• Bears fans want Marvin Harrison Jr.: It still feels like quarterback or bust for the Chicago Bears, though the most-drafted player for them is Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harison Jr. Is that because fans believe in Justin Fields, or is it a reflection of fans being nervous about Williams’ down season in 2023?
• Time for a new QB in New England? Drake Maye possesses ideal NFL arm talent. He can hit just about any throw asked of him at the pro level with velocity and ball placement.
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We are at the point of the 2023 NFL season where some teams' fans have already turned their attention to the 2024 NFL Draft.
The PFF mock draft simulator can help with that, and here we dive into the two most drafted players for each team.
Editor's Note: Due to week-to-week fluctuating draft positions, some teams' most-picked players may be far higher or lower on the PFF big board than expected.
Pick 1: Chicago Bears (via Panthers)
- Most-picked player: WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State (45.5%)
- Second choice: QB Caleb Williams, USC (35.3%)
It still feels like quarterback or bust for the Chicago Bears, though the most-drafted player for them is Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harison Jr. Is that because fans believe in Justin Fields, or is it a reflection of fans being nervous about Williams’ down season in 2023?
Pick 2: Arizona Cardinals
- Most-picked player: WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State (43.0%)
- Second choice: T Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State (28.3%)
For a while, we talked about the Cardinals selecting a quarterback to reset their roster timeline and winning window with a new regime. But that doesn’t feel like it’s the case anymore, and that is reflected in the team's most-drafted players.
Marvin Harrison Jr.'s technique is beyond his years. He has elite body control, reliable hands and WR1 athletic ability. Fashanu and Paris Johnson Jr. would give the Cardinals two young, talented offensive tackles to keep Kyler Murray clean in the pocket.
Pick 3: New England Patriots
- Most-picked player: WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State (49.5%)
- Second choice: QB Drake Maye, North Carolina (21.4%)
Maye possesses ideal NFL arm talent. He can hit just about any throw asked of him at the pro level with velocity and ball placement. He still puts the ball in harm's way with more turnovers than you'd like, but the magnitude of the good he can do as a passer far outweighs the bad.
Pick 4: Chicago Bears
- Most-picked player: T Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State (23.9%)
- Second choice: Edge Laiatu Latu, UCLA (16%)
Olu Fashanu is one of the smoothest movers we've seen in pass protection since Tyron Smith and Joe Thomas. His tenacity in the run game could be better, but he's a dream offensive tackle prospect for what he can do as a pass-blocker.
Pick 5: New York Giants
- Most-picked player: QB Drake Maye, North Carolina (30.2%)
- Second choice: WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State (19.2%)
With Daniel Jones struggling when healthy and out for the year with a knee injury, the Giants will likely finish within striking distance of Caleb Williams and Drake Maye. Maye has been as advertised this season. His 36 big-time throws lead the FBS.
Pick 6: Tennessee Titans
Offensive tackle and wide receiver are two big needs for the Titans, so the fans have done well to target Alt and Nabers, who would both be immediate impact players. Titans fans should also get familiar with Oregon State offensive tackle Taliese Fuaga, who will be right in Tennessee's wheelhouse.
Pick 7: Washington Commanders
Both of these picks make a ton of sense for the Commanders. Getting a young offensive tackle in the mix for an aging Charles Leno could be a great strategy. Bowers would pair well with Logan Thomas for the last year of his deal, then take over as the heavy-volume tight end from there.
Pick 8: Atlanta Falcons
Robinson being the most-selected prospect shows that Falcons fans have made diverse selections so far this season. Added pass rush never hurts, and Nix being the second-most-picked prospect shows a desire to upgrade from Desmond Ridder.
Pick 9: Green Bay Packers
- Most-picked player: T Joe Alt, Notre Dame (34.5%)
- Second choice: DI Jer'Zhan Newton, Illinois (11.0%)
With David Bakhtiari undergoing his fourth knee surgery and his future very unclear, it makes sense that Packers fans have prioritized an offensive tackle as their top choice. While it's surprising not to see an offensive tackle in the second spot, Newton is a high-floor interior defensive lineman — one who boasts an 84.6 PFF grade in 2023.
Pick 10: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Most-picked player: Edge Chop Robinson, Penn State (15.4%)
- Second choice: CB Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama (13.1%)
Robinson is the most twitched-up pass-rusher in the 2024 class. He's still developing his pass-rush profile in terms of moves and counters, but his first-step explosiveness and speed-to-power abilities are rare. Those alone make him a first-round target.
