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The order of this 2024 NFL Mock Draft is random. First-round picks from the 2021 NFL Mock Draft
, 2022 NFL Mock Draft
and 2023 NFL Mock Draft
have been factored into the picks.
Because these prospects are entering college, I had our Senior College Football Recruiting Analyst Corey Long write the blurbs on each player. You can check out our College Football Recruiting Rankings
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*** 2024 NFL MOCK DRAFT updated March 4. This mock draft will be updated occasionally. Follow @walterfootball for NFL Draft updates. ***
Seattle Seahawks: Max Johnson, QB, LSU
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): None
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): None
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): Alex Wright, DE/OLB
There have been some Russell Wilson trade rumors. If he's ever dealt, the Seahawks will turn into one of the worst teams in the NFL, so they'd be in the running for the No. 1 pick at some point. Here's a replacement.
In a rebuilding year at LSU it was Johnson (6-6, 219) who took over the reins at quarterback midway through the season and established himself as the starter moving forward. Johnson has NFL lineage - his father is former Super Bowl champion Brad Johnson - and some tools that will be appealing to NFL scouts. Johnson struggled in his first few starts, but really turned it on in the final two games against Florida and Ole Miss. Johnson finished his freshman season with 1,069 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception.
Philadelphia Eagles: J.T. Tuimoloau, DE, Undecided
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): Kyle Pitts, TE
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Kedon Slovis, QB
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): Kayshon Boutte, WR
The Eagles will have some aging linebackers once the 2024 NFL Draft arrives, so here's a massive upgrade at the position.
Tuimolloau (6-4, 273) is not only one of the top 10 prospects in the 2021 recruiting class; he's also the top remaining undecided prospect (as of March 4.) He is eventually expected to choose between USC, Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon and Washington. Tuimoloau is a tremendous athlete who also plays basketball. He has the skill set to be an elite pass rusher that can put his hand in the ground or play in a stand-up role. Tuimoloau is electric off the snap and has a lot of pass rush moves in his arsenal to get to the backfield. He is athletic enough to drop off the line and take on a back or a tight end in short-field coverage. Tuimoloau is the definition of a "freak" athlete.
Houston Texans: Leonard Taylor, DT, Miami
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): None
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Tyler Shough, QB
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): Kelee Ringo, CB
The Texans have so many holes that it might be difficult for them to properly replace some of their departed defensive linemen in the near future.
Taylor (6-4, 268) is an elite defensive line prospect one of two elite defensive players in the Miami Hurricanes' 2021 recruiting class. Don't try to block Taylor 1-on-1 because he'll absolutely dog the offensive lineman across from him. His first step is so good, and he is so strong at the point of contact that it's either death by bullrush or death by speed rush. Even if Taylor doesn't get in the backfield he can ruin a play by clogging up the middle or batting down the football at the line. He has the traits that should make him comparable to the great defensive linemen on the Hurricanes teams from the 1980s and 1990s.
Carolina Panthers: J.C. Latham, OT, Alabama
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): Trey Lance, QB
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Kyle Hamilton, S
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): D.J. Uiagalelei, QB
I have the Panthers selecting two quarterbacks in three years, which properly indicates how desperate they are to upgrade the position. Either way, they'll need to improve their next quarterback's pass protection.
Latham (6-6, 305) is actually from Big Ten country (Waukesha, Wisconsin), but he spend his junior and senior years at IMG Academy in Florida and eventually decided to play in the SEC. He is a long 6-foot-6 with a huge wingspan and big hands. Latham looks great off the hoof with a big frame, lean muscle and an athletic build. He has a basketball background and it comes through with his quickness, footwork and ability to move laterally. Latham is technically sound and works hard on his technique, but he's just as willing to be downright nasty and put defenders on the ground to establish his dominance.
New York Jets: JaCorey Brooks, WR, Alabama
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): Justin Fields, QB; Najee Harris, RB
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Derek Stingley, CB; Bubba Bolden, S
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): Donell Harris, DE/OLB
Jamison Crowder is a solid receiver, and Denzel Mims has shown promise, but the Jets lack a true No. 1 receiver.
