Caleb Williams emerged as one of the best college football quarterbacks immediately upon his debut. He took over for Spencer Rattler and became the star of the Oklahoma Sooners offense then followed Lincoln Riley to the USC Trojans. While Williams doesn’t become draft-eligible until 2024, NFL scouts have already taken notice of his talents.
Williams, a 247 Sports’ five-star recruit in 2021, immediately put the nation on notice as a true freshman. He scored 27 total touchdowns and posted a 169.6 QB rating with over 400 yards on the ground and nearly 2,000 through the air.
After enrolling at Oklahoma because of Riley’s system and his ability to develop NFL-caliber quarterbacks, Williams followed his head coach to USC. The passing attack is living up to expectations in their first season with the Trojans’ offense.
- Caleb Williams stats (2022): 3,010 passing yards, 31-2 TD-INT, 116.4 QB rating, 63.7% completion rate, 8.8 yards per attempt, 84.9 ESPN QBR
Williams is among the top Heisman Trophy candidates this season and USC is in the running for the College Football Playoff. While the Trojans are focused on the remainder of the 2022 season, NFL talent evaluators are already thinking ahead to Williams’s future away from USC.
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times spoke to multiple NFL scouts about quarterbacks Caleb Williams and Dorian Thompson-Robinson. While the UCLA signal-caller generated some positive reviews, the reports on Williams were glowing.