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There's been a lot of discussion about Caleb Williams and Drake Maye, which player will end up as QB1, and what that could mean for the franchises at the top of the draft who are faced with that decision. Here's what I'll say: I've watched nearly every snap for both Williams and Maye this season because it's a frequent topic of conversation each week on "With the First Pick," the NFL Draft podcast I co-host with former Viking general manager, Rick Spielman. And Williams is the best prospect I've seen since I started covering the draft for CBS back in 2018. Rick thinks Caleb is the best prospect he's seen since at least Andrew Luck in 2012:

That said, I've talked to people in the league that think Maye goes first, in part because of the perception that Williams' father may be too involved. I've also talked to teams that can't imagine Williams, solely on his talent, isn't QB1. Others have warned me that it will be closer than some people might think; Maye's 2022 tape is good and some of the inconsistencies we saw from him earlier in the 2023 season have more to do with learning a new offense.

Put another way: While I may favor Caleb, the race for QB1 appears to be wide open, which, if nothing else, will make things a lot more interesting over the next 163 days.

In the meantime, this WR class is stacked, which is why I have eight going in Round 1. Keep reading to see all 32 picks in version 3.0 of my mock draft.

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NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
USC • Jr • 6'1" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
If Justin Fields has a strong second half of the 2023 season and convinces Chicago he's the long-term answer, maybe you go in another direction. Otherwise, you take Williams here, who is the best prospect in this draft class.
Round 1 - Pick 2
North Carolina • Soph • 6'4" / 230 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Giants are on the hook for at least one more year with Daniel Jones, who tore his ACL and is done for the season. But even if they bring him back in 2024, Drake Maye should be the heir apparent.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Penn State • Jr • 6'6" / 317 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
The Patriots will have to trade up for one of the top 2 QBs -- or trade down for QB3 -- because their current 2024 starter isn't on the roster. But since there are no trades in this mock draft, they take the best offensive lineman -- also a huge need -- in Fashanu.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Ohio State • Jr • 6'4" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
Kyler Murray didn't miss a beat in his return from an ACL injury that sidelined him some 11 months. And if he convinces Arizona that he's the long-term answer, they're taking Marvin Harrison Jr. here. Ask Josh Allen and Joe Burrow if they appreciated their respective organizations going out and getting game-changing receivers.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Alabama • Jr • 6'4" / 252 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Bears get their QB1, and now they get a bookend to Montez Sweat off the edge.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Notre Dame • Jr • 6'7" / 322 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Packers, like a lot of teams in the top half of the first round, could be in the QB market. It's still too early to think about QB3 here, so in the meantime they grab Alt, who has had a fantastic season for the Irish.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Georgia • Jr • 6'7" / 340 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Rams
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
4th
Mims missed a large chunk of the 2023 season with an injury, but he returned against Ole Miss in Week 11 and has all the tools to be a dominant right tackle in the NFL.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Titans have a ton of needs, including offensive line, but they target the best CB in the draft to bolster a secondary that has Kristian Fulton and Sean Murphy-Bunting possibly hitting free agency after the season.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Florida State • Jr • 6'4" / 260 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Verse's sack numbers are down from a season ago, but you could argue he's a more complete player in 2023.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Georgia • Jr • 6'4" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
1st
It feels like Sam Howell has a chance to be the guy in Washington, and Brock Bowers is a tight end in name only. He can line up anywhere, including RB, and be a difference-maker.
Round 1 - Pick 11
LSU • Jr • 6'0" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
2nd
This WR class is insanely deep, so Nabers lasting until the No. 12 pick feels like stealing.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Alabama • Jr • 6'6" / 360 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
2nd
If Aaron Rodgers is under center for the Jets in 2024, protection will be priority No. 1. JC Latham has been dominant this season for the Crimson Tide.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Washington • Jr • 6'3" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
31st
POSITION RNK
6th
Odunze has had a breakout season for the Huskies, and the Broncos need to add some juice to the WR room.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Clemson • Jr • 6'2" / 185 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Wiggins is a long, athletic corner who specializes in blanket coverage downfield. He needs to improve as a tackler, but the Chargers need to add depth to the position after the J.C. Jackson signing didn't work out.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Florida State • Jr • 6'4" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Anthony Richardson will be back in 2024, and giving him a jump-ball, downfield target like Coleman is only going to make this offense that much more explosive.
