Daniel Jeremiah releases 2024 NFL mock draft 2.0 featuring four QBs in first eight picks

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Daniel Jeremiah’s mock NFL draft has four QBs in the top eight, as if we need any more evidence that the league is quarterback-obsessed.

But unlike other mock drafts, this NFL prediction stops at four. At least in late February, the chief draft analyst for NFL Network doesn’t believe there will be a first-round record for quarterbacks. We should be happy with four, right?

It should be no surprise that USC’s Caleb Williams is the top choice. He seems to be the consensus as the NFL Draft scouting process rolls into Combine week. Read on to see the other three. Plus, there are receivers galore,

1. Chicago Bears: Caleb Williams, QB – USC

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It’s assumed that the Bears will deal Justin Fields and select Williams, the Heisman winner from two seasons ago. Chicago owns the pick thanks to its trade with Carolina from a year ago.

Jeremiah acknowledges that there’s still debate about what the Bears should do with this pick. For now, keep Williams in Chicago.

2. Washington Commanders: Drake Maye, QB – North Carolina

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It would be fantastic for the Commanders if Williams somehow slipped to No. 2 since he’s from the D.C. area. Jeremiah predicts Washington will receive numerous trade offers.

Instead, the Commanders will keep the selection and opt for Maye, the Tar Heel. The question will be whether another QB overtakes Maye in the scouting process.

3. New England Patriots: Marvin Harrison Jr, WR – Ohio State

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Harrison probably is the best non-quarterback in the NFL Draft. Although the Patriots will be looking for a quarterback, Jeremiah believes they’ll test the free agency market.

But before everyone pencils in Harrison as a Patriot, Jeremiah thinks the team could trade out of No. 3.

4 Arizona Cardinals: Malik Nabers, WR – LSU

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Jeremiah believes the Cardinals are looking for some toys to give a healthy Kyler Murray. And why not Nabers, who kept Jayden Daniels happy at LSU.

Nabers earned unanimous All-American honors with the Tigers, with 80 receptions and a dozen touchdowns.

5. Los Angeles Chargers: Joe Alt, OT – Notre Dame

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Jeremiah continues the offensive streak, with new coach Jim Harbaugh going for Alt, the best tackle in the NFL Draft.

The NFL draft analyst thinks that new GM Joe Hortiz is in favor of an OT as well, since he was with the Ravens when Baltimore landed future Hall of Famer Jonathan Ogden.

6. New York Giants: Jayden Daniels, QB – LSU

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And here we have the third quarterback. Last year, there were three quarterbacks selected amongst the top four. This year, Jeremiah projects three in the top six.

Jeremiah believes the Giants may try to trade up for Daniels. It appears the Daniel Jones era may be over.

7. Tennessee Titans: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT – Penn State

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Jeremiah believes the Titans need an overall talent upgrade. So why not go for a lineman to help out Will Levis, Tennessee’s second-round selection from a year ago.

Did you notice that this is seven in a row for offensive selections?

8. Atlanta Falcons: J.J. McCarthy, QB – Michigan

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Here we have quarterback No. 4. It’s McCarthy from the national champion Wolverines. At least for this mock draft, McCarthy is the first Wolverine off the board.

Jeremiah writes that the NFL expects the Falcons to be aggressive in the draft when it comes to quarterback. Will new coach Raheem Morris try to trade up for a QB or expect one at 8?

9. Chicago Bears: Rome Odunze, WR – Washington

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Receivers are almost as popular as quarterbacks, at least on this NFL Draft mock. Odunze, the favorite receiver of Heisman finalist Michael Penix Jr., would make it three of the top nine.

Jeremiah thinks that the Bears will transform their offense if they land both Williams and Odunze. Hard to argue with that prediction.

10. New York Jets: Taliese Fuaga, OT – Oregon State

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And here you have it. In Jeremiah’s mock draft, the top 10 are all offensive players. That’s seven skilled players and three linemen.

Jeremiah believes the Jets go with Fuaga, who he describes as a “plug and play” right tackle.

Picks 11 through 32 in Jeremiah’s NFL mock draft

11. Minnesota Vikings: Dallas Turner, Edge – Alabama
12. Denver Broncos: Jared Verse, Edge – Florida State
13. Las Vegas Raiders: Terrion Arnold, CB – Alabama
14. New Orleans Saints: JC Latham, OT – Alabama
15. Indianapolis Colts: Nate Wiggins, CB – Clemson
16. Seattle Seahawks: Byron Murphy, DT – Texas
17. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinyon Mitchell, CB – Toledo
18. Cincinnati Bengals: Brock Bowers, TE – Georgia
19. Los Angeles Rams: Jackson Powers-Johnson, OL – Oregon
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Troy Fautanu, OT – Washington
21. Miami Dolphins: Laiatu Latu, Edge – UCLA
22. Philadelphia Eagles: Ennis Rakestraw Jr, CB – Missouri
23. Houston Texans: Brian Thomas, WR – LSU
24. Dallas Cowboys: Tyler Guyton, OT – Oklahoma
25. Green Bay Packers: Cooper DeJohn, CB – Iowa
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adonai Mitchell, WR – Texas
27. Arizona Cardinals: Darius Robinson, Edge – Missouri
28. Buffalo Bills: Chop Robinson, Edge – Penn State
29. Detroit Lions: Zach Frazier, OL – West Virginia
30. Baltimore Ravens: Amarius Mims, OT – Georgia
31. San Francisco 49ers: Graham Barton, OL – Duke
32. Kansas City Chiefs: Troy Franklin, WR – Oregon

For the entire Jeremiah NFL mock draft, click here. And circle Feb 26 as a key date. That’s when prospects start reporting for the NFL Combine.