2024 NFL Mock Draft – Round 1 (17-32) – Charlie Campbell



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Charlie Campbell, Senior Draft Analyst
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17. NFL Team Logo for Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

The Jaguars would like to add help at wide receiver, at cornerback, and on offensive line. Here’s a defensive back.

Sources with pro teams shared they feel Mitchell played himself into being a potential first-round pick for the 2024 NFL Draft. In 2023, Mitchell recorded 41 tackles, an interception and 18 passes defended. He was one of the most dynamic ball hawks in college football during 2022, when he racked up 42 tackles, five interceptions and 19 passes defended. The 6-foot, 196-pound Mitchell has excellent skill set of size, speed and athleticism. Team evaluators noted Mitchell is raw and needs development. However with his physical talent, Mitchell could rise through impressive workouts during the leadup to the 2024 NFL Draft.


Click links to see the Jaguars' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Jaguars' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 15

18. NFL Team Logo for Bengals Cincinnati Bengals: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Cincinnati has some important veterans to re-sign in the form of Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, D.J. Reader, Jonah Williams and Chidobe Awuzie. Considering the amount of money the Bengals paid Orlando Brown, they probably won’t spend for another big contract at the tackle position. Williams could leave, but Cincinnati could use the 2024 NFL Draft to find his replacement.

Mims is a giant monster who manned right tackle for Georgia. He has very little body fat and is a unique physical specimen with size, speed and athleticism. Team sources say Mims has 11.2-inch hands and 36-inch arms, as well as quickness. They noted his physical body is similar to that of Tyron Smith. NFL team evaluators said Mims was more physical and nasty in 2023, and he was playing dominant football before being sidelined for a while by a lower leg injury. Team sources said that while Mims could be in the running for the best skill set of any player in the 2024 NFL Draft, he could slide to late in the first round because of his lack of playing experience, which was hindered by missing games to injury in 2023. Previously, the 6-foot-7, 330-pound Mims was a backup and rotational player for Georgia. He dominated Ohio State to close out the 2022 season and looked like he was toying with the highly touted Buckeyes defensive ends.


Click links to see the Bengals' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Bengals' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 16

19. NFL Team Logo for Rams Los Angeles Rams: Cooper DeJean, S/CB, Iowa

The Rams could use a No. 1 corner to replace Jalen Ramsey.

DeJean recorded 41 tackles, two interceptions and five passes batted in 2023 before his season ended early. He was all over the field for Iowa in 2022, making big plays while totaling 75 tackles, five interceptions and eight passes defended. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound DeJean is a gritty and instinctive defender. While he can play outside cornerback, some team sources feel DeJean would be best as a hybrid safety and nickel corner in the NFL, similar to a C.J. Gardner-Johnson or Brian Branch. That would allow DeJean the freedom to use his instincts to make plays. Teams love DeJean’s versatility because he has starting ability at three positions in the secondary. He is expected to be a workout warrior before the 2024 NFL Draft as well.



Click links to see the Rams' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Rams' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 19

20. NFL Team Logo for Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers: Taliese Fuaga, G/OT, Oregon State

The Steelers need more offensive line talent to help establish more consistency on offense. Here’s a monster to go with Broderick Jones.

The 6-foot-6, 334-pound Fuaga was a starter and solid player for the Beavers over the last couple of seasons. He played right tackle at Oregon State, but he has the body type that could allow him to kick inside to guard as well. Multiple NFL team sources said they felt Fuaga was a second-day guard for the 2024 NFL Draft, but others stated they thought he could stay at right tackle and was worthy of being a late first-rounder. Fuaga is a force as a run blocker but could have problems with pro edge rushers. Hence, some teams are projecting him to guard in their schemes.


Click links to see the Steelers' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Steelers' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 20

21. NFL Team Logo for Dolphins Miami Dolphins: Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

Even if Christian Wilkins signs an extension, the Dolphins could use more talent in the middle of their defense next to him.

