2024 NFL Mock Draft - Charlie Campbell





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Charlie Campbell, Senior Draft Analyst
Last update: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Round 1 added.
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2024 NFL MOCK DRAFT - WALT'S | CHARLIE'S ROUND: 1


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1. NFL Team Logo for Commanders Washington Commanders: Caleb Williams, QB, USC

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Jaylon Jones, CB

Washington needs a true franchise quarterback.

Williams (6-1, 218) started out the 2021 season as the backup quarterback to Spencer Rattler at Oklahoma, but after Rattler struggled, Williams replaced him as the starter and put together an excellent year, completing 65 percent of his passes for 1,912 yards, 21 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also hurt defenses on the ground with six rushing touchdowns and lots of yardage. After the season, Williams transferred to USC to follow former Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley. Williams could put together two massive seasons and be a high first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. He is off to a great start in 2022, completing 66 percent of his passes for 1,054 yards, nine touchdowns and zero interceptions.

2. NFL Team Logo for Texans Houston Texans: Maason Smith, DT, LSU

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Bryce Young, QB and Gervon Dexter, DT

The Texans have a weak defensive line and need a true replacement for J.J. Watt.

Smith was a dynamic freshman for the Tigers and the former 5-star recruit made an instant impact. In his freshman season, he totaled four sacks and 19 tackles. The 6-foot-5, 298-pounder has excellent size and length with the upside to build on his fantastic debut. There was a ton of hype coming from LSU that he was poised to have a monster 2022 season, but he suffered a torn ACL in the season opener against Florida State and is out for the year.

Click links to see the Texans' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 21

3. NFL Team Logo for Giants New York Giants: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Joey Porter Jr., CB

The Giants take mismatch weapon and a potential star.

Bowers was a freshman sensation for the Bulldogs in 2021 and was a huge receiving weapon in helping them win their first National Championship since 1980. Immediately, Bowers (6-4, 230) was a mismatch weapon with excellent speed, athleticism, and run-after-the-catch ability. In 2021, Bowers recorded 56 receptions for 882 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Bulldogs have other good young talent at tight end and wide receiver, so Bowers numbers could dip if they spread the ball around, but Bowers is definitely special prospect for the NFL. In 2022, he has 15 receptions for 276 yards and two touchdowns.


4. NFL Team Logo for Seahawks Seattle Seahawks: Jack Sawyer, DE, Ohio State

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): C.J. Stroud, QB and Felix Anudike-Uzomah, DE/OLB

Seattle needs some young edge-rushing talent.

Sawyer (6-4, 260) flashed potential for the Buckeyes as a freshman with 13 tackles and three sacks in a backup role. Sawyer has a good skill set and upside, so the former five-star recruit could become a breakout player in 2022 or 2023. So far this year, Sawyer has eight tackles and two sacks.


5. NFL Team Logo for Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Quentin Johnston, WR

The Jaguars grab a No. 1 corner for their defense.

Arnold has played well for Alabama to start 2022 and is on his way to a breakout season. Thus far, he has 13 tackles and two passes broken up. Arnold (6-0, 188) has quality size to go along with quickness and athleticism.


6. NFL Team Logo for Bears Chicago Bears: J.C. Latham, OT, Alabama

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Jalen Carter, DT

The Bears badly need more offensive line talent for Justin Fields.

The 6-foot-6, 326-pound Latham has a good skill set and upside. He could start at guard or tackle and emerge as another top offensive line prospect from Alabama.

7. NFL Team Logo for Jets New York Jets: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Antonio Johnson, CB/S

By the 2024 NFL Draft, the Jets could easily be looking for a replacement for Zach Wilson.

In 2022, Richardson has completed 54 percent of his passes for 876 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions. He was excellent against Utah in the opener, leading Florida to a comeback win, but he was horrible against Kentucky, costing the Gators a win due to horrible accuracy and turnovers. After playing poorly versus South Florida, Richardson had a huge day taking on Tennessee. Thus, he is far too raw and inconsistent to be a viable NFL starter. Richardson definitely needs to return to school for 2023 to improve before going pro.

Richardson has a lot of room for improvement on accuracy, making short routine throws, field vision, decision making, and confident. Richardson has an amazing skill set that is reminiscent of a shorter Cam Newton's. However, former Gators head coach Dan Mullen did not play Richardson much, who also dealt with some injuries in 2021. In 2021, Richardson completed 38-of-64 passes for 529 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. He also was a dynamic runner who scored three touchdowns on the ground. Richardson has a cannon for an arm, speed as a runner, and the size and strength to plow through defenders. The 6-foot-4, 236-pounder has a ton of upside.


