2020 NFL Draft Quarterback Rankings Top Ten
10. James Morgan, FIU
Size: 6-4, 229
The Good: Great size to go along with – possibly – the best arm in the draft. He can put the ball anywhere without a problem hitting the deep shots. He’ll sit in the pocket as long as he has to.
The Not-So-Good: There’s no mobility and he’ll be too much of a sitting duck at the next level. Yeah, he has the howitzer, but he’s not accurate enough. However …
NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: He could be a real find in the late rounds once he gets into a camp and gets to start working with NFL-caliber receivers. He’s got the tools to hang around the league for a long time.
Projected Round: Sixth
9. Nate Stanley, Iowa
Size: 6-4, 235
The Good: There’s a safety-pick aspect to him that’s not all that bad. With a live arm, a great NFL quarterback body type, and enough experience to be a ready-made backup, he can fit into a system and get it out of the box.
The Not-So-Good: You can’t teach accuracy – or so the cliché goes. He’s too off too often and he didn’t crank up the production as a three-year starting senior.
NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: 2019 was supposed to be when he took over and became something special. He was fine, and the team was great, but he didn’t take his game up a few notches. There’s no shot for the stars here, but he can be a longtime backup.
Projected Round: Sixth
8. Anthony Gordon, Washington State
Size: 6-2, 205
The Good: He’s a Mike Leach-Washington State quarterback, so you know what you’re getting. Quick reads, good decisions, strong accuracy. It got lost in Joe Burrow’s amazing 2019, but Gordon obliterated the field in yards-per-game – a whopping 51 more than Burrow, who finished second.
The Not-So-Good: He’s a Mike Leach-Washington State quarterback, so you know what you’re getting. Inflated college stats without the consistent NFL mechanics to go along with them. Gordon isn’t all that big and he’s not a runner.
NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: He doesn’t have a whole lot of experience, but he’s a potentially ideal backup to step in for a game or three and get the midrange passing game going. It’ll take a little bit to get there, though.
Projected Round: Fifth
7. Jake Fromm, Georgia
Size: 6-2, 219
The Good: He was able to beat out Jacob Eason and Justin Fields to lead a national championship-caliber team. It’s not a knock to call him a game-manager who knows how to play within a system. Always the coolest guy in the room, nothing seems to faze him on the field.
The Not-So-Good: There’s a HARD ceiling on what he can do at the next level. The arm is fine, but hardly special, and he’s not going to do much running. If he’s your starter, the guy on the other NFL side is going to have much, much better tools.
NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: Think of a high-end Case Keenum. He can absolutely play in the league and be a functional starter, but is he the guy you win a Super Bowl with because he’s your guy? On the plus side, he’s going to be a fantastic value pick after the first wave of QBs are picked.
Projected Round: Third
6. Jacob Eason, Washington
Size: 6-6, 231
The Good: Arm, arm, arm, arm, arm. He’s exactly what you want tools-wise in an NFL pro passer with the stature and an otherworldly gun with the ability to push the ball all over the field. There’s more than enough there to work with and mold.
The Not-So-Good: There’s no mobility, no consistency, and way too many strange misfires. He’ll need a great line in front of him – there are too many negative plays when he has to come up with something quick-hitting.
NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: He’s the power-pitcher a whole lot of teams will like. Even though he has plenty of experience, there’s a home run swing to be made here considering his massive upside. The NFL ability is there.
Projected Round: Early Second