USC Trojans superstar quarterback Caleb Williams is widely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. In fact, he might have been the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft if he was eligible. But it doesn’t sound like the reigning Heisman Trophy winner is committing to entering next year’s draft just yet.
During a recent interview with ESPN, Caleb Williams announced that he will be making his NFL Draft decision following the 2023 college football season, though he did claim that “the dream and goal” was to be able to enter the NFL Draft after just three seasons at the college level.
“That’s for sure now going to be an in-the-moment decision at the end of the year,” Williams told ESPN. “It’s my third year, and the dream and goal was to go three-and-out. Being around these guys and in college and enjoying it, we’ll have to see at the end of this year.”
But despite what he says, most people were extremely skeptical of this announcement on social media.
I also haven’t decided https://t.co/4jnQxnSaHs
— SlmTdd (@PhantomSamurai5) August 23, 2023
— Andy Johnson (@TheDirtJohnson) August 23, 2023
— william sorsby (@william_sorsby) August 23, 2023
lol sure he hasn't
— The Real Douginthehouse (@douginthehaus) August 23, 2023
He's making more in college and life is a cakewalk when you are King of Campus
— Holmey in Newport Beach (AOMICdM) (@USCHolmey) August 23, 2023
Doesn't want to take a pay cut
— William Thim⚡ (@mammal365) August 23, 2023
It’s very difficult to imagine a player turning down the opportunity to become the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, but perhaps Williams is making enough NIL money to at least consider it.