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    NFL Draft Team Needs (Updated 2024)

    The 2024 NFL Draft team needs have continuously changed throughout the offseason. What does your favorite team need at this moment?

    The league’s 2024 NFL Draft team needs have been incredibly fluid throughout the offseason. Free agency provided more clarity and opened the door for many teams to focus on adding the best players available in the NFL Draft. What did the team needs look like entering the draft, and who has each team added to address those needs?

    NFL Draft Team Needs

    Arizona Cardinals

    • WR, DT, CB, G, EDGE, S

    1.4: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State
    1.27: Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri
    2.43: Max Melton, CB, Rutgers
    3.66: Trey Benson, RB, Florida State
    3.71: Isaiah Adams, OL, Illinois
    3.82: Tip Reiman, TE, Illinois
    3.90: Elijah Jones, CB, Boston College
    4.104: Dadrian Taylor-Demerson, S, Texas Tech
    5.138: Xavier Thomas, EDGE, Clemson
    5.162: Christian Jones, OT, Texas
    6.191: Tejhaun Palmer, WR, UAB

    The Cardinals are keeping Kyler Murray at quarterback for now, leaving the team’s resources available to address other roster needs.

    On defense, the defensive line and cornerback room both need major reworking. Arizona has several young CBs but needs a bona fide CB1. On the line, meanwhile, a quality nose tackle and another disruptor are both required, as is more EDGE depth.

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    On offense, guard looms as a need on the line, but the signing of Jonah Williams staved off the need at tackle for now. Elsewhere, wide receiver remains a precarious spot. If the team can add Marvin Harrison Jr., it’ll go a long way.

    Atlanta Falcons

    • EDGE, CB, WR, DT, S

    1.8: Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington
    2.35: Ruke Orhorhoro, DT, Clemson
    3.74: Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington
    4.109: Brandon Dorlus, EDGE, Oregon
    5.143: JD Bertrand, LB, Notre Dame
    6.186: Jase McClellan, RB, Alabama
    6.187: Casey Washington, WR, Illinois
    6.197: Zion Logue, DT, Georgia

    The Falcons did their due diligence with Desmond Ridder, but now they’re moving full speed ahead with Kirk Cousins at the helm. For a roster that’s fairly solid across the board, that was the next step toward contention. Now, they just need to bring it home.

    That said, even while the roster is solid, there are some lingering needs to address. Drake London could use a running mate at WR. The EDGE room could use more proven disruptive ability, and a third CB alongside A.J. Terrell and Clark Phillips III would hold weight.

    Baltimore Ravens

    • WR, G, EDGE, S, OT, LB

    1.30: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson
    2.62: Roger Rosengarten, OT, Washington
    3.93: Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State
    4.113: Devontez Walker, WR, UNC
    4.130: T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State
    5.165: Rasheen Ali, RB, Marshall

    The Ravens have shown they can reload no matter the circumstances, and the presence of Lamar Jackson only makes things easier. But Baltimore has a few needs to address in the 2024 offseason.

    Derrick Henry fills the need at RB, but the Ravens could use another long-term WR option alongside Zay Flowers, and after trading Morgan Moses, RT is an area of concern. On defense, retaining Justin Madubuike at DT was big, but the losses of Jadeveon Clowney, Patrick Queen, and Geno Stone created new holes to fill.

    Buffalo Bills

    • WR, S, EDGE, DT, C, CB

    2.33: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State
    2.60: Cole Bishop, S, Utah
    3.95: DeWayne Carter, DT, Duke
    4.128: Ray Davis, RB, Kentucky
    5.141: Sedrick Van Pran-Granger, C, Georgia
    5.160: Edefuan Ulofoshio, LB, Washington
    5.168: Javon Solomon, EDGE, Troy
    6.204: Tylan Grable, OT, UCF

    The priority for the Buffalo Bills is finding a No. 1, and maybe even a No. 2, WR. Their receiver room is barren after the Stefon Diggs trade, and the 2024 NFL Draft is flush with potential options. In mock drafts, prospects like Brian Thomas Jr., Adonai Mitchell, Keon Coleman, Ja’Lynn Polk, and Xavier Legette have all been matched with Josh Allen.

    Once the WR room is addressed, the focus should shift to the defensive side of the ball. The Bills didn’t get the returns they hoped for from Von Miller and could use a dynamic speed rusher. Outside of that, CB, S, and DT all have long-term questions.

