LSU NFL mock draft: Stock up/down after the Senior Bowl

FanSided college football writer Josh Yourish predicts where these seven LSU Tigers will be selected in the 2024 NFL Draft. Did Jordan Jefferson and Charles Turner III help their cause in Mobile?

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Brian Thomas Jr.. Brian Thomas Jr.. Brian Thomas Jr.. . WR. player. 1st round. 12. . 45

LSU will almost certainly have two wide receivers go in the first round of the 2024 draft. This duo may not be on the level of Justin Jefferson and J’Marr Chase who were first-rounders in back-to-back drafts, but they aren’t far off. 

At 6-foot-4 Brian Thomas has better size for the NFL game than the 6-foot-tall Nabers, and he still has game-breaking speed. Thomas caught 68 passes for 1,177 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2023. 

The only concern and the reason that Thomas is likely to fall outside the top 10 and may even slide into the 20s, is his route-runner. However, I suspect Sean Payton and Denver will take a chance on his physical traits and hope he can develop that aspect of his game as a pro.