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The latest 2024 NFL mock draft from USA Today has so many trades in the top-5

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Now THIS would make for an entertaining NFL Draft night.

It feels like we might see a trade or two up into the top 10 later this month as QB-hungry teams jockey for the available quarterbacks. In the latest 2024 NFL mock draft from Christian D’Andrea, he’s got the Denver Broncos trading to pick No. 5 to get QB J.J. McCarthy.

But in the latest 2024 mock from USA TODAY Sports, Nate Davis has all sorts of trades — the Raiders would deal up to No. 2 for Jayden Daniels, the Vikings swoop in at No. 3 to get Drake Maye, the Commanders end up at No. 4 to get McCarthy … and the New York Jets get to No. 5 to grab WR Marvin Harrison Jr.

Here’s Davis’s take:

New Bolts HC Jim Harbaugh has (seemingly) telegraphed his primary positional interest for a team with several issues, saying at the recent league meeting: “The offensive line to me is important.” That would also be on brand with his historical philosophy of team building, even if the value doesn’t necessarily align with a pick this early. Meanwhile, the Jets are in win-now mode as they continue to seek talent that can help QB Aaron Rodgers and Co. immediately. With this draft’s top quarterbacks off the board, this could be a trade that would still land the Chargers extra draft capital while allowing the Jets to perhaps move up at a bit of a discount for a player they could leverage now and still build around later.

The 2023 Biletnikoff winner and two-time All-American with Hall of Fame bloodlines, Harrison averaged better than 1,200 receiving yards and 14 TDs over the past two seasons and might be the best product issuing from what seems like a Buckeyes receiving assembly line. The 6-3, 209-pounder combines size and speed with silky route running and the ability to separate and catch contested balls. He could form quite a triumvirate with veteran WRs Mike Williams, who’s on a one-year deal, and former Buckeyes teammate Garrett Wilson. Harrison projects as the kind of cornerstone who could help the NYJ find immediate success … yet would still be a valued linchpin if they reset and move on from Williams and maybe even Wilson.

There you have it! Make sure to check out our latest two-round mock draft from Christian D’Andrea, along with the current NFL draft order for Round 1.

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