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2024 Two-Round NFL Mock Draft


The NFL Draft is less than a month away, so that means that mock draft season is in full swing. The combine was in early March, and colleges are currently hosting their own private pro days as the countdown to April 25th begins. Teams are making their decisions while the athletes work hard to boost their draft stock, all while the analysts make their mock drafts. With that said, here is my full two-round mock draft for 2024. After a two year absence from the realm of mocks, I have returned to give my best shot at predicting an accurate 2024 Draft.


Round 1:


Former Heisman Trophy winner and projected number one pick, Caleb Williams of USC, looks ahead during a game.

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Pick 1 - Chicago Bears (from Carolina): Caleb Williams, QB, USC

Trading Justin Fields to the Steelers guarantees that Williams will be a Bear this season.


Pick 2 -  Washington Commanders: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

The reigning Heisman winner will learn from another Heisman winner with a similar playstyle in Marcus Mariota. With weapons like Terry McLauren, Jahan Dotson, and Brian Robinson, all signs point to Washington taking the LSU product at 2.


Pick 3 - New England Patriots: Marvin Harrison Jr. WR, Ohio State

The Pats could definitely target Drake Maye here, but the offense is barren without a single playmakers. Enter MHJ, the most hyped up wideout prospect in a long time. Harrison immediately gives them a top-notch playmaker to spark a much needed rebuild. The road back to the playoffs is long for New England, but having a young, cheap WR1 will expedite the process much better than a young QB thrown into the fire.


Pick 4 - Minnesota Vikings (Mock Trade from ARI): Drake Maye, QB, UNC

Trade Details - MIN gets: Picks 4, 226, 2025 4th Round Pick - ARI gets: Picks 11, 23, 157, 232, 2025 1st Round Pick, 4th Round Pick

Losing Kirk Cousins to the Falcons hurts the Vikings a lot. With Justin Jefferson unhappy, and Sam Darnold at QB, the Vikings' roster currently gives fans little hope for the future. If Maye is available, trading up to 4 changes all of that. While the price is steep, Maye is worth it. He has a strong arm, good athleticism, and has the ability to make difficult throws. Pairing him up with Jefferson, Jordan Addison, TJ Hockensen, and offensive guru Kevin O’Connell allows the Vikings to have an explosive and potent offense once again.


Pick 5 - Los Angeles Chargers: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Cutting Mike Williams and trading longtime WR1 Keenan Allen heavily depleted Justin Herbert’s weapons. The offensive line is also an issue, but the lack of quality targets is concerning. While LA has 2023 first rounder Quinten Johnston, he struggled mightily in his rookie campaign. Enter Nabers. He runs a blazing 4.4 40-yard dash, and at 6 feet, 200lbs, he is the perfect deep threat to pair with Herbert’s rocket launcher of a right arm.


Pick 6 - New York Giants: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

The Giants haven’t had a 1,000 yard receiver since OBJ in 2018. Do I really have to say anything else? New York desperately needs a playmaker to help Daniel Jones or his contract could hurt them even more in the near future.


Pick 7 - Tennessee Titans: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

My Titans have had one of the worst lines in football over the last few years. With a new franchise QB in Will Levis, as well as a new RB duo of Tyjae Spears and Tony Pollard, an improved line would help the offense out a ton. Alt is a 6’9”, 321 lbs. monster that would immediately start at left tackle, giving Levis a great blind side protector.


Pick 8 - Atlanta Falcons: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

The Dirty Birds have an exciting offense built around Kirk Cousins, Bijan Robinson, Kyle Pitts, and Drake London. They also just hired former Rams DC Raheem Morris to be their head coach. Why not give him the best defender in the draft? Expect Turner to have a similar impact that his former teammate, Will Anderson had last year for the Texans. The future is quite bright in Atlanta.


