By Logan Lepiscopo
Draft Prospect Watch: Quarterbacks
The 2022 NFL Draft it rapidly approaching and here at Sportsvival we will be pointing out the top players at each position. This article will touch on the most covered position every class, the quarterbacks. This draft class of quarterbacks has talent, but quite frankly I would not say that it is a strong class to find that franchise quarterback. Though many teams will be looking for a quarterback in the draft I would not say that the supply meets the demand this year. Below are the top 10 quarterbacks coming into the 2022 NFL Draft. Please note that all players may have not yet committed to the NFL Draft.
Matt Corral – Ole Miss – Suffered an injury in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, most complete quarterback coming into this draft, number 22 overall ranked prospect by Sportsvival.
Kenny Pickett – Pitt – Right behind Corral in the rankings comes Pickett (23), had a stellar final season at Pitt, going through progressions is impressive for college QB.
Carson Strong – Nevada – Sportsvival 32nd overall ranked player, frequently sticks with first read without surveying other options (common in college), not a great scrambler.
Sam Howell – UNC – Right after Strong, 33rd overall ranked player by Sportsvival, became a true team leader immediately, misses that arm strength for the deep ball.
Malik Willis – Liberty – The last quarterback to land in Sportsvival’s top 50 prospects (36th), has incredible arm strength (comes with inaccuracy), mobility is his best attribute and will need to be put in a run first/ run heavy offense to be successful in the NFL.
Desmon Ridder – Cincinnati – Very poised in the pocket and is very capable of moving his feet stepping up or to the side, frequently forces passes, begins the 2nd round QB’s.
Brock Purdy – Iowa State – Stands tall in the pocket which allows him to survey the entire field, does not have pocket patience to allow the play to fully develop.
Bailey Zappe – Western Kentucky – Division 1 FBS record setting 62 passing touchdowns, needs improvement with throws on the run, top-tier pocket awareness. Could be the hidden gem QB of this year’s draft class.
Dustin Crum – Kent State – Was expected to come to the NFL last draft but stayed at Kent State for one more year, set a career high passing yards and rushing touchdowns.
EJ Perry – Brown – You may be thinking who this guy is, as I thought to myself. But, upon further review Perry has good athleticism, arm strength, and can even maneuver the pocket well… another QB that could be a gem with time to develop behind a veteran.