The top prospects available for the 2024 NFL Draft.
By Charlie Campbell
Send Charlie an e-mail here: [email protected]
Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell
Nov. 29, 2023
Previous Years of Big Boards:
Caleb Williams, QB, USC.
Previously: 1 Avg. 1.4 per 16
In 2023, Williams mostly dominated against weak opponents, but did lead USC to a shootout win over Colorado with six touchdown passes. He had a horrible three-interception game against Notre Dame and was not impressive taking on Utah. Williams completed 69 percent of his passes for 3,633 yards, 30 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also notched 11 rushing touchdowns.
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.
Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State.
Previously: 2 Avg. 2.8 per 16
This season, Harrison has 67 receptions for 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns. He dominated against Youngstown State, Western Kentucky, Penn State and Michigan State.
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.
Laiatu Latu, DE, UCLA.
Previously: 3 Avg. 4.4 per 12
In 2023, Latu has 49 tackles, 13 sacks, two interceptions, two passes batted and two forced fumbles. After recording 10.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2022, Latu has proven 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.
Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina.
Previously: 4 Avg. 1.9 per 16
Maye has played well in 2023, but he also has turned in two two-interception games – against South Carolina and Minnesota. Maye has shown that his arm talent, accuracy, pocket passing, and mobility are NFL ready. In 2023, Maye has completed 63 percent of his passes for 3,608 yards, 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also has nine rushing touchdowns.
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.
Dallas Turner, LB, Alabama.
Previously: 6 Avg. 15.2 per 16
Turner has 46 tackles, eight sacks, one pass defended, and two forced fumbles thus far in 2023. He turned in huge performances versus South Florida and Ole Miss. Turner is a lightning-fast edge rusher who is a natural quarterback hunter.
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.
Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia.
Previously: 7 Avg. 8.4 per 16
Bowers has 51 receptions for 666 yards and six touchdowns in 2023. He missed about a month with a high ankle sprain that needed surgery. Bowers has also blocked well for Georgia, and he made some huge receptions (8-157-1) to carry Georgia to a tough road win at Auburn.
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.
Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia.
Previously: 5 Avg. 8.5 per 12
The 6-foot-7, 330-pound Mims was a backup and rotational player for Georgia before this year, but he could become a star. 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 has played dominant football despite missing some time with a lower leg injury. Mims has a great skill set and could be a fast riser for the 2024 NFL Draft.
Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU.
Previously: 8 Avg. 8.9 per 12
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.
Shedeur Sanders, QB, Colorado.
Previously: 13 Avg. 15.1 per 12
Sanders has been very good in 2023, completing 69 percent of his passes for 3,230 yards, 27 touchdowns and three interceptions. He has four rushing touchdowns as well. Multiple team sources see Sanders as a potential first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, as WalterFootball.com previously reported 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.
Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami.
Previously: 10 Avg. 10.6 per 16
Kinchens put together a superb game against Texas A&M with an interception, a fumble recovery and seven tackles. He was carted off the field late in that contest with a head/neck injury, but after missing a few games, he came back to the field versus Georgia Tech. This season, Kinchens has 59 tackles, five interceptions and five passes batted.
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.
J.C. Latham, OT, Alabama.
Previously: 11 Avg. 14.1 per 16
Latham played well against Texas, and he cruised over the weaker opponents. He had strong performances taking on Ole Miss, Arkansas and Tennessee. Latham is a rock-solid player who is a people mover in the ground game and dependable in pass protection. He could be an excellent pro right tackle if his off-the-field and football character are focused on being the best he can be.
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.
Malik Nabers, WR, LSU.
Previously: 12 Avg. 16.9 per 16
Nabers has 86 catches for 1,546 yards and 14 touchdowns so far this year. He had a monster game against Mississippi State with 13 catches for 239 yards and two touchdowns. Nabers had another excellent outing versus Alabama (10-171-1).
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.
Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State.
Previously: 9 Avg. 9.8 per 13
This year, Coleman has 46 receptions for 639 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had a huge game against Clemson, including making a phenomenal game-winning touchdown catch in overtime. Coleman got the better of Wake Forest’s Caelen Carson, a future NFL corner, beating him for two touchdowns and forcing him to commit pass interference. As an injury replacement, Coleman had a huge punt return to help lead Florida State to a narrow win over Miami.
Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State.
Previously: 14 Avg. 9.3 per 16
So far this season, Egbuka has 35 receptions for 451 yards and four touchdowns, but mostly faced weak competition. He missed a few games due to injury.
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.
Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU.
Previously: 15 Avg. 41.4 per 16
This season, Daniels has completed 72 percent of his passes for 3,812 yards, 40 touchdowns and four interceptions. He has 10 rushing touchdowns as well. Daniels is a dual-threat quarterback who showed improvement as a passer throughout the 2022 season with LSU. He has a quality arm and is a dangerous runner with shocking speed. While he has plenty of room for growth, Daniels has become more consistent with pocket-passing accuracy and reading the field. Daniels completed 69 percent of his passes in 2022 for 2,913 yards, 17 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also went for 885 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground. While playing for Arizona State in 2021, Daniels completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,380 yards, 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He was impressive in 2019, showing playmaking ability as a passer and runner while producing points for the Sun Devils, but he did not look as good in the short 2020 season.
Tyler Guyton, OT, Alabama.
Previously: 16 Avg. 16 per 9
The 6-foot-7, 328-pound Guyton has shown he is an athletic freak with a special combination of size, speed, length and athleticism. He uses his big frame to make it tough for defenders to run around him and has long arms to tie up defenders as well as excellent ability to sustain his blocks. Guyton is a smooth mover in space, displaying the quickness to fire out of his stance and engage defenders. Multiple team sources say Guyton has first-round potential, but needs to be more consistent. He has a great skill set and big-time upside.
Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson.
Previously: 21 Avg. 21.3 per 3
Wiggins has height to go along with serious speed and athleticism. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder is fast and fluid to run the route and prevent separation. He could stand to add some strength to tackle in the NFL, but he is the most talented cover corner in the 2024 NFL Draft class. This season, Wiggins has 28 tackles, six passes broken up, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a sack. He broke into the starting lineup in 2022 and collected 39 tackles, an interception and 11 passes defended.
Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame.
Previously: 18 Avg. 17.6 per 16
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.
Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State.
Previously: 19 Avg. 13.8 per 16
Fashanu and Penn State cruised over West Virginia, Delaware, Illinois and Iowa. He notched good wins when going against Illini defensive tackle Johnny Newton. Fashanu struggled somewhat against Ohio State.
For the next level, Fashanu has the 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 he is not all that nasty in his style of play.
Fashanu looks like a future starting left tackle in the NFL, but not an elite one. He does not look like a top-10 prospect, such as a Penei Sewell. As a pro, 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.
Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia.
Previously: 20 Avg. 25 per 16
Lassiter (6-0, 180) was behind some more experienced players before, but he has a good skill set and has established himself as Georgia’s top corner in 2023. Lassiter is instinctive and has impressed with his ability to sustain coverage. He has 36 tackles and eight passes broken up so far this year. He recorded 38 tackles and four passes batted in 2022.
Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas.
Previously: 17 Avg. 21.6 per 7
Mitchell has 45 catches this season for 704 yards and nine touchdowns. For the NFL, Mitchell has a big-time skill set and a ton of upside to develop. The 6-foot-4, 196-pounder has mismatch size and length, including a large catch radius. Mitchell has some straight-line speed, but he lacks quick explosion and change-of-direction juice. He also needs to get stronger for the NFL. One can see why Mitchell was a top recruit at Georgia, and he was wise to transfer to Texas as he is finally in an offense that features a passing attack and gets the receivers more involved. Mitchell looks like a future first-round pick for the 2024 NFL Draft.
Bralen Trice, DE, Washington.
Previously: 22 Avg. 14.6 per 16
In 2023, Trice has totaled 37 tackles and five sacks. He has been quiet in a number of games this year in terms of sack production, but he has produced a good amount of pressures.
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.
Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina.
Previously: 23 Avg. 23.5 per 11
According to team sources, they have been impressed with Legette this season and he has risen with area scouts. Legette played well in games against North Carolina (9-178), Furman (6-118-1) and Georgia (7-71). After those three games, Legette already established career highs. In 2023, he has 71 receptions for 1,255 yards and seven touchdowns. The 6-foot-3, 227-pounder has mismatch size and has showed that he has good speed for a big wideout. Legette could rise into being a first-round pick for the 2024 NFL Draft.
Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas.
Previously: 24 Avg. 18.1 per 16
Worthy has caught 67 passes for 883 yards and five touchdowns so far this season.
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.
Jared Verse, DE, Florida State.
Previously: 25 Avg. 11.4 per 16
After a slow month to open the season, Verse got going against Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, recording four sacks over those two games. He has totaled 35 tackles, seven sacks and two passes batted 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.
Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama.
Previously: 27 Avg. 37.1 per 16
Johnny Dixon, CB, Penn State.
Previously: 28 Avg. 28 per 3
Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina.
Previously: 29 Avg. 36.1 per 16
Max Melton, CB, Rutgers.
Previously: 30 Avg. 30 per 16
Chop Robinson, OLB, Penn State.
Previously: 31 Avg. 28.5 per 16
Graham Barton, OT/G, Duke.
Previously: 32 Avg. 33.3 per 12
Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota.
Previously: 35 Avg. 22.8 per 16
Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State.
Previously: 36 Avg. 27.3 per 16
J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan.
Previously: 37 Avg. 37 per 9
Cedric Gray, LB, North Carolina.
Previously: 38 Avg. 38 per 16
Calen Bullock, S, USC.
Previously: 39 Avg. 39 per 16
Rome Odunze, WR, Washington.
Previously: 40 Avg. 46.4 per 16
Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois.
Previously: 41 Avg. 35.6 per 13
Jamon Dumas-Johnson, LB, Georgia.
Previously: 60 Avg. 56 per 13
Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia.
Previously: 44 Avg. 44 per 16
Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington.
Previously: 46 Avg. 45.1 per 16
Javon Bullard, CB/S, Georgia.
Previously: 47 Avg. 26.7 per 16
Layden Robinson, G, Texas A&M.
Previously: 48 Avg. 48 per 9
Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas.
Previously: 49 Avg. 49 per 13
J.T. Tuimoloau, DE, Ohio State.
Previously: 51 Avg. 45.6 per 16
Matt Goncalves, OT, Pittsburgh.
Previously: 52 Avg. 52 per 11
Kalen King, CB, Penn State.
Previously: 53 Avg. 21.1 per 16
Zemiah Vaughn, CB, Utah.
Previously: 54 Avg. 49.5 per 16
James Williams, S, Miami.
Previously: 55 Avg. 50.5 per 16
Patrick Paul, OT, Houston.
Previously: 56 Avg. 56 per 11
Julian Pearl, OT, Illinois.
Previously: 57 Avg. 57 per 11
Cam Hart, CB, Notre Dame.
Previously: 58 Avg. 58 per 3
Marcellas Dial, CB, South Carolina.
Previously: 59 Avg. 36.7 per 15
Tyler Davis, DT, Clemson.
Previously: 60 Avg. 49.3 per 16
Maason Smith, DT, LSU.
Previously: 64 Avg. 39.6 per 16
Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan.
Previously: 65 Avg. 65 per 9