7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bo Nix, Michael Penix Jr., and J.J. McCarthy Get Selected Early

Our latest 7-Round NFL Mock Draft sees Heisman hopefuls Bo Nix, Michael Penix Jr., and J.J. McCarthy rise into the top 15, plus plenty more.

The 2024 NFL Draft class is in its final full week of action before the conference championship and bowl season. In this 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft, we’re rewarding the nation’s top on-field performers and looking to plug the holes of every NFL team.

The following mock draft order is based on current standings as of November 25. With underclassmen now declaring their intentions and buzz building about who will be available, our mock draft looks to plug major needs and find ideal landing spots.

7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft | Round 1

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

There’s no question that the top two quarterbacks in the 2024 class are excellent prospects. Both Caleb Williams and Drake Maye deserve QB1 status, and this choice will purely come down to interviews and the desired play style of Chicago’s next signal-caller.

Incumbent Justin Fields has looked good enough to start somewhere in 2024, but if Chicago lands the No. 1 pick, it’s hard to justify keeping him over starting anew with a rookie with a fresh five-year deal.

Considering how most NFL coaches prefer bigger, stronger quarterbacks, Maye gets the nod in the mock. It’s not a slight on Williams, who is my personal QB1, but Williams’ weaknesses resemble Fields’ closer than Maye’s, plus the latter has the physical profile advantage. It might be that simple for the next Bears coach.

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

It went under the radar a bit, but Fox’s Jay Glazer casually dropped a nugget a few weeks ago that Arizona wants to build around Kyler Murray. Maybe it’s because of the massive financial ramifications of moving off Murray, but let’s operate in a world where that’s true.

If Murray is sticking in Arizona, getting him premier playmakers is a must. Marvin Harrison Jr. is worth all of the hype and the Heisman Trophy. Taking him over a defensive cornerstone isn’t an easy choice, though.

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

Maybe the New England Patriots are ready to turn the page on head coach Bill Belichick, but it’s also possible he’s pulling off a terrific tank job to land a top quarterback in the 2024 class.

Giving Belichick and offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien a talent like Williams would allow the franchise to compete with Buffalo and Miami in the AFC East in the coming years. O’Brien previously got the best out of Deshaun Watson, and Williams can match Watson’s peak performance, if not better.

4) Chicago Bears: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

The Bears’ defense got a boost by adding Montez Sweat, but more help is needed. The unit lacks an identity, but the foundation is starting to come together with Sweat, Jaylon Johnson, and Tremaine Edmunds. Adding Alabama’s Dallas Turner, who has grabbed the EDGE1 title in this class, would make the unit more dynamic.

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

The New York Giants might feel like the New York Jets did when the latter lost out on Trevor Lawrence and opted to settle on Zach Wilson, but the Giants would be making out much better than their rival. Bo Nix has been terrific the last two seasons, boasting efficiency numbers that are almost hard to believe.

He’ll get ridiculed for checking down more than hunting big plays, but that inner playmaker who can create on his own is still in there. Don’t be surprised if Nix plays better in the NFL than in college, just like his predecessor Justin Herbert has.

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

The QB class has fallen off a bit in the last few weeks, and with Will Levis showing potential to be at least average for the Tennessee Titans, the team ought to pursue other roster upgrades. The best left tackle in this class is undoubtedly Joe Alt. Alt has it all as a 6’8″, 315-pounder and would immediately upgrade Tennessee’s offense for the next decade.

7) Washington Commanders: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Washington might want to add competition to the quarterback room, but picking seventh doesn’t make that easy. Instead, adding a franchise left tackle is optimal. Olumuyiwa Fashanu is as physically imposing as anyone in the nation. His consistency isn’t there yet, as he’ll lose to power rushers, but that should improve with NFL coaching and strength and conditioning programs.

8) Atlanta Falcons: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

LSU QB Jayden Daniels might win the Heisman Trophy after another year of considerable growth. As with Nix, the progress Daniels has made since his freshman year is incredible. It speaks to his work ethic and natural talent that he became such a consistently explosive talent.

There’s still room for improvement with Daniels’ processing against zone coverages and reaction when his receiver has leverage. He reminds me a lot of Kyler Murray, for better and for worse. That’s an upgrade for Atlanta, and Daniels might prove more capable of development than Murray has been in the NFL.

9) Green Bay Packers: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

The last few weeks have damaged J.J. McCarthy’s draft hype significantly. We had him as QB3 before his performance against Maryland. But his struggles and Michigan’s unwillingness to put the ball in his hands when it matters can’t be overlooked when there’s so much competition in the class.

Nevertheless, McCarthy is the perfect type of quarterback for Matt LaFleur. While Jordan Love has shown some glimpses of progress, McCarthy has a more flexible and better arm, more mobility, and a natural feel for the position that Love lacks.

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

As tremendous as Harrison is, one could argue that Malik Nabers is better built for the modern NFL. The LSU star has elite quickness and speed throughout his routes and can win from the slot and as an outside receiver. While tempting to go with a quarterback, I think the best choice, Shedeur Sanders, goes back to school.

With Mike Evans in a contract year and Chris Godwin showing significant signs of decline physically, adding a new star to the roster makes sense.

