Positional rankings updated … For the record, the GBN positional rankings for the upcoming draft have been updated as per the drop-down menu above. Again, we point out that these rankings are meant to reflect as best as we can, not necessarily our own grades for the different players, but where we hear that NFL teams have them ranked. And it is interesting that there have been some rather significant changes at certain positions, while several others the situation, as best we can tell, is rather static. Here is a quick summary of the positions experiencing the most fluidity.
- Quarterback: On the one hand, it certainly appears that 2024 still looks to be very much the ‘Year of the QB’, at least when it comes to the upcoming draft. And USC’s Caleb Williams is still very much the consensus favorite to be the first player selected next April with North Carolina’s Drake Maye not that far behind. After that, though, it gets very interesting with very little consensus at this time as to the actual order of the next dozen or so QBs, although it does appear that Quinn Ewers of Texas may have re-emerged as the #3 guy on the list, but that’s hardly a majority opinion. Indeed, we’ve heard the case made for Shedeur Sanders of Colorado, who has continued to play at a high level despite the team’s losses in the last two games, Washington’s Michael Penix, who leads the country with almost 400 passing yards per game, Michigan’s ultra-efficient JJ McCarthy, Riley Leonard of Duke, Bo Nix of Oregon, Cameron Ward of Washington State, Miami’s Tyler Van Dyke and Spencer Rattler of South Carolina to be included in the mid-to-late first round discussion by one team or another, with Tulane’s Michael something of a dark-horse wild-card. Read more