AJ Schulte’s 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Drake Maye Heads to New England, Brock Bowers Joins Jets

With the Combine over and NFL Pro Day and private workouts kicking off, there's no better time for a 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

The NFL Combine has passed us by, and the pro day circuit is in full swing, bringing with it the endless speculation and spectacle typical of the NFL Draft. There’s no better time than now to fire up a 7-round 2024 NFL Mock Draft here to capitalize on the rumor mill.

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

There are no real surprises here with this one. Caleb Williams is entering into as good a situation as a rookie has had in a long time after the Chicago Bears loaded up with offensive weapons this offseason. The USC QB should hit the ground running.

2) Washington Commanders: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

The narrative about this pick seems to shift from week to week, and it’s safe to assume none of us know what will happen here with the second overall pick. Jayden Daniels appears to be favored by the Washington Commanders, but we’ll see if this shifts after Pro Days and private workouts.

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

New England keeps signaling they are set to take a quarterback early in the 2024 NFL Draft. Drake Maye is as perfect of a fit as you’ll find for the Patriots with his arm talent, football IQ, and natural leadership. He’ll give them a clear playmaker to build around for the foreseeable future.

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

There are no surprises with the fourth overall selection of this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, as the Arizona Cardinals strike for Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr.

I’m sure teams will try and trade up to this pick, but with the WR-hungry teams sitting right behind them, the Cardinals stick to their guns here and go with the easy choice.

5) Minnesota Vikings (via LAC): J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

Trade: The Vikings receive pick 5 in the 2024 NFL Draft; the Los Angeles Chargers receive picks 11 & 23. 

Minnesota makes the move we all anticipate happening here. The trade package will likely be larger than in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft offers, but these trades are more for illustrative purposes.

The Vikings offer a stable landing spot for J.J. McCarthy where he doesn’t *have* to be rushed out early and has the pieces around him to succeed with Minnesota’s dynamite WR duo in Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison and the Vikings’ offensive line.

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

The Giants haven’t hidden their interest in a quarterback, but it doesn’t fall their way here this time. Landing Malik Nabers is a pretty good consolation prize, and he’ll give the Giants the true WR1 threat they’ve seemingly been missing since OBJ’s prime.

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

This pick has been pretty popular as a tackle in recent mock drafts, but I wonder if the Titans view Peter Skoronski as their left tackle and could go in a different direction on draft night. However, they stick with a tackle here and shore up their left side, with Joe Alt and Skoronski protecting Will Levis’s blindside.

8) Atlanta Falcons: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

This pick has been pretty unanimous since the NFL Combine, and there is no reason to deviate from it here. Dallas Turner has the perfect skill set to fit into the new head coach Raheem Morris’s scheme and can be the cornerstone around which they build their defense.

9) Chicago Bears: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

In reality, Chicago probably trades this pick to have more than four total picks in the draft, but we don’t quite know what that market looks like.

However, being able to pick Rome Odunze here isn’t exactly something to get upset over. Surrounding Williams with DJ Moore, Keenan Allen, and Odunze is a Madden-worthy offense.

10) New York Jets: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

There’s certainly a sense of all in echoing out of the Jets’ front office, because if things go wrong this year, nobody’s job is safe. If the goal is to maximize Aaron Rodgers’ time as the quarterback for the Jets, they must keep surrounding him with talent.

After spending heavily on the offensive line in free agency, the Jets add Brock Bowers as a phenomenal complement to Garrett Wilson and Mike Williams.

11) Los Angeles Chargers (via MIN): Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

After moving down in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, the Chargers lost out on Bowers and Alt, but they continue to bolster their offensive line and retool around Justin Herbert.

Everyone saw what the offense looked like when he missed time last season, and the Chargers can’t afford for that to happen again. Taliese Fuaga put phenomenal tape on the table at Oregon State.

12) Pittsburgh Steelers (via DEN): Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Trade: The Pittsburgh Steelers receive pick 12 in the 2024 NFL Draft; the Denver Broncos receive picks 20 and 84. 

The Steelers make a move up for their guy here. The tackle spots are an absolute MUST to fix after adding Russell Wilson and Justin Fields.

Pittsburgh’s love for Amarius Mims has been a pretty open secret since the Combine, and they avoid the risk of several OT-needy teams ahead of them by trading up. Mims slides right into their right tackle spot.

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

The Raiders’ defense was one of the best units in the NFL down the stretch of the 2023 season, but it felt like it was missing a true, top-flight cornerback prospect for that unit to take that next step.

Terrion Arnold has the competitiveness that echoed in the building under new head coach Antonio Pierce, and his skill set is exactly what the Raiders need in their secondary.

14) New Orleans Saints: Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

This scenario feels absurd to think about. There’s no real football reason for Olu Fashanu to be still available when the New Orleans Saints get on the clock, but they shouldn’t hesitate to sprint this card in for him.

After the Trevor Penning disaster, the left tackle spot is an absolute must to fix and Fashanu is a ready-made pass protector who is arguably the best in this impressive class.

15) Indianapolis Colts: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

After the L’Jarius Sneed talks fell through, the Colts turn to the draft to bolster their cornerback room instead.

The CB1 of this class will vary from scout to scout, but Quinyon Mitchell has earned the right to be in that conversation with his tremendous offseason. He’s a natural fit for the Colts’ scheme.

16) Seattle Seahawks: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

Seattle has already undergone a pretty radical change defensively this offseason as they shift towards new head coach Mike Macdonald’s scheme. The Seahawks are always unpredictable in the draft, but it definitely feels like they are eyeing the pass rushers at the top of this class.

