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Way-too-early 2025 NFL Mock Draft: 5 QBs Dominate Round 1

The 2024 NFL Draft is officially over, but draft season cannot officially be completed without a way-too-early look at the 2025 draft.

These mocks are not easy to do, as the author not only has to make project players to teams, but also project positions of need for teams and project which players will break out this coming season. While it is virtually impossible to accurately predict the landscape of the coming year, it is a great way to get to know the names of the projected top prospects in next year’s class.

The draft order is entirely a prediction of my own, so take it for what it’s worth. If you have any thoughts on this mock, be sure to share it with me in the comment section down below.

Let’s dive in!

1. Raiders- Shedeur Sanders | QB | Colorado
I like what Antonio Pierce is trying to build in Vegas, but as much as I like Aidan O’Connell, I’m not sure he will put the Raiders over the hump. After missing out on Michael Penix this year, Pierce could look to add a quarterback in 2025, and Sanders would be a great fit for his scheme.

2. Patriots- James Pierce, Jr. | EDGE | Tennessee
The Patriots dedicated much of their 2024 draft capital to the offensive side of the ball, but there still needs to be a transformation on the defense. Pierce racked up double-digit sacks in 2023 and looks to back that up with an even better 2024.

3. Saints- Carson Beck | QB | Georgia
I am not the biggest fan of Beck personally, but the Saints could very well be in the quarterback market if Derek Carr does not show improvement from 2023.

4. Titans- Mykel Williams | EDGE | Georgia
This one is purely projection, but I anticipate a breakout from Williams in 2024, who is just oozing with athletic potential. The Titans are still in serious need of pass rushers.

5. Jaguars- Travis Hunter | CB | Colorado
After surpassing cornerback in Round 1 of the draft, Hunter makes a ton of sense for Jacksonville. He is making the move from receiver to cornerback, but his athletic upside is tremendous.

6. Buccaneers- Will Campbell | OT | LSU
Tampa Bay added a future stud at guard in Graham Barton, but adding another piece at tackle will be key in keeping the quarterback upright.

7. Commanders- Will Johnson | CB | Michigan
The cornerback class in 2025 looks to be strong at the top, but if Johnson plays in 2024 to the level he played in 2023, he will be tough to pass on at this point.

8. Giants- Quinn Ewers | QB | Texas
If the Giants are picking inside the top 10 again in 2025, they are likely looking at quarterbacks heavily. Ewers could have declared this year, but he looks to vie for QB1 in a class not as cluttered at the top.

9. Cardinals- Benjamin Morrison | CB | Notre Dame
Morrison could afford to add a little more weight to his frame, but his outstanding play in 2023 has made him a popular pick for CB1 in the 2025 class. Arizona will still need more help in the secondary next offseason.

10. Broncos- Kelvin Banks, Jr. | OT | Texas
Garrett Bolles has displayed his discontent with the Denver organization, and major shakeups on the offensive line could be on the horizon.

11. Panthers- Harold Perkins | EDGE | LSU
Carolina could use an explosive pass rusher to replace Brian Burns, and Perkins is a perfect schematic fit.

12. Seahawks- Drew Allar | QB | Penn State
Allar had his share of struggles in 2024, but the upside is still there. Seattle traded for Sam Howell, but that is not enough to preclude them from drafting a quarterback in 2025.

13. Bears- J.T. Tuimoloau | EDGE | Ohio State
I expected 2023 to be the year we saw a breakout from Tuimoloau, but a disappointing season forced him to return to Ohio State. The talent is still there if he can become more consistent with his pass rush.

14. Browns- Luther Burden III | WR | Missouri
Cleveland is not currently in need of a wide receiver, but the value of Burden at Pick 14 is too good to pass up. Amari Cooper is not getting any younger, and we have yet to see what Jerry Jeudy will do.

15. Chargers- Colston Loveland | TE | Michigan
Jim Harbaugh would love to get one of his boys back with him, and it would be hard for the Chargers to pass up on Loveland at this point, given their need for a playmaking tight end.

