The order for all 32 picks within the first spherical of the 2024 NFL draft is ready, with the Chicago Bears choosing No. 1 and the Washington Commanders choosing No. 2. May each groups transfer on from their beginning quarterbacks? Or may they appear so as to add assist for his or her signal-callers in April’s draft? The Bears have two first-round picks — the second at No. 9 general — as they appear towards an intriguing offseason.
The 2024 NFL draft will happen at Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza in Detroit. Spherical 1 will start on April 25, Rounds 2 and three are on April 26, and Rounds 4 by means of 7 are on April 27. The draft shall be broadcast on ESPN, ABC and the ESPN App.
Take a look at the locked-in order for Nos. 1-32 beneath. Group write-ups from our NFL Nation reporters have been up to date from mid-December.
NFL draft protection:
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Kiper’s up to date Large Board, place rankings
The Bears have the No. 1 choose in back-to-back years because of a commerce with Carolina from final March. The most important query is whether or not they’ll maintain quarterback Justin Fields and use their draft capital to construct round him with one other extensive receiver and inside O-line assist, or if they’ll draft a QB.
The way in which Fields performed since coming back from a thumb harm in Week 11 brings up an actual debate about whether or not Chicago is healthier off with him on this trajectory than beginning over in 2024. — Courtney Cronin
Washington’s route with its first choose shall be decided by how the group views quarterback Sam Howell. With a regime change probably, it is unattainable to know what a brand new coach or normal supervisor thinks of him. In the event that they like him, they will commerce again, add extra picks early within the draft and/or in future years (they personal 5 top-100 picks in 2024) and construct a top quality younger roster. But when they are not bought on Howell, then they will attempt to transfer up or choose one of many high quarterbacks within the class. — John Keim
There is a choice due this offseason on quarterback Mac Jones’ fifth-year possibility for 2025. The Patriots in all probability will decline it, which might imply they’re again within the first-round quarterback dialog. It would not essentially lock in that they will take a passer from what is taken into account a proficient class. Their wants are plentiful, with offensive line and extensive receiver atop the record. There’s additionally the relatively massive query of whether or not the Invoice Belichick regime shall be making the picks, so there’s loads to type out between every now and then. — Mike Reiss
To commerce or to not commerce, that’s the query the Cardinals will face with their first of two first-round picks. With Kyler Murray’s play since coming back from a knee harm, the dialog about drafting a quarterback has quieted, however Arizona is able to rebuild its total roster with 10 picks within the 2024 draft.
If high extensive receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (Ohio State) is offered with their first choose, the Cardinals may pair him with Murray and by no means look again, or commerce down for a haul of picks in addition to a main participant. In the event that they maintain their high choose, count on it to be an affect participant, whereas the second choose will probably fill a necessity corresponding to an offensive lineman or one other receiver. In addition they have Houston’s high choose from the commerce up final April. — Josh Weinfuss
The Chargers are projected to be $34.8 million over the wage cap subsequent season, in accordance with Roster Administration System. This implies they’ll doubtlessly look a lot completely different subsequent season, as lots of their costly contracts will should be restructured, traded or launched. Drafting the very best participant accessible (besides at quarterback) would make sense, however with a speeding offense and go protection which can be each on the backside of the league, probably the most important wants are at defensive again, offensive line and tight finish. — Kris Rhim
