Former Indiana quarterback Peyton Ramsey announced via Twitter that he will be transferring to Northwestern in hope of boosting his 2021 NFL Draft stock.
Last season, Peyton Ramsey was replaced by Michael Penix, Jr. It was a bit of a surprising move considering Ramsey had proven himself to be a reliable starter but the Hoosiers were happy with the results. Heading into his final year of eligibility, Ramsey hopes to see his 2021 NFL Draft stock trend in the right direction.
Penix played well, throwing 10 touchdowns against just four picks and he still has three years of eligibility. As for the man he beat out, he has one season left to play in the NCAA and it won’t be at Indiana.
Instead, Peyton Ramsey will continue his collegiate career at Northwestern as he announced on Monday that he will be joining the Wildcats — which keeps him in the Big Ten.
Ramsey has been a good player for Indiana, completing 66.5 percent of his passes in three seasons. He finishes his career with Indiana with 6,581 yards and a 42-to-23 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Looking ahead to next season, Ramsey has a shot at putting himself on the map for the 2021 NFL Draft. And he won’t have to wait to make an impact either as his status as a college graduate allows him to play right away.
For Northwestern, they’re coming off a rough season where they finished with a record of 3-9. Ramsey, who had his best statistical season in 2019, looks to help them rebound and become a more respectable team once again.
Northwestern isn’t known for turning out great NFL talent but Ramsey has a shot of proving he’s worth taking a flier on as he aims to turn this program around.