A.J. Schulte’s 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Jayden Daniels to the Patriots, Rome Odunze Joins Falcons, and Ladd McConkey Heads to Chiefs

With the NFL playoff picture nearly finalized, NFL Draft season has begun. What better way to kick off the New Year than a new 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft?

We are officially into 2024, with the college football season nearly finished and the NFL playoffs set to begin. With Michigan and Washington set to square off on Monday night, several top stars in the matchup have become risers. What better way to ring in the New Year than with a mock of the 2024 NFL Draft that goes all seven rounds?

7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft | Round 1

We used the same draft order that’s in our FREE Mock Draft Simulator. There are no compensatory picks in this mock draft, as those have yet to be officially announced.

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

Given all the question marks facing QB Justin Fields and his future with the team, it’s cleaner for the Chicago Bears to move on and start anew.

Caleb Williams is a natural playmaker with plenty of arm talent and athleticism. With what is likely to be a new staff in the building, Williams gets a chance to shine with players like WR DJ Moore and a revitalized defense around him.

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

With New England stacking wins, the Washington Commanders get a welcome Christmas gift in the second overall pick, which they use to select franchise quarterback Drake Maye.

New ownership, new coaching staff, and a new QB make this an exciting time for a Washington fan base desperate for hope.

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

Well, where does this leave New England? The top two quarterbacks are gone with Williams and Maye off the board. New England could take Marvin Harrison Jr. or Brock Bowers here — moves that make sense given their need for playmakers — but I’m going in another direction here with LSU QB Jayden Daniels.

The biggest problem facing the Patriots’ offense has been their quarterback room. No matter what, they can’t avoid addressing it this offseason, whether Belichick is back or not.

Daniels is an elite playmaker at quarterback with the arm talent and mobility to create and extend plays — a welcome sight for a Patriots offense that currently has neither.

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

Arizona breathes a sigh of relief here. They are determined to build their future with QB Kyler Murray under center, but they need to add more talent around him to start winning.

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Marvin Harrison Jr. is one of the best wide receiver prospects in recent memory and would take over the WR1 role in Arizona right away.

5) New York Giants: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

With the Giants now out of commission for the top three quarterbacks, this spot is wide open for what they could do. They are faced with a significant talent exodus this offseason at their skill positions on offense, and they could use a true No. 1 wide receiver.

Pairing Malik Nabers with Darius Slayton, Wan’Dale Robinson, and Jalin Hyatt gives whoever the Giants’ 2024 quarterback is a diverse wideout room to target.

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

Justin Herbert throwing to Brock Bowers? Where do I sign? The Chargers can’t go wrong with adding a top-end threat for Herbert to grow alongside.

7) Tennessee Titans: Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

If the Titans are fully onboard with Will Levis at QB, their next priority should be to get their offensive line sorted out. The Titans objectively flunked at left tackle this offseason with the Andre Dillard acquisition. Still, they have an opportunity for a real solution in Olu Fashanu, one of the best pass-protecting tackles in recent memory.

8) New York Jets: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

Step 1 of rebounding from this abysmal 2023 season for the Jets is fixing their offensive line to provide as much protection as possible to reduce the risk of another injury to QB Aaron Rodgers. Joe Alt is an elite pass protector and can be a stalwart franchise LT for a decade.

9) Atlanta Falcons: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

Atlanta’s quarterback room is still a question mark, but regardless of who is under center, the Falcons can’t roll into 2024 with Drake London and a band of misfits at wide receiver. Atlanta has invested heavily in the skill positions over the last few years and should continue to do so with a unit that looks like it currently does by nabbing Rome Odunze with its first 2024 pick.

10) Chicago Bears: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

The Bears have gotten good production out of EDGE Montez Sweat, but they need to continue to add more talent to their pass rush up front.

Dallas Turner is one of the best pass rushers in this upcoming draft and would be a building block outside for the team to build its pass-rush plan around.

11) Las Vegas Raiders: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Thayer Munford has been fine bouncing between both tackle spots, proving his worth as a swing tackle. However, the Raiders should lock up their right tackle spot by taking an absolute marvel in Amarius Mims. A special talent, Mims resembles the Incredible Hulk on the football field and would be a key cog for the Raiders’ rebuild.

12) Minnesota Vikings: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

With EDGEs Danielle Hunter, Marcus Davenport, and D.J. Wonnum all slated to hit free agency, the Vikings must make moves to replenish their pass-rush arsenal.

Laiatu Latu slips a bit here, due to his concerning medical history, but his deep repertoire of pass-rush moves and hot motor would make him an excellent addition to this Vikings defense.

13) New Orleans Saints: Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

The Saints’ offense desperately needs another playmaker at wide receiver to emerge opposite of Chris Olave, given Michael Thomas’s inability to stay healthy.

We’ll see if the staff remains in New Orleans, but this need is a must for the team going into 2024. Local kid Brian Thomas Jr. is a height/weight/speed freak at 6’4″, 205 pounds, and possessing incredible explosiveness. His combination of athleticism and rare drops would be a welcome boost for the Saints’ offense.

14) 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 yards per rush in the league by a significant margin and needs a difference-maker up front to turn that around.

