2024 NFL Mock Draft: 5 QBs in Round 1, Marvin Harrison Jr. First Off the Board

After some shakeups this week in the standings, our latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft takes a look at some fast risers amidst a totally new landscape.

Week 11 of the NFL season shook up some of the standings, and nobody is more upset after a win than Giants fans are right now. After a week that saw plenty of moving parts in terms of the 2024 NFL Draft order, it’s time to take a look at the new order and scenarios for each team.

There will be trades in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. Trade values were determined using the PFN Mock Draft Simulator and previous draft precedents, as well as the Fitzgerald-Spielberger trade value chart, courtesy of OverTheCap.

2024 NFL Mock Draft

1) Chicago Bears (From CAR): Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

We’ll see what the Bears eventually settle on regarding Justin Fields’ future, but for now, the plan should be to build as much talent around him as possible. Naturally, that means taking the best receiver prospect we’ve seen in years and pairing him with DJ Moore. Marvin Harrison Jr. has all of the ability to be a top-flight wide receiver right away in the NFL.

Chicago could trade down in this scenario as well, like they did in last year’s draft. But Harrison might just be too good to pass on.

2) New York Giants (From ARI): Caleb Williams, QB, USC

Trade details: The New York Giants receive picks No. 2 and 151. The Cardinals receive picks Nos. 5 and 36 and a 2025 second-round pick.

Arizona is content building around Kyler Murray, and with no Harrison and a bunch of QB-hungry teams behind them, they opt to take the picks and let someone else swing on a quarterback.

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The Giants need *something* to happen with their offense to give them a spark and save everyone’s jobs. Caleb Williams is an elite playmaker who can pick up the slack in talent with his creativity.

3) New England Patriots: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

While rumors swirl regarding Bill Belichick’s future with the Patriots, Mac Jones’ status as QB1 has met its end rather swiftly. The Patriots need playmakers everywhere without a doubt, but the quarterback play has been dragging the team down regardless. Drake Maye is an elite quarterback prospect whose arm talent will make enough plays to boost an offense severely in need of them.

4) Chicago Bears: Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

The Bears are still committed to building around Fields here. While OL Braxton Jones has been fine, especially as a run blocker, Olu Fashanu is a natural pass-protector and one of the best tackle prospects in recent memory, with talent reminiscent of Laremy Tunsil. This move allows Jones to drop into a swing tackle role and gives Chicago a pair of talented bookends at the tackle spots.

5) Arizona Cardinals (From NYG): Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

The Cardinals can move on from left tackle DJ Humphries this offseason and can land two young bookend tackles around Murray. Joe Alt is an elite pass-protector prospect who can slide right in to keep Murray upright in Arizona’s new offense.

6) Green Bay Packers (From TEN): Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

Trade details: The Green Bay Packers receive pick No. 6. The Tennessee Titans receive picks Nos. 9 and 42.

Tennessee needs an infusion of talent across the board and doesn’t have a lot of draft capital to work with, so they opt to trade back and receive another second-round pick.

Green Bay could absolutely take a tackle if one was here, but with both Alt and Fashanu off the board, they should add to the wide receiver room. Keon Coleman is an elite “alpha”-style wide receiver who adds another dimension to the Packers’ offense.

7) Washington Commanders: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

The Washington Commanders have gotten enough out of Sam Howell to earn another year as the starter. If they want to really see what they have out of him, they have to protect him better.

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Right tackle Andrew Wylie has allowed the second-most sacks and is tied for eighth in most pressures allowed with 30. Amarius Mims is an excellent tackle prospect with the length, movement skills, and power to be a lockdown tackle in the NFL.

8) Atlanta Falcons: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

The Atlanta Falcons’ defense hasn’t been the problem for the team this season, and it’s reasonable they could lean into an offensive player here.

However, the Falcons could use a boost to their pass-rush room, as they are one of the worst teams at pressuring opposing quarterbacks. Their top pass rusher, Lorenzo Carter, is set to hit free agency. This makes Dallas Turner, who has 7.0 sacks and two forced fumbles for the Crimson Tide, a consideration here.

9) Tennessee Titans (From GB): Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

What a win for Tennessee, trading back and landing a player of the caliber of Brock Bowers. The Titans want to live out of 12 personnel often, and putting Bowers and Chig Okonkwo on the field together is an easy matchup creator. The offense just needs playmakers, and there’s none better than Bowers.

10) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

Tampa Bay will also likely look to figure out their long-term quarterback situation this offseason. For now, the team has struggled to generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks all season and needs some help on that side of the ball.

Laiatu Latu is a dynamic pass rusher with superb technique and is capable of being a 10+ sack-a-year player. His medical history will have to be checked out, but Latu is a prospect worthy of being a top-10 pick.

11) New York Jets: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Without a doubt, the New York Jets need to get their offensive line right if they want the Aaron Rodgers trade to work out. There isn’t a situation where they can fix it all in one go, but taking JC Latham, a talented and powerful tackle, is a step in the right direction.

