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Giants Now: Biggest changes in Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 prospect rankings

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Biggest changes in Daniel Jeremiah's prospect rankings

The calendar has flipped to April, and in exactly three short weeks, the 2024 NFL Draft will be underway.

Many analysts have updated their first-round predictions in the last few weeks with the pro day circuit nearly complete.

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah recently released the latest version of his top 50 2024 NFL Draft prospect rankings, which saw numerous players rise since the third edition was published last month.

Here are the biggest risers in Jeremiah's latest prospect rankings, along with commentary from the draft analyst:

Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas - Moved up to No. 35 (+6)

"Worthy has average height and a very lean frame. The 40-yard dash king is extremely twitchy and can take the top off the defense. He plays inside and outside... Worthy seems like a taller version of Hollywood Brown -- you can feel his speed in every game."

Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama - Moved up to No. 36 (+6)

"McKinstry is a smooth, athletic cornerback with average play speed. In press coverage, he carries his hands low and prefers to play under control rather than attack... Kool-Aid has a lot of redeeming qualities. He's not the fastest cornerback, but he showed enough speed at his pro day to help his stock heading into the draft."

Graham Barton, IOL, Duke - Moved up to No. 24 (+3)

"Barton started at left tackle during his final three seasons at Duke. Prior to that, he started five games at center, and that's where I see him playing at the next level. He has ideal size for the position and average length... I see Barton as an athletic center with the ability to survive at tackle if needed."

Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa - Moved up to No. 25 (+3)

"DeJean is a playmaking cornerback with size and speed. In off coverage, he plays with his butt to the sideline and displays excellent vision... I believe DeJean could stick at cornerback, but I wouldn't rule out a move to safety, where his strengths as a player would be featured. He reminds me of a bigger Eric Weddle coming out of college."

Max Melton, CB, Rutgers - Moved up to No. 50 (Previously Unranked)

"Melton offers an exciting mix of size, speed and toughness. He can align outside or in the slot. He has quick feet and he's fluid to open up and mirror... Melton has the ideal tools to step in and start right away outside or at the nickel position."

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

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