[Live Blog] The 2024 NFL Draft

Penn State football is back in Detroit for the second time this year.

Over a dozen Nittany Lions are hoping to hear their names called in the NFL Draft, which runs from Thursday, April 25, through Saturday, April 27. Eight Nittany Lions were taken, with Olu Fashanu and Chop Robinson going in the first round. Caedan Wallace and Adisa Isaac heard their names in the third round while Theo Johnson and Hunter Nourzad went in the fourth and fifth rounds, respectively. Daequan Hardy was also chosen in the sixth round with Kalen King being taken in the seventh.

Follow along for Onward State’s coverage of the 2024 NFL Draft. The third day of the draft kicks off at noon and will air on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ABC, and the NFL Network.

Live Blog:

Day Three

7:14 p.m.: That’ll do it for Onward State’s coverage of the 2024 NFL Draft. Eight Nittany Lions were drafted this year, including two in the first round.

7:13 p.m.:

7:11 p.m.: This year’s Mr. Irrelevant is Jaylen Key out of Alabama.

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7:07 p.m.: Kalen King comes off the board! The cornerback was taken by the packers with the 255th overall pick.

6:44 p.m.: The Packers draft quarterback Michael Pratt in the seventh round. Sean Clifford has some more competition in Green Bay.

6:22 p.m.: We’re headed towards the last 20 picks of this year’s draft. Seven Nittany Lions have been drafted thus far.

5:58 p.m.: We’re two picks into the seventh round now. Six Nittany Lions are still on the board.

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5:49 p.m.: ANOTHER NITTANY LION. Daequan Hardy is selected by the Buffalo Bills with the 219th overall pick in the draft!

5:02 p.m.: Daequan Hardy’s name is on Mel Kiper’s best available list.

4:38 p.m.: The Eagles take offensive lineman Dylan McMahon with the 190th overall pick as the draft nears the 200-pick mark.

4:12 p.m.: The Vikings open up round six by taking Oklahoma tackle Walter Rouse.

4:09 p.m.: The Jets have the last pick in the fifth round and take Qwan’tez Stiggers from the CFL. Two rounds to go.

3:50 p.m.: Still a few Nittany Lions left that could hear their name called but none of them are on Mel Kiper’s top 10 best available list.

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3:09 p.m.: With the No. 159 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Hunter Nourzad!

2:58 p.m.: The Eagles have traded, again. They move up to pick No. 155 and take linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr.

2:45 p.m.: We’ve got another quarterback gone. Spencer Rattler is headed to the Saints with the 150th overall pick.

2:30 p.m.: With the No. 147 overall pick, the Denver Broncos select running back Audric Estime. Only 110 picks left, folks.

1:58 p.m.: With the No. 137 pick, the Los Angeles Chargers select Maryland corner Tarheeb Still.

1:48 p.m.: With the No. 134 pick, the New York Jets select Wisconsin running back Braelon Allen.

1:45 p.m.: The Eagles and Lions have completed a trade. The Eagle receive the No. 164, No. 201, and a 2025 fourth-round pick for the No. 132 and No. 210 picks.

1:31 p.m.: With the No. 128 pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select Clemson running back Will Shipley.

1:30 p.m.: The Lions traded up with the Jets to select tackle Giovanni Manu from British Columbia, Canada with the No. 127 pick.

1:29 p.m.: It was just announced that the 2024 NFL Draft is the highest-attended draft ever.

1:22 p.m.: With the No. 125 pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Oregon running back Bucky Irving.

1:15 p.m: Sketch just announced that the Houston Texans select Ohio State tight end Cade Stover with the No. 123 pick. Stover reunites with former Buckeye quarterback C.J. Stroud.

1:14 p.m.: The first special teamer has been selected. Iowa punter Tory Taylor was just selected by the Chicago Bears with the No. 122 pick.

1:12 p.m.: With the No. 121 pick the Seattle Seahawks select Michigan tight end AJ Barner. Barner played at Indiana before his time with the Wolverines.

