7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Drake Maye, Michael Penix Jr., and Shedeur Sanders Land as Top-10 Picks

Our new 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft is QB-heavy as teams see the potential of Drake Maye, Michael Penix Jr., and Shedeur Sanders.

The 2024 NFL Draft is starting to take shape as we’ve hit the midpoint of the college football season. In this 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft, we’re getting aggressive to plug holes that NFL teams have shown need fixing thus far. That means quarterbacks and playmakers will be targeted early and often.

The following mock draft order is based on current standings. Five games through the season, we now have a decent picture of how things could line up next April.

7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft | Round 1

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

While Justin Fields has shown signs of progress recently, the Chicago Bears would be hard-pressed to pass on Caleb Williams with the No. 1 pick. Fields will need a contract extension soon, and Chicago seems destined for a new coaching staff with another disastrous season unfolding. What better way for a new staff to begin their tenure with a quarterback of their choice?

2) Chicago Bears: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

As much as the Bears have invested in rebuilding their roster over the last two years, their defense still lacks an identity. They still don’t have a star-level pass rusher. Alabama’s Dallas Turner has shown considerable signs of growth this year, utilizing elite speed and length to become a more complete prospect worthy of this pick.

3) Denver Broncos: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

It’s not out of the question that some teams might prefer Drake Maye to Williams. He’s bigger, more refined in the pocket, and offers similar explosiveness as a passer. The Denver Broncos are a mess on both sides of the ball, but they simply can’t pass on Maye as Sean Payton remakes his offense on the fly.

4) Minnesota Vikings: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

The race for this class’ QB3 spot is as close as anyone could imagine. We have J.J. McCarthy just ahead of his peers, as he’s shown off excellent arm talent, creative ability, improved mechanics and accuracy, and more control of his game. He’s an easy projection into Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell’s offense as they transition away from Kirk Cousins.

5) Arizona Cardinals: Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington (From NE)

Trade: The Arizona Cardinals trade QB Kyler Murray and pick No. 7 to the New England Patriots for the fifth and 36th overall picks in 2024 and a conditional 2025 second-round pick

The Patriots need a QB, but with Bill Belichick possibly out of Foxboro after this season, they’re swinging big by bringing in Kyler Murray in a pick swap. Arizona, looking for more professionalism from the position and shedding Murray’s contract, goes with Washington’s Michael Penix Jr.

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Penix has been almost perfect thus far in 2023, showing off better arm strength than in previous years and a rare touch that allows him to manipulate passes like a marionettist. His injury history is scary, and he’s not the most athletic player, but he might be the best pure passer in a loaded class at the position.

6) New York Giants: Shedeur Sanders, QB, Colorado

From Coach Prime to The Big Apple, Shedeur Sanders has the right blend of personality, work ethic, and moxy to be a franchise icon for the New York Giants. Sanders has rapidly improved from a toolsy, raw prospect to someone who has mastered his mechanics and situational play. He’s far from a novelty talent, and his clutch play results from self-evaluation and effort to develop.

Daniel Jones isn’t the answer for head coach Brian Daboll despite his new contract, and the regime won’t waste more time than they need to with a hamstrung quarterback.

7) New England Patriots (From ARI): Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

Moving down and taking a flier on Murray is bold, but he’s the explosive type of talent needed to compete with the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills in the AFC East. A new head coach will want to overhaul New England’s bare-bones playmaking corps, and there’s not a better player to start that effort than Marvin Harrison Jr.

Use any euphemism you want about Harrison, and it’s likely not hyperbole. He has All-Pro talent.

8) Green Bay Packers: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

There aren’t many glaring holes on the Green Bay Packers’ roster except for their need to replace David Bakhtiari. The best pure blocker in college football is Joe Alt. The massive 6’8″, 315-pounder has rare movement ability and polish to his game and can be the next foundational blindside blocker for the franchise.

9) Las Vegas Raiders: Jer’Zhan Newton, DT, Illinois

Regardless of whether Tyree Wilson ever develops into a contributor across from Maxx Crosby or not, the Las Vegas Raiders desperately need more defensive playmakers. In a strong DT class, the best inside pass rusher is Jer’Zhan Newton.

Newton’s already been wrecking opposing offenses with 2.5 sacks and 27 total tackles this season, thanks to his top-notch burst and strong hand combinations.

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

The Arizona Cardinals follow Chicago’s lead and land a new franchise QB and edge-rusher. Landing Jared Verse here is a steal, and Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon can shape the future of his defense around him. The speedy and aggressive pass rusher hasn’t been as dominant as we’d like to see this season, but Verse’s natural gifts and film are worth banking on.

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

With Aaron Rodgers set to return next year, the New York Jets must better protect him. That might mean replacing both tackles with a combination of David Bakhtiari and a first-round rookie.

Penn State’s Olu Fashanu hasn’t been as consistently shut down as a blocker as we had hoped based on his 2022 flashes, but his long-term upside remains as high as anyone’s in the class.

12) Washington Commanders: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

It’s not crazy to believe that the Washington Commanders could be under a new head coach next offseason (Belichick?). And instead of tearing down, they load up a roster with a solid foundation of talent on both sides of the ball. More playmakers are needed to push this group over the edge and get the most out of Sam Howell.

