Sunday, March 8, 2015

Top Ten 2015 FBS Quarterbacks

Here's a list of our top ten QBs entering the 2015 season. One could consider this our early All-Bilo QB of the Year candidates:

1. Jared Goff, California
Goff has been explosive in two seasons for the Golden Bears, and is coming off of a season where he passed for over 3900 yards last fall, with 35 TDs against just 7 picks. With Cal improving by leaps under head coach Sonny Dykes, Goff may surpass the 4000 yard, 40 TD mark.

2. Trevone Boykin, TCU
Boykin exploded onto the scene in 2014, and improved his passing immensely. That improvement places him within range of the Heisman in 2015, and a national title chance. Boykin could also pass the 4000 yard mark this fall.

3. Cody Kessler, USC
In the first half of the game against arch rival UCLA, Kessler looked like the better pro candidate than UCLA's Brett Hundley. Kessler passed for 39 scores to just 5 picks in one season under Steve Sarkisian, and he could actually be better this fall.

4. Braxton Miller, JT Barrett, Cardale Jones, Ohio State
There are three QBs who could all start for anyone in the nation all in a battle for one job at Ohio State. Miller could have transferred after missing all of last season, but stayed on to battle. This ill be by far the most interesting QB battle in the nation this spring, and whomever wins will be one of the most explosive QBs in the nation.

5. Anu Solomon, Arizona
He is still learning the game in many ways. As a freshman, he passed for over 3700 yards and 28 scores. Solomon is only going to get better, and the Arizona program is going to get better around him. Solomon is just one more QB in a conference rich at the position.

6. Dak Prescott, Mississippi State
Prescott has helped Mississippi State football get back on the radar as a program. Prescott is improving in his passing ability, and can run like the wind. His ability has made the Bulldogs into a dark horse contender in the SEC West in 2015, and may place the Bulldogs as a top ten program early.

7. Zach Terrell, Western Michigan
The Broncos made major improvements in 2014, and Terrell was a central reason for many of the improvements for coach PJ Fleck. Terrell will be the best QB in the MAC heading into this fall, and WMU is one of the early favorites for the league title.

8. Fredi Knighton, Arkansas State
The best in the Sun Belt coming into the 2015 season, Knighton passed for 3277 yards and 24 scores last season, but the numbers he put up in 2014 could be far eclipsed with the right breaks in 2015. Knighton may be a dark horse heading into next fall.

9. Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati
We finally got to see Kiel in full bloom last season, and despite 31 TD passes to 13 picks last fall, we have not yet seen him at his best. He could have a real breakout performance this fall.

10. Connor Cook, Michigan State
Largely believed to be more a game manager than a true driver of the bus, Cook may take a huge step forward in 2015, but remember, what he does best suits him in the Spartan offense. He passed for 24 scores and 8 picks, and that is exactly what works for Michigan State.

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