6/24/21: Rattler has a good skill set and could be primed for a huge 2021 season. As a redshirt freshman starter in 2020, Rattler completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,031 yards, 28 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also ran for six scores. Rattler is not a big quarterback, but he has more size than other recent Oklahoma quarterbacks who went No. 1-overall in NFL drafts, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. Like those two former Soonmners, Rattler is a dangerous passer who can also hurt defenses with his running ability.
This is what one area scout said of their first impression of Rattler: "I like him. He makes a lot of young mistakes, but is athletic with a good arm and is pretty exciting to watch. I can see people saying he's like a young Kyler [Murray], but Spencer is not as athletic or dynamic as a runner. Kyler is special in that category. Spencer's arm is not as good as Kyler's, but Spencer's arm is solid. Spencer is a better passer than Jalen Hurts. I'm excited to see how he develops with more practice and game experience."
6/24/21: Corral showed good development under Lane Kiffin in 2020, starting to realize the potential that made him a top recruit. On the year, Corral completed 71 percent of his passes for 3,337 yards, 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. The sophomore also ran for 506 yards and four rushing touchdowns. Corral threw interceptions in bunches last season, and cutting down on turnovers will be a point of improvement in 2021. Still, he showed big strides from his 2019 season for Corral, in which he completed 59 percent of his passes for 1,362 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Corral has a really good skill set with arm talent, dangerous running ability, and upside.
6/24/21: Willis started out his career at Auburn before transferring to Liberty. He had a broke out in 2020, completing 64 percent of his passes for 2,260 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also ran for 14 touchdowns with 944 yards on the ground. While Willis (6-1, 215) does not have great size, he has a very good skill with arm and running talent.
6/24/21: Shough has a good skill set with size, arm strength, and some athleticism. In 2020, he completed 63 percent of his passes for 1,480 yards with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. Shough has the upside to break out in 2021.
Phil Jerkovec**, QB, Boston College
Height: 6-4. Weight: 225.
Projected 40 Time: 4.7.
Projected Round (2022): 2-4. View Ranking History
6/24/21: Jurkovec impressed advance scouts, with some giving him a favorable grade heading into the 2021 season. He played well in 2020 in his first season as a starter, completing 61 percent of his passes for 2,558 yards with 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. Jerkovec has a quality arm and good size for the NFL. He started out his collegiate career at Notre Dame before transferring to Boston College.
Sam Howell**, QB, North Carolina
Height: 6-0. Weight: 220.
Projected 40 Time: 4.9.
Projected Round (2022): 2-4. View Ranking History
6/24/21: Howell is a very interesting player. Some NFL advance scouts have him as a third-day prospect in his initial projection, but NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Howell reminds him of Baker Mayfield, the No. 1-overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Thus, Howell could be a bit of a love/hate prospect at this point.
Howell took advantage of his excellent supporting cast in 2020 to light up the scoreboard for the Tar Heels. The sophomore completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,586 yards and seven interceptions. Howell also put together a tremendous 2019 season, throwing 38 touchdowns and only seven interceptions while completing 61 percent of his passes for 3,641 yards. As a passer, Howell has some accuracy and skill, but he has some raw limitations. He will need to stay productive because he is not a big quarterback and size is a consideration for the next level.
6/24/21: Strong has quality size to him and some arm talent that he put on display over the past two seasons. In 2020, he completed 70 percent of his passes for 2,858 yards, 27 touchdowns and four interceptions. That was a big improvement from 2019, when he completed 63.4 percent of his passes for 2,335 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Strong could be a mid-round prospect who has backup potential for the NFL.
6/24/21: Purdy had an ugly start to the 2020 season with a bad game against La.-Lafayette. He missed some deep balls, threw an interception, took a bad sack, and struggled with pressure. His performance against TCU was better, but he struggled against Baylor, throwing three interceptions. Beating Oklahoma in the Big XII Championship could have provided a nice boost for Purdy, but he struggled versus the Sooners, tossing three bad interceptions. He looks like a potential backup in the NFL.
In 2019, Purdy put together a big stat line. He does not have typical NFL size, so he will need to dominate the Big XII and show arm talent as a senior.
"No, he's not a high pick for sure," said one director of college scouting. "He's an excellent decision-maker with accuracy to facilitate everything well, but more of a dink-and-dunk type rather than a big-time playmaker. He does not have an elite trait, is stumpy looking, and doesn't make many off-schedule plays. He can't escape blitz pressure. He's not even fully a mid-rounder yet, but the quarterback position always gets overinflated."