As good as Harrison is, Brock Bowers is an even more unique pass catcher. He’s been dominating at Georgia since arriving on campus, offering elite speed, coordination, and versatility at 6’4″ and 240 pounds.

13) Tennessee Titans: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

It’s not a surprise the Tennessee Titans have only scored 88 points this season when you look at their starting offensive line. They need trench talent as badly as any team in the league. Adding two long-term starters in this loaded class is the best path forward.

JC Latham has the physicality and strength to be an excellent starter immediately. Though he’s played right tackle at Alabama, Tennessee could flip him to the left side if necessary.

14) Cincinnati Bengals: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

There’s still a lot of season left for the Cincinnati Bengals to get back into contention in the AFC, provided that Joe Burrow gets healthy. If they do, they won’t pick this high.

However, if Cincinnati does end up here, a consolation of a lockdown corner would be tremendous. The Bengals have a young secondary still figuring out its cadence, so adding a cover corner like Kool-Aid McKinstry is a home run.

15) Los Angeles Rams: 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 Los Angeles Rams’ secondary. His ability to play inside and outside and match any receiver’s athleticism has boosted his stock.

16) Los Angeles Chargers: Ruke Orhorhoro, DT, Clemson

A terrific athlete still relatively new to football, Ruke Orhorhoro has arguably been the second-best DT on the field this fall. Depending on the situation, the 290-pounder can play both end or tackle and wins with a great first step and power rush. The Los Angeles Chargers need to continue adding dynamic talent along their defensive line to compete in the AFC.

17) Houston Texans (From CLE): Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

The Houston Texans found their franchise quarterback in C.J. Stroud. They must continue to add high-end talent around him. A receiving trio of Keon Coleman, Tank Dell, and Nico Collins would be one of the most exciting young groups in the NFL.

Keon Coleman (4) runs the ball during the first half against Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Doak S. Campbell Stadium.
Sep 9, 2023; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Keon Coleman (4) runs the ball during the first half against Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Doak S. Campbell Stadium.

Coleman is a fantastic possession receiver who dominates at the catch point. Stroud is the perfect type of quarterback to grow with Coleman, as Stroud will trust the Seminoles star to create explosive plays.

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

The minute Kamren Kinchens stepped on the field for the Miami Hurricanes, he was already one of the leaders on their defense as a freshman. He started in five games while playing over 500 defensive snaps in his first year. In Year 2, Kinchens was an All-American who led the team with six INTs.

The New Orleans Saints could use an injection of youth at safety and benefit from more playmaking from the position.

19) Atlanta Falcons: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

The Atlanta Falcons are another team with a quarterback problem but aren’t in a great place to insert a rookie. They look like a logical destination for Kirk Cousins to bridge start for a few years. If that happens, then loading up around a veteran makes sense.

LSU’s Malik Nabers is a steal at this point in the draft. He brings effortless speed and downfield playmaking to the table, resembling Garrett Wilson and Stefon Diggs as thinner but unstoppable pass catchers.

20) Indianapolis Colts: Barrett Carter, LB, Clemson

Not many teams will value a linebacker as a first-round talent, but the Indianapolis Colts might. With Shaq Leonard looking closer to the end of his career with injuries robbing him of his All-Pro capabilities, the Colts should replace him with a capable heir. Barrett Carter boasts a similarly aggressive mentality and versatile skill set.

21) Buffalo Bills: Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

As talented as the Buffalo Bills are, their offensive inconsistencies surpass Josh Allen’s tendencies. They lack a true No. 2 receiver, and the decision to add Dalton Kincaid in the first round of the 2023 class has unsurprisingly flopped thus far. Ohio State’s Emeka Egbuka can solve some of Buffalo’s biggest offensive issues.

The smooth route-runner and YAC threat can line up all over the field and create big plays with little effort. It’s all about taking weight off Allen, and Egbuka is a QB’s best friend for good reason.

22) Dallas Cowboys: Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

Kingsley Suamataia is an outstanding athlete for the position and is having a stellar campaign for BYU. With Dallas looking closer to turning the page on Tyron Smith sooner rather than later, Suamataia is a logical replacement. Having the same left tackle for most of the season will bring comfort for a line that’s struggled with injuries.

23) Baltimore Ravens: Kalen King, CB, Penn State

Penn State cornerback Kalen King is shorter and slighter than the prototypical cover corner. Yet, he’s an absolute missile against the run and in the screen game. He wants to be physical, evidenced on tape by his instant mental trigger.

24) Seattle Seahawks: Andrew Mukuba, S, Clemson

The best overall safety in the class would fill a huge long-term hole for a young but talented defense. Andrew Mukuba does it all and can play at a high level immediately. His thinnish frame is the only concern evaluators may have.

25) Pittsburgh Steelers: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

Could Xavier Worthy be the next iteration of the “Slim Reaper”? The Pittsburgh Steelers may not currently have their long-term answer at quarterback, but loading up in the meantime can’t hurt.

Like DeVonta Smith, Worthy’s lack of mass and natural flexibility allow him to snap off routes consistently. Worthy is more impressive after the catch than expected, and he’s shown the ability to win from the slot and outside against all coverage variations.

