It's a three-round mock draft, which means we get an idea of what holes teams will try to fill beyond the first 32 picks. And perhaps more importantly, see what those teams without a first-rounder will do once they finally get on the clock.
This week, Malik Willis is again the first quarterback off the board, though he gets past both the Panthers at No. 6 and the Falcons at No. 8. Then, for the first time in a long time, we have Matt Corral as the next QB taken. He's been our QB1 since the fall, and while we know there are differing opinions on him around the league, he's an athletic, mobile, strong-armed passer who fits the mold of where the position is headed. Finally, at the bottom of the first round, Kenny Pickett comes off the board, and two more quarterbacks are taken on Day 2.
Of all 105 picks (which included nine compensatory picks), there were five quarterbacks drafted, while wide receivers, cornerbacks and edge rushers each had 15 players selected. Here's the breakdown every other position:
Keep reading to see how all three rounds unfold, whether you're a fan of the the Chiefs, who have six picks, or the Rams, Raiders, Panthers or Dolphins, who each have a lone selection on the first two days of the draft.
Round 1 - Pick 1
Ikem Ekwonu OL
NC State • Soph • 6'4" / 320 lbs
Aidan Hutchinson is our No. 1 player in this class but the Jags have taken edge rushers in the first round in two of the last three drafts and even though the team franchised Cam Robinson and signed Brandon Scherff, there's still room for improvement along the O-line.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Aidan Hutchinson EDGE
Michigan • Soph • 6'7" / 264 lbs
Hutchinson starred at Michigan and now he moves a few miles down the road to join the Lions. He's the best player in this class and talk that he has already reached his ceiling is just that. He's 21 and he's only going to get better.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Evan Neal OL
Alabama • Soph • 6'7" / 350 lbs
The QB job now belongs to Davis Mills, and adding O-line depth would make the most sense here, even with some high-quality edge rushers still on the board. Neal could very easily be OT1 in this class and he's a safe pick here at No. 3.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Georgia • Soph • 6'5" / 275 lbs
Walker is something of a tweener, which is odd to say about someone who stands 6-foot-5, and weighs 275 pounds. But he can line up as a 3, 4 or 5-tech and that versatility, coupled with his non-stop motor and consistent playmaking ability, makes him an attractive option for any team looking to bolster their defensive line. Walker's stock has skyrocketed during the pre-draft process and he's just scratching the surface on how good could he can be. He has flashed on tape, but he also played on a Georgia defense that could end up with 4-5 first-round picks, and his combine performance -- a 4.51 40, a vertical of 35.5 inches and a mind-boggling 3-cone of 6.89 seconds -- only reminded people of why he has a chance to be special.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Kayvon Thibodeaux EDGE
Oregon • Soph • 6'5" / 258 lbs
Thibodeaux has game-changing talents and, frankly, he's been all over the board in our mock drafts, mostly because teams have differing opinions on him. They're no denying he's just about unstoppable when he's locked in and the Giants desperately need to upgrade their pass rushers.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Mississippi State • Soph • 6'5" / 311 lbs
QB is the easy choice here, after the Panthers missed out on Watson, but any passer selected here would be overdrafted. There are reports that owner David Tepper is high on Kenny Pickett but he's our QB4, and the reality is that Patrick Mahomes could be Carolina's QB and he'd struggle because the offensive line is in shambles. Which brings us to who we think best helps this team. Cross plays in Mike Leach's Air Raid offense, which means he's not asked to do a lot of run blocking. And he'll tell you that's one of the things he wants to improve, even though he was very good in that area last season. Either way, Cross' athleticism shines through and that, coupled with his strength, makes him a top-10 draft-day target.
From Chicago Bears
Round 1 - Pick 7
Cincinnati • Soph • 6'3" / 200 lbs
Gardner is a long, physical corner who can run with any WR he goes up against. He didn't give up a single TD during his career and in '21 he was as close to shutdown as you're going to see in this class. The Giants have James Bradberry and Adoree Jackson as their top corners but there's not much experience behind them.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Ohio State • Soph • 6'0" / 192 lbs
The Falcons replaced Matt Ryan with Marcus Mariota, so it stands to reason they could be in the market for a QB here since Mariota last started a game in 2019. But the WR position is in dire need of some upgrades and Wilson, who is our WR1, is a top-10 player all day long. His game reminds us of Odell Beckham Jr., and Atlanta may need to target several wideouts in this draft to restock a depleted unit.
