The 2024 NFL Draft is still a little over five months away, but fans of some teams (looking at you Bears, Cardinals and Patriots) are already thinking ahead to April.
Here is the current draft order after Week 11, according to Tankathon.
Note: Team needs are built out based on the projected free agents and are not necessarily a reflection of the current situation. Some team needs are more for depth rather than an immediate starter.
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4. Chicago Bears (3-8)
Team needs: OG, C, EDGE, DT, WR
Notable free agents: EDGE Yannick Ngakoue, EDGE Montez Sweat, TE Robert Tonyan, CB Jaylon Johnson, WR Darnell Mooney
21. Arizona Cardinals (via trade with 6-4 Texans)
Team needs: CB, DT, EDGE, LB, OG, WR
Notable free agents: WR Hollywood Brown, DT Leki Fotu, CB Antonio Hamilton, EDGE L.J. Collier, TE Geoff Swaim