The potential No. 1 overall pick is coming off a season of individual accolades passing for 3,633 yards and 30 passing touchdowns along with 11 rushing touchdowns in an overall disappointing final season at USC as far as team accomplishments.
While the team finished the season at 8-5 with a win over Louisville in the Holiday Bowl, Williams found his moments to shine during the season. With his ability to improvise in the pocket and make plays with both his arm and feet, Williams has been scouted as a once and a lifetime talent.
Caleb Williams ready to fulfill his childhood dreams in the NFL
But the question will be whether the 6-foot-1, 216-pound quarterback can make an immediate impact on the NFL level. In the right situation, with the right team, he should dazzle on the next level. But which NFL team is in best position to allow Williams the time to develop and shine in the NFL?
With the Chicago Bears holding the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, they hold the wild card in the Williams’ sweepstakes. If they decide to keep Justin Fields, they could go with Marvin Harrison Jr. with the top pick or trade down and allow another NFL hungry team to draft Williams. With another top 10 pick in their back pocket, the Bears could still draft another top quarterback prospect even if they know they will move on from Fields. That’s one of the NFL’s top offseason storylines within itself.
The rumors, the speculation, the mock drafts…there will be a wild wind of intrigue over the next couple months leading up to the draft. So, let’s look at 5 fascinating scenarios for Caleb Williams in the 2024 NFL Draft.