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Ranking all 80 college football bowl quarterbacks by pro potential

Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow might be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, but that doesn't mean he's the college football quarterback with the most NFL potential.

Using PFF's grades, stats and some projection, we ranked all 80 bowl-game starting quarterbacks based on their NFL draft prospects. At No. 1? Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, a sophomore who also topped this list a year ago.

Although many of the signal-callers are not yet draft-eligible, several already have shown areas for optimism and others areas for concern, and it's never too early to look ahead to the prospects in future classes (all stats are from PFF, and data is available for FBS quarterbacks only).

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1. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers

Year: Sophomore

It's difficult to go against the man who has yet to lose a college football game. Lawrence might not be playing at the level Burrow is now, but on the other hand, we've never seen anyone play at the level Lawrence has in his freshman and sophomore seasons. There's really not a single thing about the position he can't do at a high level, as indicated by his 90.7 grade last season and 91.5 this season. He'll be in contention to be the No. 1 overall pick in 2021.

Bowl matchup: Ohio State in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl

2. Joe Burrow, LSU Tigers

Year: Senior

There's no shame in finishing runner-up to the golden boy from Clemson. Burrow doesn't have a big arm like Lawrence, but he has accuracy the likes of which we've never seen. He has been accurate on 72.3% of his passes targeted beyond the line of scrimmage this season. Second place is 65.8%.

Bowl matchup: Oklahoma in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

3. Justin Fields, Ohio State Buckeyes

Year: Sophomore

Fields is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks we've graded since Cam Newton. He ranks third in the nation in accuracy on passes 10-plus yards downfield. In the run game, he's a battering ram who can run a sub-4.6 40-yard dash at 220 pounds. While he has thrown only one pick, fumbles have been a problem for Fields, as he has 11 on the season. He could compete with Lawrence to be the top QB in the 2021 class.

Bowl matchup: Clemson in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl

4. Justin Herbert, Oregon Ducks

Year: Senior

Arm talent talks when it comes to the NFL, and no one has more of it in college football than Herbert. While he plays in a horizontal, screen-based offense that doesn't suit his talents, he still never quite had a dominant outing against a real defense. That makes him a big projection to the NFL. Herbert, however, could be a top-15 pick in April.

Bowl matchup: Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual

5. Jake Fromm, Georgia Bulldogs

Year: Junior

Fromm's quick decision-making, risk aversion and command of the Georgia offense all make him a coach's dream. He has made only six turnover-worthy plays this season on 410 dropbacks. The worry, however, is that with his limited arm and the fact that he hails from a run-heavy offense, he is never going to be much more than a game manager at the next level. Fromm could enter the 2020 draft, or he could return to play for the Bulldogs for another season.

Bowl matchup: Baylor in the Allstate Sugar Bowl

6. Jordan Love, Utah State Aggies

Year: Junior

Love is going to be a fascinating case study in talent versus on-field results. He ranks top five in both big-time throws (29) and turnover-worthy plays (25). We saw him press far too often in comeback situations, and he leads the nation in second-half turnover-worthy plays. He looked much more comfortable in 2018 before coach Matt Wells left for Texas Tech. There is some projection here because he has thrown 16 interceptions this season. He has already announced that he will enter the 2020 draft.

Bowl matchup: Kent State in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl

7. Sam Howell, North Carolina Tar Heels

Year: Freshman

Howell has the highest grade of any true freshman Power 5 QB this season. He has shown excellent touch downfield, as evidenced by his 29 big-time throws. He does have some gunslinger in him, and he has made several bad decisions playing from behind in the second half. But there is a lot to like about Howell, who has thrown 35 touchdown passes to just seven picks.

Bowl matchup: Temple in the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

8. Brock Purdy, Iowa State Cyclones

Year: Sophomore

Purdy has shown mastery of the Iowa State offense well beyond his years after an 88.0 passing grade last season and 82.5 this season. His pocket presence is especially impressive. On 496 dropbacks behind a shoddy Iowa State offensive line, Purdy has taken only 15 sacks.

