4 late-round quarterbacks the Vikings could draft in 2021

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Feleipe Franks (Arkansas)


  • Height: 6-foot-6 | Weight: 234 pounds

2020 Stats:

  • 2,107 passing yards
  • 17 touchdowns
  • 4 interceptions
  • 68.5 percent completion rate

Feleipe Franks was a promising prospect heading into 2019, his final season at Florida. A down year that ended with injury – and paved the way for Kyle Trask to be a star – led Franks to Arkansas.

For a while heading into the 2019 season, there was speculation of Franks being one of the top quarterbacks in the draft but things quickly trended downward. His large frame helps him overcome a lack of an elite arm, as he can deliver strikes on shorter throws and is still a polished enough passer to be dangerous in the passing game.

Franks has just enough mobility to trust him as an out-of-structure playmaker at the next level when called on. I don’t think Franks is going to blow anyone away with his play but he has more than enough to work with and can be a very solid QB2 once he develops.

Again, we’re not projecting a starting-caliber QB to be taken this late in the draft, nor should we expect anyone in this range to be ready to see the field any time soon. Franks does not have the arm talent and poise to be a game-changing quarterback in the NFL but that alone will not stop him from getting to the next level.