NFL Draft – First Round Order

NFL Draft 2024 – First Round Selection Order – Dec. 26,2023

Frank Coyle/ Publisher

The NFL Draft selection order is based on the 2024 NFL standings plus the NFL Draft tiebreaking procedures. Picks 1-18 are the non-playoff teams, with the order decided by the draft tiebreakers. Tied positions rotate up in the succeeding rounds. Positions 19 through 32 are based on playoff game results and tiebreakers are used if necessary.

Currently Carolina and Cleveland do not have 2024 first round selections

Jan. 15 – Special Eligibility Deadline. Deadline for college players who are underclassmen to apply for Special Eligibility. They will have until Jan 18th to rescind their decision and retain their college eligibility. A list of underclassmen who have been approved for entry into the 2024 NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 19.

April 25-27 – NFL Draft 2024 – Detroit, Michigan

NFL Draft 2024 – First Round Order – Dec. 26

  1. Chicago (Carolina – 2-13)
  2. Arizona (3-12)
  3. Washington (4-11)
  4. New England (4-11)
  5. New York Giants (5-10)
  6. Los Angeles Chargers (5-10)
  7. Tennessee (5-10)
  8. Chicago (6-9)
  9. New York Jets (6-9)
  10. Atlanta (7-8)
  11. New Orleans (7-8)
  12. Green Bay (7-8)
  13. Las Vegas (7-8)
  14. Minnesota (7-8)
  15. Denver (7-8)
  16. Arizona (Houston – 8-7)
  17. Pittsburgh (8-7)
  18. Cincinnati (8-7)

Current Playoff Clubs below bracketed based on current record and SOS

  1. Indianapolis (8-7)
  2. Tampa Bay (8-7)
  3. Los Angeles Rams (8-7)
  4. Seattle (8-7)
  5. Jacksonville (8-7)
  6. Buffalo (9-6)
  7. Kansas City (9-6)
  8. Dallas (10-5)
  9. Houston (Cleveland – 10-5)
  10. Miami (11-4)
  11. Detroit (11-4)
  12. Philadelphia (11-4)
  13. San Francisco (11-4)
  14. Baltimore (12-3)

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in major college player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc. for the past 30 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He has a new column ‘The Word on the Street’ dedicated for the NFL Draft and Free agency with unique content during December through May.

He was a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS and ESPN on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

 




Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll

Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 16

Christmas Night Battle Between #1 & #2
49ers Host Ravens on Monday Night Clash

Teams of the Week 
Bills Crush Cowboys
Ravens Pound Jaguars
Bengals Edge Vikings
Seahawks Shock Eagles

Players of the Week

  NFC
   Offense – QB Baker Mayfield – Bucs
   Defense – LB Alex Anzalone – Lions

 AFC
   Offense – RB James Cook – Bills
  Defense – LB Germaine Pratt – Bengals
  
Rookies of the Week
   Offense – WR Jordan Addison – Vikings
   Defense – S Quan Martin – Commanders

Games of Week 16
Thursday
Saints @ Rams

Saturday
Bengals @ Steelers 4:30 pm

Sunday
Lions @ Vikings – 1:00 pm
Cowboys @ Dolphins – 4:25 pm

Monday
Ravens @ 49ers – 8:15 pm
 
Bye weeks are over for the season
 
NFL Team Power Poll
Draft Insiders’ Staff – Frank Coyle/Publisher

Ranking / Team / Record
#1 – 49ers – 11-3
#2 – Ravens – 11-3
#3 – Dolphins – 10-4
#4 – Eagles – 10-4
#5 – Cowboys – 10-4
#6 – Chiefs – 9-5
#7 – Lions – 10-4
#8 – Jaguars – 8-6
#9 – Bills – 8-6
#10 – Browns – 9-5
#11 – Bengals – 8-6
#12 – Texans – 8-6
#13 – Vikings – 7-7
#14 – Broncos – 7-7
#15 – Colts – 7-7
#16 – Saints – 7-7
#17 – Seahawks – 7-7
#18 – Rams – 7-7
#19 – Bucs – 7-7
#20 – Raiders – 6-8
#21 – Steelers – 7-7
#22 – Packers – 6-8
#23 – Falcons – 6-8
#24 – Giants – 5-9
#25 – Chargers – 5-9
#26 – Bears – 5-9
#27 – Jets – 5-9
#28 – Commanders – 4-10
#29 – Titans – 5-9
#30 – Cardinals – 3-11
#31 – Patriots – 3-11
#32 – Panthers – 2-12
 
Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in major college player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc. for the past 30 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He has a new column ‘The Word on the Street’ dedicated for the NFL Draft and Free agency insight and news with unique content during December through May. He was a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS and ESPN on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.




