Williams and Maye Headline 2024 NFL Draft Quarterback Class


Nov 14, 2023

As the NFL Draft approaches, attention is turning towards the top prospects and the teams vying for the coveted first pick. While tanking is a term less used these days, strategies around draft picks continue to be a hot topic. The focus is particularly intense on the quarterback position, with several prominent names in the mix.

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Top Quarterback Prospects and Draft Predictions

Caleb Williams and Drake Maye are among the most talked-about prospects. Despite Williams not playing as well as last year, he still holds significant promise. His performance in the upcoming bowl games could reignite the excitement around his potential. On the other hand, Maye has been gaining a lot of attention, positioning himself as a top pick.

The scenario parallels the CJ Stroud and Bryce Young situation from last year’s draft. Teams vying to grab the number one pick, including the New York Giants, have struggled mightily. Obviously, the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers trade has Chicago in a good spot to land the first or second selection, owning Carolina’s pick.

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The Strength of the Quarterback Class

This year’s draft is strong for quarterbacks, with experts predicting as many as four quarterbacks being selected in the first six picks. Alongside Williams and Maye, prospects like Michael Penix and Bo Nix are also highly regarded. This depth offers teams an excellent opportunity to find a franchise quarterback.

Caleb Williams has drawn comparisons to Patrick Mahomes, though such comparisons come with high expectations. Williams’ arm talent and potential are undeniable, and many teams are expected to see him as a top pick with “otherworldly talent.” He should go No. 1.

Maye is also considered a very talented option, indicating that teams missing out on Williams will still secure a high-quality quarterback. The depth in this quarterback class is seen as a benefit for teams needing to fill that position.

Rise of the Wolverine

Another name gaining momentum is JJ McCarthy, who is being talked about as a first-round talent. While less is known about him compared to Williams and Maye, his inclusion speaks to the depth of quarterback talent in this year’s draft.

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As the NFL Draft nears, teams needing a quarterback have much to be optimistic about. With a strong class led by Caleb Williams and Drake Maye and promising talents like Michael Penix, Bo Nix, and JJ McCarthy, this draft offers a wealth of options. It’s an exciting time for teams looking to secure their future under center.

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