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2024 NFL Draft: Best Options To Pick No. 4 Overall Other Than Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals currently hold the fourth-overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. After recent developments, it seems clear that No. 1 and No. 2 overall will be quarterbacks. The third pick is likely to be one as well but there could be other options there as well.

This leaves the Arizona Cardinals. A team that does not need a quarterback and could look for a haul for their pick.

The Chicago Bears traded Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers over the weekend. This solidifies Caleb Williams as the first-overall pick in the draft. The Washington Commanders also changed up their quarterback room by trading Sam Howell and signing Marcus Mariota to be a veteran backup. Washington will have its choice of Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels at No. 2. It is assumed that the New England Patriots will choose who Washington does not next.

There has been plenty of hype around J.J. McCarthy since the NFL Combine. His stock has risen tremendously to the point where many believe he can go fourth overall to a team that trades up.

If the Cardinals decide to move down, here are three teams that could be interested in the fourth-overall pick.

3. Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders signed Gardner Minshew and have Aidan O’Connell on the roster. There is always a chance that Las Vegas will move up in the draft but it will be interesting to see if this is the plan. Minshew is more than capable of leading the Raiders under center this season. The team is full of talent on both sides of the ball and made improvements in free agency. If the plan is Minshew, that is fine. If the plan is to move up, that is also a possibility.

2. New York Giants

The Giants have become an interesting option to move up in the draft. Daniel Jones’ health remains a huge question mark. New York signed Drew Lock in free agency but neither option seems like a long-term solution. The Giants currently sit at No. 6 and this means one of the top wide receivers will be available for an offense that needs a weapon.

The reign of Joe Schoen and and Brian Daboll have yet to make a decision on a quarterback. Jones was here when the duo came in. If New York wants one of the top three options, it will have to come up with a deal with New England.

1. Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings just acquired another first-round pick in this year’s draft. It seems as though the front office might be preparing to move up in the draft for McCarthy. Kirk Cousins is now in Atlanta. The Vikings signed Sam Darnold, which means there is no secure option under center. With Justin Jefferson on the outside, the Vikings should not punt this season and let Darnold run the show. If McCarthy is viewed as a long-term answer, the assets are there to move up.


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