The NFL draft is one of the most exciting events in football. Every year, fans wait with baited breath to see which players their team will select. And while it’s always fun to speculate, it’s even more fun to take a look at how the top players will look in the future. In this blog post, we will take a look at the 2024 NFL mock draft. We will examine some of the top prospects and see how they are likely to fare in the NFL. So if you’re curious about who the top players in the league will be in a few years, read on!
2024 NFL Mock Draft: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound quarterback is the most polished passer in the draft. He has good size and a strong arm. He’s accurate and makes good decisions. He also has great mobility and can make plays outside the pocket.
Lawrence is the total package and should be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
2024 NFL Mock Draft: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
Ja’Marr Chase is one of the most talented wide receivers in the country. He has great size and speed, and is a very dangerous playmaker. Chase had a great season for LSU in 2020, catching 84 passes for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also has good hands and is a very reliable target.
Chase will be a top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, and will likely be selected in the top 10. He has all the tools to be a successful NFL receiver, and should have a long and successful career.
2024 NFL Mock Draft: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
1. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon:
Sewell is a massive human being at 6-foot-6 and 325 pounds. He has the frame to be an NFL left tackle and the athleticism to go along with it. He’s a terrific pass blocker and has the strength to hold up against some of the best edge rushers in the league. Sewell is also a very good run blocker and can open up holes for his running backs. He’s still just 20 years old and has a lot of upside. The only knock on Sewell is that he missed most of last season with an injury, but he should be fully healthy for the start of the 2020 season.
Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
Wilson has all the makings of a franchise quarterback and will be one of the first quarterbacks taken off the board in this year’s NFL Draft.
The BYU product has great size at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, and he is a very accurate passer, completing 73.5 percent of his passes last season. He also has a strong arm and can make all the throws NFL teams are looking for in a franchise quarterback.
Wilson also has good mobility, which helps him extend plays and pick up yards with his feet when needed. He is also a smart player who makes good decisions with the ball.
The biggest concern with Wilson is that he doesn’t have much experience against top-level competition. He played in the Mountain West Conference, which is not known for producing NFL-caliber talent.
However, Wilson did play well against some good teams last season, including USC, Boise State, and Utah State. He also put up big numbers against those teams, throwing for 2,928 yards and 26 touchdowns with just six interceptions.
Overall, Zach Wilson is a very talented quarterback who has all the tools to be a successful NFL quarterback. He will need to adjust to playing against better competition in the NFL, but he has the potential to be a very good player at the next level.
DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
1. DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 175
Class: Senior | 40 time: 4.38
Smith is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and a two-time Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation’s top receiver. He has been unstoppable over the past two seasons, catching 166 passes for 2,560 yards and 32 touchdowns. Smith has great size, speed and route-running ability. He is a dangerous weapon in the passing game and can also contribute in the return game.
Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
1. Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
The top tight end in the class, Pitts has the size (6-foot-6, 246 pounds) and athleticism to be a matchup nightmare in the NFL. He’s been incredibly productive at Florida, catching 100 passes for 1,492 yards and 18 touchdowns in just two seasons. Pitts is an excellent route runner with great hands, and he’s also a willing blocker. He should be an immediate impact player in the NFL and has the potential to develop into one of the best tight ends in the league.
Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
1. Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
Weight: 221 lbs.
Fields is an exceptional athlete with great size, speed, and arm strength. He is a dual-threat quarterback who can make plays with his feet and his arm. He is a very accurate passer and has good ball placement. He also has the ability to extend plays with his feet and make something out of nothing. So He is a tough quarterback who isn’t afraid to take a hit. He also has the definitive leadership qualities that teams look for in a franchise quarterback.
Fields struggles with decision-making at times and will force throws into tight coverage. He needs to learn to trust his receivers more and give them a chance to make plays. He also needs to work on his touch on deep passes.