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2024 NFL Mock Draft

Last Updated: April 24, 2024 8:00 p.m. EDT (Final Version)
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2024 NFL Mock Draft

1. Chicago Bears (from Carolina Panthers)
Caleb Williams, QB, Southern Cal (6'1" 214 lbs.)

The Bears traded incumbent starting QB Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's widely believed that the Bears are set to draft Williams at #1 overall.

2. Washington Commanders
Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU (6'4" 210 lbs.)

The Commanders need a fresh start at quarterback. Daniels had a spectacular 2023 season at LSU.

3. New England Patriots
Drake Maye, QB, N. Carolina (6'4" 223 lbs.)

This will be the first draft for the Patriots in the post Bill Belichick era. Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy might also be a consideration here.

4. Arizona Cardinals
Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio St. (6'3" 209 lbs.)

I'm sticking with the idea that the Cards won't trade the pick. They already have another selection in the first round of this draft.

Harrison would be an outstanding fit for the Cardinals.

5. Los Angeles Chargers
JC Latham, OT, Alabama (6'6" 342 lbs.)

This anticipates a trade-back for the rebuilding Chargers. There's an interesting scenario where four QBs go in the first four spots and suddenly the Chargers don't have the expected demand for a trade.

But in this case, I see the Chargers trading back and going with Latham, perhaps at #11 if they work a deal with Minnesota.

6. New York Giants
Malik Nabers, WR, LSU (6'0" 200 lbs.)

The Giants should be in good position to land a top wide receiver here.

7. Tennessee Titans
Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame (6'9" 321 lbs.)

While the Titans have been aggressive in free agency, offensive tackle remains as a major need. Alt is the top offensive lineman on most boards at this point, notable in a year with a strong class at OT.

8. Atlanta Falcons
Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama (6'3" 247 lbs.)

You can tell how things have changed since my first mock in 2003, with DE/OLB as an unwieldy-to-write hybrid. Now it's just EDGE, as in Edge Rusher. It's all about the passing game in the modern NFL, especially on night one of the draft.

9. Chicago Bears
Rome Odunze, WR, Washington (6'3" 212 lbs.)

This presumes the Bears go with a quarterback at #1 overall. Offensive line and EDGE rusher are also potential considerations here for Chicago.

10. New York Jets
Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia (6'3" 243 lbs.)

Even if they miss out on the first wave of wide receivers, a unicorn tight end would be a solid addition for a Jets team looking to make a run with Aaron Rodgers in 2024.

11. Minnesota Vikings
J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan (6'2½" 219 lbs.)

This projects Minnesota trading up to select McCarthy. It appears highly unlikely that McCarthy would still be on the board at this spot.

It will be tough for anyone to work a deal with the Commanders at #2 or the Patriots at #3, as they also both need a quarterback. Trading with Arizona means convincing the Cards to not take Harrison or Nabers at #4, likely an expensive proposition.

12. Denver Broncos
Bo Nix, QB, Oregon (6'2" 217 lbs.)

Denver lacks the picks to compete with Minnesota in a trade-up bidding battle. Trading back might be tempting, but it's a huge risk to take if you believe in Nix enough to use a first-round selection on him. That's especially so with the Raiders looming one pick below.

13. Las Vegas Raiders
Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo (6'0" 195 lbs.)

It's possible that Mitchell will end up being the first defensive back drafted in 2024.

14. New Orleans Saints
Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn St. (6'6" 312 lbs.)

This is a deep draft at offensive tackle. Fashanu is exceptionally good at pass-blocking.

15. Indianapolis Colts
Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama (6'0" 189 lbs.)

Arnold would fill a need in the Colts secondary.

16. Seattle Seahawks
Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas (6'0½" 297 lbs.)

Seattle should have a number of high-end defensive line prospects to choose from at this spot.

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17. Jacksonville Jaguars
Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama (5'11½" 199 lbs.)

The Jaguars could use help at corner, and there should be several strong options for Jacksonville at this point.

18. Cincinnati Bengals
Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon St. (6'6" 334 lbs.)

If the Bengals opt to go with an offensive tackle here, they'll have a number of viable possibilities.

19. Los Angeles Rams
Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA (6'5" 259 lbs.)

The retirement of Aaron Donald created a major need at defensive tackle for the Rams. But in this scenario the Rams go with Latu, a tremendous pass rusher who would give L.A. a big boost at EDGE.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers
Graham Barton, C, Duke (6'5" 313 lbs.)

There is considerable speculation that the Steelers will draft a center here. Oregon iOL Jackson Powers-Johnson is another possibility.

21. Miami Dolphins
Troy Fautanu, OL, Washington (6'4" 317 lbs.)

As noted, this is a stacked draft at offensive tackle. Fautanu has the versatility to fill a variety of roles.

22. Philadelphia Eagles
Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa (6'0½" 203 lbs.)

There are a number of viable options at corner for the Eagles to consider. DeJean is a dynamic athlete.

23. Minnesota Vikings (from Cleveland Browns via Houston Texans)
Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU (6'3" 209 lbs.)

Might the Vikings be planning to use this pick as trade currency to move up from #11 overall?

24. Dallas Cowboys
Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia (6'8" 340 lbs.)

Even if there is a run on offensive tackles prior to this spot, Dallas will have a number of OT options here to consider.

25. Green Bay Packers
Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma (6'8" 322 lbs.)

The Packers would benefit from focusing on their offensive line early in the draft.

26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida St. (6'4" 254 lbs.)

Bit of a slide here for Verse compared with some projections, and a nice pick-up for the Bucs at this point in the first round.

27. Arizona Cardinals (from Houston Texans)
Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn St. (6'3" 254 lbs.)

This presumes that the Cardinals will select a wide receiver at #4, freeing up Arizona to fill another need here.

28. Buffalo Bills
Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas (6'2" 205 lbs.)

Mitchell is exceptionally fast, and the NFL puts a premium on ultra high-end speed.

29. Detroit Lions
Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson (6'1" 173 lbs.)

Wiggins ran a 4.28 40 at the NFL Combine, the fastest performance by any defensive player this year.

30. Baltimore Ravens
Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina (6'1" 223 lbs.)

It seems quite likely that there will be a run on wide receivers during the back-half of the first round, likely extending into the early-mid section of round two.

31. San Francisco 49ers
Jer'Zhan Newton, DT, Illinois (6'2" 304 lbs.)

Offensive line and cornerback are two other potential need spots here for the 49ers.

32. Kansas City Chiefs
Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU (6'4" 329 lbs.)

Several options here for the Chiefs, but the late word that Kansas City is targeting Suamataia is too loud for me to ignore.

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