2024 NFL mock draft: Pre-free agency 1st-round projections

We’re just days away from the start of NFL free agency, and while team needs are sure to change in some significant ways as a result of upcoming veteran additions, it’s still fun to take a look at how the first round of the 2024 NFL draft could turn out.

This year’s class is loaded with talent on offense, to the point where we could easily go without a defensive prospect until after the top 10 picks are already off the board. It’s a great year to need a top quarterback, wide receiver, or offensive lineman, and there’s even an elite tight end prospect at the top of the class.

There are some promising edge rushers and defensive line prospects, as well as a fairly deep corner class. There might not be any linebackers or safeties worthy of the first round, but there are some gems who could be had on Day 2 and beyond.

Keeping all that in mind, here’s one way the first round of this year’s draft could turn out:

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire