Key stats: 69.2 completion percentage, 3,153 passing yards, 24 TDs, 5 INTs, 8 rushing TDs
There's a reason Lawrence is heralded as a generational prospect and a shoo-in for the No. 1 overall selection. The kid has all the tools to succeed in the pros - his poise and pocket presence is advanced for a young quarterback, he displays absurd ball placement skills, and the 21-year-old is plenty athletic as a threat on scrambles. For all his strengths, Lawrence is an elite prospect due to how difficult it is to poke holes in his game. Clemson's offensive system and talent at receiver forced some aggressiveness and easy reads, but it's hardly a major area of concern. Lawrence sees the field very well and makes even the most complex areas of the position look effortless. Believe the hype.
Boone's fantasy spin: Lawrence is the complete package, giving him an elite ceiling as a pro. While many will focus on his arm talent, his skills as a runner will give a major boost to fantasy numbers. Nine of last year's top-10 fantasy QBs offered significant value with their legs - something the Clemson star proved he can provide after rushing for 766 yards and 17 scores over his final two college seasons. Lawrence will have an excellent chance to return high-end QB2 fantasy numbers in 2021, with an outside shot to sneak into the top-12 even as a rookie.
Key stats: 70.2 completion percentage, 2,100 passing yards, 22 TDs, 6 INTs, 5 rushing TDs
Don't let the narrative on Ohio State quarterbacks and their NFL success cloud your judgment on this one. Justin Fields is our No. 2 quarterback in this talented class because he's got potential superstar written all over him. Concerns about holding the ball too long in the pocket are valid - there are times where you'd like to see him just let it rip. But his athleticism and ability to improvise can compensate as he develops in that area. Everything else about his game, including the arm talent, ball placement, and toughness, is spectacular. If he lands in a system that properly utilizes his skills as a passer and runner, watch out.
Boone's fantasy spin: Fields' dual-threat ability will be key to his fantasy stock, especially early in his career as he continues to develop into a franchise passer. He has the speed (4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash) to break long runs and the physical build to handle a decent amount of carries each week. Though the 22-year-old deserves to be one of the top two quarterbacks selected in the first round, he may benefit if he falls to a team like the 49ers, Panthers, or Broncos - three offenses loaded with skill-position talent and in need of a higher-upside starter under center.
Key stats: 73.5 completion percentage, 3,692 passing yards, 33 TDs, 3 INTs, 10 rushing TDs
It's easy to fall in love with Zach Wilson's upside transitioning to the next level. His tape at BYU is filled with throws showing off the kind of arm talent and off-platform ability everyone has been looking for since Patrick Mahomes changed the quarterback position. There's some projection involved here, as Wilson benefitted from a favorable situation that rarely put him under any pressure - the NFL will present a new challenge in that regard. But the natural abilities are off the charts, and his production in a wide-zone system should theoretically allow for a quick transition in the right landing spot.
Boone's fantasy spin: While everyone wants to find the next Mahomes, it's important to remain realistic about pro comparisons. NFL front offices and fantasy managers alike can often forget that every prospect carries a wide range of outcomes. Wilson has enticing traits; he's poised in the pocket with a solid arm and the athleticism to extend plays when needed. But the odds have shifted dramatically toward him being the Jets' pick at No. 2. New York's pass-catching weapons have improved, but the 21-year-old would have to overcome a lot to be a fantasy starter in the first couple of years of his career, including having to deal with Pro Football Focus' 29th ranked offensive line last season.