Jer’Zhan Newton is the best defensive tackle in the class by a rather comfortable gap, and he would add a difference-maker up front for the Broncos.

15) Seattle Seahawks: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Back-to-back cornerbacks for Seattle might be a bit of a surprise, but it’s becoming a painfully obvious need for the team with how bad their pass defense has regressed. Devon Witherspoon is elite, but the rest of that unit (including Tariq Woolen) has posted a poor season and limits what Seattle can do schematically and personnel-wise.

Arnold is a bit reckless with his ball skills, but he’s a stud-run defender and feisty corner outside. Depending on matchups, they can play inside at nickel or outside and interchange with Witherspoon.

16) Cincinnati Bengals: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Right tackle Jonah Williams is set to be a free agent, and left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. allows the most pressure 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.

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The team needs a real investment in young talent along their O-line to keep QB Joe Burrow free of any more injuries. JC Latham is a powerful athlete at right tackle who would give Cincinnati some stability at that position.

17) Arizona Cardinals (From HOU): Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

The Cardinals’ defense is sitting second in completion percentage allowed and in QB rating allowed, and their corner room has been picked on often this season. According to Sports Info Solutions, they are the worst pass defense in the NFL by EPA.

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

18) Pittsburgh Steelers: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

The Steelers’ offense is a mixed bag of “Who Knows?” right now, with most of the talent on that side of the ball. So many players have their futures up in the air, especially in their wide receiver room. Allen Robinson will likely be cut with an $11M cap hit next year, and Diontae Johnson could join him since he has no more guaranteed money left on his deal.

Keon Coleman might seem like a redundant addition skill-set-wise with George Pickens already on the roster. Still, their combination of explosiveness and size could give Pittsburgh two dominant forces for whoever the next quarterback is.

19) Green Bay Packers: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

The Packers’ defense has been nothing short of horrible this season. Eric Stokes hasn’t delivered, and Jaire Alexander could be on the way out, too, leaving a huge hole at corner for the Packers. Regardless of whether Alexander stays or not, they need another playmaker in the secondary.

Cooper DeJean is a top-tier athlete who can play outside, in the slot, and as a safety out in space. His versatility creates different solutions to personnel problems that Green Bay has struggled with this season.

20) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

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

Chop Robinson is an excellent pass rusher who would add a refreshing shot of explosiveness to the Buccaneers’ pass rush.

21) Indianapolis Colts: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

The Colts’ cornerback room is gearing up for plenty of turnover, and they need talent at the position. Their pass rush has taken a step forward, but the rest of the defense needs playmakers. Kool-Aid McKinstry can slide right in as the team’s top corner.

22) Jacksonville Jaguars: Troy Fautanu, G, Washington

It’s been hard watching the Jaguars operate offensively this year, as the offensive line has consistently dragged their performance down often. Added to the inconsistent wide receiver play and frustrating play-calling under Press Taylor, it’s wildly caused this Jaguars’ offense to underperform expectations.

Time to fix that. Troy Fautanu is a ready-made guard and is as clean a guard prospect as I can recall. He should start right away at guard and can play tackle in a pinch.

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

The Rams are in the playoff hunt, but their cornerback room is actively hurting them. Competent passing offenses have been able to pick on their corners this season, and it could limit the Rams’ ceiling in the playoffs. They sorely miss CB Jalen Ramsey’s presence in the secondary.

Quinyon Mitchell is an elite athlete who thrives in man coverage and can be the Rams’ long-term future at cornerback.

24) Buffalo Bills: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

The pressure is on for the Bills to find playmakers on the offense, and they must do it fast. The Bills’ wide receiver room has been remarkably inconsistent outside Stefon Diggs, and it’s high time they invest properly into that spot.

Adonai 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 seemingly responded every time — a style of playmaker the Bills desperately need next to Stefon Diggs.

25) Kansas City Chiefs: Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

The Chiefs will need more than one wide receiver in the offseason and opt to prioritize it early on in this mock.

We’ll be pleasantly surprised by Ladd McConkey‘s draft rise this offseason, but he is an absolute stud. Kansas City needs a reliable separator who can keep the chains moving and make plays after the catch and over the middle of the field, two things McConkey excels at.

26) Philadelphia Eagles: Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State

The Eagles have avoided defensive backs early on in the draft like the plague for years under Howie Roseman, and that’s part of why they are in their current situation. Darius Slay and James Bradberry haven’t replicated the magic they created in 2022. They have to address the position.

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Denzel Burke is a smooth and competitive corner that can start immediately outside for the Eagles.

27) Detroit Lions: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

At best, the Lions’ pass rush has been lackluster and could use a boost with a dynamic pass rusher next to Aidan Hutchinson. Jared Verse is one of the best in the class, boasting a superb combination of explosiveness and power.

28) Houston Texans (From CLE): Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

Houston could opt to go defense here, but why not turn the wide receiver room into a unit of strength? A top three receivers room of Emeka Egbuka, Tank Dell, and Nico Collins creates an exciting group of playmakers for the next several years with C.J. Stroud under center.

