2025 NFL Mock Draft – Round 1 (1-16) – Charlie Campbell

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Charlie Campbell, Senior Draft Analyst
Last update: Saturday, March 23, 2024. Round 1 added.
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1. NFL Team Logo for Titans Tennessee Titans: Shedeur Sanders, QB, Colorado

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): Joe Alt, OT

The Titans could give Will Levis the 2024 season, but if he doesn’t lock down the job, they could look to replace him in the 2025 NFL Draft.

Sanders was very good in 2023, completing 69 percent of his passes for 3,230 yards, 27 touchdowns and three interceptions. He picked up four rushing touchdowns as well. Multiple team sources thought Sanders (6-2, 215) had the potential to be a first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. An area scout told WalterFootball.com:

“He won’t wow with physical tools …. But his arm is good enough, especially in the short and intermediary. Mentally, he can operate at incredible speed. He could be the most NFL ready as far as football I.Q.; he bleeds confidence and charisma. He’ll own a team immediately because of his competitiveness and obvious advantage having grown up in the rare NFL bubble. Pro ball will not scare him.”

Sanders previously dominated at Jackson State over two seasons before transferring to Colorado for 2023 to continue to play for his father. In 2021, Sanders completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,231 yards, 30 touchdowns and eight interceptions. In 2022, he completed 71 percent of his passes for 3,732 yards, 40 touchdowns and six interceptions.

2. NFL Team Logo for Giants New York Giants: Carson Beck, QB, Georgia

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): Rome Odunze, WR

The Giants grab a new starting quarterback.

After a bit of a slow start, Beck heated up for Georgia, showing off a powerful arm and an ability to push the ball downfield. In 2023, Beck completed 72 percent of his passes for 3,941 yards, 24 touchdowns and six interceptions. The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder has upside and could become a legit quarterback prospect by the 2025 NFL Draft.

3. NFL Team Logo for Patriots New England Patriots: Travis Hunter, CB, Colorado

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): Drake Maye, QB

The Patriots take a No. 1 lock-down corner.

Hunter flashed dominant cover ability in 2023 with 31 tackles, three interceptions and five passes defended before getting injured. As a part-time receiver as well, Hunter totaled 16 receptions for 213 yards. At Jackson State in 2022, he recorded 19 tackles, two interceptions and eight passes broken up. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder possesses other-worldy athleticism alongside superb instincts and feel. The 2025 NFL Draft has the potential to be a strong year at cornerback, and Hunter is my No. 1-ranked corner prospect.

4. NFL Team Logo for Vikings Minnesota Vikings: Mykel Williams, DE, Georgia

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): J.J. McCarthy, QB and Cooper DeJean, CB/S

The Vikings could use a defensive end to pair with Jon Greenard.

Williams recorded 16 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two passes batted in 2023. As a freshman backup in 2022, he recorded 4.5 sacks and 28 tackles. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder has a lot of upside.

5. NFL Team Logo for Panthers Carolina Panthers: Harold Perkins, OLB, LSU

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): None

The Panthers could be looking for an edge rusher after trading away Brian Burns.

Perkins was a beast and all over the field for LSU as a freshman in 2022, totaling 72 tackles, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one interception and four passes batted. In 2023, Perkins recorded 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, 74 tackles and four passes batted. The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder possesses a unique body type and is undersized as an edge defender, but there is no doubt about his explosive speed and tremendous instincts.

6. NFL Team Logo for Cardinals Arizona Cardinals: Walter Nolen, DT, Ole Miss

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): Marvin Harrison Jr., WR and Johnny Newton, DT

The Cardinals need more young defensive line talent.

Nolen was a highly recruited player who was considered to have star potential. In 2023, he showed why, recording four sacks and 37 tackles, while causing a lot of disruption for Texas A&M. The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder has a good skill set with a lot of upside. He entered the transfer portal after the 2023 regular season and landed with Ole Miss.

7. NFL Team Logo for Bears Chicago Bears: Benjamin Morrison, CB, Notre Dame

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): Caleb Williams, QB and Jared Verse, DE

The Bears could use a corner to go with Jaylon Johnson.

In 2023, Morrison totaled 31 tackles, three interceptions and 10 passes defended. He contributed a nice performance against Ohio State back in September, helping limit Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka. Morrison was a freshman sensation in 2022, recording 33 tackles, six interceptions and five passes defended. The 6-foot, 185-pounder has talent and upside.

8. NFL Team Logo for Broncos Denver Broncos: Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): Byron Murphy, DT

The Broncos might miss out on the top quarterbacks in the 2024 NFL Draft. Here’s a potential starter for the future.

