3 Players we're surprised didn't go on Day 1

With all the buzz, these 3 didn't go on Day 1?
2024 NFL Draft - Round 1
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2. Cooper DeJean, Cornerback, Iowa

As surprising as Cooper DeJean falling out of the first round was, I believe you can thank the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos for some of this. With them taking quarterbacks 8 and 12 and the quarterbacks they took gave a lot of teams options that they didn't expect.

And the sheer amount of offensive players that went in the first round meant 1st round with 23 and only 9 defensive players going means 1st round talented defensive players fall into the second round. DeJean is a prime candidate to go early in the second round. Cooper DeJean is going to provide great ability in the secondary for a team ready to jump on the chance to get him.

Cornerbacks taken before Cooper DeJean: Quinyon Mitchell(22), Terrion Arnold(24), Nate Wiggins(30)