26) Jacksonville Jaguars: Michael Hall Jr., DT, Ohio State

Although Michael Hall Jr. is “undersized” at 290 pounds, his 6’2″ frame is already stout enough to play at the NFL level. Hall has been tremendous for the Buckeyes this fall, standing out with an explosive first step and a tendency to disrupt in the backfield. The Jacksonville Jaguars have a great defensive line but could use a younger body to develop into a starter.

27) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas

My colleagues are lower on Quinn Ewers than I am, but Ewers is still a work in progress. He has tremendous natural arm talent but will hurry his operational process and lose mechanical integrity. When he’s rushed, he’s vulnerable to missed throws and turnovers.

However, Ewers will only be 21 years old next spring and has the upside of a top-tier pocket passer worth developing. Tampa Bay can’t rely on Baker Mayfield forever, and Ewers will benefit from Dave Canales’ hand in development.

28) Detroit Lions: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Detroit’s plan to solve its cornerback issues last fall has fallen flat thus far. Adding a pure cover corner makes too much sense. 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.

29) Miami Dolphins: Leonard Taylor, DT, Miami (FL)

The Miami Dolphins keep local talent in town and get an immediate contributor. Barring a rich extension for Christian Wilkins, the Dolphins need a DT. Miami’s Leonard Taylor is a stout but nimble penetrating defensive tackle who does everything at a high level.

30) Philadelphia Eagles: Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

Maybe the Eagles won’t fall for the legacy connection, and maybe they don’t value this type of linebacker. Still, this roster could upgrade the position with Jeremiah Trotter Jr.

Trotter is not like his father, who was a big-bodied defender and a hammer in the run game. Instead, he’s a dynamic, delayed blitzer and a threat in coverage, a perfect formula behind Philadelphia’s defensive line.

31) Kansas City Chiefs: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

The Kansas City Chiefs have enough small and speedy targets. It’s time to give Patrick Mahomes an alpha receiver in the mold of Michael Thomas. Rome Odunze offers a thick, big build with elite hands, concentration, and catch radius to go along with solid route-running ability.

32) San Francisco 49ers: Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

Bralen Trice brings a grown man frame and skill set to the dinner table. He’s a powerful defensive end who displaces offensive tackles with a fantastic combination of length and explosiveness. The Huskies product stands out in a class of smaller, shiftier rushers.

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33) Carolina Panthers: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

The Panthers could add a more explosive receiver here, but Amarius Mims is a higher-graded player at another high-value positional need. Former first-round pick Ikem Ekwonu fits better at guard than tackle, so Mims can slide into Ekwonu’s spot while Ekwonu moves inside to help protect Bryce Young.

34) New Orleans Saints (From DEN): Donovan Jackson, G, Ohio State

Andrus Peat isn’t very good, and his contract voids after this season anyway. New Orleans has invested heavily in the position over the last decade. Replacing Peat with Donovan Jackson gives them a cheaper upgrade for the next few years.

35) Minnesota Vikings: TreVeyon Henderson, RB, Ohio State

Pairing McCarthy with an Ohio State running back might drive some fans of college football’s greatest rivalry up a tree. Still, injecting so much athleticism and explosiveness into the offense makes a ton of sense. TreVeyon Henderson can gash defenses afraid of giving up big plays to Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison.

36) Arizona Cardinals (From NE): Raheim Sanders, RB, Arkansas

Getting this pick in the Murray trade gives Arizona a huge opportunity to revamp its roster. Raheim Sanders is a menacing 240-pounder with excellent power, straight-line speed, and three-down potential. Putting him in a vertical passing attack with Penix would be a great start to a new-look unit.

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

At 332 pounds and possessing the ability to work upfield and landmark defenders in space, Cooper Beebe is an absolute force at guard. The Giants desperately need help on the interior, and Beebe will enter the building ready to take on the challenge of blocking in the NFC East.

38) Arizona Cardinals: Graham Barton, G, Duke

Arizona’s offensive line isn’t the worst, but there’s room for long-term improvement, especially on the interior. Graham Barton is a tackle at Duke but will likely move inside at the next level. He has the quickness, hand placement, and leg drive to be an immediate asset for the Cardinals’ offense.

39) Chicago Bears: Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

Caelen Carson has risen significantly on our 2024 NFL Draft Board. He’s a perfect fit for Chicago’s scheme. Carson has the length and physicality to bully wide receivers in man coverage. He also has the fleet-footed athleticism, corrective twitch, technical prowess, and ball-tracking ability to hold strong through reps.

40) Las Vegas Raiders: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

Missing out on a first-round quarterback ends up working out for the Raiders. Bo Nix could become QB3 in this class, but he needs to show a consistent ability to control games and overcome his competition. He has the traits to be a plus NFL starter, and his development to this point is an ode to his work ethic.

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

The Houston passing game has done well with limited pieces around Stroud, but passing on more dynamic pass catchers would be a mistake. Texas Longhorns’ Ja’Tavion Sanders is a smooth route runner who will fight as a blocker and after the catch. He fits well into the Texans’ San Francisco-inspired offense.

42) Green Bay Packers (From NYJ): Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina

While it’s too early to say that Jordan Love is not the answer, the early returns aren’t promising. Adding real competition should be a priority. Spencer Rattler has the experience, high-level traits, and developmental curve that suggests he could be a major Day 2 steal at the position.

