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It appears we could see quite a bit of movement in the 2024 NFL draft order due to the quarterback talent available this spring.
NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Saturday that he believes between four and five teams could look to move up in this spring’s draft to select a quarterback. He added that “teams aren’t excited about next year’s QB class.”
Jeremiah’s report comes after one NFL scout told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler and Pete Thamel that he believes there’s a significant drop-off in quarterback talent in 2025.
“It won’t be anything close to this year,” the scout said.
There’s no shortage of arms available this year with the likes of UNC’s Drake Maye and USC’s Caleb Williams leading the pack.
Williams is widely expected to go first overall to the Chicago Bears, but Maye isn’t far behind in terms of talent. Bleacher Report’s NFL Scouting Department has Maye ranked as the No. 1 quarterback available in the 2024 class ahead of Williams.
Other quarterbacks available include Washington’s Michael Penix Jr., LSU’s Jayden Daniels, Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy, Oregon’s Bo Nix, South Carolina’s Spencer Rattler and Notre Dame’s Sam Hartman.
Daniels is widely considered the best available among that group and is expected to be a first-round pick. McCarthy and Nix could also end up being selected in the first round.
The Bears, Washington Commanders and New England Patriots own the top three picks in this year’s draft, and considering each franchise could use a quarterback, three signal-callers could be taken to open up the first round of the 2024 draft.
The 2025 draft class is expected to include Colorado’s Shedeur Sanders, Texas’ Quinn Ewers, Georgia’s Carson Beck and Penn State’s Drew Allar.
Sanders and Ewers possess plenty of upside, but they don’t necessarily wield the prototypical traits found in this year’s top prospects.