1. Jacksonville Jaguars - Original pick: Trevor Lawrence, QB
Will Einfalt: Trevor Lawrence, QB
This man had no help this year. I still believe he's a once in a generation talent at the end of the day. He didn’t show a lot this season, but he showed enough to think he will take a huge step if they put the right coaching staff and pieces around him. In the right situation his intangibles will separate him from the pack. It took the whole year, but in his final game he finally looked like he deserved to be the number one pick.
Ethan Seu: Trevor Lawrence, QB
You can’t pass up on a chance to take a generational quarterback talent. It might not have been the season that they wanted, but that doesn’t change the pick here.
2. New York Jets - Original pick: Zach Wilson, QB
Will Einfalt: Mac Jones, QB
Super efficient and hardworking, Mac Jones has established himself as a clear OROY candidate. Jones doesn't blow you away with his play, but is a great fit for an unstable organization.
Ethan Seu: Justin Fields, QB
Maybe not as polished as Jones right now, but the Jets offensive line is brutal no matter who plays Quarterback. They need a guy who can escape the pocket and make plays with their arm or legs like Wilson has had success with this season. Fields is a better athlete than Zach Wilson and has also shown more through the air in their rookie season.
3. San Francisco 49ers - Original pick: Trey Lance, QB
Will Einfalt: Justin Fields, QB
Fields has the upside and playmaker ability of Trey Lance, but has a bit more of a polished play style. I think Kyle Shanahan could unlock him and immediately have a superstar.
Ethan Seu: Mac Jones, QB
This is what I thought the pick was going to be in May. Jones would’ve been good enough to start for the 49ers from the jump, but with a run heavy mindset and a likable quarterback I don’t know if he would have.
4. Atlanta Falcons - Original pick: Kyle Pitts, TE
Will Einfalt: Ja'Marr Chase, WR
OROY front runner Ja’Marr Chase would have helped Matt Ryan immensely. Even more than Kyle Pitts did this year.
Ethan Seu: Ja’Marr Chase , WR
They need wide receiver help right now after how this season went. Pitts has shown he’s a weapon and can line up anywhere, but with no one else on the field to make plays Pitts is an easy double team every week. Chase would help at a bigger position of need, but Pitts could still be the pick here.
5. Cincinnati Bengals - Original pick: Ja’Marr Chase, WR
Will Einfalt: Kyle Pitts, TE
This one is a tough decision because Burrow still needs an elite receiving threat, but I’m tempted to sure up his offensive line here. Pitts' playmaking and size would help Joe Burrow more as he already has Tyler Boyd to take the top off and Tee Higgins to line up outside as another big body.
Ethan: Jaylen Waddle, WR
This team was looking for an offensive playmaker and got one in Chase. In this scenario he’s not available and the Bengals go with Jaylen Waddle. He’s more than a gadget player and I believe he has true number one wide receiver abilities. He would be an exciting slot piece for the Bengals who’s offensive line and defense are having a surprising year.
6. Miami Dolphins - Original pick: Jaylen Waddle, WR
Will Einfalt: Jaylen Waddle, WR
Waddle established himself as Tua’s favorite target and the two have clicked all season long. Great pick by the dolphins I wouldn't change a thing.
Ethan Seu: Micah Parsons, LB
Parsons is the best defensive player in the draft with the versatility to be an edge player or an inside linebacker. Edge rusher was a big position of need for the Dolphins going into the draft and with the two best playmakers at wide receiver off the board the Dolphins go big on defense here and wait on a skill player.
7. Detroit Lions - Original pick: Penei Sewell, T
Will Einfalt: Rashawn Slater, T
Slater outperformed Penei Sewell this season. The rookie finished this season ranked 7th among all tackles and even made it into the pro bowl, only giving up four sacks all year and only committing 6 penalties.
Ethan Seu: Penei Sewell, T
I think this is still the right pick. Slater has a slight edge on the year overall, but Sewell has played some exceptional football especially in passing sets.
8. Carolina Panthers - Original pick: Jaycee Horn, CB
Will Einfalt: Zach Wilson, QB
The Panthers biggest need is still quarterback as was evident on the field all season. Wilson has shown flashes throwing the ball and can even pick up first downs and touchdowns with his legs.
Ethan Seu: Kyle Pitts, TE
This Panthers defense has been solid even without Jaycee Horn for a majority of the season. That for me shows that the pick wasn’t as necessary as giving them help on the offensive side of the ball. In this re-draft they go with the best playmaker available to give their offense a more dynamic feel.
9. Denver Broncos - Original pick: Pat Surtain II, CB
Will Einfalt: Micah Parsons, LB
Great value for a clear DROY lock and someone who is even in the running for DPOY. Parsons is a stud who can do anything asked of him and is going to be a great player in the NFL. Wanted to move him up further but just couldn't find the right fit, so he fell to the Broncos who love versatile defenders.
