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The 2024 NFL Draft will be held at the Campus Martius Park in Detroit, Michigan, from April 25-27, 2024. The NFL Draft remains the most popular draft event of the four major sports, and it is not even close. The TV ratings for the NFL Draft exceed most all other sporting events, with the exception of NFL games. This year, the Chicago Bears own the first overall pick in the NFL Draft and also hold the ninth overall pick position. The Arizona Cardinals are the only other team with two first-round picks (4th and 27th overall).

The 1983 NFL Draft remains the gold standard for quarterbacks. That class included Hall of Famers Dan Marino, John Elway, and Jim Kelly. But in 2024, we may see a similar type of class. Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, and Jayden Daniels could go 1-2-3, with JJ McCarthy likely to go in the top ten as well.

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2024 NFL Draft at a Glance

Date: April 25-27, 2024

Location: Campus Martius Park, Detroit, Michigan

Television Coverage: ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and NFL Network

2024 NFL Draft Top Prospects

The top ranked NFL Draft prospects will not necessarily go in the order of their rankings. A team's needs and priorities always exceed the rankings. Still, there will be some potential opportunities by matching player ability with projected draft status.

QB Caleb Williams, USC

Williams is a natural thrower and delivers the ball with accuracy/velocity from a variety of platforms and arm angles. He can also finesse the ball when needed. Additionally, Williams is a dynamic runner. However, he fell into some bad habits at USC. For example, Williams hunts big plays and always looks to exhaust plays with his legs instead of taking check-downs. Also, he can get too loose with the ball when creating, swinging it wildly, which leads to fumbles. His creativity makes him special.

WR Marvin Harrison Jr, Ohio State

Harrison has ideal size, speed, and production. He plays with a blend of physicality and explosiveness. Harrison uses his upper-body strength to power through press coverage. He can tap into another gear when the ball goes up, and he tracks over his shoulder with ease. Harrison knows how to use his big frame to wall off and shield defenders. Harrison has a huge catch radius, but he did have some contact drops in traffic this fall. Overall, Harrison is a prototypical No. 1 receiver and should enjoy immediate NFL success.

QB Drake Maye, North Carolina

Maye has prototypical size, athleticism, and arm strength. He has quick feet and quick hands, but his delivery can get long at times. Maye is a gifted thrower who drives the ball without much foot space in the pocket (including with defenders hanging on him). He can take pace off the ball on swings and shallow crossers. Maye is athletic to escape and create with his legs and is tough to tackle in space. Overall, Maye has every ingredient to be a top-tier starter.

QB Jayden Daniels, LSU

Daniels is a tall/lean quarterback with exceptional accuracy, decision-making, and speed. He is very poised and comfortable in the pocket. Daniels has an extremely quick release and beautiful throwing motion. He throws with anticipation, touch, and accuracy. When he gets pressured, he doesn’t hesitate to explode out of the pocket. Overall, Daniels took a massive leap in 2023 to win the Heisman Trophy.

WR Rome Odunze, Washington

Odunze is a big, athletic wideout with exceptional hands. He can play outside or in the slot. Odunze uses a variety of releases at the line of scrimmage and is a clean route runner. He uses his strength to lean into defenders before separating the break point. He thrives in traffic, possessing the ability to pluck the football and absorb big shots over the middle of the field. After the catch, he is very tough to bring down and has some good make-miss ability.

TE Brock Bowers, Georgia

Bowers is an undersized tight end with elite speed, strength, and playmaking ability. He lined up all over the field at Georgia -- in-line, on the wing, split out, and even at running back. Bowers uses his upper-body strength to chuck defenders when pressed at the line of scrimmage. He has the speed to pull away, but his greatest asset is his tackle-breaking power. He runs through contact without gearing down.

