The Campus2Canton NFL Draft Team is proud to announce our first official NFL Draft Big Board! You can find the full, sortable, and filterable list here. We produced our rankings using a couple criteria. One may be tempted to associate a ranking number with the corresponding draft pick overall and can be mistaken for a prediction. We ranked prospects primarily based on each player’s projection as an NFL player.

However, there are certain covariates that are baked into any ranking. As rankers, we have inherent biases towards the same positional values that NFL teams often use when approaching the draft. In the same way, ties were often broken between players of similar outlooks by physical measurements, athleticism, or production profiles. In this industry, we often look to minimize the risk of being wrong about a prospect by using these heuristics. We as the Draft Team believe that skillset and traits that may not necessarily be measured quantitatively may have the greatest correlation to success in the NFL. Put simply, we take the tape first and allow the curated pre-draft image of each prospect to help reduce the overall variance of a player’s projected outcomes at the next level.

The following is a breakdown of our rankings into positional groupings. Some positions are fairly obvious, such as Quarterback. However, some prospects may be listed under a different position than what you consider the best fit or what their history may suggest. In some cases, we believe that a prospect fits best at a certain position. In others, we are categorizing a player based on the news and feedback from teams that have been circulating. The following analysis recaps our opinions on each player and position groups as a whole in the top 100.


The Quarterback class has a solidified top two prospects who have proven their talents by elevating their offenses. This should be considered a strong class with the top two but a decent amount of potential in project pieces entering. Our expectations aim is for four QBs to get drafted in the first round, however, this board is based on talent level. We’ve seen teams lately reach on QB because of the fundamental need to score points to win; strong defenses can only go so far in today’s NFL.

Drake Maye2
Caleb Williams3
Jayden Daniels22
JJ McCarthy32
Michael Pratt70
Bo Nix99

Drake Maye Headlines is our QB1, the most pro-ready QB with a skillset to operate in and out of structure with a very impressive deep ball. He’s scheme versatile and is a willing scrambler, he fits today’s NFL perfectly.

Caleb Williams is one of the best improvisers coming out of college in a long time. He has some off-field locker room questions but his ability to turn something out of nothing points to having the highest ceiling in this class.

Courtesy of ESPN

Jayden Daniels has shown little to no growth since his freshmen year, but this year he took a big step forward with his rushing ability and showcased that he has the requisite arm strength. Daniel’s legs are his number one asset, the processing ability is a hug concern.

JJ McCarthy throws a nice spiral, he is by far the least experienced out of the bunch and during the tough part of the season his team didn’t need him and relied on the run game. JJMC has yet to show consistent success in throwing against P5 defense, being successful on day 1 in the NFL is quite the jump. He’s a project that should sit behind a proven vet to develop and gain experience.

Michael Pratt is a great mechanical passer, with the desired athletic in a starting NFL QB. He’s been inconsistent in pathing the football, and as a processor, We believe Michael Pratt is a price=appropriate project that needs fine-tuning and no major adjustments to his game. Bubble screen Bo Nix rounds out our top 100, He is a system QB with a lackluster arm in NFL standards, but he ran that Oregon system perfectly. System QBs are hard to find success in the NFL, but he can become a reliable backup or even a bridge QB at the next level.

Running Backs

This group gives us little to talk about with potentially the most disappointing group we’ve seen in the last decade combined with the trend of NFL teams devaluing the position. There’s plenty of positional need in the NFL but this class lacks much top-end talent.

Braelon Allen50
Trey Benson55
Jonathan Brooks81
Marshawn Lloyd90

Braelon Allen headlines the group as the youngest and newest to the position. He has been one of the most reliable early down-backs in college and struggled to adjust to a new offensive scheme this last year.

Trey Benson had a down year, he’s a proven top-tier athlete but struggled with taking the short gains and constantly looking for the big play.

Jonathan Brooks finished his season tearing an ACL and it is hard to ask a team to invest any real draft capital in a player coming off a serious injury.

Marshawn Lloyd has a highly anticipated RB coming out of HS but suffered his own ACL injury and cashing in on his one successful season. Lloyd tested well and showed everyone at the senior bowl that he’s a capable pass catcher but he still has a strong tendency to want to bounce everything outside.

