Joe Broback’s 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bo Nix Joins Denver, Brock Bowers Heads West to Los Angeles

In this 2024 3-Round NFL Mock Draft, six quarterbacks come off the board in the first round, with one team stretching due to desperation.

This is the period in the offseason when time seems to pass extra slowly. While we wait, it’s time to look at another 2024 NFL Mock Draft, this time with six quarterbacks taken in the first round.

2024 NFL Mock Draft | Round 1

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

Now that the debate about QB1 has settled, we can finally look at Caleb Williams‘ fit with the Chicago Bears. General manager Ryan Poles made the offense more attractive with the additions of Keenan Allen and D’Andre Swift, and now they just need their quarterback.

Williams appears to be a great fit for this offense. Pairing him with Swift in the backfield gives them a dangerous rushing attack, and throwing to Allen, D.J. Moore, and Cole Kmet makes his life easier. If he acclimates to the NFL quickly, the Bears will make a push in the NFC North.

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

This is where things get interesting. Everyone has an opinion about who the second-best quarterback in the NFL Draft is, and it’s tough to find a consensus. Washington signed Marcus Mariota this offseason, but he’s merely a placeholder with a relatively weak grasp on short-term playing time. The job is there to be taken by a rookie.

Drake Maye comes to the NFL with the talent to be a star, and he brings a big frame to the Commanders offense. New offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury worked with talented quarterbacks in the past, and Maye gives him another to add to that list.

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

Even with Jacoby Brissett and Bailey Zappe on the roster, the New England Patriots need a quarterback. It might also be enticing to trade back and get more draft picks, but passing up such an important need would be dangerous for the Patriots.

With multiple teams behind them desperately needing a quarterback, the risk of missing out by waiting until later in the draft is too substantial. With Jayden Daniels available, the Patriots get a guy who can transform their offense. He’s a dual-threat quarterback who took legitimate strides as a passer and takes over an underrated passing attack.

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

It’s no secret that the Arizona Cardinals need to add a wide receiver in the draft. They already hold multiple first-round picks, and with the best pass catcher in the class still available, it’s tough to see them trading out of this spot.

Marvin Harrison Jr. gives quarterback Kyler Murray a vertical threat that can stretch the field. Tight end Trey McBride had a breakout season in 2023, but he’ll do more damage if the Cardinals can find a deep threat. Harrison is the best receiver in the class, and his presence opens the field up for everyone.

5) Los Angeles Chargers: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Jim Harbaugh takes over a Chargers team that needs to find playmakers offensively, and a big part of that is finding pass catchers. Receiver depth isn’t great, and the tight end position could also use an upgrade if Justin Herbert wants to continue playing at a high level.

Brock Bowers gives the Chargers a versatile weapon who can fill multiple roles within the offense. We saw what Harbaugh can do with his tight ends when he was at Michigan last year, and Bowers is also an asset in the run game, so this pick shouldn’t be too difficult for this staff to make.

6) New York Giants: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

Even with Daniel Jones, Drew Lock, and Tommy Devito on the roster, don’t be shocked if the Giants take a quarterback. They’re looking to improve offensively, and their most important position is one of their most significant question marks heading into the season.

J.J. McCarthy has some exciting tools, but does he have enough to convince a team to select him in the top five? In this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, the Giants believe he is the future of their organization.

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

With the additions of Tony Pollard and Calvin Ridley, the Tennessee Titans’ offense has the skill position talent to test defenses in 2024. They just need to ensure that the front line will do their part. The addition of Lloyd Cushenberry addressed one of their needs, but the Titans still need a tackle.

Joe Alt is the best tackle in this class, and he’s proven that every step of the way. He’s a massive offensive lineman who brings great size and athleticism to the Titans’ offense, and his pass protection will help quarterback Will Levis settle in the pocket.

8) Atlanta Falcons: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

Even with the addition of Darnell Mooney and Rondale Moore, there’s a chance the Falcons will draft a receiver with this pick. Given that it’s a deep class, I think it’s wiser for them to address another need on the other side of the ball.

With their pick of an edge rusher, the Falcons choose to upgrade their defense in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. Dallas Turner is an athletic player who plays with a chip on his shoulder, and his tenacity will be a welcomed addition to this defense.

9) Chicago Bears: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

With Montez Sweat added to the roster, the Bears’ defense has at least one proven weapon on the edge. If they can add another through the draft, they’ll have one of the better duos in the league.

Some say that Laiatu Latu is the best edge player in this class. He continues easing concerns about his medicals, which has helped turn teams to his tape more. Latu can be an instant impact player for the Bears and should see plenty of favorable matchups, with teams focusing much of their attention on Sweat.

