Two positions they could stand to address, however, are running back and safety. And in this mock draft, that's exactly what general manager Howie Roseman does -- by way of a few trades up and down the board.
Elsewhere, the Lions trade up for a quarterback, the Patriots trade up for an offensive lineman, and the Ravens move down several spots -- and still land another weapon for Lamar Jackson. Now let's get to the picks!
Remember: There are only 31 picks in this mock draft because the Dolphins were stripped of their first-round pick due to tampering.
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From Chicago Bears
Round 1 - Pick 1
Bryce Young QB
Alabama • 5'10" / 204 lbs
First it was Bryce Young as the betting favorite, then it was C.J. Stroud, and now it's back to Young as we enter the home stretch. In the end, the unique skillset of Young overshadows his physical stature, and he goes No. 1 to Carolina.
Round 1 - Pick 2
C.J. Stroud QB
Ohio State • 6'3" / 218 lbs
I don't buy that the Texans could take Will Anderson Jr. here and then try and use the No. 12 pick to move back up for a quarterback. QBs are going off the board in at least three of the first four picks, if not all four, which would leave Houston without a rookie signal-caller. Instead, the franchise doesn't overthink it and takes C.J. Stroud.
Mock Trade from Arizona Cardinals
Round 1 - Pick 3
Florida • 6'4" / 244 lbs
Jared Goff is serviceable, solid even, for a team on the rise in a NFC that has a bunch of unknowns after the Eagles. But getting Anthony Richardson for the long-term is too good to pass up, even though it costs some draft capital to move up three spots.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Will Levis QB
Kentucky • 6'4" / 229 lbs
Indianapolis makes history by taking Will Levis, as it's the first time in NFL Draft history that QBs go 1-2-3-4. Levis has gotten a bad wrap throughout the draft process, but he's still a top-10 pick. And with how the QBs flew off the board, he's pushed up to No. 4 here.
From Denver Broncos
Round 1 - Pick 5
Jalen Carter DL
Georgia • 6'3" / 314 lbs
I get it, Will Anderson Jr. is the much safer pick. But Jalen Carter was seen by many as the most talented player on that historic 2021 Georgia defense. Even though the Seahawks fortified their interior defensive line in free agency, they take a chance on Carter's immense upside.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Oregon • 6'2" / 205 lbs
The Raiders need to upgrade the secondary in a big way, and Christian Gonzalez has all the tools to be a No. 1 cornerback. Las Vegas will need one going against Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert four times a year.
From Carolina Panthers
Round 1 - Pick 9
Mock Trade from Philadelphia Eagles
Round 1 - Pick 10
Round 1 - Pick 13
Mock Trade from New England Patriots
Round 1 - Pick 14
Round 1 - Pick 15
Lukas Van Ness EDGE
Iowa • 6'5" / 272 lbs
The Packers haven't drafted an offensive skill player (RB, WR or TE) since 2002! I'm not predicting that they're going to select one now, even though WR and TE make a ton of sense. Instead, they take Lukas Van Ness to strengthen the defensive line.
Mock Trade from Baltimore Ravens
Round 1 - Pick 22
Alabama • 6'0" / 203 lbs
Another trade from Philadelphia. With the top-four CBs off the board and several teams ahead of them in need of a defensive back, the Eagles make a sizable move up for Brian Branch, who can play anywhere in the secondary.
Mock Trade from Philadelphia Eagles
Round 1 - Pick 30
TCU • 6'4" / 215 lbs
General manager Eric DeCosta said he wanted more draft picks, and he got them by trading back eight spots so that the Eagles could move up. Here's the bonus: Quentin Johnston is still on the board, so the Ravens continue to provide more firepower for Lamar Jackson.