43) Washington Commanders: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

A versatile playmaker who is simply flat-out good at football regardless of where he’s lined up, Cooper DeJean fits into Washington’s defense like a glove. Whether he takes over Kendall Fuller’s mantle or complements this young secondary, DeJean can raise the floor of a unit one piece away from excellence.

44) Tennessee Titans: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

Tennessee has been searching for a No. 2 edge rusher for years and must continue using premium assets to add top-tier athletes. Penn State’s Chop Robinson is a work in progress still, but his bend, strength, and speed to become a playmaking terror across from Harold Landry.

45) Cincinnati Bengals: AD Mitchell, WR, Texas

The fate of Tee Higgins is still in the air, and whether he’s extended or not, Cincinnati should continue to stay loaded at receiver for Burrow. AD Mitchell has been a huge riser this fall, proving impossible to guard near the goal line and showing off unique quickness, footwork, and concentration at the catch point.

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

Although he’s not the most physically explosive edge defender or reliable run-stopper, Laiatu Latu is a crafty threat with the best pass-rush arsenal in college football. He maximizes his athletic traits as best he can, and his production has skyrocketed thanks to his effort, instincts, and hand usage. He can contribute on Day 1.

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

Green Bay has had more luck with lankier corners, and Kris Abrams-Draine’s biggest flaw is his sub-180-pound frame. He’s an aggressive defender willing to stick his nose in the run game but is perfectly capable of breaking up passes or forcing interceptions.

48) Cleveland Browns: Ty’Ron Hopper, LB, Missouri

The Cleveland Browns have an elite defense already, but doubling down and strengthening the unit is a great strategy for long-term building.

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Anthony Walker is a stopgap, and Ty’Ron Hopper can be an athletic upgrade who complements Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah perfectly. Hopper is a three-down playmaker who can thump in the run game.

49) Los Angeles Chargers: Sedrick Van Pran, C, Georgia

Sedrick Van Pran is the best center prospect in the class, and it’s not close. The powerful middle man on Georgia would slot seamlessly into the Chargers’ line and boost their woeful run game.

50) Philadelphia Eagles (From NO): Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

The Eagles’ safety trio of Reed Blankenship, Terrell Edmunds, and Justin Evans hasn’t been bad, but Blankenship looks like the only potential long-term contributor. Minnesota’s Tyler Nubin is a true ballhawk who can complement him and continue to force turnovers at a high rate.

51) Indianapolis Colts: Princely Umanmielen, EDGE, Florida

Few pass rushers have been as impressive as Princely Umanmielen this season. The speedster has shown off more moves, a better understanding of leverage, and more strength compared to 2022. The Colts love athletic guys, and Umanmielen would be a terrific value at this point.

52) Buffalo Bills: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

The current tackle tandem of Dion Dawkins and Spencer Brown is fine, but Buffalo could do better. Arizona’s Jordan Morgan wouldn’t have to play right away while he adds strength, but his athleticism and movement ability can take Buffalo’s offense to the next level when he’s ready.

53) Dallas Cowboys: Will Shipley, RB, Clemson

Cowboys running back Tony Pollard has been unable to turn his franchise tag season into a repeat performance of his breakout 2022 campaign so far — Dallas should allow him to depart in free agency next year.

Replacing him with Will Shipley makes too much sense. Shipley is a technician with great quickness, showing terrific nuance and a feel for the game.

54) Baltimore Ravens: Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

There’s no question that Oregon speedster Troy Franklin could be drafted much higher than this spot. The 6’2″ vertical threat has the speed to burn any corner on the field, and he can do it from outside or in the slot. Thanks to his effortless acceleration, smooth cuts, and finishing ability, Franklin is a bit lanky but is a magnet for chunk plays.

55) Atlanta Falcons: Maason Smith, DT, LSU

It’s been a tough season for Maason Smith, who returned from a torn ACL suffered in Week 1 of 2022. His quickness and presence come back in flashes but aren’t 100 percent there yet. If he enters the 2024 class, Smith will be more of a flier with a high upside, which is perfect for Atlanta at this spot.

56) Seattle Seahawks: Jordan Travis, QB, Florida State

We heard buzz last year that Seattle was looking at Anthony Richardson, and it stands to reason they’ll again keep an eye on this year’s QB class. Jordan Travis is nothing like Richardson physically, but he is a smart passer who has good athleticism, accuracy, and arm talent that projects to an NFL starter level.

57) Jacksonville Jaguars: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

The Jaguars have put many resources into their offensive line, and that strategy won’t change soon. With Cam Robinson set to hit free agency, the Jaguars can return to Oklahoma to reunite 2023 first-rounder Anton Harrison with Tyler Guyton. Guyton has top-notch athleticism at right tackle and is a naturally gifted pass-blocker.

58) Pittsburgh Steelers: Jaden Hicks, S, Washington State

Washington State’s Jaden Hicks needs the right fit to maximize his NFL production, and Pittsburgh offers that home. Hicks is the A-plus version of the crowd of mediocre strong safeties the franchise has used next to Minkah Fitzpatrick. A top-notch blitzer, open-field tackler, and ballhawk, Hicks is an emotional leader who would star here.

59) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tory Horton, WR, Colorado State

The futures of both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are murky as their contract situations get sticky soon. 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.

60) Detroit Lions: Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

The Lions have built one of the best passing attacks in the NFL despite working with a receiving room that hasn’t been consistently available. Adding more talent to the unit makes sense to keep the unit humming. Slot receiver Malachi Corley is called YAC-god for a reason and would complement Jameson Williams and Amon-Ra St. Brown perfectly.

61) Miami Dolphins: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

A star right tackle at Oregon State, Taliese Fuaga is way too far under the radar right now. He has the tools to become one of the best at his position quickly in his career, boasting top-notch athleticism, great power, and improved hand usage as a pass-blocker. Miami may not want to extend Austin Jackson, and Fuaga can be an upgrade.

62) Philadelphia Eagles: Ja’Quan Sheppard, CB, Maryland

As talented as the Eagles are, their cornerback depth still has room for improvement. The 6’2″ Ja’Quan Sheppard has the physicality and speed that Philadelphia craves. He could start immediately in 2024, thanks to his comfort in zone defenses.

63) Kansas City Chiefs: Jaylan Ford, LB, Texas

Jaylan Ford is a true difference-maker for the Texas defense. Kansas City has two young talents in Nick Bolton and Leo Chenal that can be built around, but Ford is an upgrade on Drue Tranquill and Willie Gay Jr. Ford is faster, more physical, and a bigger impact player in the passing game.

64) San Francisco 49ers: Antwane Wells Jr., WR, South Carolina

San Francisco may be looking to augment their current receiving room or outright replace one of their two stars as the cost of rostering Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel grows. Antwane Wells Jr. has been dealing with a foot injury this season but is remarkably similar to Samuel. He has great speed and can create with the ball in his hands.

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65) Carolina Panthers: Brandon Dorlus, EDGE, Oregon

A talent like Brandon Dorlus could be an invaluable addition to scheme flexibility in Carolina. The 6’3″, 285-pound Dorlus can disrupt from interior and exterior alignments with his heavy hands, power, agility, and motor.

66) Detroit Lions (From MIN): Troy Fautanu, G, Washington

The Lions would be well-served to bring back Jonah Jackson if they can, but odds are they’ll have to find a replacement for one of their starting guards in the 2023 offseason.

At 6’4″, 317 pounds, Troy Fautanu profiles well here. Fautanu has played tackle before but can be another Day 2 gem for the Lions on the interior. He’s a stellar athlete with great foot speed and base recalibration, along with stifling torque and active hands.

67) New England Patriots: Bucky Irving, RB, Oregon

The theme of this Patriots draft is adding actual explosiveness. With Murray, Harrison, and now Bucky Irving, they can run a modern, higher-octane offense that can lean on big plays even when things aren’t going well. Irving is a tremendous open-field stressor on defenders due to his speed and elusiveness.

68) New York Giants: Devin Neal, RB, Kansas

After looking like a good but not great athlete in previous years, Devin Neal has been undeniable in 2023. The junior back has 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 7.7 yards per carry and 12.1 yards per catch this season.

69) Arizona Cardinals: D.J. James, CB, Auburn

A hyper-fluid, versatile cornerback who can play inside or outside, D.J. James gives Gannon a defensive weapon to move around. Arizona desperately needs to improve its floor in the secondary, and James’ experience and high IQ lift this unit.

70) Chicago Bears: Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State

It’s impossible to trust the current Bears staff with a talent like Johnny Wilson, who is a unique weapon at 6’6″. However, a more creative staff should utilize him, like Darren Waller, as a power slot target. Wilson has better speed than expected for his size but does struggle with concentration drops.

71) Seattle Seahawks (From DEN): Tyleik Williams, DT, Ohio State

Pete Carroll likes big dudes who move quickly, making Tyleik Williams a great fit in Seattle. The Seahawks would benefit from Williams’ huge 330-pound frame and his surprising ability to challenge blockers in the passing game. Williams has seven sacks in his career and has become more consistent as a run defender.

72) Arizona Cardinals (From HOU): McKinnley Jackson, DT, Texas A&M

The Cardinals continue to add high-end talent. McKinnley Jackson can be, at minimum, a solid role player for this rebuilding roster. Jackson is as stout as any run defender in the class, able to draw in multiple blockers easily.

73) New York Jets: Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan

The Michigan offense hasn’t had to go all-out yet, which partially explains why Roman Wilson has only 22 receptions this season, but Wilson has been superb on those targets. Wilson has vaulted his value into this range by averaging 17.4 yards per catch with eight touchdowns already. He’s an explosive route-runner with great quickness.

74) Washington Commanders: Omar Speights, LB, LSU

Unfortunately, injuries have limited Omar Speights’ availability in his first season at LSU. However, the 6’1″, 237-pounder was a star at Oregon State, and if Speights works out well at the combine, he should be a top-100 pick. Speights has impressive closing speed and three-down starter upside.

75) Arizona Cardinals: Rod Moore, S, Michigan

We haven’t been able to see much of Rod Moore in 2023 because of an injury, but the Michigan safety remains an early-round 2024 NFL Draft prospect, even if his 2022 tape is all we have.