    Carolina Panthers

    • WR, C, CB, EDGE, TE, RB

    1.32: Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina
    2.46: Jonathon Brooks, RB, Texas
    3.72: Trevin Wallace, LB, Kentucky
    4.101: Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas
    5.157: Chau Smith-Wade, CB, Washington State
    6.200: Jaden Crumedy, DT, Arkansas

    The Carolina Panthers aren’t in a position where they should be selective. Very few positions on Carolina’s roster are impossible to upgrade, but WR, CB, and C take precedence, and the EDGE rotation can still be improved even after adding Clowney.

    Past those spots, a new TE and RB could all go a long way toward adequately supporting Bryce Young. And on defense, while Derrick Brown has proven himself a staple, the Panthers could use more talent in the rotation alongside him.

    Chicago Bears

    • QB, EDGE, WR, C, DT, G

    1.1: Caleb Williams, QB, USC
    1.9: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington
    3.75: Kiran Amegadjie, OT, Yale
    4.122: Tory Taylor, P, Iowa
    5.144: Austin Booker, EDGE, Kansas

    After trading Justin Fields to the Steelers, the Bears have confirmed that the No. 1 overall pick will be spent on a QB. Either Caleb Williams or Drake Maye would serve as an excellent succession plan.

    After they settle on a quarterback, the Bears still have work to do. The WR room looks as strong as it ever has in Chicago with D.J. Moore and Keenan Allen, but a quality WR3 could still be in demand. Meanwhile, at EDGE, finding a running mate for Montez Sweat should be a priority.

    Elsewhere, center remains a top need on the offensive line, and there are long-term questions at the guard spot as well.

    Cincinnati Bengals

    • OT, DT, WR, CB, G, TE, RB

    1.18: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia
    2.49: Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan
    3.80: Jermaine Burton, WR, Alabama
    3.97: McKinnley Jackson, DT, Texas A&M
    4.115: Erick All, TE, Iowa
    5.149: Josh Newton, CB, TCU
    6.194: Tanner McLaughlin, TE, Arizona

    A lot depends on how the Bengals approach Tee Higgins’ situation. If they end up trading him at any point, his succession plan will be the biggest question. And even if they decide to stick with him for 2024, it’s never too early to invest in that future.

    Regardless of what happens at WR, however, DT and OT are severe needs in Cincinnati. DJ Reader wasn’t retained after an injury-riddled season, and the Bengals need more disruptors as well. At tackle, though the Bengals signed Trent Brown, they could stand to develop a younger talent with long-term upside.

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    CB isn’t quite as urgent as other needs. If DJ Turner II can take the next step, he and Cam Taylor-Britt can man the boundaries. But slot CB Mike Hilton is a free agent in 2025, as is one-year free agent signing Mike Gesicki, making TE a potential need.

    Cleveland Browns

    • DT, OT, LB, EDGE, WR, QB

    2.54: Michael Hall Jr., DT, Ohio State
    3.85: Zak Zinter, G, Michigan
    5.156: Jamari Thrash, WR, Louisville
    6.206: Nathaniel Watson, LB, Mississippi State

    Deshaun Watson has not shown nearly enough to take QB off Cleveland’s needs list, but considering their relative dearth of early-round capital, it might be difficult to make a meaningful move there.

    Across the rest of the roster, DT, OT, and LB stand out as the top needs. Dalvin Tomlinson is the only proven starter at DT under contract in 2024. Amari Cooper, Jerry Jeudy, and Elijah Moore form a quality WR trio, but depth is a question mark. And at tackle, Jedrick Wills regressed in 2023, while Jack Conklin tore his ACL.

    Beyond those needs, the Browns could stand to add another high-upside talent to their EDGE rotation. The returns on Isaiah McGuire were sparse in 2023, and Za’Darius Smith is getting older.

    Dallas Cowboys

    • OT, C, LB, RB, DT, WR

    1.29: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma
    2.56: Marshawn Kneeland, EDGE, Western Michigan
    2.73: Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State
    3.87: Marist Liufau, LB, Notre Dame
    5.174: Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

    Tyron Smith signed with the Jets in free agency, leaving the Cowboys without a left tackle. Tyler Smith can shift over from left guard if needed, but Dallas should be eyeing a first-round tackle in the strong 2024 class.

