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February 5, 2024

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2024 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Senior Bowl Picks for First 2 Rounds

With the 2024 Reese’s Senior Bowl and Shrine Bowl in the rearview mirror, the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine is the only event standing in between now and the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Senior Bowl class was one of the best we have seen in a long time. With 10-15 projected first-rounders and a bunch of Day 2 prospects participating in Mobile, Ala., we have an updated two-round mock draft with a bunch of prospects who participated in the Senior Bowl and Shrine Bowl last week.

>> READ MORE: Full Senior Bowl Stock Report


1. Chicago Bears

Caleb Williams, QB, USC

Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 215 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The run on quarterbacks is expected to start with the first overall pick. The Chicago Bears restarting the quarterback clock improves their ceiling at the league's most important position without having to break the bank for inconsistent results from Justin Fields. 

Caleb Williams is the highest-ceiling quarterback in this class. He has rare arm talent and can create off-script consistently.

2. Washington Commanders

Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 230 pounds
Class: RS Sophomore

Fit: Heading into the 2023 season, the Washington Commanders were excited about the future of Sam Howell. That came to a quick halt with Howell’s struggles. 

Drake Maye is my QB1. Despite a rough end to the year, he has the traits to develop into a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback as he continues to develop.

3. New England Patriots

Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

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

Fit: For the first time since 2021, three quarterbacks could go in the top three picks. Jayden Daniels worked himself into the top-five discussion after a dominant year at LSU. 

With the New England Patriots starting a new era, expect a different style of play from an offense that has been lethargic since Tom Brady’s departure. 

Daniels needs to become more comfortable throwing in the middle of the field, but his accuracy and athleticism should allow him to develop into a quality starter.

4. Arizona Cardinals

Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 205 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: It has been a while since the first four picks feel this close to being locked this early in draft season. The Arizona Cardinals desperately need a player of Marvin Harrison Jr.’s caliber in their offense. 

Despite some late-season wins pushing them down the draft order, it feels like he will fall into their laps anyway.

5. Los Angeles Chargers

Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Malik Nabers runs along the sideline
Malik Nabers 8 runs the ball as the LSU Tigers take on Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., on Nov. 25, 2023.

Height: 6-Foot
Weight: 200 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: It’s safe to assume this pick will come down to Malik Nabers or Brock Bowers. With wide receiver holding more value than tight end, Keenan Allen’s age, Mike Williams’ inability to stay healthy and Quentin Johnston’s disappointing rookie season, the Los Angeles Chargers need an influx of talent at receiver. 

Nabers is the most explosive receiver in this draft and would provide the Chargers’ offense with much-needed juice.

6. New York Giants

Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

Nov 25, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) rushes against Washington State Cougars defensive back Sam Lockett III (0) during the fourth quarter at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. (Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 215 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: This might feel early for Washington WR Rome Odunze, but I think we need to start getting ready to hear and see Odunze’s name popping up more in top-eight discussions. 

Oduzne is a high-IQ player whose toughness, competitiveness and skill set are much needed in New York. Odunze will walk in as one of the New York Giants’ best receivers and should have no issues putting up big production in Year 1.

7. Tennessee Titans

Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

Notre Dame offensive lineman Joe Alt (76) blocks Stanford linebacker Jordan Fox (10) at Stanford Stadium. (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 315 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: There’s not much to explain here. Joe Alt is the draft’s best offensive lineman, and the Tennessee Titans are in desperate need of a franchise left tackle. Alt checks every trait box on the list, and he fills a big position of need for the Titans.

8. Atlanta Falcons

Dallas Turner, Edge, Alabama

Dallas Turner sacks Texas A&M's quarterback
Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Max Johnson (14) attempts a pass as Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Dallas Turner (15) applies defensive pressure during the fourth quarter at Kyle Field. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 242 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: As much as the Atlanta Falcons would love for a quarterback to be around when they are on the clock, it’s likely that will not happen. 

Turning their attention to a position of need with a good player in Dallas Turner is not a bad consolation prize. Turner has the size, speed, length and leverage to impact the game in a big way as a pass rusher. He should continue to develop his game as a run defender by adding size and strength to his frame.


Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Sep 23, 2023; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Terrion Arnold (3) carries the ball after an interception against the Mississippi Rebels during the second half of a football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. (Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot
Weight: 196 pounds
Class: Sophomore

Fit: The Bears would love to pair new QB Caleb Williams with a high-end wide receiver, but with three off the board, they should consider cornerback. 

