NFL Draft 2024: Caleb Williams’ Bears Hype Dominates Discussions, While Commanders’ Drake Maye Interest Adds Twist

Published 01/20/2024, 12:49 AM EST

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In his recent “Mock Draft 1.0” on NFL.com, draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah has suggested a strong likelihood of quarterbacks dominating the early selections in the 2024 NFL Draft. According to Jeremiah’s projections, the first three picks are expected to be quarterbacks, highlighting the ongoing emphasis on securing talented signal-callers. 

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His mock draft anticipates a total of four quarterbacks being selected within the top 15 picks, reinforcing the league’s persistent focus on addressing quarterback needs early in the draft. Jeremiah’s insights offer a glimpse into the potential quarterback-centric landscape expected in the upcoming draft.

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In Daniel Jeremiah’s latest mock draft analysis, he envisions a strategic move for the Chicago Bears in selecting USC quarterback and 2022 Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams as the No. 1 overall pick. Despite Justin Fields’ continued improvement, Jeremiah argues that General Manager Ryan Poles will lean towards Williams, considering him the most talented quarterback in the draft class. This decision sets the stage for a potentially transformative era for the Bears.

Moving on to the No. 2 overall pick, Jeremiah predicts the Washington Commanders to choose North Carolina’s Drake Maye. With this selection, he sees Maye as the quarterback who will usher in a new era for Washington, operating under the leadership of General Manager Adam Peters. The decision reflects a strategic move to secure a promising future at the quarterback position.

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For the No. 3 overall pick, Jeremiah shifts the focus to the New England Patriots, projecting them to choose Heisman Trophy winner and LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels. While acknowledging the tempting option of Marvin Harrison Jr., Jeremiah emphasizes the Patriots’ pressing need to address the quarterback position as a top priority. He highlights Daniels’ standout performance as a dual-threat weapon, solidifying the Patriots’ quarterback strategy.

Caleb Williams vs. Drake Maye: Who is going to be No. 1?

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USC’s Caleb Williams and North Carolina’s Drake Maye are creating buzz for the 2024 NFL Draft, being the top picks in a hypothetical mock draft featuring all eligible college football players. Caleb Williams, dominant since his true freshman season at Oklahoma, recently won the Heisman Trophy, ranking second in passing yards among Power Five quarterbacks. Known for improvisation, he draws comparisons to Patrick Mahomes, with a robust 6-foot-1, 220-pound frame and exceptional playmaking abilities.

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Drake Maye, lethal inside the pocket, led all quarterbacks with a 92.5 grade last season. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, he boasts a powerful right arm, a 97.5 deep passing grade, and 45 big-time throws. Maye’s versatility is evident with 899 rushing yards and 535 yards after contact. Choosing between them comes down to personal preference.

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Williams offers dynamic playmaking outside the structure, while Maye excels at pocket passing. Currently, Williams has a slight edge due to consistent elite performance over two years, making the 2024 draft highly anticipated.

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