The Sporting News 2024 Top 50 draft prospects

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NFL Draft prospects 2024: Big board of top 50 players overall, position rankings for next year​

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Bill Bender
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NFL Draft prospects 2024: Big board of top 50 players​

1. Marvin Harrison Jr.*, WR, Ohio State​

Does a can't-miss prospect exist? Harrison (6-3, 202) totaled 77 catches for 1,263 yards and 14 TDs as a sophomore. That came with seven 100-yard games. Harrison is an outstanding route runner who had just three drops last season. Harrison can work on the outside, but Ohio State offensive coordinator worked the junior out in the slot this spring. There are no apparent weaknesses, and Harrison will put on an all-around show at the 2024 NFL Combine. Harrison's father Marvin was the No. 19 pick in that 1996 NFL Draft where Keyshawn Johnson went first. Marvin Harrison Jr. will have a case to be No. 1 depending on which teams need quarterbacks.

2. Caleb Williams*, QB, USC​

Williams (6-1, 218) has drawn comparisons to Patrick Mahomes II because of his tremendous ability to extend plays and make throws that elicit the same familiar reaction: "How did he do that?" Williams totaled 4,537 yards, 42 TDs and five interceptions, and he will continue to produce prolific results in his second season with USC coach Lincoln Riley. The addition of Kliff Kingsbury to the staff will help, too. Williams' mechanics might get picked apart by draft scouts, but there is a greater chance he gets selected No. 1 because of the constant need for a franchise quarterback.

3. Drake Maye*, QB, North Carolina​

Maye (6-5, 220) checks off a lot of boxes, too. He had a breakout season for North Carolina with 4,321 passing yards, 38 TDs and seven interceptions, but he also had 698 yards and seven TDs. Maye has size, but his ability to scramble and extend plays within that 6-foot-5 frame is going to elicit comparisons to Josh Allen. Maye does not have that level of arm strength, but he's a more accurate quarterback at this stage in his career. The Williams-Maye debate is going to run all the way into April, and there isn't a wrong answer.

4. Brock Bowers*, TE, Georgia​

Bowers (6-4, 230) is one of the most unique tight ends to hit the NFL Draft. He has a 76.8% percent catch percentage for the Bulldogs. He's totaled 1,824 yards and 20 TDs the last two seasons, and he is a complete mismatch in the seam for opposing defenders because of his route-running ability. Bowers also has 165 rushing yards and four TDs. Bowers logged 259 snaps in the slot last year, according to Pro Football Focus. He's worthy of a top-five pick.

5. Joe Alt*, T, Notre Dame​

According to Pro Football Focus, Alt ranked No. 2 among tackles with a 91.4 blocking grade last season. Alt (6-7, 316) allowed just six quarterback hurries and no sacks in 887 offensive snaps. He had his lowest-rated games against Ohio State and USC, and those are the ones to watch in 2023. He should be the first Irish offensive lineman to be taken in the first round since the Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey combo in 2018.


This is Deion's kid........he will be a huge wild card. Why........I can see teams afraid or simply don't wanna deal with Deion.

21. Shedeur Sanders*, QB, Colorado

Sanders (6-2, 215) totaled 6,963 yards, 70 TDs and 14 interceptions at Jackson State the last two seasons, and he's making the move up to the Pac-12 with father Deion Sanders. He is an accurate passer who excels in the intermediate and deep passing game. There will be ups and downs with the move to the Pac-12, and there is a decent chance Sanders sees it through and stays with the Buffaloes for the next two seasons. Still, the talent is there.
 

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Alright draft gurus......you had ya nap (lol). Let's get busy on the next cycle......lol

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NFL Draft prospects 2024: Big board of top 50 players overall, position rankings for next year​

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Bill Bender
10 hours ago•15 min read


NFL Draft prospects 2024: Big board of top 50 players​

1. Marvin Harrison Jr.*, WR, Ohio State​

Does a can't-miss prospect exist? Harrison (6-3, 202) totaled 77 catches for 1,263 yards and 14 TDs as a sophomore. That came with seven 100-yard games. Harrison is an outstanding route runner who had just three drops last season. Harrison can work on the outside, but Ohio State offensive coordinator worked the junior out in the slot this spring. There are no apparent weaknesses, and Harrison will put on an all-around show at the 2024 NFL Combine. Harrison's father Marvin was the No. 19 pick in that 1996 NFL Draft where Keyshawn Johnson went first. Marvin Harrison Jr. will have a case to be No. 1 depending on which teams need quarterbacks.

