Well, well, well… Look what we have here; a draft where the Washington Football Team didn’t draft a QB. Honestly, WFT supporters should be happy. We’re not saying Ryan Fitzpatrick is the answer but he’s the best option without mortgaging the future.
Enough with the small talk, were only about 350+ days away from the 2022 NFL Draft and a QB will be on the radar of Riverboat Ron. There are 4 QBs and one feel good story on that would be interesting for the Washington Football Team to invest in.
QB Sam Howell, North Carolina 6-1, 225 Player Comparison: Baker Mayfield
In 12 games for Mack Brown and the Jumpman football program, as a true sophomore, Howell completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 3586 yards with 35 TDs (5 rushing) to 7 INTs. Howell has superb footwork and can throw one of the best deep balls in the nation. He’s not an elite athlete but escapes the pocket very well and can create space for himself. He does have a tendency to stick to his first read so his pre snap reads could use some work. He currently plays in a Pro/Spread style offense that fits about 90% of NFL teams. Easily the best QB in the upcoming draft.
QB Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma 6-1, 210 Player Comparison: Great Value Patrick Mahomes
Another Lincoln Riley QB going through the Sooner pipeline. As a redshirt freshman in 11 games, Rattler completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 3031 yards with 34 TDs (6 rushing) to 7 INTs (3 in an early season loss to Kansas State). To play for Oklahoma, you need arm strength and Rattler has a lot of it. Not only can he launch passes 50+ yards, his velocity puts him in a class of his own. His mobility isn’t elite but definitely above average and shows tremendous poise in the pocket. Needs to improve his decision making to catapult his draft stock.
QB Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati 6-4, 215 Player Comparison: Spring Blowout Sale Cam Newton
The 2020 AAC Offensive Player of the Year made the wise decision to return to college with a loaded 2021 QB class. In 10 games, Ridder completed 66.2 percent of his passes for 2296 yards with 19 TDs to 6 INTs. He also added 592 yards and 12 TDs on the ground. The dual threat QB has a live arm and plenty of athleticism. He excels at passing on the run and has flashes of accuracy. Needs to complete more check downs and live to fight another play. He also takes a lot of hits and in the NFL, the best ability is availability.
QB Dustin Crum, Kent State, 6-3, 207 Player Comparison: Diet Johnny Manziel
As a junior, Crum completed 69.3 percent of his passes for 2625 for 20 TD to only 2 INTs. He also added 707 yards and 6 TDs on the ground. Crum is a great passer on the run and his arm strength definitely stands out. He does a have a tendency to take off and run instead of showing patience in the pocket. Crum will be leading the best offense in the country so tune into MACtion football midweek in the fall.
OT Rasheed Walker, Penn State 6-6, 320 Player Comparison: Man I don’t know. He’s good.
His hands are arguably the best in his class and his play shows a high football IQ. A physical specimen at 6’6″ and 320 pounds, Walker is a strong athlete giving him a plethora of physical tools to call upon. Walker still needs to develop as a run blocker though. He struggles to provide movement off-the-line scrimmage, an indication that he needs to improve his lower body strength.
As a side note, Walker played his high school football for North Point High School in Waldorf, MD. The WFT has a thing for local talent. Just keep that note in your pocket.