Everyone knows the slam dunk #1 Quarterback in the 2021 draft is Clemson’s signal caller
Trevor Lawrence. The best part about the draft process is seeing how each person views the
top guys at each position, and that could not be truer for Quarterback #2 in this class. Zach
Wilson, Justin Fields, and Trey Lance are all battling to the second Quarterback taken. I am
going to dive into the rankings for the 2021 class breaking down some of the top guys in the
class, along with my favorite late round guys!
1. Trevor Lawrence – Clemson
2. Zach Wilson – BYU
3. Justin Fields – Ohio State
4. Trey Lance – North Dakota State
5. Mac Jones - Alabama
6. Davis Mills – Stanford
7. Kellen Mond – Texas A&M
8. Jamie Newman – Wake Forest
9. Kyle Trask – Florida
10. Sam Ehlinger – Texas
11. Ian Book – Notre Dame
12. Feleipe Franks – Arkansas
13. K.J. Costello – Mississippi State
14. Shane Buechele – SMU
15. Peyton Ramsey – Northwestern
1. Trevor Lawrence – Clemson – 6’6 213 Junior
Lawrence is a can't miss prospect. He checks all the boxes teams look for in a franchise
Quarterback with his Arm strength, athleticism, and his high football IQ. The Clemson
signal caller can extend plays with his feet and make off – script plays that will give
defenses fits. If you were to nitpick his game work through progressions is something
that that needs to be fine-tuned.
PREDICTION – FIRST OVERALL PICK
2. Zach Wilson – BYU – 6’3 209 Junior
Wilson is an elite Quarterback prospect. Wilson can make plays off script, extending plays
with his big-time athletic ability. The BYU signal caller has the ability to throw the ball with
excellent timing and anticipation. Wilson has the one of the most important traits you need
in a Quarterback, he has the moxie and the toughness to make big time plays when the game matters most. Teams will be lining up to get the services of Wilson in the NFL.
PREDICTION – TOP THREE PICK
3. Justin Fields – Ohio State – 6’3 227 Junior
Fields is the type of Quarterback that the NFL is transferring to. Big time arm talent with the
athleticism to change the game with his legs. One of his best attributes is his deep ball, as
was shown in the College Football semifinal game vs Clemson. His accuracy and decisiveness top notch in this class. Fields is best suited for a system that takes advantage of the middle of the field, also his athletic skill set with flourish in a scheme that utilizes play – action.
PREDICTION – TOP FIVE PICK
4. Trey Lance – North Dakota State – 6’4 227 RS Sophomore
Trey Lance is one of the more polarizing players in the 2021 draft class. Lance plays the
position with good athleticism and footwork in the pocket. Touch on his throws and deep
throw accuracy is what scouts love about the Bison Quarterback. The redshirt sophomore
only attempted 288 passes during his time at North Dakota State. Look, Lance is what every
team is looking for athletic Quarterback that can beat you with his arms and legs.
PREDICTION – TOP TEN PICK
5. Mac Jones – Alabama – 6’3 214 Junior
Jones took over the Crimson Tide offense and guided it to the number five scoring offense
and a National Championship. Throwing with anticipation & the ability to go threw his
progression quickly is something that Jones excels at. The area he struggles is when the play breaks down, he does not have the skill set to make a off script play. Jones will need to go to a system that fits his traits, west coast system with quick rhythm – based throws.
PREDICTION – TOP TWELVE PICK
LATE ROUND GUYS
6. Davis Mills – Stanford – 6’4 225 RS Junior
Mills an old – school type prototypical drop back passer, big with a strong arm. The
Stanford signal caller shows good velocity and timing on his throws, especially on short to
intermediate rang throws. The problem that Mills has is his ability to avoid the rush and
scramble to make a play. I like Mills going forward, going to a team that uses play – action
and RPOs to showcase his best attributes.
PREDICTION – 4th – 5th ROUND
10. Sam Ehlinger – Texas 6’1 222 Senior
Ehlinger is not going to one of the Quarterbacks whose going change the fortunes of a NFL
team, but he is a guy I want on my roster every single day. Ehlinger is an ultra – competitive
players who plays with a ton of energy and fire every single snap. His toughness and passion
are contagious to his teammates. His inconsistency with his throwing accuracy and lack of
arm strength is the reason teams will not have him high on their board.
PREDICTION – 5th TO 6th ROUND
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