Updated 2024 NFL Draft Order, Team Needs, & Notable Free Agents After the Divisional Round Playoffs

The Windy City Holds the Top Spot:The 2024 NFL Draft is gearing up, with the Chicago Bears poised to make the first selection followed by the Washington Commanders. Both teams face quarterback conundrums – will they stick with their current gunslingers or seek fresh talent in April’s star-studded event? The Bears hold an additional first-round pick at number 9, setting the stage for a pivotal offseason brimming with possibilities.


Motown Takes Center Stage:Mark your calendars! The draft unfolds in Detroit, Michigan, across three action-packed days. Round 1 kicks off on April 25th, Rounds 2 and 3 follow close behind on April 26th, and Rounds 4-7 round out the festivities on April 27th. Don’t miss a minute of the drama – tune in to ESPN, ABC, or the ESPN App to catch all the electrifying picks.


The Big Board Unveiled:Dive deep into the official draft order for the top 24 picks below. For the remaining slots (25-32), buckle up for some expert predictions courtesy of InHaleSports.com. Get ready for a whirlwind of speculation, debate, and maybe even a surprise or two as the future of the NFL takes shape.


1.    Chicago Bears, (trade w/ Carolina Panthers)

Team Needs: OG, CB, Edge, DT, WR

Notable Free Agents: Edge Yannick Ngakoue, TE Robert Tonyan, CB Jaylon Johnson, WR Darnell Mooney


2.    Washington Commanders (4-13)

Team Needs: OG, TE, LB, Edge, QB

Notable Free Agents: RB Antonio Gibson, WR Curtis Samuel, QB Jacoby Brissett, CB Kendall Fuller


3.    New England Patriots (4-13)

Team needs: QB, OT, TE, WR, LB
Notable free agents: TE Hunter Henry, TE Mike Gesicki, S Kyle Dugger, RB Ezekiel Elliott


4.    Arizona Cardinals (4-13)

Team needs: CB, DT, Edge, LB, WR
Notable free agents: WR Hollywood Brown, DT Leku Fotu, CB Antonio Hamilton, Edge L.J. Collier


5.    Los Angeles Chargers (5-12)

Team needs: CB, DT, TE, OT, LB
Notable free agents: RB Austin Ekeler, TE Gerald Everett, RB Josh Kelley, CB Michael Davis


6.    New York Giants (6-11)

Team needs: QB, OT, DT, WR, RB
Notable free agents: CB Adoree Jackson, RB Saquon Barkley, WR Parris Campbell, LB Isaiah Simmons


7.    Tennessee Titans (6-11)

Team needs: OT, WR, DT, CB, RB
Notable free agents: QB Ryan Tannehill, RB Derrick Henry, DT Denico Autry, OT Chris Hubbard


8.    Atlanta Falcons (7-10)

Team needs: QB, WR, Edge, CB, OT
Notable free agents: CB Jeff Okudah, EDGE Calais Campbell, Edge Bud Dupree, RB Cordarrelle Patterson


9.    Chicago Bears (7-10)

Team needs: OG, CB, Edge, DT, WR

Notable free agents: Edge Yannick Ngakoue, TE Robert Tonyan, CB Jaylon Johnson, WR Darnell Mooney


10. New York Jets (7-10)

Team needs: OT, OG, LB, Edge, WR
Notable free agents: Edge Carl Lawson, RB Dalvin Cook, OT Duane Brown, WR Mecole Hardman


11. Minnesota Vikings (7-10)

Team needs: QB, Edge, CB, DT, RB
Notable free agents: QB Kirk Cousins, Edge Danielle Hunter, Edge Marcus Davenport, QB Josh Dobbs


12. Denver Broncos (8-9)

Team needs: DT, S, Edge, LB, CB
Notable free agents: LB Josey Jewell, S Kareem Jackson, C Lloyd Cushenberry, TE Adam Trautman


13. Las Vegas Raiders (8-9)

Team needs: OG, CB, LB, QB, RB
Notable free agents: RB Josh Jacobs, C Andre James, TE Austin Hooper, OL Jermaine Eluemunor


14. New Orleans Saints (9-8)

Team needs: OG, TE, Edge, DT, S
Notable free agents: OG Andrus Peat, QB Jameis Winston, LB Zack Baun, TE Jimmy Graham


15. Indianapolis Colts (9-8)

Team needs: CB, S, WR, DT, Edge
Notable free agents: DT Grover Stewart, QB Gardner Minshew, WR Michael Pittman Jr., RB Zack Moss


16. Seattle Seahawks (9-8) 

Team needs: OG, S, Edge, LB, DT
Notable free agents:  QB Drew Lock, LB Bobby Wagner, DT Leonard Williams, Edge Frank Clark


17. Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8)

Team needs: OT, DT, Edge, WR, CB
Notable free agents: Edge Josh Allen, Edge K’Lavon Chaisson, WR Calvin Ridley, OG Ezra Cleveland


18. Cincinnati Bengals (9-8)

Team needs: OT, OG, TE, DT, WR
Notable free agents: WR Tyler Boyd, WR Tee Higgins, OT Jonah Williams, TE Irv Smith


19. Los Angeles Rams (10-7)

Team needs: OT, RB, CB, S, Edge
Notable free agents: S Jordan Fuller, OG Kevin Dotson, S John Johnson, LB Troy Reeder


20. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-7)

Team needs: OT, CB, LB, OG, QB
Notable free agents: CB Levi Wallace, DT Montravius Adams, QB Mason Rudolph, Edge Markus Golden


21. Miami Dolphins (11-6)

Team needs: TE, OG, CB, OT, LB
Notable free agents: C Connor Williams, DT Christian Wilkins, OG Robert Hunt, LB Jerome Baker


22. Philadelphia Eagles (11-6)

Team needs: RB, Edge, CB, TE, DT
Notable free agents: C Jason Kelce, DT Fletcher Cox, RB D’Andre Swift, RB Rashaad Penny


23. Houston Texans(via trade with 11-6 Browns)

Team needs: DT, CB, TE, OG, WR
Notable free agents: TE Dalton Schultz, DT Sheldon Rankins, Edge Jonathan Greenard, Edge Derek Barnett


24. Dallas Cowboys (12-5)

Team needs: C, RB, CB, DT, OG
Notable free agents: OT Tyron Smith, RB Tony Pollard, CB Stephon Gilmore, EDGE Dorance Armstrong


25. Green Bay Packers (9-8)

Team needs: S, OG, C, Edge, RB
Notable free agents: S Darnell Savage, RB A.J. Dillon, OT Yosh Nijman, OG Jon Runyan


26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-8)

Team needs: OG, C, LB, DT, QB
Notable free agents: WR Mike Evans, LB Devin White, LB Lavonte David, QB Baker Mayfield


27. Arizona Cardinals(via trade with 10-7 Texans)

Team needs: CB, DT, Edge, LB, WR
Notable free agents: WR Hollywood Brown, DT Leki Fotu, CB Antonio Hamilton, Edge L.J. Collier

28. Buffalo Bills (11-6)

Team needs: S, DT, Edge, WR, LB
Notable free agents: S Micah Hyde, WR Gabe Davis, Edge Shaq Lawson, Edge A.J. Epenesa


29. Kansas City Chiefs (11-6)

Team needs: OT, WR, CB, DT, Edge
Notable free agents: DT Chris Jones, LB Willie Gay Jr., CB L’Jarius Sneed, OT Donovan Smith


30. Detroit Lions (12-5)

Team needs: CB, OG, DT, Edge, WR
Notable free agents: Edge Romeo Okwara, S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, OG Jonah Jackson, WR Donovan Peoples-Jones


31. San Francisco 49ers (12-5)

Team needs: OG, C, CB, TE, S
Notable free agents: DT Javon Kinlaw, QB Sam Darnold, Edge Clelin Ferrell, Edge Chase Young


32. Baltimore Ravens (13-4)

Team needs: WR, OT, CB, RB, Edge
Notable free agents: WR Odell Beckham Jr., LB Patrick Queen, Edge Jadeveon Clowney, RB J.K. Dobbins


Teams without a first-round pick:

Cleveland Browns (11-6)

Team needs: OT, DT, S, RB, OG
Notable free agents: Edge Za’Darius Smith, DT Shelby Harris, S Grant Delpit, DT Jordan Elliott


Carolina Panthers (2-15)

Team needs:

WR, RB, OG, OT, Edge

Notable free agents:

Edge Justin Houston, Edge Brian Burns, S Jeremy Chinn, WR DJ Chark


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