Draft Insiders’ All-America Teams

Draft Insiders’ 2023 All-America Teams

Frank Coyle
Draft Insiders’ All-America Teams

First Team
Offense

Quarterback – Jayden Daniels – LSU

Running Backs
Ollie Gordon II – Oklahoma State
Blake Corum – Michigan

Tight End
Brock Bowers – Georgia

Wide Receivers
Marvin Harrison Jr. – Ohio State
Malik Nabers – LSU
Rome Odunze – Washington

Tackles
Joe Alt – Notre Dame
Olu Fashanu – Penn State

Guards
Cooper Beebe – Kansas State
Zak Zinter – Michigan

Center
Jackson Powers-Johnson – Oregon

First Team
Defense

Edge rushers
Laiatu Latu – UCLA
Jared Verse – Florida State

Interior linemen
Jer’Zahn Newton – Illinois
T’Vondre Sweat – Texas

Linebackers
Payton Wilson – North Carolina State
Edgerrin Cooper – Texas A&M
Dallas Turner – Alabama

Cornerbacks
Cooper DeJean – Iowa
Kool-Aid McKinstry – Alabama

Safeties
Xavier Watts – Notre Dame
Tyler Nubin – Minnesota
Defensive back – Terrion Arnold – Alabama

KR Zachariah Branch, USC
PR Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
All-purpose player – Travis Hunter – Colorado

Placekicker – Graham Nicholson – Miami (Oh)
Punter – Tory Taylor – Iowa

Second Team
 Offense

Quarterback – Michael Penix Jr. – Washington

Running Backs
Audric Estime – Notre Dame
Cody Schrader – Missouri

Tight Ends – Dallin Holker – Colorado State

Wide Receivers
Troy Franklin – Oregon
Brian Thomas Jr. – LSU
Malik Washington – Virginia

Tackles
Taliese Fuaga – Oregon State
Troy Fautanu – Washington

Guards
Tate Ratledge – Georgia
Clay Webb – Jacksonville State

Center – Sedrick Van Pran – Georgia

Second Team
Defense

Edge rushers
Jonah Elliss – Utah
Jalen Green – James Madison

Interior linemen
Howard Cross III – Notre Dame
Byron Murphy II – Texas

Linebackers
Jeremiah Trotter Jr. – Clemson
Jason Henderson – Old Dominion
Jay Higgins – Iowa

Cornerbacks
T.J. Tampa – Iowa State
Quinyon Mitchell – Toledo

Safeties
Malaki Starks – Georgia
Trey Taylor – Air Force
Defensive back – Kris Abrams-Draine – Missouri

KR Jayden Harrison, Marshall
PR LaJohntay Wester, FAU
All-purpose player – Xavier Worthy – Texas

Placekicker – Jose Pizano – UNLV
Punter – Matthew Hayball – Vanderbilt




AP FCS All-America Teams

AP FCS All-America Teams

South Dakota State leads the AP FCS All-America team with four 1st team offensive performers. QB Mark Gronowski, running back Isiah Davis, OL Garrett Greenfield and Mason McCormick all earned first team AP honors.

Other than South Dakota St, only Monmouth University was represented by more than one player on the first AP team. The Hawks were represented by running back. Jaden Shirden and wideout Dymere Miller who earned first team AP honors.

Four Montana Bobcats earned mention on the 2023 Associated Press FCS All-America teams. Montana, junior offensive tackle Marcus Wehr, landed on the first team. Offensive guard Rush Reimer and all-purpose player Sean Chambers each earned mention on the AP second team. Defensive end Brody Grebe, earned third team honors.

AP FCS All-America Teams

First Team

Offense
Quarterback – Mark Gronowski, fourth-year, South Dakota State

Running Backs
Jaden Shirden, fourth-year, Monmouth University
Isaiah Davis, fourth-year, South Dakota State

Offensive linemen
Garret Greenfield, sixth-year, South Dakota State
Noah Atagi, sixth-year, Weber State
Mason McCormick, sixth-year, South Dakota State
Jacob Johanning, fifth-year, Furman
Marcus Wehr, fourth-year, Montana State

Tight end – Cam Grandy, fifth-year, Illinois State

Wide receivers
Ty James, fifth-year, Mercer
Dymere Miller, fourth-year, Monmouth University
Jalen Coker, fifth-year, Holy Cross

All-purpose player – Dylan Laube, fifth-year, New Hampshire
Kicker – Matthew Cook, fifth-year, Northern Iowa

