Adam Caplan’s 2024 NFL Mock Draft: NFL Insider Predicts Giants Select Speedy Rome Odunze, Bengals Take Elite Brock Bowers, and More

With just days until the NFL's annual selection event, our final insider 2024 NFL Mock Draft examines how the latest inside info impacts the class.

The time for smokescreens and speculation to end is almost here, with the NFL Draft opening in Detroit on Thursday. With days remaining before 257 college football players hear their names called, there’s just another time for one more 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

NFL Insider’s Latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft

With this being our sixth and final edition of the insider mock draft, we’ve updated the future needs for each NFL team and added a new column featuring other possibilities — such as other targets or trade possibilities when appropriate.

1) Chicago Bears (From CAR): Caleb Williams

We’ve put Caleb Williams here going back to January because of his obvious talent and upside. He also fits in well with what coaches want in today’s QB — movement ability and arm strength.

First mock draft selection: Caleb Williams, QB, USC
Second mock draft selection: Caleb Williams, QB, USC
Third mock draft selection: Caleb Williams, QB, USC
Fourth mock draft selection: Caleb Williams, QB, USC
Fifth mock draft selection: Caleb Williams, QB, USC

Pre-Draft Needs: QB, DE, C, DT, S
Other Considerations:
None

2) Washington Commanders: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

From talking to coaches who’ve worked with Kliff Kingsbury in the past, he prefers a quarterback who’s a dual threat at the position, and Jayden Daniels fits the prototype. As noted previously in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft series, he processes information very well.

First mock draft selection: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State
Second mock draft selection: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina
Third mock draft selection: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
Fourth mock draft selection: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
Fifth mock draft selection: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

Pre-Draft Needs: QB, EDGE, OT, G, CB, S, TE, WR
Other Considerations:
None, as word around the NFL is that Daniels has been the second highest-graded QB in the 2024 NFL Draft by most teams.

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

Drake Maye has a ton of ability, but he needs much more development and coaching at the next level in order to maximize his potential.

And there’s no rush to put him in immediately, as the team has veteran QB Jacoby Brissett to turn to early on if needed.

First mock draft selection: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina
Second mock draft selection: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State
Third mock draft selection: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina
Fourth mock draft selection: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina
Fifth mock draft selection: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

Pre-Draft Needs: OT, QB, WR, TE, CB, G, DT
Other Considerations:
A trade-down with a quarterback-needy team (Raiders, Broncos, or Vikings) would allow them to target Bo Nix or Michael Penix Jr. with their early second-round pick (34th overall).

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

As some scouting sources have told us, Marvin Harrison Jr. is the top-graded overall prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft. Some called him a “gold jacket” prospect, meaning he has the potential to be a Hall of Fame player like his father.

First mock draft selection: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State
Second mock draft selection: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State
Third mock draft selection: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State
Fourth mock draft selection: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State
Fifth mock draft selection: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

Pre-Draft Needs: WR, CB, EDGE, G, DT, LB, C, DT, S
Other Considerations:
A trade-down with a QB-needy team would still give them a chance to draft Rome Odunze if they don’t drop down very far.

5) Los Angeles Chargers: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

The Chargers are in dire need of receivers, and Malik Nabers is clearly one of the two best available for this year’s NFL Draft.

Nabers would be LA’s “Z” with Quentin Johnston projected to be their “X” receiver. The Chargers happen to have one of the best offensive position coaches in the NFL in Sanjay Lal, who has developed plenty of young wide receivers.

First mock draft selection: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State
Second mock draft selection: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State
Third mock draft selection: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama
Fourth mock draft selection: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama
Fifth mock draft selection: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Pre-Draft Needs: CB, WR, LB, DT, RB, EDGE, TE, C
Other Considerations:
This team has a ton of needs for the future, so a trade-down to acquire more picks can’t be discounted.

6) New York Giants: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

The New York Giants don’t have a true starting “X” receiver on their roster, but Rome Odunze would be that guy on Day 1.

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First mock draft selection: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU
Second mock draft selection: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU
Third mock draft selection: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU
Fourth mock draft selection: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU
Fifth mock draft selection: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

Pre-Draft Needs: WR, G, S, DT, CB, RB, QB, LB
Other Considerations:
A QB, if one drops to them since Daniel Jones has yet to show that he’s the long-term answer at the position and is coming off an ACL injury.

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

Described as the “safest” offensive line prospect by more than one of our sources, Joe Alt will start at left tackle for the Tennessee Titans for years to come.

First mock draft selection: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
Second mock draft selection: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
Third mock draft selection: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
Fourth mock draft selection: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
Fifth mock draft selection: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

Pre-Draft Needs: OT, EDGE, CB, WR, G, DT, LB, S, TE
Other Considerations:
A trade down for another LT, and with the extra draft picks (they don’t currently own a third-rounder), Tennessee can also address needs on defense, which are still significant.

8) Atlanta Falcons: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

Atlanta is pretty set on offense, so with that being the case, the Falcons must address their lack of edge-rushing help. In fact, that has been an issue for years. They start off in doing so by selecting Alabama’s Dallas Turner.

First mock draft selection: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama
Second mock draft selection: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson
Third mock draft selection: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State
Fourth mock draft selection: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State
Fifth mock draft selection: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

Pre-Draft Needs: EDGE, CB, WR, DT
Other Considerations:
Quinyon Mitchell, as the team still needs at CB opposite A.J. Terrell.

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

Theoretically, the Chicago Bears probably want another edge player who plays faster than Jared Verse to play opposite the powerful Montez Sweat. Nevertheless, Verse is still one of the top edge rushers available in the 2024 NFL Draft — a position that is currently a major need and will be for the future.

First mock draft selection: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA
Second mock draft selection: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA
Third mock draft selection: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington
Fourth mock draft selection: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington
Fifth mock draft selection: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

Pre-Draft Needs: EDGE, C, DT, S, WR
Other Considerations:
A trade down for Verse (Chicago currently only owns four draft picks) or Laiatu Latu if the medical staff is comfortable with the information they have.

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

Widely known in scouting circles as one of the top two tackles available in this draft, Taliese Fuaga fills the New York Jets’ most significant need for the future. We’re told he could also play either side, if need be, at the NFL level.

We don’t see a quarterback here, as the team is optimistic that Aaron Rodgers could play in 2025.

First mock draft selection: JC Latham, OT, Alabama
Second mock draft selection: JC Latham, OT, Alabama
Third mock draft selection: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State
Fourth mock draft selection: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State
Fifth mock draft selection: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

Pre-Draft Needs: OT, WR, S, QB, TE, DT, G, RB, CB
Other Considerations:
Brock Bowers or Rome Odunze — if he drops

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

We’ve talked to scouting sources who have graded him as low as the third round, but again, not every team sees J.J. McCarthy the same way, which is always the case at the quarterback position.

McCarthy may not wow anyone with arm strength, but he has enough arm to fit in head coach Kevin O’Connell’s West Coast offensive scheme (see Brock Purdy).

Journeyman QB Sam Darnold is a decent backup and potential spot starter. Still, he’s not the answer at the position, which is why GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah got an extra first-round pick to have the ammunition to trade up if needed.

First mock draft selection: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
Second mock draft selection: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
Third mock draft selection: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson
Fourth mock draft selection: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan
Fifth mock draft selection: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

Pre-Draft Needs: QB, CB, DT, G, RB, EDGE, S, WR
Other Considerations:
A trade-up for a quarterback

12) Denver Broncos: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Our sources tell us that Quinyon Mitchell is the best off-coverage player at his position for this draft. While there’s some question if he can play man coverage at the NFL level, Mitchell did handle some of that during Senior Bowl week.

Mitchell is also seen as having the best closing speed of any cornerback in this class and could go even higher than in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

First mock draft selection: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama
Second mock draft selection: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama
Third mock draft selection: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo
Fourth mock draft selection: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo
Fifth mock draft selection: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Pre-Draft Needs: QB, DT, CB, EDGE, RB, TE, S
Other Considerations:
A trade-up for a quarterback despite not having a second-round pick this year.

13) Las Vegas Raiders: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

A personnel source told us Terrion Arnold is seen as a “safe” pick because he does many things well but isn’t special in any one area. The Las Vegas Raiders badly need a cornerback for now and the future, and the Alabama product would start Day 1 for Vegas.

MORE: Top CBs in the 2024 NFL Draft

First mock draft selection: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama
Second mock draft selection: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois
Third mock draft selection: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan
Fourth mock draft selection: JC Latham, OT, Alabama
Fifth mock draft selection: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Pre-Draft Needs: QB, G, CB, DT, OT, RB, LB, EDGE, WR
Other Considerations:
A trade-up for a QB is being explored, but the Raiders have a ton of needs.

14) New Orleans Saints: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

More than one source tells us that Troy Fautanu, despite some evaluators thinking he has to transition to guard at the NFL level due to his height, could “definitely” play LT because of his arm length and wingspan.

As we’ve said before in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft series, keep in mind that 2022 first-round LT Trevor Penning was benched last season.

First mock draft selection: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama
Second mock draft selection: Cooper DeJean, DB, Iowa
Third mock draft selection: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State
Fourth mock draft selection: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State
Fifth mock draft selection: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Pre-Draft Needs: EDGE, WR, QB, RB, G, OT, S, DT
Other Considerations:
Byron Murphy II, as they could use an inside pass rusher for the future at DT.

15) Indianapolis Colts: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

The Indianapolis Colts need a cornerback to start opposite JuJu Brents, and Nate Wiggins, who is clearly one of the best at his position available in the 2024 NFL Draft, is the call here.

Wiggins likely won’t go higher than this because there are some questions about his willingness to tackle.

First mock draft selection: Leonard Taylor III, DT, Miami (FL)
Second mock draft selection: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson
Third mock draft selection: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama
Fourth mock draft selection: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson
Fifth mock draft selection: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Pre-Draft Needs: CB, WR, G, S, TE, EDGE
Other Considerations:
A trade down for a WR if the value matches the future need.

16) Seattle Seahawks: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

Defensive tackle isn’t a huge need, but there’s no question that a pass-rushing interior lineman could help them in the future. Byron Murphy II could get into the rotation right away and start down the line.

First mock draft selection: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois
Second mock draft selection: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas
Third mock draft selection: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas
Fourth mock draft selection: Cooper DeJean, DB, Iowa
Fifth mock draft selection: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

Pre-Draft Needs: LB, S, G, EDGE, C, QB, TE, DT
Other Considerations:
EDGE, if Verse makes it to them.

17) Jacksonville Jaguars: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ top need for the future continues to be at cornerback, which is why we’ve had Kool-Aid McKinstry going off the board to them with our previous three selections.

Past this season, the only projected contributors under contract at the position are journeyman Ronald Darby and 2022 seventh-round pick Montaric “Buster” Brown.

First mock draft selection: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington
Second mock draft selection: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington
Third mock draft selection: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama
Fourth mock draft selection: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama
Fifth mock draft selection: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

Pre-Draft Needs: CB, WR, G, OT, EDGE
Other Considerations:
We’re told the Jaguars were crushed when WR Calvin Ridley spurned their contract offer and signed with the division-rival Titans, which is why a WR can’t be ignored here.

18) Cincinnati Bengals: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Not only is this a need pick for the future, but Brock Bowers would be a solid value if he makes it as far as the Cincinnati Bengals.

First mock draft selection: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State
Second mock draft selection: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia
Third mock draft selection: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia
Fourth mock draft selection: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia
Fifth mock draft selection: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Pre-Draft Needs: TE, G, RB, WR, CB, DT, OT
Other Considerations: An RT who would project to start for them in 2025 or who can also play inside at guard.

19) Los Angeles Rams: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State

While many in the scouting world see him playing just left tackle at the next level due to his ideal length for the position, some coaches we’ve spoken with believe Olu Fashanu will also be able to play right tackle with some extra work over time.

Keep in mind that while LT Alaric Johnson is penciled in as a starter as of now, he’ll play this season on a one-year RFA tender.

First mock draft selection: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia
Second mock draft selection: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia
Third mock draft selection: Cooper DeJean, DB, Iowa
Fourth mock draft selection: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas
Fifth mock draft selection: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Pre-Draft Needs: DT, EDGE, CB, S, RB, OT, LB, QB, WR
Other Considerations:
Johnny Newton, any edge rusher, or cornerback of value

20) Pittsburgh Steelers: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

As we’ve noted previously, we’re told the Pittsburgh Steelers prefer to move second-year OT Broderick Jones from RT to LT, and with JC Latham as the pick here, they’ll be able to do so.

