Caleb Williams noncommittal on 2024 NFL Draft: 'We'll have to see'
Caleb Williams certainly has a dream of playing in the NFL. After capturing the Heisman Trophy a season ago, many are already projecting the junior quarterback to become the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s draft.
Despite those projections and a vision to head to the NFL after 3 seasons in college, Williams is not ready to commit to the draft prior to this season. He recently told ESPN’s Pete Thamel any draft decision will be made “in the moment.”
“That’s for sure now going to be an in-the-moment decision at the end of the year,” Williams said of the 2024 NFL draft. “It’s my third year, and the dream and goal was to go three-and-out. Being around these guys and in college and enjoying it, we’ll have to see at the end of this year.”
As for factors influencing Williams’ decision, he pointed to a number of variables ranging from USC’s season outcome, the situation of teams at the top of the draft and accomplishing his personal goals.
“I don’t think there’d be one specific thing to effect and detour that type of decision,” he said. “It’d have to be a multitude of things to lead me to one side or the other.”
In his first season with the Trojans, Williams threw for over 4,500 yards with 52 total touchdowns while capturing the Heisman Trophy. Unfortunately, USC fell short of a trip to the College Football Playoff after losing to Utah in the Pac-12 title game.