First Team
Defense

Linemen
Terrell Allen, fourth-year, Tennessee State
Jay Person, sixth-year, Chattanooga
Anton Juncaj, fourth-year, Albany (N.Y.)
Alex Gubner, sixth-year, Montana

Linebackers
Dylan Kelly, fifth-year, Albany (N.Y.)
Brock Mogensen, sixth-year, South Dakota
Jacob Dobbs, fifth-year, Holy Cross

Defensive backs
PJ Jules, fifth-year, Southern Illinois
Cole Wisniewski, fourth-year, North Dakota State
Lance Wise Jr., fifth-year, Mercer
Marcus Harris, fourth-year, Idaho
Sheldon Arnold II, fourth-year, East Tennessee State

Punter – Aidan Laros, third-year, Tennessee Martin

Second Team

Offense
Quarterback – Max Brosmer, fifth-year, New Hampshire

Running backs
Sam Franklin, third-year, Tennessee Martin
Jamar Curtis, second-year, Lafayette

Offensive linemen
Luke Newman, fourth-year, Holy Cross
Charles Grant, fourth-year, William & Mary
Rush Reimer, fourth-year, Montana State
Mark Barthelemy, sixth-year, Nicholls State
Gavin Olson, fifth-year, Tennessee Martin

Tight end – Carter Runyon, third-year, Towson

Wide receivers
Brandon Porter, sixth-year, Incarnate Word
Hayden Hatten, fifth-year, Idaho
Chedon James, second-year, Idaho State

All-purpose player – Junior Bergen, third-year, Montana
Kicker – Ricardo Chavez, fourth-year, Idaho

Second Team

Defense
Linemen
Ty French, fourth-year, Gardner-Webb
David Walker, fourth-year, Central Arkansas
Finn Claypool, third-year, Drake
Daylan Dotson, fourth-year, Tennessee Martin

Linebackers
Billy Shaeffer, sixth-year, Lafayette
Winston Reid, seventh-year, Weber State
Micah Davey, third-year, McNeese State

Defensive backs
Aamir Hall, fourth-year, Albany (N.Y.)
Caleb Curtain, third-year, Elon
Blake Ruffin, third-year, Eastern Illinois
Tyler Morton, third-year, Nicholls State
Kenny Gallop, Jr., third-year, Howard

Punter – Grant Burkett, fifth-year, Missouri State

Third Team

Offense
Quarterback – Matthew Sluka, fourth-year, Holy Cross

Running backs
Lan Larison, fourth-year, UC Davis
Jordan Fuller, third-year, Holy Cross

Offensive linemen
John Allen, fourth-year, SE Louisiana
Josiah Ezirim, fifth-year, Eastern Kentucky
Jake Kubas, sixth-year, North Dakota State
Ryan Coll, fifth-year, Richmond
Seth Osborne, sixth-year, St. Francis, Pa.

Tight end — Cole Rusk, third-year, Murray State

Wide receivers
Raylen Sharpe, third-year, Missouri State
Efton Chism III, fourth-year, Eastern Washington
Kasey Hawthorne, third-year, Howard

All-purpose player – Sean Chambers, sixth-year, Montana State
Kicker – Kyle Ramsey, fifth-year, Abilene Christian

Third Team

Defense
Linemen
Eric O’Neill, third-year, Long Island
Brendan Webb, sixth-year, South Dakota
Khristian Boyd, sixth-year, Northern Iowa
Brody Grebe, third-year, Montana State

Linebackers
Amir Abdullah, fourth-year, Illinois State
Braxton Hill, fifth-year, Montana
Noah Martin, fourth-year, Samford

Defensive backs
Myles Harden, fourth-year, South Dakota
Saiku White, third-year, Lafayette
Max Epps, third-year, Texas A&M-Commerce
Travis Blackshear, sixth-year, Furman
Kaleb Lyons, second-year, Morehead State

Punter – Aaron Trusler, third-year, Richmond




Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll

Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 15

Teams of the Week 
Cowboys Wack Eagles
Ravens Comeback vs Rams
Giants Edge Packers
Bills Surprise Chiefs

  Players of the Week
  NFC
   Offense – WR Drake London – Falcons
   Defense – LB Demario Davis – Saints

  AFC
   Offense – QB Zach Wilson – Jets
  Defense – DE Trey Hendrickson – Bengals

  Rookies of the Week
   Offense – QB Will Levin – Titans
   Defense – CB Deonte Banks – Giants

 Games of Week 15
Saturday
Pittsburgh @ Indianapolis 4:30 pm
Denver @ Detroit – 8:15 pm

