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The Lions defense had been a problem at times during Detroit's awesome 2023 season, and it fell apart in the second half of the club's second-half collapse in the NFC championship game. 

In this mock, Dan Campbell's bunch adds a highly productive outside cornerback. 

The Ravens got so much from veterans Kyle Van Noy and Jadeveon Clowney in 2023 and into the playoffs, but Baltimore has to think long-term at that vital position. 

Before I begin, this week's Justin Fields trade is as follows:

Raiders get: Justin Fields, 2025 sixth-round pick
Bears get: No. 77 overall (third-round pick), 2025 third-round pick that becomes a second-round pick if Fields plays 75% of the snaps and becomes a first-round pick if the Raiders make the playoffs in 2025

Important: The draft order is now set for all except the teams playing in Super Bowl LVIII: the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Thanks to Tankathon for compiling it. 

For more draft coverage, you can hear in-depth analysis twice a week on "With the First Pick" -- our year-round NFL Draft podcast with NFL Draft analyst Ryan Wilson and former Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. You can find "With the First Pick" wherever you get your podcasts: Apple PodcastsSpotifyYouTube, etc. Listen to the latest episode below!

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
USC • Jr • 6'1" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
The Bears don't make things difficult. They pick Williams to get all of his arm talent, mobility and creativity as a playmaker. He'll be fun in Shane Waldron's offense that unlocked Geno Smith into his 30s. Even this early in the process, I've come around on this pairing. I'll be shocked if it doesn't happen.
Round 1 - Pick 2
North Carolina • Soph • 6'4" / 230 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Maye is a pure pocket passer with mobility and the full franchise quarterback skill set. Sam Howell played relatively well -- and really flashed at times in Year 2 -- but with a new coaching staff incoming in D.C., this is almost a lock to be a quarterback, and Maye would be the right choice.
Round 1 - Pick 3
LSU • Sr • 6'4" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Patriots turn to a new chapter at quarterback with the creative, athletic, deep-ball specialist who just won the Heisman out of the SEC. I know quarterback-quarterback-quarterback doesn't happen often at the start of a draft, but these are all quarterback-needy clubs and these are high-caliber prospects.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Ohio State • Jr • 6'4" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
The Cardinals are absolutely thrilled to land Harrison Jr. to give the receiver group a jolt for Kyler Murray. Until free agency starts -- and trades inevitably happen -- these first four selections feel as chalky as they can be as this stage of the pre-draft process.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Texas • Jr • 6'1" / 308 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
1st
New GM Joe Hortiz identifies the interior of the Chargers defensive line one of the team's most glaring weaknesses, and Murphy is an uber-athletic and powerful penetrator.
Round 1 - Pick 6
LSU • Jr • 6'0" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
3rd
With the top-tier quarterbacks gone, the Giants get whomever will be their starter in 2024 a dynamic weapon in Nabers.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Penn State • Jr • 6'6" / 317 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
The Titans land the premier blocker in the class as they enter Year 2 of the Will Levis era.
Round 1 - Pick 8
UCLA • Sr • 6'5" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Falcons add a premier, NFL-ready outside rusher to the defense. Huge need filled.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Alabama • Jr • 6'4" / 252 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
1st
Turner's athleticism and ascending pass-rush-move arsenal could sneak him inside the top 10, and the Bears will likely be interested in adding an outside rusher opposite Montez Sweat.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Georgia • Jr • 6'4" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Jets go best player available, and it just so happens to be a versatile weapon for Aaron Rodgers.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Illinois • Jr • 6'2" / 295 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Newton is a ferocious up-the-field rusher that can win with a loaded arsenal of pass-rush moves.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Oregon • Sr • 6'2" / 217 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
36th
POSITION RNK
6th
If the Broncos do trade Russell Wilson, they'll of course be in the quarterback market. Nix became an awesome point guard after transferring to Oregon, and that's precisely what Sean Payton would ask him to do in his offense.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Alabama • Soph • 6'0" / 196 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
1st
