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Curt Popejoy

Lots of new names in this huge 2-round mock draft update after the Super Bowl

Well, now that the Kansas City Chiefs have won the Super Bowl, every other NFL team sees just how high the bar has been set. This means every team has to take a close look at their rosters and hope they can strike gold in the 2024 NFL draft.

With the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror, we have updated our big two-round mock draft that includes a lot of new faces in the first round.

1 - Chicago Bears - QB Caleb Williams, USC

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We have decided to give in and not only make USC quarterback Caleb Williams the top pick but even project the Bears will trade away Justin Fields to make it happen. If Williams’ ceiling is Patrick Mahomes as some speculate, you just can’t pass on him.

2 - Washington Commanders - QB Drake Maye, North Carolina

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A new regime in Washington means Sam Howell will be out and we think Drake Maye is the guy who can come in and utilize the talent on the Commanders roster and help this team win early like C.J. Stroud did in Houston.

3 - New England Patriots - QB Jayden Daniels, LSU

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The rebuild in New England begins and the centerpiece of head coach Jarod Mayo’s offense should be LSU’s Jayden Daniels. If they are willing to build an offense around him ala Lamar Jackson in Baltimore, he will be a star.

4 - Arizona Cardinals - WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State

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Whenever I mock a quarterback to the Cardinals the Kyler Murray Stans come out strong so here we go. Another year of Murray at quarterback and we give him the best offensive weapon in the draft to throw the football to.

5 - Los Angeles Chargers - WR Malik Nabers, LSU

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This could be a pivot point in the first round for some big trades with the top offensive tackles left on the board but we are standing pat and giving the Chargers former LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers to give Justin Herbert an elite weapon.

6 - New York Giants - OT Joe Alt, Notre Dame

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There are plenty of spots the Giants could target here but Notre Dame’s Joe Alt is easily the top offensive tackle in this draft and an All-Pro sooner rather than later.

7 - Tennessee Titans- OT Olu Fashanu, Penn State

The battle to be the second offensive tackle off the board is going to really heat up in the coming months. Right now we have Olu Fashanu as the No. 2 offensive tackle despite a down 2023 season. As for the Titans, they have to upgrade their offensive line so whether it is Fashanu or someone else. offensive tackle is the move here.

8 - Atlanta Falcons - QB J.J. McCarthy, Michigan

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Big surprise pick here for the Falcons. They need a quarterback and there’s no guy moving up draft boards faster than Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy. Teams love his confidence, high football acumen and overall skill set.

9 - Chicago Bears - WR Rome Odunze, Washington

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The Bears follow up their pick of Caleb Williams with Rome Odunze who can pair up perfectly with D.J. Moore in that Chicago passing offense.

10 - New York Jets - TE Brock Bowers, Georgia

It seems the Jets are preparing for a big comeback by quarterback Aaron Rogers so we decided to give Rodgers the best pass-catching tight end to come into the NFL in five years.

11 - Minnesota Vikings - DB Cooper DeJean, Iowa

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This could be a spot where the Vikings shock everyone and take a quarterback but instead we go with something a little safer in Iowa do-it-all defensive back Cooper DeJean.

12 - Denver Broncos - EDGE Dallas Turner, Alabama

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It’s crazy to think the Broncos could have their pick of the best edge rushers in the draft at No. 12 overall. We favor Dallas Turner because he’s got more experience dropping into coverage as a 3-4 outside linebacker.

13 - Las Vegas Raiders - OT Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State

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If Taliese Fuaga impresses in offseason workouts, he could easily overtake Olu Fashanu and be the second offensive tackle off the board. For now he sticks at No. 3 and lands with the Raiders who need lots of help.

14 - New Orleans Saints - EDGE Jared Verse, FSU

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This is another prime spot for the fifth quarterback to come off the board or a trade back for the Saints. But if they can land an explosive edge defender like Jared Verse, they would just stay put.

15 - Indianapolis Colts - CB Nate Wiggins, Clemson


There’s a lot of uncertainty with the Colts at multiple spots but cornerback is near the top of the list. It’s rare when one of the top two cornerbacks is still on the board in the middle of the round so Indianapolis doesn’t hesitate to select Nate Wiggins out of Clemson.

16 - Seattle Seahawks - CB Terrion Arnold, Alabama

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Seattle loves big, fast cornerbacks who thrive in man coverage and Terrion Arnold definitely fits the bill. We look for Arnold to have a huge offseason of workouts and keep climbing up boards.

17 - Jacksonville Jaguars - DT Jer'Zhan Newton, Illinois

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Jer’Zhan Newton is too good to last until No. 17 but if he does, it’s a huge pull for a Jaguars team that needs to bolster its defensive front.

18 - Cincinnati Bengals - OT JC Latham, Alabama

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The Bengals are in line to lose Jonah Williams but they upgrade here with former Alabama offensive tackle JC Latham.

19 - Los Angeles Rams - CB Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo

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Another prime spot for a quarterback pick but we don’t pull the trigger. Instead Toledo cornerback Quinyon Mitchell gives the Rams a lockdown man corner for the defense.

