Pittsburgh Steelers - Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
Pittsburgh needs a guy to help protect young quarterback Kenny Pickett and explosive running back Najee Harris. This will help with insurance for an aging o-line.
Detroit Lions - Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
This is a position of need for the Lions who had a shocking good season. With Jeff Okudah being shipped off to Atlanta, this one is a no-brainer and brings size and speed to the secondary.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Nolan Smith, Edge, Georgia
Tampa needs to go younger on the defensive side of the ball and it fits a much-needed addition to a confusing Bucs team. With the Tom Brady era over, it’s time to change things up.
Seattle Seahawks - Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
Seatlle looks to win big here for the future, snagging the 50/50 ball machine in Johnston. A perfect pairing next to DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Pete Caroll is pumped after the day 1 selections.
Los Angeles Chargers - Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
Arguably a top 3 defensive back in the draft, Banks brings help to an already impressive defense for the Chargers, that just need to remain healthy and win football games. A great pick.
Baltimore Ravens - Jordan Addison, WR, USC
Enough is enough Baltimore. HELP OUT LAMAR JACKSON. The signing of OBJ is great, but they do not know what version of him they are getting. Next, now pay Lamar.
Minnesota Vikings - Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
A nice consolation prize for the Vikings, creating a scary dynamic duo of Flowers and Justin Jefferson, after letting Adam Thielen go. The next question is, what to do with Kirk Cousins?
Jacksonville Jaguars - Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
The best Tight End in the class falling to Jacksonville is a great move for them Giving another weapon to Trevor Lawrence who took a major step last season. Even with Evan Engram, the Jags can decide to let him go next off-season.
New York Giants - O’Cyrus Torrence, IOL/C, Florida
New York has not had the same starting center in consecutive seasons since Weston Richburg from 2015-17. They need protection to keep both Barkley and Jones healthy. Smart pickup.
Dallas Cowboys - Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah
Replacing Dalton Schultz is a huge need for America’s team, and Kincaid is the easy option to go with after seeing Mayer go off the board. The defense is not the biggest priority, and Dak will get another weapon with an impressive offense.
Buffalo Bills - Bryan Bresee, DL, Clemson
Bresee was the top-ranked prospect in the 2020 class, and this speaks volumes. Buffalo looks to add additional help to the d-line with help stopping the run and pass.
Cincinnati Bengals - Brian Branch, S, Alabama
The Bengals lost both of their starting safeties in free agency, Jessie Bates III and Vonn Bell. Super needed help and honestly a steal seeing Branch go this late.
New Orleans Saints - Calijah Kancey, DL, Pittsburgh
New Orleans (My favorite football team) lost a lot on the defensive side of the ball, especially the line. Hoping they can somehow have Kancey fall to them, this pick is the best fit and best available.
Philadelphia Eagles - Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
The Eagles came up just short of winning the Superbowl, and some would say they are only a player away. The running back room is looking dry in the City of Brotherly Love, so this might be what they need to get them over the hump.
Kansas City Chiefs - Will McDonald IV, Edge, Iowa State
McDonald is a productive speed rusher and is more of a project for the Chiefs, but it won’t stop them from adding his potential over other available edge rushers. Kansas City, with this pick, can go wideout, but it is better to help secure the defense up here.
*NOTE* There is no 32 overall pick due to the Miami Dolphins being forced to forfeit their 2023 first-round selection for tampering with former Saints coach Sean Payton and former Bucs QB Tom Brady.