Seahawks QB targets Week 5: Numbers 4 through 1
Number 3: Bryce Young, Alabama
The former Heisman winner started off the game against Arkansas with a weird interception that should have been defensive holding, and even still was more an incredible defensive play than a mistake by Young. Young proceeded to look like a franchise QB before he was hit hard in the second quarter, and left the game after appearing to be in considerable pain.
Him missing any time would be a real bummer for a really good Alabama team and for college football. His size will always make me nervous, but he is a machine at reading the defense and putting the ball where it needs to be. Hope he’s healthy and back next week.
NFL Comp: Somewhere between Tyler Huntley and Kyler Murray
Number 2: Will Levis, Kentucky
Levis continues to get a raw deal. After running for his life and throwing to below-average receivers all day in a hostile Role Miss road game, Levi’s appeared to have thrown the game-winning touchdown. Then there was a flag, negating the play. The very next snap, Levis gets hit from his right side, where the backup right tackle had just entered the game, causing a strip fumble and Ole Miss recovery and win. Kentucky was one small penalty away from probably being a legitimate CFP contender.
Levis still played really well, and as Todd Blackledge discussed a few times on the broadcast, Levis may not make it out of the top 3 picks in the draft. He’ll have some more chances to jump some QBs when the Cats go to Tennessee and host Georgia.
NFL Comp: B+ version of Josh Allen
Number1: C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
While I believe that Will Levis is closing the gap, Ohio State’s CJ Stroud continues to hold the top spot in our QB rankings. Stroud wasn’t asked to do much as the Buckeyes ran all over Rutgers on Saturday. Stroud finished the game with 154 yards and two touchdowns. On the season, Stroud is 2nd in the nation in passing touchdowns and 2nd in total QBR. The competition will pick up, but until then Stroud continues to be really good at running an elite offensive machine.
NFL Comp: Joe Burrow