Matty’s Way Too Early 2025 NFL Mock Draft

by Matty Kiwoom · Featured
2025 NFL Mock

PlayerProfiler is home to award winning dynasty rankings and tools. Our Dynasty Deluxe package includes complete Dynasty Rankings, Rookie Rankings, Trade Analyzer, Draft Planner, Mock Drafts, and more. Check it out. The NFL Draft is in the rearview, and for some mock draft aficionados like Matty Kiwoom, it’s already time to start looking at the 2025 NFL Draft. Here’s Matty’s way too early 2025 NFL mock. 

I LOVE the NFL draft and getting the chance to cover all 257 picks for PlayerProfiler was incredible. But there is a sadness that comes after Mr. Irrelevant hears his name called: NO MORE MOCK DRAFTS. Making mocks is my absolute favorite bit of content that I can do and poof, it’s done and dusted. Well, this year I have perked up like the bad guy at the end of a horror movie for one last moment. Ladies and gentlemen, here is Kiwoom’s Insane 2025 NFL Mock.

For this Mock, the draft order is  based off teams’ 2024 pick slots.

Round 1

1.01 Carolina Panthers – EDGE James Pearce Jr., Tennessee

2024 1st Pick: WR Xavier Legette

Edge rushers and quarterbacks dominate the 1.01 selections of the last 20 years. No QB is ready to be the first pick in 2025, so it’s a pass rusher. James Pearce, Jr. has the size, the athleticism, and the production to be a No. 1 overall selection. He posted 28 hurries and 13 sacks in 2023 and if he has a repeat performance in 2024, look out.

1.02 Washington Commanders – OT Will Campbell, LSU

2024 1st Pick: QB Jayden Daniels

Will Campbell already has over 1,600 snaps played at LSU and they are all at left tackle. The Commanders did not address their line much in 2024 but they will have a big time in 2025 if they pick this high again.

1.03 New England Patriots – OT Kelvin Banks Jr., Texas

2024 1st Pick: QB Drake Maye

Kelvin Banks Jr. is a stud left tackle and would protect Drake Maye‘s blindside for a very long time. Maye and Banks in bac-to-back drafts would build a strong foundation for the next era of New England football.

1.04 Arizona Cardinals – CB Will Johnson, Michigan

2024 1st Pick: WR Marvin Harrison Jr.

I cannot see the Cardinals picking this high again, but if they did Will Johnson would be a fantastic addition. Rare size and athleticism at the cornerback position with seven career interceptions for the Wolverines.

1.05 Los Angeles Chargers – DL Mason Graham, Michigan

2024 1st Pick: OT Joe Alt

Jim Harbaugh brings in foundational picks on the offensive line and the defensive line in his first two years in LA. Mason Graham was dominant in the middle of the defense last year and projects to be a difference maker in 2024.

1.06 New York Giants – QB Shedeur Sanders, Colorado

2024 1st Pick: WR Malik Nabers

Shadeur Sanders has been good in college, but in 2024 he will have the chance to solidify himself as the best quarterback in the class. Sanders and Malik Nabers in the Big Apple is a vibe.

Queue the Coach Prime rumors to the Giants if the future looks like this.

1.07 Tennessee Titans – WR Luther Burden III, Missouri

2024 1st Pick: OT JC Latham

Luther Burden III is heading into the 2024 season as the best-projected wide receiver. He has earned that distinction with 1,200 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 2023. The Titans get their franchise alpha wideout, but the truth is if they are picking in the top-10 again, they are probably going to be in the quarterback market.

1.08 Atlanta Falcons – QB Carson Beck, Georgia

2024 1st Pick: QB Michael Penix Jr.

Even if Carson Beck doesn’t play for seven to ten years, the Falcons want to make sure that they remain covered at the QB position.

1.09 Chicago Bears – CB/WR Travis Hunter, Colorado

2024 1st Pick: QB Caleb Williams

Travis Hunter is an intriguing prospect and if he puts together a strong 2024 season, I cannot see him falling outside of the top-10.

1.10 New York Jets – EDGE Jack Sawyer, Ohio State

2024 1st Pick: OT Olu Fashanu

Jack Sayer posted eight sacks in 2023 and looks to break double digits in 2024. But if the Jets find themselves in the top-10 next year, expect them to be looking for a quarterback.