Wide Receivers

A very deep WR class loaded with potential, we should see at least two WRs get drafted in the very early portion of the first round with potentially over ten getting drafted in the first two rounds. This class does have quite a few outside threats compared to prior years, some with one-dimensional skillsets, and others that will cause debate pre and post-draft. There’s a group of reliable slot options that can operate as an NFL team’s WR3 for years. This wide receiver class is shaping up to be a lot of fun.

Marvin Harrison Jr.1
Malik Nabers4
Rome Odunze14
Jalen McMillan25
Xavier Worthy28
Brian Thomas Jr.37
Adonai Mitchell40
Keon Coleman43
Ladd McConkey47
Ricky Pearsall48
Troy Franklin58
Roman Wilson69
Malachi Corley97
Devontez Walker100

Marvin Harrison Jr. is truly a generational talent in the literal definition of the word. Malik Nabers is not far behind MHJ, but lacks the high-end red-zone abilities involved in jump-ball situations.

Rome Odunze is a good mover for his size but not quite the natural separator as the other top WRs, but Odunze has the best hands in the class and should be a reliable option for years to come.

Jalen McMillan should be a surprise at WR4; he’s an afterthought due to a forgettable season due to injury. McMillan is a separator but one who reads zone coverage at a fast pace and knows how to improvise his routes when he identifies a soft spot.

Courtesy of University of Texas Athletics

Xavier Worthy’s skillset has been wasted with a QB who struggles with the deep ball. Worthy’s best skill is his elite field-stretching ability but showcases footwork to become a manipulator.

Brian Thomas Jr., a one-trick pony who failed to find success in his possession role but thrived as a field stretcher, can run maybe three routes, but he runs them perfectly and against SEC competition.

Adonai Mitchell is a bit skinny but has flashed all the abilities we would hope to find in a first-round WR but has proven inconsistent and lacks a work ethic on the field. Mitchell is a true lottery ticket in this class.

Keon Coleman is your traditional X wide receiver, a role that is not as sought out as it once was but still needed. Keon had a down year at FSU. He struggled to read zones and attack the ball when asked to sit in soft spots of zone coverage. Keon thrives off contested situations and staying in motion. His start/stop ability is hard to watch.

Ladd McConkey has struggled with minor health concerns to capitalize on having a big season, but he has some of the best footwork. Ladd did noticeably struggle when pressed during senior bowl practices, and his routes were easily disrupted.

Troy Franklin has some of the best tempo manipulation in his routes, there’s a concern if he can do it successfully at the next level since he’s rarely asked to do in-breaking routes. The size narrative has been beaten down lately but we have yet to see a perimeter guy this skinny be successful, a truly unique prospect.

Roman Wilson was a casualty of Michigan’s high-efficiency rush game, becoming a safety blanket option but never the go-to play. Wilson answered every possible question with a superb Senior Bowl showing his efficient movement ability and winning almost every route.

Malachi “YAC King” Corley comes in as a short area specialist who can offer a creative play-caller some gadget playability. Corley struggled with outside abilities such as tracking the ball, body adjustment, and overall catching technique, but he can be a reliable slot option.

Devontez Walker rounds out the group, the poor senior bowl practice week showed poor catching ability and an overall lack of ability to separate in a 1v1 situation. He still has speed that can be used and finds himself as a big play threat on Sundays.

Tight Ends

The 2023 tight-end class spoiled us with a few instant-impact players, this class should be considered a standard class but likely will go down as a disappointment.

Brock Bowers15
JT Sanders38
Theo Johnson72
Ben Sinnott86

Brock Browers is one of the most dynamic weapons in this year’s class with the majority of production coming off screens and allowing him to create on his own. Brock should not be asked to contribute in the blocking game.

JT Sanders is one of the most complete TEs in this class, not as dynamic of an athlete as Bowers, but very reliable hands as a pass catcher and improved each year as a blocker.

Theo Johnson has been stuck in the bland PSU offense but the senior showed flashes as a blocker and as a pass catcher, combine testing also proved he was a top athlete. Johnson simply won the offseason as a TE. Let’s see if he can capitalize on that and show us that PSU underutilized him.

