2024 NFL Mock Draft Simulator: Jayden Daniels to the Jets, Troy Fautanu Fills a Dolphins Need, Patrick Mahomes Meets AD Mitchell

Mere months after picking up the Heisman Trophy, Jayden Daniels returns to New York with the Jets in this latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

This time next week, over 300 NFL Draft prospects will be in Indianapolis for the 2024 NFL Combine — the latest event on the calendar that will help determine draft stock ahead of April’s three-day festivities.

It truly is mock draft season. With the Pro Football Network Mock Draft Simulator (MDS), you can be the general manager for your favorite team, every team, or you can even let the sim roll and discover the potential scenarios of the NFL’s annual selection event. That’s exactly what we did for this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

2024 NFL Mock Draft

1) Chicago Bears (From CAR): Caleb Williams, QB, USC

Caleb Williams is either the next best quarterback prospect since, well, the last “generational” post-collegiate passer, or he’s a complete bust waiting to cripple the NFL team that uses capital on him.

Such is the nature of quarterback discourse at this time of year. The Chicago Bears are doing their due diligence on them all, and Williams’ off-script ability and arm talent prove alluring.

2) Washington Commanders: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

A head coach is inextricably tied to his quarterback, and when a new leader arrives at an NFL franchise, the nature of that relationship can define the length of their tenure.

While Sam Howell showed flashes this season, a change of head coach (and offensive coordinator) could see another former Tar Heel lead the Commanders as Drake Maye lands in Washington.

3) New England Patriots: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

If the New England Patriots miss out on the top two quarterbacks in the 2024 NFL Draft, Marvin Harrison Jr. is a no-brainer selection at No. 3.

The team hasn’t had an elite pass catcher for a long time, and Harrison certainly comes under that description. Furthermore, he’s adept at elevating mediocre QB play, something there’s been plenty of from the Patriots recently.

4) Arizona Cardinals: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Finding a premier pass catcher for Kyler Murray has to be a key component of the Arizona Cardinals’ offseason plan, and they don’t come much better than Georgia tight end Brock Bowers.

One of the top players in this NFL Draft class, the Cardinals ignore traditional TE value and focus on the versatile skill set and eye-popping production they can get out of an offensive weapon.

5) Los Angeles Chargers: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Can Jim Harbaugh join an elite trio who have won both a Super Bowl and a College Football National Championship?

If the former Michigan head coach wants to join Barry Switzer, Jimmy Johnson, and Pete Carroll, he’ll need to construct this Chargers team in his Wolverines likeness. That means establishing elite line play, something that Penn State product Olu Fashanu helps deliver.

6) New York Giants: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

The New York Giants are financially obligated to roll with Daniel Jones in the 2024 NFL season, so how do they best maximize their opportunity with the former Duke quarterback?

The offensive line is a clear area of need, and with Notre Dame standout Joe Alt still on the board, the MDS gives Jones a technically gifted pass protector with top-tier football intelligence.

7) Tennessee Titans: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Offensive tackle is a popular choice for the Tennessee Titans across the 2024 NFL Mock Draft landscape, with just cause.

However, there’s more than one way to utilize the talents of second-year QB Will Levis. Getting him a dangerous field-stretching receiving weapon with reliable hands and a competitive nature, like Malik Nabers, would be an A+ move.

8) Atlanta Falcons: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

While the future of the quarterback position is a concern, the Atlanta Falcons see Maye and Williams fly off the board early in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft and pivot to another position in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

Remove medical concerns from Laiatu Latu‘s evaluation, and he’s arguably the best pass rusher in this class, ending the Falcons’ never-ending quest for edge talent.

9) Chicago Bears: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

The Bears watched the Houston Texans with green-eyed admiration this season, and in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, follow a similar path as the Texans took a year ago.

With their rookie QB secured earlier, the Bears add an explosive Alabama pass rusher with a well-developed toolbox in Dallas Turner, creating a dynamic one-two punch with Montez Sweat.

10) New York Jets: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

The MDS throws out the first real curve ball of this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, but it makes plenty of sense for the New York Jets. The front office has made it abundantly clear that Zach Wilson isn’t it, and Aaron Rodgers is closer to being made of glass, not diamond.

MORE: Top QBs in the 2024 NFL Draft

Jayden Daniels did pretty well in his last trip to New York, winning the 2023 Heisman Trophy.

11) Minnesota Vikings: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Quarterback conversations will dominate the Minnesota Vikings’ offseason until late April, but it’s not the only position of need the NFC North contender has right now.

The secondary has as many questions hanging over it as the holes in it, and the MDS hands them a truly elite cornerback prospect who adds value in all phases. Terrion Arnold becomes the CB1 of the class right here.

12) Denver Broncos: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

Courtland Sutton is coming off a career-high touchdown campaign, attracting trade rumors alongside teammate Jerry Jeudy this offseason.

If the Denver Broncos are looking to reshape their offense — and let’s be honest, they need to — then adding a pass catcher like Rome Odunze, with his exceptional ball skills, speed, and size, is a good way to start.

13) Las Vegas Raiders: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois

Following the suspension and subsequent release of Jimmy Garoppolo, the Las Vegas Raiders may be on the hunt for a long-term QB replacement.

However, there’s work to do in both trenches too, and landing a versatile defensive chess piece like Johnny Newton is too good an opportunity to miss. He’s an athletic and powerful force from any alignment on the front.

14) New Orleans Saints: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Both in the long and the short term, the New Orleans Saints need to upgrade an offensive line that went from a strength to a concern in a heartbeat.

JC Latham gives Derek Carr a big-bodied pass protector at 6’6″ and 360 pounds, who is virtually impossible to get through or around due to surprising athleticism and a physicality that translates to the ground game.

15) Indianapolis Colts: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

There’s a collision of two constants in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft as a team that appears to need pass-rush help every season meets a program that produces top-tier defensive prospects without fail.

Penn State product Chop Robinson bolsters the Indianapolis Colts’ defense with his diabolical determination, eye-popping explosion, and petrifying power.

16) Seattle Seahawks: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

J.J. McCarthy continues to receive rave reviews in this 2024 NFL Draft class, and his current trajectory could make this selection look like an absolute steal come April. The Seattle Seahawks are rolling with Geno Smith in 2024, which allows a young quarterback like McCarthy to develop on some already incredibly impressive physical tools.

17) Jacksonville Jaguars: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

Addressing the trenches between free agency and the draft is a must for the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, they also need a high-caliber WR to maximize Trevor Lawrence’s talent.

MORE: Top WRs in the 2024 NFL Draft

Former Michigan State and Florida State pass catcher Keon Coleman has established himself as one of the top WRs in college football, with strong hands and deceptive size-adjusted athleticism.

18) Cincinnati Bengals: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

The Cincinnati Bengals have been trying to get their secondary right via the NFL Draft, and they’ve made some promising steps in that direction.

However, they need to make a more substantial leap, and a playmaker of Kool-Aid McKinstry‘s caliber being available in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft helps that goal considerably. He’s a talented technician with top-tier ball skills.

19) Los Angeles Rams: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

There isn’t a cornerback on the Los Angeles Rams roster that you could identify as elite. Well, there wasn’t until this 2024 NFL Mock Draft existed.

Toledo Rockets CB Quinyon Mitchell is excelling in this pre-draft process, and criticizing his level of competition is a laughable excuse to decry his talent at the Senior Bowl. He’s fast, physical, and blessed with technical and mental fortitude.

20) Pittsburgh Steelers: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

Offensive line upgrades are a must for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the MDS understood the assignment in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. The ninth-ranked player on the PFN Top 100 Prospect Watchlist and impressing in Mobile at the Senior Bowl, Taliese Fuaga bolstered his reputation as one of the best offensive tackles in a loaded class.

21) Miami Dolphins: Troy Fautanu, G, Washington

Much like the Steelers above them, the Miami Dolphins are in the market for significant OL upgrades this offseason. You could argue that no spot is off-limits.

In this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, they land Washington offensive tackle Troy Fautanu, whom many analysts project to play guard in the NFL. He’s a stout pass protector with awe-inspiring power and dangerous intentions.

22) Philadelphia Eagles: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

The Philadelphia Eagles have needs across the secondary, but historically, they’ve been loathe to address them in the first round of the NFL Draft.

However, if a playmaker described as “one of the top five players available” by one NFL scouting source is available, could they buck that trend? With his size and athletic qualities, Cooper DeJean could fill a litany of roles in the NFL.

23) Houston Texans: Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

C.J. Stroud had an incredible rookie campaign, but imagine what he could do behind a center of Jackson Powers-Johnson‘s caliber.

MORE: 2024 NFL Draft Big Board

The Oregon offensive lineman is rapidly ascending in this class following a brief but all-encompassing performance at the Senior Bowl. A stout protector and reliable snapper, he can also upgrade the ground game with his plow-like abilities.

24) Dallas Cowboys: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

The Dallas Cowboys have several potential OL departures on the horizon, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them address that issue on Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Amarius Mims gives the team a towering, vicious, and powerful tackle who can provide ample protection for Dak Prescott while bringing a nasty streak to the Cowboys’ ground game.

25) New England Patriots: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

Trade: The Patriots receive the No. 25 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft; the Packers receive the No. 34 pick and New England’s second-round pick in 2025.

For the longest time — a team entrenched in the mentality of trading down — the Patriots swap picks with the Green Bay Packers to jump back into Round 1 and kick-start a new era in New England.

Bo Nix‘s roller-coaster career continues after a suboptimal Senior Bowl, but he brings experience and production to the Patriots’ offense.

26) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

With Baker Mayfield seemingly entrenched as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ starter, the MDS focuses on ensuring his longevity.

In this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, that comes in the form of Oklahoma standout Tyler Guyton who looks to continue the Sooners’ spectacular NFL pedigree. With his 6’7″, 326-pound frame and athletic savagery, he’s more than ready for the NFL.

27) Arizona Cardinals: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

After bolstering their offense with Bowers earlier in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, the Cardinals turn to defense with their second Day 1 selection.

Again, they land one of the very best players in the class. Florida State pass rusher Jared Verse doesn’t receive the same hype as some EDGE prospects, but his combination of power and athleticism is difficult to stop.

28) Buffalo Bills: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Cornerback might not be the overwhelming priority when the Buffalo Bills get on the clock late in the first round, but this 2024 mock offers them the opportunity to snag a playmaker who is quickly ascending in this class.

Nate Wiggins has legitimate track speed at the position and plays the game with the type of physicality that would snap a tailgate table in two.

29) Detroit Lions: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

The Detroit Lions have addressed the secondary in successive editions of the NFL’s annual selection event, but they still need to find a lockdown cornerback as they attempt to take the next step toward a Super Bowl.

Kamari Lassiter has flown a little under the radar but has the physical makeup, technical excellence, and catch-point ball skills to be a force in the NFL for a long time.

30) Baltimore Ravens: Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

Zay Flowers had an immediate success as a first-round selection for the Baltimore Ravens, but they still need to surround Lamar Jackson with talent to get over the final hurdle and land a Super Bowl berth.

MORE: Free NFL Mock Draft Simulator With Trades

The national consensus is starting to catch up to LSU WR Brian Thomas Jr. and his size, speed, and ball-tracking skills that translate so effortlessly to next-level success.

31) San Francisco 49ers: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

The offensive line will likely be the main focus area for the San Francisco 49ers early in the 2024 NFL Draft. Jordan Morgan was a highly respected prospect a year ago but has bolstered his stock further this year. An impressive technician with impeccable timing, Morgan has the agility to be a force in all phases of the game.

32) Kansas City Chiefs: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

Patrick Mahomes has made magic out of mediocre pass catchers in recent successes, but no more. The final pick of this 2024 NFL Mock Draft gives Kansas City a playmaker with unstoppable red-zone prowess and ankle-breaking route running.

Fresh off an 11-touchdown, 845-yard campaign for the Texas Longhorns, Adonai Mitchell would be a dangerous weapon here.

All the 2024 NFL Draft resources you need — the draft order, the top QBs, the Top 100 prospects, and the full 2024 Big Board — right at your fingertips at Pro Football Network!

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