2024 NFL mock draft: 5 QBs taken in the Top 15; Bills, Vikings make blockbuster moves

Two big trades steal the headlines.
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NFL Draft Notebook's mock draft picks 21-25

21. . Brian Thomas Jr.. Brian Thomas Jr.. player. . Brian Thomas Jr. WR, LSU. 124.

The Miami Dolphins only have six picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, and after losing several players this offseason could be looking to add more picks in the 2024 NFL Draft. The Chiefs could be a willing trade partner especially if they only have to give up their first and second-round pick to move up 11 slots. LSU's Brian Thomas Jr. has the type of speed the Chiefs offense needs having run the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds and having been one of the best deep threats in college football last season.


CB, Clemson. . 22. player. 54. Nate Wiggins. Nate Wiggins. Nate Wiggins. .

The Eagles have always prioritized athletic ability when drafting their players, and Clemson’s Nate Wiggins is one of the top athletes in this year’s cornerback class. At the NFL Combine, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.28 seconds and also posted a 36-inch vertical jump. He would be a good replacement for James Bradberry who was beaten too often last year in man-to-man coverage.

NFL Draft prospect Nate Wiggins
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Jared Verse. DE, Florida State. . 23. 32. Jared Verse. . . Jared Verse. player

The Cardinals addressed the offensive side of the ball with their first pick in the draft, and now with their second selection, the team adds some much needed pass rush help. Vese is a well-rounded defensive end who registered 18 sacks over the past two seasons. He also holds up well vs the run showing the playing strength and hand use to hold the edge against NFL offensive tackles.

Tyler Guyton. 123. Tyler Guyton. . . Tyler Guyton. 24. OT, Oklahoma. . player

Dallas lost offensive tackle Tyron Smith to the New York Jets and while they could move Tyler Smith to left tackle they would love to keep him at guard and draft his replacement. I projected Tyler Guyton to go to Dallas when I did my Cowboys mock draft back in March, and I stick with that pick. Guyton may need some time to work on his technique, but with time and proper coaching, he has the tools to become an All-Pro left tackle.

. Cooper DeJean. player. Cooper DeJean. . CB, Iowa. . 25. Cooper DeJean. 49

One of the more versatile players in the 2024 NFL Draft is Iowa’s Cooper DeJean who is capable of playing either cornerback or safety. Both of these positions are needs for the Packers as well. At cornerback, Eric Stokes has struggled to stay on the field, and at safety, they need someone to play opposite of free agent acquisition Xavier McKinney.