2024 NFL Mock Draft
The 2024 NFL draft figures to be one of the more exciting ones in recent years. Now, there probably won’t be five quarterbacks drafted in the top 15 picks like in 2021, but there are a handful of true blue-chip players that NFL teams will be vying for; including two quarterbacks, a wide receiver and a left tackle that are already receiving “elite” grades from NFL teams.
Where do those players land? How do teams like the Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears and New York Giants turn into winners? Our resident college football expert Mello dives in with a brand new mock draft covering all 32 picks in Round 1.
NO TRADES were made in this mock but you can bet there will be in the real draft. Not one of these silly fake drafts though. At least not yet. Enjoy
1. Cardinals: Marvin Harrison Jr, WR, Ohio State
The reality of this pick is that it will most likely get traded. The Cardinals most likely don’t need Caleb Williams with Kyler Murray on roster and Caleb Williams has already alluded to not wanting to play for the Cardinals. The Cardinals could stay at No. 1 and take one of the best receiver prospects ever but they could also trade down with a few quarterback needy teams for a nice ransom - Chicago, New York Giants, Patriots, Tampa and so on.
2. Bears (CAR): Caleb Williams, QB, USC
Last year the Bears decided to trade out of the No. 1 pick because they already had their quarterback of the future. That’s not working out too well. But the Bears are in great position to grab their quarterback of the future and in this very unlikely scenario the Bears get Caleb Williams at No. 2. Could the Bears get Williams at No. 2? Yes. Because some experts do have QB Drake Maye ahead of Williams. Either way Chicago gets a great QB and still has another pick to play with.
3. Bears: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State
The Bears fill their QB hole with their first pick and get one of my favorite players in the draft with their next pick. Olu Fashanu is an instant upgrade for most teams at left tackle and a quarterback's best friend. The Bears took Darnell Wright in 2023 to play on the right side and now they solidify the left too - a nice combination for a franchise QB.
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