College Football Playoff Schedule

College Football Playoff & Bowl Schedule

Here is the College football playoff and bowl schedule for 2024-2025.

This year we will expand to 12-team College Football Playoff.

In addition to the CFP, there will be 36 bowl games in all. (The date and time for the Holiday Bowl will be announced later.)

Here’s a look at this season’s games (all times ET).

College Football Playoff schedule

Friday, Dec. 20

CFP first-round game
Campus site
8 p.m., ABC/ESPN

Saturday Dec. 21

CFP first-round game
Campus site
Noon, TNT

CFP first-round game
Campus site
4 p.m., TNT

CFP first-round game
Campus site
8 p.m., ABC/ESPN


Tuesday, Dec. 31

CFP Quarterfinal at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)
7:30 p.m., ESPN


Wednesday, Jan. 1

CFP Quarterfinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
1 p.m., ESPN

CFP Quarterfinal at the Rose Bowl Game
Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California)
5 p.m., ESPN

CFP Quarterfinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Caesars Superdome (New Orleans)
8:45 p.m., ESPN


Thursday, Jan. 9 CFP Semifinal at the  Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)
7:30 p.m., ESPN


Frieay, Jan. 10 CFP Semifinal at AT&T Stadium

CFP Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
7:30 p.m., ESPN


Monday, Jan. 20

CFP National Championship
Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
7:30 p.m., ESPN

Complete Bowl Game Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 14

Cricket Celebration Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
Noon, ABC

Camellia Bowl
Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama)
9 p.m., ESPN


Tuesday, Dec. 17

Boca Raton Bowl
FAU Stadium (Boca Raton, Florida)
5:30 p.m., ESPN

Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl
Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)
9 p.m., ESPN


Wednesday, Dec. 18

LA Bowl
SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, California)
9 p.m., ESPN

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Caesars Superdome (New Orleans)
7 p.m., ESPN2


Friday, Dec. 20

StaffDNA Cure Bowl
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)
Noon, ESPN

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)
3:30 p.m., ESPN


Monday, Dec. 23

Myrtle Beach Bowl
Brooks Stadium (Conway, South Carolina)
11 a.m., ESPN

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Albertsons Stadium (Boise, Idaho)
2:30 p.m., ESPN


Tuesday, Dec. 24

Hawai’i Bowl
Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex (Honolulu)
8 p.m., ESPN


Thursday, Dec. 26

Detroit Bowl
Ford Field (Detroit)
2 p.m., ESPN

Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Chase Field (Phoenix)
5:30 p.m., ESPN

68 Ventures Bowl
Hancock Whitney Stadium (Mobile, Alabama)
9 p.m., ESPN


Friday, Dec. 27

Birmingham Bowl
Protective Stadium (Birmingham, Alabama)
Noon or 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth, Texas)
Noon or 3:30 p.m., ESPN

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium (Memphis, Tennessee)
7 p.m., ESPN

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas)
10:30 p.m., ESPN


Saturday, Dec. 28

Wasabi Fenway Bowl
Fenway Park (Boston)
11 a.m., ESPN

Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium (Bronx, New York)
Noon, ABC

Isleta New Mexico Bowl
University Stadium (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
2:15 p.m., ESPN

Pop-Tarts Bowl
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)
3:30 p.m., ABC

Snoop Dogg Arizona Bowl presented by Gin & Juice by Dre and Snoop
Arizona Stadium (Tucson, Arizona)
4:30 p.m., CW Network

Go Bowling Military Bowl
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, Maryland)
5:45 p.m., ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome (San Antonio)
7:30 p.m., ABC

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium (Shreveport, Louisiana)
9:15 p.m., ESPN


Monday, Dec. 30

Transperfect Music City Bowl
Nissan Stadium (Nashville, Tennessee)
2:30 p.m., ESPN


Tuesday, Dec. 31

ReliaQuest Bowl
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)
Noon, ESPN

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
Sun Bowl Stadium (El Paso, Texas)
2 p.m., CBS

Cheez-It Citrus Bowl
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)
3 p.m., ABC

Texas Bowl
NRG Stadium (Houston)
3:30 p.m., ESPN


Thursday, Jan. 2, 2025

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
EverBank Stadium (Jacksonville, Florida)
7:30 p.m. ESPN


Friday, Jan. 3

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Gerald J. Ford Stadium (Dallas)
4 p.m., ESPN

Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, North Carolina)
7:30 p.m., ESPN


Saturday, Jan. 4

Bahamas Bowl
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium (Nassau, Bahamas)
11 a.m., ESPN2




Pittsburgh Hosts 2026 NFL Draft

Pittsburgh Hosts 2026 NFL Draft

​The NFL announced that the 2026 NFL Draft will take place in Pittsburgh, incorporating elements of iconic Point State Park as well as Acrisure Stadium, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The announcement was made at the NFL Spring League Meeting in Nashville, following a review of Pittsburgh’s bid proposal by the Fan Engagement & Major Events Advisory Committee and full ownership.

“The NFL Draft is one of the biggest, most-anticipated sporting events of the year, and we’re thrilled to partner with the Pittsburgh Steelers and VisitPITTSBURGH for our 2026 event,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We have a unique opportunity to spotlight this wonderful community on a global stage, benefiting Pittsburgh’s economy and entertaining football fans from all markets. We know this pride of Pennsylvania will shine bright in 2026.”

Throughout the three-day event, Pittsburgh will host a slate of Draft activities including a variety of community events, Concert Series and NFL Draft Experience – the NFL’s ultimate fan festival. Draft Experience will be free for fans, inviting them to participate in immersive exhibits and games; take photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy; enjoy the youth-focused Play 60 Zone; shop exclusive merchandise at NFL Shop presented by Visa; and score autographs from current NFL players and Legends.

“We are excited that the City of Pittsburgh has been selected to host the 2026 NFL Draft,” said Art Rooney II, Pittsburgh Steelers President. “This will be an amazing event that will highlight everything the region has to offer on a national and international level. I truly appreciate the work that has been done by VisitPITTSBURGH, the NFL, local and state officials, and internally within our organization to accomplish our goal of being selected to host the NFL Draft. We look forward to football fans from all across the country coming to enjoy our city’s culture while also showcasing our rich football history and tradition in the region.”

The NFL Draft has become the league’s biggest offseason event. Since 2015, more than 3 million fans across the country have attended Draft festivities in person.

Most recently, the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit attracted a record-breaking 775,000 fans in person and garnered more than 53.6 million total viewers over three days.

