People that know me are aware of what I think about Big-12 QBs as NFL prospects. I am very against drafting them. I wasn’t high on Patrick Mahomes or Baker Mayfield, and although both of them could prove me wrong, I’ll always be weary of them as prospects until there’s a run of successful Big-12 QBs. With that being said, there is one Big-12 QB that I absolutely love this year and he goes by the name of Will Grier.
Grier originally committed to Florida, but after testing positive for PEDs, Grier felt it was in his best interest to transfer from the University of Florida. Grier started to flourish with West Virginia under head coach Dana Holgorsen. He has looked like a completely different player since transferring to West Virginia in 2016. The touch he has on his throws is a thing of beauty and his poise in the pocket along with his insanely accurate arm is what separates him from the rest (Drew Lock, Justin Herbert).
In 2017, Grier put up 3,490 yards, 34 TDs, and 12 interceptions and has also had a great start to this year with 9 TDs, 1 interception and a 229.4 passer rating. West Virginia has played two below average teams to start their 2018 campaign, but he’s still had two stellar performances. Keep on eye out on Grier once he starts getting tested in Big-12 play.
-Short & Medium throw accuracy
-Ability to escape when the pocket collapses
-Deep throw accuracy
Grier is your prototypical pro-style QB. He has everything you look for in a QB including the “it” factor I just don’t see with the other QBs (at least at the moment). The season is still young and my QB1 could very well change as the season progresses, but for now, Grier is my QB1 and it isn’t very close.