Keff Ciardello’s 2025 NFL Mock Draft: Shedeur Sanders to Raiders, Travis Hunter to Cardinals

It was a quarterback carousel in the last draft, with six taken in the top 12 selections. Will this 2025 NFL Mock Draft stay true to that trend?

The previous NFL Draft just ended and we won’t know the order for the next one for months, but that won’t stop us from delivering a way-too-early 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

Using reverse Super Bowl odds and the updated PFN Mock Draft Simulator, we attempt to predict who will hear their name called at Lambeau Field next April.

2025 NFL Mock Draft

1) Carolina Panthers: Carson Beck, QB, Georgia

Super Bowl Odds: +25000

Finding themselves in possession of the first overall pick again, this 2025 NFL Mock Draft assumes that the Carolina Panthers have deemed the Bryce Young experiment a failure, electing to select Georgia QB Carson Beck as his replacement.

The top QB prospect on the initial PFN 2025 NFL Draft Big Board, Beck has all the intangibles for a top pick behind center — arm talent, leadership, anticipation, poise, and size (6’4, 220 pounds).

2) Tennessee Titans: Will Johnson, CB, Michigan

Super Bowl Odds: +15000

The Tennessee Titans are still in rebuild mode, and they fortify their defense with the selection of Will Johnson in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

The Michigan Wolverines’ defensive MVP in the National Championship Game, Johnson has been the premier lockdown corner for one of the more formidable defenses in college football.

3) New York Giants: Abdul Carter, EDGE, Penn State

Super Bowl Odds: +15000

The New York Giants have a lot of work to do, so they chose to take Abdul Carter, the best EDGE on the board.

With 11 sacks in the last two seasons at Penn State, Carter has been a force at LB for the Penn State Nittany Lions but will play off the edge this fall. His 6’3, 250-pound frame should help the transition to a role he projects to play in the NFL.

4) Washington Commanders: Tetairoa McMillan, WR, Arizona

Super Bowl Odds: +15000

After finding their franchise QB in the previous draft with Jayden Daniels, the Washington Commanders bring him a new weapon in Tetairoa McMillan.

The first receiver off the board, McMillan’s catch radius, impressive size at 6’5, and unique flexibility make him a tantalizing red-zone target for the Commanders.

5) New England Patriots: Luther Burden III, WR, Missouri

Super Bowl Odds: +12500

After securing the services of Drake Maye, the New England Patriots decided the best course of action in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft is to surround him with weapons, starting with Luther Burden III.

The top prospect on the initial PFN 2025 NFL Draft Big Board, Burden has blazing speed and is a violent runner for his size (5’11”, 208 pounds).

6) Denver Broncos: Deone Walker, DT, Kentucky

Super Bowl Odds: +10000

The Denver Broncos covet an elite interior DL, and Deone Walker surprisingly falls out of the top five in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft and right into their lap.

Walker is a massive human (6’6, 348 pounds) with otherworldly strength and an explosive burst for a man his size that will intimidate even the best offensive linemen.

7) Arizona Cardinals: Travis Hunter, WR/CB, Colorado

Super Bowl Odds: +10000

With their sights set on an explosive playmaker on both sides of the ball, the Arizona Cardinals get feisty and take Colorado Buffaloes phenom Travis Hunter in the top 10.

A bit of a stunner this early, Hunter is a rare talent that couldn’t be passed up. He’s the only player in the last 20 years to record a 100-yard receiving performance and an INT in the same game. His position at the next level is his biggest question mark, but his top-notch talent and ability are undoubted.

8) Las Vegas Raiders: Shedeur Sanders, QB, Colorado

Super Bowl Odds: +8000

A selection this high suggests Gardner Minshew II and Aidan O’Connell couldn’t get the job done in 2024. The Las Vegas Raiders stay with the Colorado theme and opt for the son of “Prime Time,” Shedeur Sanders.

Arguably the smoothest and most dynamic QB in this class, the Raiders know he can make all the throws with excellent accuracy and top-end arm strength. The Colorado QB can also extend plays in or out of the pocket.

9) Indianapolis Colts: Walter Nolen, DT, Ole Miss

Super Bowl Odds: +8000

The Indianapolis Colts stuck with positional needs and addressed the interior DL by selecting Walter Nolen.

A former five-star recruit, Nolen has the size (6’4, 290 pounds) and explosiveness to be a top-10 pick, but his technique will need some tweaking.

10) New Orleans Saints: Benjamin Morrison, CB, Notre Dame

Super Bowl Odds: +8000

The New Orleans Saints recognize that one of the top DBs is about to fall out of the top 10, so they snap him up, selecting Notre Dame corner Benjamin Morrison.

Projected closer to the top five, the Saints get a steal at pick No. 10 in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft, bringing in a man-coverage expert who was a semifinalist for the 2023 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back.

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11) Minnesota Vikings: Earnest Greene III, OT, Georgia

Super Bowl Odds: +8000

After no offensive lineman were taken in the top 10 of this 2025 NFL Mock Draft, the Minnesota Vikings get their choice of the field, selecting Georgia big man Earnest Greene III.

At 6’4″, 320 pounds, Greene separates himself from a relatively weak tackle class with elite pass protection, experience, and explosiveness.

12) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Harold Perkins Jr., LB, LSU

Super Bowl Odds: +6600

With the selection of Harold Perkins Jr., the Tampa Bay Buccaneers once again look to find a valuable defensive piece in the first round.

A versatile weapon, the Buccaneers could unleash Perkins from multiple positions in their defense. At 6’1, 220 pounds, the LSU linebacker is a bit of a tweener, but he has the burst and bend to attack QBs while remaining rangy enough to be a threat in pass coverage.

13) Seattle Seahawks: James Pearce Jr., EDGE, Tennessee

Super Bowl Odds: +6600

The Seattle Seahawks provided help on the inside of their DL in the previous draft with the first-round selection of Byron Murphy II. This time, they bolster the edge, bringing in a defensive heat-seeking missile in James Pearce Jr.

While slightly undersized at 242 pounds, his burst off the end and dominant length at 6’5 should earn him early-round capital.

14) Pittsburgh Steelers: Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

Super Bowl Odds: +5000

With teams ahead of them reaching for needs, the Pittsburgh Steelers find a gift at pick No. 14 with Emeka Egbuka.

Projected to go in the top 10, Egbuka is a dynamic three-level threat but could fall after dealing with some injuries in college.

15) Jacksonville Jaguars: Will Campbell, OT, LSU

Super Bowl Odds: +4000

The Jacksonville Jaguars fortify their tackle spot with Will Campbell.

Campbell was a full-time starter right out of high school in 2022. At 6’6, 320 pounds, he has an intimidating frame despite question marks about his lack of reach.

16) Cleveland Browns: Mason Graham, DT, Michigan

Super Bowl Odds: +4000

The Cleveland Browns need size on the interior of their defensive line, and Mason Graham provides more than enough.

At 6’2, 318 pounds, Graham not only eats up a lot of space, but his violent hands keep defenders off him while his surprising speed gets him in the backfield in a hurry.

17) Chicago Bears: Kelvin Banks Jr., OT, Texas

Super Bowl Odds: +4000

After using the first round of the previous draft to bolster their offense with QB Caleb Williams and WR Rome Odunze, the Chicago Bears decide to protect their new assets with some blocking, selecting Kelvin Banks Jr. at pick No. 17.

A safe pick at this point in the draft, Banks has started every game since he was a true freshman and has earned All-American honors each year. At 6’4″, 325 pounds, he’s equally capable in pass or run protection.

18) Los Angeles Rams: Princely Umanmielen, EDGE, Ole Miss

Super Bowl Odds: +3000

Shockingly, the Los Angeles Rams pick in the first round for a second consecutive year in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft, and they use their selection on the best available pass rusher, Princely Umanmielen.

A hyper-explosive edge prospect, Umanmielen possesses prototypical NFL size (6’5, 255 pounds) at the position but needs to further develop his technique for success at the next level.

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

Super Bowl Odds: +3000

The Los Angeles Chargers need help at DT, and Jim Harbaugh can’t let a Michigan Wolverine fall any further, so he snaps up Kenneth Grant at pick No. 19 of this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

A second Michigan DT off the board, Grant boasts similarly freakish size (6’3″, 339 pounds) as his college teammate Graham. He can settle into gaps to block run lanes while being quick enough to get after the QB.

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

Super Bowl Odds: +3000

The Atlanta Falcons, bucking their trend of taking first-round skill position prospects, snag Ohio State CB Denzel Burke in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

A former WR, Burke is elite at tracking the ball while tenacious enough to be a formidable tackler on the boundary. His length at 6’1 is paired nicely with his explosive speed, which allows him to make up any lost ground.

21) New York Jets: Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas

Super Bowl Odds: +2500

Aaron Rodgers isn’t getting any younger, so the New York Jets reach a bit as they build for the future by taking Quinn Ewers in the first round in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

His accuracy and discipline leave much to be desired. Still, he is a smooth, effortless thrower with an abundance of elasticity that allows him to flick the ball from any arm angle and lower-body base.

