NFL Draft: Top five QBs heading into March
The NFL Draft will be a bit different this year with no NFL Combine, but the scouting must go on and evaluations are as important as ever with millions of dollars on the line. Here’s a look at my top five quarterbacks heading into March as well as a few sleepers to keep an eye on.
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1. TREVOR LAWRENCE, Clemson
The former No. 1 prospect in the county and five-star prospect is clearly the top player in this draft. Lawrence is going to win multiple Super Bowls because he’s just that good as a leader and winner.
Possible teams: Jacksonville Jaguars.
2. JUSTIN FIELDS, Ohio State
Fields was ranked just behind Lawrence out of high school. He was amazing in 2019, but some struggles mainly against Indiana and Northwestern have some questioning his professional prospects. I have him No. 2 based on his intangibles and playing against elite competition.
Possible teams: NY Jets, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers (trading up), Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots (trading up), Washington Football Team (trading up).
3. ZACH WILSON, BYU
Most have Wilson second in this quarterback draft class, behind Lawrence, but I have the former three-star third. Either way, with so many franchises looking to trade up to address the quarterback position, Wilson won't be available for long. He could go as high as No. 2 overall and likely won’t slide past the fourth pick.
Possible teams: NY Jets, Atlanta Falcons (trading up), San Francisco 49ers (trading up), Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots (trading up), Washington Football Team (trading up).
4. MAC JONES, Alabama
The former four-star has shown great touch and accuracy. Jones is better than Tua Tagovailoa from Alabama and he was a top five pick last year by the Miami Dolphins.
Possible teams: Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots (trading up) Washington Football Team (trading up).
5. TREY LANCE, North Dakota State
Lance has big upside, but he doesn’t have a resume that can compete with the other four quarterbacks on this list. He didn’t impress me in his one game last year against Central Arkansas. Lance is definitely a first-rounder based on potential, though.
Possible teams: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers (trading up), Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Washington Football Team (trading up)
Trask won’t impress anyone with his arm strength but he leads receivers very well and throws to windows with anticipation. He would be a great value in the third round, but a lot will depend on which franchises pass at QB early in the draft.
Possible teams: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts.
The former five-star prospect doesn’t have a great college resume but he has good size and a live arm so he would be intriguing as a developmental QB for a franchise without an immediate need this year. Mills should last no longer than four rounds.
Possible teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos
Mond has improved his draft stock greatly with an excellent 2020 season and a very good appearance at the Senior Bowl. The former five-star lacks consistent accuracy but he impresses when he’s on and he should be a fourth-round pick.
Possible teams: New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, Las Vegas Raiders.