Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft: Marvin Harrison Jr. Ascends, Ladd McConkey Soars, and Troy Franklin Falls

With the 2024 NFL Draft officially in the books, where did Ladd McConkey, Troy Franklin, and other top prospects go in this dynasty rookie mock draft?

The 2024 NFL Draft is officially in the books, which means we can finally get a definitive picture of where we can expect the top prospects to go in upcoming rookie fantasy football drafts.

Here’s my dynasty rookie mock draft in 1QB formats following the conclusion of the 2024 NFL Draft.

1QB Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft

1.01) Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Arizona Cardinals

The decision to rest strictly on his body of work at Ohio State turned out to be the right decision for Marvin Harrison Jr., who was the first receiver selected at No. 4 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

Harrison steps into an ideal fantasy situation where his biggest competition for targets is TE Trey McBride, who shouldn’t take significant looks away from him in 2024.

Not to mention, Harrison’s pairing with QB Kyler Murray is also ideal when you consider Murray’s track record of peppering an alpha X-receiver on the outside with targets if you recall his chemistry with DeAndre Hopkins a few years ago.

Harrison is a slam-dunk 1.01 selection in 1QB leagues.

1.02) Malik Nabers, WR, New York Giants

Some dynasty managers may not be thrilled with LSU WR Malik Nabers‘ landing spot with the New York Giants because of the uncertainty at the quarterback position from a long-term perspective. However, fantasy managers can rest easy realizing he’s in store for an immense target share in 2024 and beyond.

Nabers’ elite separation skills, vertical playmaking ability, and dynamic run-after-catch (RAC) ability make him the featured weapon in New York’s offense in 2024. He should be heavily involved from the moment he steps on the field.

1.03) Rome Odunze, WR, Chicago Bears

On the flip side of the coin, WR Rome Odunze lands in an ideal long-term situation being paired with top rookie QB prospect Caleb Williams for the foreseeable future. However, he has not one, but two excellent receivers he’ll be competing for targets with in the immediate future with DJ Moore and Keenan Allen on the roster.

Odunze is a contested-catch ace with an incredibly well-rounded skill set and enters the NFL with no glaring weaknesses in his prospect profile. If dynasty managers can manage expectations in 2024, Odunze has a very bright future and could be a top-five dynasty asset at the position heading into next season.

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1.04) Brock Bowers, TE, Las Vegas Raiders

If there’s one top player who didn’t land in an ideal situation, it was the immensely talented TE prospect Brock Bowers going to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Bowers still possesses exceptional RAC ability and has the elite athleticism to be a mismatch against the vast majority of linebackers and safeties trying to check him in man coverage. That gives him a long-term ceiling of TE1 overall in dynasty formats.

Still, he’ll be competing with target-hog Davante Adams and the underrated Jakobi Meyers for looks from a below-average starting quarterback — either Aidan O’Connell or Gardner Minshew — in 2024, while trying to keep second-year TE Michael Mayer off the football field completely.

I still believe in Bowers’ elite talent, but his immediate fantasy outlook drops him below both Nabers and Odunze in this mock.

1.05) Caleb Williams, QB, Chicago Bears

The collection of great receiver prospects landing in ideal landing spots makes it very difficult to select a quarterback with the 1.05 selection in a 1QB format. Nevertheless, Caleb Williams‘ situation and fantasy upside in Chicago’s offense is impossible to ignore.

Williams enters arguably the best roster situation of any quarterback ever selected at No. 1 overall in the Super Bowl era and very well could produce QB1-type fantasy numbers in Year 1. He’s a dual-threat weapon who can excel in off-script scenarios and plays within structure enough to competently run an NFL offense.

If Williams can limit the negative plays that appeared a bit too frequently during his days at USC, then his fantasy upside certainly warrants this selection.

1.06) Ladd McConkey, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

If we were ranking these receiver prospects based on fantasy outlook for the 2024 NFL season alone, then Ladd McConkey could very well rank second behind Harrison for potential production as a rookie.

