Mock Draft: Caleb Williams-Patriots, Falcons trade up, plus shocking WR selections

In NFLMocks’ latest mock draft, Caleb Williams lands with the Patriots, the Falcons move back into the first round for a quarterback, and several wide receivers find new homes.
Nov 11, 2023; Eugene, Oregon, USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams (13) throws a pass during the
Nov 11, 2023; Eugene, Oregon, USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams (13) throws a pass during the / Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 10: Los Angeles Chargers — Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Will they? Maybe. Should they? It sure would be a lot of fun. Brock Bowers is a tad undersized, but he excels as a route runner, blocker, and after-the-catch. He’s an immediate difference-maker for the Chargers offense.

Falcons Pass On Quarterback… For Now

No. 11: Atlanta Falcons — Jer’Zhan Newton, DL, Illinois

The Falcons pass on a quarterback at No. 11 in the mock draft, instead taking Jer’Zhan Newton, a defensive game wrecker out of Illinois. Newton creates consistent pressure from the interior as a pass rusher and is a bully in the ground game. He pairs well with Grady Jarrett.

No. 12: New Orleans Saints — Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

Cameron Jordan’s hourglass is running out of sand, leaving the Saints with a potential void to fill in the near future. Laiatu Latu presents solid value, as the UCLA defender has no shortage of pass-rushing moves in his tool belt.

No. 13: Seattle Seahawks — Graham Barton, OL, Duke

When healthy, the Seahawks have a superb offensive tackle duo in Charles Cross and Abe Lucas. Sandwiching Graham Barton between them would not only give Seattle an instant starter, but Barton is also capable of playing either tackle position if necessary.

No. 14: Los Angeles Rams — Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

The Rams have a few other needs that could be addressed at No. 14, but seeing Kool-Aid McKinstry on the board helps make the decision. McKinstry is CB1 material at the next level, giving L.A. a pillar at cornerback.

No. 15: Denver Broncos — Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

Sean Payton typically invests in premium positions on Day 1, making Taliese Fuaga a realistic target. The Oregon State lineman offers raw power, effective hand usage, and steady footwork to a Broncos line that could use it.

Cardinals Pair Jared Verse With Marvin Harrison Jr. In Round 1 Of Latest Mock Draft

No. 16: Arizona Cardinals (via HOU) — Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

The Cardinals snagged Marvin Harrison Jr. earlier in the mock draft; now, it’s time for head coach Jonathan Gannon to get a building block on defense. Jared Verse is the strongest pass rusher in the 2024 NFL Draft and shows up regularly as a run defender.