Week 13 of the NFL regular season has arrived, along with conference championship season in college football. With that comes an updated mock draft, giving fans a glimpse at the draft order if the 2024 NFL Draft took place today. The Bears and Cardinals remain atop the board, but teams like the Patriots and Giants are jockeying for position.
On the prospect side of things, plenty of the players featured in today’s mock draft will appear in the championship matchups for their respective teams. J.J. McCarthy, Michael Penix Jr., and Bo Nix hold down the fort at quarterback, while Drake Maye, Caleb Williams, and Jayden Daniels have already shifted focus to the NFL Draft.
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Elsewhere, Kool-Aid McKinstry, Terrion Arnold, Dallas Turner, Jared Verse, Kamari Lassiter, and Bralen Trice rank amongst the best defensive prospects in the class — all of them will be in action this coming weekend. Simply put, there’s an embarrassment of riches on both sides of the football in 2024.
Without further ado, let’s dive into the latest first-round mock draft. Up first, the Chicago Bears. Will they stand pat and select Marvin Harrison Jr. at No. 1 overall? Could the franchise opt for a fresh start at quarterback by moving on from current starter Justin Fields? Is a trade-down in the cards? It’s time for some answers!
No. 1: Chicago Bears (via CAR) — Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State
A wide receiver at No. 1? Yep! Marvin Harrison Jr. is the best pass-catching prospect I’ve ever evaluated. He’s the ideal size, boasts teach tape route running, and has the talent to step in as WR1 in an NFL offensive immediately. If the Bears stick with Justin Fields, this is a layup pick.