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Macdonald featured some heavy, powerful pocket collapsers at EDGE in Baltimore, a description that fits Jared Verse perfectly.

17) Jacksonville Jaguars: Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

The Jacksonville Jaguars struck out on Calvin Ridley’s deal but quickly rebound to fill that void at the top of the draft. Brian Thomas Jr. is a big-play threat waiting to happen every time he touches the ball, and his presence as a vertical threat should help open up Jacksonville’s offense.

18) Cincinnati Bengals: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

The Bengals signed Trent Brown while I was writing this mock, but only on a one-year deal. If they still want to take a right tackle, I don’t believe that signing should stop them.

In this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, Troy Fautanu falls right to them. He can play tackle if they want him to, but in this scenario, he steps right in at left guard to help secure Joe Burrow.

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

With Aaron Donald now retired, the Rams must find a defensive superstar to help fill that void (if it even can be). They have some nice pieces in Kobie Turner and Byron Young, but they need a true dynamic pass rusher to boost that unit.

Laiatu Latu‘s medicals will factor heavily into his evaluation, but his film is second to none in this class.

20) Denver Broncos (via PIT): Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

The Broncos have been signaling they want to move down from 12 and pick up more draft capital in the future, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they try to move back twice come April.

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Bo Nix fits Sean Payton’s archetype at QB, but 12 was simply too early for him. They reach for him here because he won’t be available by their next pick, securing their potential face of the franchise.

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

While it’s not easy to replace a player like Christian Wilkins, Byron Murphy II is a pretty good step in the right direction with his pass-rush ability.

He’s a bit of a projection moving away from Texas’ scheme that didn’t let him truly show off his full skill set, but the tools are there for Murphy to be a disruptive force up front.

22) Philadelphia Eagles: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

The Eagles have only taken trench players, WRs, and QBs in the first round under Howie Roseman. Will he change that process this year, given just how badly the Eagles’ secondary collapsed?

Probably not. Instead, the Eagles opt to continue bolstering their pass rush. They’ll likely trade Haason Reddick in the offseason, and Josh Sweat only has one year left on his deal. Chop Robinson plays with a chip on his shoulder, emblematic of the city of Philadelphia.

23) Los Angeles Chargers (From CLE via MIN via HOU): Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

After bolstering their offensive line with their first selection, the Chargers reinforce their secondary with their other first-round selection gained from the Vikings in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

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Kool-Aid McKinstry is a natural fit in the Chargers’ zone-heavy scheme and is also a tremendous run defender. He would give Jim Harbaugh’s team a reliable starting outside cornerback to begin a defensive turnaround.

24) Dallas Cowboys: Graham Barton, OL, Duke

Dallas lost two key starters on the offensive line but land a tremendous fix here in the first round. Graham Barton can plug in at tackle, guard, or center and would give the Cowboys the positional flexibility to build out their best starting five, whether he or Tyler Smith is at left tackle.

25) Green Bay Packers: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

The Packers have already lost a couple of key players at tackle, with David Bakhtiari and Yosh Nijman heading elsewhere in the offseason. Green Bay has a strong history of offensive line development, and Tyler Guyton can emerge at either tackle spot for the Packers.

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

Ryan Jensen’s retirement opens up long-term question marks of the center spot for Tampa Bay. Robert Hainsey filled in admirably this past season but only has a year left on his deal.

Jackson Powers-Johnson can either step in at center and let Hainsey move to left guard or man the LG spot himself, giving Tampa another key building block in its offensive interior.

27) Arizona Cardinals (via HOU): Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

According to Sports Info Solutions, the Cardinals were dead last in EPA/pass on defense last season. They added Sean Murphy-Bunting in the offseason, but they need multiple investments in the secondary to figure this one out.

Cooper DeJean is a perfect fit as a boundary corner in their secondary.

28) Buffalo Bills: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

I won’t earn any points for originality with this pick, but sometimes the shoe just fits.

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Adonai Mitchell can be a top-flight WR1 outside and would be a perfect pairing with Stefon Diggs for a Bills offense still searching for consistent receiver play.

29) Detroit Lions: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Nate Wiggins‘ weight will be a cause for concern for some teams, but his talent level as a man coverage corner is tough to ignore. Detroit is signaling a move towards being a predominantly man-heavy team and needs to continue bolstering its secondary to be able to do so.

30) Baltimore Ravens: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

It’s very Baltimore for a player like JC Latham to fall right to them. He can slide in at right tackle immediately to replace Morgan Moses and pave the way for Lamar Jackson and Derrick Henry.

31) San Francisco 49ers: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

San Francisco has to start planning for life after Trent Williams. Jordan Morgan can kick inside to guard if the 49ers want him to early on and be their heir apparent to Williams at left tackle in San Francisco’s run-heavy offense.

32) Kansas City Chiefs: Johnny Newton, DL, Illinois

Wide receiver has been linked to Kansas City time and time again, and the Chiefs continue to go in other directions. After signing Marquise Brown, the Chiefs are setting themselves up to go in other directions in the 2024 NFL Draft. They could trade down here, but it’s hard to pass on a player like Johnny Newton.

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Yes, the Chiefs brought back Chris Jones; this time for good. However, they did lose a couple of other key players on the defensive line — like Mike Danna — and Charles Omenihu will miss time with a knee injury.

Newton can play the “big end” role as well as kick inside — much like those two did for Kansas City. He is the best player available on the board in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft and can be an instant starter to keep the Chiefs’ defense on top.

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33) Carolina Panthers: Zach Frazier, C, West Virginia

The Panthers are evidently aiming to run the kitchen sink at teams this season after signing Damien Lewis and Robert Hunt. They initially said they were going to try Austin Corbett at center, but he has just one year left on his deal and has never played center before.