Another area scout was a bit higher on Purdy, "I don't see him as a first-rounder, but I liked the kid when I was watching [Iowa State's] games. He showed anticipation, accuracy and poise. I think he's more of a Day 2 guy."
6/24/21: Slovis completed 67 percent of his passes in 2020 for 1,921 yards with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He had an excellent freshman season for USC in 2019, completing 72 percent of his passes for 3,502 yards with 30 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Slovis showed a quality arm with accuracy and impressive poise. He needs to maintain big production due to his lack of elite size for the NFL. Some team advance scouts have projected Slovis as a potential third-day pick.
6/24/21: Morgan had a tough 2020 opener against Michigan, throwing for 197 yards, one touchdown and an interception. He was sacked five times by the Wolverines. Morgan was better, but not impressive, in the following games. He looks like a potential backup quarterback in the NFL.
Morgan threw the ball well for Minnesota in 2019, using a talented set of receivers to move the ball consistently. Overall, he was pretty accurate and made good decisions, but given his skill set, he may only top out as having backup potential for the NFL.
6/24/21: Ridder made strides as a passer from his sophomore to junior year while showing improvement in ball security and decision making. He has a quality skill set with some athleticism to move around and not be a statue in the pocket. Some scouts had him as a potential mid-rounder or day-three pick for the 2021 NFL Draft before Ridder decided to go back to the Bearcats. He could rise with a strong senior year.
6/24/21: Daniels was impressive in 2019, showing playmaking ability as a passer and runner while producing points for the Sun Devils. He didn't play as well in the shortened 2020 Pac-12 seasons, but Daniels has the potential to rise in 2021.
6/24/21: King had some moments for the Hurricanes in 2020, but multiple team sources project him as a late-rounder despite some media hype. King is small, but he is a competitor and leader. King started out his collegiate career at Houston before transferring to Miami. He has real speed and running ability, so switching positions to running back or wide receiver could be a consideration for the NFL.
Charlie Brewer, QB, Utah
Height: 6-1. Weight: 201.
Projected 40 Time: 4.9.
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA. View Ranking History
6/24/21: Brewer started at Baylor from 2018-2020 before transferring to Utah for his senior year. He needs to improve his pocket passing for the NFL, but he could rise into backup consideration with a strong senior year for the Utes.
6/24/21: Daniels started out his collegiate career at USC before losing the quarterback job to Kedon Slovis. That prompted Daniels to transfer to Georgia. There are some in the media who have projected him to be a high pick, but multiple team advance scouts had him projected to Day 3 in their initial evaluation.
6/24/21: Jones could be a riser in 2021 and/or 2022. He has a good skill set and is a dangerous runner. While serving as the backup to Kyle Trask in 2020, Florida rotated Jones into the game and used him as a runner with the threat to pass. After developing under Dan Mullen, Jones needs to show pocket passing ability to rise as a draft prospect.
Dustin Crum, QB, Kent State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 210.
Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
Projected Round (2022): 7-FA. View Ranking History
6/24/21: Crum put up gaudy numbers in Kent State's four-game 2020 season. He completed over 73 percent of his passes for 1,181 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions. He also notched four rushing touchdowns and 240 ground yards. Crum broke out for Kent State in 2019, completing just under 70 percent of his passes for 2,622 yards with 20 touchdowns and only two interceptions. His performance earned him a spot on NFL teams' 2020 preseason watch list. Crum needs to add weight and fill out his frame for the next level.
6/24/21: Hatcher threw for over 2,000 yards in 2020, notching a nearly 10-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Arkansas State utilized a quarterback rotation, so Hatcher split reps with Logan Bonner. Hatcher did enough as a redshirt freshman in 2019 to make NFL teams' 2020 preseason watch list. Given his undersized stature and level of competition, Hatcher is going to have to be a dominant performer to end up rising.
Career Passing Stats
Career Rushing Stats
Passing Stats Game Log
L 30 - 37
W 43 - 17
L 0 - 55
W 41 - 28
W 50 - 43
10/05/19-@ Georgia St.
L 38 - 52
L 20 - 37
W 38 - 14
W 48 - 41
W 28 - 27
W 38 - 33
11/29/19-@ South Alabama
L 30 - 34
12/21/19-FIU @ Montgomery, Ala.
W 34 - 26
Other late-round and day three prospects on NFL team’s radar according to team sources
Aaron Breneman, Colgate