Patriots Football Now continues to provide updates and rankings on potential New England Patriots targets in the 2024 NFL Draft. The first two scouting reports looked at the top offensive tackles and quarterbacks. With the Patriots lacking a lot of production from their wide receivers so far this season, this week that position will be the focus.
Can recent draft selections Tyquan Thornton, Demario Douglas and Kayshon Boutte prove this is not an area of concern for the Patriots? If not, will New England be able to shake their reputation for being unable to draft quality wide receivers? There are at least six potential first rounders who could be available from the wide receiver group in the draft.
With that in mind, a look at the top college wide receivers who could find their way to Foxboro next season.
#1 – Marvin Harrison, Jr., Ohio State
Aside from USC QB Caleb Williams, no player is ranked as highly on as many draft boards as Marvin Harrison, Jr. There is a good reason behind it, as he is a generational wide receiver prospect. Harrison, Jr. is likely the most hyped receiver available in an NFL Draft since Georgia Tech’s Calvin Johnson in the 2007 NFL Draft. Things worked out well for Johnson, who is currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also enshrined in Canton is Harrison, Jr.’s father, one of the greatest to ever do it in NFL history. Marvin, Jr. has better size, strength and speed than his dad, while also having great hands and body control. Could and should be a very special player in the NFL for years to come.
I know Marvin Harrison Jr. making incredible catches is nothing new, but this one on the sideline is something else.
Look at where his body is, and where his foot is. pic.twitter.com/RUx4u2NA2G
— Garrick Hodge (@Garrick_Hodge) November 12, 2022