Pick 11: New York Jets
- Most-picked player: T Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State (23.0%)
- Second choice: T JC Latham, Alabama (15.1%)
It’s all about the offensive line for the Jets, as it should be. Fuaga is a true mauler of an offensive tackle. His dominance in the run game catches your eye first, as he displaces opponents and finishes them from the play. But he's also well-versed in hand usage in pass protection, making for a well-rounded prospect.
Pick 12: Los Angeles Chargers
- Most-picked player: CB Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama (25.6%)
- Second choice: DI Jer'Zhan Newton, Illinois (17.7%)
McKinstry has shutdown CB1 potential. For schemes that rely on more man coverage, he's very comfortable playing in press and with his back to the ball. Plus, he has one of the highest forced incompletion totals in the country over the past two seasons.
Pick 13: Los Angeles Rams
Though Byron Young has played well for the Rams through half the year, defensive line talent is still needed. Latu has been the most productive pass-rusher in the country over the past two seasons, notching pash-rush win percentages above 20% in each of those campaigns.
Pick 14: Las Vegas Raiders
- Most-picked player: QB Bo Nix, Oregon (18.0%)
- Second choice: QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington (13.6%)
The underwhelming Bo Nix we knew from Auburn seems long gone. Nowadays, Nix is seen as a good dual-threat athlete with a legit NFL arm. Most importantly, he's playing much better under pressure, even if he isn't pressured as often.
Pick 15: Indianapolis Colts
- Most-picked player: WR Rome Odunze, Washington (19.0%)
- Second choice: WR Keon Coleman, Florida State (18.2%)
Colts fans want to get better in the passing game. Adding either Rome Odunze or Keon Coleman would make that room a big strength and round out the team's offense for quarterback Anthony Richardson. Look out for Brock Bowers or Malik Nabers for Indianapolis, as well.
Pick 16: Denver Broncos
- Most-picked player: Edge Jared Verse, Florida State (16.0%)
- Second choice: Edge Chop Robinson, Penn State (12.9%)
No player in college football has elevated their stock more over the past two seasons than Verse, who went from the FCS to a first-round talent. He's a weight-room warrior who forces offensive linemen to use all their strength to stay in front of him.
Pick 17: Cincinnati Bengals
- Most-picked player: T JC Latham, Alabama (24.5%)
- Second choice: T Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State (13.8%)
Latham is a super-sized offensive tackle at 6-foot-6, 360 pounds, but he moves much better than one would expect for a player his size. Consistency with his hand placement is still a work in progress, but he is a physically gifted big man to mold.
Pick 18: Buffalo Bills
- Most-picked player: WR Keon Coleman, Florida State (23.7%)
- Second choice: T JC Latham, Alabama (10.1%)
Coleman is one of the most competitive receivers you'll see at the catch point. This 6-foot-4, 215-pounder has the strength and speed combo to be a starting X receiver at the next level.
Pick 19: New Orleans Saints
- Most-picked player: Edge Dallas Turner, Alabama (14.8%)
- Second choice: Edge Jared Verse, Florida State (11.2%)
It feels like it’s going to be a trench pick for the Saints this offseason, whether that’s the offensive or defensive line. Turner is more of an outside linebacker type of edge player and is having a career year as a pass-rusher for the Crimson Tide, sporting an 88.6 pass-rush grade. Turner has always displayed good explosiveness, but he is flashing added strength this season, too.
Pick 20: Minnesota Vikings
- Most-picked player: QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington (18.7%)
- Second choice: QB Jayden Daniels, LSU (11.1%)
Penix is a bit of a college football journeyman but is lighting up the scoreboard in 2023. His combination of experience and high-end arm talent is propelling him. He has a bit of an unorthodox throwing style — from his lower body mechanics to his throwing motion — but can sling it.
Pick 21: Arizona Cardinals (via Texans)
DeJean is one of the most well-rounded athletes in college football. He can play outside cornerback, slot cornerback and even safety due to his size (6-foot-1 and 205 pounds) and speed combo. He also has some of the best ball skills of any defensive back in the class. He's one of the draft's top playmakers.
Pick 22: Seattle Seahawks
- Most-picked player: Edge Bralen Trice, Washington (24.5%)
- Second choice: QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington (12.8%)
Trice's top-tier speed-to-power likely leaves opposing blockers sitting in post-game ice baths for longer than normal. He's also a strong run defender, to boot. He is still working on expanding his pass-rush moves, but his effort will never be in question. Penix is a pick for the long term, with fans likely displaying some regional bias.