Ben Sinott, a reliable pass catcher and willing blocker, has an intriguing production profile but a stiff mover that worries us about translation to the next level.

Offensive Line

The 2024 Offensive Line class is impressive for a number of reasons. Perhaps most saliently, this class has somehow avoided the attention fatigue that plagues many top-billing prospects who have been in the spotlight for over a year. The combination of athletic projects and refined blue-chippers who tested poorly evens the value across the board. Overall, we foresee strong outlooks for the Tackle and Center classes. But this shouldn’t take away from an average Guard class that will still see a number of starters for the foreseeable future.

Offensive Tackle

Joe Alt5
Olumuyiwa Fashanu7
Taliese Fuaga11
Jordan Morgan17
Graham Barton21
Troy Fautanu29
Amarius Mims33
Kingsley Sumataia35
JC Latham45
Patrick Paul51
Blake Fisher57
Kiran Amegadjie65
Tyler Guyton80
Christian Jones89

Gargantuan Joe Alt and smooth operator Olu Fashanu were labeled the 1a and 1b of this OT class for more than a calendar year. Their technical skill against the highest levels of competition has left no doubt in evaluators’ minds that they will both be plug-and-play cornerstones.

Taliese Fuaga’s biggest knock is that he has only played on the right side. Jordan Morgan has never played a full season because of his myriad of injuries. Nonetheless, the two are highly regarded by our team. We believe Fuaga and Morgan will be mainstays in the league.

Courtesy of Duke University

Graham Barton played a huge part in Duke’s 2023 resurgence. We’ve rated him as a Tackle solely because the majority of his tape is at the position. However, he is probably a Center at the next level despite his consistent tape as a bookend.

Amarius Mims, Kingsley Suamataia, Patrick Paul, and Tyler Guyton are the physical specimens of the group. Their measurements pop off the page, but their play on the field has left a bit to be desired. They’ll need some playing time to work out the kinks and lapses in fundamentals.

Troy Fautanu, JC Latham, and Christian Jones have each played heroic roles in their college teams’ successes. We thought Fautanu would measure in smaller than he did at the Combine because of his remarkable movement ability. Latham is similarly nimble, considering his size. Jones had some of the best feet in Mobile.

Blake Fisher should thrive once he can break free from Alt’s shadow. With good physicality and decent movement, the former Irish Right Tackle could contribute sooner than some of the Tackle prospects listed above him. Kiran Amegadjie’s life story just reminds one of the romantic side of the game. It’s not often we find an Ivy League prospect suitable for the top 100, especially with the skepticism that comes with dominating lower levels of competition. Amegadjie’s ability to lose slowly and win with positioning gives us hope that he can continue his unlikely rise.

Offensive Guard

Cooper Beebe26
Christian Haynes41
Christian Mahogany42
Javion Cohen62
Mason McCormick76
Dominick Puni88

An average year for a position group usually isn’t a knock, but it looks that way this year relative to the rest of the blocking group. Cooper Beebe is another prospect that avoided attention fatigue, with noted versatility and anchor.

The two Christians, Haynes and Mahogany, can be portrayed as opposite ends of the same cross-cutting spectrum. Haynes lacks technical refinement but clearly has the grit and physical potential to be a regular contributor. Mahogany has shown his pass-protection prowess, allowing 0 QB pressures in 2023, but he may have already reached his development ceiling.

We are significantly higher on Javion Cohen than consensus. He may be a touch small, but he has shown professionalism and grip strength that impressed many at the Senior Bowl. Mason McCormick is another prospect who only faced a low level of competition, though he pummeled them all the way to an FCS championship in 2023. His next team will need to keep it simple for him, but we fully expect him to stay on the roster for a while. Dominick Puni would have been under the radar had it not been for the Senior Bowl. An FCS to FBS transfer, Puni needs technical refinement but has the frame that an OL Coach will be happy to work with.


Jackson Powers-Johnson18
Zach Frazier30
Sedrick Van Pran68

It is difficult to remember a Center class as exciting as this year’s iteration. Jackson Powers-Johnson is the type of glass-eater that could bring a tear to a fan’s eye. JPJ has plus size, the grit of a low-level prospect, with the resume of a successful college lineman.

