Mock Draft Trade No. 2
•No. 5 Overall
•No. 7 Overall
•No. 70 Overall
•2024 2nd Round Pick
5. Las Vegas Raiders – CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State
The Raiders see CJ Stroud fall all the way to No. 5 in this mock draft and quickly ring the Seahawks with a trade offer. In exchange for a couple of day-two picks, Vegas moves up two spots to select Stroud as the new franchise centerpiece. The Buckeye standout brings elite ball placement, an arm capable of making any throw, and a level of professionalism that the Raiders have been lacking in recent years.
6. Detroit Lions – Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
Devon Witherspoon and the Lions go together like peanut butter and jelly. Dan Campbell’s squad prides itself on outworking the opponent, and no one works harder than the Illini defender. Witherspoon is a dawg in man coverage and shows the ability to play in zone just as easily. He is a difference-maker in run support and should complete the overhaul in the secondary for Detroit.
7. Seattle Seahawks – Tyree Wilson, DL, Texas Tech
The Seahawks added No. 70 and No. 174 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft by only moving down two spots. And guess what? They get the player that would have been the selection at No. 5 anyway! Tyree Wilson is a long, powerful pass rusher out of Texas Tech. He is a stout run defender, and once he learns how to use his hands more effectively on the edge, the sky is the limit for Wilson. Seattle thrives at developing prospects like this.
8. Atlanta Falcons – Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
The Falcons made an interesting move earlier in the offseason when they acquired Jeffrey Okudah and subsequently released veteran Casey Hayward. With AJ Terrell already in tow, Atlanta should get him a bonafide partner-in-crime rather than putting all its eggs in the Okudah basket. Oregon’s Christian Gonzalez checks all the boxes athletically, and his film is reminiscent of Terrell’s, with both flexing teach-tape technique in coverage. A lethal cornerback duo forms in the ATL.
Mock Draft Trade No. 3
•No. 9 Overall
•No. 17 Overall
•No. 49 Overall
9. Pittsburgh Steelers – Paris Johnson, OT, Ohio State
The Steelers have rebuilt the offensive line this offseason, but the unit needs a pillar at left tackle, which will also allow Dan Moore to kick inside or challenge Chukwuma Okorafor for the right tackle gig. Paris Johnson slots in as the starter on the blindside from day one, giving Pittsburgh a top-tier pass protector and a still-ascending run blocker. As a bonus, the team holds on to its more valuable second-rounder in the trade.
10. Philadelphia Eagles – Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
Jalen Carter could go as early as No. 2 or as late as No. 10, but make no mistake, if he is still on the board when the Eagles come to the podium, Howie Roseman will dance the card to the commissioner. Carter is unanimously considered a top 3-5 talent in the class after dominating at Georgia by collapsing pockets from the interior and shutting down running backs in their tracks. If his personality checks out, Philly gets the biggest steal of the mock draft.