NFL Mock Draft: Raiders trade up for QB, 6 WRs are taken, and Bo Nix heads to Atlanta

In a draft class overflowing with talent, today’s mock draft examines some interesting team-prospect fits. The Raiders trade up while the Falcons stand firm and select Bo Nix. Plus, several wide receivers fly off the board!
Oregon   s Bo Nix and coach Dan Lanning embrace before the game against Oregon State at Autzen
Oregon s Bo Nix and coach Dan Lanning embrace before the game against Oregon State at Autzen / Chris Pietsch/The Register Guard / USA
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No. 27: Detroit Lions — Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

Amon-Ra St. Brown is the straw that stirs the drink in Detroit, but a prospect like Troy Franklin can add another element to the offense. Franklin is a long, lanky pass catcher with the best release package in the 2024 NFL Draft. He’s always open, even when he’s not.

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No. 28: Jacksonville Jaguars — Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

There’s a chance Amarius Mims is long gone before this pick, but in today’s mock draft, he got pushed down the board. The Jaguars scoop up the Georgia star who flashes dominant reps on tape. Mims is 6-foot-7, 340 pounds, and still scratching the surface of the player he could be.

No. 29: Kansas City Chiefs — Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

Continuing the offensive tackle trend, the Chiefs need to send Donovan Smith to the closest nursing home. Jordan Morgan, a standout blocker from Arizona, will start on Patrick Mahomes’ blindside upon arrival.

No. 30: San Francisco 49ers — Kamren Kinchens, SAF, Miami

It’s always difficult to pinpoint one area of need in a mock draft for the Niners. The offensive line could always use some bolstering, but let’s pivot to the secondary instead. Kamren Kinchens is the best safety available in 2024. Kinchens would start over Tashaun Gipson right now if he was on the roster.

No. 31: Baltimore Ravens — Kalen King, CB, Penn State

Once considered a shoo-in for the first round, Kalen King has put together some spotty tape in 2023. Still, I’d be willing to take the Penn State cornerback at this point of the mock draft. The Ravens need more juice at cornerback; King is a much-needed jolt for Baltimore.

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No. 32: Philadelphia Eagles — Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State

Darius Slay and James Bradberry are running out of time in the league, so prioritizing a long-term option should be a focal point of the offseason. Denzel Burke bounced back after a down 2022 campaign, recapturing the imagination of scouts everywhere. Burke has every trait necessary to succeed; he just needs a boost in confidence.