1. Joe Burrow
The 2019 Heisman winner is in line to be the first quarterback taken in the 2020 NFL Draft. Burrow took his game to new heights this season, showing nearly all of the traits necessary to be a successful NFL quarterback. He has good size and athleticism for the position, but can consistently makes throws from the pocket. When forced out of structure, he’s a play-maker both with his arm and his feet. Burrow is worthy of the top pick in the draft if a QB-needy team finds themselves in that slot.
2. Tua Tagovailoa
Despite a season-ending injury, Tua remains an option for one of the top picks in the NFL Draft if he decides to declare. He’s put together quality seasons in both 2018 and 2019, lighting up the scoreboard as the leader of an incredible college passing attack. Mobile and accurate, Tua fits the modern mold of an NFL passer.
3. Justin Herbert
Herbert’s decision to pass up on the 2019 NFL Draft and remain in school has seemingly failed to move the needle on him as a prospect one way or the other. He’s been consistent throughout this season, taking care of the football and delivering passes with touch. However, he can still miss some clear reads which limits his overall ceiling.
4. Jordan Love
Speaking of ceiling, Jordan Love could end up as a first-round pick because of his high-level traits. Built well, athletic and capable of making outrageous throws outside of the pocket, Love can do some special things on a football field. Statistically, he regressed from his standout 2018 campaign, but the pre-draft process can prove valuable for him to regain some of his stock.
5. Jalen Hurts
Hurts has progressed as a passer since we were first introduced to him as a true freshman, as he’s completed over 70% of his passes in each of the past two seasons. On top of that, he has speed and power as a runner. However, he still struggles to anticipate open throwing windows and doesn’t pull the trigger on some easy completions as a result. With his intangibles and winning pedigree, he’ll be an option for NFL teams on Day 2 of the NFL Draft.
6. Jacob Eason
7. Jake Fromm
8. Kellen Mond
9. Anthony Gordon
10. K.J. Costello
Honorable Mention: Tyler Huntley