2025 NFL Mock Draft James Pearce Jr., Shedeur Sanders, Luther Burden III James Pearce Jr., Shedeur Sanders, Luther Burden III

The 2024 NFL Draft is in the books, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead to 2025.

With that in mind, let’s take our first try at predicting all 32 first-round picks for the 2025 NFL Draft with our first 2025 mock draft.

Draft order generated via DraftKings Sportsbook over/under win totals for the 2024 NFL season.

1. Carolina Panthers – Carson Beck, QB, Georgia

If the Panthers are picking first, it’s a safe bet that Bryce Young’s second season went as poorly as his rookie season. Unlike Caleb Williams this past year, there isn’t a clear-cut QB1 in the 2025 class. But Georgia’s Carson Beck has all the tools to earn that tile over the course of the next year.

2. New England Patriots – Will Campbell, OT, LSU

The Patriots have their quarterback of the future in Drake Maye. Now it’s time to get him some protection. Will Campbell is a dominant left tackle who would have been one of the top prospects at his position had he been eligible for the 2024 draft.

3. Denver Broncos – James Pearce Jr., Edge, Tennessee

The Broncos used their 2024 first-round pick on Bo Nix, and it’s hard to imagine them giving up on him after just one season. Tennessee’s James Pearce Jr. is the type of freakishly athletic pass-rusher the 2024 class seemingly lacked. The 2023 first-team All-SEC selection won’t only be in the running for the top defensive player taken, but also potentially the No. 1 overall pick.

4. Tennessee Titans – Shedeur Sanders, QB, Colorado

Barring a huge season from Will Levis, the Titans will likely be in the market for a new quarterback next season — especially if they’re drafting this high. From a betting odds standpoint, Shedeur Sanders is the current favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick. The only question is where he’ll be willing to play.

5. New York Giants – Kelvin Banks Jr., OT, Texas

To say that Evan Neal’s NFL career to this point has been a disappointment would be an understatement. Like Campbel, Kelvin Banks Jr. has looked like a future first-round pick since his freshman season.

6. Washington Commanders – Mason Graham, DL, Michigan

Commanders general manager Adam Peters knows the importance of a dominant defensive line from his time in San Francisco. Michigan’s Mason Graham is one of the best defensive tackle prospects in recent memory.

7. Arizona Cardinals – Will Johnson, CB, Michigan

In terms of top talent, cornerback might be the most loaded position in the 2025 class. Michigan’s Will Johnson might be the best of the bunch and would be a perfect fit in Jonathan Gannon’s scheme.

8. Las Vegas Raiders – Travis Hunter, CB, Colorado

Travis Hunter’s ability as two-way player has drawn comparisons to Charles Woodson. And cornerback just happens to be one of the biggest needs for the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner’s former team.

9. Minnesota Vikings – Benjamin Morrison, CB, Notre Dame

The 2025 NFL Draft might be a year away, but you can already envision a run on the top cornerbacks coming. In that case, the Vikings would be wise to grab one of the top prospects at the position and Notre Dame’s Benjamin Morrison certainly qualifies.

10. Seattle Seahawks – Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas

Seattle was reportedly interested in drafting a quarterback this year but appears poised to enter 2024 with Geno Smith as its starter for another season. Quinn Ewers has shown flashes of living up to his potential as a No. 1 overall recruit and will solidify his status as a first-round pick with another strong season in Austin.

11. New Orleans Saints – Luther Burden III, WR, Missouri

Outside of Chris Olave, the Saints’ wide receiving corps is surprisingly thin. Luther Burden III is a dynamic playmaker who has drawn comparisons to Deebo Samuel.

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Abdul Carter, Edge, Penn State

Tampa Bay’s current crop of pass-rushers leaves something to be desired. With the versatility to rush the passer as a linebacker or defensive end, Abdul Carter looks like the next great Penn State defender to don the No. 11 jersey.

13. Indianapolis Colts – Tacario Davis, CB, Arizona

The Colts’ secondary currently lacks a top end cornerback. At 6-foot-4, Tacario Davis would be an ideal pickup in a division that currently includes Nico Collins, Calvin Ridley, and Brian Thomas Jr.

14. Los Angeles Rams – Deone Walker, DL, Kentucky

The Rams will never truly replace Aaron Donald, but that shouldn’t stop them from trying. Deone Walker is a top-5 talent, but it’s not inconceivable he could slide if Graham is the first player taken at the position.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers – Tetairoa McMillan, WR, Arizona

The Steelers’ current collection of wide receivers is solid but not spectacular. Tetairoa McMillan is a 6-foot-5 playmaker who will challenge Burden as the WR1 in next year’s class.

16. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jonah Monheim, OL, USC

One of the bigger surprises in this year’s draft was that Jacksonville didn’t do much to address its offensive line. What better way to remedy that than by taking a versatile prospect like Jonah Monheim, who is set to play center next season after previously playing both tackle and guard in his college career.

