QB tiers: I put them into tiers
Let Bo Nx in, he's knocking on the door hard and it's starting to get colder outside in Oregon.
Van Dyke to stay in. Bo Nix to join.
My impression is that few if any of this years' class of QB's will deserve a first round grade.
Ken, I'm surprised you like Hooker so much. He seems very much like the type of QB you usually would be writing about as "overrated by the media." What has you so sold? For me, I find him a product of an extremely well schemed college offense, bolstered by a 1st round tackle and WR (Hyatt looks like a much better prospect than Hooker IMO). He's really inconsistent with his accuracy as well.
I think we are simply seeing the reality with QB classes here: most of these guys are not all that great. They are good college players, and fun to watch, sure. But of these guys, only 3 or 4 will go in the first round. Maybe a few more in rounds 2-3. We're witnessing the separation.
First a note on the link: the link brings you to the first tab which is the full cast. Look for the next tab "All Cast Stats" where you can compare stats to date.
If I were to look at the ratings column and treat it as a semester grade the following are below C level:
Traits Anthony Richardson
Traits Tanner McKee
Leaders Will Rogers
Underdogs Cam Ward
Hype Tyler Van Dyke
These guys are drowning and will have to retake the class if they don't get kicked out of school.
D.J. Uiagalelei is just barely making it but he is treading water like crazy. I would leave him in for now.
*Bo Nix* - 5 letters makes a complete name! Who else is that efficient?
Yes, Nix should be in. Duggan and Daniels are extremely close which I think is reflected in the voting. I agree with Van Dyke and everyone but Bennett being dropped. Bennett is up there with the best in everything but TDs. Is that because he doesn't have to force it? Georgia has 24 rushing TDs, just 2 off of the nation's highest total.
Here's an article showing a statical comparison of SEC QBs through 8 weeks.
Hooker stands out as the best overall (IMO). I had discounted Will Levis but his stats are in line with the better QBs in the conference.