In 2023, Ewers completed 69 percent of his passes for 3,479 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. He surgically ripped up Alabama’s defense in a Week 2 road win. Ewers flashed some big-time potential for Texas in 2022. Ewers completed 58 percent of his passes that season for 2,177 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. There is no doubt that Ewers can make all the throws and pocket passing potential. While he needs to get more consistent, he has a big arm and serious passing talent. Team sources say that he has good makeup, football I.Q., and could continue to rise. Ewers was smart to go back to school because the 2025 NFL Draft should have a weaker quarterback class. If he had entered the 2024 NFL Draft, he probably would have been the fourth-rated quarterback prospect, at the highest.

9. NFL Team Logo for Raiders Las Vegas Raiders: Drew Allar, QB, Penn State

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): J.C. Latham, OT

The Raiders take their quarterback of the future.

Allar completed 60 percent of his passes in 2023 for 2,631 yards, 25 touchdowns and two interceptions. The 6-foot-5, 243-pounder has a powerful arm and the potential to be a special pocket passer.

10. NFL Team Logo for Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Will Campbell, OT, LSU

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB

Depending on how Luke Goedeke plays in 2024, the Bucs could use a tackle upgrade to go with Tristan Wirfs. They could upgrade their offensive line by taking a tackle and moving Goedeke inside to guard.

Campbell earned the starting left tackle job in training camp as a true freshman and started 13 games at left tackle. He then held onto the spot as a sophomore in 2023, protecting the blind side of Jayden Daniels. The 6-foot-6, 325-pound Campbell is big and will enter the NFL with a lot of valuable experience – assuming he stays healthy.

11. NFL Team Logo for Commanders Washington Commanders: Ethan Burke, DE, Texas

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): Jayden Daniels, QB

The Commanders no longer have either Montez Sweat and Chase Young. Here’s a replacement for one of them.

Burke played well in 2023, recording 41 tackles, one forced fumble and 5.5 sacks. He ate up the Alabama offensive line in Week 2. The 6-foot-6, 257-pounder has upside to grow as he gains experience.

12. NFL Team Logo for Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers: Mason Graham, DT, Michigan

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): Xavier Worthy, WR

The Steelers could use some youth on their defensive line.

A former star recruit, Graham flashed as a freshman in 2022, collecting 28 tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble and a pass batted. He recorded 35 tackles, three sacks, one pass batted and one forced fumble in 2023. Graham (6-3, 318) has good size and upside.

13. NFL Team Logo for Colts Indianapolis Colts: Patrick Payton, DE, Florida State

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): Quinyon Mitchell, CB

Thanks to trading away Stephon Gilmore, the Colts are going to need to acquire a young No. 1 corner in the next draft or two.

Payton (6-5, 240) was superb in 2023, making a lot of clutch plays for the Seminoles. He totaled 43 tackles, seven sacks and nine passes batted on the year, but he also was more disruptive than the numbers illustrate. In 2022, he totaled 31 tackles, five sacks and three passes batted.

14. NFL Team Logo for Texans Houston Texans: Danny Stutsman, LB, Oklahoma

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): None

Denzel Berryman played well in 2023 for the Texans, but over the next draft or two, they could stand to find some long-term answers for their defense.

Stutsman (6-4, 241) is a tough linebacker for the Sooners, making a lot of tackles and some splash plays for his defense. In 2023, he totaled 104 tackles, three sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and three passes defended. In 2022, he recorded 124 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and five passes broken up. Team sources said Stutsman is very athletic, very fast and very instinctive. They stated they felt he has good size and length, but lacks ideal strength and physicality. They called Stutsman a less strong, more finesse version of Pete Werner.

15. NFL Team Logo for Chargers Los Angeles Chargers: Tyleik Williams, DT, Ohio State

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): Malik Nabers, WR

Los Angeles needs more interior defensive line talent.

Williams flashed interior rush ability in 2021 when he had five sacks and 16 tackles. In 2023, he played solid football with 54 tackles, three sacks and five passes defended. Williams (6-2, 290) made a number of impressive plays against Notre Dame, getting the better of left tackle Joe Alt.

16. NFL Team Logo for Saints New Orleans Saints: Landon Jackson, DE, Arkansas

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 3/18): Olu Fashanu, OT

Cam Jordan is aging and declining. The Saints will have to draft his replacement before long.

The 6-foot-7, 280-pound Jackson is strong at the point of attack with good length to keep blockers from getting into his chest. In 2023, Jackson recorded 44 tackles, 6.5 sacks and a pass broken up. He has upside and could emerge as a nice prospect for the 2025 NFL Draft.