As the stage gets set for the Super Bowl, the NFL Draft gets an even clearer picture.
30 of 32 teams have turned their focus to the off-season, including the NFL Draft on April 27.
With that, understanding how front offices might attack the draft becomes crucial.
Although mock drafts are an imperfect science, they’re perfect for setting the scene
. Ultimately, no mock draft in January will be perfect, but they can help paint a picture of what teams need and how they can use the resources available.
Here at Vikings Wire, we’ll have you covered on the ever-changing NFL Draft landscape.
1. Chicago Bears: Alabama EDGE Will Anderson The Chicago Bears could choose to trade down, but they need talent.
In this mock draft, the Bears stay put and address a massive need. After trading Robert Quinn at the deadline,
the Bears have desperately needed a piece to build the defense around.
2. Houston Texans: Alabama QB Bryce Young It goes without saying, but Davis Mills is not the future of an NFL franchise.
As a result, the Houston Texans look towards the draft to get their franchise quarterback.
3. Arizona Cardinals: Georgia DT Jalen Carter The Arizona Cardinals defensive line needs an injection of talent, and Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter is just that.
Considered by some to be the best defensive player on the 2021 Georgia team,
4. Indianapolis Colts: Kentucky QB Will Levis There are few quarterbacks with as many traits as Will Levis.
He has one of the strongest arms in the draft and has plenty of athleticism to make him a dual-threat quarterback.
5. Carolina Panthers (via Seattle): Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud