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Who are the top prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft? Ranking college QBs by QBR after Week 10

The NFL season crosses into its second half as the college football season begins to wind down. For many NFL teams, it's already time to look ahead to next season and April's NFL Draft.

Many teams have big questions to answer at their most important position – quarterback. The easiest solution for many of these quarterback-needy teams will be to look at the newest crop of young college quarterbacks ready to hear their name called in the draft.

Each week of the NFL season brings about a new team in need of help under center, and it will be up to them to decide which college quarterbacks have the talent they're looking for.

With no shortage of young gunslingers to choose from, it's these quarterbacks in particular that have been the most consistently efficient so far this college football season.

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) leads all of college football in QBR through 10 weeks.
LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) leads all of college football in QBR through 10 weeks.

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ESPN's QBR explained

Every week, ESPN gives each quarterback a QBR (quarterback rating) for their latest performance. According to ESPN, the rating is intended to "incorporate all of a quarterback’s contributions to winning, including how he impacts the game on passes, rushes, turnovers and penalties."

QBR measures each play's degree of success and how much credit the quarterback deserves for the play. The statistic also takes into account the strength of opposing defenses faced. The final result is an efficiency rating as a number on a 0-to-100 point scale.

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Ranking top quarterback prospects by QBR after Week 10

These are the top quarterbacks in the 2024 NFL Draft class according to ESPN's QBR metric for the 2023 college football season through 10 weeks of play.

  1. Jayden Daniels, LSU (QBR: 93.1)

  2. J.J. McCarthy, Michigan (92.3)

  3. Bo Nix, Oregon (85.6)

  4. Michael Penix Jr. (84.4)

  5. Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma (83.9)

  6. Caleb Williams, Southern California (83.2)

  7. Jordan Travis, Florida State (82.9)

  8. Kyle McCord, Ohio State (82.8)

  9. Carson Beck, Georgia (82.8)

  10. Jaxson Dart, Ole Miss (82.2)

  11. DJ Uiagalelei, Oregon State (81.4)

  12. Drake Maye, North Carolina (78.2)

  13. Quinn Ewers, Texas (77.7)

  14. Michael Pratt, Tulane (77.4)

  15. Sam Hartman, Notre Dame (72.2)

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Top QB prospects in 2024 NFL Draft ranked by QBR after college Week 10