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2025 NFL Mock Draft: Cowboys draft Dak Prescott replacement, Panthers take QB at No. 1 twice in three years

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Georgia

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
PAYDS

3230

RUYDS

-77

INTS

3

TDS

31

If the Panthers indeed “earn” the No. 1 overall pick for the third year in a row, it’ll likely be because Bryce Young fails in Year 2. If that’s the case, the bigger, stronger-armed Beck will be strongly considered by Carolina with the first selection.

Tennessee

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 242 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK

Pearce was ridiculously productive in the SEC last season and has the size and traits to go this high in the draft.

Michigan

• Soph

• 6’3″

/ 318 lbs

Having played with Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo has an intimate knowledge of the importance of a wide, highly disruptive interior defensive lineman. That’s what the Patriots would get here with Graham.

Colorado

• Soph

• 6’1″

/ 185 lbs

REC

57

REYDS

721

YDS/REC

12.6

TDS

5

Hunter has the athletic gifts to be a top-five selection as mostly a cornerback, who can also simply make plays as a receiver and return man. Another fun element in Washington with Jayden Daniels.

Colorado

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 215 lbs

PAYDS

3230

RUYDS

-77

INTS

3

TDS

31

Shedeur and Co. would be thrilled to land in the New York City media market, and Brian Daboll’s work with Josh Allen — if the Giants coach can keep his job if 2024 is disappointing.

LSU

• Soph

• 6’6″

/ 325 lbs

A blindside protector to start Year 2 of the Bo Nix experiment.

Kentucky

• Soph

• 6’6″

/ 348 lbs

Walker is a freaky pass-rusher at Dexter Lawrence-type size.

Notre Dame

• Soph

• 6’0″

/ 185 lbs

More big and physical man-to-man coverage types for Brian Flores.

Missouri

• Soph

• 5’11”

/ 208 lbs

REC

86

REYDS

1212

YDS/REC

14.1

TDS

9

The Saints need to get more high-caliber receiving talent on this roster, and Burden is exactly that.

Texas

• Soph

• 6’2″

/ 195 lbs

PAYDS

3479

RUYDS

75

INTS

6

TDS

27

Ewers has the physical traits to go this high in the draft, and the Raiders will likely need to address the quarterback spot in 2025.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 270 lbs

The Seahawks get a polished Ohio State rusher to give their defensive line more pass-rushing juice.

Arizona

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 210 lbs

REC

90

REYDS

1402

YDS/REC

15.6

TDS

10

The Buccaneers are planning for the future at receiver with the dynamic McMillan.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 206 lbs

REC

41

REYDS

515

YDS/REC

12.6

TDS

4

The Steelers buck their own trend of waiting on receivers and pick the long-time producer in Columbus at receiver.

Michigan

• Soph

• 6’3″

/ 339 lbs

The Colts get a long-term solution on the inside with the high-energy Grant.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Another polished safety in Chicago who’ll pair nicely with Jaquan Brisker.

Texas

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 324 lbs

The Jaguars add another young tackle to the mix to protect Trevor Lawrence for the foreseeable future.

Purdue

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 280 lbs

The Browns get another running mate on the edge for Myles Garrett with serious size and length.

Michigan

• Soph

• 6’2″

/ 202 lbs

The Rams stop Johnson’s fall, and glad to have a young outside corner with loads of productivity in college.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 230 lbs

Carter has the athletic gifts to piece together a huge senior season at Clemson that could catapult him back into the first-round conversation.

Ole Miss

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 205 lbs

REC

54

REYDS

985

YDS/REC

18.2

TDS

8

The Chargers added Ladd McConkey near the top of Round 2 in 2024 but they need to continue to rebuild the receiver room for Justin Herbert.

Michigan

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 245 lbs

REC

45

REYDS

649

YDS/REC

14.4

TDS

4

Loveland stood out as a youngster on a national-title winning Michigan team in 2023 and possesses the smoothness and strong hands to go in Round 1.

LSU

• Soph

• 6’1″

/ 220 lbs

More speed for Miami — this time on defense. Perkins is the jack of all trades in the front seven.

Arizona

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 195 lbs

The tall, spindly outside corner had 15 pass breakups in 2023 and has the measurables and athletic fluidity to land with a team like the Packers that prioritizes physical traits.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 265 lbs

Howie Roseman can never have too many disruptors up front on defense. Sawyer had an awesome 2023 and is primed for another supremely productive season at Ohio State.

Houston

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 241 lbs

PAYDS

2801

RUYDS

428

INTS

13

TDS

28

There’s always one surprise quarterback who catapults himself into the Round 1 discussion. Smith is my pick right now. At 6-foot-5 and listed at 240 pounds, he looks the part. Plus, he has mobility and a reasonable arm.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 225 lbs

Mondon was a former monster recruit with the size, physicality and speed to the football to go in Round 1 next year.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 265 lbs

Another former sizable recruit from Georgia who hasn’t broken out yet, but all it takes is one season to emerge as a serious draft prospect. The Bengals get their future Trey Hendrickson replacement to pair with 2023 first-round pick Myles Murphy.

Louisville

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 270 lbs

Given the age of Von Miller and Gregory Rousseau entering his fifth-year option season, the Bills add a dynamic, thick edge rusher to the mix.

Ole Miss

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 255 lbs

Umanmielen was on the first-round radar a few months ago before he decided to return to college. He was blessed with the ability to tightly bend the corner and has developed pass-rush moves in his long career.

Arkansas

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 281 lbs

The Ravens have traditionally leaned toward larger defensive linemen, and Jackson is a monster, listed at 6-foot-7 and 282 pounds. He had 6.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss in 2023.

Georgia

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 320 lbs

Yes another Georgia defender. Stackhouse is a sturdy interior run stuffer with some pass-rush ability.

Ohio State

• Soph

• 5’11”

/ 210 lbs

RUYDS

1158

YDS/ATT

4.3

REYDS

149

TDS

17

The 49ers offense is centered around Christian McCaffrey, but Judkins could help take some off the veteran running back’s plate as he nears his 30th birthday over the next few seasons. Judkins is super explosive and tough to bring down with sudden changing directions.

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