2024 NFL Mock Draft: Offense dominates as the Steelers get their top target

Offense dominated the picks in this first round mock draft. The Steelers get their top prospect.

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. Latham. Offensive tackle. . player. JC Latham. JC Latham. 25. 49.

25: Green Bay Packers: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

With David Bakhtiari gone from the team, trying to find solutions on the offensive line should be a priority. Jordan Love showed that he can be the franchise guy that he has been developing into. He needs protection and adding JC Latham here is phenomenal value. Green Bay gets a young guy that will allow them some flexibility with their tackles.

Wilson. . 26. player. . . Linebacker. Payton Wilson. 48. Payton Wilson

26: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Payton Wilson, LB, North Carolina State

Linebacker is a spot that needs help in Tampa Bay. They could use some youth in that area of their roster. They have gotten better quarterback play from Baker Mayfield, but their defense has started to sink. Selecting Payton Wilson here adds an athletic linebacker who should be able to transition to the NFL well. They get a speedy guy that should excel in all areas of the game.

Mims. Amarius Mims. 32. . 27. . . Amarius Mims. player. Offensive tackle

27: Arizona Cardinals: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

They took Harrison Jr. with the fourth overall pick earlier in this mock draft. Now they decide to stick to the offensive side of the ball and protect Kyler Murray with Amarius Mims. They took Paris Johnson Jr. high in last year's draft. He mostly played right tackle, but this pick of Mims will allow him to slide over to the left side. A great value pick here by Arizona.

. Brian Thomas Jr.. 28. player. . Brian Thomas Jr.. . Wide receiver. 16. Thomas Jr.

28: Buffalo Bills: Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

With the loss of Gabe Davis in free agency and the uncertain futures of different weapons on offense, the Bills need help. Josh Allen is spectacular, but he will need to have weapons come through Buffalo each year to replenish his options. Brian Thomas Jr. is a great receiver coming out of college. He has limited play time, but if he continues to develop, he could be special.