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USC’s Caleb Williams prepares for 2024 NFL draft without agent

Fomer USC Trojans superstar quarterback Caleb Williams could soon become the No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL draft, but he does not currently employ an agent.

According to Pro Football Talk, the USC quarterback and 2022 Heisman Trophy winner has not hired an agent and does not plan to do so.

If Williams goes without an agent, he’d follow in the footsteps of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson — a 2018 first-round pick — who signed a five-year, $260 million extension last offseason.

Mike Florio of PFT weighed in on the negatives of Williams going without an agent:

The risk for Williams comes from the reality that the agents who represent other high-end quarterbacks might (or will) spend the next two months trying to get teams to take their clients instead of Williams. It can get nasty. It can get ugly. It can get dirty. Negativity will be spread about Williams, and he won’t have a connected agent to push back aggressively, with teams and/or media.

Likewise, Williams will not have the opportunity to fight fire with fire, as an agent works on his behalf to launch the same kind of attacks on other players that other agents will launch on him. (Even if the player isn’t aware what his agent is doing.)

As the NFL draft approaches, all eyes will be on Williams as he takes his unique journey without the guidance of an agent.

Whether he can navigate the challenges ahead and fulfill his potential remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: Caleb Williams is ready to make his mark on the NFL.

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire