2024 NFL Scouting Combine Fantasy Preview: Schedule and Top Prospects

Feb 27, 2024
2024 NFL Scouting Combine Fantasy Preview

The 2024 NFL Combine commences on February 26th and runs through March 4th, where over 300 NFL hopefuls will gather in Indianapolis to show their stuff in the form of personal interviews, medical evaluations, measurements, and on-field workouts.

This article features everything you need to know about the event including the viewing schedule and top prospects at each of the fantasy football relevant positions.

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, Feb. 29: Defensive line and Linebackers, 3 p.m. ET
  • Friday, March 1: Defensive Backs and Tight Ends, 3 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, March 2: Running Backs, Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, 1 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, March 3: Offensive Line, 1 p.m. ET

Here's a look at the schools that feature the most players in attendance at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2024.

12 Schools With the Highest Number of Participants
School Conference Number Participating
Michigan Big Ten 18
Washington Big Ten 13
Florida State ACC 12
Texas SEC 11
Georgia SEC 11
Alabama SEC 10
Penn State Big Ten 10
Notre Dame Independent 8
Southern California Big Ten 8
Missouri SEC 8
Ohio State Big Ten 8

Invited Players by Position with Top Fantasy Prospects

Here's a look at the top players at each fantasy-relevant position along with their current Underdog ADPs. You'll also find a list of the remaining participants at each position below.


1. Caleb Williams, USC - (Underdog ADP: 112.7)

Expected to be drafted No. 1 overall by the Bears, Williams is stylistically compared to Patrick Mahomes and is coming in with 8,170 passing yards and 72 passing touchdowns, plus 524 rushing yards and 22 ground scores in two seasons at USC. Williams will not be throwing at the NFL Combine.

2. Drake Maye, North Carolina - (Underdog ADP: 144.4)

This big-bodied QB (6'4", 230 lbs) put up his best numbers in 2022 with 4,321 passing yards and 32 touchdowns and also has wheels. He's a deep ball specialist and is projected to be drafted among the top players in 2024.

3. Jayden Daniels, LSU - (Underdog ADP: 119.9)

This Heisman Trophy winner is a dual-threat QB who is mature and NFL-ready. He won't be throwing at the NFL Combine, however, but will be available for interviews and meetings.

Rest of the QB Field

Running Backs

1. Jonathon Brooks, Texas - (Underdog ADP: 121.1)

He suffered a torn ACL back in November so won't participate in any combine drills but is expected to be ready for NFL training camp. Brooks is a workhorse back with downfield vision. With no clear top RB in this year's class, draft capital could be more important for fantasy purposes than in past seasons.

2. Trey Benson, FSU - (Underdog ADP: 135.5)

As a two-year starter, Benson posted an impressive 6.1 yards per carry with an elusive skillset. He could also be the first RB off the NFL Draft board.

3. Audric Estime, Notre Dame - (Underdog ADP: 157.1)

As the lead back last season, Estime ran for 1,341 yards and a school-record 18 touchdowns while also catching 17 passes for 142 yards.

4. Bucky Irving, Oregon - (Underdog ADP: 151.3)

Irving has a smaller frame but is explosive in and out of his cuts.

5. Braelon Allen, Wisconsin - (Underdog ADP: 153.6)

He's a bruiser at 6'2", 238 pounds but needs to work on receiving chops.

Rest of the RB Field

Wide Receivers

1. Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State (Underdog ADP: 18.2)

He's the most hyped WR we've seen in a while and will likely be the first selected at his position. Harrison is big, fast, and can run a variety of routes.

2. Malik Nabers, LSU (Underdog ADP: 34.2)

Nabers is tough to bring down and exploded in his junior year with QB Jayden Daniels. He's super speedy and tracks the ball downfield as good as any NFL WR.

3. Rome Odunze, Washington (Underdog ADP: 54.1)

The Husky led the nation with 1,640 receiving yards on 92 catches with 13 touchdowns and projects as a Round 1 guy if he performs well at the NFL Combine.

4. Brian Thomas Jr., LSU (Underdog ADP: 75.3)

Also from LSU, Thomas averaged 17.3 yards per catch in his breakout season and could have immediate fantasy value depending on landing spot.

5. Keon Coleman, FSU (Underdog ADP: 115.8)

He transferred to FSU as a junior and finished the season with 50 catches for 658 yards and 11 touchdowns as their leading receiver. He could be a decent late-round star in best ball leagues as an NFL team's possible WR2.

6. Troy Franklin, Oregon (Underdog ADP: 99.1)

Franklin is a speedy deep-ball threat who can also thrive in the middle of the field. He projects as a Day 1 draft pick and is being selected in the eighth round of early Underdog fantasy drafts.

7. Ladd McConkey, UGA (Underdog ADP: 138.7)

Please allow me to homer out for a minute because I can. McConkey is a solid WR who battled injury last season but still made some huge plays for the Bulldogs. He shined at the Senior Bowl and will likely fall to Day 2 of the NFL Draft as a slot guy.

Rest of the WR Field

Tight Ends

1. Brock Bowers, UGA (Underdog ADP: 76.4)

After last season's performances by Sam LaPorta, Dalton Kincaid, and Luke Musgrave we need to change the narrative about rookies not being fantasy-relevant right away. Bowers led UGA in receptions, yards, and receiving touchdowns in all three seasons as a Bulldog and stands alone in the TE draft class top tier. He's currently being drafted as the TE7 in early best ball leagues and with a solid landing spot could live up to the hype.

2. Ja'Tavion Sanders, Texas (Underdog ADP: 171.9)

Sanders is the TE2 in this draft class but likely won't be much of a fantasy contributor in 2024.

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