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1010XL Draft Guide: 2024 Wide Receiver Rankings

todayFebruary 9, 2024

Background

Welcome to the latest edition of our 2024 NFL Draft prospect rankings! All the football heads at 1010XL/92.5 FM have gathered to preview the upcoming draft in April. Today, we’ll be focusing on wide receivers.

Here’s how our internal panel of experts ranked* this year’s class.

*Subject to change. Final rankings will be released in a full Draft Guide in March. 

Here’s more information on our consensus top-five prospects.


Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State

Our consensus rank: 1 | National consensus rank: 1

 Bio: Harrison Jr., son of Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Marvin Harrison, was a four-star recruit out of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, where he won three consecutive state championships. He committed to Ohio State and caught 11 passes as a true freshman behind Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. In the next two years, Harrison Jr. paced the Big 10 in receiving touchdowns to earn first-team All-Big 10 and unanimous All-American honors. He won the 2023 Fred Biletnikoff Award to cement his spot as a top-five prospect in the class. 

Player comp: A.J Green

Strengths: Long speed, body control, ball skills

Weaknesses: Frame, height, contact balance


Malik Nabers, LSU

Our consensus rank: 2 | National consensus rank: 2

Bio: Nabers was a four-star recruit out of Southside High School and originally committed to Mississippi State before flipping to Louisiana State. He started six games as a true freshman and became a full-time player as a sophomore. In 2023, Nabers had as many receiving yards during the regular season as he did in the previous two years combined (1,424). He finished with an FBS-high 1,569 yards and was named a unanimous All-American. 

Player comp: Bigger Garrett Wilson

Strengths: Body control, acceleration, contact balance

Weaknesses: Press releases, contested catching, catch radius


Rome Odunze, Washington

Our consensus rank: 3 | National consensus rank: 3

Bio: Odunze was a four-star recruit out of Bishop Gorman High School, where he won Nevada’s Gatorade Football Player of the Year. He committed to Washington and totaled 72 receiving yards as a true freshman, then 415 yards as a sophomore, then a conference-high 1,145 yards as a junior. In 2023, Odunze set a single-season school record with 1,640 receiving yards and earned All-American honors as he helped lead the Huskies to a national championship game appearance. 

Player comp: Juiced up Chris Godwin

Strengths: Frame, body control, hands

Weaknesses: Long speed, burst, press releases


Keon Coleman, Florida State

Our consensus rank: 4 | National consensus rank: 5

Bio: Coleman was a four-star recruit out of Opelousas Catholic School and committed to Michigan State to play football and basketball. He played both sports as a true freshman before leading the Spartans in receiving yards as a sophomore. In 2023, Coleman transferred to Florida State and registered 11 touchdowns to earn first-team All-ACC recognition. 

Player comp: Demaryius Thomas

Strengths: Size, burst, ball skills

Weaknesses: Long speed, footwork, flexibility


Brian Thomas Jr., LSU

Our consensus rank: 5 | National consensus rank: 4

Bio: Thomas Jr. was a four-star recruit out of Walker High School, where he played football and basketball. He committed to LSU and recorded 59 catches in his first two seasons before breaking out in 2023. His 17 receiving touchdowns led the nation, and Thomas Jr. received second-team All-SEC honors.  

Player comp: Plaxico Burress

Strengths: Long speed, acceleration, hands

Weaknesses: Footwork, contact balance, flexibility


Follow along as we rank each position group leading up to the draft!

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers (you are here)

Tight Ends (coming 2/12)

Offensive Tackles (coming 2/14)

Interior Offensive Linemen (coming 2/16)

Defensive Tackles (coming 2/19)

Edge Defenders (coming 2/21)

Inside Linebackers (coming 2/23)

Cornerbacks (coming 2/26)

Safeties (coming 2/28)

Written by: Gus Logue


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