2024 NFL Draft Stock Up
Kaden Prather, WR, Maryland
Some team sources say Prather (6-4, 212) is similar to Adonai Mitchell from Texas but that Prather is a little faster and plays stronger. In 2023, Prather caught 41 passes for 609 yards and five touchdowns. A year earlier for West Virginia, he turned 52 catches into 501 yards and three scores. Prather has a good skill set and upside.
Anthony Belton, OT, N.C. State
Belton turned in a good 2023 season for the Wolfpack and helped his draft standing with NFL teams. The 6-foot-6, 336-pounder showed he has next-level ability. To go along with big size, Belton has enough quickness and athleticism to remain as an edge blocker in the NFL. Team sources say they have a third-round grade on Belton for the 2024 NFL Draft. They shared they think he might start out as a backup but could develop into a starter.
Dylan Laube, RB, New Hampshire
In 2023, Laube averaged 4.5 yards per carry for 715 yards and nine touchdowns. He showed impressive receiving ability with 68 catches for 699 yards and seven scores. The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder shows rare receiving ability for a big back. His best season came as a junior, when he averaging 4.9 yards per carry for 1,205 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also caught 49 passes for 464 yards and two scores that season. Laube is put together well and could rise if he works out well before the 2024 NFL Draft. Laube earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl.
Tez Walker, WR, North Carolina
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Walker had an absurd suspension to start the 2023 season, but once he returned to the field, he was a playmaker for the Tar Heels. He recorded 41 catches for 699 yards and seven touchdowns in his eight games. Walker showed some speed, good size, and big-play ability.
2024 NFL Draft Stock Down
Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State
Coleman is starting to emerge as a polarizing prospect with team sources. The evaluators who don’t like him said they think he lacks speed and is going to really struggle getting away from NFL cornerbacks. The scouts who do like him say they think Coleman will be able to create just enough late separation, but he is a big, physical, mismatch weapon on contested catches. They also point to Coleman being a good athlete, as illustrated by his effectiveness as an emergency punt returner. Some sources think he could end up being selected in the mid-to-late first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, while others have him in Round 2.
Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State
Egbuka looked like a future first-round pick entering this season, but after a disappointing year, he’s being projected to Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft by teams. Egbuka missed time with an injury, looked like was missing speed when he came back, and never developed chemistry with his new quarterback. Egbuka could return to Ohio State, but if he enters the 2024 NFL Draft, he probably will fall to the second or third round.
Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota
Similar to Egbuka, Nubin had some first-round projections entering the 2023 season but now is seen lower than that. While Nubin made some splash plays, a plethora of missed tackles really hurt his draft standing with teams. As a big strong safety, Nubin needs to be a reliable tackler and run defender for the next level. He could end up going on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft.