First Round Mock Draft 1.0

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First Round Mock Draft 1.0 – NFL Draft 2024

  Frank Coyle                                           
December, 2023

All underclassmen have until Jan. 15th to declare for the NFL Draft 2024. Players then have three days to rescind their decision and return to school and retain their college eligibility.

Exact draft order to be determined at close of the postseason

The NFL Draft selection order is based on the 2024 NFL standings plus the NFL Draft tiebreaking procedures. Picks 1-18 are the non-playoff teams, with the order decided by the draft tiebreakers. Tied positions rotate up in the succeeding rounds. Positions 19 through 32 are based on playoff game results and tiebreakers are used if necessary.

Currently Carolina and Cleveland do not have a 2024 First round selection

Jan. 15 – Special Eligibility Deadline. Deadline for college players who are underclassmen to apply for Special Eligibility. They will have until Jan 18th to rescind their decision and retain their college eligibility. A list of underclassmen who have been approved for entry into the 2024 NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 19.

April 25-27 – NFL Draft 2024 – Detroit, Michigan

NFL Draft 2024 – First Round Mock Draft 1.0 – Dec. 7th

                  Team                      Position   Player              School

1. Chicago (Carolina – 1-11)        QB Caleb Williams       Southern Cal
2. New England (2-10)                QB Drake Maye                  North Carolina
3. Arizona (3-10)                         WR Marvin Harrison Jr         Ohio State
4. Washington (4-9)                   OT Olu Fashanu                 Penn State
5. Chicago (4-8)                           OT Joe Alt                          Notre Dame
6. New York Giants (4-8)          TE Brock Bowers                Georgia
7. Tennessee (4-8)                     Edge Jared Verse                  Florida State
8. New York Jets (4-8)             QB Jayden Daniels                LSU
9. New Orleans (5-7)                  Edge Laiatu Latu                    UCLA
10. Las Vegas (5-7)                    QB Michael Penix Jr.            Washington
11. Tampa Bay (5-7)                  WR Malik Nabers                  LSU
12. Los Angeles Chargers (5-7) Edge Dallas Turner             Alabama
13. Buffalo (6-6)                         CB Kool-Aid McKinstry        Alabama
14. Seattle (6-6)                          Edge Chop Robinson             Penn State
15. Denver (6-6)                          DB Cooper DeJean              Iowa
16. Los Angeles Rams (6-6)      QB Bo Nix                            Oregon
17. Cincinnati (6-6)                    WR Rome Odunze               Washington
18 Arizona (Houston – 7-5)      OT Amarius Mims               Georgia

Current Playoff Clubs below bracketed based on current record and SOS

19. Atlanta (6-6)                          WR Keon Coleman             Florida State
20. Minnesota (6-6)                    DL Jer’Zhan Newton           Illinois
21. Green Bay (6-6)                     OT JC Latham                    Alabama
22. Indianapolis (7-5)                  DL J.T. Tuimoloau             Ohio State
23. Houston (Cleveland – 7-5)   WR Emeka Egbuka             Ohio State
24. Pittsburgh (7-5)                     CB Nate Wiggins                Clemson
25. Kansas City (8-4)                  WR Troy Franklin                 Oregon
26. Jacksonville (8-4)                   S Kamren Kinchens          Miami (Fl)
27. Miami (9-3)                             OT Kingsley Suamataia       BYU
28. Dallas (9-3)                              S Tyler Nubin                   Minnesota
29. Detroit (8-3)                           DL Nazir Stackhouse          Georgia
30. Baltimore (9-3)                     Edge Bralen Trice                  Washington
31. San Francisco (9-3)               OT Troy Fautanu                Washington
32. Philadelphia (10-2)                WR Xavier Legette               South Carolina

Team tie-breaking procedure for the NFL Draft
If two or more clubs are tied in the selection order, the strength-of-schedule tie breaker is applied, subject to the following exceptions for playoff clubs:  The Super Bowl winner is last and the Super Bowl loser next-to-last. Any non-Super Bowl playoff club involved in a tie shall be assigned priority within its segment below that of non-playoff clubs and in the order that the playoff clubs exited from the playoffs. Within a tied segment a playoff club that loses in the Wild-Card game will have priority over a playoff club that loses in the Divisional playoff game that in turn will have priority over a club that loses in the Conference Championship game. If two tied clubs exited the playoffs in the same round, the tie is broken by strength of schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength of schedule, the divisional or conference tie breakers, when applicable, are applied. Any ties that still exist are broken by a coin flip.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in major college player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc. for the past 30 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He has a new column ‘The Word on the Street’ dedicated for the NFL Draft and Free agency with unique content during December through May.
He was a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS and ESPN on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

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