2024 NFL Mock Draft: 3 trades shakeup updated NFL.com 1st round predictions for all 32 picks

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The latest NFL Mock Draft from NFL.com has a lot of first round trades, including three that’ll shake up the selection process.

NFL.com’s Dan Parr made some interesting selections, especially within the top 10. You want some chaos? Well we got it.

Let’s dive into Parr’s Mock Draft 1.0, featuring some trades as well.

1. Chicago Bears: Caleb Williams, QB – USC

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Parr has the Bears going all in on Williams and moving on from Fields. Of course, this pick and a potential trade hinges on the Bears’ decision on their current quarterback. In this case, Parr has the Bears shipping off their former first round pick at QB.

Williams is seen to have generational talent as has been the top selection, in projections, since his Heisman win. If there’s no more Fields, Williams is the pick.

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

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Maye is Parr’s QB2 this year and the Commanders hit the reset button with a different UNC quarterback. Sam Howell was serviceable, but it looks like the team will go in a different direction.

Maye has all the tools to be a top end pocket passer at the next level. He’s mobile too, don’t forget that. In this case, he’s probably the Day 1 starter in 2024.

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

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A trade! Well sort of. Parr projects the Bears to trade Fields to New England, giving the Patriots their new quarterback. Now, get a weapon.

What better weapon than Harrison Jr.? In one fell swoop, the Patriots have a QB-WR combo that can develop together for years to come. 

4. Atlanta Falcons: Jayden Daniels, QB – LSU

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels
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Speaking of quarterbacks, it’s another trade! Parr projects the Falcons to move up with the Cardinals in order to get their QB1.

This time it’s Daniels, who’s the third signal caller selected in the first four picks. His dual threat ability is dynamic and it could really unlock this Atlanta offense.

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

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The first order of business for Jim Harbaugh with the Chargers: protect his quarterback. Justin Herbert needs to be upright and healthy and how about a day one starter at tackle?

Alt is considered the top tackle prospect in the draft, although there’s room for debate. But, Alt could step in right away and give Herbert some much needed protection.

6. New York Giants: Malik Nabers, WR – LSU

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Regardless of who’s under center for the Giants next year, they need a top end wide receiver. Nabers seems like the second best option after Harrison Jr.

Nabers was a star at LSU, helping Daniels win the Heisman this past season. But the Giants certainly need some explosiveness on offense.

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


The next best tackle is right here and the Titans can take advantage of him falling to the latter half of the top 10. Better scoop up Fashanu while you can.

After Alt, he’s the best option available and the Titans need to protect whoever is taking snaps in 2024. Like Alt, he should be able to start right away.

8. Arizona Cardinals: Rome Odunze, WR – Washington

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In that trade with the Falcons, the Cardinals moved back to No. 8. Here, they’ll still get a stud playmaker at wide receiver in Odunze.

It’s not Marvin Harrison, but Odunze is a close second. He was nearly uncoverable while at Washington and if you let him fly, he and Kyler Murray could be fun.

9. Chicago Bears: Dallas Turner, EDGE – Alabama

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The Bears get their quarterback and now an elite pass rusher. Turner was one of the best in the country over the last couple of years.

Chicago revamped its defense this past season and by getting a new quarterback and a shiny new toy on defense, this is suddenly a very exciting squad in 2024. That’d be an ideal first two picks in the draft.

10. Las Vegas Raiders: JJ McCarthy, QB – Michigan

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Here’s the big one! Your fourth quarterback taken in the top 10 is McCarthy and the Raiders will trade up to do so.

McCarthy only lost one game as a starter and won the national championship last season. He didn’t have gaudy numbers in his career, but he rarely made mistakes and is certainly a “coach’s quarterback.”

Rest of NFL Mock Draft, per Dan Parr

11. Minnesota Vikings: Jared Verse, EDGE – Florida State
12. Cincinnati Bengals: Brock Bowers, TE – Georgia (trade with Broncos)
13. New York Jets: Taliese Fuaga, OT – Oregon State (trade with Raiders)
14. New Orleans Saints: JC Latham, OT – Alabama
15. Indianapolis Colts: Terrion Arnold, CB – Alabama
16. Seattle Seahawks: Troy Fautanu, OT – Washington
17. Jacksonville Jaguars: Byron Murphy II, EDGE – Texas
18. Denver Broncos: Bo Nix, QB – Oregon (trade with Bengals)
19. Los Angeles Rams: Laiatu Latu, EDGE – UCLA
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyler Guyton, OT – Oklahoma
21. Miami Dolphins: Jackson Powers-Johnson, C – Oregon
22. Philadelphia Eagles: Quinyon Mitchell, CB – Toledo
23. Houston Texans: Nate Wiggins, CB – Clemson
24. Dallas Cowboys: Graham Barton, OL – Duke
25. Green Bay Packers: Cooper DeJean, CB – Iowa
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chop Robinson, EDGE – Penn State
27. Arizona Cardinals: Amarius Mims, OT – Georgia
28. Buffalo Bills: Brian Thomas Jr., WR – LSU
29. Detroit Lions: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB – Alabama
30. Baltimore Ravens: Keon Coleman, WR – Florida State
31. San Francisco 49ers: Darius Robinson, DE – Missouri
32. Kansas City Chiefs: Devontez Walker, WR – North Carolina

Another mock draft in the books and there are some intriguing picks once you factor in the trades. The NFL Draft begins on April 25th.