2025 NFL Mock Draft – Round 1 (17-32) – Charlie Campbell



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Charlie Campbell, Senior Draft Analyst
Last update: Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Round 1 added.
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2025 NFL MOCK DRAFT – WALT’S | CHARLIE’S ROUND: 1

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17. NFL Team Logo for Browns Cleveland Browns: Luther Burden III, WR, Missouri

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): None

The Browns could use more receiving weapons.

Burden played really well as a sophomore in 2023, putting up 86 receptions for 1,212 yards and nine touchdowns. As freshman, he flashed with 45 catches for 375 yards and six scores. He also ran the ball somewhat that season, averaging 4.9 yards per carry and scoring two touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 208-pound Burden could be a riser for the 2025 NFL Draft.

18. NFL Team Logo for Cowboys Dallas Cowboys: Kelvin Banks, OT/G, Texas

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB

Even if Tyron Smith is brought back, that will only be a short-term proposition at this stage of his career. The Cowboys are going to need some more offensive line youth.

Banks played well as the starting left tackle for the Longhorns in 2023 and as a freshman in 2022. At 6-foot-4, 324 pounds, Banks has adequate size, but some might view him as having more of a guard-type body – depending on how long his arms are.


19. NFL Team Logo for Seahawks Seattle Seahawks: Abdul Carter, OLB, Penn State

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): Troy Fautanu, G

If not sooner, Seattle could be looking for a replacement for Bobby Wagner by the time of the 2025 NFL Draft.

Carter notched 49 tackles, 4.5 sacks, five passes defended and one interception in 2023. In 2022, he made his presence felt as a freshman with 56 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and four passes defended. The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder has quickness and could form a dangerous tandem with Chop Robinson.


20. NFL Team Logo for Vikings Minnesota Vikings: Carson Beck, QB, Georgia

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): Laiatu Latu, DE

The Vikings could target a young starting quarterback in the 2025 NFL Draft.

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.


21. NFL Team Logo for Jets New York Jets: Daylen Everette, CB, Georgia

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): J.C. Latham, OT

By the time of the 2025 NFL Draft, the Jets might be looking for a corner to go with Sauce Gardner.

Everette has a good skill set and a ton of upside to develop as he gains experience. In 2023, the sophomore corner played well for the Bulldogs, registering 29 tackles and five passes broken up. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder could take over as Georgia’s No. 1 corner in 2024.

22. NFL Team Logo for Packers Green Bay Packers: Trey Zuhn III, OT, Texas A&M

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): Tyler Guyton, OT

Green Bay is going to need to draft multiple young offensive line talents in the next couple of years.

Zuhn has flashed big ability for the Aggies. The 6-foot-7, 315-pounder should improve as he gains experience.


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

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): 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.

24. NFL Team Logo for Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars: Beaux Collins, WR, Clemson

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): Quinyon Mitchell, CB

The Jaguars need some big outside receivers to help Trevor Lawrence.

Collins recorded 38 catches for 510 yards and three touchdowns in 2023. In 2022, he turned 22 receptions into 373 yards and five scores. Collins (6-3, 210) has some talent, and it will be interesting to see if he starts getting featured by Clemson.


25. NFL Team Logo for Ravens Baltimore Ravens: Gentry Williams, CB, Oklahoma

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): Keon Coleman, WR

Unless some of their young players break out, the Ravens could use a young corner to pair with Marlon Humphrey.

Williams notched 30 tackles, one pass batted and three interceptions in 2023. As his experience grows, Williams (6-0, 182) could be a riser.

26. NFL Team Logo for 49ers San Francisco 49ers: Tyleik Williams, DT, Ohio State

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): Xavier Legette, WR

Javon Kinlaw has not panned out, causing San Francisco to give a huge contract to Javon Hargrave. By the 2025 NFL Draft, the 49ers could be looking for an upgrade at defensive tackle next to Hargrave.

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.

27. NFL Team Logo for Dolphins Miami Dolphins: Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): Byron Murphy, DT

The Dolphins could stand to use the 2025 NFL Draft to get younger and cheaper at cornerback.

In 2023, Burke totaled 24 tackles, an interception and eight passes defended. He recorded 34 tackles and five breakups in 2022. At 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, Burke has NFL size, but he has some technique issues that he needs to clean up.

28. NFL Team Logo for Bills Buffalo Bills: Bear Alexander, DT, USC

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): Xavier Worthy, WR

The Bills could use more defensive tackle talent next to Ed Oliver.

In 2023, Alexander totaled 47 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two passes batted. In 2022, he played with Georgia as a backup and recorded nine tackles, two sacks and two passes batted. Alexander (6-3, 300) has a good skill set with upside.


29. NFL Team Logo for Lions Detroit Lions: Princely Umanmielen, DE, Ole Miss

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): Jordan Morgan, OT

Unless Josh Paschal breaks out in 2024 and James Houston proves 2022 wasn’t a flash in the pan, the Lions will need to draft a defensive end to pair with Aidan Hutchinson in the next couple of years.

Umanmielen played well in 2023, recording seven sacks and 39 tackles. He transferred out of Florida after the season. In 2022, he totaled 39 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Umanmielen totaled 3.5 sacks over the 2021 and 2020 seasons. The 6-foot-5, 255-pounder has quality size with some speed and athleticism off the edge. He has shown improvement and growth as he has gained experience. Umanmielen still possesses upside to develop, so he could make a jump in 2024.

30. NFL Team Logo for Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs: Sonny Styles, S, Ohio State

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): Michael Hall Jr., DT

By the time of the 2025 NFL Draft, the Chiefs could be looking for more safety talent.

Styles has flashed real ability and a special skill set that could lead to him being an impactful pro player. In 2023, he recorded 53 tackles, two sacks and one pass batted, plus he was very good in pass coverage. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder is a big safety who moves like a smaller player. He could turn into a special prospect prior to the 2025 NFL Draft.


31. NFL Team Logo for Eagles Philadelphia Eagles: Jordan Hancock, CB, Ohio State

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): Terrion Arnold, CB

The Eagles need multiple young cornerback talents.

Hancock totaled 41 tackles, two forced fumbles, two sacks, two interceptions and four passes defended in 2023. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder possesses good size and upside.


32. NFL Team Logo for Bengals Cincinnati Bengals: Kenneth Grant, DT, Michigan

2024 NFL Mock Draft (as of 2/19): Amarius Mims, OT

Even if D.J. Reader is re-signed, the Bengals could be targeting more defensive tackle talent to go with him.

Kris Jenkins is an underrated talent who teams think stands a good chance of being a first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, check out where I have him going in my latest 2024 mock draft. It took time for Jenkins to work his way onto the field behind Maxi Smith, and that is the same situation for Grant who was playing behind Jenkins in 2023. However,Grant really flashed as a sophomore. In 2023, Grant had 29 tackles, four passes batted, 3.5 sacks, and an interception in backup duty. The 6-foot-3, 339-pounder has a good skill set with big time upside.