Mock Draft: Patriots trade up, Vikings replace Kirk Cousins, Falcons stack offense

In NFLMocks’ most recent mock draft, the New England Patriots make a bold trade to secure Drake Maye. In addition, the Vikings replace Kirk Cousins and the Falcons find another weapon on offense.

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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Will Levis Gets Another Weapon At No. 7 Overall

No. 7: Tennessee Titans — Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Will Levis has shown enough to get a chance full-time in 2023. If he has any hope of success, Malik Nabers should be headed to Nashville. Nabers brings an explosive dynamic to the pass-catching group that is lacking for the Titans.

No. 8: Chicago Bears — Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

Montez Sweat looks like a home run trade for general manager Ryan Poles. But drafting Dallas Turner is the proverbial cherry on top. Turner was built in a lab, flexing freaky athleticism and an always-improving arsenal of pass-rushing moves.

No. 9: New York Jets — Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

In a perfect world, Joe Alt remains on the board for the New York Jets. As for this mock draft, the Jets get the ideal outcome. Alt will start at left tackle from the minute the card is turned in. His size, polish, and experience are invaluable.

No. 10: Atlanta Falcons — Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

The top ten is a tad rich for Keon Coleman, but the Falcons' wide receiver room in 2024 is Drake London, and… that’s it. Coleman is a 6-foot-4 marvel, capable of skying over defenders downfield or blowing by them as a primary kick returner. That Atlanta offense would be fierce.

Brock Bowers Is A Steal At No. 11 In Latest Mock Draft

No. 11: New Orleans Saints — Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Talent for talent, Brock Bowers is a top-five player in the 2024 NFL Draft. But positional value, along with runs at more premium spots, pushes Bowers to No. 11 overall in this mock draft. The Saints benefit and add one of the best tight end prospects in a decade.

No. 12: Green Bay Packers — Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

The Packers have a few massive holes on the roster, but the temptation to bolster the pass-rushing unit even more is impossible to resist. Laiatu Latu is disruptive, relentless, and a 12-sack contender in Year 1 within the Packers scheme.