Pick 9 - Chicago Bears: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Giving Williams the best tight end in the draft, along with two stud receivers in Allen and DJ Moore, would be perfect for Chicago. It will give them a young nucleus of star players that immediately inject hope into Bears Nation. While o-line or defense is in play here, the opportunity to take Bowers is too hard to pass up.


Penn State LT Olu Fashanu, getting ready to block, just after the ball was snapped.

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Pick 10 - New York Jets: Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Aaron Rodgers’ season ended in the pocket. Gang Green must protect the aging star to keep their Super Bowl hopes alive. This is a no-brainer.


Pick 11 - Arizona Cardinals (Mock Trade from MIN): Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

After trading out of the 4th pick, the Cardinals nab an athletic freak to add to their defense. Latu is a premier rusher from the edge, but can also play solid coverage.

Getting a guy who can do multiple things well, plus the ransom from Minnesota, is a great way for Arizona to attack the draft and continue a rebuild around Kyler Murray.


Pick 12 -  Denver Broncos: JJ McCarthy, QB, Michigan

After Minnesota got their guy under center, the Broncos do the same, with one of the most polarizing prospects in the draft. McCarthy is an athletic thrower, with the ability to make off-platform throws like they're nothing, but played in a game-manager type role with the Wolverines. However, his athleticism and ceiling is what makes him a first round talent, and the Broncos desperately need a franchise QB. This pick is worth the potential risk.


Pick 13 - Las Vegas Raiders: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

After signing Gardner Minshew, I believe that a QB is off the board for Las Vegas. Getting Fuaga to shore up an offensive line that was average at best is a step in the right direction. For an offense with dynamic playmakers like Davante Adams, Jakobi Myers, and young tight end Michael Mayer, improving the line is a must.


Pick 14 - New Orleans Saints: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

The Saints are in a similar position as the Raiders. Strapped to Derek Carr’s horrendous contract, and a line that is middle of the pack at best, New Orleans needs cheap ways to get talent up front. Fautanu can do just that, improving the line on a rookie contract, and allowing the Saints to stay competitive despite being in salary cap hell.


Pick 15 - Indianapolis Colts: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Mitchell is the perfect gamble for Indy. He is an extremely gifted athlete, running a 4.33 40, and plays a position where athleticism is necessary. The Colts could also use another quality cornerback alongside Kenny Moore II. Mitchell’s raw talent is just too hard to pass up.


Pick 16 - Miami Dolphins (Mock Trade from SEA): Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Trade Details - MIA gets: Pick 16 - SEA gets: Picks 21, 158, 2025 2nd Round Pick, 4th Round Pick, 7th Round Pick

After releasing longtime CB1 Xavien Howard, the Dolphins need another cornerback to play next to Jalen Ramsey. Arnold is a perfect match for Miami. He transitioned from safety to corner almost flawlessly, with 5 interceptions and a forced fumble this past season. The Dolphins aggressively trade up to get their guy here.


Pick 17 - Jacksonville Jaguars: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

The Jags lost OT Jawaan Taylor last offseason to the Chiefs, and while they drafted Anton Harrison last year, Mims adds extremely good value. Cam Robinson is a free agent after the year, and Mims is a 6’8” 340 lbs. monster who can be a potential replacement. Protecting Trevor Lawrence is not only a priority in the present, but also in the future. This pick is for the latter.


Pick 18 - Cincinnati Bengals: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Cincy has had issues protecting Joe Burrow his whole career. Orlando Brown underwhelmed in his first year as a Bengal, and Jonah Williams is in Arizona now. Latham can step in and replace Williams to hopefully provide stability for Burrow.


Pick 19 -  Los Angeles Rams: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

Matt Stafford is getting old, and has struggled to stay healthy over the last few years. Nix can develop for a year or two, learning from Stafford and Sean McVay, and if he develops correctly, watch out. Nix sports a great arm, with the ability to make throws all across the field. The Rams explosive offense won’t miss a beat with Nix under center in a couple of years.


LSU's Brian Thomas Jr. makes a leaping grab over an Ole Miss defender.

