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Giants Now: Changes in Bucky Brooks' updated prospect rankings

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Changes in Bucky Brooks' updated prospect rankings

The 2024 Pro Day circuit is in full swing as prospects from across the country try to improve their draft stock ahead of next month's festivities in Detroit.

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks recently released his updated top 5 prospects by position rankings, which saw numerous changes from his initial rankings last month.

Here are Brooks' latest rankings along with his commentary on each position.

QUARTERBACKS

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

Keep an eye on: Bo Nix, Oregon

"This QB crop features several intriguing prospects with franchise-player potential."

RUNNING BACKS

  1. Jonathon Brooks, Texas
  2. Trey Benson, Florida State
  3. Jaylen Wright, Tennessee (Previously Unranked)
  4. Blake Corum, Michigan (Down 1)
  5. Will Shipley, Clemson (Previously Unranked)

Keep an eye on: Bucky Irving, Oregon

"This year's running back class lacks star power, but astute scouts can find instant-impact players 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: Troy Franklin, Oregon

"This 2024 class of pass catchers is loaded with dynamic playmakers offering WR1 potential."

SLOT RECEIVERS

  1. Ladd McConkey, Georgia
  2. Ricky Pearsall, Florida
  3. Roman Wilson, Michigan
  4. Malachi Corley, Western Kentucky
  5. Malik Washington, Virginia

Keep an eye on: Jacob Cowing, Arizona

"Savvy play-callers are increasingly utilizing slot receivers to create mismatches all over the field, whether putting the ball in their hands on bubble screens and jet sweeps or dialing up various option routes to take advantage of their superior quickness."

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 pieces for elite passing games, this year's crop features a bona fide star and a handful of intriguing prospects with 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. Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State (Up 1)
  3. Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State (Down 1)
  4. Amarius Mims, Georgia
  5. JC Latham, Alabama

Keep an eye on: Troy Fautanu, Washington

"The immense talent available at this highly coveted position 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. Christian Haynes, Connecticut (Up 1)
  4. Cooper Beebe, Kansas State (Down 1)
  5. Zak Zinter, Michigan

Keep an eye on: Javion Cohen, Miami

"This draft class features a collection of interior blockers with intelligent play styles and 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. Kris Jenkins, Michigan (Up 1)
  4. Darius Robinson, Missouri (Up 1)
  5. T'Vondre Sweat, Texas (Down 2)

Keep an eye on: Leonard Taylor III, Miami

"The 2024 class is full of 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. Payton Wilson, N.C. State (Up 1)
  3. Jeremiah Trotter Jr., Clemson (Down 1)
  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 2024 class member to crack the first round, but this group features several prospects with Day 1 starting potential. "

CORNERBACKS

  1. Terrion Arnold, Alabama
  2. Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo (Up 2)
  3. Nate Wiggins, Clemson (Down 1)
  4. Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama (Up 1)
  5. Ennis Rakestraw Jr., Missouri (Previously Unranked)

Keep an eye on: Khyree Jackson, Oregon

"This CB crop lacks marquee names, but coaches and scouts love the overall talent and depth of the group."

NICKELBACKS

  1. Cooper DeJean, Iowa
  2. Mike Sainristil, Michigan
  3. Max Melton, Rutgers
  4. Kamari Lassiter, Georgia
  5. Daequan Hardy, Penn State

Keep an eye on: Jarrian Jones, Florida State

"The seismic shift among NFL offenses to "11" personnel (one back, one tight end and three wide receivers) has forced defensive coordinators to feature more sub-packages with five and six defensive backs on the field. With nickelbacks now viewed as starters, teams have created a separate category for prospects possessing the traits to thrive in the slot."

SAFETIES

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

Keep an eye on: Beau Brade, Maryland

"This position group is loaded with plus-size athletes possessing sticky hands and "thump" ability."

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