@wiseforages: Speaking of Daz, dude really moved p in the world for an early series henchman. I'm sure he's been leveling up with his boss.
OT: I agree with everyone saying Croc could probably solo. While bounty doesn't always equal strength, I feel like it partially implied with Croc. I don't know exactly how he jumped to the billions tier in strength, but we have Law, Kidd and possibly Killer here too, so... Even if he's a little weaker, I think his DF is one of the best counters to Green Bull's powers outside of fire. So that must count for something.
Mihawk scales directly above Shanks so we know that's a stomp.
Is the Aladdin TV show canon to the movies? Cause there has been some crazy magical feats on that show that borders on reality warping, iirc. It's been a long while since watching. Either way, he became the worlds most powerful sorcerer in a world with some pretty powerful sorcerers. Jafar was basically a genie lite before Aladdin tricked him into getting greedy and becoming a full genie. He was practically unstoppable with more impressive feats of reality alteration, reaction, and creativity.
I give R1 to Jafar only because I don't recall Maleficent doing anything that would prove she is better than the worlds most powerful magician.
R2 should go to Mal. She's a freaking dragon that needed a sword that's likely a sort of kryptonite to kill her. Jafar was just a regular giant snake with average durability. At best he could evade her and try to constrict her neck, I guess.
Each of these guys are almost as strong as you can get without being Yonko level, imo. If they use perfect teamwork, I can see them giving Mihawk about as much trouble as the Supernova gave non serious Kaido on the roof. So if Mihawk decides to go all out he should win decisively.
I'd say Prime Garp. But it probably won't be anything under high diff. I feel like all of the worlds strongest operate at or around the same tier. That's one of the things I like about the OP world. Being the strongest pirate or strongest marine doesn't make you an untouchable god like in DBZ or Naruto.
Somebody correct me if there is proof I'm missing.
Yet again, Shanks and Mihawk don't really have much in the way of feats, but going off implications Shanks should beat either and neither of the others would be able to deal with Mihawk all that readily
BTFOing an Admiral with Conqueror's Haki is something else
From miles away, no less. I bet all the folks saying Shanks > or = Kaido since MF are feeling pretty good after the last few chapters.