Normal supervisor Joe Schoen stated not too long ago that the Giants are going so as to add a quarterback this offseason, through free company or the draft. He additionally talked about finding out the first-round quarterbacks from the 2018 draft, which suggests they’ll not less than contemplate that place early on this draft relying on how this season ends. — Jordan Raanan
Solely 4 starters have come from the previous three Titans’ draft lessons, however normal supervisor Ran Carthon’s debut 2023 class has seen a number of contributors, notably on offense. That features Will Levis, who may be the crew’s quarterback of the long run. Now, Carthon has to search out extra impactful gamers for a roster that desperately wants game-changing expertise. The roster additionally wants so as to add high quality depth gamers on either side of the soccer. The Titans could possibly be in transition, with perennial Professional Bowl operating again Derrick Henry doubtlessly hitting the market as a free agent. — Turron Davenport
It will all begin at quarterback for the Falcons, who misplaced 4 of 5 video games to finish the season. They may not be able to draft one of many high prospects. They may as a substitute flip their consideration to cornerback, offensive line or line of defense. Lacking the playoffs makes the quarterback query the largest offseason challenge by far. — Michael Rothstein
That is the second of the Bears’ two first-round picks, because of their commerce with the Panthers from final March. Chicago final picked twice in Spherical 1 in 2003, when it traded down from No. 4 and drafted defensive finish Michael Haynes (No. 14) and quarterback Rex Grossman (No. 22). — ESPN workers
The Jets’ high wants are at offensive deal with and extensive receiver, and there ought to be some proficient prospects from which to decide on. The crew’s greatest query is at quarterback. New York could have a wholesome Aaron Rodgers in 2024, however will that preclude it from taking a quarterback if it has a shot at one of many high prospects? That may contradict the group’s win-now philosophy, nevertheless it additionally has to regulate the long run. Rodgers is 40, and there isn’t any assure he’ll play past 2024. — Wealthy Cimini
Nothing in regards to the Vikings’ draft plans may be finalized till they resolve in regards to the quarterback place. Kirk Cousins’ contract shall be void in March. Joshua Dobbs, after a sizzling begin because the crew’s emergency starter, has been benched and doesn’t seem like the reply. The Vikings must resolve whether or not they need both (or each) again in 2024 after which assess whether or not their final draft place shall be adequate to pick a quarterback who is nice sufficient to issue as a long-term reply. If not, has rookie Jaren Corridor proven sufficient to be in that dialog? — Kevin Seifert
The Broncos are again on the quarterback carousel — once more — after coach Sean Payton benched Russell Wilson earlier than the Week 17 recreation in opposition to the Chargers. Jarrett Stidham, who began the final two video games, was the twelfth quarterback to begin a recreation for the Broncos for the reason that starting of the 2016 season. The Broncos are poised to stroll away from Wilson, together with his five-year, $242.6 million deal. Stidham can be probably the most environment friendly possibility given he is signed for 2024 and Wilson’s contract would put the Broncos in a most uncomfortable wage cap squeeze.
The Broncos have restricted draft capital — six picks and solely two within the first two days of the draft, with no second-rounder — to make a transfer. — Jeff Legwold
Raiders interim coach Antonio Pierce, who elevated fourth-round choose Aidan O’Connell over veteran Jimmy Garoppolo in November, acknowledged late within the season he by no means believed Las Vegas would win a recreation “as a result of” of the rookie quarterback. Certainly, had the Raiders obtained any semblance of competent quarterback play in opposition to the Vikings (a 3-0 defeat) and within the first half on the Colts, the place they misplaced 23-20, they’d have had two extra wins. Pierce’s admission lends additional credence to the notion that O’Connell isn’t the long run for the franchise. Similar with $72.75 million man Garoppolo, a main minimize candidate.
