2024 NFL Mock Draft with blockbuster trades and a star WR for NY Jets

Our first and only first-round mock draft of the year
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The 2024 NFL Draft has arrived. One of the busiest weeks of the NFL calendar is upon us, and analysts from the biggest sports publications in the world to the tiniest of online blogs have come forward with their predictions for what might happen in tonight's draft.

There will be surprises. There will be reaches. And your favorite team might just do something you don't agree with. But in the spirit of the NFL Draft, we're all here to have fun, right?

It's nearly impossible to accurately predict even a quarter of what each year's draft might look like, but we did our best to browse through every draft rumor to project what we think might happen tonight.

Here is The Jet Press' one and only full first-round mock draft for the 2024 NFL Draft. Feel free to send any constructive criticism (read: complaints) my way.

1. Chicago Bears: Caleb Williams, QB, USC

This pick has essentially been locked in for months. The Chicago Bears will kick off a new era with a new quarterback after trading Justin Fields this offseason. Caleb Williams will be the No. 1 overall pick.

2. Washington Commanders: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

There has been some discussion regarding this pick, but I feel comfortable locking this one in as well. The Washington Commanders have their choice of any non-Caleb Williams quarterback, and the consensus is that Jayden Daniels is their guy.

3. New England Patriots: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

This is where the draft really starts. The Patriots could trade down, but it would take a serious haul for them to consider it. They want to come away with one of either Drake Maye or J.J. McCarthy in the first round.

Rumors suggest owner Robert Kraft is pushing for McCarthy, but I still think Maye is the pick at this spot. If the Patriots do trade down, expect them to find a way to land one of those two quarterbacks, even if that requires them moving back up.

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

The Cardinals will be fielding trade offers at this spot with teams like the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, and possibly even New York Giants calling about a trade-up for J.J. McCarthy. In the end, I think Arizona stays put and drafts Marvin Harrison Jr.

Harrison is one of the best wide receiver prospects to enter the NFL in years. He's a can't-miss prospect who the Cardinals shouldn't — and likely won't — pass on.