No.1 Drew Lock – Missouri Tigers, Quarterback
Quarterback for the Missouri Tigers, Drew Lock tops our rankings. He was selected as an All-SEC first team selection and could potentially be on Heisman watch if Missouri can have somewhat of a decent season. The odds of him winning the award is slim, however, to be in the conversation shows how much talent Lock has.
Lock has a similar feeling around the SEC as Benny Snell, how is the kid still playing? He is entering his senior season with the Tigers and had is looking for his first 4,000-yard season passing the football.
He came close last season with 3,964 yards on 242 completions. That is about a 9.5 yards per attempt average which was the best of his career. What was more impressive was his 44-to-13 touchdown to interception ratio.
His 44 passing touchdowns blew all the other SEC quarterbacks out of the water. Vanderbilt quarterback, Kyle Shurmur had 26 passing touchdowns.
Lock gets the number one ranking not just because he is a talented quarterback, but the Missouri game could be the difference is a losing season and a bowl game.
Fellow site expert, Caleb Calhoun mention in his post, reasonable goals for the 2018 team, that beating Missouri, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and the three cupcakes in the nonconference gets Tennessee to six wins.
If the Vols can slow down Lock, they most certainly have a chance to keep the game close and even sneak out a win. But, if he throws for 217 yards with four touchdowns like last year, it could be a long game.