20 - Pittsburgh Steelers - C Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon

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Center and cornerback are the Steelers two biggest draft needs so we opt for the top center in the entire draft instead of the fifth-best cornerback. Jackson Powers-Johnson is a mauler and 10-year starter in the league from day one.

21 - Miami Dolphins - OT Amarius Mims, Georgia

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The Dolphins offensive line was a wreck last season with injuries. Amarius Mims is an elite right tackle with tons of experience against top competition.

22 - Philadelphia Eagles - CB Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama

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Philadelphia doesn’t have any huge needs but cornerback and defensive tackle stand out, especially if Fletcher Cox leaves. We went back and forth between Alabama cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry and Texas defensive tackle Byron Murphy and finally settled on McKinstry.

23 - Houston Texans - DT Byron Murphy II, Texas

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Bryon Murphy doesn’t last long as the Texans come in and scoop him up one pick later. Murphy is a new name in the first round of our mock but as we have gone back and studied him, he really deserves to be among the top defenders in this draft.

24 - Dallas Cowboys - OT Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma

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We had mocked a cornerback here in the past but Cowboys fans are adamant that offensive tackle is a bigger need so this time around we opt for Oklahoma tackle Tyler Guyton.

25 - Green Bay Packers - OL Graham Barton, Duke

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The Packers need help along the offensive line and we love Duke’s Graham Barton as a guy who could stay at offensive tackle but could be even better if the kicks inside to guard.

26 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - QB Bo Nix, Oregon

We finally sneak another quarterback into the first round with Oregon’s Bo Nix to the Bucs. We believe Nix has a higher ceiling than other pundits and love his versatility at the NFL level.

27 - Arizona Cardinals - CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr., Missouri

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For the Cardinals second first-round pick we just to the defensive side of the football Ennis Rakestraw is a little slight and needs to work on his zone coverage but exhibits elite man skills.

28 - Buffalo Bills - WR Brian Thomas Jr., LSU

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The Bills can never have enough weapons for quarterback Josh Allen and no receiver in this draft can pull the top off a defense line Brian Thomas Jr.

29 - Detroit Lions - EDGE Laiatu Latu, UCLA

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The Lions need to add some punch as a pass rusher to go along with Aidan Hutchinson and Laiatu Latu is a great all-around pick with some nice polish to his pass-rush moves.

30 - Baltimore Ravens - OT Jordan Morgan, Arizona

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We don’t love Jordan Morgan here as a prospect but offensive tackle is a real need for the Ravens so if Baltimore doesn’t trade back, this pick makes a lot of sense.

31 - San Francisco 49ers - OL Troy Fautanu, Washington

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The 49ers don’t have a ton of needs but with starting right guard John Feliciano a free agent, Washington’s Troy Fautanu is a great pick to replace him.

32 - Kansas City Chiefs - WR Troy Franklin, Oregon

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The Chiefs could go with an offensive tackle here if one of the top ones falls but without that, Oregon wide receiver Troy Franklin makes a lot of sense. As much as Rashee Rice has come along, the Chiefs offense needs a deep threat like Franklin.

33 - Carolina Panthers - WR Tez Walker, North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 14: Devontez Walker #9 of the North Carolina Tar Heels breaks away from Kamren Kinchens #5 of the Miami Hurricanes for a touchdown during the second half of their game at Kenan Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2023 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Tar Heels won 41-31. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

34 - New England Patriots - WR Ladd McConkey, Georgia

Georgia wide receiver Ladd McConkey (84) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the SEC Championship NCAA college football game between LSU and Georgia in Atlanta, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.

35 - Arizona Cardinals - EDGE Bralen Trice, Washington

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 04: Bralen Trice #8 of the Washington Huskies at United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 04, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

36 - Washington Commanders - CB Kamari Lassiter, Georgia

Dec 3, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Kamari Lassiter (3) breaks up a pass against LSU Tigers wide receiver Kyren Lacy (2) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

37 - Los Angeles Chargers - DT Kris Jenkins, Michigan

Michigan defensive lineman Kris Jenkins (94) celebrates a sack against UNLV quarterback Doug Brumfield (2) during the first half at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023.

38 - Tennessee Titans - WR Keon Coleman, Florida State

Oct 14, 2023; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Keon Coleman (4) avoids a tackle by Syracuse Orange linebacker Kadin Bailey (45) during the first quarter at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

39 - New York Giants - WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas

Jan 1, 2024; New Orleans, LA, USA; Texas Longhorns wide receiver Adonai Mitchell (5) catches a touchdown pass against Washington Huskies running back Ryder Bumgarner (25) during the fourth quarter in the 2024 Sugar Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

40 - Washington Commanders - EDGE Chop Robinson, Penn State

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 30: Chop Robinson #44 of the Penn State Nittany Lions rushes the quarterback against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half at Ryan Field on September 30, 2023 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

41 - Green Bay Packers - S Tyler Nubin, Minnesota

Aug 31, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Tyler Nubin (27) celebrates a stop against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the fourth quarter at Huntington Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

42 - Minnesota Vikings - QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington

Dec 29, 2022; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) throws a pass in the 2022 Alamo Bowl against the Texas Longhorns at the Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

43 - Atlanta Falcons - WR Roman Wilson, Michigan

Oct 7, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Roman Wilson (1) runs while Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Tyler Nubin (27) defends during the third quarter at Huntington Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

44 - Las Vegas Raiders - RB Jonathon Brooks, Texas

Texas running back Jonathon Brooks (24) carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown in the third quarter of the Longhorns’ game against the Kansas Jayhawks, Saturday, Sept. 30 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. Texas won the game 40-14.