8. NFL Team Logo for Lions Detroit Lions: Trayveon Henderson, RB, Ohio State

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Clark Phillips, CB and K.J. Jefferson, QB

The Lions have D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams hitting free agency. While both are talented, they have limitations and may not be worth the price tag for an extension.

In 2021, Henderson had an impressive freshman year and was too talented to keep on the bench behind more experienced upperclassmen. He averaged 6.8 yards per carry that season for 1,248 yards and 15 touchdowns on only 183 carries. Henderson also was an impressive receiving back, snatching 27 passes for 312 yards and four scores. With his impressive skill set, Henderson (5-10, 214) has upside to explode as a sophomore and/or junior. In 2022, he has averaged 6.4 yards per carry for 318 yards and three touchdowns.

9. NFL Team Logo for Vikings Minnesota Vikings: Jack Kiser, LB, Notre Dame

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR

The Vikings could use some youth at linebacker.

Kiser (6-2, 227) flashed some ability as a sophomore in 2021, recording 45 tackles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and four passes broken up. Those splash plays and big plays in pass coverage are very intriguing for the passing-driven NFL. If Kiser continues to produce well in coverage while displaying tough run defense, he could really rise for the 2023 or 2024 NFL Draft. In 2022, Kiser has 26 tackles and a sack.

10. NFL Team Logo for Falcons Atlanta Falcons: Michael Hall Jr., DT, Ohio State

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Will Levis, QB

The Falcons could use a defensive tackle to go with Arnold Ebiketie.

Hall has enjoyed an impressive start to the 2022 season, showing speed and playmaking ability at the point of attack. While Hall (6-2l 290) is a little light, he is fast off the ball with the ability to fire his gap. He has nine tackles and two sacks so far in 2022, but it looks like he is just scratching the surface of his potential.


11. NFL Team Logo for Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers: Javion Cohen, G, Alabama

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Jaelyn Duncan, OT

The Steelers could use more youth on the defensive line with Cam Heyward aging and Stephon Tuitt having retired.

Cohen saw only 27 snaps as a backup in 2020, but he was still an All-SEC Freshman Team selection. In 2021, Cohen won the starting left guard spot and played well for Alabama. He did a very good job of opening holes for Brian Robinson and was consistent at protecting Bryce Young. Cohen (6-4, 305) has a good skill set and could rise as as an upperclassman.

12. NFL Team Logo for Panthers Carolina Panthers: Dallas Turner, OLB, Alabama

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Peter Skoronski, OT/G

By the time of the 2024 NFL Draft, the Panthers could be looking for an edge rusher to go with Brian Burns.

With Will Anderson commanding attention on the other side in 2021, Turner (6-4, 245) had a phenomenal freshman debut last year for the Crimson Tide. Turner showed serious pass-rush potential in 2021 with 8.5 sacks. He also recorded 30 tackles while rotating with other defenders. Turner will probably build on his freshman season and be even better in 2022 and or 2023. He has a good skill set with upside. In 2022, Turner has nine tackles.


13. NFL Team Logo for Raiders Las Vegas Raiders: Jack Nelson, OT, Wisconsin

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Will Anderson, DE

The Raiders could use some young talent for their offensive line.

Nelson is the Badgers starting left tackle and has flashed ability as a redshirt sophomore in 2022. The 6-foot-7, 310-pounds has excellent size and upside to improve as he gains experience.


14. NFL Team Logo for Patriots New England Patriots: Leonard Taylor, DT, Miami

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Isaiah Foskey, DE

The Patriots could use a young difference maker for their defensive line.

Taylor flashed some potential as a freshman, racking up 21 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks and a pass broken up. The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder has upside to grow as he gains experience. In 2022, Taylor has six tackles and one sack.


15. NFL Team Logo for Dolphins Miami Dolphins: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Bijan Robinson, RB

By the time of the 2024 NFL Draft, the Dolphins could be looking to get younger and cheaper at cornerback.

McKinstry notched 26 tackles, an interception, a pass broken up and a sack in 2021. The 6-foot-1, 188-pounder has the size and talent to rise as he gains experience. So far this season, McKinstry has recorded 11 tackles, a sack and five passes broken up.

16. NFL Team Logo for Titans Tennessee Titans: Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 9/30): Myles Murphy, DE

The Titans need more offensive line talent.

Jones is the Bulldogs starting left tackle and is showing next level ability. At 6-foot-4, 310 pounds, he has enough size to stay at tackle, but he also could be a candidate to move inside to guard.


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