2024 NFL Draft Order

1. Chicago Bears

2. Washington Commanders

3. New England Patriots

4. Arizona Cardinals

5. Los Angeles Chargers

6. New York Giants

7. Tennessee Titans

8. Atlanta Falcons

9. Chicago Bears

10. New York Jets

11. Minnesota Vikings

12. Denver Broncos

13. Las Vegas Raiders

14. New Orleans Saints

15. Indianapolis Colts

16. Seattle Seahawks

17. Jacksonville Jaguars

18. Cincinnati Bengals

19. Los Angeles Rams

20. Pittsburgh Steelers

21. Miami Dolphins

22. Philadelphia Eagles

23. Houston Texans

24. Dallas Cowboys

25. Green Bay Packers

26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

27. Arizona Cardinals

28. Buffalo Bills

29. Detroit Lions

30. Baltimore Ravens

31. San Francico 49ers

32. Kansas City Chiefs

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All-Time No. 1 Picks

2023 Carolina Panthers Bryce Young QB
2022 Jacksonville Jaguars Travon Walker DE
2021 Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence QB
2020 Cincinnati Bengals Joe Burrow QB
2019 Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray QB
2018 Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield QB
2017 Cleveland Browns Myles Garrett DE
2016 Los Angeles Rams Jared Goff QB
2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston QB
2014 Houston Texans Jadeveon Clowney DE
2013 Kansas City Chiefs Eric Fisher OT
2012 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck QB
2011 Carolina Panthers Cam Newton QB
2010 St. Louis Rams Sam Bradford QB
2009 Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford QB
2008 Miami Dolphins Jake Long OT
2007 Oakland Raiders JaMarcus Russell QB
2006 Houston Texans Mario Williams DE
2005 San Francisco 49ers Alex Smith QB
2004 San Diego Chargers Eli Manning QB
2003 Cincinnati Bengals Carson Palmer QB
2002 Houston Texans David Carr QB
2001 Atlanta Falcons Michael Vick QB
2000 Cleveland Browns Courtney Brown DE
1999 Cleveland Browns Tim Couch QB
1998 Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning QB
1997 St. Louis Rams Orlando Pace OT
1996 New York Jets Keyshawn Johnson WR
1995 Cincinnati Bengals Ki-Jana Carter RB
1994 Cincinnati Bengals Dan Wilkinson DT
1993 New England Patriots Drew Bledsoe QB
1992 Indianapolis Colts Steve Emtman DT
1991 Dallas Cowboys Russell Maryland DT
1990 Indianapolis Colts Jeff George QB
1989 Dallas Cowboys Troy Aikman QB
1988 Atlanta Falcons Aundray Bruce LB
1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vinny Testaverde QB
1986 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bo Jackson RB
1985 Buffalo Bills Bruce Smith DE
1984 New England Patriots Irving Fryar WR
1983 Baltimore Colts John Elway QB
1982 New England Patriots Kenneth Sims DE
1981 New Orleans Saints George Rogers RB
1980 Detroit Lions Billy Sims RB
1979 Buffalo Bills Tom Cousineau LB
1978 Houston Oilers Earl Campbell RB
1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ricky Bell RB
1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lee Roy Selmon DE
1975 Atlanta Falcons Steve Bartkowski QB
1974 Dallas Cowboys Ed Jones DE
1973 Dallas Cowboys John Matuszak DE
1972 Buffalo Bills Walt Patulski DE
1971 New England Patriots Jim Plunkett QB
1970 Pittsburgh Steelers Terry Bradshaw QB
1969 Buffalo Bills O.J. Simpson RB
1968 Minnesota Vikings Ron Yary OT
1967 Baltimore Colts Bubba Smith DE
1966 Atlanta Falcons Tommy Nobis LB
1965 New York Giants Tucker Frederickson RB
1964 San Francisco 49ers Dave Parks WR
1963 Los Angeles Rams Terry Baker QB
1962 Washington Redskins Ernie Davis RB
1961 Minnesota Vikings Tommy Mason RB
1960 Los Angeles Rams Billy Cannon RB
1959 Green Bay Packers Randy Duncan QB
1958 Chicago Cardinals King Hill QB
1957 Green Bay Packers Paul Hornung RB
1956 Pittsburgh Steelers Gary Glick DB
1955 Baltimore Colts George Shaw QB
1954 Cleveland Browns Bobby Garrett QB
1953 San Francisco 49ers Harry Babcock WR
1952 Los Angeles Rams Bill Wade QB
1951 New York Giants Kyle Rote RB
1950 Detroit Lions Leon Hart WR
1949 Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Bednarik LB
1948 Washington Redskins Harry Gilmer QB
1947 Chicago Bears Bob Fenimore RB
1946 Boston Yanks Frank Dancewicz QB
1945 Chicago Cardinals Charley Trippi RB
1944 Boston Yanks Angelo Bertelli QB
1943 Detroit Lions Frank Sinkwich RB
1942 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Dudley RB
1941 Chicago Bears Tom Harmon RB
1940 Chicago Cardinals George Cafego RB
1939 Chicago Cardinals Ki Aldrich C
1938 Cleveland Rams Corbett Davis RB
1937 Philadelphia Eagles Sam Francis RB
1936 Philadelphia Eagles Jay Berwanger RB

