2024 NFL Draft Big Board
Did you spend your summer watching 100+ players too? Well if you have a life and didn't get to your list of players I've got you covered with 40 names ranked and ready to watch on Saturdays this fall.
Summer scouting is finally over and my brain can finally start to get excited about real football again. After scouting 100+ players (and I still need to watch a few games on each player) this summer I am happy to release my top 40 big board.
The quarterback class has been talked about at length by everyone with a football opinion but there is a good reason for it. There are two pretty special QBs and a heard of others that could become first-rounders - Quinn Ewers and Michael Penix Jr.
And while everyone is talking about Caleb Williams, Drake Maye and Marvin Harrison Jr…this offensive line class looks very good! Fashanu is one of the best left tackle prospects in a few years and should be a top 5 pick. Joe Alt (Notre Dame), JC Latham (Alabama) and Kingsley Suamataia (BYU) are damn near first round locks for me and Kingsley Suamataia might end up as OT2 in this loaded class after he lights it up at the combine.
Running back is weak this year but someone usually surprises and has a breakout year. I’m keeping an eye on Ohio State to see which back emerges because either Miyan Williams or TreVeyon Henderson could be the breakout star. Oh, the Buckeyes also have the top two receivers this year and it doesn’t seem like anyone will surpass the dynamic duo. Rounding out the offense with tight end where there are two pretty special players in Blake Bowers (Georgia) and JT Sanders (Texas) in this class. I could see both going in the first round and have both listed in my top 40 - I cant imagine them being drafted outside of the top 40 either.
Defensively this class has a lot to offer up front. The edge rushers are led by Jared Verse (Florida State) but there are numerous guys that could see their draft stock soar after this season. I have six edge rushers in my top 40 and that’s not including guys like Maason Smith (LSU) that is an interior guy that could play on the edge. Speaking of Smith, I really like the defensive line class too. Five defensive line prospects land in my top 40 but positional value might be keeping a few more off the list.
Much like the running back class, the linebacker class is looking for someone to breakout. Clemson has two potential stars in Jeremiah Trotter Jr. and Barrett Carter but we’re not talking about them in the top 10 and possibly not even in the first round. We’ll see what happens and if anyone else can push the Clemson duo.
Corner and safety is nice in 2024 with big time players like Kool-Aid McKinstry (Alabama) and Calen Bullock (USC) but there is also depth in the secondary as well. Georgia has an amazing secondary this year and all draft eligible prospects should be heavily scouted by everyone. By the way, I also love Cooper DeJean (Iowa) and hope he can build on his five interceptions and three touchdowns from last year. I mean, who doesn’t love a 6-1, 209 pound corner from Iowa?
Enjoy the list and let me know your favorite player that didn’t make it - I need a few more guys to watch ;)
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