29) Miami Dolphins: Graham Barton, OL, Duke

The interior of the Dolphins’ offensive line has been a struggling unit and will undergo even more turnaround in the offseason. Graham Barton has the flexibility to play anywhere on the offensive line, but in this scenario, he steps in to replace Connor Williams at center.

30) Dallas Cowboys: Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

OL Tyron Smith has played like an All-Pro this season and should be extended. However, it’s getting closer to a time when Dallas has to invest in his long-term replacement. I do not believe that should be Tyler Smith, because his best long-term outlook is at left guard.

Suamataia is a freak athlete at 6’6″, 325 pounds, and he has some high-level tape as a run-blocker and in pass protection, despite switching from right to left tackle this season.

Whether Smith is extended or not, this would be a wise investment, given his recent lack of durability. He also adds insurance at right tackle if Terrence Steele continues to play at his current level.

31) San Francisco 49ers: Taliese Fuaga, OL, Oregon State

It is high time the Colton McKivitz experiment at right tackle ended for the 49ers. Taliese Fuaga is arguably the best run blocker in this class and would fit right in with Shanahan’s zone-heavy offense.

32) Baltimore Ravens: Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

Left tackle Ronnie Stanley has struggled to return from injury and is running out of guaranteed money on his extension. Baltimore is usually more proactive with its future needs than most, so adding a talented developmental option like Patrick Paul to replace Stanley is a smart investment.

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A.J. Schulte's 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Jayden Daniels to the Patriots, Rome Odunze Joins Falcons, and Ladd McConkey Heads to Chiefs

33) Carolina Panthers: Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

Carolina should be all over as many wide receivers as they can get this offseason to give Bryce Young a better situation than he had this season. Fortunately for them, this class is so stacked they can acquire a difference-maker without a first-rounder.

Troy Franklin‘s stock will vary from team to team, but he would give the Panthers a star playmaker who adds a different element of athleticism from anyone else on the roster.

34) New England Patriots: Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

New England finds a quarterback and turns to find that quarterback a playmaker. Ja’Lynn Polk has the reliable skillset they were hoping JuJu Smith-Schuster would bring. He is a better athlete than JuJu and a separator who can win at all three levels.

35) Arizona Cardinals: Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

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.

Bralen Trice is a powerful, physical pass rusher with an incredibly hot motor on all reps. He would draw plenty of attention away from Arizona’s other pass rushers.

36) Washington Commanders: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Washington got its quarterback and now has to protect him. The Commanders found a stud in right guard Sam Cosmi in 2021, and adding Oklahoma right tackle Tyler Guyton would lock down that right side. Guyton is a bit raw with technique, so he falls to the second here, but he is an incredible athlete with rare traits.

37) Los Angeles Chargers: Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

The Chargers could use help at every level of the defense, but they simply can’t win with a safety room that produced as many coverage busts as this season.

Tyler Nubin is a difference-maker in coverage thanks to excellent ball skills and awareness in space. He and Derwin James would complement each other well.

38) Tennessee Titans: Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina

Whether Tennessee keeps DeAndre Hopkins or trades him, it must keep adding talent to the wide receiver room.

Xavier Legette is a superb field-stretching presence who adds the level of dynamic athlete the Titans were hoping to get out of Treylon Burks.

39) New York Giants: Jordan Morgan, G, Arizona

Jordan Morgan plays tackle but is a better projection inside at the next level. The Giants continue to invest in their offensive line after enduring the poor play that has plagued the team over the last few years.

40) Green Bay Packers (From NYJ): T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas

Green Bay opts to continue investing in its defense here. Stopping the run and loading up on the beef in the trenches is critical for the Packers to turn their defensive woes around after adding two smaller, hybrid defensive linemen last year.

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T’Vondre Sweat had a tremendous 2023 season, winning the Outland Trophy as the best interior lineman. He provides a mammoth presence (literally) as a 6’4″, 340-pound pass rusher and run stuffer.

41) Washington Commanders (From CHI): Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

Washington has fielded the worst passing defense in the NFL this year, and its corner room has been the biggest culprit. To make matters worse, Kendall Fuller is a pending free agent in the offseason. The Commanders should invest early and often into that unit by nabbing Kamari Lassiter.

42) Las Vegas Raiders: Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State

The Raiders double down on fixing the offensive line in their rebuild here early. Cooper Beebe is a physical tone-setter of a blocker who could be a mainstay on their offensive line and has the positional flexibility to play at several spots.

43) Minnesota Vikings: Kalen King, CB, Penn State

Minnesota’s corner room has been largely inconsistent outside of Byron Murphy, and it’s played a big part of the team’s defensive regression as the season has gone on. Time to fix that.

Kalen King is an awesome athlete who can thrive in man coverage. His aggressiveness can get the better of him sometimes, but he is the kind of corner the Vikings’ defense needs.

44) Atlanta Falcons: J.T. Tuimoloau, EDGE, Ohio State

The Falcons have struggled to generate consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks this season, a stat that has held their unit back from being a great one.

J.T. Tuimoloau boasts the explosiveness they could use outside and is an advanced pass rusher with his technique. He also possesses the strength needed to stick in base against the run.

45) New Orleans Saints (From DEN): Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

Michael Penix Jr.‘s draft spot varies from scout to scout, but I kept running out of reasons for him not landing with the Saints. Jameis Winston is a pending free agent, and they can get out of Derek Carr’s contract at the end of next season (if they don’t foolishly restructure it). They need to find someone at quarterback for the future, and Penix is a great value.

46) New York Giants (From SEA): Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

The Giants have gotten encouraging play out of Deonte Banks at one corner spot, but the rest of their corner room hasn’t played up to that level. Caelen Carson is a physical and smooth cornerback who can work on an island in man coverage against any style of receiver.

47) Cincinnati Bengals: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

The Bengals have struggled to generate much of a presence on the interior of their defense in both run defense and rushing the passer. Byron Murphy II has been a terror on the interior this season, culminating in a superb performance in Texas’s loss to Washington in the CFP Playoffs.

48) Philadelphia Eagles (From NO): Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami (FL)

This would be the highest the Eagles have selected a safety in well over a decade, but look at that roster and tell me they don’t need one (at least). Kamren Kinchens can start immediately as a split-fielder and give them a playmaker with real ball skills.

49) Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State

The Steelers’ cornerback room has been oft-maligned this season in several games. While Joey Porter Jr. has shown flashes, the rest of that unit has not, and several of them are slated to hit free agency. T.J. Tampa is an excellent zone corner with great instincts and ball skills — something the Steelers need to add to their corner room.

50) Houston Texans: Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas

In an effort to keep adding talent around C.J. Stroud, the Texans add a dynamite tight end prospect in Ja’Tavion Sanders to unlock a new element of their offense. Sanders is a tremendous athlete who can do damage after the catch with his enormous catch radius at 6’4.

51) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

With Ryan Jensen’s unfortunate injury and pending free agent status, Tampa’s center status is open for the long term. Robert Hainsey has been fine filling in this season, but he’s not shown anything that can’t be upgraded. Jackson Powers-Johnson is a powerful mover in the run game who could lock up the center spot for years, similar to Jensen.

52) Green Bay Packers: Calen Bullock, S, USC

Doubling down on the secondary here early for the Packers feels like a wise investment, given their issues with the pass defense. Calen Bullock is a rangy ballhawk who would add a playmaking element their safety room sorely needs.

53) Jacksonville Jaguars: Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama

Jacksonville not addressing its pass rush last offseason has led to one of the team’s biggest problems of the season. Without a third option, the unit has faced severe limitations while protecting leads. It’s high time to fix that with the selection of Chris Braswell.

54) Los Angeles Rams: Cedric Johnson, EDGE, Ole Miss

The Rams have gotten production from Byron Young, but they must add to the pass rush room. Ole Miss EDGE Cedric Johnson is a consistent winner on passing downs, so he’d pay dividends as a rotational piece.

55) Indianapolis Colts: Leonard Taylor, DT, Miami (FL)

The lack of depth for the Colts’ defensive tackle room gets obvious when DeForest Buckner or Grover Stewart step off the field. Worse still for the Colts, Stewart is a pending free agent. Even if the Colts bring him back, they should add to this room with Leonard Taylor.

56) Buffalo Bills: Ruke Orhorhoro, DT, Clemson

The Bills have five(!) defensive tackles set to hit free agency, and all five have played over 100 snaps this season, leaving a vacuum in the offseason. Even if one or two return next to Ed Oliver, the Bills would be wise to add a long-term solution here in the form of Ruke Orhorhoro.

57) Kansas City Chiefs: McKinnley Jackson, DT, Texas A&M

Superstar Chris Jones’s future in Kansas City is set, but the rest of its defensive line needs a significant boost in talent.

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While McKinnley Jackson didn’t quite capitalize on his upside this season, he has an NFL-made frame with his size and length and has all the tools to be a disruptive player up front.

58) Detroit Lions: Ricardo Hallman, CB, Wisconsin

The Lions need plenty of investment into their cornerback room, with five players from a lackluster room entering free agency. Ricardo Hallman is young and could elect to return, but he led the country in interceptions this season and is an elite athlete.

59) Cleveland Browns: Jalen McMillan, WR, Washington

It has been a common trend to mock a wide receiver to the Browns over the last couple of seasons, and that need persists. Amari Cooper could be off the team next year, given his $20M cap hit with no more guaranteed money left. Cedric Tillman and Elijah Moore have shown flashes, but the room still needs more talent, making Jalen McMillan a candidate to go to Cleveland here.

60) Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Hall Jr., DT, Ohio State

The Eagles continue to add to their defense here. With the likely departure of Fletcher Cox in the offseason, Philadelphia needs to add more pieces to help fill in that departure. Michael Hall Jr. is quick and powerful with a tremendous motor that would add another talented pass rusher to the team’s interior.

61) Dallas Cowboys: Cam Hart, CB, Notre Dame

Trevon Diggs and DaRon Bland should be a fantastic corner duo for Dallas for years, but they should fill out the rest of their corner room to replace Stephon Gilmore and Jourdan Lewis. Cam Hart is a long, smooth mover at corner who can start early on.

