With the NFL draft, fast approaching, it is time to look at the positions. The quarterback position is probably the most-watched in all of football. In saying that, there are several players this year that could jockey for draft position. In this piece, we will look at the top five QBs at the most prolific position in football.
We will look at the quarterbacks in reverse order from number five to number one.
Jake Fromm – Georgia
NFL Draft Prospect Grade – 6.16
Fromm may not have a better draft grade than Jacob Eason may. However, I feel that he is the fifth-best quarterback in this draft. Fromm is 6’2” and has all the tangibles. He is smart in the film room. His feet are quiet in the pocket. He makes solid reads and is not afraid to throw in tight windows. Jake Fromm is a solid leader and will bring his best every day.
Justin Herbert – Oregon
NFL Draft Prospect Grade – 6.45
Herbert seems to be having a climb up the boards of many teams. So much so, that there is potential smoke billowing from the New York Giants. Nonetheless, I have him as the fourth rated quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft. While he is big, 6’6”, that is about all that is big. His play is very robotic in nature. He had some disappointing play in big games. Especially in his senior season. While I believe that he will make a solid NFL QB, it is going to have to be in the right system.
Jordan Love – Utah State
NFL Draft Prospect Grade – 6.36
Love may have graded out a little lower than Herbert did. However, I place him higher. He is gaining NFL comparisons to Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs. He is a bigger QB at 6’4”. He stands tall and makes the throws. Love is very athletic and can make throws in both the pocket and on the run. Although he has, a tendency to stare down his receiver, which is a trait that coaches can fix. Love will garner first-round attention on Thursday.
Tua Tagovailoa – Alabama
NFL Draft Prospect Grade – 6.77
Tua is an exciting prospect. While coming off the hip injury, he is still likely to be the second QB off the board. Unless you listen to some of the newer boards. Tua is only 6’0”. However, he is a dual-threat QB. He has a very nice TD:INT ratio of 8:1. In addition, he has the arm strength to make all of the NFL throws. Even though the hip injury may be of some concern, Tua should make an NFL franchise very happy.
Joe Burrow – LSU
NFL Draft Prospect Grade – 7.07
Burrow set an NCAA record with 60 TDs in 2019. He has an off the chart football IQ. His reads are decisive and they take him to the right places. Burrow has touch as well as zip to fit the ball in a tight window. He is also surprisingly mobile. Thus, adding an elusive element to his game.
These five quarterbacks could possibly go in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. It will be interesting to see what order they fall in after Joe Burrow.
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