The 2025 NFL Draft will take place in Green Bay on April 24-26, 2025.




NFL Hall of Fame Game 2024 – Bears vs Texans

NFL Hall of Fame Game 2024 – Bears vs Texans – August 1st

NFL Mini Camp Dates & OTA Workout Schedule by Team

The NFL’s 2024 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game will feature the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans, the Hall announced on Thursday August 1st.

Devin Hester, Steve McMichael and Julius Peppers of the Bears and Andre Johnson from the Texans are among the former players who will be enshrined as members of the Class of 2024.

The game will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. 1, during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week in Canton, Ohio.

The other inductees in this year’s class are Dwight Freeney, Randy Gradishar and Patrick Willis. The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on Saturday, Aug. 3.

NFL Mini Camp Dates & OTA Workout Schedule by Team

Team                                        OTA offseason workouts                Mandatory Minicamp

Arizona Cardinals                      May 20-22, 28-30, June 3-6                       June 11-13

Atlanta Falcons                         May 13-14, 16, 20-21, June 3-4, 6                June 10-12

Baltimore Ravens                      May 20, 22-23, 28, 30-31, June 3-4, 6-7   June 11-13

Buffalo Bills                               May 20-21, 23, 28-30, June 3-4, 6             June 11-13

Carolina Panthers                      May 20-21, 23, 28-29, 31, June 3-4, 6      June 11-13

Chicago Bears                          May 20-21, 23, 28-29, 31                              June 4-6

Cincinnati Bengals                     May 28-30, June 3-6                                 June 11-13

Cleveland Browns                      May 21-23, 28-30, June 3-6                     June 11-13

Dallas Cowboys                         May 21-23, 29-31                                         June 4-6

Denver Broncos                         May 21-23, 28-30, June 3-6                    June 11-13

Detroit Lions                              May 21-23, 29-31, June 10-12                  June 4-6

Green Bay Packers                   May 20-21, 23, 28-29, 31, June 3-4, 6     June 11-13

Houston Texans                         May 20-21, 23, 29-31                                 June 4-6

Indianapolis Colts                      May 21-23, 29-31                                        June 4-6

Jacksonville Jaguars                  May 20-21, 23, 28-29, 31, June 3-6        June 10-12

Kansas City Chiefs                    May 20-22, 28-30, June 4-7                      June 11-13

Las Vegas Raiders                     May 20-21, 23, 28-29, 31, June 3-6         June 11-13

Los Angeles Chargers                May 20-21, 23, 29-31, June 4-7                June 11-13

Los Angeles Rams                     May 20-21, 23, 28-29, 31, June 3-6         June 10-12

Miami Dolphins                          May 20-21, 23, 28-29, 31                           June 4-6

Minnesota Vikings                     May 20-21, 23, 28-29, 31, June 10-13      June 4-6

New England Patriots                May 20-21, 23, 29-31, June 3-6                June 11-13

New Orleans Saints                   May 21-23, 28-30, June 3-6                        June 11-13

New York Giants                        May 20-21, 23, 28-29, 31, June 3-4, 6-7    June 11-13

New York Jets                           May 20-21, 23, 28-29, 31, June 3-4, 6-7     June 11-13

Philadelphia Eagles                   May 20, 22-23, 28, 30-31                            June 4-6

Pittsburgh Steelers                    May 21-23, 28-30, June 3-6                       June 11-13

San Francisco 49ers                  May 20-21, 23, 28-29, 31                            June 4-6

Seattle Seahawks                      May 20, 22-23, 28, 30-31, June 3-4, 6-7   June 11-13

Tampa Bay Buccaneers             May 21-23, 28-30, June 4-6                       June 11-13

Tennessee Titans                      May 20-21, 23, 28-29, 31, June 10-13         June 4-6

Washington Commanders          May 14-15, 17, 21-22, 24, June 4-5, 7      June 11-13

July 17: Franchise tag deadline for players to sign long-term contracts

Late July: Training camps open

Hall of Fame Game – Aug. 1, 2024 – Chicago Bears vs Houston Texans

August: Preseason Games (3 per team)




First Round Mock Draft for NFL Draft     

First Round Mock Draft for the NFL Draft 2024   

    Final Mock Draft

  Frank Coyle/ Head scout

 First Round

#    Team           Position       Player     School
1 Chicago (Carolina)    QB       Caleb Williams          Southern Cal
2 Washington                 QB        Jayden Daniels           LSU
3 New England            QB        Drake Maye               North Carolina
4 Arizona                     WR        Marvin Harrison Jr     Ohio State
5 LA Chargers              WR                   Rome Odunze             Washington
6 NY Giants                  WR                   Malik Nabers                 LSU
7 Tennessee                  OT                    Joe Alt                             Notre Dame
8 Atlanta                       Edge                Dallas Turner                 Alabama
9 Chicago                       OT                    Olu Fashanu                  Penn State
10 NY Jets                      TE                    Brock Bowers                Georgia
11 Minnesota                 QB                   JJ McCarthy                  Michigan
12 Denver                       Edge                Laiatu Latu                    UCLA
13 Las Vegas                  OT                    Taliese Fuaga               Oregon State
14 New Orleans             WR                   Brian Thomas               LSU
15 Indianapolis              CB                    Quinyon Mitchell            Toledo
16 Seattle                        Edge                Chop Robinson             Penn State
17 Jacksonville              CB                    Terrion Arnold               Alabama
18 Cincinnati                  OT                    JC Latham                    Alabama
19 LA Rams                    OT                    Troy Fautanu                Washington
20 Pittsburgh                 DB                    Cooper DeJean             Iowa
21 Miami                          OL                    Graham Barton             Duke
22 Philadelphia              CB                    Nate Wiggins                Clemson
23 Minn (Hous-Cleve)     DL                    Byron Murphy               Texas
24 Dallas                           C                      Jackson Powers-Johnson  Oregon
25 Green Bay                   Edge                Jared Verse                  Florida State
26 Tampa Bay                 CB                    Ennis Rakestraw           Missouri
27 Arizona (Houston)      OT                    Amarius Mims               Georgia
28 Buffalo                        WR                   Ladd McConkey            Georgia
29 Detroit                        WR                   Adonai Mitchell             Texas
30 Baltimore                   CB                    Kool-Aid McKinstry        Alabama
31 San Francisco            DL                    Jer’Zhan Newton           Illinois
32 Kansas City                WR                   Xavier Worthy               Texas




