Although many assume Southern Cal quarterback Caleb Williams will be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, some draft experts suggest it’s not a consensus.
The Athletic’s NFL Draft writer Dane Burgler recently ranked North Carolina QB Drake Maye as the best prospect in the 2024 class and believes some teams will prefer the redshirt sophomore.
“Like I’ve said since this summer, I don’t expect there to be a consensus QB1 from team to team in this draft,” wrote Burgler in a roundtable discussion of April’s draft. “Some teams will prefer Caleb Williams; others will prefer Drake Maye. Both of these quarterbacks have the potential to grow into top-10 quarterbacks in the NFL.”
In 10 games this season, Maye has completed 65.8% of his passes for 3,145 yards, 21 TDs, six interceptions and a 79.6 QBR. The QB carrying the Tar Heels (8-2) has also impressed The Athletic’s Nick Baumgardner.