James Fragoza’s 2025 NFL Mock Draft: Giants Select Shedeur Sanders, Jaguars Make Travis Hunter CB1

What position will Travis Hunter play in the NFL? Is Carson Beck QB1 in the class? The latest 2025 NFL Mock Draft answers those questions and more.

Summer scouting is here. What better way to kick off the real sickos festivities than with another 2025 NFL Mock Draft? To make matters more interesting, each selection was made as if the player would be added to that team’s roster today.

2025 NFL Mock Draft | Round 1

1) Carolina Panthers: James Pearce Jr., EDGE, Tennessee

Without Brian Burns, the Panthers have little in the pass-rush department. Their current projected edge rushers are Jadeveon Clowney and D.J. Wonnum. Yikes.

James Pearce Jr. has the explosiveness and bend to give offensive tackles headaches from Day 1, giving Carolina fans something to look forward to on defense.

2) Tennessee Titans: Mason Graham, DT, Michigan

T’Vondre Sweat will man the nose tackle spot this season, but Jeffery Simmons could still use a legitimate pass-rushing threat alongside him on the interior. Enter Mason Graham. His violent nature and superb quickness will collapse pockets faster than QBs can get the ball out.

3) New England Patriots: Will Campbell, OT, LSU

The Patriots nabbed their QB of the future, Drake Maye, in the 2024 NFL Draft. Now, they need to protect their investment. Will Campbell can play high in his stance at times, but he has the lower body strength, footwork, and hand placement to secure Maye’s blindside for years to come.

4) Denver Broncos: Deone Walker, DT, Kentucky

Deone Walker should not be able to move the way he does at 6’6″ and nearly 350 pounds. He generated 12.5 total TFLs and 7.5 sacks last season, looking like the second coming of Dexter Lawrence.

5) Las Vegas Raiders: Carson Beck, QB, Georgia

Other signal-callers may have higher ceilings due to their athletic gifts, but Carson Beck should be the unquestioned QB1 heading into the 2024 season.

Beck boasts the poise, anticipation, and layering ability NFL coaches look for, which most returning collegiate passers can’t say. Sit down, Minshew Mania. It’s time for the Beck Benediction.

6) New York Giants: Shedeur Sanders, QB, Colorado

The Giants are probably one of the teams Deion Sanders was thinking about when he said Shedeur Sanders wouldn’t play for certain franchises. Nevertheless, the Giants need to end the Daniel Jones failed experiment and hand the reins to a QB with effortless mobility, arm talent, and accuracy.

7) Arizona Cardinals: Luther Burden III, WR, Missouri

Marvin Harrison Jr. and Luther Burden III? Every cornerback would be on the back of milk cartons. The only thing that would hold that duo back is Kyler Murray’s inability to see the middle of the field.

8) Washington Commanders: Will Johnson, CB, Michigan

The Commanders are in desperate need of a true CB1, and not just because a light breeze could knock Emmanuel Forbes over on any given snap. Will Johnson is the answer, as he could’ve lined up across from NFL WRs last season.

9) New Orleans Saints: Nic Scourton, EDGE, Texas A&M

Nic Scourton is the exact type of edge rusher the Saints covet. He is only 19 years old but is fresh off a 15-TFL, 10-sack campaign and comes equipped with a nauseating spin move and bulldozing raw power.

10) Minnesota Vikings: Walter Nolen, DT, Ole Miss

The Vikings are noticeably lacking interior DL talent outside of Harrison Phillips (who is best known for his run defense). Walter Nolen may rely on his physical gifts more than you’d like right now, but he has the tools to line up anywhere from 1- to 7-tech and dominate.

11) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Benjamin Morrison, CB, Notre Dame

As a true freshman in 2022, Benjamin Morrison burst onto the scene with six interceptions. And even though coverage numbers are volatile year-over-year, he came right back and put up 10 PBUs and three INTs in 2023.

Although he doesn’t have the suffocating length or frustrating strength at 6’0″ and 185 pounds, Morrison wins with his movement skills and instincts.

12) Seattle Seahawks: Abdul Carter, EDGE, Penn State

The Seahawks could use reinforcements at both LB and EDGE, so why not get the best of both worlds in Abdul Carter? The Micah Parsons comparisons will continue to permeate, but at 6’3″ and 250 pounds, Carter puts offensive linemen in a blender with his combination of power, speed, and bend.

13) Indianapolis Colts: Colston Loveland, TE, Michigan

The Colts passed on Brock Bowers in the 2024 class, but they rectified that decision by taking Colston Loveland here. Tight ends rarely reach their potential at the collegiate level, yet he has used his height/weight/speed combination from the slot, devouring smaller slot defenders and slower linebackers.

14) Pittsburgh Steelers: Tetairoa McMillan, WR, Arizona

Whether it is Russell Wilson or Justin Fields under center, Tetairoa McMillan’s sky-walking 6’5″ and 210-pound frame would be appreciated downfield. He exploded for 1,402 yards and 10 scores last fall, showcasing his obvious contested catch appeal and surprising flexibility as a route runner.

15) Jacksonville Jaguars: Travis Hunter, CB, Colorado

Travis Hunter has been college football’s Shohei Ohtani, torturing opponents as both a WR and CB. However, his future home in the NFL is on the defensive side of the ball. Hunter’s smooth athleticism and body control make him a premier playmaker on the outside, quite literally making plays no other CB can.

MORE: Will Travis Hunter Play Both Ways in the NFL Like Deion Sanders Said?

16) Cleveland Browns: Earnest Greene III, OT, Georgia

This time next year, we could be talking about Earnest Greene III as the first OT off the board. Following in the footsteps of first-round tackles Broderick Jones and Amarius Mims, he has the length, anchor, and mauler mentality the Browns crave on the O-line.

