Anthony Miller’s 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels Battle for QB2, J.J. McCarthy Stumbles to the Vikings

Six quarterbacks selected in the early rounds headline Anthony Miller's latest 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft, but who lands where?

With just three weeks until the NFL Draft begins, the rosters are starting to settle, and the rumor mill is running wild with speculation on who will get drafted where. The talent is there for the taking, but which NFL teams will get it right early in the draft?

This latest 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft delves into how the first 100 picks could look.

2024 NFL Mock Draft | Round 1

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

As the days get closer to the draft, this is the no-brainer pick of the NFL’s annual selection event, especially after Justin Fields was shipped to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Caleb Williams has all the tools to be a future NFL star, from his arm strength to his athletic ability to make plays with his legs. Williams appears to be the most NFL-ready quarterback entering the draft.

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

Sam Howell was traded to the Seattle Seahawks after two years of playing for the Washington Commanders. The team could look at another former North Carolina quarterback to take over.

While there are some questions about Drake Maye, his accuracy and pocket presence make him a valuable pick high in the first round.

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

Things haven’t been the same since Tom Brady left New England, and Mac Jones certainly didn’t help with that transition.

Jayden Daniels could be the next Lamar Jackson with the proper coaching and development. The Arizona State and LSU product is the best athlete among the quarterbacks and could bring much-needed creativity to the Patriots’ offense.

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

Kyler Murray has been missing DeAndre Hopkins, struggling without a legitimate X-factor at wide receiver. Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. is that guy.

His length, strong hands, and speed make him the best receiver in the draft and possibly the best overall player. Harrison is a massive upgrade to an offense that picked up steam at the end of the year but needs a special skill player.

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

Notre Dame offensive tackle Joe Alt has the blended combination of being a strong pass blocker and an efficient run blocker.

Alt is the best offensive lineman in the 2024 NFL Draft, and the Los Angeles Chargers need some help protecting their quarterback, Justin Herbert. The Chargers would likely have Alt protecting Herbert’s blind side for a long time.

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

Questions surrounding quarterback Daniel Jones could see a quarterback land in this spot, but the New York Giants’ offense needs more pass-catching weapons.

Malik Nabers has great speed that can burn most NFL cornerbacks. The Giants are desperate for weapons with Saquon Barkley in Philadelphia, and Nabers would be a good starting point.

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

Will Levis is the most important player on the Tennessee Titans, as he appears to be the franchise quarterback for the time being.

With no Derrick Henry, passing the football will become more important for Tennessee, and adding Olumuyiwa Fashanu can help the offensive line. Fashanu bullied defenders at Penn State and will be an excellent fit for the Titans’ offensive style.

8) Atlanta Falcons: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

The Falcons need to get younger and faster in the front seven of their defense. Dallas Turner ran a 4.4 seconds 40-yard dash at the 2024 NFL Combine and is a hustler when getting to the quarterback.

Atlanta is getting the top pass rusher in the draft, which will help their defense after the offense solidified by Kirk Cousins’ presence.

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9) Chicago Bears: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

Why not hook up rookie quarterback Williams with a new wide receiver to excite Bears fans for the 2024 NFL campaign?

Rome Odunze has quick feet and is an elite route runner. Despite trading for Keenan Allen, Chicago doesn’t have much support for DJ Moore at receiver, and Odunze would make the perfect complement for those two early in his career.

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

If Odunze was available for the Jets, that would be the pick in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. Without him, New York can still get Aaron Rodgers a good weapon on offense and arguably the best tight end to enter the draft in years.

Brock Bowers has strong hands and uses his physicality to pick up the extra yards after the catch. While his injury from last year is a concern, Bowers could be a good complement to Garrett Wilson.

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

Cousins will no longer be throwing the ball for Minnesota. With the team needing a quarterback, J.J. McCarthy is the perfect fit for the Vikings.

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McCarthy is a proven winner who has elite accuracy. The offense is going through transition, but Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison could be getting a solid quarterback who, with the right starting pieces, could have a strong NFL career.

12) Denver Broncos: Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

This could be seen as a reach, but the Denver Broncos are desperate for a quarterback with a lack of salary cap, thanks to the Russell Wilson contract.

Michael Penix Jr. is a strong quarterback with a rocket arm and good pocket awareness. The experienced Washington passer is more of a late first-round pick, but the Broncos risk missing out on a QB entirely if they wait to strike later due to the number of teams looking to land a new option under center.

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

This is another example of a reach at No. 13 in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, but if the run of quarterbacks happens, Bo Nix is the last of the guys close to being pro-ready.

Nix will need development time, so Aidan O’Connell might have to hold down the position for now, but Nix could blossom into a reliable starter with time and patience.

