2. QB KJ Costello, Stanford to Mississippi State
Asking for another Joe Burrow is too much, but if the 6-5, 222-pound Costello can stay healthy, he might be the big national breakout star of 2020. No matter who gets the starting quarterback job under Mike Leach will put up massive numbers, and Costello has the skills to be the perfect option.
He would’ve been a great fit at LSU, and he would’ve been an interesting option at Alabama, but Mississippi State got him.
So what’s the problem? He’s not going to be around until the summer, and he has to regain his 2018 form after spending last year hurt.
Costello still has to win the job over Garrett Shrader and Keytaon Thompson, but he could end up being the best pro prospect quarterback Leach has ever had as a head coach.