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North Carolina Has One of the Top Quarterbacks in the NFL Draft

With the 2024 NFL Draft just weeks away, the excitement and anticipation is building, especially when it comes to the top quarterbacks in the NFL Draft. North Carolina has one of them. The event is set for April 25 through 27 in Detroit, Michigan. Looking at this year's draft class, what stands out are those strong quarterbacks on the roster. So, let's get into the top five quarterbacks in the NFL Draft, some of whom are part of our earth-shaking draft predictions, too. Top 5 Quarterbacks in the NFL Draft 5. Bo Nix, Oregon Bo Nix is one of the older guys in the draft at 24 years old, but that means he's developed and mature, which should help him hit the ground running. He might not go in the first 40 picks, but I see a team snagging Nix to be a solid backup quarterback. Considering all of the franchise quarterbacks who were out last season due to injuries, having a good backup quarterback is going to be of great importance to every NFL team. 4. Jayden Daniels, LSU Jayden Daniels really honed his talents and skills as a quarterback in college and ended up with a Heisman season. He's certainly one of the most sought-ahead quarterbacks in the NFL Draft but doesn't have the arm talent of some of the guys higher on this list. 3. JJ McCarthy, Michigan JJ McCarthy is the youngest quarterback in the batch of quarterbacks in the 2024 NFL Draft, at 21 years old. After Michigan won the National Championship and Jim Harbaugh decided to leave to coach in the Los Angeles Chargers, McCarthy decided that the time was now for him to head to the NFL. He'll likely be a first round pick but has some growing to do, so I don't see him starting out as a franchise quarterback. My recent guest on "The Squad with Anne Erickson," Benjamin Raven, thinks McCarthey will land with the Minnesota Vikings and take over as their franchise quarterback for the 2025 season. 2. Drake Maye, North Carolina Here's the North Carolina football star. Drake Maye has a bit less experience than most of the names on this list, but it's obvious that he has strong physical abilities that could make him, down the road, a solid franchise quarterback. He's expected to go early in the draft. 1. Caleb Williams, USC Really, both Caleb Williams and Drake Maye stand out as the top quarterbacks in the draft this year. But, Williams is the one who seems ready to step into a franchise quarterback role. He has an accurate throwing arm and is extremely agile on the field. He can also run and will likely be a mobile quarterback, which is a weapon these days. Listen to more commentary about all of these top quarterbacks in the NFL Draft via the podcast player below, and reach out to me with your thoughts. [select-listicle listicle_id="726083" syndication_name="5-nfl-teams-that-will-look-very-different-in-2024" description="no"]

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