Will Helms’ 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Cowboys Trade Up for Trey Benson, Cardinals Take Jonathon Brooks

Led by Marvin Harrison Jr., 19 wide receivers come off the board in this 3-Round NFL Mock Draft -- including a few late Day 2 surprises.

Less than three weeks before the 2024 NFL Draft, it’s time to take it to the next level. As we wind down, these mocks will become more and more predictive. There are three rounds in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft, which gives us more opportunity to employ draft-long strategies.

Which teams will have the best group of picks in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft?

3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft

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

Caleb Williams is the overwhelming favorite to be the top pick in the draft. He needs to get better at quickly going through his progression and improve his footwork in the pocket, but Williams has superstar potential with a few refinements.

2) Washington Commanders: Drake Maye, QB, UNC

Drake Maye might have the highest upside of any quarterback in the draft class. He’s accurate when he throws deep and excelled both in and out of phase in college. Maye may have to adjust a bit to the NFL game, but he’s certainly an elite prospect.

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

Jayden Daniels is more of a scrambler than a runner, but when he breaks the pocket, he’s electric. He’ll need to learn to slide when he scrambles to avoid injury.

Accurate over the middle and deep, Daniels doesn’t get enough credit as a passer.

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

Marvin Harrison Jr. is the top overall prospect on my board, and while there might be some pressure to trade down here, the upside is too much to pass up. Harrison immediately becomes Kyler Murray’s top receiver and could be an immediate superstar.

5) Los Angeles Chargers: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

As far as consolation prizes go, Malik Nabers isn’t a bad second place. He’d likely be the top receiver in at least a few recent draft classes.

Nabers showed the ability to take over games at LSU, giving Jim Harbaugh and Justin Herbert an offensive star after losing a bunch of talent in the offseason.

6) Minnesota Vikings (From NYG): J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

Trade: Vikings receive picks 6 and 47; Giants receive picks 11, 23, and 129

If the Vikings can be patient, they can get J.J. McCarthy and a second-round pick back in a trade up. It seems like a foregone conclusion that Minnesota will package both first-rounders to move up for a quarterback.

MORE: What Will the Vikings Do If They Can’t Trade Up for a QB?

Most trade value charts suggest moving up to 3 or 4 is substantially more costly than moving up to 6, so patience could help Minnesota get McCarthy and an extra weapon.

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

Don’t overthink this one. Tennessee upgraded its receiving corps by signing Calvin Ridley, and left tackle might be the most glaring hole for any NFL team. It was a revolving door last year for the Titans and has been since Taylor Lewan retired.

Locking that spot down with Joe Alt will go a long way toward evaluating Will Levis’ potential.

8) Atlanta Falcons: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

I’m tempted to put Laiatu Latu in this spot, given that it’s possible teams have him at the top of their EDGE boards, but I’m giving Atlanta the more local edge rusher. Dallas Turner‘s hand usage and quickness make him an excellent pass rusher.

9) Chicago Bears: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

Rome Odunze‘s advanced numbers are among the best of any receiver in the last few draft classes. Odunze has the speed to beat players deep, the route running to get open, and the contested catch ability to make quarterbacks comfortable.

Across from DJ Moore, he’d be an excellent asset for Chicago.

10) New York Jets: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Washington

I really do think Olumuyiwa Fashanu is the second tackle off the board, even though he seems to be slipping a bit in recent mocks.

The Jets have an obvious need at tackle, and Fashanu was a fantastic pass blocker at Penn State. Sometimes, teams simply need to not overthink things.

11) New York Giants (From MIN): Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Here is where overall draft strategy comes into play. While the Giants have a greater need at wide receiver, the board falls better at cornerback, and the odds of getting a solid WR are greater with the second first-rounder I’ve given them in this mock.

Terrion Arnold is a solid, athletic corner who would immediately upgrade New York’s secondary.

12) Denver Broncos: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

This is becoming a popular quarterback-team combination, and I think it could work well.

Bo Nix‘s Oregon film is impressive, and in the right system, he can be a long-term answer. Nix excels at putting the ball in a spot that maximizes yards after the catch, especially on short-to-medium throws.

13) Las Vegas Raiders: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

I have a sneaky suspicion that Amarius Mims could be higher on some teams’ internal boards than the consensus media. Mims has been fantastic in limited reps at Georgia. Depth and injuries held him out of the starting lineup until recently, but he has all the tools to be an elite tackle.

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

JC Latham has been solid for a couple of seasons at Alabama and fits well with New Orleans. Dennis Allen wants to get stronger up front, and Latham has the chance to step in and immediately make the Saints tougher.

