If you believe that the LA Rams have added their franchise quarterback of the future in the 2023 NFL Draft by selecting former Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett, then you may not wish to read any further. You see, before the 2023 NCAA College Football season ever began, we had a pretty clear image of what to expect from college quarterbacks this season.
Truth be told, we had compiles a list of 20 college quarterbacks to keep on your radar for this season. While that is a huge number of rookie prospects to track, we're committed to doing the heavy lifting this year so you don't have to. But how can we rank them to give you, our readers, a sense of which collegiate QB is worth investing the time in?
For that, we turn to ESPN's Top 10 College QBs for the 2023 season. And with that, we know have an opportunity to track each potential rookie quarterback's progress throughout the season. So let's jump right into it, shall we?
I - QB Caleb Williams, USC
This Week: 18 of 24 | 319 yards | 5 TDs | 0 Ints | 1 sack
This season: 36 of 49 | 597 yards | 9 TDs | 0 Ints | 3 sacks
II - QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington
This Week: 29 of 40 | 450 yards | 5 TDs | 0 Ints | 1 sack
This season: 29 of 40 | 450 yards | 5 TDs | 0 Ints | 1 sack
III - QB Drake Maye, North Carolina
This Week: 24 of 32 | 269 yards | 2 TDs | 2 Ints | 0 sacks
This season: 24 of 32 | 269 yards | 2 TDs | 2 Ints | 0 sacks
IV- QB Bo Nix, Oregon
This Week: 23 of 27 | 287 yards | 3 TDs | 0 Ints | 0 sacks
This season: 23 of 27 | 287 yards | 3 TDs | 0 Ints | 0 sacks
V - QB Jordan Travis, Florida State
This Week: 23 of 31 | 342 yards | 4 TD s | 1 Int | 0 sacks
This season: 23 of 31 | 342 yards | 4 TDs | 1 Int | 0 sacks
So far, the top-ranked college quarterbacks are putting up some impressive numbers. But realistically speaking, they are expected to shine early in the season, as they are facing their weakest opponents of the year.
While you may or may not agree that these five quarterbacks represent the finest QBs of the 2024 rookie class, they have certainly gotten off to a fast start. And as the season progresses, we will check in on their progress. As much as many had stated that the Rams drafted a quarterback in 2023 to satisfy their need at quarterback, I believe that was simply a stop-gap measure.
Which quarterback on this list interests you the most in the 2024 NFL Draft? Let us know in the comments section on our Facebook page. Thanks for reading.