1:10 p.m.: The Philadelphia Eagles trade the No. 120 pick to the Miami Dolphins and draft Tennessee running back Jaylen Wright.

12:56 p.m.: A quarterback has not been taken in 100 picks after six went in the first round.

12:53 p.m.: The Bengals draft Iowa tight end Erick All with the No. 115 pick. Before his time with the Hawkeyes, All was the tight end for Michigan.

12:46 p.m.: With the No. 113 pick, the Baltimore Ravens select Devontez Walker a wide receiver from North Carolina.

12:44 p.m.: The fourth Oregon Duck is off the board this round. The Packers trade up with the Jets to draft safety Evan Williams.

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12:34 p.m: With the No. 108 pick, the Minnesota Vikings select Oregon corner Khyree Jackson.

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12:27 p.m.: The New York Giants just selected Theo Johnson with the No. 107 pick!

12:23 p.m.: With the No. 105 pick, the Los Angeles Chargers select Alabama defense end Justin Eboigbe.

12:12 p.m.: The Denver Broncos have just traded up to select Oregon receiver Troy Franklin with the No. 102 pick.

12:09 p.m.: The Carolina Panthers start the fourth round by drafting Texas tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders with the No. 101 pick.

12:00 p.m.: It’s time for the final four rounds of the NFL Draft.

11: 50 a.m.: We are 10 minutes away from the start of the fourth round. We saw Caedan Wallace and Adisa Isaac get drafted last night, so here’s who’s waiting to hear their name today:

  • Johnny Dixon
  • Keaton Ellis
  • Hunter Nourzad
  • Curtis Jacobs
  • Trey Potts
  • Alex Felkins
  • Theo Johnson
  • Daequan Hardy
  • Kalen King

11:30 a.m.: Welcome to the third day of the NFL Draft! We’re expecting to hear Theo Johnson’s name called early on today, with a handful of other Nittany Lions coming after him.

Day Two

11:25 p.m.: The Washington Commanders selected Rice wide receiver Luke McCaffrey with the No. 100 pick to end the night. We’ll be back covering tomorrow’s rounds, so see you then!

11:03 p.m.:

11:02 p.m.: With the No. 93 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select…Adisa Isaac!

10:30 p.m.: Blake Corum is off to the Los Angeles Rams, who just selected him with the No. 83 overall pick.

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9:47 p.m.: Jim Harbaugh’s Chargers just selected linebacker Junior Colson, who went to Michigan, with the No. 69 pick.

9:46 p.m.: Finally, a Nittany Lion is off the board. Caedan Wallace is headed to the New England Patriots, who drafted him with the No. 68 overall pick!

9:27 p.m.: After a record six quarterbacks were selected in the top 12 of the first round, not one was taken in the second round.

9:04 p.m.: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just took Alabama edge rusher Chris Braswell with the No. 57 overall pick.

8:53 p.m.: Adisa Isaac is the best available linebacker on Mel Kiper’s big board.

8:45 p.m.: Kansas State’s Ben Sinnott is now the second tight end off the board. Washington just took him with the No. 53 overall pick.

8:28 p.m.: Another Michigan man is off the board. This time, it’s cornerback Mike Sainristil heading to the Washington Commanders with the No. 50 overall pick.

8:26 p.m.: With the No. 49 overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals select Michigan defensive lineman Kris Jenkins.

8:23 p.m.: With the No. 48 overall pick, the Jacksonville Jaguars select LSU defensive lineman Maason Smith.

8:21 p.m.: The New York Giants select Minnesota safety Tyler Nubin with the No. 47 overall pick.

8:15 p.m.: With the No. 46 overall selection, the Carolina Panthers pick Texas running back Jonathon Brooks.

8:12 p.m.: The Green Bay Packers select Texas A&M linebacker Edgerrin Cooper with the No. 45 overall pick.

8:10 p.m.: With the No. 44 pick, the Las Vegas Raiders select Oregon center Jackon Powers-Johnson.

