Friday, April 19, 2024

2024 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots move back as NFC team makes massive trade up for QB; J.J. McCarthy goes top 12

Pittsburgh has traded up to make two of its past four first-round selections


The Kansas City Chiefs are back-to-back Super Bowl champions. As they celebrate, the other 31 teams are immersed in preparation for the personnel acquisition portion of the offseason calendar. NFL free agency is a little more than a month away and that will inform teams on the direction they may need to go in the 2024 NFL Draft. In some cases, teams may need to get aggressive in how they fill certain team needs. 

In today’s thought exercise, Pittsburgh, which has traded up to make two of its past four first-round selections, and Minnesota move up in the draft order to address positions that may not be available to them if they wait until their original draft position. 

Without further ado, let’s kick this off!

For more draft coverage, you can hear in-depth analysis twice a week on “With the First Pick” — our year-round NFL Draft podcast with NFL Draft analyst Ryan Wilson and former Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. You can find “With the First Pick” wherever you get your podcasts: Apple PodcastsSpotifyYouTube, etc. Listen to the latest episode below!

The 2024 NFL Draft will take place from April 25-27 in Detroit. More draft coverage can be found at, including the weekly updated draft order and a regularly available look at the eligible prospects

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