Lorenzo Reyna’s 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Broncos Trade Up for J.J. McCarthy, Bo Nix To Replace Daniel Jones in New York

J.J. McCarthy and Bo Nix are a part of two major trades in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, but they're not the only QBs involved in blockbuster deals.

It’s officially NFL Draft season when coaches, scouts, media, and the future of the league all make their way to Indianapolis. We’ve reached NFL Combine week, which also means draft talk continues to intensify.

What better way to continue that conversation with our latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft?

2024 NFL Mock Draft

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

Caleb Williams won’t compete at the NFL Combine in Indy, but barring injury at his pro day workout, I’m not envisioning any scenario where he drops out of the first pick.

The Chicago Bears must realize that elite quarterback play is necessary to become a contender. It’s an aggressive move to part ways with Justin Fields but necessary for the Bears to catapult back into NFC North contention.

2) Washington Commanders: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

Even if Dan Quinn and Kliff Kingsbury don’t get Williams, Jayden Daniels looks like a prime fit for Kingsbury’s offense and one who can help reignite a long-suffering fan base in the nation’s capital.

As solid as Sam Howell was, he’s not likely to be a part of this regime, and the Washington Commanders need to make a move to spark fan interest again. The 2023 Heisman Trophy winner recreates interest in Commanders football.

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

I’ve noticed Marvin Harrison Jr. being plugged in here by multiple mocks (more on him later). It’s a strong move and one that can certainly spark a struggling Patriots offense.

But I believe you need a quarterback first, so Drake Maye is the selection in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. Given Maye’s smarts and mobility, he looks ideal for new offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt — he’s worked with a diverse group of QBs before, from mobile guys to pocket-bound ones while in Cleveland.

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

The Cardinals assured Kyler Murray is QB1 moving forward with their Monday social media post. Time to re-up the weapons around him. This has got to mean a new weapon for Murray here. It starts with the best WR available in Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr.

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

Jim Harbaugh can either get protection for Justin Herbert or an explosive new option to throw to. The latter sounds more enticing for Los Angeles Chargers fans.

Brock Bowers gives Herbert and the Chargers offense a much-needed field stretcher and one who can snatch tightly contested throws. Bowers would become the most intriguing tight end for the Bolts since Antonio Gates.

6) New York Giants: Joe Alt, OT, Norte Dame

The Giants could still make a play for Daniels or even Maye by trading up. But this unit surrendered a whopping 85 sacks last season. Joe Alt being available in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft is a gift for the G-Men.

I’m not going to rule out the Giants getting a QB, though, later in the draft.

7) Tennessee Titans: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

I’m envisioning the Tennessee Titans trying to make a move for Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins in a tag-and-trade scenario.

Even if new Titans head coach Brian Callahan manages to coach Higgins in Nashville, wide receiver is still a need. Malik Nabers either becomes the new WR1 for Will Levis or forms a dynamic tandem with Higgins here.

8) Denver Broncos (From ATL): J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

Trade: Broncos receive pick Nos. 8 and 43 overall, CB A.J. Terrell; Falcons receive No. 12 overall, QB Russell Wilson, and WR Jerry Jeudy

Our first trade arrives before we’ve reached the 10th overall pick of this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. Raheem Morris opts for a Pro Bowl veteran under center and a receiver the former WR coach can aim to reignite.

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Denver, meanwhile, gets cornerback help by pairing A.J. Terrell (final year of rookie deal) with Patrick Surtain II. The Broncos also enter the second round with this deal. Of course, the big get for Denver head coach Sean Payton is finding his quarterback of the future in national title-winning QB J.J. McCarthy.

9) Chicago Bears: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Chicago could go wide receiver here to give Williams some much-needed weaponry opposite DJ Moore. But cornerback must be addressed given Jaylon Johnson’s impending status as a free agent.

The best available is Terrion Arnold, who brings near identical press man abilities and footspeed to Johnson.

