UNC’s Sam Howell, Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler top ACC, Big 12 QBs

For bettors making ready for the 2021 school soccer season, it pays to know the standard of the quarterbacks. There are 4 situations for evaluating: Returning starter and training employees; returning starter with new employees and system; new starter taking on a system that has been in place; and new starter with new teaching employees. 

I examined the anticipated quarterback conditions throughout the nation and ranked the groups by convention on this necessary space. Over the subsequent two days in Bet Smart, we’ll have a look at the quarterback hierarchies within the Power Five conferences. 


1. North Carolina (Sam Howell): In-state star who stayed house has led Tar Heels to fifteen wins in two seasons since arriving after a 2-9 marketing campaign. 

2. Clemson (D.J. Uiagalelei): Takes over for Trevor Lawrence with lofty expectations. Former extremely rated recruit stepped in when Lawrence was out final yr, throwing for 5 TDs and speeding for 4. Brings completely different ingredient to Clemson offense. 

3. Miami (D’Eriq King): Transferred from Houston earlier than 2020. Unexpectedly again for 2021 after harm in bowl sport. Small-but-dynamic playmaker. 

4. Boston College (Phil Jurkovec): Returning starter had huge 2020 season, throwing for two,558 yards and 17-5 TD-INT ratio. Big, sturdy child with matching arm. 

5. Florida State (McKenzie Milton): UCF switch returning to play for first time after brutal harm. Missed final two seasons, however put up big numbers (72 TDs) in three years with Golden Knights. 

6. Louisville (Malik (*12*)): Dual-threat QB who accounted for greater than 3,200 yards of offense and 27 TDs final yr. Has 14 profession begins, however Louisville is coming off a 4-7 season. 

7. Pittsburgh (Kenny Pickett): Pickett has been beginning video games at Pitt since 2017, however hasn’t put up huge numbers in any season. Perhaps the additional yr of eligibility can change that. 

BIG 12 

1. Oklahoma (Spencer Rattler): Still listed as redshirt freshman after gaining additional yr of eligibility, however certainly has simply two years left at Oklahoma earlier than heading to NFL. Elite athlete, however on the small aspect at 6-foot-1, 210 kilos. Will put up huge numbers in hunt for Heisman Trophy. 

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell and Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler appear side-by-side in this composite image.
North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell and Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler
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2. Iowa State (Brock Purdy): Was first-team All-Big 12 final yr, even with Rattler within the league. Not the athlete Rattler is, however strong as they arrive as a multiyear beginning QB. Back with full complement of offensive starters, together with RB Breece Hall. 

3. Texas Tech (Tyler Shough): Oregon switch is an enormous child at 6-5, 230. He ought to publish higher numbers in coach Matt Wells’ offense. Struggled down the stretch final yr for Ducks after big three-game begin. 

4. TCU (Max Duggan): Dual risk who rushed for 10 TDs and threw for 10 extra in 2020. Multiyear starter stands 6-2 and weighs 201. 

5. Texas (Hudson Card): Stable of extremely rated quarterbacks in battle to interchange Sam Ehlinger, none greater than 6-2. With Steve Sarkisian taking on, Longhorns have hopes of recreating Alabama’s current offensive prowess. 

6. Oklahoma State (Spencer Sanders): Started 9 video games final yr for 8-3 Cowboys and 10 video games in 2019 for 8-5 group. Putting up respectable numbers, however not on the stage of his predecessors with 30 passing TDs whole. 

7. West Virginia (Jarret Doege): Transferred from Bowling Green earlier than 2019 and has thrown 60 profession TD passes. Helped WVU enhance by 6 ppg in coach Neal Brown’s second season. 

Monday: SEC, Big Ten, Pac 12. 

Steve Makinen is editor of Point Spread Weekly, VSiN’s digital journal for sports activities bettors. 

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