2020 NFL Draft Prospects: Quarterbacks



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2020 quarterback prospects available for the 2020 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2021 prospect. ** - denotes 2022 prospect.

This page was last updated April 21, 2020. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

  1. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 221. Hand: 9.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.83. Projected Round (2020): Top-5.

    4/21/20: Burrow was fantastic for LSU in 2019, completing 76 percent of his passes for 5,671 yards with 60 touchdowns and six interceptions. On the ground, he notched 368 yards rushing and five touchdowns. Burrow has the ability to start in the NFL given his quality size, functional mobility, and above-average accuracy. The senior was lights out in 2019, playing at an insanely high level and dominating the SEC en route to winning the Heisman Trophy and leading his team to a National Championship.

    For the NFL, Burrow has the skill set to be a pocket-passing quarterback. The most important trait for any pro quarterback is accuracy, and Burrow definitely has that as one of his biggest strengths. He is a very accurate passer who can beat good coverage with the placement of his passes. Burrow is able to fit the ball into tight windows and does a superb job of hitting his receivers on the run to lead them for more yards. Burrow shows superb anticipation, feel, passing instincts, and timing to go with his ball placement to lead his receivers for yards after the catch. On top of his accuracy, throws a very catchable ball and makes things easy for his receivers with his loft and touch to drop passes in to his receivers. Burrow has phenomenal composure and comfort in the pocket with the ability to handle the rush without getting rattled.

    An added element to Burrow's game that makes him more dangerous and effective is his mobility. He does a phenomenal job of using his feet when plays break down or nothing is open downfield. Burrow has quickness and athleticism to dodge pass rushers and can rip off yards in chunks as defenses often sleep on his running ability.

    In speaking to a few directors of college scouting for NFL teams, they felt Burrow looks good but has some limitations in arm strength for the next level. They based that off of watching Burrow in person during 2019 in both games and practice. They thought he is an efficient game manager with prototypical size, but his arm talent is not elite. Because of the skill-set limitations, they see him as a prospect with physical talent that is similar to Andy Dalton. Some said they even had graded Burrow as a fourth-rounder at the beginning of the 2019 season, but with his incredible 2019, he skyrocketed. Burrow benefited greatly from a revamped scheme that was superb for LSU. He also has a very good offensive line, a strong running game, and some dynamic early-round receiver prospects. Everything went right for Burrow and LSU in 2019, but therein lies a concern about him being a 1-year wonder.

    8/15/19: Burrow flashed at times for LSU in 2018, showing some size and running ability. The Ohio State transfer completed 58 percent of his passes last season for 2,894 yards with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. He ran for 399 yards and seven scores. Burrow needs to become more accurate and improve his pocket passing in 2019.




  2. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 236. Arm: 33.38. Hand: 10.
    40 Time: 4.69. Projected Round (2020): Top-10.

    4/21/20: In 2019, Herbert completed 67 percent of his passes for 3,471 yards with 32 touchdowns and six interceptions. He scored four rushing touchdown too, but Oregon didn't run him as much. Herbert has all the physical tools to be a good NFL starter with a powerful arm, mobility and accuracy. When Herbert is given time, he is utterly deadly in his ability to carve up a defense. He is not a vocal leader, and some teams want their quarterback to be that kind of presence in the huddle, on the sideline, and in the locker room.

    Herbert had a solid week at the Senior Bowl, and team sources told me that he interviewed well there. That continued in Indianapolis, where Herbert had a good workout on the field, showing off his big arm and athleticism.

    8/15/19: During the fall when teams were looking at the 2019 NFL Draft quarterback prospects, Herbert was said to have the best skill set and had the most positive buzz in the scouting community. Instead of declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft, however, he decided to return for his senior year.

    In 2018, Herbert completed 59.4 percent of his passes for 3,151 yards with 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He only played in eight games during 2017, but completed 67 percent of his passes for 1,750 yards with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. The sophomore also ran for five touchdowns. As a freshman, Herbert completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,936 yards with 19 touchdowns and four interceptions.

    Herbert displays good size and a strong arm with the ability to loft in touch passes. He can drop in passes with nice ball placement that leads his receivers and beats quality coverage with the location of his passes. Given his height and size, Herbert can comfortably stand tall in the pocket and demonstrate the patience to let routes develop. Along with his arm talent, Herbert is a quality athlete who has the ability to pick up yards on the ground.

