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Draft King 2024 NFL Mock Draft

Last Updated: February 26, 2024
Lou Pickney, DraftKing.com



2024 NFL Mock Draft

1. Chicago Bears (from Carolina) - Caleb Williams, QB, Southern Cal (6-1 220)

If the Bears go with Williams here at #1 as expected, what happens to incumbent QB Justin Fields?



2. Washington Commanders - Drake Maye, QB, N. Carolina (6-4 220)

You need an ace quarterback to win in the modern NFL. It's a new era for the Commanders.



3. New England Patriots - Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU (6-4 210)

Speaking of new eras, it's life after Bill Belichick for the Patriots. Daniels had a tremendous 2023 season at LSU.



4. Arizona Cardinals - Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio St. (6-3 205)

Harrison would be an outstanding fit for the Cards. Despite the sky-high pressure of lofty expectations at Ohio State, Harrison performed at an elite level for the Buckeyes.



5. Los Angeles Chargers - Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia (6-4 230)

Top five might seem high for a tight end, but Bowers has unique talent as a receiver and will be a matchup nightmare for any defense.



6. New York Giants - Rome Odunze, WR, Washington (6-3 215)

This is a very strong draft at wide receiver. Unless they try to leapfrog Arizona to draft Harrison, you'd think the Giants would be able to find a top receiver prospect here.



7. Tennessee Titans - Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame (6-7 315)

I'd think the Titans would be happy being able to take their pick of the offensive tackle prospects here. QB Will Levis needs better protection.



8. Atlanta Falcons - Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama (6-4 265)

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 - Malik Nabers, WR, LSU (6-0 200)

This presumes the Bears go with a quarterback at #1 overall. This draft is stacked at wide receiver and Nabers is a great prospect.



10. New York Jets - Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn St. (6-6 325)

Offensive tackle is a top need for the Jets, and they should have several strong options at this spot.



11. Minnesota Vikings - Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson (6-2 185)

Wiggins is the first defensive back off the board in this mock. There will likely be a run on corners at some point, perhaps later in round one.



12. Denver Broncos - Jer'Zhan Newton, DT, Illinois (6-2 295)

Newton is an interesting prospect, a really good interior pass rusher in a draft that's short on them in round one, at least as the projections look now.



13. Las Vegas Raiders - JJ McCarthy, QB, Michigan (6-3 200)

McCarthy just won a national championship at Michigan this past season. Other possibilities at QB include Oregon's Bo Nix and Washington's Michael Penis Jr.



14. New Orleans Saints - Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA (6-4 265)

It's possible that Latu could end up as the first EDGE drafted. In this mock, the Saints land Latu here at #14.



15. Indianapolis Colts - Keon Coleman, WR, Florida St. (6-4 215)

Coleman is a gifted receiver with great size. This is a loaded draft at wide receiver, a need position for many teams.



16. Seattle Seahawks - Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida St. (6-4 260)

Another case of talent meeting need for the Seahawks. Specifically pass-rushing talent.





17. Jacksonville Jaguars - Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn St. (6-3 250)

This would seem less likely if the Jaguars manage to retain EDGE Josh Allen, who is a pending free agent.



18. Cincinnati Bengals - Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia (6-7 340)

This may be where we see a run on offensive tackles start. It's also possible that Mims will be gone by this spot, but if so there will be other top OL prospects for the Bengals to consider. More protection for Joe Burrow.



19. Los Angeles Rams - Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama (6-1 195)

There should be several viable options for the Rams here at #19 if they're looking to go with a cornerback.



20. Pittsburgh Steelers - JC Latham, OT, Alabama (6-6 360)

The run on offensive tackles could really pick up in this range.



21. Miami Dolphins - Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU (6-6 325)

One of a number of potential offensive line options here for the Dolphins. I wonder if Miami might look to trade back from this spot.



22. Philadelphia Eagles - Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama (6-0 195)

There should be a number of options for the Eagles at cornerback. It's entirely possible that Arnold could be gone well before the Eagles go on the clock.



23. Houston Texans (from Cleveland) - JT Tuimoloau, EDGE, Ohio St. (6-4 270)

This projection would be less likely if the Texans retain pending free agent EDGE Jonathan Greenard.



24. Dallas Cowboys - Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon St. (6-6 335)

The run on offensive linemen continues with Fuaga. There's just so much demand for high-end pass-blockers.



25. Green Bay Packers - Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo (6-0 195)

The buzz surrounding Mitchell has been growing this off-season, and this update reflects his status as a riser. Mitchell is exceptionally fast, and the NFL puts a premium on ultra high-end speed.



26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington (6-3 270)

Trice would fill a need spot for the Bucs.



27. Arizona Cardinals (from Houston) - Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri (6-0 185)

If the Cardinals land Marvin Harrison Jr. at #4 overall, they'd be freed up to fill another need spot at corner.



28. Buffalo Bills - Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU (6-4 205)

Is this where a run on wide receivers will start?



29. Detroit Lions - Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa (6-1 205)

The run on cornerbacks continues here with the Lions and DeJean, a tweener-DB with outstanding instincts.



30. Baltimore Ravens - Troy Fautanu, OL, Washington (6-4 320)

Fautanu has the versatility to fill a number of roles.



31. San Francisco 49ers - Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma (6-7 325)

Other possibilities include Arizona OT Jordan Morgan and Houston OT Patrick Paul.



32. Kansas City Chiefs - Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas (6-4 195)

Mitchell is one of several potential targets for the Chiefs here at the end of round one.



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