May 26, 2018

Do stars really matter? 5-Year NFL Draft Analysis

Do recruiting rankings really translate to football on Sundays? Find out below…

Rating the Quarterbacks

Last week it was running backs, this week we take a look at how the 2010 quarterbacks would have fared in the Seldom Used Reserve Passer Rating. Not as many surprises as at running back, but still a few “wow” moments.

Rank Player Team Yards Yards/Attempt Comp% TD Int Rating
1 Kellen Moore Boise State 3845 10.04 71.28 35 6 87.325
2 Dan Persa Northwestern 2581 8.55 73.51 15 4 84.378
3 Andrew Luck Stanford 3338 8.97 70.70 32 8 83.971
4 Scott Tolzien Wisconsin 2459 9.24 72.93 16 6 83.674
5 Greg McElroy Alabama 2987 9.54 70.93 20 5 83.665
6 Cam Newton Auburn 2854 10.19 66.07 30 7 81.974
7 Andy Dalton TCU 2857 9.04 66.14 27 6 79.927
8 Chandler Harnish Northern Illinois 2530 8.66 64.73 21 5 77.157
9 Brandon Weeden Oklahoma State 4277 8.37 66.93 34 13 76.866
10 Richard Stanzi Iowa 3004 8.71 64.06 25 6 76.538

For the most part these are the “usual suspects” with perhaps the exception of Chandler Harnish of Northern Illinois, who I don’t think I had ever heard of before this exercise.¬† Dan Persa and Northwestern’s media blitz aren’t going to win the Heisman for him, but he did have an excellent¬†2010, perhaps even better in some respects than Andrew Luck.