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2024 NFL Mock Draft: Four Quarterbacks Get Selected in Top Five

The 2024 NFL Draft is less than a month away, and the top 10 is getting even more interesting. Could we see four quarterbacks picked inside the top five? And what are the chances of four quarterbacks coming off the board in a row?

Here is our updated mock draft with four quarterbacks coming off the board in the top five selections.


1. Chicago Bears

Caleb Williams, QB, USC

Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 214 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: For the last several months, this has felt like a lock as the Chicago Bears have zeroed in on Caleb Williams. Of all the quarterbacks in this class, Williams is the most accurate from snap to snap. 

He's also the most creative, which is something an elite quarterback desperately needs to be. He has his warts, but Williams is the easy choice at No. 1.

2. Washington Commanders

Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 210 pounds
Class: Senior

Fit: The consensus for the last few weeks has been that Jayden Daniels will go No. 2 to the Washington Commanders. He best fits Kliff Kingsbury's offense, and his athleticism can help the Commanders be successful on offense right away. 

Washington will need to beef up its offensive line to make him successful, but Daniels should be a plug-and-play starter in Year 1.

3. New England Patriots

Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 223 pounds
Class: R. Sophomore

Fit: The New England Patriots could trade away this pick because they are in Year 0 of a rebuild. They need to accumulate assets and picks, and they might have the worst roster in the NFL. 

In this mock, they stay at No. 3 and take Drake Maye. Maye has all the tools and the size to be an elite NFL quarterback, but he will need a strong supporting cast around him. Unfortunately, that isn't the case in New England right now.

Trade Alert

Vikings Receive: No. 4 and No. 71

Cardinals Receive: No. 11, No. 23 and a 2025 first-round pick

4. Minnesota Vikings (Via ARI)

J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 219 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The Cardinals are willing to move around the board, especially if the right offer comes in. And with the Minnesota Vikings offering three-round picks for No. 4, the offer is too good to pass up. 

The Vikings need a franchise quarterback, and J.J. McCarthy is the last viable option. While it's a lot to give up, McCarthy has the tools and athleticism to thrive in Kevin O'Connell's offense.

Trade Alert

Bears Receive: No. 5 and No. 110

Chargers Receive: No. 9 and a 2025 first-round pick

5. Chicago Bears (Via LAC)

Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 209 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: With four quarterbacks being picked in a row, that opens up the possibilities at No. 5. The Chargers desperately need more draft capital, so they slide down to No. 9 and pick up a future first-round pick.

That allows the Bears to grab Marvin Harrison Jr. and pair him with Williams for the next several seasons. DJ Moore, Keenan Allen and Harrison would give Williams a plethora of weapons to throw to as a rookie. 

The Bears leave this draft with arguably the two best players and set themselves up to be one of the NFL’s most fun teams in 2024.

6. New York Giants

Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Height: 6-foot-0
Weight: 200 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: It wouldn't be surprising if the New York Giants were a player in the quarterback market, but with four quarterbacks off the board to start the draft, here, they opt for Malik Nabers. 

Nabers would be the first wide receiver off the board in most drafts, but he "falls" to the Giants in this mock. Nabers has all the tools to be a No. 1 receiver and would be the most dynamic receiver New York has had since Odell Beckham Jr.

7. Tennessee Titans

Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

Height: 6-foot-9
Weight: 321 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: This draft couldn’t have worked out any better for the Tennessee Titans. They have a massive hole at left tackle after releasing Andre Dillard in the offseason. 

Now, Joe Alt falls to them at No. 7 as the team continues to rebuild its offensive line. Alt has incredible size and athleticism, and he’d get to work with Bill Callahan, one of the NFL’s best offensive line coaches. It’s a match made in heaven for a team that has needed a stud left tackle for a while.

8. Atlanta Falcons

Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 247 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The first defensive player off the board is Dallas Turner, who led the SEC in sacks last season.

The Atlanta Falcons have to improve their pass rush, and Turner is the cleanest player in the draft. He has length, speed and bend. He just needs to add a bit more power to his game, especially against the run. But he is well worth a top-10 selection.

9. Los Angeles Chargers (Via CHI)

JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 342 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The Los Angeles Chargers drop from No. 5 to No. 9 and pick up a future first-round pick. While they would love to add more picks in this draft, this move sets them up well for the future, allowing Jim Harbaugh to take a starting right tackle. 

JC Latham is a huge right tackle who is a punishing run blocker. His foot speed leaves a lot to be desired, but his power and length will give defenders plenty of problems.

10. New York Jets

Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 212 pounds
Class: Senior

Fit: The steal of the draft is here at No. 10 as the New York Jets grab Rome Odunze after four quarterbacks and two offensive tackles come off the board in the first nine selections. 

Odunze is one of the draft’s cleanest players and would be an excellent fit with Garrett Wilson. This would give Aaron Rodgers plenty of options to throw to during the Jets' “all-in” season.

