1. Caleb Williams (USC)
Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 215 pounds
2023 Passing Stats: 2,646 yards, 25 TDs, 4 INTs, 68.2 completion percentage
2023 Rushing Stats: 74 carries, 136 yards, 9 TDs
If we’re aiming high, Caleb Williams is the gold standard in this year’s quarterback class.
In case you haven’t stayed up late to watch Williams, he is everything that you want in a franchise quarterback. He has a big arm that can make all the throws downfield. He has the mobility to not only rip off chunk games in the running game but evade pass rushers in the pocket and extend plays.
Williams has the charisma of a QB1 and already has a rapport with Jordan Addison. The idea of pairing him with Justin Jefferson and T.J. Hockenson is something that fans have already tried to do in Madden, and every fan base with a losing record has created a Photoshop in his jersey.
The only problem here is that every team wants Williams to be their quarterback. Teams like the Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears have already shaped their future around trying to land Williams, and other teams like the New York Giants, New England Patriots, and even the Green Bay Packers would jump at the chance to get Williams in the draft.
With the Vikings currently picking 20th in next year’s draft, according to Tankathon, it would take a massive trade to bring Williams to Minnesota. But the 2022 Heisman Trophy winner has just enough traits to make a blockbuster trade worth his services.