Vikings announcer shares which 2024 QB prospect he prefers

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Minnesota Vikings play-by-play announcer Paul Allen recently revealed which top quarterback from the 2024 NFL Draft pool he prefers.

Whether the Minnesota Vikings are able to work out a deal with Kirk Cousins this offseason or not, there's a good chance that the team is likely going to use one of their selections in the 2024 NFL Draft on a young quarterback.

This year, there are a number of talented passing prospects, with most people expecting at least four quarterbacks to come off of the board in the first round.

If the Vikings want one of the top young signal-callers in this year's draft, then they will likely have to trade up from their current spot in the opening round at pick No. 11.

Minnesota Vikings announcer Paul Allen shares which QB prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft he prefers

During a recent appearance on "The Life Gorgeous" podcast with Craig Kilborn, Minnesota play-by-play announcer Paul Allen revealed which one of the 2024 quarterback prospects he likes the most.

"Personally, for the way [Kevin] O'Connell runs things here, [Drake] Maye is my favorite of those [quarterbacks], with [Caleb] Williams being out of the equation.

And I love [Jayden] Daniels, he's super athletic, but there is a system that [has] proven it works, and that's how things go here."

So Allen's choice is former North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye, who some believe has the potential to surpass former USC passer Caleb Williams during the next few weeks to become the No. 1 pick in this year's NFL Draft.

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah recently listed Maye as the fourth-best prospect available in the 2024 draft pool and stated that the young signal-caller "has every ingredient to be a top-tier starter at the game's most important position."

In 12 games at North Carolina last season, Maye completed 63.3 percent of his passes, averaged 300.7 passing yards per matchup, threw 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions, and also rushed for 449 yards and nine touchdowns.

If the Vikings end up figuring out a way to trade up in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, could Maye be the player they have their eyes on?