    For the NFL, Herbert needs to improve in his field vision and at working through his progressions. His college offense often has him throwing to his first target or only focusing on one side of the field. Still, there is no doubt that Herbert has the skill set to start on Sundays and possesses plenty of upside to develop.


  3. Tua Tagovailoa*, QB, Alabama
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 217. Hand: 10.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2020): Top-10.

    4/21/20: Tagovailoa has received positive medical reports about his injured hip, but because of COVID-19, he wasn't able to work out for NFL teams before the 2020 NFL Draft. He posted videos of him being unrestricted throwing passes and moving around well. All signs reportedly show that he is rehabbing well from his hip injury.

    Disaster struck for Tagovailoa and Alabama when he went out for the season due to a dislocated hip suffered against Mississippi State. His injury is rare and not common in football, but the medical prognosis was that Tagovailoa will make a full recovery and resume football activities in 2020.

    Earlier in the 2019 season, Tagovailoa suffered a high ankle sprain against Tennessee and had surgery the day after the injury. Given the hip injury on top of the others injuries he had over his career, there will be major medical and durability concerns for Tagovailoa in the leadup to the 2020 NFL Draft.

    In 2019, Tagovailoa completed 71 percent of his passes for 2,840 yards with 33 touchdowns and three interceptions. He had two rushing touchdowns as well. Tagovailoa was superb, doing a tremendous job of getting the ball in the hands of his play-makers and making good decisions with impeccable ball security. All season, he threw the ball accurately, showing good field vision, anticipation and patience. He is an aggressive passer who challenges defenses downfield while throwing an accurate deep ball.

    8/15/19: Tagovailoa has a quality arm that can make any throw required in the NFL. After his heroic effort to win the 2017 season's National Championship for Alabama, Tagovailoa was even better as a sophomore, completing 69 percent of his passes for 3,966 yards with 43 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also is a good athlete with some running ability, notching five rushing touchdowns in 2018. His mobility and athleticism allow him to buy time and escape sacks. There are also times that Tagovailoa shows an ability to scramble and make throws off platform to move the chains. Tagovailoa looks like a future NFL starter and probably will be a team's young franchise quarterback come training camp of 2020.

    Tagovailoa is an aggressive passer who doesn't hesitate to challenge defenses downfield. He throws a very good deep ball, showing a quality arm and an ability to place his passes well downfield. He may not have an elite cannon, but his arm looks good enough. In the pocket, Tagovailoa shows patience and doesn't panic when his first read is covered. With presence and feel, Tagovailoa has the ability to function in a vertical passing offense.

    Tagovailoa is a steady passer who generally has good accuracy. He does well for the most part on his short and intermediate passes to hit receivers on the run on slants and crossing routes.

    Tagovailoa has some things he can seek to improve, and he definitely has upside to develop as he gains more experience in only his second season as a starter. There are plays on which he could pull the trigger a little faster and anticipate his receivers breaking open rather than waiting an extra second. In the NFL, he won't have as much time to throw as he does at Alabama. His footwork and mechanics could use some development, but he has a very good starting point for a quarterback entering the NFL. Tagovailoa is also left-handed, and his pro receivers will need time to adjust to him as the vast majority are used to a right-handed quarterbacks. Additionally, his offensive line is going to need a very good right tackle because he will be the blind-side protector for Tagovailoa.


  4. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 224. Arm: 33.13. Hand: 10.63.
    40 Time: 4.65. Projected Round (2020): 1-3.

    4/21/20: Love had a good workout on the field at the combine, showing his arm strength and athletic ability. Team sources voted him the most overrated prospect for the 2020 NFL Draft, so he may slide lower than where they hype suggests. In 2019, Love completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,402 yards with 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He had some buzz about being a pro prospect coming off his 2018 season, when he completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,567 yards with 32 touchdowns and six interceptions.

    Love has some good tools to work with as a pro prospect. He has a strong arm and can fire some lasers downfield and to the sideline. He also shows the ability to put air under the ball and throw touch passes. Lofting in passes between defenders and throwing receivers open can be tough for strong-armed quarterbacks as they can become too reliant on fast balls. Love does not have that issue. His pocket presence is developed, and he has some mobility to move around as well.

    However, Love still has a lot to work on, with his field vision being painfully bad. He consistently locks his eyes on his primary read and does not move them away. He stares down targets and does not look off defenders. Love must start reading the field, working through his progressions, and making better decisions. Team sources felt that Love should have returned for his senior year to improve before going to the NFL, but he declared for the 2020 NFL Draft. One team source said they had a fourth-/fifth-round grade on Love. A few other teams said they had Love graded in the mid-rounds, but the team that likes him enough to draft him could do it in the early rounds because he has a starting skill set.




