Welcome to the 98.5 The Sports Hub live tracker for the 2024 NFL Draft. Read below for live draft results, including all 32 picks, any trades that happen, and instant analysis of every selection.

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  • Panthers select WR Xavier Legette 32nd overall

    ATHENS, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Xavier Legette #17 of the South Carolina Gamecocks makes a reception as Malaki Starks #24 of the Georgia Bulldogs defends during the first half at Sanford Stadium on September 16, 2023 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

    ATHENS, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 16: Xavier Legette #17 of the South Carolina Gamecocks makes a reception as Malaki Starks #24 of the Georgia Bulldogs defends during the first half at Sanford Stadium on September 16, 2023 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

    With the 32nd overall pick, the Carolina Panthers select WR Xavier Legette out of South Carolina.

  • 49ers select Ricky Pearsall 31st overall

    Jan 31, 2024; Mobile, AL, USA; National wide receiver Ricky Pearsall of Florida (11) gets loose on a pass play during practice for the National team at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

    Jan 31, 2024; Mobile, AL, USA; National wide receiver Ricky Pearsall of Florida (11) gets loose on a pass play during practice for the National team at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

    With the 31st overall pick, the San Fransisco 49ers select Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall.

  • Ravens select CB Nate Wiggins 30th overall

    CHESTNUT HILL, MA - OCTOBER 08: Nate Wiggins #20 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after breaking up a pass in the endzone during the first half of a game at Alumni Stadium on October 8, 2022 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images)

    Nate Wiggins (Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images)

    With the 30th overall pick, the Baltimore Ravens select cornerback Nate Wiggins out of Clemson.

  • Cowboys select OT Tyler Guyton 29th overall

    Sep 2, 2023; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Tyler Guyton (60) in action against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

    Sep 2, 2023; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Tyler Guyton (60) in action against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

    With the 29th pick, the Dallas Cowboys select offensive tackle Tyler Guyton out of Oklahoma.

  • Chiefs select WR Xavier Worthy 28th overall

    AUSTIN, TEXAS - OCTOBER 28: Xavier Worthy #1 of the Texas Longhorns leaps to make a reception while defended by Eddie Heckard #5 of the Brigham Young Cougars in the second half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 28, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

    Xavier Worthy (Tim Warner/Getty Images)

    With the 28th pick, the Kansas City Chiefs select wide receiver Xavier Worthy out of Texas.

  • Trade! Chiefs move up to 28

    The Kansas City Chiefs have traded up to the 28th pick, where the Buffalo Bills were sitting. Full details:

  • Cardinals select DT Darius Robinson 27th overall

    MANHATTAN, KS - SEPTEMBER 10: Defensive lineman Darius Robinson #6 of the Missouri Tigers tackles running back Deuce Vaughn #22 of the Kansas State Wildcats during the first half at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium on September 10, 2022 in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

    MANHATTAN, KS – SEPTEMBER 10: Defensive lineman Darius Robinson #6 of the Missouri Tigers tackles running back Deuce Vaughn #22 of the Kansas State Wildcats during the first half at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium on September 10, 2022 in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

    With the 27th pick, the Arizona Cardinals select defensive tackle Darius Robinson out of Missouri.

  • Bucs select C Graham Barton 26th overall

    Nov 11, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Duke Blue Devils offensive lineman Graham Barton (62) before the game at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

    Graham Barton (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

    With the 26th pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select center Graham Barton out of Duke.

  • Packers select OT Jordan Morgan 25th overall

    TUCSON, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 30: Offensive lineman Jordan Morgan #77 of the Arizona Wildcats during the second half of the NCAAF game at Arizona Stadium on September 30, 2023 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    Jordan Morgan (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    With the 25th overall pick, the green Bay Packers select offensive tackle Jordan Morgan out of Arizona. Morgan’s size (6-foot-5, 311 pounds, 32 7/8-inch arms) may make him a guard in the eyes of some teams, but he’s athletic and versatile with the potential to overcome any limitations to play tackle in the NFL, and to do it well.

  • Lions select CB Terrion Arnold 24th overall

    AUBURN, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 25: Terrion Arnold #3 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after intercepting the final pass of the game in their 27-24 win over the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 25, 2023 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    Terrion Arnold (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    With the 24th pick, the Detroit Lions select cornerback Terrion Arnold out of Alabama.

  • Jaguars select WR Brian Thomas Jr. 23rd overall

    BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 18: Brian Thomas Jr. #11 of the LSU Tigers catches a pass over Daedae Hill #6 of the Central Michigan Chippewas during the second quarter at Tiger Stadium on September 18, 2021 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

    Brian Thomas Jr. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

    With the 23rd pick, the Jacksonville Jaguars select wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr. out of LSU.

  • Eagles select CB Quinyon Mitchell 22nd overall

    Dec 2, 2023; Detroit, MI, USA; Toledo Rockets cornerback Quinyon Mitchell (27) breaks up a pass intended for Miami (OH) Redhawks wide receiver Gage Larvadain (10) in the third quarter at Ford Field. Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

    Quinyon Mitchell (Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports)

    With the 22nd pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select cornerback Quinyon Mitchell out of Toledo.

  • Dolphins select DE Demeioun "Chop" Robinson 21st overall

    Demeioun "Chop" Robinson, DE, Penn State (USA Today)

    Demeioun “Chop” Robinson (USA Today)

    With the 21st overall pick, the Miami Dolphins select defensive end Demeioun “Chop” Robinson out of Penn State. Robinson has elite athleticism and explosiveness off the edge, giving him both a high floor and a high ceiling. If he can refine his game even more, he could be an All-Pro-caliber pass-rusher some day.

  • Steelers select OT Troy Fautanu 20th overall

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 23: Troy Fautanu #55 of the Washington Huskies in action against the California Golden Bears at Husky Stadium on September 23, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

    Troy Fautanu (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

    With the 20th overall pick, the Pittsburgh Steelers select offensive tackle Troy Fautanu out of Washington. A new era is dawning in Pittsburgh along the offensive line. Fautanu has the potential to start from day 1.

  • Rams select DE Jared Verse 19th overall

    CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 2: Jared Verse #5 of the Florida State Seminoles reacts with Braden Fiske #55 of the Florida State Seminoles after a sack against the Louisville Cardinals during the ACC Championship at Bank of America Stadium on December 2, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/Getty Images)

    Jared Verse (Isaiah Vazquez/Getty Images)

    With the 19th overall pick, the Los Angeles Rams select Florida State edge rusher Jared Verse. Verse becomes the first Rams first-round pick since quarterback Jared Goff in 2016.

  • Bengals select OT Amarius Mims 18th overall

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 31: Amarius Mims #65 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts after a touchdown during the second quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 31, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

    Amarius Mims (Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

    With the 18th overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals select offensive tackle Amarius Mims out of Georgia. Mims is a mountain of a man at 6-foot-8 and 340 pounds with 36-inch arms, so he has “starting left tackle” written all over him.

    Analysis: The Bengals are seemingly always investing in offensive line help, but Mims will at least be affordable on his rookie deal. They absolutely have to protect Joe Burrow, who has dealt with multiple serious injuries in recent years. Mims is a wise investment.

  • Vikings select DE Dallas Turner 17th overall

    TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 23: Dallas Turner #15 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after tackling Jordan Watkins #11 of the Mississippi Rebels during the fourth quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 23, 2023 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    Dallas Turner (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    With the 17th overall pick, the Minnesota Vikings select edge rusher Dallas Turner out of Alabama. Most of the discussion around this draft class has centered on offensive players, and for good reason. But don’t sleep on Turner. He has All-Pro upside as an explosive pass-rusher off the edge.

    Analysis: Many believed Turner would be the first defensive player off the board. This is a potential steal for the Vikings, who used their first pick on quarterback J.J. McCarthy. Potential impact players on each side of the ball.

