Trevor Sikkema’s Final 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Vikings get J.J. McCarthy at No. 11, Malik Nabers lands with the Giants at No. 6 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics

• Commanders accompany Jayden Daniels: It feels like all the momentum is in Jayden Daniels’ corner at No. 2 overall. His style of play from the pocket will mesh well with Kliff Kingsbury’s offense.

• A good harvest for the New York teams: The Giants snag Malik Nabers at No. 6, while the Jets sprint for Rome Odunze at No. 10.

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The project is now less than 24 hours away, so let’s get straight to the point. Using what I saw and heard, I built my final predictive simulation for the 2024 NFL Draft.

1. Chicago Bears: QB Caleb Williams, Usc

It’s been Caleb Williams wire to wire, and it will be over when Roger Goodell takes the podium Thursday night.

2. Washington Commanders: QB Jayden Daniels, LSU

It feels like all the momentum is in Jayden Daniels’ corner at No. 2 overall. His style of play from the pocket will mesh well with Kliff Kingsbury’s offense.

3. New England Patriots: QB Drake Maye, North Carolina

I believe Maye, not JJ McCarthy, is the Patriots’ pick.

4. Arizona Cardinals: WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State

Although the Cardinals will seek substantial trade offers for their No. 4 pick, if Caleb Williams, Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels are off the board, I don’t think they would be offered a large enough amount to move down.

5. Los Angeles Chargers: TJC Latham, Alabama

The Chargers need wide receivers, and there are two very good ones on the board here, but I think Harbaugh will build his team through the trenches. They will do this by selecting Latham as a natural right tackle to play opposite Rashawn Slater. They might go down, but I think they’re targeting Latham regardless.

6. New York Giants: WR Malik Nabers, Lsu

I think the Giants will try to take Drake Maye at third, but I don’t think the Patriots will move out of that spot. Nabers gives the Giants game-changing movement skills before and after the catch. He would immediately become their WR1.

7. Tennessee Titans: T Joe Alt, Notre Dame

The Titans’ biggest need is offensive tackle. Joe Alt is on the board of directors. This should be very easy.

8. Atlanta Falcons: Edge Dallas Turner, Alabama

The betting odds suggest Latu is making a late push to be the pick here, but I still think it will be Turner in the end. The Alabama product is just too athletic and Latu has a significant injury history on his report.

9. Chicago Bears: DI Byron Murphy II, Texas

Matt Eberflus knows he is in a make-or-break year. He added another passing weapon in Keenan Allen this offseason. Now he knows his defense needs a 3-tech defensive tackle to truly thrive. I think they are making this move.

10. New York Jets: WR Rome Odunze, Washington

If Rome Odunze is on the Jets’ board at No. 10, they should sprint this one. I would lean towards Brock Bowers over an offensive lineman if the wide receivers are gone.

11. Minnesota Vikings: QB JJ McCarthy, Michigan

After all this talk about the Vikings giving up the kingdom for a quarterback, they are picking an ideal player to develop here at #11.

12.*Trade* Los Angeles Rams: Ol Troy Fautanu, Washington

The Rams are often the team that trades up, but with 11 picks currently on hand, they can afford to trade for a player they really like. I think Fautanu could be that guy (at tackle), because they would have run into him a few times this offseason.

13. Las Vegas Raiders: QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington

The Raiders reportedly did some extensive work on the quarterback class, and Penix was part of it for a top-30 visit.

14. New Orleans Saints: T Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State

All signs point to this pick being the one the Saints have as their best offensive tackle.

15. Indianapolis Colts: TE Brock Bowers, Georgia

Bowers already feels like an Indianapolis Colt, although I think they could move up the ranks for Odunze if he slides.

16. Seattle Seahawks: T Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State

The Seahawks are more of a mystery to me, but they need a starter on the interior offensive line and potentially need a long-term option at right tackle.