14) New Orleans Saints: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

Derek Carr needs some help up front in the form of stronger protection. Taliese Fuaga will get his hands dirty, creating lanes in the running game and helping with pass protection. The Saints also get some flexibility on the offensive line, as they could move Fuaga to left tackle or right tackle.

15) Indianapolis Colts: Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

Michael Pittman Jr. is the number one guy in Indy, but there isn’t much outside of him for Anthony Richardson to go to with the ball. Brian Thomas Jr. was overshadowed at LSU by Nabers, but he can do all the same things his teammate did.

While Thomas isn’t a true WR1 as a rookie, he doesn’t need to be with the Colts, as he would work well with Pittman.

16) Seattle Seahawks: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Seattle’s secondary has been a work in progress as the team looks to get younger and tougher at the position. Terrion Arnold is one of the top corners in the 2024 NFL Draft, with great tackling and ball skills.

17) Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Jacksonville’s defense had a brutal close to the season, ensuring the team missed out on a trip to the postseason.

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With AFC South opponent Houston becoming a dominant offensive force following the Stefon Diggs trade, having a ball hawk like Quinyon Mitchell gives the Jaguars’ secondary a future CB1.

18) Cincinnati Bengals: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois

Cincinnati needs to add size on offense and defense, but with Johnny Newton available at 18, it may be tough for the Bengals to pass on him. Newton is a force in the middle as a great run-stopping defensive tackle.

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

The loss of Aaron Donald has the Los Angeles Rams looking for a future pass rusher on the team. Laiatu Latu can stay local and give the Rams speed on the edge to get to the quarterback.

20) Pittsburgh Steelers: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

Pittsburgh needs to get younger on the offensive line, and Troy Fautanu showcased the type of power that would be popular in the Steel City during his Washington Huskies career.

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In addition to being a top-tier pass protector, Fatanu brings versatility and can be moved around on the line at guard or tackle.

21) Miami Dolphins: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Amarius Mims moves better than any offensive lineman in the draft. With Miami’s creativity on offense, they need athletic offensive linemen like Mims to help their system run at maximum efficiency. His size and speed make him a perfect fit for the Dolphins’ offense.

22) Philadelphia Eagles: Jared Verse, EDGE Florida State

Typically, in the draft, the Philadelphia Eagles like to start with size on the offensive line or defensive line. Hasson Reddick’s trade and Fletcher Cox’s retirement make Jared Verse‘s pick in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft easy.

Verse has excellent speed and fits well with what the Eagles do with their edge rushers.

23) Minnesota Vikings (From CLE via HOU): Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

Having drafted a quarterback earlier in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, Minnesota focuses on the defense with its second first-round pick.

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Byron Murphy II is a devastating nose tackle who can cause havoc on the line. His pass-rushing abilities also help make him a solid late first-round pick.

24) Dallas Cowboys: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Dallas needs to continue building the offensive line, and JC Latham is a good start. Latham helped Alabama have one of the best offensive lines in the country over the last few seasons.

The Cowboys should be able to get their next generation of great offensive linemen through the 2024 NFL Draft.

25) Green Bay Packers: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Jaire Alexander and Eric Stokes lead the way in the secondary, but the Green Bay Packers need another cornerback in case either leaves in the future. Nate Wiggins is fast and can track down receivers to shut down the passing game.

26) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

Tampa Bay needs explosiveness off the edge on defense. Chop Robinson showed at Penn State that even though he needs time to develop, his athleticism and potential can propel him to the level of Joey Bosa and other top NFL pass rushers.

27) Arizona Cardinals (From HOU): Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

Coach Jonathan Gannon got his receiver of the future earlier in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, and now he can focus on defense by adding size and length to the secondary.

Kool-Aid McKinstry didn’t create a ton of turnovers, but receivers weren’t beating him on the outside very often.

28) Buffalo Bills: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

Stefon Diggs is no longer on the team, and the Bills are scrambling to find Josh Allen receivers for the 2024 season.

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Adonai Mitchell transferred from Georgia last year and became Texas’ most reliable receiver. It may take time, but Mitchell could become Buffalo’s top receiver.

29) Detroit Lions: Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri

After the loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, Detroit needs help on defense to try to compete. Edge rusher Darius Robinson teaming with Aidan Hutchinson would make for a dynamic duo off each edge.

30) Baltimore Ravens: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

Speed kills, and Baltimore needs to continue to draft receivers like that to work with their 2023 first-round pick, Zay Flowers.

Xavier Worthy recorded the fastest time at the 2024 NFL Combine, giving Lamar Jackson another weapon on offense as the passing game becomes a bigger part of their system. The potential of a Worthy-Flowers tandem makes Baltimore a scary offense on the same scale as Miami.