10) New York Jets: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Even with the New York Jets adding Mike Williams, they still need a wide receiver. When healthy, Williams is a big-time threat downfield, but injuries have limited him recently. If he goes down, the Jets lack the depth to absorb his loss.

Malik Nabers has the explosive skill set to complement Williams and Garrett Wilson, and his speed can stretch the field. Everyone knows about the other two receivers, so the Jets will most likely try to find ways to isolate Nabers on one side and let him cook.

11) Minnesota Vikings: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois

Even with the Vikings trading for another first-round pick, they still might exercise patience in the draft. If the cost to move up is too high, they might sit tight and see who falls to them here or later on Day 1. If they don’t like their options, they can always address their need at defensive tackle.

Johnny Newton would be an excellent fit for the Vikings’ defense. He’ll be a tackle in the NFL, but he could also slide to DE and learn from Jerry Tillery and Jonathan Bullard if the Vikings need him to take on tackles more often. Newton played both positions at Illinois, giving this defense a versatile, disruptive player.

12) Denver Broncos: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

Denver is in a tough spot. They don’t have much draft capital to move up, and they desperately need a quarterback. With Jarrett Stidham and Ben DiNucci as their best options, the Broncos must find someone from this class to compete with them.

Some believe that Bo Nix is the best option after the top four quarterbacks are off the board. He improved as a passer when he transferred to Oregon, and there’s a chance he gets picked in the first round. It takes the right team, and the Broncos are that team in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

13) Las Vegas Raiders: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Aidan O’Connell and Gardner Minshew aren’t the long-term plans at quarterback, but they can get the job done for now. The Raiders could move up to get one, but they can also add a tackle to fill that need.

Olu Fashanu gives the Raiders a reliable pass protector for their current and future quarterbacks so they can build a good foundation when they finally find their guy. Fashanu’s best ball is still ahead of him, and this coaching staff can help mold him into an All-Pro when he reaches his ceiling.

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

Arguably the best tackle in the class, Taliese Fuaga gives the New Orleans Saints a stellar option at a position of need. Ryan Ramczyk’s recovery is taking longer than expected, so Fuaga could be more of an immediate starter than the team expects. If that’s the case, they’re still in good hands with him protecting the edge.

15) Indianapolis Colts: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Colts fans have plenty to be excited about next year. Offensively, the return of Anthony Richardson is the most intriguing storyline within the organization, but their defense has its intrigue, too. Their secondary returns players like cornerback JuJu Brents and safety Julian Blackmon, but they’re looking to add another player with exciting potential.

Quinyon Mitchell would be a great addition to this group for multiple reasons. His explosiveness was on full display this offseason, and his ball skills would upgrade the cornerback position. More importantly, he comes to the league with a chip on his shoulder, and his effort should win over his new teammates quickly.

16) Seattle Seahawks: Graham Barton, G, Duke

Regardless of what position Graham Barton plays, the Seattle Seahawks will welcome him with open arms. He fills a need at either guard or center for the offense, but don’t rule out his ability to play tackle either. He provides depth at multiple positions, and that’s huge for an offense that could be electric in 2024.

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

Providing Trevor Lawrence with more options downfield isn’t a bad thing, and the Jaguars need that with Calvin Ridley off to Tennessee. Christian Kirk, Gabe Davis, and Zay Jones all return at receiver, as does Evan Engram at tight end, but can any of them replace Ridley’s impact?

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Brian Thomas Jr. took his game to a new level this year with the LSU Tigers, and this 2024 NFL Mock Draft puts him in an offense that benefits from his speed. He’s a dangerous vertical threat for a team that needs it, and he can also open up the field for the other receivers.

18) Cincinnati Bengals: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

With most of the top options off the board, the Cincinnati Bengals hold off on drafting a pass catcher in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. They also need a defensive tackle and take a player who could step in and compete right away for a spot in the rotation.

Byron Murphy II surprised many with his explosiveness, and he’ll be a great addition to an exciting defensive line. With Sam Hubbard and Trey Hendrickson manning the edges, the Bengals just need someone to join the interior part of the line.

Murphy is as disruptive as they come, so it will be tough for teams to pass on him.

19) Los Angeles Rams: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

With the Rams adding Tre’Davious White this offseason, cornerback becomes less of a need. Still, adding the right complement to White will make this secondary even better. With a solid cornerback class, they should have plenty of options.

Terrion Arnold would be a great pairing with White. He’s a fierce competitor who just needs a little fine-tuning. He joins a Rams team hungry to prove last year wasn’t an anomaly. If Arnold continues developing at his current rate, the Rams will have a dynamic duo in their secondary. Don’t forget about veteran corner Darious Williams, either.

