College football future Power Rankings: Quarterbacks

ESPN’s yearly future power rankings series begins with the most crucial– and relatively fluid– position in college football: Quarterback.This winter season didn’t

feature as much motion amongst marquee quarterbacks as the previous transfer cycle, but significant players altered uniforms and affected depth charts. Sam Hartman, the ACC’s goal passes leader, left Wake Forest for Notre Dame. Drew Pyne, who began 10 games for the Fighting Irish last season, is an Arizona State Sun Devil.The ACC’s embellished quarterback class entering 2022 didn’t turn out and primarily splintered, as Devin Leary moved from NC State to Kentucky, Brennan Armstrong from Virginia to NC State and D.J. Uiagalelei from Clemson to Oregon State. Two popular ACC quarterbacks who stayed put are Florida State’s Jordan Travis and North Carolina’s Drake Maye, who will lead their teams through 2023. Other key holdovers consist of USC’s Caleb Williams, the reigning Heisman Prize winner, Washington’s Michael Penix Jr., Oregon’s Bo Nix, South Carolina’s Spencer Rattler, Utah’s Cam Rising, LSU’s Jayden Daniels, Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy, Oklahoma’s Dillon Gabriel, Arkansas ‘KJ Jefferson, Mississippi State’s Will Rogers, UTSA’s Frank Harris and Western Kentucky’s Austin Reed, the nation’s passing backyards leader in 2022. However the majority of if not all will be gone in 2024, and the obstacle here is to project the leading 25 quarterback groups in college football throughout the next 3 seasons– 2023, 2024 and 2025. Evaluations are based upon existing lineups and dedicated recruits, while taking into consideration the likelihood of transfers, both in and out of programs. Programs that have connection and success with training quarterbacks likewise received unique consideration.Here’s a take a look at in 2015’s quarterback rankings. Now, let’s get going. 2022 ranking: 2 Returning starter: Caleb Williams Coach Lincoln Riley required simply one season at USC to once again reveal he’s the sport’s premier developer of quarterbacks. Williams, who moved with Riley from Oklahoma to USC, ended up being the 3rd Riley-coached quarterback to win the Heisman Prize(joining Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray ). He led the country with 42 touchdown passes and ranked 3rd in passing yards with 4,537, while completing two-thirds of his efforts. Williams will invest one more season with the Trojans prior to most likely becoming the No. 1 total pick in the 2024 NFL draft. But USC is well equipped behind him, especially after signing Malachi Nelson, ESPN’s No. 1 general hire in the 2023 class.Nelson might take on Miller Moss, who returns for his second year in Riley’s offense and third general at USC. Moss was ESPN’s No. 39 total recruit in the 2021 class. If he remains for 2024, he will have the experience edge over Nelson. But both are excellent options in the post-Williams era. The Big Ten will represent a modification for USC, but Riley’s long-lasting success with quarterbacks puts the Trojans on top. 2022 ranking: 1 Returning starter: None Kyle McCord will compete

to replace C.J. Stroud as the beginning quarterback

for Ohio State. Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images In spite of never winning the Big 10 with C.J. Stroud at quarterback, the Buckeyes will miss out on the two-time Heisman Trophy finalist, who passed for 8,123 backyards and 85 goals the past 2 seasons. Like Riley, Buckeyes coach Ryan Day has actually developed enough trustworthiness to produce leading quarterbacks every year, either from hiring or the portal. Kyle McCord is likely the next guy up. He was ESPN’s No. 31 overall recruit in 2021 and might end up being Ohio State’s QB1 for numerous seasons. Day likewise brought in Devin Brown, ESPN’s No. 81 hire in the 2022 class, and No. 4 pocket passer.Although Ohio State’s long-lasting outlook took a struck when Dylan Raiola, ESPN’s No. 1 hire in the 2024 class, decommitted from the team, the personnel acted quickly in adding Lincoln Kienholz– initially a Washington commitment– late in the 2023 cycle. The key for Ohio State is McCord or possibly Brown panning out like Stroud did, as a productive multiyear alternative.

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