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Curt Popejoy

2024 NFL draft: Fully updated 2-round mock draft full of quarterbacks

The NFL has a quarterback problem. There just aren’t enough good ones and injuries just make things worse. The teams with high-level quarterback play are separating themselves from the rest of the league and making it clear if you don’t have a quarterback, you’d better go get one.

Fortunately, the 2024 NFL draft is packed with quality quarterbacks the likes of which we haven’t seen in many years. We’ve updated our two-round mock draft just in time for Thanksgiving and when it comes to handing out quarterbacks, we didn’t hold back.

1 - Chicago Bears - WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State

With Justin Fields back and getting on track, adding the best weapon in the draft for him is an easy decision.

2 - Arizona Cardinals - QB Drake Maye, North Carolina

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We almost passed on a quarterback here because Kyler Murray is back but we still think the Cardinals will move on after the season.

3 - New England Patriots - QB Caleb Williams, USC

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We can’t imagine the Patriots quarterback situation sorting itself out to a point where New England can pass on Caleb Williams.

4 - Chicago Bears - DT Jer'Zhan Newton, Illinois

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Passing on a quarterback here, the Bears can take disruptive interior pass rusher Jer’Zhan Newton to bolster the defense.

5 - New York Giants - OT Olu Fashanu, Penn State

The Giants are another team that could contemplate a quarterback but instead opt for the top offensive tackle in the draft instead.

6 - Tennessee Titans - WR Malik Nabers, LSU

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If Will Levis is the future, get him an elite young receiving threat like Malik Nabers.

7 - Washington Commanders - EDGE Laiatu Latu, UCLA

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The Commanders could be in dire need of pass rushers next season and Latu is one of the best.

8 - Atlanta Falcons - QB Bo Nix, Oregon

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The Falcons gave Desmond Ridder a fair shot but Bo Nix is a massive upgrade.

9 - Green Bay Packers - OT Joe Alt, Notre Dame

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The Packers can use an upgrade on the offensive line and Joe Alt is a tremendous prospect with his experience and polished technique.

10 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - TE Brock Bowers, Georgia

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Bowers is too good to fall any further and the Bucs can use his unique skillset.

11 - New York Jets - WR Rome Odunze, Washington

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We are banking on Aaron Rodgers making a healthy return next season and so we get him another big-play threat at receiver.

12 - Los Angeles Chargers - CB Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama

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The Chargers don’t have any huge needs but getting a lockdown No. 1 cornerback is a great option in the first round.

13 - Los Angeles Rams - CB Nate Wiggins, Clemson


Los Angeles has a strong offense but the defensive secondary could use a playmaker like Wiggins.

14 - Las Vegas Raiders - QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington

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The Raiders would be very fortunate if a talent like Penix falls into their laps in the first round.

15 - Indianapolis Colts - WR Keon Coleman, Florida State

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The Colts have their franchise quarterback and this pick gets him a No. 1 receiver to throw to.

16 - Denver Broncos - EDGE Jared Verse, Florida State

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There’s no reason a pass rusher like Jared Verse would fall this far but the Broncos won’t hesitate to pick him to add some punch on defense.

17 - Cincinnati Bengals - OT Tailese Fuaga, Oregon State

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The Bengals could lose their starting left tackle in the offseason and Fuaga is plug and play as a starter.

18 - Buffalo Bills - OT JC Latham, Alabama

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JC Latham looks like the next great Alabama offensive tackle and an immediate starter for the Bills.

19 - New Orleans Saints - EDGE Chop Robinson, Penn State

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We’d like to see more consistency from Chop Robinson but there’s no doubt when he’s on he is an elite pass rusher.

20 - Minnesota Vikings - EDGE Dallas Turner, Alabama

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We were tempted to give the Vikings a quarterback here but opted for a better value pick here in Dallas Turner.

21 - Arizona Cardinals - DB Cooper DeJean, Iowa

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Assuming DeJean is healthy by the start of the season, this pick is a bargain for the Cardinals.

