Every year the TSW owners do their dual mock, and last year was probably our best year to date. The Jacksonville Jaguars hold the first overall pick again this year, and they could go in about four different directions. Travon Walker & Aidan Hutchinson are the two likely players to go first overall this year and would dominate next to Josh Allen in that defense. So, without further ado, here’s Bryce & X’s dual two-round mock draft.
Pick 1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Travon Walker, Edge, Georgia. The Jaguars improved their OL in FA bringing in Brandon Scherff & extending Cam Robinson, so adding a pass rusher with this pick is a must.
Pick 2. Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan. Hutchinson fits the “bite your kneecap off” that HC Dan Campbell preached last year, totaling 14 sacks & 16.5 tackles for loss.
Pick 3. Houston Texans: Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, CB, Cincinnati. Texans could go with a few different players with this pick, but landing Sauce Gardner here is big for this secondary & defense as a whole.
Pick 4. New York Jets: Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon. The Jets have been working on their pass rush for a couple of years now, signing Carl Lawson last off-season & signing Solomon Thomas this year. Bringing in Kayvon to play next to Lawson will be great for that defense.
Pick 5. New York Giants: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State. The Giants need OL help in the worst way term possible. With Matt Gono as the other tackle opposite of Andrew Thomas, bringing in Ikem would be huge for whatever QB they decide to go with long term.
Pick 6. Carolina Panthers: Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State. The Panthers don’t go QB here, instead build up their Ol & wait until next year’s draft. Having Cam Erving starting does nobody on that team good. Finding his replacement is huge for the development of this offense.
Pick 7. New York Giants: Derek Stingley Jr, CB, LSU. With their next pick, the Giants bolster their secondary with an elite college corner. If they do end up moving on from James Bradberry, drafting his replacement is a must.
Pick 8. Atlanta Falcons: Drake London, WR, USC. We all know Russell Gage left in FA & Calvin Ridley is suspended for the year. So getting someone with Drake’s potential & size here is crucial. London’s big 6’5 210 pound frame will give him an advantage over CBs that any QB they bring in will drool over
Pick 9. Seattle Seahawks: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama. The Seahawks don’t go QB here, and instead, go to build the trenches first before finding their future QB. Replacing Stone Forsythe/Jake Curhan on the line will go a long way towards their future.
Pick 10. New York Jets: Garrett Wilson, WR, OSU. The Jets grab a WR with this pick and don’t go for Deebo Samuel. Pairing Garrett with Corey Davis & Elijah Moore will go a long way for Zach Wilson, who also added a pair of TEs in CJ Uzomah & Tyler Conklin.
Pick 11. Washington Commanders: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama. When Jameson returns fully healthy, he & Terry McLaurin will be a matchup nightmare once they get the QB position finally figured out. Jameson was one of Alabama’s best receivers last year, totaling 1,572 yards & 15 TDs.
Pick 12. Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame. Hamilton is probably a top 10 pick in other drafts and is easily the best safety in this class. Pairing Hamilton with Harrison Smith will be fantastic for this secondary.
Pick 13. Houston Texans: Jermaine Johnson, DE, FSU. After drafting Gardner with their last pick, they turn to the pass rush position here & take one of the best pass rushers in this class. Johnson had a great 2021 season, totaling 11.5 sacks after transferring to FSU.
Pick 14. Baltimore Ravens: Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia. The Ravens bolster their IDL with one of the most fascinating players in this class. Pairing Davis with the likes of Michael Pierce & Calais Campbell has to be every DC’s dream.
Pick 15. Philadelphia Eagles: Chris Olave, WR, OSU. The Eagles have needed to add another receiver for quite some time now. With DeVonta Smith in last year’s draft, the Eagles need to look at one of these receivers, like Olave, who fits the offense to a T. Olave, standing at 6’1 189 pounds, is another DeVonta Smith with his small build. Despite that, Olave had a productive season last year, totaling 936 yards & 13 TDs.
Pick 16. New Orleans Saints: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty. The Saints turn to the future here with Willis. After signing Winston to a new extension earlier this off-season, that will allow Willis to get the time he needs to perfect his craft.
Pick 17. Los Angeles Chargers: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa. Penning isn’t the best Tackle in this draft, in fact, he’s probably a guard at the next level. Whatever position he lines up at, Penning will instantly be an upgrade over their starting OL currently.
Pick 18. Philadelphia Eagles: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington. The Eagles’ secondary definitely needs some help. Pairing him & Darius Slay is an immediate upgrade & probably makes them a divisional round team.
Pick 19. New Orleans Saints: John Metchie III, WR, Alabama. The Saints need WR help in the worst way possible. Giving Michael Thomas some help will do wonders for the offense & help Jameis Winston get back to what he was at before his ACL tear.
Pick 20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh. The Steelers grab probably the 3rd best QB in this class with Kenny Pickett & look to life after Mitch Trubisky. Pickett will probably need a year before he competes for the starting job in 2023 but should be pretty successful running this offense.
