3 likely first-round 2024 NFL Draft picks from Texas

Texas has multiple wideouts and a defensive tackle who are projected to be potentially selected on Day 1 of the 2024 draft.
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Adonai Mitchell, Texas football
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Adonai Mitchell, WR

NFL.com prospect ranking: No. 27

The highest-rated wide receiver prospect among former Longhorns in this draft class (per NFL.com's Jeremih) is junior Adonai Mitchell. The 6-foot-2 and 205-pound stud from Missouri City, TX, is one of the most complete wideouts in this draft class.

Mitchell has the ideal size and frame for the modern NFL wideout, along with reliable hands, great speed, and good technical route running. He can threaten opposing defenses at multiple levels of the field, including over the top with the deep ball.

During combine testing, Mitchell showed how elite his athleticism is all-around. He run a blazing fast 40-yard dash time and posted the best broad jump (11-foot-4) of any wideout at the combine.

In his one season at Texas last fall, Mitchell settled concerns about his consistency and ability to stay healthy throughout an entire campaign. He reeled in double-digit touchdown catches and over 50 receptions for the first time in his collegiate career last season.

Mitchell emerged as a high-level boundary receiver threat and top red zone weapon.

Despite some of the noise surrounding Mitchell in the last few weeks entering Day 1 of the draft, he still has first-round talent and the ability to make an immediate impact at wideout in the NFL. Mitchell could fill a need at receiver for the Chiefs, Bills, Buccaneers, and/or the Jacksonville Jaguars late in the first round.