Jaylon Johnson is expected to hit free agency, and the Bears need a new CB1. Terrion Arnold is the class' best cornerback and is an ideal candidate to take over for Johnson or pair with him if he re-signs.

10. New York Jets

Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 319 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The New York Jets are expected to have Aaron Rodgers at full health next season, and keeping him upright should be their No. 1 priority this offseason. Penn State OT Olu Fashanu provides the Jets with excellent value at a big position of need.

11. Minnesota Vikings

Byron Murphy, IDL, Texas

Byron Murphy II brings pressure to the opposing offensive line
Texas Longhorns defensive lineman Byron Murphy II (90) breaks through the Iowa State Cyclones offensive line to sack quarterback Rocco Becht (3) during the game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. (Aaron E. Martinez-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 308 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: There is more and more talk about Byron Murphy II going much higher than the media is projecting.

Checking all the size, production and tape boxes, Murphy is quickly working his way up boards to be the draft’s top defensive tackle. The Minnesota Vikings could use some help up the middle for next season.

12. Denver Broncos

Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

UCLA defensive lineman Laiatu Latu
UCLA defensive lineman Laiatu Latu (15) battles against San Diego State tight end Mark Redman (81) during the first half at Snapdragon Stadium. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 265 pounds
Class: Senior

Fit: Coming off a nice Senior Bowl week, Laiatu Latu solidified himself as one of the top edge rushers in this draft class. Latu’s medicals will need to be paid close attention to, but he possesses the class’ deepest and cleanest pass rush tool belt. 

13. Las Vegas Raiders

J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

Dec 2, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) drops to pass during the second half of the Big Ten Championship game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 202 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: It will be fascinating to see where J.J. McCarthy ends up being selected. There is no denying McCarthy’s arm talent, and he put his athleticism on display a lot in 2023. 

Still, there were few instances where the Michigan offense strapped things to McCarthy’s back. The Las Vegas Raiders have the cap space to add a veteran that McCarthy could sit behind, which makes this a great fit for both the Raiders and McCarthy.

14. New Orleans Saints

Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Oklahoma offensive lineman Tyler Guyton
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-7
Weight: 328 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: Tyler Guyton is coming off a nice week at the Senior Bowl. One of the biggest questions surrounding Guyton coming into Senior Bowl week was how he would fair at left tackle after playing right tackle at Oklahoma. 

Guyton has few starts under his belt and is a bit raw from a technical aspect, but he possesses rare traits and showed flashes of dominance at Oklahoma and in Mobile.

15. Indianapolis Colts

Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Nov 11, 2023; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs tight end Brock Bowers (19) runs after a catch against the Mississippi Rebels in the second quarter at Sanford Stadium. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 240 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: It might surprise many people to see Brock Bowers available when the Indianapolis Colts are on the clock.  However, the devaluation of tight end could have Bowers fall a little further than expected. 

Bowers is one of the top offensive skill players in the draft, but the league has been hesitant to draft tight ends inside the top 10 recently. The Colts have some nice young tight ends on their roster, but Bowers is a different level of player and could be a perfect fit in Shane Steichan’s offense with a healthy Anthony Richardson.

16. Seattle Seahawks

Jared Verse, Edge, Florida State

Florida State Edge Rusher Jared Verse
Dec 2, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive lineman Jared Verse (5) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Louisville Cardinals at Bank of America Stadium. (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 260 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: With Mike Macdonald now coaching the Seattle Seahawks you can expect the Seahawks to target a certain style of player to fit into his defense. 

Jared Verse is an ideal fit in Macdonald’s system. He can rush from multiple spots while being a quality run defender. Folks around the league rave about Verse’s toughness, and his play on the field is just as impressive.

17. Jacksonville Jaguars

Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

Oregon State tackle Taliese Fuaga
Oregon State offensive lineman Taliese Fuaga (75) blocks Stanford linebacker Levani Damuni (3) during a game at Stanford Stadium. (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 334 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: Coming off a nice week at the Senior Bowl, Taliese Fuaga is one of the favorites to be the first interior offensive lineman drafted this year. Coming out of Oregon State, Fuaga has two years of starting experience at right tackle, but a move inside is expected for a lot of teams.

Fuaga’s massive frame and power display would instantly upgrade the Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive line from a pass-protection and run-blocking perspective. Fuaga did not allow a sack in his three years at Oregon State, and keeping Trevor Lawrence upright should be a high priority for general manager Trent Baalke.