Moore is explosive, instinctive, versatile, and incredibly physical in both phases of the game. If the Giants lose Xavier McKinney in free agency, they’d do well to add a player like Moore, who can play single-high, two-high, and man coverage in the slot.

76) Cincinnati Bengals: Trey Benson, RB, Florida State

Florida State’s Trey Benson is known as a workhorse back with good power, great vision, and ability as a pass catcher. But he redefined his upside when he hit 22 mph last week against Virginia Tech. He’d be the perfect heir to Joe Mixon.

77) Los Angeles Rams: MarShawn Lloyd, RB, USC

The Los Angeles Rams haven’t had a running back with juice in his cuts like MarShawn Lloyd since Todd Gurley. Lloyd isn’t Gurley, but he is a violent, explosive rusher who has fantastic speed and the creative gene. Lloyd might drive Sean McVay a little crazy with his improvisational style, but the Rams could use a bit of wild card talent.

78) Green Bay Packers: Blake Corum, RB, Michigan

With Aaron Jones nearing age 30 and AJ Dillon looking ineffective, Green Bay has to address the running back position sooner rather than later. Blake Corum doesn’t have a flashy game, but he consistently makes the right reads. He makes defenders miss and falls forward to maximize yardage, making him perfect for Green Bay’s zone scheme.

79) Las Vegas Raiders: Khyree Jackson, CB, Oregon

A massive 6’3″, 200-pound corner with great straight-line speed? Sounds like a Raider. Khyree Jackson is solid in coverage despite his big frame, proving why he was once an elite recruit at Alabama before transferring.

80) Los Angeles Chargers: Donovan Edwards, RB, Michigan

Donovan Edwards has had a bad season compared to expectations. He’s averaging only 3.5 yards per carry and eight yards per reception. But if he’s healthy, he projects as an explosive player who will thrive in a more spread-open offense where he’s less of a focal point.

81) Cleveland Browns: J.T. Tuimoloau, EDGE, Ohio State

The 2023 season hasn’t been the breakout season we projected for J.T. Tuimoloau as a pass rusher, but he’s still a solid player. Tuimoloau doesn’t have the speed rush capability that leads to big sack numbers, but his effort, play strength, and consistent run keys give him great value as a rotational edge defender in the NFL.

82) Denver Broncos (From NO): Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

The Texas defensive line is stacked with talent, and Byron Murphy II might be the best of the bunch. The 3-technique defender has consistently found himself in the backfield this year, producing 2.5 sacks and 15 tackles in six games so far. Denver needs to improve its defense, and getting more competency in the trenches goes a long way.

83) Buffalo Bills: Cole Bishop, S, Utah

With Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde growing more expensive and old, the Bills need a long-term replacement for one or both. Cole Bishop plays like Hyde, offering great instincts, strong tackling skills, and enough athleticism to win in man assignments.

84) Dallas Cowboys: Cameron Ward, QB, Washington State

Cameron Ward was playing flawless football this season until he ran into the UCLA buzzsaw. Still, he’s seen a big jump in development this season, putting together his excellent physical tools while maturing as a passer. Dak Prescott may not be good enough to get over the hump, and Ward gives the Cowboys a better lottery ticket than Trey Lance.

85) Baltimore Ravens: Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame

Though he hasn’t been at Alt’s level — that’s a high bar to clear — Blake Fisher has visibly improved as Notre Dame’s right tackle in 2023. Fisher is an extremely powerful blocker at 6’6″, 312 pounds, who can dislodge defenders from gaps with his explosiveness, force load, and tenacious edge.

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He still experiences lapses with his footwork and balance in pass protection, but he’s trending up, and his people-moving ability is what the Ravens need.

86) Atlanta Falcons: Danny Stutsman, LB, Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s defense isn’t known for being overly productive, but junior linebacker Danny Stutsman has been all over the field making plays. He moves remarkably well despite his 6’3″, 230-pound frame. Stutsman is an ideal outside linebacker who drops into space or acts as a delayed blitzer.

87) Indianapolis Colts: Zach Frazier, IOL, West Virginia

Able to play center or guard, Zach Frazier is one of the strongest lumberjacks in the nation. He wins with leverage and can bulldoze defenders out of his pathway. The Colts could use an upgrade at right guard in particular.

88) Seattle Seahawks: Brevyn Spann-Ford, TE, Minnesota

Seattle has a ton of picks to use, so why not grab value in a falling talent? Minnesota’s Brevyn Spann-Ford is a mammoth at 6’7″ and 270 pounds but is nimble enough to threaten defenses as a pass catcher.

89) Pittsburgh Steelers: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

The Steelers have a QB problem with Kenny Pickett. However, they don’t need to force a replacement selection unless they can get one of the class’ top-five picks. Jayden Daniels has been awesome this year, showing better command, accuracy, and instincts. He can push Pickett in 2024.

90) Jacksonville Jaguars: 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 Trevor Lawrence.

91) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

In the future, this might not be considered low enough for Quinyon Mitchell. He has been on a roll in his last 18 games since the start of 2022, managing to snag five interceptions and 25 pass breakups. Standing at 6’0″ and weighing 200 pounds, he possesses an exceptional combination of recovery speed and playmaking ability.