22) Miami Dolphins: Malaki Starks, S, Georgia

Super Bowl Odds: +2200

The ever-offensive-minded Miami Dolphins decide to focus on the other side of the ball with Malaki Starks at pick No. 22 in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

The first safety off the board, Starks has been one of the nation’s top playmakers since he was a true freshman in 2022, recording five INTs and 14 total PBUs in his first two years of college.

23) Green Bay Packers: Nic Anderson, WR, Oklahoma

Super Bowl Odds: +2000

The Green Bay Packers want a big target for Jordan Love, and they find that for him with Nic Anderson at pick No. 23 of this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

While it might be considered a reach with higher-graded WRs on the board, the Packers covet Anderson’s ability on 50/50 balls at 6’4, 213 pounds while admiring his long-strider speed as a vertical threat.

24) Dallas Cowboys: Cameron Ward, QB, Miami (FL.)

Super Bowl Odds: +1800

Displeased after another pedestrian campaign with Dak Prescott, the Dallas Cowboys reach for a Texas native behind center, Cameron Ward.

Ward is a polarizing prospect who some may consider unworthy of first-round capital. Yet, there’s no denying that his combination of enticing extension ability and pinpoint accuracy on tight-window throws due to impressive velocity generation could prove alluring for an NFL franchise.

25) Philadelphia Eagles: JT Tuimoloau, DE, Ohio State

Super Bowl Odds: +1600

The Philadelphia Eagles want to add more pressure on defense, so they take JT Tuimoloau at pick No. 25 in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

A former five-star recruit listed at 6’4″, 277 pounds, Tuimoloau has underperformed at times and lacks agility, but his power off the line propels him into the first round.

26) Houston Texans: Colston Loveland, TE, Michigan

Super Bowl Odds: +1500

With other positions of need in place, the Houston Texans secure the top tight end in the draft with Colston Loveland.

Offering another offensive weapon to C.J. Stroud, Loveland has the size to be an effective blocker (6’5″, 245 pounds) while nimble enough to be a threat down the field. He is fresh off a national championship win at Michigan where he caught 45 catches for 649 yards and four touchdowns.

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27) Cincinnati Bengals: Barrett Carter, LB, Clemson

Super Bowl Odds: +1400

The Cincinnati Bengals desire versatility on defense, so they take a defensive Swiss army knife in Barrett Carter.

Noted as “one of the best pure football players I’ve had in 20 years” by Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, Carter projects as a linebacker with the ability to blow up run plays and pass-rush the QB while remaining formidable in pass coverage.

28) Buffalo Bills: Dani Dennis-Sutton, EDGE, Penn State

Super Bowl Odds: +1400

The Buffalo Bills find value at EDGE late in the first round, taking Dani Dennis-Sutton at pick No. 28.

Projected in the top 20, Dennis-Sutton fell in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft due to his lack of career production. However, his intimidating size (6’5, 270 pounds) and physical style of play make him a first-rounder to the Bills.

29) Detroit Lions: Tyleik Williams, DT, Ohio State

Super Bowl Odds: +1200

The Detroit Lions make it four consecutive drafts selecting a defensive player in the first round by grabbing Tyleik Williams toward the end of the first round of this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

Graded in the top 20 of this draft class due to his ability to play all across the defensive front with great burst and tenacious hands, the versatile Williams inexplicably falls despite his size (6’3, 320 pounds).

30) Baltimore Ravens: Nic Scourton, EDGE, Texas A&M

Super Bowl Odds: +900

Needing help rushing the passer, the Baltimore Ravens once again land a valuable defensive piece late in the first round with Nic Scourton.

A Purdue transfer, Scourton’s quintessential pass rusher size (6’4, 280 pounds) and relentless motor couldn’t be passed up by the Ravens’ brass.

31) Kansas City Chiefs: Evan Stewart, WR, Oregon

Super Bowl Odds: +650

Patient as they always are in the draft, the Kansas City Chiefs bide their time again, only to walk away with another late-first-round WR with Evan Stewart.

Stewart is a nuanced route runner with sticky hands and top-end agility, adding to Patrick Mahomes’ arsenal and making him an immediate short-yardage threat for the Chiefs.

32) San Francisco 49ers: Quinshon Judkins, RB, Ohio State

Super Bowl Odds: +550

The San Francisco 49ers take advantage of other teams passing up on Quinshon Judkins by selecting him with the last pick in the first round as the only running back taken in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

The top RB on the initial PFN 2025 NFL Draft Big Board, Judkins rushed for 2,725 yards with 31 TDs at Ole Miss before transferring to Ohio State for the 2024 season.

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