2019 SEC Quarterback Rankings-before spring

14.Auburn Projected Starter:Malik Willis
2018 Stats:12 Carries,88 Rush Yards
While former top notch recruits Joey Gatewood and Bo Nix could take his place,Malik Willis has the most expierence so I’m pegging him as the projected starter.The only thing really to say about Willis is that he needs to develop as a passer but may have the best speed out of any QB in the SEC.
13.Vanderbilt Projected Starter:Riley Neal (Grad transfer from Ball State)
2018 Stats for Riley Neal:1,917 Yards,11 TDs/4 INTs,58 Completion %
Riley Neal should have some big numbers for Vanderbilt after being hurt for some part of the season for Ball State.Neal is pegged the starter after Kyle Shurmur left.
12.Arkansas Projected Starter:Ben Hicks (Grad transfer from SMU)
2018 Stats:2582 yards,19 TDs,7INTs,56% Completion %
Ben Hicks and Head Coach Chad Morris have reunited and Hicks will fit perfectly into a Morris offense that should be a whole lot better despite Ty Storey and Cole Kelley (their top two QBs transferring) and leading receiver La’Michael Pettway leaving the program as well.
11.Mississippi State Projected Starter:Keytaeon Thompson
2018 Stats:458 Yards,226 Rushing Yards,10 Total TDs
Thompson should easily win the starting job and had little playing time with Nick Fitzgerald at the helm.Thompson should make this offense go with some dual threat abilities that Joe Moorehead wants in his offense.
10.Ole Miss Projected Starter:Matt Corrall
2018 Stats:16/22 239 Yards,13 Carries,83 Rush Yards
The very talented Matt Corrall,who came out of high school as a five-star recruit to many people,will get his shot to get Ole Miss back to the promised land.While he’s losing some top targets at receiver to the draft,like projected first round prospect A.J. Brown,Corrall should be the perfect man for the job.
9.Tennessee Projected Starter:Jared Guarantano
2018 Stats:1097 Yards,12 TDs,3 INTs,62% Completion %
Guarantano led a Tennessee offense that showed some progress in Jeremy Pruitt’s first season as head coach.He led Tennessee to wins over ranked Kentucky and Auburn during the season.
8.Kentucky Projected Starter:Terry Wilson
2018 Stats:1889 Yards,11 TDs,8 INTs,547 Rush Yards
Wilson does need to cut down on the picks and that may not be something he can change as NFL draft prospect Benny Snell is gone but I do see some upside with Wilson as a dual threat who should continue what he did last year with a few more touchdown throws.
7.Texas A&M Projected Starter:Kellen Mond
2018 Stats:3107 Yards,24 TDs,9 INTs,472 Yards Rushing
Mond was in a QB competition last spring but ran away with it over Nick Starkel.Mond played a huge part in the Jimbo Fisher’s first season in College Station with a close loss to the eventual national champion Clemson Tigers.
6.LSU Projected Starter:Joe Burrow
2018 Stats:2894 Yards,16 TDs,5 INTs,399 Rush Yards
After transferring to LSU from Ohio State,Joe Burrow made the LSU offense go when it wasn’t running the football.Although the tigers are usually known to be and a ground and pound team,LSU was finally able to have a capable passer,for the first time since 2013-14,with Zach Mettenberger.
5.South Carolina Projected Starter:Jake Bentley
2018 Stats:3171 Yards,27 TDs,14 INTs,62% Completion %
Jake Bentley needs to cut off his turnovers and loses star wide receiver and return man Deebo Samuel to the NFL.This is Bentley and South Carolina’s last chance to take over the SEC East,with Georgia and Florida both fielding more talented teams in 2019.
4.Florida Projected Starter:Feleipe Franks
2018 Stats:2457 Yards,24 TDs,6 INTs,350 Rush Yards
Feleipe Franks is becoming the prototypical Dan Mullen QB.He’s a dual threat.If he continues and does more than in 2018-19 Feleipe Franks could become a dark horse Heisman candidate.
3.Missouri Projected Starter:Kelly Bryant
2017 Stats:2802 Yards,13 TDs,8 INTs,665 Rush Yards
The graduate transfer from Clemson adds instant impact to a Missouri team that needs a new QB as Drew Locke heads to the NFL.Bryant,as you can see from his final full season at Clemson,is a running back at the QB position.Bryant will need to develop as a passer with one season left to get the attention of NFL scouts.
2.Georgia Projected Starter:Jake Fromm
2018 Stats:2761 Yards,30 TDs,6 INTs,67% Completion %
While Fromm has been inconsistent,he outplayed Tua Tagovailoa in the SEC Championship and the ‘Dawgs should have gotten the job done.With Justin Fields transferring,Jake Fromm should be locked in to have another great season.
1.Alabama Projected Starter:Tua Tagovailoa
2018 Stats:3996 yards,43 TDs,6 INTs,69 Completetion %
Tua is the top dog of SEC QBs despite poor showings in two of his last three games,throwing four picks combined in the SEC Championship versus Georgia and the National Championship versus Clemson.Tua put up video game like numbers with his 43 passing touchdowns.