92) Detroit Lions: Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan

This defensive tackle is absolutely loaded with talent, and it’s ridiculous that I allowed Kris Jenkins to fall this far. Detroit would be over the moon to keep Jenkins in Michigan. The big man has more twitch than expected for a 305-pounder, and his hand usage is that of a veteran.

93) Houston Texans: Jack Sawyer, EDGE, Ohio State

Adding more stout, athletic bodies to DeMeco Ryans’ defense is always a good idea. Jack Sawyer hasn’t broken out as a pass rusher as hoped thus far in 2023, but his run keys are excellent, and his burst pops off the tape. He’s an ideal candidate to develop and become a better NFL player than a collegiate one.

94) Kansas City Chiefs: Darian Chestnut, CB, LSU

It hasn’t taken Darian “Duce” Chestnut long to make his name known at LSU. The former Syracuse cornerback already has an interception, and his length has kept him competitive at the catch point throughout the season. He’s a bit of a projection still, but Kansas City doesn’t need him to play right away.

95) San Francisco 49ers: Max Melton, CB, Rutgers

A speedy 6’0″, 190-pound ballhawk, Max Melton is the type of flier who can pay off in a big way. Melton is undisciplined, but San Francisco can offer him elite coaching and time to find the right balance before hitting the field.

96) San Francisco 49ers: Beau Brade, S, Maryland

Beau Brade is a rock-solid football player. He possesses great speed, fluidity, and instincts, showing comfort in man assignments. San Francisco has a knack for mid-round steals, and Brade can fill a role early in his career.

Round 4

2024 NFL Mock Draft

97) Carolina Panthers
Josh Newton, CB, TCU

98) New England Patriots
T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State

99) New York Giants
Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State

100) Arizona Cardinals
Jalen McMillan, WR, Washington

101) Chicago Bears
Nazir Stackhouse, DT, Georgia

102) New York Jets
Calen Bullock, S, USC

103) Minnesota Vikings
Mekhi Wingo, DT, LSU

104) New York Jets
T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas

105) Washington Commanders
Blake Watson, RB, Memphis

106) Tennessee Titans
Jason Marshall Jr., CB, Florida

107) Cincinnati Bengals
Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

108) Pittsburgh Steelers
Anthony Belton, OT, NC State

109) Green Bay Packers
Christian Haynes, G, UConn

110) Las Vegas Raiders
Will Sheppard, WR, Vanderbilt

111) Houston Texans
Fabien Lovett, DT, Florida State

112) Houston Texans
Javon Bullard, CB, Georgia

113) Los Angeles Chargers
Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

114) Jacksonville Jaguars
Tyreek Chappell, CB, Texas A&M

115) San Francisco 49ers
Riley Leonard, QB, Duke

116) Baltimore Ravens
Audric Estimé, RB, Notre Dame

117) Atlanta Falcons
Johnny Dixon, CB, Penn State

118) Indianapolis Colts
James Williams, S, Miami (FL)

119) Buffalo Bills
Cedric Gray, LB, North Carolina

120) Seattle Seahawks
Luke Reimer, LB, Nebraska

121) Atlanta Falcons
Joshua Gray, G, Oregon State

122) Pittsburgh Steelers
Jasheen Davis, EDGE, Wake Forest

123) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Reuben Fatheree II, OT, Texas A&M

124) Minnesota Vikings
Tommy Eichenberg, LB, Ohio State

125) Denver Broncos
Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina

126) Chicago Bears
Jacob Cowing, WR, Arizona

127) Kansas City Chiefs
Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State

128) San Francisco 49ers
Kiran Amegadjie, OT, Yale

Round 5

2024 NFL Mock Draft

129) Cleveland Browns (from DEN)
Jack Nelson, OT, Wisconsin

130) New York Giants
Billy Bowman, S, Oklahoma

131) Cleveland Browns
Emani Bailey, RB, TCU

132) Chicago Bears
Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin

133) Denver Broncos
Matt Goncalves, OT, Pittsburgh

134) Philadelphia Eagles
Jaheim Bell, TE, Florida State

135) New England Patriots
Evan Williams, S, Oregon

136) Washington Commanders
Zion Tupuola-Fetui, EDGE, Washington

137) Carolina Panthers
Mario Williams, WR, USC

138) Cincinnati Bengals
Isaiah Adams, G, Illinois

139) Los Angeles Rams
Layden Robinson, G, Texas A&M

140) Green Bay Packers
Josh Proctor, S, Ohio State

141) Las Vegas Raiders
Walter Rouse, OT, Oklahoma

142) Arizona Cardinals
Sataoa Laumea, G, Utah

143) Denver Broncos
Cam Hart, CB, Notre Dame

144) Los Angeles Chargers
Oronde Gadsden II, WR, Syracuse

145) Minnesota Vikings
Myles Hinton, OT, Michigan

146) New Orleans Saints
Darius Robinson, DT, Missouri

147) Baltimore Ravens
Tyler Davis, DT, Clemson

148) Atlanta Falcons
Dorian Singer, WR, USC

149) Indianapolis Colts
Tahveon Nicholson, CB, Illinois

150) Buffalo Bills
Christian Mahogany, G, Boston College

151) Kansas City Chiefs
Brandon Coleman, OL, TCU

152) Seattle Seahawks
Jordan Burch, EDGE, Oregon

153) Los Angeles Rams
Bryce Foster, C, Texas A&M

154) Jacksonville Jaguars
Junior Colson, LB, Michigan

155) Philadelphia Eagles
Colbie Young, WR, Miami (FL)

