NFL Mock's Top 25: 2024 NFL Draft prospect rankings plus position rankings & analysis

In this March draft big board we look what prospects are being overrated and underrated in 2024 NFL Draft.
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2024 NFL Draft cornerback rankings

2024 NFL Draft Kool-Aid McKinstry
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Underrated: Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama

My top cornerback in the 2024 NFL Draft is Alabama’s Kool-Aid McKinstry, despite other draftniks seeing him more as a second-round pick. No matter where he goes in the draft look for him to make an impact as a rookie, and be a candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Overrated: Kamari Lassiter, Georgia

One of the slowest corners in the 2024 NFL Draft is Georgia’s Kamari Lassiter who ran a 4.55 40-yard dash at his pro day. In addition to lacking speed he also only possesses average ball skills having only recorded one interception during his college career.

Non-Power Five player to watch: Micah Abraham, Marshall

A true sleeper in this year’s draft is Marshall’s Micah Abraham. Abraham is a physical corner who loves to challenge at the catch point. Over the past two seasons, he has accounted for 35 passes defended and ten interceptions.

NFL team who needs this position: Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos have a lockdown corner in Patrick Surtain II, but need to find someone to play opposite of him

Overall Rankings (NFL Draft grade I give the player)

1. Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama (first round)

2. Terrion Arnold, Alabama (first round)

3. Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo (first round)

4. Nate Wiggins, Clemson (first round)

5. Cooper DeJean, Iowa (first round)

6. Max Melton, Rutgers (second round)

7. Khyree Jackson, Oregon (second round)

8. Ennis Rakestraw Jr., Missouri (third round)

9. M.J. Devonshire, Pittsburgh (third round)

10. Jarvis Brownlee Jr., Louisville (third round)

11. T.J. Tampa, Iowa State (fourth round)

12. Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri (fourth round)

13. Mike Sainristil, Michigan (fourth round)

14. D.J, James, Auburn (fourth round)

15. Kalen King, Penn State (fourth round)

16. Caelen Carson, Wake Forest (fourth round)

17. Nehemiah Pritchett, Auburn (fifth round)

18. Cam Hart, Notre Dame (fifth round)

19. Kamari Lassiter, Georgia (fifth round)

20. Dwight McGlothern, Arkansas (fifth round)

21. Ryan Watts, Texas (sixth round)

22. Renardo Green, Florida State (sixth round)

23. Josh Newton, TCU (sixth round)

24. Johnny Dixon, Penn State (seventh round)

25. Andru Phillips, Kentucky (seventh round)

26. Marcellas Dial, South Carolina (seventh round)

27. Micah Abraham, Marshall (seventh round)