The top prospects available for the 2024 NFL Draft.
By Charlie Campbell
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Sept. 26, 2023
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In 2023, Williams has dominated against weak opponents. He has completed 74 percent of his passes this season for 1,200 yards, 15 touchdowns and zero interceptions.
At Oklahoma in 2021, after Spencer Rattler struggled, Williams replaced him as the starter and turned in an excellent year, completing 65 percent of his passes for 1,912 yards, 21 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also hurt defenses on the ground with six rushing touchdowns and lots of yardage. After the 2021 season, Williams transferred to USC to follow former Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley.
Entering the 2022 season, I predicted Williams would win the Heisman Trophy, which is what happened as he completed 67 percent of his passes for 4,537 yards, 42 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also ran for 10 touchdowns.
Williams has a quality arm, athleticism, and creativity as a playmaker. He is dynamic with his ability to create something out of nothing, alter his arm angle, and throw on the run. Williams’ style of play has drawn a lot of comparisons to Patrick Mahomes.
QB, North Carolina.
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Maye has played well so far in 2023, but he also has turned in two two-interception games – against South Carolina and Minnesota. In 2023, Maye has completed 73 percent of his passes for 1,187 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions.
Despite being a redshirt freshman in 2022, Maye was an upgrade over what Sam Howell did in 2021, his final season in Chapel Hill. Maye completed 66 percent of his passes in 2022 for 4,321 yards, 38 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Maye is a big-armed pocket passer who is highly accurate, throws into tight windows and makes good decisions.
Marvin Harrison Jr.,
WR, Ohio State.
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In 2023, Harrison has 17 receptions for 336 yards and three touchdowns. He dominated against Youngstown State and Western Kentucky.
Harrison lived up to the hype with a breakout sophomore season in 2022. As the No. 1 receiver for C.J. Stroud, Harrison recorded 77 catches for 1,263 yards and 14 touchdowns. Harrison possesses a dynamic skill set that alllows him to shred a defense in a variety of wayd. Automatically, Harrison gives cornerbacks problems due to his size. He also has good speed, route-running, and feel. His style of play is similar to that of Mike Evans or A.J. Green.
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The 6-foot-7, 330-pound Mims was a backup and rotational player for Georgia, but he could become a star in 2023. Mims dominated Ohio State to close out the 2022 season and looked like he was toying with the highly touted Buckeye defensive ends. Manning right tackle for Georgia, Mims is a giant monster who has very little body fat and is a unique physical specimen with size, speed and athleticism. Team sources say Mims has 11.2-inch hands and 36-inch arms, as well as quickness. They noted his physical body is similar to that of Tyron Smith. NFL team evaluators say that Mims is more physical and nasty in 2023, and he was playing dominant football before being sidelined by a lower leg injury. Mims has a great skill set and could be a fast riser for the 2024 NFL Draft.
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In 2023, Latu has 13 tackles, four sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. After recording 10.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2022, Latu is proving to be a dangerous quarterback hunter. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder is quick off the edge with athleticism and a strong build.
With Washington, Latu had injury issues that cost him the 2020 and 2021 seasons. A serious neck injury caused former Huskies coach Jimmy Lake to say that Latu’s career was over after consulting specialists, but he transferred to UCLA after Lake and his staff were let go. Latu then received medical clearance from UCLA before resuming his career.
CB, Penn State.
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King has nine tackles and a pass broken up thus far in 2023.
While Joey Porter Jr. received all of the attention, King was Penn State’s best cornerback in 2022 and made more big plays for the Nittany Lions. King totaled 30 tackles with three interceptions, 21 passes defended and one forced fumble on the year. King is an impressive player who does everything well. The first trait that jumps out about King is his instinctiveness. He is a smooth, athletic and fast corner who can run the route and prevent separation.
WR, Ohio State.
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In 2023, Egbuka has 19 receptions for 263 yards and three touchdowns, but has mostly faced weak competition.
Egbuka notched 74 receptions for 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2022. He emerged as a potential No. 1 receiver or really good No. 2 wideout. At other schools, he would have had an even bigger 2022, but Egbuka was the No. 2 receiver across from Marvin Harrison Jr. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Egbuka is a polished wideout who has good speed and quality size.