NFL Draft 2024 – Top 100 Pro Prospects

Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2024

     April, 2024 –  underclassmen declared by Jan 15, 2024
Post Pro Days /NFL Combine Workouts

Frank Coyle/ Head scout – Final Top 100 List

Photo – Caleb Williams – Southern Cal
  Photographer – Jessica Alcheh 
              USA Today Sports

#      Pos        Pro Prospect                 School

1        QB       Caleb Williams                 Southern Cal
2        WR       Marvin Harrison Jr         Ohio State
3        QB       Jayden Daniels                 LSU
4         WR       Malik Nabers                 LSU
5        QB       Drake Maye                     North Carolina
6        TE        Brock Bowers                 Georgia
7        WR       Rome Odunze               Washington
8        OT        Joe Alt                            Notre Dame
9        Edge    Dallas Turner                Alabama
10        OT       Taliese Fuaga               Oregon State
11        CB        Quinyon Mitchell            Toledo
12        OT        JC Latham                    Alabama
13        CB        Terrion Arnold               Alabama
14        QB       JJ McCarthy                  Michigan
15        OT        Olu Fashanu                 Penn State
16        OT        Troy Fautanu                Washington
17        WR       Brian Thomas               LSU
18        Edge    Laiatu Latu                    UCLA
19        DB       Cooper DeJean             Iowa
20        OL        Graham Barton            Duke
21        Edge    Jared Verse                    Florida State
22        DL        Byron Murphy              Texas
23        WR       Adonai Mitchell            Texas
24        OT        Tyler Guyton                 Oklahoma
25        Edge    Chop Robinson             Penn State
26         C          Jackson Powers-Johnson    Oregon
27        CB        Nate Wiggins                   Clemson
28        OT        Amarius Mims               Georgia
29        WR       Ladd McConkey             Georgia
30        QB       Michael Penix Jr.            Washington
31        DL        Jer’Zhan Newton            Illinois
32        WR       Xavier Worthy                Texas
33        OT        Jordan Morgan              Arizona
34        DL        Darius Robinson            Missouri
35        WR       Xavier Legette                South Carolina
36        Edge    Chris Braswell                 Alabama
37        CB        Ennis Rakestraw             Missouri
38         DL        Braden Fiske                  Florida State
39        WR       Troy Franklin                  Oregon
40        CB        Kool-Aid McKinstry       Alabama
41        WR       Keon Coleman                Florida State
42         C          Zach Frazier                    West Virginia
43        WR       Ricky Piersall                 Florida
44        LB        Payton Wilson                NC State
45         QB       Bo Nix                              Oregon
46        LB        Edgerrin Cooper            Texas A&M
47        S          Tyler Nubin                      Minnesota
48        CB        Kamari Lassiter             Georgia
49         WR       Malachi Corley              Western Kentucky
50        OT        Patrick Paul                    Houston
51        CB        T.J. Tampa                      Iowa State
52         OT        Roger Rosengarten      Washington
53         CB        Max Melton                   Rutgers
54        WR       Roman Wilson               Michigan
55         LB        Junior Colson                Michigan
56         Edge    Marshawn Kneeland     Western Michigan
57        OT        Kingsley Suamataia        BYU
58         TE        Ja’Tavion Sanders         Texas
59         OT        Christian Jones             Texas
60        OL        Cooper Beebe                 Kansas State
61         DT        Kris Jenkins                   Michigan
62        LB        Cedric Gray                    North Carolina
63        S          Cole Bishop                     Utah
64         WR       Tez Walker                    North Carolina
65        RB        Jonathan Brooks           Texas
66         WR       Jermaine Burton          Alabama
67        DL        Maason Smith                LSU
68        WR       Johnny Wilson               Florida State
69        LB        Jeremiah Trotter Jr.      Clemson
70        RB        Trey Benson                    Florida State
71        OL        Christian Haynes           UConn
72         S          Jaden Hicks                    Washington State
73         WR       Javon Baker                  Central Florida
74         S          Calen Bullock                 Southern Cal
75        DL        Ruke Orhorhoro            Clemson
76        S          Javon Bullard                 Georgia
77        CB        Josh Newton                   TCU
78        WR       Jalen McMillan             Washington
79         RB        MarShawn Lloyd           USC
80         S          Kamren Kinchens          Miami (Fl)
81        WR       Ja’Lynn Polk                   Washington
82        CB        Kris Abrams-Draine      Missouri
83        TE        Jared Wiley                     TCU
84        Edge    Mohamed Kamara         Colorado State
85        RB        Blake Corum                   Michigan
86         DL        Leonard Taylor III        Miami (Fl)
87         RB        Jaylen Wright                Tennessee
88         CB        Khyree Jackson             Oregon
89        OT        Javon Foster                  Missouri
90        TE        Ben Sinnott                    Kansas State
91        Edge    Adisa Isaac                      Penn State
92         CB        DJ James                       Auburn
93        Edge    Austin Booker                Kansas
94         CB        Renardo Green             Florida State
95       TE        Cade Stover                    Ohio State
96       QB       Spencer Rattler              South Carolina
97       CB        Mike Sainristil                Michigan
98       OL        Kiran Amegadjie            Yale
99       LB        Trevin Wallace               Kentucky
100       OG       Dominick Puni             Kansas




NFL Draft – Wide Receivers

NFL Draft 2024 – Wide Receivers

Draft Insiders’ –  Top Prospects

      Frank Coyle/ Publisher

 Marvin Harrison heads an amazing receiving class which features several blue chips prospects at the top and incredible depth into the late rounds. Harrison is a generational prospect with NFL ready skills to provide an impact to an offense. Malik Nabers and Rome Odunze will come off the board between the 5th and 10th selections. Both are highly developed and checked all the boxes in the postseason to be rookie starters in September.

At least 6 or 7 receivers could come off the board in the first round and as many as 10-12 in the first two rounds. Expect 15-18 in the top 100 with as many chosen in the 3rd day along with countless rookie free agents. This position provides the most draft selections annually and this year should also rank as the #1 position NFL front offices select over the seven rounds.

 Here are Draft Insiders’ top 6 Prospects scouting reports, top rankings and positional overview.

