The Patriots Find A Promising Option At QB In Latest Mock Draft
No. 2: New England Patriots — Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina
The Patriots will happily take Drake Maye at No. 2 overall, bringing the Mac Jones/Bailey Zappe era to a merciful end. With Maye, New England gets a prototypical pocket passer with pinpoint accuracy who isn’t afraid to churn out yardage on the ground when necessary.
No. 3: Arizona Cardinals — Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State
The best player in the 2024 NFL Draft comes off the board third overall in this mock draft. Marvin Harrison Jr. is a brilliant route runner with sure hands and elite body control. MHJ will form an instant star-studded pairing with quarterback Kyler Murray.
No. 4: Chicago Bears (via WSH) — Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State
Braxton Jones is coming off his worst game of the season and has struggled to stay healthy in 2023. Olu Fashanu presents a higher upside option with franchise cornerstone potential at left tackle. If Chicago wants to stick with Justin Fields, he needs protection upfront.
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No. 5: Chicago Bears — Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama
As good as Montez Sweat is, the Bears need another capable edge defender to keep the heat off the veteran. Dallas Turner, an athletic marvel from Alabama, can be that guy. Turner wins with a lightning-quick first step and an impressive, still expanding, array of pass-rushing moves.
No. 6: New York Jets — Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
The Jets must protect 40-year-old Aaron Rodgers should he return for the 2024 campaign. Joe Alt is a plug-and-play option at either tackle position for New York. He boasts All-Pro potential early in his career and figures to be the next in a long line of successful Notre Dame linemen.
No. 7: New York Giants — Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
Jayden Daniels, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, heads back to New York to stay for good. The Giants need more than Daniel Jones behind center — Daniels is a quality first-round target at quarterback with his top-tier deep ball and deathly athleticism.
No. 8: Los Angeles Chargers — Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State
The Chargers could go several ways at No. 8 overall, but in today’s mock draft, they choose insurance for Justin Herbert. Taliese Fuaga is a better option at right tackle than Trey Pipkins and will give L.A. building block bookends at offensive tackle.