20) Pittsburgh Steelers: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Multiple teams in the league have plenty of explosive talent at the skill positions, but a handful of them require improvements on the line. Pittsburgh is one of those teams, and they are making a massive upgrade to the tackle position in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

JC Latham comes in at 6’6″ and 342 pounds, and his physicality should help the Steelers’ offense thrive once he’s in the lineup. If this line can take a step forward, the offense can become one of the most explosive in the league.

21) Miami Dolphins: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

The Miami Dolphins deserve a tip of the cap for their work in free agency despite limited cap space, but there’s still more work to do. Their skill positions are loaded with talent, so giving them room to operate will be a big key.

Troy Fautanu comes in as a tackle, but he can also provide depth at guard. Last year, he was part of the best offensive line in college football, and he’ll join one of the best offenses in the NFL in 2024.

22) Philadelphia Eagles: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

A retooling of the Philadelphia Eagles secondary begins, and this 2024 NFL Mock Draft adds a player who can upgrade the secondary in terms of both youth and talent. Nate Wiggins showcased his speed this offseason, and he’ll add to an Eagles defense that still has plenty of talent and experience to help get him acclimated to the next level.

23) Minnesota Vikings (From CLE via HOU): Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

Could six quarterbacks go in the first round? While it might seem outrageous for that to happen, the number of teams needing a new signal-caller makes that a real possibility. It just depends on how quickly they fly off the board.

Michael Penix Jr. is a candidate to go in the top 15, so there’s a chance the Vikings need to get him earlier. Penix’s skill set fits well in Kevin O’Connell’s system. He worked with a trio of talented pass catchers at Washington, and he’ll do the same with his new purple and gold team in Minnesota.

24) Dallas Cowboys: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Losing Tyron Smith hurt the Cowboys, but they aren’t hurting for replacements. They could slide Tyler Smith out from guard, but they can also address the issue in the draft. Depending on who falls to them, the value might be too good to pass.

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Amarius Mims has a strong case for best tackle in this class when healthy. Unfortunately, his health is his biggest obstacle, as injuries shortened his NFL Combine experience and kept him out of Georgia’s Pro Day. When healthy, he’s a mauler who can dominate his competition.

His private workout should tell teams more about his status, but for now, Dallas bets on his upside in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

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

Sometimes, teams take a player with incredible athleticism and find a place for him to play. Fortunately for the Green Bay Packers, Cooper DeJean can play defensive back well on top of being an athletic player. Throw in his ability to return kicks at a high level, and he’ll be a valuable addition to this team.

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

Chop Robinson is one of the most explosive edge players in the 2024 NFL Draft and should be an instant threat rushing the passer.

If he can find a way to apply that to defending the run, then he’ll be in the league for a long time. His ability to beat his man is an asset, and he’ll look to work that into all parts of his game with the Buccaneers.

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

With the Cardinals adding Ohio State WR Harrison to their roster earlier in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, they look to add a player that will compete with him in practice here. The Cardinals have a few veterans who will provide stability, but they’ll also pass down their knowledge to younger players like Kool-Aid McKinstry.

McKinstry could go way earlier in the draft, but a solid cornerback class combined with teams with other needs leads him to fall. The Cardinals won’t complain, as they get a great talent who can be a lockdown guy for this secondary.

28) Buffalo Bills: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

At least one wide receiver will fall in this draft, but not due to a lack of talent. A deep class at the position means that teams have options, and one of those options could be Rome Odunze.

At 6’3″ and 215 pounds, Odunze brings good size to the Buffalo Bills offense. He’s also a smooth mover at that size, making him an intriguing player in this draft.

With Stefon Diggs off to Houston, the Bills must find a replacement. Odunze would be the perfect fit, and the Bills would sprint to the podium to add him to their roster.

29) Detroit Lions: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

Watch out for Detroit’s offense in 2024. Jared Goff returns to run the show, but most eyes are on guys like Jahmyr Gibbs, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jameson Williams, and Sam LaPorta. Throw in Adonai Mitchell, and the NFC North will lose sleep over the thought of facing this offense.

Mitchell is an underrated talent in this class, but he can be a major impact player. He’s a good route runner who understands leverage, and that will complement the receiver room he joins here.

30) Baltimore Ravens: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

There are some who believe that Jared Verse is the best edge player in the class, but we’ll see if NFL teams agree. In this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, he slips to late in the first round to a Ravens defense that will love having him.

Verse is a competitor who can bully his opponent. The Ravens’ defense doesn’t need a ton of help, but adding a defensive end like Verse will open things up for the linebackers behind him.