Brooks (6-2, 181) graded out as the best receiver from the state of Florida in the 2021 recruiting class. He is a big-time playmaker that seems to have a knack of making the right play at the right time. Brooks is a consistent, steady pass catcher that can be physical on the outside and will compete for those 50/50 balls. His ability to run after the catch is an undervalued part of his game - he can take the short pass and turn it into a long gain. Some scouts might have questions about Brooks' speed, but he is plenty fast enough in terms of game speed.
Los Angeles Rams: Walker Parks, OT, Clemson
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): None
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): None
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): None
The Rams, who may finally be drafting in the first round in 2024, will need a new left tackle to replace Andrew Whitworth.
Parks (6-5, 295) looks like he'll be a cornerstone piece for Clemson's offensive lines over the next couple of years. He played 199 games and appeared in 11 games as a freshman and proved to be ready for the step up in competition, playing 35 snaps against Pitt and double-digit snaps against Notre Dame and Ohio State. He will take over one of the tackle positions in 2021.
Miami Dolphins: Elliot Donald, DE/DT, Pittsburgh
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): DeVonta Smith, WR; Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Rasheed Walker, OT
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): Zachary Evans, RB
The Dolphins need to bolster the trenches at some point to upgrade their mediocre pass rush.
A fast-twitch defensive line prospect playing at Pitt who can play anywhere in the front four and get to the quarterback. Sound familiar? Donald (6-2, 245) will certainly be compared to his uncle, Aaron, every time he makes a splash play. There are certainly some similarities, especially with the scheme versatility, the body control and the quick hands. The younger Donald has quite the speed rush as well and great bend to get around the edge. Donald will continue get bigger and stronger in college and hope to make his own name at the next level.
Denver Broncos: Korey Foreman, DE, USC
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): Micah Parsons, LB
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Kaiir Elam, CB
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): Bryce Young, QB
The Broncos will need to replace Von Miller in the near future, especially in the wake of his off-the-field issues.
Foreman (6-4, 266) was the big prize in the 2021 class and decided to stay close to home and play for the Trojans. Although Foreman will likely find a home on the field as a strong side rush end, he has the athleticism and skill set to play an outside linebacker role as well. Foreman is quick and strong with his hands. He has the strength to bully an offensive lineman and push him into the backfield. Foreman has elite pass rushing tools, but he's also shown the ability to play with integrity against the role. Explosive burst off the line, backside pursuit and overall effort are all at a plus level. Foreman's athleticism will improve and that's a scary thought for opponents in the Pac 12.
Atlanta Falcons: Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): Zach Wilson, QB
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Zach Harrison, DE
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): Noah Sewell, LB
Julio Jones will be 35 when the 2024 NFL Draft arrives, so there's a chance he won't be on the roster at this time.
Egbuka (6-1, 182) offers nearly the full package as a wide receiver. Whether it's speed, strength, decent size, body control, the ability to run after the catch and route running, Egbuka offers plus level ability in all of those areas. He is going to be a weapon on special teams in the return game as well. His top-end speed is excellent for an outside receiver. Egbuka will have no problems stretching a defense and winning deep balls in the vertical game. He burst on the scene as a freshman in high school with 44 catches for over 800 yards and 12 touchdowns. When Egbuka was a junior in high school he doubled those numbers with 83 catches, for over 1600 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Las Vegas Raiders: Tunmise Adeleye, DE, Texas A&M
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): Kwity Paye, DE/DT
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Christian Harris, LB
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): Grant Gunnell, QB
We'll know if Clelin Ferrell lives up to his first-round billing at this point. Even if he does, the Raiders still may want another potent edge rusher.
Adeleyer (6-3, 245) was heavier earlier in high school, but dropped some pounds at IMG Academy to add some speed to his power game. Power has been the key asset for Adeleye over the past couple of years and it's the reason why he's extremely stout against the run. He is versatile weapon that could be an end in a four-man front, a stand-up EDGE rusher in a 3-4 or an outside linebacker with the athleticism to drop in coverage if need be. Adeleye has plus-level skills across the board - quick hands, good at the point of attack, strength and a quick first step off the snap.
Buffalo Bills: Peter Skoronski, OT/G, Northwestern
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): Levi Onwuzurike, DT
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Jalen Wydermyer, TE
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): Kendall Milton, RB
The Bills will need to upgrade their offensive line at some point in order for Josh Allen to beat Patrick Mahomes in a shootout.
