2024 NFL draft QB Hot Board: Ranking the top 16 quarterbacks

2024 NFL draft QB Hot Board Illustration by ESPN

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.)

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1. Caleb Williams, USC

Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 215 pounds
Class: Junior | Projected range: Round 1