11) New York Jets: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

The best right tackle in the draft might be an unexpected name. Oregon State’s Taliese Fuaga is far from a household name, but the massive 6’6″ blocker has elite movement ability, great power, and improved hand usage. He’s not quite Tristan Wirfs, but he’s not that far off, either.

12) Los Angeles Chargers: Jer’Zhan Newton, DT, Illinois

The Chargers desperately need to reboot the league’s second-most expensive defense. Jer’Zhan Newton is a game-wrecker on the interior. He has great hand strength and placement, the burst needed to challenge interior blockers, and is a menace when single-blocked.

13) Los Angeles Rams: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

When were the Rams at their best in recent years? When Jalen Ramsey was a shutdown corner, it allowed the team to shade its coverage to lesser defenders. Kool-Aid McKinstry isn’t quite the athlete or ballhawk that Ramsey was in his prime, but he profiles as an excellent cover man who can go toe-to-toe with the best receivers in the NFL.

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

Michael Penix Jr. has helped his stock significantly this year, even if his game has shown more cracks recently. Like Tua Tagovailoa, Penix is a pocket passer with an incredible touch on his throws. Yet, he struggles to create on the move or while under pressure especially well, so Vegas needs a top-notch scheme or blockers in front of him.

15) Indianapolis Colts: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

An unexpected challenger for the class’ CB1 mantle has arrived, and it’s McKinstry’s teammate. Terrion Arnold has been everywhere for Alabama, providing timely tackles and turnovers. Thanks to his speed and physicality, he can play in the slot or kick out as an outside corner.

16) Denver Broncos: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Georgia tight end Brock Bowers is as unique as pass catchers come, boasting excellent athleticism for a 6’4″, 240-pounder. Regardless of whether Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy stay in Denver beyond the immediate future, Bowers is a foundational piece to build around. One could argue he’s a top-five player in this class.

17) Cincinnati Bengals: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

Rome Odunze has everything needed to be a dominant alpha in the NFL. His body control, hands, footwork, and quickness are well-advanced for someone over 6’2″ and 200 pounds. If Tee Higgins isn’t in the team’s long-term plans, Odunze is a formidable replacement.

18) Buffalo Bills: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

The Bills must overhaul its defense, but they also can’t fall behind in the AFC’s offensive arm’s race. Mending fences with Stefon Diggs is step one in staying a contender, and then adding another potential star to go with him is next. Florida State’s Keon Coleman is a premier “my ball” receiver who will help Buffalo’s verticality.

19) New Orleans Saints: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

How 6’4″, 195-pound Adonai Mitchell runs routes is astounding to watch. His flexibility and acceleration for his height are truly rare. New Orleans could use a quarterback upgrade more, but with Derek Carr’s contract structure, adding another top-tier receiver makes more immediate sense.

20) Minnesota Vikings: Shedeur Sanders, QB, Colorado

As mentioned under the Buccaneers’ pick, I think Sanders will return to Colorado for the 2024 season. He’s my QB3, but I understand why he’d want another year under his father before leaping to the NFL. That said, if he’s in this class, the Vikings would race to the podium for him.

Sanders has elite toughness, deep passing prowess, ball security, and intelligence. He’ll have to speed up his decision-making a bit and reign in his playmaker trait to cut his sack numbers, but the raw talent is insane.

21) Arizona Cardinals: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

There was a gaping opportunity for a riser in the pass rusher class entering the season. Penn State’s Chop Robinson has taken advantage, showing off better play strength and a more diverse set of moves at his disposal compared to last year. The Cardinals boldly passed on Dallas Turner, so they must add a premium talent at a key position.

22) Seattle Seahawks: Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M

Not every team will consider taking an off-ball linebacker in the first round. However, Edgerrin Cooper is a potential superstar at the position. Cooper has all the tools to be a fantastic player immediately, showing off sideline-to-sideline range, quick twitch reactions, and great power.

23) Pittsburgh Steelers: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

As with some other teams, the Steelers desperately need a new quarterback more than anything, but the board doesn’t play out to where they can take one here. Instead, the Steelers may need to explore the veteran QB market. If they do, it is important to focus on adding a running mate at cornerback next to Joey Porter Jr.

Clemson’s Nate Wiggins has good length at 6’2″ and was arguably the best player on the field against a loaded Florida State offense.

24) Houston Texans: Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State

Injuries and a scheme change put Denzel Burke into a troublesome position in 2022, but the Buckeyes cornerback has been stellar thus far in 2023.

A speedy, playmaking, and active player, Burke has the profile of a difference-maker in the Houston Texans secondary. His ability to play inside and outside and match any receiver’s athleticism has boosted his stock.

25) Miami Dolphins: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Georgia’s Amarius Mims has all the tools needed to be a very good starter for a decade. He has great power and fluidity as a pass blocker.

With Miami having to consider Terron Armstead’s lack of durability, Mims is a logical replacement. Having the same left tackle for most of the season will bring comfort to a line that’s struggled with injuries.

26) Dallas Cowboys: Barrett Carter, LB, Clemson

Although Barrett Carter lost his LB1 status to Cooper, he’s still a quality pick in this range. He’s a hammer in the run game, showing great leverage and leg drive when engaging with blockers and ball carriers. Plus, he can impact the game as a blitzer and in coverage.

