Quarterbacks

The were 9 QBs selected in the 2022 draft, as follows:

 

Round 1 - 1

Round 2 - 0

Round 3 - 3

Round 4 - 1

Round 5 - 1

Round 6 - 0

Round 7 - 3

The 2022 QB draft class was very lacking at the position. In a draft that was expected to yield four or even five Round 1- 2 QBs, it failed to live up to said billing. The three QBs taken in Round 7 will struggle to land on their respective squads. 

The 2023 draft class will be much stronger, in terms of how many QBs come off the board, and when. Young and Stroud highlight the class very early on, but there's a strong mix of talent and experience to follow. 

1) C.J. Stroud | 6'2 | 215 | QB | Ohio State

2021 - 3,862 passing yards with a  completion rate of 70.9%. 32 TDs vs. 9 INTs

9/3 - Notre Dame - Stroud had a few shaky moments, but was very solid overall. He went 24 for 34 with 223 yards, 2 TDs. He threw some nice tough passes, took what the defense gave him, leveraged Emeka Egbuka.

9/23 - Wisconsin - Stroud was in complete control for this entire contest. He went 17 for 27 with 281 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT. He did an excellent job of piking apart what is usually a very tricky defense. He showed off good arm strength and ball placement. He didn't spread the ball around much, but he didn't need to do so. 

10/8 - Michigan State - Aside from Stroud's errant INT early on, he was very good. He went 21 for 26 with 361 yards, 6 TDs, 1 INT. He threw the ball with zip and touch, spread it all over the place. 

2) Bryce Young | 6'0 | 200 | QB | Alabama

2021 - 4,322 passing yards with a  completion rate at 68%. 43 TDs vs. 4 INTs

9/10 - Texas - Young had a very lopsided game today. He went 27 for 39 with 213 yards, 1 TD. Early on, all he did was hit short passes, often was rattled in the pocket. He used his legs well at times, but wasn't consistent feeling pressure. Then, when the game was on the line late, he took over and looked like a franchise QB, marching his team down the filed for the win. 

10/1 - Arkansas - Up until his injury, Young was having a decent game. He went 7 for 13 with 173 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. While I never like to rub salt in a wound, the injury he sustained was his fault, as he didn't throw the ball away as he should've. 

10/8 - Texas A&M - DNP

3) Hendon Hooker | 6'4 | 218 | QB | Tennessee

2021 - 2,945 passing yards with a  completion rate of 68.2%. 31 TDs vs. 3 INTs

9/10 - Pittsburgh - Hooker had a very good showing. Against a very good defensive front, he held strong. He went 27 for 42 with 325 yards, 2 TDs. He also ran the ball 15 times for 27 yards. He was smart with his decisions, made a number of good throws.  

9/24 - Florida - Hooker had a great game. He went 22 for 28 with 349 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs. He also had 13 runs for 112 yards, 1 TD. He was in total command throughout this contest, consistently drove his offense against a good defense. He throws were accurate and sharp, and his legs  made him a dangerous dual threat.

10/8 - LSU - Hooker was great. He went 17 for 27 with 239 yards, 2 TDs. While he was off on a few passes, there were also some drops. As a whole, he shredded a good defense without the use of his star WR, Tillman. He also used his legs, had 10 carries for 56 yards, took what the defense availed to him. 

11/12 - Missouri - Hooker was fantastic. He went 25 for 35 with 355 yards, 3 TDs. He placed the ball well and made good decisions with both his arm and legs. He ran as needed, and tore up a good opposing defense when doing so. He had 8 carries for 50 yards, 1 TD. 

11/19 - South Carolina - Hooker looked off today. He went 25 for 42 with 247 yards, 3 TDs. While his stat line reads just fine, he missed on a number of his passes, ones he usually connects on. 

4) Will Levis | 6'3 | 232 | QB | Kentucky

2021 - 2,593 passing yards with a  completion rate of 66.5%. 23 TDs vs. 12 INTs

9/10 - Florida - By all accounts, Levis had a very solid game. Going 13 for 24 with 202 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT aren't numbers to make one gush. However, he played with toughness and resiliency all game, held strong against a vicious defense. Aside from some accuracy issues, he showed nice ball placement a number of times, took what the defense gave him.  

10/1 - Ole Miss - Levis had a solid outing overall, but had some issues. He went 18 for 24 with 220 yards, 2 TDs, generally displaying good ball accuracy and game management. He did have one play in particular where he took a sack vs. throwing the ball away, a problem we've seen a lot this year with QBs. He spread the ball around, but had to opt for short-range passes, wasn't able to push the ball long with any consistency. He showed limitations using his legs, as he was credited with 9 runs for a total of -19 yards. 

