2022 NFL Draft QB Watch: Nevadas Carson Strong Could Be The Next Joe Burrow Or Zach Wilson

<2022 NFL Draft QB Watch: Nevadas Carson Strong Could Be The Next Joe Burrow Or Zach Wilson>

There is no Trevor Lawrence in this draft class, but there may be a Joe Burrow or Zach Wilson -- a quarterback who seemed to come out of nowhere and work his way into one of the top picks. Nevada's Carson Strong has a chance to be that guy and he's off to a hot start to his 2021 campaign. Below, we take a look at Strong's impressive performance, as well as how some of the other big-named, draft-eligible quarterbacks played over the weekend.

Note: Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler and North Carolina's Sam Howell are two of the highest-profile quarterbacks in this class, but we haven't included them in this week's QB Watch for a very simple reason: We didn't have access to their games; the Sooners-Western Carolina matchup was pay-per-view only, and the UNC-Georgia State get-together was a regional broadcast. Take solace, however; after up-and-down performances in Week 1 (Rattler was sloppy vs. Tulane and Howell was running for his life vs. Virginia Tech), both quarterbacks were pretty, pretty good on Saturday night. Rattler played just 30 minutes and finished 20 of 26 for 243 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions, and Howell went for 21 of 29 for 352 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

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Carson Strong, Nevada

If you're looking for an outta-nowhere quarterback prospect who wasn't on the average fans' radar over the summer and is poised for a Joe Burrow or Zach Wilson-type ascent up the ol' media mock draft boards over the coming weeks and months, let us introduce you to Carson Strong. We had him going No. 9 overall in our first mock draft the season and the only reason he lasted that long was because of a knee injury that started in high school and limited him throughout training camp last month. 

Of course when you watch him, you'd have no idea Strong was anything but 100% healthy. He was dealing in the Wolf Pack's season-opening win on the road against Cal last week and he was downright dominant against Idaho State on Saturday night. In 3.5 quarters of work, Strong went 34 of 43 for 381 yards, four touchdown and no turnovers. 

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