27) San Francisco 49ers: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Talk about a great fit and value for San Francisco. JC Latham is still raw, but pairing him with Trent Williams is a surefire way to maximize Latham’s elite size, strength, and surprisingly quickness in the run game. He’s a right tackle, so he can step in on Day 1 and help a Super Bowl contender.

28) Jacksonville Jaguars: Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

The Jacksonville Jaguars could go a few directions here, including an unexpectedly available wide receiver. However, with left tackle Cam Robinson hitting free agency and a great talent still on the board, the Jaguars can lock in another bookend starter in Kinglsey Suamataia. His length and athleticism will fit in across from Anton Harrison.

29) Baltimore Ravens: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

Although the 2023 season hasn’t been the dominant campaign we’d hoped for Jared Verse, he’s still a good prospect. Verse doesn’t quite have the lower body flexibility and sheer speed to overtake games, but he’s a strong, creative rusher with good athleticism. The Ravens would maximize Verse’s tenacity and skill set.

30) Detroit Lions: Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

While Caelen Carson didn’t shut down Keon Coleman in their matchup, Carson held his own and proved he belonged.

Carson has the length and physicality to bully wide receivers in man coverage. He also has fleet-footed athleticism, corrective twitch, technical prowess, and ball-tracking ability to hold strong through routes.

31) Kansas City Chiefs: Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

We all saw what happened on Monday Night Football. Kansas City has to fix its receiving corps, and getting Emeka Egbuka this late would be a miracle. Egbuka gets up to top speed quickly, is able to separate easily from defenders, and continues creating once the ball is in his hands.

32) Philadelphia Eagles: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

The 2024 cornerback class isn’t impressive, meaning an unexpected name will rise throughout the offseason. Quinyon Mitchell has the size, length, speed, and production to be that emerging star. Philadelphia always thinks one step ahead, and Mitchell can be a difference-maker for their aging secondary.

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33) Carolina Panthers: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

Carolina doesn’t have a first-round pick in 2024, meaning they need to make the most of their first selection. Adding speed to the offense is paramount. Texas’ Xavier Worthy is as quick as he is fast, and Bryce Young will benefit from seeing him come open so quickly.

34) Arizona Cardinals: Troy Fautanu, G, Washington

With a star receiver and edge rusher already added, Arizona can continue to build from the inside out here. Washington left tackle Troy Fautanu will move inside at the next level and continue to round out a young offensive line. He’s a nasty and effective blocker in all phases.

35) New England Patriots: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

Adding a franchise left tackle and quarterback in the same draft is a dream. This class is so deep with tackles that Jordan Morgan falls to the second round. Morgan is a silky smooth pass blocker with great balance and hand usage.

36) New York Giants: Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State

There’s no more physical guard in the draft than Kansas State’s Cooper Beebe. He’s a hammer in the run game as he bulldozes defenders into the turf. He’s also effective in pass protection, where his massive 332-pound frame allows him to anchor and withstand challengers.

37) Washington Commanders: Princely Umanmielen, EDGE, Florida

The other athletic pass rusher who has vaulted up our big board is Princely Umanmielen. The speedy threat has been more consistent with his leverage, balance, and play strength. A strong Combine can boost him even higher.

38) Tennessee Titans: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

Although Laiatu Latu isn’t the best natural athlete in the class, he compensates for it with a deep array of moves and strength. Tennessee loves higher floor players they can rely on to work hard and maximize themselves. Latu projects as a Day 1 contributor on passing downs thanks to his refined skill set.

39) Washington Commanders: Zach Frazier, C, West Virginia

The top center in the class is West Virginia’s Zach Frazier. He stonewalls defenders in pass protection and is able to handle nose tackles or incoming blitzers who have the momentum advantage. Washington’s had issues with Tyler Larsen staying healthy, so adding a younger, fresher body makes sense.

40) Green Bay Packers: Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

A mammoth left tackle who compares well to former Washington tackle Morgan Moses, Patrick Paul produced an impressive senior campaign. Green Bay will likely be looking for their next franchise blindside blocker.

Although Paul is a bit top-heavy and isn’t a top-tier athlete, he gets the job done effectively. His hand usage and ability to withstand power rushers help overcome some of the physical limitations of his build.

41) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Finding one of the draft’s best overall athletes this late is a great surprise. Iowa’s Cooper DeJean can play cornerback, safety, linebacker, and be a star return man. The Buccaneers have struggled to stay healthy in the back end of their defense, so DeJean can help revitalize the unit.

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

Neither Aaron Jones nor AJ Dillon are in their prime anymore. Trey Benson is the fastest back in the class and doesn’t have the same injury concerns as his peers. LaFleur would surely love to get Benson sprinting downhill for big plays in his rushing scheme.

43) Los Angeles Chargers: TreVeyon Henderson, RB, Ohio State

In terms of talent only, there’s no better back in this class than TreVeyon Henderson. Of course, the scheme fit matters, so he comes off the board after Benson. But Henderson would be a jolt for the Chargers offense, which is currently squeezing the most out of a slowed Austin Ekeler as they can.

Henderson has found his stride as an explosive workhorse for Ohio State over his last six games. The big question for him is whether he can stay healthy.

