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2024 NFL Mock Draft

How will the NFL fix their quarterback problem with just one NFL Draft with Caleb Williams,
Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels, and more? Besides Marvin Harrison Jr., how many other wide
receivers could hear their name called on opening night of the 2024 NFL Draft? Is this one of
the deepest cornerback classes of all time? It’s certainly the first headlined by a man named
Kool-Aid. All that and more in this official 7-Round Mock 1.0 from yours truly, Travis May.

Before you start scrolling through this exciting assortment of 256 potential NFL prospects,
check out a few quick notes below to help you understand the process behind this draft
projection and where this mock draft differs from current consensus.

1. The order of selections made are heavily influenced by three things, primarily. First, 18
months of data analytics and predictive modeling work for all NFL positions. Second, mock draft
data from over 200 other mock drafts which laid the groundwork for this player pool. And third,
film analysis of all players listed who had sufficient samples readily available.

2. You may notice there are only three first round quarterback selections. That is far below
current consensus, but three is much more likely than six based on both historical trends and
recent mock draft indicators. Also, Jayden Daniels might just be QB2 before this draft season is
over considering his 100th percentile final year of production.

3. Yes, there are seven first round wide receivers, and 10 in the first 44 picks. This group is
better than the 2014 receiver class on paper, so expect a wild number of early selections. Keon
Coleman’s analytical profile suggests his current mid-first consensus range is at least a half
round too high. Troy Franklin’s 99th percentile profile, on the other hand, mixed with his elite
verified on-field athleticism makes him an easy first round projection despite mid-second round
consensus.

4. Eight cornerbacks is a lot for the Top 40 or so pick slots in any NFL Draft, but this year’s class
is stacked. The Alabama cornerback duo may end up being the first two corners off the board
with a strong College Football Playoff performance, but that is far from consensus now. Denzel
Burke has fallen to mid-late second round range lately, but he has all the tools to potentially
sneak into round one.

5. The edge defender class looks deep, but there are only three proven elite players that
combine all important rate stats with elite pass rushing skill set and/or traits: Laiatu Latu, Dallas
Turner, Jared Verse. Bralen Trice, Chop Robinson, and JT Tuimoloau are all more significant
traits-based projections who could fall out of round one. Adisa Isaac, Chris Braswell, and Gabriel
Murphy all quite likely end up being selected higher than they’re currently listed in this mock
draft. Large sample data just hasn’t quite caught up to reality on those three yet.
That’s enough notes for now. If you have any questions, again I’m Travis May, and you can find
me on X (Twitter) @FF_TravisM.

Without any further ado, enjoy seven rounds of 2024 NFL Draft goodness.

 

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