2024 NFL Draft: First round likely to set record for number of offensive players taken

By Jordan Dajani

Landing the right player can change the course of your franchise. Hitting on your first two draft picks could immediately land a lowly team in the playoffs. This draft class appears to be deep at several different positions, especially on the offensive side. In fact, it may be historic.

The record for most offensive players selected in the first round of a draft is 19, and it’s happened three separate times, per ESPN. That number is not only expected to be matched next week, but surpassed.

Most mock drafts don’t have a defensive player being selected until No. 8 overall, where the Atlanta Falcons currently reside. Over at Caesars Sportsbook, the Over/Under for total offensive players drafted in the first round is set at 21.5. So even Vegas is expecting the record for most offensive players selected in the first round to be broken.

In CBS Sports NFL Draft expert Chris Trapasso’s seven-round mock draft, he has a total of 21 offensive players going in the first round: Five quarterbacks, six wide receivers, nine offensive linemen and one tight end. For CBS Sports’ most recent mock drafts, click here.

Read original CBS Sports article here.