44) Los Angeles Rams: Brandon Dorlus, EDGE, Oregon

At 6’5″ and 285 pounds, Brandon Dorlus has everything he needs to be an intimidating, difference-making defensive lineman. His toolbox is deep, including an impressive burst off the snap, great hand usage and physicality, and the ability to play as a 3-4 end, 4-3 tackle, or even as a 4-3 end.

45) Atlanta Falcons: Kalen King, CB, Penn State

The 2023 season hasn’t been as kind to Kalen King as 2022 was now that he’s out of Joey Porter Jr.’s shadow. But we shouldn’t judge King too harshly for his struggles against Marvin Harrison.

King is quick-twitched, flexible, and versatile. Atlanta’s young secondary would continue to get better with this addition.

46) Las Vegas Raiders: Donovan Jackson, G, Ohio State

There aren’t many humans bigger than Donovan Jackson. The 6’4″, 320-pounder engulfs and bulldozes defenders with his long, powerful arms. Vegas would quickly work to get Jackson a starting role on a line that desperately needs more talent.

47) New Orleans Saints: Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami (FL)

As soon as Kamren Kinchens stepped onto the field for the Hurricanes, he became a leader on their defense, even as a freshman. He started in five games and played over 500 defensive snaps in his first year. Kinchens became an All-American in his second year and led the team with six interceptions.

48) Cincinnati Bengals: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

The Bengals might have to pick between re-signing Tee Higgins or Jonah Williams, or they could watch both walk away for future picks.

Keeping Williams might be especially costly, considering the quality of tackles in this class. Tyler Guyton is a natural right tackle with tremendous movement ability and comfort in pass protection.

49) Indianapolis Colts: Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas

Indianapolis is already reaping the rewards from adding Josh Downs in the 2023 class, but they can’t stop now. Ja’Tavion Sanders is a smooth route runner who competes hard when engaged with defenders. His ability to create separation on timing routes would help him create chemistry with Anthony Richardson.

50) Buffalo Bills: Tyleik Williams, DT, Ohio State

There’s no way to watch Ohio State without noticing Tyleik Williams wrecking games for opposing offenses. The 320-pounder can be too aggressive sometimes, but his physical prowess and quickness are worth banking on.

Buffalo can pair Williams with Ed Oliver and wreak havoc on interior blockers for the next few years.

51) Philadelphia Eagles: Bucky Irving, RB, Oregon

Oregon’s Bucky Irving is a bit small at 5’9″ and 190 pounds, but his speed, creativity, toughness, and elusiveness are good enough to put him in the RB1 discussion for this class. Putting him next to Jalen Hurts will put fear into opponents’ eyes.

Irving’s lone weakness is his size in pass protection, but he’s otherwise too efficient and explosive to keep him off the field.

52) Minnesota Vikings: Graham Barton, G, Duke

One of our top guard prospects would surely boost Kevin O’Connell’s offense. With a new quarterback already on board in this draft, bolstering the trenches has to be the next priority.

Graham Barton’s quickness complements his power extraordinarily well, making him a well-rounded prospect likely to kick inside from tackle.

53) New York Giants: J.T. Tuimoloau, EDGE, Ohio State

Although J.T. Tuimoloau couldn’t parlay the momentum he built as a pass rusher at the end of 2022 into this season, he’s still a very good player who will start in the NFL for a long time.

Tuimoloau lacks elite burst and flexibility but is as strong as an ox and reads run keys at a near-perfect level. He’d benefit from playing next to a creative rusher like Kayvon Thibodeaux.

54) Pittsburgh Steelers: Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

Pittsburgh has to focus on adding guys who can create regardless of who the quarterback is. There won’t be many receivers who run faster than Oregon’s Troy Franklin. The 6’2″ playmaker has been nearly unstoppable this season, routinely winning on vertical routes against top competition.

55) Houston Texans: Leonard Taylor III, DT, Miami (FL)

Houston still needs to bulk up the middle of its defense, and we know DeMeco Ryans wants playmakers on the interior.

Leonard Taylor III could see a developmental path similar to Leonard Williams’, where his production fluctuated until his game became more consistent. Taylor’s quickness and upper body strength are particularly impressive.

56) Cleveland Browns: Andrew Mukuba, S, Clemson

Cleveland could go with a receiver or defensive lineman here, but with Grant Delpit headed to free agency, replacing him with one of the top safeties in the class makes sense. Andrew Mukuba can do it all, providing support in the slot in coverage, rotating into two-man shells, or attacking the run game. He’s not the hammer that Delpit is, but Cleveland might appreciate his versatility more.

57) Dallas Cowboys: Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

LSU’s other star receiver, Brian Thomas Jr., has quickly become a riser in this class. The 6’5″, 200-pounder has proven to be a great vertical threat, thanks to his length and speed. He’s still a raw route-runner, so success in his first few years will depend on whether his quarterback trusts him to go get the ball. Dak Prescott has that mindset, so Dallas is a good landing spot.

58) San Francisco 49ers: Sedrick Van Pran, C, Georgia

Sedrick Van Pran is the best run-blocking center in the class. Georgia’s powerful middle man would slot seamlessly into the 49ers’ line and keep their excellent run game humming for years to come.