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

A few draft analysts I really respect are high on Brian Thomas Jr., who was occasionally overshadowed by Nabers at times last season, due to no fault of his own. Thomas attacks the ball in the air, making him a great red-zone target. Putting him across from Michael Pittman Jr. gives Indianapolis a lot of size and athleticism.

16) Seattle Seahawks: Graham Barton, G, Duke

Mocking for the Seahawks is nearly impossible given the unpredictability of John Schneider and that their internal board often differs from other teams.

We do know that Seattle needs help on the offensive line, and Graham Barton is versatile. He could slot in at guard or kick out to tackle like he played in college.

17) Jacksonville Jaguars: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

Jacksonville has to get tougher up front, and I’m slowly coming around to Byron Murphy II being the top interior lineman in this class. What has impressed me is that while we’ve always known him to be a high-level pass rusher, the advanced metrics show Murphy to be a more-than-capable run defender as well.

18) Cincinnati Bengals: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois

Johnny Newton has slipped a bit since he hasn’t worked out much this spring, but he’s still worthy of being taken in the middle of Round 1. Newton is going to bring much more to the pass-rushing side of things, so he’ll need to improve as a run defender in the physical AFC North.

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

If Laiatu Latu is truly healthy — which he seemed to be in his final two years at UCLA — he’s my top-ranked edge rusher.

In fact, if you compare him to edge rushers from the last five classes, it’s hard to find a guy as productive as Latu. Here, he stays in Los Angeles with the Rams.

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

Taliese Fuaga is a mauler in the running game and would be an asset in that regard for Pittsburgh. The Steelers should embrace a run-first, play-action identity, and Fuaga would truly help with that at right tackle.

21) Miami Dolphins: Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

I’m struggling to find a match for the Dolphins here at 21, meaning they could be potential trade-down candidates.

MORE: Miami Dolphins Still Have a Pretty Significant Need on Defense

The hype around Jackson Powers-Johnson seems to have cooled a bit, but he’s still a powerful run blocker with some positional versatility who could immediately upgrade Miami’s front five.

22) Philadelphia Eagles: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

This is back-to-back mocks where Jared Verse falls to Philadelphia at 22. Verse is a high-level pass rusher who struggled some against the run in college. His upside as a sack artist, however, makes him a perfect fit in Philadelphia on a defense that needs to get younger on the edge.

23) New York Giants (From CLE via MIN via HOU): Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

It’s been popular to mock one of the top three receivers to the Giants at pick 6. With the trade back here, they won’t get Harrison, Nabers, or Odunze, but they get a guy capable of being an alpha in a deep receiving room.

New York has three or four role players at receiver, but no one who can take over a game. Adonai Mitchell can be that guy.

24) Dallas Cowboys: Troy Fautanu, G, Washington

Troy Fautanu has the ability of a tackle, but his arms are a bit short, and he’ll likely kick inside in the pros. That being said, Fautanu’s shown the ability to win at multiple positions and would help a Dallas rushing attack that struggled last season.

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

Cooper DeJean is perfect for the Packers, who flipped the offense in last year’s draft and will now look to do the same with the defense. DeJean is set to work out soon after breaking his leg last fall. He’s versatile and could line up at safety or corner.

26) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Quinyon Mitchell falling here would be a dream scenario for the Buccaneers. Mitchell’s ball skills and athleticism give him huge upside as an off-man corner with the potential to pick off several passes a year.

27) Arizona Cardinals (From HOU): Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

This has been a popular pick for the Cardinals in this spot, and for good reason. Chop Robinson has the upside to be a top pass rusher for Arizona. His production never quite lived up to his athletic hype in college, but the potential is certainly there.

28) Buffalo Bills: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Brock Bowers kept falling in this mock partially because while I really like him as a player, I’ve come to the conclusion that his skill set isn’t incredibly unique. Yet, he can be better than most of the players around him.

MORE: WR Draft Targets for Buffalo Following the Stefon Diggs Trade

Buffalo already has one athletic tight end, but should play more 12 personnel. Bowers gives them another weapon as they look to reload on offense.

29) Detroit Lions: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Nate Wiggins came into the NFL Combine undersized but excelled in drills and put up a blazing sub-4.4 40-yard dash. Wiggins’ motor is one of the best parts of his game, which should endear him to both Dan Campbell and the Lions’ fan base.

30) Baltimore Ravens: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

Keon Coleman gives the Ravens some size on the outside to complement Mark Andrews and Zay Flowers. Coleman can be a bit clumsy with his route running, and his 40 time wasn’t great, but his play speed and athleticism pop on tape.

With some refinement, he’s a high-end No. 2 option.

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

I think it’s likely that the 49ers target an offensive lineman, but with several top guys going off the board, Tyler Guyton might be the guy here. The word “but” is because I’m not sure how Guyton fits San Francisco’s scheme, but he has the upside to be a high-level tackle.

32) Kansas City Chiefs: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

Good teams have the luxury of taking the best player available, and here, Kool-Aid McKinstry falls to Kansas City.

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McKinstry doesn’t have many weaknesses in his game, but his ball production wasn’t elite — mostly because he didn’t get many targets in college.

3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft | Round 2

Will Helms' 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Cowboys Trade Up for Trey Benson, Cardinals Take Jonathon Brooks

33) Las Vegas Raiders (via CAR)
Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

Trade: Panthers receive picks 44 and 77; Raiders receive pick 33

34) New England Patriots
Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

35) Arizona Cardinals
Ruke Orhorhoro, DT, Clemson

36) Washington Commanders
Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

37) Los Angeles Chargers
Zach Frazier, C, West Virginia

38) Tennessee Titans
Payton Wilson, LB, NC State

39) Carolina Panthers
Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina

40) Washington Commanders
Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri

41) Green Bay Packers
Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

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

43) Atlanta Falcons
Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State

44) Carolina Panthers (via LV)
Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State

45) New Orleans Saints
Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama

46) Indianapolis Colts
Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri

47) Minnesota Vikings (via NYG)
Christian Haynes, G, UConn

48) Jacksonville Jaguars
Max Melton, CB, Rutgers

49) Cincinnati Bengals
Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

50) Philadelphia Eagles
T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State

51) Pittsburgh Steelers
Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

52) Los Angeles Rams
Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

53) Philadelphia Eagles
Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

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

55) Miami Dolphins
Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

56) Dallas Cowboys
Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan

57) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State

58) Green Bay Packers
Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M

59) Houston Texans
Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

60) Buffalo Bills
Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

61) Detroit Lions
Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan

62) Baltimore Ravens
Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

63) San Francisco 49ers
Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan

64) Kansas City Chiefs
Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida

Round 3

Will Helms' 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Cowboys Trade Up for Trey Benson, Cardinals Take Jonathon Brooks

65) Carolina Panthers
Marshawn Kneeland, EDGE, Western Michigan

66) Arizona Cardinals
D.J. James, CB, Auburn

67) Washington Commanders
Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami (FL)

68) New England Patriots
Devontez Walker, WR, North Carolina

69) Los Angeles Chargers
Roger Rosengarten, OT, Washington

70) New York Giants
Kiran Amegadjie, OT, Yale

71) Dallas Cowboys (via ARI)
Trey Benson, RB, Florida State

Trade: Cowboys receive pick 71; Cardinals receive pick 174, 2025 second-round pick

72) New York Jets 
Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

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

74) Atlanta Falcons
Renardo Green, CB, Florida State

75) Chicago Bears
Brandon Dorlus, EDGE, Oregon

76) Denver Broncos
DeWayne Carter, DT, Duke

77) Carolina Panthers
Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State

78) Washington Commanders
Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas

79) Atlanta Falcons
Jalen McMillan, WR, Washington

80) Cincinnati Bengals
Christian Mahogany, G, Boston College

81) Seattle Seahawks
Cedric Gray, LB, North Carolina

82) Jacksonville Jaguars (From IND)
Jermaine Burton, WR, Alabama

Trade: Jaguars receive pick 82; Colts receive picks 96 and 116

83) Los Angeles Rams
Kris Abrams-Draine, CB, Missouri

84) Pittsburgh Steelers
Sedrick Van Pran, C, Georgia

85) Cleveland Browns
Delmar Glaze, OT, Maryland

86) Houston Texans
Andru Phillips, CB, Kentucky

87) Dallas Cowboys
Junior Colson, LB, Michigan

88) Green Bay Packers
Tanor Bortolini, C, Wisconsin

89) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Austin Booker, EDGE, Kansas State

90) Arizona Cardinals
Jonathon Brooks, RB, Texas

91) Green Bay Packers
Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin

92) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Malik Washington, WR, Virginia

93) Baltimore Ravens
Cole Bishop, S, Utah

94) San Francisco 49ers
McKinnley Jackson, DT, Texas A&M

95) Kansas City Chiefs
Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

96) Indianapolis Colts (From JAX)
Malik Mustapha, S, Wake Forest

97) Cincinnati Bengals
Will Shipley, RB, Clemson

98) Pittsburgh Steelers
Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State

99) Los Angeles Rams
Mekhi Wingo, DT, LSU

100) Washington Commanders
Daequan Hardy, CB, Penn State

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