With the 2023 NFL Draft officially over and the new rookies on the block soon reporting to their respective minicamps, the future of the NFL is now in the hands of the class of 2024 and speculation begins to arise to the best of the best in College Football.
We all know college football stars such as Caleb Williams and Marvin Harrison Jr will be the most prized possessions at the top of next year’s draft class, but what about the others?
Can the Cleveland Browns strike gold in next year’s NFL Draft?
Well, behold, let’s find out in Cleveland Sports Talk’s mock draft for the 2024 NFL Draft Class:
- 48th Overall Draft Pick (2nd round) – Tommy Eichenberg, LB, The Ohio State University
Career Achievements: 2022 First-team All-Big Ten, 2022 Team Captain, 2022, & Consensus second-team All-American.
Ideal Role: Plays as Mike Linebacker (MLB); A true jack of all trades that’s an elite run-stopping LB that plays with great speed, won “Iron Buckeye” award for his hard work and relentless effort on and off the football field.
Tommy Eichenberg 🅾️🌰 Look like a All American last night 🔥
— 🅾️BuckeyeUpdates🌰 (@Buckeyeslife247) September 4, 2022
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Class: 5th year Senior
Height/Weight: 6’2”, 239lbs
Projected 40-yard-dash: 4.69
Draft Comparison: Former Ohio State LB Chris Spielman
- 80th Overall Draft Pick (3rd round) – Julian Fleming, WR, The Ohio State University
Career Achievements: 2018 Pennsylvania’s Gatorade Player of the Year, & 2018 Under Armour All-American
Ideal Role: Top-three target as the Buckeyes backup Z-receiver (flanker); loves physicality as a blocker and is expected to be a huge contributor for the Buckeyes next season.
CJ STROUD ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? TOUCHDOWN PASS TO JULIAN FLEMING pic.twitter.com/ahqnTxu8aK
— Barstool Ohio State (@BarstoolOSU) October 22, 2022
Hometown: Catawissa, PA
Height/Weight: 6’2”, 205lbs
Projected 40-yard-dash: 4.49
Draft Comparison: New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas
- 133rd Overall Draft Pick (5th round) – Trey Sanders, RB, Texas Christian University
Career Achievements: 2018 Army All-American Bowl
Ideal Role: Dominates in a zone-blocking scheme; what he lacks in speed, he makes up in power. He’s a star that deals with injuries that have ruined his potential so far, but he’s expected to have a great revamped career as a transfer for TCU.
Alabama RB Trey Sanders with an incredibly smooth hurdle.pic.twitter.com/RsdlduraE3
— Zak (@CaramelPhd) November 27, 2021
Hometown: Port Saint Joe, FLA
Height/Weight: 6’0”, 214lbs
Projected 40-yard-dash: 4.51
Draft Comparison: Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs
- 144th Overall Draft Pick (5th round) – Benjamin Yurosek, TE, University of Stanford
Career Achievements: 2021 PFF First-team All-Pac-12, 2021 Phil Steele Third-team All-Pac-12, & 2022 AP Second-team All-Pac-12
Ideal Role: Y Tight End; a prototypical pro-style west coast receiver with the most reliable hands on the Stanford offense. Yurosek is the embodiment of a two-sport athlete that effortlessly transfers his basketball skills to his star football ability.
This is NERD FOOTBALL
The TE Benjamin Yurosek runs it for 50 yards 👀😂 pic.twitter.com/HRJYBslcZA
— The Transfer Portal CFB (@TPortalCFB) September 11, 2022
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Height/Weight: 6’4”, 242lbs
Projected 40-yard-dash: 4.87
Draft Comparison: Las Vegas Raiders TE Austin Hooper
- 162nd Overall Draft Pick (6th Round) – Jonah Dalmas, K, Boise State University
Career Achievements: 2021 All-Mountain West First-Team
Ideal Role: Accurate Kicker; Automatic from 40 yards and closer.
Hometown: Meridian, ID
Height/Weight: 5’8”, 161lbs
Draft Comparison: San Francisco 49ers K Zane Gonzalez
- 198th Overall Draft Pick (6th round) – TRADED to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2025 4th-round draft pick.
- 208th Overall Draft Pick (7th round) – Shemar Turner, DT, Texas A&M University
Career Achievements: 2021 Coaches’ Freshman All-SEC team
Ideal Role: 3-technique DT in the Texas A&M Defense; Very athletic and chases down runners with a passion.
SHEMAR TURNER 😤
— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) September 10, 2022
Hometown: Desoto, TX
Height/Weight: 6’4”, 300lbs
Projected 40-yard-dash: 4.80
Draft Comparison: Former Atlanta Falcons DT Marlon Davidson
- 229th Overall Draft Pick (7th round) – Terrence Ferguson II, OG, University of Alabama
Career Achievements: 2020 Under Armour All American
Ideal Role: Multi-positional; can play guard or tackle, needs more tape to know exactly what his scheme fit is
Hometown: Fort Valley, GA
Class: Redshirt Junior
Height/Weight: 6’4”, 318lbs
Projected 40-yard-dash: 5.05
Draft Comparison: Baltimore Ravens G John Simpson