59) Jacksonville Jaguars: T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State

One of the best zone corners in the country is T.J. Tampa. He’s rarely targeted as an off-ball defender, making his projection somewhat difficult. But Tampa’s coverage stats are strong, and his 6’2″, 190-pound frame makes it easier to trust his talent.

60) Miami Dolphins: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

Texas’ DL is stacked with talent, and Byron Murphy II might be the best. The 3-tech defender has consistently found himself in the backfield this year, producing 4.5 sacks and 17 tackles in eight games. Miami might lose Christian Wilkins this offseason, opening the door for Murphy to carve an early role.

61) Baltimore Ravens: Devontez Walker, WR, North Carolina

Despite having a lanky 6’3″, 175-pound frame, Devontez Walker is a premier deep-threat prospect. Since gaining eligibility midway through the season, Walker has been Drake Maye’s best friend. The Ravens must add a field-stretcher to go with Zay Flowers, and Walker’s dynamic ball skills and speed fit right in.

62) Detroit Lions: Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan

Detroit keeps humming on offense, so doubling down on talent for the unit makes sense by selecting Roman Wilson. The team’s leading third and fourth pass catchers are Josh Reynolds and Kalif Raymond. They’re fine players, but Roman Wilson is a better long-term solution next to Amon-Ra St. Brown and, possibly, Jameson Williams.

63) Kansas City Chiefs: Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

Kansas City might not have a massive hole on either side of the ball, but adding a dynamic coverage linebacker who complements Willie Gay makes too much sense. Jeremiah Trotter Jr. flies around the field and is an asset as a blitzer, giving defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo another weapon to use.

64) Philadelphia Eagles: Jaylan Ford, LB, Texas

The Eagles’ current linebacker tandem of Zach Cunningham and Nicholas Morrow is solid but unspectacular. Getting a long-term fix for the position should be a priority, and Jaylan Ford is a perfect fit behind this talented defensive line. Ford could challenge to be one of the NFL’s leading tacklers with his instincts and physicality.

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65) Carolina Panthers: Landon Jackson, EDGE, Arkansas

Arkansas’ Landon Jackson is a huge, 6’6″, 259-pounder who would fit Carolina’s need for a secondary pass rusher across from Brian Burns. His 3.5-sack performance against Alabama this season showed his immense upside.

66) Arizona Cardinals: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

Only a junior, Kamari Lassiter has emerged as one of the best cover men in the country this season. The 6’0″, 180-pounder is springy and deters targets from coming his way. The Cardinals could use an impact starter, and Lassiter has the potential to become one.

67) New England Patriots: Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

A true ball hawk who would complement the Buccaneers’ physical secondary and maximize their talents, Tyler Nubin can help redefine the right unit. New England’s secondary has relied entirely too much on Jabrill Peppers and Jalen Mills to be contributors. Nubin can help replicate the playmaking that Devin McCourty left.

68) Chicago Bears: Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

What’s Chicago missing most from its receiving corps? Quick route-runners who are reliable at the catch point. Enter Ladd McConkey, who has had a huge season after returning from injury. McConkey has all of the tools to be an effective No. 2 playmaker.

69) New York Giants: Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina

There’s no reason the Giants can’t look to double down on fixing their receiving corps this offseason. Getting more versatile playmakers with explosiveness has to be a priority. Xavier Legette fits the bill.

The 6’1″ senior is averaging an absurd 18.3 yards per catch this season, thanks to his open-field running ability and huge catch radius.

70) Arizona Cardinals: Maason Smith, DT, LSU

Maason Smith could land in the top five of the 2024 NFL Draft based on his physical traits alone. He’s been slower to bounce back from a torn ACL than anticipated, but that doesn’t mean a team won’t roll the dice before too long.

Arizona can offer Smith a low-pressure situation with a great defensive staff to develop.

71) Washington Commanders: Ty’Ron Hopper, LB, Missouri

Jamin Davis has been a nice player for Washington, but he’s not a true middle linebacker. Ty’Ron Hopper is, and he can play with Davis in base formations.

The Missouri star can be seen all over the field, closing passing windows, creating pressures on blitzes, and finishing tackles in space.

72) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

Washington’s Bralen Trice boasts incredible power as a strongside defender, with enough quickness to be an effective No. 2 pass rusher in the NFL. Though he doesn’t solve Tampa Bay’s issues at the position, no edge defender taken at this point will.

73) New York Jets: Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

Ja’Lynn Polk has been a huge winner through the 2023 season so far. At 6’2″ and 190 pounds, he has the blend of length, speed, and catch radius that breeds chunk plays. Averaging 18 yards per catch this season, Polk profiles as a terrific vertical receiver for Aaron Rodgers.

74) Los Angeles Chargers: Jonah Elliss, EDGE, Utah

As one of the nation’s leading sackers in college football, Jonah Elliss could go a lot higher if he declares and performs well at the NFL Scouting Combine. He’s developed great hands, power, and has more quickness than most interior linemen. His run keys and leverage at the point of attack could improve, so his stock might be higher in 2025 if he returns.

75) Los Angeles Rams: Zak Zinter, G, Michigan

No one would be surprised to hear that most of Michigan’s offensive line, including Zak Zinter, has been lights out this year. The Rams’ offensive line needs a makeover, and Zinter can step right into a starting role. He’ll boost this woeful run game and help keep Stafford playing for a few more years.

