Alabama Football: As spring winds down an updated SEC QB ranking

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A month ago we took a look at how the SEC Quarterbacks stack up for the 2022 season, compared to Alabama Football’s Bryce Young. Eight of 13 SEC teams have yet to play their spring games. The one school not having a spring game is Tennessee. The Vols are said to be renovating Neyland Stadium. There is no truth to the rumor part of the stadium changes will be mesh fencing, installed to protect players, coaches and cheerleaders from thrown objects.

For the Vols and most SEC teams still to play a spring game, there is no quarterback competition. Though starters have not been identified at every school, every program except Auburn, LSU, Texas A&M, Missouri and Vanderbilt has a locked-in starter or a clear leader.

A good place to start in re-ranking our original list is what others are saying. Jesse Simonton, writing for recently put out a good list.

Every Alabama football fan, and any sensible fan from the other SEC schools knows no ranking is credible without Bryce Young as No. 1 among SEC QBs.

At No.2, Simonton has KJ Jefferson, followed by Hendon Hooker and Stetson Bennett. My second three are the same guys with Hooker edging out Jefferson at No. 2. Hooker has the advantage of a very QB-friendly offense.

The next four for Simonton are Will Rogers, Spencer Rattler, Will Levis and new Ole Miss QB, Jaxson Dart. Again considering what kind of offensive systems the QBs will play in, I have Dart at No. 5, followed by Will Rogers, Spencer Rattler at No. 6 and No. 7. Whatever guy Jimbo picks is at No. 8. As an aside, the Aggies will not beat the Tide in October if they have only the eighth-best QB in the SEC.

Simonton has the trio of possible Texas A&M starters at No. 9, followed by either Myles Brennan or Jayden Daniels at No. 10 for LSU. His No. 11 is Anthony Richardson at Florida, followed by another trio at Auburn at No. 12.

My No. 9 is either Brennan or Daniels at LSU, followed by Richardson at Florida. I have Kentucky’s Will Levis at No. 11, because the Cats lost their OC and have major question marks in the offensive line. I also have the Auburn group at No. 12 with a hunch Robby Ashford beats out Zach Calzada.

The Simonton ranking wraps up with Brady Cook or Tyler Macon at Missouri, followed by Ken Seals or Mike Wright at Vanderbilt. I concur.

Unlike Alabama Football QB stability …

Fall camps will be interesting in College Station, Baton Rouge and Auburn. The Aggies and the Bengal Tigers have enough roster talent to be competitive without an outstanding QB. Auburn does not.

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However the ‘other’ SEC QBs are ranked, Alabama football fans know those who face the Tide will struggle in the faces of Will Anderson Jr. and Dallas Turner.