2024 NFL Draft: Rome Odunze, Malik Nabers jockey for position behind Marvin Harrison Jr. — updated WR rankings

Marvin Harrison Jr. hogs the spotlight at wide receiver. But make no mistake, Rome Odunze, Malik Nabers, and Keon Coleman are right on his heels. Let’s assess the group with an updated WR ranking for the 2024 NFL Draft.

Nov 18, 2023; Corvallis, Oregon, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) celebrates a
Nov 18, 2023; Corvallis, Oregon, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) celebrates a / Craig Strobeck-USA TODAY Sports
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WR10 — Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

2023 Stats: 51 receptions, 813 receiving yards, 10 touchdowns, 33.3% contested catch rate (3/9)

2024 NFL Draft Grade: Top 50 (No. 50 Overall)

Adonai Mitchell is the polar opposite of his teammate Xavier Worthy. The former Georgia transfer failed to make waves in his previous stop, but the passionate Longhorn fan base benefited in 2023. Mitchell only has one drop on the year, highlighting his vice-grip-like hands. The 6-foot-4 pass catcher excels at moving the chains and putting up points — a mind-blowing 42 of his 51 receptions resulted in a first down or touchdown. Absurd.

Between the twenties, Mitchell shows remarkable instincts, always getting to his spot and posting up his hands as a massive target. Route running isn’t his strong suit, at least not in terms of versatility. Mitchell also can be a tad clunky when trying to separate from a defender, leading to catches being harder than they otherwise would be.

As a prospect, Mitchell is worth taking in the second round of the 2024 NFL Draft. He earns a spot as WR10 on the fall update at NFLMocks, and an impressive Scouting Combine and Pro Day could go a long way toward boosting his stock before next Spring. AD = All Day.

2024 NFL Draft Tier 5 (WRs) — Just Missed The Cut, Still Own A Top 100 Grade

WR11 — Jalen McMillan, WR, Washington (Late Round 2)
WR12 — Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia (Late Round 2)
WR13 — Jacob Cowing, WR, Arizona (Early Round 3)
WR14 — Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan (Early Round 3)
WR15 — Jermaine Burton, WR, Alabama (Early Round 3)

2024 NFL Draft Tier 6 (WRs) — Late Day 2 Options

WR16 — Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State (Mid-Round 3)
WR17 — Brenden Rice, WR, USC (Mid-Round 3)
WR18 — Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington (Late Round 3)
WR19 — Tory Horton, WR, Colorado State (Late Round 3)
WR20 — Devontez Walker, WR, UNC (Late Round 3)

*Emeka Egbuka (Ohio State) was not included in the most recent update, as rumors continue to swirl regarding his return to Columbus.