We're three weeks into the NFL season, four weeks into the college football season and got our first taste of SEC action on Saturday. We'll get the Big Ten and Pac-12 in the coming weeks, and we feel like by the time we get to the end of the calendar year, there's a pretty good chance that, barring a complete and utter turnaround, the Jets will still be in the drivers seat for Trevor Lawrence.
In our latest mock draft, we have two quarterbacks going in the top 5, and three QBs going in Round 1. We also have a run on insanely athletic wide receivers, high-upside edge rushers, and cornerbacks.
Let's get to this week's mock draft, where once again three quarterbacks go in Round 1. And remember, the draft order below was determined using SportsLine's reverse Super Bowl odds following Sunday's Week 3 action.
Round 1 - Pick 1
Clemson • Jr • 6'6" / 220 lbs
We don't see this changing anytime soon. And if you look at the Jets schedule, there's a real chance this outfit struggles to win a game. This isn't all on Sam Darnold but it'll be close to impossible to pass on Trevor Lawrence here.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Round 1 - Pick 3
LSU • Jr • 6'1" / 200 lbs
The Bengals would love to have Sewell but they'll "settle" for the best WR in this class. In Chase, Burrow gets a familiar face; the two combined for 84 catches for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns a season ago.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Alabama • Jr • 5'10" / 182 lbs
Assuming the Football Team isn't in the market for a quarterback, they'll be looking to give Dwayne Haskins some proper weapons behind Terry McLaurin. Waddle was explosive against Missouri in the opener and he's only going to get better with more playing time.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Ohio State • Jr • 6'3" / 228 lbs
We love Gardner Minshew but we still don't know if he's the long-term answer at QB. And if Fields shows the improvement we expect him to in Year 2 with the Buckeyes, he could be a top-5 pick.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Alabama • Jr • 6'2" / 203 lbs
Corn Elder and Rasul Douglas have been solid in coverage through three games but both they'll be restricted and unrestricted free agents after the season. Donte Jackson is the clearcut No. 1 and adding Surtain will give the Panthers two young, athletic, playmaking corners.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Penn State • Jr • 6'3" / 244 lbs
As it stands, only Jerome Baker is under contract behind this season and Parsons has the type of freakish athleticism that we've come to expect in NFL linebackers -- Isaiah Simmons, Kenneth Murray, Patrick Queen, Devin White and Devin Bush just to name first-rounders from the last two drafts -- and he'll impact the Dolphins D from Day 1.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Miami (FL) • Soph • 6'7" / 265 lbs
Von Miller may be lost for the season due to injury and his contract is up following the 2021 season, when he'll be 33 years old. Rousseau came out of nowhere in 2019, logging 15.5 sacks for the Hurricanes. He's new to the position but there's a lot to work with and he'd give Denver a much-needed spark off the edge.
From Houston Texans
Round 1 - Pick 9
Northwestern • Jr • 6'3" / 305 lbs
Slater was dominant at left tackle last season, and he played right tackle the two seasons before that, and his NFL future could be inside at guard. Wherever he ends up, he gives the Dolphins not only versatility, but an ability to start from Day 1.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Caleb Farley DB
Virginia Tech • Jr • 6'2" / 207 lbs
The Falcons took AJ Terrell with their first-round pick in 2020 but the defense, especially in the secondary, has been problematic in the second half of games this season. Farley, who has opted out of the '20 season, has the potential to become a special NFL talent.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Purdue • Soph • 5'9" / 180 lbs
Moore, who opted out. before the Big Ten announced it would in fact play football, has since opted in, which is fantastic news. In part because he's electric and we're all better off getting to see him on the field, but also because he played in just four games last season due to a hamstring injury. He's one of the most dynamic playmakers in this draft class and a wide receiver trio of Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson and Moore would make life immeasurably easier for Kirk Cousins.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Wyatt Davis OL
Ohio State • Soph • 6'4" / 313 lbs
Trai Turner is the right guard but the Chargers, who have had rookie first-rounder Justin Herbert under center the last two weeks, could be looking to upgrade the left guard position -- and Wyatt Davis is the best interior lineman in this class.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 175 lbs
Five (!) Lions wideouts are in the final year of their deals, and while the team should re-up Kenny Golladay, adding Smith, arguably the best WR on Alabama's roster last season, gives Matthew Stafford a well-rounded receiver who can come in and compete immediately.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Kyle Pitts TE
Florida • Jr • 6'6" / 240 lbs
Where to start. It's been a tough three weeks for the Eagles and the issues start with quarterback Carson Wentz. It's unclear if the team will pay tight end Zack Ertz, and if the two sides go their separate ways, adding Pitts, who is coming off an eight-catch, 170-yard, four-TD performance in Florida's 2020 debut, makes sense.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Dylan Moses LB
Alabama • Sr • 6'3" / 240 lbs
Moses would have been in the first-round conversation had he come out after last season, but he tore his ACL in August 2019 and decided to return to Alabama where he flashed often in Saturday night's win over Missouri. Nick Kwiatkoski is the Raiders best coverage LB but he's currently battling injury, and he and Corey Littleton are the only two Las Vegas linebackers who are under contract after this season.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Kwity Paye DL
Michigan • Sr • 6'4" / 272 lbs
This is more of a projection at this point but Paye is an athletic marvel who will only get better with more reps. And the good news is that the Big Ten is back and Paye will have a chance to prove he deserves first-round consideration. The Browns have Myles Garrett, who has been dominant, but there's not much edge-rushing depth behind him.