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

Offensive tackle could be the move here. But, outside of getting Aaron Rodgers help, Garrett Wilson could also use some assistance. The passing game needs a true second option which was non-existent for the New York Jets.

Rome Odunze should create fireworks in New York with Wilson on the other side and Rodgers under center.

11) Minnesota Vikings: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

Minnesota could go quarterback in the draft. But with Danielle Hunter likely on his way out, the Vikings need a disruptor against the run and pass. Dallas Turner, who many believe has top-10 potential, fits that mold here and becomes the first EDGE off the board.

12) Atlanta Falcons (From DEN): Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

With Atlanta trading down, Morris gets a defender who can potentially fit the “star” role that Jalen Ramsey once played in his Los Angeles Rams scheme. Cooper DeJean has the versatility as a safety and cornerback that makes him perfect for that spot.

13) Las Vegas Raiders: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

While Antonio Pierce reinstalled a nasty streak to the Raiders’ defense, the Silver and Black still struggled against the run by allowing the 12th-most rushing yards in the NFL last season.

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The reigning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Byron Murphy II, is perfect for taking pressure off the frequently double-teamed Maxx Crosby.

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

For the New Orleans Saints to reclaim the NFC South, protecting Derek Carr is a must. Olu Fashanu, considered a top-10 talent, falls to No. 14 in New Orleans. He has the quick feet to become a potential fixture on the blindside.

15) Indianapolis Colts: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

With Michael Pittman Jr. entering free agency, the Colts need a wide receiver to pair with Anthony Richardson. Keon Coleman has climbed the boards, and many draft minds think he could crack the top 10. His selection in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft is a real coup for Indianapolis.

16) Seattle Seahawks: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois

New Seahawks coach Mike Macdonald dives straight into his area of expertise — defense — to build his first Seattle team. Johnny Newton has the snap explosion and tenacity to set the tone for Macdonald’s defensive unit.

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

The Jaguars have a CB room getting older and needing help. Kool-Aid McKinstry has the fluid feet, eye discipline, and zone coverage IQ to be a hit in Jacksonville.

When you’re in a division that requires dealing with a healthy Richardson, Levis, and the league’s top rookie, C.J. Stroud, cornerback is a must in Duval County.

18) Cincinnati Bengals: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Wide receiver could be an option here, especially if Higgins doesn’t intend to commit long term. But another form of giving Joe Burrow help is giving him needed protection, especially after his season-ending injury in 2023.

JC Latham falling to No. 18 becomes a key pickup for Cincy.

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

The Rams rebuilt themselves nicely last spring, with 2023 third-rounder Byron Young and fifth-rounder Kobie Turner swooping up a combined 17 sacks.

But with Aaron Donald fighting father time and an extra rusher needed opposite of Young, Laiatu Latu becomes a local get for the “Rams House.” Latu’s frame, twitched-up energy, and relentless pursuit of quarterbacks evoke memories of Leonard Floyd.

20) Pittsburgh Steelers: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

Taliese Fuaga has become a fast riser thanks to his line versatility and mean streak displayed during the Pac-12’s final season.

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Regardless of who the quarterback is, the Steelers need a protector with a road grader background in the ground game. With his blue-collar play, Fuaga could emerge as a Steel City fan favorite.

21) Miami Dolphins: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

One of the breakout stars of the Senior Bowl becomes Xavien Howard’s replacement down in South Beach. Quinyon Mitchell has the inside-outside capability to become CB2 opposite Ramsey or even move to the slot full-time.

22) Philadelphia Eagles: Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

Jason Kelce is likely heading for retirement next season, if not sooner. Fittingly, the Philadelphia Eagles nab the most intriguing center prospect of the 2024 draft in the physical, smart, and feisty Jackson Powers-Johnson.

23) Houston Texans (From CLE): Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

One year ago, the Houston Texans shook up the 2023 NFL Draft by trading to get Will Anderson Jr. at No. 3 overall.

Now, DeMeco Ryans pairs Anderson with a defender just as quick off the snap in Jared Verse. This tandem is perfect in a division with young, talented QBs.

