2024 NFL Mock Draft Simulator: Marvin Harrison Jr., Not Caleb Williams, Goes No. 1 to the Chicago Bears

The eyes of the NFL world are on the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, but it's Chicago that draws all the attention in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

The eyes of the NFL world are on Indianapolis this week as the NFL Combine welcomes over 300 of the top prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft. Before insane feats of athleticism are measured and overreacted to, it’s time to test the temperature of these terrific college prospects with another 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

With the PFN 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: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

Throw out the theories, abandon the arguments, and forget about the Justin Fields discourse. What if the Chicago Bears just take the best player available in this class with the first overall pick?

Few would argue with the assertion that Marvin Harrison Jr. fits that description, and the Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver would also be an upgrade at a position of need for the Bears.

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

With a new head coach, the Washington Commanders are a leading contender to take a quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft.

While debate rages on about who might be the best of the bunch, Drake Maye is out here casually hitting the uprights from 80+ yards out as a demonstration of his incredible arm talent. The former UNC Tar Heel is the QB1 on the PFN draft board.

3) New England Patriots: Caleb Williams, QB, USC

After a couple of seasons of mediocre quarterback play, the New England Patriots begin a new era under Jared Mayo with an upgrade at the position.

While Caleb Williams is one of the most polarizing prospects in the entire class, the former USC Trojan is a highly talented individual with effortless arm talent and the out-of-structure wizardry to wow NFL evaluators this spring.

4) Arizona Cardinals: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

The Arizona Cardinals have been a popular landing spot for Harrison, but with the Ohio State WR off the board in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, they turn to a man who is no consolation prize at the position.

MORE: Top WRs in the 2024 NFL Draft

Kyler Murray needs game-changing weapons. LSU receiver Malik Nabers fits the bill with his reliable hands, competitive nature, and ability to stretch the field.

5) Los Angeles Chargers: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

A tight end landing in the top 10 might be considered psychotic behavior for a team with multiple needs, but there’s nothing insane about selecting Brock Bowers fifth overall in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

Jim Harbaugh utilized the TE position frequently at Michigan, and even if that doesn’t correlate to the NFL, Bowers is an elite receiving weapon capable of lining up anywhere.

6) New York Giants: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

The New York Giants will look to reload on the offensive line this spring, so the fan base may consider the selection of a wide receiver here idiotic. But an NFL team wasn’t built on Day 1 of the draft alone.

Do you know what else wasn’t built in a day? Rome. However, Rome Odunze is a custom-built Day 1 NFL receiver who immediately weaponizes a stale Giants offense.

7) Tennessee Titans: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

With Will Levis set to be the future quarterback for the Tennessee Titans, this 2024 NFL Mock Draft looks to ensure his optimal chances of success. The offensive line is a clear area of need, and there isn’t any better OT prospect in this class than Joe Alt.

A towering figure who is gifted technically as well as athletically, the Notre Dame product also boasts top-tier football intelligence.

8) Atlanta Falcons: Jer’Zhan “Johnny” Newton, DT, Illinois

The MDS throws something of a curveball here for the Atlanta Falcons, but don’t rule out the chances of something like this happening on draft night.

The franchise is consistently in pursuit of pass-rush presence, and a player like Johnny Newton helps them achieve that in multiple ways. He’s a versatile lineman who can attack from any alignment with power and athleticism.

9) Chicago Bears: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

Having snagged the best player in the class earlier in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, the Chicago Bears snap up a quarterback some consider the best signal-caller available.

Fresh off a Heisman Trophy-winning campaign for LSU, Jayden Daniels is an explosive dual-threat whose development as a passer in 2023 gets overlooked due to his out-of-structure shenanigans.

10) New York Jets: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State

If Olumuyiwa Fashanu falls to the brink of the top 10 in the 2024 NFL Draft, this is an absolute no-brainer for the New York Jets. If they’re to get the best out of their investment in Aaron Rodgers, the franchise has to have offensive line upgrades this spring.

