2019 was a big year for quarterbacks in the NFL Draft, and 2020 is similar.
Four quarterbacks may go in the first round of the draft, with a handful of others waiting behind them to potentially go on the second day. Young franchise quarterbacks are the dream for teams who don’t already have one, and this year is not expected to be any different.
Here are rankings of the seven best quarterbacks in the class of 2020.
7. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
NFL teams are still working on projecting Hurts, who was very successful in his lone season at Oklahoma. He’s not likely to be a high draft pick, but he apparently impressed teams at the NFL Combine. Hurts is a good dual threat who showed off some solid quarterback skills in college. He lacks the instincts and overwhelming physical tools to be higher up on draft boards, but he’s shown enough that he should be comfortably drafted and stick at the quarterback position.
6. Jake Fromm, Georgia
Fromm looked like a rising star after his freshman year at Georgia, but did not take the anticipated steps forward in his second season. He lacks the arm strength and physical tools of some of his fears, though he’s great at reading defenses. His NFL future may be as a game manager. To be clear, that’s a way to carve out a long career as a backup and spot starter, but he doesn’t look like the regular starter that he seemed to have the potential for not too long ago.
5. Jacob Eason, Washington
The man displaced by Fromm at Georgia may end up being a better pro quarterback. Eason landed at Washington last year, and he has the look of a pro-style quarterback with a quality arm. Unlike Fromm, he lacks the composure and ability to read a game that many pro scouts seek in top quarterbacks. Perhaps that can be learned, as he’s still fairly inexperienced at the position. Eason has the physical tools, but his mental game is what’s holding him back right now.