Zach Frazier locks up the pivot spot as an immediate starting option in his rookie year.

34) New England Patriots: Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

The Patriots landed their star quarterback and now take the steps to protect him. Kingsley Suamataia is a developmental prospect but lands in a great spot in New England under its new coaching staff.

35) Arizona Cardinals: Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

The Cardinals added Marvin Harrison Jr. but shouldn’t stop investing in their wide receiver corps. MHJ, Ladd McConkey, and Michael Wilson are a tremendous trio of playmakers to weaponize quarterback Kyler Murray.

36) Washington Commanders: Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri

Washington invested in its pass rushers, signing Dorance Armstrong, Clelin Ferrell, and Dante Fowler Jr. in free agency, but two of those players are on one-year deals and ideally serve as rotational pieces.

Darius Robinson has the inside-outside versatility that Dan Quinn has often coveted with pass rushers.

37) Los Angeles Chargers: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

After dealing Keenan Allen to the Bears and releasing Mike Williams, the Chargers opened up a large vacuum at their WR spot. I believe Keon Coleman is being overthought at this stage of the process, and he immediately steps in as an X receiver for the team.

38) Tennessee Titans: Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

Don’t let Tyler Nubin‘s testing numbers fool you on his evaluation. He’s the best safety in this class. Tennessee has been pursuing a running mate for Amani Hooker in its secondary since the Titans dealt Kevin Byard, and they find one in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

39) Carolina Panthers (via NYG): Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

What kind of wide receiver Carolina takes at the top of the draft will be interesting to see after adding Diontae Johnson in the offseason.

However, the bottom line remains that the Panthers have to draft another one of the top receivers in this class, and — after drawing first-round attention during this process — Troy Franklin could be considered a steal here in Round 2.

40) Washington Commanders: Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri

Washington continues to retool its defense under Dan Quinn. Ennis Rakestraw Jr. can step right in and start as an outside corner for a team that had the worst passing defense in the NFL last season.

41) Green Bay Packers (via NYJ): Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M

Linebacker De’Vondre Campbell ended up as a cap casualty in Green Bay, opening up a middle linebacker spot alongside Quay Walker.

Edgerrin Cooper is an athletic WILL outside linebacker for the Packers’ scheme. His sideline-to-sideline pursuit speed will help the Packers shore up their run defense as they adjust to Jeff Hafley’s scheme.

42) Houston Texans (via MIN): Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

The Texans’ roster very quickly turned into one of the best-constructed rosters in the league, which gave them the freedom to trade out of the first round ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.

They still need to shore up their defensive depth. Kamari Lassiter‘s testing numbers may cause him to slip, but he’s a savvy, competitive player who fits Houston’s scheme and can compete for reps opposite of Derek Stingley Jr.

43) Atlanta Falcons: T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State

The Falcons are still looking to find an outside corner to pair with A.J. Terrell. T.J. Tampa is a tremendous fit as a zone corner and would push Clark Phillips III inside more often, where his size could be better served as a nickel corner.

44) Las Vegas Raiders: Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina

I’m not quite sure what the Raiders’ long-term plan at quarterback is, but whoever lines up under center needs more talent around them.

Xavier Legette is a true vertical threat who would help open up the Raiders’ playbook and has the body control and contested-catch ability to bail out errant throws.

45) New Orleans Saints (via DEN): Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan

Roman Wilson‘s route running, body control, ability to catch away from his frame, and long speed ability make him an enticing prospect and an easy projection to NFL success. Teams will knock him for his size, but he’s a tremendous competitor who steps in right away in the Saints’ offense as the WR2.

46) Indianapolis Colts: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

The Colts have emphasized getting more explosive on offense and generating more big plays this offseason. Setting the record for the fastest 40-yard dash in NFL Combine history qualifies Xavier Worthy to fit that mold.

47) New York Giants (via SEA): Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina

The Giants missed out on a quarterback earlier but nab an intriguing developmental option to throw into their long-term mix. They won’t be the only teams interested in Spencer Rattler.

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The South Carolina QB boasts some tremendous arm talent but still needs growth as a passer in terms of playing from the pocket under pressure and operating with timing. Fortunately, the Giants don’t necessarily have to have Rattler play as a rookie, and he can continue his growth under their development.

48) Jacksonville Jaguars: Renardo Green, CB, Florida State

Jacksonville continues filling out its corner room here. Renardo Green is a competitive, press-man cornerback who thrived playing on an island in college, and he fits what Jacksonville is ideally looking for in a cornerback. Green’s inside/outside versatility opens up matchup possibilities for the Jaguars as well.

49) Cincinnati Bengals: T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas

D.J. Reader’s departure left a sizeable hole in the Bengals’ defensive line, weakening a unit that struggled in run defense last year. T’Vondre Sweat‘s mammoth 360-pound frame and overwhelming power make him an easy projection to be a successful nose tackle in the NFL, and he can fill in that gap for the Cincinnati defense.

50) Philadelphia Eagles: Payton Wilson, LB, NC State

The last time the Eagles drafted a linebacker in the top 50 was Mychal Kendricks, back in the 2012 NFL Draft. The lack of talent at the position snake-bit them last year and left their defense reeling.

They need a playmaker at that spot, and Payton Wilson was one of the best in college football last season.

51) Pittsburgh Steelers: Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

The Steelers must reform their wide receiver room after releasing Allen Robinson and trading Diontae Johnson. Pittsburgh was one of the worst groups after the catch last season, which is something Malachi Corley thrives at. He would add a missing element from that offense.