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Pick 20 - Pittsburgh Steelers: Brian Thomas Jr. WR, LSU

Trading Diontae Johnson left a hole next to George Pickens. Thomas can fill in immediately and contribute to the new look Pittsburgh offense and the Russell Wilson/Justin Fields QB room. Thomas is a gifted athlete, with 4.33 speed, and would instantly give the Steelers the most athletic WR group in the league.


Pick 21 - Seattle Seahawks (Mock Trade from MIA): Jared Verse, EDGE, FSU

New coach Mike MacDonald, the former Ravens DC, has worked with many talented defensive lines recently. Verse is one of the best defenders in the draft, and he falls right into the defensive mastermind’s lap. If this happens, expect Verse to have an exceptional rookie year.


Pick 22 - Philadelphia Eagles: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Wiggins was a combine sensation, running a 4.28 40-yard dash. Philly has James Bradbury and Darius Slay, two experienced corners. However, the former got torched last year, and was a big part of the unexpected collapse of the Eagles. Fresh blood in the defensive backfield is needed, and Wiggins’ athleticism is a perfect match for Philadelphia.


Pick 23 - Arizona Cardinals (Mock Trade from MIN): AD Mitchell, WR, Texas

The Cardinals are thin on playmakers, with their WR1 right now being Greg Dortch. Mitchell is possibly the highest upside receiver in the class. At 6’2” 205 lbs, he ran a blazing 4.34 40, and has the ability to break in and out of routes that are just not normal. The cherry on top? He is a big game performer, winning two titles at Georgia, and having a monster season for Texas this year, helping them get to this year's College Football Playoff. With 5 total CFP touchdowns, the Cardinals get a potential dominant go-to guy.


Pick 24 - Dallas Cowboys: Jackson Powers-Johnson, OC, Oregon

Dallas lost their center this offseason, Tyler Biadasz, and have done nothing to replace him, or former LT Tyron Smith. Luckily for them, this draft is loaded with offensive line talent, and they snag a solid day one starting center.


Pick 25 - Green Bay Packers: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

McKinstry is an athletic corner who excelled in three years with the Crimson Tide. This year, he had 16 passes defended, which is no simple feat in the SEC. Kool-Aid is also a dangerous returner. However, he is dealing with a Jones fracture in his right foot, and did not workout at the combine, but ran a 4.47 40-yard dash on it at Bama’s pro day. McKinstry instantly gives Green Bay an uber-athletic 1-2 combo at corner with Jaire Alexander.


Pick 26 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

Tampa Bay released longtime edge rusher, Shaq Barrett this offseason. Robinson is a quality replacement, as he is an athletic freak. Standing at 6’3'' and weighing in at around 254 lbs., he can run a 4.48 40-yard dash. That shouldn’t happen. His speed will allow him to seamlessly fit in on the Bucs d-line.


Pick 27 - Arizona Cardinals (from Houston): Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois

With their 3rd 1st-round pick in this mock, the Cards go back to defense, and pick up possibly the best defensive tackle in the draft. Newton won the Big Ten DPOY this season, recording 8 sacks and 43 total pressures. Arizona’s rebuild is strengthened mightily with Latu, Mitchell, and Newton in the first round.


Pick 28 - Buffalo Bills: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

The Bills released S Jordan Poyer and CB Tre’Davious White this offseason, and didn’t do much to replace either of them. DeJean is a natural athlete, with the ability to play both the slot and outside really well. He would immediately step into White’s shoes in the Bills secondary, replenishing the talent that was lost.


Pick 29 - Detroit Lions: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

The Lions aren’t in desperate need of a defensive lineman after recently signing DJ Reader to a 4-year deal, but Murphy is a special talent. Along with T’Vondre Sweat, Murphy anchored a Texas line that was dominant all year. Pairing him with Reader and superstar edge rusher, Aiden Hutchinson would reap benefits for years in the Motor City.


FSU wideout Keon Coleman dodges a defender vs. Syracuse.