12) Los Angeles Chargers: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Pick a spot on the Los Angeles Chargers’ defense, and you could argue they need an upgrade. But after the failed J.C. Jackson acquisition, something needs to shift in the cornerback room. Asante Samuel Jr. is inconsistent at best, and the team doesn’t have a No. 1 corner.

Nate Wiggins is an excellent blend of length and quickness who could be an instant boost to that secondary.

13) Buffalo Bills (From LAR): Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

Trade details: The Buffalo Bills receive pick No. 13. The Los Angeles Rams receive picks Nos. 18 and 99.

The Los Angeles Rams miss out on any top tackle prospect and have a dearth of draft capital themselves, so they opt to move back and accumulate more picks to replenish their roster.

For the Bills, the fire has been lit underneath them quite a bit recently, and everyone in that building is feeling the heat. A frequent criticism has been the lack of receiving talent, as the last non-Day 3 pick for the Bills’ WR room was Zay Jones. This time, they trade up to grab a sure thing and an excellent receiving prospect in Rome Odunze.

14) Las Vegas Raiders: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

A new era for the Las Vegas Raiders begins with a splash at quarterback. While J.J. McCarthy could return to school, I’m still a believer in his talent, and the Raiders’ future at quarterback is as murky as ever.

15) Indianapolis Colts: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

The Indianapolis Colts’ cornerback room is gearing up for plenty of turnover, and they need talent at the position. Cooper DeJean checks off a ton of boxes that the Colts look for in cornerbacks, and his ability to defend the run is a huge plus and fills a Colts need.

16) Denver Broncos: Jer’Zhan Newton, DT, Illinois

The Denver Broncos could go anywhere here, but one thing that has stood out to me on film preparing for this mock has been their defensive line’s inability to generate disruptive plays. Denver is giving up the most rushing yards per game and yards per rush in the league by a significant margin and is generating run stuffs at just 18% (23rd in the league).

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The non-Zach Allen players on that line have generated just 23 pressures and one sack. Jer’Zhan Newton is the best defensive tackle in the class by a rather comfortable gap and would add a difference-maker up front for the Broncos.

17) Cincinnati Bengals: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

Right tackle Jonah Williams is set to be a free agent, and left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. is allowing the most pressures in the NFL. It’s safe to say that throwing money at the offensive line in free agency hasn’t solved the Bengals’ issues in pass protection. The team needs a real investment in young talent along their O-line if they want to keep Joe Burrow free of any more injuries.

Taliese Fuaga, therefore, fills a sizable need.

18) Los Angeles Rams (From BUF): Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

With a trade back, the Los Angeles Rams put themselves in position to take a player who slips through the cracks with QB-needy teams ahead of them. The Rams’ cornerback room has been poor at best this season, with their only top option in Ahkello Witherspoon set to be a free agent. The Rams need plenty of investment into their secondary, and nabbing a talent like Kool-Aid McKinstry would be a great start.

19) New Orleans Saints: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

The New Orleans Saints will have to figure out what to do at quarterback if Derek Carr doesn’t turn it around quickly, and they could need a new coaching staff in that scenario. For now, they should focus on adding more weapons to the offense. With their cap space in the red, they likely won’t be able to bring Michael Thomas back when he hits free agency.

Thus, they turn to a local kid in talented receiver Malik Nabers. Nabers is a superb deep threat who also happens to be a savvy route-runner. He and Chris Olave would provide whoever their quarterback is with an explosive young duo on the outside.

20) Minnesota Vikings: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

After seeing how much he means to that team, I’m willing to bet the Minnesota Vikings are going to bring Kirk Cousins back for at least one more season, though the Josh Dobbs story has been one of the best in recent memory.

While this pick could still be a quarterback, they’ll go all-in with Cousins once more in this scenario. With Danielle Hunter and Marcus Davenport slated for free agency, the Vikings need to add to their pass rush and do so with Chop Robinson, who has 19.5 tackles for loss, including 11.5 sacks, in 29 college games.

21) Arizona Cardinals (From HOU): Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

Arizona could go wide receiver here to replace Marquise Brown, who is currently slated to be a free agent, and continue to add players around Murray on the offense. However, it’d be prudent to add to the defense.

The Cardinals have been effective at generating sacks, but they’ve struggled to bring consistent pressure. They’ve also struggled with runs outside and keeping the edges secured. Jared Verse is a physical edge rusher who can solve both problems and provide a boost for the Cardinals’ depth defensively.

22) Seattle Seahawks: Barrett Carter, LB, Clemson

The Seattle Seahawks always go out of left field with draft picks, but they have been remarkable at self-scouting throughout the years, even if their picks at the time get panned by draft media. Seattle has routinely gotten picked on in the middle of the field by teams in the passing game.

Barrett Carter is a twitched-up athlete with sideline-to-sideline range and plus-coverage ability. Seattle has had to alter their defensive fronts to accommodate Bobby Wagner’s inability to operate out in space, but it can go back to a more traditional operation with two fluid athletes at linebacker in Carter and Brooks.

