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2024 NFL Mock Draft With Trades: First-Round Picks

2024 NFL Mock Draft With Trades: First-Round Picks

The NFL combine is one of the more significant markers that the NFL draft is right around the corner. With the combine happening this week, there is no better time to drop my first NFL mock draft of the offseason. As we move past free agency and teams’ needs develop even further, be on the lookout for updated mock drafts from myself and the FantasyPros team.

2024 NFL Draft Guide

2024 NFL Mock Draft

1. Chicago Bears: Caleb Williams (QB – USC)

Whether you are a fan of Williams or one of the other top quarterback options in this year’s class, it’s safe to say that the Justin Fields Era is coming to an end in Chicago. To me, the answer is clear. Caleb Williams brings his impressive skillset to Chicago and, with it, the most tantalizing upside the city has seen since, well, Justin Fields.

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2. Washington Commanders: Jayden Daniels (QB -LSU)

Daniels improved as a passer every year in college, but he still falls behind Drake Maye in my rookie grading. While Daniels does bring game-breaking speed and elite upside, he rarely gets past his first read and looks to run early and often. Nevertheless, Washington gets their guy, and Kliff Kingsbury gets a chance to coach another young mobile quarterback in Jayden Daniels, reminiscent of his time with Kyler Murray.

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3. New England Patriots: Drake Maye (QB – UNC)

The Patriots have Drake Maye fall into their lap and get the fit they were hoping for as they look to the post-Bill Belichick Era. Maye possesses impressive arm talent and mobility for a player of his size.

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

There is a chance Harrison isn’t available at No. 4 – he’s that good. But if he is, it makes Arizona’s decision an easy one. Harrison is in rarified air as a prospect and one of the most exciting pass catchers to enter the NFL since Ja’Marr Chase. The Cardinals give Murray his elite wide receiver to pair with breakout tight end Trey McBride.

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5. Los Angeles Chargers: Joe Alt (OT – Notre Dame)

As exciting as the wide receiver options are for the Chargers, they need to keep Justin Herbert upright. The first pick in the Jim Harbaugh regime is true to form as they focus on building the offensive line and locking down their right tackle of the future.

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6. TRADEAtlanta Falcons – J.J McCarthy (QB – Michigan)

  • Falcons trade: Pick Nos. 8 and 79, plus a conditional 2025 fifth-rounder
  • Giants trade: Pick No. 6

The Giants fail to make a move into the top three picks and decide to accrue as many assets as they can, adding a pick in the third round and a future asset. The Falcons grab their new franchise quarterback in McCarthy. The addition of offensive coordinator Zac Robinson bodes well for McCarthy’s development in the NFL. Atlanta keeps its second and a third-rounder to add a pass catcher to fit Robinson’s scheme.

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7. Tennessee Titans: Olumuyiwa Fashanu (OR – Penn State)

The Titans have needs everywhere, but investing in their offensive line helps them keep their young quarterback protected, which will go a long way in figuring out if Will Levis is the answer at quarterback. There is a case for Fashanu to be the best tackle in the class, and Tennessee getting him at seven is more exciting for their rebuild than the average fan may think.

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8. TRADE – New York Giants: Rome Odunze (WR – Washington)

  • Giants trade: Pick No. 6
  • Falcons trade: Pick Nos. 8 and 79, plus a conditional 2025 fifth-rounder

The Giants end up with the player they were most likely to select if they remained at No. 6 in Odunze. He is the most well-balanced wide receiver prospect in this class and can immediately dominate targets in New York. Not even quarterback Daniel Jones can hold back a talent like Odunze for long.

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9. Chicago Bears: Malik Nabers (WR – LSU)

The Bears leave the first round with two of the most exciting players available. Nabers brings immediate versatility to the offense. Pairing him with fellow pass-catcher DJ Moore gives Caleb Williams one of the most electric wide receiver duos in the NFL.

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10. New York Jets: Taliese Fuaga (OT -Oregon State)

Finding ways to give quarterback Aaron Rodgers more time to throw and running back Breece Hall more room to run will be critical for the Jets. The offensive line was a mess this past season, and Fuaga can start at right tackle from Day 1.