  • Trade! Vikings move up to 17

    According to Field Yates, the Minnesota Vikings have traded up to the 17th pick with the Jaguars. Jacksonville moves down to 23. Full details:

  • Seahawks select DT Byron Murphy II 16th overall

    AUSTIN, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 10: Bryce Young #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide is forced to scramble while under pressure by Byron Murphy II #90 of the Texas Longhorns in the second half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

    Byron Murphy II (Tim Warner/Getty Images)

    With the 16th overall pick, the Seattle Seahawks select defensive tackle Byron Murphy II out of Texas. Murphy becomes the second defensive player off the board, and second in a row. Is there a run on defensive players coming?

    Analysis: The Seahawks are set in their secondary, and they do have Leonard Williams, but here they opt to bolster their front-seven. It’s been a while since they had a player of Murphy’s caliber on the defensive interior. He should step right in and start.

  • Colts select EDGE Laiatu Latu 15th overall

    TEMPE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 05: Trenton Bourguet #16 of the Arizona State Sun Devils looks to throw a pass while being defended by Laiatu Latu #15 of the UCLA Bruins during the first quarter at Sun Devil Stadium on November 05, 2022 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

    Laiatu Latu (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

    With the 15th pick, the Indianapolis Colts select defensive end/outside linebacker Laiatu Latu out of UCLA. Finally, a defensive player comes off the board, and probably not the one most people were expecting.

    Analysis: The Colts have major pieces in place on offense, so they opt to add a potential stud on defense. Latu is a smart player with the skill set to succeed right away in the NFL, so we’re expecting him to make an immediate impact in Indy.

  • Saints select OT Taliese Fuaga 14th overall

    Oct 8, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; Oregon State Beavers offensive lineman Taliese Fuaga (75) blocks during the first quarter against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

    Taliese Fuaga (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)

    With the 14th overall pick, the New Orleans Saints select offensive tackle Taliese Fuaga out of Oregon State. Fuaga stands at 6-foot-6 and is generally described as a good athlete with plus pass protection techniques. He has a chance to be a day 1 starter at left tackle.

    Analysis: The Saints are getting older along the offensive line, so Fuaga gives them a chance to refresh and reset for the next era. He should at least be a year-1 starter for them at some point, if not day 1.

  • Raiders select TE Brock Bowers 13th overall

    AUBURN, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 30: Brock Bowers #19 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts after scoring the go-ahead touchdown against the Auburn Tigers during the fourth quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 30, 2023 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    Brock Bowers (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    With the 13th overall pick, the Las Vegas Raiders select tight end Brock Bowers out of Georgia. Long expected to be the first tight end off the board, Bowers’ pure receiving talent is off-the-charts, even as a prospect with less-than-ideal size for the position (6-foot-3, 243 pounds). But Bowers is likely to overcome those limitations and produce at a high level in the NFL.

    Analysis: The Raiders already had a tight end in Michael Mayer, but Bowers is a more dynamic pass-catcher. They could have themselves one of the best TE duos in the league with these two. The big question is who will be throwing them the ball.

  • Broncos select QB Bo Nix 12th overall

    GLENDALE, ARIZONA - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Bo Nix #10 of the Oregon Ducks throws a pass during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl against the Liberty Flames at State Farm Stadium on January 01, 2024 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    Bo Nix (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    With the 12th overall pick, the Denver Broncos select quarterback Bo Nix out of Oregon. Nix was often mentioned as part of the clear top-6 quarterback prospects in the 2024 class, and earns high marks for his toughness and football acumen. He’s just not as physically impressive as other prospects that were selected higher. Some may view this pick as a reach, but with enough help around him, Nix could surprise some people.

    Analysis: The Broncos are putting a lot of faith in a quarterback that lacks the athleticism of the elite guys in the NFL. They will need to surround Nix with more talent to put him in a better position to succeed. But there’s no doubting his intangibles, which are important at that position.

