Who is the Top CFB QB right now?
The 2021 college football quarterback group entertains numerous decade like talents. There are QB prospects who yield traits that may exceed intangibles possessed by any professional signal caller. All in all, some of the current college QBs are bound to be All Pro players within the first few years of the NFL.
- Spencer Rattler
The top quarterback in the nation is surely the player that wears number 7 for the Oklahoma Sooners. Spencer Rattler was phenomenal in 2020. His 28-7 TD to INT ratio and 172 passer rating justifies the comparisons he garners to the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield. Rattler reportedly threw a pigskin 52 yards off his backfoot!
- Sam Howell
NFL fans will hope the UNC QB that gets picked in the top 10 next year has a better pro career than that of former UNC field general Mitchell Trubisky. Sam Howell tossed 38 passing touchdowns as a freshman, while possessing a 61.4 completion %. His passing numbers are the cream of the top, but his pro potential does not compare as well to Rattler’s freakish arm talent. Rattler and Howell are unquestionably the 1-2 QBs in the CFB QB rankings.
- D’Eriq King
D’Eriq King, the senior QB for the Miami Hurricanes, lands at No. 3 on the list. King didn’t quite elevate his game from his 2018 season (2,982 passing yards, 36 passing TDs), but his talent remains clear. King, who stands only 5’11, looks the part of Kyler Murray, but he’s not near the same speed. King has similar arm strength and some sneaky speed to the Cardinals QB.
- Matt Coral
The Ole Miss QB that also stands at a mere 6’1 is the fourth best QB in the CFB nation. Matt Coral flexed an impressive 70.9 completion percentage, while throwing 29 touchdowns to 19 interceptions. His all around talent is clear that he deserves to be a Top 5 QB prospect, but nothing is off the charts, nor does his size impress enough to edge out his competitors. Coral is still arguably the top SEC QB to enter the 2021 season.
- Carson Strong
Carson Strong is a coach’s dream, but he plays for Nevada. Strong is accurate (70.1% in 2020), efficient (160.6), and he stands at 6’4. Strong also displays a strong pocket awareness and he does a superb job of letting the play develop. He does have a poor knack to rush the football when pressured, however. He will need to do a better job of handling pressure and making more plays out of nothing, if he wants to keep many NFL coaches interested.