2024 NFL Draft Prospects – 10 Rookie Sleepers with Matty Kiwoom

by Matty Kiwoom · Featured

This is a review of some of the under the radar 2024 NFL Draft Prospects – 10 NFL Draft Sleepers!

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“It’s the most won-der-ful time of the year!” That’s right, the NFL Draft is just around the corner and the fantasy football world is buzzing with excitement. PlayerProfiler will be boots on the ground in Detroit covering EVERY SINGLE DAY of the 2024 NFL Draft. Most dynasty managers have gotten themselves familiar with the most prominent players in the upcoming class, but now let’s dive deep into the 2024 NFL Draft Prospects that are the ultimate sleepers in this class.

Tyrone Tracy Jr. | Running Back | Purdue

Tyrone Tracy Jr. measured in at 5-11 and 209 pounds at the NFL Combine. The tailback put himself on notice once he ran a sub 4.5 40-yard dash, which is in the 82nd-percentile. The former Boilermaker also posted a 40-inch vertical jump, a 10’4” broad jump, and a 6.81 3-cone drill. Tracy proved that he is a good athlete. His 77th-percentile Speed Score, 93rd-percentile Burst Score, and 96th-percentile Agility Score speak for themselves. Tracy is projected to be selected in Day 3 of the NFL Draft, and that is enough to put the fantasy world on notice.

Kimani Vidal | Running Back | Troy

Over his last two seasons at Troy, Kimani Vidal has rushed for over 2,700 yards and found paydirt 25 times. Vidal has been impressive throughout the draft process. First, he proved that he belonged at the 2024 Senior Bowl. Then he tested well at the NFL Combine and got the fantasy people going.

Vidal’s 91st-percentile BMI and his 101.3 Athletic Score proves, that if given the opportunity, he could be an NFL caliber back. Will he get that opportunity? We will find out come NFL Draft weekend, but even if he is a UDFA (which I don’t project) he is worth stashing as a sleeper on your roster.

Luke McCaffrey | Wide Receiver | Rice

Only folks living under a rock do not know who Luke McCaffrey‘s brother, Christian McCaffrey is. And all my fellow old farts are familiar with Luke’s dad Ed McCaffrey. Now it is time to get familiar with LMC. Luke McCaffrey started his collegiate career as a quarterback at Nebraska, but since he transitioned to wideout he’s announced that there will be another McCaffrey playing on Sundays. He is 6-2 and just under 200-pounds with agility and an 85th-percentile Catch Radius. McCaffrey is another Day 3 sleeper that I will be excited to see what NFL franchise calls his name.

Joe Milton III | Quarterback | Tennessee

It may not happen until the sixth round of the 2024 NFL Draft, but some organization will want to have the lottery ticket aka Joe Milton III from Tennessee. Milton has the size that the NFL looks for when scouting quarterbacks. He is 6-5 and 245-pounds. At his pro day, the signal caller ran a 40-yard dash in the 4.5’s and showcased his laser rocket arm.

There are a number of negative indicators in his profile, but his raw talent and stature will be enough for an NFL team to take a chance.

Blake Watson | Running Back | Memphis

The 2024 Shrine Bowl is where the football world learned about Blake Watson. Watson is one of those 2024 NFL Draft Prospects to keep an eye on and is definitely worthy of being on the sleeper list. He was one of the most exciting running backs in that all-star event. Unfortunately, his size at 5-8 and under 200-pounds will probably leave him as a UDFA, but there is a chance that an NFL team takes him at the end of the draft due to his production at Memphis. Watson has averaged over 1,000 yards over the last three seasons and racked up 53 catches for 480 receiving yards in 2023. If Watson gets a chance to compete in the pass catching role of a professional team, then he has to be on fantasy radars in dynasty. 

Hayden Hatten | Wide Receiver | Idaho 

Another of the interesting group of 2024 NFL Prospects that are sleepers is a wide receiver from Idaho is the deepest of sleepers on this list. Hayden Hatten is 6-1 and 210-pounds which fits the NFL mold. He was a mega producer at an FCS school compiling over 1,200 receiving yards and nine or more touchdowns each of his last two seasons. Hatten has hops and that makes him a legit vertical threat. This is the type of prospect that will be drafted late but find his way into relevant playing time at the NFL level.

Cade Stover | Tight End | Ohio State

How can a guy who may see third round draft capital be a sleeper? Well, he is a tight end…duh! Cade Stover isn’t making a ton of noise as a fantasy prospect, but his high level of play at the highest level of college football, and his blue-collar mindset, make him the perfect kind of player that will become a fantasy value before you can throw a bale of hay.

In a class with eight different candidates to be the second-best tight end in this class, Stover is the dark horse that I will be hoping my league mates sleep on. 

Dylan Laube | Running Back | New Hampshire

BOLD TAKE WARNING. Dylan Laube‘s ability in the passing game is the SINGLE greatest trait amongst the entire 2024 running back rookie class. Laube has been a problem over his last two years at New Hampshire. He has over 2,000 rushing yards, but his numbers in the passing game is what will make him a lock for Day 3. Laube has produced over 100 receptions and 1,110 receiving yards since 2022. In 2023, the running back had three games with double digit receptions, and when UNH played up in competition, Laube posted 12 catches for 295 yards against Central Michigan. Yes, “up in competition” is relative. Regardless, Dylan Laube is a WEAPON and NFL teams are always looking to add weapons to their offenses.

Taulia Tagovailoa | Quarterback | Maryland

This quarterback is another of the 2024 NFL Draft Prospects worth keeping an eye on. Another brother on the sleeper list. Taulia Tagovailoa is a quarterback just like his big brother Tua. Taulia is one of the most prolific passers in the history of the Big Ten. While at Maryland, Tagovailoa threw for well over 10,000 yards. At the Shrine Bowl, he moved well and was able to excite the crowd in Frisco, Texas with his play making ability. It remains to be seen if a team picks him this year but after seeing players like Josh Dobbs have lin-sanity kind of runs, Tau Tag’s has to stay on the fantasy sleeper radar for the time being. 

Anthony Gould | Wide Receiver | Oregon State

Speed. Speed and mad skills in the return game makes wideout from Oregon State, Anthony Gould, worth getting to know. He has sub 4.4 speed and has already showcased his skills when he returned a kick for a touchdown at the Shrine Bowl. With the NFL adopting new rules in that department, surely NFL teams will have some interest in Gould. If the NFL tells us he is worth a fifth or sixth round pick, then he should have interest in the dynasty streets. 

Day one and day two of the NFL Draft gets all the love, but dynasty sickos know there can be value found during the Day 3 portion of the NFL Draft. Whether it be a speedster from the Pacific Northwest or a super freak athlete quarterback from the SEC, there will be sleepers coming out of the 2024 NFL Draft.

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