett Williams, CB, Syracuse
31. Buffalo Bills – Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
32. Philadelphia Eagles – B.J. Ojulari, EDGE, LSU