Behind The Steel Curtain

● By Andrew Wilbar
The 2023 NFL Draft is in the books, but we cannot officially wrap up draft without a way-too-early 2024 mock draft. With the dust finally settling on the 2023 draft landscape, it is time to begin shifting the attention to a 2024 class that is much stronger than this year’s. After coming off a generationally bad draft class from top to bottom, next year’s draft projects to be both talented at the top as well as extremely deep. We saw three quarterbacks selected in the Top 5 this year, and we could very well see it happen again next year, with Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, and Michael Penix, Jr. heading a star-studded class of quarterbacks. The class also boasts generational talents at offensive skill positions, as both Marvin Harrison, Jr. and Brock Bowers will be in play to be top-5 selections. The draft as a whole will also be much deeper next year, with interior defensive line, wide receiver, and offensive tackle looking to be the biggest strengths. Linebacker should also be much better. For draft order, we will be using the projected order via Tankathon. As always, thoughts and commentary is appreciated in the comment section below.

Top Players Not Included

These players appear in the top 32 of our

Consensus Big Board

, but do not show up in this mock.