Murphy impressed team sources in 2023, showing the ability to defend the run and contribute to the pass rush. On the year, he totaled 29 tackles and five sacks. Murphy has good size and is tough at the point of attack. The 6-foot-1, 308-pounder is shorter and lacks some length, but he possesses some quickness and athleticism with developed strength.


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Click here to jump to the Dolphins' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 22

22. NFL Team Logo for Eagles Philadelphia Eagles: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

The Eagles could use some young talent at corner.

Arnold recorded 63 tackles, five interceptions and 12 passes broken up in 2023. He played well for Alabama in 2022, recording 45 tackles, an interception and eight passes broken up. The 6-foot, 188-pounder has quality size to go along with instincts and good technique. Arnold’s only real flaw is not being fast, and that presents some limitations for the NFL. Still, Arnold looks like a good fit for a zone team and a safe pick to be a solid pro.

Click links to see the Eagles' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Eagles' first second-round pick.  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 21

23. NFL Team Logo for Texans Houston Texans: Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan

The Texans grab more defensive line talent to go with Will Anderson Jr.

While Jenkins did not generate big pass-rushing numbers, he was consistent about producing pressure from the inside. Jenkins may not be an elite rusher as a pro, but he is a superb run defender who contributes some pass rush. He is athletic with quickness and strength, plus has very good instincts. Jenkins recorded 37 tackles, 2.5 sacks and an interception in 2023. After spending a couple of seasons as a backup, Jenkins (6-3, 305) earned a starting spot in 2022 and had a strong debut with 54 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks and two hurries. Kris Jenkins is the son of former Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kris Jenkins and the nephew of former Packer Cullen Jenkins, so he has good NFL bloodlines. His father and uncle have tutored him well, as Kris Jenkins is a real tactician with advanced development.


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Click here to jump to the Texans' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 23

24. NFL Team Logo for Cowboys Dallas Cowboys: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

Stephon Gilmore is hitting free agency, but even if he gets brought back, the Cowboys could use an understudy to develop into a long-term starter.

In 2023, McKinstry recorded 32 tackles, zero interceptions and seven passes broken up. Most freshmen didn’t play immediately for Nick Saban, but McKinstry was an anomaly, notching 26 tackles, an interception, a pass broken up and a sack in 2021. In 2022, McKinstry recorded 35 tackles, a sack, an interception and 15 passes broken up. The 6-foot-1, 188-pounder possesses, size, length, straight-line speed, and physicality. However, he is a press-man corner only and does not look like a good fit for a zone or off-man scheme.


Click links to see the Cowboys' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Cowboys' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 24

25. NFL Team Logo for Packers Green Bay Packers: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

The Packers could stand to grab more offensive line youth.

The 6-foot-7, 328-pound Guyton is said to be an athletic freak with a special combination of size, speed and length. He started five games in 2022 for the Sooners after starting out his career at TCU. In 2021, he played offensive tackle and h-back with the Horned Frogs. Team sources say Guyton has all the ability, although needs to get more consistent. They have said Guyton is a good kid, but immature. Guyton possesses a lot of upside to grow as he gains experience. Multiple team sources said Guyton has first-round potential and think he could be a riser for the 2024 NFL Draft.


Click links to see the Packers' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Packers' first second-round pick.  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 26  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 25  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 28

26. NFL Team Logo for Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

Tampa Bay gave Chris Godwin a massive contract, which could make it very difficult to also re-sign Mike Evans. Evans will have find good market in free agency, so the Bucs could easily get outbid while also having to account contracts for Baker Mayfield and Antonie Winfield Jr.

In terms of size, speed, athleticism and upside, Thomas is probably second only to Marvin Harrison Jr. among the wide receiver prospects for the 2024 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Thomas has mismatch size and is a fast wideout with the ability to challenge teams vertically. In 2023, he totaled 68 catches for 1,177 yards and 17 touchdowns. Thomas has a great skill set with a ton of upside to develop. There is some rawness to his game, as he plays small. He needs to play to his size.