76) Atlanta Falcons: Michael Hall Jr., DT, Ohio State

Atlanta needs pass rushers and big, athletic dudes. Michael Hall Jr. penetrates through offensive lines thanks to a great first step and effort. He’ll need more technical seasoning to reach his best form, but the tools are well worth investing in on Day 2.

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

Calen Bullock creates turnovers with great range and instincts. Bullock has also shown better feel and effort in the run game compared to 2022, which is easily the biggest question mark on his résumé. Green Bay can help mitigate those concerns with its impressively stocked defense.

78) Las Vegas Raiders: Will Shipley, RB, Clemson

Unless Las Vegas re-signs Josh Jacobs, they’ll need to give Michael Penix Jr. a running mate. No back in this class has more nuance to their game than Will Shipley. His footwork is efficient, and he manipulates rushing lanes like second nature. Shipley is an asset as a pass catcher as well.

79) Cincinnati Bengals: Ruke Orhorhoro, DT, Clemson

The Bengals can offer Ruke Orhorhoro some time to develop his natural athleticism. Orhorhoro has only played football for a few years, and it shows. However, those moments when he puts his tools together are special flashes of what he could be.

80) Indianapolis Colts: Tory Horton, WR, Colorado State

Colorado State’s Tory Horton might be the class’ top pure vertical receiver thanks to his 6’2″ frame and long stride that creates easy separation. Horton is one of our top sleepers and best role players. Adding Horton is all about making things easier on the QB and increasing the likelihood of chunk plays.

81) Seattle Seahawks: Beau Brade, S, Maryland

One of the best safeties in the class, Beau Brade can do it all. The 6’1″, 205-pounder has produced 168 tackles and three interceptions throughout his career. He flies around the field and is comfortable in all coverage types.

82) Green Bay Packers: Kris Abrams-Draine, CB, Missouri

Kris Abrams-Draine is only 5’11” and 180 pounds, but he fights like crazy for the ball. He’s a playmaking ballhawk with a whopping 33 pass deflections and seven interceptions throughout his career. Green Bay knows how to identify and develop cornerbacks, and Abrams-Draine can be their next baller to the unit.

83) Denver Broncos: James Williams, S, Miami (FL)

Denver could use a fresh set of legs on the back end of their defense, as Kareem Jackson can’t stop targeting offensive players. James Williams is a massive 6’5″, 224-pounder who can be a similar enforcer but without the penchant for drawing flags and suspensions.

84) Detroit Lions: Joshua Gray, G, Oregon State

A fantastic tackle for Oregon State, Joshua Gray projects best inside at the next level due to his length. Gray is a road-grader with great strength and awareness. He could eventually replace right guard Graham Glasgow in Detroit.

85) Pittsburgh Steelers: Michael Pratt, QB, Tulane

The Steelers can’t completely ignore the quarterback position as long as Kenny Pickett flails. Michael Pratt plays more efficiently than Pickett because he sees the field better and is more accurate. Although Pratt’s physical tools put a ceiling on his upside, he can be what Pickett was supposed to be as an average-type starter.

86) Arizona Cardinals: Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State

With 9.5 sacks over the last two seasons, Adisa Isaac is more than just an impressive athlete playing football. He’s a speed rusher who doesn’t have the consistent leverage or power to be a three-down player right away, but Arizona can offer him the chance to compete for playing time while the staff fine-tunes his game.

87) Seattle Seahawks: Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina

The Geno Smith era might end sooner than anyone expected after his excellent 2022 season. Pushing him with a better talent than Drew Lock is a necessity.

Spencer Rattler has the experience, high-level traits, and developmental curve that suggests he could be a major Day 2 steal at the position.

88) Cleveland Browns: Javon Foster, OT, Missouri

Cleveland thought they’d have a franchise left tackle after drafting Jedrick Wills Jr. in the first round of the 2020 class, but Wills has been inconsistent. Adding a developmental body to sharpen into a starter for 2025 would be wise. Missouri’s Javon Foster is a punishing run defender with the tools to be an effective pass blocker.

89) San Francisco 49ers: Cole Bishop, S, Utah

Seeing Talanoa Hufango tear his ACL was terrible. Rookie Ji’Ayir Brown will step into his shoes right away. However, San Francisco already needed to add a younger talent to the position as Tashaun Gipson Sr. is nearing retirement. Utah’s Cole Bishop is well-rounded as a run defender and slot coverage option.

90) Jacksonville Jaguars: Jalen McMillan, WR, Washington

The Jaguars have a sneaky need for another receiver, so grabbing someone who can contribute right away makes sense. Washington’s Jalen McMillan offers a solid skill set as a smooth route runner who Trevor Lawrence can rely upon to be his WR3.

91) Dallas Cowboys: Kiran Amegadjie, OT, Yale

Dallas has seen the importance of being ready for injuries at the tackle positions. Kiran Amegadjie’s season was cut short due to a knee injury, but his athleticism and raw potential are worth waiting for as he recovers.

92) Baltimore Ravens: T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas

Massive dudes who move well don’t grow on trees, and T’Vondre Sweat is one of the most impressive athletes in the class. At 6’3″ and 346 pounds, Sweat eats blockers for lunch every Saturday. He has tremendous strength and surprising quickness for his size, projecting to be a solid nose tackle for a long time.

