What will the Chicago Bears do with the No. 1 overall pick? Will three quarterbacks go in the top three? The 2024 NFL Draft will deliver the answers this spring.
Check out our latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft, with the picking order as of Conference Championship week in the playoffs.
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What will the Bears do with Justin Fields? Chances are good that he is moved, as this franchise doesn’t want to pass up a different potential young star on a rookie-scale contract at the quarterback position.
Caleb Williams won the Heisman Trophy in his first season at USC in 2022 and although neither he nor the Trojans were not quite as effective in 2023, he is expected by many to go first in the upcoming draft.
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The Commanders moved up to #2 by losing games left and right throughout the second half of the season. Now they are in position to replace Sam Howell with a new franchise QB. Will it be Maye or Jayden Daniels?
Maye is chosen here thanks to his 63-16 TD-INT ratio in three years at North Carolina, plus his ability to throw the deep ball. He also led the NCAA in total yards in 2022 and completed 64.9 percent of his passes in his college career.
There is no debate about which positional direction the Patriots are going with this pick. Assuming Williams is off the board, either Maye or Daniels is a solid consolation prize for a team that's rebuilding under new coach Jerod Mayo.
Quarterbacks may have a monopoly at the very top of the big board, but Harrison is the best of the rest. He is a can’t-miss wide receiver prospect and would be just what Kyler Murray needs in Arizona.
Surprisingly selecting so high following their late-season meltdown, the Chargers suddenly have a lot of options. A cornerback is possible along with tight end Brock Bowers, but getting the best offensive lineman in the class may be the move.
Outside of Saquon Barkley, the Giants are without offensive weapons. That needs to change and changing it in the form of Odunze would be a smart decision following his awesome 2023 campaign at Washington.
You can also find good tight ends later in the draft and selecting one super high isn’t always the best plan (see Kyle Pitts with Atlanta). That being said, Bowers was one of the best players in college football regardless of position, and he'll provide a consistent target for the Titans' QB, whether that's Ryan Tannehill or Will Levis.
Are the Falcons going with a rookie QB (trading up?), or will they find one via trade (Justin Fields?) or free agency (Kirk Cousins)? If it isn’t through the draft, Atlanta should look toward the other side of the ball and finally address its perennial lack of a pass rush by taking a player who had 21.5 sacks in 12 games in 2023.
With their own pick in addition to that of Carolina, the Bears hold more cards than anyone in this draft. If they go QB at No. 1, the defensive side of the ball should be addressed here. Turner is an elite pass-rusher and he picked up 10.0 sacks in 14 games in 2023.
After Aaron Rodgers suffered a torn Achilles’ in Week 1 behind a horrible offensive line, New York needs to address the issues. Rodgers will presumably be back in 2024 and needs to be protected, which Alt does exceptionally well.
Verse recorded nine sacks in each of his two years at Florida State. The Vikings have issues on both sides of the ball, but no team can ever have too many pass-rushers. Verse is among the best in this class in that department.
Although the cornerback class does not have any obvious superstar, it is deep. There’s Wiggins, Terrion Arnold, Cooper DeJean, Kamari Lassiter, Kool-Aid McKinstry and others. Denver may have its pick of the litter at No. 12, and we have them picking a 6-foot-2 Clemson product who made three interceptions and defended 21 passes in 27 collegiate games.
The interim tag has been removed from Antonio Pierce; he is now officially head coach in Las Vegas. Pierce is obviously a defensive-minded leader and he is well aware that a shutdown corner would do wonders for the Raiders on that side of the ball. Time will tell if the hiring of former Los Angeles Chargers general manager for the same role will change the team's priorities.
Nabers would be an absolute steal at No. 14, as he could go as high as No. 5 to the Giants. If he is available, the Saints could pair him with Chris Olave. Derek Carr would then have zero excuse to fail in New Orleans.
Anthony Richardson will be back under center for the Colts in 2024 and they would do well to give him some more help. Coleman is a perfect red-zone threat at 6’4’’ and 215 pounds; he had 18 touchdowns in his last two collegiate seasons.