From Denver Broncos
Round 1 - Pick 9
Malik Willis QB
Liberty • Soph • 6'1" / 219 lbs
We've been upfront about Wills: we have a second-round grade on him based on his body of work in college, but that doesn't mean teams looking for a quarterback won't take one a round or so before they should. Willis had a great week at the Senior Bowl and he then interviewed well in Indy. He's built like Russell Wilson but obviously in much rawer form. It appears Drew Lock is the starter (for now) in Seattle, which means Willis can learn by watching. He has the physical tools to be the best passer in this class, all he needs is experience.
From Seattle Seahawks
Round 1 - Pick 10
Northern Iowa • Soph • 6'7" / 325 lbs
Penning plays with an edge and the sole intent is to prove any remaining doubters wrong. He had a strong season and a dominant-at-times Senior Bowl week, and he could end up going in the top half of the first round when all is said and done.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Notre Dame • Soph • 6'4" / 220 lbs
Hamilton ran in the 4.5s at the combine and was timed in the 4.7s at his pro day. This shouldn't see him slip on draft boards because he plays much faster, but if he finds his way out of the top 10, Washington could pounce here. Bobby McCain and Kamren Curl led the team in snaps at the safety position in '21 but that shouldn't prevent the Commanders from targeting Hamilton if he's available here.
Round 1 - Pick 12
LSU • Soph • 6'0" / 195 lbs
Stingley didn't workout at the combine but lit it up at his pro day last week. He only played three games in '21, but it's hard to forget just how dominant he was in '19 as a freshman, where he spent practices going up against Justin Jefferson, Ja'Marr Chase, Terrace Marshall and Racey McMath. If he was eligible two years ago he would've been a top-5 pick. He remains a ball hawk, not to mention an asset in the return game and he'll only last this long because hasn't played a lot of football in the last 12 months. The team just re-upped Patrick Peterson, but it was only on a one-year deal.
From Cleveland Browns
Round 1 - Pick 13
Drake London WR
USC • Soph • 6'4" / 213 lbs
Every receiver on the Texans' roster except Nico Collins has just one year left on their deal. The team got an offensive lineman with the No. 3 pick and here they get Davis Mills a downfield weapon. At 6-foot-5, London was a high-point-catch machine before his '21 season ended prematurely with an ankle injury. He reminds us some of his former teammate at USC, Michael Pittman, and London has all the tools to be WR1.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Jermaine Johnson II EDGE
Florida State • Soph • 6'5" / 262 lbs
After transferring from Georgia, Johnson has a fantastic season at Florida State. And he told us at the combine that he felt like he had something to prove going from the SEC to the ACC. He did that and then some, then he dominated the Senior Bowl, and followed that up with an electric workout in Indy. The Ravens drafted Odafe Oweh a year ago and he'll get a running mate with Johnson here.
From Miami Dolphins
Round 1 - Pick 15
Jordan Davis DL
Georgia • Soph • 6'6" / 336 lbs
Davis dropped some weight, showed up at the combine and at 6-foot-6, 341 pounds, ran the 40 in 4.78 seconds, had a 32-inch vertical, and a broad jump of 10 feet, 3 inches -- and oh, by the way, he was a one-man wrecking crew in the SEC. It's easy to say Davis is a two-down player but his obvious strength and surprising speed make a legit three-down threat who just needs to refine his pass-rush arsenal beyond the bull rush. The biggest question is if he can keep his weight down, which directly correlates to his stamina, and his ability to stay on the field.
From Philadelphia Eagles
Round 1 - Pick 16
Matt Corral QB
Ole Miss • Soph • 6'2" / 205 lbs
Corral is our QB1 but we know he's not for everybody. That said, he fits the profile of the QB position is evolving into -- he's athletic, has a strong arm, and is tough. And if Sean Payton liked the idea of Taysom Hill in that role, Dennis Allen will love Corral's potential.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Kenyon Green OL
Texas A&M • Soph • 6'4" / 323 lbs
Green can play outside or inside and at Texas A&M he lined up against some of the best defensive linemen and edge rushers in the country. The Chargers could go either tackle or guard here -- they have needs at both positions, but with four tackles already off the board, Green makes sense here.
