As college football playoffs heat up, NFL scouts have their eyes on these potential future stars of the NFL!

11 players who need to impress NFL teams in the College Playoff to lock in a first round selection in the 2024 NFL Draft.
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818. Cfp10. . Michael Penix Jr.. 10. 2023 Maxwell Award Winner. Michael Penix Jr.. player. . QB

Washington's quarterback, Michael Penix Jr, has had an exceptional season. His passing accuracy and ability to extend plays with his legs make him one of the top prospects for the NFL draft.

Season Statistics:

  • Completion Percentage: 65.9%
  • Passing Yards: 4,218
  • Passing Touchdowns: 33

Ideal Draft Position

This is another instance of an accomplished top-tier QB in a crowded QB class, but Penix will fit excellently in Minnesota under Kirk Cousins for a year. The Vikes are at 22, or the Steelers at 23; after that, he becomes a second-round steal with Bo Nix. 

player. Adonai Mitchell . 467. . 11. Cp11. . WR. Adonai Mitchell .

Mitchell is the second-best wide receiver for Texas but the best pro prospect. He has a knack for finding the end zone, twice as much as his counterpart, Xavier Worthy. His speed, route-running ability, and Size make him a lethal offensive weapon.

Season Statistics:

  • Total Receptions: 51
  • Receiving Yards: 813
  • Receiving Touchdowns: 10

Ideal Draft Position

Mitchell will go before Worthy, and The Chiefs are undoubtedly drafting a WR at 25. All our mock drafts point to it being Mitchell, almost a bankable pick. During the College Playoffs, he can secure his destiny with ten receptions/200 yards/two TD line in the Sugar Bowl and National Championship games. 


With these players' performance in the college football playoffs, they are certainly ones to watch in the upcoming NFL draft. These young athletes have showcased their skills and ability to perform under pressure, making them highly sought after by NFL teams.