17. Jacksonville Jaguars: CB Terrion Arnold, Alabama

I think the Jaguars will be very tempted by a wide receiver, but given some of the medical issues circulating around Brian Thomas Jr. and the hot and cold opinions on Adonai Mitchell, I think they will go for a talented corner from a blue blood program.

18. Cincinnati Bengals: T Amarius Mims, Georgia

The Bengals reportedly spent a lot of time running offensive tackles this offseason. I think it will be between Mims and Fuaga; maybe an easy decision if there’s only one left.

19.*Trade* Denver Broncos: Edge Laiatu Latu, UCLA

I know it seems crazy that the Broncos are coming out of the first round without a quarterback, but that’s the situation they find themselves in. They could still grab Nix on Day 2 with this trade.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: OL Graham Barton, Duke

Barton is the Steelers type of guy: tough, versatile and football player completely. They could also go cornerback here, but I think it will ultimately be a trench pick.

21.*Trade* Arizona Cardinals: DI Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois

I’m told the Cardinals have shown a lot of interest in Newton over the last few months. I think they have the flexibility to go up and pick it up in the early 20s if necessary.

22. Philadelphia Eagles: CB Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo

I’m torn here. Cornerback is very clearly Philadelphia’s biggest need, and Mitchell is a very good one. But Howie Roseman doesn’t usually pick cornerbacks this early. I think they will look to move to an offensive lineman, but if they stay here it could be a corner since the good linemen will likely be gone.

23. *Trade* Baltimore Ravens: T Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma

Guyton’s experience and technique are raw, but he is a high-ceiling offensive tackle.

The Ravens will likely take a tackle in the first round. Here, they trade for one of the last surefire first-round projections at the position.

24. Dallas Cowboys: OL Jordan Morgan, Arizona

Morgan is a bit middle-of-the-road in terms of the home position, but he can play both guard and tackle, which is the kind of versatility the Cowboys really need. He reminds me of what Alijah Vera-Tucker was to the Jets.

25. Green Bay Packers: CB Cooper DeJean, Iowa

This one feels like it was written in the stars a long time ago. DeJean can play outside corner, nickel or even safety for the Packers.

26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Edge Jared Verse, Florida State

The Buses are in desperate need of a ferryman. I think Verse is their type: sturdy and powerful with high motor skills and good production in two different schools. I think they’ll keep an eye on him and even make a small trade for a top edge rusher, if necessary.

27. *Trade* Miami Dolphins: WR Xavier Worthy, Texas

“You want me to say it, don’t you?” Yeah, he’s fast. It’s cool.”

The Dolphins have needs in the trenches, but they may not be able to help themselves when it comes to Worthy’s record-breaking speed.

28. Buffalo Bills: WR Brian Thomas Jr., LSU

The Bills might consider trading up if they are really committed to someone in the second tier of receivers. If they feel this way about anyone, it’s probably Thomas, although the LSU receiver’s reported shoulder injury could allow Buffalo to stay here and have him anyway.

29. Detroit Lions: Edge Chop Robinson, Penn State

The Lions have a lot of big, strong players on their defensive line, but they don’t have the kind of insane speed that Robinson can give them. While he’s not a complete defender, he can be valuable to Detroit as just a pass rush specialist.

30. *Trade* Minnesota Vikings: DI Braden Fiske, Florida State

Fiske made numerous visits to the top 30 during this cycle, and the Vikings were one of his stops. If they can come back late in the first round or early in the second round, I think they would be over him giving them a rushing presence in the middle.

31. San Francisco 49ers: WR Xavier Legette, South Carolina

The Niners reportedly had an official visit with Legette at the scouting facility and also brought him in for a top-30 visit. This could open the door for a Brandon Aiyuk trade.

32. Kansas City Chiefs: WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas

That feeling you get is the fear every other team in the league has if the Chiefs draft Mitchell 32nd overall.

In all seriousness, the Chiefs would love to take a left tackle in the first round, but unless they trade one, it’s hard to think they could hold on to the 32nd pick and expect him one falls.

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