5) Anthony Richardson | 6'3 | 230 | QB | Florida

2021 - 529 passing yards with a  completion rate of 59.4%. 6 TDs vs. 5 INTs

9/3 - Utah - Richardson operated like a seasoned pro. He went 17 for 24 with 168 yards. He also carried the ball 11 times for 106 yards, notching 3 TDs. As a passer, he showed off a cannon for an arm. As a runner, he was very fast and elusive. 

9/10 - Kentucky - Richardson struggled mightily. Aside from showing off a cannon of an arm, his accuracy was an issue the entire game. He went 14 for 35 with 143 yards, 2 INTs. While he hate to ever put a win or loss on one player, he's the reason Florida lost this game. 

9/24 - Tennessee - Richardson had a good game. He went 24 for 44 with 453 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT. While he did have his bouts of inaccuracies at times, he drove the ball down the field well and kept his team in the game. He also carried the ball 17 times for 62 yards, showing versatility. 

10/8 - Missouri - Richardson had a very meh game, as he went 8 for 14 with 66 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. He used his legs well, but did little else, as it was clear his coaches didn't trust his passing game. 

6) Spencer Rattler | 6'1 | 210 | QB | South Carolina

2021 - 1,483 passing yards with a  completion rate of 74.9%. 11 TDs vs. 5 INTs

9/10 - Arkansas - Amid facing a very solid defense, Rattler had a game where he was a bit all over the place. He went 24 for 39 with 377 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. On the plus side, he displayed a cannon for an arm, was easily able to zip the ball 30 yards on a rope without seemingly trying. He also showed that he can break the pocket and avail himself time with his legs. The kids' an athlete, a confident one at that. On the flip side, he held the ball too long at times and struggled to locate open targets through his often lacking progressions. While his legs are good, he took 6 sacks in this contest, most of which were unarguable on him. 

10/8 - Kentucky - Credit to Rattler for pulling out a huge win, but this game exploited some weaknesses he has, things he must work through. He went 14 for 19 with 177 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. On the plus side, he threw the ball with zip, showed good mobility with his legs. He generally took care of the ball and didn't render his team into bad predicaments. On the down side, he broke the pocket early too often, and simply didn't seem to have control of the offense. He was relegated to short passes where YAC accounted for most of the production. 

11/19 - Tennessee - Rattler looked fantastic tonight, as this was easily his best game of the season. He went 30 for 37 with 438 yards, 6 TDs. He made excellent decisions with the ball, and threw well at all levels of the field. 

7) Cameron Ward | 6'2 | 223 | QB | Washington State

2021 - 4,648 passing yards with a  completion rate of 65.1%. 47 TDs vs. 10 INTs

9/10 - Wisconsin - Ward had an up and down game. He faced a tough defense and made some good decisions at times given as much. However, he also looked rattled a number of times and had times of struggle. He went 17 for 28 with 200 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs. The talent was obvious, but he looks like he needs more time. 

10/8 - USC - Ward had an up and down night. He went 19 for 32 with 172 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT. His accuracy was off at times, but more notably was his lack of poise in the pocket, struggled at sensing pressure and responding accordingly. He flashed athleticism and looked great at times, just lacked consistency. 

8) Jaren Hall | 6'1 | 205 | QB | BYU

2021 - 2,583 passing yards with a  completion rate of 63.9%. 20 TDs vs. 5 INTs

9/10 - Baylor - Hall had a decent game. He went 23 for 39 with 261 yards, 1 TD. While he faced a stout defense and was rattled at times, impacting his accuracy, he held strong and generally made good choices. His sole TD pass was a dime, a ball placed quite well. 

9/17 - Oregon - Hall had a very solid game. He went 29 for 41 with 305 yards, 2 TDs. He ran his offense well, especially given the defense he faced. He showed off nice ball placement, and used his legs when he had to do so. 

10/8 - Notre Dame - Hall had a very down game. He went 9 for 17 with 120 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT. He was rattled often, couldn't get anything going.  

9) Tyler Van Dyke | 6'3 | 220 | QB | Miami

2021 - 2,931 passing yards with a  completion rate of 62.3%. 25 TDs vs. 6 INTs

9/17 - Texas A&M - Van Dyke had a decent game, but certainly didn't look like the Round-1 prospect he's supposed to be. He went 21 for 41 with 217 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs. While he didn't get great help from his WRs at times, he still struggled with accuracy and certainly couldn't push the ball downfield with any consistency. 

10) Will Rogers | 6'2 | 205 | QB | Mississippi State

2021 - 4,449 passing yards (2nd in FBS) with a completion rate of 75.1% (best in FBS). 35 TDs vs. 8 INTs

9/3 - Memphis - Rogers had a very good night. He went 38 for 49 with 450 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT. He did miss a few easy shots, but he was otherwise on point. He spread the ball all over the place, exploiting holes in the defense. 

