Vikings, Broncos select quarterbacks back-to-back in 2024 NFL Draft
No. 9: Chicago Bears - Jer'Zhan Newton, DT, Illinois
The Bears defensive line is suitable when looking at the left side of it. However, they need a defensive tackle and an edge on the opposite side. Newton can moonlight as both while staying home in Illinois.
No. 10: New York Jets - Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn St
The Jets don't think twice and sprint this card to the podium. Fashanu's talent shouldn't be available here. He perfectly fits the Jets most significant need in protecting Aaron Rodgers.
No. 11: Minnesota Vikings - J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan
The more days that pass, the less likely it is for Kirk Cousins to return because Danielle Hunter and Justin Jefferson need new deals. Regardless, the Vikings could make a play for a franchise quarterback while they are in a position to nab one. McCarthy fits O'Connell's offense like a glove.
No. 12: Denver Broncos - Bo Nix, QB, Oregon
Nix and McCarthy will ignite fan bases negatively when picked this high, but these teams don't care. Broncos head coach Sean Payton wants a quarterback who can play within the system, stay on schedule, and deliver the ball according to the design of the offense. Bo Nix and J.J. McCarthy epitomize this.