62) Miami Dolphins: Javon Bullard, DB, Georgia

Miami’s defense has been better this season but could still use a boost to its secondary. With the Dolphins’ safety room likely to see DeShon Elliott and Brandon Jones exit, Miami adds a versatile defensive back in Javon Bullard to create another weapon for offenses to gameplan for.

63) San Francisco 49ers: Zach Frazier, C, West Virginia

The 49ers tried the Jake Brendel at center experiment, and much like the Colton McKivitz experiment, it hasn’t worked out. Zach Frazier is a smart, experienced center who fits right into the 49ers’ offense and has the physicality and play strength to open up the interior of their run game.

64) Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Dorlus, EDGE, Oregon

Brandon Dorlus is a versatile defensive lineman with his 290-pound frame. He has the length to handle playing 5-tech but can also move inside and play 3-tech. Dorlus is also a disruptive pass rusher on the interior, something the Ravens could use if Justin Madubuike walks in free agency.

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A.J. Schulte's 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Jayden Daniels to the Patriots, Rome Odunze Joins Falcons, and Ladd McConkey Heads to Chiefs

65) Carolina Panthers: Christian Mahogany, G, Boston College

The Panthers’ offensive line has been one of the worst in the NFL this season, a fact that has to change if they want Bryce Young to pan out. Christian Mahogany is a powerful and physical mauler at guard who will help keep Young protected and help spring Carolina’s run game.

66) Arizona Cardinals: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

Arizona seems likely to let Hollywood Brown leave in free agency, despite his connection to Kyler Murray. Despite adding Marvin Harrison Jr., Arizona double-dips and adds a talented speedster in Xavier Worthy to keep that same element to their offense.

67) Washington Commanders: Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State

Washington’s pass rush minus Chase Young and Montez Sweat has plummeted. The Commanders do not have the outside threats to sustain a legitimate pass rush. Thus, they add Adisa Isaac, who boasts an excellent combination of explosiveness and length.

68) New England Patriots: Jonah Elliss, EDGE, Utah

Josh Uche is set to be a free agent, and Matt Judon is coming off of a torn bicep and will be a free agent in 2025.

New England’s run defense has been stellar this year, but its pass rush hasn’t quite kept pace. Jonah Elliss isn’t the most flexible pass rusher out there, but he is physical and a technician, a very New England style of player.

69) Arizona Cardinals (From TEN): Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

The first linebacker finally comes off the board here with Jeremiah Trotter Jr. Arizona needs to add real playmaking to its linebacker unit because it is a contender for the worst unit in the NFL.

70) New York Giants: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

No disrespect to Tommy DeVito, but the Giants cannot go into next season without having something different in their quarterback room. Bo Nix would be an ideal fit in Daboll’s offense and has significantly better tools than the rest of their quarterbacks.

71) Los Angeles Chargers: Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M

Pick a spot on the Chargers’ defense and there’s a case it could be upgraded in the offseason. With the safety spot addressed earlier, the Chargers finally found a linebacker to help the middle of their defense in Edgerrin Cooper.

72) New York Jets: Rod Moore, S, Michigan

All but one safety on the Jets is set to hit free agency this offseason, and with their cap situation and pressing needs elsewhere, the team likely let this position slip a bit in free agency. Rod Moore’s awareness and instincts in coverage at deep safety would help the Jets’ defense continue its dominance.

73) Las Vegas Raiders: Michael Pratt, QB, Tulane

It’s time for the Raiders to start dipping into their potential quarterback for the future. The team could find a trade partner for Jimmy Garoppolo in the offseason, leaving Aidan O’Connell at the top of the depth chart. While O’Connell has played well, he hasn’t shown enough to be the guy just yet, making Michael Pratt the pick here.

74) Detroit Lions (From MIN): Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri

Doubling down at cornerback here for the Lions, we’re boosting the production of that cornerback room here immediately.

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Ennis Rakestraw Jr. brings the physicality that has embodied the Detroit Lions under Dan Campbell and gives Detroit a young 1-2 punch it can plug in right away outside.

75) Atlanta Falcons: Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

Atlanta’s passing offense has been a mixed bag all season. While it grabbed one playmaker earlier, a double-dip ensures no more excuses for the passing attack next year. Malachi Corley will draw plenty of comparisons to Deebo Samuel with his ability after the catch. He would give Atlanta’s offense a different skill set from the rest of its receiving corps.

76) Chicago Bears: Tez Walker, WR, North Carolina

The Bears got their QB and pass rusher, now they look to add another playmaker to their offense. Tez Walker is an excellent vertical threat and should be an effective outside playmaker that they hoped Darnell Mooney could consistently be.

77) Seattle Seahawks: Jaylan Ford, LB, Texas

We’ve all watched Bobby Wagner play this season, and teams are actively picking on him in coverage in the middle of the field. It’s high time Seattle addresses that void in coverage and adds a younger and better athlete at that spot in the form of Jaylan Ford.

78) Cincinnati Bengals: Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan

It’s contract decision time for the Bengals with Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins. While they could bring back one, it seems impossible for them to bring both back. Thus, they turn to add an effective replacement in Roman Wilson.