45 - New Orleans Saints - OT Patrick Paul, Houston

HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 21: Patrick Paul #76 of the Houston Cougars congratulates Matthew Golden #2 after a touchdown reception in the first half against the Texas Longhorns at TDECU Stadium on October 21, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

46 - Indianapolis Colts - WR Xavier Legette, South Carolina

Sep 23, 2023; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Xavier Legette (17) scores on a 76-yard touchdown reception against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the first half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

47 - New York Giants - CB T.J. Tampa, Iowa State

Iowa State defensive back T.J. Tampa stands for a photo during media day at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Friday, Aug. 4, 2023.

48 - Jacksonville Jaguars - EDGE Chris Braswell, Alabama

Nov 11, 2023; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Chris Braswell (41) celebrates after a Kentucky Wildcats fumble during the first quarter at Kroger Field. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

49 - Cincinnati Bengals - TE Ja'Tavion Sanders, Texas

Texas tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders (0) celebrates a first down against Baylor in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, in Waco, Texas.

50 - Philadelphia Eagles - EDGE Darius Robinson, Missouri

Nov 5, 2022; Columbia, Missouri, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Darius Robinson (6) reacts after sacking the quarterback during the second quarter against the Kentucky Wildcats at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

51 - Los Angeles Rams - OT Kiran Amegadjie, Yale

Oct 16, 2021; East Hartford, Connecticut, USA; Yale Bulldogs offensive lineman Kiran Amegadjie (72) blocks Connecticut Huskies defensive lineman Lwal Uguak (98) during the first half at Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

52 - Pittsburgh Steelers - DT T'Vondre Sweat, Texas

Oct 7, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive lineman T’Vondre Sweat (93) in action during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

53 - Miami Dolphins - G Christian Haynes, UConn

Jan 30, 2024; Mobile, AL, USA; American offensive lineman Christian Haynes of Uconn (63) faces off against American offensive lineman Christian Jones of Texas (70) during practice for the American team at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

54 - Philadelphia Eagles - WR Ja'Lynn Polk, Washington

Oct 14, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Ja’Lynn Polk (2) catches a pass for a touchdown against the Oregon Ducks during the first half at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

55 - Cleveland Browns - DL Braden Fiske, Florida State

Dec 2, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive lineman Braden Fiske (55) reacts after a tackle on Louisville Cardinals running back Jawhar Jordan (25) in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

56 - Dallas Cowboys - CB Caelen Carson, Wake Forest

Sep 9, 2023; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons defensive back Caelen Carson (1) during the second quarter at Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

57 - Green Bay Packers - RB Jaylen Wright, Tennessee

Dec 30, 2022; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers running back Jaylen Wright (20) runs the ball past Clemson Tigers wide receiver Hamp Greene (24) during the second half of the 2022 Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

58 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - EDGE Jonah Elliss, Utah

Oct 14, 2023; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; California Golden Bears quarterback Ben Finley (10) scrambles away from Utah Utes defensive end Jonah Elliss (83) in the second half at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

59 - Houston Texans - WR Xavier Worthy, Texas

Texas Longhorns wide receiver Xavier Worthy (8) carries the ball during the Texas Longhorns football game against the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.Ut Ku Football Mlc 00291

60 - OT Kingsley Suamataia, BYU

Oct 21, 2023; Provo, Utah, USA; Brigham Young Cougars offensive lineman Kingsley Suamataia (78) prepares to block against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first half at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

61 - Detroit Lions - C Zach Frazier, West Virginia

Sep 17, 2022; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers offensive lineman Zach Frazier (54) during the first quarter against the Towson Tigers at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

62 - Baltimore Ravens - WR Jermaine Burton, Alabama

Dec 2, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jermaine Burton (3) catches a pass for a touchdown against Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Daylen Everette (6) in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

63 - San Francisco 49ers - S Kamren Kinchens, Miami

Oct 21, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes safety Kamren Kinchens (5) celebrates with teammates after catching a interception against the Clemson Tigers during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

64 - Kansas City Chiefs - OT Dominick Puni, Kansas

Feb 1, 2024; Mobile, AL, USA; National offensive lineman Dominick Puni of Kansas (71) blocks against National defensive lineman Brandon Dorlus of Oregon (97) during practice for the National team at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
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