Anthony Miller’s 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Seahawks Add Brock Bowers, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Brian Thomas Jr. Head to Cardinals

In this latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft, four of the top eight picks are quarterbacks, with offense dominating the rest of the draft order on Day 1.

The NFL’s free agency period is near its beginning, leaving many to wonder whether NFL teams will address positional needs in free agency or wait until the upcoming NFL Draft. What better time to unleash our latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft?

2024 NFL Mock Draft

Offense will be a major sticking point in the NFL Draft this year, with many looking at quarterback and offensive line as the positions of strength in the draft. The main question will be, how many quarterbacks get picked on Day 1 and Day 2?

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

The Bears have options for Justin Fields, as the Atlanta Falcons have been linked as a potential destination. Caleb Williams has everything you want from a quarterback, from a pretty deep ball to using his legs when he needs to.

Williams is a purer passer than Fields, perhaps making him a more NFL-ready starter from the get-go.

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

While Sam Howell has played well, he hasn’t done enough to wow Washington Commander fans into thinking he is the franchise quarterback.

Washington could look at the man who took over from Howell at North Carolina, Drake Maye, who has the natural arm talent for him to compete and win the Commanders’ starting job.

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

Jayden Daniels’ athleticism should be enough for the New England Patriots to get excited about the next Lamar Jackson.

The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback has a strong arm and runs as quickly as they come at the position. Mac Jones is out of the picture after being traded to Jacksonville, making it very clear that the Patriots will focus on QB in the draft.

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

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray needs help at the wide receiver position, as he has lacked offensive weapons since Larry Fitzgerald and DeAndre Hopkins left.

Marvin Harrison Jr. is the clear-cut best wide receiver in the draft, with a blend of speed and strong hands. The Murray-Harrison combo could last a long time in Arizona.

5) Los Angeles Chargers: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

The rumors of Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack being on the trade block could intrigue the Los Angeles Chargers enough to go edge rusher in the upcoming draft.

However, offensive line is still a major need, and Joe Alt is the best pass protector in this class. Protecting the blind side of Justin Herbert is the most important objective this offseason for the Chargers, so taking the Notre Dame talent makes sense.

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

Daniel Jones is still in line to be the starting quarterback for the New York Giants but does not have the receivers to make the franchise a threat, especially with Saquon Barkley hitting the open market.

LSU WR Malik Nabers was a beast who used his speed to separate from corners quickly, which would complement Jones’ strong arm well in East Rutherford.

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

Running back Derrick Henry’s return doesn’t seem to be happening, leaving Tennessee to ensure they have the right pieces to help the passing game.

Olumuyiwa Fashanu could come in as Will Levis’ blindside blocker, a role he mastered during his time with the Penn State Nittany Lions.

8) Atlanta Falcons: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, Oregon

The Atlanta Falcons’ 42 sacks in 2023 was the most the team has had in a single season for the past 10 years. However, they will lose defensive end Calais Campbell, who is entering free agency at 37.

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With the defensive line needing to get younger, UCLA’s Laiatu Latu makes sense to give them the pass rush needed on the outside.

9) Chicago Bears: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

The Bears will be doing a makeover with their defense as they have already improved the secondary by signing safety Kevin Byard.

Chicago needs to focus on adding stronger and younger pass rushers, which Dallas Turner can be. The Alabama product is quick off the edge in pursuit of the quarterback, and Chicago will hope he can be their next Khalil Mack.

10) New York Jets: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

This offseason is about giving Aaron Rodgers whatever he needs to make a Super Bowl run. Garrett Wilson is the top wide receiver on the team, but with other aging pass catchers, he needs a younger No. 2 option.

Rome Odunze can run past cornerbacks and make big plays, making him and Wilson the future one-two punch the Jets’ passing game needs beyond Rodgers’ remaining time in the NFL.

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

The Minnesota Vikings took a massive hit at quarterback when they lost Kirk Cousins to the Falcons in the opening salvo of legal tampering. Jaren Hall, Joshua Dobbs, or Nick Mullens don’t appear to be the long-term solutions.

Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy is a proven winner with great accuracy. McCarthy is a playmaker who can make Justin Jefferson excited for the Vikings’ future.

12) Denver Broncos: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

The rumor mill has been flooded with questions about what the Denver Broncos will do with cornerback Patrick Surtain II.

If they trade him, or even if they don’t, adding a starting cornerback is still needed, and Alabama’s Terrion Arnold is a good option. The Crimson Tide CB is a playmaker who can break up passes and create turnovers better than any corner in the draft.

13) Las Vegas Raiders: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

Las Vegas needs a quarterback, but with four already off the board, it would be too risky to draft someone like Bo Nix here.

The team might have to go into free agency for help at the positon, leaving them to add offensive tackle Taliese Fuaga in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. The Oregon State standout gives them a good pass protector and run blocker to bolster the offensive line.

14) New Orleans Saints: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

JC Latham is a mauler and uses his strength to bully defensive linemen. The Saints need help on the line with an already promising offense with good pieces in place.

15) Indianapolis Colts: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

Quarterback Anthony Richardson should have the Colts’ offense rolling in the future as long as he can stay healthy.

The defense for Indianapolis needs more pass-rush help, which Florida State’s Jared Verse often did with disturbing regularity for the Florida State Seminoles to end his college career.

16) Seattle Seahawks: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Seattle needs help at tight end, bringing in someone who can block and catch. Brock Bowers is one of the top 10 prospects in the draft in a position that isn’t a huge need for the teams holding the top picks.