I once dubbed Zach Frazier the Churro thanks to his handling of twists and stunts while also being able to wrestle defenders to the ground in a twist. Sedrick Van Pran was an establishment in the middle of that Georgia Offensive Line for a long time. That experience should serve him well as he brings up the rear of the Centers we expect to compete for starting jobs in Year 1.

Defensive Line


T’Vondre Sweat46
McKinnley Jackson93

The 1Tech interior Defensive Lineman is a difficult position to value. While every team needs a run-stuffing wall of “you ain’t movin’ me”, prospects out of college don’t yet possess the “grown man strength” that it takes to be successful. The way we have approached the position is by evaluating how far from physical development a player is, as well as the skills above the head. For a position group as technically precise as the Defensive Line, the exact move set that a player brings in doesn’t separate one’s projection.

Courtesy of University of Texas Athletics

T’Vondre Sweat could cause earthquakes when doing his vertical jump. At over 366 pounds, Sweat just needs to body recomp, and he should be ready to clog up lanes sooner than later. McKinnley Jackson has a rare twitch to his game for someone who weighs over 320 pounds. We’re looking forward to what he looks like once the rookie “peanut butter” kicks in.


Byron Murphy II10
Jer’Zhan Newton13
Braden Fiske20
Maason Smith52
Leonard Taylor III60
Ruke Orhorroro75
DeWayne Carter94

Most of the top-tier interior Defensive Linemen are usually 3 Techs because they provide a balance between pass-rush and dominating in small spaces in the run game. This year’s class is a two-player race at the top with Jer’Zhan Newton and Byron Murphy II. How they are ranked boils down to personal preference. Murphy is a bit stronger, but Newton has a rare first step. The Draft Team decided to go with Murphy, but it might’ve been a very different story had Newton not incurred an injury late in the season.

Braden Fiske is a one-man wrecking crew when he’s on, though there are questions about why his play only took a jump after he was surrounded by Patrick Payton and Jared Verse.

LSU’s defense was rough this year, but it was even worse without Maason Smith on the line. The counting stats aren’t too remarkable, but Smith’s stabilizing presence was noticeable, and he should be a pro for a decent chunk of time.

Leonard Taylor III is a former 5-star recruit and has the measurables to match. His raw athletic traits have allowed him to survive thus far by simply running through the middle of blockers. Hopefully, a position coach can teach him a technique or two.

Ruke Orhorhoro is similarly gifted as an athlete but just doesn’t really know how to play football yet. Duke’s sudden success in 2023 was in part due to a small motley crew that included DeWayne Carter. The undersized tackle is a tenacious run defender who can push the pocket on occasion.


Darius Robinson24
Michael Hall Jr.78
Brandon Dorlus87

Our 5Tech evaluations often detract from our other rankings because folks get caught up in classifying these players as EDGEs or penetrating 3Techs. Broadly speaking, we believe these players hold up well against the run while possessing the physical frame to move well enough on the outside.

Darius Robinson will be labeled an EDGE by most, and that is a fair evaluation of him as a player. We fully expect him to make an impact as a more powerful rusher, though we don’t foresee too many double-digit sack seasons in his future.

Michael Hall Jr. was one of the more interesting profiles to evaluate. He was inexplicably a rotational slant-1 in the Buckeye system. With his frame and shed-and-peek ability, I would project him as a 5Tech.

Brandon Dorlus continues the trend of Oregon EDGEs choosing to either lose weight to be a true EDGE rusher or gaining weight to better hold up against the run head up. DJ Johnson chose the former last year, but it seems that Dorlus is choosing the latter.


Dallas Turner6
Chop Robinson9
Jared Verse16
Laiatu Latu19
Bralen Trice54
Marshawn Kneeland74
Jonah Elliss77
Austin Booker82
Mo Kamara85
Chris Braswell92

It seems as though the past few draft classes have only produced about one standout EDGE per year. We believe that there are four premier pass rushers in this class. Dallas Turner has withstood the test of attention fatigue. Much like his predecessor, Will Anderson, he is a more well-rounded player than a pure speed demon around the corner.

Courtesy of Penn State Athletics

Chop Robinson is the player to pick if you want a blue-chip pick. With freakish athleticism and a tenacious burst, the Quince Orchard alum is well worth a top pick.