From New Orleans Saints
Round 1 - Pick 18
Devin Lloyd LB
Utah • Soph • 6'3" / 235 lbs
The Eagles signed Kyzir White to a one-year deal but there are still needs at the linebacker position. Lloyd was impressive during the '21 season and nothing changed at the combine. He's the prototypical off-ball linebacker in today's NFL (pay no attention to his 4.7-something 40 times -- he plays immeasurably faster), and it's like he was built in a lab.
From Philadelphia Eagles
Round 1 - Pick 19
Alabama • Soph • 6'1" / 179 lbs
Williams tore his ACL in the national title game, but he's still one of the best players in this draft class and should be ready to contribute next October. And if not for the injury he's likely the first wideout off the board. The Saints gave up a lot to get an additional first-rounder this year and they could go in any number of directions. Adding a big-play wide receiver has to be high on the to-do list.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Arkansas • Soph • 6'2" / 225 lbs
Burks is a contested and high-point catch machine. Don't be fooled by his 4.55 40 at the combine -- he regularly outran defensive backs to the end zone in the SEC and that won't change in the NFL. The scariest part of his game is that he's not even close to his ceiling yet, and what better way to get there than in Green Bay. He reminds us of some combination of Anquan Boldin, JuJu Smith-Schuster and AJ Brown. The Steelers just lost Smith-Schuster and James Washington in free agency and they'll need to add some WRs in the draft. Burks isn't a bad place to start.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Washington • Soph • 5'11" / 193 lbs
Even though McDuffie balled out on the outside for the Huskies this season, we get Tyrann Matthieu vibes when we watch him. He has the athleticism to line up anywhere -- and he told us at the combine that he can do just that at the next level. McDuffie is one of the best cornerbacks in this class and feels like a natural fit in New England.
From Las Vegas Raiders
Round 1 - Pick 22
Chris Olave WR
Ohio State • Soph • 6'1" / 189 lbs
Olave is probably the best route runner in this class but he alone won't be able to account for all of Adams' offense. It's a great start, of course, especially for a team that hasn't used a first-rounder on a WR since 2002.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Boye Mafe DL
Minnesota • Soph • 6'4" / 261 lbs
Mafe had 7 sacks, 9 hits and 26 hurries in '21, and his mix of speed, bend and power was often overwhelming for opposing offensive tackles. That extended to the Senior Bowl where he dominated 1v1 and team drills, and then Mafe busted out a 4.53 40 at the combine. He may ultimately end up in Round 2 but it wouldn't be a surprise if he's among the first 32 picks. Plus, the Cards let Jordan Hicks and Chandler Jones walk in free agency so there's a gaping need for pass rushers.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Iowa • Soph • 6'2" / 305 lbs
Tyler Biadasz was good at times last season but there's certainly room for upgrading the interior OL. And if Tyler Linderbaum is still on the board, this is a layup for the front office. Linderbaum is one of the best offensive linemen, even at center, and he could certainly go much higher than this.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Clemson • Soph • 6'0" / 194 lbs
Andrew Booth had a strong '21 season for Clemson and he's only going to get better with experience. With Tre White returning from ACL surgery, the Bills would have the makings of one of the most athletic secondaries in the AFC.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Tyler Smith OL
Tulsa • Soph • 6'6" / 332 lbs
Some NFL teams like Smith's upside enough to consider him in Round 1. We have a second-round grade on him but, either way, he had an impressive season at Tulsa where he was dominant run blocker who'll need to refine his pass sets, but he certainly has the athleticism to do it.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Hill is part of a Wolverines defense that could end up seeing three players go in Round 1 next spring. He's underrated nationally but watch him play and it becomes clear pretty quickly that he's in the running for one of the best defensive backs in this class. He's listed as a safety but he can line up anywhere.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Nakobe Dean LB
Georgia • Soph • 5'11" / 231 lbs
The Packers re-upped De'Vondre Campbell but there's not much depth after that and Nakobe Dean is a special player. And while he played on the best defense in the country, don't get it twisted -- he didn't ride on the coattails of a dominant Georgia defensive line -- Dean was a huge reason for their success. There are questions about his size and how that translates to the NFL, but his tape tells a different story.