So, for the primary time since 2007, and solely the fourth time for the reason that 1970 AFL-NFL merger, the Raiders may use a first-round choose on a quarterback. A commerce up may be essential to get one of many high passers, however who makes that decision, what with Pierce the interim coach and Champ Kelly an interim normal supervisor? Certainly, the Raiders are once more seeking a franchise quarterback. — Paul Gutierrez
The Saints have struck out with first-round picks on either side of the road: Defensive finish Marcus Davenport (2018) left in free company, edge rusher Payton Turner (2021) has three profession sacks, and offensive deal with Trevor Penning (2022) was benched this season. They’ve one of many worst go rushes within the league, and Cameron Jordan (two sacks) shall be 35 subsequent season. With quarterback Derek Carr signed by means of the 2026 season and the Saints struggling within the trenches, they may want to begin rebuilding their offensive and defensive strains. — Katherine Terrell
The Colts addressed their longtime quarterback want final April, and that opens up the draft board in a major method. They like their offensive playmakers, although including a receiver could not damage. Their secondary is younger however exhibiting some promise late within the season. With the shortage of pressing wants, this draft is the right state of affairs for normal supervisor Chris Ballard, who loves buying and selling out of the primary spherical to amass further picks. — Stephen Holder
The e book is closed on the Russell Wilson commerce, which suggests the Seahawks will not be flush with early-round draft capital like they had been in every of the previous two drafts. They’ve an additional third-round choose, however they do not personal a second-rounder after giving it up within the Leonard Williams commerce — they usually will not be choosing within the high 10 for a 3rd straight 12 months, barring a collapse over the ultimate month. Meaning it could possibly be simpler stated than completed to switch quarterback Geno Smith this offseason in the event that they had been so inclined primarily based on his inconsistent play and the pliability they should get out of his contract. — Brady Henderson
For a crew that began 8-3, the Jaguars have numerous areas that should be addressed if they’ll be a official Tremendous Bowl contender in 2024 and past. It begins with the inside of the offensive line (primarily at guard), however including a big-bodied receiver, discovering one other pass-rusher and/or cornerback and getting higher on the line of defense are also spots to observe. Most of Jacksonville’s affect gamers had been signed in free company lately. It is time to discover some extra within the draft. — Michael DiRocco
The Bengals’ draft may hinge on what occurs with extensive receiver Tee Higgins. Within the closing 12 months of his rookie deal, Higgins’ manufacturing has fallen in need of his first three seasons. He had 42 catches and 5 touchdowns in 12 video games. Cincinnati might want to resolve if he is value a franchise tag or a long-term deal, or it may have a look at drafting a alternative to pair with Ja’Marr Chase, who may get a large contract extension within the offseason. — Ben Child
For the primary time since 2016, the Rams have a choose within the first spherical. In November, it appeared like that choose was trending towards the highest 10, however Los Angeles received seven of its closing eight regular-season video games to get into the playoffs. The Rams have a number of spots they might goal within the draft, however after shifting on from a number of veterans on the defensive facet of the ball final offseason, it may make sense for them to go for the very best defensive participant accessible in April. — Sarah Barshop
Even with a deep and proficient quarterback class within the draft, the Steelers are unlikely to maneuver on from Kenny Pickett this offseason. There nonetheless are loads of holes to fill throughout the roster, however they need to prioritize cornerback and inside linebacker. Normal supervisor Omar Khan chosen cornerback Joey Porter Jr. in his first draft a 12 months in the past, however the Steelers now want a top-tier mate to pair with him. And whereas they hit on all three inside linebacker free company signings, accidents decimated the group, and reinforcements shall be wanted. Middle could possibly be one other first-round possibility. — Brooke Pryor
No, your eyes don’t deceive you — the Dolphins personal a first-round choose for the primary time since 2021. The route by which they go finally shall be decided by their free agent class, however they’ve wants at security, linebacker and inside offensive line. Miami must hit on its premium picks, contemplating quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s potential megadeal will probably encourage some robust monetary selections. — Marcel Louis-Jacques
The Eagles have 9 picks, together with a pair of second-rounders, to complement its roster. Secondary is prone to be a spotlight, with beginning corners Darius Slay and James Bradberry each over 30. The Eagles are normally hesitant to commit important assets at linebacker however might want to rethink after being held again by the place this season. Offensive and line of defense is at all times a secure guess with this entrance workplace, particularly with some key gamers within the twilight of their careers. — Tim McManus
