The 2021 NFL Draft quarterback class will be special. We haven’t seen two true sophomores concurrently light up college football the way Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State’s Justin Fields did this past season — possibly ever. They've shown all the tools and on-field performance you could want from a franchise-type prospect.
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This isn’t breaking news, though. We — and everybody else — have harped on that duo for months (go read PFF’s senior college analyst Seth Galina’s fantastic breakdown right now if you haven’t). It’s the duo that comes after Lawrence and Fields in the 2021 quarterback class that makes this class a possible all-timer.
There are two players with some scintillating playmaking ability who could nudge themselves into franchise quarterback prospect territory with big 2020 seasons. Let’s dive deeper into the two quarterbacks who could sneak into the top three and cause quarterbacks to go 1, 2, and 3 in the NFL Draft for the first time since Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb and Akili Smith pulled off the feat in the 1999 draft.