College News & Analysis

Premium Content Sign Up

Galina: The top five QBs to watch out for in the 2022 NFL Draft

Arlington, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) rolls out during the fourth quarter against the Florida Gators at ATT Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

What better time to look ahead to the 2022 NFL Draft than immediately after the 2021 NFL Draft? And specifically, let's dive into the quarterbacks we should be looking out for. Things can and will change in 365 days, but right now, we aren’t looking at the deepest quarterback class.

Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler is the presumed No. 1 overall pick, but after that, there is probably not another surefire top-10 pick in the group as things stand. One of the issues scouts will face when looking at this year's class is the number of top quarterbacks who play in either “superspreader” or heavy RPO-based offenses and how that limited their frequency of true NFL throws.

More of PFF's 2021 NFL Draft tools here: 
2021 NFL Draft Big Board | 2021 NFL Draft Guide | 2021 NFL Draft Stats Export | NFL Mock Drafts | NFL Mock Draft Simulator

1. Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma

Rattler, the world's first Zoomer quarterback, is looking to be the third Oklahoma quarterback picked first overall in the NFL draft since 2018. A former five-star prospect, he sat on the bench as Jalen Hurts ran the offense in 2019 before taking over as the starter in 2020. Rattler is built more in the mold of Kyler Murray than former Sooners Baker Mayfield and Hurts.

Subscribe to PFF Edge to continue reading

Already have a subscription? Sign In

You've got the first pick with your finances. Western Southern Financial Group.

College Featured Tools

  • Power Rankings are PFF’s NCAA power ratings based on weekly player grades in each facet of play. These power rankings are adjusted based on coach, quarterback and the market each season.

    Available with

    CFB Grades+
  • PFF's exclusive metrics provide matchup previews, position rankings, grades, and snap counts.

    Available with

    CFB Grades+
  • Our exclusive database, featuring the most in-depth collection of NCAA player performance data.

    Available with

    CFB Prem Stats+
College Subscriptions

Unlock College Player Grades and Preview Magazine

$7.99 / mo
$27.99 / yr

Unlock NCAA Premium Stats & PFF Greenline NCAA

$29.99 / mo
$119.99 / yr