Photo – Marvin Harrison – Ohio State (school)

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Wide Receivers – Grade: A+                                             

    NFL Teams need:

  1. Chiefs             5. Titans         
  2. Giants            6. Bears
  3. Bills                7. Cardinals
  4. Panthers       8. Ravens

 Positional Overview:  With the evolution of the expanded NFL passing game over the past decade, receivers have become the dominant performers in a pro-offense. At this year’s NFL Combine, another record of receivers ran sub 4.4 and 4.5 forty times. Xavier Worthy set a new NFL Combine record with an amazing 4,21 sprint. Several other players ran a sub 4.3 time as training produces new manufactured speed.  This year’s group is an exceptionally deep and quality class which may rival the best of classes of all time. This is a very strong group from the top ten through the middle rounds. This is a very deep class with a many blue and red chip prospects. This class has the talent and depth at the position to be a bumper crop which produces many NFL starters and a record number of selections. This position could provide many playmakers with as many as 5-6 1st round choices. The top three prospects Marvin Harrison, Rome Odunze and Malik are true blue playmakers at a high level of development to provide rookie impact.  Brian Thomas, AD Mitchell and Xavier Worthy are each rated as first round receivers. Other receivers, Ladd McConkey, Xavier Leggette, Troy Franklin, Roman Wilson and Malachi Corley all figure in the mid-2nd day. The top 100 could provide a new record of prospects with 15+ chosen. Unheralded prospects, Jermaine Burton, Ricky Piersall, Keon Coleman and Javon Baker are all potential early NFL starters with above average speed and developed skills. Probably 35+ receivers could go over the seven-round event. The underclassmen will once again play a huge factor here. There are a few fast-rising prospects like Ladd McConkey who is moving up quickly off an impressive postseason. There will be many rookie free agents who carry make it grades entering camp. They most likely become practice squad members with most clubs carrying at least two-three receivers for depth.

   NFL Premier Player – Justin Jefferson
Blue Chip – Marvin Harrison
Blue Chip – Rome Odunze
Blue Chip – Malik Nabers
Rising – Ladd McConkey
Falling – Johnny Wilson
Underrated – Jermaine Burton
Overrated – Tez Walker
Sleeper – Ryan Flournay
Boom/Bust – Troy Franklin
Hidden Gem – Ricky Pearsall

       Positional Traits
Best Athlete – Marvin Harrison
Best Hands – Ladd McConkey
Fastest – Xavier Worthy
Quickest – Malik Nabers
Run After Catch – Malachi Corley
Route Runner – Ladd McConkey
Deep Threat – Brian Thomas
Catch In Traffic – Rome Odunze
Blocker – Xavier Legette
Adjustments /Routes – Marvin Harrison
Long term Gem – Roman Wilson
Red Zone jump balls – Ricky Pearsall
Strongest – Rome Odunze

     Wide Receiver Rankings

1 Marvin Harrison                    Ohio State
2 Malik Nabers                        LSU
3 Rome Odunze                      Washington
4 Brian Thomas                       LSU
5 AD Mitchell                           Texas
6 Xavier Worthy                       Texas
7 Ladd McConkey                   Georgia
8 Troy Franklin                        Oregon
9 Xavier Legette                      South Carolina
10 Keon Coleman                      Florida State
11 Roman Wilson                      Michigan
12 Malachi Corley                      Western Kentucky
13 Jermaine Burton                   Alabama
14 Ricky Pearsall                       Florida
15 Javon Baker                         UCF
16 Jalen McMillan                      Washington
17 Tez Walker                           North Carolina
18 Brenden Rice                       Southern Cal
19 Johnny Wilson                      Florida State
20 Luke McCaffrey                    Rice

Wide Receiver Scouting Reports

1 Marvin Harrison #18 – 6-4, 205                       Ohio State – Sp. 4.40   
NFL Comparison: Justin Jefferson                 Rating 93
Gazelle like playmaker has excelled since starting in the Buckeyes’ passing game, totaling over 2600 yards receiving and 31 TDs in just three seasons. Earned annual All-American and Big Ten honors.  Son of HOF receiver Marvin Harrison. Twitchy athlete with the skill set to be a true #1 receiver. Great length and leaping skills create a very difficult single matchup. Excellent body control and hands to make the tough catch and win most 50/50 balls. Rare lower body flexibility to change directions and retain his speed, comparable to a 180 lb. athlete. Keyed on by defenses weekly and challenged by NFL type corners and was still a dominant weapon in the potent OSU attack. age. Developed the full route tree with impact both inside and outside. Natural soft hands with huge receiving radius to be a very tough matchup for contested passes. Reads coverage quickly and makes fast adjustments to provide a reliable target. Deadly on the crossing patterns and red zone plays where his quickness, length, instincts and separation speed make him a very difficult matchup. Generational receiver with All-Pro skill set. Top 3-4 prospect. Impact weapon for the club which has components in place. Demands special attention in every key situation.
                                                             Draft Projection: 1st Round

2 Malik Nabers #8 – 6-0, 195                             LSU – Sp. 4.40 
            NFL Comparison: Odell Beckham                   Rating 92
Elusive playmaker declared for the NFL Draft after a dominant performance in the SEC, earning first team honors. Athletic receiver combines excellent quickness and the ability to retain his speed at the breakpoint to separate consistently. Freshman All-American and put 1000 yard receiving years together his final two seasons. Exceptionally quick feet translate very well to route running and separating in coverage. Soft hands and natural running talent to break plays regularly. Very good speed with the burst to separate in the deep game and hit the big play. Keen understanding of coverage with the quickness to retain his speed in his breaks and provide a very dependable target especially through the middle zones. Plays both inside and outside, though best suited for the slot where his ability to get movement and many single matchups makes him exceptionally dangerous. Smooth weapon and capable of providing immediate impact in a passing game. Top 5-8 prospect with rookie starting talent to become a fixture in offense.
                                                              Draft Projection: 1st Round
 
3 Rome Odunze #1 – 6-3, 210                           Washington – Sp. 4.45 
            NFL Comparison: A.J. Brown                          Rating 92
Strong sure handed playmaker was the most dominant receiver in the nation in 2023. Earned first team All-American and Pac 12 honors working with QB Michael Pennix. Prototypical athlete for the position with big strong frame, soft hands and large receiving radius to make contested catches. Moves easy in his routes with the speed and tackle breaking ability to make big plays. Totaled over 3200 career receiving yards with 214 receptions, 24 TDs and 15.3-yard average. Shows natural receiving skills with crisp routes, good body control and sound coverage reads to provide a well-developed target and finished prospect for the pro game. High level of development with the mental toughness and preparation to start as a rookie. Blue-chip prospect with high level of production despite special attention weekly. Probable Pro Bowl receiver in the right setting and working with a quality veteran. Great work ethic and attitude with the special athleticism to put it all together. Top 5 prospect with skill set to hit the ground quickly and become a major addition to an offense. Imposing physical specimen and NFL ready. Ideal for the Chargers or Giants.
                                                                    Draft Projection: 1st Round