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11. Minnesota Vikings: Dallas Turner (EDGE – Alabama)

The Vikings are able to resign quarterback Kirk Cousins in this scenario. On defense, though, Minnesota is likely to lose edge rusher Danielle Hunter in free agency. Turner gives them an immediate replacement and a staple at edge rusher as they look to remain relevant in the NFC North.

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12. Denver Broncos: Terrion Arnold (CB – Alabama)

The Broncos need help in the trenches, but they also play in a division where they have to face Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert twice a year. Arnold gives them one of the more impressive secondaries in the league alongside Patrick Surtain. He is an athletic freak and should be able to run with anyone at the NFL level.

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13. Las Vegas Raiders: Laiatu Latu (EDGE – UCLA)

If it weren’t for his medicals, Latu may have been a top-10 selection. Latu can learn from Maxx Crosby and bring versatility to a Raiders team that has been largely thrown into flux after a failed 2023 campaign. Head coach Antonio Pierce gets a player who, like him, may be an underrated asset heading into the 2024 NFL season.

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14. New Orleans Saints: Jared Verse (EDGE – Florida State)

The Saints have a young and developing defensive line, but what it lacks is overwhelming force and versatility. Welcome, Jared Verse, who is in the conversation to be the best edge rusher in the class. New Orleans adds a difference maker that can help to bolster their 29th-ranked defense in sacks.

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15. Indianapolis Colts: Brock Bowers (TE – Georgia)

To be clear, I don’t think Bowers has any business making it to No. 15. There are a few teams who may pull the trigger on the generational tight end prospect, but navigating need and positional value are at play here for many teams. The Colts benefit in this case and give second-year quarterback Anthony Richardson an elite option to complement wide receivers Michael Pittman (if they keep him) and Josh Downs.

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16. Seattle Seahawks: Jackson Powers-Johnson (C – Oregon)

The Seahawks can anchor their offensive line while also filling one of their most glaring needs on offense. Powers-Johnson is far and away the best center in 2024. New head coach Mike Macdonald gives his backfield duo Kenneth Walker III and Zach Charbonnet some much-needed help as he takes over the reins in Seattle.

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17. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinyon Mitchell (CB – Toledo)

The Jaguars add Mitchell to bolster their secondary. Mitchell has incredible burst and quickness. He is a playmaker who can inject toughness into an inconsistent Jaguars defense.

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18. Cincinnati Bengals: JC Latham (OT – Alabama)

An All-SEC offensive tackle, JC Latham fills a crucial need for the Bengals offense. With offensive tackle Jonah Williams likely moving on, Latham can slot in on the right side and be an impact player for a Bengals team hoping to keep Joe Burrow healthy, a task that has proven more difficult than the team expected.

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19. Los Angeles Rams: Nate Wiggins (CB – Clemson)

Wiggins has all the physical gifts to make him a top corner in the NFL. The Rams have been searching for long-term answers at the position since moving on from Jalen Ramsey, and Nate Wiggins could help fill that void early in the season.

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20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Amarius Mims (OT – Georgia)

Mims isn’t as refined of a prospect as the top tackles, but he carries just as high of an upside. The Steelers need to figure out a quarterback, but when they do, they are doing their best to set him up for success.

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21. Miami Dolphins: Kool-Aid McKinstry (CB – Alabama)

The Dolphins announced they were moving on from Xavien Howard this offseason and have a chance to fill the hole with the best name in the NFL draft. McKinstry should be a starter for the Dolphins in Wee 1, and his ability to dominate in man coverage bodes well for his early career success across from Ramsey in the secondary.

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22. Philadelphia Eagles: Cooper DeJean (CB – Iowa)

DeJean will miss the combine while he recovers from a late-season leg injury, but he’s still a sensational athlete who he may not be available at this point in the draft. If he does fall, the Eagles add a toolsy athletic corner who can be a difference-maker for a secondary that has been in flux.