  5. Jacob Eason*, QB, Washington
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 227. Hand: 9.5.
    40 Time: 4.90. Projected Round (2020): 2-3.

    4/21/20: At the combine, Eason threw the ball well, showing off his big arm. He completed 64 percent of his passes in 2019 for 3,132 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Eason has a powerful arm that can make all the throws and stretch a defense vertically. He can throw fastballs into tight windows that beat good coverage. Eason has quality field vision to work through progressions and stands tall in the pocket. He is accurate in the short to intermediate part of the field and is able to make some beautiful throws downfield.

    With his limited experience, Eason is a bit raw and needs to show some growth in instincts. As a passer, he has some things to work on, including putting more air under the ball on some passes and throwing a softer, more catchable ball. That is a common issue with big-armed quarterbacks. He also needs to work on climbing the pocket given his bad habit of drifting backward. While Eason is not a running threat, he can move around some and his size makes him tough to get down. Eason is inconsistent and needs development. He should have returned to Washington for 2020, but he decided to enter the 2020 NFL Draft. The consensus view is Eason will be drafted on the second day of the 2020 NFL Draft.

    8/15/19: Eason sat out the 2018 season after transferring out of Georgia. He was injured in the 2017 season opener for Georgia, and Jake Fromm remained the starter for the rest of the season. The Bulldogs didn't want to change their winning formula once Eason was healthy, keeping Eason as the backup. After the 2017 season, Eason transferred to Washington.

    I know some scouts who are high on Eason, so he definitely would have received serious consideration if he had entered the 2019 NFL Draft, for which he was eligible. Eason has excellent size and a quality arm with pocket-passing potential. At Georgia, he got good experience working in an offense under a respected coordinator with Jim Chaney that correlates more to the NFL than the vast majority of college offenses being used. Kirby Smart said one of the sad parts about Eason leaving Georgia was that his growth under Chaney wasn't seen nationally. Eason completed 55 percent of his passes in 2016 for 2,430 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.


  6. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 219. Hand: 8.88.
    40 Time: 4.90. Projected Round (2020): 2-3.

    4/21/20: Fromm completed 60 percent of his passes in 2019 for 2,860 yards with 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. He made some clutch throws to lead Georgia to a tough win over Notre Dame, but had four turnovers in a loss to South Carolina. Fromm bounced back to lead the Bulldogs to a win over Florida, being superb on third down. However, he struggled after playing Florida, putting together ugly games with pass-completion rates of less than 50 percent against Missouri, Auburn, Texas A&M and LSU.

    Fromm is a generally accurate quarterback who makes good decisions and is an efficient game manager. He is a gritty signal-caller who seems to play at his best in crunch time. However, he does not have an early-round skill set for the NFL, with his arm strength being average at best and he won't be a running threat in the pros. Fromm may not have a starter's skill set, but he has great intangibles and is a winner, so a team could easily fall in love and draft him higher than where his physical talent dictates he should go.

    8/15/19: Fromm completed 67 percent of his passes in 2018 for 2,749 yards with 30 touchdowns and six interceptions. Because of an injury, Fromm was pressed into the starting lineup as a freshman in 2017, but he led Georgia all the way to the National Championship that season. Fromm was an excellent game-manager, making some clutch throws while protecting the football to allow his potent rushing attack and superb defense to control games. On the year, Fromm completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 2,615 yards with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

    There is a lot to like about Fromm translating to the NFL. The important trait for any quarterback is accuracy, which Fromm has. He places his ball well, putting it in position for his receiver to make catches while avoiding putting the ball in danger. Fromm is a good decisiom-maker who protects the ball well and doesn't get careless or panic. He is a dangerous play-action passer who can come through with some clutch throws in crunch time.

    Fromm is a confident, calm, poised, and efficient pocket passer. He stands tall in the pocket and is a consistent passer, distributing the ball to all levels of the defense. He shows good timing and precision to hit his receivers through windows in coverage while leading them to produce more yards after the catch. His calm and poised approach lends to him showing field vision in the pocket, as he will move his eyes and work off his primary read. For a young quarterback, Fromm had impressive field vision at the start of his time at Georgia. While he doesn't have a cannon, Fromm will challenge defenses vertically and isn't afraid to go downfield. With his rhythm and pocket passing, Fromm would be a good fit in a west coast offense.


