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2024 NFL Draft Watch: Quinn Ewers Shines vs. Alabama, Kansas QB Jalon Daniels Makes a Statement

Week two of the 2023 college football season is over; we have more names to add to our 2024 NFL Draft watch list after another week of college football.


Throughout the 2023 college football season, we will examine the weekly 2024 NFL draft-eligible prospects whose stock is rising or who need to be on the radar after a big performance. Some of these players may already be in the top 50 NFL Draft rankings; many will be in the unpublished top 100 to be released at a later date.


As the season progresses, many of the prospects we add will be guys performing at a high level weekly and less about the single-game performances.


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Player of The Week

Texas QB Quinn Ewers vs. Alabama


This Week's 2024 NFL Draft Watch Prospects Of The Week

Texas QB Quinn Ewers vs. Alabama

Wk2 Grade: Elite

Summary: Quinn Ewers' performance against Alabama showcased a blend of mental fortitude and raw talent that every NFL scout dreams of finding in a quarterback prospect. His ability to maintain composure in high-pressure situations, notably when Alabama closed the gap, was impressive. Ewers made quick decisions and took care of the football, posting a stat line of 349 passing yards with three touchdowns against a very good Alabama defense. His poise under pressure, arm strength, and accuracy stood out.


Notre Dame RB Audric Estime vs NC State

Wk2 Grade: Elite

Summary: Audric Estime's had a great game vs. NC State. Despite a slow start after a weather delay, Estime got better as the game went on, a highly coveted quality at the RB position. He finished the game with an explosive 80-yard touchdown run while compiling 135 yards on 14 carries for 9.6 yards per carry. Estime has amassed an impressive 345 yards, averaging 8.0 yards per carry and recording four touchdowns through his first three games of 2023.


Miami QB Tyler Van Dyke vs Texas A&M

Wk2 Grade: Near Elite

Summary: Tyler Van Dyke led Miami to a 48-33 win over #23 Texas A&M, throwing for 5 touchdowns and 374 yards. He became the first Miami quarterback to throw for 5 touchdowns against an AP top-25 team. Van Dyke trailed 17-10 at halftime but led the Hurricanes to a dominant second half, scoring 38 unanswered points. He was 21-of-30 for 374 yards and 5 touchdowns in the game and had a rushing touchdown. Van Dyke's performance was a major statement for Miami, showing that he is one of the top quarterbacks in the ACC and a player to keep an eye on for the 2024 NFL Draft.


Kansas QB Jalon Daniels vs. Illinois

Wk2 Grade: Near Elite

Summary: Jalon Daniels made his season debut after missing the opener due to a back injury. He had a strong performance, completing 21-for-29 passing for 280 yards and two touchdowns, and he rushed for 41 yards on 11 carries while also rushing for 41 yards. Daniels displayed his improvisational skills on many third downs to keep KU's offense on the field. Daniels' performance was a major reason why the Jayhawks won, and he showed that he is a dynamic quarterback who can make plays with his arm and his legs.


Colorado OT Gerad Christian-Lichtenhan vs. Nebraska

Wk2 Grade: Near Elite

Summary: Listed at 6-10 315lbs, Lichtenhan posted 55 pass snaps vs. Nebraska. He gave up a single pressure. He posted the second-highest PFF pass pro-grade in week two.

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