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Multiple personnel sources also tell us that while he has the ideal length to play LT in the NFL, Latham is still best suited to play RT for the long term.

First mock draft selection: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State
Second mock draft selection: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State
Third mock draft selection: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington
Fourth mock draft selection: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois
Fifth mock draft selection: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

Pre-Draft Needs: WR, OT, CB, G, C, DT, QB, S, LB
Other Considerations:
Any highly graded tackle will be a consideration here.

21) Miami Dolphins: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois

Like some other teams picking in the 20s, the Miami Dolphins’ board got hit hard before they chose in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

Johnny Newton, who is widely believed in scouting circles to be just one of two interior defensive linemen to go off the board in Round 1, is the best player on the board for Miami, who needs to replace veteran DT Christian Wilkins.

First mock draft selection: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
Second mock draft selection: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
Third mock draft selection: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
Fourth mock draft selection: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
Fifth mock draft selection: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Pre-Draft Needs: DT, G, OT, S, LB, C, CB, EDGE, RB, TE, WR
Other Considerations:
Left tackle, who could eventually replace Terron Armstead or an edge rusher for depth and rotation purposes.

22) Philadelphia Eagles: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

We’re told the Philadelphia Eagles have done their share of work on Laiatu Latu (including a recent pre-draft visit), who likely would have gone off the board near the top 10 had he not had a medical concern (neck).

MORE: Eagles Looking To Trade Up in Round 1?

If they clear him and still have a first-round grade, Latu’s the pick, which would give Philadelphia a really good rotation at OLB this season and a starter for years to come.

First mock draft selection: Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State (Returned to school)
Second mock draft selection: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama
Third mock draft selection: Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri
Fourth mock draft selection: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA
Fifth mock draft selection: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

Pre-Draft Needs: CB, EDGE, S, LB, G, DT, WR
Other Considerations:
Trade down for a cornerback and keep in mind they don’t own a third-round pick, which they could pick up in a trade down scenario.

23) Minnesota Vikings (From CLE via HOU): Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri

Minnesota’s board got hit pretty hard before this pick, but Darius Robinson would fit in well with defensive coordinator Brian Flores’ 3-4 front.

First mock draft selection (HOU): Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama
Second mock draft selection (HOU): Leonard Taylor III, DT, Miami (FL)
Third mock draft selection (HOU): Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA
Fourth mock draft selection: Troy Fautanu, OL, Washington
Fifth mock draft selection: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois

Pre-Draft Needs: CB, DT, G, RB, EDGE, S, WR
Other Considerations:
Cornerback or Chop Robinson

24) Dallas Cowboys: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

We’re told that Tyler Guyton projects to be able to play left or right tackle at the next level (not guard). By adding the Oklahoma Sooner in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, the Dallas Cowboys can keep Tyler Smith inside at guard.

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First mock draft selection: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington
Second mock draft selection: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington
Third mock draft selection: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia
Fourth mock draft selection: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia
Fifth mock draft selection: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Pre-Draft Needs: RB, C, OT, G, LB, EDGE, CB, S
Other Considerations:
Amarius Mims or any left tackle of value still on the board at this point in the first round.

25) Green Bay Packers: Cooper DeJean, DB, Iowa

While he’s capable of playing at cornerback, most teams, we’re told, see Cooper DeJean playing at safety at the next level. Green Bay, meanwhile, needs a starter to play next to Xavier McKinney.

First mock draft selection: Cooper DeJean, DB, Iowa
Second mock draft selection: Graham Barton, G, Duke
Third mock draft selection: Graham Barton, G, Duke
Fourth mock draft selection: Graham Barton, G, Duke
Fifth mock draft selection: Cooper DeJean, DB, Iowa

Pre-Draft Needs: OT, G, S, CB, DT, LB, RB
Other Considerations:
Amarius Mims or any true LT that drops to them.

26) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Graham Barton, OL, Duke

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a significant need at left guard and Duke standout Graham Barton would fill it right here.

