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There Are Five First-Round Quarterbacks In An Early 2025 NFL Mock Draft

The 2024 NFL Draft is in the books. It's already time to look ahead to the 2025 NFL Draft and what the order of teams and picks could look like. The 2025 NFL Draft is, at best, a lackluster quarterback class and is a large reason why we saw six quarterbacks go in the first twelve picks. We will use the reverse Super Bowl odds from FanDuel to establish the draft order.

Pick 1: Carolina Panthers: Shedeur Sanders, QB, Colorado

If the Panthers are picking at one again, it's clear that the Bryce Young experiment has failed. Shedeur Sanders was elite for the Buffs this season throwing for 27 touchdowns to only 3 interceptions.

Pick 2: New England Patriots: Luther Burden III, WR, Missouri

The Patriots drafted Drake Maye, whom they hope will become their franchise quarterback. They've done a good job of drafting talent around him, adding wide receivers Ja'Lynn Polk and Javon Baker, but they still need a true number-one receiver for Maye. Luther Burden III is a threat with the ball in his hands and will be a security blanket for Maye.

Pick 3: Denver Broncos: James Pearce Jr, ED, Tennessee

With the 2025 quarterback class being very lackluster, James Pearce has a real chance to go first overall. He is a dominant pass rusher who shows speed and power off the edge. He needs to add weight to develop more as a run defender.

Pick 4: Washington Commanders: Kelvin Banks Jr, OT, Texas

The Commanders got their quarterback in Jayden Daniels, and now you need to keep him upright. Banks is a smooth mover at left tackle with strong pass protection skills and a nasty streak as a run blocker.

Pick 5: Tennessee Titans: Nic Scourton, ED, Purdue

The Titans need to add a running mate across from Jeffery Simmons. Scourton plays with a high motor, which brings a strong bull rush and a lethal spin move.

Pick 6: New York Giants: Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas

The Daniel Jones era with the Giants is over. Ewers is a prototypical pocket passer with a big arm and a quick release.

Pick 7: Arizona Cardinals: Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

Yes, the Cardinals drafted Marvin Harrison Jr with the fourth overall pick. They still need more weapons for Kyler Murray. Egbuka can run any route and can be used in addition to the run game.

Pick 8: Minnesota Vikings: Travis Hunter, CB, Colorado

The Vikings are in a division with D.J. Moore, Keenan Allen, Rome Odunze, Amon-Ra St Brown, and Jameson Williams. They need someone to defend those guys. Hunter is an elite athlete with production on both sides of the ball.

Pick 9: Las Vegas Raiders: Carson Beck, QB, Georgia

The current Raiders quarterback room includes Aidan O'Connell and Gardner Minshew. None of those guys are long-term starters, so they drafted the signal caller out of Athens. Beck has a good feel for pressure and getting the ball out of his hands. His pre-game snaps need improvement, which comes from his inexperience as a quarterback.

Pick 10: New Orleans Saints: Mason Graham, DT, Michigan

The Saints need to find an interior player who can rush the passer. Graham has a relentless motor rushing the quarterback from the three-technique with a strong anchor as a run defender.

Pick 11: Seattle Seahawks: Jalen Milroe, QB, Alabama

Geno Smith isn't getting any younger, and Seattle needs a quarterback moving forward. Milroe is a top-tier athlete with a big arm but lacks the refinement as a passer. This pick allows Milroe to sit and develop.

Pick 12: Indianapolis Colts: Will Johnson, CB, Michigan

The Colts add Will Johnson to a secondary that needs more ballhawks. Johnson has a nose for the ball, reading the quarterback's eyes and being disruptive at the catch point.

Pick 13: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tetairoa McMillan, WR, Arizona

Both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are still productive players, but time waits for no one. McMillan brings a lot to like with his release package against press coverage and is a contested catch beast.

Pick 14: Pittsburgh Steelers: Benjamin Morrison, CB, Notre Dame

The Steelers signed Donte Jackson to a one-year deal this offseason but need a long-term answer across from Joey Porter Jr. Morrison brings a strong initial punch in press coverage, throwing receivers off and keeping his eyes in the backfield as a pass disruptor.

