2024 NFL Mock Draft: Raiders swing late-round deal to land QB; Vikings move up to get their guy

USC

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

PAYDS

3633

RUYDS

121

INTS

5

TDS

41

The easiest mock draft pick to project since the Jags taking Trevor Lawrence. A no-brainer at No. 1.

North Carolina

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 230 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

2nd

PAYDS

3608

RUYDS

449

INTS

9

TDS

33

The betting markets have shifted to Daniels going second overall but we still thought C.J. Stroud was going first overall around this time last year.

Michigan

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 202 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

20th

POSITION RNK

4th

PAYDS

2991

RUYDS

202

INTS

4

TDS

25

The whole “draft a QB out of Michigan” thing worked well once for the Patriots, why not give it a run this time again.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

REC

67

REYDS

1211

YDS/REC

18.1

TDS

15

I think it’s very possible no one wants to pay the cost of moving up to Arizona’s spot in the draft, leaving the Cardinals to stand pat and take their top wideout prospect.

LSU

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

3rd

PAYDS

3812

RUYDS

1134

INTS

4

TDS

50

The Chargers are the easiest trade-out team on the board and might even move out of No. 5 for the Vikings’ two first-round picks.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

2nd

REC

89

REYDS

1569

YDS/REC

17.6

TDS

14

Wouldn’t be shocked if the Giants moved down (especially if someone wants to come up and get an OL) but if they stand pat, Nabers makes all the sense in the world. OBJ 2.0 vibes without the drama.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 322 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Alt is the betting favorite (-105) to go seventh because the Titans so, so, SO clearly need OL help, are backing Will Levis, signed a receiver and if he’s sitting here, he’s probably their guy.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 252 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

2nd

This stretch of the draft feels too “easy” — Atlanta loaded up on offense in free agency and can now focus on helping Raheem Morris’ defensive unit in the draft.

Washington

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

3rd

REC

92

REYDS

1640

YDS/REC

17.8

TDS

15

Lots of people will project Chicago going defense because of the Keenan Allen trade, but Allen is a rental and it makes sense to pair Williams with a young wideout. Williams and Odunze as a first-day haul will generate boffo ratings for the Bears.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 360 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

5th

Brock Bowers is the betting favorite but I think the Jets would be better served continuing to beef up an offensive line trusted with Aaron Rodgers’ health, especially after adding Mike Williams in free agency.

Oregon State

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 334 lbs

The Chargers know they need help in multiple spots and will still have OL options at 11, hence the trade down. Jim Harbaugh’s made his intentions very clear.

UCLA

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Sean Payton’s history drafting in New Orleans (technically it was Mickey Loomis but come on) makes me think he’ll look to rebuild the defense through the draft especially if some pass rushers fall in his lap here.

Washington

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 317 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

1st

The Raiders could easily go QB here, but Tom Telesco’s background with the Chargers suggests offensive line is much more likely with a first-round pick.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 317 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Trevor Penning experiment hasn’t worked out and Ryan Ramczyk might not be ready for the start of the season. New Orleans is sneakily in trouble on the offensive line.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

1st

REC

56

REYDS

714

YDS/REC

12.8

TDS

7

Getting a weapon like Bowers for Anthony Richardson and simply taking the best player seems like a pretty solid Chris Ballard move.

Florida State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 260 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

1st

Seattle probably ends up trading back or doing something weird but with new coach Mike Macdonald on board, it makes a ton of sense to get him help on the defensive side of the ball.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

4th

REC

68

REYDS

1177

YDS/REC

17.3

TDS

17

The Jags were shocked to miss out on bringing Calvin Ridley back in free agency so they supplement the position here in the draft.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 185 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

6th

REC

30

REYDS

478

YDS/REC

15.9

TDS

3

Letting Tee Higgins walk while replacing him in the draft the same year would fit the Bengals’ modus operandi.

Texas

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 308 lbs

Projected Team

L.A. Rams

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

1st

No one can actually replace Aaron Donald, but you can always try!

Oregon

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

2nd

JPJ (are we doing that?) apparently spent some time at the Senior Bowl with Mike Tomlin and you can bet they’ll want to shore up the protection for Russell Wilson and/or Justin Fields.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 254 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

4th

The need for depth off the edge was never more clear than late last year for the Dolphins, who may need some help while Bradley Chubb and Jaelan Phillips work their way back.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 340 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

4th

Is there a Georgia Bulldog high on the big board still available when the Eagles pick? Sure is!

Duke

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 314 lbs

Legitimately wouldn’t be shocked if Jim Harbaugh doubled down on the offensive line in this draft.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 328 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

39th

POSITION RNK

6th

The Cowboys have dealt with some attrition on the offensive line in recent years and need to get more help there.

Toledo

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 196 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

Simply a value play for the Packers, who are shocked to see the top corner sitting here this late in the first round.

Alabama

• Soph

• 6’0″

/ 196 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Again, similar to GB, Tampa Bay sees value in nabbing one of the top corners in this draft class late in the first round thanks to a run on offensive linemen.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

26th

POSITION RNK

4th

Cornerback run! It kind of makes sense if the OL run hits early in this draft for a slew of corners to come off later.

Oregon

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 187 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

48th

POSITION RNK

9th

REC

81

REYDS

1383

YDS/REC

17.1

TDS

14

Losing Stefon Diggs certainly creates an area of need for the Bills, even if they’re banking on running the offense through Dalton Kincaid.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 185 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

5th

The Lions improved the secondary this offseason but still need to add a young stud corner to fill out this suddenly well-rounded roster.

Washington

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 213 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

31st

POSITION RNK

5th

PAYDS

4903

RUYDS

8

INTS

11

TDS

39

The Raiders have been heavily connected to Penix recently and while it’s not Tom Telesco’s style to trade up in the first round (like, ever), there could be a push from ownership to land a headlining QB in this draft. The Ravens certainly would be willing to trade down.

Texas

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 196 lbs

REC

55

REYDS

845

YDS/REC

15.4

TDS

11

With the uncertainty surrounding the Brandon Aiyuk situation, the 49ers grab an offensive addition at the same position.

Western Kentucky

• Jr

• 5’11”

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

67th

POSITION RNK

15th

REC

79

REYDS

984

YDS/REC

12.5

TDS

11

The Chiefs wrap up the first round by grabbing a wide receiver, which Chiefs fans might call lazy, but let’s be honest, it makes way way too much sense here.


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