Top wide receiver, tight end prospects in 2024 recruiting class: Scouting reports

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Identifying and developing the right pass-catchers in recruiting can often change the trajectory of a college program and eventually impact NFL Sundays, too.

Ohio State product Marvin Harrison Jr. is a great example. The Buckeyes landed Harrison as an ESPN 300 recruit in 2021 and watched him develop into an elite No. 1 receiver who now ranks as the top receiver on ESPN's 2024 NFL draft board.

He's not the only one. Harrison is one of three receivers among the top 10 players on the board along with Malik Nabers and Rome Odunze. Georgia tight end Brock Bowers also ranks in the top 10. All played in prolific offensive systems in college.

The next wave is coming. Three of the top five players in the Class of 2024 ESPN 300 are receivers, and there's a cavalcade of options just below them who could quickly step into prominent roles. Let's look at the 10 best pass-catchers in the incoming freshman class and how they fit their respective schemes.