31) San Francisco 49ers: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Trent Williams is closing in on the end of his NFL career, and the 49ers need to start thinking about a succession plan for him. Oklahoma guard Tyler Guyton moves quickly, and his 6’8” size makes it hard for defenders to get past him.

32) Kansas City Chiefs: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

While the outlook for the receivers in Kansas City late in the season, there were inconsistencies with drops and penalties that hurt the Chiefs. Keon Coleman is reliable, has good speed, and can be a strong target in the red zone.

3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft | Round 2

Anthony Miller’s 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels Battle for QB2, J.J. McCarthy Stumbles to the Vikings

33) Carolina Panthers
Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

34) New England Patriots
Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

35) Arizona Cardinals
Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State

36) Washington Commanders
Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

37) Los Angeles Chargers
Graham Barton, C, Duke

38) Tennessee Titans
T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State

39) Carolina Panthers (From NYG)
Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

40) Washington Commanders
Cooper DeJean, S, Iowa

41) Green Bay Packers (From NYJ)
Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

42) Houston Texans (From MIN)
T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas

43) Atlanta Falcons
Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri

44) Las Vegas Raiders
Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

45) New Orleans Saints (From DEN)
Christian Haynes, G, UConn

46) Indianapolis Colts
Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama

47) New York Giants (From SEA)
Trey Benson, RB, Florida State

48) Jacksonville Jaguars
Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina

49) Cincinnati Bengals
Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

50) Philadelphia Eagles (From NO)
Max Melton, CB, Rutgers

51) Pittsburgh Steelers
Zach Frazier, C, West Virginia

52) Los Angeles Rams
Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

53) Philadelphia Eagles
Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State

54) Cleveland Browns
Ruke Orhorhoro, DT, Clemson

55) Miami Dolphins
Leonard Taylor III, DT, Miami (FL)

56) Dallas Cowboys
Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M

57) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

58) Green Bay Packers
Payton Wilson, LB, NC State

59) Houston Texans
Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

60) Buffalo Bills
Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami (FL)

61) Detroit Lions
Michael Hall Jr., DT, Ohio State

62) Baltimore Ravens
Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

63) San Francisco 49ers
Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

64) Kansas City Chiefs
Cedric Gray, LB, North Carolina

3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft | Round 3

Anthony Miller’s 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels Battle for QB2, J.J. McCarthy Stumbles to the Vikings

65) Carolina Panthers
Brandon Dorlus, EDGE, Oregon

66) Arizona Cardinals
Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan

67) Washington Commanders
Marshawn Kneeland, EDGE, Western Michigan

68) New England Patriots
Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State

69) Los Angeles Chargers
Jonathon Brooks, RB, Texas

70) New York Giants
Beau Brade, S, Maryland

71) Arizona Cardinals (From TEN)
Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan

72) New York Jets
Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida

73) Detroit Lions (From MIN)
Kris Abrams-Draine, CB, Missouri

74) Atlanta Falcons
Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State

75) Chicago Bears
Sedrick Van Pran-Granger, C, Georgia

76) Denver Broncos
Jalen McMillan, WR, Washington

77) Las Vegas Raiders
Will Shipley, RB, Clemson

78) Washington Commanders (From SEA)
D.J. James, CB, Auburn

79) Atlanta Falcons (From JAX)
Cole Bishop, S, Utah

80) Cincinnati Bengals
Roger Rosengarten, OT, Washington

81) Seattle Seahawks (From DEN)
Junior Colson, LB, Michigan

82) Indianapolis Colts
Renardo Green, CB, Florida State

83) Los Angeles Rams
Trevin Wallace, LB, Kentucky

84) Pittsburgh Steelers
Devontez Walker, WR, North Carolina

85) Cleveland Browns
Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

86) Houston Texans
Christian Mahogany, G, Boston College

87) Dallas Cowboys
Maason Smith, DT, LSU

88) Green Bay Packers
Kiran Amegadjie, OT, Yale

89) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dominick Puni, G, Kansas

90) Arizona Cardinals (From HOU)
Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas

91) Green Bay Packers (From BUF)
McKinnley Jackson, DT, Texas A&M

92) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (From DET)
Blake Corum, RB, Michigan

93) Baltimore Ravens
Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin

94) San Francisco 49ers
Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina

95) Kansas City Chiefs
Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame

96) Jacksonville Jaguars
DeWayne Carter, DT, Duke

97) Cincinnati Bengals
Javon Bullard, S, Georgia

98) Pittsburgh Steelers
Calen Bullock, S, USC

99) Los Angeles Rams
Delmar Glaze, OT, Maryland

100) Washington Commanders (From SF)
Josh Newton, CB, TCU

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