Players in the 1930s were basically just drafted sight unseen because of their prowess in college. The 1940s and 1950s were only slightly better in terms of scouting, but the early 1960s saw the creation of BLESTO, and that organization brought scouting into prominence.

The NFL Draft became a huge television spectacle back in the 1980s when ESPN started broadcasting it with luminaries like Chris Berman and Mel Kiper Jr. By the time the draft moved to New York in 1995, it was a two-day event that was sucked up by the NFL-hungry public. Now, the draft is three days long, starting with the first round on Thursday, the second and third rounds on Friday and the fourth through seventh rounds coming on Saturday.

No. 1 NFL Picks By Position

35 Quarterback Bryce Young, 2023
23 Running Back Ki-Jana Carter, 1995
15 Defensive Line Travon Walker, 2022
7 Offensive Line Eric Fisher, 2013
3 Wide Receiver Keyshawn Johnson, 1996
3 Linebacker Aundray Bruce, 1988
1 Defensive Back Gary Glick, 1956

Quarterbacks are the cornerstones of every successful NFL franchise, and not surprisingly, teams jump over each other all the time to try to find that quarterback that can lead their team for the next decade and a half. As a result, 34 of the No. 1 overall picks in the NFL Draft have been quarterbacks, representing nearly 40 percent of the top choices. Running backs used to be incredibly popular to pick as top choices as well, but we will likely never see a running back selected No. 1 overall again due to their shorter than average careers.

No. 1 NFL Picks By Team

7 Los Angeles Rams 2016
7 Indianapolis Colts 2012
5 Arizona Cardinals 2019
5 Cleveland Browns 2018
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015
4 Cincinnati Bengals 2020
4 Detroit Lions 2009
4 Atlanta Falcons 2001
4 New England Patriots 1993
4 Buffalo Bills 1985
3 Houston Texans 2014
3 San Francisco 49ers 2005
3 Dallas Cowboys 1991
3 Pittsburgh Steelers 1970
3 Philadelphia Eagles 1949
2 Carolina Panthers 2023
2 Tennessee Titans 1978
2 Minnesota Vikings 1968
2 New York Giants 1965
2 Washington Redskins 1962
2 Green Bay Packers 1959
2 Chicago Bears 1947
2 Boston Yanks 1946
1 Jacksonville Jaguars 2021
1 Kansas City Chiefs 2013
1 Miami Dolphins 2008
1 Oakland Raiders 2007
1 Los Angeles Chargers 2004
1 New York Jets 1996
1 New Orleans Saints 1981
0 Baltimore Ravens ---
0 Denver Broncos ---
0 Seattle Seahawks ---

It's amazing that for as long as the NFL Draft has been going on, no team has had the first overall pick more than seven times. The Colts and Rams share that dubious distinction. Of course, the team that "earns" the top pick thanks to having the worst record in the NFL isn't always the one that picks first. The No. 1 pick is traded from time to time, most recently in 2016, when the Rams traded up to get Jared Goff. We also saw Atlanta trade a king’s ransom for the right to select Michael Vick in the 2001 NFL Draft.

There are other examples where the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft never plays for the team that drafted him. The most notable were John Elway, who never played for the Baltimore Colts, Bo Jackson, who left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Eli Manning, who essentially demanded to be traded to the New York Giants from the San Diego Chargers.

The Broncos, who were the beneficiary of Elway's move from Baltimore, have never actually possessed the No. 1 overall pick themselves. They're one of three teams, joining the Seahawks and Ravens as teams that have never chosen first.

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