Braelon Allen Is A Star In The 2024 NFL Draft
No. 29: Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin
The third running back inside my top 30 is Wisconsin’s Braelon Allen. The third-year player enters the season with a new head coach, Luke Fickell, guiding the ship. Expect Allen to see a bell-cow workload, the status quo for any Badger RB1.
With two years under his belt and at the ripe age of 19, Allen can solidify his standing as a premier ball carrier in the country. His contact balance is special, and even with a 240-pound frame, his top gear is more than enough for Sundays. We’ll see how his pass-catching traits develop — that likely determines just how early Allen will go.
No. 30: Andrew Mukuba, SAF, Clemson
Clemson may not be at the heights of the Trevor Lawrence era, but every spring we are reminded how much talent roams the locker room in South Carolina. With two linebackers already being featured, let’s highlight Andrew Mukuba next.
Mukuba moves all over the defense for Swinney, spending time at nickel, free safety, and even in the box during his collegiate career. The hard-hitting defensive back is smaller than I prefer, but considering his range and ball skills, this is easier to deal with. Not to mention his willingness to hunt down ball carriers, even if the form leaves room for improvement.
2024 NFL Draft: The Rest Of The Top 50
31. Troy Fautanu, OL, Washington
32. Maason Smith, DL, LSU
33. James Williams, DB/LB, Miami
34. Bo Nix, QB, Oregon
35. Sedrick Van Pran, C, Georgia
36. Kris Jenkins, DL, Michigan
37. Michael Hall Jr., DL, Ohio State
38. Ruke Orhorhoro, DL, Clemson
39. Zakhari Franklin, WR, Ole Miss
40. Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky
41. Malik Nabers, WR, LSU
42. Kingsley Suamataia, OL, BYU
43. Amarius Mims, OL, Georgia
44. Shyheim Battle, CB, NC State
45. Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson
46. Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA
47. Dontay Corleone, DL, Cincinnati
48. Donovan Edwards, RB, Michigan
49. Jordan Travis, QB, Florida State
50. J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan