UCLA football player in 2024 NFL Mock drafts

Laiatu Latu has done very well at UCLA but now that he has entered the NFL draft, he is expected to be chosen in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Feb 5, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; A helmet with the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit logo  at the Super Bowl
Feb 5, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; A helmet with the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit logo at the Super Bowl / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Laiatu Latu, the edge rusher from UCLA, is a hot commodity in the 2024 NFL Draft. Mock drafts project him to go in the first round, with potential landing spots across various teams needing a boost in their pass rush.

Here is why Latu almost guaranteed to be picked in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Proven pass rusher: He tallied 23.5 sacks in the past two seasons at UCLA, showcasing an ability to getting to the quarterback.
Technique and athleticism: Possesses a variety of pass-rushing moves and the athleticism to bend the edge and beat blockers.
Solid run defender: Contributes beyond just rushing the passer, displaying football IQ and strength against the run.

Where Latu might go?

Many mock drafts have him going any where from the No. 8 pick to the No.29 pick , with teams like the Chicago Bears (9th pick), Detroit Lions (29h pick), and Atlanta Falcons (8th pick) being potential destinations. These teams desperately need help rushing the passer, and Latu could be their answer.

Let's take a look at numerous NFL Mock Drafts and see where he is projected to be picked in this upcoming draft.

. . Laiatu Latu . 8. Mock draft 1. UCLA • SR • 6'5" / 265 LBS. CBSSports Mock Draft. . . 44

NFL Draft 2. UCLA · Edge · Senior. . Laiatu Latu. . 19. 51. . NFL.com per Dan Parr.

EDGE, UCLA. . 15. NFL Draft 3. PFF.com per Sam Monson and Steve Palazzolo. . 14. . LAIATU LATU.

. 50. Laiatu Latu. 29. NFL Draft 4. EDGE, UCLA. . . . Yahoo.com per Charles McDonald · Nate Tice

Fox Sports per Joel Klatt. . Defensive End. 10. . NFL Draft 5. (from Cleveland Browns) . . Laiatu Latu. 23

. . EDGE, UCLA. Si.com per LUKE EASTERLING. . . 54. NFL Draft 6. Laiatu Latu. 22

Edge, UCLA. Laiatu Latu . NFL Draft 7. . 50. . . . ESPN.com per Matt Miller. 29

ESPN.com per Field Yates. . . 57. 9. . Laiatu Latu. Edge, UCLA. . NFL Draft 9

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