JT Olson’s Full First Round NFL Mock Draft 1.0


The Super Bowl is over and again the Kansas City Chiefs are sitting on top of the NFL mountain after beating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22. That means we are now in full-offseason mode league-wide and it’s officially Mock Draft time! JT Olson is ready with his first round mock, enjoy!

  1. Chicago Bears (via Carolina) – Caleb Williams, Quarterback, USC
  2. Washington Commanders – Jayden Daniels, Quarterback, LSU

There is some buzz right now that Daniels could be the second quarterback off the board and I personally buy into that idea. The latest Heisman Trophy winner is very accurate and is someone who protects the ball at a high level. On top of that, he is a dynamic runner who can change the face of the game with his legs. This combination of dua threat runner and game manager (at worst) can make him one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the NFL.

  1. New England Patriots – Marvin Harrison Jr, Wide Receiver, Ohio State
  2. Arizona Cardinals – Malik Nabers, Wide Receiver, LSU
  3. TRADE: Atlanta Falcons (via Chargers) – Drake Maye, Quarterback, North Carolina
  4. New York Giants – Rome Odunze, Wide Receiver, Washington
  5. Tennessee Titans – Joe Alt, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame
  6. Los Angeles Chargers (Via Falcons) – Taliese Fuaga, Offensive Tackle, Oregon State
  7. Chicago Bears – Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

The Bears need to improve their offense and drafting Caleb Williams first overall is a great start. However, let’s not forget that the Bears have a defensive minded head coach and a defensive line that needs an infusion of talent. We saw the jump they took last year after trading for Montez Seat and now they get him a young running mate who can compliment him and also learn and develop alongside him. 

  1. New York Jets – Olu Fashanu, Offensive Tackle, Penn State
  2. Minnesota Vikings – Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama
  3. Denver Broncos – J.J. McCarthy, Quarterback, Michigan
  4. Las Vegas Raiders – Jer’Zahn Newton, Defensive Tackle, Illinois
  5. New Orleans Saints – Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA
  6. Indianapolis Colts – Terrion Arnold, Cornerback, Alabama
  7. Seattle Seahawks – Brock Bowers, Tight End, Georgia

This is a pure value pick. With Noah Fant set to hit free agency, adding another weapon to surround Geno Smith makes sense to me. Bowers has the pass catching ability and athleticism to become one of the best tight ends in the NFL. He is also a good blocker and should step in right away and make this offense even more explosive than it already is.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Nate WIggins, Cornerback, Clemson
  2. Cincinnati Bengals – JC Latham, Offensive Tackle, Alabama
  3. Los Angeles Rams – Quinyon Mitchell, Cornerback, Toledo
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers – Kool-Aid McKinstry, Cornerback, Alabama
  5. Miami Dolphins – Troy Fautanu, Offensive Line, Washington

I truly believe that Fautanu projects as one of the best offensive linemen in the upcoming draft. He is fluid and powerful and should thrive in a zone blocking system. I see him as someone who projects best as a future NFL guard, but some believe he can stay at offensive tackle. 

  1. Philadelphia Eagles – Ennis Rakestraw Jr, Cornerback, Missouri
  2. Houston Texans (via Cleveland) – Byron Murphy, Defensive Tackle, Texas
  3. Dallas Cowboys – Tyler Guyton, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma
  4. Green Bay Packers – Cooper DeJean, Cornerback, Iowa
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jackson Powers-Johnson, Interior Offensive Line, Oregon

The Buccaneers must improve their running game this offseason. Powers-Johnson, who is 334 lbs and very athletic, should be able to step in as a rookie and be a big help with that. He was one of the biggest winners at the Senior Bowl and if he is still available at this point then Jason Licht should sprint the pick in.

  1. Arizona Cardinals (via Houston) – Darius Robinson, Defensive Line, Missouri
  2. Buffalo Bills – Brian Thomas Jr, Wide Receiver, LSU
  3. Detroit Lions – Kamari Lassiter, Cornerback, Georgia
  4. Baltimore Ravens – Keon Coleman, Wide Receiver, Florida State

The Ravens struck gold last year with rookie receiver Zay Flowers. Now with Odell Beckham Jr becoming a free agent, Baltimore can add another playmaker to help the defending MVP. Coleman’s big frame makes him a nice compliment to what the team already has and they shouldn’t miss a beat on offense with this pick. 

  1. San Francisco 49ers – Amarius Mims, Offensive Tackle, Georgia
  2. Kansas City Chiefs – Troy Franklin, Wide Receiver, Oregon

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