Pick 15: Los Angeles Chargers: Tyleik Williams, DT, Ohio State

If we know anything about Jim Harbaugh, it's that he values the line of scrimmage. Williams is a force in the middle as a run defender. He can pin his head back and get after the quarterback. He also has the movement skills to drop back into coverage.

Pick 16: Jacksonville Jaguars: Evan Stewart, WR, Texas A&M

The Jaguars spend back-to-back first-round picks on wide receivers. Stewart is undersized but makes up for it with after-the-catch ability.

Pick 17: Chicago Bears: JT Tuimoloau, ED, Ohio St

After an offensively heavy draft in 2023, the Bears addressed a major need by adding another pass rusher across Montez Sweat. Tuimoloau is a high-motor pass rusher who tracks the quarterback well.

Pick 18: Cleveland Browns: Kenneth Grant, DT, Michigan

The Browns need more of a push on the quarterback from the interior. Grant is at his best from the nose tackle, using his strong hands and hand fighting to put the quarterback under duress consistently.

Pick 19: Los Angeles Rams: Jaxson Dart, QB, Ole Miss

The Rams need to start planning for life after Matthew Stafford. Dart has all the intangibles of an NFL quarterback with his ball placement, throws over the middle into tight windows, and stands in the pocket to deliver strikes.

Pick 20: New York Jets: Will Campbell, OT, LSU

Campbell has the prototypical frame you look for in a blindside blocker. He does a good job of moving his feet and keeping the edge rusher in front of him.

Pick 21: Atlanta Falcons: Mykel Williams, ED, Georgia

In the surprise move of the first round, the Falcons drafted Micheal Penix Jr. after all speculation led them to draft a defensive lineman. They address the need here with the talented pass rusher out of Georgia. Williams is a dominant run-stopper on the edge and has an explosive get-off.

Pick 22: Miami Dolphins: Emory Jones, OT, LSU

Jones is a monster of a man at 6'6, 335, but he moves like he's 50 pounds lighter. He's dominant against the bull rush, throwing defenders into the ground while still exhibiting patience.

Pick 23: Green Bay Packers: Harold Perkins, LB, LSU

Perkins has great instincts and the ability to disrupt plays in the backfield. He's on the smaller side for a linebacker but he still is a heavy hitter.

Pick 24: Houston Texans: Deone Walker, DT, Kentucky

Walker has strong hands knocking linemen back mixed with initial quickness. He's still raw as a prospect but has major upside.

Pick 25: Dallas Cowboys: Ollie Gordon II, RB, Oklahoma State

Gordon is a do-it-all out of the backfield. He has great vision as a runner and is dangerous in space. He also is an elite pass catcher out of the backfield.

Pick 26: Philadelphia Eagles: Jack Sawyer, ED, Ohio State

The rich get richer. The Eagles already have a defensive line consisting of Jordan Davis, Jalen Carter, and Bryce Huff. Sawyer has a burst off the line that he combines with a strong bull rush.

Pick 27: Buffalo Bills: Princely Unmanimielen, ED, Florida

Von Miller turned 35 this year, and the Bills need to find his heir. Princely Unmanimielen brings a high motor and is a technician as a pass rusher. He needs to add weight to better himself as an anchor.

Pick 28: Detroit Lions: Walter Nolen, DT, Texas A&M

Walter Nolen is the perfect Dan Campbell type of player - a super competitive player with a relentless motor after the quarterback.

Pick 29: Cincinnati Bengals: Isaiah Bond, WR, Alabama

The Bengals have Tee Higgins under contract for one more season, and he will become a free agent. Bond is an elite vertical threat with consistent hands that would pair well with Ja'Marr Chase's skill set.

Pick 30: Baltimore Ravens: Landon Jackson, ED, Arkansas

Jackson can rush off the edge with fluidity and power but is still a raw prospect regarding technique.

Pick 31: Kansas City Chiefs: Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State

Landing Burke at 31 is an absolute steal. He brings impressive ball skills that he can rarely show off due to the quarterback's fear of targeting him.

Pick 32: San Francisco 49ers: Tre Harris, WR, Ole Miss

With the continued talk of Deebo Samuel or Brandon Aiyuk potentially being on the move, the 49ers need to add to its wide receiver room. Harris has the prototypical frame of an outside receiver while still playing with smoothness and balance.

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