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2024 NFL Draft Consensus | January 2024 Edition!

It’s that time of the month again, as I take a look at (and give some analysis of) the current consensus picks for the 2024 NFL Draft. I want to note, that these are the popular choices for each team in the 1st round, based on all the mock drafts that MockDraftDatabase.com has access to. 

Here’s a look back at last month’s consensus 1st round picks:

2024 NFL Draft Consensus | January 2024 Edition!

December 2023 Consensus:

1. Chicago Bears (Via: Carolina) –  Caleb Williams, QB USC
2. Arizona Cardinals – Marvin Harrison Jr, WR Ohio State
3. Washington Commanders – Olu Fashanu, OT Penn State
4. New England Patriots – Jayden Daniels, QB LSU
5. Tennessee Titans – Cole Bishop, S Utah
6. LA Chargers – Joe Alt, OT Notre Dame
7. New York Giants – Malik Nabers, WR LSU
8. Chicago Bears – Laiatu Latu, Edge UCLA
9. New York Jets – Brock Bowers, TE Georgia
10. Las Vegas Raiders – JC Latham, OT Alabama
11. Atlanta Falcons – Dallas Turner, Edge Alabama
12.  New Orleans Saints – Jared Verse, Edge Florida State
13. Green Bay Packers –  Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB Alabama
14. Denver Broncos – Jer’Zhan Newton,  DL Illinois
15. Minnesota Vikings – Nate Wiggins, CB Clemson
16. Arizona Cardinals – Demeioun Robinson, EDGE Penn State
17. Pittsburgh Steelers – Rome Odunze, WR Washington
18. Cincinnati Bengals – Keon Coleman, WR Florida State
19. Indianapolis Colts – Bralen Trice, EDGE Washington
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Cooper DeJean, DB Iowa
21. Seattle Seahawks – Graham Barton, OT Duke
22. Jacksonville Jaguars – Taliese Fuaga, OT BYU
23. LA Rams – Brevyn Spann-Ford, TE Minnesota
24. Buffalo Bills – Amarius Mims, OT Georgia
25. Kansas City Chiefs – Brian Thomas Jr, WR LSU
26. Dallas Cowboys – Troy Fautanu, OT Washington
27. Houston Texans – Emeka Egbuka, WR Ohio State
28. Philadelphia Eagles – Kamren Kinchens, S Miami (FL)
29. Miami Dolphins – Kingsley Suamataia, OT BYU
30. Detroit Lions – Kamari Lassiter, CB Georgia
31. San Francisco 49ers – Tyler Guyton, OT Oklahoma
32. Baltimore Ravens – Troy Franklin, WR Oregon

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January 2024 Consensus:

1. Chicago Bears (Via: Carolina) –  Caleb Williams, QB USC
2. Washington Commanders – Drake Maye, QB UNC
3. New England Patriots – Jayden Daniels, QB LSU
4. Arizona Cardinals – Marvin Harrison Jr, WR Ohio State
5. Los Angeles Chargers – Brock Bowers, TE Georgia 
6. New York Giants – Malik Nabers, WR LSU
7. Tennessee Titans – Olu Fashanu, OT Penn State
8. Atlanta Falcons – Dallas Turner, Edge Alabama
9. Chicago Bears – Rome Odunze, WR Washington
10. New York Jets – JC Latham, OT Alabama
11. Minnesota Vikings – Laiatu Latu, Edge UCLA
12. Denver Broncos – Jer’Zhan Newton,  DL Illinois
13. Las Vegas Raiders – Nate Wiggins, CB Clemson 
14. New Orleans Saints – Jared Verse, Edge Florida State
15.  Indianapolis Colts – Terrion Arnold, CB Alabama
16. Seattle Seahawks – Troy Fautanu, OT Washington
17. Jacksonville Jaguars – Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB Alabama
18. Cincinnati Bengals – Keon Coleman, WR Florida State
19. Los Angeles Rams – Demeioun Robinson, EDGE Penn State
20. Pittsburgh Steelers – Cooper DeJean, CB Iowa
21. Miami Dolphins – Taliese Fuaga, OT Oregon State
22. Philadelphia Eagles – Kamari Lassiter, CB Georgia
23. Houston Texans (Via Cleveland) – Leonard Taylor, DL Miami (FL)
24. Dallas Cowboys – Graham Barton, IOL Duke
25. Green Bay Packers – Amarius Mims, OT Georgia
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Quinyon Mitchell, CB Toledo
27.  Arizona Cardinals (Via Houston) – Kingsley Suamataia, OT BYU
28. Kansas City Chiefs – Adonai Mitchell, WR Texas
29. Buffalo Bills – Brian Thomas Jr, WR LSU
30. Detroit Lions – Marcellas Dial, CB South Carolina
31. San Francisco 49ers – Jordan Morgan, OT Arizona
32. Baltimore Ravens – Kalen King, CB Penn State

There are so many issues I have with the consensus for many of these teams, where to begin? It wouldn’t surprise me if three quarterbacks go in a row, the bigger question is what teams are picking there (as we could see Chicago get an absolute haul for #1). As much as I love Brock Bowers, I can’t imagine the Chargers taking a tight end in the top 10, even if they think he’s elite. I fully expect Nix or Penix Jr to go in round 1, and there are teams in the teens that could easily bite on either (Looking at you Minnesota, Denver, or Vegas). 

Once you get into the 20’s on, all bets are off. Detroit needs corners, as it appears that you can never have enough edge rushers and dbs this day and age. Philly needs a youth movement, probably just as much along the offensive line as the secondary but with the retiring of future Hall of Famer Jason Kelce, do the look to fill the void early in the 2024 draft? 

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