● By Josh Edwards
The 2024 NFL Draft order is like a puzzle. Most of the pieces were made available once the regular season ended and a few more have been added each week. A few more will enter the inventory in a week when a Super Bowl champion has been crowned. The puzzle, in its entirety, will be complete once the compensatory draft selections are announced, which was the second Thursday in March a year ago. In today's thought exercise, we explore how an early quarterback run could create anxiousness at the position later in the first round. Did Oregon's Bo Nix or Washington's Michael Penix Jr. do enough at the Reese's Senior Bowl to leap into the first round conversation?

Top Players Not Included

These players appear in the top 32 of our

Consensus Big Board

, but do not show up in this mock.