Geno Smith gets a new passing target, while Bowers can also seal the edge of the offensive line. The Georgia product has the potential to be the next George Kittle.

17) Jacksonville Jaguars: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois

The late-season collapse of the Jacksonville Jaguars had many wondering what they can do to fix their defense. Johnny Newton will make life hard in the middle of the line, instantly improving the Jaguars’ run defense.

18) Cincinnati Bengals: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Joe Burrow has taken so many hits throughout his young career, and Cincinnati has to do more to ensure he can stay healthy after another season-ending injury last year.

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Georgia’s Amarius Mims should be able to come in and help be a starter from Day 1, whether he jumps in at left or right tackle.

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

Los Angeles has been able to turn water into wine with its roster, signing young players to develop them into starters.

With the Rams finally having a first-round pick, they pick up Toledo cornerback Quinyon Mitchell in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. The Rockets standout continues to impress in the draft process and can be a good No. 2 corner as a rookie.

20) Pittsburgh Steelers: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

The Steelers signing Russell Wilson will at least give Pittsburgh a short-term solution at quarterback, but Joey Porter Jr. needs a second CB to help him out in the secondary.

Clemson’s Nate Wiggins is one of the top shutdown corners in the 2024 NFL Draft, who can ease into his NFL career without the pressure of being the CB1 and facing the top receiver from every opponent in his rookie season.

21) Miami Dolphins: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

Tua Tagovailoa’s past injury issues should make Miami’s plans easy by focusing on the offensive line.

Troy Fautanu is good at run and pass blocking, helping the Washington Huskies get to the national championship. Fautanu is a future starter who can help ensure Tagovailoa doesn’t take as many hits in the backfield.

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

The retirements of center Jason Kelce and defensive lineman Fletcher Cox should see general manager Howie Roseman stick to the Eagles’ script of drafting up front.

With Brandon Graham only on the team for one more year and uncertainty over Josh Sweat and Haason Reddick’s futures, a defensive end/outside linebacker is needed. Penn State’s Chop Robinson can stay in the same state he played in college and become a powerful potential starter for the Eagles.

23) Houston Texans (From CLE): Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans loves physical defenders on his defense. Alabama’s Kool-Aid McKinstry is just that and more in the secondary.

McKinstry may not have eye-popping college production, but he is still a pure shutdown corner who can wrap up the ball carrier better than most corners in this year’s class.

24) Dallas Cowboys: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

The aging Dallas Cowboys offensive line needs to get younger. They started the youth movement last year with Tyler Smith being drafted in the first round.

Dallas will need to do it again in this coming class to replace Tyron Smith, and another Tyler could be the future for the Cowboys’ offensive line as they select Oklahoma Sooners’ standout Tyler Guyton in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

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

Changes to the Green Bay Packers’ defensive coaching staff should result in new pieces being added, and the early free agency period saw the franchise snap up Xavier McKinney at the safety position.

However, the secondary needs significant help, and Iowa’s Cooper DeJean fits the mold for the Packers perfectly. DeJean is physical and a great tackler in open space, giving the Packers what they need on defense. His versatility will allow him to play anywhere across the backend for Green Bay.

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

Quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Mike Evans are back for the 2024 season on new deals.

The Buccaneers could continue to build on offense, adding guard Graham Barton to protect Mayfield. Barton was a catalyst in helping the Blue Devils deal with quarterback injuries last year and getting them into a bowl game.

27) Arizona Cardinals (From HOU): Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

The Cardinals are desperate for pass-catching weapons for Murray. Drafting two of the top five receivers in the draft would improve their offense.

Brian Thomas Jr. was overshadowed by Nabers at LSU, but Thomas would make for a good complementary piece for the Arizona offense after landing Harrison earlier in the draft.

28) Buffalo Bills: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

Buffalo needs to beef up the defensive line to be able to stop the likes of the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC.

Texas’ Byron Murphy II will clog up the line while also being able to put some pressure on the quarterback. Murphy might be able to match what Chris Jones currently offers for Kansas City.

29) Detroit Lions: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

After coming to a shuddering stop against the San Francisco 49ers, the Detroit Lions’ defense is set to add to their ranks in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Georgia’s Kamari Lassiter is physical and very good at run support. Detroit needs some physicality to the defense, which Lassiter can provide as a second corner or nickel back.

30) Baltimore Ravens: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

Drafting Zay Flowers last year paid off for Baltimore, and he has a promising future in the NFL. However, quarterback Lamar Jackson could still use a consistent second or third receiver he can throw to on third down.

Keon Coleman impressed at both Michigan State and Florida State as a big-bodied pass catcher with the play speed to be a multi-level threat for any offense.

31) San Francisco 49ers: Christian Haynes, G, UConn

San Francisco has an older offensive line that includes Trent Williams, so the 49ers have to start thinking about the future.

UConn’s Christian Haynes has been rising up draft boards with an impressive pre-draft process and has inserted himself as a fringe Day 1 prospect. The 49ers are willing to take a chance to improve their offensive interior late in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

32) Kansas City Chiefs: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

Since Tyreek Hill left Kansas City, the Chiefs have been looking for a deep-threat replacement.

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Texas wideout Xavier Worthy blew through the competition at the NFL Combine with a record 4.21 40-yard dash. Safe to say the Chiefs would be willing to take a chance on potentially the fastest player in the NFL.

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