Mock Draft: Drake Maye-Giants, Quinn Ewers-Patriots, plus an exciting duo for Bears

The Giants find a long-term answer in this mock draft by selecting quarterback Drake Maye. The Patriots land Quinn Ewers, while the Bears snag arguably the two best players in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Oct 14, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye (10)
Oct 14, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye (10) / Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2024 NFL Draft gets closer and closer by the day as the likes of Caleb Williams and Drake Maye maintain their high standing among draft analysts. The good news for any team picking outside the top 2 is this: There’s a real chance for a trade-up to acquire Williams or Maye.

Another positive spin is that Williams and Maye only scratch the surface of a deep quarterback class. J.J. McCarthy, Quinn Ewers, and Michael Penix Jr. all have top-five potential at next year’s event. So, any franchise searching for an answer behind center will have no shortage of options.

Offensive line, cornerback, and wide receiver are three other positions boasting considerable top-end talent and depth. There may not be many “blue chip” prospects in the upcoming class, but there are upwards of a dozen players that fall just short of that label.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft to see where these signal-callers end up. The Bears and Cardinals hold the top selections as of today; could this be the end of the Justin Fields and Kyler Murray eras, respectively? Chicago… you are now on the clock!

2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bears Open The Event By Selecting Caleb Williams

No. 1: Chicago Bears (via CAR) — Caleb Williams, QB, USC

Justin Fields or Caleb Williams? That is the question. While the Bears may stick by Fields one final time, let’s entertain the idea of drafting Williams. Few prospects possess the arm talent and ingenuity of the USC signal-caller. Plus, his rookie contract lines up better with the roster than the eventual Fields extension would.