1.11 Minnesota Vikings – DL Deone Walker, Kentucky

2024 1st Pick: QB J.J. McCarthy

Dallas Turner on the outside and Deone Walker on the inside is an offense’s nightmare. Walker ran up 39 hurries and eight sacks in 2023.

1.12 Denver Broncos – EDGE Ashton Gillotte, Louisville

2024 1st Pick: QB Bo Nix

After grabbing Jonah Elliss in the second round of the 2024 draft, Sean Payton grabs an edge rusher with more size in 2025. Aston Gillotte posted 42 hurries and nine sacks as a sophomore.

1.13 Las Vegas Raiders – QB Jalen Milroe, Alabama

2024 1st Pick: TE Brock Bowers

Antonio Pierce and the Raiders need a play-making quarterback in the worst way after getting boxed out in 2024. Jalen Milroe is a play-making machine who, if he shows some evolution in his passing ability, could be the first quarterback off the board.

1.14 New Orleans Saints – EDGE Nic Scourton, Texas A & M

2024 1st Pick: OL Taliese Fuaga

Nic Scourton is coming off a 2023 season when he piled up eight sacks. He has one of the nastiest spin moves in college and the Saints will welcome a vicious pass rusher.

1.15 Indianapolis Colts – CB Benjamin Morrison, Notre Dame

2024 1st Pick: EDGE Laiatu Latu

Benjamin Morrison has been a shutdown corner since he started at Notre Dame and he’s going to be a first round pick if he has another good year for the Fightin’ Irish. Indy didn’t invest much into the secondary in 2024 and Chris Ballard doesn’t repeat that strategy in 2025.

1.16 Seattle Seahawks – S Kevin Winston Jr., Penn State

2024 1st Pick: DL Byron Murphy III

Kevin Winston Jr. is a freak athlete. At six foot two and 205 pounds, he is able to fly around the field making plays. Seattle adds their next difference maker at safety and they don’t have to trade multiple firsts to bring him on board.

1.17 Jacksonville Jaguars – CB Tacario Davis, Arizona

2024 1st Pick: WR Brian Thomas Jr.

Trent Balke ignored the Jaguars glaring needs in 2024 (which is why they received my lowest grade in the draft) but the new GM in 2025 will not. Tacario Davis brings rare height at six foot four and if he has another great year for the Wildcats, he will be a bonafide first rounder.

1.18 Cincinnati Bengals – WR Tetairoa McMillan, Arizona

2024 1st Pick: OL Amarius Mims

See ya later, Tee Higgins, Tetairoa McMillan is the WR2 in Cincy now. McMillan is 6-5 and 205-pounds with the skillset to make him a top-10 pick in the Draft.

1.19 Los Angeles Rams – QB Jaxson Dart, Ole Miss

2024 1st Pick: EDGE Jared Verse

Matthew Stafford is coming to the end of his illustrious NFL career and Sean McVay doesn’t hesitate to grab his next quarterback.

Jaxson Dart is a sleeper candidate to contend for the Heisman Trophy in 2025 and could become a sought-after player come next year’s draft cycle.

1.20 Pittsburgh Steelers – CB Denzel Burke, Ohio State

2024 1st Pick: OL Troy Fautanu

Denzel Burke was on the cusp of coming out in 2024, but decided to stay at OSU another year because he wants to be a part of a loaded defense in 2025. Pittsburgh brings in an NFL-ready corner to play alongside Joey Porter Jr.

1.21 Miami Dolphins – LB Harold Perkins, LSU

2024 1st Pick: EDGE Chop Robinson

Going defense in back-to-back seasons would be the correct play for the Dolphins. Harold Perkins projects to be the best off ball linebacker in the 2025 class. He is an electric playmaker that will patrol sideline to sideline.

1.22 Philadelphia Eagles – EDGE Princely Umanmielen, Florida

2024 1st Pick: CB Quinyon Mitchell

The Eagles traded Hasson Reddick to the Jets and in 2025 they brought in a dangerous pass rushing weapon. Princely Umanmielen is a prototypical edge rusher that is locked in for the first round if he has another good year with the Gators.

1.23 Cleveland Browns – RB Ollie Gordon II, Oklahoma State

2024 1st Pick: DL Michael Hall Jr.

Running the rock is a pillar in the success of the Browns offense. With Nick Chubb getting older, Cleveland grabs the best running back heading into the 2024 class. Ollie Gordon II has the size, athleticism and collegiate production to go in the first round. He posted 1,700 rushing yards and more than 20 touchdowns in 2024.

1.24 Green Bay Packers – CB Sebastian Castro, Iowa

2024 1st Pick: OL Jordan Morgan

There are playmakers, there are ballhawks, and then there is Sebastian Castro. The Packers are planning for the chapter after Jaire Alexander and Castro is the right kind of defensive back to come in and make plays right away.

1.25 Dallas Cowboys – RB Omarion Hampton, UNC

2024 1st Pick: OL Tyler Guyton

DeMarco Murray averaged over 1,100 rushing yards in his four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. In 2025, the Boys get their DeMarco Murray 2.0. Omarion Hampton is 6-0 and 220-pounds and ran for 1,500 yards last year.

1.26 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – WR Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State

2024 1st Pick: OL Graham Barton

Chris Godwin‘s contract is coming to its end, Mike Evans is getting older, and the time is now to grab a talented receiver. Emeka Egbuka has a ton of potential and with a strong Senior campaign will be a first round pick. The Bucs find their next big time wideout.

1.27 Houston Texans – S Xavier Nwankpa, Iowa

2024 1st Pick: CB Kamari Lassiter

The 2025 class has multiple safeties that could end up becoming first round picks. Xavier Nwankpa has the prototypical NFL size and has shown the ability to make plays in all aspects. Houston continues to build a strong defense.

1.28 Detroit Lions – OT Ajani Cornelius, Oregon

2024 1st Pick: CB Terrion Arnold

The Motor City Kitties have spent big bucks on Penei Sewell and Amon-Ra St. Brown, and they will have to pay Jared Goff soon enough. It is going to be important for the Lions to continue to have strong offensive line play on a budget.

Ajani Cornelius had a strong freshman season but saw a bit of a decline in his follow up. He is going to be in the spotlight this year and with a strong showing, he will be round one viable.

1.29 Buffalo Bills – WR Tre Harris, Ole Miss

2024 1st Pick: WR Keon Coleman

The Bills go big-bodied, playmaking outside wide receivers in back-to-back seasons. Buffalo just signed Chase Claypool, so the vision is clear what they want to develop around Josh Allen. Tre Harris has been a consistent producer over the last two years and would make this Buffalo offense really tough to guard.

1.30 Baltimore Ravens – OT Jonah Savaiinaea, Arizona

2024 1st Pick: CB Nate Wiggins

Ronnie Stanley isn’t getting younger and has been getting more unreliable over the years. Jonah Savaiinaea is in line to have a good season and, given his big frame and fluidity on the line, he’d make for a great addition blocking for Lamar Jackson.

1.31 San Francisco 49ers – DL Howard Cross III, Notre Dame

2024 1st Pick: WR Ricky Pearsall

San Francisco has a number of defensive players that may hit free agency and grabbing a player like Howard Cross III would be a great move. He is a bit undersized, but is constantly in the opposing team’s backfield and would be awesome in the Niners rotation.

1.32 Kansas City Chiefs – CB Jabbar Muhammad, Oregon

2024 1st Pick: WR Xavier Worthy

After losing L’Jarius Sneed, the Chiefs decided against spending high end draft capital replacing him. That changes in the 2025 Draft by selecting Jabbar Muhammad. Kansas City struck gold the last time they picked a defensive back from Washington in the first round.

That is it, that’s a wrap on mocks for a LONG time. We have officially put a bow on the 2024 class and have turned the page. Sure, I am sad about it, but it will only make it sweeter when the next mock season comes around. Until 2025 mock season, I hope everyone enjoyed this insanely early NFL mock draft.

See Matty’s grades of NFL Teams’ 2024 Drafts here: NFL Draft Grades for ALL 32 Teams – Reacting to the 2024 NFL Draft