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  • Writer's pictureMarcelino Barrell

Forecasting Glory: NFL Records 2024-2025; Prediction and Draft Recap

Updated: May 21

Welcome back to Forecasting Glory! Today we will be recapping the exciting NFL Draft and I will make my predictions for some local team's NFL records for this upcoming season.


With next year's team schedules now confirmed by the NFL, the predictions are rolling in. Photo Illustration: M. Barrell

NFL Draft Recap

This year's draft was held in Detroit, MI. It was exciting as many top prospects were selected and are eagerly awaiting the season's start. Here’s what the first round looked like for the selections.


(Chicago Bears) [from CAR] #1: Caleb Williams, QB, USC

(Washington Commanders) #2: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

(New England Patriots) #3: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

(Arizona Cardinals) #4: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

(Los Angeles Chargers) #5: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

(New York Giants) #6: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

(Tennessee Titans) #7: JC Latham, Alabama

(Atlanta Falcons) #8: Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

(Chicago Bears) #9: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

(Minnesota Vikings) [from NYJ] #10: J.J McCarthy, QB, Michigan

(New York Jets) [from MIN] #11: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State 

(Denver Broncos) #12: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

(Las Vegas Raiders) #13: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

(New Orleans Saints) #14: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

(Indianapolis Colts) #15: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

(Seattle Seahawks) #16: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

(Minnesota Vikings) [from JAX] #17: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

(Cincinnati Bengals) #18: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

(Los Angeles Rams) #19: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

(Pittsburgh Steelers) #20: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

(Miami Dolphins) #21: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

(Philadelphia Eagles) #22: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

(Jacksonville Jaguars) [from MIN through CLE via HOU] #23: Brian Thomas, WR, LSU

(Detroit Lions) [via DAL] #24: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

(Green Bay Packers) #25: Jordan Morgan, OL, Arizona

(Tampa Bay Buccaneers) #26: Graham Barton, C, Duke

(Arizona Cardinals) [from HOU] #27: Darius Robinson, DE, Missouri

(Kansas City Chiefs) [from BUF] #28: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

(Dallas Cowboys) [from DET] #29: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

(Baltimore Ravens) #30: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

(San Francisco 49ers) #31: Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida

(Carolina Panthers) [via KC] #32: Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina


A Sacramento Native

With the 15th pick in the 1st round, the Indianapolis Colts selected Laiatu Latu, an EDGE from UCLA. He is originally from Sacramento and attended Jesuit High School. He was described as a “solid young man” who was “very coachable." During his college career at Washington & UCLA, he recorded 61 solo tackles, 5 fumbles, and 2 interceptions. He was the first defensive player selected in the 2024 NFL Draft.


NFL Schedule Predictions

Finally, I’ll review some of my record predictions for the 2024-2025 season, including some local teams and “America’s Team,” of course.


Seattle Seahawks

San Francisco 49ers

Las Vegas Raiders

Dallas Cowboys

Kansas City Chiefs

Week 1

vs. Broncos (W)

vs. Jets (W)

@ Chargers (W)

@ Browns (L)

vs. Ravens (W)

Week 2

@ Patriots (W)

@ Vikings (L)

@ Ravens (L)

vs. Saints (W)

vs. Bengals (L)

Week 3

vs. Dolphins (W)

@ Rams (L)

vs. Panthers (W)

vs. Ravens (L)

@ Falcons (W)

Week 4

@ Lions (W)

vs. Patriots (W)

vs Browns (L)

@ Giants (W)

@ Chargers (W)

Week 5

vs. Giants (W)

vs. Cardinals (W)

@ Broncos (W)

@ Steelers (W)

vs. Saints (W)

Week 6

vs. 49ers (W)

@ Seahawks (L)

vs. Steelers (L)

vs. Lions (L)

BYE WEEK

Week 7

@ Falcons (L)

vs. Chiefs (L)

@ Rams (L)

BYE WEEK

@ 49ers (W)

Week 8

vs. Bills (W)

vs. Cowboys (W)

vs. Chiefs (L)

@ 49ers (L)

@ Raiders (W)

Week 9

vs. Rams (W)

BYE WEEK

@ Bengals (L)

@ Falcons (W)

vs. Buccaneers (W)

Week 10

BYE WEEK

@ Buccaneers (W)

BYE WEEK

vs. Eagles (W)

vs. Broncos (W)

Week 11

 @ 49ers (L)

vs. Seahawks (W)

@ Dolphins (L)

vs. Texans (L)

@ Bills (L)

Week 12

vs. Cardinals (W)

@ Packers (L)

vs. Broncos (W)

@ Commanders (W)

@ Panthers (W)

Week 13

@ Jets (W)

@ Bills (L)

@ Chiefs (W)

vs. Giants (W)

vs. Raiders (L)

Week 14

@ Cardinals (W)

vs. Bears (W)

@ Buccaneers (L)

vs. Bengals (W)

vs. Chargers (W)

Week 15

vs. Packers (W)

vs. Rams (W)

vs. Falcons (W)

@ Panthers (W)

@ Browns (L)

Week 16

vs. Vikings (W)

@ Dolphins (L)

vs. Jaguars (W)

vs. Buccaneers (L)

vs. Texans (L)

Week 17

@ Bears (W)

vs. Lions (L)

@ Saints (W)

@ Eagles (L)

@ Steelers (W)

Week 18

@ Rams (L)

@ Cardinals (W)

vs. Chargers (W)

vs. Commanders (W)

@ Broncos (W)

Predicted Record

14-3

9-8

9-8

10-7

12-5


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