QB Draft Rankings: Week 5

#1) Jake Fromm – Georgia

  • Previous Rank: #1
  • Trend: –

Not only did Fromm have arguably the toughest opponent of the highly ranked opponents, but he managed to show out in the game against #7 Notre Dame. going 20 for 26, Fromm made sure not to overcompensate on his stats and did exactly what he needed to maintain the top spot.

#2) Tua Tagovailoa – Alabama

9/21/19 MFB vs Southern Miss Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) Alabama offensive lineman Chris Owens (79) Photo by Kent Gidley 9/21/19 MFB vs Southern Miss Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) Alabama offensive lineman Chris Owens (79) Photo by Kent Gidley
  • Previous Rank: #2
  • Trend: –

While Southern Miss did not provide any legitimate opposition to the powerhouse that is Alabama, the game did show Tua’s fundamentals when he is not under pressure. Tua easily has one of the fastest releases of all the QBs in the college game, but he does not really showcase anything on the mental side that Fromm cannot do better.

#3) Nate Stanley – Iowa

Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback Nathan Stanley (4) prepares to take the snap against the Minnesota Golden Gophers Saturday, October 8, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium. (Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com)

Bye Week

#4) D’eriq King – Houston

Sep 19, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; Houston Cougars quarterback D’Eriq King (4) throws a touchdown against the Tulane Green Wave during the first quarter at Yulman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
  • Previous Rank: #4
  • Trend: –

This will be King’s last showing on this list, as he has officially opted into a redshirt year, effectively removing him from play for the rest of the season. King will be able to play next year, but only time will tell how he stacks with next year’s class that feature the likes of Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, and any Juniors this year who do not enter the draft.

#5) Kellen Mond – Texas A&M

  • Previous Rank: #6
  • Trend: +1

While he ultimately took the L against Auburn, to say Mond didn’t show out in the ranked matchup is to simply lying to yourself. While Mond has always been in my top 10 since the preseason, as the season goes on Mond is continuing to show his development level and how effectively he can control an offense.

#6) Joe Burrow – LSU

  • Previous Rank: #7
  • Trend: +1

Statistically Burrow was able to completely throw all over Vanderbilt. With almost 400 yards in the air and 6 TDs, Burrow was a focal point in the offense.

#7) Jordan Love – Utah State

  • Previous Rank: #8
  • Trend: +1

Love played how you would expect against SDSU. Showing his vision and mobility in the pocket keeps Love relevant, but not much beyond that.

#8) Sam Ehlinger – Texas

  • Previous Rank: #10
  • Trend: +2

Similar to Love, Ehlinger is continuing to build on where his development level is at, but has not shown much from last week to warrant any big moves. When you went all in against #6 LSU, games against Rice and Oklahoma State just don’t have the same push.

#9) Anthony Gordon – Wash State

  • Previous Rank: #11
  • Trend: +2

So far Anthony Gordon has impressed me week in and week out. As a player I added into my rankings after the preseason, Gordon has consistently climbed the rankings with his pretty throws, excellent level of patience, and his ability to run the offense. Gordon has the smoothest throw of all the QBs I have looked at so far, and I can see him continuing to climb.

#10) Justin Herbert – Oregon

  • Previous Rank: #9
  • Trend: -1

Acting as the FOIL to Costello’s Stanford shows both how explosive Herbert can be behind center, and what he can do with what he has. Stanford is by no means a powerhouse team, but Herbert seems to be able to make things happen regardless of what teams throw at him. What still concerns me is Herbert’s continual over-reliance on his feet.

#11) Steven Montez – Colorado

  • Previous Rank: #13
  • Trend: +2

#12) Ryan Willis – Virginia Tech

  • Previous Rank: Bye Week

#13) K. J. Costello – Stanford

  • Previous Rank: #5
  • Trend: -8

#14) Jalen Hurts – Oklahoma

  • Bye Week

#15) Kelly Bryant – Missouri

  • Previous Rank: #16
  • Trend: +1

#16) Mason Fine – North Texas

  • Previous Rank: #19
  • Trend: +3

#17) Elijah Sindelar – Purdue

  • Bye Week

#18) Charlie Brewer – Baylor

  • Previous Rank: #15
  • Trend: -3

#19) Cole McDonald – Hawai’i

  • Previous Rank: #21
  • Trend: +2

#20) Khalil Tate – Arizona

  • Previous Rank: #20
  • Trend: –

Everyone Else:

  • #21) Jacob Eason – Washington (+7)
  • #22) Carter Stanley – Rutgers (+4)
  • #23) Jack Coan – Wisconsin (+1)
  • #24) Jon Wassink – Western Michigan (+1)
  • #25) Jarrett Guarrantano – Tennessee (-3)
  • #26) Jack Abraham – Southern Miss (-3)
  • #27) Kaleb Barker – Troy (+2)
  • #28) Dan Ellignton – Georgia State (+12)
  • #29) Logan Bonner – Arkansas State (+13)
  • #30) Stephen Calvert – Liberty (-3)
  • #31) Levi Lewis – Louisiana (+3)
  • #32) Shane Buechele – SMU (+5)
  • #33) Steven Duncan – Western Kentucky (Bye)
  • #34) J’Mar Smith – Louisiana Tech (-3)
  • #35) Anthony Brown – Boston College (+4)
  • #36) Brady White – Memphis (Bye)
  • #37) Gresch Jensen – Texas State (+1)
  • #38) Drew Plitt – Ball State (-8)
  • #39) Brandon Jone – UTEP (+1)
  • #40) Anthony Russo – Temple (-8)
  • #41) Tylan Morton – South Alabama (+3)
  • #42) Darius Wade – Bowling Green (+3)
  • #43) Ross Bowers – Northern Illinois (Bye)
  • #44) Josh Jackson – Maryland (Bye)

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