The departures of Allen, Mike Williams, Gerald Everett, and Austin Ekeler means that 320 targets, 229 receptions, and 2,339 yards worth of opportunities and production are suddenly vacant entering the 2024 season.

McConkey’s exceptional separation skills, elite RAC ability, and vertical speed should lead to a heavy target share from Justin Herbert from the moment he steps on the field in 2024 and beyond.

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1.07) Xavier Worthy, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

It almost doesn’t seem fair that the Kansas City Chiefs managed to give Patrick Mahomes the fastest receiver prospect in Combine history by selecting Texas WR Xavier Worthy at the end of Day 1, but here we are.

Worthy is a bit polarizing in the dynasty community because of the lengthy history of smaller receivers failing to put up elite fantasy numbers in the NFL. Worthy is 5’11”, 165 pounds, but his dynamic vertical ability paired with underrated route-running ability and overlooked RAC production gives Kansas City’s offense a moveable weapon to thrive with Mahomes for years to come.

1.08) Brian Thomas Jr., WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

To no fault of his own, Brian Thomas Jr. fell down the board in comparison to his pre-draft ranking as WR4 because of McConkey and Worthy’s exceptional landing spots. Yet, Thomas being paired with Trevor Lawrence is far from a poor situation.

In fact, it has the same type of ideal long-term situation as these other receivers if Lawrence can make the leap into the elite territory that many have hoped for over the last two seasons.

Thomas does have some decent competition for targets in this offense, with Christian Kirk, Evan Engram, and Gabe Davis all on the roster. Yet, Thomas’ fantasy ceiling as a vertical threat with exceptional size, length, and movement skills still makes him a great WR prospect in this class.

1.09) Jayden Daniels, QB, Washington Commanders

If you’re selecting a signal-caller in your 1QB dynasty rookie draft, you better be investing in a player who you believe has QB1 overall upside.

Well, Jayden Daniels‘ elite upside as a runner, paired with his development as a passer in college, is the type of recipe that led Lamar Jackson to QB1 overall heights back in 2019.

Daniels will enter a Commanders offense that can utilize his legs with RPO concepts and boasts a decent amount of pass-catching talent with Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, Luke McCaffrey, and Ben Sinnott.

If he can stay healthy, Daniel’s fantasy upside is well worth a pick at the end of Round 1.

1.10) Ricky Pearsall, WR, San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers did nothing to quiet the trade rumors surrounding Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk by selecting Florida WR Ricky Pearsall in the first round of the draft, but ultimately, neither WR was traded during the weekend event.

The immediate fantasy outlook for Pearsall is definitely murky, with Aiyuk, Samuel, George Kittle, and Christian McCaffrey all demanding a healthy amount of volume in the passing game in 2024. Yet, Pearsall’s formation versatility, great hands, and separation skills all project favorably with Brock Purdy in San Francisco’s offense for the next four years.

1.11) Keon Coleman, WR, Buffalo Bills

Speaking of starting your career in favorable situations, FSU WR Keon Coleman going to the Buffalo Bills to catch passes from Josh Allen is great for his fantasy value.

The Bills moved on from both Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis this offseason, which leaves 241 targets completely up for grabs between Coleman, Dalton Kincaid, Khalil Shakir, and Curtis Samuel.

Coleman’s profile does come paired with some separation concerns — namely, his ability to beat press coverage and a lack of vertical speed. Yet, his contested-catch ability certainly makes him a red-zone threat on Day 1, with the potential to develop into a true WR1 if the rest of his game blossoms over the next few years.

1.12) Drake Maye, QB, New England Patriots

Remember when I said upside matters when trying to determine taking a quarterback in a 1QB format?

Drake Maye has all the physical tools to become a fantasy star if he can clean up his throwing mechanics and accuracy issues. Some may argue his situation with the New England Patriots is awful. However, I would argue the organization did a good job finding quality receiver talent in the 2024 NFL Draft to put around Maye.

2.01) Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, New England Patriots

When I was referring to the Patriots doing a good job of finding quality receiver talent to put around Maye, I was referring to their second-round pick, Ja’Lynn Polk.

