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SB Nation NFL mock draft 2024: All of the first-round picks in one place

Our baby is all grown up. Welcome to the 18th annual SB Nation NFL Community Mock Draft.

Every year, we ask experts, or writers, on each team’s draft to predict what the first round will look like. It’s no surprise that the first two players are quarterbacks this year. Windy City Grid Iron Caleb Williams acquired with No. 1 overall pick by Bears and Commanders (Courtesy of: Hogs Heaven) UNC’s Drake Maye was added for second place.

We will update this post as soon as the remaining pickups are released, so stay tuned. Below are the results of the 2024 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft, including insight into the “why” behind each pick from team community writers.

1st place – Chicago Bears: Caleb Williams, QB, USC

Williams will be stepping into an unprecedented situation in Chicago. Typically, the No. 1 overall draft pick goes to the worst team in football, but last season the Bears went 7-10 after starting 0-4. Chicago’s defense is ready to take another step forward after a strong second half, but it’s the offense Williams slides into that makes this opportunity special.

At receiver, DJ Moore gives Williams an electric playmaker at the Z, and six-time Pro Bowler Keenan Allen has been one of the most reliable pass catchers in the game for a decade. Tight end Cole Kmet has averaged 61 receptions per year over the past three seasons, and Gerald Everett’s versatility at the other tight end spot will create a mismatch. D’Andre Swift is a reliable pass catcher out of the backfield and just finished a 1,000-yard rushing season. – Lester Wiltfong Windy City Grid Iron

2nd place – Washington Commanders: Drake Maye, QB, UNC

Drake Maye started the past two seasons at the University of North Carolina and showed all the tools needed to be successful as an NFL QB. He has the size, arm talent and ability to make all the throws. Maye’s first season as a starter put him in the top QB conversation, and despite a “slump” last season, the No. 2 QB despite a season in which Jaden Daniels won the Heisman Trophy. continued.

May has a lot of things to improve in his game, including his footwork. The Washington Commanders’ new offensive line is led by former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury, with several assistants helping Maye prepare his game to play at the next level. Maye is a big, mobile passer with a higher ceiling than his other QBs in this draft. – scott jennings Hogs Heaven

Check back every weekday from now until the 2024 NFL Draft to see the latest picks in the 2024 SB Nation Community Mock Draft.

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