  • Jets select OT Olu Fashanu 11th overall

    STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 23: Olumuyiwa Fashanu #74 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates after an offensive touchdown during the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Beaver Stadium on September 23, 2023 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

    Olumuyiwa Fashanu (Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

    With the 11th overall pick, the New York Jets select offensive tackle Olumuyiwa Fashanu out of Penn State. Fashanu has prototypical tackle size and length at 6-foot-6, 312 pounds, and 34-inch arms. He was also a team captain at Penn State. He projects as a legitimate starting left tackle in the NFL.

    Analysis: A new blindside protector for Aaron Rodgers in New York. The Jets were not in the market for a quarterback, so they allowed the Vikings to move up over them and slide down one pick, reshaping their draft board. And Fashanu should be able to start for them right away.

  • Vikings select QB J.J. McCarthy 10th overall

    HOUSTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 08: J.J. McCarthy #9 of the Michigan Wolverines throws the ball in the second quarter against the Washington Huskies during the 2024 CFP National Championship game at NRG Stadium on January 08, 2024 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

    J.J. McCarthy (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

    With the 10th overall pick, the Minnesota Vikings select quarterback J.J. McCarthy out of Michigan. The reigning national champion QB checks important boxes in terms of intangibles and leadership, and has above-average size and arm talent. He’s just not a home-run swing at the position, and a guy who probably needs high-end talent and structure around him to win a lot of games at the highest level.

    Analysis: McCarthy couldn’t have ended up in a better situation. The Vikings have two high-end receivers in superstar Justin Jefferson and rising sophomore Jordan Addison, and a good starting left tackle in Christian Darrisaw. The team may still need to be patient with him and let him develop for a bit, but if McCarthy starts right away, he’ll have plenty of support.

  • Trade! Vikings move up to 10th overall

    According to multiple reports, the Minnesota Vikings have moved up from the 11th overall pick to No. 10. The New York Jets now hold the 11th pick.

    Full details, via Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network:

  • Bears select WR Rome Odunze ninth overall

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 25: Rome Odunze #1 of the Washington Huskies scores a touchdown against the Washington State Cougars during the second quarter at Husky Stadium on November 25, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

    Rome Odunze (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

    With the ninth overall pick, the Chicago Bears select wide receiver Rome Odunze out of Washington. Odunze has excellent size at 6-foot-3 and 212 pounds, and is capable of making highlight-reel catches with his hands and body control. He should make a ton of explosive plays at the NFL level, with the upside of an elite No. 1 receiver.

    Analysis: Odunze has a chance to step in and be Caleb Williams’ No. 1 receiver in Chicago – and that’s with Keenan Allen and D.J. Moore already in town. The Bears are loading up around their new young franchise QB.

  • Falcons select QB Michael Penix Jr. eighth overall

    HOUSTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 08: Michael Penix Jr. #9 of the Washington Huskies throws the ball in the third quarter against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2024 CFP National Championship game at NRG Stadium on January 08, 2024 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

    Michael Penix Jr.(Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

    With the eighth overall pick, the Atlanta Falcons select quarterback Michael Penix Jr. out of Washington. Penix is arguably the best pure passer in this draft class, with an incredibly live left arm that can make a variety of throws. His injury history is the big question mark with him, but if he can stay healthy, he has franchise QB potential.

    Analysis: The first big surprise of the night. The Falcons just signed Kirk Cousins in free agency, albeit for only two years. They appear ready to be patient with Penix and develop him behind Cousins. People will second-guess this pick, but it’s a quarterback. If you believe in the guy, you take him.

  • Titans select OT JC Latham seventh overall

    Sep 30, 2023; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman JC Latham (65) celebrates with a cow bell in Davis Wade Stadium at Mississippi State University. Alabama defeated Mississippi State 40-17. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-Tuscaloosa News

    JC Latham (Gary Cosby Jr.-Tuscaloosa News)

    With the seventh overall pick, the Tennessee Titans select offensive tackle JC Latham out of Alabama. Latham is a monster at 6-foot-6 and 342 pounds, with excellent arm length at 35 1/8 inches. He has the potential to start from day 1 and play at a high level.

    Analysis: The Titans didn’t have a clear answer at left tackle, as 2023 first-round pick Peter Skoronski projects to play guard. Latham has a chance to step right in and solve that problem. The real question for Tennessee is the guy that Latham is tasked to protect.

  • Giants select WR Malik Nabers sixth overall

    BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 25: Malik Nabers #8 of the LSU Tigers runs with the ball as Bryce Anderson #1 of the Texas A&M Aggies defends during the first half at Tiger Stadium on November 25, 2023 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

    Malik Nabers (Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

    The first Jayden Daniels teammate is off the board: with the sixth overall pick, the New York Giants select Malik Nabers out of LSU.

    Nabers has all the tools to be an elite No. 1 wide receiver in the NFL: size, speed, route-running, jumping, and hands. He should be an immediate contributor with the upside of a real difference-maker at wideout.

    Analysis: The Giants’ receiver group is not good. It remains to be seen if they try to make a move for a quarterback, but it’s clear now that they preferred Nabers over J.J. McCarthy or Michael Penix for the sixth pick. No matter who’s throwing him the ball, Nabers is a legitimate playmaker.

  • Chargers select OT Joe Alt fifth overall

    SOUTH BEND, INDIANA - SEPTEMBER 16: Joe Alt #76 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish warms up before the game against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Notre Dame Stadium on September 16, 2023 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

    Joe Alt (Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

    With the fifth overall pick, the Los Angeles Chargers select offensive tackle Joe Alt out of Notre Dame. Alt stands at 6-foot-9 with 34 1/4-inch arms, with the athleticism and technique to match. He should be a franchise left tackle for a long time.

    Analysis: The Chargers are sticking with Justin Herbert for the long haul at quarterback, and now, they don’t have to worry about who will be protecting his blind side. Alt has the upside of a perennial All-Pro candidate, which will help Herbert immensely. Next step for the Chargers: add a wide receiver?

  • Cardinals select WR Marvin Harrison Jr. fourth overall

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 31: Marvin Harrison Jr. #18 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after a touchdown during the second quarter in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 31, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

    Marvin Harrison Jr. (Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

    With the fourth overall pick, the Arizona Cardinals select wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. out of Ohio State.

    The son of Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison Sr., Marvin Jr. is close to the total package at wide receiver. His hands, body control, and route-running are elite. The quality of the quarterback play in Arizona may play a role in how much he produces at the NFL level, but Harrison is a blue-chip talent.

    Analysis: Kyler Murray has himself a new toy. The Cardinals are hoping to rekindle the potential Murray showed in his first three years in the NFL, and giving him an elite No. 1 wideout could help him get there.

  • Patriots select QB Drake Maye with third overall pick

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 28: Drake Maye #10 of the North Carolina Tar Heels looks to pass against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the second quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium on October 28, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    Drake Maye (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    With the third overall pick, the New England Patriots select quarterback Drake Maye out of North Carolina.

    Maye is built like a prototype, standing at 6-foot-4 and 223 pounds, with above-average 9 1/8-inch hands. His arm talent is considered among the best in the draft and the caliber of a potential franchise quarterback, and he can move around in the pocket as well.

    However, Maye is considered a boom-or-bust type of prospect. He’s still relatively young and raw, despite his physical talent. He will need good development at the NFL level to reach his full potential.

    The Patrots are going to need to be careful about how and when they finally play him, because the disaster factor is lurking with a prospect like this. But if he reaches his ceiling, he can be an elite guy.