Polk enters a WR room with just DeMario Douglas currently locked into a starting role. Thus, Polk could become a candidate to return top-25 WR production as a rookie and potentially become Maye’s go-to guy for years to come.

Polk’s exceptional ball skills, sticky hands, and ideal formation versatility make him one of the biggest WR draft winners from a fantasy perspective.

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2.02) Malachi Corley, WR, New York Jets

From a route-running refinement perspective, Malachi Corley is far from a finished product. Yet, he possesses one of the most valuable skill sets a fantasy receiver can have… exceptional RAC ability.

Once Corley has the ball in his hands, he essentially becomes a running back with exceptional contact balance, great short-area burst, and creative instincts.

If you were asking Corley to be your alpha receiver, then he would be a bit lower on this list. Yet, his skill set fits perfectly alongside Garrett Wilson and gives Aaron Rodgers a great checkdown weapon in 2024.

2.03) Trey Benson, RB, Arizona Cardinals

It still doesn’t feel quite right not mocking a running back like Trey Benson in Round 1. But the stacked nature of the QB and WR positions paired with unfavorable landing spots for the top RB prospects has made this a very unique board.

Benson was the best running back on my board heading into the draft process and fell into the Cardinals’ laps in the third round. He could see plenty of run in his rookie year, but he’s far from guaranteed a feature role in 2024.

Optimistically though, Benson still projects favorably as the RB of the future behind veteran James Conner. Benson is a big play waiting to happen and can contribute on all three downs.

2.04) Adonai Mitchell, WR, Indianapolis Colts

Adonai Mitchell was my WR5 heading into the pre-draft process and still managed to find a quality landing spot with the Indianapolis Colts in the second round.

Mitchell immediately provides Anthony Richardson with a huge upgrade in the vertical weapon department, but he’ll have to compete with Michael Pittman Jr., who saw 156 targets last year, and slot dynamo Josh Downs for targets.

If Mahomes or Allen were the quarterback throwing Mitchell these deep shots down the field, I’d feel a bit more comfortable projecting better numbers. Yet, Richardson is still a bit of an unknown as a pure passer, which gives him a wider range of outcomes over the next two years operating as a second option.

2.05) J.J. McCarthy, QB, Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings managed to get their quarterback of the future without having to give up a king’s ransom to select J.J. McCarthy No. 10 overall. McCarthy is in a great situation with Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison, and T.J. Hockenson to throw the ball to and Kevin O’Connell orchestrating the offensive game plan.

Still, there are some questions about McCarthy’s game that make projecting immediate fantasy success a bit too aggressive.

2.06) Jonathon Brooks, RB, Carolina Panthers

For many dynasty managers, Jonathon Brooks becoming the first running back off the board after tearing his ACL last year validates him as the fantasy RB1 of this class. If you’re in that camp, you won’t hear a huge argument from me.

Yet, there’s a real possibility that Brooks isn’t available for the start of his rookie season with an outside shot that he won’t see the field at all in 2024. RB data suggests many of the best years of players at the position come early in their careers, which is a little problematic for me in regards to Brooks’ profile.

He also didn’t land in the best of offensive situations with the Carolina Panthers, who are still very much a work in progress while trying to retool the offensive situation around Bryce Young.

Sure, with Chuba Hubbard in the final year of his rookie deal in 2024, there is certainly a path to a bell-cow role in 2025. But that’s assuming all goes ideally with Brooks’ recovery from surgery and Carolina doesn’t fire its head coach for a third straight year.

The upside is there for Brooks, but his profile carries some red flags.

2.07) Xavier Legette, WR, Carolina Panthers

Speaking of Panthers with red flags on their profile, Carolina made South Carolina WR Xavier Legette the last pick of the first round in order to help give Young a vertical weapon who can dominate smaller DBs at the catch point.

It’s definitely a bit concerning that Legette had just one year’s worth of noteworthy production during his five years in college. Nevertheless, he steps into a WR room with plenty of opportunity to earn a hefty target share alongside Diontae Johnson in 2024 and beyond.

