2024 NFL Draft Big Board & Top 100 Prospects from Ryan McCrystal

Building an NFL draft board is a work in progress throughout the offseason. The NFL Combine is always a significant step towards completing the process, and the final touches can be put on as players work through their Pro Days.

Here’s how my top 100 prospects look right now.

These rankings are based on my personal estimation of each player’s value, based on the assumption each prospect lands in an offensive or defensive scheme suited to his skill set.

Ryan McCrystal has the seventh-best big board over the last five years according to The Huddle Report.

He had the best big board in 2019 and third-best in 2020 according to Wide Left.

2024 NFL Draft Big Board

RankPlayerPositionSchool
1Marvin Harrison Jr.WR1Ohio State
2Caleb WilliamsQB1USC
3Joe AltOT1Notre Dame
4Malik NabersWR2LSU
5Rome OdunzeWR3Washington
6Olu FashanuOT2Penn State
7Laiatu LatuEDGE1UCLA
8Dallas TurnerEDGE2Alabama
9Taliese FuagaOT3Oregon State
10JC LathamOT4Alabama
11Byron Murphy IIDL1Texas
12Jackson Powers-JohnsonIOL1Oregon
13Amarius MimsOT5Georgia
14Jer'Zhan NewtonDL2Illinois
15Quinyon MitchellCB1Toledo
16Terrion ArnoldCB2Alabama
17Kool-Aid McKinstryCB3Alabama
18Michael Penix Jr.QB2Washington
19Nate WigginsCB4Clemson
20Graham BartonOT6Duke
21Cooper BeebeIOL2Kansas State
22Chop RobinsonEDGE3Penn State
23Jayden DanielsQB3LSU
24Roman WilsonWR4Michigan
25Brock BowersTE1Georgia
26Jared VerseEDGE4Florida State
27J.J. McCarthyQB4Michigan
28Troy FautanuIOL3Washington
29Adonai MitchellWR5Texas
30Drake MayeQB5North Carolina
31Edgerrin CooperLB1Texas A&M
32Kingsley SuamataiaOT7BYU
33Troy FranklinWR6Oregon
34Calen BullockS1USC
35Brian Thomas Jr.WR7LSU
36Payton WilsonLB2NC State
37Patrick PaulOT8Houston
38Cooper DeJeanCB5Iowa
39Tyler GuytonOT9Oklahoma
40Adisa IsaacEDGE5Penn State
41Roger RosengartenOT10Washington
42Kamari LassiterCB6Georgia
43Michael Hall Jr.DL3Ohio State
44Darius RobinsonDL4Missouri
45Mohamed KamaraEDGE6Colorado State
46Ja'Tavion SandersTE2Texas
47Jonathon BrooksRB1Texas
48Trevin WallaceLB3Kentucky
49Braden FiskeDL5Florida State
50Christian MahoganyIOL4Boston College
51Trey BensonRB2Florida State
52Bo NixQB6Oregon
53Kiran AmegadjieOT11Yale
54T.J. TampaCB7Iowa State
55Dominick PuniOT12Kansas
56Ladd McConkeyWR8Georgia
57Max MeltonCB8Rutgers
58Tyler NubinS2Minnesota
59Kris Abrams-DraineCB9Missouri
60Jaden HicksS3Washington State
61Jordan MorganOT13Arizona
62Elijah JonesCB10Boston College
63Mike SainristilCB11Michigan
64Javon BullardS4Georgia
65Zach FrazierIOL5West Virginia
66DJ JamesCB12Auburn
67Junior ColsonLB4Michigan
68T'Vondre SweatDL6Texas
69Keon ColemanWR9Florida State
70Xavier WorthyWR10Texas
71Ennis Rakestraw JrCB13Missouri
72Bralen TriceEDGE7Washington
73Ben SinnottTE3Kansas State
74Kamren KinchensS5Miami
75Jaylen WrightRB3Tennessee
76Gabriel MurphyEDGE8UCLA
77Leonard Taylor IIDL7Miami
78Chris BraswellEDGE9Alabama
79Cole BishopS6Utah
80MarShawn LloydRB4USC
81Isaac GuerendoRB5Louisville
82Devontez WalkerWR11North Carolina
83Kris JenkinsDL8Michigan
84Audric EstimeRB6Notre DAme
85Tyrone Tracy JrRB7Purdue
86Jalen McMillanWR12Washington
87Cade StoverTE4Ohio State
88Blake CorumRB8Michigan
89Theo JohnsonTE5Penn State
90Marshawn KneelandEDGE10Western Michigan
91Sedrick Van PranIOL6Georgia
92Ruke OrhorhoroDL9Clemson
93Zak ZinterIOL7Michigan
94Austin BookerEDGE11Kansas
95Malachi CorleyWR13Western Kentucky
96Xavier LegetteWR14South Carolina
97Khyree JacksonCB14Oregon
98Blake FisherOT14Notre Dame
99Ainias SmithWR15Texas A&M
100Ja'Lynn PolkWR16Washington

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2024 NFL Draft Big Board: Player Analysis

1. Marvin Harrison Jr, WR, Ohio State

Where he’ll make an impact in the NFL

Harrison wins by creating separation with precise routes, much like his father. Due to his size and ability to track the ball in the air, he’s a dangerous downfield weapon. Receivers with his route-running ability have high floors, so expect a smooth transition to the league.   

What are his weaknesses? What concerns do teams have?

His hands aren’t as reliable as his highlight-reel catches would lead you to believe 一 he’ll need to clean up those focus drops on the shorter, easier targets.  

Good team fits: Cardinals, Chargers, Giants, Bears

2. Caleb Williams, QB, USC

Where he’ll make an impact in the NFL

You can’t teach Williams’ raw playmaking ability 一 it gives him a Mahomes-like ceiling. When the play breaks down, he’s able to buy time with his legs while keeping his eyes downfield.

What are his weaknesses? What concerns do teams have?

Can he tone down the hero ball and play on schedule? Given USC’s inept defense, Williams needed to stay aggressive at all times, but can’t maintain that pace in the NFL. Mahomes had to learn the same thing as he transitioned to the league, so it can be done, but it’s not always easy to flip that switch. 

Good team fits: Bears, Commanders, Patriots

3. Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

Where he’ll make an impact in the NFL

Alt wins with a special combination of length and athleticism. Coming from a pro-style offense at Notre Dame, he should be able to start immediately at left tackle and have a smooth transition to the league.

What are his weaknesses? What concerns do teams have?

Like many taller linemen, Alt sometimes struggles to play with ideal leverage and dominate in the run game. 

Good team fits: Chargers, Patriots, Commanders, Titans, Bears

4. Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Where he’ll make an impact in the NFL

Nabers is a dangerous weapon after the catch and can win from the outside or in the slot. He also has the speed to get behind the defense down the field. 

What are his weaknesses? What concerns do teams have?

He tends to create separation with pure speed and will need to refine his routes to continue winning against the top-tier cornerbacks in the NFL. 

Good team fits: Patriots, Cardinals, Giants, Bears, Jets

5. Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

Where he’ll make an impact in the NFL

Odunze is a prototypical outside receiver who wins with a combination of size, body control, and reliable hands. His physical running style also makes him surprisingly effective after the catch.  

What are his weaknesses? What concerns do teams have?

Although he excels in contested situations, he could elevate his game by refining his routes to create more consistent separation in the NFL.  

Good team fits: Bears, Cardinals, Patriots, Jets, Giants 

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