4 Brian Thomas #11 – 6-3, 210                         LSU – Sp. 4.35 
            NFL Comparison: Tee Higgins                        Rating 90
Big body wideout complete a breakout performance in 2023, earning first team SEC honors. Coupled with star QB Jayden Daniels to form an amazing tandem with receiver Malik Nabers. Thomas totaled 17 receiving TDs for over 1100 yards and a 17.3 yard average per catch. Large strong frame to fight off coverage and tacklers, though the burst to separate quickly and get deep consistently. At the NFL Combine, he ran a 4.33 time with a 1.50 ten-yard split. That speed translated very well to the field and his initial burst is very deceptive to create early on the play. Strong body allows him to post up cover men, along with the burst off the line to be a threat in the deep game. His speed presses coverage where his size also becomes a matchup problem. Dangerous on the go and intermediate routes. At times, he can also gather too much at the breakpoint. Shows strong reliable hands with a big radius to win contested balls. Makes yardage after the catch with good tackle breaking power. Prototypical starter with big play ability. TD ratio of 1 for every reception is exceptional. Explosiveness, speed and size create intriguing potential. Must refine route running to be ready for starting duty. Very impressive 2023 season with probably earn him a mid first round grade, though needs to refine his game.
                                                                        Draft Projection: 1st Round

5 AD Mitchell #5 – 6-2, 200                                Texas   – Sp. 4.35         
NFL Comparison: CeeDee Lamb                     Rating 89
Athletic strong receiver completed an impressive final season with Texas after transferring from Georgia. Big framed smooth prospect played in two very deep receiving corps which limited his touches in college. Shows top speed (4.34) with a quick initial burst which allows him to separate consistently from cover men. Long frame and tough over the middle and in any 50/50 ball situations. Earned invitation to the NFL Combine and was very impressive with 39” VL and 11’4” BJ along with 4.34 sprint. Prototypical skill set and his ability translates well to the field. Top leaper with potential #1 receiver talent, though not completely developed after two stops and limited reps. Needs work on refining his route running and defensive recognition. Learning to use his big frame more effective on contested passes to secure the ball consistently. Though at a nice LOD, he has further refinement before ready to earn starting time. Type with big ceiling, though faces an early learning curve. Possible surprise #1 pick, though more a good 2nd round value who can pay big dividends in time. Top 40 prospect with impact ability in the right setting and alignment.
                                                          Draft Projection: 1st-2nd Round

6 Ladd McConkey #84 – 5-11, 187                     Georgia – Sp. 4.40       
            NFL Comparison: Julian Edelman                   Rating 89
Savvy speedy playmaker completed an unheralded, though productive career in the deep Bulldog receiving corps. Despite limited reps, he is very developed in all receiving skills, especially route running, defense recognition and pass catching. His ability to separate in coverage rivals cagey veterans. He is exceptionally quick at the breakpoint with crisp footwork to separate very well to provide a sure target. Soft natural hands with the ability to extend and make the tough catch. Explosive on the snap to pressure coverage and eat up the cushion with sharp cutting skills. He retains his 4.4 speed and it translates well to the field. His quick footwork beats man coverage regularly especially if he comes clean off the line. Expanded receiving game and runs a complete route tree from different positions. Good running skills with the instant acceleration to hit a seam and break a long gainer. Must continue to get stronger to win contested balls and break tackles. Type with the deceptive speed to surprise secondaries. Capable of working the slot and outside with a very high level of development to help day one. Needs improved strength to prove durable in the NFL, though played 39 games over short three seasons. Impact weapon gives a passer an uncanny target to move the chains and make the critical play. Highly developed to provide rookie impact for a smart play caller to move him around in formations. Gem with big time play making skills.
                                                            Draft Projection: 1st-2nd Round
 




NFL Draft 2024 – Cornerbacks

NFL Draft 2024 – Cornerbacks
Draft Insiders’ –  Top Prospects

Frank Coyle/ Publisher

Quinyon Mitchell heads a very strong cornerback class which could once again provide the most defensive draft choices in the NFL Draft. Mitchell and Terrion Arnold rank the top two prospects in this talented class and both could be off the board by the mid-first round. Both are highly developed and checked all the boxes in the postseason to be rookie starters in September.

At least 5 or 6 corner could come off the board in the first round with many clubs having pressing needs at the position. Here are Draft Insiders’ top 5 Prospects scouting reports, top rankings and positional overview.

Photo – Quinyon Mitchell – Toledo (New York Post)

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Cornerbacks – Grade: A

     Positional Overview:

This year’s cornerback class is a high-quality group which is very deep and provide a few blue-chip prospects at the top. Blue chip defenders Quinyon Mitchell and Terrion Arnold head this class and are expected to go in the mid-1st round with many other highly regarded corners expected to go through the late first round into the 2nd day selections. Underclassmen dominate our top ten prospects, though the senior group is a very solid with nice development. Mitchell is our #1 prospect off an excellent postseason in all areas. Arnold is another blue-chip Bama defender who is NFL ready. Nate Wiggins is a speedster who is expected to earn a late first round selection. Cooper DeJean and Ennis Rakeshaw have the skill set to start early and are well developed to fit in any pro scheme. Max Melton has prototypical shutdown skills for the pro game. He is rising fast and could earn a mid-2nd day selection. He is a rising cover man with well-developed talent to press for early starting time. Kool-Aid McKinstry and Kamari Lassiter are possible late 1st or early 2nd round picks. Both are SEC battle tested and figure to press for starting jobs in camp. TJ Tampa is another talented big corner, coming off an impressive career finish. Nehemiah Pritchett and Khyree Jackson have the length DCs like in outside defenders. Both are good fits for zone schemes. DJ James, Kris Abrams-Draine, Andru Phillips, Mike Sainristil and Chau Smith-Wade are well developed nickel corners who are NFL ready. Sainristil is coming off an impressive final performance which has him rising up the charts. This is a deep group that will supply many NFL starters well into the 3rd day of the draft. There could be at least 12 prospects selected in the top 100 choices. There will probably be 15-18 prospects selected in the top 150 picks with the expected run-on corners from the mid-1st round through the early 3rd day. This class has very good depth and will provide several middle round steals. Seniors, Elijah Jones and Renaldo Green are cover men with developed talent to become major surprises. This position has annually provided the most overall selections and could duplicate that again. This deep group could supply as many as 35 total prospects and another 40 high priority FA. This group will supply a few big corners with some versatility to also slide to safety for the sub packages.   

