2024 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles bolster suspect secondary; Bears trade Justin Fields, gain third Round 1 pick

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North Carolina

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 230 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

2nd

After the Fields trade, the Bears have their sights set on the quarterback market in the draft and land on Maye, a polished, multiple-year starter with mobility and a strong arm.

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LSU

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Surprise! The Patriots go with Daniels over Caleb Williams as the second quarterback off the board. Daniels is an athletic marvel with two years of high-caliber passing productivity in the SEC.

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Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

The Cardinals would have quite the conundrum here: in this mock, they stay with Murray and get him the premier weapon in the class.

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Penn State

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 317 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

The Commanders would have a major decision to make here: go Caleb Williams, pick a stellar offensive tackle prospect, or trade down. In this mock, they go with the brick-wall blocker from Penn State who boasts All-Pro upside.

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Penn State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 254 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

5th

Robinson has the athletic juice to be selected this high. The Bears would love the complementary duo of the large and long Montez Sweat and the sleek and explosive Robinson on the edges of their defensive line.

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USC

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

While Aidan O’Connell has played decent football as the starter after Jimmy Garoppolo was rightfully benched, the Raiders run this pick to the podium.

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Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 322 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Prudent pick by the Jets, grabbing a very pro-ready blocker for Aaron Rodgers.

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Georgia

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

Maybe not immense positional value here, but Bowers is a different cat at tight end.

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LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Titans add to Will Levis’ receiver arsenal with the explosive pass-catcher from LSU.

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Illinois

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 295 lbs

The Chargers get the premier interior pass rusher in the class.

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Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

1st

McKinstry is the exact cornerback the Falcons need in their secondary opposite A.J. Terrell.

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UCLA

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Saints have no qualms about picking defensive linemen in the first round, and this selection is made given the age of franchise legend Cam Jordan.

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Texas

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 172 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

40th

POSITION RNK

8th

How often do receivers come off the board in the exact order in which everyone expects? Almost never. And the Seahawks have a long track record of making surprising first-round picks. Worthy is the most threatening game-breaker at receiver in the class.

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Oregon State

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 334 lbs

Projected Team

L.A. Rams

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

5th

Fuaga’s an athletic masher who’d fit well at one of the tackle spots in Los Angeles.

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Alabama

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 360 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Latham is a road-grader who can play guard or tackle and will provide more sturdiness to the Broncos front.

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Florida State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 260 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

2nd

You can bet head coach Jonathan Gannon will be pounding the table for some pass-rush help, and Verse is a first-round specimen with advanced skills.

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Washington

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

5th

Odunze’s size and physicality will make him a fun downfield option for Josh Allen in Buffalo.

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Florida State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Another big-bodied perimeter winner added to the offense for the Bengals.

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Clemson

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 185 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

2nd

This Packers regime is unafraid of going cornerback early in the draft, and Wiggins is a large, dynamic athlete at the defensive back spot.

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Miami (FL)

• Soph

• 6’3″

/ 305 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

4th

Taylor is a freaky specimen with an NFL body to man an interior spot.

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Alabama

• Soph

• 6’0″

/ 196 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

66th

POSITION RNK

11th

Arnold will be a draft riser as a productive cornerback from Alabama who gets to play in the College Football Playoff. The Colts should address cornerback again early in the 2024 draft.

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Oregon

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 217 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

39th

POSITION RNK

7th

I keep going back to this prospect-team pairing. Love it so much. Nix operated Oregon’s offense amazingly well after a mostly disappointing start to his collegiate career at Auburn. He’d be dropped into a luxuriously cozy situation in Minnesota.

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Penn State

• Jr

• 5’11”

/ 190 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

3rd

It’s a Penn State reunion in the Steelers secondary. Joey Porter Jr. and King usher in a new, lockdown era at cornerback in Pittsburgh.

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Washington

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 274 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

24th

POSITION RNK

6th

Trice is an ultra-refined pass-rush-move karate master with his hands who’d generate a fun pairing with Will Anderson Jr. on the edge in Houston.

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Arizona

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 325 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

43rd

POSITION RNK

7th

Morgan is a sizable, athletic pass-pro specialist who’d be a sensible pick in Kansas City, especially with the long-term future in mind.

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Duke

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 314 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

38th

POSITION RNK

6th

More reinforcement in front of Trevor Lawrence with the polished guard-tackle prospect from Duke.

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Minnesota

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

45th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Although they have Kerby Joseph, it wouldn’t hurt the Lions to add youth to the safety spot. Nubin’s a three-down playmaker.

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Georgia

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 180 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

46th

POSITION RNK

7th

Lassiter enjoyed an stellar season in 2023 — sticky in coverage with plenty of ball production inside Kirby Smart’s defense. The Eagles need to get younger at corner.

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Washington

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 317 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

44th

POSITION RNK

1st

Fautanu is a people-mover at tackle who excels in pass pro. He’s the type the Dolphins need on their offensive line.

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Alabama

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 252 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Best-player-available approach here for the Cowboys, and Turner was a stud rushing the passer around the corner at Alabama in 2023.

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Georgia

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 340 lbs

Mims is the ideal high-caliber long-term investment at the tackle position for Kyle Shanahan, especially given the age of Trent Williams.

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Iowa

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 207 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

4th

Another chess piece defensively for Mike Macdonald’s defense. DeJean is such a fun, dynamic defensive back.



This summary discusses a mock draft for the upcoming NFL draft, highlighting the projected teams and players for the first round. Here are some key takeaways:

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