11. Arizona Cardinals (Via Min)

Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

Oregon State Beavers offensive lineman Taliese Fuaga (75) blocks Stanford Cardinal linebacker Levani Damuni (3) during the first quarter at Stanford Stadium. (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 340 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: After trading down from No. 5 to No. 11, the Arizona Cardinals miss out on the top three receivers. However, they add a third first-round pick in one of the deepest drafts in recent memory. 

At No. 11, they select Taliese Fuaga to start at right tackle. With Paris Johnson Jr. returning to his natural position at left tackle, a hole has opened at right tackle. Fuaga would be an excellent fit for the Cardinals' offense and allow them to have their bookend tackles of the future.

Trade Alert

Eagles Receive: No. 12

Broncos Receive: No. 22 and No. 50

12. Philadelphia Eagles (Via DEN)

Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Height: 6-foot-0
Weight: 189 pounds
Class: R. Sophomore

Fit: The Philadelphia Eagles have no problem being aggressive when targeting players they want. They traded up for Devonta Smith and Jordan Davis. They also have multiple second-round picks in this draft to help facilitate a trade. 

Terrion Arnold would be a perfect fit in Philadelphia, considering he can play outside and in the slot.

13. Las Vegas Raiders

Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Height: 6-foot-0
Weight: 195 pounds
Class: Senior

Fit: In an ideal world, the Las Vegas Raiders would trade up for a quarterback or have a dominant right tackle fall into their lap. But that doesn't happen here. 

Instead, they pivot to cornerback and select Quinyon Mitchell. Las Vegas needs an outside cornerback to pair with Nate Hobbs and Jack Jones, and Mitchell has the ball skills to be an elite option. 

His athletic testing solidified him as a top-20 selection. He would make the Raiders’ defense even more dynamic in 2024.

14. New Orleans Saints

Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 312 pounds
Class: R. Junior

Fit: The New Orleans Saints have a big need at both tackle spots. RT Ryan Ramczyk's future is unknown, and Trevor Penning looks like a miss. Olumuyiwa Fashanu would be a home-run selection at No. 14. 

There is a good chance Fashanu winds up a top-10 selection, but he falls a bit in this mock as two right tackles go ahead of him. 

15. Indianapolis Colts

Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

Height: 6-feet-3
Weight: 209 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard believes in drafting size and athleticism early. And there isn’t a more physically gifted receiver in this class than Brian Thomas Jr.

Standing at 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, Thomas ran a 4.33-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He has elite speed and would fit well in an offense led by Anthony Richardson.

16. Seattle Seahawks

Troy Fautanu, OL, Washingon

Washington Huskies offensive lineman Troy Fautanu (55) blocks for tight end Devin Culp (83) against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2024 College Football Playoff national championship game at NRG Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 317 pounds
Class: Senior

Fit: The Seattle Seahawks lost multiple starters on the offensive line this offseason and need to add more athleticism up front. 

Troy Fautanu was a tackle for Washington last season, but many scouts believe he projects best to guard. He could start at guard in Year 1 and potentially kick out to right tackle later in his career.

17. Jacksonville Jaguars

Graham Barton, OL, Duke

Duke offensive lineman Graham Barton
Duke Blue Devils offensive lineman Graham Barton (62) before the game at Kenan Memorial Stadium. (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 313 pounds
Class: Senior

Fit: There might not be a hotter prospect in the draft right now than Graham Barton. After posing a 9.99 RAS at offensive guard, his stock is rising. 

He was once thought to be a borderline first-round pick; now, there is a good chance he goes off the board inside the top 20. Barton could add more protection for Trevor Lawrence at guard or center as the Jacksonville Jaguars beef up their offensive line.

18. Cincinnati Bengals

Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 243 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: This would be a dream selection for the Cincinnati Bengals. Brock Bowers is everything the Bengals want in a tight end, and he would be a perfect long-term fit with Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase. 

There is a chance he could fall this far due to his positional value, but that doesn’t mean it’s right. Bowers is one of the draft’s 10 best players and would be a fantastic selection for the Bengals should he make it this far.

19. Los Angeles Rams

Byron Murphy, IDL, Texas

Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 297 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The Los Angeles Rams won't reach for a defensive tackle just because Aaron Donald retired, but they don't have to in this mock draft. 

The top defensive tackle falls to them at No. 19 after so many offensive linemen come off the board. Byron Murphy is undersized but has a ton of pass-rushing upside. He would be a steal for the Rams in Round 1.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers

Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Amarius Mims in his blocking stance
Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Amarius Mims (65) and offensive lineman Tate Ratledge (69) against the TCU Horned Frogs during the CFP national championship game at SoFi Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 340 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: Amarius Mims should be a target for the Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 20 because they are searching for a long-term answer at right tackle. Mims' former teammate, Broderick Jones, is expected to switch to left tackle this season. 

But the Steelers need to add a viable right tackle before that. Mims has only eight career starts and left the game early in several of them. Still, he has rare size at 6-foot-8 and 340 pounds and moves incredibly well. Consider pick No. 20 the floor for Mims.

21. Miami Dolphins

Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 165 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The Miami Dolphins wouldn’t take ANOTHER speed receiver, would they? 