52) Los Angeles Rams: Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

The Rams haven’t been quiet about their interest in adding a wide receiver in the offseason. They struck gold with Puka Nacua last year but need to continue adding to that room, especially as long-term questions about Cooper Kupp have started popping up with his injuries over the last two seasons.

Ja’Lynn Polk isn’t necessarily a deep threat, but he’s as reliable a catcher as you’ll find with great ball-tracking ability.

53) Philadelphia Eagles: Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami (FL)

Philadelphia brought back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, but they need several moves to fix their defense.

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Kamren Kinchens can be a potential long-term starter at safety — something they haven’t gotten out of that room in several years.

54) Cleveland Browns: Junior Colson, LB, Michigan

The Browns’ defense was one of the best in the league last year, but they need a true MIKE-caliber linebacker in the middle — like Junior Colson — next to Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah for that defense to take the next step.

55) Miami Dolphins: Christian Haynes, G, UConn

I could see Miami opting to invest in a long-term tackle option here, but the chance to add a talented guard like Christian Haynes, who could start immediately, is tough to pass on.

Haynes has the movement skills to hold up in Miami’s outside-zone offense and should be a steady starter for the Dolphins for years.

56) Dallas Cowboys: Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida

Dallas has enough holes on the roster that they could reasonably pick any spot and find a solution. But if they truly are “all in,” upgrading their WR corps would be a good start.

The team released Michael Gallup and hasn’t found any consistency in the WR room behind him yet. To make matters worse, Brandin Cooks and CeeDee Lamb have one year left on their deals.

Ricky Pearsall is a detailed and nuanced route runner who is a better athlete than he’s given credit for at times. His alignment versatility would give Dallas an edge in creating mismatches as well.

57) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State

After addressing offensive line in Round 1, Tampa turns to the other side of the ball in the second round of this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. The team released Shaq Barrett and must continue bolstering their pass rush to make up the deficit.

Adisa Isaac is another twitched-up and explosive pass rusher out of Penn State who would instantly provide some juice to Tampa’s front seven.

58) Green Bay Packers: Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State

Two offensive linemen and a linebacker early won’t win Green Bay any high grades across the media landscape. Still, these are necessary investments for Green Bay to keep winning now that it has its future at quarterback settled behind Jordan Love. Cooper Beebe offers a solid long-term solution on the interior.

59) Houston Texans: Ruke Orhorhoro, DT, Clemson

Houston has made plenty of investments along its defensive line with the additions of Danielle Hunter, Denico Autry, and Foley Fatukasi. However, they need to continue boosting their run defense up front, which Ruke Orhorhoro can immediately strengthen.

60) Buffalo Bills: Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State

Buffalo has done an excellent job retaining some key defensive tackles with DaQuan Jones and Eli Ankou but has to add more talent up front to retool that room. Braden Fiske‘s ability as an interior pass rusher makes him an enticing prospect worth banking on early in the draft.

61) Detroit Lions: Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama

Detroit’s defense is missing that extra three-down pass rusher for that unit to take the next step. Chris Braswell boasts excellent power to collapse the pocket and uses his length to get off blocks with ease.

He would be the perfect complement to Aidan Hutchinson.

62) Baltimore Ravens: Marshawn Kneeland, EDGE, Western Michigan

Baltimore typically favors heavier edge rushers, and Marshawn Kneeland‘s 267-pound frame fits that bill. The Western Michigan standout has a reliable pass-rush plan and is a superb run defender who can help fill the void left by Jadaveon Clowney’s departure in free agency.

63) San Francisco 49ers: Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan

The 49ers had a revolving door at the nickel spot throughout 2023 and never quite found the right solution. Mike Sainristil is an easy projection to nickel in the NFL and should thrive in San Francisco’s scheme.

64) Kansas City Chiefs: Jalen McMillan, WR, Washington

After passing on a wide receiver in round one, the Chiefs add one at the end of the second round of this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

Jalen McMillan‘s route-running ability and hands give the Chiefs a skill set they enjoyed with JuJu Smith-Schuster as a reliable chain-moving option. He would round out Kansas City’s receiving trio with Hollywood Brown and Rashee Rice.

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65) Carolina Panthers: Austin Booker, EDGE, Kansas

Carolina lost over 100 pressures and 20 sacks from its starting defensive line rotation from last year. Dealing Brian Burns opened up a massive hole in their pass rush.

Austin Booker has the athletic upside to grow into a Pro Bowl-caliber pass rusher but needs to continue bulking up and developing to match his athletic traits.

66) Arizona Cardinals: Michael Hall Jr., DT, Ohio State

Arizona’s defense was one of the worst at generating pressure last season and didn’t offer much of a threat from the interior of their defense. Michael Hall‘s pass-rushing ability is one of the best in this class, but how he develops as a run defender will be key to his long-term outlook in the NFL.

67) Washington Commanders: Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

Patrick Paul is a tricky prospect to project. He’ll be a 24-year-old rookie who is still pretty raw despite starting 44 games at the same position in college. Yet, he has the tools that NFL teams will bank on and won’t have to adjust much, given his familiarity with operating in an Air Raid offense similar to Kliff Kingsbury’s.

68) New England Patriots: Max Melton, CB, Rutgers

Getting Christian Gonzalez back from a season-ending injury should be a massive boost to New England’s defense, but the Patriots need to find another outside corner long term.

Jonathan Jones moved to the outside after spending most of his career in the slot, but he has just one year left on his deal and is 32 years old. Max Melton makes for an easy fit in New England’s secondary.

