2024 NFL Draft: Top Remaining Day 2 Players


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2024 NFL Draft: Top Remaining Day 2 Players

All 32 first-round picks of the 2024 NFL Draft are in the books.

Reflecting on last night, I knew we were seeing an unprecedented scene in NFL history, but I don’t think it quite sunk in just how crazy it actually was until this morning. Offensive players took up the first 14 picks, doubling the previously longest streak to start a Draft.

Overall I felt good with how my board aligned with NFL teams. Obviously, coming into the night, I knew I was higher on Michigan QB JJ McCarthy than just about everyone, so seeing him be the QB5 (WTF Falcons?!) off the board wasn’t terribly surprising. However, his still landing in the top-10 via a trade-up gave me a sense of vindication. Remember, when I claimed him to be my QB1 (February 6th), I was told he was a 2nd round pick or late 1st at best.

Overall, only three players I had first-round grades on didn’t get drafted last night. They were Johnny Newton, Kool-Aid McKinstry, and Cooper DeJean. Coincidentally, all three are coming off significant foot injuries that forced them to miss most of — if not all — the pre-draft process.

Heading into Day 2 there are still a lot of really good players on the board. Make sure you are using my 2024 Prospect Guide to catch up on my thoughts regarding who your favorite team selected and also who is left on the board today.


Johnny Newton, IDL, Illinois - Big Board Rank = 10

Newton is a menacing pass-rush threat who hits the NFL with a ready-to-play skill set. He is an impact player. Unfortunately, it seems his medical checks have not gone well, causing him to slide a bit.

Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama - Big Board Rank = 20

McKinstry is a battle-tested, sticky man corner with the best snap-for-snap ball production in the class. Among my top-12 CBs in the class, McKinstry ranked first in yards allowed per coverage snap over his career.

Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa - Big Board Rank = 22

DeJean is a defensive playmaker whom teams might not be sure where he fits in their defense. He has elite ball skills and is generally an excellent athlete.

Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia - Big Board Rank = 26

Seven WRs were drafted in the 1st round last night. McConkey was not one of them, which is a bit surprising. McConkey brings instant separation skills to the table and an underrated vertical element. He will make his quarterback better.

Jackson Powers-Johnson, IOL, Oregon - Big Board Rank = 29

With the insane run on offensive tackles last night (eight drafted), JPJ starts Day 2 as the top offensive lineman on the board. Ideally, he lands with a team needing a do-it-all center, but he could also man either guard spot in a zone-heavy scheme.

Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan - Big Board Rank = 32

Wilson was a late breakout wideout coming from a ridiculously run-heavy offense in Michigan. His opportunities were relatively sparse heading into his senior year, but the tape he put out was excellent. He is one of the most ridiculous athletes in the draft who plays much bigger than his size. He has a perfect skill set to be a starting slot wide receiver in the NFL.

Kris Abrams-Draine, CB, Missouri - Big Board Rank = 34

I am much higher than consensus on KAD and fully expect him not to come off the board quickly on Day 2. But this kid is fluid. His 2022 tape is some of the best I have seen at corner in the class. He also dominated during Senior Bowl week, which is hard to do given the nature of the drills.

Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan - Big Board Rank = 35

Sainristil has one of the highest floors in the draft class. I have a hard time envisioning a world where Sainristil isn’t at least a plus starter in the NFL. From an intelligence and versatility standpoint, he reminds me a ton of Brian Branch from last year's class, but Sainristil tested as a much better athlete.

Payton Wilson, LB, NC State - Big Board Rank = 36

I was relieved to see no off-ball LBs come off the board last night. With that said, Wilson’s ability to have an impact on passing downs in coverage and as a blitzer should lead to him coming off the board early tonight.

Braden Fiske, IDL, Florida State - Big Board Rank = 37

Any team looking to add some juice to their pass rush would love Fiske. He has a lightning-quick first step and is a nightmare for guards to get their hands on. I particularly love his development as a player (six-year guy), as he just got better and better in the last couple of seasons. He wrecked the top IOL prospects during Senior Bowl week.


Jer'Zhan NewtonIllinoisDI10
Kool-Aid McKinstryAlabamaCB20
Ladd McConkeyGeorgiaWR26
Jackson Powers-JohnsonOregonIOL29
Roman WilsonMichiganWR32
Kris Abrams-DraineMissouriCB34
Mike SainristilMichiganCB35
Payton WilsonNC StateLB36
Braden FiskeFlorida StateDI37
Jermaine BurtonAlabamaWR38
Chris BraswellAlabamaEDGE40
Zach FrazierWest VirginiaIOL43
Kingsley SuamataiaBYUOT44
Edgerrin CooperTexas A&MLB45
Christian HaynesUCONNIOL46
Cooper BeebeKansas StateIOL47
Marshawn KneelandWestern MichiganEDGE48
Ennis RakestrawMissouriCB48
Junior ColsonMichiganLB50
Jaden HicksWashington StateS51
T.J. TampaIowa StateCB52
Jonah EllisUtahEDGE53
Troy FranklinOregonWR54
Bralen TriceWashingtonEDGE54
Adonai MitchellTexasWR56
Keon ColemanFlorida StateWR58
Adisa IssacPenn StateEDGE58
Max MeltonRutgersCB60
Tyler NubinMinnesotaS60
Kris JenkinsMichiganDI62
DJ JamesAuburnCB63
Ja'Tavion SandersTexasTE65
Renardo GreenFlorida StateCB66
Spencer RattlerSouth CarolinaQB67
Brenden RiceUSCWR68
Omar BrownNebraskaS69
Mason McCormickSouth Dakota StateIOL70
Patrick PaulHoustonOT71
Blake CorumMichiganRB72
Kiran AmegadjieYaleOT73
Kyree JacksonOregonCB73
MarShawn LloydUSCRB75
Andru PhillipsKentuckyCB76
Trey BensonFSURB77
Jalen McMillanWashingtonWR78
Javon BakerUCFWR79
Jeremiah Trotter Jr.ClemsonLB80
DeWayne CarterDukeDI80
Jonathon BrooksTexasRB82
Jamari ThrashLouisvilleWR83
Will ShipleyClemsonRB83
Ben SinnottKansas StateTE85
Ruke OrhorhoroClemsonDI86
Blake FisherNotre DameOT86
Kamari LassiterGeorgiaCB86
Jaheim BellFSUTE89
Theo JohnsonPenn StateTE90
Michael Hall Jr.Ohio StateDI91
Caelen CarsonWake ForestCB91
Jaylen WrightTennesseeRB93
Xavier ThomasClemsonEDGE94
Roger RosengartenWashingtonOT94
Brandon ColemanTCUOT96
Sione VakiUtahS97
Tyrone Tracy Jr.PurdueRB97
Carlton JohnsonFresno StateCB99
Ja'Lynn PolkWashingtonWR100
Sedrick Van PranGeorgiaIOL100
Javon SolomonTroyEDGE100
Cade StoverOhio StateTE103
Kameron KitchensMiamiS103
Khristian BoydNorthern IowaDI105
Ray DavisKentuckyRB106
Brandon DorlusOregonDI107
Calen BullockUSCS107

Brett Whitefield is an experienced professional in football analytics, with more than a decade in the business. He has held several key positions with some of the top companies in the industry, including as a process manager at Pro Football Focus (PFF), where he spent more than seven years. Brett has also worked with and consulted for multiple NFL teams and Power-5 NCAA football programs.