23) Pittsburgh Steelers: Carson Beck, QB, Georgia

Kenny Pickett isn’t the only problem with the Steelers’ offense…but he isn’t the solution, either. That experiment should be over soon, although the Steelers are admittedly slow to move on.

Carson Beck has been superb over the last few weeks of the season and has all the necessary traits to be a successful NFL quarterback who will be able to actually get the most out of Pittsburgh’s wide receivers.

24) Houston Texans (From CLE): Kalen King, CB, Penn State

With C.J. Stroud playing at this level, it’s important to ensure the defense takes strides to match his offensive output so it doesn’t all fall on his shoulders. The Houston Texans have three corners who have all played over 200 snaps this year hitting free agency and haven’t had a full season of Derek Stingley Jr. yet.

Kalen King makes sense for a defensive-minded head coach in DeMeco Ryans in this spot.

25) Miami Dolphins: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Miami’s offensive line will have some shuffling to figure out, with Austin Jackson, Robert Hunt, Connor Williams, Isaiah Wynn, Kendall Lamm, and Robert Jones all pending free agents. Tyler Guyton can step right into the Dolphins’ right tackle spot right away and has the athletic ability to flip over and learn at left tackle if the Dolphins move on from Terron Armstead this offseason.

26) Dallas Cowboys: Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

The Michael Gallup saga is reaching its end in Dallas, with him drawing lower and lower snaps with too large of a contract. Dallas has to figure out how to extend CeeDee Lamb, Tyron Smith, Dak Prescott, Micah Parsons, and potentially Tyler Biadasz and Tony Pollard. They can’t afford to keep Gallup around.

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While they’re still trying to figure out what Jalen Tolbert can be, they should cash in on Dak playing at an elite level and continue to add playmakers around on the offense by nabbing Emeka Egbuka, who was a 1,100-yard receiver for the Buckeyes in 2022.

27) San Francisco 49ers: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

The cornerback room has been inconsistent for the 49ers this season, allowing the most completions of any team’s position group in the NFL and the fourth-most yards per game. When the pass rush hasn’t gotten home, they’ve given up plays through the air. The 49ers have tried to add a DB early in their last few drafts and finally take a sure thing here in Quinyon Mitchell.

Mitchell is a stud man-coverage corner with a 6’1″ frame and 4.3 speed. Toledo leaves him on an island, and all he does is make plays on the ball, setting the school record for pass breakups and ranking second in the FBS this year in that category.

28) Jacksonville Jaguars: Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

The Jaguars have been pursuing additional pass-rush help for months now. While Josh Allen will almost certainly return and Travon Walker is taking steps forward as a pass rusher, the depth of that room is a problem that could burn them, given the quarterbacks they will face in the AFC.

Bralen Trice has emerged as a force for the Washington Huskies. His 58 pressures sit second in the country on the season, and he is a physical, disruptive pass rusher that the Huskies like to move around.

29) Atlanta Falcons (From BAL): Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

Trade details: The Atlanta Falcons receive pick No. 29. The Baltimore Ravens receive picks Nos. 45 and 76.

The Atlanta Falcons need a shot in the arm offensively, and there could be a new coaching regime in place next season. With no real answers at quarterback here, they trade up to take one of the best playmakers we’ve seen in recent history in LSU’s Jayden Daniels.

Daniels is an electric player who has one of the most impressive development arcs of any quarterback I have scouted. His processing has matched his physical tools, and he’s orchestrating the LSU offense to perfection. His ability with the talented skill-position players Atlanta already has would be a headache for opposing defensive coordinators.

30) Detroit Lions: J.T. Tuimoloau, EDGE, Ohio State

The Detroit Lions have needed a pass rusher to emerge opposite Aidan Hutchinson, and it hasn’t happened. J.T. Tuimoloau boasts the explosiveness that Brad Holmes looks for and is powerful and an advanced pass rusher with his technique. He boasts the strength needed to stick in base against the run, something the Lions need more of.

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

I initially thought about including a safety here for the Chiefs, but after watching their game against the Eagles, it’s hard to argue any need trumps wide receiver for Kansas City.

Mitchell is an excellent height/weight/speed wide receiver prospect at 6’4 and roughly 200 pounds. Texas has thrown his way when they have needed a big play and he has responded seemingly every time, a style of playmaker the Chiefs are in desperate need of.

32) Philadelphia Eagles: Graham Barton, OL, Duke

Howie Roseman only drafts trench players, wide receivers, and quarterbacks in the first round. I think we’re at the point where we can say they won’t take a quarterback here. A wide receiver would be a fun luxury, though not entirely Roseman’s M.O. With Jason Kelce’s pending retirement, the Eagles will need some shuffling along the OL.

Graham Barton is viewed as a prospect who can play all spots on the offensive line, so the Eagles could slide him in at center down the line or have him step into the right guard spot if Cam Jurgens moves over, especially with Tyler Steen’s struggles in pass protection this season.

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