1) Joe Burrow | 6'3 | 216 | QB | LSU
9/1 - Texas - It's not hyperbole to say that Burrow had a fantastic game. Playing on the road against Texas is very tough, yet Burrow came away with the win and shredded the Longhorn secondary doing as much. He was 31/39 for 417 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT. He threw some dimes, placing the ball very well into tight coverage as well as showing touch on deep passes. He showed good poise and pocket presence, not letting himself get rattle by the opposing atmosphere or talent he faced. He looked like a Day 2 QB today.
9/21 - Vanderbilt -Burrow had a real good game. He was 25/34 for 398 yards with 6 TDs. While he made good reads and placed the ball well despite a few tosses that were behind his WRs, many of his yards were manufactured. This is no indictment on Burrow's great play, but WR Ja'Marr Chase had 229 yards himself, much of that were YAC. Burrow continues to look like a future NFL starter.
10/5 - Utah State - Burrow looked the part yet again, showing great ball placement and control of the game. He went 27/38 for 344 yards, 5 TDs and 1 INT. Aside from him floating the ball to high on his INT, he was pretty damn impressive as a whole. Burrow getting selected in Round-1 should surprise no one at this point.
11/9 - Alabama - Burrow looked good enough to pass Tua, period. He was near perfect, going 31 for 39 with 393 yards and 3 TDs. He carved up what is supposed to be a great secondary. He was tough as nails, took shots and got right back up.
2) Tua Tagovailoa | 6'1 | 218 | QB | Alabama
9/28 - Ole Miss - Damn this kid is good. It's tough to not rave over his stat line, going 26/26 with 418 yards and 6 TDs. He also rushed for a TD. He displayed pocket presence, anticipation and great accuracy fitting the ball into tight windows. While he overthrew Ruggs an a couple deep passes, his downfield accuracy was otherwise good. With the defense keying on Jeudy, he hooked up with DeVonta Smith 11 times, taking what the secondary gave him.
11/9 - LSU - Tua had a rocky game, going 21/40 for 418 yards with 4 TDs, 1 INT. The stat line is great, but over half his passing yards came from run after the catch plays from his crazy fast WRs. He was often rattled and was hobbled by his ankle injury.
3) Justin Herbert | 6'5 | 233 | QB | Oregon
8/31 - Auburn - Herbert had a game field with pluses and minuses by my account. On the plus side, he was 28/37 for 242 yards with 2 TDs. He didn't throw an picks and operated the short-pass game well. At times, he had some fantastic NFL throws, placing the ball perfectly inside of some tight windows. On the flip side, he didn't push the ball downfield and struggled when under pressure. While he can run, he did so 8 times for a negative`16 yards. He did turn the ball over via a fumble, which was indeed a game changer. He has a lot of work to do in order to solidify himself as the #2 QB, far more to unseat Tua.
9/21 - Stanford - Herbert had a solid yet unspectacular game. While hgis stat line of 19/24 with 259 yards for 3 TDs is certainly good, most of his yardage came from underneath to intermediate routes that progressed after the catch. He didn't push the ball downfield.
11/2 - USC - Herbert had a terrific statement game. Aside for his 1 INT, he was near flawless. He went 21/26 with 225 yards, 3 TDs. He used his legs as needed and just took total control of a game played in a hostile environment. He looked like a top-10 prospect tonight.
4) Jacob Eason | 6'5 | 227 | QB | Washington
9/21 - BYU - Wow. Eason had a great game, going 24/28 for 290 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT. Aside from his INT that he forced within three defenders, his ball placement was excellent throughout this game. Not only did he display great accuracy, he threw the ball with tremendous zip, putting it into tight windows. He showed poise and leadership in this one, looked like an NFL starter.
10/5 - Stanford - Eason had a rough outing, going 16/36 with 206 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. He was off on too many balls, throwing some too hard given the distance from his target. He couldn't catch his rhythm, was rattled often.
5) Jake Fromm | 6'2 | 220 | QB | Georgia
9/21 - Notre Dame - Fromm had a great game. The stat line of 20/26 with just 187 yards and 1 TD isn't eye-popping. However, it didn't need to be. Fromm took care of the ball and made some very good throws. UGA pounded the rock because they could, taken advantage of their massive, great run-blocking O-Line. On a national stage, Fromm showed poise, toughness and the ability to again make throws against a very good secondary (Troy Pride, Alohi Gillman).
6) Jordan Love | 6'3 | 225 | QB | Utah State
8/31 - Wake Forest - Yes, the ratio of 3 TDs to 3 INTs doesn't look good. However, Love was throwing darts the first half, making some very good throws in the process. His delivery was smooth and he effortlessly winged the ball around the field. While some of his throws were of course ill-advised, this kid gushed talent and ability. He was 33/48 with 416 yards.
9/21 - San Diego State - Love went 30/47 for 293 yards with 0 TDs. While this game wasn't bad for Love, he failed to push the ball down the field, relied almost exclusively on hitting short to intermediate options. He had some poorly thrown balls, which again evidenced his issues with accuracy at times. Against a good defense, I'll take his play with a grain of salt. However, he needs to clean up his play overall.
10/5 - LSU - I do love Love's talent. And against LSU you have to take his state line of 15/30, 150 yards and 3 INTs with a grain of salt. That said, some of his great throws, his ability to flow out of the pocket and place the ball downfield can't make you overlook his 3 INTs. This is a QB that continues to make questionable decisions with the ball, making throws he just shouldn't.