18. Cincinnati Bengals

JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Alabama offensive lineman JC Latham
Alabama offensive lineman JC Latham (65) celebrates with a cow bell in Davis Wade Stadium at Mississippi State after Alabama's 40-17 victory. (Gary Cosby Jr.-Tuscaloosa News)

Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 360 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The Cincinnati Bengals will go as far as Joe Burrow takes them, but the Bengals couldn’t keep him on the field in 2023. JC Latham is a big, nasty and physical offensive lineman out of Alabama. 

Latham has quality tape at right tackle over the last two years but has experience inside at guard as well, giving the Bengals multiple spots to play him at in 2024.

19. Los Angeles Rams

Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Northwestern wide receiver Cam Johnson (14) tries to catch a pass as Iowa defensive back Cooper DeJean (3) defends during the first half at Wrigley Field. (David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 207 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: There are few fits in this draft I feel as strongly about as Cooper DeJean to the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams need a lot of help on defense, especially in the secondary, and DeJean is a perfect fit. 

DeJean has high-end traits at cornerback but can be used as a defensive chess piece playing all over the field for new defensive coordinator Chris Shula.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers

Jackson Powers-Johnson, IOL, Oregon

Oregon center Jackson Powers-Johnson
Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Jackson Powers-Johnson (58) against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Mountain America Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 334 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The Pittsburgh Steelers are in desperate need of a starting center. After a dominant showing in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, Jackson Powers-Johnson cemented himself in the Round 1 conversation and could be the first center drafted. 

Powers-Johnson only has one year of starting experience, but his tape and the work he did in Mobile have him as one of the biggest winners this offseason.

21. Miami Dolphins

Graham Barton, OL, Duke

Duke OL Graham Barton
Nov 18, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Duke Blue Devils offensive tackle Graham Barton (62) holds wide receiver Jalon Calhoun (5) as they celebrate a touchdown with wide receiver Eli Pancol (6) during the 2nd half of the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Wallace Wade Stadium. (Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 314 pounds
Class: Senior

Fit: With needs at center and left tackle, Graham Barton’s fit makes a ton of sense. Barton was a dominant left tackle at Duke during the last few years but impressed at center in his freshman year. 

Barton fills two needs for the Miami Dolphins as a long-term option at left tackle once Terron Armstead retires and a short-term option at center as a starter in 2024.

22. Philadelphia Eagles

Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Toledo Rockets cornerback Quinyon Mitchell breaks up a pass.
Dec 2, 2023; Detroit, MI, USA; Toledo Rockets cornerback Quinyon Mitchell (27) breaks up a pass intended for Miami (OH) Redhawks wide receiver Gage Larvadain (10) in the third quarter at Ford Field. (Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot
Weight: 196 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: Along with Powers-Johnson, Toledo’s Quinyon Mitchell was one of the biggest winners coming out of Senior Bowl week. Mitchell has the size, length, athleticism and ball skills to develop into a Pro Bowl-level cornerback. 

The Philadelphia Eagles must improve their coverage unit at the draft. Mitchell has experience playing in zone and man schemes and is the perfect corner to learn from Darius Slay and James Bradberry.

23. Houston Texans

Jer'Zhan Newton, IDL, Illinois

Illinois DL Jer'Zhan Newton
Nov 25, 2023; Champaign, Illinois, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini defensive tackle Jer'Zhan Newton (4) sacks Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Ben Bryant (2) during the first half at Memorial Stadium. (Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 295 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: Defensive linemen Sheldon Rankins, Teair Tart and Hassan Ridgeway are expected to hit free agency in March. Adding talent to the defensive line to pair with Will Anderson is a top priority for the Houston Texans

Jer’Zhan Newton is undersized but can win as a pass rusher and can do a lot of good things for DeMeco Ryans’ front seven.

24. Dallas Cowboys

Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

Dec 31, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Kool-Aid McKinstry (1) reacts after a defensive play against the Kansas State Wildcats during the second half in the 2022 Sugar Bowl at Caesars Superdome. (Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 195 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: Cornerback is a sneaky need for the Dallas Cowboys, who are expected to lose Stephon Gilmore in free agency and have Trevon Diggs working back from a torn ACL. 

DaRon Bland was a top DPOY candidate in 2023, but with Diggs heading into Year 2 of a big contract extension, it’s tough to imagine the Cowboys paying two cornerbacks big money in the next few years. 

Kool-Aid McKinstry fits the Cowboys’ size prototype and is one of the top-man coverage cornerbacks in the draft.

