USC quarterback Caleb Williams looks like the next Patrick Mahomes, but teams will have to wait for a chance to select him in the NFL Draft.
NFL fans who watched Caleb Williams play for USC this season had good reason to anticipate his move to the pros.
The Trojan QB won the Maxwell Award and the AP Player of the Year Award in 2022 after being the nation’s top player in touchdowns. He is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.
Impressively, he arrived on a USC team that was 4-8 in 2021 and turned it around to 11-2. A hamstring injury in the Pac-12 title game limited his ability to lead the Trojans to the Pac-12 title and a playoff berth.
However, he will not be eligible for the 2023 NFL Draft.
When will Caleb Williams be eligible for the NFL Draft?
Williams will be a junior in 2023. He can enter the pool for the 2024 NFL Draft.
This means that he will not be selected next year, and that all teams in need of a quarterback will have to find their man among the QBs of 2023.
With plays worthy of Patrick Mahomes throughout the 2022 campaign, it’s no exaggeration to say it will be possible to secure Williams’ services. He looks like a generational player. Guys like Williams don’t show up often.
We will have to talk about it next year. He will have the opportunity to take USC to the playoffs in 2023 while entering the season as the Heisman favorite.
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