Chicago Bears trade back twice for defensive end in Mock Draft 2.0
The New Orleans Saints trade up with the Denver Broncos, sending their second-round pick this year, their third-round pick this year, and a third-round pick next year to move up into the first round and select Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson. The Saints have a giant question mark behind center next year, and a project like Richardson could be a great addition with a solid offensive line and quality receivers to work with.
The Buffalo Bills select Alabama cornerback Eli Ricks to bolster their secondary, a group that faced injuries and failed to live up to expectations in 2022. A taller cornerback, Ricks could fit perfectly into an athletic secondary and could be a great boundary corner opposite of Tre’Davious White, letting last year’s rookie Kaiir Elam move to a more slot role.
The Kansas City Chiefs continue to overhaul their defensive line, adding LSU’s BJ Ojulari to serve as a true pass-rushing defensive end next to Chris Jones. The Chiefs need to increase their defensive pressure, and a player like Ojulari, who can win with multiple moves, would be a great addition to help a young defensive front seven.
With the final first-round pick in 2022, the Philadelphia Eagles select Oklahoma tackle Anton Harrison. Harrison will have the opportunity to replace fellow Sooner alum Lane Johnson in the next few years, but in the meantime, Harrison could find work as a guard, bolstering an elite offensive line that contributed to one of the league’s best-rushing offenses.