Mel Kiper breaks down QBs in 2021 NFL Draft class by tiers
This year’s class of quarterbacks entering the NFL Draft is one of the best in recent memory, particularly at the top. With players like Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson and others all available, it seems like all could have success at the next level.
With the draft approaching, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. takes on the task of ranking different position groups, creating mock drafts and naming the best players every year. This year, with the QB class so strong, he’s broken the players into three tiers.
You could probably guess which names will be in the top tier, but we’ll include the names Kiper included by group. While breaking this down, the NFL Draft analyst included two B1G quarterbacks among the three tiers.
Here are the groups Kiper broke down:
Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Zach Wilson, BYU
Justin Fields, Ohio State
Trey Lance, North Dakota State
Mac Jones, Alabama
Kyle Trask, Florida
Kellen Mond, Texas A&M
Jamie Newman, Wake Forest/Georgia
Davis Mills, Stanford
Sam Ehlinger, Texas
Ian Book, Notre Dame
Shane Buechele, SMU
Feleipe Franks, Arkansas
Peyton Ramsey, Northwestern
Davis Cheek, Elon
K.J. Costello, Mississippi State