79) Denver Broncos (From NO): Beau Brade, S, Maryland

Denver cut Kareem Jackson after numerous suspensions, and the rest of the safety room is up in the air, especially with special-teams ace PJ Locke set to hit free agency. Denver could use a strong safety to pair with Justin Simmons. Beau Brade is a physical, quick-trigger safety who can make plays deep and easily trigger downhill to fill against the run.

80) Seattle Seahawks (From DEN): Dominick Puni, G, Kansas

Seattle’s offensive line woes have been well-established, and there’s a chance Damien Lewis could leave in free agency. Even if Lewis returns, Seattle needs to give its interior a boost. Dominick Puni is a powerful, technical guard who can also play tackle in a pinch.

81) Arizona Cardinals (From HOU): Isaiah Adams, OL, Illinois

Arizona is going all-in on Kyler Murray, which makes protecting him a priority. We’ll see what the future holds for DJ Humphries, but adding a versatile offensive lineman in Isaiah Adams isn’t a bad investment. Adams has quickness that belies his size, and he has played guard and tackle in his career.

82) Pittsburgh Steelers: Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame

Part of Pittsburgh’s offensive issues have been putting Broderick Jones at right tackle and continuing the Dan Moore experiment at left tackle. In this scenario, rationality prevails, and the Steelers move quickly to fix their right tackle spot with Blake Fisher.

83) Green Bay Packers: Trey Benson, RB, Florida State

AJ Dillon never met expectations, and Aaron Jones might not be long for the team. Trey Benson plays with a wonderful blend of burst and contact balance, making him one of the best running backs in this draft class.

84) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Max Melton, CB, Rutgers

Would you believe me if I told you no defense has given up more passing yards than the Buccaneers? With the results that unit has generated, I wouldn’t be surprised if Tampa Bay opted to move on from the massive contracts of Carlton Davis and/or Jamel Dean and take Max Melton in this spot.

85) Los Angeles Rams: Sedrick Van Pran, C, Georgia

The Rams have center Coleman Shelton hitting free agency, but they should look to upgrade anyway. With their shift towards a gap-heavy scheme, the Rams add a superb run blocker in Sedrick Van Pran to help overhaul their offensive line.

86) Indianapolis Colts: Jacob Cowing, WR, Arizona

The Colts add an infinity stone to their offense by taking the speedy route-runner Jacob Cowing. Cowing is eerily similar to T.Y. Hilton and would be a dynamite addition to the Colts’ offense that needs that speed to maximize Anthony Richardson’s arm.

87) Atlanta Falcons (From JAX): Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina

Atlanta finally adds a quarterback here. There is a possibility the Falcons could add a quarterback in the offseason, but they don’t seem all that sold on Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke anymore. Spencer Rattler has had a roller-coaster career, but he adds a totally different level of a playmaker to that quarterback room with his arm talent.

88) Green Bay Packers (From BUF): Brandon Coleman, OT, TCU

The Packers keep striking out on tackles but finally land one here in this mock. The powerful Brandon Coleman gives Green Bay a developmental option while it sorts out the David Bakhtiari situation.

89) Kansas City Chiefs: D.J. James, CB, Auburn

There’s a possibility that L’Jarius Sneed departs in free agency, but even if he returns, Kansas City should continue to add to that room to boost its depth. D.J. James has a wire-thin frame, but his competitiveness and physicality belies his build. His production (10 PBUs) would be a welcome sight for the Chiefs, with just seven by non-Sneed cornerbacks this season.

90) Cleveland Browns: Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan

The Browns could lose multiple players on their defensive line this offseason. Even if they bring one or two back, the unit could use more depth and talent to rotate in. Kris Jenkins, a Bruce Feldman’s Freaks List member, could step right in with his NFL tools and be a force for the Browns.

91) Houston Texans (From PHI): Cole Bishop, S, Utah

Houston finally adds to the defense here, giving Jalen Pitre a running mate and adding a high-IQ and instinctual player in coverage in Cole Bishop. Bishop is seemingly always around the ball in coverage and flies downhill in run support, making him an excellent Swiss Army knife for DeMeco Ryans.

92) Detroit Lions: Maason Smith, DT, LSU

Detroit’s last third-rounder, Brodric Martin, hasn’t seen the field this season. Thus, the Lions need to add more to their defensive interior.

A huge freak athlete, Maason Smith adds a massive presence for Detroit and can create havoc for opposing offenses.

93) Dallas Cowboys: Junior Colson, LB, Michigan

Dallas will get third-round pick DeMarvion Overshown back from injury and has gotten good play from Markquese Bell coming down to linebacker. Still, that room needs a real linebacker to emerge.

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Junior Colson has become an enforcer on a tough Michigan defense and has all the movement skills and toughness to help Dallas improve up front.

94) San Francisco 49ers: Jaylen Harrell, EDGE, Michigan

Even if the 49ers retain Chase Young, they have shown a willingness to keep bolstering their pass rush, and they haven’t gotten enough out of the rest of their defensive line to pass up on a quality prospect early. Jaylen Harrell is flying under the radar on that Michigan defense, but he is explosive and highly productive.

95) Baltimore Ravens: Quinton Newsome, CB, Nebraska

With four corners set to hit free agency, it’s wise for Baltimore to add more talent to this room to stay atop the AFC. Quinton Newsome is a long, physical cornerback outside who will stand out in Baltimore’s scheme.

