2024 NFL Draft: Where will Drake Maye be selected on draft day?

2024 NFL Draft: Where will Drake Maye be selected on draft day?

Drake Maye, the star quarterback from North Carolina, is a top prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft despite having never won a Heisman Trophy, a national championship, or even being a College Football Playoff contender, unlike his fellow prospects. And the buzzing question surrounding Maye, will he hear his name during the first round on Thursday in Detroit?

Maye’s exceptional skills gained the attention of NFL teams, making him an attractive choice for organizations needing a quarterback. Many of these teams are considering him over Heisman Trophy runner-up Michael Penix Jr., according to the latest mock drafts.

With the draft mere hours away from the first-round announcements, the air is thick with uncertainty about Maye’s status as a top-three pick. The rise of other quarterback prospects like LSU’s 2023 Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels and College Football national champion, J.J. McCarthy of Michigan has added a layer of intrigue, leaving us all wondering which team Maye will ultimately land with.

As the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft approaches, draft analysts predict where Maye will be selected.

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Field Yates, ESPN: New England Patriots, No. 3 overall pick

Yates writes: “My stance on the No. 3 pick for the Patriots has been clear since they landed there at the end of the 2023 regular season. They have to stay put and take either Daniels or Maye, depending which one is still on the board. No need to change things up now, as here the Patriots would land the 21-year-old Maye to get their offense back on track. His combination of 6-foot-4 size, arm talent and toughness forecast a bright future. New England was 31st in offensive scoring last season (12.9 points per game), and there are still holes all over that unit, but improvement starts with landing the right quarterback.”

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: New England Patriots, No. 3 overall pick

Jeremiah writes: “I feel confident the third selection will be Maye. I lean toward thinking the Patriots will stick and pick. When you need a quarterback, you don’t try to get cute and move around the board.”

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: New York Giants, No. 3 overall pick

Prisco writes: “The Giants make the bold move to go up and get Maye, beating the Vikings to the punch. Daniel Jones can give you another year and this move might give the current regime a chance to stay on longer — and we know how that matters.”

Drake Maye’s 2024 NFL Draft odds

According to latest NFL Draft odds from BetMGM, the New England Patriots are the favorites to draft Maye. Maye currently has -135 odds to go third overall to New England.

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When is the 2024 NFL Draft?

Where: Campus Marius Park at Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan

When: Thursday, April 25-Saturday, April 27, 2024

Time: 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT

TV: ESPN, ABC, NFL Network

Stream: NFL+, ESPN+, fuboTV

How to watch: Catch the NFL Draft this year with a subscription to fuboTV

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