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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26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

The Buccaneers are another team that is expected to focus on the trenches, and they do so here by selecting standout Oregon center Jackson Powers-Johnson.

Powers-Johnson is a day-one starter and an immediate upgrade over Robert Hainsey. Tampa Bay could consider an edge rusher at this spot, but Powers-Johnson is the best player remaining on the board.

27. Arizona Cardinals: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

After drafting a generational talent in Marvin Harrison Jr. with the fourth overall pick, the Cardinals are back on the board, this time selecting a day-one starting cornerback in Cooper DeJean.

DeJean is a polarizing prospect who flashed playmaking skills at Iowa. He has the athleticism to remain at cornerback in the NFL, although his versatility to play anywhere from outside corner to nickel corner to safety will be valuable.

28. Buffalo Bills: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

Adonai Mitchell's stock has fallen quite a bit over the last few weeks due to injury concerns and perceived character issues. Nonetheless, the Buffalo Bills are in win-now mode and are desperate enough to take a chance on a player like Mitchell.

Mitchell has game-breaking speed and Pro Bowl potential — two things that will be very appealing to a team that just lost Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis. General manager Brandon Beane shoots for the stars with this pick.

29. Detroit Lions: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

The Lions find themselves in an envious position where they don't have many pressing needs to address. That's why they take a best-player-available approach and select Penn State edge rusher Chop Robinson.

Robinson is one of the most explosive pass rushers in this class and plays with a red-hot motor. He'd be a really fun fit in defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn's defense.

30. Baltimore Ravens: Jordan Morgan, OL, Arizona

The Baltimore Ravens overhauled their offensive line in the offseason, losing the likes of Morgan Moses, Kevin Zeitler, and John Simpson. Jordan Morgan helps them mitigate those losses.

Morgan started 37 games at left tackle for Arizona, but many project him as a guard at the next level. He could compete for reps at both right tackle and left guard this summer.

31. San Francisco 49ers: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

The 49ers are another team with no obvious pressing need to address, but they could use another cornerback opposite Charvarius Ward. Alabama's Kool-Aid McKinstry has enough upside to warrant first-round consideration.

At just 21 years old, McKinstry was named a first-team All-American in 2023 as part of Alabama's dominant defense. The ball skills are a work in progress, but McKinstry's game should translate quite well to the NFL.

32. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

The Chiefs could really use some wide receiver help, but I feel comfortable penciling in an offensive tackle at this spot. Patrick Paul is a late draft riser who has gone from a projected Day 2/Day 3 pick to a possible Day 1 guy.

I think he sneaks into the first round in some capacity while the Chiefs address wide receiver later in a loaded draft class.

Best Players Still Available

  • Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson
  • Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia
  • Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon
  • Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington
  • Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU
  • Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri
  • Bo Nix, QB, Oregon
  • Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri
  • Zach Frazier, C, West Virginia
  • Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan
  • Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State
  • Marshawn Kneeland, EDGE, Western Michigan
  • Jaden Hicks, S, Washington State
  • Junior Colson, LB, Michigan
  • Jonathon Brooks, RB, Texas
  • Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia
  • Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan
  • Payton Wilson, LB, NC State
  • Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina