We’re into the final month of the 2023 college football regular season. That means the top players in the 2024 NFL Draft Class – especially the quarterbacks – have just a few chances left to really make their case and put together positive film before the pre-draft process really begins in earnest in January.
When it comes to evaluating prospects on tape, not every game of film is the same. Quality of the opponent is the biggest factor to take into account (duh), but variables such as an intense road crowd environment or hostile weather can be telling as well.
As it just so happens, this weekend’s college football slate – Week 11 – has a number of the top quarterbacks in this upcoming class in matchups that will hold significant weight in terms of their draft evaluation. Six of the top quarterbacks in this class have games this weekend that will certainly be talked about quite a bit leading up to the draft. Five of those games are also just big games in the college football landscape, with conference championship or College Football Playoff implications, raising the stakes that much more.
For those enjoying this Saturday off and want a chance to watch the quarterbacks, more good news – five of those six games are all kicking off at different times! They’ll each have their own individual windows at times. So, ahead of what should be a major day (and long day) both for both college football fans and draft nerds, let’s take a look at each of these highlight matchups.