Sawyer’s Mock Draft 6.0 | The Final Mock

Sawyer Hicks

1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Aidan Hutchinson | Michigan, Edge

Word is that the Jags front office is divided between coach, GM and owner. The owner ALWAYS will win…especially when it is Shad Khan vs. Trent Baalke.  

2. Detroit Lions

Travon Walker | Georgia, Edge

The Lions may have Hutchinson as their top prospect, but a player with the traits of Walker at 2 is a win.

3. Houston Texans

Evan Neal | Alabama, OT

The Texans could go any direction here, but Neal might have the highest floor in the draft and the Texans can’t afford to miss again.

4. New York Jets

Ahmad Gardner | Cincinnati, CB

The Jets secondary is putrid but a press lockdown like Sauce could make an immediate impact. They could wait until 10 for a CB, but there is no guarantee that either of the top 2 are still there.

5. New York Giants

Ikem Ekwonu | NC State

To give Jones a chance, the Giants must establish a run game, which has been missing for the past two seasons. The Giants have had just 1 player hit 700 rushing yards in the last 2 seasons and Ekwonu can lead the way as a pure mauler with pass protection upside.

6. Carolina Panthers

Charles Cross | Mississippi State, OT

If the Panthers stay put, they must make an immediate impact on their offensive line if they want any chance of CMC to stay upright. Sam Darnold is NOT the guy, but neither is anyone in this class.

7. New York Giants

Kayvon Thibodeaux | Oregon, Edge

The Giants haven’t selected an edge rusher in the 1st round since they took JPP in 2010 and it shows. The two steps to winning more games will be to protect the passer and rush the passer.

8. Atlanta Falcons

Drake London | USC, WR

The Falcons will be playing big ball with two power forwards spreading the field and bullying defensive backs. The combo of Pitts and London could be elite for years to come.

9. Seattle Seahawks

Derek Stingley Jr. | LSU, CB

The Seahawks are terrible but at least could land one of the best football players here. LSU’s Stingley hasn’t done much since 2019, but such dominance at such a young age is all it takes to become a top 10 pick.

10. New York Jets

Jameson Williams | Alabama, WR

The Jets have been in every WR rumor this offseason, but nobody wants to play for the beta organization in the Big Apple. They end the search with the burner out of Bama that can do everything Robby Anderson did and more.

11. Washington Commanders

Kyle Hamilton | Notre Dame, S

The Commanders have a solid roster and could gain a superstar here with Hamilton. As many times as I have let it play out, I don’t see Hamilton falling further than Washington.

12. Minnesota Vikings

Trent McDuffie | Washington, CB

The Vikings NEED their future CB1 and get a solid and versatile defensive back with McDuffie.

13. Houston Texans

Garrett Wilson | Ohio State, WR

The Texans have been far too dependent on Brandin Cooks, but land their future WR1 with the do-it-all prospect who thrived under Brian Hartline’s tutelage.

14. Baltimore Ravens

George Karlaftis | Purdue, Edge

This is one of those picks that I refuse to change because Karlaftis is such a Raven. Power, agility, motor…he has the makes to be a dominant defensive lineman in the NFL.

15. Philadelphia Eagles

Nakobe Dean | Georgia, LB

The Eagles don’t spend high picks on LBs, but Nakobe Dean can be the heartbeat of their defense. I love Dean here with their first pick despite the limited ceiling.

16. New Orleans Saints

Chris Olave | Ohio State, WR

Another pick I refuse to change, and such a perfect scheme fit here. Olave runs crisp routes and can pair nicely with MT and AK.

17. LA Chargers

Jordan Davis | Georgia, DT

The run defense is what limited the Chargers, who have built one of the most solid rosters in the NFL. Davis is a quick fix that re-opens their playoff push.

18. New England Patriots (from Philadelphia)

Devin Lloyd | Utah, LB

The Pats don’t often move up in the 1st, but they are in need of a LB General and lock down Lloyd at 18.

19. New Orleans Saints

Bernhard Raimann | Central Michigan, OT

The Saints lost their OL anchor but can bring in Raimann, who has displayed excellent growth in his short career.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers

Malik Willis | Liberty, QB

The Steelers have been locked in on Willis since the Senior Bowl and will be dropping to their knees with joy if they can land him without moving up.

21. Philadelphia Eagles (from New England)

Jermaine Johnson II | Florida State, Edge

The Eagles move back to 21 and land the dominant edge rusher out of Florida State who can immediately get after the QB.

22. Green Bay Packers

Treylon Burks | Arkansas, WR

Green Bay lost their generational talent at WR but secure the big-bodied Burks at 22. He can play a variety of roles like the way that SF has used Deebo.

23. Arizona Cardinals

Tyler Linderbaum | Iowa, IOL

Kyler has become a bit of a head case due to his inability to win big games, but Linderbaum can be huge in his development. Not only will he keep him clean, but will become a leader of that offense.

24. Dallas Cowboys

Devonte Wyatt | Georgia, DT

The Cowboys lost talent all over following another flakey ending, but take the versatile DL from the Championship roster.

25. Buffalo Bills

Breece Hall | Iowa State, RB

This has been our DraftID wire-to-wire draft selection, and we have no reason to change it now. Hall to the Bills gives an immediate boost into being one of the most polished contending rosters in the NFL.

26. Tennessee Titans

David Ojabo | Michigan, Edge

The Titans are known to capitalize on falling players and especially the ones that have encountered offseason injuries. Ojabo is a 1st round prospect they can have at a discount.

27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Travis Jones | UCONN, DT

The Bucs have an incredibly solid front 7 but adding Jones to the rotation can bolster this team back into the Super Bowl, as well as bring some much-needed youth to the DL.

28. Green Bay Packers

Trevor Penning | Northern Iowa, OT

The Packers got their WR at 22 and now can focus on some protection for Rodgers. Penning may not be as polished as the other tackles in this class but provides insane upside.

29. Kansas City Chiefs

Christian Watson | North Dakota State, WR

The Chiefs are another team that traded away their WR1 and now need to find a solid replacement. Watson was a testing freak and could be develop into an alpha weapon.

30. Kansas City Chiefs

Andrew Booth Jr. | Clemson, CB

With their second pick, the Chiefs bring in a day 1 starter at cornerback. Booth is one of the most versatile players in the class and can be as efficient in zone as he can in man.

31. Cincinnati Bengals

Zion Johnson | Boston College, IOL

The Bengals lost the Super Bowl for two reasons: Eli Apple and their offensive line. Johnson is a high IQ phone booth guard that can develop alongside Joe Burrow.

32. Detroit Lions

Quay Walker | Georgia, LB

Quay Walker was not the alpha of the Bulldogs D, but he is long, powerful, and explosive. His high trait profile screams round 1 and would be a gift for the rebuilding Lions at 32.

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