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. 17: Buffalo Bills — Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

Josh Allen needs another threat on the outside, and Rome Odunze fits that description to a t. He boasts a WR1 frame, sure hands, underrated route running, and otherworldly body control. Odunze will be a star in short order.

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No. 18: Cincinnati Bengals — Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

There’s a decent chance Tee Higgins departs from Cincinnati in the offseason. Keon Coleman, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound specimen shares many of the same traits. Coleman does well in contested catch situations and is a threat with the ball in his hands.

No. 19: Green Bay Packers — Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

The Packers cannot bet on David Bakhtiari’s health any longer. Drafting Amarius Mims, a physical freak still learning the nuances of the position, will allow Green Bay to ease him in as Bakhtiari finishes out his contract, which is set to expire in 2025.

No. 20: Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Tampa Bay isn’t quite the defense it once was, mostly due to spotty play in the secondary. Terrion Arnold, a fast-rising prospect from Alabama, will fix that. Arnold should start as a rookie thanks to an advanced skillset and natural instincts at cornerback.

No. 21: Indianapolis Colts — Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

The Colts have already invested a lot in their current secondary, but Nate Wiggins presents the perfect “cherry on top”. Wiggins will team up with JuJu Brents, Jaylon Jones, and Kenny Moore II to create a No Fly Zone in Indianapolis.

No. 22: Minnesota Vikings — J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

The Vikings must begin thinking about life after Kirk Cousins. But if the veteran returns on a one-year deal, he can serve as a nice bridge to J.J. McCarthy, the Michigan signal-caller who still needs work on the technical side of things. Trust Kevin O’Connell to develop the physically gifted passer.

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No. 23: Pittsburgh Steelers — Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Quinyon Mitchell has gone from a sleeper in the 2024 NFL Draft to a full-blown top-25 pick in NFLMocks’ latest mock draft. Mitchell is sticky in coverage, a willing tackler, and has the competitive nature necessary to thrive on Sundays.

No. 24: Houston Texans (via CLE) — Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

Will Anderson Jr. needs some help off the edge, and Chop Robinson can be his partner-in-crime. Robinson has a knack for penetrating the pocket, although he must finish plays at a higher rate at the next level.