    Tackle is a primary need for Dallas, and C, LB, and RB are right behind OT in terms of priority. The Cowboys need upgrades across the board at the second level. They need more size and run defense utility at the second level, and they need a new workhorse back.

    With Tyler Biadasz leaving to join the Commanders, center can’t be ignored. And after watching the team’s interior defensive line get bullied in the playoffs, more DT help would be most welcome.

    Denver Broncos

    • QB, DT, WR, EDGE, CB, TE

    1.12: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon
    3.76: Jonah Elliss, EDGE, Utah
    4.102: Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon
    5.145: Kris Abrams-Draine, CB, Missouri
    5.147: Audric Estime, RB, Notre Dame

    The marriage between Russell Wilson and Sean Payton predictably failed. Wilson is a highly volatile QB, and Payton wants a Drew Brees-type under center to operate the offense on schedule. If the Broncos decide to use the 12th pick for that purpose or trade back, Bo Nix could be a fit.

    The Broncos can’t seem to keep wide receivers healthy, and Jerry Jeudy is off to the Browns. Their offensive line seems relatively settled, but the same cannot be said for the other side’s trenches.

    Denver’s interior defensive line has almost no disruptive utility, and while there is talent in the EDGE room, reliability is an entirely different story. If the Broncos can upgrade their DL and find a good CB2 opposite Patrick Surtain II, they could see a facelift in 2024.

    Detroit Lions

    • EDGE, CB, DT, WR, G, S

    1.24: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama
    2.61: Ennis Rakestraw, CB, Missouri
    4.126: Giovanni Manu, OT, British Columbia
    4.132: Sione Vaki, RB/S, Utah
    6.189: Mehki Wingo, DT, LSU
    6.210: Christian Mahogany, G, Boston College

    The offensive line is a critical key to the Lions’ offensive success, and they addressed that in free agency by adding Kevin Zeitler. Now, with Jared Goff protected, the focus can turn to adding blue-chip talent on defense, or a new dynamic receiving threat.

    Getting a legitimate complement to Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jameson Williams could further boost the Lions’ offensive efficiency. However, they already have Sam LaPorta to help that cause as well.

    A defensive end who can free up Aidan Hutchinson on pass-rushing downs would be a huge benefit to the defense, but cornerback is almost equally concerning. The trade for Carlton Davis III helped, but he has durability concerns, as does Emmanuel Moseley.

    Green Bay Packers

    • LB, CB, G, OT, S, RB

    1.25: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
    2.45: Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M
    2.58: Javon Bullard, S, Georgia
    3.88: MarShawn Lloyd, RB, USC
    3.91: Ty’Ron Hopper, LB, Missouri
    4.111: Evan Williams, S, Oregon
    5.163: Jacob Monk, OL, Duke
    5.169: Kitan Oladapo, S, Oregon State
    6.202: Travis Glover, OT, Georgia State

    The Packers are in a great spot overall with a young and ascending roster, but the defense still has a rung or two to climb before it reaches the echelon of the elite. Linebacker is now a need after De’Vondre Campbell’s release, and another safety could be added alongside Xavier McKinney.

    On offense, the Packers should focus on the future at offensive tackle and running back. David Bakhtiari has reached the end of his Packers career. Aaron Jones was released and joined the Vikings, and while Josh Jacobs was signed, another weapon could be used alongside him.

    Carrington Valentine showed promise at CB opposite Jaire Alexander in his rookie season, but Green Bay still has room to address that position further. Meanwhile, on offense, another athletic, physical guard would help solidify the trenches.

    Houston Texans

    • DT, CB, LB, OT, G, S

    2.42: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia
    2.59: Blake Fischer, OT, Notre Dame
    3.78: Calen Bullock, DB, USC
    4.123: Cade Stover, TE, Ohio State
    6.188: Jamal Hill, LB, Oregon
    6.205: Jawhar Jordan, RB, Louisville

    DeMeco Ryans got career-best football from a lot of players on the defensive side, but Sheldon Rankins and Jonathan Greenard both left in free agency. The Texans were able to add Danielle Hunter and Denico Autry to supplement the EDGE rotation, but the DT spot can still get stronger.

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    On offense, Nico Collins, Tank Dell, and Stefon Diggs can form one of the most fearsome WR trios in the league, but Houston could stand to add more security on the offensive line, so C.J. Stroud is kept clean. Potential needs loom at both OT and G.

