Believe it or not, that is my first mock draft – ever.

I’ve lengthy predicted the Ravens’ picks alongside Garrett Downing with combined outcomes. Why not strive to determine the entire league?

The 2024 NFL Draft is lower than a month away and the Ravens’ pre-draft press convention is on deck tomorrow.

Here’s my first stab on the first spherical:

  1. Chicago Bears – QB Caleb Williams, USC

Just flip the cardboard in now and save us all time.

  1. Washington Commanders – QB Drake Maye, North Carolina

This is the primary massive query of the draft. Is it Maye or Jayden Daniels? Based on the quarterbacks they’ve had prior to now, my intestine tells me new General Manager Adam Peters and new Head Coach Dan Quinn will give the nod to Maye.

  1. New England Patriots – QB Jayden Daniels, LSU

The Patriots want a quarterback and the Heisman Trophy winner is the apparent choice. There was smoke about New England being desirous about Lamar Jackson final offseason. They actually remorse not selecting him in 2018 (he went one decide earlier). New England signed Malik Cunningham as an undrafted free agent final yr. Bill Belichick is not calling the photographs there, however New England has proven a penchant for cellular quarterbacks.

  1. Arizona Cardinals – WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State

The Cardinals may commerce again however Harrison is simply too good to go up. They misplaced Marquise “Hollywood” Brown in free company. They substitute him with the highest wideout within the draft.

  1. Minnesota Vikings (TRADE with Chargers) – QB J.J. McCarthy, Michigan

There’s certainly going to be multiple Day 1 commerce, however that is the one I really feel most assured in predicting. The Vikings need to get a quarterback and have already put the gears in movement to maneuver up with earlier trades. New Chargers common supervisor and former Raven Joe Hortiz isn’t any stranger to including extra picks.

  1. New York Giants – WR Malik Nabers, LSU

The Giants may very well be within the quarterback market, however with the highest 4 gone, they choose to offer Daniel Jones (and perhaps his successor) a premier vast receiver who some argue may very well be the most effective of the bunch.

  1. Tennessee Titans – OT Joe Alt, Notre Dame

The Titans’ offensive line has been ranked among the many worst within the league for years and they should shield Will Levis higher to see if he is “the man.” Alt is as regular as they arrive on this loaded offensive sort out class.

  1. Atlanta Falcons – EDGE Dallas Turner, Alabama

The Falcons had been final within the league in go rush win fee final season. The first defender off the board, Turner, would change that.

  1. Chicago Bears – WR Rome Odunze, Washington

This is a trickier one to foretell, and the Bears already bought receiver assist in buying and selling for Keenan Allen. But they will get one other premier goal for his or her new quarterback.

  1. New York Jets – TE Brock Bowers, Georgia

The Jets would in all probability love for Odunze to fall to them. I may see them shifting up, maybe flipping picks or leaping forward of the Bears, to get him. But getting one other dynamic and versatile weapon for Aaron Rodgers in Bowers would not be unhealthy both.

  1. Los Angeles Chargers (by way of Vikings) – OT JC Latham, Alabama

The Chargers are getting medieval with their dashing assault, bringing in some former Ravens for Greg Roman’s offense. Of all of the offensive tackles on this class, Latham is probably the strongest and finest at run blocking.

  1. Indianapolis Colts (TRADE with Broncos) – CB Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo

Indianapolis gravitates in direction of gritty cornerbacks who make performs on the ball and Mitchell, from close by Ohio, suits the invoice. Plus, the Raiders are on the lookout for a nook, so Indy might need to leapfrog them. The Broncos may take Mitchell however promote the decide to the Colts, whereas including some draft capital, to maneuver again a couple of spots and nonetheless take the quarterback they want.

  1. Las Vegas Raiders – OT Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State

The Raiders love massive, highly effective blockers and Fuaga is simply that. They misplaced proper sort out (and former Raven) Jeremaine Eluemunor in free company. Fuaga could be a Day 1 substitute. Also out there for a quarterback, the Raiders may contemplate Michael Penix Jr., or a commerce again with groups trying to get in on the offensive sort out run.

  1. New Orleans Saints – OT Olu Fashanu, Penn State

A premier athlete and go protector, Fashanu continues the run on offensive tackles. The Saints needed to shuffle at left sort out as a result of former first-round decide Trevor Penning’s struggles. Fashanu should not have any hassle getting into that spot.

