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2021 NFL Draft Prospects: 5 best Quarterbacks

CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl - Clemson v Ohio State
CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl - Clemson v Ohio State
Hanen Musa
ANALYST
Modified 23 Feb 2021
Top 5 / Top 10
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The 2021 NFL Draft is around the corner, and the first draft will take place in Cleveland from April 29. The second round is on April 30, with the final four rounds on May 1.

The first-round selection belongs to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are looking for a quarterback.

NFL Draft Prospects: 5 Best Quarterbacks


CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T - Ohio State v Alabama
CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T - Ohio State v Alabama

#5 NFL Draft Prospects: Mac Jones

Mac Jones has cruised through many different teams before landing in Alabama. In the 2020 season, Jones played in 13 games and had a remarkable season completing 77.4 percent of his passes for 4,500 yards and 41 touchdowns with only four interceptions.

Jones might not be the threat to gain yards running, but he is an accomplished thrower with arms that throw great accuracy, making it easy on his receivers.

The 214-pound 6'3 quarterback proved he is a leader at the collegiate level, and with time, he can grow into a professional athlete for the NFL.

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#4 NFL Draft Prospects: Trey Lance

In the 2020 season, Trey Lance only played one game but had a shining 2019 season. The 221 pounds 6'3 quarterback threw 28 touchdowns and no interceptions for 2,786 yards. Lance had 1,100 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns.

The refinement Lance needs to make is towards his passing skills. He tends not to lead receivers or give his receivers opportunities one-on-one with throws and doesn't challenge defenders.


#3 NFL Draft Prospects: Zach Wilson

RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl - BYU v Central Florida
RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl - BYU v Central Florida
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Zach Wilson is zipping his way to the top with raw electric talent. As a BYU cougar, Wilson recorded 3,692 passing yards with a 73.5 completion percentage, 33 touchdowns, and three interceptions in his junior season. He led the Cougars to a 11-1 season.

Wilson can throw fastballs into tight windows and magical passes. The 210- pound 6'3 quarterback has good feet which help him generate velocity throwing from a balanced position, or even when tossing passes off-platform throws and plays.

Teams in the draft all have some concerns with Wilson. Whether he has the speed and progression to work at a pro-level will only be known next season.


#2 NFL Draft Prospects: Justin Fields

CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T - Ohio State v Alabama
CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T - Ohio State v Alabama

Justin Fields transferred to Ohio state; however, the Covid-19 pandemic shortened his college campaign to six regular-season games. In the 2020 season, Fields put up 2,100 yards, 22 touchdowns, five rushing TD, and six interceptions.

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Fields is a great athlete filled with potential and the ability to be a franchise quarterback. The 223-pound 6'3 quarterback has an accurate strong arm, quick mobility, and natural passing ability.

Like any collegiate player, Fields has a downside once he's locked onto his target, he holds onto the ball too long before he releases, and late throws can easily be defended.


#1 NFL Draft Prospects: Trevor Lawrence

CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl - Clemson v Ohio State
CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl - Clemson v Ohio State

Trevor Lawrence is the coveted QB of the season, and he has the potential to be franchise-caliber.The Clemson Tiger quarterback won 34 of 36 collegiate games, three ACC Championships, and a National Title. The 220-pound 6'6 quarterback is not only ideal in size but an undeniable leader on the field.

Lawrence recorded a total passing yard of 10,098 in his first three seasons. He had 90 touchdowns and 18 rushing TD. The versatile QB has a powerful arm that completes passes and quick on the field.

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Lawrence will need little refining with his chosen team. In the 2020 season, Lawrence had 24 passing touchdowns, 3,153 yards through the air, and eight on the ground. Lawernce had a 69.2% completion percentage while throwing only five interceptions in 10 games.

Lawrence underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder. He is recovering and will be ready for NFL training camp.

Lawrence is considered the chosen number one pick for the 2021 draft. Everything points to him being drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Published 23 Feb 2021, 22:46 IST
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