  7. Jalen Hurts*, QB, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 222. Arm: 31.88. Hand: 9.5.
    40 Time: 4.59. Projected Round (2020): 2-4.

    4/21/20: Hurts put together a good workout at the combine, showing a quality arm, speed and athleticism. He completed 70 percent of his passes in 2019 for 3,851 yards with 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

    Some team sources see Hurts as a late-round pick, while others think Hurts is a mid-rounder. ESPN and other media outlets hyped Hurts all season, but in speaking to some sources, they feel Hurts struggles to read defenses, too often after one read he looks to run, is not that accurate, and is not a dynamic runner for the NFL. They feel Hurts is tough and a winner, so they could see a team taking him in the mid-rounds if a team really likes him and wants to work with him as a backup quarterback who might be able to contribute, somewhat like Taysom Hill in New Orleans. Some feel Hurts should move to fullback for the NFL, but Hurts has refused to work out at any position but quarterback. His struggles to see the field were given further proof at the Senior Bowl.

    8/15/19: Hurts had a lot of success at Alabama, helping the program to some huge wins during his career with the team, but he really struggled as a pocket passer, which led to him becoming a backup. In 2018 as a backup, Hurts completed 73 percent of his passes for 765 yards with eight touchdowns and two interceptions. In 2017, he completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,081 yards with 17 touchdowns an interception. As a freshman, Hurts completed 63 percent of his passes for 2,780 yards with 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions.




  8. James Morgan, QB, Florida International
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 229. Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.89. Projected Round (2020): 3-5.

    4/21/20: In 2019, Morgan connected on 58 percent of his passes for 2,560 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has a buzz in the scouting community, so going in the mid-rounds is possible. Morgan has quality size, a strong arm, and is adept at avoiding turnovers, throwing only 12 interceptions over the past two seasons.

    Morgan had a strong week of practice at the East-West Shrine and was better than a number of the quarterbacks at the Senior Bowl. He followed that up with a good combine performance that showed off his arm strength and athleticism, plus interviewed well with teams.

    8/15/19: In 2018, Morgan completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,727 yards with 26 touchdowns and seven interceptions. It was a huge improvement over his 2017 and 2016 seasons. Morgan made NFL teams' preseason watch lists for 2019.


  9. Jake Luton, QB, Oregon State
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 224. Hand: 10.38.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.89. Projected Round (2020): 3-5.

    4/21/20: Luton has enjoyed a late rise with teams over the past few weeks. Once coaches got involved and started watching the tape, Luton became a hot player around the league. Multiple team sources have told me that Luton is a sleeper quarterback who they are considering on the third day of the 2020 NFL Draft and maybe even the mid-rounds.

    Luton threw the ball well as a senior, completing 62 percent of his passes for 2,714 yards with 28 touchdowns and three interceptions. It was a big improvement over his junior year, when he completed 63 percent of his passes for 1,660 yards with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions.


  10. Nick Tiano, QB, Chattanooga
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 240.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.75. Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

    4/21/20: There has been a buzz in the scouting community about Tiano. While his stats don't blow evaluators away, they do like his skill set as he is a big quarterback with arm talent. In 2019, he completed 53 percent of his passes for 2,242 yards with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He completed 62 percent of his passes in 2018 for 2,674 yards and 15 touchdowns. Tiano has put himself in contention for Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft with mid-round potential.




  11. Steven Montez, QB, Colorado
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 231. Arm: 32.38. Hand: 9.38.
    40 Time: 4.58. Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

    4/21/20: Some team sources felt Montez had a chance to develop into a special quarterback prospect as he has a good skill set with size and a strong arm, but they think something is missing with Montez, who was too streaky and inconsistent during his collegiate career. Montez also did not blow evaluators away at the Senior Bowl, but he did work out well at the combine, showing a quality arm and running faster than expected.

    Montez had an ugly first half against Nebraska, getting shut out for two and half quarters. He then caught fire to lead a massive comeback and beat the Cornhuskers 34-31 in overtime. Following that win, Montez led a tough road victory over Arizona State and had ugly games against Oregon and Washington State.

    Montez has terrible footwork that hurts his accuracy, bad decision-making, and is vulnerable to losing his composure. In 2019, he completed 63 percent of his passes this season for 2,808 yards with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

    8/15/19: Montez has good size to him and flashes at times, but NFL sources said he is all over the place and needs improvement. As a junior, he completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,849 yards with 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions. In 2017, he completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,975 yards with 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Montez needs to improve his accuracy and consistency.