9/10 - Arizona - Rogers had another good game, shredded the Wildcat defense. He went 39 for 49 with 313 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT. He routinely found the open man, ran his offense very well. 

9/17 - LSU - Rogers had an up and down game. He went 24 for 42 with 214 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. While he made some real good reads and passes alike, he often got rattled by an imposing defense and couldn't push the ball downfield. The pressure was legit, but he took a couple sacks that he shouldn't have.

11) Bo Nix | 6'3 | 214 | QB | Oregon

2021 - 2,294 passing yards with a  completion rate of 61%. 11 TDs vs. 3 INTs

9/1 - Georgia - Nix had a tough night. While the 2 INTs weren't great, UGA didn't give him much to work with. He was limited to quick plays, as airing the ball out wasn't in the cards. 

9/17 - BYU - Nix put together a nice showing. He went 13 for 18 with 222 yards, 2 TDs. There wasn't a lot asked of him, but he ran his offense well and secured the win. He was very good with his legs, ran the ball 9 times for 35 yards, 3 TDs. He showed good dual-threat capabilities. 

12) Cameron Rising | 6'2 | 220 | QB | Utah

2021 - 2,493 passing yards with a  completion rate of 63.8%. 20 TDs vs. 5 INTs

9/3 - Florida - Rising had a good night. He went 22 for 33 with 216 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. He also scrambled 7 times for 91 yards. Yes, the game-ending INT hurts, but he was otherwise composed, placed the game on his shoulders many times. Given the environment, he held up very well. 

10/8 - UCLA - Rising had a solid outing. He went 23 for 32 with 287 yards, 1 INT. Outside of the INT, he was accurate throwing the ball, but overwhelming reliant on his TE Kincaid. He used his legs well, had 13 carries for 59 yards, 2 TDs.

13) D.J. Uiagalelei  | 6'4 | 250 | QB | Clemson

2021 - 2,246 passing yards with a  completion rate of 55.6%. 9 TDs vs. 10 INTs

9/24 - Wake Forest - Uiagalelei had a very good game. He went 26 for 41 with 371 yards, 5 TDs. He showed off some good poise, really zipped the ball when he needed to do so. he used his legs well, had 14 carries for 52 yards. 

10/1 - NC State - Uiagalelei had a good outing. He went 21 for 30 with 209 yards, 1 TD. He also had 14 runs for 73 yards. He made good decisions with the ball, was a consistent force for his offense. 

10/8 - Boston College - Uiagalelei had a good game. He went 18 for 31 with 220 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT. He also had 12 carries for 69 yards. While he was off on a few passes, he looked great on some others. He took what the defense gave him, made much better reads than he did last year. He used his legs smartly, for the most part. 

14) KJ Jefferson | 6'3 | 242 | QB | Arkansas

2021 - 2,676 passing yards with a  completion rate of 67.3%. 21 TDs vs. 4 INTs

9/10 - South Carolina - Jefferson played a great game. He went 18 for 21 with 162 yards, 1 TD. While his stats, other than his completion %, may not pop out, he managed the game very well. He made great choices as a passer, and was great with his legs. He ran 19 times for 67 yards. 

10/1 - Alabama - As anticipated, Jefferson had some struggles today. He went 13 for 24 with 155 yards, 1 TD. He also ran the ball 17 times for 38 yards. While he was able to exploit a soft zone a few times, he was limited to underneath options. 

15) Grayson McCall | 6'3 | 200 | QB | Coastal Carolina

2021 - 2,873 passing yards with a  completion rate of 73%. 27 TDs vs. 3 INTs

16) Sam Hartman | 6'1 | 208 | QB | Wake Forest

2021 - 3,924 passing yards with a  completion rate of 58.8%. 36 TDs vs. 14 INTs

9/24 - Clemson - Hartman had himself a good game. He went 20 for 29 with 337 yards, 6 TDs. He made very good decisions with the ball, managed his offense very well. Clemson has a great defense, yet Hartman stood up very well to it. 

17) Kedon Slovis | 6'3 | 215 | QB | Pittsburgh

2021 - 2,153 passing yards with a  completion rate of 65%. 11 TDs vs. 8 INTs

9/1 - West Virginia - Slovis went 16 for 24 with 308 yards, 2 TDs. He had a very up and down game. He read the defense well at times and made some good throws. However, he took on pressure and didn't show consistent poise in the pocket. His arm didn't show much pop, as many of his balls seemed to take some time getting to his targets. As a whole, he looked like back-up material in terms of next level talent. All said, this was a tough game and he did fight well through adversity to notch the win. 

