Pro Football Focus ranks all 130 FBS starting QBs, including 3 from SEC in top 20
As we get closer to the kickoff of the season, Pro Football Focus has ranked every starting quarterback across college football while factoring in various grading profiles.
PFF also takes into account this question: Which programs are in the best and worst shape at the quarterback position as we look forward to the 2020 college football season?
Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State’s Justin Fields are the top two signal callers, but an SEC newcomer quickly cracks the top three — Jamie Newman at Georgia.
“There might not be a more underrated player in college football than Newman, who is set to join Georgia from Wake Forest,” Anthony Treash of PFF wrote. “Wake didn’t cater to Newman’s arm talent as much as it should have, as they instead relied heavily on his athleticism in the ground attack. Newman’s mobility is a great attribute, but his arm talent is far superior.”
At Texas A&M, Treash notes that Kellen Mond, “produced the fourth-best grade in the FBS when throwing from outside the pocket. That said, he falls to 16th here due to his inconsistencies from inside the pocket. Mond has actually earned a higher grade outside the pocket than inside the last two years, which isn’t common at all.”
Here are the SEC quarterbacks ranked:
3. Jamie Newman, Georgia
16. Kellen Mond, Texas A&M
18. K.J. Costello, Mississippi State
24. Mac Jones, Alabama
29. John Rhys Plumlee, Ole Miss
36. Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee
42. Myles Brennan, LSU
48. Kyle Trask, Florida
53. Feleipe Franks, Arkansas
76. Terry Wilson, Kentucky
95. Bo Nix, Auburn
100. Ryan Hilinski, South Carolina
104. Ken Seals, Vanderbilt
110. Shawn Robinson, Missouri