    Indianapolis Colts

    • WR, CB, S, EDGE, TE, DT

    1.15: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA
    2.52: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas
    3.79: Matt Goncalves, OL, Pittsburgh
    4.117: Tanor Bortolini, C, Wisconsin
    5.142: Anthony Gould, WR, Oregon State
    5.151: Jaylon Carlies, S, Missouri
    5.164: Jaylin Simpson, S, Auburn
    6.201: Micah Abraham, CB, Marshall

    Even after re-signing Michael Pittman Jr., the Colts could use another vertical presence alongside Josh Downs, which could ultimately be Brock Bowers at tight end. Regardless of position specifics, there’s room for another dynamic weapon on offense.

    Once that’s addressed, defense becomes the sole focus. Youth at CB and S shouldn’t stop the Colts from seeking upgrades at both positions. At DT and EDGE, the rotation can grow even stronger, even with the retainment of Grover Stewart at nose tackle.

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    • CB, WR, DT, OT, G, EDGE

    1.23: Brian Thomas, WR, LSU
    2.48: Maason Smith, DT, LSU
    3.96: Jarrian Jones, CB, Florida State
    4.114: Javon Foster, OT, Missouri
    4.116: Jordan Jefferson, DT, LSU
    5.153: Deantre Prince, CB, Ole Miss
    5.167: Keilan Robinson, RB, Texas

    The Jacksonville Jaguars are a good football team, but they have significant flaws. On the offensive line, tackle and guard still present long-term uncertainty. And while Gabe Davis is a good signing as a vertical threat, the WR room still lacks totality as a starting-caliber unit.

    On defense, Josh Allen’s extension is a big win at EDGE, but CB remains a need, especially with Ryan Nielsen bringing in a scheme that’s more predicated on press-man and off-man coverage. Ronald Darby helps lift the group’s floor, but more young talent is needed.

    Kansas City Chiefs

    • OT, WR, CB, DT LB

    1.28: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas
    2.64: Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU
    4.131: Jared Wiley, TE, TCU
    4.133: Jaden Hicks, S, Washington State
    5.159: Hunter Nourzad, C, Penn State

    The Chiefs need a wide receiver or two, even after signing Marquise Brown. Patrick Mahomes is the best player on the planet, and Travis Kelce is the best tight end in the world, but they need some reliability on the outside.

    Staying on the offensive side of the ball, a Donovan Smith replacement should be at the front of Brett Veach’s mind as well, as Wanya Morris hasn’t locked down the job.

    After the re-signing of Chris Jones and the trade of L’Jarius Sneed, CB and DT swapped places on the Chiefs’ needs list. Sneed’s impact will have to be replaced, and there’s also a void at LB after Willie Gay Jr.’s departure for the Saints.

    Las Vegas Raiders

    • QB, OT, RB, CB, DT, LB

    1.13: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia
    2.44: Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon
    3.77: Delmar Glaze, OT, Maryland
    4.112: DeCamerion Richardson, CB, Mississippi State
    5.148: Tommy Eichenberg, LB, Ohio State
    6.208: Dylan Laube, RB, New Hampshire

    It speaks to Antonio Pierce that the Raiders achieved as much success as they did late in 2023. The coaching change helped precipitate improvements in play at CB and DT among other positions, so those spots might not be massive needs if Las Vegas can get players back cheap.

    However, pressing needs still remain, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. The right tackle position is a big hole that needs to be filled, and at quarterback, Aidan O’Connell and Gardner Minshew II are only a stopgap. Josh Jacobs was also a free agent and left a need for a new workhorse.

    Luckily, the Raiders minimized one pressing need by adding Christian Wilkins at DT in free agency, significantly improving their interior defensive line.

    Los Angeles Chargers

    • WR, CB, C, OT, DT, LB, TE

    1.5: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
    2.34: Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia
    3.69: Junior Colson, LB, Michigan
    4.105: Justin Eboigbe, DT, Alabama
    5.137: Tarheeb Still, CB, Maryland
    5.140: Cam Hart, CB, Notre Dame
    5.181: Kimani Vidal, RB, Troy

    Right tackle has been an issue for the Chargers for years now, and there are multiple high-end options in the draft to replace Trey Pipkins III. As pressing as RT is, Los Angeles’ defense needs a major facelift at CB, DT, and LB — and maybe even S.

    Having said all this, however, WR is the primary need after the Chargers traded Allen to the Bears. Quentin Johnston and Joshua Palmer are all that’s left, and neither commands confidence as a primary option. If L.A. can add Harrison, Rome Odunze, or Malik Nabers, it’ll go a long way.

    Elsewhere, Corey Linsley’s uncertain future leaves a void at center, leaving another OL spot to address with Justin Herbert’s health at risk. Staying on offense, the Chargers could still use another seam threat at TE. Bowers is a potential option at No. 5 overall, but there are others on Day 2.

    Los Angeles Rams

    • CB, EDGE, LB, DT, OT

    1.19: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State
    2.39: Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State
    3.83: Blake Corum, RB, Michigan
    3.99: Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami
    6.196: Tyler Davis, DT, Clemson
    6.209: Joshua Karty, K, Stanford

    The Rams drastically surpassed expectations in 2023, mainly due to the stellar play of Matthew Stafford, the coaching of Sean McVay and Raheem Morris, and the incredible performance of the team’s 2023 rookie class — headlined by Puka Nacua.

    The Rams still need a CB1, a more powerful and authoritative EDGE presence, and long-term security at LB, and they could use competition for Alaric Jackson at LT. And Aaron Donald’s sudden retirement leaves a major void at DT that will take more than Kobie Turner to fill.

    Nonetheless, the Rams are in a good spot overall with the capital they have, and they’ll finally get to enjoy the benefits of a first-round pick.

    Miami Dolphins

    • G, OT, DT, WR, EDGE, CB

    1.21: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State
    2.55: Patrick Paul, OT, Houston
    4.120: Jaylen Wright, RB, Tennessee
    5.158: Mohamed Kamara, EDGE, Colorado State
    6.184: Malik Washington, WR, Virginia
    6.198: Patrick McMorris, S, Cal

    With expiring contracts and injuries muddying the interior offensive line, a guard should be at the top of the Dolphins’ needs in the 2024 offseason. They could also use more EDGE depth with Bradley Chubb aging, Jaelan Phillips coming off an injury, and Andrew Van Ginkel leaving for Minnesota.

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    Beyond those needs, Miami needs more security at tackle, as well as new talent on the defensive line. And at WR, while Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are stellar, there’s a serious void at WR3 in Miami’s offense. A bigger receiver with proven blocking utility would be useful.

    One need the Dolphins were able to fill in free agency was center. Aaron Brewer is an experienced starter who should fit well in Mike McDaniel’s scheme.

    Minnesota Vikings

    • QB, DT, G, CB, WR, EDGE

    1.10: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan
    1.17: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama
    4.108: Khyree Jackson, CB, Oregon
    6.177: Walter Rouse, OT, Oklahoma
    6.203: Will Reichard, K, Alabama

    QB is the Vikings’ top need after Cousins’ departure to Atlanta. After acquiring the 23rd overall pick in addition to the 11th pick, it feels likely that the Vikings will trade up to No. 4 or No. 5 overall.

    Losing Hunter at EDGE hurts, but the Vikings were able to recoup value with Greenard and Van Ginkel. There’s still a need at EDGE and DT, but that need is a bit mitigated by Brian Flores’ complex pressure packages. Nevertheless, having talent on the defensive line is critical.

    Jones’ addition at RB minimizes the Vikings’ concerns in the backfield, but they could use a long-term running mate on Day 3. Additionally, they could also use an upgrade at slot WR over outgoing free agent K.J. Osborn to complete their weapons core.

    New England Patriots

    • QB, WR, CB, OT, TE, EDGE

    1.3: Drake Maye, QB, UNC
    2.37: Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington
    3.68: Caedan Wallace, OT, Penn State
    4.103: Layden Robinson, G, Texas A&M
    4.110: Javon Baker, WR, UCF
    6.180: Marcellas Dial, CB, South Carolina
    6.193: Joe Milton, QB, Tennessee

    The Patriots need a quarterback more than anything, but that’s only because of the value that position holds. They’re arguably even less talented at wide receiver, which is irredeemable.

    Mike Onwenu’s re-signing brought more stability to the tackle spot, but the Patriots still can’t afford to cut corners in the trenches. They reasonably could begin the 2024 NFL Draft with picks at QB, WR, and OT.

    Going further, CB is a question mark past Christian Gonzalez. And though the Patriots brought back Josh Uche, they could stand to improve the depth of their EDGE rotation.

    New Orleans Saints

    • OT, G, DT, EDGE, QB, WR

    1.14: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State
    2.41: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama
    5.150: Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina
    5.170: Bub Means, WR, Pittsburgh
    5.175: Jaylan Ford, LB, Texas
    6.199: Khristian Boyd, DT, Northern Iowa

    Trenches, trenches, trenches. That’s where it starts with the Saints. Trevor Penning hasn’t morphed into the long-term tackle they’d hoped, and Andrus Peat — who shifted over to left tackle from guard in 2023 — has his contract set to expire in 2025.

    On defense, the Saints could use more depth and playmaking utility at both defensive tackle and edge. And though Derek Carr provided decent QB play in 2023, there’s reason to wonder if the Saints will max out with him.

    New York Giants

    • WR, QB, CB, RB, OT, DT, S

    1.6: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU
    2.47: Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota
    3.70: Andru Phillips, CB, Kentucky
    4.107: Theo Johnson, TE, Penn State
    6.183: Darius Muasau, LB, UCLA

    The Giants could begrudgingly stick with Daniel Jones while letting Drew Lock battle, but there’s no way QB is entirely off the table in the 2024 NFL Draft. For whoever plays QB, right tackle must also be considered a need after Evan Neal’s regression.

    Past those premium positions, the Giants could use a talented pass catcher who is tall enough to ride big rollercoasters, interior line help, and more DT depth on defense. They also have potential questions at CB outside Deonte Banks.

    A luxury for the Giants is RB with Saquon Barkley leaving for Philadelphia, but they shouldn’t spend capital on that until other needs at premium positions have been addressed.

    New York Jets

    • WR, OT, S, TE, QB

    1.11: Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State
    2.65: Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky
    4.134: Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin
    5.171: Jordan Travis, QB, Florida State
    5.173: Isaiah Davis, RB, South Dakota State
    5.176: Qwan’tez Stiggers, CB, Toronto (CFL)

    The Jets need health more than anything in 2024, particularly on the offensive line. Moses is an ironman who helps with that after being acquired via trade from Baltimore, but Smith’s medical history invites some anxiousness.

    Nevertheless, the Jets were able to address both tackle spots in the offseason, so they don’t have to take an OT in Round 1. They could shift the focus to adding another young WR alongside Garrett Wilson — although Mike Williams’ signing dulls that need as well.

    With Aaron Rodgers aging and coming off a torn Achilles, the quarterback position can’t be ruled out, but the Jets might only be able to supplement the roster in the short term around him rather than add a legitimate succession plan.

    Philadelphia Eagles

    • CB, LB, S, WR, EDGE, G, OT

    1.22: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo
    2.40: Cooper DeJean, DB, Iowa
    3.94: Jalyx Hunt, EDGE, Houston Christian
    4.127: Will Shipley, RB, Clemson
    5.152: Ainias Smith, WR, Texas A&M
    5.155: Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson
    5.172: Trevor Keegan, G, Michigan
    6.185: Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State
    6.190: Dylan McMahon, C, NC State

    Offensive tackle isn’t a pressing need unless Lane Johnson retires, but the Eagles are no stranger to planning ahead in the NFL Draft. They’ll never consider a linebacker high in the draft, but the Eagles could use a spark at the position.

    The most demanding needs for the Eagles exist at cornerback and safety. James Bradberry has hit the cliff, and it’s coming for Darius Slay, too. Flipping back to offense, a new WR3 with speed and reliable hands could be valuable, as could more interior line help.

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    • OT, C, CB, WR, S

    1.20: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington
    2.51: Zach Frazier, OL, West Virginia
    3.84: Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan
    3.98: Payton Wilson, LB, NC State
    4.119: Mason McCormick, OL, South Dakota State
    6.178: Logan Lee, DT, Iowa
    6.195: Ryan Watts, CB, Texas

    The Steelers still need to improve their offensive line. Center has been problematic for a long time now, and Dan Moore Jr. is a swing tackle at best. But Pittsburgh has some freedom between sides there because Broderick Jones could end up being the left tackle of the future for them, and there are a few awesome right tackles in this class.

    At CB, the Steelers still need a playmaker with speed and ball skills opposite Joey Porter Jr. Meanwhile, at WR, there’s a void after the trade of Diontae Johnson, and Thomas could be a tailor-made fit at 20th overall.

    San Francisco 49ers

    • OT, CB, DT, G, EDGE

    1.31: Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida
    2.64: Renardo Green, CB, Florida State
    3.86: Dominick Puni, OT, Kansas
    4.124: Malik Mustapha, S, Wake Forest
    4.129: Isaac Guerendo, RB, Louisville
    4.135: Jacob Cowing, WR, Arizona

    Right tackle is still a need in San Francisco, and Trent Williams isn’t getting any younger. Cornerback has always been an afterthought for the 49ers, and for good reason. They’ve always built their defensive front front to back, but adding talent there is never a bad decision.

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    A safety to pair with Talanoa Hufanga and play on the back end could be a nice way to round out this defensive backfield if they don’t attack cornerback. Although the 49ers were active in supplementing the defensive line in free agency, they could use more premier talent there.

    Seattle Seahawks

    • G, C, LB, DT, EDGE, CB

    1.16: Byron Murphy, DT, Texas
    3.81: Christian Haynes, G, UConn
    4.118: Tyrice Knight, LB, New Mexico State
    4.121: A.J. Barner, TE, Michigan
    4.136: Nehemiah Pritchett, CB, Auburn
    6.179: Sataoa Laumea, OL, Utah
    6.192: D.J. James, CB, Auburn
    6.207: Mike Jerrell, OT, Findlay

    The Seahawks have potential needs at all three interior offensive line spots. A third CB could be added alongside Devon Witherspoon and Riq Woolen, and more EDGE depth is also a possibility. After the re-signing of Leonard Williams, DT is less of a concern — but that rotation could also be strengthened.

    At LB, Bobby Wagner left to join the Commanders, and Jordyn Brooks also departed in free agency, suiting up with the Miami Dolphins. Seattle added Jerome Baker to soften the blow, but there’s still a need for additional youth and talent at LB.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    • EDGE, CB, C, G, WR, RB

    1.26: Graham Barton, OL, Duke
    2.57: Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama
    3.89: Tykee Smith, S, Georgia
    3.92: Jalen McMillan, WR, Washington
    4.125: Bucky Irving, RB, Oregon

    A strong season from Baker Mayfield took QB off the Buccaneers’ needs list, and Mike Evans’ extension also quieted concerns about turnover. Still, WR can’t be counted out as an ancillary need with Chris Godwin’s contract expiring in 2025.

    Elsewhere on offense, a left guard could be an upgrade, as could center with Ryan Jensen’s retirement — and if there’s a difference-maker at RB, that could be hard to pass up.

    Tampa Bay also needs a pass rusher on the outside. Although YaYa Diaby shined as a rookie, Shaq Barrett was released and Joe Tryon-Shoyinka has stagnated. Based on Tampa Bay’s position, EDGE could be a target in Round 1.

    Tennessee Titans

    • OT, LB, CB, DT, WR, S

    1.7: JC Latham, OT, Alabama
    2.38: T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas
    4.106: Cedric Gray, LB, UNC
    5.146: Jarvis Brownlee Jr., CB, Louisville
    6.182: Jha’Quan Jackson, WR, Tulane

    While there is uncertainty on the horizon for the Titans this offseason, they at least know they might have something in 2023 second-round pick Will Levis at QB. The top priority should be adding a left tackle to protect him — and a right tackle isn’t untouchable, either.

    Even after strengthening the trenches and adding Calvin Ridley, the Titans have room to deepen their WR rotation on offense. And on defense, while the Titans added Chidobe Awuzie and traded for L’Jarius Sneed, they could still use more CB and LB help.

    Washington Commanders

    • QB, OT, CB, EDGE, WR, S, TE

    1.2: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
    2.36: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois
    2.50: Mike Sainristill, CB, Michigan
    2.53: Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State
    3.67: Brandon Coleman, OL, TCU
    3.100: Luke McCaffrey, WR, Rice
    5.139: Jordan Magee, LB, Temple
    5.161: Dominique Hampton, S, Washington

    The Commanders are already hard at work under Adam Peters. They added Austin Ekeler, Zach Ertz, Biadasz, Dorance Armstrong Jr., Dante Fowler, Wagner, Frankie Luvu, and Jeremy Chinn in free agency. Now, the biggest item left on the to-do list is to add a franchise QB.

    Once the quarterback is chosen at No. 2 overall, the focus should shift to strengthening the roster. OT, CB, EDGE, WR, S, and TE all could use an infusion of young talent, but Dan Quinn’s squad should prioritize the trenches unless a talented WR falls down the board.

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