93) Detroit Lions: McKinnley Jackson, DT, Texas A&M

Detroit has thrown a ton of assets into the trenches lately, but there’s no reason to stop anytime soon. McKinnley Jackson can be, at minimum, a solid role player for this competitive roster. Jackson is as stout as any run defender in the class, able to draw in multiple blockers easily.

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

A hyper-fluid, versatile CB who can play inside or outside, D.J. James gives Kansas City another defensive weapon to move around. The Chiefs will value someone who can step in immediately, and James’ experience and high IQ will impact this unit.

95) Houston Texans: Devin Neal, RB, Kansas

The Houston running game appeared broken when Dameon Pierce was in the lineup, but then Devin Singletary stepped into the role and has produced effectively. Adding a younger, more explosive version of Singletary makes sense.

Devin Neal has been undeniable in 2023. The junior back carried Kansas offense while Jalon Daniels has been hurt, showing off much sharper cuts and better acceleration that allows him to create advantageous angles. Neal averages 6.4 yards per carry and 8.9 yards per catch this season.

96) Washington Commanders: Max Melton, CB, Rutgers

Since Washington does not need a Day 1 starter at cornerback, they can develop an athletic ball of clay like Max Melton. Melton, at 6’0″, 190 pounds, has good ball skills and production. However, he needs refinement with his footwork and leverage reads before earning trust.

Round 4

7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bo Nix, Michael Penix Jr., and J.J. McCarthy Get Selected Early

97) Carolina Panthers
Raheim Sanders, RB, Arkansas

98) Arizona Cardinals
Audric Estimé, RB, Notre Dame

99) New England Patriots
Will Sheppard, WR, Vanderbilt

100) New York Giants
MarShawn Lloyd, RB, USC

101) Chicago Bears
Josh Newton, CB, TCU

102) Tennessee Titans
Hudson Clark, S, Arkansas

103) Washington Commanders
Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State

104) New York Jets
Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan

105) Los Angeles Chargers
Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame

106) Pittsburgh Steelers
Jaden Hicks, S, Washington State

107) Atlanta Falcons
J. Michael Sturdivant, WR, UCLA

108) Green Bay Packers
Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama

109) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Christian Haynes, G, UConn

110) Las Vegas Raiders
Mekhi Wingo, DT, LSU

111) Indianapolis Colts
Tate Ratledge, G, Georgia

112) New York Jets
Josh Simmons, OT, Ohio State

113) Cincinnati Bengals
Daequan Hardy, CB, Penn State

114) Buffalo Bills
Javon Bullard, CB, Georgia

115) Jacksonville Jaguars
Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri

116) Minnesota Vikings
Rod Moore, S, Michigan

117) Houston Texans
Jaheim Bell, TE, Florida State

118) Seattle Seahawks
Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan

119) Pittsburgh Steelers
Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

120) Houston Texans
Layden Robinson, G, Texas A&M

121) Atlanta Falcons
Jordan Burch, EDGE, Oregon

122) Denver Broncos
Dontay Corleone, DT, Cincinnati

123) San Francisco 49ers
Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

124) San Francisco 49ers
Emani Bailey, RB, TCU

125) Baltimore Ravens
Anthony Belton, OT, NC State

126) Minnesota Vikings
Patrick Peyton, ERROR, ERROR

127) Kansas City Chiefs
Tyler Davis, DT, Clemson

128) Chicago Bears
Brandon Coleman, G, TCU

Round 5

7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bo Nix, Michael Penix Jr., and J.J. McCarthy Get Selected Early

129) Cleveland Browns
Jamari Thrash, WR, Louisville

130) Arizona Cardinals
Cade Stover, TE, Ohio State

131) New England Patriots
Johnny Dixon, CB, Penn State

132) Chicago Bears
Lathan Ransom, S, Ohio State

133) New York Giants
Brenden Rice, WR, USC

134) Carolina Panthers
Sataoa Laumea, OT, Utah

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

136) Los Angeles Chargers
Kendall Bohler, S, Florida A&M

137) Los Angeles Rams
Graham Mertz, QB, Florida

138) Atlanta Falcons
Tommy Eichenberg, LB, Ohio State

139) Buffalo Bills
Cedric Gray, LB, North Carolina

140) Philadelphia Eagles
Roger Rosengarten, OT, Washington

141) Denver Broncos
Danny Stutsman, LB, Oklahoma

142) Las Vegas Raiders
Smael Mondon, LB, Georgia

143) Denver Broncos
Khyree Jackson, CB, Oregon

144) Cincinnati Bengals
Blake Watson, RB, Memphis

145) Indianapolis Colts
Curtis Jacobs, LB, Penn State

146) Buffalo Bills
Christian Mahogany, G, Boston College

147) New Orleans Saints
Matt Goncalves, OT, Pittsburgh

148) Tennessee Titans
Tahj Washington, WR, USC

149) Seattle Seahawks
Tyler Baron, EDGE, Tennessee

150) Los Angeles Rams
Deontae Lawson, LB, Alabama

151) Arizona Cardinals
Junior Colson, LB, Michigan

152) Minnesota Vikings
Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri

153) Miami Dolphins
Beaux Limmer, C, Arkansas

154) Kansas City Chiefs
Jaylen Wright, RB, Tennessee

155) Carolina Panthers
Ja’quan Sheppard, CB, Maryland

156) Jacksonville Jaguars
Yahya Black, DT, Iowa

157) Baltimore Ravens
Payton Wilson, LB, NC State

158) Detroit Lions
Billy Bowman, S, Oklahoma

159) Minnesota Vikings
Nazir Stackhouse, DT, Georgia

160) Cleveland Browns
Tyler Warren, TE, Penn State

Round 6

7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bo Nix, Michael Penix Jr., and J.J. McCarthy Get Selected Early

