We're inching toward the 2024 NFL draft, and after three quarterbacks were drafted in the first four picks in 2023, we could again see a bunch of talented signal-callers go early in April. A lot of the buildup for the 2024 QB class has centered around Caleb Williams and Drake Maye, but this group runs deep.
We watched a record 12 quarterbacks get drafted in the first five rounds this year, breaking the previous mark (11) set in 1995. But it shouldn't come as a surprise if that record is already challenged in 2024. Some scouts believe as many as 20 passers could be drafted in April.
How do the best quarterbacks stack up? I ranked every passer with a draftable evaluation in my second edition of the 2024 QB Hot Board, an in-depth list that provides a look at the top signal-callers. Right now, that includes 16 guys, up from 14 at the end of September. We'll hit brief breakdowns of strengths and weaknesses, along with each player's current draft stock. A lot can still change, but here's how the top draft-eligible options rank right now. (We will continue updating this multiple times in the lead-up to the draft, so keep checking back for the latest rankings.)
1. Caleb Williams, USC
Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 215 pounds
Class: Junior | Projected range: Round 1