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2024 NFL Draft: Mock Draft 1.0 vs. Reality

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I did this exercise last year so I thought it would be fun to try again. We will look at who I selected in my first 2024 NFL Mock Draft. We will then compare it to how it actually went down.

This year, however, we will add a fun twist…how did Shane P Hallam have it go with his first 2024 NFL Mock Draft over two years ago?!

For this exercise, we will not label the teams picking. So, let’s check it out.

2024 NFL Draft: Mock Draft 1.0 vs. Reality

(Where the prospect landed in parenthesis)

PICK 1

BRIAN 1.0: Caleb Williams, QB, Southern Cal (#1 pick in 2024)

SHANE (9/5/22): Caleb Williams, QB, Southern Cal (#1 pick in 2024)

REALITY: Caleb Williams, QB, Southern Cal 

PICK 2

BRIAN 1.0: Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State (#11 pick in 2024)

SHANE (9/5/22): Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame (#5 pick in 2024)

REALITY: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

PICK 3

BRIAN 1.0: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame (#5 pick in 2024)

SHANE (9/5/22): Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State (did not enter 2024 draft)

REALITY: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

PICK 4

BRIAN 1.0: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina (pick #3 in 2024)

SHANE (9/5/22): Reuben Fatheree II, OT, Texas A&M (did not enter 2024 draft)

REALITY: Marvin Harrison Jr, WR, Ohio State

PICK 5

BRIAN 1.0: Marvin Harrison Jr, WR, Ohio State (#4 pick in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama (#17 pick in 2024 draft)

REALITY: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

PICK 6

BRIAN 1.0: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State (#19 pick in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): James Williams, S, Miami-FL (#242 pick-7th round in 2024 draft) 

REALITY: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

PICK 7

BRIAN 1.0: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama (#41 pick-2nd round in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): TreVeyon Henderson, RB, Ohio State (did not enter 2024 draft)

REALITY: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

PICK 8

BRIAN 1.0: Tommy Eichenberg, LB, Ohio State (#148 pick-5th round in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas (did not enter 2024 draft)

REALITY: Michael Penix Jr, QB, Washington

PICK 9

BRIAN 1.0: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia (#13 pick in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia (#13 pick in 2024 draft)

REALITY: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

PICK 10

BRIAN 1.0: Johnny Newton, DL, Illinois (#36 pick-2nd round in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Jeremiah Trotter Jr, LB, Clemson (#155 pick-5th round in 2024 draft)

REALITY: JJ McCarthy, QB, Michigan

PICK 11

BRIAN 1.0: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas (#28 pick in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Connor Colby, IOL, Iowa (did not enter 2024 draft)

REALITY: Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

PICK 12

BRIAN 1.0: TreVeyon Henderson, RB, Ohio State (did not enter 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas (#28 pick in 2024 draft)

REALITY: Bo Nix, QB, Auburn

PICK 13

BRIAN 1.0: Cooper Beebe, IOL, Kansas State (#73 pick-3rd round in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Jack Sawyer, EDGE, Ohio State (did not enter 2024 draft)

REALITY: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

PICK 14

BRIAN 1.0: Jeremiah Trotter Jr, LB, Clemson (#155 pick-5th round in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame (#59 pick-2nd round in 2024 draft)

REALITY: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

PICK 15

BRIAN 1.0: Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State (did not enter 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Mike Hall Jr, DL, Ohio State (#54 pick-2nd round in 2024 draft)

REALITY: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

PICK 16

BRIAN 1.0: Jordan Travis, QB, Florida State (#171 pick-5th round in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Marvin Harrison Jr, WR, Ohio State (#4 pick in 2024 draft)

REALITY: Byron Murphy II, DL, Texas

PICK 17

BRIAN 1.0: JC Latham, OT, Alabama (#7 pick in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Maason Smith, DL, LSU (#48 pick-2nd round in 2024 draft)

REALITY: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

PICK 18

BRIAN 1.0: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama (#17 pick in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Collin Oliver, EDGE, Oklahoma State (did not enter 2024 draft)

REALITY: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

PICK 19

BRIAN 1.0: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA (#15 pick in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama (#41 pick-2nd round in 2024 draft)

REALITY: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

PICK 20

BRIAN 1.0: Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State (did not enter 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin (#134 pick-4th round in 2024 draft)

REALITY: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

PICK 21

BRIAN 1.0: Connor Colby, IOL, Iowa (did not enter 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina (#3 pick in 2024 draft)

REALITY: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

PICK 22

BRIAN 1.0: Maason Smith, DL, LSU (#48 pick-2nd round in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Korey Foreman, DL, Southern Cal (did not enter 2024 draft; transferred to Fresno State)

REALITY: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

PICK 23

BRIAN 1.0: Nazir Stackhouse, DL, Georgia (did not enter 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Mario Williams, WR, Southern Cal (did not enter 2024 draft; transferred to Tulane)

REALITY: Brian Thomas Jr, WR, LSU

PICK 24

BRIAN 1.0: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington (#9 pick in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Eric Gentry, LB, Southern Cal (did not enter 2024 draft)

REALITY: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

PICK 25

BRIAN 1.0: Tony Grimes, CB, North Carolina (did not enter 2024 draft; transferred to UNLV)

SHANE (9/5/22): Andrew Mukaba, S, Clemson (did not enter 2024 draft; transferred to Texas)

REALITY: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

PICK 26

BRIAN 1.0: JT Tuimoloau, EDGE, Ohio State (did not enter 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Jason Marshall, CB, Florida (did not enter 2024 draft)

REALITY: Graham Barton, IOL, Duke

PICK 27

BRIAN 1.0: Raheim Sanders RB, Arkansas (did not enter 2024 draft; transferred to South Carolina)

SHANE (9/5/22): Jojo Earle, WR, Alabama (did not enter 2024 draft; transferred to TCU)

REALITY: Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri

PICK 28

BRIAN 1.0: Jaheim Bell, TE, Florida State (#231-7th round pick in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Calen Bullock, S, Southern Cal (#78 pick-3rd round in 2024 draft)

REALITY: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

PICK 29

BRIAN 1.0: Zion Tupuola-Fetui, EDGE, Washington (undrafted in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Donovan Jackson, IOL, Ohio State (did not enter 2024 draft)

REALITY: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

PICK 30

BRIAN 1.0: Juice Wells, WR, South Carolina (did not enter 2024 draft; transferred to Mississippi)

SHANE (9/5/22): Michael Trigg, TE, Mississippi (did not enter 2024 draft; transferred to Baylor)

REALITY: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

PICK 31

BRIAN 1.0: Javon Bullard, S, Georgia (#58 pick-2nd round in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): JT Tuimoloau, EDGE, Ohio State (did not enter 2024 draft)

REALITY: Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida

PICK 32

BRIAN 1.0: Cole Bishop, S, Utah (#60 pick-2nd round in 2024 draft)

SHANE (9/5/22): Bryce Foster, IOL, Texas A&M (did not enter 2024 draft; currently in transfer portal)

REALITY: Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina

 

 

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