NFL Draft: Caleb Williams Goes First Overall

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 25: Quarterback Caleb Williams of USC poses for portraits after being selected first overall in the 2024 NFL draft on April 25, 2024 in Detroit Michigan. | Photo by Todd Rosenberg/Getty Images

Update 10:54 p.m. CT

Final 12 Picks of Night One

21. Miami Dolphins: Chop Robinson, DE, Penn State
22. Philadelphia Eagles: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo
23. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Minnesota Vikings): Brian Thomas Jr. WR, LSU
24: Detroit Lions (from Dallas Cowboys): Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama
25. Green Bay Packers: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Graham Barton, C, Duke
27. Arizona Cardinals (from Houston Texans): Darius Robinson, DE, Missouri
28. Kansas City Chiefs (from Buffalo Bills): Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas
29. Dallas Cowboys (from Detroit Lions): Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma
30. Baltimore Ravens: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson
31. San Francisco 49ers: Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida
32. Carolina Panthers (from Kansas City Chiefs via Buffalo Bills): Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina

Update 10:34 p.m. CT

Dallas Cowboys have selected Oklahoma offensive tackle Tyler Guyton 29th overall in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Cowboys initially owned the 24th overall selection but traded it to the Detroit Lions, along with a 2025 seventh-round pick. In return, Dallas received the 29th and 73rd overall (third-round) selections.

Dallas had needs along the offensive line after recent personnel rooms, especially with franchise left tackle Tyron Smith joining the New York Jets in free agency.

Guyton, a 6-foot-7-inch native of Manor, Texas, who started his college career at TCU, has been described as a raw prospect who may take time to develop at the pro level. He was in and out of the starting lineup in Norman, making 14 starts in 20 appearances.

Dallas has seven more picks in this year’s draft.

Update  9:33 p.m. CT 

Top 20 Picks
11. New York Jets (from Minnesota Vikings): Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State
12. Denver Broncos: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon
13. Las Vegas Raiders: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia
14. New Orleans Saints: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State
15. Indianapolis Colts: Laiatu Latu, DE, UCLA
16. Seattle Seahawks: Byron Murphy II, DL, Texas
17. Minnesota Vikings (from Jacksonville Jaguars): Dallas Turner, Edge, Alabama
18. Cincinnati Bengals: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia
19. Los Angeles Rams: Jared Verse, DE, Florida State
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

Update 8:22 p.m. CT

Top 10 Picks
1. Chicago Bears (from Carolina Panthers): Caleb Williams, QB, USC
2. Washington Commanders: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
3. New England Patriots: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina
4. Arizona Cardinals: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State
5. Los Angeles Chargers: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
6. New York Giants: Malik Nabors, WR, LSU
7. Tennessee Titans: JC Latham, OT, Alabama
8. Atlanta Falcons: Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington
9. Chicago Bears: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington
10. Minnesota Vikings (from New York Jets): JJ McCarthy, QB, Michigan

The Chicago Bears have selected USC junior quarterback Caleb Williams with the first overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Williams had been considered the top quarterback prospect in this class for at least the last two years, although several standout performers from last season made a push to overtake him.

He began his collegiate career at the University of Oklahoma and pushed incumbent starter Spencer Rattler for playing time immediately, most notably rallying the Sooners from a 21-point deficit in the Red Rover Rivalry against the Texas Longhorns in 2021.

When head coach Lincoln Riley left Oklahoma for USC, Williams followed. His first season in Los Angeles was filled with highlights as he led USC to the Cotton Bowl and won the Heisman Trophy with over 4,500 passing yards, 42 touchdown passes, and just two interceptions.

His final year with the Trojans did not see as many touchdowns as the team struggled, but his body of work and the talent he displayed kept him in consideration for the first overall pick.

If Chicago can keep him healthy, he can be the first good quarterback the team has had really since Jim McMahon in the 1980s. The Bears have spent four first-round picks on quarterbacks since then, including recently traded quarterback Mitch Trubisky and Justin Fields, and none have worked out.

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