The Daily Iowan’s first-round NFL mock draft

With the NFL Draft less than 24 hours away, The Daily Iowan presents its first round mock draft.

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The Daily Iowan’s first-round NFL mock draft

Iowa tight end Noah Fant celebrates scoring a touchdown during Iowa's game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 63-0.

Iowa tight end Noah Fant celebrates scoring a touchdown during Iowa's game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 63-0.

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Iowa tight end Noah Fant celebrates scoring a touchdown during Iowa's game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 63-0.

Nick Rohlman

Nick Rohlman

Iowa tight end Noah Fant celebrates scoring a touchdown during Iowa's game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 63-0.

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1. Arizona — Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Murray showed he was a game-changer with Oklahoma. Arizona needs a game-changer.

2. San Francisco — Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

No-brainer here. Bosa is the draft’s top defensive end.

3. New York Jets — Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

New York needs someone to clog the interior, and Williams is that guy.

4. Oakland — Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

Many thought Oliver was the draft’s top prospect before the season started.

5. Tampa Bay — Josh Allen, Edge, Kentucky

Tampa could use edge help with its 3-4 defense.

6. New York Giants — Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

The Eli Manning era is coming to a close sooner rather than later.

7. Jacksonville — T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

Signing Nick Foles was huge, but Jacksonville needs someone to catch passes from him — preferably a Rob Gronkowski-type tight end.

8. Detroit — Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan

Things just haven’t been the same post-Ndamukong Suh.

9. Buffalo — Jawaan Taylor, T, Florida

Someone needs to protect Josh Allen.

10. Denver — Devin White, LB, Michigan

Denver strengthens its linebacking corps with this pick.

11. Cincinnati — Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Andy Dalton’s days are, or at least they should be, numbered.

12. Green Bay — Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

Jimmy Graham is on the decline, and Aaron Rodgers could use one of the best offensive weapons in the draft.

13. Miami — Jonah Williams, G, Alabama

Miami has numerous voids to fill, but drafting Williams is a safe pick.

14. Atlanta — Montez Sweat, Edge, Mississippi State

Sweat falls a bit in the draft, but he’s a great pickup at 14 for the Falcons, who ranked 22nd in sacks last season.

15. Washington — D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi

Washington needs help in the receiving game. Badly.

16. Carolina — Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

With no Julius Peppers, the Panthers need help on the outside.

17. New York Giants — Andre Dillard, T, Washington State

Quarterback? Check. Pass protection? Check.

18. Minnesota — Cody Ford, G, Oklahoma

The Vikings ranked 25th in yards per carry last season. That’s got to change.

19. Tennessee — Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

There’s a chance Wilkins goes earlier, but if he’s available at 19, Tennessee doesn’t pass him up.

20. Pittsburgh — Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Joe Haden isn’t the same defensive back he used to be — the Steelers need help in the secondary.

21. Seattle — Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

After trading away Frank Clark, the Seahawks need defensive help.

22. Baltimore — Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

Baltimore needs speed on the outside. “Hollywood” Brown brings just that.

23. Houston — Greg Little, T, Mississippi

One way to keep DeShaun Watson healthy is to build an offensive line.

24. Oakland — Josh Jacobs, HB, Alabama

Marshawn Lynch retired. Someone has to run the ball now.

25. Philadelphia — Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

Abram might fall later into the first round, but Philadelphia has a need at safety.

26. Indianapolis — Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

Pete really wanted this pick to happen.

27. Oakland — Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

Oakland goes defense again in the first round here.

28. Los Angeles Chargers — Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College

Phillip Rivers needs some protection on the offensive line.

29. Seattle — N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

Russell Wilson got his money, now he gets a receiver.

30. Green Bay — Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State

The Packers need edge-rush help, especially without Clay Matthews.

31. Los Angeles Rams — Garrett Bradbury, C, N.C. State

Safe pick for the Rams here. Bradbury gives them the draft’s best center.

32. New England — Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

A Calvin-Johnson-like target would make Tom Brady smile.

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