4. Drake Maye, North Carolina (NFL Draft)
Looking to the 2024 NFL Draft, we've already explored one option in USC quarterback Caleb Williams, but Williams is one of a pair of options near the top of the 2024 NFL Draft that will be alluring to NFL teams. Drake Maye of North Carolina has emerged as the potential #1 overall pick in the 2024 Draft at this point, even over Williams for some evaluators.
How has he managed to do that?
Drake Maye has won over a lot of people with his consistency, his ability to read the field, pocket presence, and the ability to put the ball in tight windows at any level of the field as well.
Now, does this mean Drake Maye is unlikely to be available to the Green Bay Packers, realistically speaking? Yes, but at the same time, you never know when a team is going to be willing to make a trade for that top overall pick. Just this past year, the Bears were willing to move off of No. 1 overall and drop all the way back to the ninth slot.
That isn't going to happen every single year, but the point is, it's possible.
To me, and many others, Drake Maye looks like the best combination of "safe" pick and high ceiling as you will get in this draft or many others.