Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray, A.J. McCarron and Connor Shaw had to be replaced, but new stars have emerged. Rating the SEC QBs a third of the way into the season:
1. KENNY HILL (Texas A&M)
Own nickname (Kenny Trill) after performance vs. USC.
2. DAK PRESCOTT (Miss. State)
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Had statement game (105 yards rushing) in win vs. LSU.
3. BO WALLACE (Ole Miss)
Has thrown for more than 1,000 yards, 9 TDs.
4. DYLAN THOMPSON (USC)
He’s been super with 1,140 yards passing and 11 TDs.
5. BLAKE SIMS (Alabama)
Beat out Jake Coker, completing 73.2% of passes.
6. MATY MAUK (Missouri)
Ranks second in the nation with 14 TD passes.
7. NICK MARSHALL (Auburn)
Still a great runner and is an improved passer.
8. PATRICK TOWLES (Kentucky)
6-foot-5 soph. has thrown for 916 yards, 5 TDs.
9. BRANDON ALLEN (Arkansas)
Has been solid for 3-1 Hogs, thrown one pick.
10. HUTSON MASON (Georgia)
Doesn’t throw with much zip on his passes.
11. JUSTIN WORLEY (Tennessee)
Passing for 240 yards per game as a senior.
12. ANTHONY JENNINGS (LSU)
Fans calling for backup Brandon Harris to start.
13. JEFF DRISKEL (Florida)
Stock still dropping; 93 yards passing vs. ’Bama.
14. PATTON ROBINETTE (Vanderbilt)
Completed 4 of 5 before being knocked out vs. USC.