2024 NFL Mock Draft (5 rounds) updated for the start of April – April 2

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NFL Team Logo for Bears Chicago Bears: Caleb Williams, QB, USC Image for USC

It’s not clear why, but to start the season, Justin Fields styled himself after Drew Bledsoe, a statue-esque quarterback who held the ball way too long in the pocket and took tons of sacks. Fields ran just twice following the opening drive versus the Buccaneers. He rebounded after that, especially after returning from injury, but he was woeful against the Packers to close out the year. With the No. 1 pick will locked up, the Bears will draft a quarterback after trading Fields.

Caleb Williams supplanted Spencer Rattler at Oklahoma, then put together massive performances at USC.

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NFL Team Logo for Redskins Washington Redskins: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina Image for NCar

The Redskins had major blocking issues that weren’t giving Sam Howell much of a chance. Howell, however, was benched twice, so the experiment might be over. The Redskins will strongly consider a new franchise quarterback with this pick.

Drake Maye is an athletic quarterback with good accuracy and field vision. His mechanics need a bit of work, but he’s still an elite quarterback prospect. Rumors indicate that the Redskins like Maye more than Jayden Daniels.

NFL Team Logo for Patriots New England Patriots: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU Image for LSU

Mac Jones sucks. The Patriots weren’t in a position to land a franchise quarterback in previous versions of this mock draft, but they are now that they are locked into the No. 3 spot. They have to move on from Jones.

Jayden Daniels is an accurate passer and a dangerous runner who possesses a quality arm.

NFL Team Logo for Cardinals Arizona Cardinals: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU Image for LSU

Mike Jurecki is the best team reporter in the business. He has never gotten anything wrong about the Cardinals as far as I know. He said that if Arizona obtained a top-three pick, it would trade out of it and draft Marvin Harrison Jr. or Malik Nabers to replace DeAndre Hopkins because the team is stuck with Kyler Murray’s contract. The Cardinals, however, aren’t in such a position because they defeated the Eagles in a very Pyrrhic victory.

Malik Nabers is quick and athletic. He outplayed Kayshon Boutte when the two were in school together.

Pick change; previously Marvin Harrison Jr., WR

NFL Team Logo for Chargers Los Angeles Chargers: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State Image for OSU

When I previously updated my mock draft, the Chargers still had Mike Williams and Keenan Allen on the roster. Since then, Williams has been cut, while Allen was traded. Justin Herbert needs a new No. 1 receiver.

Marvin Harrison Jr. is a 6-foot-4 receiver who happens to be a huge mismatch weapon. He was sorely missed in the college football semi-final versus Georgia when he suffered a concussion.

Pick change; previously Malik Nabers, WR

NFL Team Logo for Vikings Minnesota Vikings: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan Image for MICH

I don’t often predict trades in my mock draft, but I’m going to make an exception in this instance because we know Minnesota is aiming to move up after acquiring pick No. 23. The Vikings can trade Nos. 11 and 23 to the Giants for Nos. 6 and 47, and it works out evenly on the trade value chart.

The Vikings are obviously moving up for a quarterback. They have nothing at the position, so I understand their desperation to make a move. Ideally, they’d go to No. 3 and land one of the three studs, but they might be limited in what they can do.

J.J. McCarthy is an accurate quarterback with a solid arm and mobility.

NFL Team Logo for Titans Tennessee Titans: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame Image for ND

The Titans could go back-to-back offensive linemen. They drafted Peter Skoronski to replace Nate Davis, and they could use this pick to find someone to fill Taylor Lewan’s shoes.

Joe Alt is a former tight end who has moved to left tackle. He has good size, length, and athleticism.

NFL Team Logo for Falcons Atlanta Falcons: Dallas Turner, OLB, Alabama Image for ALA

The Falcons can’t possibly go into the 2024 season with Desmond Ridder as the starter again. However, this is too early to draft J.J. McCarthy or Michael Penix. Plus, Atlanta may go after a veteran anyway, given that the team is ready to win now. The Falcons may decide to fix their edge rush instead.

Dallas Turner is a dynamic pass-rushing threat with immense upside who has drawn comparisons to Brian Burns.

NFL Team Logo for Bears Chicago Bears: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia Image for UGA

The Bears have Cole Kmet, but we’ve seen teams with highly paid tight ends draft the position in the first round. The Bills did this last year, for example. Brock Bowers is a different sort of tight end than Kmet anyway, and the two can be used on the field at the same time.

Bowers is an elite athlete and a mismatch weapon.

Pick change; previously Jared Verse, DE

NFL Team Logo for Jets New York Jets: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington Image for Wash

The Jets are no longer locked into a tackle at No. 10 in the wake of the Tyron Smith signing. They can afford to go best player available, which in this case is a wide receiver. This is still an area of need because Mike Williams is coming off a torn ACL.

Rome Odunze has great size, but there are some concerns about separation ability.

Pick change; previously Brock Bowers, TE

NFL Team Logo for Giants New York Giants: J.C. Latham, OT, Alabama Image for ALA

The Giants could have drafted J.C. Latham at No. 6 overall without much criticism. In this mock draft, they trade down and acquire Latham and another first-round pick, which is obviously a big win.

J.C. Latham has the power to start at guard and athleticism to be a tackle.

Pick change; previously Rome Odunze, WR

NFL Team Logo for Broncos Denver Broncos: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon Image for ORE

Russell Wilson’s days in Denver are finished. Sean Payton will want to find his own quarterback to establish as the face of the franchise.

Bo Nix has a solid arm and scrambling ability.

NFL Team Logo for Raiders Las Vegas Raiders: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State Image for PSU

The Raiders really wanted Paris Johnson in the 2023 NFL Draft, but the Cardinals sniped him off the board via trade. Here’s another tackle.

Olumuyiwa Fashanu looks like a franchise left tackle. He is a massive blocker with elite athleticism for the position.

Pick change; previously J.C. Latham, OT/G

NFL Team Logo for Saints New Orleans Saints: Jared Verse, DE, Florida State Image for FSU

The Saints wanted Myles Murphy in the 2023 NFL Draft, so they could draft a talented edge rusher to help the mediocre pass rush. And speaking of the pass rush, the Saints don’t have a left tackle to defend against it because Trevor Penning has been a major bust. They may take the best edge rusher or tackle available.

Jared Verse has nice athleticism and a steady motor.

Pick change; previously Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT

NFL Team Logo for Colts Indianapolis Colts: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama Image for ALA

The Colts need cornerback help to combat all the firepower the Jaguars and Texans have at receiver.

Terrion Arnold is a quick and athletic cornerback with average height.

NFL Team Logo for Seahawks Seattle Seahawks: Troy Fautanu, G/OT, Washington Image for Wash

The Seahawks will have to focus on upgrading the interior of their offensive line, which is in shambles right now because of all the impending free agency departures.

Troy Fautanu may have to move to guard because of length limitations.

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