  • Commanders select QB Jayden Daniels second overall

    Oct 21, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) looks to pass against the Army Black Knights during the first half at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

    Jayden Daniels (Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports)

    Just like Caleb Williams was long considered a virtual lock to go to the Bears at No. 1 overall, Jayden Daniels was long considered the clear favorite to go to the Commanders at No. 2. Now, it’s official.

    Daniels comes into the NFL as immediately one of its best running quarterbacks, with the breakaway speed to consistently make big-time plays with his legs. But Daniels also has a good arm and acumen for the position, which are always important to pair with raw talent in order to be a franchise quarterback.

    The big concern with Daniels is his relatively thin frame (6-foot-4, 210 pounds). His running will make him an easy target for open-field hits and tackles, and could get him hurt if he doesn’t work to preserve himself.

    As long as Daniels stays on the field, he has elite potential.

  • Bears select QB Caleb Williams first overall

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 18: Caleb Williams #13 of the USC Trojans passes the ball during the first half of a game against the UCLA Bruins at United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 18, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

    Caleb Williams (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Bears have done what everyone knew they were going to do all along: they’ve officially selected USC quarterback Caleb Williams with the first overall pick.

    Williams’ calling card is his combination of arm talent and mobility, and how he often uses both in tandem. His ability to make pro-level throws, and often do it on the run or off-script, has drawn comparisons to Patrick Mahomes. He will almost certainly make a lot of explosive plays in the NFL.

    The Bears have practically been cursed at this position for a long time. Can Williams finally turn them around? His talent is undeniable, but talent is only part of the equation at quarterback.

    It remains to be seen how it all comes together for Williams. Can he make good decisions, lead his team well, and play winning football on top of making “wow” plays with his athleticism? Because wins and losses are the name of the game in the NFL.

  • Full NFL Draft Results: First Round

    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The New England Patriots logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

    ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 26: The New England Patriots logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

    1. Chicago Bears: QB Caleb Williams, USC
    2. Washington Commanders: QB Jayden Daniels, LSU
    3. New England Patriots: QB Drake Maye, UNC
    4. Arizona Cardinals: WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
    5. Los Angeles Chargers: OT Joe Alt, Notre Dame
    6. New York Giants: WR Malik Nabers, LSU
    7. Tennessee Titans: OT JC Latham, Alabama
    8. Atlanta Falcons: QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington
    9. Chicago Bears: WR Rome Odunze, Washington
    10. Minnesota Vikings (via Jets): QB J.J. McCarthy, Michigan
    11. New York Jets (via Vikings): OT Olu Fashanu, Penn State
    12. Denver Broncos: QB Bo Nix, Oregon
    13. Las Vegas Raiders: TE Brock Bowers, Georgia
    14. New Orleans Saints: OT Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State
    15. Indianapolis Colts: EDGE Laiatu Latu, UCLA
    16. Seattle Seahawks: DL Byron Murphy II, Texas
    17. Minnesota Vikings (via Jaguars): DE Dallas Turner, Alabama
    18. Cincinnati Bengals: OT Amarius Mims, Georgia
    19. Los Angeles Rams: DE Jared Verse, Florida State
    20. Pittsburgh Steelers: OT Troy Fautanu, Washington
    21. Miami Dolphins: DE Demeioun “Chop” Robinson, Penn State
    22. Philadelphia Eagles: CB Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo
    23. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Browns/Vikings): WR Brian Thomas Jr., LSU
    24. Detroit Lions (via Cowboys): CB Terrion Arnold, Alabama
    25. Green Bay Packers: OT Jordan Morgan, Arizona
    26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: C Graham Barton, Duke
    27. Arizona Cardinals (via Texans): DT Darius Robinson, Missouri
    28. Kansas City Chiefs (via Bills): WR Xavier Worthy, Texas
    29. Dallas Cowboys (via Lions): OT Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma
    30. Baltimore Ravens: CB Nate Wiggins, Clemson
    31. San Francisco 49ers: WR Ricky Pearsall, Florida
    32. Carolina Panthers (via Chiefs/Bills):

    WR Xavier Legette, South Carolina

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