From Miami Dolphins
Round 1 - Pick 29
Georgia • Soph • 6'3" / 304 lbs
Unfortunately, Wyatt doesn't play WR. But he is another player who changed some minds with his Senior Bowl week and he continued to convince folks of his first-round talents by putting on a show at the combine. Incredibly quick off the snap and powerful once he gets going, he can be unstoppable when he's on his game. We love the idea of him lining up alongside Chris Jones and Frank Clark.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Jahan Dotson WR
Penn State • Soph • 5'11" / 182 lbs
We like Dotson in the second round but the Chiefs aren't on the clock again until pick No. 50. Dotson only weighed in at 178 at the combine but he is a YAC machine who feels like he'll fit right into Andy Reid's offense.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Kaiir Elam CB
Florida • Soph • 6'1" / 191 lbs
The Bengals re-upped Eli Apple for another season but isn't much depth at outside corner. Elam is a long, physical CB who is coming off a strong season for the Gators. He needs to get better in run support but he has the size and speed to be successful in the league.
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 32
Pittsburgh • Soph • 6'3" / 220 lbs
Pickett made the right decision to return to Pitt for the '21 season, and in the process, he worked himself into the first-round conversation. The question is where does he get selected because, depending on who you talk to, it could be anywhere from top-10 to bottom of Round 1.
33. Jacksonville: George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
34. Detroit: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington
35. NY Jets: Lewis Cine, S, Georgia
36. NY Giants: Bernard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
37. Houston: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan
38. NY Jets (via CAR): Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
39. Chicago: Zion Johnson, OG, Boston College
40. Seattle (via DEN): Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
41. Seattle: Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State
42. Indianapolis (via WSH): Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
43. Atlanta: Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
44. Cleveland: Logan Hall, DT, Houston
45. Baltimore: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
46. Minnesota: Cole Strange, OG, UT-Chattanooga
47. Washington (via IND): Quay Walker, LB, Georgia
48. Chicago (via LAC): Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor
49. New Orleans: Luke Goedeke, OT, Central Michigan
50. Kansas City (via MIA): Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA
51. Philadelphia: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan
52. Pittsburgh: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
53. Green Bay (via LV): George Pickens, WR, Georgia
54. New England: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
55. Arizona: Ken Walker III, RB, Michigan State
56. Dallas: Travis Jones, DT, UConn
57. Buffalo: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming
58. Atlanta (via TEN): Darrian Kinnard, OT, Kentucky
59. Green Bay: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
60. Tampa Bay: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
61. San Francisco: Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati
62. Kansas City: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama
63. Cincinnati: Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
64. Denver (via LAR): Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State
65. Jacksonville: Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin
66. Detroit: Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia
67. NY Giants: Dylan Parham, OG, Giants
68. Houston: Marcus Jones, CB, Houston
69. NY Jets: Nik Bonitto, EDGE, Oklahoma
70. Jacksonville (via CAR): Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina
71. Chicago: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
72. Seattle: Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State
73. Indianapolis (via WSH): DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M
74. Atlanta: Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina
75. Denver: Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee
76. Baltimore: Malcolm Rodriguez, LB, Oklahoma State
77. Minnesota: David Bell, WR, Purdue
78. Cleveland: Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA
79. LA Chargers: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
80. Houston (via NO): Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State
81. NY Giants (via MIA): Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati
82. Atlanta (via IND): Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati
83. Philadelphia: Nick Cross, S, Maryland
84. Pittsburgh: Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC
85. New England: John Metchie, WR, Alabama
86. Las Vegas: Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma
87. Arizona: Chasen Hines, OG, LSU
88. Dallas: Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis
89. Buffalo: Perrion Winfrey, DT, Oklahoma
90. Tennessee: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati
91. Tampa Bay: Justin Shaffer, OG, Georgia
92. Green Bay: Ed Ingram, OG, LSU
93. San Francisco: Joshua Williams, CB, Fayetteville State
94. Kansas City: Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama
95. Cincinnati: Josh Jobe, CB, Alabama
96. Denver (via LAR): Cam Jurgens, OC, Nebraska
97. Detroit*: Josh Paschal, EDGE, Kentucky
98. New Orleans*: Dameon Pierce, RB, Florida
99. Cleveland*: Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State
100. Baltimore*: Akayleb Evans, CB, Missouri
101. Philadelphia* (via NO): Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati
102. Miami* (via SF): Dohnovan West, OC, Arizona State
103. Kansas City*: Sam Williams, EDGE, Ole Miss
104. LA Rams*: Cameron Thomas, EDGE, San Diego State
105. San Francisco*: Sean Rhyan, OG, UCLA