This year's draft class is a treasure trove of exceptional talent, particularly at the quarterback position. Among the standout prospects are Heisman Trophy winners Caleb Williams from USC and Jayden Daniels from LSU, along with North Carolina's Drake Maye. These young stars are all poised to impact the teams that snag them significantly, and their names are likely to be called early in the first round. 

However, the 2023 Heisman Trophy runner-up from Washington, Michael Penix Jr.'s destination is uncertain. Nevertheless, the latest mock drafts suggest that he will be selected during Thursday's first round.

If all the quarterbacks expected to be picked up play out, it will mark the first time since 2021 that five quarterbacks are drafted in the first round. 

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Michael Penix Jr. 2024 NFL draft predictions


Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: Las Vegas Raiders, No. 13 overall pick
Jeremiah writes: "I've been connecting Penix to the Raiders for more than a month now. I think they'll try to move heaven and earth to go get Jayden Daniels, but with no deal coming to fruition, Penix offers a clear upgrade over the quarterbacks they currently have on the roster."