  12. Nate Stanley, QB, Iowa
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 235. Hand: 10.
    40 Time: 4.79. Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

    4/21/20: Stanley completed 59 percent of his passes in 2019 for 2,951 yards with 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He looks more like a backup quarterback for the NFL.

    8/15/19: Stanley completed 59 percent of his passes in 2018 for 2,852 yards with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has good size and experience in a pro-style system, but he needs work on his consistency. Stanley was wise to return for his senior year. As a sophomore in 2017, Stanley completed 56 percent of his passes for 2,437 yards with 26 touchdowns and six interceptions.


  13. Anthony Gordon, QB, Washington State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 205. Arm: 31.38. Hand: 9.5.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.90. Projected Round (2020): 5-7.

    4/21/20: Gordon was another productive college quarterback under passing genius Mike Leach. Gordon replaced Gardner Minshew as the starter for 2019, completing 72 percent of his passes for 5,579 yards with 48 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. At the Senior Bowl, Gordon showed that he has arm limitations for the next level and is more of a late-round- or undrafted free agent-caliber player.




  14. Khalil Tate, QB, Arizona
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49. Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/21/20: Tate helped himself over the fall and earned draft-able grades from area scouts, but did not participate in the combine. Team sources say Tate has a good skill set with a strong arm, mobility and athleticism, plus is a fast runner. Tate completed 60 percent of his passes in 2019 for 1,954 yards with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He ran for 413 yards and three touchdowns as well.

    In 2018, Tate completed 56 percent of his passes for 2,530 yards with 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions. As a sophomore, he ran for 1,411 yards with 12 touchdowns while completing 62 percent of his passes for 1,591 yards with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

    There are a number of issues that push Tate into being more of a third-day pick. Sources say he has issues with accuracy, seeing the field, is shorter than they like, and could struggle with mastering a NFL playbook. He has minor character and makeup concerns as well, but teams feel Hill has some unique qualities that could get him drafted on Day 3 during the 2020 NFL Draft.


  15. Cole McDonald, QB, Hawaii
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 215. Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.54. Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/21/20: McDonald had a quality combine performance that displayed his decent athleticism and an arm to compete at the next level. As a senior, he completed 64 percent of his passes for 4,135 yards with 33 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. In 2018, McDonald completed 59 percent of his passes for 3,875 yards with 36 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.


  16. Mason Fine, QB, North Texas
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 190.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.60. Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/21/20: Sources say Fine could have a shot at being a Case Keenum-type quarterback. Fine completed 62 percent of his passes in 2019 for 3,088 yards with 29 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He had a solid week at the East-West Shrine and illustrated that he could compete despite his lack of height.

    8/15/19: Fine completed 65 percent of his passes in 2018 for 3,793 yards with 27 touchdowns and five interceptions. In 2017, he completed 63 percent of his passes for 4,052 yards with 31 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Fine made NFL teams' preseason watch lists.




  17. Jacob Knipp, QB, Northern Colorado
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 218.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

    4/21/20: In 2019, Knipp completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,869 yards with 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

    8/15/19: Knipp made NFL teams' preseason watch lists of players with first- through fourth-round potential for the 2020 NFL Draft even though he only played in three games in 2018 before an injury ended his year early. He played in 4.5 games in 2017 before the injury ended his season, but he had thrown for 1,352 yards and nine touchdowns while completing 63 percent of his passes before going down. Knipp had another season-ending injury in 2016 - in the second game. The advance scouts must see a lot of potential in Knipp, because players with three straight years of season-ending injuries that occur early in the year rarely ever make watch lists.


  18. Shea Patterson, QB, Michigan
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 212. Arm: 29.38. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.67. Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

    4/21/20: Patterson completed 57 percent of his passes in 2019 for 3,061 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He hasn't developed enough as a pocket passer to be an early-round prospect.

    Patterson is a streaky quarterback. He can make some accurate throws when he is in rhythm and can use his legs to make some things happen. Patterson revealed some bad habits against Penn State. There were plays where he had a clean pocket, but Patterson would get frantic and rattled by a rush that wasn't there. There was one play where he made a jump pass when he had a clean pocket and it would have been an easy completion if he had just thrown the check down with his feet set. On the next play, Patterson threw a terrible pass right to a defender on an attempted screen.

