2020 NFL Draft: 7 Intriguing prospects from college football Week 7

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6. Sam Ehlinger, QB, Texas

Most 2020 NFL Draft big boards don’t have Sam Ehlinger ranked or at least ranked respectably. He’s sliding under the radar for the most part. A rivalry as big as the Red River once again shined some spotlight on Ehlinger as a prospect.

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The Longhorns faced off against the Sooners in a defensive battle early on. Unfortunately, Ehlinger spent most of the game on his back; Oklahoma had eight sacks. Still, Ehlinger was 25-of-37 for 208 yards with two rushing touchdowns while his receivers had some key drops in a solid effort that wasn’t enough.

Nevertheless, Ehlinger is a prospect that’s steadily improved over his career. His arm is stronger than years past. Some mechanical issues hurt his accuracy but he’s improved dramatically. On the season he’s completing nearly 70 percent of his passes and doing so with his top receiver being hobbled.

Moreover, The 6-3, 230-pound quarterback has the necessary mobility to move around the pocket. He also has the athleticism to make plays with his feet, similar to Tim Tebow.

When he runs he does so with power and finds the end zone when in the red zone.ast season he rushed for 16 touchdowns on just over 145 carries. He’s careful with the ball, especially in the red zone. Ehlinger isn’t an NFL starter yet, but he could be.

He must get drafted to a team where he can sit for a season or two. If a team takes him they’ll have themselves a solid NFL quarterback with leadership intangibles.