2024 NFL Mock Draft: WRs dominate early, Ravens get stronger in trenches

Which teams will hit a home run in the 2024 Draft?

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13. Las Vegas Raiders: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

With many of the top prospects at quarterback off the board, Antonio Pierce brings the best cornerback in the draft to Las Vegas. Arnold has tremendous physcialty and football awareness, which should help him be the defensive bac who finally gives the Raiders some much-needed skill in the secondary.

14. New Orleans Saints: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

New Orleans needs to nail the draft to add talent while being strapped for cash, which could lead Dennis Allen to go the safe way on the offensive line. Fuaga is an absolute mauler up front, and his physical dominance could be enticing enough for the Saints to add him and overlook the fact he's likely a pure right tackle.

NFL Mock Draft: Quinyon Mitchell, Brian Thomas Jr. rise after strong NFL Combine

15. Indianapolis Colts: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

You have to be a premier athlete to be picked this high as a Group of Five defensive back, and Mitchell's 4.33 40-yard dash may have turned the Colts' heads. Chris Ballard has typically put an emphasis on high-end athletes, and Indianapolis' secondary could come together with Mitchell and JuJu Brents using their size on the outside.

16. Seattle Seahawks: Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

If Latu's medicals check out, Mike Macdonald and the Seattle coaching staff might sprint to the podium to select him. Latu's speed and surprising technique that helped him get the most out of his frame make him perfectly built to be a speed rusher in the pros. The Seahawks could get the edge Pete Carroll's defense lacked in their last few years.

17. Jacksonville Jaguars: Brian Thomas Jr, WR, LSU

Jacksonville may need to get Trevor Lawrence one more impact receiver no matter what happens with Calvin Ridley, and Thomas running a 4.33 40-yard dash at 6-3 and 205 pounds was impressive to some as Xavier Worthy setting the record in that event. The Jaguars have needed a physical X receiver for some time, and Thomas can fill that role with great verticality.

18. Cincinnati Bengals: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Mims has injury and inexperience working against him, but blowing up the Combine with his massive 6-8 and 340-pound frame might make him the top priority for Cincinnati. With Jonah Williams likely leaving an already weak offensive line, the Bengals might swing for the fences by taking Mims.