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2024 NFL Mock Draft: ESPN releases 2-round mock, predictions for first 64 picks

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The latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft has been released from ESPN’s Matt Miller, who detailed two rounds and predictions for all 64 picks.

Miller predicted where the top quarterbacks, playmakers and under the radar prospects would go within the first two rounds. So maybe some shakeups are coming! There are no trades in this mock draft however.

Let’s dive into Miller’s 64-pick (two round) mock draft for ESPN.

1. Chicago Bears: Caleb Williams, QB – USC

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It looks like the Bears opt for Williams over Justin Fields this spring. The former Heisman Trophy winner comes in as a better prospect than the former Ohio State star.

Matt Eberflus is back as the head coach and this could be the pick that turns things around for him. Williams would be a day one starter and could elevate the offense with his talent.

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

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Maye is back to QB2 among mock drafts and Miller has the UNC signal caller off the board next. If the Commanders don’t trade up to draft Williams, this is certainly a nice consolation prize.

It would be something to select Maye, considering Washington already has former UNC quarterback Sam Howell, the one right before Maye for the Tar Heels. It appears the latter is the better prospect.

3. New England Patriots: Jayden Daniels, QB – LSU

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Daniels won the Heisman Trophy this year after an absurd season in 2023. The LSU quarterback only got better when he transferred from Arizona State.

The Patriots need a reset at quarterback and perhaps this dynamic passer and runner could be the answer. It appears the Mac Jones experiment in New England is over.

4. Arizona Cardinals: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR – Ohio State

Ohio State WR Marvin Harrison Jr.
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The Cardinals can get an instant impact weapon with Harrison Jr. and it’ll immediately help Kyler Murray. Murray, who was brought back midseason after a torn ACL, could use some more help.

Harrison Jr. was the most dominant wide receiver during his time with the Buckeyes. He’s as pro ready as any other prospect in this draft class.

5. Los Angeles Chargers: Malik Nabers, WR – LSU

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Other than Harrison Jr., this is arguably the best wide receiver in the draft class. He went hand in hand with Daniels at LSU and was quite the target.

He can run the entire route tree and Jim Harbaugh gets one of the best pass catchers for Justin Herbert. Talk about an instant impact type of weapon.

6. New York Giants: Rome Odunze, WR  – Washington

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(Joe Nicholson | USA TODAY Sports)

Another instant impact type of weapon is Odunze. While the Giants’ quarterback situation is not as high quality as the Chargers, Odunze could help.

Odunze was Washington’s best pass catcher, aiding Michael Penix Jr. to his best years as a quarterback. This is a day one starter for the Giants and a needed jolt for the offense.

7. Tennessee Titans: Joe Alt, OT – Notre Dame

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The Titans need to protect their quarterback Will Levis, or whoever it’s going to be in 2024. There’s a debate between the top tackles in the class but you can’t go wrong with Alt.

Alt was one of the best in the country over the last couple of seasons. There’s no question he was one of the team MVPs for Notre Dame in 2023.

8. Atlanta Falcons: Terrion Arnold, CB – Alabama

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Arnold is as good as it gets and the Falcons will get a defensive playmaker in the secondary with a top 10 pick. New head coach Raheem Morris will kepe improving the defensive side of the ball.

So in essence, this pick makes the most sense. The most concerning thing for the Falcons is the quarterback position. But on the surface, this is the best for Atlanta at the moment.

9. Chicago Bears: Olu Fashanu, OT – Penn State

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Fashanu is going to be needed to protect a new franchise quarterback. If Williams is going to succeed in Chicago, he’ll need to be protected before worrying about additional weapons on offense.

Alt has the argument as the top tackle but Fashanu might have a case as well. Either way, the Bears will likely take one of them in this specific scenario.

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

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Speaking of protection, Aaron Rodgers needs it badly in 2024. If the Jets are going to have any success, they need their old, but future Hall of Fame quarterback, upright all season.

If so, then Fuaga could be one of the best picks in the draft based on the potential ripple effect. He’s a top three tackle, so this looks like a good selection.

