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Bucky Brooks releases first top 5 prospects by position rankings

The pre-draft process is officially in full swing.

With the 2023 season in the rearview mirror, analysts from across the NFL media landscape have been releasing their predictions for the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

With the Shrine and Senior Bowls now complete, NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks recently released his top 5 prospects by position rankings a few weeks before the NFL Combine.

Here are Brooks' initial top prospects by position in this year's draft, along with some commentary from the analyst.

QUARTERBACKS

  1. Caleb Williams, USC
  2. Jayden Daniels, LSU
  3. Drake Maye, North Carolina
  4. Michael Penix Jr., Washington
  5. J.J. McCarthy, Michigan

Keep an eye on: Bo Nix, Oregon

"The QB class features several intriguing prospects with franchise-player potential."

RUNNING BACKS

  1. Jonathon Brooks, Texas
  2. Trey Benson, Florida State
  3. Blake Corum, Michigan
  4. Bucky Irving, Oregon
  5. Audric Estime, Notre Dame

Keep an eye on: Braelon Allen, Wisconsin

"This year's class of running backs lacks star power, but astute scouts could find a hidden gem outside of the first round."

WIDE RECEIVERS

  1. Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
  2. Rome Odunze, Washington
  3. Malik Nabers, LSU
  4. Keon Coleman, Florida State
  5. Brian Thomas Jr., LSU

Keep an eye on: Ladd McConkey, Georgia

"The 2024 class of pass-catchers is loaded with playmakers."

TIGHT ENDS

  1. Brock Bowers, Georgia
  2. Ja'Tavion Sanders, Texas
  3. Cade Stover, Ohio State
  4. Theo Johnson, Penn State
  5. AJ Barner, Michigan

Keep an eye on: Ben Sinnott, Kansas State

"As tight ends become essential for elite passing games, this year's crop features a star and a handful of intriguing prospects with Day 1 starting potential."

NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks revealed his final position rankings for the 2024 NFL Draft.

OFFENSIVE TACKLES

  1. Joe Alt, Notre Dame
  2. Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State
  3. Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State
  4. Amarius Mims, Georgia
  5. JC Latham, Alabama

Keep an eye on: Troy Fautanu, Washington

"The depth and talent of the 2024 offensive tackle class could lead to an early run on edge blockers once the draft begins."

INTERIOR BLOCKERS

  1. Graham Barton, Duke
  2. Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon
  3. Cooper Beebe, Kansas State
  4. Christian Haynes, Connecticut
  5. Zak Zinter, Michigan

Keep an eye on: Javion Cohen, Miami

"This year's group features a collection of interior blockers with positional flexibility."

EDGE DEFENDERS

  1. Dallas Turner, Alabama
  2. Laiatu Latu, UCLA
  3. Jared Verse, Florida State
  4. Chop Robinson, Penn State
  5. Bralen Trice, Washington

Keep an eye on: Chris Braswell, Alabama

"With pass rushers coveted at a premium, the 2024 class should produce a handful of first-round picks with Pro Bowl potential."

DEFENSIVE TACKLES

  1. Jer'Zhan Newton, Illinois
  2. Byron Murphy II, Texas
  3. T'Vondre Sweat, Texas
  4. Kris Jenkins, Michigan
  5. Darius Robinson, Missouri

Keep an eye on: Brandon Dorlus, Oregon

"The 2024 class is loaded with rugged interior defenders."

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah released his updated ranking of the top 50 prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.

LINEBACKERS

  1. Edgerrin Cooper, Texas A&M
  2. Jeremiah Trotter Jr., Clemson
  3. Payton Wilson, N.C. State
  4. Cedric Gray, North Carolina
  5. Junior Colson, Michigan

Keep an eye on: Marist Liufau, Notre Dame

"The devaluation of off-ball linebackers will make it hard for a class member to crack the first round, but the group features several prospects with Day 1 starting potential."

CORNERBACKS

  1. Terrion Arnold, Alabama
  2. Nate Wiggins, Clemson
  3. Cooper DeJean, Iowa
  4. Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo
  5. Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama

Keep an eye on: Ennis Rakestraw Jr., Missouri

"This year's class lacks marquee names, but coaches and scouts love the overall talent and depth of the group."

SAFETIES

  1. Tyler Nubin, Minnesota
  2. Kamren Kinchens, Miami
  3. Javon Bullard, Georgia
  4. Calen Bullock, USC
  5. Tykee Smith, Georgia

Keep an eye on: Beau Brade, Maryland

"The safety class is loaded with big athletes for the position."

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