Skip to main content

Caleb Williams, Quarterback, USC

2024 Exclusive Sneak Peek: Caleb Williams, QB USC

Welcome to the Exclusive Sneak Peek: Caleb Williams, Quarterback from USC. He is from Washington DC and was a 4-star recruit out of Gonzaga High School.

Williams started his collegiate career as a member of the Oklahoma Sooners backing up Spencer Rattler but replaced the struggling Rattler after only 6 games.

He finished his freshman season strong for the Sooners and left for USC with his Oklahoma head coach as a sophomore.

His production exploded at USC, and he spent his final two college seasons steadily climbing to the top of NFL Draft boards.


Height: 6’1” (17th-percentile)                                 

Weight: 215 lbs (27th-percentile)

Age: 22.1                                                                   

Class: Junior

NCAA Statistics

Passing Table
Year School Conf Class Pos G Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
*2021 Oklahoma Big 12 FR QB 11 136 211 64.5 1912 9.1 10.2 21 4 169.6
*2022 USC Pac-12 SO   14 333 500 66.6 4537 9.1 10.3 42 5 168.5
*2023 USC Pac-12 JR QB 12 266 388 68.6 3633 9.4 10.3 30 5 170.1
Career Overall         735 1099 66.9 10082 9.2 10.3 93 14 169.3
  Oklahoma         136 211 64.5 1912 9.1 10.2 21 4 169.6
  USC         599 888 67.5 8170 9.2 10.3 72 10 169.2
Provided by CFB at Sports ReferenceView Original Table
Generated 1/14/2024.


Scouting Reports


  • Elite arm talent and playmaking ability.
  • Mahomes-like ability to improvise under pressure.
  • Consistent performer even when lacking an offensive line or weapons.
  • Solid ability to produce with his legs.
  • Excellent accuracy and ball placement lead receivers effectively.
  • A natural leader with a great locker-room presence.


  • Height may cause difficulties seeing over the offensive line.
  • Typically, a one-read quarterback may struggle to progress through reads.
  •  Lack of experience in dropbacks operates most often out of the shotgun.
  • Ball control could be an issue due to his style of ball-carrying while on the run.

Pre-Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital: Top 3 Overall

Ideal Landing Spot: Arizona Cardinals (Denver Broncos)

Caleb Williams USC Mock Draft Database
Courtesy of

I listed two ideal landing spots because as unbelievable as it would be to see Williams take over in Denver, it’s simply unrealistic. The Broncos are likely to be at least 10 picks too late to draft Williams, so barring a miraculous trade-up with their limited draft capital, it isn’t possible.

That brings me to the Arizona Cardinals, another team with an established veteran quarterback and another team that should move on and start fresh with Caleb Williams under center. Arizona won’t pick first overall, but with some luck, they could see him fall to them a few picks later.

Williams reminds me of Murray in a lot of ways with one glaring exception. He has all the intangibles that made Murray a star, but Williams has a far better locker-room presence and could provide the Cardinals with the missing piece that Murray lacks.

Check out The Fantasy Football Universe video breakdown of Caleb Williams below.