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Biggest Sleepers On Offense in the NFL Draft

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We are in crunch time as the 2024 NFL Draft is next week. While fans will be paying attention to the first round and where the big names land for the beginning of their NFL careers, the attention on the first round is warranted with a lot of talent.


Names like Caleb Williams, Marvin Harrison Jr., Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye, and J.J. McCarthy have become well-known among NFL fans. There is little mystery as to which player—Williams—the Chicago Bears will be selecting with the No. 1 draft pick on April 25 in Detroit.


Despite all the presumed offensive talent among the first few picks, several players are dynamite with the football in their hands that some fans might not know yet.


Here are some of the bigger 2024 NFL Draft sleepers on offense.




Malik Washington, WR Virginia

Currently, Washington's average draft position (ADP) is 116 according to Pro Football Focus. The biggest knock against him is his height as he measures in at just 5-foot-8, but he's built thick and looks like he will be fearless heading into traffic and beating linebackers over the middle. He's also got the speed—4.47 40-yard—to separate and gain yardage. He's going to prove himself quickly as a dynamic weapon for the offense as well as on special teams. He had an outstanding season in 2023, his only season with Virginia, where he led the FBS with 110 receptions for 1,426 yards—both of which were school records.


Luke McCaffrey, WR Rice

At 6-foot-2 and 198 pounds, McCaffrey has the size and the bloodline to be successful on the NFL stage. He's got great hands and body control to make catches all over the field. The son of Denver Broncos legend Ed McCaffrey and the younger brother of perennial All-Pro Christian McCaffrey, is a converted quarterback who has the football intelligence to know how to get open and has a full route tree at his disposal. He's got solid speed with a 4.46 40-yard time at the combine and the burst to separate from defenders. He's got the versatility to lineup in the slot or along the boundary. Currently, on PFF, his ADP is 168. He's going to provide value to whichever team he is drafted to.



Audric Estime, RB Notre Dame

At a shade under 6-foot and a solid 221 pounds, Estime resembles a linebacker playing runningback. He's a power back who can run over people between the tackles and can help an offense as a receiver out of the backfield. While he doesn't have the speed that some teams look for, he can wear defenses down with a power game similar to how Derrick Henry. While teams will look for a complimentary back to defenses guessing with a speedster he will get his touches and be a factor. Currently on PFF, his ADP is 120. For a player coming off his best season where he ran for 1,341 yards and 18 touchdowns, that seems low.


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Jaheim Bell, TE Florida State

Bell is a dynamic and versatile playmaker. He will be a swiss army knife for any offense. With the Seminoles, he lined up everywhere from in the backfield to a receiver. He's reliable as a receiver and does well to catch in and out of traffic. While not asked to block often, he has shown promise. He also does well to maximize yardage after the catch. In a game where mismatches are valued, he can create them. The downside is that he is too versatile, having lined up in various spots for the offense he didn't develop as a true tight end. PFF has his ADP at 175, and while he will hear his name called later than some would like, he will still give value for whichever team that is from day one.


Delmar Glaze, T Maryland

At 6-foot-5 and 328 pounds, glaze is a roadblock for defenders. He's got solid hand use and with a wingspan of nearly seven feet, keeps defenders away. He's got solid movement laterally and can shed defenders and move to the second level. In his 2,300 snaps during his college career, he surrendered only 7 sacks. Currently, PFF has his ADP at 243 and while he should hear his name on day three of the draft, he has the skills to get playing time in a rotation as he polishes his technique and grows into the starting role.


Like the top few picks in this year's NFL Draft, could have the opportunity to make a name for themselves in the upcoming season.



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