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One 2024 NFL Draft Target For Each NFC West Team

Updated: Mar 10

The NFC West Has Been Dominant As Of Recent

In recent years, the NFC West has dominated the playoffs outside of Philadelphia. The Los Angeles Rams took home the Lombardi in Superbowl 56, and the San Francisco 49ers have made it to at least the divisional every year since their first loss to Kansas City in Superbowl 54.

Along with them, the Seattle Seahawks have shown flashes of being on the up behind an elite pass game and a new head coach, and the Arizona Cardinals got a new head coach with a young quarterback and a lot of capital. These teams will be looking to refuel for the future, and if I'm the general manager for these teams, this is who I have my eyes on. 

Arizona Cardinals: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

Harrison Jr. is likely the best broad receiver prospect since Calvin Johnson, and there is no chance that the Cardinals should pass up the opportunity to get him with the fourth pick in the draft.

Currently, the top three selections will all be quarterbacks, with Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, and Jayden Daniels flying off the draft board as soon as possible. The Cardinals lack a proper wide receiver number one, as Rondale Moore and Marquise Brown have not necessarily proven to be that genuine number one threat. Harrison Jr. is a slam dunk of a pick if the Cardinals can grab him. There shouldn't be a second thought if he falls to them.

Seattle Seahawks: Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

The Seahawks have a new regime, and whenever there is a team like this with a brand new coach, they often want to bring in their own guy to play quarterback. Penix is on the older side but would fit in perfectly in Seattle with their arsenal of offensive talent.

With Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba catching passes and Kenneth Walker providing run support, Penix would thrive in this system. Penix's best attribute is his accuracy when given time in the pocket, and given the severe threats and yards-after-catch talent that Seattle has, Penix would be the perfect guy to groom and take over after Geno Smith's time is done in Seattle.

Los Angeles Rams: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

The Rams had arguably the best pick in the draft last year, snagging Puka Nacua in the fifth round, who would go on to have one of the best rookie seasons in NFL history. Despite a prolific offense behind Matthew Stafford, Kyren Williams, Cooper Kupp, and Puka Nacua, the Rams got sent home by the Lions due to more than disappointing defensive play.

The Rams were in the top half of yards given up, top ten in touchdowns given up, and bottom ten in interceptions. The Rams' pass defense looked like Swiss cheese and needed a cornerback like DeJean. With his freak speed and jumping abilities, DeJean can keep up with the monsters in the NFC West at wide receiver and challenge them for the ball. If the Rams want to contend again in the future, DeJean would be an incredible pick.

San Francisco 49ers: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Despite having arguably the most talented tackle in Trent Williams, they need someone to play the opposite of him. The 49ers didn't have any holes, leading them to lose overtime in the Super Bowl. With this pick, you grab someone who can learn from Williams and take over for him as a dominant force when he's gone.

Mims is 6'8 and weighs 340 pounds, an absolute behemoth of a tackle. This comes with incredible speed and agility, as he showed at the combine. Mims is very raw, but you draft Mims because of his more than absurd potential at the right tackle position. If Mims is given time to learn from Trent Williams and the 49ers coaching staff, there is no limit on the heights he could reach as Purdy's primary protector. 


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