Bowl matchup: Notre Dame in the Camping World Bowl

9. Jacob Eason, Washington Huskies

Year: Junior

Eason is another prospect you bet on from an arm talent perspective. He has made some throws down the field this season that a good deal of starters in the NFL can't even make. The worry is his pocket presence, as his passing grade went from 92.0 in a clean pocket to 36.4 when under pressure. That's a massive drop. Eason, a transfer from Georgia, could return to school for another season.

Bowl matchup: Boise State in the Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

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10. Tanner Morgan, Minnesota Golden Gophers

Year: Sophomore

While Morgan has one of the nation's best receiving corps, he has done his fair share of the heavy lifting for the Gophers' offense. The redshirt sophomore was the third-highest-graded quarterback in the country from Week 5 on. Scouts are going to love his quick release. This is a prospect to keep an eye on.

Bowl matchup: Auburn in the Outback Bowl

11. Dillon Gabriel, UCF Knights

Year: Freshman

Gabriel is the highest-graded true freshman quarterback in the country this season. He has shown uncanny decision-making for a freshman, with only seven turnover-worthy plays. His long release and a UCF offense that saw almost all of his downfield targets be “go” balls will be points of concern going forward.

Bowl matchup: Marshall in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

12. Jamie Newman, Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Year: Junior

Newman has seen his draft stock rise as much as any other prospect not named Joe Burrow. After a 75.8 passing grade on 156 dropbacks in 2018, Newman has had a massive breakout, with an 89.7 passing grade this season. His deep-ball touch is outstanding, and he already knows how to throw receivers open in tight coverage. His limitations as a passer were exposed, though, against Clemson when he went 6-of-14 for 41 yards with two picks. Going to an offense that will utilize his rushing ability will be key.

Bowl matchup: Michigan State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl

13. Kedon Slovis, USC Trojans

Year: Freshman

Slovis' downfield accuracy for a freshman is off the charts. He is second only to Burrow in terms of accurate ball placement on throws 10-plus yards downfield. His 20 turnover-worthy plays need to be cleaned up, but it was an encouraging debut season for Slovis.

Bowl matchup: Iowa in the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

14. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma Sooners

Year: Senior

Hurts offers value with his legs and the ability to protect the football. He has been far too inconsistent down the field, though, and struggles to throw with timing. There's a path to success for him in the NFL in a run-heavy offense, but he's nowhere near the dynamic runner that Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson were coming out in recent years.

Bowl matchup: LSU in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

15. Cole McDonald, Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors

Year: Junior

McDonald is one of the more difficult evaluations in college football right now. One, because Hawaii's offense plays five-wide almost every snap and nothing like an NFL offense. Two, because he has much more arm talent than your typical small-school QB. Finally three, because he makes some of the ugliest decisions you'll see in college football. His arm strength and accuracy will get him an NFL look, though.

Bowl matchup: BYU in the SOFI Hawai'i Bowl

16. Dustin Crum, Kent State Golden Flashes

Year: Junior

Crum is one of the nation's highest-graded quarterbacks this season with an 88.9 passing grade. While he has taken a lot of sacks (37 on 376 dropbacks), he also has made a lot of plays with his legs, with 731 rushing yards. Though he has a bit of a long release, the ball jumps out of his hand, as he made a 50-yard pass from the far hash to the numbers with ease against Bowling Green. Look for a big senior season in 2020.

Bowl matchup: Utah State in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl

17. Sam Ehlinger, Texas Longhorns

Year: Junior

Ehlinger has taken serious steps forward this year, with an 89.8 overall grade. We still need to see him cut down on his propensity to bail out of clean pockets. His 61 scrambles this season are the most in college football, and that won't be his game in the NFL.

Bowl matchup: Utah in the Valero Alamo Bowl

18. Shane Buechele, SMU Mustangs

Year: Junior

Buechele has reined in his gunslinger tendencies from early in his career at Texas. After having 15 turnover-worthy plays on 271 dropbacks back in 2017, Buechele has only 13 this year on 514 dropbacks for SMU. He throws a pretty deep ball and leads the nation with 33 big-time throws — the majority of which came on go balls. His overall accuracy is still his biggest issue, as he still fields an adjusted completion percentage below 70.0.