Fashanu is a technically savvy, athletically impressive, intelligently astute, ready-to-roll offensive tackle prospect.

11) Minnesota Vikings: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

As the 2024 NFL Draft approaches, the Minnesota Vikings likely hold all the keys to how the NFL’s annual selection event plays out as a result of the Kirk Cousins contract situation.

If they’re not forced into a QB pick here, the franchise has plenty of holes to fill. With his explosiveness off the snap and well-developed toolbox, Dallas Turner gives them a dangerous pass rush option.

12) Denver Broncos: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

The Denver Broncos are in a quarterback quandary similar to that of the Vikings above them. Denver’s situation may be considered even more dire.

With the top three passers off the board in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, why not pair PS2 with Quinyon Mitchell to form arguably the best CB double-act in the entire NFL? The Toledo CB is rocketing up draft boards.

13) Las Vegas Raiders: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

The four teams from 10-13 in the 2024 NFL Draft are all intriguing, with clear QB needs. The Las Vegas Raiders have made their position known, stating their QB1 isn’t on the roster right now.

The franchise is also desperate for help in the secondary, and with Terrion Arnold still on the board, they strike for a truly elite cornerback prospect with multi-phase value.

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.

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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: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

The Indianapolis Colts are permanently searching for pass-rush help, but this 2024 NFL Mock Draft finds them a potentially elite playmaker to patrol the edges for years to come. Jared Verse appears to have fallen off the radar a little, but the hype should come back up come April.

His combination of power and athleticism is the stuff defensive coordinators dream of utilizing.

16) Seattle Seahawks: Graham Barton, OG, Duke

After bringing back Geno Smith, the Seattle Seahawks appear out of the quarterback stakes. Instead, the need to focus on upgrading their offensive line, particularly across the interior.

Enter Graham Barton, who played left tackle at Duke but is considered a three-spot interior contender in the NFL. His frame, power, and nasty demeanor make him a terrifying proposition.

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

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

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: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Whatever the Cincinnati Bengals can do to support Joe Burrow must be done, whether adding elite playmakers or keeping him healthy with upgraded protection.

This 2024 NFL Mock Draft addresses the latter on Day 1, with the towering form of Amarius Mims bringing a powerful, vicious form of right tackle prospect to an offensive line needing an overhaul for the 2024 season.

19) Los Angeles Rams: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

The chances that the Los Angeles Rams trade away their first-round selection before they get on the clock is extremely high, given they haven’t made a pick on Day 1 since 2016.

If they hold firm in April, the selection of an elite pass rusher product like UCLA’s Laiatu Latu would be an easy one to make. Medical concerns are the only thing clouding an easy evaluation.

20) Pittsburgh Steelers: Jackson Powers-Johnson, OC, Oregon

There might not be a team with more holes to fill this offseason than the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their offense has resembled Swiss cheese, and this mock makes Jackson Powers-Johnson the playmaker at the pivot that the team has needed for an eternity.

The Oregon standout plows lanes in the running game, is stout as a pass protector, and is a reliable snapper.

21) Miami Dolphins: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

The Miami Dolphins are in disarray after seeing a potential target sniped one spot ahead of them in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. Offensive line is a clear need, but it’s a deep class across all five spots.

MORE: Top CBs in the 2024 NFL Draft

What you won’t find too many of in this class are versatile playmakers in the secondary like Cooper DeJean, who has the physicality, wherewithal, and athletic build to multiple roles.

22) Philadelphia Eagles: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

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, with a falling star careening towards them, the MDS quenches their first for playmakers with Kool-Aid McKinstry. The Alabama cornerback is a talented technician with top-tier ball skills and special teams excellence.

23) Houston Texans: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

With Laremy Tunsil manning the left side and a ton of potential free agents on the right side, the MDS gives the Houston Texans an ascending offensive tackle in the form of Tyler Guyton. With his 6’7″, 326-pound frame and athletic savagery, the former Oklahoma Sooner is ready to man the right tackle spot for an NFL team immediately.