17) Los Angeles Rams: Tacario Davis, CB, Arizona

Using his length to completely envelop WRs, Tacario Davis racked up 16 pass deflections in 2023. At 6’4″, with the maneuverability and speed of a smaller corner, Davis can completely eclipse one side of the field.

18) Los Angeles Chargers: Kenneth Grant, DT, Michigan

Kenneth Grant is a grizzly bear rushing the passer, using all of his 6’3″ and nearly 340 pounds to bulldoze offensive linemen. He doesn’t move with the same energy and agility as Walker, but his sheer size and knockback power fit right at home at nose tackle.

19) Chicago Bears: Mykel Williams, EDGE, Georgia

A former five-star recruit, Mykel Williams appears to be the next Georgia edge rusher to hear his name called early in the NFL Draft. Standing at 6’5″ and 265 pounds, Williams has the athleticism, power, and lateral burst that will have scouts throwing out the P word (potential) with reckless abandon.

20) Atlanta Falcons: Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State

Denzel Burke’s 12-PBU, one-INT true freshman season set the hype train in motion, and it nearly fell off the tracks in 2022. But Burke bounced back last year, using his closing speed, length, and vision to hold down his side of the field. All eyes will be on his final season to determine his NFL Draft trajectory.

21) Miami Dolphins: Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

Injuries slowed Emeka Egbuka in 2023, but as Ohio State’s new WR1 — at least while Jeremiah Smith gets his feet wet — he is primed for his best season yet. The Dolphins have speed in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, but Egbuka can be a reliable separator for Tua Tagovailoa, whose game is predicated on anticipation.

22) Green Bay Packers: Kelvin Banks Jr., OL, Texas

The Packers don’t have any glaring holes, but you can never have too many talented offensive linemen. Kelvin Banks Jr. would force Jordan Morgan to move inside, which wouldn’t be a negative as he’d likely translate better there. Banks has lived up to his five-star billing and then some, and with another commanding season, he could be a top-10 NFL Draft pick.

23) New York Jets: Evan Stewart, WR, Oregon

Outside of Garrett Wilson, the Jets are still in need of WR help. Mike Williams was a boom-or-bust pass catcher with the Chargers, and Malachi Corley is a slot-only option. Evan Stewart would address the issue, as his blazing twitch and burst on his routes send CBs to different area codes at all levels of the field.

24) Houston Texans: Harold Perkins Jr., LB, LSU

The Tigers didn’t know where to line Harold Perkins Jr. up last season, so they just lined him up everywhere. He split his time evenly between the slot, box, and defensive line.

With the burst and bend to blow by OTs and the range to flow to the ball from the second level, DeMeco Ryans would sprint the card in himself to ensure he had Perkins on his team.

25) Dallas Cowboys: Quinshon Judkins, RB, Ohio State

Dallas surprisingly passed on the running back position in the 2024 NFL Draft. Ezekiel Elliott is back, and 5’6″ Deuce Vaughn enters Year 2, but neither is a true workhorse. Quinshon Judkins is, as he posted back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns in the SEC, and should have no issue doing so again with the Buckeyes.

26) Philadelphia Eagles: Jonah Savaiinaea, OT, Arizona

Lane Johnson could retire any season, and the Eagles don’t have a clear succession plan … until now. Jonah Savaiinaea has the size (6’6″ and 330 pounds) and mobility to become Philly’s right tackle of the future.

27) Cincinnati Bengals: Ollie Gordon II, RB, Oklahoma State

The reigning Doak Walker Award winner, Ollie Gordon II generated over 2,000 yards of total offense (1,732 rushing and 330 receiving) last season. His jaw-dropping flexibility, contact balance, and vision maximize every carry, and the Bengals could use his versatile skill set next to Joe Burrow in the backfield.

28) Buffalo Bills: Princely Umanmielen, EDGE, Ole Miss

Princely Umanmielen has taken shots at Florida since transferring to Ole Miss, complaining about his lack of development with the program. His film last season also showed several low-effort plays, so a change of scenery was best for both sides.

If seven sacks and 11.5 TFLs were the result of Umanmielen without substantial coaching and coasting off his athletic tools, just how good could he be? At 6’5″ and 255 pounds with impressive length, get-off, and bend, he can be a terror in all phases.

29) Detroit Lions: Isaiah Bond, WR, Texas

No more Xavier Worthy and AD Mitchell, no problem. Isaiah Bond isn’t as big as Mitchell or as fast as Worthy, but his explosiveness and start/stop ability at the stem set him apart and would result in pyrotechnics for the Lions alongside Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jameson Williams.

30) Baltimore Ravens: Donovan Jackson, G, Ohio State

Donovan Jackson was born to play on the offensive line at 6’4″, 320 pounds, with 36″ arms. He is still refining his technique, but he has all the tools to mold into a long-time interior presence for the Ravens.

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31) San Francisco 49ers: Ajani Cornelius, OT, Oregon

After transferring from Rhode Island, you’d expect Ajani Cornelius would need some time to transition to the FBS, let alone the Power Five. He didn’t. Cornelius allowed zero sacks last season and owns one of the best athletic foundations at the position. Who better to refine his technique under than Trent Williams?

32) Kansas City Chiefs: Ephesians Prysock, CB, Washington

Davis wasn’t alone in Arizona’s CB room last season. Ephesians Prysock was an imposing vulture at 6’4″ and 190 pounds with uncanny movement skills. His ability to snap down, change directions, and mirror WRs at his size will lead to a Round 1 selection, especially if he takes his ball production to another level at Washington.

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