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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No. 6: New England Patriots — Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas

The Patriots are struggling in ways we haven’t witnessed since the early 2000s. The roster needs help in several areas, but with a legendary head coach who isn’t getting any younger, New England goes all in on Quinn Ewers. The Longhorn signal-caller isn’t perfect, but he can make any throw and has a leadership quality that teammates rally around.

No. 7: Green Bay Packers — J.C. Latham, OT, Alabama

J.C. Latham is a grizzled veteran from Alabama who profiles as a plug-and-play option in Year 1. The Packers desperately need more reliable linemen upfront, especially if the Jordan Love experiment is to succeed.

No. 8: Los Angeles Chargers — Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

The Chargers have holes all over the defense, but Brock Bowers is far too enticing to pass up. The Georgia product will attack the seams in the NFL and provide much better YAC ability than most assume. Size is the only true red flag.

No. 9: Tennessee Titans — Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

The Titans are another team that seemingly wants to start over at quarterback, but let’s say they give Malik Willis and Will Levis chances to be “the guy”. In that event, a top-tier pass catcher like Malik Nabers makes sense. DeAndre Hopkins is on the wrong side of 30, while Treylon Burks is frequently injured. Nabers is the cure.

No. 10: New Orleans Saints — Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

It is time to stop trying to make Trevor Penning happen. The former first-round pick has not developed at left tackle, thanks in part to injuries but also due to his trademark rawness that clouded his NFL Draft profile. Joe Alt is the inverse, boasting refined, teach-tape technique as the next in a long line of successful Notre Dame linemen.