Sunday
NY Giants @ New Orleans – 1:00 pm
Dallas @ Buffalo – 4:25 pm
Baltimore @ Jacksonville – 8:20 pm
 
Bye weeks are over for the season

NFL Team Power Poll
Draft Insiders’ Staff – Frank Coyle/Publisher

Ranking / Team / Record
#1 – 49ers – 10-3
#2 – Ravens – 10-3
#3 – Eagles – 10-3
#4 – Cowboys – 10-3
#5 – Dolphins – 9-4
#6 – Chiefs – 8-5
#7 – Lions – 9-4
#8 – Jaguars – 8-5
#9 – Bills – 7-6
#10 – Browns – 8-5
#11 – Broncos – 7-6
#12 – Colts – 7-6
#13 – Texans – 7-6
#14 – Vikings – 7-6
#15 – Bengals – 7-6
16 – Steelers – 7-6
#17 – Saints – 6-7
#18 – Seahawks – 6-7
#19 – Packers – 6-7
#20 – Falcons – 6-7
#21 – Rams – 6-7
#22 – Bucs – 6-7
#23 – Giants – 5-8
#24 – Raiders – 5-8
#25 – Chargers – 5-8
#26 – Bears – 5-8
#27 – Jets – 5-8
#28 – Commanders – 4-9
#29 – Titans – 5-8
#30 – Cardinals – 3-10
#31 – Patriots – 3-10
#32 – Panthers – 1-12
 
Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in major college player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc. for the past 30 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He has a new column ‘The Word on the Street’ dedicated for the NFL Draft and Free agency insight and news with unique content during December through May. He was a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS and ESPN on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.




FWAA All-America Teams

2023 Football Writers All-America Teams

www.footballwriters.com

Photo – WR Marvin Harrison – Ohio St (school photo)

FWAA All-America Teams

First Team
Offense

QB Jayden Daniels, LSU
RB Ollie Gordon II, Oklahoma State,
WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
WR Malik Nabers, LSU
WR Rome Odunze, Washington
TE Brock Bowers, Georgia

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 28 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He has a new column ‘The Word on the Street’ dedicated for the NFL Draft and Free agency insight and news with unique content during December through May.

OL Joe Alt, Notre Dame
OL Cooper Beebe, Kansas State
OL Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State
OL Zak Zinter, Michigan
C Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon

Draft Insiders’ 2023 All-America Teams coming this week
Frank Coyle

Defense
DE Jonah Elliss, Utah
DE Laiatu Latu, UCLA
DT Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois
DT T’Vondre Sweat, Texas
LB Jay Higgins, Iowa
LB Dallas Turner, Alabama
LB Payton Wilson, N.C. State
DB Beanie Bishop Jr., West Virginia
DB Cooper DeJean, Iowa
DB Malaki Starks, Georgia
DB Xavier Watts, Notre Dame

Specialists
K Jose Pizano, UNLV
P Tory Taylor, Iowa
KR Jayden Harrison, Marshall
PR LaJohntay Wester, FAU
AP Travis Hunter, Colorado

Second Team
 
Offense
QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington
RB Blake Corum, Michigan
RB Cody Schrader, Missouri
WR Troy Franklin, Oregon
WR Malik Washington, Virginia
TE Dallin Holker, Colorado State
OL Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State
OL Troy Fautanu, Washington
OL Javon Foster, Missouri
OL JC Latham, Alabama
C Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia

Defense
DE Jalen Green, James Madison
DE Mohamed Kamara, Colorado State
DT Howard Cross III, Notre Dame
DT Kris Jenkins, Michigan
LB Edgerrin Cooper, Texas A&M
LB Tommy Eichenberg, Ohio State
LB Jason Henderson, Old Dominion
DB Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri
DB Brylan Green, Liberty
DB Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo
DB Tyler Nubin, Minnesota

Second Team Specialists
K Graham Nicholson, Miami (Ohio)
P Matthew Hayball, Vanderbilt
KR Zachariah Branch, USC
PR Xavier Worthy, Texas
AP Ismail Mahdi, Texas State




Jayden Daniels Wins Heisman Trophy 2023 Award

Heisman Trophy 2023 – Jayden Daniels Wins Award

2023 Heisman Winner
Frank Coyle/ Voter

The Heisman trust announced during the ESPN televised that LSU’s Jayden Daniels is the 2023 Heisman Trophy winner. QB Daniels won the award off an outstanding 2023 season. The dual threat athlete put together a thrilling season of highlights vs top competition with both impact as a passer and runner. He is the 5th transfer in the past 7 years to win the Heisman award, following QBs, Caleb Williams, Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Joe Burrow. All three QBs this year, Daniels, Nix and Penix were transfer players in recent years with only WR Marvin Harrison among finalists a career one school player.  This year’s voting marked the 12th time in the last 14 years that a QB won the Heisman award. Daniels is the first player since 2016 to win the Heisman award who did not play for a conference championship.

