2024 NFL Draft Big Board: Generational talents lead final draft big board plus rankings by position

Who leads the final 2024 NFL Draft big board?
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2024 NFL Draft quarterback rankings

ACC: Drake Maye, North Carolina: Maye is my second-highest-rated quarterback and sixth player overall in the 2024 NFL Draft. He has all the tools to become an NFL All-Pro including impressive arm strength, ideal size, and the mobility to escape the pocket when needed. One thing he will need to work on is not forcing throws like he tended to do at times at North Carolina

Big 10: J.J. McCarthy, Michigan: One word NFL coaches and scouts will use to describe J.J. McCarthy is a winner. He led Michigan to a 27-1 record as a starter and the 2023 National Championship. He will need to prove he is capable of being the focal point of an offense though after being able to rely on the run game at Michigan.

Big 12: Kedon Slovis, BYU: No quarterback from the Big 12 earns a draftable grade from me, but one player who could go late in the draft or signed as a free agent is BYU’s Kedon Slovis. He has the arm strength and mentality to possibly make a team as the club’s number three quarterback.

2024 NFL Draft QB Kedon Slovis
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Pac 12: Caleb Williams, USC: Caleb Williams is easily the top quarterback in this class, and one of the best quarterbacks to come out in recent history. He is a polished passer who also does a great job of creating plays when flushed from the pocket.

SEC: Jayden Daniels, LSU : The 2023 Heisman Trophy winner is the only player in FBS history to pass for 12,000 yards and rush for 3,000 yards. He has improved greatly each of the past two seasons as a passer and is a threat the defense has to game plan for in the run game.

Non-Power Five: Michael Pratt, Tulane: A day-three quarterback who should have a long career in the NFL as a backup is Michael Pratt. Pratt is a good decision-maker who consistently knows where to go with the ball.

Overall Rankings

1. Caleb Williams, USC (first round)

2. Drake Maye, North Carolina (first round)

3. Jayden Daniels, LSU (first round)

4. J.J. McCarthy, Michigan (second round)

5. Bo Nix, Oregon (second round)

6. Michael Penix Jr., Washington (third round)

7. Spencer Rattler, South Carolina (third round)

8. Michael Pratt, Tulane (fifth round)