2. Caleb Williams*, QB, USC​

Williams (6-1, 218) has drawn comparisons to Patrick Mahomes II because of his tremendous ability to extend plays and make throws that elicit the same familiar reaction: "How did he do that?" Williams totaled 4,537 yards, 42 TDs and five interceptions, and he will continue to produce prolific results in his second season with USC coach Lincoln Riley. The addition of Kliff Kingsbury to the staff will help, too. Williams' mechanics might get picked apart by draft scouts, but there is a greater chance he gets selected No. 1 because of the constant need for a franchise quarterback.

3. Drake Maye*, QB, North Carolina​

Maye (6-5, 220) checks off a lot of boxes, too. He had a breakout season for North Carolina with 4,321 passing yards, 38 TDs and seven interceptions, but he also had 698 yards and seven TDs. Maye has size, but his ability to scramble and extend plays within that 6-foot-5 frame is going to elicit comparisons to Josh Allen. Maye does not have that level of arm strength, but he's a more accurate quarterback at this stage in his career. The Williams-Maye debate is going to run all the way into April, and there isn't a wrong answer.

4. Brock Bowers*, TE, Georgia​

Bowers (6-4, 230) is one of the most unique tight ends to hit the NFL Draft. He has a 76.8% percent catch percentage for the Bulldogs. He's totaled 1,824 yards and 20 TDs the last two seasons, and he is a complete mismatch in the seam for opposing defenders because of his route-running ability. Bowers also has 165 rushing yards and four TDs. Bowers logged 259 snaps in the slot last year, according to Pro Football Focus. He's worthy of a top-five pick.

5. Joe Alt*, T, Notre Dame​

According to Pro Football Focus, Alt ranked No. 2 among tackles with a 91.4 blocking grade last season. Alt (6-7, 316) allowed just six quarterback hurries and no sacks in 887 offensive snaps. He had his lowest-rated games against Ohio State and USC, and those are the ones to watch in 2023. He should be the first Irish offensive lineman to be taken in the first round since the Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey combo in 2018.


This is Deion's kid........he will be a huge wild card. Why........I can see teams afraid or simply don't wanna deal with Deion.

21. Shedeur Sanders*, QB, Colorado

Sanders (6-2, 215) totaled 6,963 yards, 70 TDs and 14 interceptions at Jackson State the last two seasons, and he's making the move up to the Pac-12 with father Deion Sanders. He is an accurate passer who excels in the intermediate and deep passing game. There will be ups and downs with the move to the Pac-12, and there is a decent chance Sanders sees it through and stays with the Buffaloes for the next two seasons. Still, the talent is there.
It will be interesting to see what happens with Deion’s son. I don’t know if Colorado has the talent to compete in the PAC-12 but this kid has talent.
 

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I know it is far out, but man the top talent looks light years better. Bit surprised how many safeties are on that list.

Could be a great draft for offensive tackles if they live up to the hype. The top 2 WRs are lights out prospects.
 

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No question about his talent........it's the baggies coming with him
Deion is going to look out for his kid. Just like Lebron with Bronny, nothing wrong with that. Archer did it with Payton and Eli. The family is looking out for Arch.
 

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I will be looking for a QB if things go south with Dak and he continues to throw to the opposing team.
 

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It's early, but 23/24 looks loaded at QB, OT, safety.
 

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Next years draft is much better at the top. Williams and Maye are sure fire franchise QBs and there is atleast 4 first round elite Tackles besides the best WR prospect for years. Also Safety seems to be very deep next season.
 

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This class is so far ahead of 2023.

There might be 4 TEs in this class who are all better prospects than anyone taken this year.
 
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