2024 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 – Picks 17-32

Last update: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2023. Changes in both rounds.
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      1. Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois Illinois
        The Dolphins looked weak to the run to start the season, so they may want to address this area.

        Johnny Newton lacks size and length, but he’s a great disruptor in the interior.

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        Pick change; previously Donovan Jackson, G

      2. Houston Texans Houston Texans: Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State Florida State
        The Texans have a dreadful receiving corps, where the No. 1 receiver is either Robert Woods, Nico Collins, or Tank Dell.

        Johnny Wilson is a massive receiver who might have to become a tight end in the NFL.

     

     

      1. Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons: Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas Texas
        The Falcons may realize that Desmond Ridder can only take them so far. They could be interested in a quarterback with this pick.

        Quinn Ewers has a big arm, but must improve his accuracy.

      2. New York Giants New York Giants: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas Texas
        I’m not breaking any news here by telling you that the Giants need help at receiver.

        Xavier Worthy is a shifty receiver with good length.

     

     

      1. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings: Calean Carson, CB, Wake Forest Wake Forest
        I’m also not breaking any news here by telling you that Minnesota’s secondary is a mess. The team will have to address cornerback soon. Back-to-back first-round picks on cornerbacks is possible.

        Calean Carson has plus speed, size, and movement skills.

      2. Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars: Ruke Orhorhoro, DE/DT, Clemson Clemson
        The Jaguars have needed defensive tackle help ever since Calais Campbell left the team.

        Ruke Orhorhoro has a nice frame and decent upside, and he can play in both the 4-3 and 3-4.

        Pick change; previously Maason Smith, DT

     

     

      1. Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens: Marcellas Dial, CB, South Carolina South Carolina
        The Ravens’ secondary isn’t as potent as it once was, so replacements are needed.

        Marcellas Dial has a good blend of size, athleticism, and speed.

        Pick change; previously Maason Smith, DT

      2. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers: Chico Bennett Jr., DE, Virginia Virginia
        The Steelers were 8-2 with T.J. Watt on the field last year, but 1-6 without him. They need another pass rusher to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

        Chico Bennett Jr. has great upside, though he needs to get stronger for the NFL.

     

     

      1. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys: Javion Cohen, G, Miami Miami
        The Cowboys will move Tyler Smith to left tackle soon, as Tyron Smith looks like a shell of his former self. When that happens, Dallas will need a new guard.

        Javion Cohen showed great ability as a pass protector and run blocker.

      2. San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia Georgia
        The 49ers’ great pass rush has masked the poor cornerback situation for quite some time. Perhaps the front office will finally address that issue.

        Kamari Lassiter has the upside to be a cover cornerback in the NFL.

     

     

      1. New York Jets New York Jets: Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas Texas
        The Jets could stand to add another play-maker for Aaron Rodgers, provided Rodgers returns for another year.

        Ja’Tavion Sanders has mismatch athleticism and speed.

      2. Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU LSU
        I don’t need to tell you that the Chiefs need receiving help at that embarrassing performance versus the Lions.

        Malik Nabers is quick and athletic. He outplayed Kayshon Boutte.

        Pick change; previously Leonard Taylor, DT

     

     

      1. Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles: Javon Bullard, CB/S, Georgia Georgia
        The Eagles could use some young defensive backs who can eventually replace the two aging cornerbacks or one of the safeties.

        Javon Bullard is a safety or a nickel cornerback who projects similarly to Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.

      2. Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills: Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State Ohio State
        The Bills drafted a second tight end, but they still need a better second wide receiver.

        Emeka Egbuka was a big-time producer with C.J. Stroud during the ’22 season.

      3. Detroit Lions Detroit Lions: Max Melton, CB, Rutgers Rutgers
        The Lions wanted Devon Witherspoon at No. 6, so perhaps they’ll obtain a cornerback with this pick.

        Max Melton is a terrific athlete who is incredibly fast that receivers can’t outrun him.

     

     

      1. Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals: Cooper DeJean, S/CB, Iowa Iowa
        Cincinnati’s secondary isn’t what it used to be. The front office has drafted some players to help, but more talent is needed.

        Cooper DeJean is an instinctive and versatile player.

        Pick change; previously Zion Nelson, OT





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