Arnold is a super-fluid athlete who became a ballhawking corner in his final season at Alabama. Huge boost for the Raiders secondary.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Notre Dame • Jr • 6'7" / 322 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Alt has too high of a ceiling for the Saints to pass up here.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Clemson • Jr • 6'2" / 185 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Wiggins is a sleek athlete on the perimeter who was around the football often in the air for the Tigers in 2023.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Miami (FL) • Jr • 6'0" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
1st
Most clubs will have Kinchens as the top safety in the class, as he is a rangy, versatile defensive back.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Washington • Jr • 6'3" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
2nd
If the Jaguars don't re-sign Calvin Ridley, they'll have a clear need on the perimeter at receiver, and Odunze can fill that void instantly.
Round 1 - Pick 18
LSU • Jr • 6'4" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
5th
If Tee Higgins bolts in free agency, another sizable and athletic wideout would be sensible for the Bengals offense. I have a feeling Thomas is going to be a riser during the pre-draft process. Big and fast.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Oregon State • Jr • 6'6" / 334 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Rams
PROSPECT RNK
20th
POSITION RNK
4th
Fuaga is a giant human being with impeccable athletic traits. He's exactly the type of offensive lineman Sean McVay will love in Los Angeles.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Alabama • Jr • 6'6" / 360 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
3rd
More offensive line help in what is a vital season in 2024 for Kenny Pickett.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Houston • Jr • 6'7" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
51st
POSITION RNK
9th
Paul is another incredibly large and long tackle with plenty of power on contact.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Eagles absolutely need to address their secondary early in the draft, and McKinstry has long looked like a future first-round pick on the field.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Iowa • Jr • 6'1" / 207 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
4th
DeMeco Ryans adds a secondary chess-piece to the defense with twitchy movements and plus ball skills.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Minnesota • Sr • 6'2" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
44th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Nubin is a three-down safety who, given the Cowboys' pass-rush capabilities, could become a turnover machine in Dallas.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Georgia • Jr • 6'0" / 180 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
6th
Lassiter pieced together a fine season at Georgia and possesses first-round-caliber traits. The Packers haven't been shy about drafting defensive backs in Round 1.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Florida State • Jr • 6'4" / 260 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Buccaneers and head coach Todd Bowles need more youthful outside pass-rushing talent. Verse pieced together back-to-back awesome seasons at Florida State after transferring there before the 2022 season.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Penn State • Jr • 6'3" / 254 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
2nd
While on the smaller side, Robinson is uber explosive and wraps the corner as well as any edge-rusher in this class. Fun, needed addition to the Cardinals defense.
Round 1 - Pick 28
North Carolina • Jr • 6'2" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
70th
POSITION RNK
15th
Walker wasn't cleared to play by the NCAA until well into the season, and when he played, he rocked. In eight games, the former Kent State star had 41 catches for 699 yards with seven touchdowns.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Toledo • Jr • 6'0" / 196 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
7th
Mitchell was a magnet to the football in his illustrious Toledo career with 45 pass breakups and six picks in his final three seasons for the Rockets. He's the type of sticky outside cornerback the Lions need.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Missouri • Sr • 6'5" / 296 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
138th
POSITION RNK
13th
At 6-foot-5 and over 280 pounds, Robinson fits the classic Ravens outside pass rusher mold who can also kick inside. He wins up and down the line.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Georgia • Jr • 6'0" / 185 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
79th
POSITION RNK
17th
Shifty with great hands and plenty of explosiveness, don't be surprised if McConkey lands in Round 1. He'd be a fun addition to the Chiefs offense, and can hit the ground running in Kansas City.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Miami (FL) • Soph • 6'3" / 305 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
37th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The 49ers want to remain stout up front on defense, and Taylor can become an instant start next to Javon Hargrave.