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NFL Draft: 2020 Quarterback Class Preview

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NFL Draft: 2020 Quarterback Class Preview

2019-08-13 17:55:191 Oct 2018 01:53 AM EST

-by Bo Marchionte, Contributing Writer; Image: Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert attempts pass. (Image Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Here’s a look at the quarterback class heading into the season:

What You Need to Know:

Over the last eight NFL Drafts there have been 92 total quarterbacks selected, including 24 who have gone in the first round. That is an average of 11.5 per year.

Last 8 NFL Draft’s:

Year / Total / 1st Round
2019 – 11 quarterbacks selected with three in the 1st Round
2018 – 13 quarterbacks selected with five in the 1st Round
2017 – 10 quarterbacks selected with three in the 1st Round
2016 – 15 quarterbacks selected with three in the 1st Round
2015 – 7 quarterbacks selected with two in the 1st Round
2014 – 14 quarterbacks selected with three in the 1st Round
2013 – 11 quarterbacks selected with one in the 1st Round
2012 – 11 quarterbacks selected with four in the 1st Round

1st Round Quarterbacks by Conference (Over Last 8 NFL Drafts):

7 – ACC
5 – BIG-12
5 – PAC-12
3 – AAC
2 – SEC
1 – MVFC
1 – MWC

Top 20 Quarterback Prospects for 2020”

1. Justin Herbert

Oregon
PAC-12
Height 6’5” Weight 233

Last Three Ducks quarterbacks drafted
2015 – Marcus Mariota Round 1
2008 – Dennis Dixon Round 5
2006 – Kellen Clemons Round 2

2. Tua Tagovailoa

Alabama
SEC
Height 6’1” Weight 217

Last Three Crimson Tide quarterbacks drafted
2014 – AJ McCarron Round 5
2011 – Greg McElroy Round 7
2006 – Brodie Croyle Round 3

3. Jake Fromm

Georgia
SEC
Height 6’2” Weight 220

Last Three Bulldogs quarterbacks drafted
2014 – Aaron Murray Round 5
2009 – Matthew Stafford Round 1
2006 – D.J. Shockey Round 7

4. Nate Stanley

Iowa
BIG-10
Height 6’3” Weight 242

Last Three Hawkeyes quarterbacks drafted
2017 – C.J. Beathard Round 3
2011 – Ricky Stanzi Round 5
1992 – Matt Rodgers Round 12

5. Jacob Eason

Washington
PAC-12
Height 6’5” Weight 227

Last Three Huskies quarterbacks drafted
2011 – Jake Locker Round 1
2007 – Isaiah Stanback Round 4
2004 – Cody Pickett Round 7

6. K.J. Castello

Stanford
PAC-12
Height 6’5” Weight 215

Last Three Cardinals quarterbacks drafted
2016 – Kevin Hogan Round 5
2012 – Andrew Luck Round 1
2007 – Trent Edwards Round 3

7. Sam Ehlinger

Texas
BIG-12
Height 6’3” Weight 235

Last Three Longhorns quarterbacks drafted
2010 – Colt McCoy Round 3
2006 – Vince Young Round 1
2003 – Chris Simms Round 3

8. Kellen Mond

Texas A&M
SEC
Height 6’2 Weight 217

Last Three Aggies quarterbacks drafted
2014 – Johnny Manziel Round 1
2012 – Ryan Tannehill Round 1
2009 – Stephen McGee Round 4

9. Steven Montez

Colorado
PAC-12
Height 6’4” Weight 235

Last Three Buffalos quarterbacks drafted
1997 – Koy Detmer Round 7
1995 – Kordell Stewart Round 2
1984 – Randy Essington Round 12

10. Jacob Knipp

Northern Colorado
Big Sky
Height 6’4” Weight 218

Last Three Bears quarterbacks drafted
1978 – Bill Kenny Round 12

11. Brian Lewerke

Michigan State
BIG-10
Height 6’3 Weight 212

Last Three Spartans quarterbacks drafted
2016 – Connor Cook Round 4
2012 – Kirk Cousins Round 4
2007 – Drew Stanton Round 2

12. Jalen Hurts

Oklahoma
BIG-12
Height 6’2” Weight 218

Last Three Sooners quarterbacks drafted
2019 – Kyler Murray Round 1
2018 – Baker Mayfield Round 1
2013 – Landry Jones Round 4

13. Kelly Bryant

Missouri
SEC
Height 6’4” Weight 220

Last Three Tigers quarterbacks drafted
2019 – Drew Lock Round 2
2011 – Blaine Gabbert Round 1
1978 – Pete Woods Round 4

14. Shea Patterson

Michigan
BIG-10
Height 6’2” Weight 205

Last Three Wolverines quarterbacks drafted
2016 – Jake Rudock Round 6
2008 – Chad Henne Round 2
2004 – John Navarre Round 7

15. Joe Burrow

LSU
SEC
Height 6’4” Weight 216

Last Three Tigers quarterbacks drafted
2018 – Danny Etling Round 7
2014 – Zach Mettenberger Round 6
2008 – Matt Flynn Round 7

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