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2024 NFL Draft: 4th Overall Pick Odds, Picks, & Predictions

Marvin Harrison Jr. is expected to be the No. 4 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft

The 2024 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday, April 25th, and the Arizona Cardinals currently hold the No. 4 overall pick. Arizona has been vocal about Kyler Murray being their guy, so unless they trade back, it’s fair to assume the Cardinals are selecting a non-QB.

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2024 NFL Draft: 4th Overall Pick Odds

Marvin Harrison Jr. -175
J.J. McCarthy+175
Drake Maye+750
Odds via DraftKings Sportsbook

2024 NFL Draft: Favorites to be the 4th Overall Pick

Arizona feels as if they are set at quarterback, so unless they trade back, they will probably select a wide receiver. The Cardinals lost Hollywood Brown in free agency, and this team needs a weapon for Murray. Unless they trade back, which is certainly possible, odds are there is one guy on the Cardinals’ mind.

Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State, -175

Marvin Harrison Jr. has been the consensus No. 1 wide receiver in this draft class since 2022. His talent is immense, and the Cardinals can certainly use a playmaker like Harrison. Three highly coveted quarterbacks, Williams, Maye, and Daniels, are expected to be the top three picks.

Harrison burst onto the scene in 2022, posting 77 catches for 1,263 yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games. In 12 games last season, Harrison caught 67 balls for 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns. Harrison averaged 18.1 yards per catch.

Arizona needs a weapon for Murray, and if they do not trade back, this pick makes too much sense.

J.J. McCarthy, Michigan, +175

No player has seen such a rise in 2024 NFL Draft circles than J.J. McCarthy. McCarthy was labeled as a game manager, which could be the case, but either way, he was the QB of the 2023 National Champions. McCarthy’s leadership, work ethic, and other intangibles have been praised, and all reports are backing this sentiment.

McCarthy was asked to hand the ball off more often than he was asked to make plays himself. He improved in passing yards, yards per attempt, and completion percentage last year. Still, he only threw that ball 332 times for 2,991 yards. He only threw four interceptions, so he was making sound decisions when he was asked to throw.

It’s hard to imagine a team taking a player who was not asked to lead his team with the No. 4 pick in the draft. We saw Will Levis get a ton of pre-draft buzz last season, only to fall to the 2nd round. Will McCarthy have the same fate, or is this pre-draft buzz more legitimate?

Unless Arizona trades back, which is certainly possible, McCarthy will not be selected here.

Drake Maye, North Carolina, +759

Drake Maye was the consensus No. 2 QB behind Caleb Williams all season long. Maye was better as a redshirt freshman than he was last season as a junior, but he still had a great season. In 2022, Maye threw for 4,321 yards, 38 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. In 2023, those numbers were worse; he finished with 3,680 yards, 24 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in two fewer games.

Despite this dropoff, Maye was still 1st in the ACC In passing yards. North Carolina, as a whole, took a step back, so it was not a shock to see Maye’s numbers dip. However, he’s great on the move, solid in the pocket, and has a cannon for an arm.

Maye should not be available here, and if he is, Arizona will get trade offers for his services. But, based on his skill set, the teams drafting before Arizona, and the teams that can trade up, Maye will not be available here.

2024 NFL Draft: Best Bets to Make

Marvin Harrison Jr. -175

It’s certainly acceptable to lay juice on draft bets if it makes sense, and these are one of those scenarios. Arizona needs a weapon, and Marvin Harrison Jr. is the weapon they highly covet.

Harrison did not participate in pro day, or the combine, but his work on the field speaks for itself. He is the favorite to be the No. 4 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft for a reason, and we expect him to be the pick.

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