Rounding up the final 2024 NFL mock drafts from Mel Kiper, Daniel Jeremiah, more

Rounding up the final 2024 NFL mock drafts from Mel Kiper, Daniel Jeremiah, more


The day is here. After months of preparation, scouting, and biting our nails in anticipation, the 2024 NFL Draft has finally arrived, and the first round is just hours from getting underway. Who will hear their name called tonight though? While most people at the top of the draft are set in stone (Caleb Williams, Joe Alt, Jayden Daniels), the back half is wide open for interpretation.

Numerous offensive tackles, defensive tackles, wide receivers, and cornerbacks are right on the cusp of being first-round talents, but whether or not they will hear their names called Day 1 is still up in the air. The difference in expectations between a first and second-round pick is vast, as well as the compensation, so there is plenty of reason to be invested in where certain players are drafted.

Here are the latest mock drafts from experts all around the internet as we approach the draft start time.

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Latest 2024 NFL mock drafts:

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today: Minnesota trades into top-5

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz writes, “Projecting trades seems like a fool’s errand, but something has to give with the draft order as it relates to McCarthy. Minnesota’s attempt to play things cool in its pursuit of a quarterback will be put to the test if the first few picks pan out this way. McCarthy might not be the Vikings’ ideal replacement for Kirk Cousins, but he’s more than a reasonable option. Kevin O’Connell can situate him to play efficiently as the coach expands the set of responsibilities McCarthy will have to take on.”

While this move would prevent the Chargers from finding a replacement for recently departed receivers Mike Williams and Keenan Allen, it would give them more picks in the future, which is the first step in a strong rebuild. The Chargers would also only move back to pick 11, where they would be in prime position to grab one of either Dallas Turner, Rome Odunze, Brock Bowers, or JC Latham, depending on who gets picked at 6-10.

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: Brock Bowers falls all the way to 15

The pass-catching depth in this year’s class is unreal. Given the talent at other key positions like quarterback, tackle, and edge rusher too, it’d be hard for any team to draft Bowers. If he falls to the Colts at 15 though, Indianapolis will have put together a very solid receiving corps for Anthony Richardson’s sophomore campaign. Pete Prisco writes, “Taking Bowers would give second-year quarterback Anthony Richardson a nice weapon to work with for the years to come. All young quarterbacks need a crutch and Bowers would be that for Richardson.”

Daniel Jeremiah, Broncos trade down, snag Bo Nix at 22

Jeremiah writes, “I don’t see the Broncos taking Nix at No. 12, and I know they’d like to fill the current Round 2 hole on their draft docket. This move allows them to add a second-rounder from Philly and come away with Nix, who looks to be a great fit for Sean Payton’s offense.”

Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: Commanders draft Maye over Daniels

Iyer writes, “The Commanders are doing well to mask their QB of choice with this pick, but Maye has been the No. 2 option behind Williams since early in the process with little more to prove regarding his arm, accuracy, and athleticism.”

This would be a huge shock considering how good the betting odds are for the Commanders to pick Williams. If the Commanders really have been hiding their choice, they’ve done an excellent job to ensure that information does not get out.

Mel Kiper, ESPN: Vikings trade with Chargers

With how high Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy’s draft stock has risen the last few days, it wouldn’t be shocking to see a QB-needy team jump into the top-five to secure McCarthy. The question here would be whether or not the Chargers are willing to fall all the way back to 11 to make their pick. If they have someone like Nabers, Odunze, or Bowers in mind to fill their receiving corps, swapping with Minnesota may be too much of a fall to secure any of those difference-makers.

How to watch the 2024 NFL Draft:

  • When: April 25-27, 2024
  • Where: Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
  • TV: ESPN; ABC; NFL Network
  • Stream: NFL+; ESPN+; Hulu+ Live TV; fuboTV

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