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NFL Draft

2024 Draft Preview - Wide Receivers

Dave Syvertsen
12/03/2023 7:29PM ET

1.  Harrison Jr., Marvin*

Ohio State   6040   205

Two-year starter, Philadelphia, PA. Unanimous All-America in 2022, first in program history. Son of Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison. A prototype player that can fit into any role from any alignment on the field at receiver. Unique body type that plays long and rangy, but with short enough legs to maintain sudden change of direction and burst. Attacks the ball with his hands, showing natural coordination and strength. Sharp, crisp route runner with the next gear to lengthen downfield separation. Does not create much on his own after the catch when it comes to missing tacklers or breaking through contact.

 

2.  Odunze, Rome   

Washington   6027   217

Three-year starter, Las Vegas, NV. Third team All-America and first team All-Pac 12 in 2022. Accomplished high school track star with elite top end movement traits has steadily improved skill set and strength over the years. Added over ten pounds over the past year while maintaining his speed and change of direction. Plucks the ball out of the air with late hands and the ability to control his body when twisting and turning in the air. Strong against contact. Precise route runner that can get open on all levels. Plays a smooth, balanced, yet explosive game. Will get caught up on the line against quality press coverage.

 

3.  Nabers, Malik* 

LSU   6000   199

Three-year starter, Youngsville, LA. Versatile alignment, has nearly split his snaps between the slot and outside. A menace after the catch. Low center of gravity, toughness, and contact balance add up to many forced missed tackles and yards after the catch. Plays a powerful game. Sudden burst will show up off the line and immediately upon getting the ball in his hands. Improved ball skills on both the simple and difficult targets. Can locate the ball through traffic and outmuscle his opponent. Tracks the ball over his shoulder with full control and steady eyes. Will telegraph routes, hindering separation potential which is already an issue because of tightness at times.

 

4.  Coleman, Keon* 

Florida State   6040   215

Two-year starter, Opelousas, LA. Transfer from Michigan State who earned All-Big 10 honors in 2022. Also a member of the nationally ranked Spartans' basketball team prior to leaving for Florida State. Traits from the hardwood show up on the gridiron. Can high point the ball with precise accuracy and timing. Strong finisher that can use his athletic ability and positioning to box out defenders. Will make the spectacular grab appear routine. Excellent ball tracker. Easy, balanced athlete that looks smooth at all times. Still looks rough around the edges as a route runner and does not create much after the catch on his own.

 

5. Worthy, Xavier* 

Texas   6010   164

Three-year starter, Fresno, CA. Two-time All-Big 12 and winner of the 2021 Conference Newcomer of the Year Award after a year where he broke the program’s freshman receiving records. Hides his size shortcomings well with the ability to get off the line and miss contact in a phone booth. Puts tremendous pressure on a secondary via burst and unpredictable change of direction. Sharp, snappy movement with a final gear that can get over and stay over the top. Excellent deep ball tracker. Plays light against contact but will fight for every inch and does not back down. Separation with and without the ball looks easy. Too many concentration drops over his career and will have to be schemed around when it comes to traffic and contact with defenders.

 

6. Wilson, Johnny

Florida State   6061   231

Two-year starter, Pacoima, CA. All-ACC in 2022 after transferring from Arizona State where he played just eight games in two years. Gigantic catch radius that can out-reach the longest and biggest defenders. Will always have an advantage in contested situations. Can fully extend on the move and maintain concentration and coordination to the ball. Long stride speed can stay over the top of the secondary. Will come back to the football, will make up for an inaccurate pass. Has the makings of a security blanket and red zone threat. Has primarily been an X at USC but may have potential to move inside as a big slot receiver at the next level. His movement lacks suddenness to gain separation and he has trouble shaking quality match and mirror corners.

 

7. Wilson, Roman 

Michigan   5104   187

 

8.  Egbuka, Emeka* 

Ohio State   6010   205

 

9.  Sturdivant, J. Michael* 

UCLA    6030   205

 

10.  Franklin, Troy* 

Oregon   6030   187

 

11. Horton, Tory 

Colorado State   6017   187

 

12. Corley, Malachi

Western Kentucky   5105   185

 

13. Harris, Tre 

Mississippi   6015   206

 

14.  Wells Jr., Antwane 

South Carolina   6002   210

 

15.  McConkey, Ladd

Georgia   5110   185

 

16.  Lambert-Smith, KeAndre 

Penn State   6003   184

 

17.  Mitchell, Adonai 

Texas   6040   196

 

18.  McMillan, Jalen 

Washington   6005   187

 

19.  Rice, Brenden 

USC   6030   210

 

20.  Legette, Xavier 

South Carolina   6010   219

 

21. Burton, Jermaine 

Alabama   6003  192

 

22.  Polk, Ja’Lynn

Washington   6020   204

 

23. Cowing, Jacob

Arizona   5084   158

 

24.  Pearsall, Ricky 

Florida   6007   188

 

25.   Walker, Devontez

North Carolina   6016   197

 

26.  McCoy, Bru

Tennessee   6021   216

 

27.  Washington, Tahj

USC   5110   175

 

28.  Dike, Chimere 

Wisconsin   6002   193

 

29. Muhammad III, Moose 

Texas A&M   6002   204

 

30.  Williams, Savion 

TCU   6036   228

 

31. Johnson, Cornelius

Michigan   6022   209

 

*Denotes Underclassman