9/10 - Tennessee - Up to the point where he got knocked out of the game, Slovis showed off some good poise and toughness. He went 14 for 24 with 195 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. While he was shaky a few times and made a couple bad decisions, he showed far more good than not. 

18) Tanner McKee | 6'5 | 228 | QB | Stanford

2021 - 2,327 passing yards with a  completion rate of 65.4%. 15 TDs vs. 7 INTs

9/10 - USC - McKee looked very average in this lopsided game. He went 20 for 35 with 220 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs. He seldom threw anything downfield, relied on a short game to move the ball threw the air. He did have some good throws, but again was nothing special. 

19) Jake Haener | 6'1 | 195 | QB | Fresno State 

2021 - 3,810 passing yards with a  completion rate of 67.5%. 32 TDs vs. 9 INTs

9/17 - USC - Haener unfortunately got knocked out early. Up to that point, he went 10 for 18 with 107 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. He looked decent given the defense he faced, but wasn't special. 

20) Devin Leary | 6'1 | 212 | QB | North Carolina State

2021 - 3,433 passing yards with a  completion rate of 65.7%. 35 TDs vs. 5 INTs

9/3 - East Carolina - Leary had a very up and down game. He went 17 for 33 with 211 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. While he made some good throws at times, he was off on several others. 

10/1 - Clemson - Leary had an up and down game. He went 28 for 47 with 245 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. His play varied from him being a good game manager one snap, to getting rattled on the next. 

21) Malik Cunningham | 6'1 | 200 | QB | Louisville 

2021 - 2,734 passing yards with a  completion rate of 62%. 18 TDs vs. 6 INTs

9/3 - Syracuse - Cunningham struggled in this one. While credit must be given to the Syracuse defense, Cunningham went 16 for 22 with just 152 yards, 2 INTs. While accurate on short to near passes, he wasn't sharp otherwise. He used his feet well to attempt escape at times, but that was a hit or miss effort for him. 

9/16 - Florida State - Cunningham had a good game, really ran hot in the first half. He went 21 for 34 with 243 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. He also ran the ball 17 times for 127 yards, 2 TDs. He took what the defense gave him, showed off his athleticism. His passes weren't always crisp, but he was hurried a lot.  

22) Phil Jurkovec | 6'5 | 226 | QB | Boston College

2021 - 914 passing yards with a  completion rate of 54.2%. 7 TDs vs. 4 INTs

9/24 - Florida State - Against a vaunted defense, Jurkovec really struggled. He went 15 for 23 with just 105 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs. He often looked rattled and  very marginal talent-wise. 

23) Michael Pratt | 6'2 | 210 | QB | Tulane

2021 - 2,381 passing yards with a  completion rate of 57.6%. 21 TDs vs. 8 INTs

24) Spencer Sanders | 6'1 | 210 | QB | Oklahoma State

2021 - 2,839 passing yards with a  completion rate of 62.1%. 20 TDs vs. 12 INTs

9/1 - Central Michigan - Sanders had a very good if not excellent game. He went 28 for 41 with 406 yards, 4 TDs. He also rushed for 57 yards, TDs. Aside from a couple of somewhat shaky series, he was very accurate, throwing the ball with good zip. He also showed touch on some long balls, placing the ball very well. He used his feet well, and was a threat when doing so. 

9/10 - Arizona State - Sanders had a solid night, showed off some good capabilities. He went 21 for 38 with 268 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT. 

25) Brennan Armstrong | 6'2 | 215 | QB | Virginia

2021 - 4,444 passing yards with a  completion rate of 65.3%. 31 TDs vs. 10 INTs

9/23 - Syracuse - Armstrong looked very average in this one. He went just 19 for 38 with 138 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. His accuracy was questionable throughout this game. 

26) Dillon Gabriel | 6'0 | 186 | QB | Oklahoma

2021 - 814 passing yards with a  completion rate of 68.6%. 9 TDs vs. 3 INTs

9/17 - Nebraska - Gabriel had a nice outing, as he went 16 for 27 with 230 yards, 2 TDs. He also had 6 runs for 55 yards. He didn't wow as a passer and had a few off throws, but generally managed the game well. 

9/24 - Kansas State - OU came up short, but Gabriel really looked good. He went 26 for 39 with 330 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs. He read the defense well and spread the ball around nicely. He used his legs well, had 7 carries for 61 yards. 

27) JT Daniels | 6'3 | 210 | QB | West Virginia

2021 - 722 passing yards with a  completion rate of 72.3%. 7 TDs vs. 3 INTs

9/1 - Pittsburgh - Daniels went 23 for 40 with 214 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT. He made a few clutch throws and managed his offense well, and the INT was a well-thrown ball that went through his WR's hands. His toughness was on display. However, he didn't show much as a passer, as his balls lacked zip and his footwork was less than desired.