Round 1 - Pick 17
It appears the Mitchell Trubisky experiment may have run its course; he was benched Sunday for Nick Foles and Foles has already been named the Week 4 starter. But Foles also isn't a long-term answer, which brings us to Lance, who is short on experience but long on just about everything else you look for in an NFL quarterback.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Trey Smith OL
Tennessee • Sr • 6'6" / 330 lbs
This is Kyler Murray's team but the Cardinals have to be careful to not ask him to do too much too soon. The team passed on an offensive lineman in Round 1 this spring to grab Isaiah Simmons but Smith, who played tackle earlier in his career, is a road grader on the interior.
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 19
We love Gardner Minshew but we still don't know if he's consistent enough to be the Jags starting QB. And if Fields has the type of college season we're expecting, it may be hard to pass him up. And if you're taking a franchise quarterback you'll need to protect him; Radunz has been overshadowed by his teammate, QB Trey Lance, but he's been dominant at left tackle for the Bisons.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Oregon • Jr • 6'1" / 201 lbs
Holland, who officially opted out last week, plays mostly out of the slot where his physicality allows him to be disruptive in the passing game and an asset in run support. He also returns punts.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Alabama • Soph • 6'5" / 310 lbs
Not surprisingly, 2019 first-rounder Jeffrey Simmons has been really good to start the season but he could use some help on the interior. Barmore, who missed Alabama's opener with an injury, was a part-time player a year ago and has the type of potential that could see him work his way into the first-round conversation.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Florida State • Sr • 6'4" / 220 lbs
Nasirlideen is still working his way back from a knee injury that ended his 2019 season and it remains to be seen if he ends up going this high. We love his athleticism, and the potential that comes along with it, and if he can stay healthy he has first-round abilities. The Pats, whose defense hasn't been nearly as good as it was a year ago, could use depth in the secondary.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Georgia • Soph • 6'2" / 185 lbs
Rookie Trevon Diggs has a chance to be good but the Cowboys have six CBs who will either be restricted or unrestricted free agents after the season. And if we've learned anything from the first three weeks of the season it's that Dallas' defense still isn't close to being fixed. Campbell is an intriguing height/weight/speed guy whom NFL teams will be watching closely this fall.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Shaun Wade CB
Ohio State • Jr • 6'1" / 195 lbs
The 49ers have five cornerbacks headed for unrestricted free agency and two more as exclusive rights free agents. Shaun Wade has a ton of big-game experience at Ohio State but he played mostly in the slot throughout his career and now the plan is for him to move to the outside in 2020. He's not the playmaker of former teammates and first-rounders Damon Arnette and Jeffrey Okudah, but his versatility will make him an attractive option for CB-needy teams, especially if he can prove he can play outside.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Jayson Oweh DE
Penn State • Soph • 6'5" / 253 lbs
Bud Dupree is playing on the franchise tag, out of his mind -- and right out of what the Steelers may be capable of paying him -- especially since the team also has to re-up T.J. Watt. It's why the Pittsburgh could look to the draft for its next freakishly athletic edge rusher. Oweh needs more reps but he's flashed the type of potential that could make him special.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Penn State • Jr • 6'5" / 259 lbs
The Saints and Drew Brees have struggled to push the ball down the field but even if Brees retires after the season, Freiermuth is a weapon at all three levels of the defense and he's an asset as a blocker in the run game too.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Clemson • Sr • 5'10" / 205 lbs
Leonard Fournette rushed for 103 yards against the Panthers in Week 2 but managed just 5 and 15 yards in the Bucs' two other games. And while RB isn't a huge need, Etienne is the best running back in this class and is a threat as a receiver too. One more weapon for Tom Brady and the Bucs, who currently look like the best team in the division.
Round 1 - Pick 29
North Carolina • Sr • 6'3" / 225 lbs
A former QB who made a close-to-seamless transition to linebacker got off to a strong start to the 2020 campaign for the Tar Heels. It he a top 32 pick? Not yet, but no one was talking about Jordyn Brooks that way either 12 months ago. The Packers need help in the middle of that defense and Surratt's combination of smarts and athleticism would be an immediate upgrade.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Minnesota • Soph • 6'2" / 210 lbs
Bateman will need to show he can consistently create separation. That said, he was one of the best pass catchers in college football last season and he would give Lamar Jackson a reliable target to complement Hollywood Brown, Mark Andrews and that potent running game.
From Seattle Seahawks
Round 1 - Pick 31
Alabama • Sr • 6'6" / 312 lbs
Leatherwood returned for his senior season and he'll have an opportunity to earn his way into Round 1. He's tough, consistent and rarely makes mistakes, and he'll be part of a young offensive line tasked with protecting Trevor Lawrence.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Quincy Roche DL
Miami (FL) • Sr • 6'3" / 245 lbs
A Temple transfer who had 13 sacks in 2019, Roche has been up and down through three games where he's registered two sacks. He has the athleticism to play the position at the next level but he needs to show more consistency against ACC opponents.