8:07 p.m.: With the No. 43 pick, the Arizona Cardinals select Rutgers cornerback Max Melton. He’s the fourth cornerback in a row to go off the board.

8:01 p.m.: With the No. 42 overall pick, the Houston Texans select Georgia defensive back Kamari Lassiter.

7:58 p.m.: The Green Bay Packers traded the No. 41 pick to the New Orleans Saints, who select Alabama cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry.

7:55 p.m.: The Philadelphia Eagles just traded up to the Commanders’ spot at No. 40. The Eagles select Iowa cornerback Cooper DeJean with it.

7:48 p.m.: The Carolina Panthers have traded the No. 39 pick to the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams take Florida State defensive lineman Braden Fiske.

7:45 p.m.: With the No. 38 pick, the Tennessee Titans select Texas defensive lineman T’Vondre Sweat.

7:39 p.m.: The New England Patriots select Washington wideout Ja’Lynn Polk with the No. 37 pick.

7:36 p.m.: With the first of their five picks tonight, the Washington Commanders select Illinois defensive lineman Jer’Zhan Newton!

7:28 p.m.: The Atlanta Falcons just traded up to the No. 35 overall pick. They select Ruke Orhorhoro, a defensive tackle from Clemson.

7:21 p.m.: The Patriots just traded the 34th overall pick to the Chargers. With that pick, Los Angeles selects Georgia wide receiver Ladd McConkey.

7:17 p.m.: After Roger Goodell brought the 32 people who will announce the next round of picks and several members of Michigan’s 2024 championship-winning team onto the stage, the Buffalo Bills select Florida State wideout Keon Coleman with the No. 33 overall pick.

6:52 p.m.: Good evening everyone, we’re under 10 minutes away from the start of night two of the 2024 NFL Draft. Two Nittany Lions were selected last night, as Olu Fashanu was drafted by the New York Jets with the No. 11 overall pick, and Chop Robinson was drafted by the Miami Dolphins 10 picks later. Several Penn Staters remain on the board, including Adisa Isaac and Theo Johnson, who could hear their names called as early as tonight.

Day One

11:52 p.m.: That’ll do it for night one of the 2024 NFL Draft. A record six quarterbacks were taken in the top 12 picks and no defensive player was selected for 14 picks, the longest streak in draft history. We’ll be back tomorrow for rounds two and three.

11:50 p.m.: TRADE: The Bills trade the last pick in the first round to the Carolina Panthers who select Xavier Legette, a wide receiver out of South Carolina.

11:45 p.m.: The San Fransisco 49ers select Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall with the penultimate pick in the first round.

11:37 p.m.: With the 30th pick in the draft, the Baltimore Ravens select Clemson cornerback Nate Wiggins.

11:30 p.m.: The Dallas Cowboys, with the 29th pick in the draft, select Oklahoma offensive lineman Tyler Guyton.

11:24 p.m.: ANOTHER TRADE: The Buffalo Bills trade the 28th pick to the Kansas City Chiefs. With the pick, the Chiefs select Xavier Worthy, wide receiver out of Texas.

11:17 p.m.: With the 27th pick in the draft, the Arizona Cardinals select defensive end Darius Robinson out of Missouri.

11:14 p.m.: Another offensive lineman gone, this time it’s Graham Barton from Duke heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

11:10 p.m.: With the 25th pick in this year’s draft, the Green Bay Packers select offensive tackle Jordan Morgan from Arizona.

11:05 p.m.:

10:57 p.m.: TRADE ALERT: The Dallas Cowboys have traded the 24th pick to the Detroit Lions. The Lions take Alabama cornerback Terrion Arnold after moving up.

10:51 p.m.: The Jacksonville Jaguars select LSU wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr with the 23rd pick in the draft.

10:45 p.m.: With the 22nd pick in this year’s draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select Toledo cornerback Quinyon Mitchell.

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10:35 p.m.: ANOTHER NITTANY LION GONE. Chop Robinson is headed to the Miami Dolphins with the 21st overall pick in the draft.

