Pro Football Focus ranks every college QB; SEC has just 3 in top 20
Pro Football Focus took on the daunting task of ranking every college football quarterback for all 130 teams.
Some of these rankings were predictable, such as the top two signal callers in the SEC, but others were somewhat surprising.
Some former SEC quarterbacks trying to make it with new teams made the list, including Jacob Eason at Washington, who was ranked No. 36, and Justin Fields at Ohio State at No. 16. Jalen Hurts at Oklahoma was ranked No. 11.
Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa is No. 2 behind Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence.
“Tagovailoa’s emergence is well documented and he’s set up with the nation’s best receiving corps this season with Jerry Jeudy, Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith and Henry Ruggs. He makes all the throws, and makes them all look easy. Tagovailoa routinely squeezes balls into tight windows just as he throws with anticipation as he leads the nation in several passer rating categories.”
Speaking of Tagovailoa, he came up in Jake Fromm’s description at Georgia.
“Fromm hasn’t quite taken the Bulldogs all the way to a National Title but he has single-handedly given the Crimson Tide the most scares on their way to the season finale. Fromm is as good as they come from a clean pocket and his two-year grade of second in the SEC to only Tagovailoa.”
These rankings take into account a quarterback’s PFF grade both from last season, and all other subsequent sets of data that it has on their time in college. The list projects these players as the starter but is also influenced by the situation behind the projected starting quarterback if he were to miss any amount of time going forward.
Here is a breakdown of how the SEC quarterbacks fit in the overall rankings:
2. ALABAMA: TUA TAGOVAILOA
9. GEORGIA: JAKE FROMM
17. LSU: JOE BURROW
21. TENNESSEE: JARRETT GUARANTANO
25. TEXAS A&M: KELLEN MOND
29. MISSOURI: KELLY BRYANT
33. SOUTH CAROLINA: JAKE BENTLEY
43. FLORIDA: FELEIPE FRANKS
46. KENTUCKY: TERRY WILSON
50. OLE MISS: MATT CORRAL
63. MISSISSIPPI STATE: TOMMY STEVENS
85. VANDERBILT: RILEY NEAL/DEUCE WALLACE
96. AUBURN: JOEY GATEWOOD
102. ARKANSAS: BEN HICKS/NICK STARKEL