17. Cleveland Browns – Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

Both Amari Cooper and Elijah Moore are entering the final years of their respective contracts. A former 5-star prospect, Emeka Egbuka opted to return to Columbus for his senior season after an underwhelming junior campaign, but could solidify his status as a first-round pick with a big year.

18. Chicago Bears – Harold Perkins, LB, LSU

Ryan Poles has done a great job of infusing the Bears’ roster with talent, but Chicago’s front-seven could still use some more weapons. Harold Perkins is officially listed as a linebacker but can be a difference-maker at multiple positions, as evidenced by him recording 13 tackles for a loss in each of the first two seasons of his college career.

19. Los Angeles Chargers – Colston Loveland, TE, Michigan

If Jim Harbaugh thinks offensive linemen are “weapons,’ just imagine how he must feel about tight ends. Here, he goes back to Ann Arbor and reunites with Colston Loveland, who just happens to be the top player at his position in the 2025 class.

20. Atlanta Falcons – Nic Scourton, Edge, Texas A&M

Considering how they approached the No. 8 pick in the 2024 draft, who knows what the Falcons will do here? But assuming they don’t take another quarterback, drafting a high upside pass-rusher like Nic Scourton — who recorded 10 sacks at Purdue before transferring to Texas A&M this past offseason — would make a lot of sense.

21. Miami Dolphins – Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State

Both of the Dolphins’ starting cornerbacks (Jalen Ramsey and Kendall Fuller) will be 29-years-old when the 2024 season begins. Denzel Burke considered entering the 2024 draft and the 2023 first-team All-Big Ten selection could solidify his first-round status with another big season for the Buckeyes.

22. New York Jets – Jack Sawyer, Edge, Ohio State

Jack Sawyer arrived at Ohio State with 5-star expectations but didn’t start to live up to his potential until the end of his junior season. Haason Reddick is entering the final year of his contract and even if he’s extended or re-signs, you can never have too many pass-rushers.

23. Green Bay Packers – J.T. Tuimoloau, Edge, Ohio State

Like Sawyer, J.T. Tuimoloau has only shown flashes of living up to his 5-star prospect potential, but remains a projected first-round pick based on talent alone. The Packers have only used two draft picks on defensive ends in the past two seasons and could stand to add some youth to their defensive line.

24. Dallas Cowboys – Tez Johnson, WR, Oregon

Regardless of who’s at quarterback, the Cowboys need to add offensive weapons. A 5-foot-10 speedster, Tez Johnson caught 86 passes for 1,182 yards and 10 touchdowns in his first season at Oregon after transferring from Troy.

25. Philadelphia Eagles – Malaki Starks, S, Georgia

Fewer safeties have been drafted in the first-round in recent years, including none in 2024. A difference-maker in both the passing and running games, Malaki Starks has the talent to buck that trend and it would only be right for the Eagles to add another Bulldog to their defense.

 

26. Houston Texans – Quinshon Judkins, RB, Ohio State

As long as C.J. Stroud is on a rookie contract, the Texans will be in win-now mode. Quinshon Judkins had already established himself as one of the nation’s most dynamic players at Ole Miss and will receive an even bigger spotlight at Ohio State next season.

27. Cincinnati Bengals – Ollie Gordon II, RB, Oklahoma State

That Cincinnati stuck with Joe Mixon as long as it did shows that the Bengals would prefer to have a running back situation that’s more reliable than their current one. The reigning Doak Walker Award winner, Ollie Gordon II is a powerful running who has also shown some upside as a receiver.

28. Buffalo Bills – Evan Stewart, WR, Oregon

Even after drafting Keon Coleman, the Bills need to continue to upgrade their wide receiver room. In his two years at Texas A&M, the now- Oregon Duck has shown an impressive ability to stretch the field.

29. Detroit Lions – Kevin Winston Jr., S, Penn State

Ifeatu Melifonwu is one of the NFL’s best safeties but is also entering the final season of his rookie contract without an extension in place. Kevin Winston Jr. is a versatile, sure-handed tackler who seems like the kind of player Dan Campbell would love.

30. Baltimore Ravens – Ashton Gillotte, Edge, Louisvile

The Ravens remain in search of a pass-rush partner to pair opposite Odafe Oweh. Having recorded 22 sacks in the first three seasons of his college career, Ashton Gillotte could fill that void.

31. San Francisco 49ers – Emery Jones, OL, LSU

Trent Williams probably isn’t going to play forever. But even if he does, Emery Jones has already shown the ability to shine at right tackle opposite Campbell.

32. Kansas City Chiefs – Jabbar Muhammad, CB, Oregon

A standout at Washington who has since transferred to Oregon, Jabbar Muhammad has developed a reputation as one of the nation’s most physical cornerbacks. Sounds like an ideal long-term replacement for L’Jarius Sneed.

About Ben Axelrod

Ben Axelrod is a veteran of the sports media landscape, having most recently worked for NBC's Cleveland affiliate, WKYC. Prior to his time in Cleveland, he covered Ohio State football and the Big Ten for outlets including Cox Media Group, Bleacher Report, Scout and Rivals.