10:28 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Steelers select Washington offensive lineman Troy Fautanu with the 20th pick in the draft.

10:22 p.m.: Another defensive edge is off the board, but not Chop Robinson. Jared Verse out of Florida State is selected by the Los Angeles Rams with the 19th overall pick.

10:15 p.m.: With the 18th pick, the Bengals select Georgia offensive tackle Amarius Mims.

10:08 p.m.: We’re having a run on defensive players now. The Minnesota Vikings select Alabama linebacker Dallas Turner with the 17th pick in the draft.

10:06 p.m.: TRADE ALERT: The Jacksonville Jaguars trade the 17th pick to the Minnesota Vikings and the pick is in immediately.

10:05 p.m.: Another defensive lineman is picked as Texas’ Byron Murphy II goes to the Seahawks with the No. 16 overall pick.

9:54 p.m.: The first defensive player from this year’s draft class comes at pick No. 15. UCLA defensive edge Laiatu Latu is headed to the Indianapolis Colts.

9:46 p.m.: Another tackle is off the board, folks. Oregon State’s Taliese Fuaga is headed to the New Orleans Saints after being drafted 14th overall. Still no defensive players selected, though.

9:40 p.m.:

9:38 p.m.: Georgia tight end Brock Bowers is headed to the Las Vegas Raiders with the 13th overall pick.

9:34 p.m.: Bo Nix is the sixth quarterback selected in the first round. The Denver Broncos are taking the Oregon player with the 12th overall pick.

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9:24 p.m.:

9:24 p.m.:

9:24 p.m.: Olu Fashanu, you are a New York Jet.

9:22 p.m.: The Vikings move up one spot and take Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy with the No. 10 overall pick.

9:13 p.m.: TRADE ALERT: The New York Jets have traded the 10th pick to the Vikings. The Jets will now select 11th.

9:12 p.m.: Washington goes back-to-back as Rome Odunze gets selected by the Bears with the ninth overall pick. It looks like there won’t be an NFL reunion for Williams and Fashanu.

9:08 p.m.: With the eighth pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons are taking Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr.

9:02 p.m.: The Tennessee Titans select JC Latham, a tackle out of Alabama with the seventh pick in the draft.

8:53 p.m.: The New York Giants are taking LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers with the sixth overall pick.

8:47 p.m.: The Los Angeles Chargers are taking offensive tackle Joe Alt with the fifth overall pick of the draft.

8:40 p.m.: Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. becomes the first non-quarterback off the board as the Cardinals draft him with the fourth overall pick.

8:33 p.m.: With the third overall pick, the New England Patriots select Drake Maye, a quarterback from North Carolina.

8:27 p.m.: With the second pick in the draft, the Washington Commanders select Jayden Daniels, the quarterback out of LSU.

8:20 p.m.: To the surprise of nobody, the Bears select Caleb Williams with the first pick of the 2024 NFL Draft. They also have the ninth overall pick.

8:19 p.m.:

8:12 p.m.: Roger Goodell offically puts the Chicago Bears on the clock. Welcome to the 2024 NFL Draft, folks.

8:10 p.m.: Eminem is pumping up the Detroit crowd by bringing out a host of past and present Detroit Lion legends.

8:08 p.m.: Roger Goodell is taking the stage to a chorus of boos, per usual. Eminem is there, too.

7:50 p.m.: Caleb Carroll is singing the National Anthem. 10 minutes to go.

7:45 p.m.: A group of prospects is being recognized on stage now. No Penn Staters this year.

7:30 p.m.: The College Gameday crew is on ESPN now.

7:23 p.m.: For those keeping track at home, we’re up to two Taylor Swift references already.

7:15 p.m.: Roger Goodell is being interviewed by ESPN, we’re 45 minutes away now.

7 p.m.: We’re one hour from the start of the NFL Draft, folks. We’re expecting to see Big Ten* quarterback Caleb Williams to the Chicago Bears first. Yesterday, Williams said he wanted the Bears to pair him with high school teammate Olu Fashanu in the first round.

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