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Kade Nix’s Mock Draft 3.0 | Five Quarterbacks selected in the Top 12

Kade Nix's Mock Draft 3.0
Kade Nix’s Mock Draft 3.0 | Five Quarterbacks selected in the Top 12
  1. Chicago Bears: Caleb Williams: QB, USC

This pick is about as locked in as you can get in my opinion. There is zero chance the Bears select anyone other than the best quarterback on the board

  1. Washington Commanders: Jayden Daniels: QB, LSU

I now think the Commanders view Jayden Daniels as the best quarterback left on the board behind Williams. I still think Maye is the better prospect but Jayden Daniels feels like the pick here.

  1. New England Patriots: Drake Maye: QB, UNC

People will want to argue that the Patriots are going to select Marvin Harrison Jr. That’s just not going to happen. Jerod Mayo wants to build his team the best he possibly can, and it all starts with the quarterback. There aren’t any starters left in free agency so Maye is their best bet. Luckily for them it’s a good bet.

  1. Arizona Cardinals: Marvin Harrison Jr.: WR, OSU

This pick stays the same. If anything it’s more solidified now that we know the Bears will take Caleb Williams. Cardinals land the best prospect in the entire class. Fittingly, my comparison for Marvin Harrison Jr. was Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald.

  1. Minnesota Vikings: (TRADE w/ LAC)  JJ McCarthy: QB, MICH

JJ McCarthy has been a hard prospect to place when it comes to Mock Drafts. From all the sources, it sounds like the Vikings are making a hard push to land one of the top quarterbacks. In this mock trade, the Vikings send picks 11 & 23 to the Chargers in exchange for the 5th overall pick

  1. New York Giants: Malik Nabers: WR, LSU

I think the Giants may be pretty upset with the Vikings jumping them and selecting McCarthy. But Nabers is one of my favorite prospects in the class and my #2 overall prospect, so it’ll probably lessen the pain.

  1. Tennessee Titans: Joe Alt: OT, ND

The Titans land the best offensive tackle in the class to help protect Will Levis. The Titans have put together some nice help for Levis in the past weeks and this just adds to it. I do wonder how in play Brock Bowers is here. Especially considering that he said the Titans were his desired draft team.

  1. Atlanta Falcons: Dallas Turner: ED, ALA

With the signing of Kirk Cousins, this feels like one of the easier picks to predict. The Falcons have lacked a difference maker on defense and I think Dallas Turner solves the problem for Atlanta. Turner adds a level of versatility that the Falcons lack. He’ll be an early DROY favorite in Atlanta.

  1. Chicago Bears: Taliese Fuaga: OT, ORST

The Bears cap off a successful day one of the draft with some solid protection for Caleb Williams. The Bears addressed WR through free agency so it seems as if offensive tackle is their biggest need.

  1. New York Jets: Brock Bowers: TE, UGA

The Jets did some good work in free agency and signed Morgan Moses and Tyron Smith to protect Aaron Rodgers. They’re rewarded with Brock Bowers

  1. Los Angeles Chargers: (TRADE w/ MIN) Rome Odunze: WR, WASH

The Chargers land one of the best receivers in the draft after trading back six spots and adding on an extra first round pick. It doesn’t get much better than that. The Chargers off season moves point towards WR as their first selection.

  1. Denver Broncos: Bo Nix: QB, ORE

While this may be a little hasty, the Broncos are a great fit. I recently compared Bo Nix to Drew Brees so who better to fall to than Sean Payton in Denver.

  1. Las Vegas Raiders: Terrion Arnold: CB, ALA

We know the Raiders love to shop at Alabama. Luckily for Vegas, the best corner in the draft falls right here in your lap. Arnold is a good fit with Las Vegas and should perform well there.

  1. New Orleans Saints: Jared Verse: ED, FSU

The slide ends here. Cam Jordan isn’t gonna play forever, why not take the best player available?

  1. Indianapolis Colts:  Quinyon Mitchell: CB, TOL

The Colts get an absolute playmaker at 15. Mitchell could go off the board before Arnold as well, depends on teams views and fit.

  1. Seattle Seahawks: Troy Fautanu: OT, WASH

Fautanu had a really great combine. He seems to me like a top 20 player. The Seahawks address a need here with one of the best on the board

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Brian Thomas Jr.: WR, LSU

The Jaguars secure Calvin Ridley’s replacement. This will help out the Jaguars offense a ton.

  1. Cincinnati Bengals: JC Latham: OT, ALA

The Bengals simply pick one of the best players on the board to make sure Joe Burrow stays happy and healthy.

  1. Los Angeles Rams: Jackson Powers-Johnson: C, ORE

JPJ is one of the best plug and play day 1 types of guys. JPJ will give great support to the Rams rushing attack, and keep Stafford healthy for as long as he has left.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers: Olu Fashanu: OT, PSU

Someone had to fall, and unfortunately Fashanu is the one to do it. His inexperience is at fault for his slip. However, the Steelers shopped at the Penn State store last year and they loved it. Hopefully they do this time as well.

  1. Miami Dolphins: Byron Murphy: DL, TEX

I’m not quite sold on Murphy being a top 15 player. He lands in Miami because the Dolphins are allowed to select the best available.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles: Nate Wiggins: CB, CLEM

The Eagles main concern is powering up their secondary. Wiggins is an ultra balanced defensive back they can feel solid in. It seems as if one of the top corners is going to have to fall out of the top 20 and unfortunately Wiggins does in this scenario.

  1. Los Angeles Chargers: (TRADE w/ MIN) Amarius Mims: OT, UGA

The Chargers make good use of their extra pick and get some protection for Herbert. Now the Chargers have filled their two biggest needs of the draft with great talent.

  1. Dallas Cowboys: Tyler Guyton: OT, OKLA

The Cowboys need to fill the role of Tyron Smith. Guyton is a nice compliment to Tyler Smith, and the Cowboys would bolster a nice young duo on the front lines.

  1. Green Bay Packers: Cooper DeJean: CB, IOWA

The Packers secondary let up far too many yards last year. With a promising offense, DeJean adds a nice level of ball hawking ability and versatility to the Packers secondary.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Laiatu Latu: ED, UCLA

Latu may fall. Nonetheless, Latu has all the skills to be a polished pro, and will slide right into Bowles’ system.

  1. Arizona Cardinals: Chop Robinson: ED, PSU

No changes for the Cardinals. Robinson is one of my favorite players in the draft and luckily for the Cardinals, they get him at 27 to cap off a successful first day of the draft.

  1. Buffalo Bills: Adonai Mitchell: WR, TEX

The Bills biggest need is arguably another playmaker to take some of the load off of Josh Allen’s back. Mitchell will be a nice compliment to that wide receiver room.

  1. Detroit Lions: Zach Frazier: C, WVU

Frazier’s wrestling background makes him a good fit for Detroit and Dan Campbell. He’ll be a good fit for the Lions for years to come

  1. Baltimore Ravens: Darius Robinson: ED, MIZZ

Robinson’s great showing at the Senior Bowl propels him into the first round. Right into the hands of a solid Ravens defense that just keeps getting better.

  1. San Francisco 49ers: Graham Barton: OT, DUKE

The 49ers hold one of the most complete rosters in the NFL. Why not take the best tackle available to keep Brock Purdy fresh for as long as they can?

  1. Kansas City Chiefs: Xavier Worthy: WR, TEX

Speed gets you drafted higher than anything else. Worthy gives Mahomes another solid weapon to compliment Rashee Rice as the Chiefs look to three-peat.

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