Daniels received 503 first-place votes and 2,029 total points to beat out two fellow transfer QBs in Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. (292 first place, 1,701 total) and Oregon ‘s Bo Nix (51 first place, 885 total), as well as Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (20 first place, 352 total) in a ceremony held at Lincoln Center in New York City. Florida State’s Jordan Travis placed fifth after receiving eight first-place votes for 85 total points.

Heisman Trophy Voting

LSU’s Jayden Daniels became the second straight transfer quarterback and the fifth in the past seven years to win the Heisman Trophy.

Players                         School             1st        Total
Jayden Daniels,             LSU                  503       2,029
Michael Penix Jr.,          Wash.               292       1,701
Bo Nix,                             Oregon             51         885
Marvin Harrison Jr.,       Ohio St.            20         352
Jordan Travis,                Florida St.         8          85
Jalen Milroe,                  Alabama           4          73
Ollie Gordon II,              Okla. St.           1          31
Cody Schrader,              Missouri            1          29
Blake Corum,                 Michigan           3          28
J.J. McCarthy,               Michigan           1          21

Visit www.Heisman.com  for in-depth details about all the programs in the Heisman trust.

The 2023 Heisman Trophy ballots went out to 928 electors, which includes 870 members of the media, 57 living Heisman winners and one overall fan vote presented by Nissan, premier partner of the Heisman Trophy. All ballots were submitted electronically to the independent accountants at Deloitte.

Frank Coyle is a longtime national scout of both College and NFL players. He is also a long-time member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 30 years.

 

 




Top 100 Prospects for the NFL Draft

Draft Insiders’ Digest – 33rd Season
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Top 100 Prospects for NFL Draft 2024 – Dec. 8th
   Frank Coyle/ Head Scout
 
Underclassmen eligible to declare until Jan 15, 2024 for the NFL Draft.

Players have begun to declare for the Transfer Portal which opens Dec. 4th thru Jan 2, 2024
If a coach is fired or leaves the college program, that school’s players can enter the portal immediately.

No player entered in the Transfer portal will be in our Top Prospects or Mock Draft articles.
 