25. Green Bay Packers

Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

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

Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 325 pounds
Class: Senior

Fit: Finding David Bakhtiari's replacement remains one of the biggest concerns heading into the offseason for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are likely to give Jordan Love a big contract extension this offseason after proving himself in 2023.

When given time, Love was one of the better passers in the NFL to close out the year, and Jordan Morgan is one of the best pass-protecting left tackles in the draft.

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. Clemson won 16-7. (Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 185 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: With Arnold and Mitchell flying up draft boards, Nate Wiggins could see the brunt of their rise. Wiggins' game has few flaws, but his lack of size and play strength is concerning.

Taking Wiggins this late in the first round would be excellent value for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who had issues in coverage for most of the 2023 season.

27. Arizona Cardinals

Braelon Trice, Edge, Washington

Nov 26, 2022; Pullman, Washington, USA; Washington Huskies defensive lineman Bralen Trice (8) celebrates after a play against the Washington State Cougars in the first half at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium. (James Snook-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 274 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The Cardinals are seeing a culture change with head coach Jonathan Gannon. Adding the right pieces on defense after adding Harrison Jr. will likely be the plan heading into the draft.

Bralen Trice is a versatile, physical and athletic pass rusher who has the experience and production to be a quality starter on Gannon’s defense.

28. Buffalo Bills

Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

Brian Thomas Jr. runs after a catch
LSU Tigers wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr. (11) runs with the ball towards Wisconsin Badgers cornerback Nyzier Fourqurean (10) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 205 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: After the first three receivers go, we could see some players in this class fall a little bit. With so many talented options in this class, teams could target other positions knowing they can come back on Day 2 and still land a starting-level receiver. 

That allows players like Brian Thomas Jr. to hang around for the Buffalo Bills. Thomas Jr. is coming off a strong year at LSU and would be an excellent complement to Stefon Diggs in Joe Brady’s offense.

29. Detroit Lions

Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri

Nov 4, 2023; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Rara Thomas (5) is tackled by Missouri Tigers defensive back Ennis Rakestraw Jr. (2) during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6-foot
Weight: 188 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: The secondary play from the Detroit Lions was a mess for most of the season. Even with Brian Branch having a DROTY-caliber season, improving the Lions’ outside coverage should be a top priority heading into the offseason. 

Ennis Rakestraw Jr. has great length and size to succeed as a boundary corner and should instantly improve their pass defense, which was a major concern in 2023.

30. Baltimore Ravens

Darius Robinson, DL, Missouri

Jan 31, 2024; Mobile, Ala., USA; American defensive lineman Darius Robinson of Missouri (6) works through a defensive drill during practice for the American team at Hancock Whitney Stadium. (Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 296 pounds
Class: Senior

Fit: Another big riser coming out of the Senior Bowl week is Missouri DL Darius Robinson. Robinson is a tweener, but showed he could win wherever he lined up on the defensive line. 

With the Baltimore Ravens likely losing multiple defensive linemen in free agency, adding a player who can align inside and outside is an excellent fit this late in the first round.

31. Kansas City Chiefs

Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

Nov 18, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Oregon Ducks wide receiver Troy Franklin (11) against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Mountain America Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 187 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: Similar to the Bills, the Kansas City Chiefs get the good end of the stick with some of these wide receivers falling further than expected. The Chiefs somehow made it back to the Super Bowl with less-than-ideal weapons on offense. 

The Chiefs have a player in Rashee Rice. However, outside of Rice and Travis Kelce, the Chiefs’ pass catchers have been anything but reliable. Troy Franklin’s big-play ability and reliability as a pass catcher is much needed for the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes.

32. San Francisco 49ers

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-7
Weight: 328 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: Getting a grasp on where Amarius Mims could end up is tough. Mims could be the best overall athlete in this draft class from a height, weight and speed perspective, but his lack of experience and inability to stay on the field makes things tough. 

Mims has the traits to be a starting right tackle, but teams could be scared off by his lack of experience and health. That could push him down the board to the San Francisco 49ers.

Round 2

33. Carolina Panthers

Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

Fit with Panthers

Ladd McConkey had one of the most impressive Senior Bowl weeks. Showing an easy feel for how to win as a route runner and create separation, McConkey is the ideal fit for Bryce Young who tended to hold onto the football too long waiting for guys to come open in his rookie campaign. 

34. New England Patriots

Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

35. Arizona Cardinals

Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

36. Washington Commanders

Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama

Fit With Commanders

After trading away Chase Young and Montez Sweat at the trade deadline, the Commanders and Dan Quinn go back to the Alabama well to add an impact pass rusher in Chris Braswell

Braswell had a very successful year rushing the passer at Alabama and showed some nice things at the Senior Bowl.

