NFL Draft 2024: Best remaining players after Round 1

Night one of the 2024 NFL Draft is in the books.

But the party is just getting started.

While 32 players had their NFL dreams realized on Thursday night, there are still six round ahead of us in the 2024 NFL Draft. Which means not only are dozens upon dozens of prospects set to see their own dreams come to life, but there are a lot of great players available for teams to consider.

31 players had their NFL dreams realized on Thursday night, but we have six rounds of draft picks remaining. Rounds 2 and 3 are set to begin later tonight, and there are a lot of great players left.

Thursday night began as expected, with three quarterbacks topping the draft. The Chicago Bears made the expected pick of Caleb Williams to open the proceedings, followed by the Washington Commanders selecting Jayden Williams and the New England Patriots calling on Drake Maye.

Another expected pick followed, as the Arizona Cardinals spurred trade offers to stay at No. 4 and draft wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. from Ohio State.

But that is when the draft slowly veered off the path of the expected. The Los Angeles Chargers passed on wide receivers Malik Nabers and Rome Odunze, selecting tackle Joe Alt from Notre Dame. The New York Giants decided to forge ahead with Daniel Jones for at least one more season, adding Nabers to their offensive huddle. After the Tennessee Titans selected massive offensive tackle JC Latham from Alabama, the Atlanta Falcons shocked everyone — including newly-signed quarterback Kirk Cousins — by drafting his potential successor, Michael Penix Jr., at No. 8 overall.

More surprises were in store, such as a run of offensive players to open the draft and six passers — Williams, Daniels, Maye, Penix, J.J. McCarthy, and Bo Nix — coming off the board in the first round. While those six quarterbacks match the number drafted in the first round of the legendary 1983 draft, it took only 12 picks for this year’s class to equal that mark. Back in 1983 the sixth quarterback, Dan Marino, came off the board at No. 27.

Anyway, enough about the players who were drafted already, it is time to turn our attention to players that should have their own NFL dreams come true tonight. Some talented players are still available, including players like Illinois defensive tackle Jer’Zhan “Johnny” Newton and Iowa defensive back Cooper DeJean, who were expected to come off the board inside the first round.

Here are the best available players as Day Two of the 2024 NFL Draft begins, according to the SB Nation Top 100. You will see their rank on our Big Board on the left side:

Best Available Players According to the SBN Big Board

Rank Name Position College Year
Rank Name Position College Year
8 Johnny Newton DT Illinois Senior
20 Cooper DeJean CB Iowa Junior
21 AD Mitchell WR Texas Junior
23 Keon Coleman WR Florida State Junior
25 Kool-Aid McKinstry CB Alabama Junior
28 Jackson Powers-Johnson OC Oregon Junior
29 Ladd McConkey WR Georgia Senior
32 Austin Booker EDGE Kansas Sophomore (RS)
34 Kamari Lassiter CB Georgia Junior
35 Ja’Lynn Polk WR Washington Junior
37 Chris Braswell EDGE Alabama Senior
38 Ennis Rakestraw Jr CB Missouri Senior
39 Cooper Beebe OG Kansas State Senior
41 Dadrion Taylor-Demerson S Texas Tech Senior
42 Kingsley Suamataia OT BYU Junior (RS)
43 Zach Frazier OC West Virginia Senior
45 Javon Baker WR UCF Senior
46 Ruke Orhorhoro DT Clemson Senior
47 Junior Colson LB Michigan Junior
49 Marshawn Kneeland EDGE Western Michigan Senior
50 Roman Wilson WR Michigan Senior
51 Tyler Nubin S Minnesota Senior
52 Roger Rosengarten OT Washington Junior (RS)
53 Trey Benson RB Florida State Junior
54 Jonathon Brooks RB Texas Junior
56 Mekhi Wingo DT LSU Junior
58 Michael Hall Jr. DT Ohio State Junior
59 Christian Haynes OG UConn Senior
60 Malachi Corley WR Western Kentucky Senior
61 Payton Wilson LB NC State Senior
62 Renardo Green CB Florida State Senior
63 Cam Hart CB Notre Dame Senior
64 Mike Sainristil CB Michigan Junior
65 Jalen McMillian WR Washington Junior
66 Spencer Rattler QB South Carolina Senior
67 Kiran Amegadjie OL Yale Junior
68 Christian Mahogany OG Boston College Senior
69 Andru Phillips CB Kentucky Senior
70 Edgerrin Cooper LB Texas A&M Junior
71 Troy Franklin WR Oregon Junior
73 TJ Tampa CB Iowa State Junior
74 Michael Pratt QB Tulane Senior
75 Dominick Puni OL Kansas Senior
76 Mohamed Kamara EDGE Colorado State Senior
77 Braden Fiske DT Florida State Senior
78 Max Melton CB Rutgers Senior
79 Patrick Paul OT Houston Senior
80 Jermaine Burton WR Alabama Junior
81 Audric Estime RB Notre Dame Junior
82 Brandon Coleman OG TCU Senior
83 Jaylen Wright RB Tennessee Junior
84 Khyree Jackson CB Oregon Senior
85 Theo Johnson TE Penn State Senior
86 Brandon Dorlus DL Oregon Senior
87 Cole Bishop S Utah Junior
88 Cedric Gray LB North Carolina Senior
89 Javon Bullard S Georgia Junior
90 Xavier Thomas EDGE Clemson Senior
91 Braelon Allen RB Wisconsin Junior
92 DeWayne Carter DT Duke Senior
93 Jacob Cowing WR Arizona Senior
94 Adisa Isaac EDGE Penn State Senior
95 Blake Fisher OT Notre Dame Sophomore (RS)
96 Tez Walker WR North Carolina Junior
97 Justin Eboigbe DT Alabama Senior
98 Malik Washington WR Virginia Senior
99 Kris Jenkins Jr. DT Michigan Junior
100 T’Vondre Sweat DT Texas Senior

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