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The Saints' trade with the Eagles was a calculated move by New Orleans to position itself ahead of the receiver- and offensive tackle-needy Chargers right? That's what it feels like. 

In this mock, the Saints go with a left tackle to replace Terron Armstead after he signed with the Miami Dolphins, which in essence forces the Chargers to pick another position. 

Keep reading to see how the first 32 picks play out.

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
Michigan • 6'7" / 260 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
The Jaguars are going Hutchinson at No. 1 after franchising Cam Robinson. The Michigan star is an instant-impact type who can thrive on three downs.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Oregon • 6'4" / 254 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Lions don't let a Thibodeaux fall occur. He reunites with former Oregon teammate Penei Sewell in the Motor City.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Georgia • 6'5" / 275 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
1st
Walker is an all-upside selection for the rebuilding Texans.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Cincinnati • 6'3" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
The Jets get their alpha cornerback, something the defense desperately needs.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Alabama • 6'7" / 350 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
1st
Neal is a mammoth human who carries 337 pounds as well as any human on this planet. He has All-Pro upside.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Pittsburgh • 6'3" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
30th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Matt Rhule almost has to pick a quarterback here, so he goes with one he knows in Pickett.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Notre Dame • 6'4" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
The Giants would be thrilled to land Neal and Hamilton if they can't move down from one of their two first-round picks.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Liberty • 6'1" / 219 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
1st
The Falcons pick Willis with the long view in mind. The Georgia native comes home to usher in a new era at quarterback for the Falcons.
Round 1 - Pick 9
NC State • 6'4" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
4th
Ekwonu's run-blocking prowess will appeal to Pete Carroll and Co. in Seattle.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Mississippi State • 6'5" / 311 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Jets get a blue-chip tackle to protect Zach Wilson. Perfect.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Ohio State • 6'0" / 192 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
1st
Wilson would give Terry McLaurin a legitimate running mate at receiver and the two can bond over their time at Ohio State.
Round 1 - Pick 12
LSU • 6'1" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Vikings draft Stingley and allow Patrick Peterson to mentor him in 2022. Ideal.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Georgia • 6'3" / 304 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
4th
Who knows what the Texans will do. They have needs galore. They go with the best "classic" three-technique pass rusher in his class.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Georgia • 6'6" / 336 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Davis would be an exquisite fit in Baltimore. They love oversized, powerful defensive linemen.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Alabama • 6'1" / 179 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Eagles can be competitive in 2022 but have their sights set on the 2023 season. Because of that, Williams would be very sensible here.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Northern Iowa • 6'7" / 332 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
35th
POSITION RNK
8th
The Saints made their move to make sure they'd be ahead of the Chargers, another team with a clear offensive tackle need. Penning will be New Orleans' Week 1 starter at left tackle.
Round 1 - Pick 17
USC • 6'4" / 213 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Instead of picking someone like Bernhard Raimann here, the Chargers add another big-bodied weapon for Justin Herbert in London.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Florida State • 6'5" / 262 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
20th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Johnson's fall stops with the Eagles here. Howie Roseman loves building the trenches with early picks.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Ohio State • 6'1" / 188 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
5th
Olave can become a high-caliber No. 2 wideout in New Orleans opposite Michael Thomas.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Cincinnati • 6'3" / 207 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
75th
POSITION RNK
5th
The Steelers don't want to leave the first round without a quarterback and Ridder's experience and athleticism make him enticing for this franchise.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Florida • 6'1" / 191 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
46th
POSITION RNK
6th
The Patriots replace J.C. Jackson with a man-coverage specialist in Elam.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Penn State • 5'11" / 182 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
40th
POSITION RNK
7th
Dotson is the twitched-up speedster the Packers need on their offense.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Purdue • 6'4" / 275 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Cardinals have a gigantic void to fill given Chandler Jones' departure. Karlaftis can help.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Boston College • 6'3" / 316 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
34th
POSITION RNK
7th
Johnson is an immediate starter at guard and has positional versatility given his length and experience at left tackle.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Washington • 5'11" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
4th
McDuffie played in a zone-heavy system at Washington, which would make his transition to Buffalo a seamless one.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Georgia • 5'11" / 231 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
1st
Dean gives the Titans legitimate coverage capabilities at the linebacker position. Vital today.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Texas A&M • 6'4" / 323 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
4th
Green is a plug-and-play guard for the Buccaneers after losing Ali Marpet this offseason.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Houston • 6'6" / 283 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
37th
POSITION RNK
5th
Hall is a tremendous pass-rushing asset, and he can play multiple positions given his unique frame.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Arkansas • 6'2" / 225 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
4th
Burks is the big-bodied receiver the Chiefs may be shifting toward philosophically on offense.
Round 1 - Pick 30
San Diego State • 6'5" / 290 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
62nd
POSITION RNK
6th
Thomas is this year's "surprise" late first-round pick. He won from the inside and outside at San Diego State, and the Chiefs have to get Chris Jones a running mate up front.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Iowa • 6'2" / 305 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Bengals rejoice when Linderbaum is available at their pick. He has to get stronger but is capable of freaky athletic feats at the center position.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Utah • 6'3" / 235 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Lloyd slips, but the Lions jump at the opportunity for him to be the quarterback of their defense.