Marvin Harrison Jr., Rome Odunze, and Malik Nabers lead an elite 2024 NFL Draft wide receiver class

Previewing a stacked 2024 NFL Draft wide receiver class.
Marvin Harrison Jr. leads a strong 2024 NFL Draft wide receiver group
Marvin Harrison Jr. leads a strong 2024 NFL Draft wide receiver group / Aaron J. Thornton/GettyImages
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2024 NFL Draft wide receiver class ranking No. 9-12

9. Devontez Walker, North Carolina

The 2023 season was an interesting year for North Carolina wide receiver Devontez Walker who started the year off ineligible. When on the field he put up extremely impressive numbers catching 41 passes for 699 yards and seven touchdowns in just eight games. His top trait as a pro prospect is his deep speed which allowed him to consistently get behind defenders and average 17 yards per reception. Another positive with him is that he has good agility for a 6-foot-3 200-pound wide receiver who can get his body in position to make the circus catch. Two concerns I have with him is his ability to battle through traffic since he dropped several passes in situations like this last season. He also needs to become a much more polished route runner and learn how to run a complete route tree. Draft Grade: Third Round

"“You’d be getting the ultimate competitor; [I don’t] shy from competing at all. I want to be one of the best players for that organization, not just on the field, but off the field. You don’t have to worry about those kinds of [off-the-field] things, and overall, [I’m] a great dude, a genuine guy.” "

Devontez Walker via Windy City Gridiron

10. Xavier Worthy, Texas

The other Texas wide receiver with a day two grade is Xavier Worthy. What makes Worthy worth a third round pick is his ability to pickup yards after the catch. He shows good explosion, vision, and change of direction which leads to him making his share of plays once the ball is in his hands. While his ability to create plays he does come with some major concerns. One of these is he is a light wide receiver who comes in at 172 pounds. He also has had numerous drops during his career and only caught 53% of the passes thrown his way in 2022. Another issue is that he reportedly has some character concerns which will likely cause him to fall down the draft board. Draft Grade: Third Round

Xavier Worthy
Xavier Worthy / Tim Warner/GettyImages

11. Xavier Legette, South Carolina

Another wide receiver who had a breakout season this year is South Carolina’s Xavier Legette who going into the season never had more than 18 receptions in a year. This season however he finished fourth in the SEC with 5.9 receptions a game and second in the confernce with 104.6 receing yards a game. One of the reasons he was able to put up such impressive statistics is his blazing speed which allowed him to make big play after big play. Another thing that should make Legette a day two pick is his ability to help out on special teams. In 2022 he set a school record by averging 29.4 yards on 15 kickoff returns and this season he average 21.9 yards. In addition to returning kicks he is also a good coverman on special teams. An NFL player Legette reminds me of is Cordarrelle Patterson. Draft Grade: Third Round

12. Ja’Lynn Polk, Washington

A player I am lower on than other people are is Washington’s, Ja’Lynn Polk. Polk who has been projected as high as the first round only carries a third-round grade on my board. One of the biggest reasons I am lower on him is that he has been inconsistent during his college career. An example of this is he has put up some monster numbers including catching five passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns vs. Stanford. Yet, he also went catch-less in consecutive games against Oregon State and Washington State and had several drops in these games. Along with his inconsistency, his effort as a blocker also raises concern. On the positive side, he has a good size-speed combination and has the raw tools to develop into a quality receiver in the NFL. Draft Grade: Third Round