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NFL Mock Draft 2024: Four QBs taken in top 5 of NBC Sports collab mock draft

Simms' Mock Draft 1-8: Vikings trade up to No. 3
Chris Simms and Connor Rogers evaluate the first eight picks of Simms' 2024 NFL Mock Draft, where QBs fly off the board and the Vikings move up to secure their franchise signal-caller.

The 2024 NFL Draft is just days away, so three of our draft experts — Connor Rogers, Eric Froton and Kyle Dvorchak — collaborate for a special mock draft.

Rogers, Froton and Dvorchak have each done their own mock drafts, but took turns making picks for each team in this most recent version.

Let’s dive in.

1. Chicago Bears

Caleb Williams, QB, USC

The Bears make the obvious, correct pick in Williams to land their long-term answer under center. He walks into an excellent situation, taking control of an offense loaded with weapons. (Connor Rogers)

RELATED: Connor Rogers’ NFL Draft Big Board: Top 301

2. Washington Commanders

Drake Maye, QB, UNC

Jayden Daniels has become the favorite to be taken No. 2 overall, however, I still think the Commanders end up preferring the younger Maye’s prodigious upside over the more pro-ready prospect in Daniels. (Eric Froton)

3. New England Patriots

Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

The Patriots aren’t heading into the season with Jacoby Brissett as their starting QB. Daniels may not be their first choice, but his elite ceiling makes him more than worth the gamble with the third overall pick. (Kyle Dvorchak)

4. Arizona Cardinals

Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

The Cardinals will take calls on this pick trying to land an absolute haul. If no one is willing to part with multiple firsts, they should simply grab the best player in the draft in Harrison Jr. (Rogers)

RELATED: Connor Rogers’ NFL Draft WR rankings

5. Minnesota Vikings (via trade with Chargers)

J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

Head coach Jim Harbaugh’s tactic of pumping up J.J. McCarthy and then dumping him off to Minnesota for a treasure trove of picks has come to fruition in this mock. Godspeed to us all. (Froton)

6. New York Giants

Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

With the Vikings leaping the Giants to get McCarthy, this pick becomes a layup for New York. Daniel Jones desperately needs a WR1 and Nabers will instantly fill that role. (Dvorchak)

RELATED: Kyle Dvorchak’s NFL Rookie WR Dynasty Rankings

7. Tennessee Titans

Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

The Titans fill a glaring hole at left tackle with an all-around great prospect in Alt. He will be a franchise cornerstone for any team. (Rogers)

8. Atlanta Falcons

Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

I’m going with the proven production of Latu over the theoretical upside of Alabama EDGE Dallas Turner here. The betting markets have shifted dramatically away from Turner being the first defensive pick in recent days, with Atlanta’s pick being a true pivot point of the draft. (Froton)

RELATED: Eric Froton’s NFL Draft EDGE rankings and analysis

9. Chicago Bears

Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

Keenan Allen is 31 years old and has one year left on his contract. Getting a future WR1 in Odunze this far down the board is a steal, even if receiver isn’t a pressing need for Chicago. (Dvorchak)

10. New York Jets

Taliese Fuaga, OL, Oregon State

The Jets are torn between the instant impact of Georgia TE Brock Bowers or a building block for their offensive line if they can’t move out of this pick. There is so much love for Fuaga league-wide. (Rogers)

11. Los Angeles Chargers (via trade with Vikings)

Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

The Chargers stay on brand by selecting Fashanu to bolster their offensive line for the incoming deluge of Greg Roman/Jim Harbaugh running plays. (Froton)

RELATED: Eric Froton’s NFL Draft OT rankings and analysis

12. Denver Broncos

Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Denver is light on pass-catching weapons after trading Jerry Jeudy to Cleveland and Sean Payton will have no problem scheming up YAC opportunities for Bowers. (Dvorchak)

13. Las Vegas Raiders

Michael Penix Jr., QB, Raiders

The Raiders have a bridge option in the fold with Gardner Minshew, but Penix Jr. becomes their long term answer to elevate their passing attack. (Rogers)

RELATED: Connor Rogers’ NFL Draft QB rankings

14. New Orleans Saints

J.C. Latham, OT, Alabama

The Saints address a vital keystone positional need with the mammoth Alabama tackle who provided stability for QB Jalen Milroe’s front side, while the Tide broke in a true freshman in Kadyn Proctor on the blind side. (Froton)

15. Indianapolis Colts

Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Mitchell fills a notable need for Indy and is an elite athlete, which the Colts have valued highly in recent drafts. (Dvorchak)

16. Seattle Seahawks

Troy Fautanu, OL, Washington

Fautanu played left tackle for the Huskies during their run to the national championship, but his build and traits will make him an excellent guard for Seattle here. (Rogers)

17. Jacksonville Jaguars

Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

Jacksonville adds a long, field-stretching WR with 4.34 speed to help give Trevor Lawrence an outside threat to replace departed free agent Calvin Ridley. (Froton)

RELATED: Chris Simms’ NFL Draft WR rankings

18. Cincinnati Bengals

Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

The Bengals have a notable hole at cornerback and Arnold has come out on top against some of the best receivers college football has to offer. (Dvorchak)

19. Los Angeles Rams

Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

Turner is a freaky athlete still rounding out his pass rush plan, but the Rams’ front seven can use him in a lot of different ways. (Rogers)

20. Pittsburgh Steelers

Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Mims could end up being the best OT from this class with his square, muscular frame and heavy anchor that makes him extremely difficult to budge for even the strongest collegiate edge defenders. (Froton)

21. Miami Dolphins

Byron Murphy, DT, Texas

Murphy will help to backfill a Miami front seven that was gutted in free agency, most notably by the loss of Christian Wilkins. (Dvorchak)

RELATED: Eric Froton’s NFL Draft DT rankings and analysis

22. Philadelphia Eagles

Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

DeJean is a ballhawk who tackles like a safety but has the athleticism to stick at corner. It wouldn’t surprise me if he ends up being one of the best defenders to come out of this draft. (Rogers)

23. Los Angeles Chargers (via trade with Vikings)

Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

L.A. continues to fortify the keystone positions with a legitimate blazing cornerback in Wiggins. He got dinged a bit for weighing a spindly 172 pounds when he ran his 4.28 40 at the Combine, but he checked in nine pounds heavier at his pro day, which quelled some of those BMI concerns. (Froton)

24. Dallas Cowboys

Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

With Michael Gallup gone and Brandin Cooks trending downward, the Cowboys need a true WR2 to pair with CeeDee Lamb. (Dvorchak)

25. Green Bay Packers

Graham Barton, OL, Duke

Barton’s athleticism in the run game and reliability in pass protection will fit perfectly as a starting guard for the Packers. (Rogers)

26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

Tampa Bay needs someone who can create pressure off the edge alongside 2023 rookie steal Yaya Diaby. Joe Tryon-Shoyinka has yet to pan out and is in a walk year anyway, so Chop provides a nice transition plan. (Froton)

27. Arizona Cardinals

Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

Arizona’s cornerback room is among the weakest in the league and they haven’t invested a first or second-round pick in the position in five years. (Dvorchak)

28. Buffalo Bills

Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

I think the Bills would love to see one of Brian Thomas Jr. or Adonai Mitchell make it to this spot. As a consolation, they take the dangerous vertical threat in Worthy. (Rogers)

29. Detroit Lions

Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri

Detroit would have loved to see McKinstry or Wiggins fall here, but they’ll instead add a freakish three-tech/EDGE in Robinson to complement havoc-maven Aidan Hutchinson. (Froton)

30. Baltimore Ravens

Tyler Guyton, OL, Oklahoma

Ronnie Stanley has struggled to stay healthy and his play has been on the decline in recent years. Guyton can begin his NFL career at right tackle with the potential to take Stanley’s spot on the left side down the road. (Dvorchak)

31. San Francisco 49ers

Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

With the top tackles and the projected first-round corners all off the board, this puts the 49ers in a tough spot. I could see a trade out if they found one, but Polk is an all-around impressive prospect. This would allow the 49ers to pay Brandon Aiyuk after the year and move on from Deebo Samuel, having a talented wide receiver on a rookie bargain deal in the fold. (Rogers)

RELATED: Rogers’ Draft Notebook: Polk among risers

32. Kansas City Chiefs

Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

Kansas City is almost assuredly looking to go with a WR or OT at this spot. With athletic Oklahoma OT Tyler Guyton off the board, the Chiefs pivot to one of the most prolific separators in the class in McConkey. (Dvorchak)