Ethan Seu: Pat Surtain II, CB
Still the right pick in my mind based on the re-draft. The Broncos get the top cornerback in the draft in my opinion who has shown a lot in his rookie season. Denver did a good job with this pick.
10. Philadelphia Eagles - Original pick: Devonta Smith, WR
Will Einfalt: Devonta Smith, WR
A clear need for the Eagles still remains on the outside, so I’m sticking with the same pick. Pairing Smith with a familiar face and establishing him in the offense as a true #1 receiver went a long way for a team trying to inject young blood into an aging roster.
Ethan Seu: Devonta Smith, WR
Same pick here. Best playmaker still available and Philly didn’t need to press at any other position this high in the round.
11. Chicago Bears - Original Pick: Justin Fields, QB
Will Einfalt: Pat Surtain II, CB
The best cornerback in the draft is still available at 11 in this re-draft. The Bears have other needs, but with no quarterback that they love still available, suring up the secondary and taking the best available player is the move here.
Ethan Seu: Zach Wilson, QB
This is the best quarterback still available and the Bears didn’t trade up to 11 for an offensive lineman.
12. Dallas Cowboys - Original pick: Micah Parsons, LB
Will Einfalt: Odafe Oweh, DE
With Parsons off the board the Cowboys are still in need of another edge threat. They clearly value having a versatile guy and that’s why the Cowboys go with Oweh, a man who’s been doing it all for the Ravens. We saw how well Parsons fit in this system and getting a similarly talented guy elevates this defense.
Ethan Seu: Kwity Paye, DE
Paye is having a very underrated rookie year and in my opinion he’s the most versatile edge rusher still available at this point in the re-draft. This bumps Lawrence inside more, but that could be good for a Cowboys team that already has a solid group up front and some linebacker depth.
13. Los Angeles Chargers-Original pick: Rayshawn Slater, T
Will Einfalt: Penei Sewell, T
The Chargers had a huge position of need entering this draft and Sewell is also the best available player on the board. He’s the 2nd highest graded rookie tackle and Rashawn Slater is already gone in this re-draft.
Ethan Seu: Rashawn Slater, T
The right pick from the start. If the Giants didn’t trade out of the 11 pick with the Bears, Slater would be in New York, but since they traded out he slid to the next team needing a tackle and they got a really good one in Slater.
14. New York Jets - Original Pick: Alijah Vera-Tucker, G
Will Einfalt: Trey Smith, G
The Jets still need offensive line help here and Smith has played well enough to be ranked as the 9th best guard in football despite being taken in the 6th round.
Ethan Seu: Elijah Moore, WR
Moore ended up in New York in the second round, but anyone who’s seen him play this year has seen the flashes of a big time playmaker and the Jets desperately need that.
15. New England Patriots - Original pick: Mac Jones, QB
Will Einfalt: Trey Lance, QB
At this point the Patriots still had Cam Newton on their roster, so bringing in Trey Lance to learn under Newton and get molded by Bill Belichick makes sense here. Lance is able to fast track his development and Josh McDaniels is able to get even more creative with a younger and healthier version of what they have in Newton.
Ethan Seu: Jaycee Horn, CB
No more quarterbacks available means that Bill Belichick will go with the safe pick here and grab one of the top cornerbacks in the draft with tremendous skill and a NFL Lineage. They didn’t know for sure if Stephon Gilmore would be gone, but adding Horn would bolster their defensive group and be a solid replacement for Gilmore.
16. Arizona Cardinals - Original pick: Zaven Collins, LB
Will Einfalt: Creed Humphrey, C
With this pick the Cardinals get the number one rated center in all of football. A mid-first round pick can’t get much better than that. To be fair he is on a Chiefs line that has a bunch of talent, but Humphrey can pair with Kyler Murray to be a long term answer in the middle of their line.
Ethan Seu: Greg Rousseau, DE
Humphrey could be a good fit here, but the Cardinals committed to Rodney Hudson as their starting center this offseason. Rousseau is a freak on the defensive line and the Cardinals would pair him with Chandler Jones and JJ Watt… That would be a gross, world-beating combination especially for a defense that has struggled on the back end in coverage this season.
17. Las Vegas Raiders - Original pick: Alex Leatherwood, T
Will Einfalt: Christian Darrisaw, T
Offensive line is arguably where the Raiders still need the most help. Darrisaw would be a huge addition here although you could say there are several defensive players that could also help just as much. Anyone other than the league leader in false starts, Alex Leatherwood, would be a better choice.
