WR Rome Odunze
The secret is out of the bag: Rome Odunze is my favorite non-Ohio State wide receiver in the 2024 NFL Draft. At 6-foot-3 and 211 pounds, he boasts prototypical size on the boundary. With his deceptive speed and ability after the catch, Odunze is a prospect that every NFL team will have their eyes on.
In 2022, the superstar pass catcher led Washington in receiving yards. He flexed an elite start-stop ability when working on the outside, using this to eat up open areas in zone coverage and make man defenders look silly trying to keep up. Odunze is arguably the best go-up-and-get-it receiver in the class, consistently elevating to the top of the catch point and corralling passes in traffic.
Occasionally, Odunze will let the ball travel to his chest rather than snatching it out of the air. This is an area he can become more consistent to avoid drops surfacing in the NFL. Furthermore, he has not been asked to run an expansive route tree at Washington. Not to say he can’t add more diversity, but it is something teams will want to see more of before taking Odunze early in 2024.