16. Dolphins- Malaki Starks | S | Georgia
Starks is one of the best playmaking safeties in college football, and his combination of athleticism and versatility will be appealing to teams in the middle portion of Round 1.

17. Rams- Denzel Burke | CB | Ohio State
The depth is starting to dwindle at cornerback in Los Angeles, which makes adding someone like Burke a move that makes a ton of sense. After investing in the defensive line and pass rush, it is time to rebuild the secondary.

18. Jets- Abdul Carter | LB | Penn State
Carter is a versatile linebacker who can line up on the edge or as an inside linebacker. With blitzing ability and the athleticism to be a force in coverage, Carter projects as a high-ceiling prospect who could easily be selected in Round 1.

19. Falcons- Emeka Egbuka | WR | Ohio State
Once projected a top-15 pick in the 2024 class, Egbuka chose to return to school after a somewhat disappointing 2024 campaign. Atlanta has Darnell Mooney and Drake London, but adding someone with Egbuka’s body control will only be of benefit to Kirk Cousins or Michael Penix, Jr.

20. Colts- Walter Nolen | DT | Mississippi State
Nolen is an elite athlete who could separate himself from a deep pack of defensive linemen with a productive season. The Colts could go many different directions, but adding depth along the defensive line will be near the top of the needs list.

21. Cowboys- Cam Ward | QB | Miami
Ward has struggled with inconsistency thus far into college, but his talent is undeniable. Five quarterbacks in Round 1 may be a stretch, but the relationship between the Cowboys and Dak Prescott does not seem to be improving.

22. Bengals- Patrick Payton | EDGE | Florida State
If Trey Hendrickson does indeed get moved, Cincinnati will need to add significant help at the position. Payton is an explosive pass rusher who displays great initial quickness out of his stance.

23. Texans- Kenneth Grant | DT | Michigan
Grant is not yet to the level of Mazi Smith in 2022, but he is well on his way. He is one impressive season away from securing himself a spot in Round 1.

24. Vikings- Tyleik Williams | DT | Ohio State
Williams is not polished as a pass rusher at this stage, but he is an excellent penetrator from the interior.

25. Bills- Josh Conerly, Jr. | OT | Oregon
Conerly may not provide elite length or size, but he has been perhaps the most consistent force on a strong Oregon offensive line.

26. Lions- Jack Sawyer | EDGE | Ohio State
The Lions have a lot of versatility on defense, but there are not many known entities following the 2024 season. Sawyer is a consistent pass rusher who displays an incredible motor.

27. 49ers- Tyler Booker | OT | Alabama
Weight may be an issue moving forward for Booker, but if he can manage it and maintain his athleticism, he has rare upside. Colton McKivitz is nothing more than a stopgap, and the 49ers do not have much secured long-term along the offensive line.

28. Ravens- Tetairoa McMillan | WR | Arizona
Zay Flowers looks the part of a stud receiver, but the Ravens still lack depth at receiver. McMillan is an imposing presence on the perimeter who would be an ideal complement to Flowers.

29. Steelers- Deone Walker | DT | Kentucky
If Walter Nolen were still on the board, he would make more sense, but getting Walker at this point in Round 1 is too appealing. At 6’6″, 348 pounds, Walker still managed to accumulate 7.5 sacks from the interior. His skill set is unique for a big man.

30. Eagles- Emery Jones | OT | LSU
The Eagles do not have Lane Johnson for much longer, and, while they did draft Tyler Steen just one year ago, he might very well be used at guard or as the swing tackle. Jones is a high-upside tackle with impressive length and good power.

31. Packers- Tacario Davis | CB | Georgia
After breaking up 15 passes in 2024, the 6’4″ Davis looks to build on an already impressive draft resume. Green Bay also needs more depth at the position.

32. Chiefs- Smael Mondon | ILB | Georgia
Mondon is an athletic linebacker who could be the perfect replacement for Willie Gay, Jr., who left to sign with the Saints in free agency.

What are your thoughts on this way-too-early mock? How do you feel about your team’s selection? Be sure to share your thoughts on this and all things NFL Draft in the comment section below!


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