Chris Simms has shocking draft ranking for Drake Maye

The 2024 NFL draft is just under two months away and while Caleb Williams is emerging as the favorite to be the No. 1 pick, the battle for QB1 is heating up.

North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye entered this past season as the consensus No. 2 quarterback with the chance to challenge Williams for No.1 overall. But as the year went on, it was LSU’s Jayden Daniels who put together a Heisman Trophy-winning season and is right there neck-and-neck with Maye.

Depending on who you ask, you’ll get some on Maye’s side and some on Daniels’ side. However, former quarterback and current analyst Chris Simms had a shocking take on Maye.

In his official quarterback rankings for this class released on Wednesday, Simms didn’t have Maye at No. 2 or No. 3. Instead, he had him as the No. 6 quarterback behind Bo Nix, Michael Penix and JJ McCarthy:

Simms listed Maye as a tier-four quarterback who is a ‘talented project’ for the draft. At this point, it has to be trolling as Simms is one of a VERY few analysts who don’t think Maye is even in the top 3.

It’s just more motivation for Maye to prove the doubters wrong.

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