 NFL Teams in need:

  1. Bills                    5. Rams
  2. Colts                 6. Commanders
  3. Titans               7. Ravens           
  4. Steelers            8. Vikings    

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Blue Chip – Quinyon Mitchell
Blue Chip – Terrion Arnold
Red Chip – Cooper Dejean
Rising – Max Melton
Falling –  Kris Abrams-Draine
Underrated – Caelen Carson
Overrated – Jarrian Jones
Sleeper – Renardo Green
Boom/Bust – Kool-Aid McKinstry
Biggest Upside – Ennis Rakestraw
Hidden Gem – Elijah Jones
Long Term Gem – TJ Tampa

   Positional Traits
Best Athlete – Quinyon Mitchell
Best Man Cover – Quinyon Mitchell
Best Zone Cover – Terrion Arnold
Best Run support – TJ Tampa
Best Tackler – Terrion Arnold
Best Nickel – Andru Phillips
Hands – Cooper Dejean
Best Intangibles – Ennis Rakestraw
Ball Instincts – Mike Sainristil
Most Versatile – Max Melton
Over drafted – Khyree Jackson
Major College Sleeper – Nehemiah Pritchett

Top Cornerbacks – Final Rankings

1 Quinyon Mitchell          Toledo
2 Terrion Arnold               Alabama
3 Cooper Dejean              Iowa
4 Nate Wiggins                  Clemson
5 Ennis Rakestraw          Missouri
6 Kool-Aid McKinstry     Alabama
7 Kamari Lassiter            Georgia
8 Max Melton                     Rutgers
9 TJ Tampa                        Iowa State
10 Khyree Jackson           Oregon
11 Nehemiah Pritchett      Auburn
12 Josh Newton                  TCU
13 DJ James                       Auburn
14 Renardo Green             Florida State
15 Caelen Carson              Wake Forest
16 Kris Abrams-Draine    Missouri
17 Andru Phillips                Kentucky
18 Mike Sainristil                Michigan
19 Chau Smith-Wade        Washington State
20 Cam Hart                        Notre Dame
21 Elijah Jones                   Boston College
22 Dwight McGlothern      Arkansas
23 Jarrian Jones                Florida State
24 Kamal Hadden               Tennessee
25 Jarvis Brownlee            Louisville

Cornerbacks

 1 Quinyon Mitchell #27 – 6-1, 195                     Toledo – Sp. 4.35         
NFL Comparison: LaJarius Sneed                   Rating 92
Athletic aggressive corner completed an excellent career at Toledo, starting his final three seasons and earning first team MAC honors. Excellent combination of length, speed, quickness and instincts. Easy mover for his size and combined with quick reads allows him to break on passes aggressively. Fast developing prospect excelled at both the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine events. Savvy ball hawk with keen instincts to read QBs, and receivers with the burst to the ball to make big plays. Definite fast improvement in all areas especially technique and play recognition. Top balance and footwork allow him to use his sub 4.4 speed and long over 6’1” frame in any matchup. Gains a sound early technique advantage to blanket receivers. Transition skills need some work, though can mirror receivers in man coverage down the field. Rides receivers hip well using his height and long reach to squeeze windows well.   Reads routes with the burst to the ball to break up passes. Major breakout in 2022 with 20 PBUs and 5 interceptions earning him 1st team MAC and All-American mention. Followed with another dominant season and postseason. NFL ready rookie starter with Pro Bowl talent. Strong tackler with backer type hits and sure open field hits.  Aggressive style will endear DC, though he must clean up deep coverage and position to avoid penalties. Top flight developed prospect with skill set to become a day one fixture. Most complete cover man in a very deep group. Impact rookie.                                                                Draft Projection: 1st Round

2 Terrion Arnold #3 – 6-0, 190                           Alabama – Sp. 4.50      
   NFL Comparison: Marshon Lattimore           Rating 91
Savvy confident athlete finished with an impressive 2023 and declared for the NFL Draft. Third year sophomore finished with an excellent NFL Combine workout, with smooth drills displaying all the essential corner skills. He did 4.50 time and 1.54 ten-yard split with a 37” VL and a 10’9” BJ. That followed a breakout 2023 performance where he performed very well vs top flight receivers. Good size and length with the footwork to change directions quickly and retain coverage. Fast reactions and developing instincts to read routes and the AA to matchup and make plays on the ball. Top coverage grades with 65 tackles, 5 interceptions and 12 PBUs in 2023. Solid grades vs both LSU and Texas receivers over past two seasons. Smooth pedal with great eyes and quick feet to read QBs and receivers with the burst to the ball to break up passes. Fast rising prospect with top ball skills to press for early playing time. Makeup of a shutdown corner and rank with any prospect in this class with reps and technique work. Shows good recovery speed and naturally plays the ball with the ability to use his length and experience to be a shutdown cover man. Athlete with the complete makeup of a top flight early starter. Top 20 prospect and defender on the come.
                                                      Draft Projection: 1st Round
 
3 Cooper Dejean #3 – 6-1, 205                          Iowa – Sp. 4.50             
            NFL Comparison: Minkah Fitzpatrick              Rating 88                    
Long versatile senior defender completed his career with an abbreviated final performance due to a broken fibula. Earned Big Ten honors his final two seasons. Sat out both the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine weeks. Strong frame and comes in at 6’1” and 203 lbs. with long arms. Smooth mover with good back pedal, change of directions skills and instincts to line up anywhere in the secondary. More reps on the corner, though equally talented to play safety. Deluxe sub package defender with the ability to lineup outside, over the slot, in the box or the deep patrol. Top punt returner where he shows soft hands, quick footwork and the burst to make plays. Blankets receivers with the physical play to win matchups. Excellent tackler and run support defender to earn reps in all packages. Plays the ball very well with the ability to read routes, play position and use his length and toughness to make plays. Moves well with flexible hips to open quickly and retain coverage. High grades vs Big Ten receivers and rarely loses space in transition which allows him to play tight man. Able to get a good jam and control a receiver and uses his long arms well to help maintain spacing. Smart zone defender to react quickly to underneath passes and needs work on plays and routes to be NFL ready. Developed prospect with the package clubs seek in a starting corner. Where he fits is according to where he lands, though a prospect capable of being a key piece in a pro scheme. Top 25 prospect with physical package to excel, though must get right physically. Special workout April 8 will clarify leg injury and status. At his pro day, he ran well in the low 4.5 and retained his first round grade.
                                                         Draft Projection: 1st Round

4 Nate Wiggins #2 – 6-1, 175                             Clemson – Sp. 4.28     
            NFL Comparison: Greg Newsome                    Rating 88                    
Langy athletic corner has been an excellent ball hawk in the ACC, showing very developed ball skills. Earned ACC honors his final two seasons. Quick twitch defender with good length at over 6’1” and 30 1/2” arms, though a lean 173 lbs. Exceptional range and fine closing speed. Uses his top short-area quickness and lateral movement skills to mirror receivers and maintains his speed to run stride for stride down the field. At the NFL Combine, he ran a blistering 4.28 time with a 1.59 ten. Pulled hamstring ended his workout after adding a 36” VL and 10’7” BJ. Smooth in his ability to change directions and retain position with close coverage. Able to gather himself and break down in space on the move, displaying fine quickness and flexibility. In press coverage, gets good arm extension and can redirect and disrupt receivers at the line. Natural cover man and ball skills with the timing and hands to make big plays. In two starting seasons, he made 3 picks with 19 PBUs with many clubs throwing away from him after his 2022 season. Uses the sidelines well as an extra defender and can track well from a trail position. Uses his outstanding COD to react well on comeback routes. Rookie starter either outside or in slot with highly developed skills. Needs further core strength development and hand technique to reach potential. Top 25 prospect and fixture in secondary.
                                                            Draft Projection: 1st Round
 
5 Ennis Rakestraw #2 – 5-11, 185                     Missouri – Sp. 4.50     
            NFL Comparison: Denzel Ward                        Rating 88
Aggressive athlete with blue chip skills for the demanding pro corner position. Strong wiry frame for the corner spot with good muscle development. Excellent initial quickness with the ability to flip his hips easily and shadow receivers. Fast footwork that allows him to mirror through the transition stage in both the underneath or deeper routes. Instant accelerator who reaches good speed quickly to ride a receiver’s hip. Exceptional range and fine closing speed. Uses his fine short-area quickness and lateral movement skills to mirror receivers and maintains speed. Keen instincts and smooth COD and able to gather and break down well in space, displaying fine quickness and flexibility. Natural cover man and uses the sidelines and can track well downfield. Explosive cobra-like to plant and drive aggressively and BU passes. Challenges throws looking to create a turnover. In run support, attacks aggressively with secure tackling to finish. Sure tackler at the line or in the open field. Top 30 pick and starter with well- rounded skills.
                                                     Draft Projection: 1st Round




NFL Draft – Offensive Tackles

NFL Draft 2024 – Offensive Tackles

Draft Insiders’ Yearbook Top Prospects

 Frank Coyle/ Publisher

Joe Alt heads an amazing offensive tackle class which could set new records for first round selections and overall total picks in the NFL Draft 2024.  At least 5 or 6 tackles could come off the board in the first round with many clubs having pressing needs at the position. Here are the top 4 Prospects scouting reports, top rankings and positional overview.

Photo – Joe Alt – Note Dame (school)

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Offensive Tackles: Grade: A+

          NFL Teams in need:

  1. Bengals              5. Giants
  2. Packers             6. Cowboys                  
  3. Chiefs                7. Dolphins                
  4. Bears                 8. Commanders

     Positional Overview:
            This year’s tackle class is an incredibly strong overall group with the top six prospects expected to be chosen within the first round. Joe Alt and Tailese Fuaga carry blue chip labels and have developed tackle skills and should be off the board in the top 10-12 selections. There could possibly be another four tackles chosen in the first round in Olu Fashanu JC Latham, Tyler Guyton, Jordan Morgan and Amarius Mims. There may be as many as 10-12 prospects selected in the top 100 choices. Many of these prospects have the physical skills and versatility to also play guard. Chris Jones and Roger Rosengarten are fast-rising prospects with very good athleticism and development to play the outside and probably start as rookie right tackles.  made fast progress and finished with a huge effort at the NFL Combine. Kiran Amegadjie may not be household name, though is a high-quality lineman with the skills to become a fixture on a pro line. He has the left tackle skill set to eventually start, though is still raw in many aspects of plays. Javon Foster and Blake Fisher are highly regarded with the prototypical numbers to start in the NFL. Foster can start at right tackle reasonably early after coming off a strong final season and postseason which moved him into the early middle rounds. As many as 20-25 tackles could be chosen over the 7 rounds and probably at least 15 prospects in the top 150 picks. This class has very good depth with the strength from the top ten picks thru the early 3rd day of the process. This class may furnish many starting left tackles in time with most 2nd tier prospects strictly right side. This class can provide 15+ starters in time.

          Top Offensive Tackles 

1 Joe Alt                               Notre Dame
2 Tailese Fuaga                 Oregon St
3 Olu Fashanu                   Penn State
4 JC Latham                       Alabama
5 Tyler Guyton                    Oklahoma
6 Amarius Mims                 Georgia
7 Roger Rosengarten        Washington
8 Jordan Morgan                Arizona
9 Christian Jones               Texas
10 Patrick Paul                     Houston
11 Kingsley Suamataia       BYU
12 Javon Foster                    Missouri
13 Kiran Amegadjie             Yale
14 Blake Fisher                    Notre Dame
15 Delmar Glaze                  Maryland
16 Brandon Coleman          TCU
17 Frank Crum                     Wyoming
18 Nathan Thomas              Louisiana
19 Walter Rouse                   Oklahoma
20 Tylan Grable                    Central Florida
21 Julian Pearl                     Illinois
22 Gottlieb Ayedze              Maryland

Offensive Tackles – Top Four Prospects

1 Joe Alt #76 – 6-8, 320 – Notre Dame – Sp. 5.05
            NFL Comparison: Jack Conklin                        Rating 92
Massive athletic tackle finished his career with an impressive performance. earning back-to-back All-American honors. Starting since his true freshman season after playing tight end in HS, he became a fixture on the Irish front line. Son of former Chiefs tackle John Alt. Incredible bulk and mass and the refined technique to use his physical tools to the fullest. Understands angles and uses his long arms and strong hands to consistently protect the edge in pass pro. Anchors well and resets to handle counter moves to be a proficient protector. As a run blocker, he is physical and uses his punch, arms and top functional strength to maul opponents and steer them from the hole. At times, he plays too high which limits his power. He must drop his pads to be most effective. At the NFL Combine, he came in over 6’8” 321 lbs. with 34 ¼” arms and 10” hands. Ran an impressive 5.05 time and did 27 reps. Added a 28” VL and a 9’4” BJ. Shows all the physical and mental assets to be an early NFL starter. Graded out high consistently over his 31 starts in 47 games. In protection, slides easy with consistent technique and the toughness and discipline to man down the demanding left tackle role. Shows fast progress in most positional skills. Type to be an early starter on either side with some development. Blue chip top 6-10 prospect with complete skills.
Draft Projection: 1st Round – Top ten