Pick 23: Pittsburgh Steelers
- Most-picked player: CB Cooper DeJean, Iowa (19.7%)
- Second choice: S Kamren Kinchens, Miami (Fla.) (16.8%)
Secondary being where fans want to target for the Steelers in Round 1 makes a lot of sense, even with Minkah Fitzpatrick in the fold. Kinchens is about as versatile a safety as you'll find in this draft. His athleticism gives him top-tier range in coverage as a single-high defender, but Miami also uses him in the box. He's a scheme-versatile back-end playmaker.
Pick 24: Houston Texans (via Browns)
- Most-picked player: WR Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State (33.0%)
- Second choice: WR Keon Coleman, Florida State (9.3%)
The early returns on C.J. Stroud have been as good as the Texans could have hoped. But he still needs more passing weapons. Both Egbuka and Coleman sport 70.0-plus PFF grades in 2023.
Pick 25: Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins don’t have many holes on their roster, but investing in the offensive line feels like the first place you’d look. Fans have been homing in on Mims, who fits Miami's style as a massive athlete at right tackle.
Pick 26: Dallas Cowboys
- Most-picked player: CB Cooper DeJean, Iowa (13.7%)
- Second choice: DI Leonard Taylor, Miami (Fla.) (12.8%)
DeJean is one of the more natural athletes in the class and has the size (6-foot-1 and 207 pounds), speed and overall coverage instincts to make an impact at both cornerback and safety. He has an elite coverage grade over the past two years.
Pick 27: San Francisco 49ers
- Most-picked player: CB Kalen King, Penn State (22.5%)
- Second choice: T Amarius Mims, Georgia (12.7%)
King is an elite athlete who brings a ton of confidence and closing speed to the cornerback position. He has the mentality and talent to play in various coverage schemes.
Pick 28: Jacksonville Jaguars
- Most-picked player: S Kamren Kinchens, Miami (Fla.) (15.6%)
- Second choice: S Tyler Nubin, Minnesota (15.3%)
Kinches has the versatile athletic ability to play strong safety, free safety and slot corner, as we have seen over the last two years.
Pick 29: Baltimore Ravens
- Most-picked player: WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas (20.4%)
- Second choice: WR Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State (10.8%)
It’s a crowded receiver room in Baltimore right now, but Odell Beckham Jr. is on a one-year deal, and Rashod Bateman is going to be in the final year of his deal with disappointing production to this point. The 6-foot-4 Mitchell has been a touchdown machine. He moves very well for a player of his size and has been a red-zone and deep threat for the Longhorns.
Pick 30: Detroit Lions
The Lions are coming along as a fairly complete football team, but cornerback talent would be welcomed. Both cornerback prospects being above a 14% pick rate checks out for current needs.
Pick 31: Kansas City Chiefs
- Most-picked player: WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas (25.6%)
- Second choice: WR Xavier Legette, South Carolina (23.2%)
Mitchell would bring great size at 6-foot-4. Legette has been one of the biggest risers in this draft class. Seen as a Day 3 prospect before the season, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound receiver has dominated at the catch point while showing rare yards-after-catch ability for a player of his size.
Pick 32: Philadelphia Eagles
- Most-picked player: S Tyler Nubin, Minnesota (11.7%)
- Second choice: CB Terrion Arnold, Alabama (11.2%)
Nubin is an experienced safety who can play both free and strong responsibilities. He's reliable in run defense, but his most impressive trait is his anticipation in coverage. There are more athletic safeties in this class, but few, if any, can see the game better than Nubin.
Pick 33: Carolina Panthers
- Most-picked player: WR Xavier Worthy, Texas (23.3%)
- Second choice: WR Xavier Legette, South Carolina (20.2%)
Xavier Worthy’s speed is just what the doctor ordered for a Panthers receiver room that desperately needs guys who can separate. He ranks 16th in the Power Five in yards after the catch (463).
Pick 56: Cleveland Browns
- Most-picked player: DI Brandon Dorlus, Oregon (13.8%)
- Second choice: WR Ladd McConkey, Georgia (11.1%)
Despite the Browns' defensive success thus far in 2023, fans are locked in on the interior defensive line in their mock draft simulations. Dorlus would be a great fit for a defensive line that could get creative with different looks.