2024 NFL Mock Draft: NFC team moves up and down the board; Cowboys, Lions make big splashes to improve offense


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USC

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

PAYDS

3633

RUYDS

121

INTS

5

TDS

41

The Bears will do plenty of research on Williams’ demeanor, but if everything checks out there, he’ll be the pick at No. 1. They can’t trade out of the No. 1 pick again.

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LSU

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

3rd

PAYDS

3812

RUYDS

1134

INTS

4

TDS

50

The Commanders have not been shy in free agency, and Daniels could be the final piece to kick-start Washington’s rebuild.

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North Carolina

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 230 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

2nd

PAYDS

3608

RUYDS

449

INTS

9

TDS

33

The Patriots and Maye are arguably two of the biggest enigmas at the top of this draft. Here, they pair together, and if Maye doesn’t start Week 1, that’s fine with Jacoby Brissett back in New England.

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Michigan

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 202 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

4th

PAYDS

2991

RUYDS

202

INTS

4

TDS

25

The Broncos don’t have as much ammo to ascend the draft board as the Vikings do, but to me, they’re more desperate, especially GM George Paton.

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Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 205 lbs

REC

67

REYDS

1211

YDS/REC

18.1

TDS

15

How about Jim Harbaugh drafting an Ohio State superstar? While offensive tackle and trade back will be strong considerations for the Chargers, we can’t forget about this reasonably distinct possibility.

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LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

2nd

REC

89

REYDS

1569

YDS/REC

17.6

TDS

14

The Giants miss out on the top-tier quarterback prospects in this class but are happy to land the explosive Nabers at No. 6.

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Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 322 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

2nd

REC

89

REYDS

1569

YDS/REC

17.6

TDS

14

The Titans go with a Notre Dame blocker to protect Will Levis next to 2023 first-round pick Peter Skoronski at guard.

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Alabama

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 252 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

1st

Turner tested through the roof in Indianapolis, which came after a truly breakout season as Alabama’s No. 1 rusher in 2023. The Falcons are devoid of a true No. 1 perimeter pass rusher.

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Washington

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

3rd

REC

92

REYDS

1640

YDS/REC

17.8

TDS

15

The Cardinals do what is now a Monti Ossenfort trademark — moving back then back into the top 10 — and land Odunze in the process. After snagging Denver’s 2025 first-round pick, they use the third-round pick this year acquired in the slide back with the Broncos (No. 76 overall) to ascend the board to land the towering Washington wideout.

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Georgia

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

1st

REC

56

REYDS

714

YDS/REC

12.8

TDS

7

The Jets are as all in as one franchise can get, and Bowers should provide an instant spark in the middle of the field for Gang Green’s passing offense.

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Toledo

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 196 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

1st

How about the draft’s premier man-to-man cornerback for the Vikings to be featured in Brian Flores’ ultra-aggressive man-coverage based defense? This of course would represent Plan B or Plan C for the Vikings — instead of a quarterback — but GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah will have many contingencies mapped out.

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Florida State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 260 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

2nd

PAYDS

4508

RUYDS

234

INTS

3

TDS

51

The Bears add an extra third-round pick after making the deal with the Cardinals and land their bookened to Montez Sweat in the process. Nice work from GM Ryan Poles here.

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Oregon State

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 334 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

3rd

REC

68

REYDS

1177

YDS/REC

17.3

TDS

17

Plug-and-play right tackle with immense upside for the Raiders. Smart pick here.

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Penn State

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 317 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

1st

Fashanu’s slide stops here, and the Saints simply go best-player-available with this selection.

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Alabama

• Soph

• 6’0″

/ 196 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Arnold can excel in man or zone and hits like he’s a much bigger cornerback. The Colts have needed a major talent — who’s young — in the secondary for a long time.

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UCLA

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

3rd

REC

56

REYDS

714

YDS/REC

12.8

TDS

7

Another young, talented, and highly skilled rusher for the Seahawks. New head coach Mike Macdonald knows the importance of defensive line play.

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Texas

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 308 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

1st

Murphy is a twitched-up interior rusher Brian Flores will love to add to the middle of his defense.

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Alabama

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 360 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

20th

POSITION RNK

5th

Latham was enormous at the NFL Scouting Combine and moved rather explosively in the on-field drills. He’s the Bengals’ Day 1 starter at right tackle if this is the pick. And the Bengals have a history of selecting blockers in Round 1 who didn’t work out pre-draft.

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LSU

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

4th

REC

68

REYDS

1177

YDS/REC

17.3

TDS

17

Brandon Beane can’t wait any longer. He sees Thomas still on the board and makes a move. The LSU product would give the Bills receiver group a size element it doesn’t have — outside of newly added journeyman Mack Hollins — and premier YAC capabilities along with rebounding skills down the field.

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Clemson

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 185 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

4th

Wiggins is spindly but can fly and mirrors well in man-to-man coverage. Young, fun and crazy athletic duo on the perimeter with Wiggins and Joey Porter Jr.

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Oregon

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

33rd

POSITION RNK

2nd

JPJ didn’t do the full workout in Indianapolis despite clearly being a high-level athlete on film. That indicates his camp realizes he’s quite easily the top center in the class. And the Dolphins have to find a quality starter to snap to Tua Tagovailoa.

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Penn State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 254 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

4th

Another move from Ossenfort, this time to grab someone who head coach Jonathan Gannon could see as Haason Reddick 2.0.

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Washington

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 213 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

5th

PAYDS

4903

RUYDS

8

INTS

11

TDS

39

In this scenario, the Vikings keep all their picks — even those in 2025 — and land a stud cornerback prospect in Penix to operate in an awesome situation in Minnesota.

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Texas

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 172 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

32nd

POSITION RNK

7th

REC

75

REYDS

1014

YDS/REC

13.5

TDS

6

Why can’t the Cowboys add a young, elite burner to the receiver group? Worthy staying in state would be fun for Dak Prescott.

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Florida State

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 297 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

34th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Packers gravitate toward big-time athletes, and Fiske is the most athletic up-the-field rusher in this class.

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Missouri

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 296 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

26th

POSITION RNK

5th

Robinson is probably best inside but certainly generate pressure as an edge defender at Missouri. He has first-round size and length.

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Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

3rd

It’s Alabama, not Georgia this time around for the Eagles, as they add an NFL-ready perimeter corner to a defense that sorely needs it. In the slide back, the Eagles snag a second-round pick and a third-round pick — No. 35 and No. 71 — from Arizona.

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Illinois

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 295 lbs

Projected Team

L.A. Rams

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

2nd

REC

30

REYDS

478

YDS/REC

15.9

TDS

3

There’s an Aaron Donald-sized hole to fill in the middle of the Rams defense, and while they won’t expect Newton to fill that void alone, he has the upfield pass-rush ability to help the cause. The Rams get Buffalo’s second-round pick, (No. 60) in this swap that includes Los Angeles’ second third-round pick (No. 99).

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Georgia

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 185 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

6th

How about another nifty separator for Ben Johnson and Co. to deploy in Detroit? McConkey and St. Brown would be a blast together with the Lions.

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Georgia

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 340 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

4th

Mims did some otherworldly stuff in Indianapolis at the combine at nearly 6-foot-8 and 340 pounds. He’s the type of oversized, overwhelming blocker the Ravens love.

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South Carolina

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 227 lbs

PAYDS

4903

RUYDS

8

INTS

11

TDS

39

Somewhat of a surprise here, but Legette’s flashes after the catch are enough for the 49ers to gravitate toward him and snag him in the late stages of Round 1.

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BYU

• Soph

• 6’6″

/ 325 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

40th

POSITION RNK

7th

REC

55

REYDS

845

YDS/REC

15.4

TDS

11

The Chiefs draft the cousin of Penei Sewell to hopefully lock down their left tackle position for a long time.





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