First mock draft selection: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia
Second mock draft selection: Keon Coleman, WR, FSU
Third mock draft selection: Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon
Fourth mock draft selection: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama
Fifth mock draft selection: Graham Barton, OL, Duke

Pre-Draft Needs: CB, G, LB, EDGE, S, TE, WR, RB
Other Considerations:
A cornerback has to also be a consideration here after trading longtime starter Carlton Davis to the Detroit Lions.

27) Arizona Cardinals (From HOU): Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

While there’s a rawness to his game, Chop Robinson possesses tremendous upside and projects to be a full-time starter as early as Year 2. Some patience has to be shown with him, but with good coaching, the Penn State product could be a steal this late.

First mock draft selection: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State
Second mock draft selection: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State
Third mock draft selection: Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri
Fourth mock draft selection: Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri
Fifth mock draft selection: Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri

Pre-Draft Needs: WR, CB, EDGE, DT, G, LB, C, S, RB
Other Considerations:
Cornerback or even a wide receiver, which still is a significant need even after selecting Harrison. Because they have such a poor roster overall, a trade-down to acquire more picks is not out of the question.

28) Buffalo Bills: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

We’re told the Bills have done a lot of work on speedy Texas Longhorns wide receiver Xavier Worthy (including a pre-draft visit), and Buffalo has a major need for speed at the position.

MORE: 2024 NFL Draft WR Rankings

The draft is deep enough at wide receiver that they can still address the need later on.

First mock draft selection: Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami (FL)
Second mock draft selection: Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami (FL)
Third mock draft selection: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State
Fourth mock draft selection: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas
Fifth mock draft selection: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

Pre-Draft Needs: CB, WR, G, S, EDGE, DT, RB
Other Considerations: None.

29) Detroit Lions: Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri

A favorite of some defensive coaches we’ve spoken with during the draft process, Ennis Rakestraw Jr. should transition well to the next level and is scheme versatile. The reason why Rakestraw is expected to last this late in Round 1 is because of his lack of speed.

First mock draft selection: Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington
Second mock draft selection: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo
Third mock draft selection: Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama
Fourth mock draft selection: Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri
Fifth mock draft selection: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

Pre-Draft Needs: CB, EDGE, G, S, WR, DT
Other Considerations:
Should Chop Robinson or any of the edge rushers who went off the board before this pick fall to them, they’d go here instead of Rakestraw due to the value.

30) Baltimore Ravens: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

As multiple scouting sources told us, Amarius Mims is the perfect prospect to have sit for a season and then take over at left tackle in Year 2. Veteran OT Ronnie Stanley, who agreed to a pay cut last month, is in the final year of his contract.

First mock draft selection: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia
Second mock draft selection: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia
Third mock draft selection: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma
Fourth mock draft selection: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma
Fifth mock draft selection: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

Pre-Draft Needs: DT, WR, CB, OT, G, RB
Other Considerations: 
Jordan Morgan or Graham Barton

31) San Francisco 49ers: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

As we’ve noted previously in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft series, San Francisco tried to fill the starting job opposite veteran CB Charvarius Ward at last year’s trade deadline. Because they didn’t address it in free agency, they’ll get it done right here with the competitive Kamari Lassiter.

Some teams will have an issue with Lassiter’s lack of turnover production (just one interception in three seasons), but his overall tape is very solid.

First mock draft selection: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo
Second mock draft selection: Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri
Third mock draft selection: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia
Fourth mock draft selection: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State
Fifth mock draft selection: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

Pre-Draft Needs: CB, EDGE, TE, S, G, DT, RB
Other Considerations:
Some teams see OT Jordan Morgan moving inside at the next level due to his less-than-ideal arm length for the tackle position, and the 49ers need a right guard, so he could be a consideration here.

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

While there’s still some depth left at cornerback to choose from for the Kansas City Chiefs, the best player on the board is Brian Thomas Jr., and they’ll go in his direction to close out this final 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

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First mock draft selection: Graham Barton, G, Duke
Second mock draft selection: Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU
Third mock draft selection: Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU
Fourth mock draft selection: Max Melton, CB, Rutgers
Fifth mock draft selection: Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

Pre-Draft Needs: CB, WR, TE, OT, RB, DT, G
Other Considerations:
Should the speedy Worthy make it to them, he’d likely be high on KC’s list of players to select. A cornerback will also be a consideration here.

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