NFL Draft Analyst Projects BYU Standout As 2024 First Round Pick
Jul 6, 2023, 10:14 AM
SALT LAKE CITY – NFL Draft analyst Jordan Reid released an early mock draft for 2024 and projected BYU football standout Kingsley Suamataia as a first round pick.
BYU’s Kingsley Suamataia projected as 2024 first round NFL Draft Pick
The ESPN insider published his early first-round predictions for the 2024 NFL Draft on Thursday, July 6.
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Reid mapped out the first 32 picks of April’s NFL Draft and listed Suamataia as a first round selection.
He praised Suamataia’s “movement skills” as an offensive tackle.
Way Too Early 2024 NFL Mock Draft 1.0:
• Two QB race at the top
• Strong OL and DL classes
• CB group has potentialhttps://t.co/tCU7ZhjX5r
— Jordan Reid (@Jordan_Reid) July 6, 2023
Suamataia was the only local player listed in Reid’s mock draft.
Former ESPN analyst Todd McShay also projected Suamataia as a first round pick in his early mock draft for 2024. McShay’s mock draft was published in May.
A day before Reid’s mock draft was released, Suamataia was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Conference team.
About Kingsley Suamataia
Suamataia is entering his second season as a member of the BYU football program. Last year was his first year after transferring to the Cougars from the University of Oregon. Suamataia is a former five-star recruit from Orem High School.
He stands at 6-foot-6, 315-pounds, and is making the switch from right tackle to the left tackle position along BYU’s offensive line.
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In 2022, Suamataia played and started in 11 games at right tackle. According to Pro Football Focus’ advanced stats, Suamataia didn’t give up a sack this season. College Football News recognized Suamataia as a Freshman All-American for his play.
Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Threads (@kyleirelandksl), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Twitter (@kyleireland).
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