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

The idea that Tyler Guyton can line up opposite of Trent Williams has terrifying potential for the 49ers offense. Guyton brings a big frame to the NFL, and he will learn more of the nuances of the position by joining an experienced group.

32) Kansas City Chiefs: Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

Kansas City could consider adding a wide receiver with this pick, but keeping Patrick Mahomes II upright is also a high priority. Jawaan Taylor and Wanya Morris return at tackle, but depth will be needed.

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Kingsley Suamataia comes to the Chiefs with a chip on his shoulder. He’s flown under the radar in this draft process, but he’ll soon get his turn in the spotlight. On a struggling BYU team, he was the lone bright spot for most of the year, and his tape shows a player who can be an anchor on the edge of an offense.

2024 NFL Mock Draft | Round 2

Joe Broback's 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bo Nix Joins Denver, Brock Bowers Heads West to Los Angeles

33) Carolina Panthers
Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

34) New England Patriots
Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

35) Arizona Cardinals
Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri

36) Washington Commanders
Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri

37) Los Angeles Chargers
Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

38) Tennessee Titans
Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

39) Carolina Panthers
Max Melton, CB, Rutgers

40) Washington Commanders
Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

41) Green Bay Packers
Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina

42) Houston Texans
T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas

43) Atlanta Falcons
Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

44) Las Vegas Raiders
Ruke Orhorhoro, DT, Clemson

45) New Orleans Saints
Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

46) Indianapolis Colts
Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

47) New York Giants
Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

48) Jacksonville Jaguars
Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan

49) Cincinnati Bengals
Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida

50) Philadelphia Eagles
Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M

51) Pittsburgh Steelers
Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

52) Los Angeles Rams
Michael Hall Jr., DT, Ohio State

53) Philadelphia Eagles
Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State

54) Cleveland Browns
Leonard Taylor III, DT, Miami (FL)

55) Miami Dolphins
Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan

56) Dallas Cowboys
Will Shipley, RB, Clemson

57) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Christian Haynes, G, UConn

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

59) Houston Texans
T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State

60) Buffalo Bills
Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama

61) Detroit Lions
Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

62) Baltimore Ravens
Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

63) San Francisco 49ers
Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan

64) Kansas City Chiefs
Jalen McMillian, WR, Washington

2024 NFL Mock Draft | Round 3

Joe Broback's 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bo Nix Joins Denver, Brock Bowers Heads West to Los Angeles

65) Carolina Panthers
Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State

66) Arizona Cardinals
Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State

67) Washington Commanders
Jonah Elliss, EDGE, Utah

68) New England Patriots
Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

69) Los Angeles Chargers
Trey Benson, RB, Florida State

70) New York Giants
Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami (FL)

71) Arizona Cardinals
Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State

72) New York Jets
Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas

73) Detroit Lions
Xavier Thomas, EDGE, Clemson

74) Atlanta Falcons
Devontez Walker, WR, North Carolina

75) Chicago Bears
Zach Frazier, C, West Virginia

76) Denver Broncos
Cole Bishop, S, Utah

77) Las Vegas Raiders
Christian Mahogany, G, Boston College

78) Washington Commanders
Roger Rosengarten, OT, Washington

79) Atlanta Falcons
Beau Brade, S, Maryland

80) Cincinnati Bengals
Delmar Glaze, OT, Maryland

81) Seattle Seahawks
Cedric Gray, LB, North Carolina

82) Indianapolis Colts
Javon Bullard, CB, Georgia

83) Los Angeles Rams
Brandon Dorlus, EDGE, Oregon

84) Pittsburgh Steelers
Kris Abrams-Draine, CB, Missouri

85) Cleveland Browns
Junior Colson, LB, Michigan

86) Houston Texans
Bucky Irving, RB, Oregon

87) Dallas Cowboys
Sedrick Van Pran-Granger, C, Georgia

88) Green Bay Packers
Maason Smith, DT, LSU

89) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Marshawn Kneeland, EDGE, Western Michigan

90) Arizona Cardinals
Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State

91) Green Bay Packers
Kiran Amegadjie, OT, Yale

92) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jermaine Burton, WR, Alabama

93) Baltimore Ravens
Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, S, Texas Tech

94) San Francisco 49ers
Renardo Green, CB, Florida State

95) Kansas City Chiefs
D.J. James, CB, Auburn

96) Jacksonville Jaguars
McKinnley Jackson, DT, Texas A&M

97) Cincinnati Bengals
Khyree Jackson, CB, Oregon

98) Pittsburgh Steelers
Calen Bullock, S, USC

99) Los Angeles Rams
Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin

100) Washington Commanders
Malik Washington, WR, Virginia

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