2024 NFL Draft top quarterbacks No. 3 and No. 4
3. Drake Maye, North Carolina: 2024 was another strong season for North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye despite seeing a drop in touchdown passes, yards, and completion percentage. While Maye showed high-quality starting quarterback traits this season he is still not the creator Williams or Daniels is which is why he is my number three quarterback in the draft. A couple of traits that do stand out with Maye are his 6-4 225-pound size, strong arm, and ability to operate from within the pocket. As it stands now look for Maye to be the second pick of the 2024 NFL Draft.
4. Bo Nix, Oregon: To say the least Oregon’s Bo Nix has put up elite production the past two seasons at Oregon, after transferring over from Auburn, In his two seasons at Oregon he has thrown for 7,738 yards and 69 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions. When looking at how his game translates to the NFL a trait that sticks out is his ability to create the big play when things break down around him. He is able to do this as he keeps his eyes downfield and also has the mobility to pick up yards as a runner.
Another positive with him is his accuracy. This season he completed 77 percent of his passes which was the best in the FBS by 3 percent. A concern with him that could cause him to slide the draft board is he only has average arm strength. Overall, Nix carries a second-round grade on my board and is someone who could develop into a high-quality starter if he goes to a system similar to what the San Fransico 49ers run.