Jared Verse is the rare case in which a Division II player can make the jump and still succeed in the Power 5. With a solidly built frame that can handle blocker head-on, Verse fully takes advantage of his size with absolute malice. Violent hands and violent feet really define his game.

Laiatu Latu’s neck injury two years ago will definitely give NFL teams pause. However, in speaking to both Anthony Goliver and Kodi Whitfield, it is clear that Latu’s professionalism as an individual leaves no room for doubt that he wouldn’t be playing if he couldn’t. In speaking to him and those who have interviewed him, Latu may not have the typical alpha personality that often comes with great pass rushers. However, his measured personally accurately reflects his patient playstyle where he has an appropriate response to anything an offense may throw his way.

After the top four, there is a clear tier break. Many have been hyping up Bralen Trice thanks to Washington’s remarkable run in the College Football Playoff. His lack of a calling card and tweener build dropped our evaluation of him. Fiske’s former teammate, Marshawn Kneeland, is a measurement winner who forced many to return to his tape to reevaluate. His play is a balancing act between a high motor and a lack of explosion. He will hold up just fine as an edge-setting defender, but I wouldn’t expect double-digit sacks in his near future.

Jonah Elliss and Mo Kamara are both players who lack an ideal frame but make it work to the tune of sack leaders on their individual teams. We were especially impressed with Elliss’ performance on a high-performing Utah defense. Many are touting Austin Booker’s young potential. We’ve yet to see him get significant reps in his career, but the snaps we have seen show a long EDGE that could develop pass-rush moves to pair with his edge-setting skills.

Chris Braswell is on this list mostly because we believe that he will follow the Alabama tradition of sending consummate professionals to the league. His production primarily came from his motor and thanks to Turner herding Quarterbacks his way.


Edgerrin Cooper27
Junior Colson44
James Williams56
Payton Wilson61
Jeremiah Trotter Jr.84
Trevin Wallace91
Jaylan Ford96

At the end of this process, we were surprised how many Linebackers actually made the list. We don’t expect this many to be drafted in the top 100. However, when taking into account how many Linebackers are drafted every year, it wouldn’t be a bad bet to see them all drafted in the first four rounds.

Courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

Edgerrin Cooper’s active play style is attractive to our Draft Team. A team should feel lucky to acquire his services in the second round. Michigan loves their athletic Linebackers, and Junior Colson is no exception. The processing and diagnosing skills are a bit questionable, though he is a great tackler when he does finally find the ball.

James Williams naturally has the best coverage skills in the class, considering his hybrid safety role with Miami. If a team can take advantage of his massive size to eat up a Tampa drop zone like Spiderman in the middle of the field, his full potential may finally be realized.

Payton Wilson would be ranked much higher, possibly even LB1 if his joints weren’t made of cotton candy. Keep him in saran wrap when it rains, or the draft capital may melt in one’s hand.

If you want to feel old, just watch Jeremiah Trotter Jr.’s highlight reel next to his father’s. You’ll notice that the explosive athleticism might not have fully translated, but his hitting power surely did.

Another homer pick for Mike here. Trevin Wallace is going to be a value for a team at the top of the fourth round as a rotational Linebacker who can step in as a signal-caller in a pinch. Jaylan Ford has sufficient athleticism for the position but we look forward to what role a coach can mold him for.


Quinyon Mitchell8
Terrion Arnold12
Kool-Aid McKinstry23
TJ Tampa34
Nate Wiggins39
Ennis Rakestraw Jr49
Andru Phillips71
Kris Abrams-Draine73
Kamari Lassiter95
Renardo Green98

This Cornerback class is one of my favorites in recent memory. While other classes may have had higher top-end value, the quality that can be found through the middle of Day 2 is remarkable. Internally, the Draft Team had very little trouble determining the order within the position.

Quinyon Mitchell is our favorite Corner in the class. Despite a G5 pedigree, he has had very little trouble dealing with some of the top talents throughout the pre-draft process. We described him as “bored” in Mobile because of his patient play style. Overlook him at your own peril.

The Alabama Corners follow Mitchell in the rankings. Kool-Aid McKinstry started the year as the expected CB1 but dropped a bit due to his lack of growth in his frame and the struggles that the Tide faced down the stretch as a team. Terrion Arnold suffers some of the same drawbacks but has a more pro-ready build.

Speaking of builds, TJ Tampa seems to have been built in a lab as easily the most yoked-up Defensive Back this year. He won’t be locking down receivers in 0 technique, but he has the length and ball skills to succeed in some of the zone-heavy schemes at the next level.

The Missouri duo of Ennis Rakestraw Jr. and Kris Abrams-Draine are an interesting combination of a buddy cop movie and the old Playstation 2 classic Jack and Daxter. KAD’s strengths come in his technique and fluidity. Those traits just haven’t really translated to actual coverage. Rakestraw’s background as a converted Wide Receiver is readily apparent on tape, whether it’s from his ability to mirror routes or his ball skills.

Nate Wiggins is a difficult evaluation because he lost so much weight to run the 40 at the combine, exacerbating concerns about his play strength. Clemson’s disappointing season notwithstanding, his efficiency and discipline will endear him to coaching staffs.

Admittedly, the Draft Team is biased toward players who attended the Senior Bowl. Andru Phillips may be a bit of a homer pick. While his feet are electric, his questionable ball skills and willingness to stick his nose in the scrum may drop him lower than his rank here.

Kamari Lassiter may have dropped out of many outlets’ top 100, but we’ve chosen to keep him in despite his slow Pro Day 40. His tape is notable, with numerous examples of sufficient play speed and a great feel for the game. A few prominent content creators have really been driving the hype train around Renardo Green. There is little doubt in our minds that the former Nole will find a way to stick on rosters for a while, thanks to his professional approach to the game.


Jarvis Brownlee Jr.64
Mike Sainristil66
Max Melton67

The top of the Nickel group this year is a fun and talented group. As you can see from the rankings, they have similar skill sets and are essentially touching tags in our grades. All three have serious questions about their size, but more than make it up with athleticism and competitiveness. All three also happened to be at the Senior Bowl, where we got to see firsthand how tenacious this group could be.

Jarvis Brownlee Jr. singlehandedly took over a practice in Mobile, and we hope that he can continue his quiet dominance of even more physical receivers at the next level. Mike Sainristil, the converted Wide Receiver, showed up for the Michigan Wolverines in the College Football Playoff. He was supposed to test off the charts, but his tape shows NFL-ready athleticism. Max Melton tells anyone who will listen about his brother’s influence on his pre-draft process. Melton is a zippy athlete with the mirror skills to annoy the most resilient WR. We believe that any of these three could be starters down the line.


Kam Kinchens31
Tyler Nubin36
Calen Bullock53
Kitan Oladapo59
Cooper DeJean63
Jaden Hicks79
Cole Bishop83

We are actually a fair amount higher on this safety class than what seems to be the consensus on Safeties as a position group, especially this year’s class. Safeties are often classified into three categories: box, man, or high zone.

We love Kam Kinchens for his versatile skillset that traverses multiple categorizations. In a class that seems to lack a true high zone safety, Kinchen’s unique ability to play zone while also possessing a frame that can hold up in run support pushes him to the top of the position group.

Many favor Tyler Nubin and Calen Bullock as the top Safety in the 2024 class. They are both exciting athletes but have questionable frames that may struggle to keep up with the physicality of the professional level.

Courtesy of Oregon State Athletics

Kitan Oladapo is a bit of a flag plant for our company. There is a certain appreciation for Safeties who are amongst the tackle leaders for a team. This is amplified by character green flags. Oladapo, a former walk-on in Corvallis, was second on the team in tackles and demonstrated an innate physicality and grit that allowed him to contribute well in man coverage as well. He could have probably been ranked even higher.

Like many outlets, we project Cooper DeJean as a Safety due to his lack of refined technique and questions regarding the translation of his ball skills to the NFL. Playing closer to the middle of the field may help him keep his eyes on the ball and focus on highlighting his best trait.

Cole Bishop sneaks into these rankings thanks to his jack-of-all-trades skillset while acknowledging his master-of-none nature, as well as his relation to a certain friend of the company.

Overall, we believe that there are a number of players who should stay on rosters for a few years and be regular special teams contributors who make appearances in injury relief.

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