A Heisman Trophy winner comes to Philly in mock draft


The Eagles grab a dynamic offense threat in our first-round NFL mock draft.

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After a huge trade down that saw the Eagles moving from the sixth-overall selection to the 12th and picking up other draft capital, it's time to see how the board may fall for the Birds in their new spot.


New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer isn't even trying to hide the fact that Trevor Lawrence will become the face of the Jacksonville franchise.

Lawrence looks the part of one of the best quarterback prospects this century. The arm talent is apparent, but his quick twitch ability to maneuver in the pocket at 6'6" makes him even more dangerous.


Former Eagles VP of Player Personnel Joe Douglas, now running the show with the Jets, finds his guy here in a strong QB class.

Zach Wilson possesses pinpoint deep ball accuracy (he'll remind you of another Wilson in the league in that regard...) and his talent while throwing on the run will have Twitter going wild with highlights this fall.


While it would've seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago, it looks like Mac Jones will actually be the third quarterback taken off the board.

In trading multiple future first-round picks in order to move up for him, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan must have fallen hard for the Bama QB.

What Jones lacks in mobility, he makes up for with his accuracy and the quickness with which he progresses through his reads.


Atlanta could certainly opt for a quarterback here and Georgia native Justin Fields will be enticing, but the Falcons make Kyle Pitts the first non-QB drafted.

Bringing Pitts' overwhelming physical traits to a team that already has future Hall of Famer Julio Jones and breakout guy Calvin Ridley is a dream scenario for Matt Ryan.


After a torn ACL and MCL ended first-overall pick Joe Burrow's rookie campaign, Cincinnati should be doing everything possible to keep him upright going forward.

Put Penei Sewell out there at left tackle and Burrow's blind side will be protected for the next 8-10 years.


Miami gets the guy they might have taken with the third pick if not for two pre-draft trades.

Ja'Marr Chase had a historic receiver season on an historically great LSU offense in 2019. 1780 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns as a true sophomore? Pencil him in for a ton of Pro Bowl appearances.


With both Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones both gone and the franchise looking to revitalize Jared Goff's career, enter Jaylen Waddle.

Though he only played six games in 2020 due to an ankle injury, Waddle just felt special whenever he had the ball in his hands, averaging 18.9 yards per reception for his entire collegiate career.


Matt Rhule and Joe Brady look to be the next great head coach-offensive coordinator pairing. Carolina is stacked with skill position players in Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson. All they need is the dude under center.

Brady, who turned Joe Burrow from an overlooked transfer into a Heisman Trophy winner at LSU, is the guy to unlock all the tools that Trey Lance has.


The Broncos likely thought they'd need to make a trade up to land one of the draft's premier QBs, but Justin Fields falls into their lap here.

Akin to Carolina, Denver's a quarterback away from making some noise and getting into the playoff picture.

Pass-catchers Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant should make Fields' transition to the pros as smooth as his deep ball.


In a division where Washington and New York are strong at wideout (insert your Eagles joke here), Dallas needs huge upgrades in their laughably bad secondary.

Patrick Surtain is the type of sticky corner the Cowboys desperately need when going up against Kenny Golladay and Terry McLaurin.


Daniel Jones might not be the real answer going forward for the Giants, but the organization is clearly trying to surround him with as much talent as possible.

On top of adding stud wideout Kenny Golladay, New York snags Rashawn Slater, a lineman with guard-tackle versatility, to help protect Jones.


A player Eagles fans would've been overjoyed to get with the sixth pick falls here to 12.

It's pretty simple: the team hasn't had an electric player with major juice vibes at wideout since early-career DeSean Jackson.

Put aside the weight concerns and just watch how the guy dominated the SEC.


The son of former Pro Bowler Joe Horn, Jaycee Horn has a tenacity to his play at corner. He'll be an immediate favorite of defensive-minded new head coach Brandon Staley.

In a division overflowing with talented pass-catchers, Horn is simultaneously the best player available here and fits a huge need.


The Vikings' offensive line feels like the Eagles' wide receivers: the respective teams can just never get that position right.

Christian Darrisaw, coming in at 6'5" and 314 lbs., is an immediate Day 1 starter who'll pave lanes for Dalvin Cook and keep Kirk Cousins safe on those play-action throws.


There is no better coach to unlock the draft's best linebacker than the dude with the cut-off hoodies up in Foxboro.


A supremely athletic 3-4 outside linebacker is exactly what Arizona needs to up their defense. With the ability to play in both a two-point and three-point stance, Azeez Ojulari is a versatile piece who could feast on quarterbacks alongside Chandler Jones and J.J. Watt.


With 2020 left tackle Trent Brown traded to New England, the Raiders use their first-round selection on Alijah Vera-Tucker. Las Vegas could plug him in right away as Brown's replacement. Vera-Tucker's experience playing guard at USC is certainly a plus too.


In passing on a quarterback at the top of the draft, Miami needs to do everything possible to put Tua Tagovailoa in a position to succeed after a rocky rookie year.

The Fins give him the best receiver prospect in Chase and a running back in Travis Etienne who scored a bonkers 78 touchdowns in his college career.


Bad news for Eagles fans: Washington's defense is fierce and only getting better as Chase Young, Jonathan Allen and Montez Sweat move towards their primes.

Adding Greg Newsome II as a replacement for the departed Ronald Darby is a huge Week 1 upgrade. Newsome II comes from a Cover 3-focused scheme at Northwestern, which should make for a seamless fit in Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio's defense.


If the Bears are resigning themselves to mediocrity once again by rolling with Andy Dalton as QB1, the least they could do is beef up the line in front of the Red Rifle.

Teven Jenkins stands 6'6" and 310 lbs. and ran an unofficial 4.9 40-yard dash at Oklahoma State's pro day. That's a freight train of a man.


A pass rusher of Gregory Rousseau's caliber fortifies a Colts defense that was one of the best units in the league in 2020.

Before sitting out this past season, Rousseau was a beast at The U in 2019 as a redshirt freshman, recording 15.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss.


The Titans have never quite been able to find a star on the edge under Mike Vrabel, but Jaelan Phillips, another Hurricanes pass rusher, might finally be the one.

Though he's coming from a 4-3 scheme at Miami, Phillips possesses the pure athletic ability that should have him easily moving to a 3-4 outside linebacker role in Tennessee.


In a fun twist, the Jets land a safety with the pick they received from Seattle in return for safety Jamal Adams.

Trevon Moehrig is more of a deep safety than Adams, who primarily plays in the box. He's a ballhawk who had seven interceptions in his time at TCU.


With Ben Roethlisberger always seemingly an injury away from retirement, Pittsburgh would be wise to invest in the trenches. Liam Eichenberg is a high-IQ tackle with a balanced game who can fill Pittsburgh's opening at LT.


Jacksonville has already grabbed their franchise QB in Lawrence. DJ Chark turns 25 in September and has a 1000-yard season and Pro Bowl to his name. Rookie running back James Robinson topped 1000 yards in 2020.

Selecting Rashod Bateman to pair with the Jaguars' core is what every team with a young QB should do: surround them with great talent while they're still on their rookie deals.


Though he played just four games in a shortened Michigan season in 2020, Kwity Paye was on the rise as a junior in 2019, recording 6.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss.

Paye is a bit undersized, but could prove to be a great pass-rushing complement to perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate Myles Garrett.


Marquise "Hollywood" Brown hasn't lived up to his first-round billing after two seasons and the Ravens desperately need to give Lamar Jackson some targets at receiver.

Terrace Marshall Jr. comes from a lineage of great LSU wideouts and possesses the ability to play both outside and in the slot. When he took over as the Tigers' top wideout in 2020, Marshall Jr. had 731 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in just seven games.


Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is the best coverage linebacker in the draft. He has safety traits and is reminiscent of Eagles-era Malcolm Jenkins (now back in New Orleans) with the way he can serve numerous roles on the defense.

The Saints have plenty of talent in the back seven, but getting a player of Owusu-Koramoah's talent could keep their defense amongst the best in the league for years to come.


A year after drafting Aaron Rodgers' successor and, in turn, watching him win MVP, Green Bay finally drafts a guy for him to air it out to.

Rondale Moore has battled injuries during his collegiate career in the Big 10, but his big freshman season in 2018 of 14 touchdowns illustrates that he has big-play potential. He's a wild card, but if he's healthy, he's the type of receiver Rodgers has never had.


Jayson Oweh is more of a developmental pick for Buffalo, but he could be worth the wait. Letting him start as a situational rusher on a team with an absence of youth on the edge would be wise.


After a disastrous offensive line performance in the Super Bowl, Kansas City let both of its starting offensive tackles go this offseason.

Sliding in Dillon Radunz to start in front of the Half Billion Dollar Man is the least the organization can do.


What holes does this team have? Adding fresh legs for a veteran defensive line rotation certainly couldn't hurt. Christian Barmore, a graduate of Neumann-Goretti, would work just fine as a 3-4 defensive end for Todd Bowles' D.

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