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Tetairoa McMillan is considered the top pick in the 2025 NFL mock drafts

The blow of Arizona Wildcats head coach Jedd Fisch's painful departure this offseason was softened by the addition of receiver Tetairoa McMillan among those returning under new coach Brent Brennan. Arizona will enter the Big 12 with high expectations, and that starts with McMillan's talent as a potential first-round pick in the 2025 NFL Draft.

McMillan isn't the only Wildcat returnee with rising stocks on the horizon. Cornerback Tacario Davis, who recently removed his name from the transfer portal, and offensive lineman Jonah Savaiinaea are also drawing attention as potential first-round picks.

But McMillan is considered the top wideout prospect in the draft class after racking up 1,402 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore last season. His 6-foot-10 frame and athleticism make him part of a group of receivers in this class that also includes Missouri's Luther Burden III and Colorado's cornerback-slash-receiver Travis Hunter.

With the 2024 draft complete, early mockers view Arizona's roster as rich in talent at some positions.

Here's a roundup of early 2025 mock drafts and big boards that see McMillan and Co. as budding pros.

Tetairoa McMillan among Arizona players in early 2025 NFL mock drafts

Professional football focus

No. 14 overall, Pittsburgh Steelers – McMillan

He has a Mike Evans-like build and finished 2023 with an 89.1 receiving grade and nearly 1,400 receiving yards. McMillan would join George Pickens and Roman Wilson to form a dynamic receiving corps in Pittsburgh.

No. 16 overall, Jacksonville Jaguars – Davis

Davis is a ballhawk with incredible length who would make an excellent cornerback combination with Tyson Campbell. Davis posted an excellent coverage grade of 85.9 in 2023, picking off 12 passes. He could be the next Tariq Woolen.

No. 31 overall, San Francisco 49ers – Savaiinaea

Even after selecting Dominick Puni in the third round, the 49ers should continue to expand their offensive line. Savaiinaea has a lot to do as a run blocker, but he has intriguing tools in pass protection. As of 2022, his true pass blocking grade of 80.0 is in the 90th percentile among offensive tackles.

The athlete

No. 11 overall, Washington Commanders – McMillan

At 6-5, McMillan brings mismatch potential due to his size and finishing ability. There are some areas of his game that scouts want to see developed this season, but his athletic adjustment skills and sticky hands make him a quarterback-friendly target.

Bleacher Report

No. 19 overall, Los Angeles Chargers – McMillan

A great catch radius and the ability to be a major threat would be a great combination with Justin Herbert.

Considering the team traded away Keenan Allen and Mike Williams this offseason, it may take another offseason to completely rebuild the wide receiver corps.

No. 22 overall, New York Jets – Savaiinaea

Yes, the organization acquired veterans Tyron Smith and Morgan Moses. General manager Joe Douglas made sure offensive tackle was covered by selecting Olumuyiwa Fashanu in this year's first round.

Fashanu will replace Smith sooner or later. Meanwhile, Moses is a free agent after this year.

No. 32 overall, Kansas City Chiefs – Davis

Davis is another long and lively cornerback. The 6-foot-2 defensive back can come in and take over the outside spot opposite Josh Williams while leaving Trent McDuffie in the position where he dominates.

Yahoo! Sports

#13 Overall Prospect – McMillan

A monster on the outside, McMillan is a smooth athlete with very good hands and ball skills that give him real X-receiver upside. Although McMillan is not overly explosive, his strength and balance allow him to consistently gain yards with the ball in his hands. He is also a good route runner who can sink and still has enough power and speed to provide separation at the intermediate levels.

The 33rd team

No. 14 overall, Indianapolis Colts – McMillan

This is another strong wide receiver class, and Tetairoa McMillan is one of the most productive players in this class. … He has an incredible height of 1.90 meters and is not expected to be more productive until 2025.

No. 26 overall, Green Bay Packers-Davis

Tacario Davis has incredible size (6-foot-4, 195 pounds) and he knows how to use it. His lack of long-range speed is why he falls to 26th, but he is a fantastic player who could improve Green Bay's defense.

No. 28 overall, Philadelphia Eagles – Savaiinaea

He has experience as a guard and his size (6-foot-1, 300 pounds) suggests this could be his best spot in the NFL. But with his strong hands and strong base, he should be an early selection next year.

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