QB Draft Rankings: Week 7

With three of the top 5 spots on a bye week, upward movement in the ranks got a little funky for the week. With five new QBs listed (Jamie Newman, Kenny Pickett, Zach Smith, Mike Glass III, Jake Luton), and six still injured, the rankings get more inflated.

#1) Jake Fromm – Georgia

  • Previous Rank: #1
  • Trend: –

Tennessee is by no means a threat to the destructive Georgia offense, but Fromm still managed to show exceptional fundamentals and development in the game. Aside from his awareness of the field, the big positive to take away from this game was Fromm’s maneuverability in the pocket, which he showed multiple times throughout the game. As the season continues, Fromm is showing more and more positive aspects of his game that makes ignoring him as the top guy almost impossible.

#2) Tua Tagovailoa – Alabama (Bye)

#3) Kellen Mond – Texas A&M (Bye)

#4) Anthony Gordon – Washington State (Bye)

#5) Jalen Hurts – Oklahoma

  • Previous Rank: #7
  • Trend: +2

If there is one positive to Hurts in terms of passing, it is that his deep ball is probably among the most accurate in the nation. His range from the field is incredible, and his placement is excellent on any throws past the 10 yard mark. What still haunts him is his over reliance on his legs. When he escapes the pocket, he continually gains tunnel vision, prefering to take off for a run instead of keeping his eyes downfield for the big throw.

#6) Joe Burrow – LSU

  • Previous Rank: #6 (bye)
  • Trend: –

Burrow’s speed at which to dissect plays is among the quickest, but he seems to lack the ability to sense pressure. Whether this is obliviousness in the pocket, tunnel vision, or a compromised internal clock, Burrow was touched in the pocket more times than you would want a defense to lay hands on your QB.

#7) Sam Ehlinger – Texas

  • Previous Rank: #8 (bye)
  • Trend: +1

While Ehlinger did show his arm and his ability to place the ball in some pretty tight windows, what concerns me at this current moment is his decision making. Forcing throws, or making boneheaded plays littered his game against West Virginia.

#8) Nate Stanley – Iowa

  • Previous Rank: #5
  • Trend: -3

Stanley’s game is frustrating in the sense that as each week passes, it seems he is either being exposed for his lack of ability against legitimate opposition, or he is refusing or otherwise incapable to utilizing his toolkit when he actually needs it. This is the third consecutive week where Stanley’s decisionmaking with the ball is in question, and against Michigan’s pass rush, it seemed Stanley simply could not locate the pressure and avoid it.

#9) Mason Fine (Bye)

#10) Charlie Brewer – Baylor

  • Previous Rank: #12
  • Trend: +2

nothing but good things to say about Brewer this week. Good ball placement, good accuracy on the run, good maneuverability in the pocket, good vision and awareness of the field and where the moving pieces are.

#11) Steven Montez – Colorado

  • Previous Rank: #11 (bye)
  • Trend: –

#12) Jacob Eason – Washington

  • Previous Rank: #14
  • Trend: +2

#13) Cole McDonald – Hawai’i (Bye)

#14) Justin Herbert – Oregon

  • Previous Rank: #10 (Bye)
  • Trend: -4

#15) Kelly Bryant – Missouri

  • Previous Rank: #15 (Bye)
  • Trend: –

#16) Jordan Love – Utah State

  • Previous Rank: #16
  • Trend: –

#17) Shane Buechele – SMU

  • Previous Rank: #21
  • Trend: +4

#18) Jack Abraham – SOuthern Miss (Bye)

#19) Jack Coan – Wisconsin

  • Previous Rank: #20
  • Trend: +1

#20) Stephen Calvert – Liberty

  • Previous Rank: #22
  • Trend: +2

Everyone Else:

  • #21) Ian Book – Notre Dame (+14)
  • #22) Jake Luton – Oregon State (*)
  • #23) Brady White – Memphis (+4)
  • #24) Jon Wassink – Western Michigan (-5)
  • #25) Dan Ellington – Georgia State (+3)
  • #26) Gresch Jensen – Texas State (Bye)
  • #27) Kaleb Barker – Troy (-4)
  • #28) Carter Stanley – Kansas (-4)
  • #29) Levi Lewis – Louisiana (Bye)
  • #30) Jarrett Guarrantono – Tennessee (-5)
  • #31) James Morgan – FIU (+13)
  • #32) J’Mar Smith – Louisiana Tech (Bye)
  • #33) Ryan Agnew – San Diego State (+7)
  • #34) Kato Nelson – Akron (Bye)
  • #35) Anthony Brown – Boston College (-5)
  • #36) Brandon Jones – UTEP (-5)
  • #37) Anthony Russo – Temple (-1)
  • #38) Ross Bowers – Northern Illinois (-5)
  • #39) Josh Jackson – Maryland (-2)
  • #40) Zach Smith – Tulsa (*)
  • #41) Nathan Rourke – Ohio (-2)
  • #42) Nathan McMillan – Tulane (+8)
  • #43) Dustin Crum – Kent State (-2)
  • #44) Darius Wade – Bowling Green (-2)
  • #45) Brian Lewerke – Michigan State (+4)
  • #46) Kenny Pickett – Pitt (*)
  • #47) Mike Glass III – Eastern Michigan (*)
  • #48) Drew Plitt – Ball State (-10)

Statuses:

  • D’eriq King (#5)- Houston – Redshirt
  • Tylan Morton – South Alabama – Benched
  • Jake Bentley (#9) – South Carolina – Injured
  • Quinten Dormady (#38) – Central Michigan – Injured
  • McLane Carter (#35) – Rutgers – Injured
  • Steven Duncan – Western Kentucky – Benched
  • Logan Bonner (#29) – Arkansas State – Injured
  • K.J. Costello (#13) – Stanford – Injured
  • Elijah Sindelar (#17) – Purdue – Injured
  • Ryan Willis – Virginia Tech – Benched

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