NFL Mock Draft picks No. 11 to 32

11. Minnesota Vikings: Dallas Turner, DE – Alabama
12. Denver Broncos: Bo Nix, QB – Oregon
13. Las Vegas Raiders: JJ McCarthy, QB – Michigan
14. New Orleans Saints: Brock Bowers, TE – Georgia
15. Indianapolis Colts: Jared Verse, DE – Florida State
16. Seattle Seahawks: Byron Murphy II, DT – Texas
17. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB – Missouri
18. Cincinnati Bengals: Brian Thomas Jr., WR – LSU
19. Los Angeles Rams: Tyler Guyton, OT – Oklahoma
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Amarius Mims, OT – Georgia
21. Miami Dolphins: Jer’Zhan Newton, DT – Illinois
22. Philadelphia Eagles: Quinyon Mitchell, CB – Toledo
23. Houston Texans: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB – Alabama
24. Dallas Cowboys: Keon Coleman, WR – Florida State
25. Green Bay Packers: Cooper DeJean, CB – Iowa
26. Tampa Bay Bucs: Troy Fautanu, G – Washington
27. Arizona Cardinals: JC Latham, OT – Alabama
28: Buffalo Bills: Jackson Powers-Johnson, C – Oregon
29. Detroit Lions: Laiatu Latu, DE – UCLA
30. Baltimore Ravens: Darius Robinson, DE – Missouri
31. San Francisco 49ers: Jordan Morgan, OT – Arizona
32. Kansas City Chiefs: Xavier Worthy, WR – Texas

Round 2 of NFL Mock Draft

33. Carolina Panthers: Ladd McConkey, WR – Georgia
34. New England Patriots: Patrick Paul, OT – Houston
35. Arizona Cardinals: Nate Wiggins, CB – Clemson
36. Washington Commanders: Chris Braswell, DE – Alabama
37. Los Angeles Chargers, Edgerrin Cooper, LB – Texas A&M
38. Tennessee Titans: AD Mitchell, WR – Texas
39. New York Giants: Graham Barton, G – Duke
40. Washington Commanders: Chop Robinson, DE – Penn State
41. Green Bay Packers: Kamari Lassiter, CB – Georgia
42. Minnesota Vikings: Michael Penix Jr., QB – Washington
43. Atlanta Falcons: Devontez Walker, WR – North Carolina
44. Las Vegas Raiders: Troy Franklin, WR – Oregon
45. New Orleans Saints: Xavier Legette, WR – South Carolina
46. Indianapolis Colts: Malachi Corley, WR – Western Kentucky
47. New York Giants: Kris Jenkins, DT – Michigan
48. Jacksonville Jaguars: Roman Wilson, WR – Michigan
49. Cincinnati Bengals: Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE – Texas
50. Philadelphia Eagles: Tyler Nubin, S – Minnesota
51. Pittsburgh Steelers: Zach Frazier, C – West Virginia
52. Los Angeles Rams: Bralen Trice, DE – Washington
53. Philadelphia Eagles: Junior Colson, LB – Michigan
54. Cleveland Browns: T’Vondre Sweat, DT – Texas
55. Miami Dolphins: Cooper Beebe, G – Kansas State
56. Dallas Cowboys: Kingsley Suamataia, G – BYU
57. Tampa Bay Bucs: Kamren Kinchens, S – Miami
58. Green Bay Packers: Jonathon Brooks, RB – Texas
59. Houston Texans: Leonard Taylor III, DT – Miami
60. Buffalo Bills: Ja’Lynn Polk, WR – Washington
61. Detroit Lions: TJ Tampa, CB – Iowa State
62. Baltimore Ravens: Javon Bullard, S – Georgia
63. San Francisco 49ers: Adisa Isaac, DE – Penn State
64. Kansas City Chiefs: Michael Hall Jr., DT – Ohio State

The NFL Draft is scheduled for April 25th to 27th in Detroit (Mich.). It was chosen over Green Bay and Washington D.C. as the host city.