Ranking the 5 best QBs in the 2023 NFL Draft ahead of the Senior Bowl

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. . Hendon Hooker. 5. player. 839.

Starting these rankings is a player that probably would be higher if it wasn’t for a torn ACL he suffered during the season last year. Hendon Hooker finished the year with over 3,100 passing yards, 27 passing touchdowns and only two interceptions. Hooker is also a threat on the ground with 430 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.

He made some incredible plays and there may not have been a better performance than what he did against Alabama with 385 passing yards and five touchdowns.

As Joe Marino notes in his scouting report on The Draft Network, there are two major concerns for Hooker. The first being the offense he played in at Tennessee as it set up for big games with a vertical offense and this doesn’t require him to work through progressions as much.

The second is one that he can’t control which is his age at 25 years old. He is by far the oldest among this top group of quarterbacks.

The challenge for Hendon Hooker is he won’t be able to show much in terms of his physical play during the draft process but if he can impress in the film room, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a team take a chance on him in the second round.