Levi Lewis, Louisiana-Lafayette
I love a good old-fashioned lefty when it comes to college football. Levi Lewis is a classic lefty that is gritty and can sling it all over the field. His game against Appalachian State was one of my favorites to watch. He can get the job done through the air if he needs to and be involved heavily in the run game. It kind of looks like a lefty Kyler Murray running around. A classic dual-threat that knows how to win. COUNT ME IN.
Michael Pratt, Tulane
A starting quarterback his freshman year at Tulane. Pratt started playing football when he was a freshman in high school. His 20 passing touchdowns were the most among true freshman quarterbacks in 2020. He also showed he could make plays with his legs, compiling 229 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns. While the record this year may look a bit ugly at first glance. Pratt is a big reason why Tulane puts up points every week. Terrific passer and can use his legs when he needs to. He has been fantastic for the Green Wave in his few years there.
Braxton Burmeister, Virginia Tech
From a first glance, Braxton Burmeister has the looks of someone who competes in the Crossfit Games. Burmeister is an elite athlete who fights for every inch. Burmeister has legitimate 4.5 speed, and when plays break down, his ability to scramble is exciting to watch as he flies around the football field. His Pittsburgh game was a rough one to watch, but he exudes confidence and athleticism, two things that are important in today's game.
Tanner Mordecai, SMU
Tanner Mordecai is an absolute baller, and there is no other way to put it. He has done wonders at SMU, coming in at #9 in passing yards per game. Mordecai is one of the better prospects in the group of 5. He has shown he can throw accurate balls to all levels of the field. In 5 of 6 games this season, he has thrown for over 300 yards. I can not wait for the eventual QB showdown between him and Desmond Ridder of Cincinnati. It will be a big test for Mordecai against that defense, and he will be the only reason the Mustangs may pull off the upset.
Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh
Although last week was not his best against Braxton Burmeister and the Virginia Tech Hokies, Captain Kenny "Two Gloves" Pickett has been lights out so far this football season. Pickett now has 1,934 yards with 21 touchdowns (already a career-high) and only one interception on the year with three rushing scores. Pickett is sneaking his way into the Heisman conversation with Bama QB Bryce Young, Ole Miss QB Matt Corral, and Texas RB Bijan Robinson. The Pitt Panthers opened up the season as a +6600 ticket to win the ACC, and as of October 18th, they are at +150, all thanks to big number eight in Navy Blue.