37. Los Angeles Chargers

T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State

38. Tennessee Titans

Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

39. New York Giants

Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

Fit With Giants

With how the draft played out to start, the Giants did not have the option to add a new quarterback. If Bo Nix hung around at the top of the second round, the Giants would be wise to select him. 

Nix had an up-and-down week in Mobile, but coming off a great year at Oregon, NFL teams will dream of Nix tapping into what he showed at Oregon to develop into a quality starter.

40. Washington Commanders

Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami

41. Green Bay Packers

Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

42. Minnesota Vikings

Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

43. Atlanta Falcons

Kalen King, CB, Penn State

44. Las Vegas Raiders

Troy Fautanu, OL, Washington

Fit With Raiders

The Raiders have holes throughout their offensive line, and Troy Fautanu’s versatility is too good to pass up. Fautanu has had a lot of success at left tackle during the last few years but had snaps at left guard and right tackle over the last three years. 

Fautanu could survive at tackle in the NFL, but a move inside to guard could raise his ceiling higher.

45. New Orleans Saints

Jonah Ellis, EDGE, Utah

46. Indianapolis Colts

D.J. James, CB, Auburn

47. New York Giants

Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

48. Jacksonville Jaguars

Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

Fit With Jaguars

With Josh Allen expected to hit free agency, the Jaguars could be in the market for a new pass rusher to pair with Travon Walker. 

Chop Robinson has one of the best first steps in the class, but his lack of play strength and fluidity in his hips could allow him to fall into the second round.

49. Cincinnati Bengals

J’Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas

50. Philadelphia Eagles

Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M

Fit With Eagles

The Eagles are in desperate need of linebacker help. After acquiring Shaq Leonard after his release from the Colts, the Eagles were still beaten up in the middle far too often in the second half of the season. 

Edgerrin Cooper is the leading candidate to be the first linebacker drafted in the weak linebacker class. Cooper has the ideal length, sideline-to-sideline range and cover skills to develop into a quality starter.

51. Pittsburgh Steelers

Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

52. Los Angeles Rams

Calen Bullock, S, USC

53. Philadelphia Eagles

Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina

54. Cleveland Browns

Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

FIt With Browns

Amari Cooper is coming off a big year in Cleveland, but adding to the wide receiver room will be key for the Cleveland Browns to get back to the playoffs in 2024. Xavier Worthy’s explosiveness and speed are something the Browns lacked in 2023. 

Worthy would help take pressure off of Cooper and David Njoku, hopefully creating some easy completions for Deshaun Watson.

55. Miami Dolphins

T’Vondre Sweat, DL, Texas

Fit With Dolphins

The Dolphins only have two defensive tackles on the roster heading into 2024 (Zach Sieler and Brandon Pili). With defensive tackle being a position of need, Texas’ T’Vondre Sweat is a perfect fit in the Miami defense. 

Sweat is a massive human who plays with tremendous strength and athleticism for such a big man. With former Ravens defensive line coach Anthony Weaver hired to be the Dolphins defensive coordinator, you know they will emphasize size, power and having the spine of their defense being strong. 

Sweat can be a driving force in building up the spine of the Dolphins defense.

56. Dallas Cowboys

Zach Frazier, iOL, West Virginia

Fit With Cowboys

With Tyler Biadasz set to hit free agency, the Cowboys will be in the market for a new center. Zach Frazier is the perfect candidate for the job on Day 2. Frazier is working back from a broken leg he suffered in 2023 but should be good to go for the start of training camp. 

Frazier’s wrestling background, toughness and football IQ are much needed in Dallas to get them back to running the football like they were in 2014-2017.

57. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State

58. Green Bay Packers

Kris Jenkins, DL, Michigan

59. Houston Texans

Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida

60. Buffalo Bills

Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

61. Detroit Lions

Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

Fit With Lions

Toward the end of the season, we saw Jameson Williams start to break out, and Amon-Ra St. Brown is one of the best young receivers in the game. 

Still, the Lions will need more from their passing game to take the next step in the NFC. Malachi Corley was built to play in Detroit with his physicality and toughness after the catch.

Adding Corley to the Lions receiver room would give them one of the NFL’s most complete offenses. They could dominate all three levels of the field with pass catchers and running backs.

62. Baltimore Ravens

Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

63. Kansas City Chiefs

Kiran Amegadjie, OT, Yale

63. San Francisco 49ers

Brandon Dorlus, EDGE, Oregon