Thanksgiving 2024 NFL Mock Draft: NFL intern predicts a surprise blockbuster at the top of the draft

Front office NFL draft intern gives us his first round mock draft.
2023 NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3
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Penn St. Chop Robinson. player. 32. Aamd21. . EDGE. 21. . Chop Robinson

Chop Robinson is an excellent athlete with significant jump off the ball and insane sideline-to-sideline speed for an edge. He never gives up on a play, and his pass-rushing technique reminds me of ex-Cardinal Haason Reddick. The Cards currently have the worst line in football, and they take a leap of faith in Chop to develop into a great player, capitalizing off of his athletic potential.

Jeremiah Trotter JR.. 22. Clemson. Jeremiah Trotter JR.. player. LB. . 36. Aamd22.

Jeremiah Trotter Jr. is your new style of linebacker that's taken the league by storm. He's 6'0 with good athleticism, and he does it all. A strong tackler with an excellent feel for blitzing, and he's no slouch in coverage; with Wagner soon to retire and Brooks dealing with injuries, Trotter is a much-needed addition to lead this Seattle defense for the long-term.

Patrick Paul. OT. . 23. player. 55. Aamd. Patrick Paul. Houston.

Yet again, another massive OT with great pass-blocking ability. Patrick Paul is a stone wall dominating any opposing edge with excellent body control. He's absorbent of speedy edges and can go toe to toe with the biggest ends in the league. The Steelers line has been disgustingly bad for a couple of years. Paul at LT should be their reformed line's final piece of the puzzle as they hope to give Kenny and their backs some space.

. player. 10. Aamd24. DT. Ohio Sate. Tyliek Williams. Tyliek Williams. . 24

Jonathan Greenard and Will Anderson seem to be the edges of the future for the Texans. Rankins has been solid, but to develop young edge rushers, you need to bring in an elite man in the middle. Tyliek Williams is another player who calls for attention in the middle, with a fantastic ability to execute the run game and win one-on-one matchups against guards. Tyliek and Rankins together inside will help their edges outside be put in the best situation to succeed, making up the Texan's DLine for the long-term future.