Reid’s Predictions for Rounds 1-2 of the 2024 NFL Draft

Reid's Predictions for Rounds 1-2 of the 2024 NFL Draft

The NFL Combine sparked significant speculation and excitement, prompting me to delve into the top risers, fallers, and standout prospects for the 2024 NFL Draft with a fresh mock draft. This time around, I’m going beyond just the first round, offering predictions for the opening 64 picks.

Reid's Predictions for Rounds 1-2 of the 2024 NFL Draft
Reid’s Predictions for Rounds 1-2 of the 2024 NFL Draft

Which prospects solidified their place in Round 1? Who made a compelling case for climbing up the draft board? Which sleepers from Day 2 impressed? While there’s still room for opinions to shift with pro days and team visits ahead, as well as the impact of looming free agency, the picture is becoming clearer regarding this draft class and the likely range of each player’s selection.

Here are my latest projections for the first and second rounds of April’s draft, featuring some of the standouts from the week’s combine performances and workout displays. I’ve even included a trade scenario involving two teams within the top 10.

Round 1:

  1. Chicago Bears (via CAR)
    • Caleb Williams, QB, USC
  2. Washington Commanders
    • Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina
  3. New England Patriots
    • Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
  4. Arizona Cardinals
    • Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State
  5. Chicago Bears (via LAC)
    • Malik Nabers, WR, LSU
  6. New York Giants
    • Rome Odunze, WR, Washington
  7. Tennessee Titans
    • Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
  8. Atlanta Falcons
    • Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama
  9. Los Angeles Chargers (via CHI)
    • Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia
  10. New York Jets
    • Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State
  11. Minnesota Vikings
    • J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan
  12. Denver Broncos
    • Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State
  13. Las Vegas Raiders
    • Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas
  14. New Orleans Saints
    • Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State
  15. Indianapolis Colts
    • Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama
  16. Seattle Seahawks
    • Darius Robinson, DL, Missouri
  17. Jacksonville Jaguars
    • Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo
  18. Cincinnati Bengals
    • JC Latham, OT, Alabama
  19. Los Angeles Rams
    • Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia
  21. Miami Dolphins
    • Jackson Powers-Johnson, C/G, Oregon
  22. Philadelphia Eagles
    • Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma
  23. Houston Texans (via CLE)
    • Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA
  24. Dallas Cowboys
    • Troy Fautanu, OT/G, Washington
  25. Green Bay Packers
    • Cooper DeJean, CB/S, Iowa
  26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State
  27. Arizona Cardinals (via HOU)
    • Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama
  28. Buffalo Bills
    • Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas
  29. Detroit Lions
    • Jer’Zhan Newton, DT, Illinois
  30. Baltimore Ravens
    • Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU
  31. San Francisco 49ers
    • Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri
  32. Kansas City Chiefs
    • Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

Round 2:

  1. Carolina Panthers
    • Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State
  2. New England Patriots
    • Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
  3. Arizona Cardinals
    • Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU
  4. Washington Commanders
    • Graham Barton, C/G, Duke
  5. Los Angeles Chargers
    • Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia
  6. Tennessee Titans
    • Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia
  7. New York Giants
    • Bo Nix, QB, Oregon
  8. Washington Commanders (via CHI)
    • Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State
  9. Green Bay Packers (via NYJ)
    • Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M
  10. Minnesota Vikings
    • Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan
  11. Atlanta Falcons
    • Jaheim Otis, DT, Auburn
  12. Las Vegas Raiders
    • Lindenmood Fils-aime, WR, Buffalo
  13. Indianapolis Colts
    • Alex Atkins, G, Charlotte
  14. Jacksonville Jaguars
    • Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson
  15. Cincinnati Bengals
    • Shane Lee, LB, Alabama
  16. Miami Dolphins
    • Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
  17. Philadelphia Eagles
    • Ken Seals, QB, Vanderbilt
  18. New Orleans Saints
    • Lindsey Duncan, LB, Florida State
  19. Houston Texans
    • Rashad Battle, S, UAB
  20. Chicago Bears
    • Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
  21. New England Patriots (via DAL)
    • Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
  22. Denver Broncos
    • Rachaad White, RB, Arizona State
  23. New York Jets (via GB)
    • Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia
  24. Kansas City Chiefs (via TB)
    • Nick Broeker, OT, Ole Miss
  25. Los Angeles Rams
    • Kalon Barnes, CB, Baylor
  26. Buffalo Bills
    • John Metchie III, WR, Alabama
  27. Detroit Lions
    • Evan Neal, G, Alabama
  28. Baltimore Ravens
    • Josh Sanguinetti, S, Indiana
  29. San Francisco 49ers
    • Bobby Taylor, CB, Oregon
  30. Kansas City Chiefs
    • Perrion Winfrey, DT, Oklahoma
  31. Green Bay Packers (compensatory pick)
    • Marquiss Spencer, DL, Mississippi State
  32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (compensatory pick)
    • Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

Keep in mind that these projections are subject to change as the draft approaches, with further evaluations of prospects and potential trades potentially altering the landscape.

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