24) Dallas Cowboys: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Like Toledo CB  Mitchell, Tyler Guyton‘s name has risen after a strong Senior Bowl week. More importantly, Dallas gets its replacement for Pro Bowl blindside protector Tyron Smith in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

25) Green Bay Packers: Troy Fautanu, G, Washington

Offensive tackle could be an option here for the Green Bay Packers, and having manned the left tackle spot for the Washington Huskies, Troy Fautanu does have a background there.

Yet, he’s projected to move inside to guard at the NFL level, providing the Packers with a nasty, powerful interior blocker who can help upgrade Green Bay’s passing and rush offense.

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

If the playoff loss to the Detroit Lions was any indication, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line needs help. Duke offensive tackle Graham Barton has the smarts and strength to bolster the interior in front of Baker Mayfield, with five-spot versatility as a bonus.

27) New York Giants (From HOU via ARI): Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

Trade: Giants receive No. 27 overall; Cardinals receive pick Nos. 39 and 47

With an unstable QB room, the Giants surrender their two second-round selections to snatch Bo Nix. His personality and style of play as a running and throwing threat could become an instant hit in New York.

28) Buffalo Bills: Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

Brian Thomas Jr. has been mentioned as a possible top-20 talent, even as the opposite receiver of the more highly touted Nabers. Josh Allen needs a strong red-zone target that Gabe Davis never consistently became, and Thomas brings that element to the Bills Mafia.

29) Detroit Lions: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

Every playoff game witnessed the Lions’ secondary surrender more than 89 yards to a wideout. Puka Nacua and Mike Evans especially shredded Detroit with 100-yard games for the Rams and Buccaneers, respectively.

Long story short, a CB is needed to top off Detroit’s defense. Kamari Lassiter is the best one left in this 2024 NFL Draft.

30) Baltimore Ravens: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

Lamar Jackson to Zay Flowers presents an exciting QB/WR tandem for years to come. Baltimore, though, could use an athletic and long-striding option. That’s where former Georgia and Texas pass catcher Adonai Mitchell comes in.

31) Las Vegas Raiders (From SF): Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina

Trade: Raiders receive No. 31 overall and WR Brandon Aiyuk; 49ers receive No. 44 overall, WR Hunter Renfrow, DT Jerry Tillery, and the Raiders’ 2025 second-round selection

The final big trade of this 2024 NFL Mock Draft sees Pierce reunite with Brandon Aiyuk from their Arizona State days. Hunter Renfrow gets a new home, and former first-rounder Jerry Tillery adds some needed inside length next to Arik Armstead in San Francisco.

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This trade opens the door for the remerging Spencer Rattler to become Pierce’s quarterback. Rattler reinvented himself in South Carolina as a back-to-back 3,000-yard passer after being briefly written off as a first-round projection.

Rattler’s dynamic play and persona should fit perfectly with the Raiders. Incidentally, Pierce was on the ASU staff when they tried to recruit the Phoenix native for the Sun Devils’ 2019 class.

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

This 2024 NFL Mock Draft comes to a close with the Kansas City Chiefs adding an ideal wideout for its offense.

Xavier Worthy fits the speed criteria now required for the Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes gets a new wideout who can fly and become a yards-after-catch king.

All the 2024 NFL Draft resources you need — the draft order, the top QBs, the Top 100 prospects, and the full 2024 Big Board — right at your fingertips at Pro Football Network!

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How are The Broncos moving up and winning the trade? Wilson is gonna get released if he isn’t traded and Jeudy hasn’t worked out so well with Wilson but you expect better results in ATL? The value just isn’t there for ATL

Couldn’t agree with you guys more! This guy must be a closet Raider fan. How about we trade McCaffrey and our 2nd rounder, for your backup running back and a 3rd? What an idiot.

you have got to be the biggest idiot to even suggest 9ers practically give away BA for hunter

This might be the dumbest 49er trade of Brandon aiyuk ive ever heard.

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