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2024 NFL Draft Rankings: Wide Receivers

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We could see this class of wide receivers being one of the better ones over the last decade! There is some elite talent, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see 5-6 go in round 1 alone.  We all know Marvin Harrison Jr. is the top wideout in the class, and probably in a tier of his own, but there is plenty of potential after him. 

There are options for whatever type of receiver you’re looking for, from the big, physical chain mover, all the way to the big-play threat. We’ve seen most of these players make a name for themselves in college, and with the transfer portal changes, these players have been able to showcase their skills in offenses better suited for what they do best!

2024 NFL Draft Rankings: Wide Receivers

With all that being said, here are my top 16 wideouts, as well as a brief glimpse into what I like/dislike about them:

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2024 NFL Draft Wide Receivers – Round 1

Marvin Harrison Jr – Ohio State

Just your run-of-the-mill elite prospect, franchise cornerstone wide receiver. Son of a hall of famer, he’s off the charts,  per Feldman’s Freaks list. He is explosive, and physical, has amazing size/speed, and checks all the boxes if he isn’t drafted in the top 5, I’d be shocked.

Malik Nabers – LSU

Nabers doesn’t bring the size/speed of Harrison but does a great job beating dbs, with a good blend of body control and field smarts. When you watch the tape you see a guy that plays bigger than his size, consistently going up over dbs to snatch the ball out of the air, and making highlight-reel catches a normal thing. 

Rome Odunze – Washington 

He could’ve easily been WR1 in this class, if not for MHJ. Whether McMillan and Polk were on the field or not, Odunze was destroying opposing secondaries with his track-star speed, physicality, or just pure confidence that he’s better than whomever he may be lining up against. 

Xavier Worthy – Texas

Texas used their star receiver as a punt returner, that should clue you into the type of player he is. Willing to do it all and has the playmaking ability to do whatever he wants on the field. 

Troy Franklin – Oregon 

Any of these receivers I put in round 1 could easily be in consideration for the top wideout in any given draft, unfortunately, they are all in the same draft class. And like all the rest, Franklin has some elite traits to go with strong college production and should be one of the top wideouts taken off the board. Outside of Nabers, all these round 1 (potential) wide receivers are all above 6′ and look like they could be any team’s top option.

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2024 NFL Draft Wide Receivers – Round 2

Emeka Egbuka – Ohio State

Jalen McMillan – Washington

Keon Coleman – Florida State

I could also see any of these wideouts push for round 1 consideration if I didn’t already have five wideouts projected in round one. Egbuka and McMillan profile as just above 6’1″ and blazing fast with big play ability. Coleman, on the other hand, is an imposing wideout at 6’4″. Arguably he is just as much a big play threat  I would even argue he is more intriguing because of his story and what he’s done to get to where he is.

2024 NFL Draft Wide Receivers – Round 3

Adonai Mitchell – Texas

Brian Thomas Jr – LSU

Roman Wilson – Michigan

Jacob Cowing – Arizona

If you’d like a big, physical wideout you’d like Mitchell, or even Thomas Jr. If you want a more Deebo-lite with  4.3 speed, Wilson is your man. Cowing is smaller, and probably clocks in a little slower time but can be a really nice receiver, with great coordination and the ability to track the ball well. 

North Carolina obtained a big-time playmaker in Devontez Walker this season as a transfer from Kent State. Hula Bowl scout Ian McNice breaks down Walker as an NFL Prospect in his report.

2024 NFL Draft Wide Receivers – Rounds 4-7

Ja’Lynn Polk – Washington

Devontez Walker – North Carolina

Jermaine Burton – Alabama

Ladd McKonkey – Georgia

Rounds 4-7 give you plenty of different options. Walker is a big playmaker. Burton and McKonkey are similar size/speed options. However, McConkey is a bit more productive. Polks is another weapon from that high-powered Washington offense. He does a good job in catch-and-run situations. 

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