69) Los Angeles Chargers: Jonathon Brooks, RB, Texas

We finally have a running back off the board here! Jonathon Brooks makes a ton of sense for the Chargers, especially if they are as run-heavy as many believe they will be.

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The presence of Gus Edwards means Brooks can ease his way back from a mid-season ACL injury and give the Chargers a dynamite 1-2 punch at running back.

70) New York Giants: Cole Bishop, S, Utah

The Giants can’t perfectly replace Xavier McKinney in this safety class, but there’s plenty of talent to help mitigate his departure in free agency.

Cole Bishop is a smart, instinctive safety prospect who does it all on the field. He should be a nice chess piece for defensive coordinator Shane Bowen to deploy at each level of the field.

71) Arizona Cardinals (via TEN): Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

Much like the rationale for taking Hall, Arizona must continue boosting its pass rush if it wants its defense to start taking positive steps forward. Bralen Trice‘s ability to turn speed to power and his use of hands make him a good complementary rusher who can play on all three downs.

72) New York Jets: Tez Walker, WR, North Carolina

The Jets added Mike Williams in free agency, but they need more playmakers in their wide receiver room — especially given Williams’s recent injury history. Tez Walker is one of the best deep threats in this class and would give the Jets’ offense a serious vertical threat to open up the offense.

73) Detroit Lions (via MIN): Mason McCormick, OL, South Dakota State

Detroit did sign Kevin Zeitler to lock up its starting interior for 2024. Still, the long-term outlook of that unit is up in the air with Zeitler on a one-year deal and center Frank Ragnow battling numerous injuries that saw him contemplating retirement.

Mason McCormick is a tough, physical guard who can play center and guard in the NFL.

74) Atlanta Falcons: Jermaine Burton, WR, Alabama

The Falcons added Darnell Mooney and Rondale Moore, but both of them project best as slot threats. Atlanta is still missing a true outside threat to pair with Drake London. Jermaine Burton‘s long speed and route running make him a reliable deep threat who adds an element the Falcons’ offense desperately needs.

75) Chicago Bears: Christian Mahogany, G, Boston College

Chicago added Coleman Shelton and Ryan Bates to help secure its center spot. However, I can’t imagine they are comfortable with Teven Jenkins, Nate Davis, and Ja’Tyre Carter competing at guard without any competition.

When healthy, Christian Mahogany has been one of the best guards in college football during his time at Boston College.

76) Denver Broncos: Kiran Amegadjie, OT, Yale

With Garret Bolles having just one year left on his deal, the Broncos need to find a long-term solution at left tackle. Kiran Amegadjie is rehabbing from an injury but has the tools worth banking on to develop into the team’s left tackle of the future.

77) Las Vegas Raiders: Roger Rosengarten, OT, Washington

After losing Jermaine Eluemunor in free agency, the Raiders must find their right tackle of the future. That might be Thayer Munford, but Roger Rosengarten is a ready-made NFL pass protector who is an instant fit in their outside zone offense.

78) Washington Commanders: Malik Washington, WR, Virginia

Washington stacked up on the defense in Round 2 but makes it back-to-back offensive selections here in the third to build around Jayden Daniels.

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Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson form their outside duo, but the Commanders need a slot threat to replace Curtis Samuel. Malik Washington is small but a terrific route runner with reliable hands.

79) Atlanta Falcons (via JAX): Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan

Grady Jarrett suffered a torn ACL mid-season last year, and David Onyemata is almost 32. The Falcons retained Kentavius Street to shore up their depth, but they need a long-term tackle option in the interior to continue their defensive rebuild under Raheem Morris, a role Kris Jenkins could fill in Atlanta.

80) Cincinnati Bengals: Javon Baker, WR, UCF

The Bengals must figure out the long-term Tee Higgins solution and continue adding weapons around Joe Burrow. Javon Baker can be a big slot target to help replace Tyler Boyd with the versatility to replace Higgins on the outside if necessary.

81) Seattle Seahawks: Dominick Puni, G, Kansas

Seattle seems to be indicating it’s interested in this guard class to help replace Damien Lewis as a starter after shoring up its depth in free agency. Dominick Puni is a thick, stout guard with plenty of power and explosive movement skills to be a Day 1 starter for Seattle.

82) Indianapolis Colts: Theo Johnson, TE, Penn State

As the Colts build their offense, adding a dynamic tight end to the unit is the next step after taking Worthy.

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Worthy and Theo Johnson, two of the best athletes in this class, would help Indianapolis continue to support QB Anthony Richardson.

83) Los Angeles Rams: Brandon Dorlus, DT, Oregon

You can’t replace Aaron Donald, but the Rams can help lessen his departure by continuing to boost the defensive line. Brandon Dorlus is an easy projection to play 3T in the NFL and can play all three downs, giving the Rams a talented interior pairing with Kobie Turner.

84) Denver Broncos (via PIT): Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, S, Texas Tech

Losing Justin Simmons is a significant blow to the Broncos’ defense, but they can help replace him in the draft. Dadrion Taylor-Demerson is one of the few true post safeties in this draft class, with terrific range and playmaking on the ball.

85) Cleveland Browns: D.J. James, CB, Auburn

The Browns seem poised to move on from Greg Newsome II, leaving a gap in their corner room they have to fill behind. D.J. James‘ frame might lock him in exclusively as a nickel back, but he is a competitive corner who can thrive in Cleveland’s man-heavy defense.

86) Houston Texans: Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame

The Texans extensively shuffled around their offensive line throughout the season, with revolving doors at left guard and center. Starting right tackle George Fant departed in free agency, leaving that spot open.

Blake Fisher is still raw but has tremendous athletic ability and upside and is a tone-setter as a run blocker.

