Heading into the 2021 football season, quarterback talent is a top storyline in spring camps across the country. With as many as six first-round quarterbacks in the upcoming NFL Draft following a class that produced three starters in the first five selections in 2019, college football’s next crop of stars at the most important position on the field are anxious to put their best foot forward this fall as notable difference-makers.

Not as well known as the passers before them, the nation’s best at the position will be household names soon enough with the top players earning Heisman buzz for Playoff contenders if all goes according to plan.

What goes into a preseason ranking of the nation’s Top 25 quarterbacks exiting the spring? Various factors help make up this subjective ranking including previous performances, what’s coming back around them and how NFL scouts view their potential.

There’s no guidebook on quarterback evaluations but if last year’s ranking was any indication, we have a grasp on upside and whose best days are ahead of them at the position.

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Like most preseason projections, ranking the nation’s top returning signal callers won’t likely reflect your own. Some of the selections are obvious, while others will show out this fall as first-year starters and extended opportunities to impress.

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