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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25. Green Bay Packers: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

There may be no player who helped themselves at the Senior Bowl more than Guyton, who proved to be almost impossible to knock off his game when he gets set in pass protection. The Packers may have something in Jordan Love at quarterback, and keeping him protected must be the top offseason priority for Green Bay.

26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

While no one will confuse the 165-pound Worthy, who set records with a 4.21 40-yard dash and 1.39 10-yard split, for Mike Evans, Tampa Bay needs to land a standout receiver if he bolts in free agency. Is he limited? Sure. But his speed is quite literally unprecedented, and the Buccaneers would love to bring him into the fold.

27. Arizona Cardinals (from Houston Texans): Byron Murphy II, IDL, Texas

Jonathan Gannon might be a defensive coach, but a rebuilding Arizona team gave him precious little to work with on that side. Murphy may not be a tremendous run-stuffer due to his size, but his disruptive play will make quarterbacks jittery in the pocket and establish him as a key part of the Cardinals' rejuvenation.

28. Buffalo Bills: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

Even with the questions about his long speed lingering, Coleman's ability to move after the catch and pull down jump balls will interest a Buffalo team who needs a No. 2 receiver next to Stefon Diggs. With Gabe Davis likely gone, Coleman could have a solid rookie season with a player like Josh Allen getting him the ball.

29. Detroit Lions: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

Very smart and extremely effective in both man and zone coverage, McKinstry's high-floor combination of skills will appeal to teams like Detroit who need more depth in a secondary that eroded at the end of the season. The Lions have a solid front seven, but Dan Campbell and Aaron Glenn need a piece like McKinstry to build around in the secondary.

30. Baltimore Ravens: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

Fautanu's length at the Combine proved he won't have to convert to guard, but his fantastic athleticism and powerful punch in pass pro sets make him a very easy projection to the pros at either guard or tackle. The Ravens need a Ronnie Stanley succession plan and a John Simpson upgrade, and Fautanu can check both of those boxes for Baltimore.

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31. San Francisco 49ers: Jackson Powers-Johnson, IOL, Oregon

Despite their tremendous offensive numbers, San Francisco's lack of quality between the tackles showed up during the Super Bowl. Powers-Johnson might be one of the safest players in the draft, as he gave up just four pressures last year. A plug-and-play starter this late in the first round will be very enticing for the 49ers.

32. Kansas City Chiefs: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

The Chiefs managed to get bailed out by Patrick Mahomes and their defense in their Super Bowl chase despite some genuinely poor play at wide receiver, Multiple new names are needed in Kansas City, and they can start the process with someone who has quality height (6-4) and speed (4.35 40-yard dash) in Mitchell.

Best Remaining: QB Bo Nix, RB Trey Benson, WR Troy Franklin, TE Ja'Tavion Sanders, OT Jordan Morgan, IOL Zach Frazier, EDGE Darius Robinson, IDL T'Vondre Sweat, LB Payton Wilson, CB Kamari Lassiter, SAF Tyler Nubin

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