NFL Draft 2024 Rumors: Nabers Ranked as WR1 Over Marvin Harrison Jr. by Several Teams


It appears that there is some disagreement regarding the top wide receiver in the 2024 NFL draft class.

Although Marvin Harrison Jr., the standout from Ohio State, has long been considered the premier player at the position, The Athletic’s Dane Brugler echoed a sentiment shared by NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah, suggesting that LSU’s Malik Nabers is being regarded by “several teams” as the top receiver in the draft.

ESPN’s Field Yates also weighed in, stating that the debate between Nabers and Harrison is genuine for many teams and that Nabers being the first receiver chosen in the draft “should not be dismissed.”

In the most recent mock draft by B/R’s NFL Scouting Department, Harrison is projected to be selected with the No. 4 pick by the Arizona Cardinals, while Nabers is slated to go at No. 7 to the Tennessee Titans. Despite this, Harrison holds the top overall spot among all prospects in B/R’s latest big board, with Nabers ranked as the second-best receiver in the class.

Marvin Harrison Jr., the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison, has been a unanimous All-American in the past two seasons and clinched the 2023 Fred Biletnikoff Award after an impressive performance, tallying 67 receptions for 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns.

On the other hand, Nabers, without a famous lineage, boasts an exceptional career with the Tigers, leading the program with 3,003 career receiving yards. He also earned unanimous All-American honors in 2023, finishing with 89 catches for 1,569 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Regardless of which receiver is chosen first, it is evident that both Harrison and Nabers have the potential to shine in the NFL. They possess the skills necessary to become top wideouts at the professional level, making either of them a valuable addition to any team’s offense.

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