Round 4

A.J. Schulte's 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Jayden Daniels to the Patriots, Rome Odunze Joins Falcons, and Ladd McConkey Heads to Chiefs

96) Carolina Panthers
Khyree Jackson, CB, Oregon

97) Washington Commanders
Ainias Smith, WR, Texas A&M

98) New England Patriots
Kamal Hadden, CB, Tennessee

99) Arizona Cardinals
Josh Newton, CB, TCU

100) New York Giants
Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin

101) Los Angeles Chargers
Roger Rosengarten, OT, Washington

102) Tennessee Titans
Kris Abrams-Draine, CB, Missouri

103) New York Jets
Jermaine Burton, WR, Alabama

104) Minnesota Vikings
Ty’Ron Hopper, LB, Missouri

105) Atlanta Falcons
Johnny Dixon, CB, Penn State

106) Chicago Bears
Audric Estime, RB, Notre Dame

107) Las Vegas Raiders
Jamari Thrash, WR, Louisville

108) Cincinnati Bengals
Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State

109) Jacksonville Jaguars (From NO)
Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan

110) New York Jets (From DEN)
Ajani Cornelius, OT, Oregon

111) Seattle Seahawks
Xavier Watts, S, Notre Dame

112) Pittsburgh Steelers
Cameron Ward, QB, Washington State

113) Houston Texans
Nazir Stackhouse, DT, Georgia

114) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri

115) Green Bay Packers
Payton Wilson, LB, NC State

116) Indianapolis Colts
Cedric Gray, LB, North Carolina

117) Jacksonville Jaguars
Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State

118) Pittsburgh Steelers (From LAR)
Tykee Smith, S, Georgia

119) Buffalo Bills
Jordan Burch, EDGE, Oregon

120) Kansas City Chiefs
Curtis Jacobs, LB, Penn State

121) Chicago Bears (From PHI)
Donovan Jackson, G, Ohio State

122) Minnesota Vikings (From DET)
Jaden Hicks, S, Washington State

123) Houston Texans (From CLE)
Kiran Amegadjie, OT, Yale

124) San Francisco 49ers (From DAL)
Quincy Riley, CB, Louisville

125) Denver Broncos (From MIA)
Marist Liufau, LB, Notre Dame

126) San Francisco 49ers
Maxen Hook, S, Toledo

127) Baltimore Ravens
Blake Corum, RB, Michigan

Round 5

A.J. Schulte's 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Jayden Daniels to the Patriots, Rome Odunze Joins Falcons, and Ladd McConkey Heads to Chiefs

128) Cleveland Browns (From CAR)
Marshawn Lloyd, RB, USC

129) New England Patriots
Javon Foster, OT, Missouri

130) Arizona Cardinals
Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State

131) Washington Commanders
Austin Booker, EDGE, Kansas

132) Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Eboigbe, DT, Alabama

133) Carolina Panthers (From TEN)
Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida

134) New York Giants
Nelson Ceaser, EDGE, Houston

135) Denver Broncos (From NYJ)
Jack Nelson, OT, Wisconsin

136) Atlanta Falcons
DeWayne Carter, DT, Duke

137) Chicago Bears
Mekhi Wingo, DT, LSU

138) Las Vegas Raiders
Elijah Jones, CB, Boston College

139) Tennessee Titans (From MIN)
Malik Mustapha, S, Wake Forest

140) New Orleans Saints
Christian Haynes, G, UConn

141) Denver Broncos
Austin Reed, QB, Western Kentucky

142) Seattle Seahawks
Marshawn Kneeland, DL, Western Michigan

143) Cincinnati Bengals
Jahdae Barron, S, Texas

144) Arizona Cardinals (From HOU)
Cade Stover, TE, Ohio State

145) Los Angeles Rams (From PIT)
Ray Davis, RB, Kentucky

146) Buffalo Bills (From GB)
James Williams, S, Miami (FL)

147) Philadelphia Eagles (From TB)
Nathaniel Watson, LB, Mississippi State

148) Jacksonville Jaguars
Delmar Glaze, OT, Maryland

149) Los Angeles Rams
Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, WR, Georgia

150) Indianapolis Colts
Jasheen Davis, EDGE, Wake Forest

151) Buffalo Bills
Theo Johnson, TE, Penn State

152) Minnesota Vikings (From KC)
Jonathon Brooks, RB, Texas

153) Detroit Lions
Jordan Whittington, WR, Texas

154) Minnesota Vikings (From CLE)
Sataoa Laumea, OL, Utah

155) Cleveland Browns (From PHI)
Jaheim Bell, TE, Florida State

156) Miami Dolphins
Bryson Nesbit, TE, North Carolina

157) Kansas City Chiefs (From DAL)
Joshua Cephus, WR, UTSA

158) Carolina Panthers (From SF)
Jaylen Wright, RB, Tennessee

159) Baltimore Ravens
Keith Randolph Jr., DT, Illinois

Round 6

A.J. Schulte's 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Jayden Daniels to the Patriots, Rome Odunze Joins Falcons, and Ladd McConkey Heads to Chiefs

