2024 NFL draft: Top prospects, storylines to watch ahead of Thursday's first round

 The first round of the 2024 NFL draft begins Thursday at 8 p.m. in Detroit, a night that could shape the future of many franchises. 

The Chicago Bears, Washington Commanders, and New England Patriots own the top three picks, and many believe they will go to quarterbacks, as they have done three times before, most recently in 2021.

Caleb Williams, the USC signal-caller, is almost certain to go first, so the intrigue officially begins in Washington. Which quarterback will Adam Peters,

the new general manager, choose? That is just one of many storylines to follow on ABC, ESPN, or the NFL Network.

Nothing is guaranteed until NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell steps up to the podium and reads his name but, essentially, yes.  

 Williams, the consensus top prospect, threw for 3,633 yards, 30 touchdowns, and five interceptions last year.

He won the Heisman Trophy as college football's best player the previous year, leading the Trojans from four to eleven wins. Williams threw 4,075 yards,

37 touchdowns, and only four interceptions in 13 games in 2022.


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