NFL Draft Best Players Available 2024: Top UDFA Prospects

The 2024 NFL Draft is now in the books. But there is still a flurry of moves to be made with undrafted free agents. Here are the top prospects remaining.

Heading into the 2024 NFL Draft, every team had a full draft board, but as the picks tick away, teams were left looking for their top remaining options.

In a similar exercise here at PFN, we’re guiding you through the draft and post-draft process by examining in real-time who we have as the best available prospects remaining on our 2024 Big Board.

Best Available 2024 UDFA Prospects

Stay updated with our 2024 UDFA Tracker, where we’re tracking all the moves that will be happening over the next several days.

61) Beau Brade, S, Maryland

Beau Brade has impact starter upside with his physicality, processing ability, explosive athleticism, and playmaking chops — and he has a high floor right out of the gate as an enforcer with every-down utility.

110) Leonard Taylor III, DT, Miami (FL)

Leonard Taylor III is probably best as an even-front defensive tackle, where he can focus on attacking vertically more often. In both odd-front and even-front schemes, he has varied situational utility from 1-tech to 3-tech, and his composite tools make him a dangerous and disruptive force.

133) Jalen Coker, WR, Holy Cross

Jalen Coker‘s highlights are filled with incredible catches and big plays downfield, but the latter likely won’t translate to the league. What he lacks in deep speed and suddenness, he makes up for in route running, leaping ability, and dependable hands.

136) Blake Watson, RB, Memphis

Blake Watson lacks elite speed and burst, which dilutes his ceiling a bit, and he does run too far upright at times, too.

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But overall, in a modern NFL where playmaking versatility is coveted, Watson has that to a high degree. And despite his size, his forward-pressing urgency and balance suggest he could command decent volume in an NFL rotation

145) Thomas Harper, S, Notre Dame

One of many slot-only defenders in the class, Thomas Harper reached a new level with Notre Dame after spending 2019-2022 with Oklahoma State. A solid tackler with the athleticism and versatility NFL defenses covet, Harper should hear his name called on Day 3.

153) Gabe Hall, DT, Baylor

Gabe Hall has the tools that NFL teams will covet, and his flashes are great. Those are enough to likely keep him on NFL draft boards. Hall projects best as a rotational 3T, ideally in an even front, with the upside to develop into a solid starter. He’ll need the right situation to hit his upside, but the traits are there for better coaching to seize and develop.

159) Garret Greenfield, OT, South Dakota State

Zone-blocking teams will love Garret Greenfield due to his ability on the move. He won’t generate a lot of push in the running game, and powerful edge rushers could give him problems early on, but Greenfield’s mirroring prowess and pass protection potential are worth a Day 3 selection.

166) Jaden Shirden, RB, Monmouth

Jaden Shirden’s size will place him lower on some teams’ boards, but in the right system — cough, Kyle Shanahan’s tree, cough — he could be dangerous as a depth/rotational piece to begin his career.

176) Keith Randolph Jr., DT, Illinois

Keith Randolph Jr. is worth middle-round capital in the 2024 NFL Draft as a rotational defensive lineman in hybrid-front schemes. His starting upside might be capped as a result of his limited flexibility, but he has the burst, power, strength, block-combating skills, and pass-rush chops to provide early two-phase utility.

177) Fabien Lovett, DT, Florida State

Fabien Lovett logged starting reps as early as 2019 at Mississippi State, but established himself as a mainstay and defensive leader at Florida State. At 6’4″, 316 pounds, with 35 1/2″ arms, he has the length, mass, and urgency off the snap to occlude interior gaps in the run game, and while he’s a bit stiff, he has an intriguing power profile in the pass-rush phase.

178) Evan Anderson, DT, FAU

In a class with uncertain nose tackle prospects, Evan Anderson makes a lot of sense as a mid-to-late-round addition. At 6’1″, 320 pounds, with 32 3/8″ arms, he has an exceptional build as a 0/1-tech, and his 30″ vertical echoes the linear explosiveness that shows up on tape. He’s still refining his hand usage, but the physical profile is built to play at the fulcrum.

189) Gabriel Murphy, EDGE, UCLA

Gabriel Murphy lacks traditional size at the edge position, but flashed high-end potential as a pass rusher with 21.5 career sacks. His career pressure rate is near the top of the class and he projects best as a pure pass rusher in the NFL, though his size could push him down into the middle or later rounds

195) Willie Drew, CB, Virginia State

The Senior Bowl exposed Willie Drew’s underdeveloped technical game and his need to tune-up to NFL physicality, but he has all the tools and playmaking upside worth investing in on Day 3. He has a great physical profile with 32″ arms and 4.46 speed, and in his final two years at Virginia State, he amassed 11 interceptions and 34 pass breakups, dominating on talent alone.