160) Minnesota Vikings (From CAR)
Tyler Davis, DT, Clemson

161) Carolina Panthers (From ARI)
Javon Solomon, EDGE, Troy

162) Washington Commanders
Bucky Irving, RB, Oregon

163) New England Patriots
Jared Wiley, TE, TCU

164) Tennessee Titans
Malik Washington, WR, Virginia

165) New York Giants
Myles Murphy, DT, North Carolina

166) Los Angeles Chargers
Joshua Gray, G, Oregon State

167) New York Jets
Ashton Gillotte, EDGE, Louisville

168) Miami Dolphins (From CHI)
Edefuan Ulofoshio, LB, Washington

169) Minnesota Vikings (From LV)
Tahj Washington, WR, USC

170) Arizona Cardinals (From MIN)
Marcus Harris, DT, Auburn

171) Philadelphia Eagles (From ATL)
Anthony Belton, OT, NC State

172) Los Angeles Rams (From DEN)
Sione Vaki, S, Utah

173) Seattle Seahawks
Brevyn Spann-Ford, TE, Minnesota

174) Cincinnati Bengals
Jaden Crumedy, DT, Mississippi State

175) New Orleans Saints
Anim Dankwah, OT, Howard

176) Pittsburgh Steelers
Josh Simmons, OT, Ohio State

177) Cleveland Browns (From HOU)
Mohamed Kamara, EDGE, Colorado State

178) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jaylon Carlies, S, Missouri

179) Green Bay Packers
Jarrian Jones, CB, Florida State

180) Buffalo Bills (From LAR)
Zy Alexander, CB, LSU

181) Indianapolis Colts
Nehemiah Pritchett, CB, Auburn

182) Jacksonville Jaguars
Jalen Sundell, C, North Dakota State

183) Buffalo Bills
Kenny Logan, S, Kansas

184) Las Vegas Raiders (From KC)
Jontrey Hunter, LB, Georgia State

185) Atlanta Falcons (From CLE)
Chau Smith-Wade, CB, Washington State

186) New Orleans Saints (From PHI)
Seth Coleman, EDGE, Illinois

187) Detroit Lions
Andrew Coker, OT, TCU

188) Buffalo Bills (From DAL)
Anthony Gould, WR, Oregon State

189) Miami Dolphins
Andru Phillips, CB, Kentucky

190) San Francisco 49ers
Brenden Rice, WR, USC

191) Cleveland Browns (From BAL)
Easton Gibbs, LB, Wyoming

Round 7

A.J. Schulte's 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Jayden Daniels to the Patriots, Rome Odunze Joins Falcons, and Ladd McConkey Heads to Chiefs

192) Tennessee Titans (From CAR)
Layden Robinson, G, Texas A&M

193) Washington Commanders
Willie Drew, CB, Virginia State

194) Las Vegas Raiders
Trey Taylor, S, Air Force

195) Arizona Cardinals
Patrick McMorris, S, Cal

196) Arizona Cardinals (From NYG)
Caedan Wallace, OT, Penn State

197) Los Angeles Chargers
Gabriel Murphy, EDGE, UCLA

198) Las Vegas Raiders (From TEN)
Will Shipley, RB, Clemson

199) Baltimore Ravens (From NYJ)
Jha’Quan Jackson, WR, Tulane

200) Dallas Cowboys (From LV)
Luke McCaffrey, WR, Rice

201) Las Vegas Raiders (From MIN)
Charles Turner, C, LSU

202) Cleveland Browns (From ATL)
Nathan Thomas, OT, Louisiana

203) New England Patriots (From CHI)
X’Zauvea Gadlin, G, Liberty

204) Seattle Seahawks
Steve Linton, EDGE, Texas Tech

205) Cincinnati Bengals
Xavier Thomas, EDGE, Clemson

206) Houston Texans (From NO)
Kaleb Ford-Dement, CB, Texas State

207) New Orleans Saints (From DEN)
Shemar Turner, DT, Texas A&M

208) Houston Texans
Isaiah Davis, RB, South Dakota State

209) Pittsburgh Steelers
Max Tooley, LB, BYU

210) Green Bay Packers
Josiah Ezirim, OT, Eastern Kentucky

211) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jawhar Jordan, RB, Louisville

212) Indianapolis Colts
Kimani Vidal, RB, Troy

213) Jacksonville Jaguars
Robert Lewis, WR, Georgia State

214) Denver Broncos (From LAR)
Dallin Holker, TE, Colorado State

215) Buffalo Bills
George Holani, RB, Boise State

216) Houston Texans (From KC)
Jason Henderson, LB, Old Dominion

217) Tennessee Titans (From PHI)
Barryn Sorrell, EDGE, Texas

218) Detroit Lions
Jalen Green, EDGE, James Madison

219) Arizona Cardinals (From CLE)
Beaux Limmer, C, Arkansas

220) Miami Dolphins
Travis Glover, OT, Georgia State

221) Dallas Cowboys
Myles Cole, DL, Texas Tech

222) San Francisco 49ers
McCallan Castles, TE, Tennessee

223) Baltimore Ravens
Javonte Jean-Baptiste, EDGE, Notre Dame

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