Mock Draft: Rams, Giants trade up for Drake Maye, Caleb Williams — It’s a quarterback frenzy

In our latest NFL Mock Draft, the quarterbacks come off the board at a breakneck pace. The Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants trade considerable draft capital to move up and select Drake Maye and Caleb Williams, respectively.
Sep 23, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye (10)
Sep 23, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye (10) / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Cowboys Must Add More Juice At Wide Receiver — Enter Rome Odunze

No. 21: Dallas Cowboys — Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

The Cowboys need more from the wide receiver position outside CeeDee Lamb. Rome Odunze is a better athlete than Lamb but shows the same contested-catch prowess and boasts an even better frame. Plus, Odunze is a freak with the ball in his hands.

No. 22: Pittsburgh Steelers — Kalen King, CB, Penn State

Joey Porter Jr. has seized the CB1 role on the roster. His former Nittany Lion teammate, Kalen King, will likely come off the board earlier than JPJ. That’s fine — the Steelers happily take King at No. 22 in this mock draft. Reunited, and it feels so good.

No. 23: Houston Texans (via CLE) — Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

The Texans went all out for Will Anderson Jr. at the 2023 NFL Draft. Still, added reinforcements are needed for the DeMeco Ryans-led unit. Chop Robinson could give Houston a second double-digit sack artist alongside Anderson Jr.

No. 24: Cincinnati Bengals — Taliese Fuaga, OL, Oregon State

Taliese Fuaga is amongst the biggest risers to this point of the 2024 NFL Draft cycle. The Bengals' offensive line still stinks, so a potential selection of Fuaga is in the cards. The Oregon State alum bulldozes his assignments in the run game and has the footwork necessary to be an above-average pass blocker, too.

No. 25: Seattle Seahawks — Cooper Beebe, OL, Kansas State

When healthy, the Seahawks' offensive line has multiple Pro Bowl-caliber pieces. However, the injury bug continues biting Seattle. By drafting Cooper Beebe, the roster gets insurance at the tackle position and an instant starter at guard. He is as refined as they come.

No. 26: San Francisco 49ers — Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

The Niners have a well-oiled machine, but the defensive secondary would improve mightily with a true building block at cornerback. Nate Wiggins excels in man-to-man coverage and shows the reaction time and acceleration to be a zone coverage defender as well.