When Is Quinn Ewers Draft-Eligible? A Look at the Texas Quarterback’s NFL Prospects

Quinn Ewers is one of the most talented and hyped quarterbacks in college football this season. But when is Ewers draft-eligible?

Quinn Ewers is one of college football’s most talented and hyped quarterbacks. But when will Ewers be eligible for the NFL Draft? And what are his chances of becoming a high pick?

Is Quinn Ewers Eligible for the 2024 NFL Draft?

According to the NFL’s eligibility rules, players must be at least three years removed from high school graduation to enter the draft. Ewers graduated from Carroll Senior High School in Southlake, Texas, in December 2020. That means he will be eligible for the 2024 NFL Draft, which will take place in April 2024.

Ewers must declare his intention to enter the draft by mid-January 2024, or he’ll default to returning to Texas. He will also have to apply for early entry and receive approval from the NFL’s College Advisory Committee, which evaluates underclassmen’s draft potential and gives them feedback on their projected round.

If Ewers decides to enter the 2024 draft, he will likely be one of the top quarterback prospects in his class. He has all the physical tools and intangibles that NFL teams look for in a franchise quarterback.

He has a strong arm, a quick release, a high football IQ, and a competitive spirit. He can make all kinds of throws with accuracy and touch, both from the pocket and on the run. He can also extend plays with his mobility and improvise when things break down.

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Ewers is not a finished product, however. He still needs to improve his consistency, decision-making, and ball security. He must also show more durability and avoid injuries that have hampered him in high school and college.

Should he return in 2024, he will face tougher competition and more pressure in his third season at Texas, especially in the SEC, which features some of the best offenses and defenses in the nation.

Ewers’ Scouting Report

Check out Ewers’ full scouting report here.

Strengths

  • Best-in-class natural accuracy and ball placement. Routinely maximizes his receivers’ ability to win at the catch point and create after the catch.
  • Manipulates his touch masterfully, throwing bullets when needed or utilizing angles to mitigate the defenders’ position.
  • Appears to have a thicker build than his listed weight and should continue to fill out over the next decade.
  • Fast release allows him to avoid sacks and dangerous situations.
  • He is a smart player who reads the field well for someone lacking experience. Quickly identifies the coverage and knows where to go with the ball based on the defender’s positioning.
  • Despite his inexperience and midseason slump, he was the best player against Alabama, Oklahoma, and Washington.
  • Will turn only 21 in March 2024, so he’ll be one of the youngest players in the NFL.

Weaknesses

  • He relies too much on his natural ability as a pocket passer. There were far too many examples of Ewers not stepping into his throws or driving his core to maximize his velocity.
  • He does not have the elite arm strength to overcome consistent mechanical breakdowns or while on the run and cannot set his feet.
  • His creation ability is limited because he’s not a great, agile athlete. He’ll have to be very good in the pocket to be a standout NFL starter.
  • Will hurry his process when under pressure and leave passes short. Coming out of an RPO-based offense that hasn’t exposed him to more complex reads and route concepts.

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