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SNS Weekly Scouting Report - October 6, 2023


(Caleb Williams / QB / USC)


This week, SNS rolls out the first 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings. The 2024 NFL Draft could have several potential franchise QBs, quite a few stud WRs, a deep group of OTs, and a quality group of DTs. SNS will roll out the first set of rankings that will be updated on a regular basis through the draft in April. So, let’s start with a look at the Top 10 Offensive Prospect Position Rankings – Quarterbacks & Wide Receivers!


Quarterbacks


1. Caleb Williams / USC


Elite tools + Elite performance = Potential generational talent. The odds-on favorite to go #1 overall in April.


2. Drake Maye / North Carolina


Top tier talent with arm skill, field vision, and a growing number of spectacular performances that makes the Tar Heel a potential franchise QB.


3. Cameron Ward / Washington State


The Cougars are contenders to win the PAC-12 in the league’s final year of existence primarily because of Ward, who reminds one of Jalen Hurts. Dark horse candidate to win the Heisman this year.


4. Michael Penix / Washington


The left-handed Penix is athletic, fast, and has great arm talent. He has continuously improved throughout his two years at UW and is re-writing records book out west. The PAC-12 is absolutely loaded this year and Penix is as good, or better, than any of them..


5. Jordan Travis / Florida State


Florida State has returned to national prominence due to the high quality and consistent play of Travis, who displays the arm, athleticism, and leadership skills to be a productive long-term NFL starter.


6. Sam Hartman / Notre Dame


Hartman, the all-time leading passer in ACC history at Wake Forest, looks like an NFL starting QB. He has a good arm, throws with accuracy and touch, and is a natural leader.


7. Riley Leonard / Duke


The Blue Devils are one of the biggest surprises in college football and Leonard is a big reason why. Leonard is smart, extremely athletic, and reads the field well. He will be an interesting prospect to watch the rest of this season. NOTE – Leonard severely injured his right ankle against Notre Dame and the hope is that he can return to the Blue Devils before the end of the year.


8. Bo Nix / Oregon


The former Auburn Tiger signal caller has taken advantage of getting a new start in the Pacific Northwest and has displayed the arm, running ability, and moxie to be drafted and developed.


9. Jayden Daniels / LSU


The former Arizona State starter is in his second season in Baton Rouge and has acquitted himself well. Daniels lacks some desired mass but he is fast, quick, and has a very good arm. He has plenty of experience and could surprise during the draft process this winter.


10. Spencer Rattler / South Carolina


Rattler transferred from Oklahoma to South Carolina and after a slow start last year, has been solid overall while flashing some clutch performances for the Gamecocks. The Gamecocks have a poor running game, making what Rattler has done look even more impressive.



Other Prospects Worth Monitoring – KJ Jefferson / Arkansas, JJ McCarthy / Michigan, Michael Pratt / Tulane, Grayson McCall / Coastal Carolina, Jalon Daniels / Kansas, Quinn Ewers / Texas, Devin Leary / Kentucky, Shedeur Sanders / Colorado, and Frank Harris / UTSA.



Wide Receivers


1. Marvin Harrison, Jr. / Ohio State


Harrison has both the pedigree and the performance to warrant being the first overall pick in any draft. He possesses a near perfect combination of athleticism, skill, speed, and size to be a true difference maker for any NFL team. Special talent.


2. Xavier Worthy / Texas


Worthy is a difference maker in space and on punt returns due to elite agility, change of direction, explosiveness, and great speed. Worthy lacks size but he’s very similar of a prospect that Devonta Smith (Eagles) was coming out of Alabama.


3. Keon Coleman / Florida State


Coleman has an ideal body type combined with great length, strong hands, and very good leaping ability. He has shown a knack for showing up when it matters most, including scoring the OT game winning TD against Clemson last weekend. Coleman’s star is on the rise.


4. Rome Odunze / Washington


Another WR with prototypical size, length, and build to be a mismatch nightmare on the outside, Odunze is part of a loaded WR room (there are at least four NFL WR prospects in the Huskies two-deep roster) which allows him to feast on single coverage and zone defenses with his good speed and sneaky athleticism.


5. Malik Nabers / LSU


Nabers is a smooth athlete with the ability to separate against man coverage and the balance and body control to make the acrobatic catch and work the sideline like a pro. Nabers doesn’t have the measureables of some of the other WRs but he is productive, proven, and experienced against SEC competition.


6. Johnny Wilson / Florida State


Wilson possesses rare size (6’7”) with a tremendous wingspan and gains yards through huge strides and power. A very dangerous downfield target whose hands lead to some questionable drops from time to time.


7. Jalen McMillan / Washington


The Huskies have two first-round caliber wideouts that should be available this next April. McMillan is every bit the prospect that Odunze is, and if anything, faster and quicker. No wonder that Penix is having such success at UW!


8. Emeka Egbuka / Ohio State


Ohio State can make a case for being Wide Receiver U and the 2024 NFL Draft could make a case to cement that status in perpetuity with the potential drafting of two Buckeye wideouts in the first round next April. Egbuka does not get the press that Harrison does, but Egbuka runs clean routes, has sure hands, and works to get uncovered against both man and zone coverage.


9. Xavier Legette / South Carolina


Legette has good size, length, and a large catch radius and has significantly improved his draft standing this season as he has built a productive rapport with Spencer Rattler. Legette is the fastest riser in this WR class through the first third of the 2023 season.


10. Lideatrick “Tulu” Griffin / Mississippi State


Although Griffin’s production is taking a bit of a hit in Mississippi State’s transition to a pro-style offense from an Air Raid offense, the experience may benefit him. Griffin has very good length and is an agile runner. Getting more experience in a pro-level route tree could make his transition to the NFL quicker. Regardless, Griffin has top shelf skills and athleticism.



Other Prospects Worth Monitoring – Julian Fleming / Ohio State, Jimmy Horn / Colorado, Xavier Weaver / Colorado, Ja'Lynn Polk / Washington, Dorian Singer / USC, Brenden Rice / USC, Mario Williams / USC, Brian Thomas / LSU, Tetairoa McMillan / Arizona, Elijah Badger / Arizona State, Roman Wilson / Michigan, Dominic Lovett / Georgia, Ladd McConkey / Georgia, Ricky Pearsall / Florida, Isaiah Williams / Illinois, Anthony Gould / Oregon State, Silas Bolden / Oregon State, and DeVaughn Vele / Utah.



(Keon Coleman / WR / Florida State)


Next week, SNS releases the first 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings - Running Backs & Tight Ends!



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