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NFL Draft Big Board: Top 100 Prospects, High School Edition



Charlotte defensive lineman Eyabi Okie-Anoma, right, rushes past Georgia State offensive tackle Montavious Cunningham (79) during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in Charlotte, N.C. Okie-Anoma is the #1 prospect on the NFL Draft rankings based on high school grading (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

There is something about a “can’t miss” prospect in sports that is hard to move on from. Somewhere deep inside them that ability to dominate always exists. They’ve shown it. It earned them five stars from recruiting services and national attention before they went to their high school prom. But after a few years of college things change.

For some players that next step is where they confirm all the hype. They live up to, or even exceed the lofty expectations placed upon them. Others are not as fortunate. For a variety of reasons, these players lose some of their luster as they are removed from their teenage years.

In some cases, these players may have simply been overrated. But for others, things could have been derailed by many issues. School work, injury, coaching, expectations, social media, and family pressure are just a few of the obstacles these athletes have to overcome. So while everyone might love a story like Rudy, no NFL team is considering Rudy on draft day. But those blue-chip prospects that didn’t quite work out as planned? They will receive a very long look.

And with that, here is the 2024 NFL Draft Top 100 prospects. There is only one catch. The rankings here are based on their high school consensus grade. There will be players who were lightly recruited who will go Round 1 at the actual draft (Florida State’s Jared Verse). But this list is to find sleepers with untapped potential who may wind up as the steal of the draft. Only players invited to the NFL Scouting Combine are eligible.

Top 10

1-Eyabi Okie-Anoma, DE (Charlotte)

2-JC Latham, OT (Alabama)

3-Xavier Thomas, DE (Clemson)

4-Caleb Williams, QB (USC)

5-Leonard Taylor III, DT (Miami)

6-Dallas Turner, OLB (Alabama)

7-Amarius Mims, OT (Georgia)

8-Chris Braswell, OLB (Alabama)

9-Maason Smith, DL (LSU)

10-Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE (Texas)

Prospects 11-20

11-Spencer Rattler, QB (South Carolina)

12-Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB (Alabama)

13-Kingsley Suamataia, OT (BYU)

14-James Williams, S (Miami)

15-Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB (Clemson)

16-Bo Nix, QB (Oregon)

17-Terrion Arnold, CB (Alabama)

18-Will Shipley, RB (Clemson)

19-Curtis Jacobs, LB (Penn State)

20-Troy Franklin, WR (Oregon)

Prospects 21-30

21-Jordan Whittington, WR (Texas)

22-Drake Maye, QB (North Carolina)

23-J.J. McCarthy, QB (Michigan)

24-Justin Rogers, DT (Auburn)

25-MarShawn Lloyd, RB (USC)

26-Jase McClellan, RB (Alabama)

27-Kendall Milton, RB (Georgia)

28-Blake Fisher, OT (Notre Dame)

29-Xavier Worthy, WR (Texas)

30-Jayden Daniels, QB (LSU)

Prospects 31-40

31-Michael Hall Jr., DT (Ohio State)

32-Chop Robinson, DE (Penn State)

33-Brock Bowers, TE (Georgia)

34-Caedan Wallace, OT (Penn State)

35-Marvin Harrison Jr., WR (Ohio State)

36-Tyler Owens, S (Texas Tech)

37-Jalen McMillan, WR (Washington)

38-Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, WR (Georgia)

39-Payton Wilson, LB (N.C. State)

40-Justin Eboigbe, DE (Alabama)

Prospects 41-50

41-Ty’Ron Hooper, LB (Missouri)

42-Matthew Jones, OG (Ohio State)

43-Theo Johnson, TE (Penn State)

44-Jermaine Burton, WR (Alabama)

45-Sedrick Van Pran-Granger, C (Georgia)

46-McKinnley Jackson, DT (Texas A&M)

47-Demani Richardson, S (Texas A&M)

48-Josh Proctor, S (Ohio State)

49-Junior Colton, LB (Michigan)

50-Brian Thomas Jr., WR (LSU)

Prospects 51-60

51-Trevin Wallace, LB (Kentucky)

52-Andrew Raym, C (Oklahoma)

53-Trente Jones, OT (Michigan)

54-Cade Stover, TE (Ohio State)

55-Laiatu Latu, DE (UCLA)

56-Isaiah Williams, WR (Illinois)

57-Nate Wiggins, CB (Clemson)

58-Adisa Isaac, DE (Penn State)

59-Blake Corum, RB (Michigan)

60-Braiden McGregor, DE (Michigan)

Prospects 61-70

61-Braelon Allen, RB (Wisconsin)

62-Tyler Davis, DT (Clemson)

63-Roger Rosengarten, OT (Washington)

64-Myles Murphy, DT (North Carolina)

65-Edgerrin Cooper, LB (Texas A&M)

66-Kalen King, CB (Penn State)

67-Cornelius Johnson, WR (Michigan)

68-Tyrice Knight, LB (UTEP)

69-Rome Odunze, WR (Washington)

70-Ryan Watts, CB (Texas)

Prospects 71-80

71-Trevor Keegan, OG (Michigan)

72-Jackson Powers-Johnson, C (Oregon)

73-Malik Nabers, WR (LSU)

74-Javonte Jean-Baptiste, DE (Notre Dame)

75-Javon Baker, WR (UCF)

76-Steele Chambers, LB (Ohio State)

77-Calen Bullock, S (USC)

78-Audric Estime, RB (Notre Dame)

79-Kamari Lassiter, CB (Georgia)

80-Lideatrick Griffin, WR (Mississippi State)

Prospects 81-90

81-Trey Knox, TE (South Carolina)

82-Jarrian Jones, CB (Florida State)

83-Kalen Deloach, LB (Florida State)

84-Joe Milton III, QB (Tennessee)

85-Karsen Barnhart, OT (Michigan)

86-Roman Wilson, WR (Michigan)

87-Jonathan Brooks, RB (Texas)

88-Khyree Jackson, CB (Oregon)

89-Keilan Robinson, RB (Texas)

90-Adonai Mitchell, WR (Texas)

Prospects 91-100

91-Dwight McGlothern, CB (Arkansas)

92-Cooper DeJean, CB (Iowa)

93-Luke McCaffrey, WR (Rice)

94-Johnny Wilson, WR (Florida State)

95-Javion Cohen, OG (Miami)

96-Zak Zinter, OG (Michigan)

97-Daijun Edwards, RB (Georgia)

98-Jaylin Simpson, S (Auburn)

99-JD Bertrand, LB (Notre Dame)

100-Jaylen Harrell, DE (Michigan)

Will this Big Board of Top 100 NFL Draft prospects stack up to the actual board here, or rankings of others headed into the draft? Nobody will know that answer for a few years. But people should not ignore Eyabi Okie-Anoma or these other players who once showed why they were deemed destined for greatness. They may still have it in them.