Photo: Melina Myers / USA TODAY Sports


Pick 30 - Baltimore Ravens: Keon Coleman, WR, FSU

Outside of Mark Andrews and Zay Flowers, the Ravens are thin on pass-catching playmakers. Yes, I know Derrick Henry is now in Baltimore, and the offense will be heavily run centered, but if people want Lamar to show that he is a capable passer, he needs weapons. At 6’3” 215lbs, Coleman is a big-bodied receiver who would pair well with Flowers and Andrews as a complementary piece in an explosive offense.


Pick 31 - San Francisco 49ers: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

The Niners have a solid offensive line, but RT Colton McKivitz surrendered 9 sacks last year, and as middle of the pack in run blocking. For a team that relies heavily on running, RPO’s, and timing, that is an issue. Guyton is a monstrous 6’8” 328lbs, and would have the luxury of working with the best LT in the game, Trent Williams. San Francisco will get an upgrade to their line in hopes of finally getting that elusive 6th title.


Pick 32 - Kansas City Chiefs: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

KC just won back-to-back Super Bowls. They also just signed speedy wideout Hollywood Brown. Give Patrick Mahomes the fastest man to ever run a 40 at the combine? Look out NFL, the Chiefs have weapons again. In all seriousness, Worthy would be a lethal weapon for Kansas City. With speed and big-play ability similar to Tyreek Hill, the offense would be just as explosive as it was before Hill forced a trade out.


 

Round 2:


Former Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. looks on during the 2024 National Championship.

Photo: Godofredo Vasquez / AP


Pick 33 - Carolina Panthers: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

Pick 34 - New England Patriots: Michael Penix Jr. QB, Washington

Pick 35 -  Arizona Cardinals: Graham Barton, OG, Duke

Pick 36 - Washington Commanders: Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

Pick 37 - Los Angeles Chargers: Christian Haynes, OG, Uconn

Pick 38 - Tennessee Titans: T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas

Pick 39 - Carolina Panthers (from N.Y. Giants): Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

Pick 40 - Washington Commanders (from Chicago): Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

Pick 41 - Green Bay Packers (from N.Y. Jets): Zach Fraizer, OG, West Virginia

Pick 42 - Houston Texans (from Minnesota): T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State

Pick 43 - Atlanta Falcons: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

Pick 44 - Las Vegas Raiders: Trey Benson, RB, FSU

Pick 45 - New Orleans Saints (from Denver): Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri

Pick 46 - Indianapolis Colts: Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State

Pick 47 - New York Giants (from Seattle): Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

Pick 48 - Jacksonville Jaguars: Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

Pick 49 - Cincinnati Bengals: Ruke Orhorhoro, DT, Clemson

Pick 50 - Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans): Edgerrin Cooper, EDGE, Texas A&M

Pick 51 - Pittsburgh Steelers: Cooper Beebe, OG, Kansas State

Pick 52 - Los Angeles Rams: Ennis Rakestraw Jr. CB, Missouri

Pick 53 - Philadelphia Eagles: Malachi Corely, WR, Western Kentucky

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

Pick 55 - Miami Dolphins: Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

Pick 56 - Dallas Cowboys: Jonathan Brooks, RB, Texas

Pick 57 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Michael Hall Jr. DT, Ohio State

Pick 58 - Green Bay Packers: Kam Kinchens, S, Miami (FL)

Pick 59 - Houston Texans: Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama

Pick 60 - Buffalo Bills: Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina

Pick 61 - Detroit Lions: Max Melton, CB, Rutgers

Pick 62 - Baltimore Ravens: Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

Pick 63 - San Francisco 49ers: Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan

Pick 64 - Kansas City Chiefs: Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas


Mock drafts are always fun to do, especially comparing them to what actually happens on draft day. Of course, a lot can change from now until April 25th, but doing a two-round mock was a good experience. I am pretty confident about the first round, especially the top-10, and I do believe the Vikings will pull the trigger to trade up into the top-5, if they see fit.


  

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