PFF ranks top 10 college quarterbacks entering 2022
Some talented quarterbacks are preparing to take the field in short time as the 2022 season comes around the corner. PFF’s Anthony Treash ranked his top 10 quarterbacks for the year — and it made some notable omissions.
It’s no surprise that Alabama quarterback Bryce Young — the reigning Heisman Trophy winner — comes in as the No. 1 quarterback for this coming season. But Ohio State’s CJ Stroud, who finished fourth in the Heisman voting last year, comes in at No. 4 behind USC’s Caleb Williams and South Carolina’s Spencer Rattler, who were No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
Four of the quarterbacks on the list are at new schools after entering the transfer portal. Williams and Rattler both left Oklahoma for their new schools, while Dillion Gabriel came in from UCF to more than likely take over as the Sooners’ QB1. Kedon Slovis, in turn, left USC for Pittsburgh to replace Kenny Pickett, who became the first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Here’s Treash’s full top 10 quarterbacks for 2022.
PFF Top 10 quarterbacks for 2022
1. Bryce Young — Alabama
2. Caleb Williams — USC
3. Spencer Rattler — South Carolina
4. CJ Stroud — Ohio State
5. Sam Hartman — Wake Forest
6. Grayson McCall — Coastal Carolina
7. Brennan Armstrong — Virginia
8. Dillon Gabriel — Oklahoma
9. Kedon Slovis — Pittsburgh
10. Tyler Van Dyke — Miami
Some notable names missing from that list include Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker and Kentucky quarterback Will Levis. Both players turned in big seasons a year ago and appear ready for jumps this year.
Hooker completed 68.2% of his passes for 2,945 yards and 31 touchdowns in the air while also rushing for 620 yards and five touchdowns on the ground for the Volunteers in 2021. Levis, meanwhile, threw for 2,826 yards on 66% passing to go with 24 passing touchdowns while adding 376 yards and nine rushing scores.