• Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

Way Too Early 2024 Rookie (SF) Mock Draft

Way Too Early 2024 Rookie (SF) Mock Draft

By Tommy Harvey

 

Now that the 2023 NFL Draft is over and everybody is adjusting their Rookie Rankings and Rookie Mocks for upcoming drafts, I decided to start looking forward to next year’s (potential) rookies.  2024 is a very stacked class with high-end ability in the top two rounds, especially at the RB and WR positions.  As is the usual case with SuperFlex drafts, QBs go higher and with more frequency than in 1QB leagues.  

 

1.01 Caleb Williams (QB) - USC

The current consensus #1 2024 NFL Draft pick, Williams has to be the frontrunner to be the 1.01 in your SF rankings for next season.  The reigning Heisman Trophy winner looks to make it two in a row with his elite ball placement and scrambling ability that translate seamlessly to the NFL.

 

1.02 Marvin Harrison Jr. (WR) - Ohio St.

Possibly the best WR draft prospect since Julio Jones in 2011, Marvin Harrison Jr has it all.  He has elite size (6’4, 205lbs), route running, and 50/50 ability, with enough speed to get downfield.  Harrison’s pedigree only furthers the intrigue NFL teams have in him.  Look for him to have another superb season at Ohio St and be the likely Biletnikoff Trophy winner for the nation’s best WR.

 

1.03 Drake Maye (QB) - North Carolina

It would not be hard to imagine moving Drake Maye to the 1.02 position in a SuperFlex draft, as the Top-3 players are in a league of their own.  Maye (6’4, 220lbs) is the prototypical QB prospect.  He has great athleticism and ability to escape the pocket to make plays with his legs.  He is elite with his touch and accuracy and the work he needs to do on his footwork will improve with higher level coaching.

 

1.04 Joe Milton (QB) - Tennessee 

Milton may be the most physically gifted QB in the country.  From his size (6’5, 242lbs) to his super-elite cannon of an arm, Bazooka Joe has everything NFL teams look for.  NFL scouts drooled over Anthony Richardson’s upside.  Just wait until they see Milton.  The only thing people can point to in regards to his downside is Milton’s age (he will be 24 years old by the 2024 NFL Draft).  

 

1.05 Raheim Sanders (RB) - Arkansas 

Rocketing up NFL draft boards over the last year, Raheim “Rocket” Sanders has moved up to the current RB1 position for most people.  I have steadily bumped him up in my rankings also and I see him having the best draft capital in next year’s NFL Draft.  At the moment, I would also consider him the preseason leader to walk away with the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s best RB.  

 

1.06 Brock Bowers (TE) - Georgia 

This may be considered a bit of a reach with the 1.06, but Brock Bowers is the unquestioned TE1 for the 2024 NFL Draft.  In a position of little depth, top-end NFL tight ends tend to be more and more in demand.  Bowers would slot in with the top echelon of TEs in dynasty leagues with guys like Mark Andrews, TJ Hockenson, and Kyle Pitts.

 

1.07 Quinn Ewers (QB) - Texas

I truly believe Quinn Ewers will take the next step this season and become an elite NFL QB prospect.  Before he was injured last season, Ewers was a very good QB in his first couple of starts.  This season, he will have a plethora of weapons at his disposal and a very good QB developing HC (Steve Sarkisian).  Draft eligible as a RS-SO, Ewers is the best QB in a loaded Texas QB room. 

 

1.08 Emeka Egbuka (WR) - Ohio St. 

If not for his Ohio St teammate, Emeka Egbuka would be the WR1 in the 2024 NFL Draft.  In the mold of the last several elite Ohio St WRs, Egbuka is very similar to Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba in size, creativeness, speed, and catching ability.  Along with Marvin Harrison Jr, he should be selected in the top half of next season’s draft.

 

1.09 Braelon Allen (RB) - Wisconsin

Derrick Henry 2.0?  Braelon Allen is a mirror image of the Tennessee Titan’s RB.  Huge and powerful, but also fast with good vision, Allen is in the mix to the RB1 in the 2024 NFL draft with Rocket Sanders and Treyveon Henderson.  Wisconsin has a storied history of putting RBs in the NFL.  Braelon Allen is the next in that line of tradition.

 

1.10 Treyveon Henderson (RB) - Ohio St. 

When healthy, I don’t know if there is a better NFL RB prospect.  As a Freshman, Treyveon Henderson was considered a lock to be the RB1 in the 2024 NFL Draft.  Now, after a year full of injury, there is major competition for that distinct notoriety.  Can he stay healthy and regain that RB1 label again?  If so, he is elite. If not, he could slip.

 

1.11 Xavier Worthy (WR) - Texas

Another guy who was considered to be at the top of his position for the 2024 NFL Draft, Xavier Worthy fell back a little last season due to some inconsistencies.  With that being said, it came out that Worthy played a lot of the 2022 season with a broken hand.  Now healthy, Worthy should be able to display the ability that made him a high-end prospect in the 2021 season.  If he does, he will be a 1st round NFL draft pick.

 

1.12 Donovan Edwards (RB) - Michigan

Playing behind Blake Corum, Donovan Edwards hasn’t been able to display his full potential as a RB.  However, once Corum was injured last year, Edwards showed his elite ability and why he should be a big time NFL prospect.  He very much reminds me of Le’Veon Bell with his patience and open field ability.  He also has the frame to put on muscle and weight in order to be a durable NFL RB.

 

Others to consider

Troy Franklin (WR) - Oregon

Malik Nabers (WR) - LSU

Shedeur Sanders (QB) - Colorado

Will Shipley (RB) - Clemson

Trey Benson (RB) - Florida St.

Devontez Walker (WR) - North Carolina

Ja’Tavion Sanders (TE) - Texas

Michael Penix Jr. (QB) - Washington