Click links to see the Buccaneers' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Buccaneers' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 26

27. NFL Team Logo for Cardinals Arizona Cardinals: Jared Verse, DE, Florida State

The Cardinals could use more edge-rush talent.

Verse recorded 41 tackles, nine sacks and two passes batted in 2023. He had a great start to open 2022, showing pass-rush ability and speed around the corner in a dominant performance versus LSU while recording three sacks and seven tackles. In 2022, Verse totaled 47 tackles and nine sacks. He displayed functional strength, athleticism, and a steady drive. In 2021 playing for Albany, Verse recorded 10 tackles for a loss, four sacks and 22 tackles. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder has a good motor and upside.



Click links to see the Cardinals' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 4  |  Click here to jump to the Cardinals' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 2  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 7  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 27

28. NFL Team Logo for Bills Buffalo Bills: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

The Bills could stand to add more receiving playmakers for Josh Allen.

Worthy totaled 75 receptions in 2023 for 1,014 yards and five touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 163-pounder is a quick, shifty, undersized playmaker who can get open vertically and is a threat to score on any reception. Worthy had an impressive debut in 2021 with 62 catches for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2022, he turned 60 receptions for 760 yards and nine scores.


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Click here to jump to the Bills' second-round pick.

29. NFL Team Logo for Lions Detroit Lions: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

The Lions need help at cornerback, but the first-round corner prospects are off the board. They could consider helping the offensive line. Their starting guards are free agents, and Taylor Decker is aging. Detroit could start out the rookie at guard and then eventually move him outside to form a tandem with Penei Sewell.

Morgan had an impressive senior year to help himself with NFL scouts. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound possesses excellent size, including length, height and weight, as well as strength and quickness. Morgan was a mainstay for the Wildcats as a starter over the past three seasons. In 2022, he allowed one sack in 670 total snaps. Morgan earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl, and some team sources believe he could be a nice value pick as a late first-round pick.


Click links to see the Lions' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Lions' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 9  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 29

30. NFL Team Logo for Ravens Baltimore Ravens: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

The Ravens could move on from Odell Beckham Jr. Here’s a receiver to replace him.

In 2023, Coleman totaled 50 catches of 658 yards and 11 touchdowns. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder has good size with quickness, athleticism, and excellent ball skills. In 2022 for Michigan State, he recorded 58 receptions for 798 yards and seven touchdowns while playing. Coleman opened the 2023 season, and his career as a Seminole, with a monster game of nine catches for 122 yards and three touchdowns versus LSU. Coleman also got the better of a future NFL corner in Wake Forest’s Caelen Carson in their matchup. Coleman could be a No. 1 receiver in the NFL.


Click links to see the Ravens' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Ravens' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 30

31. NFL Team Logo for 49ers San Francisco 49ers: Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina

The 49ers could use more talent at wide receiver for Brock Purdy.

According to multiple team sources, they were impressed with Legette in 2023 and he has risen into first-round contention for the 2024 NFL Draft. In 2023, he totaled 71 receptions for 1,255 yards and seven touchdowns. The 6-foot-3, 227-pounder has mismatch size and has shown that he has good speed for a big wideout. However, team sources said that Legette is raw and needs development, so they see him on the bubble of the first round. Thus, it will be important for Legette to interview and work out well during as the 2024 NFL Draft approaches.

Click links to see the 49ers' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the 49ers' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 31

32. NFL Team Logo for Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs: Michael Hall Jr., DT, Ohio State

Even if Chris Jones signs an extension, the Chiefs could use more talent in the middle of their defense next to him.

In 2023, Hall recorded 24 tackles and 1.5 sacks while playing out of position at nose tackle. He got off to an impressive start for the 2022 season, showing speed and playmaking ability at the point of attack. Hall recorded 19 tackles and 4.5 sacks that season, but looked like he was just scratching the surface of his potential. While Hall (6-2, 290) is a little light, he is fast off the ball with the ability to fire his gap and is a natural three-technique.



Click links to see the Chiefs' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Chiefs' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 32