With the NFL preseason getting underway and college football just around the corner, now is as good a time as ever to get a closer look at the prospects whose names we expect to hear early next April. Throughout the month of August, I’ll go position-by-position, presenting my top-5’s for the 2020 NFL Draft.
The upcoming crop of quarterbacks looks as though it could rival that of the 2017’s class that saw five quarterbacks go in round one. Names are sure to fluctuate throughout the season, as is the case with any preseason list. However, with this class, household names can be seen throughout the top 10 consensus prospects. But before we dive that far, here are my top-5 ahead of the 2019 football season.
1. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
A lot of the hate that Tua Tagovailoa gets usually stems around the team he plays for and his lack-luster play in last year’s postseason. Most of that hate is misplaced. His tendency to find his name on the injured list is concerning, however, he never missed a start and showed toughness in the process. Yes, Clemson and Georgia had his number, but let’s not forget how we all learned to pronounce the young Hawaiin’s name, “2nd & 26.”
Although he’s a bit on the shorter side, he comps well with Drew Brees and Russell Wilson for his accuracy, especially downfield. Tagovailoa could stand to check the ball down more in 2019, but his playmaking ability is why he’s looking to hear his name first in Las Vegas.