Round 1 - Pick 16
LSU • Sr • 6'4" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
76th
POSITION RNK
8th
No player has done more for his draft stock than Jayden Daniels; we all knew he could run, but he's shown continued improvement as a passer and has a legit case to be QB3 in this class.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Illinois • Jr • 6'2" / 295 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Newton played on an Illini defense last season that included No. 5 overall pick Devon Witherspoon and Day 2 selections Quan Martin and Sydney Brown. The defensive lineman will be the next in line to hear his name called early in the draft.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Ohio State • Jr • 6'1" / 206 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
20th
POSITION RNK
4th
Egbuka's numbers are down this season, in part because of injury and in part because that's what happens when C.J. Stroud leaves for the NFL. But catching passes from Joe Burrow seems like the quickest way to get Egbuka back to his 2022 form.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Washington • Sr • 6'3" / 213 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
49th
POSITION RNK
5th
Penix Jr. has an injury history, but he has been healthy the past two seasons for the Huskies. And more than that, he has played out of his mind, not only as the best deep-ball passer in this class but also his ability to throw with anticipation and accuracy, and even win with his legs when he needs to.
Round 1 - Pick 20
UCLA • Sr • 6'5" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
1st
The biggest issues facing Latu will be if he's cleared medically after a neck injury sidelined his career a few years ago. On the field, he has been unstoppable all season.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Ohio State • Jr • 6'4" / 270 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
4th
You will not find a player with a higher motor, and when you couple that with Tuimoloau's twitch, speed and power, he's going to be a problem at the next level for NFL offensive tackles.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Georgia • Jr • 6'0" / 180 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
30th
POSITION RNK
4th
Lassiter feels like a Dan Quinn cornerback -- he's long and he's physical, both in coverage and in run support. The ball production isn't there yet, but that'll come.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Penn State • Jr • 5'11" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
1st
King had a rough day against Ohio State, but he's shown first-round talent over the past two seasons. In Pittsburgh, he'll be reunited with Joey Porter Jr.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Penn State • Jr • 6'3" / 254 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
6th
The Texans traded up for Will Anderson Jr. in the spring, and he's been as advertised. This time, they stay put and land another edge rusher in Chop Robinson, who is as active a pass rusher as you'll find in college football.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Houston • Jr • 6'7" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
40th
POSITION RNK
8th
Paul is raw but athletic, and he's certainly earned his way into the first-round conversation.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Washington • Jr • 6'4" / 274 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
26th
POSITION RNK
5th
Trice is a proven commodity who has come on as of late; he's a high-motor player who needs to expand his pass-rush arsenal, but he's a designated pass rusher from Day 1.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Iowa • Jr • 6'1" / 207 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
38th
POSITION RNK
7th
The ball-hawking DeJean can line up just about anywhere (and he's an asset in the return game, too), and that versatility and rare athleticism are what make him such an enticing prospect.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Oregon State • Jr • 6'6" / 334 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
1st
Fuaga is having a fantastic season for Oregon State, and while he's excelled at right tackle, some NFL teams think his future may be at guard. Either way, he's a first-round talent.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Washington • Soph • 6'2" / 204 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
97th
POSITION RNK
14th
Rome Odunze gets a lot of the pub for the Huskies -- and rightly so -- but do not sleep on Polk, who has eight touchdowns through the first 10 games of the season and is a threat to all three levels.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Minnesota • Sr • 6'2" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
44th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Nubin is a ball-hawking safety who can provide some pop when coming downhill in run support.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Texas • Jr • 6'4" / 196 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
5th
Mitchell, a Georgia transfer, is another in a long line of big, physical, fast, twitched-up WRs in this draft class. The Chiefs have had mixed results finding consistent play from their young WRs in a post-Tyreek world, but Mitchell has a chance to be really good, really early in his NFL career.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Western Kentucky • Jr • 5'11" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
63rd
POSITION RNK
11th
Corley is one of our favorite players in the entire class, and our comp for him is Deebo Samuel. He can line up inside or out, and the thought of a WR room of A.J. Brown, Devonta Smith and Corley is fun to think about unless you're one of the other three teams in the NFC East.