156) Detroit Lions
Ashton Gillotte, EDGE, Louisville

157) Miami Dolphins
Jalon Daniels, QB, Kansas

158) Philadelphia Eagles
Ajani Cornelius, OT, Oregon

159) Minnesota Vikings
Fentrell Cypress II, CB, Florida State

160) Carolina Panthers
Jo’Quavious Marks, RB, Mississippi State

Round 6

2024 NFL Mock Draft

161) Jacksonville Jaguars
Javion Cohen, G, Miami (FL)

162) Carolina Panthers
Zak Zinter, G, Michigan

163) Miami Dolphins
Cobee Bryant, CB, Kansas

164) Los Angeles Rams
Jayden Thomas, WR, Notre Dame

165) Minnesota Vikings
J. Michael Sturdivant, WR, UCLA

166) New England Patriots
Brenden Rice, WR, USC

167) New York Giants
Keith Randolph Jr., DT, Illinois

168) Philadelphia Eagles
Patrick Payton, EDGE, Florida State

169) Cincinnati Bengals
Bud Clark, S, TCU

170) Buffalo Bills
Carson Steele, RB, UCLA

171) Green Bay Packers
Xavier Weaver, WR, Colorado

172) New England Patriots
Jordan Jefferson, DT, LSU

173) Cleveland Browns
Luke Lachey, TE, Iowa

174) New York Jets
Tate Ratledge, G, Georgia

175) Washington Commanders
Kenny Logan Jr., S, Kansas

176) Atlanta Falcons
Lathan Ransom, S, Ohio State

177) Los Angeles Chargers
Robert Scott Jr., OT, Florida State

178) New Orleans Saints
Ainias Smith, WR, Texas A&M

179) Atlanta Falcons
Michael Pratt, QB, Tulane

180) Indianapolis Colts
Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

181) Buffalo Bills
Jerand Bradley, WR, Texas Tech

182) Buffalo Bills
DeWayne Carter, DT, Duke

183) Cleveland Browns
Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan

184) Seattle Seahawks
Moose Muhammad III, WR, Texas A&M

185) Jacksonville Jaguars
Jermaine Burton, WR, Alabama

186) Pittsburgh Steelers
Jamon Dumas-Johnson, LB, Georgia

187) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mason Cobb, LB, USC

188) Detroit Lions
Cade Stover, TE, Ohio State

189) Miami Dolphins
Dontay Corleone, DT, Cincinnati

190) New Orleans Saints
Jestin Jacobs, LB, Oregon

191) Las Vegas Raiders
Xavier Truss, G, Georgia

192) Denver Broncos
Jaylon Carlies, S, Missouri

Round 7

2024 NFL Mock Draft

193) Tennessee Titans
Beaux Limmer, C, Arkansas

194) New England Patriots
Gavin Bartholomew, TE, Pittsburgh

195) New Orleans Saints
Tanor Bortolini, C, Wisconsin

196) Las Vegas Raiders
Tyler Baron, EDGE, Tennessee

197) Las Vegas Raiders
Zy Alexander, CB, LSU

198) Arizona Cardinals
Ricky Barber, DT, UCF

199) Houston Texans
Rasheen Ali, RB, Marshall

200) Cincinnati Bengals
Curtis Jacobs, LB, Penn State

201) San Francisco 49ers
Julian Fleming, WR, Ohio State

202) Green Bay Packers
Jaylin Noel, WR, Iowa State

203) Dallas Cowboys
Quinton Newsome, CB, Nebraska

204) Houston Texans
Demani Richardson, S, Texas A&M

205) Baltimore Ravens
Decorian Patterson, CB, UCF

206) Washington Commanders
Walker Parks, G, Clemson

207) Tennessee Titans
Sean Martin, DL, West Virginia

208) Los Angeles Chargers
Ty Hamilton, DT, Ohio State

209) Arizona Cardinals
Nelson Ceaser, EDGE, Houston

210) Houston Texans
Gabriel Murphy, EDGE, UCLA

211) Indianapolis Colts
Benjamin Yurosek, TE, Stanford

212) Buffalo Bills
Khordae Sydnor, EDGE, Purdue

213) Dallas Cowboys
Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama

214) Baltimore Ravens
Tyreem Powell, LB, Rutgers

215) Cleveland Browns
Tonka Hemingway, DT, South Carolina

216) Seattle Seahawks
Payton Wilson, LB, NC State

217) Pittsburgh Steelers
Ulysses Bentley IV, RB, Ole Miss

218) Jacksonville Jaguars
Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami (FL)

219) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

220) Detroit Lions
Jay Stanley, S, Southern Miss

221) Miami Dolphins
Drake Nugent, C, Michigan

222) Tennessee Titans
Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State

223) Kansas City Chiefs
Mario Anderson, RB, South Carolina

224) San Francisco 49ers
Jarius Monroe, CB, Tulane

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