SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The East and West teams were back on the field Wednesday in preparation for the 2022 All-American Bowl. The long-running, prestigious event annually brings in around 100 of the nation’s top senior prospects.
The two teams are geographically split into East and West. The game is set to be played on Saturday, January 8 at 12 P.M. in the Alamodome and televised on NBC.
The second day of practice took place on Wednesday. After being at different locations through the first day and a half, The East and West teams came together for a practice against each other on Wednesday afternoon. On3 was on hand at both practice.s
Here is On3’s All-American Bowl quarterback ranking through two days of practice.
QB MVP: Drew Allar – Penn State
On3 Consensus 5-star Drew Allar was clearly the top passer for the East Team for a second straight day. Blessed with elite arm talent, the Penn State early enrollee rips the ball all around the field. And he does so with a pretty consistent 90 degree angle. On air, the ball rarely hits the ground. The arm strength on square ins, skinny posts and vertical routes is effortless. In the 7v7 setting East vs. West, Allar ripped a perfectly timed deep out that was dropped by Barion Brown. He came back with a deep ball to Isaiah Bond for a score against attached coverage. Allar has changed ball speeds and trajectories this week with accuracy. When forced to reset, he doesn’t have to load up to create velocity. At 6-foot-5, 230-pounds, Allar has flashed some quick feet in the practice setting as well. His ability to make under duress “quarterback plays” will come out more in the game setting. – Gerry Hamilton
Devin Brown, Cade Klubnik also shined
2. Devin Brown – Ohio State: Brown can rip the football. He has natural, relaxed throwing mechanics with the arm talent to drive the ball to all three levels. The Ohio State pledge has a quick arm with bouncy feet and solid movement skills. His highlight throws have been among the best we’ve seen all week. Brown’s confidence can perhaps lead to some risk-taking at times. We’ve seen him throw the ball into coverage a bit. Brown had some picks in Wednesday’s morning session, but rebounded with gusto He’s currently ranked as the No. 2 quarterback in the On300 (No. 28 overall) and looks the part so far in San Antonio. Brown may not be able to read leverage as quickly as Allar, but is probably a better athlete at this point. We’re interested in continuing to compare the two throughout the rest of the week. – Charles Power
3. Cade Klubnik – Clemson: Klubnik has primarily taken second team reps for the West after Brown. The Austin Westlake product has been steady. He doesn’t have the highlight moments or downfield arm talent of Allar or Brown, but has made solid decisions and limited turnovers. He throws a nice, catchable ball. Klubnik showed some quick recognition of pressure in 11-on-11 reps on the goal line on Wednesday. He can continue to quicken his release after being forced to reset his feet. Klubnik also has some room for continued physical development, as he’s currently around 180 pounds. – Charles Power
Remaining All-American Bowl quarterback ranking
4. Gunner Stockton – Georgia: Stockton is known for his raw arm power, and that has been on display. The compactly built signal caller can rip opposite hash mark throws with a quick arm and high spin rate. Like Tuesday, his accuracy is an area that needs continued improvement, especially in reset situations. The arm talent is evident to be able to whip the ball around field moving left or right. Back shoulder timing can also improve its consistency. – Gerry Hamilton
5. Justyn Martin – UCLA: Martin took third team reps for the West on Wednesday. The Los Angeles native has good stature and a big arm. He’s a bit behind the top four in terms of overall polish at this point. Martin has the arm strength to stretch the field vertically. He’s at his best when he has time to sit back and can show off the deep ball. Martin will need to continue working to quicken his release at the next level. – Charles Power
6. Jayden Denegal – Michigan: It’s tough to come after missing the first practice and look sharp. So let’s get that out of the way. He was a day behind the other signal callers in the game. The Thursday practice will likely be a more settled look for the future Wolverine. With that said, Denegal has the longest, and slowest release of the six quarterbacks on hand. He has a bad habit of dropping the ball below the water and crating a scenario in which he is three split seconds late getting the ball out to what his eyes are processing. That created a number of throws that were behind receivers in the intermediate passing game. When Denegal is forced to get the ball out quickly, his accuracy improves. – Gerry Hamilton