Skip to main content’s New Mock Draft Has NFC Team Trading Up to Fourth Pick, Taking J.J. McCarthy

The 2024 NFL draft is the next big event of the offseason, which means this is prime time for mock drafts and trade predictions.’s latest mock draft by Daniel Jeremiah came out Tuesday morning, and it has a big move in it, with the Minnesota Vikings trading with the Arizona Cardinals for the No. 4 pick and then selecting former Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy.

Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported Monday that the Vikings have interest in McCarthy and will have coaches at his pro day in Ann Arbor on Friday. 

Here’s Jeremiah’s breakdown of what could happen with the No. 4 pick:

Now the fun really begins. After their recent trade with the Texans, it seems the Vikings are situated to aggressively move up to draft Kirk Cousins’ replacement. The Cardinals trade down, bypassing a chance to pick the first receiver off the board, but they address the position later in Round 1 (SEE: Pick No. 23).

You can see the rest of his new mock draft right here

Sports Illustrated’s Luke Easterling has the Vikings trading up for the No. 5 pick to get McCarthy in his latest mock draft, which was published last week.