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 wide receiver rankings

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Underrated: Drake Stoops, Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s Drake Stoops might not be the top tester at this position running a 4.67 40-yard dash and only getting eight reps on the bench press, but the kid knows how to play football. He shows a high football IQ which consistently allows him to get open and has some of best hands in this year’s draft. His playing style reminds me of former New York Jet Wayne Chrebet.

Overrated: Ladd McConkey, Georgia

A slot wide receiver who some people see as a first-round pick is Georgia’s Ladd McConkey. However, I see him more as a day-three pick due to his small catch radius and that he has had trouble catching the ball in traffic. It also doesn’t help that he battled injuries most of this season.

Non-Power Five player to watch: Luke McCaffrey, Rice

Rice’s Luke McCaffrey is still learning the wide receiver position after playing quarterback for his first couple of years in college. Despite his limited time at the position he has put up big numbers having caught 71 passes including 13 touchdown receptions this year. His best asset is his elusiveness which saw him pick up 38% of his yards after the catch in 2022.

NFL team who needs this position: Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers have moved on from its top two wide receivers this offseason having released Mike Williams and trading away Keenan Allen. This creates a big need for the Chargers and one the team could address with the fifth overall pick.

Overall Rankings (NFL Draft grade I give the player)

1. Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State (first round)

2. Rome Odunze, Washington (first round)

3. Malik Nabers, LSU (first round)

4. Brian Thomas Jr., LSU (first round)

5. Keon Coleman, Florida State (second round)

6. Adonai Mitchell, Texas (second round)

7. Xavier Worthy, Texas (second round)

8. Troy Franklin, Oregon (second round)

9. Ladd McConkey, Georgia (third round)

10. Ricky Pearsall, Florida (third round)

11. Devontez Walker, North Carolina (third round)

12. Roman Wilson, Michigan (third round)

13. Xavier Legette, South Carolina (third round)

14. Ja’Lynn Polk, Washington (third round)

15. Brenden Rice, USC (fourth round)

16. Jalen McMillan, Washington (fourth round)

17. Luke McCaffrey, Rice (fourth round)

18. Jacob Cowing, Arizona (fourth round)

19. Ainias Smith, Texas A&M (fourth round)

20. Johnny Wilson, Florida State (fifth round)

21. Tahj Washington, USC (fifth round)

22. Malachi Corley, Western Kentucky (sixth round)

23. Jermaine Burton, Alabama (sixth round)

24. Malik Washington, Virginia (sixth round)

25. Jalen Coker, Holy Cross (seventh round)

26. Jamari Thrash, Georgia State (seventh round)

27. Drake Stoops, Oklahoma (seventh round)