Bowl matchup: Florida Atlantic in the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

19. J'Mar Smith, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Year: Senior

Smith has taken a massive step forward as a senior, with an 84.5 overall grade. His highlight reel from 2017 and 2018 was something to behold, but the duds were too frequent as well. This season he has protected the football extremely well, with only seven turnover-worthy plays, and put himself in draftable territory.

Bowl matchup: Miami in the Walk-on's Independence Bowl

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20. Anthony Gordon, Washington State Cougars

Year: Senior

Gordon has put up monster numbers under Mike Leach like many QBs have, but he's no Gardner Minshew from a decision-making perspective. His play has crumbled under pressure this season, as his grade goes from 90.3 in a clean pocket to 47.9 under pressure. He also was an unmitigated disaster against the best defense he faced in Utah, throwing six turnover-worthy plays in that game alone.

Bowl matchup: Air Force in the Cheez-It Bowl

21. Mike Glass III, Eastern Michigan Eagles

Year: Senior

Glass may be only 6-foot, but he has legit NFL arm strength. His long release and inconsistent play this season, though, make him a project at best. His 23 big-time throws rank 17th in the FBS.

Bowl matchup: Pittsburgh in the Quick Lane Bowl

22. Jayden Daniels, Arizona State Sun Devils

Year: Freshman

The freshman took his lumps against the vaunted Utah defense this year, going 4-of-18 for 25 yards. Over the last four games, though, he earned a passing grade over 75.0. He has done a good job protecting the football, with only 11 turnover-worthy plays on the year. Definitely a name to watch down the line.

Bowl matchup: Florida State in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

23. Shea Patterson, Michigan Wolverines

Year: Senior

Patterson continually teases top-end talent, but even with a loaded receiving corps this season, he never quite has made the leap. He has been accurate on only 44.9% of his throws past the line of scrimmage, 104th in the country.

Bowl matchup: Alabama in the VRBO Citrus Bowl

24. Nate Stanley, Iowa Hawkeyes

Year: Senior

Stanley is your run-of-the-mill late-rounder from a pro-style offense who is solid, if unspectacular. He has protected the ball extremely well this year, with only nine turnover-worthy plays. His accuracy is borderline, though, with an adjusted completion percentage below 70.0.

25. Kellen Mond, Texas A&M Aggies

Year: Junior

Mond offers some intriguing qualities like his ability to play on the move. Last season, he had the highest passing grade in the country outside the pocket. Winning inside the pocket, though, has proved more difficult, as he earned a 74.5 passing grade and averaged 6.8 yards per attempt from the pocket.

Bowl matchup: Oklahoma State in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

26. Bo Nix, Auburn Tigers

Year: Freshman

Sure, he is a true freshman starter at a blue blood SEC program, but there really isn't much on the field that suggests Nix is going to flip the switch to being a top prospect. Particularly, Nix's accuracy is questionable: 48.1% of his passes 10-plus yards downfield were deemed uncatchable — a figure that ranked 96th out of 104 qualifying QBs.

Bowl matchup: Minnesota in the Outback Bowl

27. Tyler Huntley, Utah Utes

Year: Senior

Huntley has taken a massive step forward this season and showed off some impressive accuracy. We still have question marks about his ability to make quick decisions with the football, as 229 of his 336 dropbacks this season (68.2 percent) have taken over 2.5 seconds. That is the third-highest percentage in the country.

Bowl matchup: Texas in the Valero Alamo Bowl

28. Charlie Brewer, Baylor Bears

Year: Junior

Brewer can run an efficient offense, but he doesn't do a ton to get you excited. His arm strength leaves a lot to be desired, and he struggles to push the ball downfield on anything other than go routes. Brewer has the same number of big-time throws (19) as turnover-worthy plays (19) this year.

Bowl matchup: Georgia in the Allstate Sugar Bowl

29. Kyle Trask, Florida Gators

Year: Junior

Trask shows some NFL tools, but he has to be more calculated with the football over the middle of the field. He has racked up 20 turnover-worthy plays in not even a full season of work.

Bowl matchup: Virginia in the Capital One Orange Bowl

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30. Mac Jones, Alabama Crimson Tide

Year: Sophomore

He'll catch some flak because of how Alabama's season ended, but the Tide could be much worse off at QB. The irony is that with two pick-sixes in that Auburn game, Jones has been otherwise great at protecting the ball, with only three turnover-worthy plays all season.

Bowl matchup: Michigan in the VRBO Citrus Bowl

31. Garrett Shrader, Mississippi State Bulldogs

Year: Freshman

Shrader's real impact has come with his legs, as he has racked up 396 yards on 70 carries and broken 25 tackles this season. He has a ways to go as a passer, but his tools are intriguing.

Bowl matchup: Louisville in the Franklin American Mortgage City Music Bowl

32. Chase Garbers, California Golden Bears

Year: Sophomore

He earned the starting nod as a redshirt sophomore last season and has struggled to a 65.2 grade. After a shoulder injury against Arizona State this year caused him miss six weeks, he came back toward the end of the season and looked like a different player against Stanford and UCLA. His pocket presence is an issue, as he bailed on a ton of clean pockets.

Bowl matchup: Illinois in the Redbox Bowl

33. Anthony Russo, Temple Owls

Year: Junior

Russo should have a good shot at making at least an NFL practice squad. He has an NFL arm and body at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds. It's his accuracy and decision-making that have left a lot to be desired for the redshirt junior, with 20 turnover-worthy plays this season.

Bowl matchup: North Carolina in the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

34. Zach Wilson, BYU Cougars

Year: Sophomore

Only a sophomore, Wilson possesses a quick release with zip at the intermediate level. Hand surgery cost him nearly half the season, but in the three games he has played since returning, he has a 79.5 passing grade.

Bowl matchup: Hawai'i in the SOFI Hawai'i Bowl

35. Ian Book, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Year: Senior

Book has a limited arm and serious pocket-presence issues. We charged him with 11 sacks and 38 pressures on his own this year after charging him with 18 sacks in 2018. Combine that with a limited arm and you have a long shot in the pros.

Bowl matchup: Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl

36. Peyton Ramsey, Indiana Hoosiers

Year: Junior

Ramsey's arm strength is borderline viable for the NFL at this point. Driving balls to the far hash is a chore for him. His 32 completions in the intermediate range (10-20 yards) rank 74th in college football. His underneath accuracy is solid enough to give him a look, though.

Bowl matchup: Tennessee in the Taxslayer Gator Bowl

37. Tyler Johnston III, UAB Blazers

Year: Sophomore

Johnston is one of the most fun quarterbacks in the country to watch, with his absurd 14.0 average depth of target. It's home runs or nothing for him. He'll alternate incredible throws under pressure with downright disastrous decisions, making him a fringe prospect at best.

Bowl matchup: Appalachian State in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

38. Brady White, Memphis Tigers

Year: Junior

The former Arizona State QB has done well for himself as a grad transfer at Memphis. This season, he ranks fifth in terms of perfectly placed passes targeted past the line of scrimmage. That, unfortunately, isn't terribly indicative of his overall accuracy, as he still has an adjusted completion percentage under 70.0.

Bowl matchup: Penn State in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

39. Chris Robison, Florida Atlantic Owls

Year: Sophomore

Robison started his career at Oklahoma before transferring to FAU his freshman year. He has been starting for the Owls ever since and could work his way into a draftable grade in a couple of years. He needs to add some muscle to his frame, as he's one of the skinniest QBs in college football. Robison went from a 67.8 passing grade as a freshman to 79.3 this season.

Bowl matchup: SMU in the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

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40. Skylar Thompson, Kansas State Wildcats

Year: Junior

Thompson doesn't have NFL arm talent but has proved capable as a game manager for Kansas State this season, as evidenced by his 80.2 passing grade. He's quick to drop his eyes and scramble, though, as he has done 37 times on 357 dropbacks.

Bowl matchup: Navy in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl

41. Brian Lewerke, Michigan State Spartans

Year: Senior

Lewerke has swung far too wildly up and down over the course of his career to be considered much more than a camp body at this point. He had back-to-back games grade under 35.0 against Wisconsin and Penn State this year.

Bowl matchup: Wake Forest in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl

42. Layne Hatcher, Arkansas State Red Wolves

Year: Freshman

Hatcher started off at Alabama before transferring to Arkansas State. He has had a very intriguing redshirt freshman season where he ranked 14th best in terms of uncatchable passes targeted past the line of scrimmage. He's very undersized for the position at 6-foot and doesn't have much arm to speak of at this point.

Bowl matchup: vs. FIU in the Camellia Bowl

43. Sean Clifford, Penn State Nittany Lions

Year: Sophomore

Clifford has managed only 11 big-time throws despite a healthy 11.3 average depth of target this season. He's a big part of Penn State's rushing offense, but as a passer, he just hasn't shown it yet.

Bowl matchup: Memphis in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

44. James Blackman, Florida State Seminoles

Year: Sophomore

The redshirt sophomore has a big arm, but he struggles to control it. He has more turnover-worthy plays (15) than big-time throws this season and has an adjusted completion percentage below 70.0.

Bowl matchup: Arizona State in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

45. Nathan Rourke, Ohio Bobcats

Year: Senior

Rourke has made some electric plays with his legs over the years, but the lefty is simply limited as a passer. In three years as a starter, he has never earned a passing grade above 80.0.

Bowl matchup: Nevada in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

46. Jack Coan, Wisconsin Badgers

Year: Junior

The numbers look great, but there's a reason the Badgers' offense came and went with the running game. Coan has more turnover-worthy plays than big-time throws and has an average depth of target of only 7.7 yards downfield. He can't hit tight downfield windows despite the play-action-heavy attack.

Bowl matchup: Oregon in the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual

47. Ty Storey, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Year: Senior

Storey took a massive leap forward from his 57.4 passing grade last year at Arkansas to 74.7 this year, but he still leaves a lot to be desired with his arm talent. He has an average depth of target of only 7.4 yards this year.

Bowl matchup: Western Michigan in the Servpro First Responder Bowl

48. Brandon Peters, Illinois Fighting Illini

Year: Junior

Peters is probably the best QB Illinois has had in over a decade, but that's not saying a lot. He has a big arm, but it is all over the place. Only 8.8% of his targets past the line of scrimmage have been deemed perfectly placed — 108th out of 137 qualifying QBs.

Bowl matchup: Cal in the Redbox Bowl

49. Levi Lewis, Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

Year: Junior

Lewis' numbers on the season look great, but they are inflated by the fact that 31% of his completions have come on screens. He has only 11 big-time throws all season. Lewis can make some plays with his legs, though, and has 16 broken tackles on 52 carries.

Bowl matchup: vs. Miami (OH) in the Lendingtree Bowl

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50. Jack Abraham, Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

Year: Junior

In his second year as a starter, Abraham has shown a lot en route to an 80.5 passing grade. His accuracy is much improved, but he presses mightily when things aren't perfect. He had three different games with at least three turnover-worthy plays. Those need to go away next season.

Bowl matchup: Tulane in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

51. Zac Thomas, Appalachian State Mountaineers

Year: Junior

In the lone game App State played against FBS competition this year, Thomas looked completely overmatched, going 9-of-16 for 105 yards and a pick against South Carolina. His 69.5 passing grade this season leaves a lot to be desired.

Bowl matchup: UAB in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

52. Stephen Calvert, Liberty Flames

Year: Senior

Calvert loves to throw the ball around the yard, with a 10.8 average depth of target, but a lot of his production can be chalked up to jump balls to Antonio Gandy-Golden. With a funky motion and inconsistent accuracy, he's a long shot.

Bowl matchup: Georgia Southern in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl

53. Kyle Vantrease, Buffalo Bulls

Year: Sophomore

Vantrease has been solid in limited time for the Bulls, earning an 82.2 passing grade on 157 dropbacks. He has been far from consistent, though, with some huge duds littered in this season. He has a lot of work to do to get on the draft radar over the next couple of seasons.

Bowl matchup: Charlotte in the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

54. Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee Volunteers

Year: Junior

Guarantano's accuracy at this point is a non-starter. He has the eighth-lowest rate of perfectly placed passes past the line of scrimmage of any qualifying QB.

Bowl matchup: Indiana in the Taxslayer Gator Bowl

55. Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Panthers

Year: Junior

Pickett completely fell apart against most real defenses he faced this season. He earned grades below 65.0 and averaged under 5.0 yards per attempt against Virginia, UCF, Miami and Virginia Tech.

Bowl matchup: Eastern Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl

56. Brett Gabbert, Miami (OH) RedHawks

Year: Freshman

Gabbert is yet another true freshman who has been all over the map this season. While it's encouraging that he's starting so young, 37.6% of his targets past the line have been deemed so off-target as to be uncatchable — the eighth-worst rate in the country.

Bowl matchup: Louisiana in the Lendingtree Bowl

57. Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati Bearcats

Year: Sophomore

Ridder is your prototypical great college QB who has little shot in the pros. He's a gamer who is as likely to pick up a first down with his legs as with his arm, but he is only 121st nationally with 42.3% of his targets past the line of scrimmage being deemed accurate.

Bowl matchup: Boston College in the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

58. Chris Reynolds, Charlotte 49ers

Year: Sophomore

At 5-foot-10 without plus accuracy, Reynolds isn't on the NFL's radar at this point. Less than 50% of his passes targeted past the line of scrimmage have been deemed accurate.

Bowl matchup: Buffalo in the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

59. Quinten Dormady, Central Michigan Chippewas

Year: Senior

After bouncing around from Tennessee to Houston then Central Michigan, Dormady finally got the starting job he wanted. But his 64.2 passing grade for the Chippewas explains why he didn't catch on as a starter earlier.

Bowl matchup: San Diego State in the New Mexico Bowl

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60. James Morgan, Florida International Panthers

Year: Senior

With a sub-60 completion percentage, 7.0 yards per attempt and a 67.2 passing grade as a senior, Morgan isn't checking many NFL boxes.

Bowl matchup: Arkansas State in the Camellia Bowl

61. Jarren Williams, Miami Hurricanes

Year: Sophomore

Williams may be just a sophomore, but he still flashed little in the way of an NFL skill set. His pocket presence is shaky and his accuracy all over the place. Williams has a 63.4 overall grade.

Bowl matchup: Louisiana Tech in the Walk-on's Independence Bowl

62. Lynn Bowden, Kentucky Wildcats

Year: Junior

Bowden has an NFL future, but it's not at QB. In the seven games after he switched from wide receiver to quarterback in a pinch for the Wildcats, Bowden has thrown only 58 passes for 291 yards.

Bowl matchup: Virginia Tech in the Belk Bowl

63. Hendon Hooker, Virginia Tech Hokies

Year: Sophomore

With Hooker at the helm, the Hokies never quite opened up the passing offense. He has only 168 attempts in seven starts, compared with 82 rushes. As a passer, he doesn't show much, with a 73.5 grade.

Bowl matchup: Kentucky in the Belk Bowl

64. Bryce Perkins, Virginia Cavaliers

Year: Senior

Perkins' pocket presence is nearly nonexistent, as he scrambled 48 times and took 44 sacks on 550 dropbacks. He has had a rough 31.1 passing grade when faced with pressure this season.

Bowl matchup: Florida in the Capital One Orange Bowl

65. Micale Cunningham, Louisville Cardinals

Year: Sophomore

Cunningham is the signal-caller for the Cardinals because of his rushing ability. As a passer, he ranks 128th out of 137 in terms of accurate passes targeted past the line of scrimmage.

Bowl matchup: Mississippi State in the Franklin American Mortgage City Music Bowl

66. Carson Strong, Nevada Wolf Pack

Year: Freshman

Strong has three more years of eligibility to prove us wrong, but what we've seen from him is pretty rough, with a 63.7 passing grade and only 5.9 yards per attempt.

