4 quarterbacks the Vikings need to start scouting now for 2024

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4. Jayden Daniels, LSU

Finally, we come to the Heisman winner himself. LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels will also likely be a first-round pick and very well could be the third quarterback off the board behind Caleb Williams and Drake Maye.

Who knows, the pre-draft process could launch a guy like Daniels into the conversation of a top-3 prospect. What he can do is unmatched by any other prospect in this class. You want to talk about a dual threat? Daniels is the very definition.

In his final season with LSU, Daniels threw for 3,812 yards, 40 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He also rushed for 1,134 yards and 10 scores on the ground.

His size at 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds is essentially the perfect, prototypical size you would want as an NFL quarterback. Pair that with his ability to dissect zone defenses and also light defenses up on the ground, and you've maybe got the next great rushing quarterback in this league. His potential is certainly up there with the likes of a Jalen Hurts or Lamar Jackson.