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2021 NFL Prospect Rankings: Quarterbacks

Clemson

Projected Round: 1

Ourlads' Snippet - Checks all the boxes when it comes to both on and off field requirements of a franchise quarterback. His arm talent and precision are top tier, he is an outstanding athlete, and he is a sound decision maker. His confident aura will elevate those around him from day one. One of the few who will enter the league with legitimate All-Pro expectations. Plus athlete who can run away from defenders in space, maneuver his way through a crowded pocket, and make off-schedule throws in an instant. Big time poise in high pressure situations. Footwork remains consistently smooth. Can whip the ball at the snap of a finger with tremendous torque. Will change the speed and height of his throws whenever necessary. A winner in every sense of the word, has lost just four games since the start of his high school career. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Ohio State

Projected Round: 1

Ourlads' Snippet - Clearly talented enough on multiple levels to be a big-time pro. Has a tremendous arm and is one of the best athletes at the position to ever come out, and he plays with a slow heartbeat that exudes confidence. Top shelf athlete and competitor for the position that is a credible dual threat. Can create something out of nothing with his legs and will gain plenty yards after contact. Has the body of a thick running back and will truck over defenders. Can launch the ball with a simple flick of the wrist. Has good deep ball accuracy and isn’t afraid to test it. Tremendous balance and lower body control to consistently give him a dependable base to throw from. Can add zip to the ball on demand, will put as much juice on it as he needs to. A tough gamer who knows how to win. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Alabama

Projected Round: 1

Ourlads' Snippet - Has tremendous accuracy on all levels and is far more advanced when it comes to anticipation and throwing his targets open when comparing him to most college quarterbacks. Pinpoint accuracy to all levels of the route tree. Great anticipation to throw his target open. Trustworthy passer who won’t leave his target vulnerable. Knows how to layer the ball through traffic. Timing in the pocket stays consistent. Shows evasive footwork tactics while maintaining eyes downfield. Plays with a nice balance of urgency and patience. Can see the whole field crystal clear while anticipating pressure. Successful deep ball thrower. Excellent ball path and trajectory, makes it a very catchable ball. He has the vision to find the open man and distribute the ball to numerous different pass catchers. He is focused and plays in a focused zone with quiet intensity. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

North Dakota State

Projected Round: 1

Ourlads' Snippet - Has the upside to be one of the best players in this class at the ultimate position. The question will be just how big of a learning and adjustment curve will it be for him, coming from FCS and playing in just one game since the end of the 2019 season. Capable of playing off schedule. Comfortable both in the pocket and scrambling in space. Has a strong and functionally thick frame with plenty of twitch and foot quickness. Can play both fast and strong against contact. Ball shoots out of his hand, creates tremendous torque from his hips and makes it look effortless. Knows when to put extra juice on the ball and has more than enough power to do so. Throws a very catchable ball that is especially accurate and friendly downfield. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

BYU

Projected Round: 1

Ourlads' Snippet - High level arm talent on all levels. Has a quick, smooth, but violent release that shoots the ball out in a hurry. Tough as nails, will not be deterred by hits. Excellent deep ball placement. Maintains accuracy on the move. Can go through reads on time, won’t delay but also won’t rush. Has a solid internal clock in the pocket. Can see pressure coming from his blind side, understands how to diagnose blitz-intentions pre-snap and will seamlessly adjust. Brave and courageous when it comes to decision making. Truly trusts his arm talent. Can adjust trajectory from any arm angle no matter where his base is. One of the few quarterbacks who maintains accuracy at all times. Plays in a spread formation where the plays are signaled in. Rarely takes a snap under center. Poised with pinpoint accuracy and a sudden release from the pocket. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Florida

Projected Round: 3/4

Ourlads' Snippet - Won’t be in the first tier of quarterbacks that go in the top half of round one, but he brings similar upside as a couple of them. Big time size on all fronts. Tall, thick, and athletic. Can handle contact from defenders with ease. Excellent arm talent when it comes to power, release, and accuracy. Can seamlessly make every throw. Tough and big-bodied, capable of playing through traffic. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Texas A&M

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - Athletic lower half that aids him on the move but also translates to extra zip on his throws. Dangerous with the ball in space. Confident and smart. Understands game situations and plays ultra-aware. Protects the ball. Handles the ball well on play action. Very quick and seamless with his transitions. Accurate when forced off-schedule. Showed steady improvement each year of his career. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Stanford

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - Strong frame with a sturdy, thick base. Maintains good foot speed when working through traffic and won’t go down easily on contact. Stays in rhythm with his reads and handles the ball well. Always ready for a rapid release. Smooth and repeatable release and throws a consistently clean ball. Rarely has one flutter. Can process information in a hurry and will trust his receivers to get to the spot. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Georgia

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - Excellent size and strength with good athletic ability. Above average arm strength and excels at throwing the deep ball with very good accuracy. Solid ball placement at the underneath and intermediate ranges. Can also throw back shoulder. Has no issues driving from the far hash. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Arkansas

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - Massive frame that checks all the boxes when it comes to height, weight, and length. Maintains solid athleticism despite that size, making him a difficult load to get to the ground. Powerful arm that can fit the ball into tight windows. Accurate to the sidelines. Great trajectory and touch on his deep balls. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

11. Ian Book
Notre Dame

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - Athletic and hard-nosed competitor who leads by example. Quick feet aid him as a passer and runner. Can twist and turn his hips with smoothness and ease to properly line up to his intended target. Gets the ball out fast because of superb ball handling. Will find creases to escape the pocket. Can make himself small and slippery and will make things happen in space. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Northwestern

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - Ramsey is a Ryan Fitzpatrick type – cerebral, consistent, uses good judgment to make decisions, and has a natural feel for the passing game. He reads a play quickly as it develops. Stands in the pocket with patience. Determined to stay in the pocket. Can take a hit and play through injury. Has the ability to manage the team from start to finish. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Tulsa

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - His highlight film would show perfect passes to deep out cuts, drop a ball to a receiver surrounded by five defensive backs, send a rocket 62 yards with spot-on ball placement down the field, and throw play action passes to intermediate areas for clean completions. Smith has an NFL arm and skills, but needs to clean up decisions and get more consistency in his game. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

SMU

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - He is a smart and experienced passer who truly maximizes what he brings to the table. Excellent combination of anticipation and accuracy. Gets the ball to the spot early, consistently playing one step ahead mentally. Works through his reads quickly, further showing plus intelligence. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Texas

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - Will create with his legs and consistently fall forward. Quick into short areas with a solid forward lean and pad level. Maintains solid balance upon contact. Will be reliable along the short and intermediate route tree. Takes what the defense gives him. Won’t hang onto the ball too long, gets it out fast and assertively. Top notch intangibles and reputation among coaches and teammates. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Mississippi State

Projected Round: PFA


Appalachian State

Projected Round: PFA


Memphis

Projected Round: PFA


Illinois State

Projected Round: PFA


Washington

Projected Round: FA


Rice

Projected Round: FA


South Carolina

Projected Round: FA


Central Michigan

Projected Round: FA


South Florida

Projected Round: Camp