Yahoo Sports ranks the best college quarterbacks in the country (Photo by USA Today Sports)
Heading into his junior season, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence finds himself in very familiar territory. He is considered by most as the top signal caller in college football, as well as an overwhelming favorite to be the number ove overall pick in next years NFL Draft.
Yahoo Sports recently ranked the best quarterbacks in the land and the 6-foot-6 quarterback from Clemson tops the list.
Trevor Lawrence has lived up to his five-star, No. 1 recruit billing. The 6-foot-6 Lawrence led Clemson to the College Football Playoff in his first two seasons, including a national championship as a true freshman. Lawrence has consistently picked apart ACC defenses, making the transition to college ball look effortless. Over his two seasons with the Tigers, Lawrence has thrown for 6,945 yards, 66 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions while completing 65.5 percent of his passes. Lawrence ran into the LSU buzzsaw in last year’s title game, resulting in his first college loss. He will look to get the Tigers back to the top of the mountaintop as a junior before moving on to NFL stardom.Yahoo Sports
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields also finds himself in a familiar space, one spot below Lawrence. Now headed into his second season running Ryan Day’s offense in Columbus Fields is expected to take a significant jump in his development.
After a highly-publicized transfer from Georgia to Ohio State, Justin Fields emerged as a Heisman Trophy finalist and led the Buckeyes to the College Football Playoff in his first year in Columbus. Fields put his entire skill package on display, impressing with his arm strength and also devastating defenses with decision-making on zone read plays. His statistical output was eye-popping: 3,272 yards and 41 touchdowns with just three interceptions. He also rushed for 484 yards and 10 scores. With Fields leading the way, Ohio State is the favorite to win the Big Ten yet again.Yahoo Sports
At number three on the list is Sam Ehlinger from Texas, while sophomore sensation Sam Howell at North Carolina is fourth. Rounding out the top five is Tanner Morgan, the reshirt junior from Minnesota.