2.08) Roman Wilson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Speaking of Johnson, the Pittsburgh Steelers may have found his replacement by selecting Michigan WR Roman Wilson in the third round.

Wilson has all of the explosive athletic tools to be a great vertical complement to George Pickens in this offense, but he’ll have to beat out players like Quez Watkins and Van Jefferson early in his career to get on the field.

2.09) Troy Franklin, WR, Denver Broncos

The pre-draft process was nothing short of brutal for Oregon WR Troy Franklin, who swiftly went from a potential late first-round pick to a fourth-round selection.

While that definitely won’t do him any favors with regard to his dynasty value, he did happen to land with the Denver Broncos, who spent the No. 12 overall pick on his college quarterback at Oregon, Bo Nix.

If Franklin can replicate the chemistry and production he enjoyed with Nix over the last two seasons, then he could be a great value at this point in the rookie draft.

2.10) Jaylen Wright, RB, Miami Dolphins

One player who potentially saw his dynasty value take a big hit was Miami Dolphins RB De’Von Achane. This after the team selected Tennessee RB Jaylen Wright.

Wright ran into an obnoxious amount of light boxes in the unique Vols offensive scheme, which could actually play out differently in Miami with both Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle consistently threatening opposing defenses vertically to create soft seven-man fronts.

Sure, Wright may not be guaranteed a huge volume of work in 2024 working in tandem with Achane. Yet, just as Achane proved last year, it doesn’t take many touches from an explosive runner to make a big fantasy impact in Miami’s wide-open offense.

2.11) Tyrone Tracy Jr., RB, New York Giants

One of the most intriguing prospects in this class is Purdue’s Tyrone Tracy Jr., who successfully transitioned from wide receiver to running back toward the end of his collegiate career.

The move proved to be an excellent decision. The vision was a bit inconsistent, but the burst, lateral agility, contact balance, and creativity all flashed as a running back.

Tracy also provides an ideal pass-catching skill set due to his experience as a receiver and even put some nice pass-protection reps on tape. He enters a New York backfield with just Devin Singletary firmly ahead of him, making him a nice late-second or early-third-round option in rookie drafts.

2.12) Malik Washington, WR, Miami Dolphins

To watch Virginia WR Malik Washington fall all the way to Round 6 hurt my soul and almost made me question my dynasty ranking of him at the end of the second round.

Yet, I’m going to stay with the courage of my conviction that I believe Washington is going to be a very productive NFL slot receiver. He lands in a spot where he could step in on Day 1 and thrive as the third pass-catching option next to Hill and Waddle.

Rookie Mock Draft | Rounds 3-4

3.01) Bo Nix, QB, Denver Broncos
3.02) Devontez Walker, WR, Baltimore Ravens
3.03) Jermaine Burton, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
3.04) Javon Baker, WR, New England Patriots
3.05) Jalen McMillan, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3.06) Blake Corum, RB, Los Angeles Rams
3.07) Ray Davis, RB, Buffalo Bills
3.08) Bucky Irving, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3.09) Ben Sinnott, TE, Washington Commanders
3.10) Kimani Vidal, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
3.11) Michael Penix Jr., QB, Atlanta Falcons
3.12) Luke McCaffrey, WR, Washington Commanders

4.01) Rasheen Ali, RB, Baltimore Ravens
4.02) Isaac Guerendo, RB, San Francisco 49ers
4.03) Dylan Laube, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
4.04) Jalen Coker, WR, Carolina Panthers
4.05) MarShawn Lloyd, RB, Green Bay Packers
4.06) Johnny Wilson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
4.07) Audric Estimé, RB, Denver Broncos
4.08) Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE, Carolina Panthers
4.09) Jaheim Bell, TE, New England Patriots
4.10) Blake Watson, RB, Denver Broncos
4.11) Will Shipley, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
4.12) Tahj Washington, WR, Miami Dolphins

As we look ahead to the 2024 fantasy football season, why not start preparing for your rookie drafts with our dynasty rookie rankings? Additionally, as you look to improve your team heading into 2024, our dynasty trade calculator can help you find the perfect deal to boost your championship chances.

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