While most of the discussion surrounding the NFL Draft at the moment obviously has to do with the 2023 class, especially for Texas football players, the 2024 class is starting to take shape with the upcoming regular season less than a couple of months away. Texas has multiple players projected as day one or day two picks in the next two NFL Draft classes, which would be a shift in narrative from the last few draft classes coming off the Forty Acres.
Head coach Steve Sarkisian looks to have the Longhorns trending back in the right direction as a program. And if Texas has some stronger NFL Draft classes coming out of the program in the next couple of years, that would be evidence of the progress under Sark’s regime.
Moreover, maybe the most attractive NFL Draft prospect that the Longhorns have in the mix for the next two classes is the former five-star Southlake Carroll recruit and redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers. The former Ohio State Buckeyes transfer and the No. 1 rated recruit in the nation for the 2021 cycle Ewers could wind up being the starting quarterback for Sark and the Longhorns this fall.
If Ewers can take hold of this starting job this fall, then NFL scouts will be paying close attention to what he does on the field right away. Regardless of his status in the quarterback competition for Texas this offseason, Ewers will have a large microscope on him this fall. That will especially be the case if he wins the starting job for Week 1 against Louisiana-Monroe.
An early 2024 NFL Mock Draft is high on Texas football QB Quinn Ewers, projecting him as the No. 1 overall pick
A good start to the 2022 season for Ewers could absolutely launch his draft stock, given what we’ve seen in regard to the early projections for the 2024 class early on. Draft Countdown is one of a few way-too-early 2024 NFL Mock Drafts that projects Ewers as a first-round pick.
But Draft Countdown is different in that their latest 2024 mock draft actually projected Ewers as the first overall pick, going to the Washington Commanders.
NFL Draft Room also has Ewers projected as a first-round pick in the 2024 draft, going at No. 25.
And we’re likely to see more and more way too early 2024 NFL Mock Drafts released from various media outlets and blogs in the next few months as the 2022 college football season gets underway. We will continue to monitor how Ewers trends in those early 2024 mock drafts as they drop throughout the late summer and the fall.
The Texas quarterback competition this year is going to boil down to Ewers and rising junior Hudson Card. At the moment, it appears that the momentum in this quarterback competition sits with Ewers. But we can’t rule anything out yet with fall camp beginning in less than one month for the Longhorns.