87) Dallas Cowboys: Trey Benson, RB, Florida State

Dallas keeps striking out on free agent running backs and is practically forced to take one in the draft. Trey Benson is a true RB1 workhorse who can lead the committee in Dallas and play on all three downs.

88) Green Bay Packers: Jaylen Wright, RB, Tennessee

Green Bay signed Josh Jacobs as their primary back but has always been proactive about keeping a stable of running backs. AJ Dillon’s cheap one-year deal shouldn’t stop them from adding another playmaker in that RB room, especially one as explosive as Jaylen Wright.

89) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Elijah Jones, CB, Boston College

Tampa Bay traded away Carlton Davis to Detroit, opening up a spot in their secondary. The team has Zyon McCollum and signed Bryce Hall to help compete for that job, but I don’t think those two have proven enough to stop the Buccaneers from continuing to add talent to their secondary.

Elijah Jones is an underrated prospect in this 2024 NFL Draft cornerback class.

90) Arizona Cardinals: Cedric Gray, LB, North Carolina

I will give Internet cookies to the reader who can name Arizona’s linebackers from last season without looking it up. The Cardinals were the worst rushing defense in the NFL last season, and the state of their LB room significantly contributed to that. Cedric Gray can step right in and improve that with his pursuit ability and athleticism.

MORE: Top LBs in the 2024 NFL Draft

91) Green Bay Packers: Javon Bullard, S, Georgia

Green Bay made a huge splash in free agency by signing Xavier McKinney, but they need to continue adding to their safety room to find a starter next to McKinney in new DC Jeff Hafley’s defense. Javon Bullard is their man in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

92) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State

The Buccaneers’ offense was near the top of 12-personnel (two tight end) looks in 2023, and their new offensive coordinator, Liam Coen, used it extensively this past season at Kentucky as well.

If they want to continue that, they have to add a better tight end to that room who can catch and block well-traits that get rarer and rarer in prospects — but not in Kansas State’s Ben Sinnott.

93) Baltimore Ravens: Kris Abrams-Draine, CB, Missouri

Baltimore’s secondary was a significant contributor to them having the top defense in the NFL last season, but they need to continue patching holes in the unit to sustain that success in the long-term.

Key depth players from last season, such as Rock Ya-Sin and Ronald Darby, left in free agency, and starter Brandon Stephens has just one year left on his deal. Adding Kris Abrams-Draine gives them a talented playmaker with top-tier competitive experience from a college career in the SEC.

94) San Francisco 49ers: Brenden Rice, WR, USC

This is almost too poetic, right? The 49ers need to figure out what their wide receiving room looks like in the long term, with rumors swirling all over Brandon Aiyuk’s future with the team, Jauan Jennings on a one-year deal, and consistent trade discussions surrounding Deebo Samuel.

Ultimately, Brenden Rice has the size to step in as an outside threat for San Francisco, winning in contested situations downfield, and can be a reliable chain-mover for their offense inside as well.

95) Kansas City Chiefs: Isaac Guerendo, RB, Louisville

The Chiefs lost Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon in free agency, leaving them with Isiah Pacheco as the only back with significant NFL touches. Isaac Guerendo can add an explosive element to the Chiefs’ run game with his track speed and third-down ability.

96) Jacksonville Jaguars: Sedrick Van Pran-Granger, OL, Georgia

Jacksonville shored up the center spot in the short term by signing Mitch Morse to a two-year deal but should look to add competition for a long-term option there.

Sedrick Van Pran-Granger can play center and guard in Jacksonville’s downhill power run game and be the long-term answer at center when Morse’s contract is over.

97) Cincinnati Bengals: Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas

The Bengals had all of their tight ends hitting free agency. They re-signed Drew Sample and signed Mike Gesicki, but neither of those cheap deals should stop them from drafting another talented TE in this class.

Ja’Tavion Sanders managed to record 682 receiving yards and two touchdowns in 2023 despite the competition for catches at Texas, showcasing his playmaking capability.

98) Pittsburgh Steelers: Beaux Limmer, C, Arkansas

Beaux Limmer is a pretty underrated center in this class, whose athletic testing was practically unprecedented and suggests an upside worth investing in early.

The Arkansas talent fits right into Arthur Smith’s outside zone-heavy offense and should start immediately. Pittsburgh can lock up their right tackle and center spots by the end of Day 2.

99) Los Angeles Rams: Cam Hart, CB, Notre Dame

The Rams brought Darious Williams back to Los Angeles in free agency, but they need more playmakers outside at the corner. Cam Hart is a long, physical, and athletic cornerback prospect who can start right away outside for Los Angeles.

100) Washington Commanders: Brandon Coleman, OL, TCU

The Commanders invested heavily into the interior of their offensive line, signing Tyler Biadasz and Nick Allegretti in free agency, but need to continue adding to their line.

They found a potential left tackle option earlier this round and now turn to the other side by nabbing a player with tackle and guard versatility in Brandon Coleman.