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Suamataia was a top recruit who landed at Oregon and redshirted. In 2022, Suamataia transferred to BYU and broke out, including not allowing a sack all season. The 6-foot-6, 325-pounder has shocking speed and athleticism for an edge blocker of his size. He is superb in pass protection while also showing toughness as a run blocker. Suamataia could stand to add some lower body strength, but he has a lot of upside and could be a very good starter at left or right tackle in the NFL.
DE, Florida State.
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Against LSU, Verse had two tackles and came close to a strip-sack, but it was ruled incomplete. He was then active in the ground game versus Boston College and Clemson. Verse has collected 10 tackles and zero sacks in 2023.
After starting out his collegiate career at Albany, Verse transferred to Florida State for 2022, where he broke out season with 47 tackles, 16.5 tackles for a loss and nine sacks. As a pass rusher, Verse shows real speed around the corner as well as athleticism and functional strength. Verse’s power translates as a run defense, where he can stack offensive linemen at the line of scrimmage and keep them from pushing him backward. Thanks to his active hands, Verse shows the ability to work off his blocks and make tackles out of his gap. He is a well-rounded defender who could have been a first-round pick if he had entered the 2023 NFL Draft.
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Bowers has 22 receptions for 256 yards and two touchdowns so far this year. He has blocked well for Georgia as well. Most of his production came against UAB (9-121-2).
In Georgia’s back-to-back National Championship seasons, Bowers was the most dangerous and effective weapon on their offense. While many schools are led by a star quarterback, running back or wide receiver, Bowers was clearly the most talented player of the Georgia scoring attack over the past two seasons. He was a freshman sensation in 2021, hauling in 56 catches for 882 yards and 13 touchdowns. In 2022, Bowers recorded 63 receptions for 942 yards and seven scores. He also ran for three touchdowns while taking nine carries for 109 yards – a 12.1-yard average. Bowers is a dangerous receiving threat who also fights hard as a blocker.
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Kinchens had a superb game against Texas A&M with an interception, a fumble recovery, and seven tackles. He was carted off the field late in the game with a head/neck injury, but Miami is optimistic that Kinchens will be okay. He has yet to return to action. This season, he has 10 tackles and a pick.
Kinchens was one of the best safeties in college football in 2022, putting together a stellar season in Miami. He totaled six interceptions, five passes defended and 59 tackles on the year. For the NFL, Kinchens is a true single deep free safety. He can line up deep downfield, diagnose routes, read the eyes of the quarterback, and shut down completions deep down the field. He has the speed to get from the middle of the field to the sideline with excellent diagnosis and route-recognition skills. On top of being a dynamic zone-coverage safety, Kinchens is a solid and willing run defender. Team sources say Kinchens is a stud on and off the field, so he is already receiving good evaluations for character.
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In 2023, Trice has totaled nine tackles.
It took over three years, but Trice finally brokce out for the Huskies in 2022. He redshirted in 2019 and was a backup in 2020. After recording 14 tackles and two sacks in 2021, Trice exploded in 2022, ripping off nine sacks, 12 tackles for a loss and 38 tackles.
Against the pass, Trice has a good rush plan and ability to get off of blocks. Off the ball, he has a quick first-step and gets upfield faster than many offensive tackles expect. Once upfield, Trice uses active hands to slap away linemen, and he showcased an impressive rip move to gain leverage on offensive tackles and shed their blocks in 2022. Trice competes in run defense and makes an effort to chase down ball-carriers out of his gap. He is best in pursuit and plays physical footbal.
WR, Florida State.
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This year, Coleman has made 17 catches for 256 yards and six touchdowns. He had a huge game against Clemson, including making a phenomenal game-winning touchdown catch in overtime.
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Worthy has caught 19 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns so far this year.
From his true freshman season, Worthy has been a playmaking presence for Texas. In his 2021 debut, he recorded 62 catches for 981 yards with 12 touchdowns. Worthy continued to play at a high level as a sophomore despite dealing injuries at the quarterback position, making 60 receptions for 760 yards and nine touchdowns. He also contributed some as a punt returner with 9.7 yards per return.
As a wide receiver, Worthy is explosive off the line of scrimmage and shows twitchy moves out of his break to create separation from defensive backs. Worthy is a threat to beat coverage deep, using his speed on verticals, and his quickness out of the break makes him a dangerous route-runner who can get open. The biggest negative against Worthy (6-1, 163) is his slim frame, which inherently leads to durability concerns with pro evaluators.
