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Mike Kashuba’s 2024 NFL Draft Big Board

The 2024 NFL draft is just around the corner, and here's a big board of the top 64 prospects to keep an eye on through the process.
2024 NFL Draft Big Board

Teams have their lists of players that they’ll bang the table for on draft day. Last year, this big board tried to rank players regardless of positional value. To adjust for what makes more sense from a team-building perspective, this year the 2024 NFL Draft big board will account for positional value and truly capture the order in which these players should be drafted.

Mike Kashuba’s 2024 NFL Draft Big Board

Blue Chip Players (1 Through 9)

Caleb Williams, QB, South California

Jayden Daniels, QB, Louisiana State

Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

Malik Nabers, WR, Louisiana State 

Joe Alt, WR, Notre Dame

Jer’Zhan Newton, IDL, Illinois

Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

Each of these quarterbacks is a first round talent with a bullet. Last year, Bryce Young had some pretty serious red flags that pushed him down the board. This year, there’s a clear path that these players can win and in the right system they can grow into franchise players. Each of the top three wide receivers has a case to be one of the best prospects of the last ten drafts, which is absurd to say. There’s not an edge rusher that deserves to be here, but Joe Alt is a plug and play tackle with top tier traits and technique that are awesome to see in such a young player. Finally, Jer’Zhan Newton is as disruptive as they come, and in a league that is hurting for interior presence, Newton has it all.

Early to Mid First Round Grades (10 to 21)

Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Cooper DeJean, CB/S, Iowa

Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

Byron Murphy, IDL, Texas

Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Brian Thomas Jr., WR, Louisiana State

Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

This class is flush with corners and receivers, and there’s an argument to be had for more receivers to be in this list. Fuaga and Fashanu are on opposite ends of the spectrum, between Fashanu being a crystal clear pass blocker and Fuaga being a mauler in the run game. Bowers will make a team decide how much they value a chess piece of a weapon, but in a creative system he will be a problem for defenses.

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Willing to Take in the First Round (22 to 33)

Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

Jackson Powers-Johnson, IOL, Oregon

Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

Braden Fiske, IDL, Florida State

Graham Barton, OT/OG, Duke

Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

J.C. Latham, OT, Alabama

Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

Tons of offensive linemen in this tier. It’s either they have the physical tools to develop into a stud (Mims) or they are already a close to finished product but play a less premium position (Powers-Johnson). I wish I had Fiske higher on this 2024 NFL Draft big board, his motor is a blast to watch, but he can get pushed around a bit by more physical guards. Mitchell is the most likely to make scouts look stupid this year, either because he completely flames out or becomes a perennial All-Pro. It feels like there won’t be a middle ground with him, as opposed to Ladd McConkey who is the classic middle ground receiver who is reliable, open, and makes the easy things look easy.

Starting Caliber Players (34 to 45)

Zach Frazier, C, West Virginia

Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State

Payton Wilson, LB, North Carolina State

Trey Benson, RB, Florida State

Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

Javon Baker, WR, UCF

Jermaine Burton, WR, Alabama

Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

Jonathon Brooks, RB, Texas

Maybe running backs do matter. Probably not, but Benson and Brooks can be backfield owning type running backs, and will be value added to a good offense. Wiggins fell out of the first due to his aversion to tackling. Chop has all the athleticism in the world, but it didn’t turn into anything at the college level, which is a bit of a head scratcher.

Second Round Grades (46 to

Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State

Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State

Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

T’Vondre Sweat, IDL, Texas

Jonah Ellis, EDGE, Utah

Kris Jenkins, IDL, Michigan

Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri

Jaden Hicks, S, Washington State

Kiran Amegadjie, OT, Yale

Max Melton, CB, Rutgers

Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan

Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas

Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State

Ennis Rakestraw Jr., Missouri

Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan

Christian Haynes, OG, Connecticut

Brandon Dorlus, IDL, Oregon

Between backup QBs who can be a bridge starter if required to day one impact IDL, this list is a weird one. Sweat went tumbling down some folks boards, but he’s still a massive human who moves like a much smaller guy, so if he can get on the straight and narrow it will be a sight to see. The corners all have their nice aspects, but Tyler Nubin at safety is a player that I just wish the NFL valued safeties more. Johnny Wilson is a fun watch, if he figures it all out he’s going to be a problem.

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