7) Jalen Hurts | 6'1 | 219 | QB | Oklahoma
9/1 - Houston - Hurts had an excellent night. His stat line was rather gaudy, going 20/23 for 332 yards with 3 TDs as a passer. He also led his team in rushing, going 16/176 with 3 TDs in that regard. He read the Houston defense well all night and exploited whatever they gave him. He was very accurate throwing while showing off great athleticism as a runner. He looked like a Dya 2 prospect tonight. His lost fumble was his one flaw on the night.
9/14 - UCLA - Hurts had a fantastic game, going 15/20 for 389 yards with 3 TDs as a passer. He showed very good poise and pocket presence, showed good vision in reading the defense. He was dangerous with his legs, going 14/150 with a TD. He took what the defense gave him, ran with decent speed and power.
9/28 - Texas Tech - Hurts had a great game, going 17/24 for 415 yards with 3 TDs, 1 INT. He also rushed for 70 yards. He flashed a great arm and the accuracy to match. He broke the pocket as needed and looked good doing so.
11/9 - Iowa State - This wasn't the best game for Hurts. His stat line reads 18/26 for 273 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT. He threw three balls in the 1st quarter alone that easily could've/should've been intercepted. A lot of his yards are credited to the terrific play of Lamb, a sensational WR.
8) Jamie Newman | 6'4 | 230 | QB | Wake Forest
9) Anthony Gordon | 6'3 | 210 | QB | Washington State
10/19 - Colorado - Gordon had an impressive game. He showed off a live arm and was very good at reading the defense and progressing through coverage. He was a natural thrower that really distributes the ball well. He was 35/51 with 369 yards, 4 TDs/1 INT.
10) Sam Ehlinger | 6'2 | 235 | QB | Texas
9/21 - LSU - Despite the loss, Ehlinger had a good game. He was 30/47 with 401 yards, 4 TDs. He spread the ball around well, hitting all areas of the field. He had 19 carries for 60 yards, but did take 5 sacks in the process.
9/21 - Oklahoma State - Ehlinger had a real solid game, going 20/28 for 281 yards, 4 TDs and 1 INT as a passer. As a runner, he had 10 carries for 70 yards. He made good decisions with the ball and came through as a clutch performer on a number of his snaps as the game drew on.
11) Jake Lutton | 6'6 | 230 | QB | Oregon State
8/31- Oklahoma State - Lutton really impressed me, going 23/42 for 251 yards with 3 TDs. His accuracy was a little off at times, but man did he make some nice throws.
12) Brian Lewerke | 6'2 | 214 | QB | Michigan State
8/31 - Tulsa - Lewerke had a serviceable game, went 21/37 for 192 yards with 1 TD. He had some accuracy issues at times but didn't throw any bad balls, avoided a turnover. He looked like a backup caliber QB in this one.
10/5 - Ohio State - Lewerke performed pretty damn well on a huge state. He went 20/38 with 218 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. He faced what might be the best defense in the nation and still delivered some really good passes. While he was rattled by pressure and didn't make the best reads on replacing the blitzer with an open receiving option, as much could be understood. He ran well when breaking the pocket as needed. He looks like a developmental prospect with something to work with.
13) K.J. Costello | 6'4 | 215 | QB | Stanford
8/31 - Northwestern - Costello was a game manager in this one, going 16/20 for 152 yards and a TD. Northwestern has a good defense, so Costello smartly toom what they gave him. He was knocked out of the game after taking a late hit.
9/21 - Oregon - Costello has yet to turn the corner for me. He went 16/30 with 120 yards, 1 INT. He too often looked and was rattled, did very little to help out his offense.
14) Shea Patterson | 6'2 | 205 | QB | Michigan
15) Brady White | 6'2 | 205 | QB | Memphis
16) Cole McDonald | 6'3 | 205 | QB | Hawaii
17) Nate Stanley | 6'3 | 242 | QB | Iowa
9/14 - Stanley simply didn't impress me. In the first half alone, I counted 5 errant passes to wide open WRs, could-be completions that would have been first down if not big plays.
10/5 - Michigan - Stanley just doesn't impress me.
18) Bryce Perkins | 6'2 | 210 | QB | Virginia
19) Steven Montez | 6'4 | 230 | QB | Colorado
20) Jake Bentley | 6'3 | 220 | QB | South Carolina
8/31 - North Carolina - Bentley had a very meh game, imploded in the 4th quarter with 2 INTs. He went 16/30 for 142 yards and 1 TD.
21) Kelly Bryant | 6'3 | 225 | QB | Missouri
22) Blake Barnett | 6'4 | 217 | QB | South Florida
8/30 - Wisconsin - This was a real tough game for Barnett. He showed decent to good accuracy early on, but I counted 7 balls that were straight drops or catches his teammates should have made. Neither of his 2 INTs were on him, as one was due to a sack, another tipped by his own player. His accuracy started to dwindle as the game went on and he imploded. His coach was constantly on his ass, as it seemed the QB was making bad reads most of the night. As a whole, he looks like he'd be a QB #3 on most NFL squads.
23) Kellen Mond | 6'1 | 217 | QB | Texas A&M
9/28 - Arkansas - I just don't see it with Mond. Arkansas has a good front and does make it hard on opposing QBs, but Mond rarely seems comfortable back there. Yes, he was 23/35 with 251 yards and 3 TDs, 1 INT. But, all his passes were short, doesn't have trust in his eyes or arm to push it downfield.
24) Riley Neal | 6'4 | 215 | QB | Vanderbilt
25) Peyton Ramsey | 6'1 | 210 | QB | Indiana
9/14 - Ohio State - This was a real tough game for Ramsey, as the Buckeye defense swarmed him all game. He went 19/33 with 162 yards, 1 INT. He showed good mechanics and placed the ball well a number of times despite the excellent CB play of the defense.
999) Desmond Ridder | 6'4 | 215 | QB | Cincinnati