The Texans traded away their first-round choose on this class after they moved up with the Cardinals to draft edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. final April. This choose comes from the Deshaun Watson commerce with the Browns. Whereas Houston surpassed expectations this season and received a playoff recreation, it has holes within the trenches, particularly at left guard and within the defensive entrance seven. It’d want to choose the very best accessible participant as a substitute of filling a particular want this late, nonetheless. Drafting for want is more durable when a crew cannot get one of many elite prospects within the high half of Spherical 1. — DJ Bien-Aime
The Cowboys can look anyplace and in all places for assist on this draft. They are going to use free company to fill holes and ensure they will select the very best participant accessible, however the offensive line (deal with, middle), line of defense, linebacker, cornerback, operating again and doubtlessly wideout could possibly be choices. The Cowboys have 16 gamers set to grow to be unrestricted free brokers, together with deal with Tyron Smith, operating again Tony Pollard, cornerback Stephon Gilmore and defensive finish Dorance Armstrong. They probably will not have the ability to maintain all of them, so hitting at these spots within the draft turns into a should. — Todd Archer
Two months in the past, it appeared just like the Packers can be able to draft one other franchise quarterback in the event that they wanted one. Now, Jordan Love’s play may need satisfied them he is the man. If that is the case, then that they had finest assist him. With 5 picks within the first three rounds (partly because of the Aaron Rodgers commerce), Inexperienced Bay’s precedence ought to be a left deal with to switch the ailing David Bakhtiari. — Rob Demovsky
The quarterback state of affairs must be watched most carefully, as Baker Mayfield is a free agent. How the Bucs closed out the season significantly impacts that, nonetheless. Successful a playoff recreation means they’re out of vary for the highest quarterbacks. — Jenna Laine
That is the second of the Cardinals’ two first-round picks on this draft, because of their commerce with the Texans from final April. Arizona final picked twice in Spherical 1 in 2003, when it traded down from No. 6 and drafted extensive receiver Bryant Johnson (No. 17) and edge rusher Calvin Tempo (No. 18). — ESPN workers
This could possibly be a major draft for the Payments, who count on to get a third-round compensatory choose for shedding linebacker Tremaine Edmunds in free company. They need to have loads of picks to work with — they’ve three further Day 3 picks due to trades — which is necessary contemplating a number of veterans are set to grow to be free brokers, along with different robust selections that include having an growing older roster. This shall be an enormous offseason for the Payments to assemble a roster to stay in competition, and a major a part of that can come from the expertise the crew can add. — Alaina Getzenberg
The Lions might want to tackle the protection on this draft, beginning with the entrance 4. Not solely do they want depth defensively, however in addition they must encompass second-year edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson with extra expertise to generate extra strain, notably from the inside. Detroit may additionally profit from higher go protection, so they need to determine a lockdown cornerback to improve the secondary. — Eric Woodyard
The Ravens’ seven-year streak of not drafting an offensive deal with or guard within the first two rounds may come to an finish. Each beginning offensive tackles — Ronnie Stanley and Morgan Moses — are exhibiting indicators of sporting down. Each beginning guards — Kevin Zeitler and John Simpson — are free brokers on the finish of the season. Baltimore wants to guard its funding in quarterback Lamar Jackson, who obtained a five-year, $260 million contract a 12 months in the past. — Jamison Hensley
The 49ers have a first-round choose for the primary time since 2021. The picks spent to maneuver up for quarterback Trey Lance have been used, and the return to Spherical 1 comes at an necessary time. San Francisco has a loaded roster, nevertheless it’s grow to be more and more top-heavy and will use an infusion of younger expertise with its anticipated 11 picks. This shall be a pivotal draft for the Niners — not solely as a result of they’ll have wants on the offensive line, line of defense, secondary and receiver, however as a result of they’ll have extra robust selections on high-priced gamers coming and must maintain planning for the long run. — Nick Wagoner
The Chiefs picked a large receiver within the second spherical in every of the previous two drafts, however they may should strive once more in April given the issues discovering constant manufacturing this season. Rashee Rice is their solely wideout whose common season would not be categorized as a disappointment. He had 79 catches for 938 yards and 7 scores. Relying on what occurs in free company, the Chiefs would additionally want to have a look at replenishing their line of defense, the place Chris Jones, Mike Danna, Derrick Nnadi and Tershawn Wharton shall be free brokers. — Adam Teicher