As Week 11 of the 2023 NFL season wraps up, we take a look at which teams are in the running for the first overall pick of the 2024 NFL Draft. With the 2023 college football regular season reaching its conclusion this week, mock draft season will begin revving up and the gears will begin turning towards determining the order for April.
2024 NFL Draft order: Tank Watch, Week 11
Carolina Panthers (1-9) —> Chicago Bears
Arizona Cardinals (2-8)
New England Patriots (2-8)
Chicago Bears (3-8)
New York Giants (3-8)
Tennessee Titans (3-7)
Washington Commanders (4-7)
Atlanta Falcons (4-6)
Green Bay Packers (4-6)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6)
Carolina’s ineptitude continues to be Chicago’s gain as the Panthers were blasted by the Cowboys 33-10. Bryce Young continues to struggle mightily as a rookie and the team won’t be able to provide him help considering that they traded their 2024 first-rounder to Chicago to take him No. 1 overall.
Meanwhile, the Bears themselves lost to the Lions on Sunday and are still in a position to have two of the first five picks. Justin Fields looked good in his return from injury and reports began circulating that the organization would have to be absolutely blown away by a rookie QB to move on from him. We’ll see if their tune changes once they see the likes of Caleb Williams and Drake Maye during scouting season, but they could use those picks to give Fields more weapons...or flip them to another franchise desperate to trade up.
The Giants got themselves a victory over the Commanders on Sunday and dropped from No. 2 to No. 5 in the draft pecking order. It was a horrific performance for Sam Howell and with a few more losses, Washington may consider getting in on the QB business for this upcoming draft.
One thing to take note of is that six teams all hold a 4-6 record as of this writing. The Falcons, Packers, Buccaneers, Jets, Chargers, and Rams are all in a zone where they could either string a few wins together to get back into the playoff hunt, or crater and fall deeper into the top 10 of the draft order. Keep an eye out for those teams.