Top 100 Pro Prospects

#      Pos      Pro Prospect               School

1        QB       Caleb Williams             Southern Cal
2        WR       Marvin Harrison Jr         Ohio State
3        QB       Drake Maye                  North Carolina
4        TE        Brock Bowers                Georgia
5        OT        Olu Fashanu                 Penn State
6        OT        Joe Alt                         Notre Dame
7        Edge    Laiatu Latu                    UCLA
8         WR       Malik Nabers                 LSU
9        QB       Jayden Daniels             LSU
10        Edge    Jared Verse                  Florida State
11        WR       Rome Odunze               Washington
12        QB       Michael Penix Jr.           Washington
13        Edge    Dallas Turner                Alabama
14        CB        Kool-Aid McKinstry        Alabama
15        WR       Keon Coleman             Florida State
16        QB       Bo Nix                         Oregon
17        OT        Amarius Mims               Georgia
18        DL        J.T. Tuimoloau             Ohio State
19        CB        Nate Wiggins                Clemson
20        Edge    Bralen Trice                  Washington
21        DB       Cooper DeJean             Iowa
22        Edge    Chop Robinson             Penn State
23        S          Kamren Kinchens          Miami (Fl)
24        DL        Jer’Zhan Newton           Illinois
25        OT        JC Latham                    Alabama
26        WR       Emeka Egbuka             Ohio State
27        OT        Kingsley Suamataia       BYU
28        WR       Troy Franklin                 Oregon
29        QB       Jordan Travis                Florida State
30        DL        Maason Smith               LSU
31        OT        Troy Fautanu                Washington
32        LB        Jeremiah Trotter Jr.       Clemson
33        DL        Nazir Stackhouse          Georgia
34        RB        Trey Benson                 Florida State
35        S          Tyler Nubin                   Minnesota
36        RB        Raheim Sanders           Arkansas
37        WR       Xavier Worthy               Texas
38        OL        Cooper Beebe               Kansas State
39        WR       Xavier Legette               South Carolina
40        S          Andrew Mukuba            Clemson
41        DL        Leonard Taylor III          Miami (Fl)
42        LB        Edgerrin Cooper            Texas A&M
43        TE        Jaheim Bell                   Florida State
44        CB        Jason Marshall             Florida
45         TE        Ja’Tavion Sanders         Texas
46        WR       Brian Thomas               LSU
47        CB        Kalen King                    Penn State
48        WR       Jalen McMillan             Washington
49        OT        Tyler Guyton                 Oklahoma
50        WR       Juice Wells                   South Carolina
51        Edge    Xavier Thomas             Clemson
52        OT        Graham Barton             Duke
53        Edge    Chris Braswell               Alabama
54        S          Javon Bullard                Georgia
55        DL        Ruke Orhorhoro            Clemson
57        WR       Johnny Wilson               Florida State
58        S          Malachi Moore             Alabama
59        OT        Ajani Cornelius             Oregon
60        WR       Ja’Lynn Polk                 Washington
61        RB        Braelon Allen                Wisconsin
62        QB       Spencer Rattler             South Carolina
63        WR       Dorian Singer                Southern Cal
64        DL        DeWayne Carter           Duke
65        CB        Denzel Burke                Ohio State
66        WR       Mario Williams               Southern Cal
67        OL        Javion Cohen                Miami (Fl)
68        Edge    Jack Sawyer                 Ohio State
69         CB        DJ James                     Auburn
70        Edge    Zion Tupuola-Fetui        Washington
71        WR       Ainias Smith                  Texas A&M
72        OT        Anthony Belton             NC State
73        Edge    Fadil Diggs                   Texas A&M
74        WR       Roman Wilson               Michigan
75        OL        Christian Mahogany       Boston College
76        CB        Sheridan Jones             Clemson
77        Edge    Princely Umanmielen     Florida
78        OL        Andrew Raym               Oklahoma
79        Edge    Desmond Evans            North Carolina
80        S          Shilo Sanders               Colorado
81        OT        Jordan Morgan             Arizona
82        RB        TreVeyon Henderson     Ohio State
83        LB        Omar Speights             LSU
84        WR       Zakhari Franklin            Mississippi
85        OT        Patrick Paul                  Houston
86        LB        Jestin Jacobs                Oregon
87        OT        Javon Foster                 Missouri
88        LB        Payton Wilson               NC State
89         QB       Michael Pratt                 Tulane
90        DL        T’Vondre Sweat             Texas
91        WR       Tory Horton                   Colorado State
92        QB       Shedeur Sanders          Colorado
93        LB        Tommy Eichenberg       Ohio State
94        Edge    Jordan Burch                Oregon
95        OL        Sedrick Van Pran          Georgia
96         TE        Cade Stover                 Ohio State
97        WR       Jacob Cowing               Arizona
98        RB        Blake Corum                 Michigan
99         TE        Benjamin Yurosek         Stanford
100       CB        T.J. Tampa                   Iowa

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in major college player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc. for the past 30 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He has a new column ‘The Word on the Street’ dedicated for the NFL Draft and Free agency with unique content during December through May.

He was a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS and ESPN on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites




Heisman Trophy 2023 Finalists

Heisman Trophy Finalists
Daniels, Harrison, Nix & Penix

2023 Heisman Finalists Announced

The 2023 winner will be announced this Saturday night during the ESPN televised Heisman Trophy Ceremony, presented by Nissan, live from New York City.

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels, Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr., Oregon quarterback Bo Nix and Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. were named finalists for the 89th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy, announced live on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown.

The 2023 Heisman Trophy winner will be announced during the televised Heisman Trophy Ceremony Presented by Nissan that will air Saturday (Dec. 9) at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Visit www.Heisman.com  for in-depth details about all the programs in the Heisman Award trust.

The Top 10 finishers will be featured on The Top 10 Heisman Trophy Reveal Show Presented by Nissan on Friday (Dec. 8) at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Frank Coyle is a longtime national scout of both College and NFL players. He is also a long-time member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 30 years.

This is the fifth year in a row there have been four Heisman finalists. The Heisman Trophy Trust announced in 2021 it will officially invite four finalists annually to New York City for the Heisman Trophy weekend. The Heisman Trophy Trust began officially inviting finalists to New York City in 1982.

Daniels, Nix and Penix Jr. are all also finalists for the Maxwell, Walter Camp Player of the Year and the Davey O’Brien Awards while Harrison is a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award.