Ethan Seu: Christian Darrisaw, T
This was the right pick during the draft too, but the Raiders threw a curveball by going with Alex Leatherwood who has been horrendous this year. He’s already been kicked inside to guard if you want an idea of how his career as a tackle has begun. Darrisaw has played solid football for the Vikings and would have immediately plugged in at the right tackle spot for the Raiders for many years to come.
18. Miami Dolphins - Original pick: Jaelan Phillips, DE
Will Einfalt: Najee Harris, RB
This pick is really about the best available here. The Dolphins came into this year expecting great things from their rushing attack and it has not lived up to expectations especially with a down year from Myles Gaskin. Harris would immediately give Tua and this offense a higher floor when paired with Waddle. Harris could have been everything Myles Gaskin was supposed to be and much more as evident by his play.
Ethan Seu: Kadarius Toney, WR
The Dolphins need a playmaker in this scenario after drafting Parsons early, so they go with swiss army knife Kadarius Toney. He would have the same impactful role that Jaylen Waddle had in that offense and they wouldn’t miss a beat.
19. Washington Football Team - Original pick: Jamin Davis, LB
Will Einfalt: Jerimiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB
Jamin Davis has not lived up to expectations and that’s part of the reason this front seven that was so dominant last season took such a staggering step backwards this year. Owusu-Koramoah can do anything asked of him on defense as he has shown all year for the Browns and the Football team needed all the help they could get.
Ethan Seu: Trey Lance, QB
The re-draft just shook out this way because of the team needs in front of this pick. I’m definitely being a homer in hoping that my Football Team will finally draft a potential franchise quarterback here. Lance in reality probably wouldn’t fall this far, but when it comes to quarterback needy teams, Washington is at the top of the list. They would have benefited from getting Lance on the field in an offense that thrives with a dual threat quarterback like we saw at Heinicke’s best this season.
20. New York Giants - Original pick: Kadarius Toney, WR
Will Einfalt: Alijah Vera-Tucker, G
The Giants have several holes that need to be filled on this team. With Saquon Barkley coming back from injury and money spent in free agency on Kenny Golloday, the best pick would be to help their interior offensive line that struggled this season and Vera-Tucker is the best available player.
Ethan Seu: Creed Humphrey, C
This team desperately needs help at center after Nick Gates moved from Guard to Center before breaking his leg. Since then no one has been able to solidly hold down that spot. Humphrey is the best center in football statistically this year, so this would address a serious need the Giants had going into the season.
21. Indianapolis Colts - Original pick: Kwity Paye, DE
Will Einfalt: Elijah Moore, WR
The Colts originally picked Kwity Paye who has had a quiet season serving as a run stopper and only has a handful of quarterback pressures. A bigger area of need is receiver with TY Hilton being a shell of his former self and only Michael Pittman stepping up. Elijah Moore would be a great receiver to take the top off opposing defenses and help open up the offense with his dynamic play making ability.
Ethan Seu: Jaelan Phillips, DE
They needed to add some pressure up front and did so by drafting Kwity Paye, since he’s gone in this re-draft they’ll go with Phillips who is a physically gifted defensive lineman with the length and ability to play on the edge of this line.
22. Tennessee Titans - Original pick: Caleb Farley, CB
Will Einfalt: Jaelan Phillips, DE
The Titans have had a weird season this year with all their injuries. They had great play from their defensive line this season, but adding Phillips would give this line much needed depth and bring this defense from good to great. Phillips finished this season with 29 total tackles and double digit sacks, so pairing him and Harold Landry here would give this defense a young core and an identity.
Ethan Seu: Nick Bolton, LB
It seems like as bad as this secondary is, Kevin Byard can hold this team together with his exceptional play. The Titans linebackers have been underwhelming this season despite the defense ranking fairly well. Bolton can clean up the middle with his great intuition and tackling.
23. Minnesota Vikings - Original pick: Christian Darrisaw, T
Will Einfalt: Nate Hobbs, CB
One of the biggest areas of need for the Vikings is cornerback and the best player on the board at that position is Nate Hobbs. Hobbs was a 5th round pick on the Raiders who has had an unexpectedly stellar season in Las Vegas. Hobbs finished the season with a 78.4 rating which is higher than all other corners left in this re-draft.
Ethan Seu: Greg Newsome II, CB
The Viking secondary left a lot to be desired this season. Getting a playmaker and someone to go opposite of an aging Patrick Peterson would’ve helped out this Vikings defense significantly.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Original pick: Najee Harris, RB
Will Einfalt: Jevonte Williams, RB
Pittsburgh originally picked Najee Harris to help them as an every down back. Harris has already been picked, so the next best available back is Williams who has quietly had a great rookie season in Denver.
Ethan Seu: Najee Harris, RB
This was the right pick here. The Steelers needed someone to take the pressure off Ben Roethlisberger and get a running back that not only solidified their offense this season, but gave them an identity to build on in the future.