197) Jarius Monroe, S, Tulane

Jarius Monroe is an ultra-competitive cornerback who projects well to safety with his explosive athleticism and length. He put up big numbers as both a tackler and in coverage. He has decent size and speed for the position and has the ball skills to go early on Day 3

199) Isaiah Johnson, S, Syracuse

Isaiah Johnson is one of the 2024 class’ most intriguing sleepers. He’s a Dartmouth grad who closed out his career at Syracuse. He started mostly at CB and can pedal in off-man and zone, but at 6’3″, 205 pounds, with 33″ arms, 90th-percentile explosiveness, rare size-adjusted fluidity (reflected by his 6.71 three-cone), and very willing physicality, he has immense upside at safety.

200) Dallin Holker, TE, Colorado State

After transferring from BYU in 2023, Dallin Holker put up 64 catches for 767 yards and six TDs in a breakout campaign at Colorado State. At 6’3″, 241 pounds, he’s not an elite size-speed threat, but he has the agility, fluidity, and leg churn to be a venerable RAC presence, and his body control at the catch point is extremely appealing.

203) Aaron Casey, LB, Indiana

On Day 3, as a potential SAM linebacker and special teams presence, Aaron Casey presents plenty of appeal. He’s close to average as an athlete at 6’1″, 231 pounds, but for what he lacks in raw explosiveness, he makes up for with an explosive mindset, invading gaps with ruthless energy. He had 20 tackles for loss in 2023, and could flourish in the right spot.

206) Donovan Jennings, OG, USF

Donovan Jennings will turn 25 years old in November of his rookie year, and he has a notable injury history, but he’s an experienced lineman, who played 54 games and started 44 at the left tackle spot. At 6’4″, 323 pounds, with 33″ arms and 5.02 speed, he projects well at guard, with his explosive athleticism, heavy hands, and ability to play square to opponents.

207) Dillon Johnson, RB, Washington

While Dillon Johnson’s power alone isn’t exceptional enough to overwhelm NFL-caliber defenders, he projects as a serviceable early-down back who spells the starter and occasionally contributes as a pass catcher.

211) Austin Reed, QB, Western Kentucky

Austin Reed has functional mobility, but he’s only an average athlete and creator, and there are still areas in which he can improve. He can be a bit frantic under pressure, and aberrations in his lower-body mechanics can cause fluctuations in situational precision.

Still, Reed is a relatively well-rounded QB prospect with good baseline arm talent, and that blend of traits can help him earn a place as a QB3 early on and supplement a ceiling as a solid NFL backup.

212) Kyler Baugh, DT, Minnesota

Originally a transfer from Houston Baptist, Kyler Baugh quietly put together a stellar season with Minnesota in 2023, with three sacks and 5.5 TFLs. At 6’2″, 304 pounds, with 32″ arms, 4.97 speed, a 33.5″ vertical, and 34 bench reps, he’s an elite tester, and an explosive, squatty 1-technique who could be a steal for odd-front teams.

217) Nelson Ceaser, EDGE, Houston

Nelson Ceaser works with good leverage thanks to above average length. A developing player who brings great value thanks to that length and underrated explosiveness.

218) McCallan Castles, TE, Tennessee

From Cal to UC Davis to Tennessee, McCallan Castles had a weel-traveled collegiate career. His basketball backgroud is evident in his movement skills, but his inconsistencies as a blocker and getting open will drop his stock.

219) Jeshaun Jones, WR, Maryland

Six years, 2,000 yards, and 14 TDs later, Jeshaun Jones is making the jump to the NFL. He won’t win consistently on the outside in the NFL, but he’s worth a training camp invite as a slot WR.

220) Emany Johnson, S, Nevada

Emany Johnson spent the first five years of his career as a reserve at Nevada, but he exploded as a starter in 2023. It’s unclear why he couldn’t earn a starting role earlier on a G5 team, but his tape was NFL-level last season.

224) Cam Allen, S, Purdue

Cam Allen is an experienced and versatile DB, but he struggles to wrap up and can be beaten off the line of scrimmage in man coverage. Nevertheless, he has the athleticism and ball skills to warrant attention.

225) Anthony Goodlow, EDGE, Oklahoma State

A former Tulsa transfer, Anthony Goodlow bet on himself by transferring to Oklahoma State. He brings good size to the NFL, and he’s an underrated athlete who will compete on whichever team brings him to their roster.

227) Kalen DeLoach, LB, Florida State

Kalen DeLoach was an incredibly productive linebacker at the college level, but his lack of size could make it difficult for him to remain at that position in the NFL. His short-area quickness and hip fluidity may limit his upside, but he flashed the coverage skills to succeed as a safety at the next level.

233) Daijun Edwards, RB, Georgia

Daijun Edwards’ natural instincts as a runner, adequate burst and lateral agility, and third-down ability do give him a path to an NFL roster. However, his lack of explosiveness and big-play ability make him a Day 3 pick who is likely fighting to make the 53-man roster.

234) Kingsley Eguakun, OC, Florida

Kingsley Eguakun’s 2023 campaign was cut short by an ankle injury, but he started every game he played over the last three years (30). While he doesn’t possess overwhelming power or length, Eguakun is fundamentally sound with solid movement skills.

