2024 NFL Draft Big Board: Way Too Early Rankings
The dog days of summer are upon us and that means ample time for our staff to evaluate players who were not eligible for the 2023 NFL draft. It’s a tall task that involves tape study, conversations with NFL scouts, college coaches, and player agents to find the right players to study. There is a saying that “if you have talent, the NFL will find you,” but the finding part is time consuming and laborious. But we’re here for it.
As we ramp up our coverage of the 2024 NFL draft with Mello’s position-by-position scouting notes, we’re taking a look today at the top 32 players for the upcoming class. Please note this early list is largely made up of seniors who we know are draft eligible and will be entering the draft pool. As juniors and redshirt sophomores play their way up from sheer potential to actual draft capital throughout the season, they will be added to the list.
1. Caleb Williams, QB, USC
Quick Fact: Reigning Heisman Trophy winner; often compared to Patrick Mahomes due to arm strength and creativity around the pocket.
2. Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State
Quick Fact: Son of NFL legend Marvin Harrison; caught 77 passes for 11 TDs in 2022; a combination of AJ Green and Randy Moss.
3. Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina
Quick Fact: 20 years old; threw for 38 TDs to just 7 INTs in first season as a starter; Justin Herbert vibes.
4. Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State
Quick Fact: Started 8 games in 2022 but was billed as a top 10 prospect for ‘23 draft before returning to school; has Tyron Smith-level ability.
5. Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama
Quick Fact: Has 12.5 sacks in two years of play; had 35 pressures and 21 QB hurries last year.
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