    Patterson's field vision and composure need a lot of work, as he often gets flustered when his first read is covered. Patterson has a skill set with a quality arm and mobility, but he looks like a third-day prospect at best who should be a third-string developmental backup to see if he can improve enough to be considered a backup. He has a long way to go, and that could be seen in Mobile, where he really struggled at the Senior Bowl.

    8/15/19: Patterson connected on 65 percent of his passes in 2018 for 2,600 yards with 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. At times, he really struggled with accuracy and throwing from the pocket, but his ability to run with the ball helped set up some good throwing looks.

    Patterson transferred to Michigan after starting out his collegiate career at Ole Miss. In a tumultuous 2017 for the Rebels, Patterson completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,259 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions before a season-ending knee injury. Patterson (6-2, 203) completed 55 percent of his passes for 880 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions in his three games of 2016.


  19. Brian Lewerke, QB, Michigan State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 213. Hand: 10.63.
    40 Time: 4.95. Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

    4/21/20: Lewerke completed 59 percent of his passes in 2019 for 3,079 yards with 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He looks like a backup-caliber quarterback for the NFL.

    8/15/19: Lewerke has flashed at times during his collegiate career but has not been consistently productive. As a junior, he completed 54 percent of his passes for 2,040 yards with eight touchdowns and 11 interceptions. In 2017, Lewerke completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,580 yards with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He needs to display improved accuracy in 2019.


  20. Riley Neal, QB, Vanderbilt
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 225.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

    4/21/20: In 2019, Neal completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,585 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions. He missed some game action with a concussion.

    8/15/19: The transfer from Ball State made NFL teams' preseason watch lists for 2019, and the big quarterback will face the challenge of the NFL's version of Triple A with SEC conference play. In his final season at Ball State, Neal completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,917 yards with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions.




  21. Deondre Francois, QB, Hampton
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.68. Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

    4/21/20: Francois completed 59 percent of his passes in 2019 for 2,362 yards with 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

    8/15/19: For the Florida State Seminoles in 2018, Francois completed 57 percent of his passes for 2,731 yards with 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He is a strong-armed quarterback, but had some struggles last season and needs to improve his accuracy. A lot of it wasn't his fault as his offensive line was bad and his supporting cast did not give him a lot of help.

    Francois battled hard against Alabama in the 2017 season opener, completing 19-of-33 passes for 210 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. In that contest unfortunately, Francois suffered a season-ending patellar-tendon injury, which required surgery. Francois has an early-round skill set, but he needs to stay healthy and develop as a pocket passer.

    Francois showed a powerful arm and an athletic skill set in his debut for Florida State in 2016. The redshirt freshman completed 59 percent of his passes for 3,350 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions.


  22. Ryan Willis, QB, Virginia Tech
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.80. Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

    4/21/20: Willis is another sleeper quarterback who could get drafted on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft. As a junior, he completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,716 yards with 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions before Virginia Tech went to a running quarterback during Willis senior season. Willis has quality size and could compete to be a third-string quarterback in training camp.


  23. Kelly Bryant, QB, Missouri
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 229. Hand: 9.5.
    40 Time: 4.69. Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

    4/21/20: In 2019, Bryant completed 62 percent of his passes for 2,215 yards with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. He missed some action with an injury.

    8/15/19: At one time, Deshaun Watson said that Bryant would end up being a better quarterback than him, but Bryant never lived up to that status at Clemson. Bryant completed 67 percent of his passes in 2018 for 461 yards with two touchdowns and one interception before getting placed on the bench when freshman Trevor Lawrence claimed the starting job. Bryant decided to transfer from Clemson after the benching. Bryant has issues as a pocket passer and needs to show huge improvement to be an early-round prospect for the NFL.

    Early in the 2017 season, Bryant flashed some potential for Clemson, but then he struggled as a pocket passer for a lot of the year. He completed 67 percent of his passes on the season for 2,678 yards with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. He did a lot of damage with his legs, running for 665 yards and 11 scores on the ground.


  24. Case Cookus, QB, Northern Arizona
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 235.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

    4/21/20: Cookus completed 60 percent of his passes in 2019 for 4,114 yards with 31 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

    8/15/19: Cookus made NFL teams' preseason watch lists for 2019 despite two seasons cut short by injury. He only played in two games in 2018, but in 2017, he completed 58 percent of his passes for 3,413 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. In his freshman year, Cookus completed 69 percent of his passes for 3,117 yards with 37 touchdowns and five interceptions.


2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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