235) Joshua Cephus, WR, UTSA

Joshua Cephus operated primarily out of the slot at UTSA, where he won with strong hands and decent route-running ability. He’s one of the most productive college receivers in the draft and averaged nearly 2.4 yards per route run in 2023. However, his lack of short-area quickness and explosion will hurt him and likely push him outside at the next level.

237) Tavion McCarthy, CB, Mercer

Tavion McCarthy went viral this offseason for his jaw-dropping 44″ vertical, but he’s more than just a workout warrior.

238) Millard Bradford, S, TCU

Millard Bradford leaves the collegiate ranks with four years of starting experience, and he was also one of the better testers in the safety class — logging a 4.42 40-yard dash, 38.5″ vertical, and 10’4″ broad at 5’10 1/2″, 191 pounds. His support angles and coverage discretion can improve, but he’s a fluid, versatile, and fast-flowing defender with tangible upside.

241) Johnny Dixon, CB, Penn State

Johnny Dixon is a compact, physical corner who shows high zone coverage IQ. At both South Carolina and Penn State, he flashed ability as a run defender but could occasionally lose receivers in man coverage. His lack of elite size and shorter wingspan hurt his upside, but he could still be a mid-Day 3 pick.

243) Carlton Johnson, CB, Fresno State

Carlton Johnson understands the process takes time, so waiting his turn on a new team won’t be an issue. He waited three seasons to become a starter at Fresno State, and burst onto the scene with his ball skills in 2023.

244) Quinton Newsome, CB, Nebraska

Quinton Newsome was a solid college CB but a lack of arm length and top-end traits will make his path to an NFL roster an uphill battle.

247) Josh Proctor, S, Ohio State

Josh Proctor is a 25-year-old prospect who has missed at least one game in each of the last five years, including a season-ending broken leg in 2021. But when healthy, has has the fundamentals defensive coordinators can work with in their secondary.

249) Isaiah Williams, WR, Illinois

A former quarterback who was underused during his time at Illinois. Good quickness in tight spaces to create separation as well as make defenders miss and open up the field for bigger gains.

250) George Holani, RB, Boise State

George Holani‘s productivity during his two full seasons certainly suggests he could be an effective back in the right situation, but his lack of top-tier athleticism on a slightly smaller frame than an ideal early-down back put him in the mix for a Day 3 pick but far from a lock to make a roster entering the NFL.

251) Zion Tupuola-Fetui, EDGE, Washington

Injuries have derailed Zion Tupuola-Fetui’s career after a breakout truncated 2020 campaign. Yet, he has put enough on film to project him as a rotational stand-up EDGE.

254) Miles Battle, CB, Utah

Miles Battle is a lottery pick. He transitioned from WR to CB at Ole Miss in 2020 and only has six starts at the position in his career. But his size (6’3″, 200 pounds) and athleticism (4.37 40-yard dash, 37″ vert, 10’7″ broad, 4.03 shuttle) combo at the position is rare.

255) Deshon Stoudemire, WR, Troy

Deshon Stoudemire’s last name may be recognizable to NBA fans, as he is the cousin of six-time All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire. But the Troy WR wins with varied strides, good hip sink at the top of routes, and lateral agility in the open field. Still, his lack of production (never 600 yards or more than two TDs in a season) in the Sun Belt will cap his draft ceiling.

258) Omar Speights, LB, LSU

Omar Speights is a bit of a throwback linebacker, laying the boom from the second level and sniffing out run plays. Unfortunately, he’s undersized and doesn’t have above-average mobility, limiting his impact.

259) Dayton Wade, WR, Ole Miss

Blessed with fluid movement skills in space and top-shelf body control at the catch point, Ole Miss WR Dayton Wade is a Day 3 prospect who flashed plenty of the common traits we see from successful slot WRs in the NFL.

260) Curtis Jacobs, LB, Penn State

Curtis Jacobs has the athletic upside and ability to be a starter as a weak-side linebacker and should feature pretty regularly in sub-packages. His mental growth in the NFL will determine how quality of a starter he can be.

261) Myles Sims, CB, Georgia Tech

Myles Sims has played significant snaps throughout his Georgia Tech career but didn’t start to piece things together until 2022. He’s built for a press-man heavy scheme at 6’2 1/2″, 188 pounds, and 34″ arms.

262) A.J. Woods, CB, Pittsburgh

At 5’10” and 187 pounds with 30 1/2″ arms, A.J. Woods is likely a slot-only corner with limited experience at the position. His aggressivness has led to numerous penalties in college and would be called even more in the league. Regardless, you can’t coach his explosiveness and long speed.

267) Casey Rogers, DT, Oregon

Casey Rogers will turn 26 toward the end of his rookie year, and he only has 15 collegiate starts under his belt. He carries his 6’4″, 294-pound frame well and has some pass-rush upside worth a stash.

268) Mike Novitsky, OC, Kansas

Mike Novitsky has played nearly 4,000 snaps at center across six collegiate seasons (first three at Buffalo). His light frame struggles mightily vs. power, but he has solid movement skills at the pivot.

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