161) Minnesota Vikings
Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin

162) Carolina Panthers
Isaiah Adams, G, Illinois

163) New England Patriots
Jasheen Davis, EDGE, Wake Forest

164) New York Giants
Kitan Oladapo, S, Oregon State

165) Miami Dolphins
Jacob Cowing, WR, Arizona

166) Tennessee Titans
Keith Randolph Jr., DT, Illinois

167) Washington Commanders
Brady Cook, QB, Missouri

168) Buffalo Bills
Kenny Logan Jr., S, Kansas

169) Philadelphia Eagles
Jahdae Barron, S, Texas

170) Green Bay Packers
DeWayne Carter, DT, Duke

171) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jordan Travis, QB, Florida State

172) New York Jets
Thomas Harper, S, Notre Dame

173) Los Angeles Chargers
Cam Hart, CB, Notre Dame

174) New England Patriots
Jack Nelson, OT, Wisconsin

175) Cincinnati Bengals
Bryce Foster, G, Texas A&M

176) Indianapolis Colts
Delmar Glaze, OT, Maryland

177) Los Angeles Rams
Marques Cox, OT, Kentucky

178) Buffalo Bills
Blake Corum, RB, Michigan

179) New Orleans Saints
Ashton Gillotte, EDGE, Louisville

180) Arizona Cardinals
Mohamed Kamara, EDGE, Colorado State

181) Pittsburgh Steelers
Francisco Mauigoa, LB, Miami (FL)

182) Cleveland Browns
Cobee Bryant, CB, Kansas

183) Seattle Seahawks
Xavier Truss, G, Georgia

184) Atlanta Falcons
Jayden Thomas, WR, Notre Dame

185) Buffalo Bills
Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami (FL)

186) Denver Broncos
Austin Reed, QB, Western Kentucky

187) Jacksonville Jaguars
Steve Linton, EDGE, Texas Tech

188) Miami Dolphins
Tahveon Nicholson, CB, Illinois

189) Cleveland Browns
Tyrice Knight, LB, UTEP

190) Detroit Lions
Brevyn Spann-Ford, TE, Minnesota

191) Las Vegas Raiders
Zion Nelson, OT, Miami (FL)

192) New Orleans Saints
Joshua Farmer, DT, Florida State

Round 7

7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bo Nix, Michael Penix Jr., and J.J. McCarthy Get Selected Early

193) Tennessee Titans
Zy Alexander, CB, LSU

194) Houston Texans
Gabriel Murphy, EDGE, UCLA

195) Las Vegas Raiders
Nelson Ceaser, EDGE, Houston

196) New England Patriots
Myles Cole, EDGE, Texas Tech

197) Arizona Cardinals
Ajani Cornelius, OT, Oregon

198) Tennessee Titans
Walter Rouse, OT, Oklahoma

199) Washington Commanders
Ray Davis, RB, Kentucky

200) Minnesota Vikings
Javion Cohen, G, Miami (FL)

201) Green Bay Packers
Omar Speights, LB, LSU

202) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dallin Holker, TE, Colorado State

203) Baltimore Ravens
Tanner Miller, G, Oregon State

204) Los Angeles Chargers
Colbie Young, WR, Miami (FL)

205) San Francisco 49ers
Zion Tupuola-Fetui, EDGE, Washington

206) Dallas Cowboys
Rondell Bothroyd, EDGE, Oklahoma

207) Indianapolis Colts
Gabe Hall, DT, Baylor

208) New Orleans Saints
Tyreem Powell, LB, Rutgers

209) Cincinnati Bengals
Jamon Dumas-Johnson, LB, Georgia

210) Buffalo Bills
Drake Nugent, C, Michigan

211) Houston Texans
Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State

212) Las Vegas Raiders
Fentrell Cypress II, CB, Florida State

213) Houston Texans
Mark Perry, S, TCU

214) Seattle Seahawks
Sean Martin, DT, West Virginia

215) Pittsburgh Steelers
Josiah Ezirim, OT, Eastern Kentucky

216) Cleveland Browns
Isaiah Davi, RB, South Dakota State

217) San Francisco 49ers
Jordan Jefferson, DT, LSU

218) Jacksonville Jaguars
Jack Howell, S, Colorado State

219) Miami Dolphins
Theo Johnson, TE, Penn State

220) Dallas Cowboys
Roman Hemby, RB, Maryland

221) Baltimore Ravens
Leshon Williams, RB, Iowa

222) Detroit Lions
Xavier Thomas, EDGE, Clemson

223) Kansas City Chiefs
Javon Baker, WR, UCF

224) Tennessee Titans
Sundiata Anderson, EDGE, Grambling State

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