Zion,1.Duke upset by Syracuse at Cameron Indoor

Zion Williamson’s freshman record 35 points and 10 rebounds weren’t enough for Duke,without guards Cam Reddish and Tre Jones,who lost their first ACC game this season.Syracuse made shots,and when Jones went down with 14:23 left in the first half,all Zion and R.J. Barrett could do,was will them to the win.And they lost 95-91.

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray declares for NFL Draft

The 2018-19 Heisman trophy winner and Oakland A’s top ten pick Kyler Murray has declared for the NFL Draft.He can still play baseball but yesterday (Monday) was the deadline the register for underclassmen.As the 2019 NFL QB class isn’t very strong,Murray could definitely land himself in the first round in April.

Arkansas Razorbacks,Dallas Cowboys Weekly Review 2.0:Let’s appreciate Amari Cooper for a minute,Ty Storey puts name in transfer portal

In the poll,the higher amount of votes was to keep these reviews on this blog site,so that is what I’m doing.

Amari Cooper turned the Dallas Cowboys’ season around.Dallas went 8-3 with him including the loss last night to the LA Rams.Amari caught a touchdown,making the game 7-3 at the time,in the Cowboys’ favor.Dak Prescott did not turn the ball over making him 24-3 in his career when he did not turn the ball over in the game.Ezekiel Elliott was held to under fifty yards rushing and it was the exact opposite for the Rams.Backup running back CJ Anderson ran all over the Cowboys’ defense with big gaps coming from his athletic offensive line.LA beat Dallas 30-22.

Arkansas QB Ty Storey,who would be a fifth year senior,has put his name in the transfer portal.As more and more graduate transfers at QB come in to visit,like Ben Hicks from SMU,yesterday,it will be easier to land them because of Storey’s transfer exploration.Also,former Arkansas starting QB Cole Kelley made it official to return to his home state and transfer to the FCS’s Southeast Louisiana.

Arkansas basketball (men’s) is on a two game losing streak.The hogs lost a low scoring game versus Florida,a game where they were down by a lot,and lost to ranked LSU in overtime.NBA prospect and Arkansas center Daniel Gafford had a minimal showing in the Florida loss but put up a career high in points in the loss to LSU,scoring thirty-two points and adding seven rebounds.

College Basketball Saturday Review 1:Duke survives thriller versus Florida State

Duke,without Zion Williamson for the last part of the game,defeated Florida State 80-78 to remain number one in the AP polls.

Other top games included Louisville destroying North Carolina,Notre Dame squeaked past Boston College,LSU got past Arkansas in OT,Kansas State beat ranked Iowa State by one point,Ole Miss upset ranked Mississippi State by four,Texas Tech beat Texas and Oklahoma beat TCU in a pair of close games in the Big 12,and Kansas survived against Baylor.

Another NFL Realignment proposal

First let’s put all teams in divisions where they should be and then we will break it down to AFC and NFC by the teams closest to each other.

East
Carolina Panthers
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
Cincinnati Bengals
Baltimore Ravens
New York Giants
New York Jets

North
New England Patriots
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings
Indianapolis Colts
Detroit Lions
Buffalo Bills
Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns

West
Dallas Cowboys
LA Rams
(soon to be) Las Vegas Raiders
Denver Broncos
LA Chargers
San Francisco 49ers
Arizona Cardinals
Seattle Seahawks

South
New Orleans Saints
Houston Texans
Atlanta Falcons
Miami Dolphins
Tampa Bay Bucaneers
Jacksonville Jaguars
Kansas City Chiefs
Tennessee Titans

AFC

North (Northeast)
New England Patriots
Detroit Lions
Buffalo Bills
Cleveland Browns

South (Central)
Tennessee Titans
Houston Texans
Kansas City Chiefs
New Orleans Saints

East (Metropolitan)
Cincinnati Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers
New York Giants
New York Jets

West (California-Washigton)
Seattle Seahawks
San Francisco 49ers
LA Rams
LA Chargers

NFC

North (Midwest)
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings
Chicago Bears
Indianapolis Colts

South (Southeast)
Atlanta Falcons
Jacksonville Jaguars
Tampa Bay Bucaneers
Miami Dolphins

East (Mid-Atlantic,Tobacco Road)
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
Carolina Panthers
Baltimore Ravens

West (Mountain,Southwest)
Dallas Cowboys
Denver Broncos
Las Vegas Raiders
Arizona Cardinals

Former Alabama starting QB Jalen Hurts to enter transfer portal

Former Alabama starting QB Jalen Hurts to transfer.Hurts is entering the NCAA’s transfer portal and favorites to land him are Florida State,Miami,Maryland,TCU,Oklahoma,Tennessee,and UCLA.Hurts backed up Tua Tagovailoa after leading the Tide to two national championship appearances,and one national championship win in his first two seasons in Tuscaloosa.