25. Jacksonville Jaguars - Original pick: Travis Eitenne, RB
Will Einfalt: Greg Rousseau, DE
The Jaguars need talent everywhere on their roster and Rousseau would help tremendously because they’ve loved to blitz this season. This team struggled to generate pressure and in this re-draft Rousseau still falling this far is a gift I’m going to give my boys.
Ethan Seu: Jevon Holland S
The Jaguars lack talent all over the roster as this season showed, but adding the best safety in the class towards the end of the first round is the best move. Holland would have helped on the backend with the amount of pressure the Jags like to dial up and there wouldn’t have been much competition to start on one of the worst safety groups in the league.
26. Cleveland Browns - Original pick: Greg Newsome II, CB
Will Einfalt: Eric Stokes, CB
The Browns were another team that had a ton of injuries. In the draft they originally picked Newsome and I like where their head was at. Stokes is the next best available guy to play opposite Denzel Ward.
Ethan Seu: Rashod Bateman, WR
We have the hindsight of the Baker Mayfield-Odell Beckham saga when making this pick, but the Browns could use a little more dynamic play on the outside. This team is set at almost every position besides quarterback and receiver, so they would have been better off taking a guy who’s flashed real potential in year one.
27. Baltimore Ravens - Original pick: Rashod Bateman, WR
Will Einfalt: Azeez Ojulari, DE
The Ravens are aging and shedding talent in free agency on their defensive line and while Calais Campbell and company are still respected veterans, some youth would go a long way to help generate more pressure.
Ethan Seu: Azeez Ojulari, DE
Will couldn’t have said it better this team needs youth on the defensive side of the ball and this is a start with Oweh off the board.
28. New Orleans Saints - Original pick: Payton Turner
Will Einfalt: Kadarius Toney, WR
Let's face it the Saints had a weird team this year and the biggest glaring hole on this roster has been receiver. Getting a gadget player that has flashed number one receiver potential here is huge because he probably shouldn't have slid this far.
Ethan Seu: Rondale Moore, WR
The Saints clearly need a wide receiver. When healthy, Michael Thomas is one of the most dominant pass catchers in the league, but he has been unavailable for a while now. Picking Moore would give the Saints some variety in a skill group that’s mostly big physical receivers.
29. Green Bay Packers - Original pick: Eric Stokes, CB
Will Einfalt: Rondale Moore, WR
The Packers have looked great this year and don't really need much. However, adding a dynamic player like Moore to this offense could help Rodgers open it up just a little bit more and not rely solely on Davante Adams.
Ethan Seu: Eric Stokes, CB
The Packers are rolling as the clear Super bowl favorites and they made the right pick here getting a dynamic corner.
30. Buffalo Bills - Original pick: Greg Rousseau, DE
Will Einfalt: Elijah Mitchell, RB
The lack of run game for this Bills team showed itself week in and week out until very late in the season. Mitchell has shown he has what it takes to be a solid first and second down back. Although beefing up the defensive line helped tremendously, their offense has been limited by not taking someone like Mitchell.
Ethan Seu: Javonte Williams, RB
The Bills have finally turned around their running game late in the season, but their lack of depth at the position has been apparent. Javonte Williams has shown a lot in his rookie season on the Broncos and would slide in nicely to this offense as the bruiser in the backfield. This Bills team severely lacks a power runner capable of controlling cold weather games in Buffalo.
31. Baltimore Ravens - Original pick: Odafe Oweh, DE
Will Einfalt: Michael Carter, RB
No one could've predicted the injuries the Ravens have had since the 2021 draft. Michael Carter has shown he can help in the rushing and passing attack and getting someone like that would have helped the Ravens to open up the playbook in the absence of their best three running backs. Maybe the curse would’ve been too strong and taken Michael Carter as well, but the need for depth in the running back room was apparent after this season.
Ethan Seu: Amon Ra St. Brown, WR
The Ravens always seemed to find a way to win despite losing so many players to injured reserve. However, we have seen a weak wide receiver room in Baltimore, holding them back on their end of season with a six game losing streak. Their best pass catcher is tight end Mark Andrews and adding St. Brown would have helped Lamar as a passer and allowed the Ravens to be more multi-dimensional on offense.
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Original pick: Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, LB
Will Einfalt: Greg Newsome II, CB
Due to injuries throughout their secondary, we got to see a real lack of depth at this position for the Buccaneers. The Buccaneers have needed anyone and everyone to help cover receivers including bringing in Richard Sherman off the street. For that reason I'm going with Newsome as the last pick in the first round.
Ethan Seu: Jerimiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB
The Buccaneers have had so many injuries on the defensive side of the ball this season, so the perfect pick at the end of the first round would be a solid, versatile linebacker. JOK could fill the holes that were made during the season and served as a sort of duct tape for the defending champs.