Tony Catalina’s 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bo Nix Goes to Vikings, Brock Bowers Is a Bengal, and Keon Coleman Joins Jets

The offseason is officially here. In the latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft, four QBs go in the first round, and other teams watch the board fall to them.

We are mere days away from the NFL Combine and a short couple of months away from the NFL Draft. Things are moving quickly in the NFL offseason, and before we know it, teams will be adding talent to their roster building for the future.

2024 NFL Mock Draft

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

I haven’t pivoted off of this pick not once, and I don’t plan to start here. I said before that anything other than Caleb Williams joining the Bears should be viewed as a massive upset, and I still feel that way.

Williams is a franchise-changing asset, one way or another. I’m banking on the good side of that based on what I see from and believe about the player.

2) Washington Commanders: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

There are reports that Dan Quinn and the Commanders are doing extensive research on the Heisman Trophy winner. The stack between the top three QBs can go a multitude of different ways, with differences of opinion on the No. 2 and No. 3 prospects changing depending on the team.

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In this case, where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, and Quinn adds an intriguing prospect in Jayden Daniels to start his tenure in the nation’s capital.

3) New England Patriots: Drake Maye, QB, UNC

Drake Maye has people around the league who are real fans of his, some putting the North Carolina QB on the same level as Williams. If so, the Patriots can feel good about getting him to fall into their laps.

The Jerod Mayo era in New England starts fresh with a new QB under center, and if they get this one right, we might be able to get back to the “Patriot Way” we have all become accustomed to seeing over the last two decades.

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

I have long stated that I believe Marvin Harrison Jr. may be the best pure prospect in this class, and I still believe that wholeheartedly. His natural push down to the Cardinals at No. 4 due to an early run on quarterbacks is a win for them.

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

Joe Alt is my OT1 in this class and has stayed that way throughout, so for him to come off the board here is a great start to the Jim Harbaugh era in Los Angeles.

The big, physically gifted offensive lineman will be an immediate starter and will be able to keep Justin Herbert upright all season long.

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

Malik Nabers is a playmaker in every sense of the word and will add to an offense that desperately needs more game-breaking assets.

If it weren’t for Harrison, Nabers would easily be the consensus WR1 in this group, and some believe he may be better anyway. Either way, he adds juice to the Giants and is a great pick at No. 6.

7) Tennessee Titans: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

The Tennessee Titans could go in multiple directions here, including adding an offensive tackle to help build out their offensive line. However, in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, they opt to grab a pass-catching talent, adding more weapons to Will Levis’ arsenal.

A highly productive college WR who is nearly as explosive as the two guys who went before him, Rome Odunze has a chance to make an instant impact for a team that needs it as much as any other team in the league.

8) Atlanta Falcons: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

The J.J. McCarthy discourse is going to continue to be fascinating. He’s been previously mocked much lower than this, but as of late, there seems to be a growing sentiment that he goes much earlier than some expected.

It’s harder to ignore what feels like an inevitable ascent up boards right now. Atlanta might be the perfect spot for the national championship winner, as Raheem Morris adds a rookie QB to the mix for his first season.

9) Chicago Bears: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

Chicago grabbed its quarterback of the future to open this mock draft, and now they add a pass rusher to the mix with their second selection within the top 10 — bolstering both sides of the ball at premium positions.

Dallas Turner will provide another weapon to the pass rush, complementing Montez Sweat and fortifying Chicago’s pass rush.

10) New York Jets: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

Adding Keon Coleman to a receiving corps with Garrett Wilson and an offense helmed by Aaron Rodgers is an excellent situation for the former Seminole.

Coleman begins to climb draft boards, and for the first time for me, I see him sliding into a top-10 spot.

11) Minnesota Vikings: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

This is an interesting pick and spot. The future for Kirk Cousins is uncertain, and the Vikings may try to move up and secure one of the big three QBs that have gone earlier. However, here they stand pat and take Bo Nix.

Nix has played a lot of football and does some things well that scouts and coaches may be able to fall in love with. It may take a perfect scenario for it to work, especially early on, but this could be a good spot for the former Oregon Duck and Auburn Tiger.

12) Denver Broncos: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Terrion Arnold may be the best pure cover cornerback in the 2024 NFL Draft class. With coverage stickiness, smooth hips, ability to track the ball, excellent catch-point skills, and a high football IQ, Arnold is everything you want from a CB.

The Broncos add to their already talented secondary with the CB some view as the best of the bunch.

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

Olu Fashanu could easily go to a couple of teams before this, but his “slide” ends here with the Raiders. The Raiders’ offensive line gets an upgrade, and as they move forward under Antonio Pierce, it will be advantageous for them to add help up front to keep whoever their next QB is clean.

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

Protecting the quarterback is crucial to offensive success. It’s something that the Saints will need to be better at next year.

Insert Alabama OT JC Latham into the mix, and Derek Carr’s team feels they have a piece that will allow him to sit comfortably in the pocket for 2024 and beyond.

15) Indianapolis Colts: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

With his ability to play inside or out, the Colts are adding an excellent CB in Quinyon Mitchell to their defensive backfield. Mitchell’s rise up draft boards has been fun to watch, and here he settles in as a top-15 pick; however, not many would be shocked if he ends up going even higher.

16) Seattle Seahawks: Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

A Senior Bowl guy who made himself some money during the week. Jackson Powers-Johnson came into Mobile and was dominant from Day 1, and it has helped solidify his first-round status.

Physical, nasty, and smart are the best ways to describe the former Duck, and the Seahawks get their center for the next decade with JPJ.

17) Jacksonville Jaguars: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Nate Wiggins could (and probably should) go sooner than this, and he may even be viewed as better than some of the picks that have gone before him. However, in this first-round scenario, he can go to Jacksonville and add big-play ability to their secondary.

The Jags should feel excited about adding an excellent CB talent to an aging group. Wiggins could end up being the best cornerback in this draft class.

18) Cincinnati Bengals: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

The tight end position is an interesting one. Brock Bowers is a top-five talent in my eyes, but does the value warrant the money it would take to make him that selection based on the price of the position? It’s a question teams will struggle with, but not the Bengals.

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They add an elite weapon to the mix for Burrow and Co., and Bowers helps round out an already quality Bengals passing game.

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

The productive pass rusher brings dynamic ability off the edge for any defense, and for Laiatu Latu to fall all the way to pick 19 feels like a steal that the Rams will gladly take advantage of. I had previously mocked other pass rushers here for them, but the Rams get arguably the best of the bunch while not having to move up to do it.

20) Pittsburgh Steelers: Taliese Fuaga, OT Oregon State

There are a bunch of ways the Steelers could go with this pick, including a QB or even offensive weapons. However, they take a tackle and feel good about adding a quality piece to their offensive line.

Taliese Fuaga brings that and adds some tenacity to the group as they look to create running lanes and keep their QB upright.

21) Miami Dolphins: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Tackle help for the Dolphins is going to be important. With a QB to build around and a solid core of offensive weapons, ensuring solid protection up front will be the next priority. Amarius Mims can be that piece right away as the Dolphins look to keep their high-powered offense rolling.

22) Philadelphia Eagles: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

It’s too bad that Cooper DeJean will not be able to participate in the NFL Combine due to a late-season foot injury he’s still recovering from, as it robs us all of the chance to watch how freakishly athletic he truly is.

Some look at him as a safety, but I think he can be a cornerback and can do it all in between. The important thing is to not pigeonhole him. He adds supreme athletic ability to an Eagles team that needs it.

23) Houston Texans (From CLE): Johnny Newton, DT Illinois

Johnny Newton appears to be dealing with a lingering issue that will stop him from showing out at the NFL Combine, just as the guy who went a pick before him. But the anticipation is he will be fine, and in this case, the Texans take another productive player who will add to the tough defense DeMeco Ryans is building.

24) Dallas Cowboys: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

Jared Verse could easily go top 15 in the 2024 NFL Draft, but stranger things than a former Florida State pass rusher suffering a slide in the NFL’s annual selection event have happened.

In this scenario, Mike Zimmer and the Cowboys take advantage of a falling star to add a top-tier playmaker at a position where you can never have too much talent. Many are looking at offensive linemen or even wide receiver here for the Cowboys, but this was too advantageous to pass up.

25) Green Bay Packers: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

The Packers need more offensive line help to keep their young budding star QB upright. Oklahoma Sooners standout Tyler Guyton would, therefore, be a welcome addition. His stock has been steadily rising following a stellar showing at the Senior Bowl, and this pick is a good one for the Packers to add to their developing offense.

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

Graham Barton is a riser amongst the draft community right now, perhaps due to his film finally getting the full recognition it deserves, so for him to still be here at No. 26 is noteworthy and something the Buccaneers take full advantage of.

The former Blue Devils left tackle projects to move inside in the NFL but should be able to do so smoothly. He can help the Bucs’ interior offensive line immediately.

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

Smooth, productive, and high-level athlete are all accurate ways to describe former Bama cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry. The Cardinals add a productive CB to their secondary after taking my favorite prospect of the draft earlier.

28) Buffalo Bills: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

Chop Robinson’s ability, strengths, and experience at Penn State should translate well to the Bills’ style of defense, and he has a chance to be an instant pass-rushing upgrade to the group they already have.

The Bills could go with a few different options here, but adding pass-rushing help is never a bad idea.

29) Detroit Lions: Byron Murphy, DT, Texas

Byron Murphy is gaining crazy steam amongst the draft community. The physical Texas DT has been getting buzz as of late with the belief that he will be a first-round selection. His toughness and skill are a great fit for a Dan Campbell-coached team, and adding him to the mix in Detroit feels like a no-brainer.

30) Baltimore Ravens: Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

Insert Brian Thomas Jr. here and let him prosper with Lamar Jackson and Zay Flowers. Jackson getting another weapon seems like a great move for Baltimore’s offense, and despite the ability to go in different directions here, adding more outside threats is never a bad idea.

31) San Francisco 49ers: Troy Fautanu, G, Washington

The 49ers are adding an impact-making guard, getting protection for Brock Purdy. San Francisco likes to be physical on both sides of the ball, and inserting Troy Fautanu into the mix adds another powerful piece to that puzzle.

32) Kansas City Chiefs: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

The Chiefs did it once again. But they did it with less WR production than they would have liked to see. Adding Adonai Mitchell to Patrick Mahomes and this offense will serve as a win-win. It’s a great situation for Mitchell, and it’s a spot where he may be truly needed and given opportunities early.

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