2024 NFL draft prospects: Early look at top QBs, WRs, defenders

We're still multiple months away from the 2023 NFL draft class, but that isn't stopping us from getting excited about what is shaping up to be a loaded 2024 group. Potential franchise quarterbacks, like Drake Maye and Caleb Williams, seem to wow every single Saturday, and they are looking like early picks in 15 months. We will also see top-tier pass-catchers -- like Marvin Harrison Jr. and Brock Bowers -- light up college football for another season before possibly entering the '24 draft, and Jared Verse leads a long list of defenders to keep an eye on.

Obviously the focus right now for NFL teams is the 2023 draft, but make no mistake: They are already starting work on the 2024 class, too. Declaration day just passed on Monday, which means evaluators now know which underclassmen are declaring for the draft. (Prospects have until Thursday night to change their minds, though.) With that in mind, we put together a quick list of names to know and players to watch once the 2023 college football season kicks off this fall. Of course much will change, and this just an early look at the talent that might be available in 2024. Let's go position by position, starting at QB.

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