Daniels, a senior quarterback from San Bernardino, Calif., has completed 236-of-327 passes for 3,812 yards and 40 touchdowns with just four interceptions while also rushing for 1,134 yards and another 10 scores. A five-time SEC Offensive Player of the Week this season, he leads the nation in total offense (4,946), TDs responsible for (50), passer rating (208.0, currently above the NCAA record), yards per pass attempt (11.7) and rushing yards by a quarterback (1,134) while his 40 TD passes are tied for first. He became the first player in FBS history to rush for 200 yards and pass for 350 yards in a game when he did it against Florida on Nov. 11, collecting 372 yards through the air and 234 on the ground. The 606 total yards broke the SEC record. Daniels, the 2023 Johnny Unitas Award winner, became the fifth player in SEC history to reach the 50 touchdown mark in TDs responsible for. He also joined Heisman winner Johnny Manziel as the only other player in SEC history to pass for 3,500 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season and is the eighth player to do it overall.

Harrison Jr., a junior from Philadelphia, Penn., and a semifinalist for the Maxwell and Walter Camp Player of the Year Awards, finished the regular season with 67 receptions for 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns. He averaged 18.1 yards per catch, the highest mark nationally among players with at least 60 receptions. His 14 touchdown receptions are tied for second in the nation while his 100.9 receiving yards per game are ninth. Harrison Jr. became the first Ohio State receiver with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in school history and had eight 100-yard receiving games this year. He had at least one touchdown catch in all but two games in 2023 and also rushed for two scores. Harrison Jr. was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week and the Maxwell Award Player of the Week after his 11-catch, 162-yard performance against No. 7 Penn State, which included the game-clinching touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Nix, a senior from Pinson, Ala., completed 336-of-435 passes for 4,145 yards while throwing 40 touchdowns and just three interceptions, leading the Ducks to an 11-2 season and a trip to the Pac-12 title game. His completion percentage of 77.2 leads the country (and is just off the NCAA record of 77.4), his 40 TD passes co-lead the nation and his passing yards, passing yards per game (318.8) and passer rating (186.24) are second nationally. Nix’s 4,373 total yards are also second nationally, which includes 228 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground. His 336 completions broke 2014 Heisman winner Marcus Mariota’s Oregon program season record. He was the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week four times this season. Nix threw at least two TD passes in each game in 2023 and passed for over 350 yards five times. He was also named the 2023 Pac-12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year thanks to his 3.91 GPA as a graduate student in communications.

Penix Jr., a senior from Tampa, Fla., completed 307-of-466 passes for a nation-leading 4,218 yards with 33 touchdowns and nine interceptions while he also rushed for three scores. He led Washington to a 13-0 season, a Pac-12 Championship and trip to the College Football Playoff as the No. 2 seed. Penix Jr. opened the season by throwing for over 400 yards in his first three games, including a career-high 473 at Michigan State (the third-highest total in Husky history), and finished the season with nine games of at least 300 yards passing. Penix Jr., who threw three or more TD passes six times, leads the country in passing yards per game (324.5), is tied for third with 33 touchdown passes, is third in total offense (4200) and is fifth in completions (307). He was eighth in the 2022 Heisman voting.

Daniels is LSU’s third Heisman finalist and first since winner Joe Burrow in 2019. Harrison Jr. is Ohio State’s 10th finalist — the third most ever — and the Buckeyes’ first since C.J. Stroud in 2022. Nix is Oregon’s fourth finalist and its first since winner Marcus Mariota in 2014. Penix Jr. is Washington’s second finalist and first since Steve Emtman in 1991.

If Daniels were to win, he would be LSU’s third Heisman winner and first since Burrow. If Harrison Jr. were to win, he would be Ohio State’s eighth winner and first since Troy Smith in 2006. If Nix were to win, it would be Oregon’s second winner, joining Mariota. Penix Jr. would be Washington’s first winner.

There have now been 175 players invited to New York as Heisman finalists since the practice was first instituted in 1982.

The 2023 Heisman Trophy ballots went out to 928 electors, which includes 870 members of the media, 57 living Heisman winners and one overall fan vote presented by Nissan, premier partner of the Heisman Trophy. All ballots were submitted electronically to the independent accountants at Deloitte.

To apply for a media credential for the 2023 Heisman Trophy Weekend, please visit www.Heisman.com/media.

Frank Coyle is a longtime national scout of both College and NFL players. He is also a long-time member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 30 years.

Frank Coyle vote
#1 Michael Penix – Washington
#2 Jayden Daniels – LSU
#2 Bo Nix – Auburn

Caleb Williams was the 4th transfer in the past 6 years to win the Heisman award, following QBs, Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Joe Burrow. All three QBs this year, Daniels, Nix and Penix are transfer players in recent years with only WR Marvin Harrison a career one school player.

Last year’s voting marked the 11th time in the last 13 years that a QB won the Heisman award.