24) Dallas Cowboys: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

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.

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.

25) Green Bay Packers: Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami (FL)

With Dallas and Houston selecting offensive tackles in successive selections, the Green Bay Packers could legitimately extend that OT run here.

Safety is a significant need, and Kamren Kinchens is a substantially talented playmaker who can fill that hole. Between his coverage ability and physical presence as a run-stopper, there’s not a lot he doesn’t add to a defense.

26) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

Baker Mayfield looks to be the short-term future in Tampa Bay, but the Buccaneers have to address the long-term quarterback situation because it simply doesn’t exist on their roster.

With his eye-popping arm velocity, athletic gifts, and winning mentality, J.J. McCarthy offers greater potential than any quarterback they may hold out for in the 2025 NFL Draft class.

27) Arizona Cardinals: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

It doesn’t matter which position it comes at, the Cardinals ideally want to leave Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft with a defensive playmaker. EDGE has been a popular choice in mock drafts, but the cornerback room needs some work, too.

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

28) Buffalo Bills: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

Wide receiver is a major need for the Buffalo Bills, but here, the MDS recognizes that it’s a deep position group with value to be had later on. What you won’t find later on is a pass rusher with diabolical determination, eye-popping explosion, and petrifying such as Chop Robinson.

The Penn State product is the latest Nittany Lion with terrifying defensively dominant potential.

29) Detroit Lions: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

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.

Nate Wiggins has legitimate track speed at the position and plays the game with the type of physicality that pairs beautifully with Dan Campbell’s kneecap-biting culture.

30) Baltimore Ravens: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

Zay Flowers was a good start for the Baltimore Ravens passing game, but they need to continue to surround Lamar Jackson with the talent to take this team to the next level.

Ankle-breaking route running? Check. Unstoppable red-zone prowess? Check. Adonai Mitchell ticks all the boxes to make this Ravens’ offense a juggernaut of eye-watering proportions.

31) San Francisco 49ers: Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri

The San Francisco 49ers showed their vulnerability and need on the defensive edge when they traded for Chase Young last fall.

There are three potential free agent pass rushers on their roster, so bolstering the position makes sense. Darius Robinson is a rapidly ascending prospect in this class who has earned pro-comparison to some of the very best, including Cameron Jordan.

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

Patrick Mahomes could turn me into a Super Bowl-winning wide receiver, and I couldn’t catch a cold at the height of flu season. Giving him a weapon like LSU WR Brian Thomas Jr. would be simply unfair to the rest of the NFL.

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He’s a size, speed, ball-skills triple-threat whose skill set should translate immediately to NFL success and terrify 31 defensive coordinators across the league.

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No way MHJ goes 1. It’s Williams for sure. He’s going to Chicago. It resets QB for the bears and their coach. It’s a no brainer. Fields didnt show enough. I could see Fields getting traded to NE and then MHJ going to them at 3. Mayo is a defensive coach. This is instant offense for NE. Then he focuses on the D.Whats even more crazy then this is that it might work. NE suddenly good again. Watch and see if this doesn’t happen. NE wheeling and dealing post Bill B.

Awesome if your a bears fan.

You have the Patriots picking Williams at #3. He’s the only QB who would have me thinking about the Pats keeping that #3. If he’s gone, I’m trading that #3 pick for a #7 or 8 pick, a 2nd-round pick and a high draft choice in 2025. If Daniels is gone then, I trade that pick for a pick later in the round with some other goodies thrown in. Williams is something special; he can be a Peyton Manning, a Brady, an Elway, a Marino, a Montana, a Unitas, a Dawson. He has the potential of being someone mentioned with the names I just mentioned.

Otherwise you’re talking about good QB prospects, and there are a lot of those in this draft. There will still be good QB’s in this draft even on day 3; I really like Joe Milton of Tennessee, and he’s probably not going before the 6th round. (Don’t forget who was drafted with the last pick of the 6th round in 2000; he was the best of them all.)

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