OT, Penn State.
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Fashanu and Penn State have cruised over West Virginia, Delaware, Illinois and Iowa. He notched good wins when going against Illini defensive tackle Johnny Newton. For the NFL, Fashanu uses his size and length to make it tough for defenders to get by him. However he is not an elite athlete on the edge with rare movement skills or quickness. He can move defenders up front in the ground game but is not all that nasty in his style of play.
For the pros, Fashanu looks like a starting left tackle, but not an elite one. He does not look like a top-10 prospect, such as a Penei Sewell. In the NFL, Fashanu might be more similar to an adequate starting tackle like Russell Okung over an elite tackle like Sewell.
Fashanu broke into the starting lineup for Penn State in 2022 after two years of development, and he put together a tremendous debut season. Fashanu was considered as a potential first-round pick for the 2023 NFL Draft, but he decided to return for his fourth season with the Nittany Lions.
Fashanu has an excellent skill set for protecting the edge in the passing game. He is a big blocker with very good length and strength to tangle up defensive linemen. In the ground game, meanwhile, Fashanu is not a finesse left tackle who simply ties up defenders. He can create a really push at the point of attack, using his power, thick upper body, and leverage to knock opponents off the ball. Fashanu has the potential to be a franchise left tackle and should become a quality starter early in his pro career.
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Latham played well taking on Texas, and he cruised over the weaker opponents. He had a strong performance taking on Ole Miss.
After serving as a backup during his 2021 season, Latham earned the starting right tackle position as a sophomore. In 2022, Latham allowed zero sacks and was credited with giving up only 11 hurries and 12 pressures over 517 pass-blocking snaps. As a pass blocker, Latham has a natural build with good size, strength, and length to play on the edge. In the ground game, Latham uses his strong upper body to tie up defenders and push them around. Speed rushers coming around the corner can give Latham some issues at times. He may not have the feet and smooth movement skills that NFL teams want out of their left tackles.
WR, Florida State.
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Wilson has totaled 16 receptions for 303 yards in 2023. Against LSU, Wilson had some ugly dropped passes that reinforced some concerns around his hands. He made some good hands catches in helping Florida State pull off its big comeback against Clemson.
After transferring from Arizona State, Wilson put together a breakout year for the Seminoles in 2022, recording 43 receptions for 897 yards and five touchdowns. Wilson’s height and length give him a huge catch radius, and he can make receptions over cornerbacks even when they have blanket coverage. After the catch, Wilson runs well and is tough to tackle due to his power. The question will be if he is fast enough for the NFL, but the 6-foot-7, 240-pounder presents a mismatch regardless of who lines up against him.
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Sanders has been very good in 2023, completing 77 percent of his passes for 1,410 yards, 11 touchdowns and one interception. He has one rushing touchdown as well. Multiple team sources see Sanders as a potential first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, as WalterFootball.com previously noted in the Hot Press
. They noted while he doesn’t have elite physicality, he has significant football I.Q., confidence and charisma. He could be the most NFL-ready quarterback in the class.
Sanders previously dominated at Jackson State over two seasons before transferring to Colorado to continue to play for his father. In 2021, Sanders completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,231 yards, 30 touchdowns and eight interceptions. In 2022, he completed 71 percent of his passes for 3,732 yards, 40 touchdowns and six interceptions.
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Smith would have been questionable for the opener versus Florida State because of an ankle injury suffered in training camp, but he was suspended for the game by the corrupt NCAA. Smith has played in three games, recording five tackles over those contests.
Smith was a dynamic freshman for the Tigers in 2021, and the former five-star recruit made an instant impact for them, recording four sacks and 19 tackles. There was a ton of hype coming from LSU that he was poised to have a monster 2022 season, but he suffered a torn ACL in the season opener against Florida State and missed the year. The 6-foot-5, 298-pounder has excellent size and length with the upside to build on his fantastic debut. Smith could break out and dominate in 2023.
OT, Notre Dame.
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Alt did well against Ohio State when taking on J.T. Tuimoloau and Jack Sawyer. However, Tyleik Williams gave Alt a lot of problems. Alt looks like an NFL starter, but the Buckeyes illustrated Alt has a common problem for players of his size. The 6-foot-8, 322-pounder gets in trouble when he stands up too high. That opens up his chest and enables defenders to push him backward. Alt will need additional development from his pro coaches to improve his ability to bend and not play too high. With his length, solid quickness, and athleticism, Alt can be a starter at the next level, but he is not as flawless as some in the media have made him out to be. Alt is not as good of a prospect as say Andrew Thomas, but Alt could end up being a Mike McGlinchey-type tackle in the NFL.