First Round Mock Draft 1.0

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First Round Mock Draft 1.0 – NFL Draft 2024

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December, 2023

All underclassmen have until Jan. 15th to declare for the NFL Draft 2024. Players then have three days to rescind their decision and return to school and retain their college eligibility.

Exact draft order to be determined at close of the postseason

The NFL Draft selection order is based on the 2024 NFL standings plus the NFL Draft tiebreaking procedures. Picks 1-18 are the non-playoff teams, with the order decided by the draft tiebreakers. Tied positions rotate up in the succeeding rounds. Positions 19 through 32 are based on playoff game results and tiebreakers are used if necessary.

Currently Carolina and Cleveland do not have a 2024 First round selection

Jan. 15 – Special Eligibility Deadline. Deadline for college players who are underclassmen to apply for Special Eligibility. They will have until Jan 18th to rescind their decision and retain their college eligibility. A list of underclassmen who have been approved for entry into the 2024 NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 19.

April 25-27 – NFL Draft 2024 – Detroit, Michigan

NFL Draft 2024 – First Round Mock Draft 1.0 – Dec. 7th

                  Team                      Position   Player              School

1. Chicago (Carolina – 1-11)        QB Caleb Williams       Southern Cal
2. New England (2-10)                QB Drake Maye                  North Carolina
3. Arizona (3-10)                         WR Marvin Harrison Jr         Ohio State
4. Washington (4-9)                   OT Olu Fashanu                 Penn State
5. Chicago (4-8)                           OT Joe Alt                          Notre Dame
6. New York Giants (4-8)          TE Brock Bowers                Georgia
7. Tennessee (4-8)                     Edge Jared Verse                  Florida State
8. New York Jets (4-8)             QB Jayden Daniels                LSU
9. New Orleans (5-7)                  Edge Laiatu Latu                    UCLA
10. Las Vegas (5-7)                    QB Michael Penix Jr.            Washington
11. Tampa Bay (5-7)                  WR Malik Nabers                  LSU
12. Los Angeles Chargers (5-7) Edge Dallas Turner             Alabama
13. Buffalo (6-6)                         CB Kool-Aid McKinstry        Alabama
14. Seattle (6-6)                          Edge Chop Robinson             Penn State
15. Denver (6-6)                          DB Cooper DeJean              Iowa
16. Los Angeles Rams (6-6)      QB Bo Nix                            Oregon
17. Cincinnati (6-6)                    WR Rome Odunze               Washington
18 Arizona (Houston – 7-5)      OT Amarius Mims               Georgia

Current Playoff Clubs below bracketed based on current record and SOS

19. Atlanta (6-6)                          WR Keon Coleman             Florida State
20. Minnesota (6-6)                    DL Jer’Zhan Newton           Illinois
21. Green Bay (6-6)                     OT JC Latham                    Alabama
22. Indianapolis (7-5)                  DL J.T. Tuimoloau             Ohio State
23. Houston (Cleveland – 7-5)   WR Emeka Egbuka             Ohio State
24. Pittsburgh (7-5)                     CB Nate Wiggins                Clemson
25. Kansas City (8-4)                  WR Troy Franklin                 Oregon
26. Jacksonville (8-4)                   S Kamren Kinchens          Miami (Fl)
27. Miami (9-3)                             OT Kingsley Suamataia       BYU
28. Dallas (9-3)                              S Tyler Nubin                   Minnesota
29. Detroit (8-3)                           DL Nazir Stackhouse          Georgia
30. Baltimore (9-3)                     Edge Bralen Trice                  Washington
31. San Francisco (9-3)               OT Troy Fautanu                Washington
32. Philadelphia (10-2)                WR Xavier Legette               South Carolina

Team tie-breaking procedure for the NFL Draft
If two or more clubs are tied in the selection order, the strength-of-schedule tie breaker is applied, subject to the following exceptions for playoff clubs:  The Super Bowl winner is last and the Super Bowl loser next-to-last. Any non-Super Bowl playoff club involved in a tie shall be assigned priority within its segment below that of non-playoff clubs and in the order that the playoff clubs exited from the playoffs. Within a tied segment a playoff club that loses in the Wild-Card game will have priority over a playoff club that loses in the Divisional playoff game that in turn will have priority over a club that loses in the Conference Championship game. If two tied clubs exited the playoffs in the same round, the tie is broken by strength of schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength of schedule, the divisional or conference tie breakers, when applicable, are applied. Any ties that still exist are broken by a coin flip.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in major college player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc. for the past 30 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He has a new column ‘The Word on the Street’ dedicated for the NFL Draft and Free agency with unique content during December through May.
 
He was a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS and ESPN on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites