Mock Draft 3.0: Top 6 quarterbacks go in top 16; Super Bowl champs snag new weapon, 49ers add edge

In this 2024 NFL Mock Draft post Super Bowl edition, the top 6 quarterback prospects round out top half of the first round. Patrick Mahomes and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs get a new weapon!
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Justin Herbert gets another weapon as the Jim Harbaugh chapter begins in L.A.

No. 5: Los Angeles Chargers - Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

2024 NFL Draft - Malik Nabers
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This is a real pivot point in the draft. As of right now, the Chargers are loaded with talent. Their books are loaded, too, so some tough decisions will be made on Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Joey Bosa, and Khalil Mack. I could see any of the following three picks going here, depending on the Chargers' decisions. The most electric weapon in the draft, Malik Nabers, improves them the most today.

No. 6: New York Giants - Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

It's a tired saying, but Bowers is a generational prospect. He's the best tight end prospect the NFL has ever had, including Vernon Davis in 2006. The Giants' experiment with Darren Waller contributed to their awful showing in 2023, and they have an out in the contract this summer. Bowers enforces the vision head coach Brian Daboll might have had when trading for Waller.

No. 7: Tennessee Titans - Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

Believe it or not, the Titans offensive line was alright last year outside of one spot at left tackle. Titans thank their lucky stars for the talent at the top of the draft and nab a left tackle that shouldn't have made it out of the top-5 picks. Joe Alt is a foundational left tackle tailor-made for the Tennessee Titans' new offense under new head coach Brian Callahan.

No. 8: Atlanta Falcons - Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida St

Of the top defensive line candidates, Verse has the best 3-down profile. He's a tenacious presence off the edge and gives the Falcons defense their final piece to become elite. If the Falcons don't address quarterback before the draft, I could see them going with Bo Nix or J.J. McCarthy here.