2024 NFL Draft top quarterbacks No. 7 and No. 8
7. Michael Penix Jr., Washington: A player I am lower than most people is Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. who currently carries a first-round draft grade according to NFL Mock Draft Database. One of the reasons I only have a fourth-round draft grade on him is his long history of injuries. During his time at Indiana, he tore his ACL twice and never played in more than six games in a season. His accuracy is also a concern as he struggles at throwing off platform, and he also completed 60 percent of his passes in four of his last six games this year despite throwing to the best receiving core in college football. On the positive side he does possess a strong arm and when in the pocket can challenge any defense down the field.
8. Michael Pratt, Tulane: The last quarterback who carries a draftable grade on my board is Tulane’s Michael Pratt, who carries a fifth-round grade. Pratt was named the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year this season after positing another strong season for the Green Wave. Over the past two seasons Pratt has thrown for 5,416 yards and 49 touchdowns. In the NFL he should be able to be a good backup as he has sufficient arm strength and consistently makes good decisions.
Players graded as Undrafted Free Agents to Watch
Jordan Travis, Florida State: Jordan Travis was having a stellar season before he suffered a season ending leg injury. While this injury will likely cause him to go undrafted if he can regain his health he should be able to make it in the NFL.
Joe Milton, Tennessee: There is a good chance Joe Milton will get drafted due to his elite arm strength. However, I have an undrafted free agent grade on him, because of the average season he had for the Vols this season.