Pick 21. New England Patriots: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah. The Patriots need a decent amount still, but one big need that should be filled is LB. If they can come out of this draft with someone to start over Mack Wilson, that will be a success.
Pick 22. Green Bay Packers: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas. Yes, the Packers actually took a first-round receiver. After losing Davante Adams & Marquez Valdes-Scantling, they need to do whatever they can to improve at receiver, and it should start with Burks.
Pick 23. Arizona Cardinals: Andrew Booth Jr, CB, Clemson. The Cardinals need to add to their CB depth, & pairing Booth Jr with Byron Murphy completes their secondary with Jalen Thompson & Jeff Gladney as their other corners.
Pick 24. Dallas Cowboys: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia. The Cowboys can’t get enough of their LBs, adding Micah Parsons & Gabriel Cox last year. Adding Dean to that group, with Parsons splitting time at DE, would make their pass rush unit one of the best.
Pick 25. Buffalo Bills: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State. The Bills can’t get enough of their receivers. Drafting Dotson and letting him loose with Stefon Diggs & Gabe Davis makes that unit top five in the league. Dotson totaled 1,182 yards & 12 TDs last year.
Pick 26. Tennessee Titans: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati. The Titans make a surprise pick of the first round & draft Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder. Ridder sitting for a year or two behind Ryan Tannehill will do wonders for him and gives Tennessee a good backup plan for when Tannehill does leave.
Pick 27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kenyon Green, IOL, Texas A&M. Tampa doesn’t have too many positional needs left, and giving Tom Brady more protection has never hurt anyone, especially after the team lost Alex Cappa to Cincy.
Pick 28. Green Bay Packers: Zion Johnson, IOL, Boston College. Packers continue to add to their offense, giving their MVP QB some protection with Zion. Tony Pauline mentioned the Packers as a possible suitor for Johnson in the first, and it makes perfect sense. Johnson should spend most of his time at guard in Green Bay, but showed in the senior bowl he can handle center.
Pick 29. Kansas City Chiefs: David Ojabo, DE, Michigan. With one of their first-round picks, KC lands one of the best pass rushers in this draft. Next to Aidan Hutchinson last year, Ojabo had a pretty good season, totaling 11 sacks. Pairing Ojabo with Frank Clark when he recovers from his injury will do wonders for their defense.
Pick 30. Kansas City Chiefs: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State. Two in a row? Crazy. KC bolsters their WR room with Christian Watson here. In 4 years, Watson’s best year came in 2021 when he totaled 800 yards & 7 TDs.
Pick 31. Cincinnati Bengals: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida. The Bengals desperately need a CB, and they did little to improve it in FA. Adding Elam to a depleted secondary should help a team that just went to the SB.
Pick 32. Detroit Lions: Daxton Hill, S, Michigan. No, the Lions didn’t make the Super Bowl. With the Rams’ pick, they continue to bolster their defense. This time, adding one of the best safeties in this class & their second Michigan player. With Deshon Elliott & Tracy Walker as their safeties, adding Hill to the mix never hurt anyone.
Pick 33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Devonte Wyatt, IDL, Georgia
Pick 34. Detroit Lions: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan
Pick 35. New York Jets: Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
Pick 36. New York Giants: Tyler Linderbaum, OT, Iowa
Pick 37. Houston Texans: George Pickens, WR, Georgia
Pick 38. New York Jets: Quay Walker, LB, Georgia
Pick 39. Chicago Bears: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
Pick 40. Seattle Seahawks: Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
Pick 41. Seattle Seahawks: Boye Mafe, DE, Minnesota
Pick 42. Indianapolis Colts: David Bell, WR, Purdue
Pick 43. Atlanta Falcons: Calvin Austin, WR, Memphis
Pick 44. Cleveland Browns: Perrion Winfrey, IDL, Oklahoma
Pick 45. Baltimore Ravens: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama
Pick 46. Minnesota Vikings: Travis Jones, IDL, Uconn
Pick 47. Washington Commanders: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
Pick 48. Chicago Bears: George Karlaftis, DE, Purdue
Pick 49. New Orleans Saints: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
Pick 50. Kansas City Chiefs: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington
Pick 51. Philadelphia Eagles: Lewis Cine, S, Georgia
Pick 52. Pittsburgh Steelers: DeMarvin Leal, IDL, Texas A&M
Pick 53. Green Bay Packers: Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina
Pick 54. New England Patriots: Tyler Smith, IOL, Tulsa
Pick 55. Arizona Cardinals: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
Pick 56. Dallas Cowboys: Arnold Ebiketie, DE, Penn State
Pick 57. Buffalo Bills: Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA
Pick 58. Atlanta Falcons: Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
Pick 59. Green Bay Packers: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
Pick 60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
Pick 61. San Francisco 49ers: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming
Pick 62. Kansas City Chiefs: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor
Pick 63. Cincinnati Bengals: Greg Dulcic, TE, UCLA
Pick 64. Denver Broncos: Logan Hall, DE, Houston