2 Tailese Fuaga #75 – 6-6, 325 – Oregon State – Sp. 5.15
                 NFL Comparison: Penei Sewell                      Rating 90
Huge nimble tackle excelled in the Beavers program, earning Pac-12 honors his final two seasons. Long frame at just under 6’6” and 324 lbs. with rare flexibility and footwork plus core strength to be a complete prospect. Combines power, quickness and foot speed to be dominant in the running game. Uses his hands very well to strike defenders and gain control with the strong hands (10 1/8”) to sustain. Shows elite skills, grading high vs top Pac-12 edge rushers. Easy mover and core strength to slide quickly, adjust and handle counter moves. Footspeed to pull and get into space to lead runners at the 2nd level. Very developed technique to fit on defenders in space and dominant at the 2nd level. Rare combination of size, agility, strength and technique to be NFL ready. At the NFL Combine, he came in 6’6” and 324 lbs. with 33 1/8” arms and 10 1/8” hands. Ran an impressive 5.13 time and added a 32” VL and a 9’3” BJ. Talented athletic blocker with the measurables and skill set for either tackle. Impressive Senior Bowl practices where he dominated vs the best edge rushers, winning vs both speed and power. High top ten grade and blocker with the development to settle into right tackle position as a rookie. Future Pro Bowler with the skill set to be the premier right tackle in the game.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

3 Olu Fashanu #74 – 6-6, 315 – Penn State – Sp. 5.10
         NFL Comparison: Christian Darrisaw                      Rating 88
Large fluid tackle made critical development in 2023 after a short career which included only 9 starts entering his final season. True junior combines length, balance, footwork and agility to start at the outside position. Still raw in technique and unchallenged in most games leave questions of level of development and NFL readiness. Slides and mirrors well and can wall off or stop counter moves inside with his powerful punch and reach. Quick laterally in his kick-slide vs rushers, though must prove he can sustain vs power on a consistent basis. Able to get movement as a run blocker when he bends and uses his lower body power. Needs technique work to sustain longer and must bend to get full use of his massive frame. When he gets high, he allows power rushers to get under his pads and penetrate the edge. At the Combine, he came in 6’6” and 312 lbs. with 34” arms and small 8 1/2” hands. Ran a solid 5.11 time and added a 32” VL and a 9’1” BJ. Talented athletic blocker with the measurables at right tackle to improve his technique and core power before switching to more natural left side. Needs to use his hands more consistently and will more power. Raw blue chipper with development concerns after questionable game to game challenges. Might disappoint early if asked to fit at left tackle. Top 15 prospect.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

4 JC Latham #65 – 6-5, 335  – Alabama – Sp. 5.30
      NFL Comparison: Trent Brown                                 Rating 88
Gigantic right tackle is a physical specimen with all the skills to translate to the NFL. True junior and two-year starter on the outside with high grades at right tackle which is where he projects in the NFL. Massive bulk at 342 lbs. on a 6’5”+ frame. Amazing 35 1/8” arms, 11” hands and 84 3/8” wingspan. He graded out high over the 2023 season, though still a work in progress from a technique standpoint. Learning to use his bulk and length and translate it into power. Must show consistent balance and coordinated footwork and hand usage to finish. He can be a dominant run blocker when technically sound and keeps his pads low. In pass protection, he can be a waist bender and struggles to adjust and gets grabby when beaten early. His huge hands are an asset which needs further technique work to maximize his usage. Dominant run blocker currently. With some strong coaching on his technique, he carries a rookie starting grade at RT. Top 15 prospect with definite upside.
Draft Projection: 1st Round




NFL Draft 2024 – Frank Coyle with Raider Nation Radio

NFL Draft 2024 – Raider Nation Radio

‘Word on the Street’

Frank Coyle/ Head Scout
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Discussing , Quarterbacks and offensive linemen at the top of the NFL Draft 2024

 




NFL Extends Invitations to Top Prospects

NFL Draft 2024

‘Word on the Street’

Frank Coyle
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NFL Extends 13 Invitations to Top Prospects for the NFL Draft in Detroit

Thirteen prospects have accepted invitations to the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit which begins on April 25. The top three QB prospects and wide receivers head a group which features 8 offensive players.

The QB contingent is headlined by probable #1 overall pick Caleb Williams of USC, followed by Jayden Daniels of LSU and Drake Maye of North Carolina. They are the probable first three selections held by Chicago, Washington and New England, all in dire need at the positions. This year, QB JJ McCarthy could be the 4th QB selected and possible as the 4th overall selection, which would be a new NFL record at the start of the draft process. J.J. McCarthy will not attend the NFL Draft in Detroit. Also OT Joe Alt and TE Brock Bowers declined invitations for the event.

Three times, QBs were selected with the first three selections in the  NFL Draft, 1971,  (Jim Plunkett, Archie Manning, Dan Pastorini), 1999 (Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb, Akili Smith) and 2021 (Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance).

The exceptional wide receiver class could see the top three prospects come off the board in the top ten selections. Wideouts Marvin Harrison Jr. of Ohio State, Malik Nabers of LSU and Rome Odunze of Washington are also expected to be chosen in the top selections. They could be the start of a record setting class of receivers for both the early rounds and the complete draft process.

Players Attending the NFL Draft 2024

Name                                   College                        Position

Terrion Arnold              Alabama                      Cornerback
Jayden Daniels              LSU                               Quarterback
Marvin Harrison Jr.    Ohio State                   Wide receiver
J.C. Latham                   Alabama                       Offensive tackle
Laiatu Latu                    UCLA                             Edge rusher
Drake Maye                   North Carolina           Quarterback
Quinyon Mitchell         Toledo                          Cornerback
Malik Nabers                LSU                                Wide receiver
Rome Odunze              Washington                 Wide receiver
Darius Robinson         Missouri                      Edge rusher
Brian Thomas Jr.        LSU                               Wide receiver
Dallas Turner               Alabama                      Edge rusher
Caleb Williams             USC                               Quarterback