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NFL Mock Draft 1.0: The Top Three Picks, The Top Three Quarterbacks


With the 2024 NFL Draft now being three months away, and knowing who’s going to be in the draft, it felt like a good time to start mock draft season. 

From picks 1-28, they’re solidified in terms of what teams have what picks. The last four picks are not solidified, so just know that going in. 

Also, there will be no trades in this first mock. It’s so early in the draft process that I didn’t want to complicate things more with trades. I just want to use this first mock to highlight the plethora of talent en route to the NFL. 


  1.       Chicago Bears: Caleb Williams, USC, QB, Junior

The Bears reset their QB position by selecting Caleb Williams first overall. 

  1.       Washington Commanders: Drake Maye, North Carolina, QB, Sophomore (RS)

Out: Sam Howell. In: Drake Maye.

  1.       New England Patriots: Jayden Daniels, LSU, QB, Senior

New England finds their QB of the future with 2023 Heisman Winner Jayden Daniels.

  1.       Arizona Cardinals: Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State, WR, Junior

Arizona runs up to the podium to select the premier WR of this class, Marvin Harrison Jr. 

  1.       Los Angeles Chargers: Joe Alt, Notre Dame, OT, Junior

LA gives Justin Herbert some serious protection with the addition of Joe Alt.

  1.       New York Giants: Malik Nabers, LSU, WR, Junior

The Big Apple gains some big speed with the arrival of Malik Nabers.

  1.       Tennessee Titans: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State, OT, Junior (RS)

With the first selection in the post-Mike Vrable era, Tennessee adds Olumuyiwa Fashanu to their offensive line.

  1.       Atlanta Falcons: Rome Odunze, Washington, WR, Senior

The Falcons give their future QB a complete WR with the selection of Rome Odunze.

  1.       Chicago Bears: Dallas Turner, Alabama, ED, Junior

Chicago looks over to the other side of the ball with their second pick in the top ten and takes Dallas Turner.

  1. New York Jets: Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State, OT, Junior (RS)

The Jets add an absolute mauler upfront in Taliese Fuaga to help protect Aaron Rodgers.

  1. Minnesota Vikings: Bo Nix, Oregon, QB, Senior.

With the projection that Kirk Cousins will not be in Minnesota next year, the Vikings pick their heir apparent in Bo Nix. 

  1. Denver Broncos: Cooper DeJean, Iowa, CB, Junior

Denver looks to their secondary and pairs last year’s pick in Iowa CB Riley Moss with fellow Iowa CB Cooper DeJean.

  1. Las Vegas Raiders: Terrion Arnold, Alabama, CB, Sophomore (RS)

Vegas follows suit with Denver and takes their CB of the future with Terrion Arnold.

  1. New Orleans Saints: Laiatu Latu, UCLA, ED, Senior

The Big Easy picks who may be the best pure rusher in the class in Laiatu Latu. 

  1. Indianapolis Colts: Brock Bowers, Georgia, TE, Junior

The slide of the ultra-talented TE stops when the Colts pick Brock Bowers.

  1. Seattle Seahawks: Jared Verse, Florida State, ED, Senior

Seattle bolsters their pass rush with the selection of Jared Verse. 

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Nate Wiggins, Clemson, CB, Junior

The Jaguars pick up a rangy corner from Clemson to help with their pass coverage. 

  1. Cincinnati Bengals: Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois, DI, Senior

Cincy goes with maybe the best interior defensive lineman in the draft, Jer’Zhan Newton.

  1. Los Angeles Rams: J.J. McCarthy, Michigan, QB, Junior

HC Sean McVay and GM Les Snead find their future QB and someone who can sit and learn behind Matthew Stafford in J.J. McCarthy. 

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama, CB, Junior

Kool-Aid McKinstry brings the juice to a weak CB core in Pittsburgh. 

  1. Miami Dolphins: JC Latham, Alabama, OT, Junior

Miami goes with JC Latham to help protect QBTua Tagovailoaand keep the run game strong.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles: Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo, CB, Senior

In a disappointing 2023 season, the Eagles look to Quinyon Mitchell to help improve their pass coverage.

  1. Houston Texans: Amarius Mims, Georgia, OT, Junior

Houston picks up ultra-athlete Amarius Mims to help keep QBC.J. Stroud upright. 

  1. Dallas Cowboys: Byron Murphy II, Texas, DI, Junior

Dallas keeps Byron Murphy II in state to add some serious power and athleticism to their pass rush. 

  1. Green Bay Packers: Troy Fautanu, Washington, OT/G, Senior

After a breakout season for Jordan Love, Green Bay chooses to invest in protecting him with versatile lineman Troy Fautanu.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bralen Trice, Washington, ED, Junior

A second-straight Washington player comes off the board with Tampa Bay’s selection of Bralen Trice.

  1. Arizona Cardinals: Ennis Rakestraw Jr., Missouri, CB, Junior (RS)

With the Cardinals’ second pick in the first round, they turn to CB and pick up Ennis Rakestraw Jr. 

  1. Buffalo Bills: Brian Thomas Jr., LSU, WR, Junior

While the Giants selected Malik Nabers, the actual New York team takes his college teammate, Brian Thomas Jr. 

  1. Kansas City Chiefs: Troy Franklin, Oregon, WR, Junior

KC gives Mahomes something he hasn’t had this year, a reliable WR, with Troy Franklin.

  1. Detroit Lions: Kamari Lassiter, Georgia, CB, Junior

After a historical season for the Lions, they choose to improve their secondary with Kamari Lassiter. 

  1. San Francisco 49ers: Jordan Morgan, Arizona, OT, Senior

The talented tackle from Arizona heads to the Bay Area.

  1. Baltimore Ravens: Chris Braswell, Alabama, ED, Senior

The Ravens end night one of the 2024 NFL Draft by selecting Chris Braswell.


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