Pre-season 2024 NFL Draft Rankings: Wide Receivers

Part three of my pre-season rankings for the 2024 NFL draft. We have another deep wide receiver class this year, with two to three elite receivers at the top and a lot of other guys who could easily move up with a big year. Picking a top 10 was difficult, so I added some honorable mentions as well.

Rome Odunze, a top 3 wide receiver in the 2024 NFL draft class
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2024 NFL Draft Top Five Wide Receivers
  1. Marvin Harrison Jr. – Ohio State: Not much needs to be said here. Harrison will be the best receiver to come out in at least five years. He has Pro Bowl-caliber written all over him. His only real draw back is he is not a big YAC threat, but he’s so good at everything else it doesn’t matter.
  2. Emeka Eguka – Ohio State: Yes, another Ohio State receiver. Emeka is the type of receiver who can do a bit of everything, but is a great athlete at the same time with legit 4.4 40-yard dash speed. He can play in the slot or outside. Listed at 6’1 205, but looks closer to 5’11. He is a legit YAC threat who can take it to the house on any play.
  3. Rome Odunze – Washington: Listed at 6’3 211, with low 4.4 40-yard dash speed, Odunze has the makings of an elite outside/deep threat receiver. He has had some experience in the slot, but is made for the outside. Not just a deep threat, he can do it all. Added bulk this offseason should help him play more physical and get off press coverage. Odunze averaged 15.3 yards a catch this past season.
  4. Keon Coleman – Florida State: Coleman is a freak at 6’4 215 with 4.5 40-yard dash speed. He is a bully at times, and a YAC threat. Even with Michigan State’s inconsistent offense, he put up 798 yards and seven touchdowns. At Florida State, with all their talent, he should eclipse 1,000.
  5. Malik Nabers – LSU: Nabers is listed at 6’0 195, but plays like he’s 210. He has some Deebo Samuels to his game; once he gets the ball in his hands he turns into a running back, bouncing off tackles. Playing mostly from the slot as a freshman, he showed he can play outside as well in 2022. He can be trusted to get those 50/50 balls, and can be used on gadget plays.
The Best Of The Rest: 2024 NFL Draft Wide Receivers

6. Ali Jennings III – Virginia Tech: Jennings is a bit of a late bloomer. He spent two years at West Virginia where he didn’t really play, then transferred to Old Dominion where he put up 62/1,062/5 with an average of 17.1 per catch in 2021. In just 9 games in 2022, he had 54/959/9 and his average actually went up to 17.8. He has the size (6’2 200) and speed (sub 4.5). He should eat up the competition in the ACC.

7. De’Corian Clark – UTSA: Clark is not very well known outside of scouting circles, mostly due to playing at UTSA and being a little bit of a late bloomer. He came on in 2021, and even more in 2022, before injury ended his season after nine games. His statistical impact was held down a bit by playing with two other really good receivers in Zakhari Franklin and Joshua Cephus. Clark is one of the freakier athletes in this class at 6’2 210 with 4.5 speed and a 6’7 wingspan. With Franklin transferred out, that should open up more targets for him in 20203

8. Johnny Wilson – Florida State: Wilson started out at Arizona State, but left after two forgetful seasons. He was a bit of a human highlight reel this past season at FSU with all the acrobatic catches he made and breaking tackles. Wilson is a large man, at 6’7 235, but is a little slow, running just under 4.6. Some teams may want to bulk him up and move him to tight end. He also dropped six balls. There may be fit questions in the NFL.

9. Dorian Singer – USC: Singer had a small role as a freshman with just 18 catches, but blew up in 2022 with 66 catches, 1,105 yards and six touchdowns. He has pretty solid size at 6’1 185, but does need some bulk. His calling card is his speed and ability to threaten down field. Singer brings 4.45 40-yard dash speed to the field, and averaged almost 17 yards a catch. He could also stand to expand his route tree.

10. Zakhari Franklin – Ole Miss: Franklin played his first four season at UTSA and was a contributor from the go. Every season his numbers went up. At 6’1 185, he has decent size, but like Singer could stand to add 10 pounds. His hands are like glue, and he has the full route tree at his disposal. He is a technician. May not be an elite athlete, but he still is a solid one with 4.5 speed and has a nose for the end zone with 27 TDs the last two seasons.

2024 NFL Draft Wide Receivers: Honorable mentions (in no particular order)

Oronde Gadsen II – Syracuse, Donavon Greene – Wake Forest, Xavier Worthy – Texas, Javon Baker – UCF, Moose Muhammad III – Texas A&M, Jacob Cowing – Arizona

Don’t forget to check out my previous part on the running backs and my database that I maintain.

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