Bowl matchup: Ohio in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

67. Ryan Agnew, San Diego State Aztecs

Year: Senior

Agnew has one of the lowest big-time throw totals in all of college football, with only seven on 343 attempts. That inability to get anything going downfield takes him out of consideration for the NFL.

Bowl matchup: Central Michigan in the New Mexico Bowl

68. Dru Brown, Oklahoma State Cowboys

Year: Senior

The transfer from Hawai'i was the backup for most of the season and just recently got thrown into action. At only 5-foot-11 with no season over a 72.0 passing grade, he's not much of a prospect.

Bowl matchup: Texas A&M in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

69. Jon Wassink, Western Michigan Broncos

Year: Senior

A three-year starter, Wassink is severely limited by his lack of arm strength. He put everything he had into a deep ball early in the season and tapped out at 50 yards in the air. With a 68.6 passing grade, that level of arm ain't cutting it.

Bowl matchup: Western Kentucky in the Servpro First Responder Bowl

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70. Donald Hammond, Air Force Falcons

Year: Junior

Hammond has an impressive 87.8 passing grade this season but has attempted only 101 passes in 11 games. He wasn't reading defenses as much as he was seeing whether safeties bit on play-action. A QB can't prove any sort of passing traits in Air Force's offense.

Bowl matchup: Washington State in the Cheez-It Bowl

71. Isaiah Green, Marshall Thundering Herd

Year: Sophomore

A passing grade below 70.0 is pretty much a death knell for us, especially if it comes against C-USA competition. With a 66.2 passing grade this year and three games with under 100 passing yards, Green isn't on the radar.

Bowl matchup: UCF in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

72. Jaylon Henderson, Boise State Broncos

Year: Senior

Henderson was the Broncos' third-string QB but was thrust into action late in the season. He's adequate for a backup but is no pro prospect.

Bowl matchup: Washington in the Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

73. Shai Werts, Georgia Southern Eagles

Year: Junior

Georgia Southern is an option team at heart, and as such, Werts is more running back than quarterback.

Bowl matchup: Liberty in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl

74. Dan Ellington, Georgia State Panthers

Year: Senior

Ellington is another signal-caller who gets the nod at Georgia State for his running ability and not his arm. He has a 34.4 passing grade under pressure and 55.2 passing grade vs. the blitz this season.

Bowl matchup: Wyoming in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl

75. Dennis Grosel, Boston College Eagles

Year: Sophomore

There is a reason BC let AJ Dillon lead the nation in rushing attempts. Grosel has a 63.0 passing grade and a sub-50 completion percentage.

Bowl matchup: Cincinnati in the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

76. Malcolm Perry, Navy Midshipmen

Year: Senior

Perry has proved excellent as an option quarterback. That has almost zero projection to the position in the NFL, though, and his 63.2 passing grade tells you all you need to know.

Bowl matchup: vs. Kansas State in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl

77. Justin McMillan, Tulane Green Wave

Year: Senior

McMillan's 56.0 passing grade is one of the lowest of any bowl QB this year. Only 6.8% of targets past the line have been charted as perfectly placed, 125th among 137 qualifying QBs.

Bowl matchup: Southern Miss in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

78. Sean Chambers, Wyoming Cowboys

Year: Junior

Chambers is no Josh Allen. His 51.7 passing grade is the worst among bowl QBs. He also ranks 133rd out of 137 with only 37% of his passes beyond the line of scrimmage deemed accurate.

Bowl matchup: Georgia State in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl

79. Felix Harper, Alcorn State Braves

Year: Junior

Harper is just 5-foot-11, but he runs the Braves' offense well, as he has 34 total touchdowns this season. There's very little to his pro projection, but he is a fun college quarterback to watch.
Bowl matchup: North Carolina A&T in the Celebration Bowl

80. Kylil Carter, North Carolina A&T Aggies

Year: Senior

Carter is completing only 53.8% of his passes and has finished three games with a completion percentage under 50%. He is talented as a rusher, but at 5-foot-10 and 230 pounds, he is not an NFL prospect.

Bowl matchup: Alcorn State in the Celebration Bowl

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