22 - Seattle Seahawks - EDGE Bralen Trice, Washington

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The Seahawks don’t have to look far to find a strongside edge rusher who can step up and stuff the run.

23 - Pittsburgh Steelers - CB Terrion Arnold, Alabama

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Cornerback will be a huge need for the Steelers next season and Terrion Arnold has proven himself to be an NFL starter.

24 - Houston Texans - DL Leonard Taylor III, Miami

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The Texans have built an explosive offense so we opt for a huge defensive playmaker here in Leonard Taylor.

25 - Miami Dolphins - OT Amarius Mims, Georgia

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The Dolphins don’t need much but a powerful, smart run blocking offensive tackle is a nice luxury pick here.

26 - Dallas Cowboys - CB Kalen King, Penn State

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Dallas is a team whose top needs aren’t really valued in the first round this year so we go with the best-available player on defense here instead.

27 - San Francisco 49ers - OT Graham Barton, Duke

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With Barton’s size and high football IQ, we like him as a starting offensive tackle or possible move to an athletic guard in the NFL.

28 - Jacksonville Jaguars - S Kamren Kinchens, Miami

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29 - Baltimore Ravens - WR Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State

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The Ravens always need to find more guys for Lamar Jackson to throw to and Emeka Egbuka is a solid all-around receiver with no real weaknesses.

30 - Detroit Lions - CB Josh Newton, TCU

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The Lions love physical defenders and Josh Newton is one of the most physical corners in the draft.

31 - Kansas City Chiefs - WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas


The Chiefs need a deep threat to pair up with Travis Kelce and Adonai Mitchell has elite deep speed.

32 - Philadelphia Eagles - S Tyler Nubin, Minnesota

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The Eagles don’t have a lot of holes on their roster but adding a big, paymaking free safety makes a lot of sense here. Don’t rule out a wide receiver if one falls.

Second round

33 – Carolina Panthers – WR Xavier Worthy, Texas

34 – Arizona Cardinals – WR Ja’Lynn Polk, Washington

35 – New England Patriots – JT Tuimoloau, Ohio State

36 – Washington Commanders – CB Kamari Lassiter, Georgia

37 – New York Giants – QB Jayden Daniels, LSU

38 – Tennessee Titans – OT Troy Fautanu, Washington

39 – Washington Commanders – TE Ja’Tavion Sanders, Texas

40 – Atlanta Falcons – WR Xavier Legette, South Carolina

41 – Green Bay Packers – S Calen Bullock, USC

42 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – QB Shedeur Sanders, Colorado

43 – Green Bay Packers – DT Kris Jenkins, Michigan

44 – Los Angeles Chargers – WR Johnny Wilson, Florida State

45 – Los Angeles Rams – LB Edgerrin Cooper, Texas A&M

46 – Las Vegas Raiders – RB Jonathon Brooks, Texas

47 – Indianapolis Colts – OT Patrick Paul, Houston

48 – New Orleans Saints – OT Jordan Morgan, Arizona

49 – Cincinnati Bengals – DT Brandon Dorlus, Oregon

50 – Buffalo Bills – WR Ladd McConkey, Georgia

51 – Philadelphia Eagles – CB T.J. Tampa, Iowa

52 – Minnesota Vikings – QB J.J. McCarthy, Michigan

53 – Houston Texans – LB Barrett Carter, Clemson

54 – New York Giants – QB Carson Beck, Georgia

55 – Pittsburgh Steelers – C Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon

56 – Cleveland Browns – WR Malachi Corley, Western Kentucky

57 – Miami Dolphins – DT Landon Jackson, Arkansas

58 – Dallas Cowboys – LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr., Clemson

59 – San Francisco 49ers – CB Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo

60 – Jacksonville Jaguars – EDGE Jonah Elliss, Utah

61 – Baltimore Ravens – DL Dontay Corleone, Cincinnati

62 – Detroit Lions – G Christian Haynes, UConn

63 – Kansas City Chiefs – EDGE Chris Braswell, Alabama

64 – Philadelphia Eagles – WR Troy Franklin, Oregon

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