Mike McDaniel and the Dolphins are one of the most unpredictable teams in the league, and it wouldn’t be a shock if they decided to gamble on Xavier Worthy and his 4.21-second 40-yard speed.

22. Denver Broncos (Via PHI)

Jared Verse, Edge, Florida State

Florida State Seminoles defensive lineman Jared Verse (5) during warmups against the Louisville Cardinals at Bank of America Stadium. (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 254 pounds
Class: Senior

Fit: The Denver Broncos could take Bo Nix (Oregon) after trading down from No. 12, but they could also decide to package pick No. 50 and No. 76 to move up in Round 2 to select him. 

At this spot, they address their edge rush need by taking one of the best overall defenders in the class. Jared Verse isn’t overly dynamic, but he is a playmaker and an incredibly solid run defender.

23. Arizona Cardinals (Via Min)

Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 205 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: After missing out on the top three receivers, the Cardinals come back and take Adonai Mitchell at No. 23. He isn’t Harrison Jr., but he does have similar size and tested as an incredible athlete at the combine.

24. Dallas Cowboys

Jackson Powers-Johnson, IOL, Oregon

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 328 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The Dallas Cowboys would have loved to see one of the top offensive tackles available here, but that did not happen. 

Instead, they pivot to the best pure center in the class. Jackson Powers-Johnson has some injury concerns that could cause him to drop, but he would immediately be a plug-and-play center for Dallas.

25. Green Bay Packers

Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 203 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The Green Bay Packers moved on from Darnell Savage this offseason and replaced him with Xaver McKinney. That was a major upgrade in the secondary, but the Packers could still use more cornerback help. 

Cooper DeJean can play all over the field, including in the slot. He would give Green Bay more flexibility on defense and more athleticism.

26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Clemson cornerback Nate Wiggins
Clemson Tigers cornerback Nate Wiggins (2) smiles after breaking up a pass to South Carolina wide receiver Nyck Harbor (8) during the fourth quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. (Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 173 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded away Carlton Davis this offseason and could use more speed at cornerback. 

Nate Wiggins is a slender player who needs to put on weight in the NFL. But he has the athleticism and the ball skills to be a productive player at the next level.

27. Arizona Cardinals

Jer'Zhan Newton, DT, Illinois

Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 304 pounds
Class: Senior

Fit: This is the third first-round pick for the Cardinals, who have managed to drastically change their roster in one draft. 

Jer'Zhan Newton is a disruptive interior pass rusher who falls after suffering a foot injury during pre-draft training. He is expected to be 100 percent healthy by training camp and gives Arizona more pass-rush help up front.

28. Buffalo Bills

Chop Robinson, Edge, Penn State

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 254 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The Buffalo Bills' top two needs are wide receiver and safety, but none of the players available represent any value. Instead, they pair the top pass rusher on the board with Gregory Rousseau and Von Miller. 

Chop Robinson is a highly athletic edge rusher with legit 4.4-second 40-yard speed at 254 pounds. He's only 20 years old and will surely add more strength and power. Right now, he is a pass-rush specialist who wins with quickness, bend and speed.

29. Detroit Lions

Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Kool-Aid McKinstry
Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Kool-Aid McKinstry (1) celebrates after a missed field goal by LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium. (Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot
Weight: 199 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: After Cameron Sutton's release, the Detroit Lions need more cornerback help early in this draft. 

Kool-Aid McKinstry was once viewed as a top-10 pick, but a foot injury discovered at the combine could hurt his stock. Still, he would be a significant value for Detroit at No. 29 as they look for a No. 1 cornerback.

30. Baltimore Ravens

Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Tyler Guton blocks vs. Kansas
Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Tyler Guyton (60) at the line of scrimmage against the Kansas Jayhawks during the game at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. (Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 322 pounds
Class: 4-Year Junior

Fit: The Baltimore Ravens traded away Morgan Moses this offseason and now have a giant hole at right tackle. 

Tyler Guyton is far from a finished product but has some rare traits and athleticism. Plugging him in at right tackle will certainly have its ups and downs, but this upside pick could pay huge dividends for Baltimore.

31. San Francisco 49ers

Jordan Morgan, OL, Arizona

Arizona offensive lineman Jordan Morgan
Arizona Wildcats offensive lineman Jordan Morgan (77) against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the Territorial Cup at Mountain America Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 311 pounds
Class: Senior

Fit: There isn't a better fit in Round 1 than Jordan Morgan to the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers value quick offensive linemen who can block on the move. 

Morgan does that better than anyone in the class. He could start at right tackle or slide to guard early in his career. But he is a Day 1 starter and immediately makes San Francisco more athletic on the offensive line.

32. Kansas City Chiefs

Darius Robinson, DL, Missouri

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Darius Robinson
Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Darius Robinson (6) and Missouri Tigers defensive back Daylan Carnell (13) celebrate during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at AT&T Stadium. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 285 pounds
Class: Senior

The Kansas City Chiefs could go in several different directions, but they take the hometown kid at No. 32. 

Darius Robinson can play all over the defensive line and gives Kansas City another long and athletic pass rusher. His best play comes at defensive tackle, so look for him to back up Chris Jones early in his career.