The 2020 NFL Draft kicks off in a few days. Leading up to the start of the first round on April 23, Giants.com will be taking a look at the top five prospects at each position in this year's draft class. Each list is based off of NFL.com's prospect rankings.
Next up are the quarterbacks.
Giants current depth at QB: Daniel Jones, Colt McCoy, Alex Tanney
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LSU QB Joe Burrow
2019 stats: 15 games, 5,671 passing yards, 60 touchdowns, six interceptions, 76.3 completion percentage, 368 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns
Height / Weight: 6'3" / 221 lbs
Accolades: Heisman Trophy (2019), Maxwell Award (2019), Walter Camp Award (2019), Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2019), Davey O'Brien Award (2019), Manning Award (2019), AP College Football Player of the Year (2019), Unanimous All-American (2019), SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2019), First-Team All-SEC (2019), National Champion (2019), College Football Playoff National Championship Offensive MVP (2019)
2020 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Daniel Jeremiah's Top 50 - #2
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah: Burrow has solid size for the position and he possesses many elite qualities. He operated out of the 'gun in the LSU spread attack and he is extremely accurate, efficient and instinctive. He is very smooth in his drop and he has the ability to process through his reads at a rapid pace. He throws with anticipation and he can naturally layer the ball over and under coverage. He doesn't have top-shelf arm strength when driving the ball outside the numbers. He relies more on timing/touch. He doesn't flinch versus pressure when he sees something he likes down the field. If he needs to buy time, he can slide and climb the pocket with excellent feel/awareness. He has a nice burst when he leaves the pocket and he is more than a capable runner. Overall, Burrow lacks special arm strength, but his combination of poise, accuracy and toughness is very appealing.
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Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa
2019 stats: 9 games, 2,840 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, three interceptions, 71.4 completion percentage
Height / Weight: 6'0" / 217 lbs
Accolades: College Football Playoff National Championship Offensive MVP (2017), SEC Champion (2018), Maxwell Award (2018), Walter Camp Award (2018), SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2018), First-Team All-SEC (2018), Consensus All-American (2018), CFP National Champion (2018), Orange Bowl Offensive MVP (2018), Second-Team All-SEC (2019)
2020 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Daniel Jeremiah's Top 50 - #6
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah: Tua lacks ideal height for the position, but he has quick feet, eyes and release. He primarily operated in the 'gun at Alabama, but he did take some snaps under center. He is very crisp and urgent in his setup. He throws off a firm platform and he spins the ball really well. He always throws with the proper pace on slants and crossers. He doesn't have an overpowering arm, but he can still place balls in tight windows. He understands how to hold and manipulate safeties with his eyes. He makes good decisions in the RPO game. He is a nifty runner, but he prefers to buy time behind the line and remain in passing mode. He did struggle with identifying some underneath defenders when in the red zone. He is coming off a serious hip injury and that must be factored into his evaluation. Overall, Tua is the ultimate point guard. If he can remain healthy, he has the potential to be one of the NFL's most efficient passers.
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Oregon QB Justin Herbert
2019 stats: 14 games, 3,471 passing yards, 32 touchdowns, six interceptions, 66.8 completion percentage, 50 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns
Height / Weight: 6'6" / 236 lbs
Accolades: Pac-12 Champion (2019), William V. Campbell Trophy (2019), Rose Bowl Champion (2020), Rose Bowl Offensive MVP (2020), Senior Bowl MVP (2020)
2020 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Daniel Jeremiah's Top 50 - #20
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah: Herbert has exceptional size, mobility and arm strength. He has quick feet in his setup and he bounces on his toes once he gets to the top of his drop. His motion can be a little robotic at times, but the ball comes out tight with high RPMs. He has a big arm but his placement is a little inconsistent. His front side flies open on some throws, impacting his accuracy. That can be corrected. He has shown the ability to touch up the ball underneath and makes some impressive throws on the run. He is a very good runner. He builds speed and he is effective on zone reads. The biggest area he needs to improve is his lack of anticipation. He waits too long to cut it loose. According to everyone at Oregon, his work ethic and character are off the charts. Overall, Herbert has some special physical tools, but he needs to play with less caution and learn to embrace an attacking mentality.
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Utah State QB Jordan Love
2019 stats: 13 games, 3,402 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, 17 interceptions, 61.9 completion percentage, 175 rushing yards
Height / Weight: 6'4" / 224 lbs
Accolades: New Mexico Bowl MVP (2018), Second-Team All-MWC (2018)
2020 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Daniel Jeremiah's Top 50 - #23
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah: Love has ideal size, arm strength and athletic ability. He operated out of the 'gun at Utah State and was very fluid and smooth in his setup. He throws from a variety of platforms and arm angles. The ball jumps out of his hand. He is at his best on skinny post drive throws and over-the-top deep balls. His decision making was very concerning this past season. He forced too many balls into crowds and didn't ever give up on a play -- to a fault. His supporting cast wasn't very good, but he still fell into too many bad habits. He uses his athletic ability to escape and extend plays, but there are occasions when he fails to climb and reset his feet. Overall, Love is a raw prospect who will need some time to develop. There is risk with him, but the payoff could be huge.
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Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts
2019 stats: 14 games, 3,851 passing yards, 32 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 69.7 completion percentage, 1,298 rushing yards, 5.6 yards per carry, 20 rushing touchdowns
Height / Weight: 6'1" / 222 lbs
Accolades: SEC Freshman of the Year (2016), SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2016), First-Team All-SEC (2016), 2x SEC Champion (2016, 2018), CFP National Champion (2018), Big 12 Champion (2019), First-Team All-Big 12 (2019), Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year (2019)
2020 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Daniel Jeremiah's Top 50 - #50
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah: Hurts is slightly undersized for the position but his production, poise and playmaking ability are very impressive. He has crisp footwork in his drop and he throws from a very firm platform. He has a quick release and generates excellent velocity on drive throws. Hurts flashed the ability to touch the ball up, but his ball placement still needs to improve. His vision and anticipation are other areas that need work. He's an outstanding runner, both on designed runs and when pressured. He gains ground quickly and runs through contact consistently. I love his competitiveness and toughness. Overall, Hurts must continue to improve in the passing game, but I'm going to bet on his eventual success due to his playmaking skills and overall competitiveness.
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