2020 NFL Draft QB Rankings – Top 5 Quarterback Prospects: The NFL continues to operate amid the coronavirus pandemic, and while teams are busy inking free agents and making trades, they are also preparing for the 2020 NFL Draft. Every team is looking to add franchise-changing players, but no position can impact a team’s fate like a quarterback. A special quarterback can instantly transform a struggling franchise to a perennial playoff threat and a Super Bowl contender, and there are always plenty of teams looking for their savior in the draft. This year is no exception. Let’s take a closer look at the top prospects.
2020 NFL Draft QB Rankings: Top 5 Quarterback Prospects
1. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama Crimson Tide
A devastating hip injury raises some red flags, but there’s been nothing but positive reviews coming out about his recovery. Prior to the injury, there was little question that Tagovailoa would be the No. 1 pick, and the same set of skills that had him atop every team’s draft board is still there. The smooth-throwing lefty has accuracy to all levels, mobility in the pocket and an above average arm. He also has plenty of big-game experience, and he was an elite-level producer while facing some of the toughest collegiate competition in the country on a weekly basis. Of all the quarterbacks in the 2020 class, I think Tagovailoa is best equipped to become a franchise-lifting star.
2. Joe Burrow, LSU Tigers
He’s coming off a record-setting season that saw him take home a national title and the Heisman Trophy. Burrow was ridiculously accurate despite playing in an offense that took plenty of shots down the field, and while he doesn’t have eye-popping arm strength, the ball always seems to arrive on time. He also has enough athleticism to make things happen outside of the pocket and extend drives with his legs when need be. Burrow might not have the highest ceiling of the quarterbacks in this year’s class, but he does seem to have the highest floor and is the safest bet to become a reliable starter. He just doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses.
3. Jordan Love, Utah State Aggies
Love is one of the more polarizing prospects in this year’s class, especially after a disappointing final season at Utah State. However, he has an absolute cannon for an arm, and he can make every throw in the book and then some. Love is definitely a boom-or-bust prospects, but given his physical tools, his ceiling is sky high. After Tua Tagovailoa and Joe Burrow, I think Love has the best chance of becoming something special for an NFL franchise.
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4. Justin Herbert, Oregon Ducks
I’m not sure any prospect has been as picked apart over the last two seasons as Herbert, but there is plenty to like about him. He has the prototypical size teams look for, and his arm strength will stack up with just about any quarterback in the league. Herbert has also displayed command of an NFL-style offense. The issue for Herbert is that he has never been the type of player to take over a and make sure his team wins a game they should have probably lost. Does he have that something special that allows a good player to become great? I think it is a fair question.
5. Jake Fromm, Georgia Bulldogs
While I think there is a sizeable gap between the Fromm and the other top quarterback prospects in this draft, I also think he took a little too much heat for his lack of production at Georgia. The Bulldogs don’t have what you would call a pass-friendly offense, forcing Fromm to make a lot of his throws under tough circumstances. Granted, I don’t think he has any elite traits either, but he can be a steady producer when he has talent around him. I liken him to a poor man’s Alex Smith-type.
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