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2024 NFL Draft Position Rankings: Wide receivers

2T2D827 Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (18) runs during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Purdue, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in West Lafayette, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The 2024 NFL Draft presents an exciting quarterback class full of notable names. It is led by USC's Caleb Williams, the 2022 Heisman Trophy winner and dynamic dual-threat quarterback.

At the top of the class, Williams is followed by Ohio State wide receiver  Marvin Harrison Jr., who would have been the best pass-catcher in the 2023 NFL Draft. Now as a draft-eligible junior, he's the crown jewel for any team in need of help at the position.

Here are the top 10 wide receivers in the class as things stand.

1. WR MARVIN HARRISON JR., OHIO STATE

BIG BOARD RANK: 2

Imagine if former Colts legend Marvin Harrison Sr. was 4 inches taller and 20 pounds heavier. That's a good way to explain his son as a prospect. MHJ's technique is beyond his years. He has elite body control, reliable hands and WR1 athletic ability.

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2. WR MALIK NABERS, LSU

BIG BOARD RANK: 4

Turn on the tape, and it won't take long to realize Nabers moves differently than his peers. His body control and route-running potential are already good enough to stand out in the pros. He's a future focal point of an NFL passing attack.

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3. WR ROME ODUNZE, WASHINGTON

BIG BOARD RANK: 7

Odunze brings top-tier size, speed and strength to the receiver position. He has consistently dominated at the catch point this season and can reportedly run 4.3-4.4 at around 215 pounds.

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4. WR BRIAN THOMAS JR., LSU

BIG BOARD RANK: 21

Thomas is one of a handful of burners in this class who can really stretch the field. He's a major part of why LSU's offense is top-three in the FBS in passing yards per game, passing yards per attempt and passing touchdowns. His route tree isn't as diverse as Nabors', but he is improving in that area.

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5. WR Troy Franklin, Oregon

BIG BOARD RANK: 26

Franklin will be a top target for teams looking to add a receiver who will allow them to push the ball downfield consistently. He has smooth strides and good top speed to be a vertical threat in the pros, and his route running has become more polished in 2023.

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6. WR Ladd McConkey, GEORGIA

BIG BOARD RANK: 31

McConkey is one of the best route runners in this class. But, unlike some stereotypical expectations, he doesn't just have quick speed; he also has good long speed. He is a slot guy at the next level due to size, but a more versatile one because of that all-around speed.

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7. WR Devontez Walker, North Carolina

BIG BOARD RANK: 34

In a receiver class full of great athletes who can stretch the field, Walker might be the best of the bunch. While at Kent State, his team played against the likes of Washington, Georgia and Oklahoma, and not only did Walker look like he belonged, he looked like the best player on the field at times. He’s still raw in his consistency, but he is a toolsy receiver who could be a big difference-maker in the pros.

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8. WR Keon Coleman, Florida State

BIG BOARD RANK: 39

Coleman is one of the most competitive receivers you'll see at the catch point. This 6-foot-4, 215-pounder has the strength and speed combo to be a starting X receiver at the next level.

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9. WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas

BIG BOARD RANK: 41

Mitchell is a smooth route runner for a guy 6-foot-4. His body control and ability to change speeds throughout his routes give him a natural ability to create separation. Plus, his size and length make him one of the best red-zone threats in the country in terms of efficiency.

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10. WR Xavier Legette, SOUTH CAROLINA

BIG BOARD RANK: 42

Legette has been one of the biggest risers in this draft class. Seen as a Day 3 prospect before the season, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound receiver has dominated at the catch point while showing rare yards-after-catch ability for a player of his size.

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