Joe Broback’s 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Keon Coleman Joins Trevor Lawrence, Rome Odunze Pairs Up With Anthony Richardson

With the NFL playoffs in full swing, this 2024 NFL Mock Draft looks at how the eliminated teams will build toward their futures.

Alright, I’ll say it: I miss college football. So, for those of you who share my sadness, we will cope by doing another 2024 NFL Mock Draft. With the NFL playoffs in full swing, losing teams are turning their attention to the 2024 NFL Draft in April instead of February. Fortunately for them, the future is bright with the prospects available.

2024 NFL Mock Draft

1) Chicago Bears: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

If Chicago’s moving on from Justin Fields, they’ll have plenty of options in this year’s draft. A roster that has potential to elevate in 2024 might need a new quarterback to lead them, and Drake Maye would be the right guy for the job.

Maye navigated a challenging but also successful few years with North Carolina. His line struggled to give him space and time to throw, but that helped him adapt to some adversity while still showcasing his arm talent. He’ll see some similar situations with the Bears, but he’s shown that he can handle the pressure.

2) Washington Commanders: Caleb Williams, QB, USC

Caleb Williams waited until the last minute to enter the draft, but there was no doubt where he was headed. Washington’s new staff must identify their quarterback of the future, and they do so in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

Williams joins an offense that can be electric at times, but they need a consistent quarterback to help the talent around him. Williams can make some special plays, which will help when the pocket breaks down around him. He also could be the first player taken in the draft, so the Commanders are happy to see him drop.

3) New England Patriots: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

New England’s in a tough spot here. With two obvious players at the top of the position, they might have to trade up if they want to get their guy. If they’re happy waiting for QB3, then they can stay put.

Jayden Daniels took as big of a leap for a player in his final season of college that we’ve ever seen. His development as a passer made him a Heisman winner, and now it makes him an intriguing prospect at the next level. The Patriots must find new leadership, and with it should come a new franchise quarterback.

4) Arizona Cardinals: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

Arizona stays put with Kyler Murray in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, and they turn their attention to the defensive side of the ball. If they’re looking for an instant impact player, then they found one in Dallas Turner.

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At worst, Turner brings a fierce competitiveness that should be infectious to those around him. Throw in his talent, and he should be a great addition to the Cardinals’ defense. Arizona has a few options with this pick, but it might be tough for them to pass on a difference-maker like Turner.

5) Los Angeles Chargers: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Free agency will be interesting for the Los Angeles Chargers. Do they go hard after a defensive back? Or will they build for the future through the draft? Regardless of what they do, drafting at least one defensive back should be in the cards.

Terrion Arnold is on the rise, and his 2024 season exposed how high his ceiling can be, thanks to his competitive nature. He didn’t shy away from any competition, and the Chargers can use some of that energy in what was a porous pass defense this year.

6) New York Giants: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

We’re already seeing Marvin Harrison Jr.’s draft stock drop a little bit with more people supporting guys like Rome Odunze and Keon Coleman, but New York’s fine with that. Whether you think Harrison is the best receiver or not, one thing’s for sure: the kid can ball.

The Giants already have a ton of potential in their receiver room, but it’s going to be tough to convince a fanbase that they don’t need a talent like Harrison. He has all of the tools necessary to be a great pro, and the Giants elevate the passing attack even if they don’t take a quarterback.

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

While the Titans go through a coaching transition, the fanbase also has their sights set on the draft. It’s obvious that Tennessee needs help up front, and they address that need by adding Joe Alt to the roster. The 6’8″ tackle was an anchor for the Fighting Irish this year, and he can do the same out East.

8) Atlanta Falcons: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

Teams like Atlanta needing a quarterback might have to wait to get their guy. We’ve seen quarterbacks fall in the past, so maybe the Falcons decide to trade back to gather more picks and still address that position. Here, they keep the pick and help their defense as well.

Laiatu Latu brings good size to the edge of the defense, and he has the tools to be a menace for Atlanta. He stood out for a stout UCLA defense, and now he can do the same for the Falcons.

9) Chicago Bears: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

With the quarterback position addressed, the Bears help their defense out, too. The edge position provides a number of options, but Jared Verse has an argument for the best of the group.

Chicago’s had success drafting a former unknown but promising prospect from a small school before, and they might have another one in Verse. While Florida State is not a small school, Verse treated his time in Tallahassee like he did with Albany. A chip on his shoulder led the way, and he’ll keep it there even if he’s a Top 10 pick.

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

New York’s offense needs some pieces to help Aaron Rodgers and the returning skill position players, but protecting their quarterback remains a high priority. Olu Fashanu has his best football ahead of him still, and that potential will make him a first-round pick.

He brings good athleticism to the Jets, and that will help him challenge for a starting spot. His presence also, at worst, gives this team more depth on the line, something they’ve struggled with when the injury bug hit them.

11) Minnesota Vikings: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

Watch for Minnesota to try and move up to get a quarterback, but they could also sit tight and address other needs too. If the Vikings don’t trade back, there are a few positions that stand out, and corner remains one of them.

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Kool-Aid McKinstry brings his calming but dominant presence up north, and he’ll join a defense that has a lot of potential going forward. Minnesota has to keep Brian Flores around, but this pick builds excitement within the fanbase.

12) Denver Broncos: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

Whether it’s protecting the quarterback or getting to them, Denver needs upgrades on both sides of the ball on the edge. The Broncos take Chop Robinson in this 2024 NFL Draft, and it’s easy to see why they like him. Robinson’s one of the most explosive athletes in this year’s class, and it’s just a matter of refining his game to help him be a force for a long time.

13) Las Vegas Raiders: Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

Someone’s going to stretch to get a quarterback, and it comes down to if that stretch was worth it. Vegas is in a tough spot. They’d most likely have to give up a lot to move up, but they could also hang out and see what happens in front of them. A guy might fall to them, and they’d be thrilled if that were the case.

Michael Penix Jr. put together one of the most exciting seasons for a college football quarterback this year, and now he’s looking to continue that in the NFL. He brings a big arm to the Raiders offense, and that should boost the spirits of the receivers in the process.

14) New Orleans Saints: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

While the Saints’ play-caller will be different in 2024, protecting the quarterback should look the same. Keeping Derek Carr upright will help the offense immensely, especially with the young talent they have returning at receiver.

Taliese Fuaga gives the Saints a brick wall on the edge, and that helps the offense in both the run and pass games. He’s a tough player to knock over, but he’s also a wide player who’s tough to get around, and he’ll be an underrated pick in this year’s draft, thanks to those traits.

15) Indianapolis Colts: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

We’re looking at a potential big year for Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson in 2024, and this pick would only add to the hype. Some would argue that Rome Odunze is the most polished receiver in the class, and we saw that skillset on full display this year.

Odunze gives the Colts a big-body receiver who moves down the field with ease. There’s a chance he goes before Marvin Harrison Jr., which speaks to his talent. If Richardson and Odunze find a connection, watch out for this offense next year.

16) Seattle Seahawks: Jer’Zhan Newton, DT, Illinois

If Seattle wants to free up room for their defensive ends and linebackers to run, then drafting a weapon in the middle of the trenches would be a good start. Jer’Zhan Newton was a problem for opposing teams in the Big Ten, and now he’ll be a problem for the NFC West. He brings good power but also has some underrated quickness that his blocker typically doesn’t anticipate.

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

Jacksonville wants to put Trevor Lawrence in the best position to win, so they give him a freakish player out wide. Already with Calvin Ridley cooking defensive backs, the Jags add Keon Coleman to the mix.

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Coleman brings great size and athleticism to the offense, and he gives Lawrence a familar body type to hit downfield. He was used to seeing Justyn Ross and Tee Higgins at Clemson, and Coleman will bring him back down memory lane if Jacksonville brings this mock draft to life.

18) Cincinnati Bengals: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

It’s never a bad option to help Joe Burrow, and that’s what the Bengals do in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. While Burrow has his sights set on a bounce-back year in 2024, Cincinnati gives him another weapon downfield.

Brock Bowers stole the spotlight for Georgia’s offense the last two years, an impressive accomplishment given the amount of talent on the roster. He gives the Bengals a versatile weapon who can line up in multiple positions, and that should make Burrow happy next season.

19) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

We watched Trey Palmer make one of the biggest plays of his career, but now we get to see him do it with another former LSU Tigers receiver. Malik Nabers is the definition of explosive, and he gives Baker Mayfield another big-time target. The Bucs are looking at a youth movement, and Nabers keeps that momentum going in 2024.

20) Los Angeles Rams: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

The Rams are on an impressive run in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, and now they’re looking at bigger goals in the playoffs. Regardless of their finish this year, drafting a corner remains essential.

Nate Wiggins rose up the ranks at Clemson and should be able to do the same with the Rams. He was thrust into the starting role early with the Tigers, but that only made him better. He has the quickness to keep up with receivers at the next level thanks to that skillset and his competitive nature.

21) Pittsburgh Steelers: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

It was a good run for the Steelers, but the talent gap hurt them. The offense has plenty of potential, but the line could use a boost. JC Latham brings experience at multiple positions, but he’s also a big lineman who can be a tone-setter for the Steelers. Assuming he’s back to full health by fall camp, Latham will push to be a starter right away.

22) Miami Dolphins: T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas

Teams looking for a player to take up extra space will love what T’Vondre Sweat brings to their roster. He brings great size to the defensive line and has a ton of starting experience from his time at Texas. Double teams typically don’t work against him, which frees up the guys around and behind him to make plays.

23) Houston Texans: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

Houston’s one of the hottest teams in the league right now, thanks to C.J. Stroud, and the future is bright in NRG Stadium for the foreseeable future. With a healthy Tank Dell and now Adonai Mitchell, the Texans’ offense has incredible potential for the long term.

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Mitchell was a fringe first-round player heading into this past season, but he’s solidified his stock over the past few months. His performance in the College Football Playoff reminded us of his talent and showed that he’ll make plays in the biggest moments, too.

24) Dallas Cowboys: Kalen King, CB, Penn State

Romeo Doubs didn’t have a single 100-yard game this year until this past weekend, and the Cowboys need to address that issue in their defense. Fortunately, there should be plenty of corner talent available when they pick.

In this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, Dallas gets a sleeper in the first round with Kalen King. The Penn State standout played well but didn’t face a ton of NFL competition. How he tests will be a big key for his draft stock, but also his game against Marvin Harrison Jr. will help him tremendously.

25) Green Bay Packers: Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

Green Bay shocked everyone with their upset win over Dallas, and they’re looking to keep that run going. Jordan Love appears to be the real deal, and now the Packers can focus on giving him help. Keeping him upright will be a big key, and that’s where Kingsley Suamataia comes into the picture.

He was a spotlight player for the Cougars in a season that lacked many, and he’ll join a Green Bay offense that is on the way up. He brings a big frame to the NFL, and he’s shown the ability to dominate his competition at times.

26) Arizona Cardinals: Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

With the Cardinals taking care of their defense, they turn their attention to getting a bigger receiver on the roster to help Kyler Murray. Ja’Lynn Polk lived in Rome Odunze’s shadow, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. Odunze was just that good. Polk gives the Cardinals a big body, but he’s also an explosive vertical threat.

27) Philadelphia Eagles: Graham Barton, OG, Duke

With Jason Kelce announcing his retirement, this pick feels obvious. While Graham Barton won’t replace his predecessor’s shoes completely, he’ll bring quality talent and experience to the line. Barton also brings the ability to play multiple positions, too, but he’ll start with Eagles at center.

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

Kansas City survived the frozen tundra against the Dolphins, but they still need another weapon downfield for Patrick Mahomes. Maybe Rashee Rice will be that guy, but it wouldn’t hurt to add a receiver who can challenge for that top spot. Anything that takes eyes off of Travis Kelce is a bonus.

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Brian Thomas Jr. already knows that role from his time at LSU. Teams were honing in on Malik Nabers, and someone needed to help him. Thomas stepped up in a big way and had a career year for the Tigers. Now, he finds himself in the first-round conversation just like Nabers and would enter a similar situation with the Chiefs.

29) Buffalo Bills: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Cooper DeJean is used to cold weather, so games like this weekend wouldn’t faze him at all. While he’s currently recovering from a season-ending injury, the Hawkeyes star should still be a first-round prospect when healthy. Throw in his abilities as a returner, and his draft stock becomes even more appealing.

30) Detroit Lions: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

Detroit’s riding high from their first playoff win since 1992, and now they add to that momentum with this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. Kamari Lassiter didn’t command the spotlight in a crowded Georgia defense, but that doesn’t mean he should be overlooked.

Lassiter joins a talented and hungry Detroit defense, and the Lions get a future shutdown corner. While Aidan Hutchinson and the defensive line wreak havoc on the opposing offense, Lassiter should be a primary beneficiary of that pressure.

31) San Francisco 49ers: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

This one was scary. Amarius Mims still has developing to do as a prospect, but his ceiling is terrifying. Put him on a line that already features Trent Williams, and the 49ers are going to be terrifying next year. Mims is a dominant blocker who finishes plays, and he’ll win over the veteran Williams quickly with his game.

32) Baltimore Ravens: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Baltimore has the secondary to help a young player get up to speed quickly. Quinyon Mitchell flew under the radar his whole collegiate career, and now he’ll learn how to command the spotlight with the Ravens. He’s a ballhawk who knows how to get the ball back to his offense, and Baltimore’s defense will help him do that at the next level, too.

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