Round 4

AJ Schulte’s 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Drake Maye Heads to New England, Brock Bowers Joins Jets

101) Carolina Panthers 
Mekhi Wingo, DT, LSU

102) Seattle Seahawks 
Khyree Jackson, CB, Oregon

103) New England Patriots 
Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

104) Arizona Cardinals 
Cade Stover, TE, Ohio State

105) Los Angeles Chargers 
DeWayne Carter, DT, Duke

106) Tennessee Titans 
Tahj Washington, WR, USC

107) New York Giants 
Josh Newton, CB, TCU

108) Minnesota Vikings 
McKinnley Jackson, DT, Texas A&M

109) Atlanta Falcons 
Trevin Wallace, LB, Kentucky

110) Los Angeles Chargers 
Hunter Nourzad, C, Penn State

111) New York Jets 
Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

112) Las Vegas Raiders 
Zak Zinter, G, Michigan

113) Baltimore Ravens 
Calen Bullock, S, USC

114) Jacksonville Jaguars 
Maason Smith, DT, LSU

115) Cincinnati Bengals 
Sataoa Laumea, OL, Utah

116) Jacksonville Jaguars 
Javon Foster, OT, Missouri

117) Indianapolis Colts 
Malik Mustapha, S, Wake Forest

118) Seattle Seahawks 
Kitan Oladapo, S, Oregon State

119) Pittsburgh Steelers 
Jarvis Brownlee Jr., CB, Louisville

120) Philadelphia Eagles 
Daequan Hardy, CB, Penn State

121) Denver Broncos 
Jonah Elliss, EDGE, Utah

122) Chicago Bears 
Javon Solomon, EDGE, Troy

123) Houston Texans 
Jamari Thrash, WR, Louisville

124) San Francisco 49ers 
Isaiah Adams, OL, Illinois

125) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
Jaylan Ford, LB, Texas

126) Green Bay Packers 
Mohamed Kamara, EDGE, Colorado State

127) Houston Texans 
Jaden Hicks, S, Washington State

128) Buffalo Bills 
Delmar Glaze, OL, Maryland

129) Minnesota Vikings 
MarShawn Lloyd, RB, USC

130) Baltimore Ravens 
Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin

131) Kansas City Chiefs 
Kamal Hadden, CB, Tennessee

132) San Francisco 49ers 
Cedric Johnson, EDGE, Ole Miss

133) Buffalo Bills 
Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

134) New York Jets 
Andru Phillips, CB, Kentucky

135) San Francisco 49ers
Leonard Taylor III, DT, Miami (FL)

7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft | Round 5

AJ Schulte’s 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Drake Maye Heads to New England, Brock Bowers Joins Jets

136) Denver Broncos 
Marcus Harris, DT, Auburn

137) New England Patriots 
Luke McCaffrey, WR, Rice

138) Arizona Cardinals 
Christian Jones, G, Texas

139) Washington Commanders 
Jared Wiley, TE, TCU

140) Los Angeles Chargers 
Tyler Davis, DT, Clemson

141) Carolina Panthers 
Khristian Boyd, DT, Northern Iowa

142) Carolina Panthers 
Erick All, TE, Iowa

143) Atlanta Falcons 
Jalyx Hunt, EDGE, Houston Christian

144) Buffalo Bills 
Brennan Jackson, EDGE, Washington State

145) Denver Broncos 
Ainias Smith, WR, Texas A&M

146) Tennessee Titans  
Xavier Thomas, EDGE, Clemson

147) Denver Broncos 
Myles Harden, CB, South Dakota

148) Las Vegas Raiders 
AJ Barner, TE, Michigan

149) Cincinnati Bengals 
Chau Smith-Wade, CB, Washington State

150) New Orleans Saints 
Fabien Lovett, DT, Florida State

151) Indianapolis Colts 
Ray Davis, RB, Kentucky

152) Washington Commanders 
Anthony Gould, WR, Oregon State

153) Jacksonville Jaguars 
Braiden McGregor, EDGE, Michigan

154) Los Angeles Rams 
Michael Pratt, QB, Tulane

155) Los Angeles Rams 
Will Shipley, RB, Clemson

156) Cleveland Browns 
Jacob Cowing, WR, Arizona

157) Minnesota Vikings 
Jarrian Jones, CB, Florida State

158) Miami Dolphins 
Caedan Wallace, OT, Penn State

159) Kansas City Chiefs 
Jaylin Simpson, S, Auburn

160) Buffalo Bills  
James Williams, S/LB, Miami (FL)

161) Philadelphia Eagles 
Garret Greenfield, OT, South Dakota State

162) Arizona Cardinals 
Audric Estime, RB, Notre Dame

163) Buffalo Bills 
Nehemiah Pritchett, CB, Auburn

164) Detroit Lions 
Isaiah Williams, WR, Illinois

165) Baltimore Ravens 
Cornelius Johnson, WR, Michigan

166) New York Giants 
Gabe Hall, DT, Baylor

167) Minnesota Vikings 
Drake Nugent, C, Michigan

168) New Orleans Saints 
Beau Brade, S, Maryland

169) Green Bay Packers 
Tanor Bortolini, C, Wisconsin

170) New Orleans Saints 
Trente Jones, OL, Michigan

171) Philadelphia Eagles 
Jha’Quan Jackson, WR, Tulane

172) Philadelphia Eagles 
Blake Corum, RB, Michigan

173) Kansas City Chiefs 
Matt Goncalves, OT, Pitt

174) Dallas Cowboys 
Gabriel Murphy, EDGE, UCLA

175) New Orleans Saints 
Willie Drew, CB, Virginia State

176) San Francisco 49ers 
Tykee Smith, S, Georgia

Round 6

AJ Schulte’s 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Drake Maye Heads to New England, Brock Bowers Joins Jets

177) Minnesota Vikings 
Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State

178) Pittsburgh Steelers 
Daijahn Anthony, S, Ole Miss

179) Seattle Seahawks 
Curtis Jacobs, LB, Penn State

180) New England Patriots 
Trevor Keegan, G, Michigan

181) Los Angeles Chargers 
Marist Liufau, LB, Notre Dame

182) Tennessee Titans 
Tommy Eichenberg, LB, Ohio State

183) New York Giants 
Tyrone Tracy Jr., RB, Purdue

184) Miami Dolphins 
Kalen King, CB, Penn State

185) New York Jets 
Eyabi Okie-Anoma, EDGE, Charlotte

186) Arizona Cardinals 
Nathan Thomas, OT, Louisiana

187) Atlanta Falcons 
Walter Rouse, OT, Oklahoma

188) Houston Texans 
Ty’Ron Hopper, LB, Missouri

189) Buffalo Bills 
Jaden Crumedy, DT, Mississippi State

190) New Orleans Saints 
McCallan Castles, TE, Tennessee

191) Indianapolis Colts 
Edefuan Ulofoshio, LB, Washington

192) Seattle Seahawks 
Jordan Jefferson, DT, LSU

193) New England Patriots 
Zion Tupuola-Fetui, EDGE, Washington

194) Cincinnati Bengals 
Nelson Ceaser, EDGE, Houston

195) Pittsburgh Steelers 
Bucky Irving, RB, Oregon

196) Los Angeles Rams 
Tylan Grable, OT, UCF

197) Atlanta Falcons 
Jordan Travis, QB, Florida State

198) Miami Dolphins 
Sione Vaki, S, Utah

199) New Orleans Saints 
Jalen Coker, WR, Holy Cross

200) Buffalo Bills 
Darius Muasau, LB, UCLA

201) Detroit Lions 
Tyler Owens, S, Texas Tech

202) Green Bay Packers 
MJ Devonshire, CB, Pitt

203) Denver Broncos 
Justin Rogers, DT, Auburn

204) Buffalo Bills 
Javontae Jean-Baptiste, EDGE, Notre Dame

205) Detroit Lions 
Frank Crum, OT, Wyoming

206) Cleveland Browns 
Isaiah Davis, RB, South Dakota State

207) Denver Broncos 
Jordan Magee, LB, Temple

208) Las Vegas Raiders 
Nathaniel Watson, LB, Mississippi State

209) Los Angeles Rams 
Tyrice Knight, LB, UTEP

210) Philadelphia Eagles 
Steele Chambers, LB, Ohio State

211) San Francisco 49ers 
Rasheen Ali, RB, Marshall

212) Jacksonville Jaguars 
KT Leveston, G, Kansas State

213) Los Angeles Rams 
Justin Eboigbe, DT, Alabama

214) Cincinnati Bengals 
Tatum Bethune, LB, Florida State

215) San Francisco 49ers 
Dwight McGlothern, CB, Arkansas

216) Dallas Cowboys 
Tarheeb Still, CB, Maryland

217) Los Angeles Rams 
Nick Samac, C, Michigan State

218) Baltimore Ravens 
Gottlieb Ayedze, G, Maryland

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

220) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
Jaylen Harrell, EDGE, Michigan

7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft | Round 7

AJ Schulte’s 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Drake Maye Heads to New England, Brock Bowers Joins Jets

221) Tennessee Titans 
Julian Pearl, OT, Illinois

222) Washington Commanders 
Kalen DeLoach, LB, Florida State

223) Las Vegas Raiders 
Kimani Vidal, RB, Troy

224) Cincinnati Bengals 
Myles Cole, DT, Texas Tech

225) Los Angeles Chargers 
Josh Wallace, CB, Michigan

226) Arizona Cardinals 
Dominique Hampton, S, Washington

227) Kansas City Chiefs
Carter Bradley, QB, South Alabama

228) Baltimore Ravens 
Joe Milton III, QB, Tennessee

229) Las Vegas Raiders 
Devin Leary, QB, Kentucky

230) Minnesota Vikings 
Jontrey Hunter, LB, Georgia State

231) New England Patriots 
Tayvion Robinson, WR, Kentucky

232) Minnesota Vikings 
Khalid Duke, EDGE, Kansas State

233) Dallas Cowboys 
Travis Glover, OT, Georgia State

234) Indianapolis Colts 
Josh Proctor, S, Ohio State

235) Seattle Seahawks 
Ryan Watts, S, Texas

236) Jacksonville Jaguars 
Carlton Johnson, CB, Fresno State

237) Cincinnati Bengals 
Sam Hartman, QB, Notre Dame

238) Houston Texans 
Ethan Driskell, OT, Marshall

239) New Orleans Saints 
Andrew Coker, OT, TCU

240) Carolina Panthers 
Evan Williams, S, Oregon

241) Miami Dolphins 
Tip Reiman, TE, Illinois

242) Tennessee Titans 
Layden Robinson, G, Texas A&M

243) Cleveland Browns 
Keith Randolph Jr., DT, Illinois

244) Dallas Cowboys 
Evan Anderson, DT, Florida Atlantic

245) Green Bay Packers 
JD Bertrand, LB, Notre Dame

246) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
Blake Watson, RB, Memphis

247) Houston Texans 
Dallin Holker, TE, Colorado State

248) Buffalo Bills 
Lideatrick Griffin, WR, Mississippi State

249) Detroit Lions 
Quinton Newsome, CB, Nebraska

250) Baltimore Ravens 
C.J. Hanson, OL, Holy Cross

251) San Francisco 49ers 
Ryan Flournoy, WR, Southeast Missouri State

252) Tennessee Titans 
Eric Watts, DL, UConn

253) Los Angeles Chargers
Jaylon Carlies, S, Missouri

254) Los Angeles Rams 
Andre Sam, S, LSU

255) Green Bay Packers 
Patrick McMorris, S, Cal

256) New York Jets 
Aaron Casey, LB, Indiana

257) New York Jets 
Charles Turner III, C, LSU

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