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The Way Too Early Top 10 2024 NFL Draft Prospects

KANSAS CITY, MO – APRIL 29: Fans congregate just outside the NFL Draft Theatre during the third day of the NFL Draft on April 29, 2023 at Union Station in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

With the completion of the 2023 NFL Draft, we look ahead to the 2024 NFL Draft that will be held in Detroit, Michigan. The early outlook for this class is very promising, especially at the skill positions. The class at QB will be deeper than ever and the offensive line talent is quite rich in 2024. Let’s take an early look at the prospects we can expect to have their name called early in the 2024 NFL Draft.


QB Caleb Williams, USC

This one is a no-brainer. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner is already the consensus #1 pick regardless of how the season goes for him or USC. You can put this in Sharpie as Seth Davis would say. He has everything you look for in an NFL quarterback. He has size (6’1, 220), accuracy (66%), mobility (10 Rushing TDs), and a high football IQ. That IQ will only improve with QB guru and former Arizona Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury joining the staff this season. He could become only the second player in NCAA history to win a second Heisman trophy. He is arguably the most polished prospect since Andrew Luck in 2012. Whoever takes him at #1 next season will have a franchise-altering pick on their hands.

QB Drake Maye, North Carolina

Coming in a close second to Caleb Williams is North Carolina’s, Drake Maye. He also would have been ranked higher than any prospect in this last weekend’s draft. The real difference between the two prospects is size and mobility. Maye measures 6’4 vs. Williams at 6’1. Maye is more of a pocket passer whereas Williams can move out of the pocket to extend plays. Maye can still extend plays, but Williams has shown just a bit more finesse with it. Maye’s real weapon is his deep ball as he has a 97.5 deep passing grade. He finished last season with 45 total touchdowns and over 5000 yards of total offense. Like Williams, any team getting this prospect will get a franchise-altering path.

WR Marvin Harrison Jr, Ohio State

The undisputed #1 WR in all of college football. When OSU starter Jaxson Smith-Njigba went down with a hamstring injury early last season, Marvin Harrison Jr showed his true out-of-this-world talents. He can contort his body to the ball, no matter where it’s placed around him. His catch radius is incredible due to his 6’4 height. He would have been the #1 WR taken in the 2023 draft if he was eligible. He comes from great lineage being the son of Colts Hall of Fame WR Marvin Harrison.

TE Blake Bowers, Georgia

Like Caleb Williams, Bowers is the consensus #1 TE in this class. He has great size (6’4, 230 lb) and pass-catching ability. His greatest strength is his ability to gain more yards after the catch. In his two seasons at Georgia, he has a mind-blowing 119 receptions for 1,824 yards and 20 TDs.  He will be a nightmare for defensive coordinators for years to come.


QB Quinn Ewers, Texas

The #3 QB in this class of 2024 is Quinn Ewers from Texas. He has less tape on him than Williams and Maye as he was injured for a portion of last year. Not quite as polished as the other two but still has the tools to be successful at the next level. He will have to fend off incoming Freshman QB Arch Manning but HC Steve Sarkisian (with conviction) said Ewers will be the starter this season. He is a pro-style QB with mobility and throws a very accurate and crisp ball. His record at Texas is only 6-4 and will need to stay healthy and continue to build on the upward trajectory of the Texas Football program.

QB Michael Penix Jr, Washington

Coming in as the #4 QB in this class is the Indiana University transfer, Michael Penix Jr. He transferred to Washington this past season and has put his name on the map for NFL scouts. He has the size (6’3, 220) and the elite mobility to be successful in the NFL. Last season, he finished with 4,641 passing yards and led the FBS in yards per game at 357. While he was healthy last season, he has suffered two torn ACLs in his career at Indiana so staying on the field will be paramount for him this season with his draft stock.

WR Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State

The #2 WR in the Ohio State offense is no slouch of a prospect. Not as flashy as his counterpart, Marvin Harrison Jr., but nearly as effective. During his sophomore campaign, he caught 74 balls for 1,151 yards and 10 TDs. There was only one other Power 5 WR who had better numbers, you guessed it, it was Marvin Harrison Jr. Egbuka can also bolster a franchise’s special teams as he is a force in the return game as well.

EDGE Jared Verse, Florida State

The Albany transfer will most likely be the first edge rusher off the board in 2024. Verse had a stellar stay in Albany where he dominated the competition. He later transferred to Florida State, where he was named to the AP All-American First Team. He finished the season with 47 tackles (16.5 for loss) and 9 sacks. His athleticism is his strong point as he can get off the line quickly.

OT Joe Alt, Notre Dame

A converted high school tight end could now be a top 10 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. The 2022 All-American left tackle comes in at 6’8 and 315 lbs. He is a skilled run blocker with great agility and body strength. He gave up zero sacks last season and has all the tools to be a starting Day 1 left tackle in the NFL.

OT Olu Fashanu, Penn State

Would have been the first OT off the board in the 2023 NFL Draft if he would have made himself eligible. He chose to stay at Penn State and get his master’s degree this upcoming season. He is also a master of pass protection as he did not allow a single sack last season.

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