After some early action as a backup, Alt became a starter five games into his freshman season and finished the rest of 2021 there. Alt then started all 13 games of 2022 at left tackle for the Fighting Irish and was a steady presence at the point of attack.
In the ground game, Alt is a contributor who uses his size to tie up defenders. As a pass blocker, Alt possesses a natural advantage in that he is so huge it is hard for defenders to get around him. Alt’s mass and length require extra steps to get past him, and that gives his quarterback a split second, which can be valuable. Alt has good awareness, is smart, and has developed technique. Helped by his length and mass, he ties up defenders and keeps them from shedding blocks easily. Given Alt’s massive size, he might be better off at right tackle in the NFL, similar to former Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey.
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Nubin was superb to open the season against Nebraska, recording two interceptions and three tackles. He has 15 tackles, two picks, and a pass broken up thus far this year.
Some teams had Nubin graded as a potential first- or second-round pick prior for the 2023 NFL Draft prior to him returning to Minnesota for another year. In 2022, Nubin recorded 55 tackles, four interceptions and three passes defended. He put up similar production in 2021 with 49 tackles, three picks and two passes broken up. Pro evaluators like that Nubin (6-2, 210) is big, physical and instinctive, plus has impressive movement skills for a player of his size.
CB, Wake Forest.
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Carson has notched 15 tackles and three passes defended at this point in 2023.
Over the past three seasons, Carson was a steady and productive defender in coverage for the Demon Deacons. In 2020, he recorded 25 tackles, one forced fumble, one interception and four passes defended. Carson then totaled 31 tackles, two picks and seven passes defended in 2021. As a redshirt sophomore in 2022, Carson had 21 tackles and seven passes broken up.
Carson is a well-rounded cornerback who makes plays for his defense. He is a gritty and instinctive defender, providing a real presence on the back end. With good size and speed, Carson does a nice job of maintaining tight coverage and battling receivers for position. Carson uses his size and length to cover up wideouts, making it very difficult for quarterbacks to get passes by him. Carson is a physical defender who is a willing tackler and does not hesitate to dish out some hard hits.
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Nabers has 32 catches for 523 yards and five touchdowns so far this year. He had a monster game against Mississippi State with 13 catches for 239 yards and two touchdowns.
While Kayshon Boutte was supposed to be their No. 1, Nabers outplayed Boutte and was a steady contributor for LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels. Nabers caught 72 passes for 1,017 yards and three touchdowns in 2022. He has decent size and played tough football for the Tigers. Nabers has speed and is a shifty receiver who is tough to cover.
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Turner has 17 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles thus far in 2023. He turned in huge performances versus South Florida and Ole Miss.
Will Anderson dominated college football in 2021, causing havoc in the backfield. With Anderson commanding the attention of defenses, Turner had a fabulous freshman season, recording 8.5 sacks and 30 tackles while rotating with other defenders. In 2022, Turner played more, but his production fell to four sacks to go along with 37 tackles. He was more disruptive than the numbers indicate.
Turner is a fast edge rusher who will have issues holding up in the NFL on an every-down basis due to his size. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder might be best as a 3-4 outside linebacker and designated pass rusher.
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In 2023, Sanders has 12 receptions for 268 yards and a touchdown. He put together an excellent game to help Texas win at Alabama.
Sanders came out of nowhere in 2022 to be one of the most effective tight ends in college football. He was a backup and special teams contributor in 2021, but as a sophomore, Sanders was a weapon for the Longhorns, catching 54 passes for 614 yards and five touchdowns. He had huge games against West Virginia and Oklahoma that illustrated his playmaking potential.
As a receiver, Sanders can do a lot to help his offense. He is a quick route-runner with fluid athleticism who can get open in the middle of the field. Sanders is not a big tight end, so he could face limitations as a blocker in the NFL.
OLB, Penn State.
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WR, South Carolina.
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QB, South Carolina.
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CB, South Carolina.
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LB, North Carolina.
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Michael Penix Jr.,
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DE, Ohio State.
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CB, Arizona State.
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Tyler Van Dyke,
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