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The Panthers were apparently very much in on Matthew Stafford, offering their first-round pick in 2021 (No. 8 overall) "and then some" per Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, so they're the dark horse team to trade for Deshaun Watson, right? They have to be. In this mock, that trade goes down, and it has a massive ripple effect on the rest of the first round. Unless Watson will simply do anything to get the heck out of Dodge (see: Houston), maybe he won't exercise his no-trade clause for any trade offer. But I have a feeling he'll feel no shame in exercising it, thereby limiting the return the Texans can get in a trade for him.

Here are the trade details for this mock:

Panthers get: Deshaun Watson
Texans get: No. 8 overall, 2021 second-round pick, 2022 first-round pick, 2022 fourth-round pick, CB Troy Pride Jr.

With Super Bowl LV set, the draft order is now locked in through the first 30 picks. 

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
Clemson • Jr • 6'6" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
The Jaguars are starting their rebuilding process in the best way imaginable -- with Lawrence on a rookie contract.
Round 1 - Pick 2
BYU • Jr • 6'3" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Jets have the most ammunition to make a trade for Watson, but will he accept a trade to Gang Green? In this scenario, he doesn't, and GM Joe Douglas is completely fine drafting Wilson at No. 2.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 175 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
3rd
There will be QB chatter for the Dolphins here, but they stand pat with Tagovailoa for another season and give him the Heisman winner at receiver.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Alabama • Jr • 6'2" / 203 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
2nd
If the Falcons don't surprise and go quarterback, right now, they seem like the easiest team to peg -- outside of Jacksonville -- in the top 5.
Round 1 - Pick 5
LSU • Jr • 6'0" / 208 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
1st
How about a receiver for the Bengals? Even with Sewell staring them in the face, Cincinnati can't pass on the opportunity to pair Burrow with his former LSU teammate.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Ohio State • Jr • 6'3" / 228 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Second week in a row with this selection, because I'm starting to love it. Fields and Hurts battle it out over the summer, and the competition raises the level of play for each passer.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Oregon • Jr • 6'6" / 330 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
New Lions GM Brad Holmes spent the past few years with the Rams when Andrew Whitworth's impact at left tackle was gigantic. Holmes has that in mind when picking Sewell for Jared Goff.
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Round 1 - Pick 8
NFL Draft • Soph • 6'4" / 226 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
4th
This would be a smart selection for Houston. Sign a free agent quarterback to be your bridge in 2021 to Lance starting in 2022. The North Dakota State product is raw but very naturally talented.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Michigan • Sr • 6'4" / 272 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Broncos could be in the veteran QB market this offseason, but if they don't bring back Von Miller, they're going to have a hole opposite him on their defensive line.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Northwestern • Jr • 6'3" / 305 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Instead of picking a defensive prospect they don't have valued at No. 10 overall, the Cowboys refortify the offensive line with the fundamentally sound Slater.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Alabama • Jr • 5'10" / 182 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Waddle gives Daniel Jones another electric weapon to pair with the incendiary Darius Slayton.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Florida • Jr • 6'6" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
1st
How amazing would a Pitts and George Kittle TE duo be in Kyle Shanahan's offense?
Round 1 - Pick 13
Virginia Tech • Jr • 6'5" / 314 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
5th
Darrisaw is a freaky mover and packs a powerful but balanced punch in pass protection. An ideal pick for the future of Justin Herbert.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Penn State • Jr • 6'3" / 244 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
I need to see Parsons paired with Eric Kendricks in Mike Zimmer's scheme in Minnesota.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Alabama • Jr • 6'3" / 214 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
5th
Bill Belichick drafts a quarterback from Alabama coached by his buddy, Nick Saban. The environment around Jones needs to get better in New England before he can play even remotely close to how he did with the Crimson Tide.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Virginia Tech • Jr • 6'2" / 207 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Cardinals have to address their cornerback room, and Farley would represent fine value here.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Alabama • Soph • 6'5" / 310 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Raiders defense has to get better up front, and Barmore next to Maurice Hurst would be a fun pass-rushing defensive tackle duo.
Round 1 - Pick 18
USC • Jr • 6'4" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
4th
Vera-Tucker would give the Dolphins a young, highly talented blocker who can play tackle or guard in front of Tagovailoa.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Minnesota • Soph • 6'2" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
24th
POSITION RNK
5th
As a deceptively smooth possession target, Bateman would be the perfect complement to speedster Terry McLaurin in Washington.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Alabama • Sr • 6'6" / 312 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
144th
POSITION RNK
24th
Leatherwood has a high floor at left tackle thanks to a complete skill set and the amount of reps he got in the SEC at Alabama.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Florida • Sr • 6'0" / 193 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
119th
POSITION RNK
20th
Toney will be an amazing underneath option in Frank Reich's West Coast system.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Miami (FL) • Soph • 6'7" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
1st
Rousseau is a little bit of a project but at 6-7 and around 265 pounds, he's a freaky specimen. Tennessee has to get more ferocious up front.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Georgia • Soph • 6'3" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
97th
POSITION RNK
9th
Ojulari has the foundation to be an All-Pro in the NFL. He's lightning quick off the snap and can bend. With some more strength and a few more moves at the point of attack, and he'll be well on his way.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Oklahoma State • Sr • 6'6" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
144th
POSITION RNK
24th
Jenkins is the dark horse Round 1 pick of another quality tackle class. The redshirt senior is NFL-ready with his feet and hand work.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Clemson • Jr • 6'5" / 335 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
39th
POSITION RNK
10th
The Jaguars go with Lawrence's collegiate left tackle to protect him in the pros.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Miami (FL) • Jr • 6'5" / 266 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
103rd
POSITION RNK
9th
Phillips and Myles Garrett on opposing ends of the defensive line would give Cleveland two rare athletes attacking the passer.
Round 1 - Pick 27
LSU • Jr • 6'4" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
65th
POSITION RNK
9th
Marshall would give the Ravens size and speed at the receiver position. All smiles for Lamar Jackson.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Tulsa • Jr • 6'4" / 260 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
28th
POSITION RNK
3rd
With Collins and last year's second-round pick, Zack Baun, the Saints would have two hybrid off-ball linebackers who effectively rush the quarterback.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Wake Forest • Sr • 6'5" / 285 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
56th
POSITION RNK
6th
Assuming Aaron Rodgers is retained, the Packers have some big financial decisions to make this offseason. In this scenario, Basham might have to replace Preston Smith up front.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Notre Dame • Jr • 6'1" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
28th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Owusu-Koramoah is a super-twitchy safety/linebacker with elite striking ability and coverage skills. A fantastic Matt Milano replacement in Buffalo.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Ohio State • Soph • 6'4" / 313 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
62nd
POSITION RNK
8th
How about another first-round offensive line to fill out Tampa's stellar blocking unit?
Round 1 - Pick 32
Stanford • Sr • 6'7" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
117th
POSITION RNK
20th
We haven't seen Little on a football field since early 2019, but he was a big recruit and looked the part of a future first-round pick before going down with injury at Stanford. Good long-term tackle option for Kansas City.