2024 NFL Draft Stock – Week 5

2024 NFL Draft Stock Up

Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

In the first half against Auburn, Georgia got Bowers involved by using him as a power running back on a third-and-short. He also caught a few short passes before he got open on a dig route in zone coverage and gain gained Georgia 29 yards. That led to a rushing touchdown on the next play. Early in the fourth quarter, Bowers got open along the sideline and then darted back to the middle after making the catch to rumble down field for a 37-yard gain. Later on the same drive, he made two receptions despite defenders dropped all over him. Late in the fourth game, Bowers got open on a dig to convert a third-and-12 with a big gain. He capped the drive by getting open on a slant and added 25 more yards on the way to the end zone for a 40-yard touchdown. His huge second half led to the Bulldogs avoiding the upset and coming away with the tough road win. Versus Auburn, Bowers caught eight passes for 157 yards and one touchdown.

For the NFL, Bowers looks like a receiving weapon and a dynamic contributor in the passing game. He is superb after the catch, displaying excellent feel, route-running, and recognition of coverage. While he isn’t the biggest of tight ends, Bowers is a tough competitor as a blocker. His performance against Auburn will help Bowers to be a first-round pick next April in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Tyleik Williams, DT, Ohio State

Williams flashed interior rush ability in 2021, recording five sacks and 16 tackles. So far in 2023, he has played solid football, picking up 21 tackles, one sack and one pass defended. Williams (6-2, 290) made a number of impressive plays against Notre Dame, getting the better of left tackle Joe Alt. While some of the Ohio State defensive linemen have been disappointing this season, Williams is playing well and has already matched his tackle total from 2022. If Williams keeps progressing, he could be an early-round prospect with some interior rush potential for the 2024 NFL Draft.

Audric Estime, RB, Notre Dame

Estime has been superb in 2023, averaging 7.1 yards per carry for 672 yards and seven touchdowns. He also has nine receptions for 80 yards. Estime is a power downhill runner who picks up yards after contact and has the quickness to hit the hole. After serving as a backup in 2021, Estime took over as the feature back, averaging 5.9 yards per carry on his way to 920 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had nine receptions for 135 yards. The 5-foot-11, 227-pound Estime is a workhorse who could have the potential to serve as a three-down starter in the NFL.

Jaheim Bell, TE, Florida State

The South Carolina transfer has played well for Florida State this season, bringing in 10 receptions for 151 yards and two touchdowns so far. He also has a rushing touchdown. In 2022 (25-231-2) and 2021 (30-497-5), Bell was a solid contributor for the Gamecocks. The 6-foot-3, 239-pound Bell is a physical player runner after the catch with quickness, route-running, and athleticism to get open.

Khalid Duke, DE/OLB, Kansas State

Duke is an undersized edge rusher who NFL team sources are projecting to be a designated pass rusher as a pro. Thus far in 2023, Duke has been a dangerous quarterback hunter, showing serious speed off the edge. He has eight tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble so far in 2023. If Duke keeps getting to the quarterback, he will be putting himself in mid-round contention for the 2024 NFL Draft.

Mello Dotson, CB, Kansas

Dotson broke out in 2022, recording 54 tackles, two interceptions and six passes broken up. In 2023, he has 12 tackles, an interception and six passes defended. Dotson has good height and length, and he could be a riser for the 2024 NFL Draft.

Jalon Daniels, QB, Kansas

Daniels has completed 75 percent of his passes in 2023 for 705 yards, five touchdowns and an interception. In 2022, he completed 66 percent of his passes for 2,014 yards, 18 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also ran for another seven scores. Sources from around the NFL say Daniels has the potential to be a third-day pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

2024 NFL Draft Stock Down

Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State

Team sources say they like Beebe’s 2022 tape more than what they have seen from him this season. They said they feel Beebe has lost some of the intensity in his play. He is limited athletically and has some issues with speed and quickness. However, Beebe has power and can be productive in the ground game. He needs to show more intensity in the remainder of the season to avoid his draft grade getting hurt significantly.