2020 NFL Draft: A Few Transfer QBs Are Vying to Be Draft Picks

2020 NFL Draft

Today, I am going to finish up my preliminary quarterback rankings for the 2020 NFL Draft. Three of the QBs we are looking at today are transfers and one is a top signal caller from FCS.

So, let’s take a look at Jalen Hurts, Bryce Perkins, Kelly Bryant, and Tom Flacco.

Jalen Hurts, Sr, Oklahoma

Games Watched: (2017) Fresno State, Clemson

Hurts is a tremendous athlete with an average arm. He struggles mightily with accuracy. For the most part, Hurts has poor throwing mechanics.

He lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa at Alabama. Hurts has landed on his feet at Oklahoma. Lincoln Riley has coached the last two number one overall NFL Draft picks. It would take some serious miracle-working by Riley to get Jalen Hurts there.

Tape Score (Preliminary): 6.8

Production Score (Preliminary): 8

Preliminary Score (Minus Athletic Testing): 5.28

Bryce Perkins, Sr, Virginia

Games Watched: (2018) Ohio, Pittsburgh

Perkins is a transfer from Arizona State. He didn’t make much of an impact for the Sun Devils.

Perkins flashes brilliance at times. You can certainly see the potential. He has decent arm strength. His accuracy needs to improve. Perkins gets through his reads well. He is a good athlete.

Again, the potential is there for a big rise in 2019.

Tape Score (Preliminary): 7.6

Production Score (Preliminary): 8

Preliminary Score (Minus Athletic Testing): 5.76

Kelly Bryant, Sr, Missouri

Games Watched: (2017) Florida State, Alabama

Bryant is a Clemson transfer. He lost his gig four games into the 2018 season to Trevor Lawrence.

Bryant lost his job to Lawrence because he is an inaccurate passer who struggles to make reads. His arm is below average. Bryant is a plus athlete but he has little else to his game. Derek Dooley did a good job with Drew Lock last year. He will need to work that magic again.

Tape Score (Preliminary): 6.4

Production Score (Preliminary): 7

Preliminary Score (Minus Athletic Testing): 4.89

Tom Flacco, Sr, Towson

Games Watched: (2018) Wake Forest

Tom Flacco is the younger brother of NFL QB Joe Flacco. While Tom doesn’t have the size or arm of his older brother, he is a better athlete. He is fairly accurate. I wish I could have watched more than one game.

Tape Score (Preliminary): 7

Production Score (Preliminary): 8

Preliminary Score (Minus Athletic Testing): 5.4

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