QB debate

By | May 23, 2021

In-house QB debate … Yesterday’s post noting Mel Kiper’s initial Top 25 for the 2022 draft gave rise to a rousing debate here on the relative strength of the QB class for next year’s draft. As noted in yesterday’s post, Kiper only had one passer in his top ten, Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler whom he has ranked third overall. And that’s kind of a similar pattern to other early rankings of next year’s draft class, although the individual QB(s) that do show up among overall prospects vary from analyst to analyst. In fact, we made our original observation based at least in part on the notion that there is no Trevor Lawrence type prospect in the 2022 class who is clearly the #1 overall prospect. However, the counter point was made that while there is no clear #1 QB candidate at this time, there is in fact a relatively large number of passers who could be available next spring with the potential to end up with a top ten grade including Rattler, Sam Howell of North Carolina, Liberty’s Malik Willis, Kedon Slovis of Southern Cal, Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder, J.T. Daniels of Georgia and Carson Strong of Nevada among others.