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NFL Rumors: Malik Nabers Wouldn’t Refer to MHJ, Odunze by Name at a Pre-Draft Visit



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New York Giants rookie Malik Nabers had a subtle way to show he thought he was the best wide receiver in the 2024 NFL draft.

“It was there at dinner the night before and through the visit, and it had become a pretty constant theme with Nabers, not just with the Giants,” Breer wrote. “With another team, Nabers wouldn’t refer to Harrison or Odunze by name, and some evaluators took his decision to run a second 40 at his pro day, after clocking sub-4.4 seconds on his first one, as an implicit reference to Harrison’s decision not to do any testing ahead of the draft.”

Nabers, Harrison and Odunze were often mentioned in the same conversation because they were widely considered the top three wideouts by some distance. And you could plausibly rank the trio in any order.

Harrison was the No. 1 overall player on Bleacher Report’s final big board followed by Odunze (sixth) and Nabers (eighth).

For now, the former Ohio State star also has bragging rights by virtue of being the first receiver taken. The Arizona Cardinals selected him fourth overall, with Nabers and Odunze both landing in the top 10.

It will be a lot of fun in the years ahead to see how their careers unfold and who will be able to lay claim as the standout pass-catcher from the 2024 rookie class.

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