Skoronski (6-4, 294) is one of the top recruits in Northwestern history and was considered to be a five-star prospect by at least one of the ranking websites. He lived up to that billing as a freshman, starting at left tackle after potential first-round pick Rashawn Slater opted out of the season and making the All-Big Ten second team and the FWAA Freshman All-America team. Skoronski can play any position on the line. He will likely project as a guard in the NFL and could be the first interior offensive lineman to come off the draft board.
Detroit Lions: James Williams, OLB, Miami
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): Ja'Marr Chase, WR
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Sam Howell, QB; Perrion Winfrey, DT
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): Bryan Bresee, DT; Justin Flowe, LB
Detroit's defense is desperate for talent, so it could use a versatile, play-making weapon like James Williams is projected to be.
Williams (6-5, 220) might be the biggest game changer among the top defensive recruits in the 2021 class. Amazing scheme versatility as Williams can play at and of the three levels. He played safety for much of high school, but took on more of an EDGE/outside linebacker role that allowed him to play in space and show the full array of his athleticism and ability to track down plays sideline to sideline. Williams can defend in the box or drop in coverage. I think Williams will settle in as an outside linebacker and occasionally line up as an edge rusher. Williams is dynamic, twitchy and sound. His ceiling is extremely high.
Arizona Cardinals: Jahvaree Ritzie, DE/DT, North Carolina
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): Patrick Surtain II, CB
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Brenton Cox, DE/OLB
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): Paris Johnson Jr., OT
The Cardinals signed J.J. Watt, but he's obviously just a short-term solution. Here's a defensive line upgrade for the long haul.
Ritzie (6-4, 271) is a powerhouse and a state champion in the shot put. He has strong hands and uses them to shed blockers on line and move guys out of the way. Ritzie is extremely athletic and twitchy despite being 270 pounds. He can play on the inside or the outside and I could see him being shuffled in different spots along the line with his best fit likely being at the three technique. Ritzie is tough and a hard-nosed competitor that makes the right plays whether they show up on the stat sheet or not.
Tennessee Titans: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): Zaven Collins, DE/OLB
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Evan Neal, G/OT
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): Gervon Dexter, DT
Taylor Lewan will be in his mid-30s by 2024. Also, his contract will expire a month prior to the 2024 NFL Draft. Here's his potential replacement.
Mims (6-6, 310) had his choice of programs and, as always with top offensive linemen in the southeast, it came down to Alabama and Georgia before the Peach State resident decided to stay home. He's a big body with the height, length and wingspan of a prospect expected to be a difference maker on the offensive line. Mims is destructive as a run blocker and can be seem on film repeatedly getting to the second level and looking for more action. He has all the tools needed to be just an effective in pass blocking. Mims looks like everything one expects to see in an elite offensive tackle prospect.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Jason Marshall, CB, Florida
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): Trevor Lawrence, QB; Christian Barmore, DE/DT
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Zion Nelson, OT
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): Myles Murphy, DE/DT
C.J. Henderson looked good at times during his rookie year, at least prior to getting hurt. The Jaguars have a need for another corner, however.
Marshall (6-2, 184) is one of the elite cornerbacks in the 2021 class. His length and ability to track and play the ball make him a dangerous threat for a turnover any time the ball goes in his direction. Marshall does not given an inch physically and should be even tougher in that area once he gets stronger and is asked to play more press coverage. He can dunk a basketball and has no program getting up in the air to challenge taller receivers on those high balls. Marshall is big enough to make plays in run defense where the opportunity presents itself. He moves well, good on the backpedal and flips his hips well. Marshall is everything you want in a cornerback - length, ball skills and agility.
Cleveland Browns: Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
2021 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 3/2): Carlos Basham, DE/DT
2022 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/24): Nolan Smith, DE
2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/17): David Bell, WR
The Browns obviously value tight ends highly, given how much they spent on Austin Hooper. However, Hooper hasn't lived up to his contract, so here's a potential replacement.
Mayer (6-4, 240) was one of the top tight ends in the 2020 recruiting class and it didn't take him long to be one of the top targets in Notre Dame's passing game. He has 42 catches for 450 yards and two touchdowns in his freshman season. Mayer had some of his best games against top competition with 10 catches for 118 yards in two games against Clemson and seven catches for 62 yards in the CFP semifinal game against Alabama. He made multiple Freshman All-America teams and the All-ACC Third team.
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