  1. Denver Broncos (by way of Colts) – QB Bo Nix, Oregon

The Broncos want a quarterback and do not have a second-round decide to commerce in the event that they needed to maneuver up later. Thus, a transfer again is smart from a worth standpoint, until the Broncos are nervous the Raiders may take their man.

  1. Seattle Seahawks – G/T Troy Fautanu, Washington

Mike Macdonald would not get a shiny new defender after taking up as head coach? The Seahawks misplaced each beginning guards in free company and Fautanu may step in there or play sort out.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars – CB Terrion Arnold, Alabama

The Jaguars want cornerback assist and Arnold’s slower-than-expected 40-yard sprint time may push the proficient Alabama cowl nook down some boards.

  1. Cincinnati Bengals – WR Brian Thomas Jr., LSU

It seems like Tee Higgins is not going anyplace this offseason, nevertheless it could be only a matter of time. Plus, Tyler Boyd remains to be a free agent. The Bengals aren’t prepared to surrender having a dynamic vast receiver trio for Joe Burrow and will give him one other LSU product reverse Ja’Marr Chase.

  1. Los Angeles Rams – EDGE Jared Verse, Florida State

With the retirement of Aaron Donald, the Rams must get after the quarterback. Instead of the defensive lineman, they take a souped-up edge rusher with nice instruments and productiveness.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers – OL Graham Barton, Duke

The Steelers may very well be within the receiver market, however the Bengals took the logical possibility so that they choose to maintain build up within the trenches. They took Georgia sort out Broderick Jones within the first spherical final yr and will double dip with Amarius Mims this yr, however Barton comes with much less danger. Highly athletic and versatile, he is their model of Tyler Linderbaum.

  1. Miami Dolphins – DT Byron Murphy II, Texas

With Christian Wilkins leaving in free company, the Dolphins seize the highest defensive lineman within the draft to interchange him.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles – CB Nate Wiggins, Clemson

Is there a Georgia defender who may match right here? No? Instead, the speed-rich Eagles protection provides one other burner on the surface, the place it wants assist.

  1. Los Angeles Chargers (by way of Vikings) – CB Cooper DeJean, Iowa

Hortiz noticed the distinction Kyle Hamilton made within the Ravens protection. He grabs a flexible and toolsy defensive again who Jim Harbaugh can also be conversant in from the Big 10.

  1. Dallas Cowboys – OT Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma

The Cowboys want their substitute for Tyron Smith at left sort out and so they have two high choices in Guyton and Mims to select from. Guyton, who hails from only a couple hours south of Dallas, is a towering, athletic possibility who has the sting in enjoying expertise.

  1. Green Bay Packers – OL Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon

From inexperienced to inexperienced, Powers-Johnson would safe the center of the Packers offensive line both at guard or heart.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – EDGE Chop Robinson, Penn State

Robinson or Latu? Robinson did not have as a lot faculty manufacturing however would not include the medical pink flags.

  1. Arizona Cardinals – EDGE Laiatu Latu, UCLA

Latu’s expertise and manufacturing are too good for the Cardinals to go up. With Harrison and Latu, they get two of faculty soccer’s premier gamers from final yr within the first spherical.

  1. Buffalo Bills – WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas

The Bills are determined for receiver assist, significantly after buying and selling Stefon Diggs. Mitchell threatens all areas of the sector.

  1. Detroit Lions – DT JerZhan Newton, Illinois

Detroit landed D.J. Reader as a run stuffer and will construct a damaging line of defense with Newton, who’s extra of an undersized however fast go rusher.

  1. Baltimore Ravens – OT Amarius Mims, Georgia

It appears gamers fall to the Ravens yearly and it occurs once more. Mims’ lack of faculty expertise (simply eight begins in three years) may scare off some groups, however Ravens Offensive Coordinator Todd Monken is properly conscious of his expertise from teaching him in faculty. Mims is very large and will step in at proper sort out instantly earlier than probably shifting to left sort out down the street.

  1. San Francisco 49ers – WR Ladd McConkey, Georgia

The 49ers offense will get one other speedy, dynamic goal who can provide defenses complications. Plus, they maintain one away from the Chiefs.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs – CB Ennis Rackestraw Jr., Missouri

After the departure of high cornerback L’Jarius Snead means the Chiefs are looking out for secondary assist. Speedster Texas vast receiver Xavier Worthy might be tempting even after selecting up “Hollywood” Brown.