The strongest arm in the country belongs to Ole Miss’ Chad Kelly, according to one pundit.
NFL.com’s Dan Parr named three SEC quarterbacks, and two former SEC passers, on his list of college quarterbacks with the strongest arms.
The first SEC quarterback on Parr’s list hasn’t even taken a collegiate snap yet. Parr ranked Florida incoming freshman Feleipe Franks at No. 16. But don’t take Feleipe’s freshman standing lightly. The four-star prospect has a cannon for an arm and could be unleashing that arm strength very soon in Gainesville, Fla.
There was a former SEC quarterback on the list as well. Ex-Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk appeared at No. 13 on the list. Mauk was dismissed from the team in January before finding a new home at Eastern Kentucky last month. Off-field transgressions aside, Mauk’s arm talent is undeniable and he threw for 654 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions before being suspended.
Getting back to quarterbacks currently playing in the SEC, Tennessee’s Joshua Dobbs was the next QB on the list at No. 11. Dobbs is more than a dual-threat quarterback and can sling the ball downfield when given the opportunity. Tennessee might want to give Dobbs more chances to throw downfield during his senior season.
The second former SEC QB was Kentucky’s Patrick Towles, who is now at Boston College as a graduate transfer. Towles was No. 8 on Parr’s list, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The grandson of Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has had an incredible arm since high school. He threw for 2,148 yards, nine touchdowns and 14 interceptions with the Wildcats in 2015.
Kelly was mentioned at the very top of the heap. The nephew of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was born with great quarterback traits. Chad Kelly is widely regarded as the conference’s best quarterback entering 2016 and became only the third quarterback in SEC history to throw for at least 4,000 yards in the SEC. Much of that was due to his impressive arm strength, which he displayed in this incredible video he posted on Instagram last week.