This article is part of our Position Rankings series.
Welcome into Part II of my early quarterback rankings for the upcoming college football season. Part I of this series broke down quarterbacks 11 through 25 while this installment gives out my early Top 10. Rankings will fluctuate as the offseason progresses and more information becomes available, but as a pre-Spring Practice (sans Arizona State) exercise, here is my early Top 10 quarterback list.
1.) D'Eriq King, Houston (Sr.)
On a per-game basis, no quarterback was more productive than King was in 2018 with an average for 40.5 fantasy points per game. He does it all; King is efficient as a passer with a 8.6 YPA to go with a completion rate at 63.5 percent and his touchdown rate of 10.4 percent was better than the likes of Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins or West Virginia's Will Grier. As a runner, King is devastating for opposing defenses. His athleticism from being a converted wide receiver shows through when he pulls it down and runs, as evidenced by his non-sack adjusted 6.1 YPC average along with 14 rushing scores.
The system change under new head coach Dana Holgorsen shouldn't be something that concerns you when draft season comes along. The easy comparison for King's doubters would be looking to last year's consensus top quarterback, Khalil Tate, who was also coming off a huge season but was taking on a new system under Kevin Sumlin. Obviously, Tate was among the biggest 2018 disappointments, but much of that can be explained