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23. Houston Texans: Kingsley Suamataia (OT – BYU)

Suamataia is one of my favorite players in the entire draft. He is a big-bodied athletic tackle who is raw and will need some time to develop on the job. That being said, the Texans struggled with health for their offensive line in 2023, and having Suamataia learn from the likes of Laremy Tunsil is the perfect situation for him to succeed at the next level.

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24. Dallas Cowboys: Troy Fautanu (OT – Washington)

Veteran tackle Tyron Smith is a pending free agent, and even if Dallas is able to bring him back, having Fautanu waiting in the wings will help them to succeed in the future. Fautanu is a versatile lineman and can fill multiple roles while he adapts to the NFL game.

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25. Green Bay Packers: Ennis Rakestraw Jr. (CB – Missouri)

The cornerback position was a rollercoaster for Green Bay this past season. Between Jaire Alexander getting hurt and suspended by the team, Eric Stokes going on injured reserve and inconsistent play from the rest of their defensive backs, the Packers were left needing more. Rakestraw is a smaller-framed corner, but he held his own in the SEC and could prove pivotal for a team that plays Justin Jefferson, DJ Moore and Amon-Ra St. Brown on a regular basis.

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26. TRADE – Detroit Lions: Chop Robinson (EDGE – Penn State)

  • Lions Trade: Pick Nos. 29 and 92
  • Bucs Trade: Pick Nos. 26 and 126

The Lions were close to being the Cinderella story of the 2023 season after a highly-criticized draft. In 2024, they get aggressive and select one of the more underrated edge rushers in the class in, Chop Robinson. The duo of Robinson and Aidan Hutchinson will devastate NFC North offensive lines for years to come.

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27. Arizona Cardinals: Byron Murphy II (DT – Texas)

Murphy is the one player I had a hard time placing. He is an undersized defensive tackle, which is why I have him falling this far. Murphy is a high-motor player and can provide some much-needed stability for the Cardinals line if he can adapt when his lack of length hinders him.

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28. Buffalo Bills: Jer’Zhan “Johnny” Newton (DT – Illinois)

The Bills are no strangers to undersized defensive linemen. They have a recipe for success and can find the best way to use Newton’s explosiveness. He is an intuitive playmaker who should be able to find success when given the proper structure.

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29. TRADE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Graham Barton (OT – Duke)

  • Bucs Trade: Pick Nos. 26 and 126
  • Lions Trade: Pick Nos. 29 and 92

The Buccaneers need to add physicality to their offensive line. Barton is an unexciting pick for NFL fans, but he is one of the more steady linemen available, especially at this point in the draft. He can play guard or tackle at the next level, and that versatility will allow him to see early playing time in Tampa Bay.

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30. Baltimore Ravens: Darius Robinson (EDGE – Missouri)

The Ravens are a candidate to move up in the first round, but if they aren’t able to find a trade partner, they can address the edge by selecting Robinson, who is an explosive playmaker who fits their scheme well.

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31. San Francisco 49ers: Troy Franklin (WR – Oregon)

The 49ers are absolutely loaded with talent on the offensive side of the ball. Still, questions about their ability to resign wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, as well as the always looming health concerns of Deebo Samuel, can’t be ignored. Whether Aiyuk is on the roster or not in 2024 (I think he will be), Troy Franklin fills a need. He is a speedy route runner with the size to be an alpha. Fitting him into the Shanahan system could unlock a whole new ceiling for the Niners in 2024.

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32. Kansas City Chiefs: Brian Thomas Jr. (WR – LSU)

The Chiefs have one obvious need: wide receiver. Ideally, Franklin makes it to them, but in this scenario, they get a wide receiver who is ranked as many people WR4 in the class in Thomas Jr. – a big wide receiver with blazing speed. He has excellent hip flexibility for a player of his size and was a touchdown machine his final season at LSU. Thomas Jr. isn’t without flaws, but as he develops into a true X receiver, he has the benefit of Patrick Mahomes throwing him the ball to fill the gaps in his play.

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